Sometimes, it's just fun to do a little coloring. In this case, a brand new set of Copics needed to be played with- fun! I also grabbed a little chipboard for the sentiment- something I never think to do. I see everyone else add chipboard to their cards, and never remember to do it for my own. All in all, a very simple card, but I liked it.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
“You crown the year with your bounty,
and your carts overflow with abundance.
The grasslands of the desert overflow;
the hills are clothed with gladness.
The meadows are covered with flocks
and the valleys are mantled with grain;
they shout for joy and sing.” Ps 95:11-13
I love Spring. No kidding, I mean my spirit is lifted, my heart refreshed, my demeanor brightened by the the leaves that are popping out, the flowers that are blooming. There is something about the dead, bare, desolate winter that is taxing to my soul….and something about Spring that is a balm to my Spirit.
This week, your challenge is so simple. Grab your camera and go outdoors. Take a few pictures of the new growth, and enjoy the creative mind of the Artist who sends Spring annually. Notice the colors, shapes and brushstrokes He creates with, and praise Him for the diversity. If you feel led, come back and use this as your prompt. Create a project in your album, art journal, or whatever, that praises the God of Spring. Enjoy!
Scripture of the Week is a regular feature of A Faith Perspective, the faith booking blog sponsored by Scrapbook News and Review.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This is a very simple version of a spinner card, but it's the first I'd ever made. This was for a tutorial in the Feb issue of Scrapbook News and Review. We have a fun series called Fabulous Folds that gives you 3 fun card folds, step by step, every month. What a great way to spice up your card making, huh?
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I'm doing this on Sunday to get ready for my week...and I have to tell you- this is the perfect card to show you. You know it was 70 degrees and sunny on Friday? Did you know there was 10" of snow on the ground Saturday? Crazy, huh? First day of Spring, and our snow fall has turned to ice storm...yuck. I sure hope your Spring has been more Spring-y!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
''For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. "
I know, most people think of this as a Christmas passage, and here we are- almost Easter. But, here's an interesting bit of trivia for you: Did you know that when a king rode into town in biblical times, the animal he rode upon had significance? If he was riding a horse, he came to conquer. If he came on a donkey, he came in peace. Now, what did Jesus ride on Palm Sunday?
Now, let me ask you this- what do you picture when I say the word peace? Is it a person? Place? Has you life been so filled with battle, that you can't even picture it? Take some time, this week, and try. Picture "peace" in your head. For me, it would be a tropical beach. This is the setting where I have known the greatest peace. Now, add that picture to a project. Jesus is the Prince of Peace- so take that image of peace, and give it over to Him.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Here's another one of my early ATC's...I say early because as fun as this is- it only sorta looks like what my ATC style is evolving into. This one was for a spotlight we did on Stamping Bella Stamps...dang, I love this stamp! I love the sassy, musical quiality...fun, isn't she?
BTW, looking for a use for those smootches you bought, cause the container was just too cute? I gave bella a cute little pearl necklace with mine.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I haven't shown you a layout in a dog's life. Yes, I still make them, lol. I made this one to remember God's hand taking care of us in a special way. A couple of month's ago, my DSis, Care, passed out one morning and needed to go to the ER. It turned out to be an allergic reaction, but I can tell you, I was scared. I love that we can use our scrapping to process through our not so positive times, too- don't you? After all, albums that are all sunny and rosey just aren't real life, are they?
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Col 3:17
We all have things in our lives we'd really rather not do. What's yours? Come on, be honest. What is it that you know you should do, that you just dread? Does your attitude reflect it? Here's a simple way to know the answer to that question- do the other people in your life know that you hate it? If they can see from your attitude that you despise that activity, you're not doing it in the name of Jesus.
Here's your challenge this week. It's 2 part and I'm going to make it short, sweet, but not so easy. Name the one thing you dread most, and do it for Jesus, in the name of Jesus. Do a project that names your dread, give it over to Jesus, and pledge yourself to this verse.
Simple verse. Hard lifetime of learning to apply it, huh? Good luck.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Did I mention my new love for ATC's? No? I love ATC's. Seriously, such a wonderful size to break out the supplies for- I can often squeeze one in just for play in the evenings. Wonderful!
This was my very first one, so be gentle in your critiques. Made it a few months ago for SNR's review of Darkroom Door Stamps....I LOVE Darkroom Door stamps! The background is alcohol ink on glossy cardstock. After you have the stripes and color comination you're looking for- sprinkle blending solution over the top to create waterdrops. Chasing these drops around with your heating gun makes them more pronounced.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I thought I'd show you a card from the Jan issue of SNR. This was from a mfg spotlight- Catslife PRess. I love their stamps!! These are rubber, and stamp like a dream. And, Susan is a dear to work with- totally love them!
Anyway- I thought you might enjoy the taste of Spring. This has Flowersoft added on the tree for a Cherry Blossom effect. It cheered me up!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
"For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant." Heb 9:15
Easter is coming, and with it, rememberences of Christ's sacrifice for us. Sacrifice- now there's a word we just don't hear very often, anymore. We don't sacrifice, we buy, grow, add things to our collections. We rarely do without much, do we?
This week, your challenge is to think of something you have sacrificed in the past, or are willing to sacrifice now. Not forever, but how about a season? It's Lent, it's the perfect time for a sacrificial rememberance. Consider scrapping a page, adding a page to your art journal, or writing out a prayer that dedicates this sacrifice to God and His glory.
You might be suprised at how much giving up something can add to you.
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Monday, March 1, 2010
The latest issue of Scrapbook News and REview has published...and we're so excited. Every month gets better and better...and this month is no exception. We have great art, wonderful ideas, tons of techniques to teach youi...not to mention great columns and articles. Are you a scrapper? We've got you covered! Card maker- oh yeah! Stamper? Digi? Yup and yup!
Be sure to stop by and take a look!! Scrapbook News and Review
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
"let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Heb 10:25b
I don't know about where you live, but it is the doldrums of winter, here. It's still grey and cold and everything is dead...and it's tiring. I'm ready for some life, some color. And, I'm not the only one, either. All around, people are drudging through, plowing on, hoping to make it. We only have a few more weeks, but that can seem like forever, when all you've been looking at for months at a time is dead grass and dead trees.
This week, I want to encourage you to be an encouragement. Is there someone in your life- spouse, child, friend- who could use an uplifting word? Is there someone you could make a card for, and encourage that way? Is there someone that could use a bit of prayer support? we are called, by God, to stand united together...Let's be an encouragement, one to the other...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Alright, when you've neglected the blog so long that your mother calls demanding a "proof of life" conversation it might be time to upload something, lol. Here's a card that I did for Alluring Impressions. The stamps I had were the instraments, and I thought they complimented the hymnal page wonderfully. Here's a fun idea for paper- check out you local used book store, Goodwill, or library used book sale table for fun old volumes. It may go against your nature to tear up a book- but they make great accents on your pages!!
Friday, January 22, 2010
With CHA coming up, people are looking for sneaks and previews all over. But, would you love to find all of the major company sneak peaks in one easy to use location? We thought that would be cool, too- so we compiled them for you.
Come on over and take a look- and while you're there, be sure to take a look around. There are many boards on the internet- and some are really great resources. But, let's be honest- some are mean and scary places. You never know what not to say, or what's going to cause the next drama. Our forums are a whole different world then that. We treat people with respect, and that runs through our entire forum. It is a fun, informative place to be filled with kind and friendly people. We invite you to join us.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
This little guy may just be hanging out, but doesn't he look all sophisticated in his black and white? This is another simple card, but, again, sometimes less is more. The bird on here is embossed in white to make him pop, and the layers of black and white make a striking combination.
To see more art from the GCD event on Scrapbook NEws and Review, please visit here.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
This is a simple card, but when you have all that glitz and glam from the paper, who needs more? You might not be able to see it well, but this paper is covered in glitter! Each of these butterflies sparkles like a gem. This card is proof that a lovely card can be whipped up quickly, and still be a joy!
To see more art from the GCD Event on Scrapbook News and Review, please visit here.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Supplies Cardstock: American Craft; Vintage Photo: Web; Stickers: Scenic Route; Stamp: Alluring Impressions; Ink: Ranger; Brad: Spare Parts; Other: Cork
Here is another card for the fun Alluring Impressions Event at Scrapbook Nwws and Review Magazine. I love the bulletin board look of this one...and the vinatge car, too. The cork on this is real, and gives a great texture.
For more inspiration from this event, check here.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Phil 4:8
I've been on vacation for the last week, and enjoying myself immensely. Nothing too fancy, no grand destinations, no grand plans- and that was the predesigned beauty of it all. Just a chance to rest and recharge. Last night, I chose to rent a movie that most of my preschool class has seen...one that was marketed to the younger crowd. I won't name any names, that's not the point. What is? I watched this movie, and was appalled at the language and off color jokes. I walked away with this verse in my head. Do we apply it to our tv viewing? movies? video games?
Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not perfect. I have what I call bubblegun shows- no point, very little plot, but they're fun. But they are also the type of shows that you don't think about again. I'm still thinking about the movie from last night. My plea, this week, is an encouragement- do you moniter your video intake...for yourself, and your children? As you are monitering it for your children, do you explain to them why they are not watching a certain show--what you find questionable? Some day, they will be making these choices, on their own. Are you training them to make wise choices?
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Bad Blogger! I confess, December really got away from me! No, I haven't abandoned my blog, lol...here I am! One of my resolutions is definitely going to need to be the blog, huh?
This week, I'm going to show you a couple of projects from Alluring Impressions. This was a special event hosted by Scrapbook News and Review Magazine a bit ago, but the wonderful inspiration, and classes, are still veiwable here.
Supplies Cardstock: American Craft; Map: Readers Digest; Stamps: Alluring, Heidi Swapp, My Favorite Things; Ink: Ranger, Distress Inks; Perfect PEarls: Ranger; Embossing Powder: Ranger; Other: String