Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fall is on the way!!

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
Ephesians 2:19 ESV

Those who are believers in the Gospel can be assured of a home beyond this one on earth and death. We are the children of God and heirs to His inheritance. God is blessing us with that assurance while we are on earth and yet again when we reach heaven when in His presence. We have a lot to look forward to!! (Also look this verse up in the Message for an expanded version of this great verse.)

Now on to the craft portion of this post. It's been a while since I've posted so will give an abbreviated version of things I've done.

This card is for a 20th aniversary. Hearts are from SU Hearts a flutter stamp set and Butterfly Basics.
These 2 cards are the male and female versions of the bike card using Close to my Heart stamps.

This card shows the CTMH Paper Garden stamp set using different colors.

 This is an anniversary card using the SU Bird Builder punch. Above is the scalloped edge punch.

Here I used the owl punch to make the tulips. All the pieces were added except the sentiment area and then the card was embossed.

I needed a different lady's birthday card so used this set from CTMH-A happy hello. It turned out very cheery with all the different colors used.
 This is a birthday card requested by a friend to give to her friend. it is mostly done using punches. The middle of the ladybug was made using a scalloped die.

 SU Mosaic Madness stamps and punch was used for the main feature on this card. Under the main strip is the scalloped edge punch. Embossing was done using the Mosaic embossing folder by SU.
SU Flower Garden and pansy punch were used to make the main part of the card in 2 different colors. One of the butterflies from Butterfly Basics was used for the embellishment. A deep edge punch from Martha Stewart was used for embellishment on the side.

Here is embossing on 2 different  pieces, labels in 2 different sizes and a butterfly die cut in the middle.

If you have stencils that you haven't used in a while, time to get them out. The background of this is done with a stencil; stamping on the top with decorated paper on the bottom to coordinate. A  little ribbon at the top ties it all together.

 Both of these techniques are found on Pinterest as are most of the cards done here. The top uses 5 punched out butterflies that are glued together just on the edges to make an accordian fold. The bottom shows 3 different color banners and the whole card is then embossed with the happy birthday embossing folder. it is then topped with small butterflies and a label with "celebrate" die cut glued on.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have done. Give some of them a try if you haven't already. Most are from Pinterest or have the inspiration from cards seen there.

Blessings to you and yours.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter 2016

Greetings on this Resurrection weekend as we celebrate the rising of the Lord.

John 3:16-18The Message (MSG)

16-18 “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.
This is what and why we celebrate the occasion of Easter. Jesus came to live and die for all of mankind's errors/sins. He loves us so much that He endured one of the most horrific of deaths so that we might live forever with Him.

This is the card I sent to my kids for easter this year. The stamp is from Close to my Heart-Rejoice. The oval and scalloped oval dies are from Lifestyle Crafts and the embossing folder is Swirly from Stampin Up.

I pray you have a wonderful and blessed Easter and that the Lord blesses you at this special time of year.

Many blessings,

Monday, February 1, 2016

retro sketches #200

This is for the #200 challenge on the retro sketches blog.

Here is the original sketch from the blog:retrosketches.blogspot.com

Mojo Monday 433

These are my entries in this week's sketch challenge. Mojo Monday #433