Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas Joy

Still making Christmas cards so there won't be a big rush come December. Today's card is very CAS, using SU Wonderful Wreath Die Set, Darice Crackle EF (on the bow and the sentiment) and Sizzix Flourish, Dots and Ribbon EF. Rhinestones embellish the wreath and a half pearl finishes the bow.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 17 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Jul 17 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jul 18 Crimbo Crackers - Christmas with a Sentiment UE
Jul 18 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Jul 21 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #1
Jul 21 Cut It Up - Christmas in July - 1E
Jul 24 Creative Moments Challenge - Christmas in July 3E #1
Jul 28 Emerald City Crafts Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jul 30 Craft Rocket Challenge - AG UE
Jul 31 Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July with Sentiment 5E #1
July 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - UE
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Aug 04 613 Avenue Create - AG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Saturday, July 8, 2017

You're Simply Amazing

My friend who makes cards for charities says that now they are working on Fall and Christmas projects. Can you believe she makes 300 cards per month??? Sometimes I make a few to add to what she sends off; although fall colors are not my go-to pallet, I did find some autumn themed papers that were appropriate.

These were used:

We R Memory Keepers:  Doily Die
Stampin' Up: Stitched Shaped Thinlet Dies
Martha Stewart:  Large Branch Punch
Print Works Collection:  Sentiment


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 09 Crafting from the Heart - AG 3E #2
Jul 10 Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS UE
Jul 11 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jul 13 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jul 13 Dies R Us Challenge - Layers 3E #2
Jul 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Jul 28 Emerald City Crafts Challenge - AG 3E #1
July 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - UE
Aug 04 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Aug 08 Creative Fingers Challenge - AG 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Monday, July 3, 2017

Christmas Card with Layers

If you have a lot of Christmas Cards to send out, you can't get started too soon. So today's card will add to my stack of those completed and ready to send out on December first.

The background stamp is from Stampabilities, Faith Text Background; SU Reason for the Season Stamp Set and Stitched Shaped Framelits. The double-looped hand-tied bow finishes the card.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 04 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jul 04 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #4
Jul 04 Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday UE
Jul 06 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas UE
Jul 08 The Holly and the Ivy - Always Christmas 3E #1
Jul 09 Crafting from the Heart - AG 3E #1
Jul 10 A Snowflake's Promise - Christmas 3E #2
Jul 13 Dies R Us Challenge - Layers 3E #1
Jul 14 Crafting with Dragonflies - Dies or Punches 1E
Jul 31 Craft-D-BowZ Challenge - AG with a handmade bow UE
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Aug 04 613 Avenue Create - AG UE


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pink Overload!

Today I made a card as an example for my 5-year-old granddaughter to copy. On Friday I am taking her to a pottery place to make something for her other grandmother whose birthday is July 6th. After we get home, we can work on the card she will be making for Jane, my sil's mother.

I am calling this card "Pink Overload" because my granddaughter LOVES PINK!!!  So it is more for her than it is for Jane, really, but I know she will enjoy every pink moment of making it.

The tools used were:

CTMH:  Just to Say Sentiment Collection
Sizzix:  Scalloped Ovals
Tattered Lace:  Butterflies Die
EK Success:  Border Punch (I bought it used, so don't know the name of it)
Hand tied double-looped bow



In order to tone down the pink on the card, I put a green background under the floral stamp.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper UE
Jun 30 Craft-D-BowZ - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Jul 01 Glitter 'n' Sparkle - AG UE
Jul 02 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #1 JFF
Jul 02 HeARTful Stamping - AG 2E #2
Jul 02 Inky Pinky Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jul 03 Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment 1E
Jul 03 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Jul 04 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Jul 24 Creates and Makes - AG 3E #2 JFF

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Monday, June 26, 2017

Floral Birthday

Today's card was made with things I have had in my stash forEVer. Here is what was used:

Spellbinders:  Picot Edge Circles; Curved Borders Two
Recollections:  Sentiments Stamp and Punch
Martha Stewart:  Large Branch Punch
Tattered Lace:  Butterflies
Felt Flowers
Double-Looped Hand Tied Bow



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 26 Creates and Makes - AG 3E #2 JFF
Jun 26 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #2
Jun 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper UE
Jun 30 Craft-D-BowZ - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Jun 30 Crafty Girls Creations - AG 3E #3

Jun 30 Dragonfly Dreams - Add Sparkle UE
Jun 30 Crafting with Dragonflies - Sentiment the Main Focus UE
Jul 01 Glitter 'n' Sparkle - AG UE
Jul 02 Incy Wincy Challenge - Sparkle or Shine 5E #2
Jul 02 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #1 JFF
Jul 02 HeARTful Stamping - AG 2E #1
Jul 04 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

For You

Today's card uses another new die that was super cheap that I got from Amazon; it was made in China and is an off brand, but cuts beautifully, as all the dies I ordered have. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and is punched out with  a 1 1/4" scallop punch. I cut an extra butterfly portion of the die to lay on top of the base butterfly to add dimension, and the entire white die is glittered with loose iridescent white glitter, although the picture does not reflect that. The butterfly also has a holographic pearl pen dot on the body. The card is finished with a purple an white gingham bow.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 22 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jun 23 Deep Ocean Challenge - Die Cuts/Punches UE
Jun 24 Use Your Stuff - Try Something New - UE
Jun 25 Crafting from the Heart - AG 3E #1 JFF
Jun 25 Inky Pinky Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jun 26 Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment 1E
Jun 26 Creates and Makes - AG 3E #1 JFF
Jun 26 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Jun 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper UE
Jun 30 Crafty Girls Creations - AG 3E #2
Jun 21 Crafting with Dragonflies - Sentiment the Main Focus UE
Jul 02 Incy Wincy Challenge - Sparkle or Shine 5E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Summer Hello

Today I made a card that I hope will cheer any recipient; it is appropriate for birthdays or maybe a Just Because card.

Here is what was used:

Darice:  Clouds EF
Spellbinders:  Die-D-Lites Blooms One; Bitty Blossoms; Jewel Flowers and Flourishes
Memory Box:  Fabulous Phlox
Sue Wilson:  String Flowers


Sky is actually a darker blue, but it was difficult to get the colors right in the photo.

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 17 Use Your Stuff Challenge -  Summer Colors UE
Jun 18 Inky Pinky Challenge - AAG 3E #3
Jun 18 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #2
Jun 18 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3 E #3
Jun 19 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Jun 20 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Jun 21 Addicted to Stamps and More - AG UE
Jun 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper UE
Jun 30 Crafty Girls Creations - AG 3E #2
Jul 09 Sisterhood of Crafters - AG/Use Your Imagination 3E #2

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Friday, June 16, 2017

Joy to the World

I made today's card using a SU set, Star of Light stamps and the accompanying die set, Starlight Thinlets. The sentiment is a Recollections stamp. The white star is glittered, and a clear rhinestone was added to it.The trail behind the star and the sentiment are heat embossed with sparkly iridescent powder, although the picture does not accurately show that.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 16 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas UE
Jun 16 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Gems UE
Jun 18 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jun 20 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Jun 21 Addicted to Stamps and More - AG UE
Jun 21 C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas 2E #1
Jun 27 The Holly and the Ivy - Always Christmas 3E #1
Jun 30 Crafty Girls Creations - AG 3E #1
Jun 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Jul 10 A Snowflake's Promise - Christmas 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Sending Lots of Good Wishes

Yesterday I made this card using one of the cheapo dies I got from Amazon; there are a lot of them and are made in China, so there is not really a brand name I can give you. The gate part opens to reveal the sentiment. I sprayed the cutouts with Diamond Dust Glitter Spray to add a little interest, although, it does not really sparkle very much. The flower and base were made with a scallop punch for the base, and a retired SU flower punch. The center of the flower is accented with a dollup of Viva Pearl Pen. The background piece behind the sentiment was stamped with a retired script patterned stamp from SU.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jun 17 Use Your Stuff Challenge -  Summer Colors UE
Jun 18 Inky Pinky Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Jun 18 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3 E #2
Jun 19 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Jun 22 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #1
Jun 30 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Jun 30 Paper Nest Dolls - AG 2 E #1
Jul 04 The Crafty Addicts - AG 3E #1
Jul 09 Sisterhood of Crafters - AG/Use Your Imagination 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.  

Many rich blessings, Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT