Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Lord Gives Us HOPE!

Here is a card I made for 3 challenges. The first is for Christian Paper Crafts for their #61 Color Monday Challenge, technically CPC-CM61. Jen wanted us to "Choose Your Own Story" and use, pink, blue, orange, yellow and neutrals or any of those. How fun is that! The 2nd challenge is for Stampin Sisters in Christ who want a card with no stamped images except for words. Finally, Practical Stampers wants us to use flowers of any kind on our creations this week. So this card qualifies for all 3 of these challenges. The HOPE stamp is from Paper Inspirations and quotes Jeremiah 29:11. I stamped it onto a soft green cs using black ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Clear ep. I inked the edges of this panel, adhered it to a slightly larger blue rectangle of cs, inked those edges, and did the same with a pink rectangle of cs. I adhered these to the Basic Grey dp from their Lemonade collection. I used a Queen & Co. adhesive flowery felt ribbon across the bottom. I used 3 flowers from K & Co. across the top. 

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

I made one clean and simple card for Father's Day this time. It actually goes for 3 challenges. The first is for Christian Paper Crafts Fun on Friday Challenge. This week, for challenge CPC-FOF58, we were to make a masculine card. Two other sites wanted cards "For the Boys". They are Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog and Cupcake Challenge Blog. The links to all of these sites are in my sidebar. The design teams all did a great job. I am almost embarrased to turn this card in. I DON'T do CAS well, and I felt like I had to do CAS to do a guy card. After looking at all the inspiration, I found out that was totally wrong! My new goal is to make a great guy card without going the clean and simple route, because it is just not me!

This card was made with K & Co dp covering the whole white cs base card. Yes, I covered the back, too. One big piece of paper. I used a Spellbinders Label 3 Nestie to cut and emboss white Bazzill cs, on which I stamped an owl image from Inkadinkado. I colored in the image with Copics and added a couple of epoxy leaves from my stash. The bottom of the card has an Autumn Leaves adhesive border, also going all the way around the card to the back. The letters for Dad and HOO are from Rusty Pickle, and the "loves you" letters are rub-ons from my stash.

Thanks for looking and hope everyone has a blessed Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Scripture Wall Hanging

Thanks for stopping by. I wanted to show you this wall hanging I made for Christian Paper Crafts Fun on Friday Challenge from last week. (Notice how I'm always a week or so behind! lol) Fortunately, there is no time limit for the challenges at CPC, so that's great for me. This challenge is technically CPC-FOF53. Candance did the challenge cause Cindy is CRAZY BUSY! Candance's challenge was to alter something - anything. Great for me because I have had this unfinished wood frame that I think I got from AC Moore sitting around the house for a bit. I've been wanting to do something with it, so I did! The frame itself measures 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". I sanded it and painted it with a coat of clear gesso. I used a very thin coat, because I wanted this to look very vintage and not look or feel very finished (as far as the frame goes). I then painted it with Making Memories Scrapbooking Paint in "Strawberries and Creme". That dried very quickly, and I took a fan brush and painted on Delta "Ivory" acrylic paint. The fan brush allows the paint to go on in a very haphazhard type look and makes it easy to blend it together - giving a peeled paint look, I HOPE. lol  After than had dried, I stamped butterflies and flowers from Fancy Pants clear stamps with Staz On "Cherry Pink" ink. Took Basic Grey pp from their Porcelain collection and cut out a piece to fit inside the frame and adhered it using the "Ultimate Glue". I adhered the pink ribbon from American Crafts with 3D Dots, as well as Prima flowers. The lovely adhesive lace at the top is from Jolee's Boutique. Finally I added the peel-off scripture from Creative Imaginations. I love this verse from Luke! Oh yes, one more thing. Fortunately for me, the holes were already punched in the frame, and it actually had a rope-like cord to hang by. I got rid of that and added the darker pink piece of American Crafts ribbon, tying knots in the front so it would hang correctly. I happen to love the way this turned out! I'm thinking of making some more and going crazy with different pp and colors and verses! Wow! Anyway, I hope you like this too. Thanks for stopping by. Stop by Christian Paper Crafts too. Their link is in my sidebar, as well as the link to Cindy's blog and her AMAZING blog candy!!!! Have to get there before Friday to see what you need to do to get that great prize!  Have a blessed day!