Monday, January 13, 2014

Blessings for a new year.

Hi bloggers,
I hope you had a wonderful CHRISTmas season and safe new year celebrations. It is a busy time of year, but full of meaningful memories and activities. Of course there were the usual mountain of newsletters and cards to send out during this time. But there are other occasions as well. One was my oldest granddaughter who turned 13 (wow how did the time fly!!) on Jan. 1. Pinterest has a multitude of ideas for crafters and I found the ribbon and bow idea so had to try it.
The flower is Stampin Up's Blossom punch, stamped w/ a text stamp and inked on the edges. On the petals I punched a small diamond shaped punch (could also cut a slit) and threaded ribbon through. On top is a die punched out w/ a brad put in the middle. More ribbon behind in a loop to finish. The background is an embossing folder.

These two cards are sympathy cards send to the wife and daughter of a precious man who passed away recently in our community. Both have a stenciled background with decorated paper added. The top one I added white ink to tone down the brightness of the colored paper. The top daisies are a punch w/ green pearls on. The bottom one has the popular SU Blossom punch in green w/ the modern label punched 3 times in tan and criss-crossed on top w/ another medallion punch for the middle. I enlarged the pictures so you could see them better. The tone of the cards is subtle so not as easy to see different elements, but that was the end product I was going for. 

The last two cards were done just by taking some elements that I had on hand and make something useful from them. So take time to just take out some things you might not have used in a while, combine w/ the favorites and see what happens. Enjoy!!

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"Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him." Psalm 98:1 
God is worthy of our praise as He indeed has done marvelous things and continues to do so. Praise Him in the valleys and on the mountains. He is unchanging and ever-loving. God is good all the time. 
Blessings to you all for a wonderful year.


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