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

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Come Let Us Adore Him

 Here it is time again to send out Christmas cards. 

Today's card's sentiment is from a familiar Christmas carol, O Come All Ye Faithful. I used a Memory Box Pine Branch border punch, and an image from the internet which I heat foiled with gold. The image looks black, but really is gold... The background is embossed with a holly EF on gold paper.

Here is the card:


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Nov 30 Crafty Creations - AAG 2E #1

Dec 01 The Paper Shelter - Christmas 3E #2

Dec 01 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2

Dec 02 Little Red Wagon - Christmas UE

Dec 04 Creative Moments - AG 3E #1

Dec 04 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE

Dec 05 The Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Christmas 3E #2

Dec 07 Aud Sentiments - AG 5E #2

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

Jesus in the Manger

 Well, it's almost time to send out Christmas cards, and I've been making them all year long; so thankful there are enough to send out this year.

Today's card is Jesus in the manger. It was made with SWS Stamp and Die Set #13-057, Born This Day; Glitter pens were used to color in the manger scene, Swiss Dots EF makes the blue background and they are cut out with a Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle Die Set. The manger is elevated with pop up stickies.

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Dec 01 The Paper Shelter - Christmas 3E #1

Dec 01 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1

Dec 02 C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas 2E #1

Dec 02 Little Red Wagon - Christmas UE

Dec 04 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE

Dec 05 The Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Christmas 3E #1

Dec 07 Aud Sentiments - AG 5E #1

Dec 09 Cut It Up - Christmas 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




Friday, October 2, 2020

CAS Sympathy and Thinking of You

Hi, Crafters,

I had to make two quick cards--one for a friend who is ill and another for my pastor whose mother passed away.

They are the same card but with different sentiments; both sentiments are from SU Heartfelt Blooms, and the patterned paper was die cut with Sizzix Stitched Ovals. A small bow on each card makes them have more of a finished look.


 I added some half pearls to embellish the cards.


 

I am entering this design in the following challenges ending:

Oct 03 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG + a Sentiment 3E #3
Oct 03 Always Fun Challenges - Die Cuts - 3E #3
Oct 03 Crafting Happiness - AAG UE
Oct 04 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #3
Oct 04 Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge - AAG 3E #1 
Oct 07 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Oct 12 Polkadoodles Challenge - AG 3E #1 
Oct 28 Classic Design Challenge - AG UE
Oct 31 Stamplorations CAS Challenge - CAS 3E #2

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, October 1, 2020

Birthday Butterflies

Good Morning, Crafters,

I seem to be on a gold binge lately, mainly because there were lots of beautiful, irresistible gold papers at Michael's and Hobby Lobby. 

The butterfly die is from Memory Box Kensington Border, cut on both sides of the white insert; sentiment is from retired SU Avant Garden and is framed by Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals. In the middle of the white insert, a narrow Sizzix Moroccan Set border embossing folder was used. Below the sentiment is a gold ribbon bow; all this is set on a solid gold background.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Oct 03 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG + a Sentiment 3E #2
Oct 03 Always Fun Challenges - Die Cuts - 3E #2
Oct 03 Crafting Happiness - AAG UE
Oct 04 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Oct 04 AAA Birthday Challenge - Animals and Critters UE
Oct 05 Paper Girls Challenge - Gold, Flowers, Layers 3E #1
Oct 07 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Oct 13 Dies R Us Challenge - AG 3E #1
Oct 28 Classic Design 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 10:9-11
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





Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Birthday Butterfly with Gold Accents

Hello, Crafters,

I'm posting a card today that uses several different patterned papers along with strips of gold paper. I thought it would be fun to lay them in a diagonal pattern. 

At first, I was going to use just the paper in the upper left hand corner which has gold accents, but it was PINK OVERLOAD!

So, by adding other papers from the same stack also with gold accents, it toned down the pink some.

The butterfly has two parts: they are from Spellbinders Wonderful Wings; the solid lower cut is of gold paper and the top one is the more intricate cut. The sentiment is from a retired SU Avant Garden set that I've had for probably three years, and it is gold embossed and cut out with a Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles die. Rhinestones embellish the butterfly and a gold ribbon runs across the lower half of the card.

 
I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:
 
Sep 30 Ellibelle's Corner - Things with Wings 3E #1 
Oct 03 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG + a Sentiment 3E #1
Oct 03 Always Fun Challenges - Die Cuts - 3E #1
Oct 03 Crafting Happiness - AAG UE
Oct 04 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Oct 04 AAA Birthday Challenge - Animals and Critters UE
Oct 07 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1 
Oct 28 Classic Design 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 10:9-11
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




 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Happy Birthday to You

 Good Afternoon, Fellow Crafters,

I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday for a specific product (which, by the way, they did not carry), and all of you know what happens to a crafter who goes into a craft store and just ambles around each aisle. Yep.  I bought things I had no idea that I needed!

Well, one of the dies that I got was this cute Sizzix Happy Birthday to You die; it includes a sprig of green branch with tiny flowers. I sprayed the back of the cutout with aerosol glue and put it on a Spellbinders Standard Circle Nestabilities die. One of the things I also got at Hobby Lobby was the multicolored zig-zag paper, which I thought was very happy and whimsical. There is a small no-name butterfly punch that I have which I used and I put rhinestones on it and also on the flowers. A yellow double-looped ribbon on the bottom finished the card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Sep 21 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #1

Sep 27 Classic Design Challenge - AG UE

Sep 29 Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - AAG 3E #1

Sep 30 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG 3E #1

Sep 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - UE

Oct 08 Creative Crafters' Challenge - AAG 3E #1

Oct 15 Happy Craft 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 10:9-11
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, September 10, 2020

Gold and Purple Birthday

 Good Afternoon, Crafters,

I had a lot of fun making today's card with purple and gold; I had initially gone to Hobby Lobby and Michaels for some fun gold and silver papers for Christmas cards, but just wanted some extra sparkle for a birthday card.

Here is what was used to make the card:

SU Flower Shop stamp with coordinating punch

There are three layers of the stamped flower; the petals are layered and curled downward to create fullness and dimension

SU Cool Treats sentiment stamp

Gold, purple and lavender papers

Gold Ribbon

Gold Rhinestone

Gold Embossing Powder used with Versamark Ink

Martha Steward Five Leaf Punch

And here is the card:




 

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Sep 17 Crafty Friends Challenge - AG 3E #3

Sep 17 My Time to Craft - Embossing (wet or dry) 3E #1

Sep 18 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG 3E #1

Sep 22 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1 

Sep 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE

Oct 03 Pattie's Creations - Must have stamped or printed image 2E #1

Oct 03 Crafter's Castle - AG 3E #3

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