Sunday, June 30, 2013

Just a Note!

Here's another card for my faithful friend on mission in Tennessee. The pretty papers are from Authentique's Remembrance 6 x 6 pad, and the stamps are a new, versatile favorite, Wplus9's Blanket-stitched Blooms.  What a great set!  Since it has both outline and solid stamps, you can choose to either stamp the blossoms or color them in with markers, as I did here.  I stamped three of each one so I could fussy-cut them and add dimension between each layer.  (There's an accompanying die for the three larger blooms in the set, but these are the smaller ones.)

I absolutely love that periwinkle blue, and Memento's pistachio ink was a perfect match for the green, so the sentiment is soft and subtle!  It's a play on words since the print on the vertical panel has just a hint of time-worn music lovely!  Cards with music always make me smile!  I wrote my "life verse" on the inside of this one, along with a few encouraging words for my friend.  
The LORD your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with his love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
Hopefully our young missionaries and their chaperones have arrived and are getting settled in and organized for the work they have in the days ahead!  I'll be keeping them in my prayers.

Memento's Tuxedo Black and Pistachio inks
Authentique's Remembrance designer paper
dimensional adhesive

Saturday, June 29, 2013

For My Deer Friend!

Yay!  I stamped today!  I haven't stamped much lately because I got new glasses earlier this month and I have been having trouble with them.  I was fitted for contacts at the same appointment, and over the course of several attempts to wear them, discovered I am allergic to contact solution...thankfully, there's an alternative that I have been able to tolerate, although I can only wear them for short intervals.  Let me just say, I'm sure not taking my vision for granted these days!

I have boxes and boxes of cards, but when I was invited to write some letters of encouragement for one
of the participants of our church youth group's mission trip, I wanted to make something new.  I came across the Paper Smooches Sparks "Picture Perfect" challenge which inspired the two cards I'm sharing in this post.  The thick and thin stripes on those crayons in their inspiration photo  caught my eye.  They form the foundation of the layout on both cards.

Although they look kinda different, they both also use prints from the same designer paper pack.  The scribbly style of the floral seemed to go along with the crayon theme.  I used alcohol markers to color the images, fussy cut them (yep, made me cross-eyed in these wacko glasses so don't look too closely!) and popped them up on dimensional adhesive.

My second card has sparkly Stickles clouds, and a big red grosgrain bow.  

Paper Smooches Happy Camper and Metropolis
My Mind's Eye Remarkable designer paper
Spellbinders' heart die
MS grass punch

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Impression Obsession and Flower Soft Blog Hop

Impression Obsession/Flower Soft
We’re having fun being patriotic today with Impression Obsession stamps and Flower Soft. You’ll be inspired by creative projects as you hop along the designers' blogs.

One random comment author will be chosen by Impression Obsession to receive a $25.00 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate.

One random comment author will be chosen by Flower Soft to receive a $25.00 Flower Soft Gift Certificate.

Leave a comment on each of the blog hop posts to be eligible to win. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!


Winners will be announced on June 30th at the Impression Obsession and Flower Soft Blogs.

I love this little Gracie stamp and wanted to pair her with a patriotic sentiment since lots of our patriotic
celebrations have included a day at the beach!  My birthday is a couple of days before the 4th of July, so it's always a big celebration!  My husband (USN, retired) usually takes extra time off and we do something special.

Impression Obsession Gracie with Shell and Let Freedom Ring!
Gold and Ultra Fine Sand Flower Soft
i {stick} papers tape
scraps of My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Union Square and FarmHouse Country Kitchen designer papers
Memento ink
Copic markers
Sizzix star die
dimensional adhesive 

Visit these talented bloggers!

Friday, June 14, 2013

PCP and CC Sketch!

Today the design team members from Paper Craft Planet are excited to play with the Crafter's Companion team for the weekly sketch challenge, and we would love to have you play along too. Here's the fun sketch!  You can find more info on the PCP Blog.  If you would like to play along, upload your card to the PCP Gallery and tag it with SK061413.

YES ~ there is a prize!!!  For each comment left on the blogs listed below, you will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate.  ALSO, if you play along with our sketch challenge, you will be entered into the drawing again (just make sure you upload your card to the PCP Gallery with the tag listed above).  The deadline to enter your comments and/or sketch challenge cards is June 21, 2013 at midnight Eastern Time.

Now here's who is playing along with us today ~ don't forget to leave some love for your chance to win the Crafter's Companion Gift Certificate!
I kept my card very clean, simple and true to the sketch.  LOVE these summer ocean colors!  

Wplus9 Lacey Layers stamps and matching dies, Blanket Stitched Blooms sentiment
Chantilly Trim stamp (peeking from underneath the sentiment)
My Mind's Eye Remarkable designer paper
Graphic 45 button