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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Revelation 2;7 Word Art Wednesday

This week at Word Art Wednesday the FREE scripture is very appropriate for a card I'm sending to a friend.  We all need to be reminded-when we accept God we inherit an eternal home in heaven.  No one can ever take it away from us! Praise the Lord!!
 
 
 The designer paper, candy dots & lace stamp (in background) is from Stampin Up. 
I hope you'll join in the challenge with Word Art Wednesday this week. Challenge #149

Bokeh Technique-VERY COOL!!

Saw a new technique that I just had to try. I love the results.  See the video below to see the watercolor-stencil technique (Bokeh)
 Use watercolor paper 140pd. Distress inks.
 When colored-I spritzed with Lindy's Stamp Gang.
 Card base next. Layer with different colored circles.  Beautiful results!
 Below I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card front.  The crown was cut using my Cricut machine.  The leaves are from Paper Artsy.  Left the background white on this card.
 Thank You was cut with my Cricut.  Ribbon from Really Reasonable ribbon.
 The sentiment is an SVG file from Kate's Cutables.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!!
I'm entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make your own background
Gauche Academy: Country Chic- my colors are rustic/mixed media
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #102-Autumn colors with ribbon or trim

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Birthday prize


Today is one of my cyber friends birthday!!
Elena Olinevich is the lucky birthday girl!!

Happy Birthday to you Elena!!

As a gift to her followers-she is having a giveaway. 

Jump over to her blog and enter!!

HERE

Monday, September 8, 2014

Guest @ Craft Hoarders Anonymous

I am excited to be a guest designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous this month!!
 
Gloria Stengel started this blog with challenges for you to use the craft supplies you hoard.
Great idea right?!
When I started thinking about my supplies-I realized, much to my dismay, I hoard a lot of stuff!
Why?  You know the companies are constantly making cuter and nicer stuff all the time!
 
This challenge is:
 
Challenge #15 All the Pretty Flowers
This challenge is for all of you flower hoarders! Maybe you hoard pre-made flowers. Maybe you hoard flower punches or dies. Maybe you hoard flower stamps. "Dig" out those flowers and use them on your project!
 I've created a prayer box.  I altered a matchbox.  I made my own designer paper using stencils, inks and black stazon.  My hoarded flowers are Wild Orchid Flowers.  The string flat back pearls are from WOF.  The vintage lace I buy locally from a friend. 
 Inside my cute box is a poem written by Patti at A Soul's Heartbeat.  It's about listing your everyday blessings.  You know-the little things: a smile, a hug, a rainbow....you get the idea.  That way when you're having a bad day-you can look in your box and be reminded of God's blessings!

Head on over to the challenge blog:  Craft Hoarders Anonymous and create something to share with us using your hoarded flowers!!  You will get lots of inspiration from the designers over there.  You might even win a prize!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Flowers for Party Time Tuesday

Sharing this cute tag with Party Time Tuesday fans.
 
I started with a plain prima tag and covered both side with pattern paper (eek! I know-I love them as they are, but sometimes I just can't help but cover them up!!)
 
The stamps I've used are from Inspired Stamps.
I stamped music notes in the background and distressed the edges with Vintage photo distress ink.
 
The scripture I stamped onto cream cardstock and punched with a decorative label Stampin Up punch. It fits perfectly in the metal frame.
I did add some distress paint and gold accents to the top of the metal frame. Glued it right down to my tag.
 I encircled the tag with vintage lace, string pearls and burlap seam binding on the bottom.  Then started layering my leaves and flowers.  They are from Wild Orchid Flowers.  Tuck them in where you think they need to go.  My Hymn Girl is colored with Stampin Up Watercolor pencils.  She has dimensionals behind her to pop her up a little bit.  

Below is a close up of the flower arrangement.  I love how the tag turned out!

I hope you'll jump over the Party Time Tuesday blog-we have some fabulous designers.  Every Tuesday there is a new challenge where you can win prizes.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a FANTASTIC Friday!!!



 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Semifinalist Heartfelt Creations

I am thrilled and honored to be chosen as a semi-finalist for the Heartfelt Creations Design team.
There are lots of fabulous people that were also chosen.
 
If you like my designs-please vote for me!
 
If you vote for 5 designers you are entered to win a $50 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations!!
 
Here's two of the items I submitted:
 



Here's the link to vote:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5G7NJ5Q




Thanks so much!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

RRR Fall Challenge

I've been hoarding my Wild Orchid Flowers, Really Reasonable Ribbon & string pearls.
Thought there would be nothing better than to use them in a Really Reasonable challenge.
Challenge #102 is Autumn Colors with Ribbon or Trim
 I started with a Prima tag, covered it on both sides with some pattern paper in my stash.  Using Inspired Stamps I stamped some song notes on the background and used the sentiment from the same stamp set.  The hymnal girl is from Inspired Stamps as well. Colored her with Stampin Up water color pencils.

I started layering some lace, burlap trim and string pearls.  Added some orange skeleton leaves in the back, then started layering Wild Orchid Flowers.

Also entering Craft Hoarders Anonymous: Challenge #15 All the Pretty Flowers



 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Word Art Wednesday Challenge/FREE word Art

This is my last post as guest designer at Word Art Wednesday.
I hope you won't stop going every Wednesday to see what the new FREE art is.
This week is from James 5:8
 
I've used Kaiser Craft paper pad.  I printed my scripture, stamped some flowers in tattered rose distress ink randomly and backed it in crumb cake.  The flower is Prima. 
I've stamped the praying girl from Inspired Stamps.


It's been my pleasure to fill in with the talented Word Art Wednesday design team!!

P. S.
I do want to add-our Lord is going to return soon.  Please make sure you are ready!


 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anything Goes @ Party Time Tuesday #187

This weeks challenge at Party Time Tuesday is ANYTHING GOES!!
 I wanted to create a country themed project using an embroidery hoop.  I started with a piece of muslin then stamped and inked on it.  Stretched it into the hoop and cut off the excess on the back.  You will need to cut slits around the edges so it will flatten nicely.

Then I started adding embellishments.  That was the fun part!  I layered a die cut tag, a heart, a cricut cut Love sentiment, a heart shaped button with twine, a metal flower with some burlap underneath....I LOVE how it turned out!

I also bought a bigger hoop for another country project.

Now head on over the Party Time Tuesday blog and see what our other designers have featured.  Enter your own project to be entered for the prize!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Button Challenge @ Craft Hoarders Anonymous

A challenge made for me!! BUTTONS!  Check it out at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.
Buttons are another thing I hoard!! There is a tiny sewing/craft shop in Rocky Mount, VA that I would spend hours going thru her buttons.  A nickel each.  I would sometimes spend $10 on buttons!! Shush!  Don't tell my husband!! LOL
 
My project today features a large pack of buttons purchased at Walmart.  They have fun and bright colors. 
I love altering boxes.  The paper is from my stash-I won several sheets in a challenge.  Fits perfectly with my button theme.  To decorate some of the edges-I used some border punches.
 After you gesso the edges of your box-inside & out-then you add your paper.  The lid was too tight, so I cut the one side of the lid and attached to the bottom of the box with E6000 glue. It forms a hinge. Works great!
 I've decorated the sides of my box with multi colored buttons layered.  I usually put "feet" on the bottom of my box-in this case they are brown buttons!!

I've enjoyed this challenge very much.  The box will be going with me to a craft show tomorrow in Danville, Virginia.  Finished it just in time!

Click here to go enter the challenge #14 yourself at Craft Hoarder's Anonymous.