Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spring Cherries

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week we're focusing on Deuteronomy 30:14, "But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it." As Believers, God's Word is supposed to be so precious to us that we keep it close to us.  We're not just to read God's Word.  We're not just to talk about it or even just think about it.  Yes, we should do these things.  However, the emphasis on this verse is that we're to read, talk and think in order to DO what the Bible says.  It's kind of like reading directions to make a cake.  What good does it do to read the directions, or talk to others about the directions or even to think about the directions if you don't ever follow them and make the cake? God's Word is our instruction manual for life and practice. If we don't DO what it says then reading it, talking about it and thinking about it is really useless. Just this week I encountered a situation where I really needed to take action. I knew what the Bible said I should do. I talked about it with other wise Christians and I spent some time thinking about it (and praying about it). But, it wasn't until I took action and did what I knew was right that I pleased the Lord and felt His peace about the situation. I would encourage you to read God's Word, talk about with others, meditate upon it and also DO what His Word says to do. 


This week one of our wonderful sponsors is Gloria Shirr of Purpleglo Creations. I won this stamp set from Gloria a few months ago (Thanks again, Gloria!!) and was finally able to ink it up!  It was so fun to color and I'll be using it again soon.  After coloring the image with Copics, it was die cut and matted on another die cut.  The fishtail banner for the sentiment was handcut.  A few die cut hearts accent the sentiment.


An online friend blessed me with quite a few 6x6 sheets of patterned paper.  This cherry paper was part of that RAK and went perfectly with the image.  I thought it had a vintage-y look to it so I added some lace, faux stitching and kraft cardstock to go with the vintage theme. The cherries and hearts have a couple coats of Wink of Stella on them.


The interior has another layered heart and more faux stitching.  The interior hearts also received a coat of Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Recollections (kraft), DCWV (red), Papertrey Ink (image, sentiment), Georgia Pacific (white hearts, writing panel)
Patterned Paper:  I'm not sure because it was a RAK but I think Magnolia
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Deuteronomy 30:14); Close To My Heart (Sweet Life)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics: B000; N3; G03, 07, 09; E35, 37; R22, 24, 27
Tools/Embellishments: Offray lace, Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts (Hearts), Spellbinders dies (Standard Circle Large, Picot Circle), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Mini Scallop Edge), Uni-ball Signo gel pen (white), Staedtler fine tip marker (brown), Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #262 - Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal Challenge #224 - Anything Goes - Vintage
2 Crafty Girls Challenge #3 - Vintage
Papertake Weekly - With a Heart (use a heart somewhere on your project)
Going Gray with Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge #210 - Faux Stitching/Doodling


I do appreciate your visit today.  Please don't forget to get your free digi at the Word Art Wednesday blog.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Perseverance - Chronic Illness



Deedee's Digis is sponsoring the Path of Positivity (PoP) challenge this month.  PoP is a month long challenge with a different theme word each month.  The theme for this month is Perseverance.  You can see my first post for this challenge here.


Dictionary.com defines "perseverance" as: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. Whenever I think of "perseverance," I think of our children. Since childhood, they have both battled chronic health issues. Since all their illnesses are "invisible," they have also battled the disbelief of others.  "But you don't look sick," ranks up there as a least favorite comment.  I've learned so much from both of them and they have been such a great example to me of how to trust the Lord even during the difficult times.  They don't complain and just go on day by day doing what they need to do. Most people don't realize how badly they feel because they don't make a big deal of it.  As our son-in-law once put it, "It's sometimes a limitation but never an excuse." Our daughter's college recently wrote an article about how she continued to persevere in order to graduate and posted the article on their website.  You can read the article here.  My husband and I are so proud of them and thankful for them and the attitude they have.  The Lord has truly blessed us.


I chose to use two sets from Deedee's Digis to make encouragement cards for them.  With the exception of the colors used, the cards are very similar. I used the outline version of the cause ribbon in the Passionately Pink set (a FREE set in the store) and colored it with Copic markers.  The sentiment comes from the Greatest Joy set (available for Non-EU Customers and for EU Customers). I handcut the fishtail ends to the sentiment panels. To represent that their health issues are invisible, I chose to use a clear card base. The card design is based on last week's Tuesday Morning Sketch #300 (I'm too late for the challenge but loved the sketch).

Most of our daughter's challenges fall under the purple ribbon on the awareness chart.  For this reason, her card has a purple theme.  I've used the background swirls on several other projects for her during her college years, so that also is another little detail I wanted to include.


A year ago, our daughter-in-law was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  As I've watched her learn to live with this diagnosis and deal with the other auto-immune issues that come with it, I've also seen her persevere to continue to live life as fully as possible.  Due to some new health issues, our son now has to eat gluten free.  So I'm letting the green Celiac Disease ribbon represent both of them. May is also Celiac Awareness month. If you know someone that requires a gluten-free diet, please remember that even just a little gluten can cause great harm to them.

Supplies for both cards:
Cardstock: Papertray Ink (image and sentiment panels), Georgia Pacific (white interior message panel), Bazzill (purple and green matting cardstock), Paper Temptress (acetate sheet for card base)
Digi Stamps:  Deedee's Digis (Passionately Pink, Greatest Joy)
Clear Stamps:  Autumn Leaves (Swirls)
Rhinestones: Best Occasions
Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (clear)

Supplies for Purple Card:
Hero Arts Shadow Ink: Passion Flower
Copic Markers: V04, 06, 09; 100; N3
Supplies for Green Card:
Hero Arts Shadow Ink: Green Hills
Copic Markers: G03, 07, 09; 100; N3

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge - Mix it Up (Use stamps from at least two different sets - I used 3)
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I hope you'll come back often.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Lord Taketh Pleasure in His People

I hope you are having a good week.  Here we are mid-week and it's time for a new challenge at the Word Art Wednesday blog.  This week we're focusing on Psalm 149:4, "For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation." The part that really jumped out at me was the first part: "For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people..."  Wow!  The King of King and Lord of Lords, Creator of the Universe and Savior of the World takes pleasure in those who belong to Him. Last weekend, my husband and I attended our daughter's college graduation where she received her Master's degree.  As we spent time with her and her husband, we just enjoyed being with them.  It didn't matter what we were doing, we just took pleasure in their company.  In a much greater way, that's the way the Lord feels about us.  He just wants to spend time with us, fellowship with us, and enjoy being together.  That is an amazing thing to me!


I used a set from Mark's Finest Papers called Amaryllis Definition on today's card.  It's a fun one to color.  I also used this week's free digi from WORDart by Karen.  You can pick up this digi on the Word Art Wednesday blog. This week's Mojo Monday card sketch was used for the card design. The finished card is 5x7.  I changed up the sketch a bit by removing the banners on the top left.


  After coloring the image with Copics, I fussy cut it and used it to accent the verse panel.  A white gel pen adds highlighting to the flower and leaves.  Stickles and a Wink of Stella marker add some sparkle. The navy circle and white cardstock strip were dry embossed for added interest.  The scallops on the border punched edging has been accented with small rhinestones. 


The layered circles are popped up off the card base. A little interior decorating finishes off the card but still leave plenty of room for a note.

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (navy), Coredinations (yellow)
Patterned Paper:  Pebbles (Family Ties 6x6 pad)
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Psalm 149:4), Mark's Finest Papers (Amaryllis Definition)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics: B21, 23, 26; Y11, 13, 15, 17, 35, 38; YR07; YG03, 05
Tools/Embellishments: Uniball Signo gel pen (white), Stickles (Star Dust), Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (clear), Spellbinders dies (Circles Large and Small, Petite Scalloped Circles Large), Fiskars border punch (Apron Lae), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss Dot, Baby's Breath border), Want2Scrap baby bling (silver rhinestone)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday (MOJO397) - sketch
Scrapbook Blessing Club - Anything Goes with a focus on border punches
Mema's Craft May 2015 Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #261 - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge #140 - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - In the Garden
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Week 19 - Flower Power
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #90 - Spring Has Sprung
Mod Squad Challenge - Mix It Up (use stamps from at least 2 different sets)

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  Hopefully, you'll also have time to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the other DT projects and pick up your free digi.  I hope you'll come back soon.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Rejoice!

It's time for another great challenge over at the Word Art Wednesday challenge blog.  This week we are focusing on 1 Chronicles 16:10, "Glory ye in his holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord." When I was reflecting on this verse, the second part of the verse is what really struck me.  If we are truly seeking the Lord, our hearts will rejoice.  When we consider His holiness and all He does for us, how could we not rejoice??  What a wonderful God we serve!!


As I was thinking of the verse and what image to use with it, I thought of how so often when we are rejoicing in the Lord, at least at our house, that involves singing or piano music.  Kris at Imagine That!, one of our fantastic sponsors this week, has a Grand Piano image that I really like so I thought it would be a good choice to use. I chose to make an old favorite today....an easel card.  It just seemed fitting so that the grand piano could have plenty of room.  When the card folds flat, it's a standard A2 size. I used a black Copic to edge the image panel and a light gray Copic to provide some shading under the piano legs.  The image panel is popped up using a piece of fun foam.


I gave the piano a good coat of Wink of Stella clear so that it would have some shimmer.  I used a Fiskars border punch to set off the sentiment and a Spellbinders die cut to set off the image.  Red pearls accent both of them.

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Recollections
Patterned Paper:  The Paper Studio
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (1 Chronicles 16:10), Imagine That! (Grand Piano)
Copics:  100, N0
Tools/Embellishments:  Darice fun foam, Spellbinders die (Lace Doily Motif), Fiskars border punch (Apron Lace), Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (clear), Staedtler fine tip marker (black), Wat2Scrap Baby Bling Pearls (Red)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes (Optional - use a border punch)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Clear it out Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I hope you'll have time to also visit the Word Art Wednesday blog, our wonderful sponsors and pick up your free digi.  Please come back soon!


Monday, May 4, 2015

Perseverance - Graduation

This month, Deedee's Digis is sponsoring the challenge at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  The theme this month is Perseverance.  Regular visitors to my blog know that I've really come to enjoy the Path of Positivity challenge and have even had the privilege of being a Guest Designer for them.  So I'm extra happy today to get to combine two things I really enjoy....Deedee's Digis and the Path of Positivity!

It's the time of year for graduations.  When I think of perseverance, graduating from school comes to mind. We personally know several graduates from all levels and types of schools this year...high school, home school, Christian school, college and even grad school. Each one has had to work hard to accomplish their work load and complete the course to earn their degree.  That takes perseverance. This shaker card will be going to one of those graduates.  I used a sentiment and one of the pre-colored images from the Congratulations Graduate set. 




After matting the patterned paper, a circle die was used to make the shaker portion.  Star sequins are inside the shaker and provide accents on the card front. Two nesting circle dies were used to make a frame for the shaker window.  Several of these frames were stacked on top of each other for some added dimension.  A label die that reminds me of a book was used to mat the sentiment.  The mat for the sentiment panel was made by tracing the outside of the die on the cardstock and then hand cutting it.



Here is another view with the shaker pieces mid-shake.

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Creativity Inc. (gray), Papertrey Ink (image and sentiment panels), Georgia Pacific (card base and interior panel), The Paper Temptress (acetate)
Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Stamps: Deedee's Digis (Congratulations Graduate)
Tools/Embellishments:  Spellbinders dies (Standard Circles Large, Labels 7), V's Sweet Ideas sequins (Holographic Stars 5mm), Stickles (Star Dust), Darice fun foam, Multi-Medium Matte

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #260 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #371 - Use a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #244 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.  I hope you'll have time this month to play along in the Perseverance themed challenge at the Path of Positivity blog.  You will have a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Deedee's Digis store if you do!!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Kitty Birthday Pop Up



If you are a regular visitor here at my blog, you know I love fancy fold cards.  I recently came across this Box Stand Fun Fold Card by Dawn O on YouTube.  Here is her blog post that has all the measurements for making this landscape version and another portrait version that she talks about in the video. It's so easy to make and if you don't allow your die cut to go above the panel like I did, it will fit in an A2 envelope!!  Easy to make, easy to mail, and an extra surprise for the recipient.  This will NOT be the last one I make.  You can put a panel on the back up the pop up panel to write a message. 


To make it fold properly, you need to keep the pop up panel flat.  So no pearls or gems....however, I was able to squeak by with adding stickles to the flower centers. 


I did my best to get a picture of it folded flat.  It will do OK in an envelope but was a bit un-cooperative for photos.  As I mentioned earlier, if my oval for the kitty did not extend beyond the rectangular panel it would still be an A2 size.  I'll make a custom envelope on my envelope punch board.

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Bazzill (green), Georgia Pacific (white)
Patterned Paper:  The Paper Studio
Stamp:  I borrowed a friend's stamp for the kitty.  I forgot to write down the name.  If I find it, I'll come back and edit it.  The sentiment is from the Stampendous (Birthday Wish) clear stamp set.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (kitty image), Versafine Onyx Black (sentiment)
Copics: N1,3,5,7; YG03, 05; W1, R02, 81, 83, 85; Y11, 15,17
Tools/Embellishments:  Sakura Gelly Roll pen (black), Stickles (Star Dust), The Twinery baker's twine, button from stash, Spellbinders dies (Classic Ovals Large & Small), Bazzill flower (pink), Memory Makers flower (green)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Use Pink, Green, White
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #256 - Color Inspiration Board (I chose to use light and dark pink and the yellow/gold colors)
Cuttlebug Mania - Use Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #225 - Anything But Square
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #371 - Use a Sentiment
Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenges #90 - Spring Has Sprung
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #244 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenges - "I" for Inspire (show your style - my style is layers, fancy folds, and if I color an image it's usually with Copics)

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  I hope you're having a great weekend.

Right on Track




Deedee's Digis is celebrating the  21st Annual National Scrapbooking Day with a special challenge.  On the Deedee's Digis blog you'll find sample projects (layouts and cards so that no crafter gets left out) from several of the DT.  Your challenge, if you chose to accept it, is the case/scraplift one of the projects and make your own project using any Deedee's Digi.  Link up your project and you'll have an opportunity to win a $21 gift  code to the shop AND a spot as Guest Designer in an upcoming month on our blog.  Be sure to make a new project for this challenge (no back-linking please).  You have until Saturday, May 9th to enter your project. There's also a 21% discount code to the store available to use thru May 9th. Visit the blog for all the details on the challenge, the samples from the rest of the DT and the discount code.


Right On Track - For EU Customers ONLY
Right on Track - For Non-EU Customers ONLY

For my card, I chose to make a non-traditional size.  The finished Size is  3.5" x 6.25" and it fits in regular 3-5/8" x 6-1/2" letter envelope. I used the Right on Track set and chose some of the pre-colored images and sentiments. I had some scraps of this train paper left from earlier projects and thought it coordinated perfectly with the Right on Track images.


I'm working on keeping my cards flatter so that they are easier to mail.  I did pop up a small heart die cut that anchors the sentiment on the front of the card.


The train theme was carried into the interior.

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Bazzill (blue), Georgia Pacific (white)
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye (Out of the Blue "Boy" Train Paper)
Digi Stamp Set:  Deedee's Digis (On the Right Track)
Tools/Embellishments:  Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts (Hearts), Wink of Stella glitter brush pen (silver)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - Theme:  Kids, Stash: Primary colored things (papers, embellishments)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #225 - Anything But Square
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #371 - Use a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #244 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you'll visit the Deedee's Digis blog, find a DT sample that inspires, a Deedee's Digi you like and play along with us! 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Strength and Honor

Last week my printer and computer were having a disagreement so I wasn't able to get a card ready for the Word Art Wednesday challenge.  I so enjoy this challenge and hated to miss posting.  Thankfully, my husband has my devices back on speaking terms so we're good to go for this week's challenge.  We're focusing on Proverbs 31:25 this week.  We traditionally think of Proverbs 31 as a Mother's Day type passage and it is good for that.  However, I got a new perspective on it tonight when I showed my card to my mother-in-law.  She said, "Oh, is that a card for {a female we both know}?"  I said, "I'm not sure."  She said, "It would make a good graduation card for her."  As I've looked at the card and thought about the verse, it truly would.  This particular graduate has persevered through great difficulties in order to reach this milestone.  She has also done it with grace, a dependance on the Lord and without advertising just how difficult things have been for her. We've seen such spiritual growth in her the last few years and I'm confident it's because she's exercised her faith in the Lord so much. She once told me the Lord has taught her things through all this that He couldn't have taught her any other way.  Trust me, there will be GREAT rejoicing on graduation day!!  She may be younger than I am but she is a true example and role model to me. 


I wanted this week's card to be feminine and sparkly.  Once of our wonderful sponsors, Fresh Brewed Designs, furnished the DT with some images to use.  I was able to play with the April image.  She was so fun to color with Copic markers.  I added some white gel pen details to her dress and umbrella and couldn't resist adding some Wink of Stella to her dress, shoes and lips.  The die cut image and sentiment panels were double matted and popped up over the background layers.  The patterned paper was also double matted.  A border punch, ribbon and pearls were used along the top of the card.  Some holographic clear sequins and some Peony Floral sequins were scattered over the card.  I used Multi-Medium Matte to adhere my sequins. The holographic sequins were topped with some Star Dust Stickles.


The card ending up having lots of shimmer and shine without too much of a glittery look.

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Recollections (blue), Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White - image and sentiment), Georgia Pacific (card base and white mats)
Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Digi Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Proverbs 31:25), Fresh Brewed Designs (April)
Copics: N0,1; W1; BG000, 01, 05, 10, 15; E00, 11, 25, 31, 50; R20, 22, 24
Tools/Embellishments: ribbon (Offray), pearls (The Paper Studio), Zig Wink of Stella Brush marker (clear), Uni-Ball Signo (white gel pen), Fiskars border punch (Apron Lace), Spellbinders dies (Petite Ovals Large and Small, Petite Scalloped Ovals Large and Small), Darice sequins (Holographic), V's Sweet Ideas sequins (Peony Floral 5mm), Stickles (Star Dust)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity Challenge #25 - Growth
Crop Stop Linky Party #3 - Use items found in the Crop Stop Store (Cuttlebug machine, Star Dust Stickles, Multi-Medium Matte, and Fiskars replacement blades for my trimmer)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge #138 - Add some bling
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #197 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge - Anything Goes (must have sentiment on the front)

I hope you'll be able to play along with us this week.  Also, please be sure to pick up your free digi over on the Word Art Wednesday blog and see the projects by the rest of the DT.  Thank you so much for spending some time with me today.  I hope you'll come back often.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

He's Not Far Away

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another great challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week we're looking at a verse in the New Testament.  Acts 17:27 states, "That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us:"  This verse is talking about the omnipresence of God (the fact that He is everywhere at once).  He is near to each of us and has His eye upon us at all times.  It doesn't matter where we are, city, country, on land, in the air, on the water, or even out in space, God is never far from us.  Romans 8:38-39 states, "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." WOW!!  That's something to carry you through life and encourage you during the tough times.


For my card today, I wanted something bright and spring-y.  All around outside, we're seeing signs of new growth.  The trees are budding, lawns need mowed and flowers are starting to bloom.  Our neighbors have put up a few bird feeders and some beautiful birds are coming to feed there.  I chose to use this beautiful image of a wildflower bouquet and colored it with copics.  It was matted with black and put on a white embossed panel.  This really helps the colors in the wildflowers pop.  You can't tell in the pics but the flowers and butterfly were coated with a Wink of Stella clear glitter marker.


This week's verse was printed on vellum and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  It was then wrapped around the image panel.

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Paper Trey Ink (my new favorite for Copic coloring), Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (black), The Paper Studio (vellum)
Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Acts 17:27), Flourishes clear stamp set (Picking Wildflowers)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics: R81, 83, 85; V01, 04, 06, 09; Y000, 11, 13, 15, 17; BG000, 01, 05, 15; E25, 31, 33; G03, 07, 09, 14, 17; YG03, 05; B000
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders dies (Petite Ovals Large, Petite Scalloped Ovals Large); Cuttlebug embossing folder (Basket Weave), The Paper Studio rhinestones, Stampin' Up embossing powder (Crystal Clear), Zig Wink of Stella brush glitter marker (Clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Spring Flowers
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Girls Challenge #1 - Spring Time
Path of Positivity Challenge #25 - Growth (spring flowers are a great symbol of growth to me)
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll visit the Word Art Wednesday blog for more inspiration and your free digi.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Owl-ish Happy Birthday


Just a quick post to share this funny little owl and flower themed birthday card with you.  The owl is colored with Copics, die cut, matted and popped up on the card front. I followed the Sweet Sunday Sketch #264 for the card design.  As you can see, I stayed pretty true to the sketch.  My biggest addition is the fishtail banner for the heat embossed sentiment.


The interior of  the card received another sentiment and a little decorating.



Supplies:
Cardstock: Paper Trey Ink (white for image), Georgia Pacific (all other white), Recollections (kraft), Bazzill (blue embossed)
Patterned Paper: Pebbles (Family Ties 6x6 pad)
Clear Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp (Owls), Mark's Finest Papers (Celebrate Big), Stampendous (Birthday Wish)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versafine (Onyx Black)
Copics: E25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37; Y11, 15, 17; W1
Tools/Embellishments: Studio G baker's twine, Spellbinders dies (Standard Circles Small, Petite Scalloped Circles Large), My Favorite Things dies (Fishtail Stax, Mini Scalloped Edge), Stampin' Up embossing powder (Crystal Clear), Sakura Glaze Pen, Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (Clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #264 - sketch
The Kraft Journal Challenge #219  -Take Your Pick (I used blue, baker's twine, a bow, a funny owl, and embossing)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #129 - Birthday Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #368 - Bonny Blues (blue as main color or only color)


Thanks for stopping by today.

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