Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thankful for You

Hi! It's time for another Word Art Wednesday challenge. This week we're focusing on 1 Thessalonians 1:3, "Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father." Paul is writing to the Apostle Paul and letting them know how much he appreciates them and that their efforts are not going unnoticed. So often in life today, there is so much negative talk. Whether it's on social media, in conversation or wherever, people feel like they can say whatever they want no matter how hateful or unkind. Paul demonstrates for us that we need to commend people when they do good things. We need to show appreciation and thank them for their efforts. Let them know we noticed and that we thank the Lord for them.


October is Pastor Appreciation month here in the US. As most of you know, my husband is my pastor. I see first hand the "behind the scenes" work and effort he puts into caring for the congregation, preparing sermons, visiting, sending cards of encouragement, etc. I thought this card would make a great Pastor Appreciation card for him. Since he's so supportive of my crafty habit, I try to make his cards extra special. I decided to try a Pop Up Book Fold card. You can click the link to see a great tutorial video by Dawn Griffith. I thought the book fold was also appropriate since he uses so many books in his sermon preparations. This week's WORDart was printed on white cardstock and then the edges were distress inked before being mounted on a stitched die cut mat. The "thankful for you" sentiment was heat embossed on a stitched oval die cut and layered over a stitched banner die cut.


To make the patterned paper layer, I cut my patterned paper slightly smaller than the navy cardstock and temporarily adhered it to the navy cardstock while making the long cuts shown in the video. Then I removed the patterned paper. I made two vertical cuts to connect the two long cuts in order to remove the middle section. The edges were inked with Distress ink and then the patterned paper was permanently adhered to the navy cardstock. Then I proceeded to score and fold the cardstock as described in the video. I changed the measurements slightly because my navy cardstock is 5.25 x 8.25 and the patterned paper is 5 x 8.


An encouraging quote by Corrie ten Boom was heat embossed on white cardstock. This week our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. I used two of their embossing powders on today's card. I really like how their embossing powders show off all the fine details when embossing words and images. The edges of the sentiment panel were distress inked before being adhered to the left panel of the "book." Another piece of white cardstock was also distress inked and adhered to the right page of the "book." I'll write a short message on this panel.

In addition to the WORDart by Karen digi Scripture (available for free on the Word Art Wednesday blog, I used the following supplies:




I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #338 - RAK (must include die cut)
Always Fun Challenges #27 - Lots of Layers
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #197 - Fancy Folds
Crop Stop Linky Party #33 - Use brands/Items available in the Crop Stop Online Store (I used Fiskars, Ranger, Tsukineko, Cuttlebug, and Core'dinations)

Thanks for stopping by to visit with me today. I always appreciate you taking time to stop by my blog. I do hope you'll come back soon.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Let Freedom Ring

{If you are looking for my Word Art Wednesday post, please scroll down one post or click here.}


This is my last post as a Guest Designer for Our Daily Bread Designs. I'm so thankful for the opportunity Kelley and Lisa gave me to design for ODBD. I had the privilege of meeting them in person last month and they are such nice ladies. For my last project, I just had to use the Double Display Card die and Double Display Layers dies. These dies make this type of card so easy! I used three of the papers in the Stars and Stripes Paper Pad for the card layers and one of these patterned and two solid papers for the circles surrounding the heat embossed sentiments. This paper pad has LOTS of beautiful patriotic patterns and coordinating solids. So far, I've made 3 Double Display cards and one A2 card and I still have quite a bit of paper left.


I used several of the Double Stitched Circle Dies to showcase two of the sentiments in the Let Freedom Ring stamp set. I also used the Double Stitched Pennant Flags to set off these circles a little more. Stickles were applied to all the little light blue stars in the patterned paper and to the stars on the interior panel surroudning the sentiment. This adds LOTS of sparkle that I really wish showed up in pictures. Some sparkly enamel dots finish off the card.

Our Daily Bread Design Products Used:




Other supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cherry Splash), Georgia Pacific (white)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Other: Simon Says Stamp fine detail embossing powder (clear), Gina Marie Designs enamel Dots (Patriotic), Stickles (Star Dust)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #176 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #362 - More than One Fold

Thanks for visiting with me today. Please be sure to check out the entire ODBD September release here. Thanks again to Our Daily Bread Designs for having me as a Guest Designer. It was an honor and so much fun!

Autumn Trevor

Welcome back for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we're focusing on 1 Timothy 4:12, "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." In this verse, the Apostle Paul was talking to his son in the faith, Timothy. He was encouraging Timothy to not let his youth get in the way of being an example to others. Paul knew and was reminding Timothy, that just because someone is young doesn't mean they can't be mature in the faith and used by God. God can use people of all ages to accomplish His work and to bring others to Him. I am frequently challenged by the way some young people I know live for the Lord and how they let His grace in their lives shine forth to others.


For my card this week, I chose to make an easel card. I colored this little boy and his pumpkin with Copics and then die cut and matted this panel. I used square dies to make my photo corners. A baker's twine bow accents the border strip across the middle of the background panel. Some Nuvo Crystal Drops accept the little boy's buttons on his jacket.


I also did some interior decorating on the greeting panel.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Recollections (kraft), Bazzill (navy), Georgia Pacific (white)
Patterned Paper: Playing with Color 2 (Fall Patterned Cardstock)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (1 Timothy 4:12), Sweet Plums cling stamp (Autumn Trevor)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics: R20, 24, 27, 29, 30, 32, 35; YR 04, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24; E00, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 25, 31, 33, 42, 43,44; Y17, 21; YG95, 97; B21, 23, 26, 32
Tools/Embellishments: Wink of Stella (clear), Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Double Stitched Rectangles), Spellbinders dies (Classic Square Large), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Pinking Edge), Studio G baker's twine, Nuvo Crystal Drops (clear), Uniball Vision Micro pen (black), Gelly Roll gel pen (white)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Cuttlebug Mania - Golden Harvest (something from nature or garden and must use die or embossing folder - I have a pumpkin, leaves, and used 3 different dies)
Through the Craft Room Door September/October Special Challenge - Easel Card
My Creative Scoop Color Inspiration #26 - Must have something hand colored
Make My Monday Challenge #55 - Autumnal Colors
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #176 - Anything Goes
Crop Stop Linky #32 - Use items/brands from Crop Stop Store (I used Zig, Cuttlebug, Bazzill, Spellbinders, and Fiskars)
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #362 - More than One Fold
Mod Squad Challenge - Fall Colors

Thanks for stopping by to visit today. I hope you'll have a chance to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog for more inspiration and to pick up your free digi. Please come back later today for my last project as a Guest Designer for Our Daily Bread Designs.

Monday, September 25, 2017

My Favorite Place


The Turtle Couple stamp set is one of my favorites from Dare 2B Artzy. In part, because my husband saw it first, liked it and told me that I really should get it. :) Who was I to argue? So, whenever I want to make a special card for him, I frequently turn to this set. I hadn't made him a card in a while, he's been working extra hard, and I figured he could use some encouragement. I colored the turtle with Copics and then fussy cut her out. (I own the coordinating dies but didn't want the white edge this time). I did a little inlay die-cutting at add the heart shape to the card front. The sentiment was heat embossed directly onto the heart die cut. I decided to add something a little special and made a circle card instead of the normal rectangle or square. Nuvo Crystal Drops add some dimension and shine to some of the design on the turtle's shell and to her toenails. A white gel pen adds faux stitching and some accents to the turtle. A small rhinestone accents the flower on the turtle.Sequins topped with rhinestones finish off the card front.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper: Playing with Color 2 - Fall Patterned Cardstock
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy (Turtle Couple)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Copics: YR04, 07, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24; Y17; YG95, 97; N5; E07, 09, 40, 42, 43; B23
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders Grand Circle dies, Gina Marie Designs (Double Stitched In and Out Cut Heart Die Set, Rainbow Crystal Rhinestones), The Paper Studio Sequins, Simon Says Stamp fine detail embossing powder (clear), Gelly Roll gel pen (white), Nuvo Crystal Drops (clear), Ranger Multi Medium Matte

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy Challenge - Ship Shape (make a shaped card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
My Creative Scoop Color Inspiration Challenge #26 - Must include something hand colored
Make My Monday Challenge #55 - Autumn Colors
Crop Stop Linky Party #32 - Must use items/brands found in the Crop Stop Store (I used Tsukineko, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, Fiskars, and Ranger)
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #176 - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope your week is off to a good start.

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Trio of Thanks



This was a pretty quick card to put together and it used all scraps from other cards (except of course for the card base). Strips of patterned paper were layered with strips of navy cardstock from edge to edge on the A2 sized card front. The sentiment was white heat embossed and white gel pen adds faux stitching. The little coffee cups were colored with Copics and then fussy cut. A Tuxedo Black Memento marker was used on the cut edges and to darken up the hearts on the cup sleeves. A 1.25" square punch was used to punch 3 squares of kraft cardstock that was then dry embossed. These squares were matted on 1 3/8" squares of navy patterned paper and adhered to the card front. To finish off the card, the coffee cups were popped up using foam squares. I really like how this turned out and loved having a way to use up some of those scrap pieces of patterned paper. You'll probably see this sketch again.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Recollections (kraft), Cor'dinations (Black Iris), Georgia Pacific (images)
Patterned Paper: Playing with Color 2 (Fall Patterned cardstock)
Stamps: Fiskars clear stamps (Latte Love), Stampabilities (Coffee)
Ink: VersaMark, Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics: YR 20, 21, 24; Y21; E41, 42, 43, 44
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss Dots), Simon Says Stamp fine detail embossing powder (white), Gelly Roll gel pen (white), Creative Memories Square Punch (1.25"), Memento Marker (Tuxedo Black)

I'm linking this card up in the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I'm also linking it up in the challenges listed below:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Pop It Up (I used foam square to pop up my images)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Must Use Patterned Paper

Thanks for visiting with me today. Please come back again soon.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Brentwood Birthday


Today, I turned this Brentwood image into a birthday card for a coffee lover. He's another of my favorite Brentwoods to color and the footrest of his chair is the perfect spot to tuck a sentiment. I didn't have a JessicaLynn Originals (JLO) birthday sentiment to use so I had to go to an old standby birthday set. However, I did manage to tuck one of my new JLO coffee sentiments in the top corner. I had sized him a little big for a regular A2 sized card so I decided to go with a 5.5" square gatefold card this time.

For this card, I did a fair amount of interior decorating.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Cor'dinations (Black Iris), Georgia Pacific (white), Unknown dark orange (it feels like Bazzill)
Patterned Paper: Playing with Color 2 (Fall Patterned Cardstock)
Stamps: Jessica Lynn Original Digis (Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Image, Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Image 3), My Sentiments Exactly clear stamp set (Inspirational Birthday Innies and Outies), Stampendous clear stamp set (Birthday Wish)
Ink: Versamark, VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Copics: YR18, 20, 21, 24; Y15, 17, 32, 35, 38; W1, 3, 5, 7; YG95, 97, 99; E07, 08, 09, 33, 35, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44; B29
Other: Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Pennant Flags), Simon Says Stamp fine detail embossing powder (White)
I'm entering this card in the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and at the My Creative Scoop Color Inspiration #26 (must have hand colored image).

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back a little later with one last card for the hop.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

If We Ever Forget


Happy Wednesday!! I'm back with another project using the Our Daily Bread Designs September release. This week I have a A2 sized card using the Justice For All stamp set. The sentiment was stamped in dark red ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It was then die cut and embossed with one of the Oval Dies. After lightly distressing the sentiment panel with distress ink, I matted it with a Layered Lacey Oval die cut that was also embossed. One of the patterned papers from the Stars and Stripes Paper Pad was distressed with the same distress ink and then layered over one of the solids from the same pad. Dyed seam binding was tied around these panels before they were adhered to the card base. After popping up the sentiment with foam squares, small rhinestones and sequins were used to embellish the card front.

Our Daily Bread Designs Products:



Other supplies used:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (card base), Georgia Pacific (sentiment)
Ink: Distress Ink (Pumice Stone), Versafine (Crimson Red)
Other Items: Gina Marie Designs (rhinestones), Paper Sweeties (dyed seam binding), The Paper Studio (sequins)

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must use patterned paper

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Coffee Over Everything



I have one last card to share with you tonight for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop. This one is a center step card featuring another digi from Scribbles. The large coffee is the one from Scribbles and the two smaller ones and the sentiments are from a clear stamp set by Stampabilities. The sentiments were heat embossed. For details on how I make my center step cards, please see the directions in this post. The leaves in the background paper and the hearts on the smaller coffee cups sparkle thanks to some stickles. The heat embossing also adds some shine. The edges of the card base and the patterned papers was inked with distress ink.


The interior is decorated slightly. I don't think it shows in the pic but there is another small coffee cup added to the greeting panel on the interior. All the images were fussy cut and a black marker was used on the edges to cover the raw white edge.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (images), Recollections (kraft card base and cream for greeting panel on the interior), Taylored Expressions (Vellum)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Stamps: Scribbles (Coffee digi), Stampabilities clear set (Coffee)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Copics: YR20 21, 24; C1, 3; E40, 43; Y21, 32; N1; W1, 3, 5
Other: Stickles (Star Dust), Simon Says Stamp fine detail embossing powder (clear), Memento marker (Tuxedo Black)
I'm linking this card up in the 2017 Fall Coffee Lover Bloghop. Thanks for visiting with me and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for another Guest Designer project for Our Daily Bread Designs.

Your Kindness Warms My Heart

I recently won this cup and saucers image from Scribbles. I love it and it was so fun to color that I've already colored it more than once. I used one of the dies from My Favorite Things Blueprint 1 to cut it out and lightly inked the cardstock with distress ink to cover the bright white. The leaf paper was die cut with a stitched die from MFT Blueprints 29 and the brown cardstock mat was die cut with the largest die in the Blueprints 1 set. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. The image and sentiment were popped up over the pretty leaf patterened paper. The leaves and coffee steam were embellished with stickles. The top saucer and cup were coated with Wink of Stella. In real life, the entire card front has such a pretty sparkle.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Recollections (kraft for card base), Bazzill (Mocha Divine), Georgia Pacific (image and sentiment panels)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Stamps: Scribbles (Cup Saucer digi), Fiskars (Latte Love clear stamp set)
Ink: Taylored Expressions (Chocolate Truffle), Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Copics: starting from the bottom and moving upward - YR16, 18; E07, 09; E42, 44; E35, 37; YR 20, 21, 24
Dies/Embellishments: My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 1 & 29), Stickles (Star Dust), Wink of Stella (clear), Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Embossing Powder (clear)

This card is for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

I am also entering it at the My Creative Scoop Color Inspiration Challenge #26 which must include something hand colored.

I'll have one more card for you tonight and then please come back tomorrow for a new project for Our Daily Bread Designs.

Thanks A Latte


This card design was inspired by Operation Write Home Sketch #236. The image and sentiment are from the Verve Three Cheers Digi set. The image was colored with copics and a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino was the inspiration for the color choices. The image was fussy cut and popped up over the background panels. The heart on the cup is coated with Nuvo Crystal Drops and a few random drops are scattered across the card. White gel pen dots add some interest to the solid cardstock fishtail banner.

Supplies:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (card panel), Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (black)
Patterned Paper: Play with Color 2 (Fall Patterned Cardstock)
Stamps: Verve (Three Cheers Digi Set)
Copics: Y21, 32; E07, 09; YR16, 18, 20, 21, 24; Colorless Blender
Other: Nuvo Crystal Drops (clear), Gelly Roll Gel Pen (white), Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Ovals, Layered Lacey Ovals)

This card is entered in the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I'll be back shortly with another card for the Bloghop.
 


Monday, September 18, 2017

How You Bean?

I love this Brentwood Barista image from JessicaLynn Original Designs. It's currently on sale for only $1.99 so grab it while you can!! I colored Brentwood and his coffee cup with Copics and then used the colors from the image to make the "leaves" underneath him. I used Nuvo Crystal Drops on the hearts and Brentwood's eyes for dimension and texture. I added white stitching with a gel pen. Spellbinders Labels One and Grand Labels One Dies were used for the card shape.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (kraft and cranberry)
Stamps - Jessica LynnOriginals (Brentwood Barista Digi), Fiskars (Latte Love clear stamp set)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black)
Copics: E07, 09, 15, 33, 35, 37; YR 07, 16, 18, 20, 21; Y17, 19; C1, 3; YG95, 97; N5
Tools/Embellishments: Gelly Roll (white gel pen), Spellbinders Dies (Labels One, Grand Labels One), Nuvo Crystal Drops (clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop - Must have Coffee/Tea/Cocoa and Fall theme
Dare 2B Artzy  - Ship Shape (make a shaped card)
Dream Valley Challenge #163 - Autumn Colors
My Creative Scoop Color Inspiration #26 - Must have something hand colored

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

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