20 October 2017

CardMaker + Terial Arts blog hop

Hello, friends! 
I'm so excited to be participating today in a blog hop with the CardMaker Magazine blog team featuring Terial Arts. You should have arrived here today from Gaylynn's blog. 
I have created quilted postcards for almost 9 years! I love using fabric on my projects... however, the problem is that the fabric frays or is hard to attach to the card. That is why I'm sooooooooo excited to have a bottle of the fabric stabilizer from Terial Arts!!! 

I followed the easy steps to transform my fabric to paper-like stiffness using this stabilizer. So easy! And it literally was easier to cut and use- I ran my fabrics through the die cutting machine without any problems at all!


I stitched each piece on my quilted postcard base and then attached it to my postcard cardstock (which I embossed using the same die cuts). To finish I added some dark brown bias tape around the edges. Simple! 
I know it's kind of hard to see--- but the embossed image is the cup with the leaf in the center. 

My favorite part about this postcard is the embossed steam behind the cup and sentiment- I know you can't really see it... but it's all in the details:) You might actually see the steam better in the first photo in this post! 

Your next stop is the fabulous Clare

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

19 October 2017

Virtual Smooches: Butterflies and Bats

Hello, friends:}

I'm sooooooooo happy to be back in the studio creating videos for you! Today is my day to share a video over on the  Paper Smooches video blog- Virtual Smooches

I'm sharing a simple trick on how to extend your butterfly die cuts and make them into a halloween bats! This is the card I created using this technique.
THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}

CardMaker: Sequins Storage Tip

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


Today I'm sharing a storage tip for sequins. I looooooove sequins- they are pretty, shiny, and the perfect embellishment for my projects. 

However, I've had a hard time storing them... until I went to the DollarTree ***Trav said I could have went to the Walgreens medical supply section for this storage container too! LOL! 

I would love for you to stop by the CardMaker blog for all the details and more photos--- click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:) 

17 October 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: So Very Blessed

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 about my card design using several Sonshine stamps. Here's a sneak peek...

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

10 October 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: Tune My Heart 1 Samuel 7:12

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 page based on the hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. I was lead to THIS blog post (from one of the many worship leader subscriptions I subscribe to), and it hit my heart! And then the SSC released the Jesus Is My Jam stamp set. I knew I had to create a page for this hymn- it's just taken me awhile to create it because of all that has been going on! LOL!

Here's a sneak peek...

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

08 October 2017

Paper Smooches challenge- October #1

Hello, friends:}

Today I'm sharing a project for the Paper Smooches "PINK" challenge for October. We are encouraging friend/family and honoring October as Breast Cancer month. Be sure to enter for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store.
Picture: Credit HERE 


This is my third project that I created in my NEW studio!!!!!!!! **Be sure to stop by HERE to check out my studio reveal. Here's a photo of my makeshift studio on the kitchen table (which was refinished when we moved due to the movers damaging it... only to find out when I moved my stuff back to my desk that I had scratched it too 😩🤦🏼‍♀️ Olsen and Olly loooooooove being near me when I'm working! 

Here's a photo of Olly in my new studio. I laid the rug down for Olsen (who is kind of picky and likes to lay on rugs/towels/etc), but Olly took over! 🐶

Ok--- back to my creation:) I created this card for a very special friend who just went through a mastectomy. I wanted something simple that would lift her up, but that wasn't too pink. I love love love how this turned out! Maybe it's the new studio... maybe it's because it's being sent to a special friend...maybe it's just how it came together... either way, I love it! I used the following PS stamps/dies: Hope stamps/diesAdorable Array.

That's it for me today! I hope you will join in in the fun before it's too late! 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:} 

07 October 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: September RECAP

Hello friends:) 


Today I'm sharing my Sonshine Stamp Co. September bible journaling pages and projects that I made! 

September 7: Hurricane Irma and a bit of encouragement
September 17: Genesis 11:10-26 The Line (inspiration from The Stamp Market and Harvest Bible Chapel Tampa Bay's sermon series, Start Here)
September 27: Matthew 10:29-31 He Loves Me More (inspiration from the song His Eye Is on the Sparrow)
Sorry the these last photos are not as clear as I'd like them to be!?!? I really need to take some photography classes! 

This month has been absolutely crazy from hurricanes to my cabinet install...I'm glad I can find peace at the cross!  

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

06 October 2017

Paper Smooches: September RECAP

Hello friends:) 

Today I'm sharing the Paper Smooches September release projects that I made! 

I'm not sure if you've been checking out the PS DT projects on the PS blog... but you should definitely start going there daily for inspiration! LOVE LOVE LOVE this DT!!! Click HERE for the PS blog. And on Sundays, I share all the things that are happening with PS --- if you missed out during the week, don't miss out on our recap posts:) 

Here's what I created using the new stamps and dies, including the PS Halloween SamplerHalloween Card diesPostage Stamp diesDaily Diary, and Inchies dies
I love the idea behind this interactive bat card--- I don't think mine turned out as well as I had hoped though! THIS is where I found my inspiration.
I enjoy creating projects for Kim and Paper Smooches----what a dream come true to work with this team!!

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

04 October 2017

CardMaker: Savannahland2 Reveal

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

Today I'm sharing where I craft, which is in my studio called SAVANNAHLAND2. This is so exciting because we recently moved and there were delays in getting my studio out of the moving boxes for the last 2 months! 

From July 29-September 26th I was working out of about 35 boxes in our living room and on our brand new refurbished kitchen table--- and that was horrible because I scratched the table the first night I was working on a project :( 

My cabinets were installed on September 26th---- and it's been AMAZING! I absolutely love my new studio! We still have a few items to get (desk chairs, under cabinet lighting, etc)... but it has been worth the wait! 

I would love for you to stop by the CardMaker blog for a tour- click HERE!

Here's a sneak peek:) 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:) 

03 October 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: God's Names/Characteristics/Attributes [part3]

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 see part 3 of my mini series, God's Names/Characteristics/Attributes. These two pages are from the last two chapters in the book Gripped by the Greatness of God by James MacDonald. Here's a sneak peek...

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

28 September 2017

Paper Smooches: October Blog Hop **************GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends:}
It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches October 2017 release with you! ONE new stamp set and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on September 30th. You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  


To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize


The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.


Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS Blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PST on Sunday, October 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, October 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners!
To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

ANNNNNNNNNNNND, we have something special to share... we partnered up with XYRON this week! Our designers received Xyron adhesives to use on their October projects and Xyron's design team were given PS stamps to create with. They are sharing their PS cards on their blogs this week. You can find them all HERE

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UPDATE: We are currently installing cabinets in my studio!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited! I will share photos on October 4th 😁  
I created a bible journaling page (actually it's a clear transparency tip-in that I created using PS heart stamps/white ink) using the NEW Mini Cross die, along with many other PS stamps/dies. I have about four projects that I want to make using this die!! I love how this cross can be used to make a pattern (that's one idea), and then I have another idea for an ornament... MORE to come! 

For this page, I wanted to focus on how Christ is the greatest gift during Christmas. I used some Bella Blvd. Holly Jolly papers, as well as Fancy Pants Childish Things alphas. I loved using the Xyron sticker maker to attach all the smaller details and items for this page like the eyelet for the tag, the back tag, and patterned paper strips. I used the Xyron adhesive runner to attach the larger pieces of paper. 

Other PS stamps/dies include: Sweet HeartsCaptured MomentsBirthday SamplerEnchanted ElvesBoxed Greetings (new)Mini Cross die (new)Gift Tags, and Religious Words 2. I told you that I used A LOT of PS stamps/dies for this page 😜 
Be sure to stop by the PS blog for details about this blog hop and giveaway! And don't forget to leave some love on the DT's blogs:) Please stop by the Xyron page {HERE} to check out their projects too


That's it for me today- THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Be blessed! 

27 September 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: Matthew 10:29-31 He Loves Me More

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 pages. I was inspired by the song His Eye Is on the Sparrow and used several Sonshine stamps due to masking and creating my own sentiment (one of my favorite techniques!). Here's a sneak peek...

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