Saturday, January 5, 2019

Happy Bird-Day

I wanted to make a simple card today that was bright and cheery; since most of the demand for my cards is for birthdays, that was a good choice for today.

The background is run through a Cuttlebug EF called Birds and Swirls. I typed out the sentiment on my computer in a whimsical font and printed it out, then punched it out with a 1 1/2" scalloped punch; a 2" punch made the red background. A red half pearl accentuates the sentiment. The birds are from an unnamed brand, which I probably got from Wish.com. It is hard to see in the picture, but the birds do have quite a lot of detail. The eyes are made with black liquid pearls; a handmade double-looped bow finishes the card.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 07 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 2E #2
Jan 07 Through the Craft Room Door -  AG 2E #2
Jan 14 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jan 15 As You Like It Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jan 18 Polkadoodles Challenge  - AG UE
Jan 25 Crafting by Designs - AG 3E #2
Jan 26 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jan 29 Craft-D-Bowz - AG with a handmade bow 3E #2
Jan 30 Cards Galore Encore Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jan 31 Crafters Castle 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

Friday, January 4, 2019

Periwinkle and Turquoise Birthday Card

Today I fished around in my die bags: drew a die from the floral bag, a die from the foliage bag and a die from the butterfly bag.

The flowers are Sue Wilson Striped Nasturtium, leaves are Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and the butterfly is from Memory Box - Pippi Butterfly.

I made a tag with the sentiment "Happy Birthday," and finished the card by putting turquoise half pearls in the center  of the flowers, a white half pearl on the butterfly and a handmade double-looped turquoise bow.



There is a bit of glitter on the top layer of the flowers...


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 05 Creative Moments Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jan 07 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jan 07 Through the Craft Room Door -  AG 2E #1
Jan 14 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jan 15 As You Like It Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jan 18 Polkadoodles Challenge  - AG UE
Jan 25 Crafting by Designs - AG 3E#1
Jan 26 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jan 29 Craft-D-Bowz - AG with a handmade bow 3E #1
Jan 30 Cards Galore Encore 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, December 29, 2018

I Thank My God

Well, Fellow Crafters, it has been a long time since my last post. I'll just say that life happens, and sometimes we are drawn away from our crafting creativity to things that are more on the front burner. GOD IS GOOD!!!  The last couple of days I have been making cards once again in my craft room.

:o)

So, today's card is a very simple one that will fit into a regular A2 envelope; the background paper is black with bright pinks and yellows and greens, so I wanted to draw the eye away from the "darkness" of the image to capitalize on the brighter colors. The flowers are from a discontinued SU die; don't know the name of it. The sentiment is also a retired SU stamp, and is cut out with a Spellbinders Classic Circle die. I rubbed a bit of pink ink around the edges to give it some interest and to pick up the pink in the background flowers. The die-cut flowers and the sentiment are accented with pink half pearls, and a plain ribbon finishes the card.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Dec 30 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #1
Dec 31 Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - AG 2E
Dec 31 That's Crafty Challenge - AG 3E #1
Dec 31 Through the Craftroom Door -  AG 2E #1
Dec 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG UE
Dec 31 Polkadoodles Challenge  - AG UE
Jan 03 Allsorts Challenge - Flowers 3E #1
Jan 05 Creative Moments Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jan 07 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jan 26 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. 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, 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