Friday, November 1, 2013

ATC-FWF Friday

Friday is nearly over and I am squeezing this ATC in for my entry over at Unity Stamp Co. FWF Friday!! The theme for this ATC was "The Pumpkin Patch".

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.-August and Sept. KOM, and pumpkins-PSX
Unraveled twine-JoAnn's
Hemp for tie-Michael's
Papers-Fancy Pants, Echo Park, Authentique, and Neenah
Inks-Versafine and Tim Holtz Distress inks
Gems-My Mind's Eye and Doodlebug Designs

Friday, October 25, 2013

Farewell card-FWF Friday

I am posting this card that I made a couple of weeks ago. I entered it into the ODBD challenge. Since then, I updated it by adding some bling and then I dressed up an envelope to go with it. So I decided to link it up to the Friends With Flair Friday challenge over at Unity Stamp Co.

I made this card as a farewell card to my niece and her family. They moved to the Kansas City area two years ago after they got married. We have had fun growing even closer, but his job has moved them to Denver. They found out about the move on the first day of Fall. I told Krista that was ironic because this means that they will literally start a new season in their lives. They only had a month to pack up and leave and we said our tearful good byes on Wednesday evening this week. The sentiment and the images are well suited for this card and envelope because of the situation. When she opened it, she cried. Then I followed.

I will miss all of them soo much. Krista has been so instrumental in helping me on my weight loss journey since April of this year. I have lost 50 lbs. and she has been incredibly supportive. She stepped up to the plate immediately when I told her that my doctor told me that I needed to lose the weight and exercise due to health issues. She is a gem and I have had a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I don't have my exercise buddy anymore! But I know that she is on to better things and it makes me happy for her and her family!! Plus we now get to visit them in such a beautiful setting-MUCH better than Kansas for sure!!!!

Sentiment: Our Daily Bread Designs-Scripture Collection 1
All other stamps: Unity Stamp Co.-August KOM and September LOL
Patterned paper: K & Co.
Cardstock: Neenah, Coredinations, and Bazzill
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Embossing powder: Zing
Gold leaves: Making Memories
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Button: Craft Supply
Twine: Michael's

Sunday, October 13, 2013

To Everything There Is A Season-Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge

I love fall. I couldn't resist this challenge. I am linking it up over at Our Daily Bread Designs where the challenge is Fall Leaves.

I added this picture after I posted the original. I noticed that my leaves fell over in the first picture. That's what I get for procrastinating and being in such a hurry to get this posted before the deadline.


Sentiment: Our Daily Bread Designs-Scripture Collection 1
Leaves Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Patterned paper: K & Co.
Cardstock: Neenah, Coredinations, and Bazzill
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Embossing powder: Zing
Gold leaves: Making Memories
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Button: Craft Supply
Twine: Michael's

Friday, October 11, 2013

So Grateful-FWF at Unity Stamp Co.

Here's another entry for the FWF Friday over at Unity Stamp Co. I LOVE my KOM!!! I have been itching to use these stamps!! So I decided to play around with them this evening!! And this is what I came up with:
Stamps: 9/13 KOM and 12/12 KOM-Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Versafine
Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye
Cording: Hobby Lobby
Button: Craft Supply
Eyelet: Making Memories

I Corinthians 13:13-FWF at Unity Stamp Co.

It's been too long since I played along with my friends at Unity Stamp Co. on a Friday. So I am entering this Anniversary card in the FWF contest. This card is for my Aunt and Uncle who are still together after all these 53 years!! So rare to see love last so long! They are so dear and I want to rejoice with them!!
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co-The Heart of a BFF
Ink: Versafine, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink
All Papers and brad: My Mind's Eye
Flowers: Fancy Pants, Bazzill, and Making Memories
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby, and Webster's Pages
Twine: Bead Landing-Michaels

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thankful-Mojo Monday Contest

I am loving the sketch over at Mojo Monday!!! Here's another entry for the contest:

Cardstock: Coredinations
All patterned papers and diecuts: Teresa Collins
Ribbons and twine: Hobby Lobby, Jilibean Soup, Craft Supply
Button: Bo Bunny
Pearls: Queen & Co.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card-Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Time for a new card to post over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The challenge is to use a clear or a rubber stamp. I made this card for my cousin's husband who is an avid outdoorsman. I really like how my inking technique turned out to make this card look like a stroll through the woods on a crisp, foggy, fall morning. I have to give credit to the gal that inspired this card.
Materials used:
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. and Fiskars
Woodgrain background papers: My Mind's Eye
Papers: Bazzill, Neenah, and Coredinations
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Versafine
Ribbon: Making Memories
Twine: American Crafts
Button: Craft Supply

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card-Mojo Monday Contest

I've made another card that I am linking up to the Mojo Monday Contest. Here's the sketch:



 Materials used:
All papers: Authentique
All stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Versafine
Twine: American Crafts
Stars: Mark Richards

Gratitude-Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Here is my final entry over at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge. You can never have enough "Thank You" cards on hand, right? I decided to whip this card together using some leftovers from stamps, diecuts (the little pieces that pop out after you've cut your paper), twine and paper and viola! A card!!!

Materials used:
Background for card: My Mind's eye
Cardstock: Recollections and Neenah
Patterned paper from diecut: Crate Paper
Diecut pieces: Spellbinders
Ribbon and twine: American Crafts
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Versafine
Markers: Copics-R85, G40, Y17 and Marvy 1122 Le Plume II no.18
Enamel dots, and chipboard banner: My Mind's Eye
Decorative tape: Making Memories

Celebrate-Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Here's a birthday card I am linking up over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for the "We're Going Dotty" challenge.

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Recollections and Neenah
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Markers: Copic BG233, American Crafts 62603
Ink: Versafine
Enamel Dots and brad: My Mind's Eye
Twine: Pink Paislee

Love Truly-Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Here's an anniversary card that I'm gonna link up over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for the "We're Going Dotty" challenge.

Materials used:

Patterned papers and brad-Simple Stories
Cardstock-Recollections and Neenah
Stamps-Unity Stamp Co.
Twine-American Crafts

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Season of Thanks-Mojo Monday and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

October is Pastor Appreciation month. Here's a card that I made for our pastor and his wife. I am linking this card up at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where the challenge is "We're Going Dotty!" I am also linking this card up to the Mojo Monday Contest Challenge. Here is the sketch:


Materials used:

Patterned Papers-My Mind's Eye and Colorbok
Brown Cardstock-Neenah
Stamps: Basic Grey, Unity Stamp Co. and Our Daily Bread Designs
Ribbon and twine-Webster's Pages and Jilibean Soup

Birthday card-Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Here's a birthday card that I am linking up over at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:

This week's Challenge is "We're Going Dotty!"
Materials Used:
Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye
Dotted Cardstock: Bazzill
Brads-Basic Grey
Ink: Memento
Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co.
Green ribbon-Making Memories
Amber ribbon-craft supply

Sunday, October 6, 2013

With Sympathy-Unity {be inspired} Challenge

Who can refuse a challenge that has the color purple in it? I am linking this card up over at Unity Stamp Co. for the Unity {be inspired} Challenge. Here's the color challenge:

Materials used:
Stamps: Encompassed Grace-Unity Stamp Co.
Ink-VersaColor and Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Black Soot (edges of dies and sentiment)
Papers-Basic Grey
Pearls-Recollections, Basic Grey and Darice
Ribbon-Hobby Lobby
Purple rosettes-Petaloo


The Lord is Mighty to Save

I confess...I have not taken the time to post my work like I should be doing. Sigh...September is a busy month for us in this house. Both of our kids celebrate their birthdays and there is a major deadline I face as a guardian for my developmentally disabled brother every year in September that requires my time with paperwork. So...hopefully I will be more faithful to my blog in the coming weeks as life becomes busy with the holidays and our 25th wedding anniversary as well as my husband and I celebrating our birthdays. Whew!!

I am linking this card up over at Our Daily Bread Designs for an Anything Goes Challenge.

Supplies used:

Sentiment: Scripture Series 1-Our Daily Bread Designs
Patterned Papers and ribbon-My Mind's Eye

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Unity {be inspired} Challenge-Birthday Card

I was inspired to make a card using the color challenge over at Unity {be inspired} Challenge. Fall time is my favorite and I LOVE these colors!!! These are actually my living room colors with a splash of green too!!!

I also decided to recycle a trinket card that had MME butterfly/heart/bird trinkets
on it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and I will definitely be doing this again!!!

Materials Used:
Unity Stamps-Sweet and Sour Soup
Papers-MME, Coredinations, tag-leftover tag from MME trinkets
Ribbon-Hobby Lobby
pearls-Queen & Co.
sparklers-Webster's Pages

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs sketch challenge-Thank You card

I love this stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs. It is so versatile. It gives an obvious look of masculine, but you can dress it up, like I did here and make it look slightly more feminine and vintage!!

Materials used:
Our Daily Bread Designs-Time
Thank you stamp-My Mind's Eye
Papers and die cuts-Teresa Collins, My Mind's Eye, Coredinations
Spellbinders die
Teresa Collins twine
Jillibean Soup ribbon
Pin and gear-Tim Holtz Idea-Ology
Ink-Versafine and Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Friday, August 16, 2013

FWF Friday-Birthday card

Thank God it is Friday! It has been a long week! Here's a birthday card I made practicing my Copic coloring. I am posting it for the for FWF Challenge over at Unity Stamp Co.

Unity Stamp Co.-June 2013 KOM
Versafine ink
Echo Park paper and sticker
American Crafts ribbon
Studio g glitter glue
Doodlebug Designs gems
Copic Markers: BG23, R81, R85, and colorless blender

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Unity {be inspired} Challenge-Jordan's Mini Album

Last weekend was a little rough. We moved our son to Arkansas where he and his future bride will live. This is his first move AWAY from home. He's lived outside our home, but only minutes away. This was our first official "letting the bird fly from the nest moment". Before he left, I made him a mini album of some of his "firsts". I am entering it into the Unity {be inspired} Challenge. I chose the sketch for this challenge.

Here's the album:

Unity Stamp Co.
My Mind's Eye
Echo Park
Fancy Pants
Basic Grey
Jo Ann's and Hobby Lobby
The Twinery
Making Memories
American Crafts
Doodlebug Designs
Queen and Co.
Martha Stewart punch
Mod Podge
Zig pen

Needless to say I am missing him quite a bit. Here's a pic of him saying bye:


Unity {be inspired} Challenge-Birthday card

Here's a birthday card that I'm entering into the Unity {be inspired} Challenge for the color challenge. Don't you love that kraft glassine paper? I think it substitutes well for a leather belt!!


Unity Stamp Co.
Papers: Bazzill, Coredinations, Tim Holtz Idea-ology (kraft glassine), Fancy Pants
Corners: Momenta
buckle: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Versafine ink


Friday, August 9, 2013

FWF-Birthday card

I made this card for my aunt. I confused her birthday with my other aunt (her sister) and sent her a card two months early, but she never let on and thanked me so generously for making her a card. It wasn't til I got closer to her real birthday (looking ahead to see who I needed to make cards for) that I realized my mistake. So on her real birthday, I decided that I would send this card to let her know that I realized my mistake.

I love it that Unity Stamp Co. sends the goofed up stamps in their kit anyway. They include a note about the mistake and explain that just because there is a mistake doesn't mean that we can't still use it in a creative way! Isn't that awesome! I love it, cause in the world of creating (including God and all of his creation) THERE ARE NO MISTAKES!!!!

Inside sentiment-typed in Microsoft Word
patterned paper, ephemera-Teresa Collins
pearls-Queen and Co.
ink-Versafine and Tim Holtz Distress Ink
twine-American Crafts
Zig pen

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thinking of You-ODBD challenge

The past few weeks have been VERY busy. I haven't posted any work or participated in any challenges, so I have decided to get MOVING!!!
Materials used:
The Paper Studio
Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Basic Grey
Distress ink
Michaels-Bead Landing-hemp cord

Mojo Monday sketch challenge-Sympathy card

This is a card that I made for my niece on my husband's side of the family. She lost her grandmother that was so dear to her. She owned and operated one of the more well known dance studios in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the years, the fruit of her labor produced seven gals with the title of Miss Nebraska competing for Miss USA, not to mention the many Miss Junior titles. We will all miss Kitty. She was an incredible person with vivacious energy that we all admired. Her gift of teaching dance will live on in the hearts of girls for generations to come.

Entering in the following Challenge:

Materials used:
Paper-Bo Bunny, DCWV
journaling card-Pink Paislee
Silhouette die cut
Webster's Pages trim
Hobby Lobby ribbon
Recollections Rhinestone flourish
Teresa Collins alpha stickers
Recollections pearls
American Crafts Metallic gold marker

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Birthday card-Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Today I am posting a birthday card for my great-nephew. I am also entering it into a challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This week's challenge ends tomorrow morning and the theme is "By the Sea".

Materials used:
Papers and border sticker- Fancy Pants Down By the Shore, Neenah (Red cardstock)
Fish-Print feature on Silhouette (fussy cut)
Red net-Recycled from produce
Sentiment-Unity Stamp Co.
Yellow alpha sticker-Doodlebug (marked with an orange Sharpie)
eyelet-Making Memories
Gems-Teresa Collins

Thanks for stopping by!!