Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Glad Tidings of Great Joy

Doesn't it feel like every new card is a new adventure in creating? Doing new things is so much fun when they work out, and a learning experience when they don't. 

Today I was playing with some striped paper and decided to see if a Darice Diagonal Striped EF would coincide with the stripes on the paper. To my delight, the stripes matched up very well and this is what the paper looked like after embossing:

I punched out some greenery from a Martha Stewart Pine Branch punch and glued them to a cut out circle to form a wreath; then I spritzed it with glue and glittered it with white iridescent glitter. A bow is attached with little bells hanging from the tails of the ribbons. The sentiment is stamped from a Sweet 'n' Sassy stamp collection.

Here it is:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul ?? Joan's Touch - AG UE

Jul 21 Papertake Weekly Challenge - Buttons, Bows and/or Bling 5E #2 PP
Jul 22 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #4 PP
Jul 25 Come and Get It Challenges - Christmas in July 2E #2 PP
Jul 25 Sister Act Card Challenge - AAG UE PP
Jul 25 Crafting by Designs - AG UE PP

Jul 25 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Layer It Up UE PP
Jul 26 Just Keep on Creating - AG UE
Jul 26 613 Avenue Create - AG UE PP
Jul 28 Craft Your Passions - Christmas in July 3E #2 PP
Jul 31 DL Thankful Thursday - ATG 1 Entry per Day
Jul 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE PP
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - AG Christmas UE PP
Jul 31 House of Cards - Add a Bow 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


  1. This is SUPER awesome! LOVE all the fun colors and amazing texture! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  2. Wasn't that a lucky match with stripes and embossing folder! Love the wreath and your bow. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for July!

  3. Such a wonderful card and love the bright colors...Thanks for blessing us with your card at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word of encouragement in Psalm 16:8 which says, "I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." God bless always.

    JO ANN

  4. Very cool how the embossing matched the stripes!! Love that! Thanks for joining us this month at House of Cards!

  5. Amazing wreath! Great to see you playing with us at HOC. Come back next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  6. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  7. Pretty card Ginny. Your wreath is so beautiful. Love those sparkles. Thanks for sharing with us at Joan's Touch.

  8. love the paper and great matching embossing love the wreath and bells-thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  9. That's a really cool effect! Great texture on the card--love love love the glitter! thanks for joining us at HOC this month--hope to see you again soon!

    Toni at FHC
    HOC DT

  10. Beautiful Christmas card, I love that sparkly wreath! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC this month!
    Tammy x

  11. Ginny, Isn't it great when things work out, love the stripes on the embossing folder working so well with the paper you chose. Great wreath too. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  12. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :)

    House of Cards DT

  13. Fun to play sometimes and you found the right way with the stripes. Love your wreat, bow and bells. Thank you for participating in the 'Add a Bow' challenge at House of Cards.

    Ma :)
    House of Cards DT

  14. Fun Christmas card. Thanks for joining in The House of Cards Challenge.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    HOC DT

  15. Soooo pretty!! I love how you were able to get the bossing to match up! And that is the prettiest wreath ever! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)


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