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


Monday, June 4, 2018

Military Card #3

Since there is such a demand for masculine cards at our military posts, I have made another one to send off.  I may make several of these; it would also be a good card for Father's Day.

It is made with two Stampin' Up sets:  Sky's the Limit and Lovely as a Tree. I cut random cloud patterns out of cardstock and sponged blue ink over the templates. I had to fussy cut the airplane; it was stamped on white cardstock, so to make it blend in with the background, I also sponged it with blue ink. The sentiment is die cut with SU Rose Garden Thinlit frame.

Note:  If you would like to send cards to one of these organizations, please leave a comment asking for contact information and I will gladly forward that to you.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 04 Die Cuttin' Divas - AG 3E #1
Jun 05 Crafty Addicts - AAG 3E #1
Jun 05 Crafty Gals Corner - AG 2E #1
Jun 05 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Jun 10 Creative Moments Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Jun 11 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jun 15 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
Jun 17 Crafty Cardmakers - 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



Sunday, June 3, 2018

Military Card #2

Hello, Crafters,

I made another card for my friend Jill who sends them off to military posts.  These cards are collected and are like a free Hallmark card store to military personnel; they can choose a card to send home to friends or family or sweethearts, or to send to someone else in the military.

Jill said they have lots of feminine cards, but are desperate for more masculine designs, so today's post is my attempt at that.

I used random parts of background stamps to make a kind of collage; the sentiment is from Stampin' Up and is called "I Think You're Great."  It is die cut with Sizzix Faux Stitched Circles and mounted with sticky dimensionals. A red knotted ribbon finishes the card:

Note:  If you would like to send cards to one of these organizations, please leave a comment asking for contact information and I will gladly forward that to you.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 04 Simon Says Challenge - Masculine 5E #1
Jun 04 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Jun 05 Inspiration Destination - AAG UE
Jun 15 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
Jun 15 A Bit More Time to Craft - AAG UE
Jun 29 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Jun 30 Love to Craft Challenge - AG 5E #1
Jun 30 Outlawz Challenges - Monday Greetings (Use a Sentiment) UE
Jun 30 Addicted to Stamps - Black and White and One other Color 3E #1
Jul 03 Stamplorations Challenge - Casing Sherry Russ 6E #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


Monday, May 21, 2018

Hello - Military Card

My friend Jill, who makes 300 cards a month (can you EVEN imagine?????) for charities, mentioned that a group that ships cards to military posts needed tons of cards--hello, happy birthday, thinking of you, etc.

So, I don't even come close to making as many as Jill, but thought I could make a few to give her to send off to them.

I used patterned "telephone" paper with the sentiment, "Hello" from a Hero Arts collection I have; it is bordered and die cut with a SU Rose Wonder/Rose Garden Thinlits bundle. A simple ribbon knot finishes the card. These cards need to be fairly flat and CAS.

Cards are collected and sent to military posts where there is free "Hallmark" type card area where military personnel may pick a card to send home to a friend, family or sweetheart, or another military person. They need a lot of cards, especially masculine ones.

Note:  If you would like to send cards to one of these organizations, please leave a comment asking for contact information and I will gladly forward that to you.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

May 21 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
May 22 Inspiration Destination - AAG UE
May 26 Always Fun Challenges - AG 3E #1
May 27 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #1
May 27 Artistic Inspirations Challenge - AG UE
May 28 Simon Says Challenge - Inspired by a Song (I Just Called to Say "I Love You" by Stevie Wonder 5E #1
May 30 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
May 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG UE
Jun 01 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
Jun 02 Addicted to Stamps - Ribbon 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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Happy Little Bears

Today's cards were made with a SU Bear die with coordinating dies for boys' and girls' clothing (all retired dies). I used papers that have long been in my drawer just waiting patiently for me to find them again. The first card is for my granddaughter's birthday, who turned four this month. The background piece is embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF.  The second one will stay in my craft room until a little boy has need of it.  (Smile).




I am entering these cards in the following challenges ending:

May 18 Allsorts Challenge - In the Pink 3E #1
May 18 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
May 19 Always Fun Challenges - Dry Embossing 3E #1
May 20 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #1
May 21 Shopping our Stash - For the Kids UE
May 22 Inspiration Destination - AAG UE
May 24 Crafting with Friends - AAG 3E #3
May 27 Artistic Inspirations Challenge - AG UE
May 30 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
May 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 10:9-10
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