Monday, 30 January 2012

I Need A Little Help, Please...Oh, and a Card to Show You Too!

Happy Monday, my Friends! I have a masculine card to show you today. I'm debating whether or not to link this up to the Card Crafter's Circle Challenge. I would actually be ON TIME!! lol The challenge is "Feel Good With a Friend", and the cards that are on their right now are really girly for the most part. Sometimes we do have friends and relatives of the male variety that need a card "just because", right? :o)
Now, you may be wondering what kind of help I'm requiring from you today. I'm really excited about the next mini album I have decided to make! The only problem is...I just can't decide what to make it out of! Obviously I won't get a thing done until that decision is made! lol I don't know if you have noticed but I set up a little "Vote" in my sidebar. If you could please vote on your choice of what you'd like to see my next mini album made out of, I would really appreciate it! I thought it would be a fun way for you all to be involved...and for me not to have to decide! haha I do have the theme and colors picked out already, so I have done some of the work! Thanks so much for your assistance. I'll leave the vote open until Saturday because after that I have to get to work on it! Hope you all have a wonderful week! :o)

Papers: K & Company - Eco Modern,
Unknown Cardstock;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Basic Black;
Punches: Stampin' Up - Modern Label,
Double Cog Punch;
Stamp: Hero Arts.

Linking Up To:

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #7 - Feel Good With a Friend!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Oops...I did it again!! LOL

Isn't that a song? "Oops..I did it again!" lol Well, I did it again with the Card Crafter's Circle Bears Challenge. I was sure I had just enough time to post this card...but I was too late...again! haha One day I will be on time again! I am entering it in two other challenges that are listed below the photo.
I was sneezing and sniffling too much  to do  any detail colouring (the cold part of my flu is making a return appearance), so I used the Chalkboard Technique instead. You can see my post explaining the technique HERE.
I hope you're all having happy days! :o)

Papers: Unknown Cardstock;
Stamp: Penny Black - Good Catch
Ink: Stampin' Up - Basic Brown;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Lacey Ovals;
Punches: Stampin' Up - Modern Label, 
Martha Stewart Corner Punch - Modern Garland;
Unknown: Ribbon, Chalk and Bling

Linking Up to:

Scripture Thursday Linky Party #13 - Love
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #12

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #2 - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Happy Sunday, my friends! Welcome to the second Hymn and Scripture Challenge! This is another favorite hymn of mine! I should warn you that you'll probably be hearing that for EVERY hymn that gets posted! lol Just like you've always heard it for EVERY Scripture verse I post...they're all my favorites too! :o)
Please remember to click on the button in the sidebar and follow the links to go see Patter's page and read her devotional. Also, all the other beautiful pages are linked up there!
This hymn is so full of wonderful encouragement! There are so many of us that feel "weary and tired" on a regular basis, right? Let's face here on earth can be really dark and difficult sometimes. However, if we "fix our eyes on Jesus" like the Scripture says, suddenly the trials of this life just don't have the same power they once did to bog us down. There's a freedom that comes with the realization that the things of this earth just don't matter. Ever since Jesus endured the cross for us...with joy?!!...He has been sitting at the right hand of the throne of God. That's where we'll meet Him one day...and what a day that will be, my friends! So let's focus on Jesus, put our problems in their place, and face our days with JOYFUL ZEAL!! :o)

Papers: Unknown Cardstock;
Punch: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Curved Rectangles;
Brads: Recollections Metallic Brads;
Flowers: Unknown Mulberry Paper Flowers,
Recollections Mulberry Paper Mini Roses;
Bead Sprays: Art Angels Designs HERE
Music Note Paper: Free Vintage Digital Stamps HERE
Butterflies: K & Co Abrianna  Grand Adhesions - from Marsha

I'm not really what you'd call a country music "fan" but I do like the way Alan Jackson sings the old hymns. This is a lovely video...I hope you enjoy it! :o)

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Just A Little Birthday Card!

Hello, again! My second post in two days! Can you tell I'm trying to make up for lost time? This is my entry for the Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #5 - Happy Birthday. You can find all the details HERE. I'm making it just under the wire for this one...but at least it's not too late this time! lol I made a simple gate-fold card. I did it rather quickly so I could pop it in the mail. The card will definitely be late! The recipients birthday is tomorrow and it will take almost a week to arrive! If you missed yesterdays post, please scroll down and take a peek. Maybe I can keep this going and be back tomorrow with another project! :o)

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Go Mega!

Hello, my friends! Did you miss me? I've sure missed all of you! What a week it has been! I've been very sick that I wasn't able to be on the computer AT ALL for DAYS!! YIKES!! Today is the first day that I've felt up to starting some blog rounds, and popping in for visits. There's still many of you I need to come see, although I know now that I will never catch up on all that I missed! I also missed out on some fun challenges...but I'll just try to catch the next ones!
Speaking of challenges, Mary and I are still determined to finish up the 52 Week Challenge from last year! :o) The only description I was given for the "Go mega" page, was to "think really big for everything". Now remember my page is only 8 inches. I could have pulled out a 5 X 7 "mega" photo but that would have filled up the whole page! Since I finally felt up to doing something I really wanted to play a bit. I found my biggest stamp, which measures almost 7", and had lots of fun paper piecing it. I found my biggest flower at 5" and layered it up. Then I added my biggest buttons and staples. Finally I included the biggest letter sticker for the start of the sentiment of how I was feeling about today!
I hope you're all having a happy, happy day! I also hope you're keeping warm wherever you are! When we got up this morning it was to windchills of -48 degrees Celcius (-54 F)...and they say it's supposed to get colder tonight! Yay for winter weather finally arriving! :o)

Papers: K & Company - Watercolor Bouquet;
Stamp: Spring Flower Chic - unity stamp company;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Basic Black;
Buttons: Stampin' Up;
Staples: Fastenator and Beach Staples;
Sticker: the girls' paperie - kitch;
Unknown: flowers, brad, kraft, sentiment, 
markers, dimensional paint, twine.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #1 - Amazing Grace

Hello, my dear friends! Welcome to my very first post of 2012, and my very first post of the new Hymn and Scripture Challenge! I'm very excited about the new twist added to the Scripture Challenge this year. Patter has decided to include the study of old hymns in her lessons. Those of you who have been visiting me for a while know that I LOVE the old hymns, and I have occasionally used them along with my Scripture Challenge pages.

All of the information about the new challenge can be found by clicking on the button in my sidebar and following all the links. There's still lots of time to follow along and join right in for the fun! For the past two years I have used a 6 X 6  inch format and it's worked really well. However, if I'm going to be working with a hymn and Scripture verse, I don't think 6 inches will give me enough space. So this year I've decided to work on an 81/2 x 11 base. I think that will give me more options for design. I don't really know how this will all transpire just yet. I guess we'll just see where the Lord leads me with this other words...the usual! lol I do know that I really enjoyed putting this page together, and playing with some new toys.

As for the song...oh my! This one has always made me cry! Hymns tend to do that to me for a couple of reasons. One...because I still hear my Dad singing them right into my ear! Secondly...because of the words and the meaning behind them! Please click on the picture and take the time to read the words of the song and the Bible verse. This is going to be a really wonderful series and I hope you'll all join me for it! I'm excited to share it with you...with ZEAL!! :o)

Papers: K & Co - Ancestry, Recollections - Cardstock;
MM Slice Design Card: Think Pink, Je t'adore;
Die: Tim Holtz Ornamental
  Sizzlits Decorative Strip: Circles & Triangles;
Punches: EK Success Border Punch - Scalloped Scallops;
Inks: Stampin' Up - Basic Brown, Baja Breeze;
Stamps: Nostalgiques Typewriter ABC Set;
Flowers: Prima ;
Brads: Recollections;
Bling: Imaginisce Hot Rocks Metal Accents;
Unknown bakers twine.

* Please take the time to watch this video of  Wintley Phipps singing Amazing Grace!
Patter warned that we would need tissue. I certainly did! It's beautiful! *

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