Thursday, September 27, 2012

All Your Care

I ran across a challenge site called Word Art Wednesday that offers a Scripture digi each week to use on a card or project.  I loved this week's verse so I just had to play along!

Some of you may know that my Mom had a stroke a few months ago.  I've been helping with her speech therapy at home and one of the things we are working on is memorizing verses that she knew before the stroke affected her speech and memory.  This is one of the verses that I chose for her, and it is one that she can now say without hesitation.  Considering that she cannot get through a sentence without hesitation 99% of the time, this is quite an accomplishment and such a testimony to me that in spite of what she has gone through, her feet are still planted firmly on the Rock - Jesus Christ - the One she has loved and served now for over 70 years.

The beautiful flowers on the card are from the Flourishes set "Autumn Blossoms" and the card is "fall"-ish for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge.



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Verve Diva Dare

This month for the Diva Dare we were supposed to be inspired by a card from a Verve fan - not a  DT member.  I used this card  as my inspiration.  I loved the clean and simple look and the verse stamped over the flower.

Here's my card...

I added an extra layer with my embossing, but kept the oval frame for the verse.  My flowers are from the set "Because of You" and the verse is from "New Mercies".  I added an organdy bow rather than the stitched ribbon on the original, and added a few pearls and some stitching to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Big Birthday

My dear husband is celebrating his 50th birthday in November and I had so much fun making this card for him!  I used a cute new A La Mode stamp from My Favorite Things to represent me... capris, grey hair and all! : ) I, of course, used the stock colors for an "over the hill" 50th birthday card... black and grey.  : )   I curved one of the sentiments from the set as I applied it to the block so I could use it over the top of my image.  Then I used the By the Numbers die-namics to cut out the numbers 5 and 0 from both chipboard and patterned paper to give a POP of color.  The little "t" and "h" are hand drawn and cut out.   Since this is a guy's card I didn't want any frilly embellishments, so I stuck with some stitching, a little paper piecing and I used the Solid Bracket Die-Namics for the border. 

I was following the Guest Designer sketch from MFT for my layout, and I flipped it to a mirror image so I could put the 50 on the right side and fill in the empty spot.  I still felt like it needed something, though.  Hmmmm..... I've got it!!  Arrows are all the rage right now... and that would draw your eye toward the 50 - which after all is the most important thing on the card... especially because I am *not* 50 yet and won't be for a number of years. : )

And there you have it!  Would you like to see the inside?  Remember, this is just a "for fun" card.  I'll make him a serious one later. : )

Here's the details....

Stamps:  ALM Big Birthday Wishes
DieNamics:  By the Numbers, Solid Bracket Border
Paper:  Kraft, White, Recollections DP, SU DP
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories:  Copic and Promarkers, stitching, scissors, glue

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Pinterest Christmas

Source: via Cathy on Pinterest

It's Christmas!  Well, maybe not quite yet, but we were challenged to make a Christmas card inspired by a Pinterest picture for the Florishes challenge.  I wanted to use my new Flourishes Christmas set "Christmas Candles", so this is the picture I used as my inspiration.  And here is my card...

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, September 06, 2012

The Craft's Meow September Sketch

I was so blessed to have my name drawn in last month's Crafts Meow challenge, so I decided to use the set that I won to make a card with this month's sketch.  I just loved the artwork in this "Happy Fall" set - and the font on this sentiment!  I stamped my pumpkin on watercolor paper with black Palette ink and heat set it before I watercolored with SU and Tombow markers.  The grass diecut is from Sweet n Sassy and the border punch is a Recollections punch from Michaels.  Thanks so much for stopping by today... I'm giving thanks for YOU!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Timeless Tuesday #185

The Timeless Tuesday challenge on the Flourishes Blog was to make a small card... no larger than 3x4.  Fun!  The hardest part was figuring out which of my Flourishes stamps to use on it.  i finally settled on this sentiment, which I inked in Brocade Blue and then went over part of it with Night of Navy to make it look variegated in color.  I added a little stitching, a tiny bow and three pearls for embellishments.  I think I'll tuck this in dd's next college care package!

Monday, September 03, 2012

September SFYTT

Our Daily Bread Designs is sponsoring a challenge over at Operation Write Home to make cards with Scripture.  I used the ODBD set "Grace" and one of my favorite color combos... mustard and navy... to create this card with this month's Sketch for you To Try.

I don't think I'll make the 100 cards in 100 days goal - but that's ok!  It was fun to try! : )