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

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Owl Thinking Of You

I may be getting the hang of these window cards. Here is another one I finished today. Love this little owl. Just got him a couple of days ago.

Thank you for looking :)

Hero Arts Pumpkins: Large G5269, Medium F5270, Small CL466 - Used Dotted Papers from Paper Trey Ink

Owl & Limb: HA CL416

Added leaves to the Large & Medium pumpkins using HA CL466 so they would look like the small one.

Paper Pieced the leaves on the branch to give some color to it.

Glossy Accents on that cute little owl and some funny eyes :-)

Thought For The Day:
"When your words came, I ate them;
they were my joy and my heart’s delight,
for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty."
Jeremiah 15:16

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

You Are A Great Friend

I watched Lucy's video today on the Hero Arts Blog and got up the courage to try another window card. I had made a couple during the Summer Card Camp after watching Jennifer's video. This is probably the most challenging thing that I do with cards. It does not come easy for me. So here is the result.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I cut the opening using a Spellbinder Nestabilities oval and then cut it again on some dotted paper from Paper Trey Ink using two of the ovals to make the frame.

The background is Hero Arts S5447 Large Plaid Pattern stamped in Hero Hues Poppy.

I used Hero Arts CG251 Small Solid Flower and stamped over the background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, and Barn Door. That is a first for me too and I really like the results.

There is some bling on the flower centers.

I used some pattern paper on the inside of the card to tone down the starkness of the white and stamped the sentiment which is an old one I have of Hero Arts CL 184 Sayings and Quotes.

I am pretty pleased with the results but it sure took me a while :-)

Thought For The Day:
"You make 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

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall Birthday Wishes

We are so thankful for the showers that we received over the weekend. I know there are places that are still suffering and my prayer is that you receive rain soon. It feels really fallish outside this a.m. I finished this card this weekend and went outside to take a picture of it and loved the coolness of the morning.

I used the Hero Arts K5314 Sillouette Fern with Color Box Sweet Melon and Lemon Grass Ink as the background. The flowers are Hero Arts CL495 Blossom Art and H5481 Classic Bloom.  Colored them with Copics and added some Glossy Accents to the centers.
Sentiment is Hero Arts CL287.
Made my own picket fence and used a MS Butterfly Punch. A little bling on the butterflies.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!

Thought For The Day:
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast."
Ephesians 2:8-9

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Smiles, Laughter and Hugs

Sharing another card for today. I am on a roll :-) I have had this stamp for a while and had not inked it up. Had fun paper piecing it. I tried to use as many of the colors as I could for the September Challenge at Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamped Hero Arts S5506 on Kraft paper and then had fun paper piecing the flowers from my stash of patterned papers.

Fall Is In The Air

Amazing - we have had two consecutive days of cooler mornings! Does that mean, is it possible that my favorite time of year is around the corner? Sure hope so.

Here is another take on the September Challenge at Hero Arts using fall colors. We will be leaving in a couple of weeks for a vacation to Maine and hope we will be seeing some significant color change there :-)

The background is Hero Arts S5473 Daisy Reverse Pattern. I used a fairly new color with Color Box called Boysenberry - I love it's rich color!
I layered a new set I got from Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 14. Love them too.
My flower stamp is an older Hero Arts K5185 Wallpaper Flowers that I have not used in a while. Used some fall colors on them and add a little bling.
Sentiment is Hero Arts CL140 Thinking of you set.
And my favorite MS Butterfly punch!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thought for the Day:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

Wonderful Give Away

Hi Ladies

I was checking out some Flickr inspiration and found a Hero Arts GiveAway that Joy is doing.

 Check out Joy's blog for a chance to receive these goodies.

Friday, September 2, 2011

It's Been A While

Not sure where the time has gone but I haven't had too much time to work on any cards. I got this new set of sentiments from Hero Arts and couldn't wait to do something with it. Here is what I came up with.

Flowers and Leaves: Hero Arts CL495 (Blossom Art)
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL491 (Made With Love)
Background is some patterned paper that I have had for a while.
Made the fence by cutting strips of paper from Authentique Paper Collection "Splendid". Thought the wood grain effect worked perfectly.
Butterflies are from one of my favorite MS punches.
A little bling and glossy accents

Hope wherever you are that you are experiencing a little cooler weather. We have had a slight change in the weather the last couple of days here in the south. Don't know how long it will last but I sure am enjoying it!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Thought for the Day:
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)