Sunday, December 30, 2012

COF challenge for December

For our December challenge, we wish to "SNOW" you our winter inspired Crafter of Faith cards!

COF sisters: Create a card/project using a snowy-winter theme and "ring in the new year with glitter and bling!" Your winter/snow card creation should reflect the beauty of the gift of the season - snow, winter, snowflakes, etc and include bling and glitter to ring in the joy of what will be

Here are some other Crafter of Faith blogs you can check out:
1. Carolina -Cardolina Scrapolina
2. LizW - Right Brained Madness
3. Mary Rose Mary Rose Cafe
4. Jackie - Kreatewithme2
5. LizD - crafts4thesoul
6. Sharon - ScrappingMum
7. Jeanette
8. Darlene According to Bijou
9. Lorie
10. Carol Lost in my craft room
11. Kadie InMyMindsEye
12. Tami Blueinksdesign
13. Barb - Inkinintoretirement
14. April - April'sAlley
15. Marsha Stamping Down South
16. Kelly - Sandcastle Stamper

I used the embossing resist technique on my card. On white cardstock, I stamped the snowflake images (from Stampin' Up) with Versamark. I embossed with clear and white embossing powder. I sponged on baja breeze and pacific point ink around the snowflakes. I punched the snowflakes from white and pacific point paper and wrote the 2013 on them. For the glitter and bling, I added rhinestones and glittery ribbon.

Thursday, December 27, 2012


I finally arrived back at home after a busy week of Christmas holidays at my parents home. It's hard being away from the stamp room, so it was great to get going again on some challenges for the week. This one is for the Word Art Wednesday challenge making use of this wonderful quote from Helen Keller. I did some embossing on this card and then brayed colored ink over the embossed areas. May the Light guide us into this new year, and may our faith stand  firm against the unrighteous and the victory be the Lord's.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WAW58 and CR84FN68

Because it is December and I am short on time especially in my stamp room, I combined the WAW58 challenge with the CR84FN68 challenge. The scripture is the WAW verse this week and the colors are from the CR84FN challenge: burgandy, gray, and ivory. I stamped some flowers in sahara sand over the verse, and I also used platinum ink rubbed over the embossed area of the burgandy background. I added punched gray leaves and burgandy paper roses the edges of the nestabilities shapes.

Friday, December 7, 2012

WAW and WT404 favorites

Using the scripture from the Word Art Wednesday download this week, I also designed this card with some of  my favorite things (for the WT404 challenge--embossing, scripture, punches, and bling. I stamped some brown leaves onto the textured background which gives them a very subtle look. This scripture is one used so often at Stewardship times in churches, but I think it is a great verse that goes from our sense of Thanksgiving into our spirit of sharing our blessings at Christmas. I read the children's book The Quiltmaker's Gift to my 4 years at preschool yesterday. It is a beautiful story of a king who requires his kingdom to bring him a gift twice a year. Everyone did such yet he never seemed happy, even with a castle full of beautiful things. He hears of a quiltmaker who makes beautiful quilts. She had never given the king one, because she only gave her quilts to the poor and needy.She refused to make one for the king. This upset the king and after trying to imprison her without much success, he asked her what must he do for her to make him a quilt. She finally agreed that for every gift he gave to someone else, she would add a square of fabric and when it was complete, she would give him a quilt. At first the king found this a difficult task, but after finding the joy it brought to others, the joy began to spill over to his own sense of joy. After some time he had given everyone in his kingdom a gift, so he then went outside of his kingdom to continue giving gifts to others. He would send a sparrow to the quiltmaker to inform her that he had given another gift away. When he was down to the last gift, the quiltmaker realized this was going to be her last visit from the sparrow, so she finished up the quilt and took it to the king. The king rejoiced and told her that he really was not poor at all but rich from the joy that this had brought to him. Peace and Joy are priceless and are the other side of the blessings when we share instead of hoard.