Thursday, April 23, 2015

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello Everyone, I hope you are having a great week and getting a bit crafty in the midst of all your other responsibilities.  I know some weeks are hard for me to find time to create something.  This week was one of those weeks.  My oldest daughter came home from her first year away at college yesterday and I had to prepare her a place.
The window in front of my craft desk cracked and I had to move all my stuff into another space, since she was away at school, I chose her room.  They came and repaired the window and found another crack, so I have to wait for them to come back a second time, so I do not want to move all my crafty goodness just to have to move it again so I kept it in her room, well now she is home and window is not yet replaced.  Ughhh!!! What to do with all the stuff.  So yesterday I had to do some clever rearranging so she would have a place for her stuff, which seemed to multiply while she was away.  Isn't it funny how our stuff, especially our crafty stuff does that?  Anyhow onto my project for this week.
This week was DT choice and I have been waiting to do something with this paper mache cross I found at Hobby Lobby 80% off at Christmas.  I paid 0.20 cents.  I thought to myself, "for 0.20 cents I surely will find a use".  I found this great stone paper from one of my BoBunny paper packs, I think it was Enchanted Garden.  I decoupaged the paper to the cross and added this verse, which is a great reminder of the safety we have in the Lord, even when everything around seems to be out of control.  The stone reminded me of a tower, I also wanted some greenery to symbolize the "new life" we have in Jesus.  I made a rolled rose and colored some white paper twine with Distress Inks and now I have a beautiful reminder of the safety I have in Christ.  I tried to make the leaves look like a vine that would wrap its' way around the tower.
Have a great week and remember the Lord is our strong tower.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello Everyone.  Hope you are having a great week.  We have had bits of sun, peeking on us here and there.  The warmer temperatures have been a pleasant change.

Today at Inspired Stamps, we are creating Mother's Day/Love cards.  I thought this design lends itself to both categories.  I used the heart stamp from Card Ministry Basics set and part of the main image from Be Still Silhouettes set.   I love hexagons and I cut a layer with my new hexagon die and stamped the heart in all the open hexagons, I used foam tape to pop this whole piece up from the background.  I added the silhouette image and tied with piece of twine, added a bit of doily.  Could change up the color scheme for a whole different look.  Kary used this stamp last week and she inked all the flowers with different colors for quite a pretty look.  Please be sure to check out the Inspired Stamps blog for the other beautiful creations by our DT and if you are interested in these stamps or the many other Inspired Stamps designs and scripture stamps, please check out the Etsy site.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello, I hope you are having a great week.  It has been very stormy here in the Midwest.  I am ready for some Spring temperatures and some sunshine.
Today we are designing cards for Spring.  I used the Thinking of You set and BoBunny Primrose collection. I added a piece of lace at the seam.
The main image was stamped and colored onto a piece of white tissue paper and then I crinkled it all up and adhered it to a piece of white cardstock and inked the edges.  I like the interesting texture and the shabby chic look to it.  I also inked around the edges of the patterned paper and attached to a white card base.
Make sure to check out the other beautiful projects on the Inspired Stamps Blog and all the stamp sets used by the design team in the Etsy store.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Inspired Stamps Thursday DT

It is Easter week.  We should be thinking about what Christ has done for us on the cross.  He bore our sins so that we might become righteous in the eyes of God.  I was thinking about this when I was designing my card for this week and I chose words from several of the Hymn Girl stamps to represent my feelings.  I chose: Easter, cross, love, rejoice, worship, there are others but they wouldn't fit in the space provided.

I masked the image and stamped with light purple these words.  I colored March Hymn Girl with Copics and cut out a banner shape.  I added some purple flowers,  The sentiment is from Inspired Stamps His Cross set.  The Kraft background was created with a stencil and stencil paste.

Rejoice at what your Savior has done for you and have a blessed Easter.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello, Happy Thursday.  Today the DT is designing projects containing IS flowers and scripture.  For my card I used two Inspired Stamps sets:  Thinking of You and Spring Sketches.
 did a little Copic coloring and added a bit of embossing but otherwise a very clean and simple card.
Thanks for visiting and happy stamping.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

 Hello, Happy Thursday.  It is Spring break here in my neck of the woods.  It has been a nice restful week.  I have had lots of time to be creative.  I have seen these screen cards and I wanted to try it.  I thought for today's theme of scripture this would be a great card.
This would be so encouraging for the recipient to display on their desk and remind them of how God uses their trials to produce endurance and that He uses all things for our good.  I know this is a great encouragement to me.  I embossed the panels and added some die cut leaves, that I water colored and then added Ranger rock candy.  It leaves a nice cracked finish.  I added punched flowers with pearl centers and some vellum butterflies with pearl middles.  This card would fold up and fit into a standard size envelope.
This is definitely one I will be creating again.  The scripture stamps are 2 X 2 individual scripture stamps from Inspired Stamps which can be purchased at the Etsy store.
Remember to check out the other DT projects and leaves some words of kindness.  We love to hear from you.  Remember the 31 days of March bible journaling is still taking place.  Visit the Inspired Stamps blog for the link to learn more about journaling in your bible.
Have a great week and create something and encourage someone.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Inspired Stamps DT Thursday

Hello and welcome to the Inspired Stamps DT Thursday post.  Today we were asked to create a "mostly green" project. Green is my favorite color, it has always been a color to make me happy, so here is what I came up with.  I used the BoBunny 6 X 6 paper pack Enchanted garden.  There was this great "mostly green" chevron tile pattern.  I cut along the tiles to create a break and added my sentiment from His Word stamp set.  I also stamped the vase of flowers from this same stamp set and colored with my newly refilled Copic markers, pulling the colors from the paper.  I matted image on scallop oval green pattern paper from same pack.  I used one of my Copic markers to color the string and looped it behind the image.  I added some glue and seal to the one end of string to loop it and allow it to stay in that shape.  This was a quick and easy card but with some details to give it more interest.
Remember the 31 days of March Bible Journaling tutorials. Go to the Inspired Stamps blog for a link to that site.  New stamps added to the Etsy store so be sure to check them out and if you live in the U.S.  there is free shipping for all orders over $25.00.  Gotta love free shipping.
Have a great day, weather is warming up but also bringing a bit of rain in parts, so stay dry.  Create something to encourage someone today.  You will also be encouraged in the process.