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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

You Are Awesome

My last February entry for Hero Arts :)

Stamped the background with HA CG422 using Hotlz antique linen Distress Ink.
Sentiment: HA CL491
Used Circle Punch and embossed it with HA CG422 using Black Embossing Powder.
The Butterfly is from Hero Arts Digi Flutterbies. Colored with copics.
"Fun Wire" for the antenna and a little bling

Thank your for stopping by :)

Thought for the day:
"For I am Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says, Do not fear; I will take care of you."
Isaiah 41:13

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Girl Power

As I mentioned in an earlier post I recently ordered several stamps from Whipper Snapper Design. Sheila put me onto to these and I am loving them.

Here are two more that I have made using these stamps. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by!

This stamp is Girl Power. Colored these sweet things with copics.
Sentiment is Hero Arts CL305. Going to enter this in Hero Arts February Challenge.

I posted this little gal the other day using a different background. Love her. The stamp is Little Thank Ewe. My sentiment on the inside says "For being sweet, lovable ewe!"
The background stamp is Hero Arts S5215 Clouds stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Pool.

Thought For The Day:
"Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." Colossians 3:15

Friday, February 17, 2012


During the Clean and Simple Online Card Class with Kristin, Jennifer, and Julie, we were given fantastic ideas for cards and wonderful suggestions concerning "tools" we could use to help us in our card making. I have always had such difficulty getting a clean embossing and had tried suggestions such as using a fabric softener wipe such as Bounce. It was suggested in the class that we use a Powder Tool Applicator. I purchased one and have fallen in love with embossing now - no extra powder on my card. LOVE IT! Mine always looked messy because of stray embossing powder. 

Here is another entry for Hero Arts Challenge for the month of February. I used one of their sketches for this one.

Thank you for stopping by!

I used pattern paper for my background and the die cut background label. The butterfly is made out of another piece of the corrugated cardboard that I had gotten as packing material in a package. I sized and printed out the Hero Arts Digi Flutterbies - Papillon. I used it as a pattern to draw the outline on the cardboard and then cut it out.

I used "Fun Wire" to make the antenna for the butterfly.

Sentiment is Hero Arts: CL520
White Embossing powder

Thought for the day:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, the LORD your God will be with your wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Corrugated Butterflies

I got some new stamps in the mail from Hero Arts and my first set of Whipper Snapper Designs. Here are the results.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Embossed the background with Sizzix Flourishes, Floral
Die: Cuttlebug
Sentiment: HA CL491 (Made With Love)
Butterflies Die: Sizzix/Hero Arts 657778  I used some corrugated cardboard that came as packing in one of my orders and colored the wings with Copics.

And now my first Whipper Snapper stamp! (I have a couple of more that I haven't inked up yet - can't wait. Found out about these from a Hero Arts Flickr connection - Sheila - check out her blog - Thanks Sheila!!!

Thought for the day:
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cupcake Liner Flower

I couldn't wait to try some of the flower techniques in the March 2012 issue of CardMaker. Here is one of them. I bought several of the patterned smaller liners from Michaels. I tried it with a regular size liner and the flower was HUGE - still plan on using it but on a much larger card size - like a 5x7.

Thought it turned out really cute and Michaels had such cute patterns. Thank you for stopping by!

Not sure where the background paper came from :(
Green Polka Dot Cupcake Liner - Michaels
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Label: Sizzix 656537 (3 Dies)
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL508 - distressed around edges with Broken China Distress Ink
Felt Button

Thought for the day:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew and then to the Gentile.
Romans 1:16