Thursday, 24 May 2012

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Alter A Photo

Hello, my friends!
It's been a little while since I've posted one of these challenge pages. I've been trying to spread them out because there are only a few left and I'm really going to miss this challenge when it's finished! lol As always, I had a wonderful time creating this page! After several days of rain the sun was shining today, so I just had to make a cheerful and happy page! You may have also guessed that this is a special one for my girls and I hope they enjoy it! For those of you that more recent visitors to my blog, my girls are now in their 20's. In this photo they are only 3 and 4 years old.  Weren't they cute? :o)
So the challenge was to alter my photo...I think I forgot! Just kidding! My little girls didn't have big black mustaches, although they did often wear really goofy sunglasses! lol One mustache is a bracket, and one is the leaves from a plant. For the sunglasses...one are actual sunglasses and the others are a capital B. All pieces were cut on my Slice machine. Then I distressed and inked the edges of the photo as well. 
I've been a little bit sparse with my posts lately. This past Monday was a holiday here in Canada and so we were away for a few days to visit our daughter. Also, I'm working on some bigger projects that are taking a little longer to complete. I hope to have one ready to show you very soon. Happy days to you all! :o)


Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Patterned - Unknown;
Border Punches: EK Success;
Leaf Punch: Martha Stewart;
Tab Punch: McGill;
Flowers: Handmade by Me;
Ribbon: Celebrations;
MM Slice Design Cards: Basics 3, Noel,
Baby - Gift from Friday;
Pearls: My Stash;
Letter Stickers: Girls' Paperie.


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A Card for My Friends...and a Fun New Sketch Blog!

Happy Wednesday to you, my friends!
I made this card for each and every one of you because I think "You're Fantastic!" I mean that from my heart! Your continued support and wonderful comments just bless me...time and time again! :o) I know...it's been a little while since I've gotten all mushy on you, hasn't it? lol I didn't want you to think that I've forgotten how to be "cheesy" as my girls would say! Oh, and if you think this card isn't meant for you...yes, it's meant for you too! Alright, enough of that! :o)
So, I've come across a brand new sketch blog! Most of you know how much I like to use sketches, right? This one has a cool name too. It's called A Die For A Sketch...isn't that fun? It's a monthly challenge blog, and the idea is that you use a die to create anything you want following the sketch. They haven't started just yet other than to have a design team call out, but if you go over there and become a follower you will have your name in to win a prize. I have the button in my sidebar. Since I like playing with sketches I used their fun sketch to make this card for you. Here's the sketch: 

 

Now here's my card. I had a wonderful time making it! My sweet husband gave me the whole set of Prismacolor Premier Pencils for my birthday, so I intend to do lots and lots of coloring!
I hope you like it because I really do think you're all FANTASTIC! :o)


Papers: K & Company - Sweet Nectar;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Soft Suede, Real Red;
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Perfect Words;
MM Slice Design Card: Basics 1;
Die: Tim Holtz Alterations - Tattered Pinecone
(Prize from Yvonne)
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large Scalloped Octagons;
Image: Gift from Joy;
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Pearls and Seam Binding: from my Stash.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #9 - I Surrender All

Happy Friday to you, my friends!
Guess what? With this Scripture post, I am now back on track and up to date! Thanks to Patter doing a little shift and taking a week off, I had just the time I needed! :o)
Guess what else? I'm not going to say it...no, I'm not! I'm just going to think it this time, and you all know what I'm talking about, right? lol
"I Surrender All"...What does that mean? Think about it for a minute. Are we really willing to surrender ALL to the Lord? Everything? What about our scrapbooking stash? Did your heart just stop? lol Well, you know, all of our blessings and gifts come from the Lord in the first place, don't they? Shouldn't we be more than willing to give everything up for Him?
In Luke 14:33 Jesus says:
"In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple." 
James 4:7a  says:
 "Submit yourselves, then, to God." 
I considered both of these verses for my page but when I read the Parable in Matthew, I knew this was the passage I would use. I've enlarged it in a picture below so you can read it better. It makes you think, doesn't it? That's what the Parables are for...to make us think! So let's think about it...and then let's be willing to do it! :o)


I created a pocket with my doily, and my hymn page is removable.
Then I covered my page with pearls in reference to the Scripture verses.


Papers: Recollection Cardstock;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles,
Sizzix - Circle, Scallop Lace;
Tim Holtz On The Edge - Scallop;
MM Slice Design Card: Noel;
Ink: Distress Ink - Dusty Concord;
Flower Center Pearls: Gifts from Friday;
My Stash: Paper Doily, Other Pearls, Pearl Lace Trim, Flowers.




Usually when I post the Hymn video I like to use one that has the lyrics so that you can see them. My older brother is a drummer, so I think you'll understand why this had to be the version I chose! You really get a mixed bag of music styles around here, so you'll never know what my favorite is! lol I hope you enjoy it! :o)


Linking Up To:
Little Birdie Blessings - Scripture Thursday #28 - Here
Word Art Wednesday #27 - Here

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Sunshine For Mom Card

Hello, my friends! Just a quick post today! I thought I'd show you the card I made for my Mom for Mother's Day! It will be such a surprise because it actually got mailed off in plenty of time to arrive before next Sunday! That just never happens! lol My Mom has always really liked owls and used to have a lovely collection. When we were kids we used to buy them...and make them...for her on any and every occasion. It's been quite a while since I've presented her with a new one but I couldn't resist this sweet Sizzix Sizzlit! EnJOY the rest of your weekend! :o)


Papers: Recollection Cardstock;
Embossing: Sizzix Texture Plate;
Die: Sizzix Sizzlit - Owl;
Stamps & Ink: Stampin' Up;
Punch: Martha Stewart Corner Punch;
Bling: Unknown.

Linking Up at Outlawz Challenges- Here

Oh...do you notice a few changes around here? With the problems with Shabby blogs the other day, I had to delete my entire blog design. So I threw this one together VERY quickly using Blogger. 
It's not as pretty but I do like all the extra space it allows. It will do the job for now! :o)