Friday, October 20, 2017

Money Can't Buy Happiness

I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted a card. Harvey (the hurricane) swept through our area and devastated the homes of so many; lives have been severely impacted, and we are still in the middle of rebuilding and working by the grace of God to come to a new normal.

My card-making friend and I have taken on a new hospital for children in our area and have committed to making up to 125 cards a month, plus prayer cards that will be hung on a tree in their chapel. Lots of work, and we decided to not have duplicate cards during the month. So, I need to get busy. There will be other card makers contributing from throughout the country, so the challenge is not ours alone. If you would like to contribute either birthday or general uplifting cards to the cause, please leave a message below.

So, I have made a card using a SU set called Sprinkles of Life and a Darice EF called Swirls Background. I used an unnamed cloud die to cut the top of the cupcake with a multicolored dotted paper to resemble sprinkles on the frosting. The text reads, "Money can't buy happiness... but it can buy cupcakes. And that's kind of the same thing." Wish I could have gotten the colors more vibrant, but this is the best my iPhone could do.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Oct 22 Crafting with an Attitude Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Oct 23 Tuesday Throwdown - Clean and Simple 1E
Oct 24 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Oct 24 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #1
Oct 24 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Oct 25 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Oct 30 Creative Moments Challenge - AG 3E #1
Oct 30 Creates and Makes Challenge - AG UE
Oct 31 Love to Craft Challenge - AG 3E #1
Oct 31 Mix It Up Challenge - AG 5E #1
Oct 31 Just Keep on Creating - AG UE
Oct 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - 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 10:9-11 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

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

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Pop-Up Birthday

Don't be surprised if you have not heard from many of us here in Texas lately. We've had some pretty intense challenges, but the outpouring of love from volunteers coming from near and far has been so wonderful. My home is fine, but so many around me are suffering. God will get us through this.

For a long time I have not posted, but have a card to share today; it was made with a Stampin' Up Pop-Up birthday die. I ran the die through three times, each with a different colored paper. Then I cut and assembled the diecuts to make a cake with candles. The inside of the card also pops out.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Sep 03 Creative Moments Challenge - AG 3E #1
Sep 05 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Sep 05 Crafting by Designs - AG 3E #2
Sep 07 Crafty Friends Challenge - Birthdays 3E #1
Sep 07 Crafting with Dragonflies - Birthday Cake 1E
Sep 08 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #1
Sep 12 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Sep 11 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #1
Sep 30 Love to Craft Challenge - AG 3E #1
Sep 30 Mix It Up Challenge - AG 5E #1
Sep 30 Just Keep on Creating - 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 10:9-11 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

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

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Christmas - When They Saw the Star...

Today's card was fun to make because there cannot ever be too much bling!  The farthest back layer of the card was made with sparkly star paper that I got from either Michael's or Hobby Lobby (can't remember which).  The next layer, dark blue, was die cut with a Tim Holtz (Sizzix) die - three different cut out designs were in the package, but the package does not have a title on it.  :(

The Wise Men were from a discontinued Stampin' Up stamp; it was stamped, then heat embossed with silver. Did you know you don't have to use Versa Mark ink to emboss?  You can use regular ink, then quickly (before it dries) sprinkle on your embossing powder, then heat emboss.  That's what I did today because I couldn't find my Versa Mark ink.

The star was die cut out of the blue paper so that the silvery paper showed through, then another star was die cut (Stampin' Up Starlight Thinlit Dies) and pop dotted on top of it to add a little dimension.

The sentiment is from Matthew 2:1-12.





I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug 18 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AG 3E #2
Aug 18 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE
Aug 20 The Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Christmas 3E #1
Aug 21 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Aug 22 The Merry Christmas Challenge - Sparkle UE
Aug 25 Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas Animals 3E #1
Aug 27 Crafting with an Attitude - AG 3E #2
Aug 28 Dies R Us Challenge - AG 3E #1
Aug 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Aug 31 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Aug 31 Love to Craft Challenge Blog - AG 3E #2
Aug 31 Mix It Up Challenge - AG 5E #2
Aug 31 Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE
Sep 02 Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Christmas 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.  

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

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

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fabulous Friend

Today's card used a lot of elements, even though it is monochromatic. Here is what was used:

Spellbinders:  Floral Ovals
Sizzix:  Scalloped Ovals
Tattered Lace:  Butterfly Die
Stampin' Up:  Retired Sentiment Stamp
Cuttlebug:  Swiss Dots EF
Paper Studio:  Geo Flowers EF
Lace
Ribbon - Hand Tied Bow
Half Pearls
Sheer Shimmer Spritz




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug 14 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #1
Aug 14 Crafty Sentiments - Pearls 1E
Aug 15 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Aug 15 Little Red Wagon - Bugs and Slugs UE
Aug 16 Cute Card Thursday - Embossing UE
Aug 18 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AG 3E #1
Aug 18 Inky Chicks - Use a Sentiment 3E #1
Aug 27 Crafting with an Attitude - AG 3E #2
Sep 05 Butterfly Challenge - You Choose and/or Wedgewood Blue 3E #1
Sep 05 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 10:9-11 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

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

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Monday, August 7, 2017

Nativity Joy

Today's card was made with a delightful little set I got from Tuesday Morning for an insanely low price of $2.99, the Nativity Kit from Me & My Big Ideas. You can also get it on Amazon, but it's more expensive.  It has so many cute little features. The gate die was one I got from Amazon Warehouse for a very cheap price.  Sentiment is from a Tim Holtz sentiment die.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug 09 Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas UE
Aug 11 Crafty Friends Challenge - Christmas - 3E #2
Aug 11 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE
Aug 15 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Aug 18 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AG 3E #1
Aug 18 Send a Smile 4 Kids - AG 3E #1
Aug 27 Crafting with an Attitude - AG 3E #1
Aug 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Aug 31 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Aug 31 Love to Craft Challenge Blog - AG 3E #1
Aug 31 Mix It Up Challenge - AG 5E #1
Aug 31 Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE
Aug 31 Christmas Cards All Year Around - Use Yellow 5E #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 10:9-11 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

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

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Christmas Wreath

Today's card was made with a kraft paper base; I cut two circular nesting dies together to make a circle base, then punched medium green and dark green pieces from Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch. They were glued onto the circle, then the wreath was adorned with a red bow. The snow embossing folder is from Stampin' Up (Sizzix), and the sentiment is from a sentiment collection by Tim Holtz. I inked the raised part of the embossing with white ink.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 30 Craft Rocket Challenge - AG UE
Jul 31 Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July with Sentiment 5E #2
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Aug 01 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Aug 02 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 2E #1
Aug 03 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Aug 04 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE
Aug 04 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Aug 04 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #1
Aug 06 The Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Christmas 3E #1
Aug 07 Creative Moments Challenge - AG 3E #1
Aug 11 Crafty Friends Challenge - Christmas 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 10:9-11 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

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

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas Joy

Still making Christmas cards so there won't be a big rush come December. Today's card is very CAS, using SU Wonderful Wreath Die Set, Darice Crackle EF (on the bow and the sentiment) and Sizzix Flourish, Dots and Ribbon EF. Rhinestones embellish the wreath and a half pearl finishes the bow.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 17 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Jul 17 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jul 18 Crimbo Crackers - Christmas with a Sentiment UE
Jul 18 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Jul 21 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #1
Jul 21 Cut It Up - Christmas in July - 1E
Jul 24 Creative Moments Challenge - Christmas in July 3E #1
Jul 28 Emerald City Crafts Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jul 30 Craft Rocket Challenge - AG UE
Jul 31 Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July with Sentiment 5E #1
July 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - UE
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Aug 04 613 Avenue Create - 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 10:9-11 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

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

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Saturday, July 8, 2017

You're Simply Amazing

My friend who makes cards for charities says that now they are working on Fall and Christmas projects. Can you believe she makes 300 cards per month??? Sometimes I make a few to add to what she sends off; although fall colors are not my go-to pallet, I did find some autumn themed papers that were appropriate.

These were used:

We R Memory Keepers:  Doily Die
Stampin' Up: Stitched Shaped Thinlet Dies
Martha Stewart:  Large Branch Punch
Print Works Collection:  Sentiment


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 09 Crafting from the Heart - AG 3E #2
Jul 10 Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS UE
Jul 11 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jul 13 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jul 13 Dies R Us Challenge - Layers 3E #2
Jul 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Jul 28 Emerald City Crafts Challenge - AG 3E #1
July 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - UE
Aug 04 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Aug 08 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 10:9-11 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

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

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT