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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Old Stamps ~ New Inspiration

I have been organizing my stamps using some of the stamp storage that Jennifer McGuire has shown on her blog. As I am doing this, I am pulling out stamps that I have had since I first started making cards in 2006. Yes, I am a hoarder and do not usually let go of many things. I figure I will use it again later.

I have been wanting to order many of the new stamps out by Simon Says Stamp, Avery Elle, Hero Arts - just to name a few. My budget does not allow it right now so when I "rediscovered" these stamps, I decided to use my older stamps and apply new techniques!

Here is a birthday card for our daughter that I used one of my precious Hero Arts stamps. So this time around I used a flower die from PaperTrey Ink instead of coloring in the flower that is on the stamp and the hello die from Simon Says Stamp. I was not using dies back in 2006 :-)

Hero Arts CG127 Flower Box
PaperTrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II
Simons Says Stamp Small Hello
Copics to color leaves and small flowers

Have a blessed day!

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Romans 12:2

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Faux Layered Die Cuts (2)

I tried so hard to make a card using Dry Embossing with Julie Ebersole's directions. LOVED the effect. However, I just did not have in my supplies anything that would work. So I resorted to Faux Layer Die Cuts again from Days 1 and 2.

The first one may not count as one layer but it's close :). I pulled out two of my old Hero Arts background stamps and colored them in and didn't really know what I was going to do with them but as you see as I used the die out of one background stamp to place on the other background stamp - COOL :)

Background stamp: Hero Arts CG439 (Basic Grey) Floral Dot Background ~ stamped with Memento London Fog
Colored in Flowers and Leaves with Copic Markers
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Dies: WPlus9 ~ Folk Art Floral ( LOVE THEM)
Sentiment: Hero Arts - have no clue which set because I pull a lot of my "hello" stamps out and keep them together :(

Now for the second card that I used the die cut background from the above in this one.

Background: Hero Arts CG145 Reverse Flowers and Leaves
Stamped background with Hero Arts Shadow Ink Wet Cement
Colored with Copic Markers
Sentiment: Hero Arts 

So glad you stopped by :)


"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death."
Romans 8:1-2

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Faux Layered Die Cut

I really haven't gotten past lesson 1 in my online card class: Clean & Simple One Layer Cards 3. Here is another card from lesson 1.

I used the die cut inlay technique demonstrated by Debby Hughes. 

Background stamp: Hero Arts CG509 Leafy Vine
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp ~ Blessed
Butterfly: Simon Says Stamp ~ Chrissy Butterfly Die
Lawn Fawn Papers: LF375

Thank you for stopping by :)

Blessings to you and yours!

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Matthew 6:34

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Online Card Class Clean and Simple 3

Well, it has been quite a while since I have posted. I have been very busy leading a ladies bible study using YOU'LL GET THROUGH THIS by Max Lucado. Wonderful inspiration. I was making cards for the ladies each week to encourage them so I have not had a chance to do much posting.

I am excited about the new online class but as usual I will probably be a day or two late posting. It takes me a while to be creative :) You can check out the class HERE.

Loving my new Hero Arts Set!

Die: Sizzix 6 Dies Framelits 657561
Sentiment: Hero Arts ~ Messages With Flourish CL738
Papers: Recollection Primary Pin Dot
Embossing Folder: Sizzix

Have a blessed day!

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me."
John 14:1