2014 Life Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Oldie But Goodies Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to our Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop! We'll be featuring many of our older but still fabulous stamp sets during the hop!

Each day we will have a tutorial and samples for your inspiration.


Follow
along from April 22-24 for your chance to win the
 Oldie But Good  Stamp set of
 YOUR CHOICE. 

One
winner will be chosen. Just leave a comment. Each day you can leave a comment
on each blog to increase your chance of winning!


April 22- Flowers With Watercolors

April 23-Stand By Your Man Explosion Card

April 24-Holidays Candy Holder
Today's Tutorial is by  Sue and you can find it 



This shows the inside of the card when opened. 

Thanks for joining us for our hop this week.  Here is the list of blogs you need to visit along the h Thrifty
Toni
                     Emily  you are here!

Make sure to stop in a see each one for some eye candy.  Thank you for stopping by today and God bless.

Clear It Out Challenge #24

Good Morning.  Thanks for joining me today.  Since it's Tuesday, that means a new challenge at Clear It Out.  

We have a fun one this week.  We want to see ANIMALS and STRIPED PAPER on your projects.  

Our sponsor this week  is:
                               Meljen's Designs :: Digital Stamps by Melissa Jenkins



Back in January, Scrapbooking Made Simple had a fabulous offer going.  10 Spellbinders Die set made for  the Creatopia by Xyron for $25.  I ordered one set and finally received them this week.  I used one of them to make this card.  I love that shape which is called  "Frame 6".  

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I'm so glad that you did.  I have a funeral to go to this morning and then another viewing and funeral on Thursday and Friday.  It's been a rough month for my family. Three deaths in 40 days.  Please keep us in your prayers.  Y'all are always in mine. :)  Have a blessed day.

Recipe:
Image: Love Birds from Meljen's
Sentiment: Gina K Eclectic Summer Sayings
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (card base), Recollections, Neenah Solar White
Papers: Recollections
Brads: Recollections
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Dies Frames 6, Tim Holtz Craft Pick, Pop Dots, Inking Tool

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #192

Happy Tuesday!  Today we have a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.    Our challenge this week is "Lots of Sparkle" and we have a great sponsor this week:

Sassy Studio Designs

You can find some amazing images in their store.  



I went with a blue and orange scheme for this card. I like those two colors together and I don't use it alot.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope y'all have a great day and God bless y'all.

Recipe:
Image: Masquerade by Sassy Studio Designs
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Glitter Gel Pens
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (Card base), Recollections
Paper: DCWV
Roses: Handmade 
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Hot Glue Gun, Homemade Glimmer Mist, Quilling Tool, X-cut Scalloped Die, Cuttlebug, Glossy Accents

Challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room--#146 Flowers
Just Us Girls--#237 Color Challenge: Blue, Orange, Neutral
Sweet Stampin'--Lots of Layers

Sketch With a Twist Challenge #95

Good Morning Friends.  Thank you for stopping by today.  We have a new challenge for you at Sketch With a Twist over at Mark's Finest Papers ning site. You do have to join the group if you want to play along with our challenge, but that's very simple to do.

Our challenge this week, of course, is a sketch.  The twist is "Create a card with an image of something you can find in a garden." 

Here's this week's sketch:
                                                 





I used the stamp set "Friends" that was released in March of this year.  You can find it here.

Thank you for stopping by today.  We are also having a blog hop this week.  You have a chance to win a stamp set from MFP of your choice is you hop along.  Please see my previous post for the blog hop list.  I hope y'all have a wonderful day.  God bless.

Recipe:
Image and Sentiment: MFP's "Friends" stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Gina K Ivory, Darice Light Yellow, Neenah Solar White
Paper: DCWV White Fern 6x6 paper pad
Ribbon: Wright Company Disney Princess Ribbon
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Chromatix Alcohol Ink Pens (for coloring)

Mark's Finest Paper's Oldie But A Goodie Blog Hop





Welcome to our Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop! We'll be featuring many of our older but still fabulous stamp sets during the hop!

Each day we will have a tutorial and samples for your inspiration.


Follow along from April 22-24 for your chance to win the Oldie But Good  Stamp set of YOUR CHOICE. One winner will be chosen. Just leave a comment. Each day you can leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning!
April 22- Flowers With Watercolors
April 23-Stand By Your Man Explosion Card
April 24-Holidays Candy Holder




 
 
For my Oldies But Goodies stamp set, I used the 2014 set called Camellia.  I don't have too many stamp sets from MFP, but I love this one.  I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper, colored them with watercolors and then cut them out.  I also created a watercolor background for these beautiful flowers.  

Please hop to these designer's blogs:
                       Emily  (you are here)
 Vickie 


Thank you so much for joining us along this hop.  Make sure to stop at every blog and leave my DT sisters some love.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Flowers

Hi there again.  I just wanted to blog the other card I made today.  I am getting ready to go to a fish fry at my church.  We have been doing this for the past couple of years and it is fantabulous.  Tomorrow we have a service for Good Friday then on Sunday we gather together at 8:30 am for communion service to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and then have breakfast together.  What a wonderful weekend.

Here's the card I created:
I used an image from Delicious Doodles to create this card.  I was hoping to enter their challenge, but I missed it by a few hours.  I love Teri's frame images.  They are all so beautiful.

Thanks again for stopping by today.  I hope y'all have a wonderful day and God bless.

Recipe:
Image: Delicious Doodles  Daisy Fram
Sentiment: Mine
Coloring Medium: BIC Markers
Cardstock: Darice, Neenah Solar White
Papers: American Crafts
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Cutterbee Scissors, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Xron Sticker Maker

Challenges:
Cards Galore--Use your favorite colors (pink, black and green)
Sweet Sketch--#215
Through the Purple Haze--#37 Anything Goes
Color Throwdown--#288 (the gray is in the daisies)
Fab n Funky--#212 Flower Power
The Paper Shelter--Spring

Springtime is FINALLY Here

Happy Thursday, friends.  It's a beautiful day here in NE PA.  I hope y'all are enjoying beautiful weather too.

I've been working in my craft room today and have created a couple of cards for challenges and two cards for a blog hop that is coming up with Mark's Finest Papers.

Here's one of the challenge cards:
I am so happy to be using Springtime colors.  And then to be able to look outside and see the trees budding, see the soft winds blowing.  What a wonderful sight.  And so fitting with this weekend. The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus, a new birth, a new beginning.  That's what Spring represents to me.  A new beginning. A resurrection of plants, dead throughout the winter, rising again to bloom with the creativity of a wonderful Lord.  Even the land blooms forth in praises.  What a great season.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I am so thankful that you took time out of your schedule to stop in. Have a wonderful spring day and God bless.

Recipe:
Image: Spring Basket (From the Heart)
Sentiment: Mine
Coloring Medium:Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Glitter and Gel pens
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (card base) Colorbok, Neenah Solar White
Papers: American Crafts
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun

Challenges:
From the Heart--April Challenge
Sunflowerfields--April Challenge--Spring
Inkspirational--#54 Sketch Challenge

You're the Sweetest

Hello again.  I got another card made so I thought I would share it.  

Aren't those cute little rain boots?   I wouldn't mind having a pair like this.  This image is from Imagine That.  They also have a cute frog pair.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope y'all have a great night.  God bless.

Recipe:
Image and Sentiment: Imagine That by Kris
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, BIC Markers
Cardstock: Colorbok, Neenah Solar White
Paper: Heidi Grace, Harper's Bazzar (The Paper Studio), Snap (Simple Stories)
Pearls: Recollections
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Lacy Circles, Spellbinders Classic Circles, Glue Dots, Cutterbee Scissors

Challenges:
Imagine That--#19 April Progressive Challenge
Ladybug Crafts--Anything Goes
Bearly Mine--April Spring Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut--Patterned Paper
Pink Gem Challenge--#117 Spring
All Sorts--#254 Spring Blossoms
Sweet Stampin'--Flowers
Ooh La La Creations--#154 Spring
The Crazy Challenge--#169 Spring
Creative Card Crew--Spring

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

White on White Birthday Card

Good Morning.  Yep, it's Humpday and it's cold here this morning.  It even snowed a bit yesterday.  I can't believe the change in the weather.  Monday it was 70 degrees and last night it was 27.  Unreal.

I was able to get a card done last night that fits the challenge at Seize the Birthday.  The challenge is to create a white on white birthday card.  I don't usually make these types of cards, but I like this one.


Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  I truly appreciate it.  I hope y'all have a great day.  God bless.

Recipe:
Sentiment: The Stamps of Life
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Anna Griffin--Rose
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Pearls: Recollections
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Spellbinders Classic Squares, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Squares, Cuttlebug, Darice Papillion Embossing Folder, Glue Dots

Challenges:
Seize the Birthday--White on White
Sketch Saturday--#305
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenges--Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays--#202 Embossing
Crafty Sentiments--Lots of White
Ladybug Crafts Ink--White on White
Party Time Tuesday--#168 Die Cuts

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge

Hello Friends.  Thanks for joining me today.  Today starts a new challenge at The Crafter's Cafe.  Thank you for joining us for our last challenge.  We had some wonderful entries.  Make sure to check the blog and see if you are one of the winners.

Our challenge this round is "CAS".  Now, I'm not very good with CAS cards.  I like the stuff.  But, I was able to come up with a card that I like that doesn't have all the stuff.

We have a wonderful sponsor this round:








Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope maybe we will see one of your creations on the blog for this challenge.

Recipe:
Image: Daisy Birdbath by A Day 4 Daisies
Sentiment: The Stamps of Life
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Antique Linen, Anna Griffin's Pink
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol
Cardstock: Colorbok, Neenah Solar White
Papers: 7 Gypsies
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Coluzzles Circle Cutter, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Circles Dies, The Stamps of Life Die, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Inking Tool



Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #173

Good Morning.  Being that today is Wednesday, that means a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges.  Our theme this week is to USE ICE CREAM COLORS/FLAVORS.

We have two great sponsors this week:


who has generously offered three (3) digis to the winner,  and



who is offering a $10 GC to be used for the following designers: Ali Peeps, Stitchy Bear and My Heart Pieces.

I used a Stitchy Bear Image to create my card.

I wasn't quite sure how to incorporate the theme using a wine barrel, but the more I looked at it and realized there were strawberries in the image I knew what I would do.  My colors/flavors are Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla and Pistachio. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope y'all have a great day and God bless.

Recipe:
Image: Wine Barrel from Stitchy Bear
Sentiment: Fiskar's
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, BIC Markers, Glitter Pens
Cardstock: Darice, Neenah Solar White
Papers: TPS
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Inking Tool

Simple Salutations at Mark's Finest Papers Challenge #93

Hello Friends.  Thanks for joining me on this beautiful Wednesday morning.  As we gear up for the most wonderful holiday of all, Easter, most of the challenges out there are Easter themed.  For us Christians, Easter is a very special day.  It's not about the bunnies, or the chocolate, egg hunts, baskets or even the new dresses and shoes.  Easter is about the most wonderful gift ever given to anyone.  The gift of God's only son, Jesus.  He was given as a love gift and for our salvation.  The blood that was shed on Good Friday worked it's miracle on Easter Morning.  I am so thankful for that gift.

So, since our challenge theme for Simple Salutations this week is Easter/Spring, I had to make a card representing the true meaning of Easter.

Yes, my friends, He is Risen, indeed.  You will not find Him in a tomb.  He is alive and sitting at the right hand of God the Father, interceding on our behalf.  Praise the Lord!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I pray y'all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Recipe:
Image and Sentiment: Easter 2014 set by MFP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, Black--Recollections
Ribbon: My stash
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Pop Dots, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals, Darice Embossing Folder

DS4J Challenge #91

Hey, Hey...Do you know what day it is?  Nope, it's a new challenge day at Digital Stamps 4 Joy...LOL.  I bet you thought I was going to say "Hump Day" right?  

This challenge round is "Easter/Spring".   We would prefer you to use a DS4J image, but you aren't required to.  But, remember, in order to win the DT Choice prize,  you do need to use a DS4J image. You can find tons in the store.


What would you do if you answered the door and found this cute little fella on your door step? Kierstynne would want to keep him for a pet. LOL

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope you enjoyed this little Easter card.  Maybe I will see one of your projects on the blog for this challenge.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Recipe:
Image: Bunny Knocks by Margy
Sentiment: Handwritten by me
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Glitter Pens
Ink: Distress Ink by Tim Holtz in Vintage Photo
Cardstock: Colorbok
Paper: K and Co., Studio G
Rose: Handmade by me
Eyelets: Recollections
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, 5 Petal Flower Punch by EK Success, Quilling Tool, Eyelet Setter from Fiskar's, Black Zig Pen, Hot Glue Gun, Inking Tool

Challenges:
Frosted Designs--Handwriting and Ink
Cupcake Inspiration--Bunnies on the Grass
Crafting from the Heart--Use Yellow
Fantastic Tuesday--#31 Use Pastel Colors
Oldie But a Goodie--#Easter
Papertake Weekly--Easter
Mod Squad--Spring Colors

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sketch with a Twist at Mark's Finest Papers Challenge #94

Happy Wednesday, Friends.  Thanks for joining me today.  We have a new challenge over at Sketch with a Twist at Mark's Finest Papers.  If you have never joined us, you will have to join the ning site in order to access the challenge.  If you do, there are lots of fun things to do on the site.  And if you join in the challenges, you have a chance to win some really beautiful stamps.

Here's the sketch for this week:


There is always a twist with our sketches and this week it's Easter or Spring.  You can twist the sketch, add embellishments, but make sure we can see the basic sketch on your card.

I did a bit of a different Easter card for this challenge.  I decided to go with an unusual color scheme.  I'm kinda tired of all the pastels already. After about a month of making Easter cards, I'm ready for something different.  I get the same way with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope y'all will consider joining us at MFP for some fabulous challenges.  Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Recipe:
Image: Easter stamp set by MFP
Sentiment: Easter stamp set by MFP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Cardstock: Recollections, Neenah Solar White
Papers: American Crafts
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Ovals dies, Inking Tool

Clear It Out Challenge #23

Good Morning.  It's a beautiful Tuesday here in Northeast PA.  The weather has been beautiful.  I actually had to turn on the fan last night because it got rather warm in the middle of the night.  Yeah!! I'm so excited.  As long as it doesn't get too hot, too fast, I'm good.

Today starts a new challenge at Clear It Out.  Our challenge this week is "Pastels/Brads" and "Easter" themed.  Our sponsor this week is:



The images in this shop are so cute.  I love them.


Here's my cute little Easter bunny card.  Guess what I forgot to add?  Yep, that's right.  Brads.  LOL.  But I got the pastels part right. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  I truly appreciate it.  I hope maybe to see some of y'all's creations over at CIO this week.  Have a wonderful day and God bless y'all.

Recipe:
Images: Digital Delights
Sentiment: MFP
Coloring Medium: Crayola Colored Pencils/Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Glitter Pens
Cardstock: Pink--Recollections, Green--Stampin' Up, White: Neenah Solar White
Papers: Recollections, American Crafts
Tools: Fiskar's Trimmer, ATG Gun, Cutterbee Scissors, Pop Dots, Xron Sticker Maker

Crazy 4 Challenges--#231 Eggs
Hiding in My Craftroom--#145 Use Scraps
Kitty B--#21 Easter
Card Mania--#64 Easter
Craft Your Passion--#209 Bunnies, Chicks, Eggs
Craftin' Desert Divas--#29 Color Challenge