Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It has been a loooong while!

I have many cards to show you ...  I hope you are up for them.. I have a lot of Father's Day cards as that date is sneaking up here fast!

On all of them I used your basic Card Stock.  The first card, I die cut the oval and ran a digi stamp I had online for the center.  I then made the 'Happy Father's Day' and fussy cut that out and used pop ups to adhere it to the card.

The second card, I glued the red die cut by Sizzix, and ef those with distressed lines.  I then ran a digi stamp of the ship in blue and printed that out.  I added a bow out of jute twine.  And pasted the Sentiment on pop ups.

The third card,  again I used your basic CS from Heritage Pack.  The brown CS I ef with distressed lines, and then die cut the oval and stamped on the pine tree and grass, and bird.  I used brown and green color pencils on the tree, to make it stand out more.  Again the sentiment was poppd up.

This card was made for a challenge with the Tea Potter's group.  It called for farm animals and grass.  I bought these sweet die cut clouds and sheep from a private seller.  Added the diamonds for their eyes.  I stamped grass and added small flowers and stamped the cloud with sentiment.  The sentiment is from HOTP.  

This card I made for my Dad's birthday, which comes in July.  I couldn't believe my luck when I found this 1957 Chevy!  My parents had a car exactly like this one when I was very little.  All these pictures you see here are digis off the Internet, which I printed and fussy cut... I did not have many 'manly' stamps which this challenged called for.  I looped twine through the keys which I popped up, and the string on the gas pump I colored with black marker for the hose.  My DP paper is from Dolled Up Pack.  Light blue and red are PS CS.  

The last one I will show you today, is another challenge (Inspiration Challenge).  They give you several things to get your inspiration from and then you are to make a card from it.  This one was mine.  The black birds and tree branches are stamped by Sweet n Sassy stamps.  The sentiment is also from Sweet n Sassy stamps.  Then the blending of the blue and green is computer generated.  

I sure hope this has given you some inspiration of your own.  May God keep you safe this week!  God bless!  Jan

As usual I love to hear from you, so leave a comment or two!     

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's Raining Cats and Dogs Here!

I hope wherever you are - you are warm and dry.  It has been a messy couple of days here in Arkansas.  Our neighbors in Oklahoma have been through so much tragedy this week, with tornadoes, losing their homes, schools, cars and all belongings.  We need to keep them in prayer.  If you would like to help those in Moore, OK here is a link to find out how:

May God bless all of you ... Jan

Monday, May 20, 2013

Good Morning Everyone!

I have some cards to share with you this morning -- as well as a devotional.  I read this devotional this morning and it really hit home on a lot of levels.  The bottom line is God does not wish for anyone to be lost for all eternity.

Have you ever noticed those that aren't saved; seem to live such long lives; while others who belong to Christ sometimes die early in life?  I believe it is because God is long-suffering not willing that any should perish.  2 Peter 3:9, tells exactly this:, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

This morning I read a devotional by Adrian Rogers: a wonderful pastor who has now gone on to be with the Lord.  Here is this morning's devotional:

Suppose you were deathly sick and the only cure was a very rare and costly medicine. Yet you had no money.

Your doctor leaves and is gone for several days. When he comes back, there are dark circles under his eyes, his hands are trembling, and his clothing is torn and blood-stained.

The doctor holds out a vial of the medicine. “I went to secure this medicine for you. I withdrew my life savings. In my hurry, I wrecked my automobile. The blood on my shirt is that of my only son who was with me and was killed in the accident. Here is the cure. Take it, and you’ll live.”

Suppose you took that medicine, dashed it on the floor, and said, “Doctor, if I die, it will be your fault.”

This is exactly what God has done for mankind. God offered His Son so that no one has to be lost. But we must accept His gift. Have you accepted it?
It is something to think about as we go about our daily lives, meeting and talking to people.

Okay!  My cards today were of course, part of a challenge I participate in through SCS.

 This card is casing another member's card, this is where you duplicate another card, but make at least two changes to it.   I used trimmed lace to make this flower and then placed a medium size pearl in the middle.  I had to glue this to a scallop circle (beneath where you cannot see it).  I then placed it on a label tag which is die cut.  I ran the top DP through an EF called Swiss Dots.  The DP both top and bottom is by Judi Lee's Designs.  The tag was given to me by a friend and stamped with Sweet n Sassy sentiment.  I placed a pink ribbon to separate the two DP.  

For one more:

But Jesus said, 'Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me:  for of such is the kingdom of heaven.'  Matthew 19:14.  This card was made for a wonderful lady named Jessica who goes into many other nations helping the under-privileged children to Christ. She is back home on US soil, and is need of a time of refreshing.  Our cards (in the Tea Potter's Group) are to help her through this time. 

For my CS, I used the Heritage Pack - I absolutely love this CS!  Especially these rich bold colors.  The DP is from a private seller (which I bought a bunch of 6 x 6 from).  The lime green DP is from Paper Studios.  I ran the digi image off on WM CS, and colored it with colored pencils and make-up!  I then stamped John 14:27 onto the CS.  I took a blue flourish and cut it in half, then adorned it with paper punched flowers.  Lastly I paper punched a butterfly, adorned it with diamond gems, along with the collars of the children's clothes.  

I hope you enjoyed looking at these - as usual, your comments always mean so much to me, and I love hearing from you.  God bless you  this week!  Jan

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Good Morning Everyone!

Today I have more cards to share with you.  My first one, I called it, 'Musical and Notes'.  It is done in Hunter Green (one of my favorite colors).  I think I like this green because it is so soothing to the hurts.

This card was a challenge from a Sketch.  I just love the way this turned out.  I used DP from Paper Studio 'Faith', then I cut out DP from 7gypies and the musical DP is from HL.  I lined those in a dark tan CS.  I then chose a die cut flourish from Sizzix, and made a dark hunter green flower, which is paper punched and layered and twilled rose in the middle.   I think it has a hint of vintage to it, don't you?

My next card is:

This one is called, 'Blue Blossoms'.  It again was another sketch challenge through Sweet n Sassy website.  I love these colors together, they are so bold and pretty I think.  The CS is from PS that I purchase at Hobby Lobby.  The DP is bought from a private seller, and do not know exactly who prints it.  I then took my 'Cherry Blossom' stamp and traced it in brown marker and color pencils.  I added tiny little blue blossoms that I bought from a sweet lady on E-bay.   If you are interested in seeing what she sells here is the link to her store.  She has so many pretty die cuts she sells.  

After all of that, I then stamped my card with a sentiment, that came with this sweet stamp set.  If you are interested in buying this stamp set, it is sold by Sweet n Sassy, and here is the link to this set

Do you have time for one more?  I hope you do ...  for my next card, I would like to show you: 'A Night of Fine Dining'.  

This was made for such a fun group of gals.  We call ourselves the 'Tea Potters"  A challenge that comes up on Tea Potter's Tuesday Challenge.   Every week there is a story we are told, and if we like to donate our cards to someone who needs uplifting, we are able to do that on this challenge.  This week called for some food, wine and hospitality.  A hint of romance brings us our imaginary extra cookies!  So as you can see by my card, I chose to bring fine dining to the rescue!  I started off with black CS, burgundy ribbon with gold elements in it, for the table runner.  I then place sheet music (what a fine dinner without being serenaded? You will have to imagine the violins playing.)  A gold plate, burgundy (which is a die cut from Spellbinders), for the salad plate.  I then used DP to make the napkin, which I gently glued in the silverware (which I found online and fussy cut).  I then added my special gold bow to finish it off.  Computer generated sentiment, I ran off the printer and glued on. 

I sure hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I enjoyed showing them to you.  As many of you probably can tell I have been slacking off in the devotional dept.  Unfortunately, I have not heard back from anyone on those - and will be closing that page down.  However, from time to time - I will talk about our sweet Lord and Savior here on this page.  So come back often!  Leave a few comments .. as I always always love to hear from you!  If you know of anyone who would love to join my blog site - please invite them and tell them to join, I would love to have them. 

God bless you this week as you go about your busy lives and keep you in His loving care.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hello Everyone!

It has been a long time since I have posted on my blog - and I am sorry for the delay.  Hopefully I can make it up to you today.  I have several cards to share with you.  My first card you see was for a Featured Stamper on SCS. 

 I love the background DP, with the turquoise and the tans together.  Look so soft and subtle.  I used several paper punches to make this layered flower.  I added gold self-adhesive gems to the center.  Die cut the flourish in brown (Sizzix); and my sentiment is stamped by Sweet n Sassy stamps.  

For my next card:

This card I believe is just as sweet as the sweet girl whom I made it for.  She turned 11 years old; already in her pre-teen years.  Such a talented girl too!  This was Sweet n Sassy sketch challenge this past week.  I changed a few things from the layout.  I first chose this sweet pink because it is Kierstynne's favorite color.  Added the soft roses DP.  The blue label, I cut with a Fiskars edger, and lined it in pink diamond gems, also stamped with Stampin' Up.  I then took a die cut and cut the ovals, stamped the white with floral which i colored.  Die cut the butterfly and added more pink gems to that.  All in all, I think it turned out just right for an 11 years old sweet and talented girl.

You must be thinking; 'What on earth is that!?'  It is a purse, and it was also for a challenge on SCS.  I took a clip art picture and ran two copies off on my printer.  I then cut them out and used them as a template.  I cut out two different DP, I felt went good together, and pasted them on a 6" x 6" ivory colored CS.  Then cut out around the templates.  This way it opens up as a card does.  I did not have leather like I wish I had, but did have some brownish-bronze ribbon, I felt would do the trick for the handle.  I glued those on and paper punched a small flower to cover the edges that are glued on.  I used another Paper puncher to make the flower on the 'faux flap' of the purse, found an 45 years old sweater button, glued that on and added a pearl to the top of that.  And viola - my purse was created. 

I have a couple more and hope you have time for them! 

I just love the dainty of this card!  I am one of those who swoons over lace, pearls and roses.  For this one, I used a soft DP of roses glued to solid pink CS.  I added a bit of lace (a fantastic gift from my friend Emily - Thank you so much!)  Added a pink ribbon, placed pink pearls on that.  I then die cut my circle and stamped my sentiment on it.  The sentiment is from Verve.  To top it all off  I added a satin pink bow.  --  This verse speaks volumes and it is always a good thing to read Bible verses and soak it into our hearts and minds.  This one is from Jeremiah 33:3.  

This one took me just about all day to do!  But I just love the way it turned out.  I took a sketch from the Internet, and colored it with chalk, color pencils and .....  Believe it or not; makeup!  You read that right, I used makeup on her face!  I had some of these die cut corners sitting around and saw this was the perfect thing I needed for that blank corner.  I adorned it with rubies, but my camera was giving me fits today and would not capture the rich color of the red in them.  I so wanted it to - as rubies are mentioned in the Bible verse selected this week. The sentiment is from WAW79 challenge.   I used black CS and dotted DP, from the 'The Basics'.  I sure hope you have enjoyed these.  And if you have; please leave a comment or two.

God bless!