Monday, October 1, 2018

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Thanks & Giving

Welcome to our blog hop featuring this month's stamp of the month, Thanks & Giving.
If you're following the bog hop path, you just came from Melinda's blog. To see the entire list of participants, visit Melinda Everitt's blog post.

I made a card by gold embossing  two of the sentiments and the floral bough on papers from the Grateful Heart pack. All of the edges of the papers were scissor distressed. The stitched scallop Pomegranate circle was cut using the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts.

Here's a close-up of the embossing. I embellished it with the gold flecked gems and white and gold skinny ribbon:

You can purchase this stamp set from your CTMH consultant or here on my website for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase or for $18.95 only during the month of October. 

Thank you for visiting! Now you're ready to see the creation on Katy Taylor's blog.  

Give Thanks

October has always been one of my favorite months. The days are usually sunny but the temperatures are much more mild than they were in the summer. Perhaps the colors of autumn are another one of the attractions. It is also a time of reflection and giving thanks for the many blessings God has provided.

Here's a scripture card I made using a Verve scripture stamp that is no longer available. It fit perfectly with the papers and other stamps from the You Got This card kit.

I inked the sunflower with Saffron and lightly rolled the edges with Autumn Terracotta ink. The heart was stamped with Pomegranate and the sentiment with Sapphire.

Please visit again tomorrow to see links to our blog hop and the favorite card I've made with the Grateful Heart papers and the new stamp of the month, Thanks & Giving.

Thank you for visiting! I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #422 - Happy Fall Y'All
Allsorts Challenge #487 - Autumn glory
Crafty Friends Challenge #93 - Autumn colors
Crazy 4 Challenges #454 - anything fall
D.L.Art October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Heartful Stamping Challenge - anything goes with stamping
Moving Along with the Times #81 - Autumn/Fall

365 Promises of God - Promise #274: I am the everlasting God.Psalm 90:2 (WEB)
Before the mountains were born,
    before you had formed the earth and the world,
even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Autumn Birthday Wishes

A couple of my friends and I have October birthdays. I remember us talking when we were young wondering if we were so similar because of our close birthdates and the fact that we were the oldest  children in our families. Whatever the reason, all three of us are getting older in a couple of weeks.  So here's a fall card for one autumn birthday.  I was inspired by the Heart 2 Heart challenge to use banners. Mine are stamped, trimmed then stitched at the top.

Thank you for visiting! May you be blessed!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #127 - Fall festival of colors
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - banners
Make My Monday Challenge #80 - fall/autumn colors

Last night as I read the Bible I came to a favorite verse that I need every day, especially as I age:

Isaiah 40:31 (WEB)
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up
with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

365 Promises of God - Promise #264: If you wait for Me, I will renew your strength.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Just Treats

Welcome to our blog hop featuring the CTMH stamp of the month! If you just came from Melinda Everitt's blog, you're on the right path. You can find a complete list of participants at Melinda's blog hop list here.

I thought this stamp set is perfect for the many Christmas tags I make each year. Here are two of the ones I made this week. I cut both tags using the new Thin Cuts-Fancy Tags. I thought white embossing would look nice for both. The first uses all of the tiny Christmas images to make a stamped background. The word "JOY" was masked using a sticky note. (First I stamped the entire image, then I cut out the word "JOY" and stamped again on my white cardstock letting all the other words match up again on the sticky note so that only "JOY" is stamped on the white cardstock.)

The second tag includes a snowflake using the new Thin Cuts-Winter Flurries with a new Red Pearl in the center. Both tags are made using paper from the new 'Tis the Season paper pack and Candy Apple Striped Ribbon, and White and Gold Skinny Ribbon.

You can purchase this stamp only in the month of September for the full price of $18.95 or for $5 with a $50 purchase from your consultant or here on my website.
Thank you for visiting! Now you are ready to move on to see what Alyson Mayo has created for you!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Asian Card

My daughter-in-law decorated one of her homes with Asian art and furnishings. When I saw the challenge at Make My Monday, I  knew I needed to make a card for her. I used to make cards for a Christian school that at one time had many Asian exchange students, so I still have a lot of Asian papers.

The Sisterhood of Crafters challenged us to use a printed page background so I used book paper from a book from the University of Peking. Then I embossed an old Basic Grey panel with Chinese lanterns and added a lovely girl from Graphic 45's Bird Song papers. I sponged Almond ink on the embossed lanterns then "painted" them with the clear CTMH shimmer brush, but the shine isn't showing. Although you can see the gold foil paper on which the image is matted.

The inside was stamped with three old CTMH that words I wish for my daughter-in-law: Peace, Love, Health, and plenty of room for a short note of love and kindness. She has a serious muscle disease and many other health issues so I'll write what I am praying for her.

Thank you for visiting! May you be blessed with peace, love, and health, too!
Matthew 18:19 (WEB): 
Again, assuredly I tell you, 
that if two of you will agree on earth concerning anything 
that they will ask, it will be done for them 
by my Father who is in heaven.

365 Promises (of God): Promise #230: If two of you agree in prayer, I will do whatever you ask. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Here's to You - the other four cards

In yesterday's blog hop I mentioned I would post the other four cards. The three cards yesterday were unique because I cut out windows through each layer of paper and heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom layer. The four cards today are mostly like the workshop directions, with a little embossing and more silver glitter cardstock embellishments from the same Cricut cartridge, Artistry.

Cards #1 and #2:
My sewing machine was handy so I sewed the vellum heart onto the glacier one. I silver embossed the sentiment and added an additional glitter cardstock Cricut cut that went with the workshop.

(Card #3 was in yesterday's post.) Card #4, I switched the sentiment to one I need more often, silver embossed it. added the Cricut cut vine that I enlarged before cutting, and added the butterfly that was the base of the Sorbet butterfly that I didn't include on yesterday's card:

Card #5 :
I added a Pacifica mat for the sentiment shape and replaced the thin strip of glitter cardstock with the leafy branch that was originally meant to go with card #3 that I displayed yesterday.

Once again, here is my cut file for the Here's to You workshop kit with the extra changes I made on all seven cards:

This workshop kit is only available in the month of August. You can purchase it through your CTMH consultant or here on my website.  All of the original workshop directions are on the link on that page.

Thanks for visiting!

Ephesians 3:12 (WEB)
in whom we have boldness and access 
in confidence through our faith in him

365 Promises of God - Promise #219: Through faith in Christ, you can boldly approach Me with confidence.

Monday, August 6, 2018

CTMH Here's to You Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop featuring the August Here's To You  kit with four stamp sets and coordinating papers, cards, and pearls. Each participant is sharing additional ways to use this kit.  If you've just come from Gina Brandstetter, you're on the right path. To see the entire list of participants, visit Melinda Everitt's page here.

I really like the four stamp sets that have large sentiments. The kit includes the cut file link for those who use Cricut Design Space. It uses the Artistry cartridge. I made the seven cards, but chose to remake three of them instead of making the layout. I used additional Cricut cuts using the cardstock that was included. I cut out windows through more than one layer that I pop dotted, with the sentiment silver or gold embossed on the bottom layer. I also cut a few flowers and butterflies from the Artistry cartridge.

Here's my replacement for Card #3. I added an extra white frame plus flowers:

For Card #6 I used three scraps of Sweet Leaf, Canary, and Sorbet cardstock to cut embellishments:

Card #7 has embossed vellum and a lot of bling.

Tomorrow I'll post what I did with the other four cards by making minor changes with the embellishments cut from the silver glitter paper.  Here is my Design Space cut file with pieces for my cards plus the others from the CTMH workshop:

This kit is only available in the month of August. You can purchase the stamp sets individually or the entire workshop kit (with or without the embossing folder) from your CTMH consultant or here on my website.

Thank you for visiting! Now you're ready to see what Haley Dyer has to inspire you!