Wednesday, May 10, 2023

You're Simply Amazing!

 Good Evening, Fellow Crafters,

I saw a card online that had an envelope on the front of the card with a little message in it. I thought, since I have an envelope die, that I would try to CASE it.

I started out with some pretty gold swirly paper and embossed it with a Paper Studio Curlz EF. Below is a video showing the embossing:

Then I made an envelop from Sizzix die set, Flowers w/ Envelope. I stamped a white piece of cardstock with a stamp I got from Hobby Lobby about 3 years ago, and slipped it inside the envelope. I popped the envelope up with adhesive foam pieces. Layering on gold and black cardstock and adding flowers with pearl centers finished the card:


Here is the little note pulled out:

 
 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

May 12   Polkadoodles Challenge - AG 4E #3

May 12   Gem of a Challenge - AG 3E #3

May 15   Addicted to Stamps and More - AG UG

May 19   Retro Rubber Challenge Blog (RRCB 206) - Patterned paper/embossing/die cut UE

May 31   Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge - AG 3E #2

May 31   Crafting Happiness - May Flowers - UE #2

Jun   04   Paper Funday Challenge - AG/Embossing 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 10:9-11
9 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. 10 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.

Acts 13:38-39
38 "Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 39 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, May 4, 2023

Folded Embossing

Good Evening, Crafters,

Hope all is well with you. I'm so glad you stopped by!

I made a card from a great idea I saw with Connie Stewart's Simply Stamping video. Her video turned out a beautiful card so I thought it would be fun to try it. If you would like to watch her video on how to make this card, here is the link.

I used the Julie's Garden EF and some die cut flowers from the Stampin' Up patterned paper. The embossed paper was cut in the middle and folded back, as you can see. The sentiment is one I got on Amazon from an unknown company. It is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold powder. Golden rhinestones are added for additional interest.

Here is the card:


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

May 10   Can You Handle the Pressure - Embossing Folders - 3E #2

May 10   Creative Knockouts - Flower Power - 2E #2

May 11   Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Die Cut, Dry Emboss, Purple - 3E #1

May 12   Polkadoodles Challenge - AG 4E #2

May 12   Gem of a Challenge - AG 3E #2

May 14   I Spy with My Little Eye - May Flowers 5E #1

May 31   Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge - AG 3E #1

May 31   Crafting Happiness - May Flowers - UE #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
9 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. 10 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.

Acts 13:38-39
38 "Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 39 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, April 29, 2023

Multi-Colored Bouquet

Good Evening, Fellow Crafters,

Today I made a very intricate card from a die set, Sizzix "Jar of Flowers." It has a lot of die cut outs to assemble, but the end product is very nice. I cut the jar out of turquoise cardstock and then cut a piece of acetate from the same die so that placing it over the turquoise jar base, it makes the jar look like glass. The picture does not show the acetate very well, but it's there.

I used a Spellbinders Quilted Delight EF for the background and used a patterned paper at the bottom to look like a tablecloth. Each flower has a little gem in the center.

Here is the card:


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

May 04   Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Flowers, Yellow, Gems - 3E #1

May 04   Just Us Girls Challenge - CASE (Nancy and Ina's cards) - 3E #1 

May 04   Allsorts Challenge - AG 3E #1

May 10   Can You Handle the Pressure - Embossing Folders - 3E #1

May 10   Creative Knockouts - Flower Power - 2E#1

May 12   Polkadoodles Challenge - AG 4E #1

May 12   Gem of a 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
9 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. 10 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.

Acts 13:38-39
38 "Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 39 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, April 15, 2023

Black, White and Red

 Good Evening, Crafters,

Today I made 2 very similar cards, almost twins, but a little bit different from each other.  I started with a red card base, then put a black layer on, then a white embossed layer. The patterned paper is also mounted on a black piece for contrast.

Here are the cards:



Here are the things I used to make the card:

    Spellbinders Enchanted EF

    Die-Namics Fancy Flourish Die

    Punch Bunch Flower Punches

    Black faceted embellishments on the flowers

When I started out to make the card, I had a totally different idea in mind, but it never seemed to gather much steam. It just didn't look right--so, plan B.

That's all for now, Crafters. Have a blessed day!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Apr 17  Everybody Art Challenge - Celebrate

Apr 18  Addicted to Stamps and More - Birthdays

Apr 20  Polkadoodles Challenge - AG 4E #2

Apr 20  Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Die Cut, FREE, Embossing 3E #2

Apr 20  Just Us Girls Challenge - Flowers 3E #1

Apr 28  Avenue 613 - AG 8E #2

Apr 28  Crafty Calendar Challenge - Die Cuts 3E #1

Apr 30  AAA Birthday Challenge - Birthday/Layers NL

 

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
9 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. 10 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.

Acts 13:38-39
38 "Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 39 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, April 14, 2023

Cheerful Birthday Birdie

Good Evening, Fellow Crafters,

My! It has been over a year since I posted on this blog. Time slips away, doesn't it?

I made a birthday card today that I hope will make the recipient smile.  Here it is:

 


I used the following:

    Spellbinders Sprigs (foliage)

    Paper Studio Ribbon Curls (EF)

    Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals Die

    A scrap of  "cloud paper" I had lying around

    A retired Stampin' Up "happy birthday" stamp 

        (I've had this for more than 5 years - it still is a favorite!)

    Stampin' Up Bird Punch

    Black embellishment used for bird's eye


I also have been using a base layer of black cardstock, cutting the next layer only 1/8" smaller so that the black piece is a very subtle border that sets off the card. It may be almost unnoticeable, but if a white card base is used, it makes a good contrast for the other layers. I learned this from watching some Gina Kay videos. 😇

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Apr 14  Dream Valley Challenges - Celebrations 3E #1

Apr 17  Everybody Art Challenge - Celebrate

Apr 18  Addicted to Stamps and More - Birthdays

Apr 20  Polkadoodles Challenge - AG 4E #1

Apr 20  Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Die Cut, FREE, Embossing 3E #1

Apr 28  Avenue 613 - AG 8E #1

Apr 30  Creative Inspirations Challenge - AG 2E #1

Apr 30  AAA Birthday Challenge - Birthday/Layers NL

 

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
9 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. 10 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.

Acts 13:38-39
38 "Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 39 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, March 4, 2022

Fun Fold Floral Card

Good Morning, Crafters!

Today I am showing you a fun card I made yesterday. The directions of the card can be found at:

https://createwithterrigaines.com/fun-fold-card-using-flowering-fields-designer-paper-tulips-dies-video/

I used a die from Altnew called Grand Anenome die set. It takes a lot of cutting for all the layers--I counted 14 cuts and would have been 17 cuts if I had made 3 leaves. It's one of those cards that is labor intensive and took a long time because I had to go back and view the video step by step. This card will have to be for someone VERY SPECIAL!  (smile)

On the inside of the card, she puts only a very small area where someone can write a note, so I made the inside part much bigger. 

Here is the card:

This is how the inside of the card looks:


In addition to those changes, the front piece where the flower is needed to be larger than she suggests.

Happy cardmaking to all, and God bless you!

 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Mar 04  Cupcake Inspirations Challenge - 3E #1

Mar 06  AAA Birthday Challenge - Birthday UE

Mar 07  Everybody Art Challenge - Birthday UE

Mar 11  A Gem of a Craft Challenge - AG 3E #1 

Mar 16  Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1

Mar 17  Polkadoodles - AG 3E #1 

Mar 18  Creative Fingers Challenge - AAG 3E #1 

Mar 31  Crafting Happiness Challenge - AAG 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
9 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. 10 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.

Acts 13:38-39
38 "Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 39 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, August 21, 2021

Floral Happiness

 

Good Afternoon, Crafters,

I got to spend some time in my craft room yesterday and used some favorite stashed away patterned paper to make a floral card. This is one of my favorite printed papers and it has a lot of colors that can be accented.

I have been purposely not adding sentiments to the front of my cards lately so that in the generic form, they can be pulled out and used for almost any occasion. There is always time to add a sentiment before I send the card, or I can stamp one on the inside or just write a note inside.

I used only three things to make the card (besides paper and adhesive, of course). 

Spellbinders Foliage Dies

Memory Box Fabulous Phlox

Gold Metallic Half Pearls

Here is the card:


 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
 
Aug 23 Lemon Shortbread - AAG 3E #1
Aug 26 Just Us Girls - Color Challenge 3E #1
Aug 26 A Gem of a Craft Challenge - AG 3E #1 
Aug 30 Crafty Creations - AAG 2E #1 
Aug 31 Get Creative Challenges - AG 3E #1
Aug 31 Polkadoodles - AG 3E #1
Sep 06 Ike's World - AG 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 10:9-11
9 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. 10 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.

Acts 13:38-39
38 "Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 39 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, April 17, 2021

Whimsical Birdie Birthday Card

 Good Afternoon, Crafters,

Today I brought out one of my favorite old Cricut cartridges (does this tell you how old my machine is?????). It's Live Simply, and the cutout is a funny, whimsical birdie sitting on a branch. I found some blue paper with clouds for a background and used a Crafter's Companion Happy Birthday die. A googldy eye on the bird makes it even more playful and fun. I am sorry that I never seem to get the colors right on my iPhone camera, even after editing. The patterned background paper is much bluer that the image shows. This makes it look like a cloudy day, but the paper is actually a more cheerful, brighter blue.

Here is the card:


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 17 Always Fun Challenges - Pastel Colors 3E #2

Apr 19 Everybody Art Challenge - AG UE

Apr19 Lemon Shortbread - AAG 3E #2

Apr 23 A Gem of a Craft Challenge - AG 3E #1

Apr 30 Get Creative Challenges - AG 3E #2 

Apr 30 Crafter's Castle - Spring 3E #1

May 02 Crafty Creations - AG 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
9 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. 10 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.

Acts 13:38-39
38 "Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 39 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, April 13, 2021

Floral Trellis

Good Afternoon, Crafters,

Today it seemed like a good time to make a post, because looking back at my blog, it looks like there has not been any activity since December of last year!  How time flies.

We had some really bad weather here in Texas, which you may have heard about--an unprecedented deep freeze all across our state. We were without power and heat for 3 days; because our water pipes burst, we had to have some repairs done to the house, but now all is well. 

Today's card is made from some dies that I have not used in a very long time; a couple of them, like the trellis and the flower, are probably off brand dies from China with no real name to them, so there's no way to let you know that information. However, the foliage is from Cherry Lynn - Fanciful Flourish, and the frame is from Hero Arts - Infinity Dies, both of which I have had maybe 5-10 years. There are two rectangular diecuts glued together which are attached to the top of a larger frame. The two outer petals of the flower are punched out from retired SU punches. The background paper was sort of an ombre effect with the color changing from the top of the paper to the bottom. You can see the different tones in the flower petals. A half pearl finishes the flower.

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 13 Shopping Our Stash - Plant Life UE

Apr 17 Always Fun Challenges - Pastel Colors 3E #1 

Apr 17 Dream Valley Challenges - Springtime 3E #1

Apr 19 Everybody Art Challenge - AG UE

Apr19 Lemon Shortbread - AAG 3E #1

May 03 Ike's World - Springtime 1E

Apr 30 Get Creative Challenges - 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
9 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. 10 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.

Acts 13:38-39
38 "Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 39 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, December 17, 2020

Jesus Is the Reason for the Season

 Merry Christmas, Crafters,

I made this fun Christmas card from elements I have had for years; I have decided to go shopping in my craft room and pull out things that haven't been used for awhile.

A piece of white cardstock was dry embossed with a Darice Holly Vines EF; then I used dark green ink on a brayer to highlight the raised part. The sentiment is from SU Reason for the Season stamp set, stamped in white and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The scalloped die cut circles are from Spellbinders and a double-looped green bow was added. I sprayed it all with Krylon Diamond Dust spray. The half pearls accentuate the red berries on the holly. (Please pardon the shadow on the image!  😊


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Dec 18 Art Impressions Challenge - Reason for the Season 2E #1

Dec 30 Crimbo Crackers - Christmas 2E #1 

Dec 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE

Jan 05 Word Art Wednesday - Christmas 5E #1

Jan 06 C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - 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
9 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. 10 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.

Acts 13:38-39
38 "Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. 39 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