Monday, 29 June 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #9 - Hope and Rest and More...

Happy Monday, friends!

I'm back today to share my next Scripture Challenge tag.
This time the challenge was "Hope and Rest and More."

When I re-skimmed the email that came in from Patter, 
this Scripture verse really jumped out at me.
It's harder to read on the patterned paper but it says:

"He tends His flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart;
He gently leads those that have young."
(Isaiah 40:11)

In case there's any confusion...
we are the flock that God, our shepherd, cares for.
He gathers US in his arms.
He carries US close to His heart.
How wonderful!
How can we not find hope and rest in His loving care?

My tag is very simple but was lots of fun to put together.
The sweet sheep were created for me by Wendy at All Dressed Up.
I don't see it in the shop but please let me know if you're interested in it.

Materials Used:
Papers: Pebbles - Garden Party, MME - Lime Twist,
Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: From Wendy at All Dressed Up,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Die: Tim Holtz On the Edge - On the Fence;
Punches: EK Success - Flower Patch, Fiskars - On the Farm.

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Linking Up To:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I have another tag ready but I'll save it for a couple of days!
Have a wonderful week! :o)

Saturday, 27 June 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #8 - Intercessory Prayer

Hello, my friends!

Things have been a little bit quiet around here lately!
I have been VERY busy finishing some projects
...and preparing for my trip!
It's coming so fast now, and there's lots more to do! :o)

I have finally caught up on my Scripture Challenge tags.
I considered posting them all in one post but decided to spread them out instead. 

With this tag I have combined a couple of my DTs.
The lovely white floral sequins, aqua sequins, and white twirly stems all come from 
the Where Ideas Bloom Shop.
The sweet image is a Sushi Doll that I have used before.

Challenge #8 was Intercessory Prayer.
This is a prayer said on the behalf of someone else.
It truly is a JOY for me to pray for each and every one of you!

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Carta Bella - Wildflower;
Image: Sushi Dolls - Pray Without Ceasing,
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Medallion Six;
Punch: EK Success - Arrow Border;
Dymo Label Buddy;
Ink: Distress Ink - Iced Spruce;
Flowers: My Stash;
Sequins & White Twirlies: Where Ideas Bloom.

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Linking Up To:

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #8 - Intercessory Prayer
(You can read Patter's great devotional there)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a beautiful day and I'll be back soon! :o)

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Ephemera's Heartsong - Project #1

Hello, my friends!

I have another beautiful printable kit to share with you this month.
This is the "Ephemera's Heartsong" kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden
  You can find it HERE.

I was asked to participate in a Pocket Letter swap with my dear friend Tracey.
As soon as I saw this kit I knew it would be perfect for making some fun pocket letters.

Here is the front side in it's entirety:

Now I'll share some details.

The journaling cards from this kit are the perfect size to fill a pocket.
They are so fun to layer and embellish.
Left side: I added a "Hello" die, and a ribbon with a ribbon slide that says "friends".
Center: I added a cute floral tag using my paper tagger, a cup die, from Simon Says Stamp, 
with a strip of washi tape behind it.
Right side: I shrunk the size of some other cards, and added one over the journaling card. 
Then I added a ticket that says "Believe".

Left side: A tag that says "laugh" added with my paper tagger, and some layered tags/tickets.
Center: I assembled one of the sweet pockets from the kit. 
Onto that pocket I adhered the tag that says "message". 
This is where I enclosed my letter to Tracey. 
The message tag has a butterfly on it. 
I fussy cut a matching butterfly, and adhered the second one on the outside of the plastic pocket.
Right side: I used a small Sizzix doily die to cut a doily from one of the extra cards. 
Then I added this great quote spot that says "Delight in Everyday Miracles". 

Left Side: I added another sweet quote tag on top of a strip of washi tape. 
The felt heart is adhered on the outside of the pocket.
Center: I fussy cut some flowers from the kit, adhered them to the journal card, 
and adhered the buttons to the center of the flowers.
Right Side: I simply added another sweet quote spot, 
then added the felt bird on the outside of the pocket.

This is the back of the pocket letter.
I printed one of the pages in the kit to 8 1/2 X 11.
Then I cut it down to fit the pockets.
The design carries through from one pocket to the next.
Many of the enclosed gifts are tied to what is on the front of the pocket.
For example: a teabag behind the cup die, pink felt birds behind the one with the bird, etc.
The top right pocket is another one of the little pockets. 
It holds several die-cut sentiments, such as the "Hello" used on the front.

Finally, I printed another one of the pages, punched some fancy corners, 
and wrapped it around the folded pocket letter.
I added a yellow doily that I crocheted, and the beautiful quote spot.
The last step was to use my paper tagger to attach the alphabet charms, 
spelling out Tracey's name.

This pocket letter was so much fun to make! 
I hope Tracey has fun receiving it! :o)

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful Ephemera's Heartsong Kit for your own use!
Those of you who are not able to print them yourselves can find them in the Etsy Shop HERE.
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Deedee's June Digi of the Month Challenge

This digi is called "Diver Daniel" and you can find it in  Deedee's Shop.

As always, Deedee's digi sets come with precoloured images, or ones you can colour yourself.
 I chose to use the coloured images for my project.
I must say that I'm really enjoying the option!

My card is an easel card.
I used blue vellum for the water, and layered it both behind and in front of the image.

The fun sentiment is part of the set. 
More vellum on the inside, with the images both behind and on top.

Here's what the card looks like closed.
Isn't he cute?
I added glossy accents to the mask and snorkel bubbles.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock,
Vellum from my Stash;
Dies: Sizzix Framelits - Card, Regal Stand-Ups
by Stephanie Barnard;
Punch: Fiskars - Boundary Waters Border Punch;
Bling: The Robin's Nest - Water, Mowed Grass;
Glossy Accents. 

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Linking Up To:

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Since I created a project using the June digi,
I will receive another free digi set for the July challenge.
I can't wait to see what it is.

You can pop over to Deedee's and join in the fun.

Have a great day! :o)

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Scrapbook Blessing Club - June Challenge

Hello, my friends!

Today is the start of a new challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club!
It's an easy one that you can all join in on!

The challenge is to use this great sketch,
with the optional additional challenge of adding washi tape.

Our generous sponsor this month is: 

For my card I used the sweet image called "Bbrat Big Bow Sitter".

Here's my card:

Here's what it looks like on the inside:

Here's a close-up of the sweet image.
I left her legs loose and dangling but adhered the rest of her.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Carstock, Momenta Paper Pad;
Image: Bugaboo - Bbrat Big Bow Sitter;
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders - Standard Circles (LG), Classic Scalloped Circles (LG);
Simon Says Stamp - Circle Strip Die;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Poinsettias Vine Punch;
Sentiment Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Flowers On My Mind,
MME Cut & Paste - Hey You;
Washi Tape: Happy Tree;
Bling: My Stash.

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Linking Up To:

Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything Goes

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Head on over to the Scrapbook Blessings Club Blog
There's a list of the rules there,
and you can see what all the other girls have made!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Blog Birthday Party

Hello, my friends!

Today is a day to celebrate!
My dear friend Dunja is having her 7 year Blog Birthday Party!
She has invited several of her friends to join her in a blog hop.
I am thrilled to have been invited to be part of all the fun!

I met Dunja shortly after I started blogging. 
It was always so inspiring to visit her blog and see her beautiful projects.
We became fast friends!

When Dunja started her own Challenge Blog...A Die for a Sketch
...I was beyond excited to be in on it from the very beginning! 
It was my very first DT and I enjoyed every minute of it!
Several of the girls from that DT have become my closest blog friends.

So Dunja is very special to me!
Congratulations to you, on seven successful years, my friend! :o)

Now...let's get on with the party! :o)

Dunja has created this wonderful mood board for the occasion.

Isn't it fabulous!
It inspired me to create this 6 X 6 canvas project. 

I tore some paper strips and layered them onto the front of the canvas.
I heat embossed the dandelion images in white.
I then heat embossed again over the white using a sparkly gold embossing powder.
The same gold was embossed around the edges.
The sentiment was stamped with white ink, 
and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

The sides of the canvas were coloured with distress stain, 
and then stamped with a wood plank stamp.

 This photo shows the sparkle a bit better.
 I added some wood veneers that were coloured with gold smooch.
Finally, I added some pretty sequins.

Materials Used:
6 X 6 Canvas
Papers: Recollections - Charming Paper Pad;
Stamps: CTMH - Treasures, Bo Bunny - Wall to Wall Textures;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Distress Embossing Ink,
CTMH - Ponderosa Pine, SSS - White;
Embossing Powder: SSS - Fine Detail Clear,
Ranger - Enchanted Gold;
Sequins & Wood Veneer Stars - SSS Card Kits;
Smooch: Gold;
Extras: Distress Stain - Forrest Moss,
Claudine Hellmuth - Multi Matte Medium.

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Here is the Birthday Blog Hop list:

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You will end at Dunja's blog, where there will be many ways to win prizes! Yes, prizes!!
Here's how:

Leave a comment on every Blog in the Hop = 1 Entry
Share the Banner on your Blog (Blog post or Sidebar) = 1 Entry
Follow Dunja on Instagram = 1 Entry
LIKE Dunja's Facebook page = 1 Entry
Follow Dunja's Blog = 1 Entry
Link up your creation at Dunja's Blog = 5 Entries
Leave a comment on Dunja's Blog (tell me how many entries you have) = 1 Entry

All the details are on Dunja's blog...the last stop of the Blog Hop.
The Challenge ends on June 25th at midnight.
So there is lots of time to make something.

You can also participate if you don't want to upload a creation.
You just won't have as many chances to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and joining us in this special celebration! :o)

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