"A cheerful heart is good medicine . . . Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pink Pine Cones

Yes, pink pine cones! Aren't they the cutest? My husband is a forester and he even agreed they look pretty darn cute.

They look a little bit red in the photo, but trust me they are pink.
Thanks for stopping by - I am on a roll today. This is my third post!

Pine Cone Wreath: Hero Arts CG 574
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL464
Snowflakes: Martha Stewart Punch
Bow Die: Simon Says Stamp! Perfect Bow
Bird: Stamping Up! Punch

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6

Love and Mercy

I was so sorry to hear that The Craft's Meow was closing their store. You might want to check them out to see what she has left in her inventory. I love her products. Here is one that I made for a friend who needs to be reminded that "His love and mercy endure forever." We all make mistakes and I am so thankful for His mercy - His deliverance from judgment.

I am sending this to a friend who needs to be reminded that she has not been forgotten.

Stamp: Hero Arts Cling CG974
Sentiment: The Craft's Meow ~ Choose Hope
Colored with Copics

"If God had a refrigerator,  your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet,  your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. . . . Face it friend, He is crazy about you!"
Max Lucado

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

This is a Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Exclusive for Archiver's that I purchased a couple of years ago. I actually stamped it and cut out each section of the tree and then traced it onto various pattern papers to get the effect I wanted.

The sentiment, background paper and presents are from the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

Thanks for stopping by - I need to be Christmas Shopping instead of making Christmas Cards. I am so far behind on both.

Have a blessed day!

"You weren't an accident. You weren't massed produced. You aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman."
Max Lucado, The Christmas Candle

Friday, December 6, 2013

Avery Elle Dies

I saw this layout on Maureen Merritt's blog and pretty much "cased" it. I used my new Avery Elle Dies for the elements. I had to make my own size for the one with the sentiment because the other size dies were either too large for my card or too small for my sentiment. Loving how this turned out.

Avery Elle Elle-ments
Patterned Papers
Sentiment: Have no clue - think it came out of the $1 bin at Michael's a couple of years ago. White Embossed
Snowflake: Martha Stewart punch
Bling on Snowflake: Michael's $1 bin

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
Colossians 4:2

Country Christmas

I know some of you are experiencing some dramatic drops in temperatures as I write this and I am praying you are in a safe and warm place. Here in Georgia we are having the exact opposite of you. Temps are in the low 70's! Doesn't feel like a typical Christmas here yet - but wait - we never know when we might be experiencing some much cooler weather - don't think we will get down to any negative numbers like some of my friends.

Now for some card talk :)

I have fallen in love with my new Penny Black stamp. It is a very large stamp but has been a lot of fun to work with. As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Stamp: Penny Black 4336L
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL238 (From a very old set)
I fussy cut around the edge and center. Stamped the sentiment on piece of white card stock and used pop dots for the wreath to give it some dimension. Used copics to color.

This is my favorite! Love the country feel to it with the background paper I used.
Stamp: Penny Black 4336L
Sentiment: Hero Arts C4858 (Another older stamp) - Stamped on kraft paper and then ran through an embossing folder.

"You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand."
Psalm 16:11

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Birthday Stamp

I had so much fun with this Tim Holtz Birthday stamp. Once I got started I couldn't stop. A great stamp to use for Christmas too!  I am on a roll :)

I used an assortment of papers rather than coloring. The cutting wasn't so bad either. Love the results.

Stamp: Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2013 BIRTHDAY BLUEPRINT
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL576

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
Colossians 4:2

It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas

I am finally starting my Christmas Cards. Got lots of them to make but here is one I have absolutely fallen in love with.
And remember in the hullabaloo of decorating and shopping it's not the gift but the love in our heart that brings the gift. I want to share the most precious devotion I read this morning that was the reminder of this.

So here is my cutie:

I LOVE owls and fell in love with him!

Background: Hero Arts S5531
Sentiment: Hero Arts C4858
Owl: Woodware Christmas Hoot
Snowflake: Martha Stewart punch
Eyes: Creatology Wiggle Eyes - I found these at Michael's and just love them
Stickles: Icicle

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways my ways," says the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are my ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9