Monday, March 27, 2017

Designer Tee

Today's card was made using a Sizzix folding card die. Also used were a Darice Cherry Blossom EF and the Stampin' Up Designer Tee die. Glitter pens colored in the design on the shirt.


Coloring done with a glitter pen:



 I am entering this card in the following hallenges ending:

Mar 29 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #1
Mar 29 Crafty Catz Challenge - AG 3E #2
Mar 31 Come and Get It Challenge - Spring 3E #2
Mar 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE
Mar 31 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Mar 31 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 31 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #2
Apr 01 Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge - For a Female 3E #2
Apr 02 Simon Says Challenge - Things with Wings 5E #1
Apr 06 Crafty Cardmakers - Spring UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.


Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


The Old Rugged Cross

Today's card was a lot of fun to make, and it was made for a sweet woman pastor friend of mine for her birthday. I scanned the Old Rugged Cross hymn from an old hymnal I have had for years and used it as an image for the card. My friend's house is decorated in blue and yellow, so this is the color palate that was used.

These tools were used:

Spellbinders:  Spiral Blossom One and Foliage dies
Sue Wilson:  Trailing Ivy die
EK Success:  Five Petal Flower and Butterfly punches
Half Pearls
Ribbon


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Mar 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Mar 29 Crafty Catz Challenge - AG 3E #1
Mar 31 Come and Get It Challenge - Spring 3E #1
Mar 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE
Mar 31 Butterfly Challenge - Night Sky Blue and a Repeat 3E #1
Mar 31 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Mar 31 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 31 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #1
Apr 01 Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge - For a Female 3E #1
Apr 01 Ribbon Girl Challenge - Ribbon + Any Image UE
Apr 02 Simon Says Challenge - Things with Wings 5E #1
Apr 06 Crafty Cardmakers - Spring UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.


Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monochromatic Green

Today's card was fun because I got to use another new die:  Sue Wilson Lynx Border Die. Also used were Cottage Cutz Flourish Layered Flowers, Darice Cherry Blossom EF, SU Just for You Stamp (retired), SU Elegant Butterfly Punch, small butterfly punch (sorry, no brand name on the punch), iridescent glitter, half pearl and rhinestone.



Mar 14 Creatalicious Challenge - AG/Green UE
Mar 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Mar 15 Crafty Catz Challenge - Mainly Green 3E #1
Mar 15 C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Easter/Spring 5E #1
Mar 17 Come and Get It Challenge - Things with Wings 3E #2
Mar 18 Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge - Use Some Green 3E #1
Mar 19 HeARTful Stamping - AG with a Stamp + Green 2E #1
Mar 20 Simon Says Challenge - Handmade Flowers 5E #1
Mar 21 Butterfly Challenge - Borders and the Color Mint Green 3E #1
Mar 21 Cut It Up - Think Green 1E
Mar 25 Cardmania - Pastel Colors 5E #1
Mar 31 Craftaholics R Us - Shades of Green UE


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.


Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spring Has Sprung

Today's card is a fun reminder that spring is coming. In my part of the country, flowering trees can  be seen everywhere, but for those farther north, maybe these "springy" challenges will remind you that lovely weather and beautiful flowers are on the way. The  background paper is a spring scene that came with a Tattered Lace magazine that I have had for a long time, maybe as long as two years. The sentiment is from a used Stampin' Up stamp sale that I got a couple of years ago. Never had used it. Butterfly is from Tattered Lace and the ovals are from Spellbinders Lacy Ovals. The butterfly has a small pale mint green half pearl in the center.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Mar 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Mar 15 Crafty Catz Challenge - Mainly Green 3E #1
Mar 16 Crafting with Friends - AG 3E #3
Mar 15 C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Easter/Spring 5E #1
Mar 17 Come and Get It Challenge - Things with Wings 3E #1
Mar 18 Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge - Use Some Green 3E #1
Mar 18 Ribbon Girl Challenge - Must Use Ribbon UE
Mar 21 Cut It Up - Think Green 1E
Mar 28 Penny Black Challenge - Stamping Must Be Focal Point 3E #1
Mar 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.


Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Going Green

If you remember from the last few blogposts, I mentioned that I went on a craft spending binge in February; (really can't do that again for a long, long time!). The Ornate Octagon die is one of those purchases, and the Trailing Ivy die is also very new. Still have some wonderful new things to try out in future posts.  :o)

I don't usually use a lot of green in making cards, but today's card was an exception; I had this lovely green SU leafy background paper that has lots of different shades of green, and since it is March, we are seeing a lot of green cards. You can't tell by looking at the picture, but the butterfly is generously doused with white/iridescent glitter.

These were also used:

Sue Wilson Trailing Ivy; Ornate Octagons
Spellbinders Wonderful Wings
Cuttlebug Mini EF backed by
EK Success 1 1/2" Scalloped Punch
Loose Glitter
Half Pearls


I am  entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Mar 09 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #2
Mar 10 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #2
Mar 12 Crafty Cardmakers - Going Green UE
Mar 13 Dies R Us Challenge - Use Something New 3E #1
Mar 14 Creative Shopping Challenge - Monochrome 3E #2
Mar 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Mar 16 Crafting with Friends - AG 3E #2
Mar 18 Dream Valley Challenge - Lots of Layers 3E #1
Mar 18 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 31 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  


Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT


Many rich blessings, Ginny B.


Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Slate Blue and Glossy Accents

Today's card was very CAS. I used a butterfly theme and coated the butterflies with Glossy Accents; The border punch is from Martha Stewart. Sentiment is from Hampton Arts, and it is die cut with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle dies.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Mar 07 Butterfly Challenge - Slate Blue and Glossy Accents 3E #1
Mar 09 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #1
Mar 10 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #1
Mar 14 Bit More Time to Craft - AG UE 
Mar 14 Creative Shopping Challenge - Monochrome 3E #1
Mar 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Mar 16 Crafting with Friends - AG 3E #1
Mar 18 International Heart and Soul - Fancy Borders 3E #1
Mar 29 Penny Black Challenge - Use a Stamp 3E #1
Mar 31 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT


Many rich blessings, Ginny B.


Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

You're the Cherry to My Sundae

Today's card is using the same stamp and die set and Spellbinder's die as in yesterday's post (please click here for that information.)

These two cards were so much fun to make and were made for two very special little ladies.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Feb 28 Penny Black Challenge - Use a Stamp 3E #2
Feb 28 The House that Stamps Built - AG UE
Feb 28 Bit More Time to Craft - AG UE 
Feb 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Feb 28 DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - AG 1 entry per day
Mar 01 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #2
Mar 02 Crafting with Friends - AG 3E #2
Mar 03 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Mar 03 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 03 The Papernest Doll Challenge - AAG 2E #1
Mar 05 HeARTful Stamping - AG with a Stamp 2E #2
Mar 07 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #2


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  


Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT


Many rich blessings, Ginny B.


Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Monday, February 27, 2017

More Playing with New Dies (and Stamps!)

I almost never do this, but this month I have been on a craft spending binge; there are so many new toys to play with that there will be a lot of posts in the future.  :o)

Today's card was made with a Stampin' Up bundle:  Frozen Treats Framelits Dies and Cool Treats Stamps. The sentiment was die cut with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen. Also, to go along with this set I purchased the coordinating paper pack.


This is the cutest set--so glad I got it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:


Feb 27 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #2
Feb 28 Penny Black Challenge - Use a Stamp 3E #1
Feb 28 Bit More Time to Craft - AG UE 
Feb 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Feb 28 DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - AG 1 entry per day
Feb 28 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper UE
Mar 01 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #1
Mar 02 Alphabet Challenge - You Choose 1E
Mar 02 Crafting with Friends - AG 3E #1
Mar 03 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Mar 03 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 05 HeARTful Stamping - AG with a Stamp 2E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  


Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT


Many rich blessings, Ginny B.


Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Playing with a New Die!

I got some new dies in the mail yesterday from Terri Urban At Joan's Gardens. She always gives great prices, and always charges only what it costs her to mail the products.

One of the die sets I got was the Sue Wilson Mini Striplet Butterflies in Flight. As you can see, the butterflies on the right match perfectly with the filigree outline on the left. I cut out two of the filigree parts and stacked them for some extra dimension. The sentiment is from an old Hampton Arts stamp that I've had for three years, and is punched out with a one inch scalloped punch and mounted on a similar 1 1/4 inch scalloped circle punched backing.



As you can see, each of the die cut outs matches perfectly with the filigree piece.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Feb 24 Retro Rubber Stamp Challenge - Birthday UE
Feb 25 Crafty Cardmakers - Add Texture UE
Feb 25 Dies R Us Challenge - Spring 3E #3
Feb 26 Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Spring 3E #1
Feb 26 Crafting with an Attitude - AG 3E #3
Feb 27 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Feb 28 Craft-Dee-Bowz Challenge - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Feb 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Feb 28 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper UE
Mar 01 Really Reasonable Ribbon Challlenge - Celebrate 6E #1
Mar 03 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 03 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  


Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.


Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Black and White Spring Butterflies and Flowers

I love black and white cards; they seem so crisp and fresh, with a lot of contrast. However, I have to be careful to not make a high percentage of the card black, because that would make it too morbid, because black is a very dark color (no pun intended!). This is a card with the hope of Spring with butterflies and flowers.

The Kensington Border (Memory Box) is so intricate that it will not show up unless the background piece is a strong contrast, so that's why black and white were chosen for the layout. I tried using the die with a patterned paper that was pink and white, but the design did not show up on a pink background or a white background; actually, any strong contrasting solid colors would look nice with this die, like red and white or a strong blue or purple, pink, etc., with a white background or contrasting color.

It was lightened up somewhat by a whimsical white ribbon and bow with black polka dots. The white background piece was embossed with a Darice Flower Frenzy EF. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Bitty Banners. My husband thought it looked a little dark, so I sprayed it with Diamond Dust Glitter Mist and added some pearls on the top and in the center of the flowers. This is for our daughter, who lives very far away; we don't get to see her very often, but talk to her several times a week.


Closeup of the glitter mist:



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Feb 25 Crafty Cardmakers - Add Texture UE
Feb 25 Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge - Ribbon or Lace UE
Feb 25 Dies R Us Challenge - Spring 3E #3
Feb 25 Crafting by Designs - AG UE
Feb 26 Die Cuttin' Divas - Animals 3E #1
Feb 28 Bit More Time to Craft - AG UE 
Feb 28 DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - AG 1 entry per day
Feb 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Feb 28 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #1
Mar 03 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.


Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 


Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT