Wednesday, February 27, 2013
As you read this post, I will be helping lead music on an Emmaus weekend. Please pray for the team that leads this weekend, the ladies who will be the participants, and their families as they are away
. Embrace your weaknesses, because they are God's unique gifts to us that we can use that bring only glory to God (thanks, Carla McDougal, for that awesome insight). He magnifies in ways that only He can, and gives us power over the weak spots! God is so good and His love endures forever.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Some challenges are just so fun. I checked out Joan's TLC challenge this morning to see that it was to use circles. That reminded me of the CCEE challenge this week to use "C" things on your card. Does a retired kindergarten teacher's mind just run this way?? I quickly categorized all the "c" things I could think of here.
Coral, cocoa, cardstock, circles, Cuttlebug (tool used for embossing), checkerboard pattern on the embossing, chevron strip in celery, rich Cocoa ink, carrots and the image was colored with Copic markers.
The stamps were from Flourishes.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Timeless Tuesday Challenges over at Flourishes every week. I work on Tuesdays and although I don't get these done on Tuesday very often, I try my best to participate every week. This week the challenge was RED, one of my favorite colors to work with. Lately I have been having fun stamping one layer cards, using mostly stamping for the card. For this one layered card I pulled out two of some old favorites of mine from Flourishes. I sponged part of the front and then used these silhouetted tulips and for the other side I stamped some pretty red lace.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
This really is a quick and easy card, although it doesn't look like it. I used a background stamp and cross stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs on a white piece of cardstock that the edge I embossed with a new embossing folder I had ordered last week. It is by Darice. I stamped another cross onto a smaller white piece of cardstock and diecut it with the matching diecut. Haven't diecuts simplified our lives? I just love them.
I added a rhinestone to the middle and loved the results. I have made a dozen more of this same card (which is something I seldom do because I get bored reproducing the same card) to use for the letters I am writing to some pilgrims on an Emmaus weekend. The ink used was teal deal from Memento. It is a beautiful color.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I had a rough day, and didn't get much stamping in, but did print out this scripture offered on the Wordart Wednesday blog today for their wonderful weekly challenge. I got out a few of my spellbinder diecuts to make some shapes to use, stamped some flowers from Verve, cut them out, and glued them on. May your Valentines Day be filled with God's love and hoping that you have lots of opportunities to pass it on to others!!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Crazy for Challenges was for this week. It is to do a Valentine not using reds and pinks. I so loved the blue and brown combo used in the challenge for the Free For All Challenge on Friday, that I just had to use that color combo. I embossed some kraft paper for the top portion of my card. Stamped a lace border on the bottom portion out of Baja Breeze ink and I mistakingly threw away the packaging on that lace border set when I put it in a box for well keeping. I punched the lacey dp heart with a paper punch and the blue dp with a diecut. I added the light blue ribbon and stamped on the sentiment which is from an old SU set.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Creative Bellie Challenge, which was to make use of rhinestones.