Sunday, September 29, 2013

Crafters of Faith September Blog Challenge

Kelly made it a simple challenge this month for our Crafters of Faith  blog challenge, to pick a favorite scripture. Since October will soon arrive and it is Breast Cancer awareness month, I think Jeremiah 29:11 offers much hope to us all no matter what circumstances we find ourselves. I used a little embossing on the edges with a Darcie border folder and repeated it to make it a double pattern. I added pearls in between the scallops, added a diecut vine from design paper and some beautiful hand made paper roses, that were a special birthday surprise from my cyber friend, Marilynn McGroot. How talented she is! I mounted this onto a soft pink card base. I plan to take part in the Hope You Can Cling To challenges over on SplitcoastStampers that happen daily during October and hopefully will have at least 30 cards or more to mail to MD Anderson. The cards for those challenges restrict us from using religious or scriptural items on them, so I was so happy to get to do one with a scripture of hope on it. I will be sending it to a very special friend. 

House Mouse Monochrome

This is for the House Mouse challenge using MONOCHROME as the theme. I used toffee crunch ink (Memento)  and light brown papers with this. The diecut frame is from Spellbinders, and the border punch is Martha Stewart.


I decided combining these two stamps from ODBD would be a great message that Christ is the light of the world. I freehanded my sentiment on this. It was a great chance to be creative with the anything goes challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


This is for the FTTC239  challenge to build it with dots. I had never tried this before so not sure my technique work is all that great on this. The rose if from Flourishes, the verse is from Paper Inspirations. The embossing border is from Darice. That melon mambo is a little bold to photograph and doesn't come out just right.

Friday, September 20, 2013

CCEE338 and CFC115

I did this card for two challenges this week. The CCEE338 challenge this week was to do a one layer card. The challenge for the CAS-ual Friday challenge was to use fall colors and a leaf. I used some leaves from Inkadinkado and a sentiment from Verve. I love Ecclesiastes in the Bible and fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year to me. I love the beautiful colors of fall.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


This is the beautiful scripture offered today on the WordArt Wednesday blog today. I find adding scripture to my cards to be very uplifting to those who receive them. These words were sung at a funeral I attended this past week of a young mother who died two days after giving birth to a new son. I will be sending this card to the young woman's aunt, who is my friend.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

FTTC237 make an impression

The challenge was to use some dry embossing or stenciling. I used one of my Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folders (actually only half of one). I rubbed over it with peanut brittle ink onto the soft suede cardstock. The strip of Christmas dp is from Basic Grey, and the added stripe of silver chrome paper did not photograph so well. The tree is from a wonderful old favorite Flourish tree set of mine. I added rhinestone holly and stones as tree decorations. Check out the challenge and sneak peek going on here at Flourishes.

Friday, September 6, 2013


The challenge for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge this week was to "double the ribbon. I used an organdy ribbon and a taffeta ribbon on this card. The stamp is the orchid set from Flourishes and I colored it with copic markers. I'm getting a late start on this challenge due to computer issues but now I'm back in business.