Saturday, May 11, 2013
My granddaughters are having a joint birthday party since Hope's is May 24 and Faith's is June 11th, my daughter decided to combine them. Hope will be a year old! And Faith will be 4!! Oh where does the time go?
Holly is planning a cowgirl theme and asked me to make their invitations. She'd seen one on Pinterest she really liked and asked if I could do it. Well that one looks like it was done at the printers but I said I thought I could come up with something. Lucky for me I have a Cameo! Love that handy cutter. Here's the end result.
PTI and DCWV card stock
Silhouette Studio digital images
Fonts: Academia SSi, SNF Journaling, Captain Howdy
What's everyone up to today? We've had some terrific thunderstorms the past two days; actually they roll through about 1 or 2 a.m. and scare the daylights out of us with the first crack of thunder. These are some pretty loud storms. Have any of y'all had them? Yesterday brought a lot of rain for most of the day. There was a lull in the storms for a brief time yesterday where I mistakenly believed the storms were over and ran some errands. Yep, totally forgot my umbrella (though with the wind I don't think it would have helped much) and I ended up soaked trying to get to my car!
Anyway, I am posting another of the cards that a friend of my daughter's requested. She left the design of the cards up to me but told me what kind of cards she needed. I had fun making all of them but I'm glad they're finished!
Okay, well that's it from me. I'm going to go and enjoy the glorious sunshine that just appeared a little bit ago. I am so thankful for the rain but love it when the Lord parts the clouds, the blue sky appears along with that beautiful sunshine!! Just reminds me of a day soon to come when Christ will return. He will shine brighter than the sun. Oh what a day, what day that will be!!
Happy Saturday Y'all:)
PTI stamps, paper ink
Hero Arts Gems
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I was in Michael's picking up some gems and adhesive when I decided to cruise their stamp aisle. Sad to say but their stamp selection is dwindling to mostly their brand only (recollections) and I am not happy about that. But then I saw this lovely stamp pictured on the card above and for 40% off...score! So with ideas swirling in my head, I brought it home and inked it up immediately. Of course it was crying out for watercolor...I heard it, didn't you?! haha
I may still add some clear bubble gems to act as water drops but other than that this card is done. Love it!
Okay, off to get dressed for church. It's a rainy Sunday here-perfect for working in my craft room afterwards. Hubby is off to the NHRA races in Houston-hope they don't get rained out!
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PTI card stock
Hero Arts sentiment stamp
Palette hybrid ink
Saturday, April 27, 2013
As I already mentioned I love watercoloring and this time I chose to use Distress Inks and water. I love the messier look. This flower stamp is sketchier than the petals look here. I left the center alone but filled in the petals a little to give a more colorful punch.This is the first time I've used that sentiment and I really do like it, font and all!
What's everyone up to this fine Saturday? I just came home from watching the first ever Dragon Boat races in Lake Charles. Quite fun to watch actually. And the amazing thing is the teams had never stepped foot in the boats until yesterday! They did very well. One of the rudder steerers fell in the water but for the first hour that was the only mishap. After seeing the work that went into it, I'm glad I was just taking pictures! Of course it might have been fun to the be the drummer!
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PTI card stock
Rubber Stampede Flower stamp
SU sentiment stamp
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Have I said how much I LOVE watercoloring?! Well not in the traditional sense because I can't draw worth beans (unless you count stick people as drawing!) but after having visited several blogs where people were doing watercolors of various kinds I decided to watercolor something. My favorite watercolor tools are Tombow markers (I don't have many) and Distress inks and a water brush. I really wanted to paint some flowers but I don't have many open stamps-most of mine are solid yet I did manage to dig up a few and one of them is from an SU set called Embrace Life (retired) I love how this card turned out...just exactly what I was picturing in my head...do you know how very rare that is that what I pictured actually worked out?!! Okay, here's my card:
This card perfectly represents all that I love about card making-it's simple, colorful without being in your face, feminine, and just pleasant to look at! I hardly ever feel that way about the cards I make so this is miraculous!!!
So how about you-ever just have that one card you put together super quick and it turns out to be your most favorite card ever?
Well I'm off to get my house company-worthy...tonight is Bible study. We are listening to James MacDonald's series called Lord change my attitude before it's too late. Convicting but really good. I do see how I can tend to focus on what I don't have rather than looking at all that is in my life. God has provided everything I have and He has promised to always meet my needs. To learn to be content with what He has provided is one of the bigger spiritual challenges I've faced. I'm so thankful He never gives up on me. That His mercies are new every day and His love for me never ends. That He loved me so much He sent Christ to pay my price on the cross. Whenever I get upset over what I don't have thinking God doesn't love me, I remember the cross and what He gave for me. Puts a right perspective in my heart very quickly!
Hope your day is wonderful! Thanks for stopping by.
PTI and SU cardstock
Hero Arts for Archiver's stamp sentiment
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
So this is a late post but this is what's on my work desk today!
A little bit of everything! My Kindle keeps me company playing my favorite music on Pandora. My list of how to be content sticky noted on my Ott light, along with assorted tools for stamping and coloring. I have a ton of space, really I do, but for some reason it gets reduced to about a 10" square...if that! Don't know why I let it all crowd around me but I like things at hand within easy reach:)
My favorite part is the huge window I get to look out of while I scrap. Not much of a view of more than my unkempt backyard but it makes me happy to see the birds flitting here and there, listening to them sing and watching various critters come for a visit or foraging for goodies...like acorns!
Thank you Lord for this blessing and this time in my life when I do get to stop and savor the moment.
That's all from me-I'll be up with a new card tomorrow.
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Another Pinterest inspiration! I met a gal in my photography class last week whose son is getting married this weekend. I wanted to say congratulations in more than just words and found this card that I thought was just perfect. Here's my card:
Not as delicate and beautiful as the original but I'm thinking it turned out pretty good. It's rare that I find a card that uses some components that I actually have so I had to try it out.
Now I'm off to figure out what's for dinner...ballroom dancing lessons tonight. I'll be glad when they are over. I am no dancer! Anyone else feel this way?
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PTI card stock
MME pp card stock
Hero Arts flower and sentiment stamps
Silhouette digital image-leaves
Hero Arts pearls
Zing white embossing powder
Versamark watermark ink
Cuttlebug embossing folder