Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Gate by Our Daily Bread Designs


 
The Gate by Our Daily Bread Designs is the scripture stamp I chose to enter their 7th Anniversary challenge today.   I also used the Guilded Gates Dies by ODBD. The background paper is from the Rustic Beauty Collection by ODBD. The green swirl is a die called Jewel Flowers and Flourishes by Spellbinders.
 
 
I love to use scripture stamps on my cards.  They are so encouraging and uplifting to send to friends. 
 
Challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection Stamp Sets
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - In the Garden
Crafting From the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Scripture Challenge - Anything Goes with Bible Scripture
Whoopsie Daisy - Add A Sentiment

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bicycle Birthday Card


 
This week I'm showing you a card I made for a recipe challenge with my local stamp group.  The recipe called for three patterned papers, two embellishments, one ribbon, and one stamped image.  I've used bicycle2stamp along with the matching die from The Stamps of Life for the focal image.  The card base is a Elegant Stand Up card die by Sizzix and Stephanie Bennard.  The patterned paper is Celebrate Collection Paper Pad, also from The Stamps of Life.  I colored the bicycle with Copic markers and stamped the sentiments with Blueberry Colorbox Ink by The Stamps of Life.  My two embellishments are two turquoise jewels on the spokes of the wheels and I added one blue ribbon. 
 
Thanks for visiting my blog this week.  Blessings!
 
 
Challenges:
Storyteller - Use the Color Blue
Cut it Up - Windy
Pookadoodles - Birthday

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Red Rubber Inspirational - For the Boys

 
Today I am submitting a card for the Red Rubber Inspirational Challenge - For the Boys.  This challenge is to do a masculine card.  My card uses two stamp sets from Red Rubber Designs.  One is Eyes to See Cling Mount Rubber Stamp set and the other is Masterpiece Cling Mount Rubber Stamp set.
 
To make my card, I used Rich Cocoa Memento ink and stamped the background using several of the stamps in the set on to kraft cardstock.  The main image is stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I also sponged ink around the edges of the image and popped it up on the front of the card.  I tied a brown twill ribbon around the card, adding a masculine touch without a bow.
 
This card was sent to a special friend, Pee Wee Insall, in my Bible study class, who just had his second kidney removed.  The whole class signed the card for him.
 
Have a blessed day!  Thanks for coming to my blog.
 
 
Challenges entered:
Red Rubber Inspirational - For the Boys
CCEE Stampers - Wild Animals
Copic Marker Europe - Things with Wings
 


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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Get Well Flip it Card


 
Poorly Chester Rubber Stamp by Little Miss Muffet makes a fun get well card.  I've used the Sizzix Circle Flip-it Card die for the base card and for the inside letters.  The patterned cardstock is from The Stamps of Life Celebrate Selection.  The image is colored with Copic Markers, and I've added some blue and white floss. 
 
 
Challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Scrapbooker PhD -  Use a stamp
Simon Says Stamp - All Creatures Great and Small
Stampavie and More - Blue and White
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

 
Here is my Valentine wish to you using Hedgehog of Happiness from Red Rubber Designs.  I've colored the stamped image with Copic markers.  The background patterned cardstock is from my Valentine paper stash, and I've added a heart doily and ribbon. 
 
May your day be filled with a wagon full of love and blessings!
 
Thanks for visiting my blog.
 
 
Challenges entered:
Tuesday Throwdown - Love is in the Air
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with a Twist of Hearts
Aurora Wings - Valentine's
Crafty Boots - Hearts and Valentines
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love
Red Rubber Inspirational - Love is in the Air
 


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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Butterflies



Hi there!  I'm  joining Deb Segler's Heavenly Touch in helping friends “SEEK HIM DAILY”.  I’m honored to post a card for you to enjoy.

My card is made with a stamp set from Stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-Bration going on now until March 31, 2015.  It is called Butterfly Basics.  I’ve also used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.  For this card I made my own background using stamps in the set.  The inks I used are Palette Jardin Moss, Boudoir Blush, and Raw Sienna.  I just stamped them randomly over the card.  The base card is green cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment in Palette Noir ink and matted it in the green cardstock.  A green ribbon was placed under the sentiment, which is popped up with foam mounting tape.  Lastly, I added two butterfly die cuts, one cut from the green cardstock and one from a multicolor dotted cardstock.

I love the sentiment with this set.  It reminds me of some spiritual truths.  We all are sinners in depravity before God saves us and makes all things new.  2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”  Our lives are completely transformed by Christ, just like the caterpillar is transformed into a beautiful butterfly.  As we look at people in our lives who seem to be caterpillars who do not have spiritual life and vitality, we cannot know what God plans for them.  We must love them and share the good news of salvation with them.  Perhaps they too can be transformed into something beautiful by His love and grace.

Have a blessed day!  And thanks for visiting my blog.
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nature's Greeting Deer by Pickled Potpourri



 
A favorite image of mine is Nature's Greeting Deer by Pickled Potpourri.  It makes a great male card for a birthday or Father's Day or even just thinking of you.  I've cut out the image with a Spellbinders circle die and inked the background with a sponge.  I've used woodgrain patterned paper for the card background and added some burlap ribbon and a multi-colored brown ribbon.  It is a simple card but shows up the image well. 
 
 
Pickled Potpourri has lots of nice images.  Visit them and see which ones you like best.
 
Nature's Greetings Deer
 
 
Challenges entered:
Moo-Mania and More - Masculine
Ruby's Rainbow - Masculine Birthday
Cuttlebug Mania- Wildlife 

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