Friday, April 28, 2017

A Musical Note

Today's card was so much fun to make because I was trying to fulfill guidelines set out by several challenges. I had some acetate left over from a package that dies come in, so I recycled it and ran it through a Darice Sheet Music EF, then inked it with white so it would show up better. The background paper is blue with white polka dots. I used a technique called "kissing," which I learned about at Time out Challenges (please see link below to read about it). A liquid pearl was added to the butterfly and the center of the flower; foliage was die cut from a Spellbinders Sprigs die.

All in all, it was lots of fun to make, and really stretched my imagination, especially the part of recycling something.





I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 29 Creatalicious Challenge - AG
Apr 30 Stamplorations - Stamps and Wings (Butterfly) 6E #1
Apr 30 Connie Can Crop - Recycle 2E #1
Apr 30 Sunny Day Crafting - Spring UE
Apr 30 Die Cuttin' Divas - Chevrons or Polka Dots 3E #1
Apr 30 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Apr 30 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Apr 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE
May 03 Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - Use a Bow 6E #1
May 04 Cut It Up - Music and a Die Cut 1E
May 06 The Sisterhood of Crafters - The Letter "B" (Bow, Butterfly, Blue) 3E #1
May 10 Time out Challenges - Flowers/Kissing 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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spring Flowers

Today's card was made using a couple of retired Stampin' Up stamps; I inked the background script piece in a turquoise color, then used colored markers on the stamp to make blue flowers with green stems. It is glued onto a blue and white polka dotted background paper and tied with a double-looped hand tied bow.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 27 Crafty Catz Challenge - AG 3E #2
Apr 27 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #3
Apr 29 Creatalicious Challenge - AG
Apr 30 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Apr 30 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Apr 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE
May 01 Creative Moments - AG/Spring 3 E #2
May 01 Everybody Art Challenge - Blue plus one other color (Green) UE
May 02 The Crafty Addicts - AG/CAS 3E #1
May 02 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
May 03 Simon Says Stamp Challenge - AG 5E #1
May 08 Crafty Creations - AAG 2E #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

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Birthday

Today's card is a simple one, made with a Sizzix folding card die. The sentiment is from TLC Creations, and is punched out with a EK Success scalloped round punch; the little bird is made from a Stampin' Up punch. His little eye is a very small dark grey rhinestone.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 26 Moving along with the Times - Birds 3E #2
Mar 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Mar 28 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #3
Mar 29 Crafty Catz Challenge - AG 3E #3
Apr 29 Creatalicious Challenge - AG
Mar 31 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Mar 31 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE
May 01 Creative Moments - AG/Spring 3 E #2
May 05 Crafty Cardmakers - Things with Wings 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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Little Birdie Hello

Today's card used lots of different patterned papers that I had lying around in my craft room. The random patterns, along with the Traffic Jam EF (by Cuttlebug), make a quirky, whimsical greeting that I hope will make the recipient smile. The bird is by Cottage Cutz. Sentiment is a die cut from Little Yellow Wagon.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 26 Moving along with the Times - Birds 3E #1
Apr 28 Daring Cardmakers - At least 5 patterned papers UE
Apr 28 Unstampabelles - Die/Bird 4E #1
Mar 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Mar 29 Crafty Catz Challenge - AG 3E #2
Mar 29 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #2
Apr 29 Creatalicious Challenge - AG
Mar 31 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Mar 31 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 31 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #2
Mar 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE
May 01 Creative Moments - AG/Spring 3 E #1
May 05 Crafty Cardmakers - Things with Wings 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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

1 Chronicles 15:34

Today's card was fun to make because I used a die that had long sat in the drawer neglected. It is Spellbinders Fleur de Lis. The sentiment was a beautiful freebee from Word Art Wednesday, which was featured a few weeks back.  The flower is also from Spellbinders, Die D Lites Bloom One; foliage is Mini Fanciful Flourish by Cheery Lynn. Also used were a half pearl and a hand tied double-looped yellow bow.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 09 Crafty Sentiments - AG 3E #1
Apr 09 Crafty Cardmakers - Spring UE
Apr 09 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Apr 10 SOS Challenge - Tie One On UE
Apr 11 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Apr 14 Creatalicious Challenge - AG/Flowers
Apr 17 Creative Moments - AG 3E #1
Apr 28 Cardmania - May Flowers 5E #1
Apr 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE
May 03 More Mixed Media Challenge - AG/Yellow UE
May 05 613 Avenue Create - AAG 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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Designer Tee

Today's card was made using a Sizzix folding card die. Also used were a Darice Cherry Blossom EF and the Stampin' Up Designer Tee die. Glitter pens colored in the design on the shirt.


Coloring done with a glitter pen:



 I am entering this card in the following hallenges ending:

Mar 29 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #1
Mar 29 Crafty Catz Challenge - AG 3E #2
Mar 31 Come and Get It Challenge - Spring 3E #2
Mar 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE
Mar 31 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Mar 31 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 31 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #2
Apr 01 Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge - For a Female 3E #2
Apr 02 Simon Says Challenge - Things with Wings 5E #1
Apr 06 Crafty Cardmakers - Spring 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.  

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

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


The Old Rugged Cross

Today's card was a lot of fun to make, and it was made for a sweet woman pastor friend of mine for her birthday. I scanned the Old Rugged Cross hymn from an old hymnal I have had for years and used it as an image for the card. My friend's house is decorated in blue and yellow, so this is the color palate that was used.

These tools were used:

Spellbinders:  Spiral Blossom One and Foliage dies
Sue Wilson:  Trailing Ivy die
EK Success:  Five Petal Flower and Butterfly punches
Half Pearls
Ribbon


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Mar 28 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Mar 29 Crafty Catz Challenge - AG 3E #1
Mar 31 Come and Get It Challenge - Spring 3E #1
Mar 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper UE
Mar 31 Butterfly Challenge - Night Sky Blue and a Repeat 3E #1
Mar 31 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Mar 31 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 31 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #1
Apr 01 Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge - For a Female 3E #1
Apr 01 Ribbon Girl Challenge - Ribbon + Any Image UE
Apr 02 Simon Says Challenge - Things with Wings 5E #1
Apr 06 Crafty Cardmakers - Spring 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.  

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

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monochromatic Green

Today's card was fun because I got to use another new die:  Sue Wilson Lynx Border Die. Also used were Cottage Cutz Flourish Layered Flowers, Darice Cherry Blossom EF, SU Just for You Stamp (retired), SU Elegant Butterfly Punch, small butterfly punch (sorry, no brand name on the punch), iridescent glitter, half pearl and rhinestone.



Mar 14 Creatalicious Challenge - AG/Green UE
Mar 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Mar 15 Crafty Catz Challenge - Mainly Green 3E #1
Mar 15 C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Easter/Spring 5E #1
Mar 17 Come and Get It Challenge - Things with Wings 3E #2
Mar 18 Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge - Use Some Green 3E #1
Mar 19 HeARTful Stamping - AG with a Stamp + Green 2E #1
Mar 20 Simon Says Challenge - Handmade Flowers 5E #1
Mar 21 Butterfly Challenge - Borders and the Color Mint Green 3E #1
Mar 21 Cut It Up - Think Green 1E
Mar 25 Cardmania - Pastel Colors 5E #1
Mar 31 Craftaholics R Us - Shades of Green 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.  

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

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

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spring Has Sprung

Today's card is a fun reminder that spring is coming. In my part of the country, flowering trees can  be seen everywhere, but for those farther north, maybe these "springy" challenges will remind you that lovely weather and beautiful flowers are on the way. The  background paper is a spring scene that came with a Tattered Lace magazine that I have had for a long time, maybe as long as two years. The sentiment is from a used Stampin' Up stamp sale that I got a couple of years ago. Never had used it. Butterfly is from Tattered Lace and the ovals are from Spellbinders Lacy Ovals. The butterfly has a small pale mint green half pearl in the center.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Mar 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Mar 15 Crafty Catz Challenge - Mainly Green 3E #1
Mar 16 Crafting with Friends - AG 3E #3
Mar 15 C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Easter/Spring 5E #1
Mar 17 Come and Get It Challenge - Things with Wings 3E #1
Mar 18 Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge - Use Some Green 3E #1
Mar 18 Ribbon Girl Challenge - Must Use Ribbon UE
Mar 21 Cut It Up - Think Green 1E
Mar 28 Penny Black Challenge - Stamping Must Be Focal Point 3E #1
Mar 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper 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.  

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

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Going Green

If you remember from the last few blogposts, I mentioned that I went on a craft spending binge in February; (really can't do that again for a long, long time!). The Ornate Octagon die is one of those purchases, and the Trailing Ivy die is also very new. Still have some wonderful new things to try out in future posts.  :o)

I don't usually use a lot of green in making cards, but today's card was an exception; I had this lovely green SU leafy background paper that has lots of different shades of green, and since it is March, we are seeing a lot of green cards. You can't tell by looking at the picture, but the butterfly is generously doused with white/iridescent glitter.

These were also used:

Sue Wilson Trailing Ivy; Ornate Octagons
Spellbinders Wonderful Wings
Cuttlebug Mini EF backed by
EK Success 1 1/2" Scalloped Punch
Loose Glitter
Half Pearls


I am  entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Mar 09 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #2
Mar 10 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #2
Mar 12 Crafty Cardmakers - Going Green UE
Mar 13 Dies R Us Challenge - Use Something New 3E #1
Mar 14 Creative Shopping Challenge - Monochrome 3E #2
Mar 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Mar 16 Crafting with Friends - AG 3E #2
Mar 18 Dream Valley Challenge - Lots of Layers 3E #1
Mar 18 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - AG UE
Mar 31 613 Avenue Create - AAG 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.  


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


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