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!!!!


 
Materials:
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.




 

 
Materials:
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:
Materials:
Stamps: 9/13 KOM and 12/12 KOM-Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Versafine
Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock-Coredinations
Twine:JoAnn's
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!!
Materials:
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:




Materials:
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.
Ink-Versafine
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
Diecut-Spellbinders
Ribbon and twine-Webster's Pages and Jilibean Soup
Ink-Versafine
Pearl-Pebbles

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
Cardstock-Neenah
Pearls-Recollections, Basic Grey and Darice
Ribbon-Hobby Lobby
Purple rosettes-Petaloo
Diecuts-Spellbinders

 


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
Cardstock-Neenah
Patterned Papers and ribbon-My Mind's Eye
Diecut-Spellbinders
Ink-Versafine