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


  1. A fun card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. Thanks for the shout out and for the wonderful cards you brought to me today. Your cards are wonderful and I am so lucky you help me make cards for my charities. You are a great friend~ Hugs, Jill

  3. How adorable.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting From The Heart
    Mel DT

  4. This is fantastic. I would like to invite you to join our new monthly challenge over at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge. New Prizes, Certificates and Badges plus Images. Videos/Slideshows too. Enter any Image or Project, 3 entries permitted and Theme is “Always Anything Goes”. Love to see you enter each month. Hope you enter and keep us on your Challenge Blog Monthly List. Annette DT for

  5. What an adorable Teddy Card. I love your gorgeous designer paper in the background. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  6. Back again, and again, a super cutie and adorable project. I love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Annette DT

  7. Such a lovely card! Teddy bear is very nice!
    Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenge ! Wish you good luck !
    Hugs, Veana R.-DT

  8. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge, xxxx

  9. Such a cute card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  10. So happy that you have linked your great artwork with us here at Pause Dream Enjoy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ PDE

  11. Sweet bear ^_^ Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Good luck!
    creativEle DT

  12. Very nice! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Bye, Ine
    DT for:

  13. The background paper adds a great visual pop. The bear die is so sweet.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Bright Colors challenge.

  14. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Sherry DT for

  15. So Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    I have a new scrapbooking challenge blog if you are also a scrapbooker. Would love you to link up your layouts! Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenges
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  16. Great :)
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at A Perfect Time To Craft and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT for

  17. beautiful card. Good luck and thanks for playing along with us at Card Mania Challenge. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@CMC

  18. Gina, Your card is so cute. I hope you get this message I also left a reply to your comment on my blog. For the Christmas Blog Hop:
    If your name is listed as a winner, you must contact Karen at BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.


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