Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Another Altered Birdhouse

Happy Tuesday! I should actually be calling this post "Another Procrastination Project"! lol I have a big project that I should be working on and I seem to be having a bit of trouble keeping my focus. This little birdhouse has been sitting in my studio since I altered my last one. Now that the cooler weather is moving in, I thought this poor little bird needed his home! This is the first time I've used a couple of new toys. First, I now have my very first Stampin' Up punch; the Boho Blossom Punch. So I didn't have to fussy cut these flowers this time...just stamp and punch! Yay for me, right? Secondly, I used the Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist on the finished flowers and the fence. I love it! I did just a light spritz and I love the shimmer it gave! I cut the Scripture verse a little bit short so that the whole bird would show but I'd like to share it with you here. Psalm 95:1 says: "O come, let us sing to the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation." Okay, now I think I better try to get some work done on my big project. On second thought, I think I need a coffee break, and then I should clean up the mess I made, and then I have to make supper...maybe I'll get to it tomorrow! lol Hope you're all having a happy week! :o)


Here's a close-up of the glimmery flowers:


Papers: Susan Winget - Nature;
Ink and Stamps: Stampin' Up;
Punches: Stampin' Up, Martha Stewart;
Die: Tim Holtz On the Fence Die;
Spray: Ranger Perfect Pearl Mist - Perfect Pearl;
Brads: Recollections Mini Brads;
My Stash: Wooden Birdhouse, Wire, 
Mushroom Bird, Cardstock, Spanish Moss,
Miniature Watering Can.

Friday, 21 October 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge - Useful

Happy Friday! You would not believe the week I've had, my friends! I could tell you story after crazy story of what has gone on in my life this week, but I won't! lol You know how I can ramble, and you wouldn't even believe half of it! I'll just say that I'm incredibly happy to have this page completed for posting! :o)
Most of you have probably caught on my now that I really love my Bible! When Patter posted "useful" as the Challenge Word I knew right away that I would use this verse in 2 Timothy 3:16: "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."  Isn't that a great verse? The Bible is so full of instruction and training that can guide us in making right and good choices in our life. Did you know that the Bible is FULL of much more than just instructions for teaching us?  The Scriptures are also USEFUL if you are: worried, sad, have lost someone, are feeling discouraged, in pain, scared, in doubt, lonely, tempted, lost, sick, hurting, or searching. At the other end of the spectrum, the Scriptures are also USEFUL if you are: happy, joyful, thankful, at peace, full of praise and gratitude, or in love. The Bible is full of history, poetry, wisdom, songs, and life lessons; and I encourage you to see how USEFUL it can be in your life! It's my God-breathed guide book for life! :o)

Papers: K & Company - Olive Tree, DCWV Mat Stack;
Dies: Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Styled Labels,
MM Slice Design Card - Basic Shapes 2;
Brads: Recollections Gemstone;
Chipboard Letters & Mosaic Tiles: Gift from Debbie;
Marker: Marvy Le Plume II No. 72 pine green;
Hemp & Bling: Unknown

Saturday, 15 October 2011

I Did It! A Fall Project Completed :o)

Yay, I got a Fall project done! Can you believe it's a card? I really don't know what's going on! I seem to have become a card-maker! How did that happen? lol I truly think it's a case of  "monkey see, monkey do"! Not that I'm calling all of you...my dear, sweet friends...monkeys! haha Or if I am, I'm right there with you! ;o) I had lots of fun making this one and I hope you like it! I'm even going to enter it in THREE challenges which is something I've never done before! They are:


I've been on the look out for some skeleton leaves for a little while now and not had any success finding them in my area. A little while ago, when I was going through some of my old stamps, I came across this really nice leaf stamp that looks just like the skeleton leaves. I don't know where it came from, and it has no information on it. So I had some fun with it today and heat embossed with white onto some white vellum. I'm really happy with the results. I took a closeup photo so you could see them better. I'll be doing some more playing but it gave me just the look I wanted for this card. What do you think? 
Well, I think come Monday I better get back to work on a layout before I forget how to do them! :o)

Papers: Basic Grey - Indian summer, Recollections;
MM Slice Design Card: Basic Shapes 2;
Stamps: Unknown Leaf Stamp, Stampavie - 
Sarah Kay - Chloe watching the trees in the autumn wind;
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Fired Brick;
Martha Stewart Punches: hydrangea, branch, rose leaf;
Unknown: brads, pearls, lace, vellum, embossing powder.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Good Intention Tags! lol

That's not really what these tags are called! I just had very good intentions of getting a Fall project completed today, and that didn't happen. I'm happy to have these tags to post instead! :o) I was in touch with my prize winner and told her that I've decided not to post a photo of her her little "Share" package before she receives it. Surprises are so much more fun, aren't they? However, this is a little bit of a sneak peek! Perhaps that would have been a better name for the post..."Sneak Peek Tags"!  Before beginning on my non-existent Fall project I thought I should work on the giveaway. I got out some tags to wrap some lace and trims around. Well, I just couldn't use plain old tags! I decided to dress them up a little bit so they could be used once the lace and trims were gone. Here's what I did with the tags. Maybe tomorrow I'll get to a Fall project! :o)


All Stamps and Inks: Stampin' Up!;
Regular  Office Shipping Tags;
Everything else from my stash.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Happy Thanksgiving - And a Fun Announcement!

Hello Everybody! Happy Thanksgiving! I've been so busy this weekend with all my fun family festivities that I haven't crafted anything to post! So instead, here's a photo I took showing some gorgeous Fall colors! :o)

Now for the "fun announcement" part of this post! If you'll remember back to my ABC Scripture Challenge "Share" post...I encouraged you all to leave a comment and come back today to find out why. Well, I put all the names of those that commented in a bowl, plus one extra who emailed me a comment because her blogger didn't work. I had my daughter, Liane, draw the name. Whose name did she pick?
Yes, Jonia! It was you! I get to SHARE a special package of goodies with YOU! Congratulations! I don't have a picture yet, so I'll post what you've won very soon! Putting this together has been lots of fun for me and I've decided that I'll be doing it more often. I won't be doing big announcements...they'll just be quiet little ones like this one. Just sharing with those of you that leave me words of encouragement that mean so much to me!  Thank you very much, my friends! :o)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge - Trouble

Now you're probably wondering why I made such a happy and cheerful page when the word was "trouble", right? Well, first you have to read the Scripture verse I chose. James 5: 13 says: "Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise." Isn't that lovely? It deserves a bright and sunny page! I even wheeled music notes across my background paper to denote the "songs of praise", and of course I had to include a happy bird!
We're all going to face troubles in life...there's just no way around it. However, when you put your trust in Jesus, you have help to get you through the troubled times. In John 16:33 Jesus says: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." So if you have troubles in your life today - PRAY! Your troubles aren't too big for the Lord...He's overcome the world! Then feel the peace that only He can give you. After that you can move on to being HAPPY and singing songs of PRAISE! :o)


Papers: Basic Grey - Hello Luscious 6 X 6 ;
MM Slice Design Cards: Noel, Basic Shapes 2;
Stamps: Stampin' Up - Music Notes Wheel,
Language of Love;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Basic Brown;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Rose Leaf,
Branch, Cosmos;
Decorative Pins: The Nickel Nook;
Unknown Bling, Fiber.