Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Quick Post to Show You A Couple of Cards

These are a couple of cards that I wanted to
show you really quickly. The first one
is a card I made for a friend who is in
the hospital. I LOVE that particular verse from Jeremiah.
 It does give us hope to know that the Lord does have
a specific
plan for all of us!  The rubber stamp for this verse is
 from a company called Paper Inspirations. I stamped
 it on white cs cut and embossed using
Spellbinder's #4 Label. I colored the embossed
edge with a pale yellow Copic. The card base
is cream colored Bazzill, and the pp is from
 Basic Grey and Creative Imaginations.  
I made the flowers by cutting scallops
from the Creative Imaginations pp, topping
them with Primas and a shiny pink brad.
I also added some small silk flowers and
gems from my stash. I hope my friend
 likes her card, but mostly I hope she
is out of the hospital soon!

This one I actually made a week or so ago and never
 got around to posting it. The image is from one
 of my FAVORITE stamp companies - Cowtown
 Stamps. I posted another card I made using one
of their stamps not long ago. They just have the
cutest images and such a variety. You really
need to check them out. The link is in my
sidebar. The base card is a burnt orange
from Bazzill. The background paper on
this is K & Co., and the strip of pink and
yellow pp is by The Black Market Stamp
 Society. I added some jewels, the sentiment
came from my computer, and I colored the
 image with Copics. I also added a few silk
flowers from my stash to blend with the
flowers from the image, and some blue
adhesive ribbon. With this message,
the card could be
for a bday or a new baby or any life change!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Christian Paper Crafts Bible Verse Thursday Challenge


Today I want to show you a card I made for Christian Paper Crafts (a link is in my sidebar).  It is such a wonderful site. I encourage you all to visit there. It is filled with many VERY talented papercrafters and devoted sisters in Christ. The fact that I am the journal challenge hostess there has NOTHING to do with my love for the place! lol  One thing is for sure - I have met so many friends who have helped me through this rough period dealing with my fibrogarbage and waiting to hear about my disability. Their prayers on my behalf, along with the prayers of so many other dear friends both off and online, have definitely been heard and answered by the Lord. He has been so awesome.

Now for my confession......I am doing last week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge. It is technically CPC-BVT54. So I am a week behind, but the great thing at CPC is that there is no time limit on the challenges. You can't beat that! Angella wanted us to do a papercrafted item with an image of hands or a Bible verse having to do with hands. I used Our Daily Bread's set "I Am The Potter".  I love the stamps in this set. It is the first set I bought from ODBD. In fact, it is the only set I have from there SO FAR. I hope to buy more as soon as I have a little cash!

As far as the card goes, the base card is gold Bazzill. The striped pp is from Memory Boutique, as is the blue pp at the top, on which I used my Threading Water border punch. I then adhered gold gems over each hole. I colored the pots with my Copics and a little bit of Smooch in various colors, cut them out, and adhered them with 3D dots to two  2 1/2 in scalloped pieces which I punched out of shiny yellow Gemstones CS with my Paper Shapers. I added one Classy Red Pearl to the center of the pots. The sentiment is stamped in black and heat embossed with clear ep onto a white chipboard oval from Technique Tuesday. I used various colored chalks to color in the background and added 3 Queen & Co. Classy Red Pearls. The chipboard piece was adhered to a 3 1/2 scalloped piece, also punched out of yellow CS with my Paper Shapers. I punched tiny holes in the bottom of the scalloped piece and ran the green cord through it, then tied it in a bow. I also used Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink on the edge of all the yellow CS.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I can keep up with more of the challenge at Christian Paper Crafts, and if you stop by again, I'll try to have kept up with my blogging and more challenges. Have a blessed day!

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Naughty Kitty!

This card was originally made for last week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digital Challenge from SNR (SNSDD 18 - What's from your garden?).  However, I just didn't get it completed and posted in time. I did use their adorable stamp, "Naughty Kitty".  How cute is this kitty who climbed into the flower pot? I thought it was adorable. I am sending it to a special little girl - Zoe. She visited me last week with my dear friend, Jill, who happens to be Zoe's dgm. Here is a photo of this sweet, pretty little girl who deserves a million cards!

Isn't she a doll playing in the bubbles? Hope she likes her card.  Speaking of the card, the base is a pink card (one of Zoe's favorite colors). I distressed a panel of CTMH pp with Ranger Tea Dye distress ink and my CTMH edge distresser and adhered it to the base. The pink adhesive paper ribbon is from K & Co. I colored the stamped image with Copics, cut it out and adhered it with 3D dots. I used little silk flowers from AC Moore and placed a few of them throughout the stamped image for dimension. I also punched a hole through one of the flowers so I could attach a small pink butterfly brad from Doodlebug. I then took Wine glitter by Glitter Glitz and adhered a little bit (using my glue pen) to the edges of some of the flowers. The glitter looks much better IRL, btw. I used Stickles around the chipboard piece with the sentiment "Giggles". Finally I added a foam butterfly (Zoe requested butterflies on her card) and 2 pink jewels from my stash. Think that about covers it.  I am sending it to 2 challenges. The first is the challenge this week from Spoonful of Sugar, which is "Cute and Girly". The second is this week's challenge from Creative Inspirations, which is "For a Child".  I think this card fits both.

Thanks for stopping by and have a day filled with blessings!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

One Mother's Day Card - 2 Challenges

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted here! I was doing so well about posting on a fairly regular basis. My fibro-garbage has been flaring up, and somehow I am busy even though being busy somehow involved sitting on the couch.....Oh well, enough about that. I do have so many challenges that I meant to do and haven't been able to keep up with. I did manage to make this Mother's Day Card. A friend loved it and bought it which was good for my ego! lol I happen to like it myself and I hope you do.

The base card is a soft pink (which I love). I took a darker piece of pink cs, distressed it quite a bit with my CTMH edge distresser, and sponged the edges with some Tea Dye Distress Ink. Yes, I love pink! The butterflies and large flowers were made by fussy cutting from some lovely SEI paper. Some of the pieces already had some glitter, and I added various colors of Stickles to the others. The sentiment is from MSE, which I stamped and heat embossed on a scalloped white cardstock circle I made using a Paper Shapers Punch. I chalked the background with green. You will notice that I also colored in some of the leaves (using Copics) with green. Needed a little break from all that pink! : ) I even added a little green flower and brad at the lower left corner of the card, over the white lace. Added 3 green pearls from my stash in the upper left corner, and some white Prima pearls in a swirl. Adhered everything with 3-D Dots and folded up the butterfly wings for some dimension. Think that about covers that!

I'm sending this in to 2 challenges. The first is Cupcake Craft Challenges. Their challenge this week is to make a card that is not square shaped. They are giving a wonderful prize from The Stamping Boutique, so stop by! The other challenge I am entering is at A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge Blog. Their challenge is to do any kind of 3D card. They also have a wonderful prize by Bunny Zoe's Crafts - a stamp called Mimosa's Birthday and a sentiment stamp that says Hugs and Kisses. So you need to stop by their blog also and have a look. If for any reason these links don't work, they are in my sidebar!

Hope you have a blessed day, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!