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

Monday, March 30, 2015

Challenge: Pastels

I absolutely love these Penny Black Flowers and this sweet, sweet Simon Says Stamp. This is my second go at this design and I used much softer colors on this one.

I will be entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Pastels

Flowers: Penny Black ~ Petal Party
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp Blessed
Die: Penny Black Petals

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me." ~ Erma Bombeck

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sizzix Tim Holtz Embossing Diffusers

I have had this Sizzix Tim Holtz Embossing Diffusers set for quite a while and had not used them. I decided to "google" it since I really didn't have a clue as to where to begin. Thank goodness for YouTube and Jennifer McGuire ! You can check out her other amazing creations on her blog here.

I fell in love with this Floral embossing folder by the Paper Studio that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

It is really hard to tell from the photos but the one above was used with the smaller diffuser in the center and the Floral embossing folder so that when I ran it through only part of the Floral embossing folder was raised. I then ran it back through using the larger diffuser with a different embossing folder because the background looked too plain without some texture. (I know this sounds really confusing so watch Jennifer's YouTube on this.)

 For the one below I used a different embossing folder and the larger diffuser which left the center smooth. I stamped the flower from my new Technique Tuesday Cosmo Clear stamp ~ love those flowers! Kind of the same effect as the one above yet different.

Okay ~ too much technical information ~

Thank you ever so much for stopping by. Hope you are having a glorious day!

"Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they are there."

Friday, March 6, 2015

You Are Amazing

I love this Lawn Fawn stamp set and Verve Sentiment. I was inspired by Debby Hughes.

Sentiment: Verve ~ So Fluttery
Flowers: Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows
Die: Lawn Cuts ~ "Our Friendship Grows Set"
Butterflies: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Spellbinders: Scalloped Rectangles
Background: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Looks like we might be warming up here in South Georgia ~ Hallelujah. I actually saw a bloom on one of my azaleas. Spring ~ we have missed you ~ Welcome Home!

"Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content."
Philippians 4:11

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Have Faith

I was totally inspired by this card from Judy Jung on Penny Black Blog.  So I totally cased it.

I used a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the background. I ran it through my Vagabond using Penny Black Petals die. The flowers are Penny Black Stamp: Petal Party.  I used my Cuttlebug folder with little tiny dots for the embossed background. (One of my "go to" embossing folders!)

And I LOVE my Simon Says Stamp set BLESSED. The sentiment is from that set.

Hope you are in a warm, dry place!

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15