Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Birthday Card in Hues of Purple

Good Afternoon, Crafters,

Just bumping around in my craft room today and came up with this card; I haven't used a purple/orchid/lavender palette in a long time, but decided to try putting something together with these colors. The Stampin' Up stamp I used was given to me a year ago by a fellow crafting friend.

These were used:

  • Spellbinders Delicate Asters Die Set
  • Cheery Lynn Art Deco Corners A
  • Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly Punch
  • Stampin' Up Petite Pairs Sentiment Stamp
  • Sizzix Stitched Ovals Dies
  • Gingham Ribbon
  • Half Pearls





I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Sep 04 Crafting by Designs - AG 3E #3
Sep 04 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Sep 06 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG 3E #2
Sep 07 Fussy and Fancy Challenge - AG 3E #2
Sep 07 Retro Rubber Challenge - AG UE
Sep 09 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Sep 10 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Sep 10 Creative Moments - AG 3E #2
Sep 17 Everybody Art Challenge - Leaves, Yellow, Purple UE
Sep 24 Creates and Makes Challenge - AG 3E #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!

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B


Romans 10:9-10  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


A simple prayer for salvation:  O, God! I know that I am a sinner!  I thank You that Jesus Christ, Your holy Son, was born of a virgin, came and lived a sinless life here on earth, and died on the cross as a sinless sacrifice for my sin. He is no longer dead, but rose from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  I accept His atonement for every sin I have ever committed, and receive Your salvation. I put all of my trust in Jesus Christ of Nazareth and receive Him as Lord of my life from this moment on. Thank You, Father God, for this grace given to me!


2 Corinthians 5:17  This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  NLT

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Birthday Card for a Special Friend

I have a special friend whose birthday is coming up; I hope that it gets to her in time, but because of Labor Day holiday, it may arrive late.

I used the following to make the card:

  • Spellbinders Enchanted EF
  • Glitter Mist
  • Pink Ink
  • Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish
  • Tattered Lace Butterflies Die
  • Half Pearls




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Sep 02 Inky Pinky Challenge - AG 3E#1
Sep 03 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Sep 04 Pause Dream Enjoy - Birthday 3E #1
Sep 04 Crafting by Designs - AG 3E #2
Sep 04 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Sep 06 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG 3E #1
Sep 07 Fussy and Fancy Challenge - AG 3E #1
Sep 10 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #1
Sep 10 Creative Moments - AG 3E #1
Sep 14 Crafting with Dragonflies - Spring 1E

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!

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B


Romans 10:9-10  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


A simple prayer for salvation:  O, God! I know that I am a sinner!  I thank You that Jesus Christ, Your holy Son, was born of a virgin, came and lived a sinless life here on earth, and died on the cross as a sinless sacrifice for my sin. He is no longer dead, but rose from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  I accept His atonement for every sin I have ever committed, and receive Your salvation. I put all of my trust in Jesus Christ of Nazareth and receive Him as Lord of my life from this moment on. Thank You, Father God, for this grace given to me!


2 Corinthians 5:17  This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  NLT



Thursday, August 9, 2018

New EF from Spellbinders!

Good Morning, Crafters,

Did you know that Spellbinders has a new product? They are embossing folders that also cut; how exciting is that?????

Today's post shows a very simple card made with the Spellbinders Regal Swirl EF.  I love how elegant this die/EF makes the paper look; it cuts out and embosses in one pass through your machine. What a concept!  I used a simple red background and stamped a sentiment onto some white cardstock and backed it with red cardstock. It's very simple, but I love how it makes the paper look. One thing:  I wish the paper would have shown up whiter; it is supposed to be a bright white paper over a red background. Looking at the picture, though, I think you can get the idea:




These products are pricey for just a regular EF, but since they cut out as well, maybe the cost is okay. They are $9.99 at the Spellbinders site, plus shipping. If you have Amazon Prime, you can get them there for $9.99, but with free shipping.

Love how this makes the paper look, and will be using these a lot in the future.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug 14 Pause Dream Enjoy - AG 3E #1
Aug 14 A Bit More Time to Craft - AAG 3E #1
Aug 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Aug 20 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #1
Aug 20 Creative Moments - AG 3E #1
Aug 27 A Perfect Time to Craft - AAG 3E #1
Aug 29 Daisy Chain Challenge - AG 3E #1
Aug 30 Addicted to Stamps - CAS UE
Sep 03 Creative Craft Cottage - No Patterned Paper 3E #1
Sep 04 Crafting by Designs - AG 3E #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!


Many rich blessings,
Ginny B
Romans 10:9-10
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
A simple prayer for salvation:
O, God! I know that I am a sinner!  I thank You that Jesus Christ, Your holy Son, was born of a virgin, came and lived a sinless life here on earth, and died on the cross as a sinless sacrifice for my sin. He is no longer dead, but rose from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  I accept His atonement for every sin I have ever committed, and receive Your salvation. I put all of my trust in Jesus Christ of Nazareth and receive Him as Lord of my life from this moment on. Thank You, Father God, for this grace given to me!

2 Corinthians 5:17
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  NLT

Friday, July 6, 2018

A Teddy Bear Thank You

You may remember me mentioning my Allstar Cardmaking Friend Jill, who makes 300 cards a month for charities. Well, she's at it again, and invited me to join her in making some thank you cards for nurses at a local children's hospital. You can check out Jill's wonderful blog here. She posts really helpful hints in addition to cards she has made and cards that others have sent her for charities that she ships cards to. Check it out and see for yourself!  I don't know anyone like my wonderful friend, Jill!

So, there is a really cute die that came in a Tattered Lace magazine. If you are familiar with their publication, you know that with each issue you get a free die. I don't have a subscription, but have purchased one issue at a time now and then. The die used for this card is a charming little teddy bear that is holding up a sign. The die came with some additional stamps, but none of them said "Thank You," so I used a Stampin' Up stamp from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. Dimensional stickies were placed underneath both paws for some added interest. Also used were:
  • Sizzix Oval Scalloped Die
  • Darice Floral EF
  • Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch
  • Paper Studio Tiny Flower Punch
  • Nuvo Black Crystal Drops (for the eyes)
  • White Liquid Paint
  • Ribbon


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 08 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #1
Jul 09 Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colors 1E
Jul 12 Pause Dream Enjoy - Scallops 3E #1
Jul 12 Morgan's Art World - AG 3E #1
Jul 14 A Bit More Time to Craft - AAG 3E #1
Jul 16 Aud Sentiments - Flowers  + a Sentiment 5E #1
Jul 17 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Jul 27 A Perfect Time to Craft - AAG 3E #1
Jul 29 Card Mania - AG 5E #1
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper UE
Jul 31 Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - AAG 3E #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!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B
Romans 10:9-10
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
A simple prayer for salvation:
O, God! I know that I am a sinner!  I thank You that Jesus Christ, Your holy Son, was born of a virgin, came and lived a sinless life here on earth, and died on the cross as a sinless sacrifice for my sin. He is no longer dead, but rose from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  I accept His atonement for every sin I have ever committed, and receive Your salvation. I put all of my trust in Jesus Christ of Nazareth and receive Him as Lord of my life from this moment on. Thank You, Father God, for this grace given to me!
2 Corinthians 5:17
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  NLT

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pink Roses and Polka Dots

Today I was into using scraps left over from other projects. Years ago I got a set of note cards with pretty embossed flowers; there are three sets, each with a different floral theme. Since I didn't use them back then and I make pretty much all my own cards now, it was a good time to recycle them. You can see below the lovely pink rose floral theme on the lower half of the card. The upper part is pink polka dotted paper which has been embossed with a Paper Studio Swirls EF. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up, Avant Garden; it is die cut with a Sizzix faux stitched oval die. A double-looped hand-tied bow finishes the card.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 19 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #4
Jun 21 Cardz TV - AG 3E #2
Jun 23 Dragonfly Journeys - Rose Garden 5E #1
Jun 24 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #1
Jun 24 Crafting with an Attitude - AAG 3E #1
Jun 25 Die Cuttin' Divas - Embossing 3E #1
Jun 25 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 3E #3
Jun 26 Little Miss Muffet Challenge - AAG 1E
Jun 29 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #3
Jun 30 Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - AAG 3E #3

Jun 30 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG UE
Jun 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with 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!


Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
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

A simple prayer for salvation:


O, God! I know that I am a sinner!  I thank You that Jesus Christ, Your holy Son, was born of a virgin, came and lived a sinless life here on earth, and died on the cross as a sinless sacrifice for my sin. He is no longer dead, but rose from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  I accept His atonement for every sin I have ever committed, and receive Your salvation. I put all of my trust in Jesus Christ of Nazareth and receive Him as Lord of my life from this moment on. Thank You, Father God, for this grace given to me!

2 Corinthians 5:17
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  NLT


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Monochromatic Blue Birthday

I finished making a card today for my sil who is having a birthday on Monday. She has beautiful blue eyes, so I went with a monochromatic blue theme.

These were used to make the card:

  • Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms; Sprigs
  • Martha Stewart Small Pine Branch Punch
  • Crafter's Companion Happy Birthday Die
  • Lace
  • Glitter Mist (you can't see the sparkle, but it's there)


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 18 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #2
Jun 18 Aud Sentiments - AG with a Sentiment 5E #1
Jun 19 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3

Jun 21 Cardz TV - AG 3E #2
Jun 22 Allsorts Challenge - Two or More Dies 3E #1
Jun 25 A Perfect Time to Craft - AAG 3E #3
Jun 25 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jun 29 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #2
Jun 30 Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - AAG 3E #2

Jun 30 A2Z Scrapbook Challenge - Monochrome 5E #2
Jun 30 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG UE
Jul 12 Monochrome Magic - Monochrome 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!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
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

A simple prayer for salvation:

O, God! I know that I am a sinner!  I thank You that Jesus Christ, Your holy Son, was born of a virgin, came and lived a sinless life here on earth, and died on the cross as a sinless sacrifice for my sin. I accept His atonement for every sin I have ever committed, and receive Your salvation. I put all of my trust in Jesus Christ of Nazareth and receive Him as Lord of my life from this moment on. Thank You, Father God, for this grace given to me!

2 Corinthians 5:17
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  NLT

Friday, June 15, 2018

Masculine Card #2

Making masculine cards is really outside my comfort zone, but because of the need for masculine cards sent to our military posts, I am pushing my limits.  Is anyone else having trouble finding stamps that are masculine appropriate? If you know of some, please let me know...

Today's card is made using a Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree stamp with two dies, Sizzix Stitched Squares and Sue Wilson Madison Square. I dabbed ink onto the tree with a Q-Tip using green and brown; I rubbed the tip on plain paper to dull the color so that it would not be very intense. The background is made with Spellbinders Basket Weave EF. I used four layers of aluminum foil and ran it through my Big Shot, cut it down to size, and used a sponge applicator to put on brown acrylic paint over the entire surface. This gave it an aged appearance which looks very masculine. A green grosgrain ribbon adds extra interest.

Tip:  Next time I do this, I will glue the foil layers together, as they had a tendency to separate.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 15 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
Jun 17 Crafty Cardmakers - Masculine UE
Jun 18 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Jun 21 Cardz TV - AG 3E #1
Jun 26 A Perfect Time to Craft - AAG 3E #2
Jun 25 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jun 29 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #1
Jun 29 Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Use Color 2E #1
Jun 30 Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Jun 30 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG 3E #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!


Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
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

A simple prayer for salvation:

O, God! I know that I am a sinner!  I thank You that Jesus Christ, Your holy Son, was born of a virgin, came and lived a sinless life here on earth, and died on the cross as a sinless sacrifice for my sin. I accept His atonement for every sin I have ever committed, and receive Your salvation. I put all of my trust in Jesus Christ of Nazareth and receive Him as Lord of my life from this moment on. Thank You, Father God, for this grace given to me!

2 Corinthians 5:17
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

Holy Bible, New Living Translation 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sympathy Card

A dear friend of mine lost her battle with cancer last week; she will be sorely missed by so many people. I made a card to send to her family members, as I am sure they will be bombarded with so many kind thoughts during their time of bereavement, this will be one of many sentiments they will receive.

I used a Darice Julia's Garden EF for the background, rounded all the edges of the card and used a Stampin' Up Heartfelt Blossoms set to stamp the flowers and the sentiment. The white part of the card is sprayed with shimmer mist, but it is so subtle that my camera didn't pick up the sparkles very well. There is a glimpse of the sheen in the second picture below. The card is finished with a knotted ribbon at the bottom, and accented with half pearls.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 11 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Jun 11 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jun 12 Monochrome Magic - Monochrome UE
Jun 14 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #1
Jun 15 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
Jun 19 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Jun 25 A Perfect Time to Craft - AAG 3E #1
Jun 30 Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Jun 30 Country View Challenges - The Written Word 1E
Jun 30 Artistic Stamper Challenge - Color It Blue 3E #1
Jun 30 A2Z Scrapbook Challenge - Monochrome 5E #1
Jun 30 Crafts Galore - AG 3E #3
Jun 30 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG 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!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
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, June 7, 2018

Masculine Card

Hello, Crafters,

Here I am again with another masculine card; it is simple in design and can be used for any occasion.

I used Stampin' Up "Lovely as a Tree" for the image and used a cotton swab to dry brush on some color with brown and green inks. The die cut squares are from Sizzix Stitched Squares and Sue Wilson Madison Square. I used two different square dies because there seems to be too much distance between the edges in nested die sets (does that make sense?) In other words, the frame for the smaller die cut is much larger that the cut that is being framed, and takes up too much real estate on the card. That is why I used two different square sets; the frame is much smaller and more suited to the size of the card.

The green background is embossed with a Darice Basket Weave EF; the card is finished with a flat rustic beige ribbon knot.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 07 Just Us Girls - Outside 3E #1
Jun 10 HeARTful Stamping Challenge - AG with a Stamp 2E #1
Jun 10 Creative Moments Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Jun 11 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jun 15 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
Jun 17 Cards in Envy - For the Boys 3E #1
Jun 17 Crafty Cardmakers - Masculine UE
Jun 27 Stamping Sensations - AG with a Stamp 3E #1
Jun 30 Ellibele's Creative Moments Challenge - Masculine 3E #1
Jun 30 Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - The Boys Have It 3E #1
Jun 30 Unicorn Challenge - Masculine UE
Jun 30 Crafts Galore - AG UE
Jun 30 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG 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!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
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