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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Inspired By

I was inspired by this card that JJ Bolton made ~ such fun colors and design!Check out her blog.

Here is what I did:

Butterfly & Sentiment: Technique Tuesday ~ Take Flight

Enjoy your day!

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who  loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:37-39

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Online Card Class Day 9

I fell in love with today's class. I really did not think that I had any stamps that I could "stretch" when I saw that it was based on stamp sets that were made for taking many stamps to create an image. However, as I looked through my stamps I found this sweet Clearly Besotted ~ Love Quotes stamp set and thought it might work. And it DID! Loved the way it turned out.

Flowers: Clearly Besotted ~ Love Quotes
Inks for Flowers: Hero Arts Butter Bar and Bubble Gum
Ink for Leaves: Hero Arts Green Hills
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp Small Hello Die
Background: Distress Ink Tumbled Glass mixed with water
Circle: 2 1/2" punch (Glossy Accents over it)

Blessings to you! Thanks for stopping by.

"Give thanks to the Lord,  for he is good; his love endures forever."
1 Chronicles 16:34

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Online Card Class Day 8

This one turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me. Didn't really know where I was going with it - it just kind of fell together.

Hexagons: The Crafts Meow ~ Thanks Be To Thee stamped with Hero Arts Wet Cement, Cornflower, and Lime Green
Sentiment & Die: Simon Says Stamp Memory Box Expressions For You Set EFY11

After I got it assembled it still looked like it was missing something because the background was just the white card stock so I decided to get out my Hero Arts Cornflower and my blending tool for the background.

I think I will call it a day :-)

Blessings to you!

Online Card Class Graphic Stamps

We are huge UGA fans! That's where I met my sweet, sweet husband and here in Georgia it is about SEC Football time so that was my motivation for this card. I was trying to figure out how to use some of the graphics stamps and incorporate the lesson on Day 3 using alphabet stamps and I remembered my Papertrey Ink Alphabet dies.

Stamps: Avery Elle ~ Rounded Diamonds stamped with Hero Arts Pale Tomato and Wet Cement and "Kissed" with Hero Arts S5507 (Envelope Pattern) using Memories Pigment Unicorn.
Go Dawgs: PaperTrey Ink Alphabet Die; covered with Glossy accents

A few sequins and dots scattered around.

Thanks for stopping by~

Online Card Class Days 7 & 8

I really enjoyed working with the Graphic Stamps. At first I didn't think I would have too much on hand to work with even though I do have the Avery Elle Rounded Diamonds Stamp Set which I LOVE. However, as I looked through my stash I found several that would work. So here they are.

Background: Mama Elephant ~Sunny Skies stamped with Hero Arts Pale Tomato, Hero Arts Cornflower, Hero Arts Butter Bar, Hero Arts Lime Green,and  Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe
"Flower": Avery Elle ~ Rounded Diamonds stamped with Hero Arts Cornflower, Cerulean, Punch, Pale Tomato, Green Hills, Lime Green, Butter Bar, and Soft Cantaloupe 
Sentiment: Avery Elle ~ Modern Leaves

Thanks so much for stopping by!

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you."
ISAIAH 54:10

Monday, August 11, 2014

Online Card Class Day 4

Here is what I did with Day 4 Online Card Class Stretch Your Stamps 2. (If you read my previous post, you will see that I haven gotten behind with my "lessons" so I am trying to play catch up and do the ones that are a little easier for me)

Background: Hero Arts S5654 Tweed Pattern, white embossed and distress inks
Spellbinders: Labels Fourteen
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL578 Good Friends

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you."
ISAIAH 54:10

Online Card Class Day 5

I am a little behind with my "lessons" for this wonderful online class. So you may see things a little out of sequence as I am trying catch up but work on the ones that seem a little easier for me.

Here is my attempt at Day 5 Easy Watercolor Outline & Debossing that Jennifer Rzasa demonstrated. (I left out the debossing part on my card).

If you remember from a previous post, I said that I didn't do watercoloring well. I had to try three times before I was satisfied with this. I guess practice does makes perfect ~ I still have a way to go with this technique though.

FLOWER STAMP: Penny Black 30-113 Petal Party
SENTIMENT: Hero Arts CL750 Butterfly and Flower
DISTRESS INK: Dusty Concord

ONLINE CARD CLASSES: Stretch Your Stamps 2
Thank you ever so much for stopping by!

"I pray that out of hos glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Online Card Class Day 2

I have had several jars of Ranger Perfect Pearls on hand but wasn't really sure how to use them. Well, after watching Jennifer McGuire's video I felt confident enough to try it. LOVED the technique she shared.

Here are my cards:

 With the first card I used a brand called Pearl Ex for the effect of the Perfect Pearls from Ranger. The background stamp is Impression Obsession Small Paisley. The sentiment is a die from WPlus9 ~ Season Sentiments Die.

The second card was made using the same background stamp only this time using Ranger Perfect Pearls Green Patina and Pewter. The heart is the die cut from the above card. Sentiment ~ WPlus9 ~ Season Sentiments Die.

Loving the Perfect Pearls but what I learned is that when you use embossing powder and Perfect Pearls it takes it a while to dry.

"He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to sand on the heights."
Psalm 18:33

Online Card Class ~ Stretch Your Stamps 2

I always love the inspiration given by the team of ladies who present and motivate us to think outside the box with these online card classes.

Most of Monday's class dealt with using watercolor backgrounds and I have really, really tried to work with watercolors BUT the two of us do not work well together :-( So after making several attempts again, I had to resort to the concepts of the class and not use the "watercolors".

Here are a couple of cards I made from Day 1:

If you are interested in being a part of the online card classes, it is not too late to sign up.

"I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." PSALM 16:8