"A cheerful heart is good medicine . . . Proverbs 17:22

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I know we all have precious memories of Christmases in our homes. Lin inspired me with several of her cards using these stamps. Thank you Lin.

May your Christmas be one of precious time with family and friends and celebrating the birth of Jesus!

Thank you for stopping by and looking.

I used Distress Ink to create the skyline behind the houses. I masked the houses and then stamped the trees. The picket fence is a border punch. The snowflakes above the tress is also a punch. I have a pop dot behind them with glitter on the flakes. I used Ranger Stickles for the snow on the houses and along the fence.

Houses: Hero Arts CL464 Sending Holiday Cheer
Trees: Hero Arts CL464
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL543
Copic Markers for the houses

Thought for the Day
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Merry Christmas Butterflies

Got a little inspiration for this from the Hero Arts Pool on Flickr - Made by Marion. Love the work that is shared there. So I thought I would share with you another "nontradional" stamp for a Christmas card - butterflies.

Thank You For Looking!

Sizzix/Hero Arts 657769 (Stamp & Embossing Folder)
Nestabilities: Labels 14
Background Stamp on Label: HA S5507 (Envelope Pattern)
Sentiment: HA CL113 Merriest Wishes
Butterflies: HA CL 383 Antique Engravings

Thought For The Day
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
Mark 8:35

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas Poppies

Thought I would try a stamp that you do not ordinarily associate with Christmas. I love poppies but just do not seem to get them to grow in this neck of the woods.

Here is my version of one of the sketch challenges for Hero Arts for December.

Thank you for looking.

I stamped the flower twice and cut out the largest poppy to "pop" over the background poppy stamp.

Flower Stamp: Hero Arts CL449 Delicate Blossoms
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL543 Very Merry Christmas
Nestabilities: Labels 14
Copic Markers

Thought For The Day:
“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” Deuteronomy 4:9 (NIV)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Merry Christmas Owl

I remember when owls were the "item" to use to decorate your home. I LOVED them then and I still do. I had them everywhere - on the wall, in the cabinet, on my fireplace - hoots, hoots everywhere!  So I thought it only fitting that I would use this cute little fellow that Hero Arts uses often also :-)

Thank you for stopping by.

I am entering this one in the Hero Arts Sketch Challenge for December.

Owl: Hero Arts CL238 - paper pieced his vest and colored with copics
Pine Cone Wreath: Hero Arts CG374 - colored with copics
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL238
Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Circles
Bow: Red/White Baker's Twine

Thought for the day:
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Matthew 7:1-2

Monday, December 5, 2011

Merriest Wishes

I have been making lots of Christmas Cards but wanted to highlight this one because I am entering it into the December Hero Arts Sketch Challenge. I will be uploading some of the many others I have done later.

'Tis the Season :-) Thank you so much for stopping by.

I used non-tradional colors for my background. I changed up the sketch just a little by reversing the placement of the sentiment and flipping the scalloped edge and making the scalloped edge my embossing.

The snowflakes around the tree are a tiny punch I have. I added a little bling to highlight them. The background on the circle is Hero Hues Cerulean.

Sentiment: Hero Arts CL543
Tree: Hero Arts CL540
Deer: Sizzix/Hero Arts 657780

Thought for the Day:

"That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:3 (NIV)