Saturday, January 20, 2018

Don't be afraid to go bold with Lilies

Hello!  I'm over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and I would love it if you popped on over there and check out how I made the card below as well as leave me some love there!  Thanks in advance!

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Back to the beginning with ODBD

Kind of an odd title for my post today but I'm reminiscing about when I first started stamping and card making.  I was drawn to Our Daily Bread Designs for their stamps with Scripture (and still am!)  The other thing I loved using with cards that I've gone away from is using ribbon so today, I'm sharing a couple of cards that are throwbacks to when I first started.  (I didn't have many dies when I started but I can't imagine not using them now!)

For the above card, I used the hydrangea stamp to make a background and some chiffon ribbon.

The background here is from the Romantic Roses paper pack - it doesn't need much more than that!  The verse is one I loved as a kid - remember those twin heart charms with the word MIZPAH on them?  You kept one and gave the other to a friend and this verse was the basis of that.  

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cast all your anxieties upon Him

Today I am sharing a card I made for this month's Viva La Verve sketch.  I always think sketches are wonderful when you need a jump start on a card (how often do I just sit there with no idea what I want to do?) as well as how to combine patterned paper.  Here I used different sheets from the ODBD Romantic Roses paper pack and the verse is my lettering in the His Love Endures stamp set.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Don't wait for someone

Did you get some new craft supplies for Christmas?  Well, I did - and I have to admit that I got them for myself.  It's the best way to get exactly what you want.  Lol!

This Elizabeth Craft Design Amaryllis die was actually something given to me a while back but I never got around to using it.  Why did I wait?  I love how bold it is - yet is does not take away from my sentiment from the Where the Flowers Bloom by Quietfire Design at all.

To create the above card, I made the amaryllis (you can see how to make it with this YouTube Video) - the only difference is I used yellow embossing powder in for my pollen.

I also made a black frame for it by nesting rectangle dies and popping them up with foam tape.  With my new Tim Holtz stamp platform tool, I got it lined right between the flower and frame. 

I guess instead of flowers, I didn't wait for new craft supplies.  :)

Thanks for looking and I hope you are having a great start to 2018!

Where the Flowers Bloom (available at either Quietfire Design | Elizabeth Craft Designs

I'm going to try to get back to playing in some of my favorite challenges this year.