22 September 2017

CardMaker Magazine + Quitefire Designs blog hop

Hello, friends! 

I'm so excited to be participating today in a blog hop with the CardMaker Magazine blog team featuring Quietfire Design. You should have arrived here today from the Diana's blog. 

I used the Merry Christmas Flourished Tree stamp set to create a chalkboard holiday greeting card. This was so simple to make (again- I need to go simple due to my studio STILL being in boxes...in the living room! My cabinets should be installed by next FRIDAY! Praise the Lord!). 

I did ruin a bit of the embossed tree while rubbing ink and pencil over it to make the chalkboard look (notice parts of the embossed edges are peeled back in the close up photo above)... but I like how it turned out! I added a bit of Martha Stewart Smokey Quartz glitter to add a bit of pop for the start topper!


***GIVEAWAY***
Click HERE for more details on how to enter to win the hop prize! Quietfire Design/Suzanne Cannon is hosting a giveaway on their blog for a $50 gift certificate to their online store! Visit their blog for more details. 

Your next stop is the fabulous Teresa's

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy hopping! Be blessed:) 

17 September 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: Genesis 11:10-26 The Line

Hello, friends:)

Today is my day to post and share on the Sonshine Stamp Co. blog HERE
I hope you join me by clicking HERE to read all about my bible journaling tip-in that I created after being inspired by THIS giftwrap by The Stamp Market and our sermon from church today! 


Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be sharing more soon:) Be blessed! 

Paper Smooches challenge- September #2

Hello, friends:}

**Another post will go live this afternoon for Sonshine Stamp Co! I hope you stop back by and check out my super easy bible journaling page! 

Today I'm sharing a project for the Paper Smooches "ANIMALS" challenge for September.
Picture: Credit HERE by David Baird 


I am STILL without a studio and created this card by searching through boxes and crafting at a our newly refinished table (which I have already scratched 😩). Crafting without my studio has been hard, but surprisingly this card design turned out super cute! I think:) 

I pulled out some of Pebbles Woodland Forest 6x6 papers, some Wink of Stella glitter, and used the following PS stamps/dies: Woofers & TweetersAutumn Groves. I absolutely love love love this pup with his houndstooth sweater and plaid scarf! LOL! Soooooo adorable!
That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and play along:) 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 

15 September 2017

CardMaker: Cardmaking Tip(s)

Hello, friends! And welcome to my newest friends who might be stopping by from the CardMaker blog!!!

Today I'm sharing a cardmaking tip that I learned from Carol Duvall from WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back in the day! This tip might be old, but it's one I use for many projects. 

If you want to know how to unstick your stickers or how to level up a CAS card (I kind of share a couple of bonus tips for adding more to CAS cards), check out how I do it on the CardMaker blog- click HERE!

Here's a sneak peek:) 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:) 

12 September 2017

CardMaker Magazine + Spellbinders blog hop

Hello, friends! 
I'm so excited to be participating today in a blog hop with the CardMaker Magazine blog team featuring Spellbinders. You should have arrived here today from the CardMaker blog blog. 
I used the September Large die set for my card today. My studio is still under construction due to my cabinets not being installed earlier this month, and then we had a little delay with Hurricane Irma stopping by the last three days with heavy rain and wind gusts.... so this card was created literally using pieces of paper and embellishments that I could find at the top of boxes! 
The papers and embellishments are from the Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic collection. The die set has been cut from white and vellum paper and then I made it smaller by die cutting a second time on both papers. I could have easily just cut it free handed, but I love that this die piece creates a finished edge. So I die cut the original image and then moved the die cut piece one section down (matching up the image and die cut). I only needed to cut off one section for this to fit on my card. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! 
Move paper back one section to cut a finished edge and smaller die cut piece.


***GIVEAWAY***
Click HERE for more details on how to enter to win the hop prize! Spellbinders is hosting a one year kit subscription giveaway on their blog up to a $480 value!! Visit their blog for more details. 

Your next stop is the fabulous Jen Shults'

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy hopping! Be blessed:) 

07 September 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: Hurricane Irma and a bit of encouragement

Hello, friends:)

Today is my day to post and share on the Sonshine Stamp Co. blog HERE
I'm sharing bit of a different post because 

  1. my studio is STILL in boxes (looooooooooong story)
  2. our house has recently had hurricane shutters installed as we wait the arrival of Hurricane Irma (and Jose and Katia)
I wanted to take this time to share on the SSC blog my story of living through a Category 4 hurricane in 2004 and how to get through tough times {the storms of life}. Storms are not easy... but if we redirect our focus back on God, then we have nothing to worry about! He is in control! He is sovereign! He's with us! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! And THANKS for praying for us! Be blessed! 

05 September 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: August RECAP

Hello friends:) 


Today I'm sharing my Sonshine Stamp Co. bible journaling pages/projects/ideas that I made and shared this past month! 

I had so much fun creating these pages and projects! I am so thankful to be on this team- it encourages me to dive into the Word more! 

August 7: Tips and Tricks For Storing Stamps (still moving... I needed a quick post) 
August 17: Psalm 119:103 Sweet Words To Taste (inspiration for prayer from Full by Asheritah CiuCiu)
This is actually an interactive page!!!!!!! Flip the third ice cream over (connect the magnets) to reveal a fun embellishment that I created using a piece from a straw decoration! 

August 27: God's Characteristics/Attributes [part 2] (See original post HERE)

I've found lots of God's names, characteristics, and attributes in James MacDonald's book, Gripped by the Greatness of God---- I highly recommend this book! I used blue paint for this selection of characteristics because the book is blue:) That way I remember where I found it! 
This page is part of my original series- I finally finished memorizing the third attribute and can start memorizing this one about God being my shepherd, YHWH ROEH (Roi). 
That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by ❤️   I hope you have a blessed day! 

04 September 2017

Paper Smooches: August RECAP

Hello friends:) 
Today I'm sharing the Paper Smooches August release projects that I made! 

Here's what I created using the new stamps and dies, including the PS Wavy WishesWavy Wishes IconsMagical SamplerUnicorn die, and Wavy Pattern die
I enjoy creating projects for Kim and Paper Smooches!

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by ❤️  I hope you have a blessed day! 

01 September 2017

Paper Smooches challenge- September #1

Hello, friends:}
Today I'm sharing a project for the Paper Smooches "ANIMALS" challenge for September.
Picture: Credit HERE by David Baird 


I created this card while visiting with Kim during CHA in January of this year! Kim actually helped me design the cone for the dog because I just couldn't get it to work! LOL! #teamwork

I was inspired by a fun graphic designed card in a magazine that Kim and I were flipping through. I just love this pup from Woofers & Tweeters. It's exactly like Olsen:) And Olly if you take the spots out! LOL! I used the following PS stamps/dies: Woofers & TweetersWoofers diesWaves diesand Hearts dies.   
That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and play along:) 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 

ps... my studio is getting painted TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And my cabinets will be installed on Monday and Tuesday! Praise the LORD ❤️ I can't wait to share photos!!! And I will finally be able to get in my studio and craft--- it's been FOREVER! 

27 August 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: God's Characteristics/Attributes [part 2]

Hello, friends:)

**Click HERE for the Paper Smooches September blog hop, reveal, and GIVEAWAY! Deadline to enter is tonight

Today is my day to post and share on the Sonshine Stamp Co. blog HERE

I am continuing to add more page decorations and journaling for my "mini-series" all about God's characteristics, attributes, and names. Three of these pages came from my study of James MacDonald's book, Gripped by the Greatness of God----- I highly recommend this book! I'm only on chapter 3 so that's why I only have three bible pages done:)  

hope you join me by clicking HERE to read all about my bible journaling pages. Here's a sneak peek...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be sharing more soon:) Be blessed!