Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring is here!

Greetings bloggers,
In our area of the country, I think spring is finally here. We have daffodils and those tiny violets blooming. So nice to see the color after all the gray of winter.

I just have a few projects to show today. One group is from my stamp club. We did a 10-minute card. Everyone is to bring all the ingredients to make a card in 10 min. or less. We set up stations around the tables and just move around until we have made all the cards.
Take a look: I did rotate it on my disk, but it must not like that orientation. Sorry. This shows all the cards we made that evening.

This card is the one that I had prepared to take. I do like tags so this is a no brainer for me.
There is stencil work for the background of the card. I then cut a tag and used a corner punch to make the top cut. Then cut out the hearts at the bottom and stamped it.

This is for a challenge on the Scrapadabadoo page on Facebook. The background is decorated paper. The punch is a Martha Stewart for the chain. The flowers are Boho Blossom punch from SU. I don't remember where the stamp is from. It is gold embossed and colored in with watercolor crayons.

Hope you are enjoying the hopefully warmer weather these days-although i do have a hoodie sweatshirt on today!! O well. a little at a time.

Will leave a good thought with you: Deuteronomy 32:3 "I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! God is good all the time. If we but look around at all the things He has done for us, we will be amazed. In the flowers and greening up of the landscape, to the changeable weather, protection and guidance He gives us every day.
Blessings to you all!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Valentines to crocus

Hello bloggers,
 Time does slip away and it's been too long since my last post. I didn't realize I had so many pictures of things I could share until I looked through them today. So hopefully there will be something you might like to try. New techniques are fun to try to see if they work for you. Never know when you might discover a favorite.

Of course in February there has to be Valentines's cards. These have the front textured with an all over heart design and then a strip of hearts at the bottom. A "label" was made with a strip of card stock put into just one end of a die, making the shape at each end. The hearts are from Stampin Up "Hearts a Flutter" die set.

At our monthly meeting of a couple of friends we made these 2 projects. Actually as you can see there are more than 2 since the first one has 5 boxes. These were all made using one sheet of 12 x 12" scrapbook paper. Both tops and bottoms are included. The next one is a fun folded card with pop outs where you can add whatever you like. We selected a saying. I later chose more decoration for the front and sentiment inside. The blue flower is my first attempt at cutting flowers using a die on felt. It works pretty well but I did have to add an extra shim. The card was a bit larger than the regular A2 size.

This one is so much prettier in person. But hope you can see the details. It is a gate fold style card using spellbinders dies (I think. The owner couldn't remember). The main card stock is light aqua with sparkly stars. Bling flourishes are added on the left along with a pretty lady button and stick pin. It is all held together by sheer organza ribbon.
My hair cutting lady had a birthday so made this card for her. The white lacy part is made with a Martha Steward punch. Inside is gold paper textured w/ a swirly embossing folder. The pretty paper flower was given to me so don't know who made it. Leaves are MS punched out.

I hope there is something here you would like to try. Since the projects were done at my friend's house, I don't know the source. But you could do a search on youtube to find videos to help you with them. Youtube is a fountain of information.

Looks like spring is trying to come and most of us are ever so ready for its appearance. Until then, keep warm and busy crafting.

Luke 8:16 16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.  
If you have a relationship with God on a regular basis, you know what this means. Jesus was actually talking to those of His day who could see Him in person. But I think it also pertains to seeing with our spiritual eyes and ears. We can see His work everyday as we go through our life. He touches this world and sustains it for our use. There is much to thank and praise Him for, even if life gets challenging. Give Him your praise for what He has done for you.
Have a wonderful day and keep on crafting!!