Friday, April 18, 2014

Unity Friends With Flair

Hello and Good Friday,
I wanted to share a quick Easter card using a few products I have had for a while but have not used.  One is the Darice cross with words embossing folder.  I cut out the cross and distressed with Distress inks: Peacock feathers, Concord, and Picked Raspberry.  I just wanted some nice "Easter colors".  I used a woodgrain embossing folder on Kraft for background and stamped sentiment from Unity's "What Matters Most" set.  I cut banner and inked with distress inks.  Just playing around and quick card was born.  It has been a busy week so not much more to share on the crafting front.
Have a Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Inspired Stamps Thursday DT post


Hello and Rejoice.
Today I used another Hymn girl set.  This one is Hymn Girl June.  I used one of the words "Rejoice" in the set to stamp on the green flag.  I cut girl out and colored her with Copics.  I was not going to color anything but her skin but I love coloring and before I knew it she was colored.
I used Bazzill cardstock and Vintage Marketplace designer paper pack.  The Inspired Stamps Online Store is now carrying a variety of Bazzill papers, so check it out.
I pleated the paper by scoring 1 inch, .5 inches, 1 inch, repeating.  The paper is only 6 inches wide so I used a second strip and joined them in the middle.  I added lace to top and bottom of pleat and a button with a twine bow to complete.
I think this Hymn Girl exudes joy (another of the words in this set) and this is a time that we should be rejoicing our Risen Savior.  But as Christians we should be rejoicing everyday for all that He has done and is doing in our daily lives.  So rejoice with me today and everyday for what our Lord has done.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you feel the joy this Hymn Girl is exhibiting and have a great day.  Remember to stop by the Inspired Stamps blog for more creations and information.  Have a great Easter.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

 Happy Thursday.  It is starting to feel like Spring.  Today I made a CAS card using Hymn Girl November.  I love how lovely this image is with her kneeling and praying.  I used Bazzill cardstock and dp Vintage Marketplace.  I thought it looked like wallpaper in a young girl's room.  I colored the girl with Copics but did not want solid green for her dress so I outlined and blended with Colorless blender pen, I just wanted some color to pull out the background, but not a lot.  I used American Craft adhesive glitter tape to join dp to cardstock and then attached to cardbase.  I used Spellbinder Romantic Rectangle dies.  The smallest die would not accomadate the word "Prayer" so I masked off the -er and inked only the word Pray and stamped on the rectangle and inked with Distress inks.

Remember to check out the beautiful projects by our other DT members and be sure to visit the Inspired Stamps blog at noon today to see if you are selected as a winner of the $10.00 gift certificate for commenting on the last two blogposts.  Thank you for stopping by.  Remember that these lovely stamps and many others can be purchased in the Inspired Stamps Online Store.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Inspired Stamps April Release

Hello Everyone and welcome to the Inspired Stamps April Release.  Today I chose to make a card that really shows off these two new sets:  Hymn Girl August and Hymn Earth and Weather sets.  I chose to use only the sun and cloud from the latter set, but there are many more images such as, rain drops, umbrella, earth etc...

I stamped all the images onto white card base and then made a mask for each image and used Tim Holtz Distress inks to make the grass and sky.  I peeled off the mask for the sun and carefully inked  and went in with Distress markers and water brush to add more color. (I only have Spiced Marmalade in the Distress marker not ink pads.)  I did the same with the Hymn Girl August and used Distress markers and water brush to color in her dress.  I used flesh tone Copics for her skin.  And that was it card is finished, but don't these new images just "shine"?
Remember the $10.00 giveaway in Inspired Stamp product if you leave a comment on this weeks post and last weeks Inspired Stamps Thursday DT post (pink monochromatic).  You must leave a comment on both posts by Midnight April 9.  The more DT posts you comment on the better your chances.  Also three commenters on the Inspired Stamps blog post will be chosen.  So please comment and let us know what you think of our creations as well as these great new Hymn stamp releases.  The new releases will be available in the Inspired Stamps Store, so please stop by and check them out and any other deals that may be taking place.
Thank you so much for stopping by and please leave me a comment, I really love to hear from you and check out the other great releases and I hope you are inspired.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Unity March Challenge





I decided to play with the Unity March Challenge.  I have followed the color challenge by using PTI cardstock and dp.  I used Melon Mambo for the card base, dp from the Hodge Podge collection and Sweet Blush with scallop edge.  I used Hawaiian Shore to make the banner, then I used Memento Canteloupe and London Fog ink to stamp the images from Dutch Mustard Soup and the circle butterfly from Delight in the Beauty, Unity sets.  I added a button and Tim Holtz paper twine.
I also followed the Unity March card sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, this was a fun challenge.  I hope to do more in the future.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Unity Friends with Flair

 Hello it is finally Friday and Friends with Flair.  This has been a tough week for our family.  Our 1.5 year old cat had gotten really sick and we took her to a vet and they started us on a treatment and we did not see any improvement.  She was actually getting sicker and weaker by the day.  When we called back they said that they did not want to see her they wanted us to drive 1.5 hours to another clinic.  We weren't in the position to do so, so we called another local vet.  They agreed to see her, but told us they did not know if she would make it.  They would do what they could.  We were praying for this little, sweet girl.  Our family loves her so and she is so good.  They kept her for the day to rehydrate her and load her with vitamins and antibiotics and we took her back home in the evening.  Slowly we started to see improvement.  The next morning she was a little more spry and by afternoon I had coaxed her to eat. She hadn't eaten in a week.  Ughh!!  Praise God.  With each day she is getting stronger and back to her old, curious self.  I wanted a card to thank the vet who agreed to see her and saved her life and this Phyllis Harris set seemed perfect or should I say purrfect :)  I paper pieced the chair and cut the girl out of cardstock after coloring her with Copic markers.  I used Spellbinder postage A2 die set for rug and added fringe.  (The fringe does not want to lie flat.)  I cut a rectangle (Spellbinders) for ottoman and popped up with foam adhesive.  This is the stop for the chair.  This is an easel card.  Below you can see the card folded flat and it fits in a standard A2 envelope.
 Thanks for stopping by and I am so happy that our story has a happy ending.  It really was touch and go with the sweet girl, but she does seem to be on the mend.  She reports back to the doctor early this next week for a follow-up and we will see what he thinks of her progress.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

 Hello again everyone,  it is Thursday and time for another Inspired Stamps DT post.  Today we were asked to create a project using monochromatic colors.  I chose pink and the Hymn Girl May stamp set with the words that come in the set: May, Flowers.  The Inspired Stamps online store now also sells Bazzill Basics Paper.  Today I chose a pink solid with dp from Vintage Marketplace.  This comes in a pack of 24 sheets of beautiful double sided paper.  Since I was going for a monochromatic look I chose this soft pink floral paper.  I stamped the Hymn Girl on white cardstock with black Memento ink and colored her with Copic markers. I wanted a very soft look.  I was trying to decide how to mount her on the card and there on my desk was a pink paint chip (I had pulled for a different project).  I added all the elements together and liked the look so I mounted the girl to the paint chip with foam adhesive and then the paint chip to the card with more foam adhesive (to cover the pink trim).  I used a punch for the label and stamped May Flowers and added a punched flower (to match the one on her dress) and popped label with foam adhesive as well.  Thank you so much for dropping by and be sure to check out all the other monochromatic projects by the Inspired Stamps DT and all the new stamps and papers in the Inspired Stamps Online store.  Remember that at the Inspired Stamps blog, Antoinette is teaching how to art journal your bible verses.  Her work is gorgeous and she has some really great tips so please check it out.

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 Have a great day.