Thursday, January 21, 2016

Card for a Caring Cause - Lasting Hearts Card Drive

It is so wonderful to be a part of this kind and caring community of crafters. I am grateful to be able to contribute to the Lasting Hearts Fundraiser and Card Drive to share a handmade card and a copy of a special book with those dealing with the loss a baby to miscarriage. I know the loss and emotional pain that accompanies losing the promise of a dearly anticipated baby. 

I plan to make a set of these simple cards in various color combinations to send.

Here is a link to learn more about Lasting Hearts started by Kimberly Saldana. You can read her story that prompted her to help others. It's through our own pool of pain that we can best show compassion and love for others. I hope you will consider sending cards and/or donating to this caring cause.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rustic Chalkboard Christmas Card

My wonderful sister was the speaker for the Women's Christmas Celebration at her church recently. She shared her path to faith in God in a talk titled "Joy Peace Love".  Even though I know her story I was still moved to tears many times as I thanked God for the blessing of my sister in my life!
The decorations were just so beautiful with rustic details of burlap and wood with greens and pine cones. A little sparkle too! 

They used pretty chalkboards hanging from the ceiling to frame the stage.

 On one of them was a quote that was very much like the quote on a Penny Black stamp that i love; it inspired me to make this card.

The wood background stamp is by MFT and the greens and pine cone are from Lawn Fawn's Deck the Halls set. For the main panel I white embossed the sentiment on white cardstock then blended on Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to get the chalkboard look.

My sister's life is a beautiful example of God's unfailing love as He saw her through many trials and heartache to bring her back to Him. Don't give up on praying for your loved ones; I prayed for my sister for over 20 years before she renewed her faith in Jesus. God hears you!

thanks so much for your visit!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lawn Fawn Holiday Week - Joyful Wishes!

I'm back with another card featured over on the Lawn Fawn blog. If you've missed any of the Fawny Holiday Week posts, hurry over there for some amazing inspiration and to enter for a chance to win some Lawn Fawn goodies!

 This card was so much fun to make using the Trim the Trim tree die as a stencil mask!
I filled in the space with the solid circle shapes from Let's Bokeh with different shades of green ink.
Then I stamped the red dots as ornaments.

While the mask was still covering the card I used Delicata gold ink to stamp and clear emboss the garland from Trim the Tree. After removing the mask I stamped the Winter Scripty Sayings sentiment with the same gold ink and clear embossed it as well. I die cut this panel with a Stitched Rectangle Stackables die and layered it with a Scalloped Rectangle die cut from dark green cardstock. The smallest Puffy Star Stackables die cut crowns the tree!

"Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. 
God will make this happen, for He who calls you is faithful"
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

I'm so happy you stopped by,

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lawn Fawn Holiday Week - Let it Snow!

I'm so happy to take part in Lawn Fawn's "We Wish You a Very Fawny Holiday Week"!

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn Blog all week for awesome inspiration from their amazing Design Team along with the Lawnscaping Challenges Design Team and my buddies at Lawn Fawn HQ! There is a giveaway at the Lawn Fawn blog each day too so be sure to comment there for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

Here's my card that is featured over there today!

 I started with the large Stitched Circle Tag, die cut from Beachside paper. Then I die cut 2 strips of Forest Border and die cut them again with the Stitched Circle Tag to give them the stitched detail on the edges. I colored the trees with Copic markers and added Clear Wink of Stella.

I stamped Snowy Backdrops in Versamark ink on a kraft panel die cut with a Stitched Rectangle Stackables die, then white embossed. The snowflakes on the tag (from Toboggan Together) are also white embossed. 

 I embossed the Winter Scripty Sayings sentiment by first inking the stamp with Versamark ink, then inking with Lawn Fawn Peacock ink. The Versamark ink keeps the image wet long enough to add clear embossing powder and heat set.

"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, 
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 
gentleness and self-control."
Galatians 5:22-23

Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Welcoming our new Granddaughter!

We finished out the month of October with a beautiful sweet treat! Our precious granddaughter, Eliana Grace entered the world at 10:27 am and immediately stole our hearts!

I had her all to myself for over an hour while mommy rested and daddy got something to eat. Such a precious time; she was awake the whole time taking in everything!

I am so happy that I saved the beautiful Girls' Paperie papers all these years so I could make this pretty banner for Eliana's nursery! I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Party Banners and Louie's ABCs along with Strawberry Polka paper from Let's Polka Mon Amie. The banner was finished with an assortment of ribbons and lace tied between the banners.

"Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from Him"
Psalm 127:3

"May you live to enjoy your grandchildren."
Psalm 128:6

thank you so much for visiting!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015 {only the beginning}

So I started on my Christmas cards yesterday and I'm pretty proud of myself! Usually I procrastinate until Thanksgiving before getting started. This year I did a little buying of new Christmas stamps and dies and it really inspired me to get a jump on things!

Today I'm sharing two cards made using new Hero Arts products!

For this card I used the new Clearly Kelly set "Kelly's Noel". I gold embossed the tree, sentiment and dove. The border design was randomly stamped using the beautiful inks from the October "My Monthly Hero" kit. Clean and simple with no frills!

I love how this card turned out! I will probably never be able to replicate it as I just started stamping the wreath with no pre-planning. It's a miracle that it worked!
I used the Build a Wreath by Lia set along with the Joy Stamp + Cut set. For the stamping I used the October "My Monthly Hero" inks along with Lawn Fawn Doe ink. 

"One's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses."
Luke 12:15

thanks so much for your visit!