Saturday, August 20, 2016

Floral Delight

I got a lovely set of papers as a prize for winning a challenge awhile back. Today's card features one of the papers from that group. I cut out one of the roses from the paper, glued it onto light pink paper and fussy cut it out again and glittered it. it is attached to the card with pop dots.

Other items used to make this card:

Just Rite Grand Sentiments Stamps
2" Punch
1.25" Punch
Lace
Pink Ribbon
Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco A Die
Pink Liquid Pearls
Glitter
Sequins

Here is the card:




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug 25 Daring Cardmakers - Raspberry Pink and Lime Green UE
Aug 25 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #1
Aug 25 Inkspirational Challenges - Patterned Paper UE
Aug 26 Crafty Friends Challenge - AG 3E #1
Aug 26 Allsorts Challenge - Fabulous Florals 3E #1
Aug 28 Dies R Us Challenge - Doily and/or Lace 3E #1
Aug 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - UE
Aug 31 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Aug 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a handmade bow UE
Sep 02 613 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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Cheery Hello

Today's card is made of bright cheerful colors to uplift a friend's sick daughter.

First, I embossed the background; wish I could tell you the name of the EF, but I bought it used and there was no information that came with it.


Used to make the card were:

Memory Box Delicate Asters
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Little Yellow  Bicycle Sentiment Die
Pearl
Ribbon
Brad

Here it is:



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:


Aug 16 The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies 3E #1
Aug 16 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Aug 20 Craft Your Passions Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Aug 22 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Aug 22 Shopping Our Stash - Use Word Dies UE
Aug 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a handmade bow UE
Aug 31 Stempelgarten Challenge - Flowers 1E
Aug 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - UE
Sep 01 Critters and Creatures - Use a Creature UE
Sep 02 613 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

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Just a Note to Say...

I made a thank you card for a dear friend who took me out to lunch on Sunday.  I love using bright, clear colors, especially for happy cards--never have been much for subtlety.  :o).

These were used to make the card:

Memory Box Fabulous Phlox
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
Stampendous Personal Notes Mini Quad Cube Sentiments (had this stamp for-ev-er!)
Pink and Light Green Pearls
Sequins
Multicolored Ribbon



Inside of card:



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:


Aug 09 The Paper Shelter - AG 3E #2
Aug 11 Crafty Friends Challenge - Favorite Embellishment (Pearls) 3E #3
Aug 11 Crafting with Friends - AG 3E #3
Aug 13 613 Avenue Create - AG UE 
Aug 14 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #2
Aug 14 Tuesday Morning Sketches - See Sketch UE
Aug 15 Cards and More - Rainbow Colors UE
Aug 15 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Aug 16 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Sep 01 Critters and Creatures - Use a Creature 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

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Pink Floral Card

Yesterday I went to Tuesday Morning and found a new item I had not seen before: it's a stamp and EF set that Sizzix makes. In the photos below you can see how the embossing really adds a punch to the stamped image. Butterlies are from a Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly Punch, sentiment is punched with an EK Success Scallop Punch. Stamp and EF:  Sizzix Floral and Vine Set. Sequins highlighted the raised flowers.

Here is the card:




This is the stamp and EF set:


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug 05 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Aug 06 613 Avenue Create - AG UE 
Aug 09 Butterfly Challenge - P is for Punches/Pink 3E #3
Aug 09 The Paper Shelter - AG 3E #1
Aug 09 Crafty Gals' Corner - Birthdays 3E #1
Aug 11 Simply Papercraft Challenge - AAG 3E #3
Aug 11 Crafty Friends Challenge - Favorite Embellishment (Ribbon) 3E #2
Aug 11 Crafting with Friends - AG 3E #2
Aug 14 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AG 3E #1
Aug 31 Craft Dee Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow 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, July 31, 2016

A Flowery Thank You

Today's card uses a Stampin' Up die and stamp set: Beautiful Branches and Thoughtful Branches; the butterfly punch(Elegant Butterfly) sentiment and punch are also from SU. The EF is from Darice:  Cherry Blossoms. A pearl to accent the butterfly and an ivory double-looped bow finish the card.

Here it is:



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Aug 01 Aud Sentiments - AG with a Sentiment 5E #1
Aug 02 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #2
Aug 03 Little Claire's Challenge - AG 3E #1
Aug 03 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #2
Aug 03 Butterfly Challenge - P is for Punches/Pink 3E #2
Aug 05 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Aug 06 613 Avenue Create - AG UE 
Aug 11 Simply Papercraft Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Aug 11 Crafty Friends Challenge - Favorite Embellishment (Ribbon) 3E #1
Aug 11 Crafting with Friends - 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.  

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

Saturday, July 30, 2016

White on White

Sometimes white on white can be fun to make, and depending on what you put on it, the card can be quite elegant. I very rarely use items from the same manufacturer to make a project, but today's card is made from all Stampin' Up products.  They are:  Petal Burst EF; Botanical Builders Dies; Elegant Butterfly Punch. Incidental items are white ribbon with iridescent sparkle dots, white ribbon, iridescent glitter and rhinestones.

Here it is:




Gittery flowers:




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:


Jul 30  613 Avenue Create - Bling, Die Cut, Solid Color Paper, Ribbon, Flowers UE 
Jul 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Aug 01 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #3
Aug 02 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Aug 03 Brown Sugar Challenge - AG 2E #1
Aug 03 Simply Create Too - Lots of Sparkle 3E #2
Aug 03 Butterfly Challenge - P is for Punches 3E #1
Aug 07 The Sisterhood of Crafters - White on White 3E #1
Aug 11 Simply Papercraft Challenge - AAG 3E #1


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, 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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Lots of Sparkle with Curtain Folded Christmas Tree

Today I tried a great trick that I learned from a YouTube video by Maymay:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe3P7OC8qUM

It is for a curtain folded Christmas tree, and was so much fun to make. The pretty Christmas tree paper was printed from a beautiful selection of papers I won at A Bit More Time to Craft. I have been hoarding a string of plastic Christmas lights in my drawer for years, just waiting for the right occasion to put them to use, so today was the day! The tree need double-sided paper, but Maymay suggests that if you do not have any, just stamp the wrong side of the paper with a patterned stamp, so I did.

I started out with red cardstock and ran it through a Darice EF, but that's kind of a moot point now, because all the glitter (both coarse and fine) pretty much made the embossing undetectable. But, what can I say? I like bling!  I also ran the trunk of the tree through an EF for some extra texture.

Here is the card:


Sparkle:


Closeup of the Christmas tree lights:


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 24 Deep Ocean Challenges - Christmas in July UE
Jul 25 Card and Scrap - AG UE
Jul 25 Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenge - AG UE 
Jul 26 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #2
Jul 29 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #1
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - ATG as Long as It's Christmas UE
Jul 31 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Jul 31 Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Christmas 5E #4
Jul 31 12 Months of Christmas - AG UE
Aug 03 Simply Create Too - Lots of Sparkle 3E #1
Aug 08 Not Just Cards - AG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, 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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Glittery Wise Men

This Christmas card was easy to make; the star of the show is the Tattered Lace Wise Men dies, which were cut from grey cardstock and pop dotted onto blue cardstock. Both iridescent glitter and Martha Stewart Coarse glitter (I love this one because it looks just like snow!) make for a wintery, sparkly card.

Here it is:




Inside sentiment penned by Diane Noble:


On that Holy night our Savior was born and

God ushered into the world light,

joy and  His Truth in the flesh.

And now at Christmas we anticipate

His coming again to bring final

Peace and justice to the nations.

May your holiday season be wrapped in His light,

sparkled with His joy, and filled with His peace.


Merry Christmas


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:


Jul 19 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Jul 21 Simply Create Too - Red, White or Blue 3E #3
Jul 24 Deep Ocean Challenges - Christmas in July UE
Jul 25 Card and Scrap - AG UE
Jul 25 Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenge - AG UE 
Jul 26 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - ATG as Long as It's Christmas UE
Jul 31 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Jul 31 Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Christmas 5E #3
Jul 31 12 Months of Christmas - AG UE


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, 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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Monochromatic Blue Birthday

I tried out a new embossing folder today. After trying to ink the raised portions in white ink with no outstanding effects, I resorted to using white shoe polish! Worked like a dream. After doing that, it was glittered generously. (Never too much bling, right?)

Tools used:

Spellbinders: Dew Drop Delight EF; Deckled Rectangles Die Set
Stamin' Up: Botanical Builder Die Set
Joy Craft: Fantasy Butterfly Dies
Martha Stewart: Branch Punch
White Ink and White Shoe Polish
Ink Brayer
Iridescent Glitter
Rhinestone
Pearls
Ribbon





I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:


Jul 14 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #3
Jul 14 Simply Papercraft - AAG 3E #3
Jul 16 613 Avenue Create - ATG
Jul 17 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #3
Jul 19 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Jul 19 Crafty Gals Corner - Monochromatic 2E #1
Jul 21 Simply Create Too - Red, White or Blue 3E #3
Jul 25 Card and Scrap - AG UE
Jul 25 Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenge - AG UE 
Jul 28 Butterfly Challenge - D is for Dimensional 3E #1
Jul 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Aug 08 Not Just Cards - AG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, 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

Christmas Window

Today's card shows a picture of Grampa reading to his grandchildren - maybe the Christmas story from the Bible...

I used grey cardstock to resemble brick mortar and ran it through a Spellbinders Bricks and Bark EF; the bricks were dabbed with different colors of red ink. The window is a Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window die; foliage is from a Martha Stewart Pine Branch punch; bow is made of raffia ribbon, and the picture is printed from the internet. The sentiment is stamped with a Sweet 'n' Sassy Christmas stamp and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then cut from a Sizzix die that came in a package with 17 different sized dies.

Here's the card:





I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 14 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #2
Jul 14 Simply Papercraft - AAG 3E #2
Jul 15 Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas ATG
Jul 16 613 Avenue Create - ATG
Jul 17 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Jul 17 Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas UE
Jul 19 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Jul 21 Simply Create Too - Red, White or Blue 3E #2
Jul 25 Card and Scrap - AG UE
Jul 25 Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenge - AG UE 
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - ATG as Long as It's Christmas UE
Jul 31 Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Christmas 5E #2
Jul 31 12 Months of Christmas - AG UE
Jul 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE
Aug 08 Not Just Cards - AG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, 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