Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Perfect Sentiment Challenge #98 - Fall or Halloween

This week at the Perfect Sentiment Challenge we are asking you to make a card for fall or Halloween with a sentiment on the front. I was without internet service for several days and couldn't download images from our lovely sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Bugaboo will have free digi images for one winner of our challenge.

My card takes a different perspective of Halloween. I used paper and a sticker from Basic Grey to illustrate the dark, scary, or stormy times in life and a Scripture sentiment about how we need to trust in the Lord instead of being afraid.


Twist of Faith #61 - Card and Envelope

Our theme for you this week at Twist of Faith is to make a matching


For this challenge, your creativity really comes into play because you can interpret that any way you like....you can make a pocket card...or a postcard...or a card with matching envelope - the sky is the limit!!!

Remember our 'twist of faith'... your creation should also include a Scripture, or quote,  or an uplifiting sentiment.

Our sponsor is StampArt Design by Kathryne at Whimsy Stamps.

I chose to use two lovely Scripture digis that I thought went well together. I claimed this verse over the weekend when I wasn't feeling well, had to go to the city and got lost, had too many chores to do, then had to go home and finish cutting paper for a scrapbook and card workshop for the next day. I knew I couldn't do that much in my own strength, and that only a loving God could give me that strength. By 2 a.m. I was amazed at how much He helped me accomplish! I just have to praise Him for His frequent gifts of grace and mercy.
I used the Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut matching card and envelope from the fun, energetic CTMH, Laughing Lola paper pack. It works especially well because one side is very colorfully patterned and the other side is monochromatic with a subtle design- perfect for the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope.
I love the way it cuts matching cards and envelopes. You put in the size of the card and when you cut the matching envelope that same size, it adjusts it to the slightly larger size it needs to be. I also loved this particular card cut because of the fun scallop with tiny hole cut-outs on both the edge of the card and the envelope.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you'll share your own wonderful creation with us at Twist of Faith. I can't wait to see your combination!

May God bless you with renewed strength when your own seems to wane.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday #103 - anything goes with uplifting verse etc.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mojo Monday 316 Thanksgiving Card

This is just a quick post. I'm getting lots of layouts and cards ready for a workshop this weekend. When things get really busy, I'm trying to remind myself to be thankful for the little things. It's so easy to overlook the blessings He's given me when my mind is so focused on the busy-ness. I've missed some of the Mojo Monday Sketches lately, so I had to use this one for a Thanksgiving card.

I used the CTMH Huntington paper pack and three CTMH stamp sets for this one. The sentiment is from Always Grateful. The three banner pieces were cut at 1" with Cricut Art Philosophy and stamped with All the Details using Olive, Barn Red, and Saddle inks. The great fall flower image is from the Happy Autumn set and was inked with Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, and Barn Red using the rock and roll technique.  I used The Paper Studio embossing folder called Quatrefoil because it seemed to match the Barn Red patterned paper fairly well. I added a few brown sparkles to go with the little banners.
As I finish this post, I find my heart singing the old hymn...
 There shall be showers of blessing:
  This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
  Sent from the Savior above.
Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/260#ixzz2ihaL9OJF
May God bless you through the busy times and fill your heart with gratitude for the little things and the showers of blessings He gives!
I'm sharing this card with:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Embossing
Inkspirational #41 - Anything Goes
Mojo Monday 213 - sketch
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room #189 -  Fall Florals and took my flower colors from photo inspiration:
 This card is Shabby Tea Room Honorable Mention!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Doodle Pantry - Even Saint Nicholas Knows. . .

With so much emphasis on Santa Claus at Christmas in our culture, it's hard not to make cards that use his image. Kids are fascinated by the idea of someone like Santa bringing them gifts in the night. We taught our children the real meaning of Christmas and it's encouraging to see them do the same with our grandkids. Historically, St. Nicholas had a wonderful ministry of kindness with children. When I found this image set, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, at Doodle Pantry, I was thrilled to see the sentiment that even St. Nicholas knows that Jesus is the reason for the season.

Here's the card I made to use this great sentiment.  I followed several challenges to get just the right combination of elements. The pink music paper is actually from a vintage hymnal that I printed on some pink Basic Grey paper: The First Noel, Silent Night, and Away in a Manger.

This is one of the color challenges that inspired this card. I always think that pink, red, and green are a great combination for Christmas cards.

I also used this sketch from the Digi Sketch Challenge for the front of the card.

The inside of the card is stamped with three different retired stamps from Close To My Heart. The striped paper is from Basic Grey.

You can find this "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" set here.
May you be blessed as you create cards to bless others!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown #22 - Bling
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas Is Coming
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bingo ( red, pearls, die cuts)
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and Recipe - (1 image, 2 die cuts, 3 types of bling-pearls, green sparkles, pink glitter ribbon)
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
Merry Monday Christmas Card Club - Music or Carol-inspired
My Craft Spot #116 - color challenge
That Craft Place Challenge - the color PINK
Word Art Wednesday #103 - anything goes with Scripture or encouraging/uplifting sentiment

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Perfect Sentiment Challenge #97 - Poinsettia Christmas

Going through my Christmas card stash last week gave me a little jab to get busy creating! Maybe some of you need to add to your stash - or even get started creating your holiday cards. Now is the time! Our new challenge at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge this week:

Create a holiday card and incorporate a poinsettia into the design of your card. It can be the image, a die-cut you add to the design of your card, etc. Be sure to include a sentiment on the front of your card.

We have a new sponsor for this challenge: Daydream Designs by Diane Noble. You can find quite a few poinsettia digis from her store. Her prize is three free digital sets. Part of the qualification for the prize is that participants "like" their facebook page.


I chose to use the one with a candy cane because I wanted to include the legend of the candy cane inside this card for a grandchild. I want to emphasize the real meaning of Christmas to each of my eight grandkids:
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
I used the new Christmas paper pack from Close To My Heart, Sparkle and Shine. I thought the red and white stripes would coordinate with the candy cane and the grey dotted paper would make a good neutral background for it. I thought I'd experiment and added some embossing of like designs on the gray dotted paper (Swiss dots) and the red (Ornate Swirls).  I colored the image with Copics: R29, R35. R89, RV29; YG03, YG63, G85, G94, HY17. I also used this sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp.
The sentiment on front, from a long-retired CTMH acrylic stamp, is perfect to coordinate with the inside sentiment that I found on internet. Here is the message I'm including on all my candy cane cards this year. I typed it so you can feel free to copy and paste it if you want:
Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me
White is for my Savior
Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!
Merry Christmas!
I hope you'll join our challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely creations. May God bless you as you create holiday cards that will bless others!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #67 – Christmas is coming
Deep Ocean #63 – Button It Up
Inkspirational #41 - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen – Button it up
Scribble and Scrap #3 – Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #102 - anything goes with Scripture or uplifting, encouraging verse

Twist of Faith Challenge #60 - Harvest

We live in farm country in the central part of the U.S.  Each time I drive to town, I see fields of corn and soybeans being harvested and large bales of hay for the cattle. I've been seeing pumpkins at the local farmer's market for the last couple of weeks. This has been one of the "good years" for a bountiful harvest. The weather cooperated much of the time. But ultimately I thank God for the bounty, both for the amount of the crops and for the help it gives our area farmers who had seen a bad drought last year.

We have a timely challenge at Twist of Faith this week, simply "Harvest." We are being sponsored by Digi Darla Designs.

I used the great image called Pumpkins Corn.

I used this fun sketch from Sweet Stop:

I really like the front sentiment, a new one from Close To My Heart, in the set "Happy Autumn."  All of the papers and embellishments are also from CTMH, although all but the mocha pearls are long retired. I used that retired ribbon because the circles seemed to graphically tie in with the circular pumpkins.

The front sentiment to give thanks for all we have is an act of gratitude that begins in our own hearts and encourages us to share that gratitude with God and others. When we have difficulties, gratitude, or taking stock of our blessings, can lift our spirits and give us strength. I love the old hymn "Count Your Blessings." It teaches us how gratitude can make burdens lighter, even when it's difficult to be thankful.

The inside Scripture takes it a step farther.  Philippians 4:6 is a verse posted June 13, 2012, at Word Art Wednesday. The phrase, Be careful for nothing is another way to say Don't worry about anything. God loves us and wants good things for us. We can trust Him to work out the best details for us in any situation, which alleviates our worry. Our prayers and requests should be accompanied by thanking God for blessings, which also helps take our minds off of our troubles and focuses on God's love and provision.

May God bless you and yours with the benefits of a bountiful harvest and a spirit of gratitude for all things, at all times.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Craft-Dee BowZ - anything goes with a handmade bow
House of Gilli - Anything Goes with Thanks
Lady Anne's Challenge October - Autumn/Fall
Make It Monday #163 - Anything Goes
Perfectly Rustic #9 - Patterned Paper
Robyn's Fetish #182 - Fall
Sweet Stop Sketch #233 - the sketch with twist of Fall
Take a Word - Orange
Use Your Stuff  #106 - Orange, Brown, Green (Great chance to use my ancient ribbon!)
Word Art Wednesday #102 - Anything Goes (has their Scripture)

Hymn: Count Your Blessings
When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.


When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.


So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.



Monday, October 21, 2013

Debossed Snowflake Card

This is a fun, simple masculine card I tried. I used the Cuttlebug Snow Dots embossing folder. I brayered Chocolate ink on the side with the raised snowflakes. Then I ran it through my Wizard to emboss the light blue. Instead of using the usual raised embossed snowflakes, I used the inked snowflakes that are debossed.  I thought the brown snowflakes would make a good masculine card.

I stamped the snowflake with Twilight ink on the metal rimmed tag, also more masculine. Then I added tiny blue sparkles and some Glitz Glitter Gel. The card also has sparkle flourishes and a sparkle to go inside the "O." You can see the details in the close-up.

The snowflake is a long retired CTMH stamp. The sentiment comes from Our Daily Bread Designs words in the Sweet William set.  I used one of my favorite CTMH Christmas sentiments inside:
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #229 - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Christmas in October
Opus Gluei #168 - something for the man in your life
Sweet Pea Stampers - Sparkle and shine

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Beautiful Scripture Gift

When I was in my thirties, life was extremely busy. I was a mother caring for two young children and a minister's wife, which meant being in church every time it was open and visiting with people in my home or theirs. There were meals to prepare for company or pot luck dinners. I was teaching in Christian school and Sunday School or Awanas.

One time when we visited a Christain book store, I found a small red box called a Promise Box. It was filled with small cards containing beautiful promises found in God's Word.  I found it very comforting to focus on one of the verses each day. I would set it in a prominent place to be seen frequently.

So I decided to make some small mini album gifts that are full of beautiful Scriptures that encourage and uplift the reader. Here are photos of a few of the pages:

I used simple pink, light blue, and Slate grey for the colors. The entire design was simple. I folded 6" x 4" to make 3" x 4" pockets. Instead of gluing those, I wrapped each pocket with 2 3/4" x 8 1/2" piece of patterned paper. I stamped a verse from Our Daily Bread Designs or from Verve. I also stamped a simple image to complete the beautiful verse.

Here are just a few of the pages:

The inside cards have a verse stamped with Slate gray ink and Whisper gray ink for the stamped image from Close To My Heart. They were cut smaller than the pockets to allow room for the binder rings. Some of these verses were from Word Art Wednesday and were printed digitally using my printer.

I still find comfort and encouragement from the many verses I've memorized. I was sick earlier this week and had to drive to a doctor's office more than an hour away in heavy rain. I kept focusing on Philippians 4:8:

"Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

God's Word can strengthen us in difficulty so this is my hope for the recipients of these small gifts. May His Word bless you, as well, during difficulty and busy times.

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:
All Crafts Challenge October/November
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Anything Goes
Inky Linky #33 - Anything Goes
Inkspirational Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenge #12 - Anything Goes with Stamping
Shopping Our Stash - Using my oldest ribbon -  CTMH Heavenly blue organdy for my 11-year old grandson's baby album years ago.
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #102 - Anything Goes with Scripture or encouraging/uplifting verse

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Doodle Pantry Love's Ornament Card

I had to take "time off" from cards and blogging the past week because of another cellulitis infection, this time in my fingers. It amazes me that you can have an angry staff infection without any cuts, just from poor circulation. When I was hospitalized with it last month, the doctors "put the fear in me" of the possibility of septicemia and amputation. Not something to take lightly! The night before the infection I broke out with hives again, this time 4" diameter. Finally after five days of meds, all swelling is going down and I can type and create more easily again. 

I chose a beautifully colored image, Love's Ornament, from Doodle Pantry that celebrates Christmas with a beautiful sentiment about the love of Christ at Christmas.

The inside Scripture is one that I chose from the free digis shared by Word Art Wednesday.  God's love was shown to us by the gift of His Son, not just at that first Christmas morning, but more importantly as the one who took our punishment for our sins when He died on the cross. Even now He fills our hearts with love as His Spirit lives within us that we might share His love with others, not just at Christmas, but all year long.

I used multiple layers on this card but still kept it "flat" to go through the mail.  I embossed the white background with "Holly Ribbons" embossing folder and the two Doodle Pantry designer papers with Medium Dots. The leafy branch is from Spellbinder's "Foliage." I added glitter and shine with CTMH Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel and Black Shimmer Trim that you can see here:

May the Lord fill your heart with His love and joy so that it overflows to bless family and friends.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #67 - Christmas is Coming
Crafting Musketeers #6 - Christmas in October
Craft Your Passion #184 - Embossing
Creative Craft Challenges #21 - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #78 - Embossing
There She Goes #229 - Be prepared for Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #102 - anything goes with Scripture or encouraging/uplifting sentiment

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Perfect Sentiment Challenge #95 - Layered Thanksgiving

Practicing GRATITUDE has amazing benefits. When I was a child many decades ago, adults reminded us frequently to say thank you to others for any gift or kindness. When we were learning to pray, we were taught to thank God first before asking for something for ourselves. These simple habits were only a beginning. GRATITUDE goes much deeper.  Sometimes it means seeing what we can be thankful for during difficulties.  The eyes of GRATITUDE see beyond our own self interests or circumstances. GRATITUDE even increases after times of great difficulty. Now that I'm older, I hope that I can practice even more GRATITUDE during times of difficulty.

Corrie Ten Boom learned how to be thankful for lice in a concentration camp during World War II. She reminded her sister that because of the lice, the guards didn't come into their building and they could worship and pray.

Our challenge this week at Perfect Sentiment is to make a multi-layered card that expresses Thanksgiving.

I love the CTMH "Always Grateful" sentiment stamp that I used today:  GRATITUDE turns what we have into ENOUGH. The patterned papers are from the CTMH Huntington collection. I used this week's sketch from Mojo Monday. It had great potential for layering, especially if each element was matted.

I used two embossing folders (The Paper Studio Quatrefoil & Sizzix Ornate Swirls) to dress up the Barn Red and Goldrush cardstock. I fussy cut two of the floral images from the patterned paper. The second one was only the flower itself, pop dotted on the larger image (more layering). I also layered two ribbons, very old Autumn Terracotta organdy and a 1/8" satin ribbon. I added a little adhesive to the satin ribbon so it would stay in place while I was tying it.

I hope this gives you some ideas for a card you can share with us at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge.
I also challenge you to find something new for which to be grateful in your circumstances.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Bearly Mine #107 - Ribbon, string, or twine
Mojo Monday #314 - Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Use two of something (2 ribbons, 2 embossing folders)
Shopping Our Stash #122 - old stash (ribbons) and 2 embossing folders
Top 3 Badge

Try It On Tuesday - add Texture (dry embossing and lots of pop dots)
Word Art Wednesday #101 - anything goes with Scripture or encouraging/uplifting sentiment


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Twist of Faith #58 - Autumn Colors

Autumn is one of the times when the temperatures here in Missouri are quite mild. It's great to see that the weather will be in the 70's all week. It's just like life. Sometimes there are extremes that prod us to seek God's help through prayer. Then there are "regular," easier days which should give us reason to thank God. The lesson we should learn is that we should pray and praise God always, in the easy times and the hard times. There is an older hymn, "Count Your Blessings," that often comes to my mind.  This led to the sentiment I used for my card today.
When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
  • Refrain:Count your blessings, name them one by one,
    Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
    Count your blessings, name them one by one,
    *Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
    [*And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.]

This week's challenge at Twist of Faith is to create your card with

AND a scripture, or uplifting verse/quote or positive words of healing, encouragment, or support

This week Pauline shares a simple scripture with you...

"So do not worry about today.  Let tomorrow worry about itself.
Living faithfully is a large enough task for today." 
                              ~ Matthew 6:34 The Voice ~
I had been wanting to try a side-step card and this is my first one.  Directions can be found here at Splitcoaststampers. I wanted my card to be 5" x 6.5" so I modified it. I initially cut it to be 6.5" x 8.5" so that the scoring would be the same. When I made the single cut, I made the left side 3" and the right side 3.5." I just increased it vertically to 5" by having the tree and image panel to stand higher than the folded portion of the card.

The sentiment, fence, gingham ribbon, and tiny leaf buttons are all long retired from Close To My Heart. The sweet Milk Coffee image of Lisbeth and the leaves was colored with Copic markers. I cut the grass using Straight from the Nest at 1.25" and the tree at 4.75" with the Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge. The tree is made from Basic Grey and Graphic 45 designer papers.
I encourage you to share your autumn colored card with a positive message or Scripture at our challenge this week at Twist of Faith!  May you enjoy fall blessings where you live and see the many reasons to praise God this week!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
2 Sisters #164 - Fall Fun
4 Crafty Chicks #162 - Fall/Autumn
All sorts #227 - Autumn Colors
Challenges & Candies #18 - The Colors of Autumn

Creative Fingers #5 - Anything goes with optional twist ribbon and/or lace
Eclectic Ellapu - Celebrate Autumn
QKR Stampede #59 - Fall Colors
Word Art Wednesday #100 - anything goes

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Autumn Peace

There is something about the beauty of nature and God's creation that lifts my soul to rejoice and gives me a great sense of peace. My husband has the same experience when he's on a photo trip. Here is one of the photos from his trip to Colorado last week that I wanted to include with the message of my autumn card. (If you're a travel, photo, or landscape enthusiast, you can check out more on his blog.)

In the autumn, there's the trees here in the U.S. turn brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, or many shades of brown. Here are the awe-inspiring photos from the Basic Grey Challege and Shelly's Images for the October Challenge. They remind me of the sugar maples on the north shore of Lake Michigan in early October.

I chose this stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs taken from Isaiah 26:3 for the encouraging sentiment on this card:

You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
The Basic Grey paper was a scrap from my stash that inspired the fall colors and motifs. The buttons, new jute ribbon and inks are from Close To My Heart. The dark brown die cut is from CTMH Cricut Artiste. The Scalloped circle and leaves are die cuts from Spellbinders dies.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #162 - Fall/Autumn
Basic Grey Challenge - Autumn Colours
Challenges and Candies #18 - Colors of Autumn
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Fall (2nd)
Polkadoodles #40 - Autumn Crafting
QKR Stampede #59 - Fall Colors
Shelly's Images October Challenge - photo inspiration
Simply Create Too #47 - Fall/Autumn (my third one)
Tuesday Throwdown #167 - Colors of Fall
Word Art Wednesday #100 - Anything Goes with Scripture, or uplifting, encouraging verse

Friday, October 4, 2013

Just Wear Pink - Free Download Today

If you know or have known any lady who has faced the battle of breast cancer, you may also know the fears, uncertainties, and concerns they struggle with. Having encouragement and the support of family and friends can make a big difference in the emotional and spiritual health which in turn support the physical well-being. Today I'm sharing with you one of the cards I decided to make ahead for just such a lady. I'm hoping the words of Scripture and encouragement of prayer make a difference.

Doodle Pantry is releasing this great set of images, sentiments and papers to help you make such cards. Today (October 4th) only it will be free of charge on the Doodle Pantry product page. After today the entire set will still only be $3.00

Here's the first card I made using some of the colored images and two of the sentiments from the set designed by Laurie Wilson.

If you know or have known any lady who has won the battle with breast cancer, you may also be aware of their joy, sense of victory, and acknowledgement of God's miraculous work in their lives during the times of struggle. The inside message of this card will hopefully build someone's faith to know that the giver is agreeing with them in prayer, trusting Christ for victory over the disease.

All of the papers and images were from the set except the black CS. I embossed the solid papers from the set with an m-bossibilities folder from Spellbinders that is used at a friend's house. The flower is from Recollections. The CTMH Hollyhock twill and pink square and bigger brads are all long retired. I've forgotten the source of the baker's twine but loved the way it matched the papers.

When I saw this set I was also inspired to make some mini-albums for the "patients" using the great elements in this set. I'm hoping to share this with you soon!

There are additional specials this week at Doodle Pantry. Laurie just released an amazing number of digis that you can check out HERE.


October 1 thru 7 ONLY  -  Get 25% OFF the NEW DOODLE PANTRY PRODUCTS released October 1, 2013!!

(excludes SVG's, Templates)
~~MINIMUM purchase $3.00 required~~
When I saw this set I was also inspired to make some mini-albums for the "patients" using the great elements in this set. I'm hoping to share this with you soon! I hope you get great ideas from this to create for a lady who may be facing this battle.
May God lead, guide, and bless you to minister to them some way!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons #64 - Anything goes with ribbon
Link Up for Pink 2013 Linky Party - Breast Cancer Awareness, Pink and comments
Fab 'n' Funky #187 -  Ribbon
Oldie But a Goodie - Bingo below (ribbon, flower, embossing) old: pink twill and brads
Penny's Paper-Crafty #147 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash #121 - Pink or Cancer Awareness support
Word Art Wednesday #100 -  Anything Goes with Scripture, encouraging or uplifting verse

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Perfect Sentiment Challenge #94 - Autumn Birthdays

Today our challenge at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge is to make a card for Autumn Birthdays using autumn colors. 

Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish, who will provide 5 free digis to one lucky winner!

This week I didn't use an image. I allowed my autumn leaf paper and Cricut die cut to be my image. I used an awesome sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs. I strongly believe that we should speak blessings over our family and friends just as they did in Bible days. I believe God has given us that example in His Word. I think that's why I love this birthday greeting so much.
The black card base was a die cut from CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy. I lined the back with more of the fall leaf dp and added three "fall" flowers with CTMH bitty Licorice Opaques in the center.  I love this sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs. I cut a fancy label from a Spellbinders die twice. I colored the outside of one with E30 Copic. I stamped the center of the second one with the sentiment, cut off the fancy edges, embossed the remaining oval and sponged it with CTMH Autumn Terracotta ink, then pop dotted it.

Thank you for visiting and may God bless you as you create and help you to bless others in turn.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Come and Get It - Fall colors
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge#180 - Fall Brown, Orange, Red, Yellow + Cricut cut (Art Philosophy)
Get Inky #14 - Fall Colors
House of Gilli #54 - Anything Goes Fall
Kaboodle Doodles #191 - on your special day (I chose birthday)
Ooh La La Creations - F is for ? (mine is Fall and flowers)
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #  - Anything with ODBD stamps or dies
Parade Your Crafts #5 - Fall
Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge - Birthdays
House of Cards - Photo inspiration below- I love branches with colorful leaves!