Friday, March 11, 2016

Watercolor Scriptures

Surprise, Surprise!  I do have something to share with you.  I actually did this a couple of weeks ago and forgot to post.  These cards go into a package (which you will see at the end of the post) and will be part of a raffle for Gateway Landing - A faith based ministry for men with additions.  You can find out more about Gateway Landing here or here.  I still have quite a few more packages to put together for this event we will be having, so hopefully I will be sharing more with you later. 
Sorry about the quality of these photos, but I was trying to hurry and am just now checking the quality, so was not able to get better photos.  This is a package of six with different scriptures on them.  Scriptures are from Our Daily Bread Designs scripture series and the other is Stampin Up!  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

B.Y.O.P. Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone!  Surprise, Surprise, I am posting.  It seems that work just keeps me so busy that when I get home I don't want to look at a computer.  But, I had to share this cute little gift card with you and share a tutorial of how it is made.  It actually started with this gift card I got for my birthday from a friend and she had bought the gift card holder from one of her stamping buddies.  So it is not my design, but I tour it apart to see how it was made and could not believe it was an envelope.  The name stamped on the back of the gift card holder was "Shell Ann," so thank you Shell Ann for this idea.  Now on with how to make it.
OK, yes it starts with a regular card size envelope - 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 size.
You will cut one side of the top of the envelope off, cut a little more than the half, maybe 1/8" to the left of the half.  It will look a little like the photo below.

Now you can see where the gift card will go.

A little better picture of the cut to the envelope top and how much past the center it should be.

Now to get ready to add the items for the front, back and inside.  Just in case you cannot read the measurements from the photo, you will cut 3 pieces of plain paper (whatever color you desire) 4 1/4 X 2 3/4.  Cut 3 pieces of Designer Paper at 4 X 2 1/2.

Adhere the Designer Paper to the plain card stock.

Now you can use whatever stamp you would like to put on the front and on the inside.  I used the stamps from the stamp set called B.Y.O.P from SU.  I also used a framelit from SU to cut it out.  Use whatever you would like to cut it out.  Mine was a little different from the gift card holder I received but I chose ones that fit the words.

Adhere everything to the gift card holder.  As you can see I did the inside first.

I attached the ribbon with adhesive to the back of the front of the gift card holder has you see below.

Adhere the back and the front as you see in the photos below, tie it shut and you are done.

Here it is open. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you like the tutorial.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Jingle All the Way!

Happy Monday everyone!  I am participating in a swap and these are the cards I made to share.  I just love the sparkle on them and the green along with the new edgelits from Stampin' Up!.  Don't sell stampin' up!, but loving these edgelits along with the stamp set that comes with them.  I also used a glue pen and dazzling diamonds to get the glitter effect or ice effect as I called it. (glue pen so I could just mark the trees in different places and then sprinkled the glitter around and shook it off)   I also used my all time favorite stamp set on this as the background called "Lovely as A tree."  Don't you just love it.
Inside of the card. (not a very good photo, sorry)
And even made envelope liners to go with the set.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your Thanksgiving.  Blessings to all.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Close as A Memory

Happy Sunday everyone!  I just finished this card for a co-worker of mine whose mother passed away last weekend and she will be returning back to work tomorrow.  So I wanted to have it on her desk when she comes back.  It was such and easy card to make and took about 15 minutes.  Those are the cards I like to do now that I am so busy at work all the time.  I feel drained once I get home and only want to sit down and rest.  Yes I sit at work also.  Not a lot of good exercise is it?  I do get out and walk for about 30 minutes everyday, so that helps a little.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Hope your Sunday is blessed and your week.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Butterfly Punch, Blessings from Heaven, Washi Tape

Happy Friday.  I was looking at Pinterest again and saw this wonderful easy card that I needed to case.  I know I am going back to spring, but I could not help myself.  You can find the original card here.  She has quite a few cards she used the washi tape with.  Great ideas! 
So here is my version.
And the inside. (messed up the butterfly at bottom, but it is just me) :)

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Lovely As a Tree and Wetlands

Happy Monday! Yes, I am back to share a couple of cards I made by using the sponging technique along with stamping over each stamp to add dimension.  I found it on Pinterest and loved the card, so thought I would try it myself.  You can find the original post here, and the Pinterest link here
Now I took two sheets of paper cut the width of the card, 5 1/2 and put a few dots of adhesive on them, rubbed my fingers over them to soften the adherence of it and then placed one at the top of the card and one at the bottom to be able to sponge the center. (I think she used sticky notes for the card on Pinterest, regardless same effect.)  I used midnight muse for the sky and mellow moss for the grass.  Leaving the paper on top and bottom, I then stamped the trees in a lighter green, then a little darker green, took the paper off the top and bottom and then stamped the trees in black.  So, so easy.
I just love this one layer card and so, so easy.
I also had to do the inside of the card.

And then I decided to do another one with the same technique, just a different stamp set and I loved it even more.  I just love these little birds from the SU Wetlands stamp set.  I actually used the same two pieces of paper for the top and bottom and sponged with crumb cake ink for sand and pool party for the ocean.  Took the bottom paper off and put about a 1/4 inch from the top paper to be able to make a sky line.  Then removed both papers and started stamping.  So what do you think?

And all I did for the inside is stamp the beach looking shrubs.  You would think since I live at the beach, I would know what they are called, wouldn't you?

Thanks for stopping by and looking today.  I was motivated on Saturday and hope it helps to motivate you.  Enjoy your week.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

French Foliage card

Hi everyone, I am back before a week is over.  But I made this card from a card I found on Pinterest which you can find here.  I went to my stamps and picked out one I had not used in a long time and then of course looked it up on Pinterest.  Isn't that easy.  My is a little different, but the idea is the same.  So funny because that next day my husband asked me if I had a card to send to a friend who was about to celebrate the one year anniversary of losing a brother.  I brought him this one along with some others and this was the one he chose.  My husband also lost his brother one year ago this week to a farming accident so when he found out about this person, he wanted to let him know he understood what he was going through.  I have the most thoughtful and compassionate husband (that is what God can do).
Here is the card!
And the inside!

Thanks for stopping by for the second time in a week.  I really appreciate your support and love!  Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

1st Birthday Card and Fall Decorations Theme

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday and you are not too excited to see a post from me.  Life is just getting in the way of my crafting, but that is OK for this season of time.
Today is my granddaughter, Ansley's first birthday.  We went to VA this weekend to celebrate it with her, so I thought I would share some of the cute things that were done.  1st, I will share with you the cute card I did for her birthday.  This is the front.
And this is the inside.

Then here are some things my daughter did to decorate her house with a fall theme.  She used my bigshot and oval dies for most of it.

How cute is this pumpkin.  My daughter got her good crafting sense from me.  Actually I think she is better than I am.  
How cute are the leaves! 
And she made the little names for each dish!
How creative is that? 
She did such a great job! 
And now for the main attraction!  Our little Birthday girl, Ansley!  So, so sweet!
Hope you enjoyed my post for today and enjoy the rest of your week!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #12, God's Will

I had really been thinking about this Glory Art Challenge for a while and I could never get the right feeling about it, but I saw this verse printed out on PINTEREST and I just had to use it, Luke 22:42.  I am going to share with you Luke 22:41-42, "And He withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”  Wow, what Jesus did for us!
As I thought about this, I thought about how easy it is for us to turn from doing God's Will to doing what we want to do.  Instead of praying about things, we try to fix it ourselves and only after it gets so bad do we think about prayer.  And do you know that is one thing God wills us all to do is to kneel down in prayer and talk to him.  You see Jesus could have said, No I am not going to the cross that is too painful, but instead he knelt down before the Father and asked the Him about it.  He wanted to do His Father's will.  That is what I want to do with my life is to do my Father's Will.
Let's continue on with the next verse in Luke 22, verse 43 says, And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven strengthening Him."  See God heard Jesus' prayer to Him and He sent an angel to strengthen Him.  Even though our prayers may not always be answered the way we want, if we stay in the will of God and follow Him, He will give us the strength and comfort we need to get through the difficult times in our lives.
Here is another verse that goes right along with this.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always  pray without ceasing,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  This is what we should do; rejoice, pray, and give thanks in all circumstances.  Is this hard at times, YES.  But, we have a comforter and helper to get us through whatever happens in our life.  Trust Jesus, He will never let you down.
This morning when I was looking through our photos I took when we went to the Grand Canyon this summer, I knew exactly what I was going to do with this verse.  The picture is one I took as he was looking out over the Grand Canyon and all I did was add the verse and then framed it.  I printed the picture to fit into a frame I already had and I loved it.  This is art to me.
The 1st picture I did by adding a frame on My Digital Studio.  This shows you the beautiful colors of the actual photo.  I did this because I could not get a great photo in the frame I had.  I may also have to go and buy a white frame as I do love it in the white frame here.
Now here is the actual photo framed in the frame I had at home.  The photo looks just like the on above in this frame, but I could not get the color to come out good.  I just love it.
Here is a song I just love that "God will Make a Way for Me".  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Also, please check out Patter's post as I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.
Hope you all have a blessed and wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sprinkles of Life Card Set & more

Happy Hump Day everyone.  Yes it is Wednesday and I have a few things to share with you today.  I purchased this stamp set from Stampin' Up! recently called Sprinkles of Life.  I just love the sayings and also the stamps, plus they had a coordinating punch which made it that much easier.  I was looking through my stash and found these card and envelopes that I had purchased from the clearance rack at Stampin' Up!  That made my day as I started stamping.  I also used other stamps as there were 12 note cards and 12 envelopes.  So here they are and really cost me very little.  The lighting was not really good, but you get an idea of what they look like.
Sprinkles of Life
Because I Care 
Close as a Memory 
Vivid Vases 
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful and blessed Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #14, Maturity

Welcome everyone to Challenge #14 of Glory Art Scripture by Patter Cross.  For this challenge she chose Maturity and what a great subject.  I think we all to some extinct want to just sit and watch and just want to be babies forever.  I know in the work place there are times I just want to go home and put a pacifier in to keep from crying.  What about you?  But in all things we need to grow up even in our faith with Jesus Christ.
Patter had a wonderful devotion for this challenge and you can check it out here.  I love how she started out salvation "on the bottom rung of the ladder" and to move up we have to climb the ladder.  You can't get anything done at the bottom.  Just as an infant cannot stay on milk and needs more solid food as they grow, so do we.  I find myself going backwards at times and that is why I have to search his word and pray daily or I will continue to move back to the milk stage and we cannot live just on milk.  As Patter said we will become "malnourished Christians."
That is why I chose the verse I used on my mixed media canvas, Ephesians 4:1-3,  "As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.   Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." 
You see, if we live the life worthy of the calling we have received from God and humble ourselves, love one another, as He has called us to do, keep unity we will be growing in Christ and becoming more like Christ.  That is our ultimate Goal to be more like Him and in doing so others will want to follow our example.  Right now, I don't know if there are many who would want to follow my example, especially at work.  I am really working on that situation and praying hard.  And, God is working on me.
So here is my mixed media piece.  I forgot to add where the scripture came from and noticed it once I started to post the pictures.  I am going to write it on the canvas so everyone knows where the scripture came from.  Hope you enjoy my "Glory Art" today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.