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

Monday, May 28, 2012

Playing Around

As I posted earlier, I just received my Reverse Wonky Rectangles and have thoroughly enjoyed playing with them. Here is another creation:

Supplies: Reverse Wonky Rectangles, Flowers: Hero Arts CL374, Sentiment is Hero Arts but don't have the stamp number, buttons and twine

Have a blessed day!

Thought for the day:
"I've learned that if you care, it shows."
Live and Learn and Pass It On

Reverse Wonky Rectangles

I saw this on the Flickr Hero Arts group and had to check it out. Vicky has an amazing video on Lily Pads too!

I just received my Reverse Wonky Rectangles and wanted to try them out so I used them for my background. This is my first attempt at scoring and gluing two sections together for my card base.  Here is my version:

Supplies: Wonky Rectangles, Sizzix/Hero Arts 657773; sentiment~Hero Arts CL417

Thank you for stopping by!

Thought For The Day:
"Forget the former things do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."
Isaiah 43:18-19  

Friday, May 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink May 2012 Blog Hop Challenge

Love the colors that we are to work with at the Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop Challenge.

Blog hop inspiration

Here is my card:

Supplies: Flower Stamp~Papertrey Ink: In Bloom ~ embossed in Recollections Citron; Sentiment~Hero Arts CL434

Blessings to you!

Thought For the Day:
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
Psalm 73:26

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dust 'Em Off

I have seen lots of my card making buddies posting entries for A Blog Named Hero Challenge called Dust 'Em Off. Looking at their cards inspired me to go and pick one of my old favorites. Here it is:

Flower: HA CL322, stamped on pink and blue gingham
Leaves: HA CL496
Sentiment: HA CL139, stamped on Cuttlebug slider with Versafine watermark stamp pad and white embossed
Background: Sizzix embossing folder

Blessings to you!

Thought for the day:
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
Mother Teresa

Clean and Simple

I had a chance to create one more card for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. Focus this week is on punches. I just got this new set in from Spellbinders.

Flowers: Spellbinders Daisy Flower Topper
Sentiment: HA CL434; Spellbinders Labels Fourteen

Thank you for looking!

Thought for the day:
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. "
Romans 15:13

More Birthday Wishes

I picked up a pack of Recollections ~ Cupcake Cuties a couple of weeks ago at Michaels and thought I would use one of the patterns with Hero Arts May Challenge.

Background paper: Recollections Cupcake Cuties
Stamp: HA CG151~Happy Birthday Cupcakes ~ paper pieced, glitter for the icing, White enamel accents on blue heart and Liquid Pearls Baby Blue on greet heart, Glossy Accents on other hearts
Sentiment: HA CL139~ Birthday Message

Have a blessed day!

Thought for the day:
"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Isaiah 4-:30-31

Friday, May 18, 2012

Punches and Dies

Well when I said earlier that I was going to stretch and challenge myself to venture out to other card challenges, I didn't realize that I felt fairly comfortable with at least two of them.  

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week is punchy ~ meaning punches and dies.

Here is my card:

Supplies: Sizzix embossing folder, Hero Arts/Sizzix flower die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Hero Arts Sentiment

The embossed background is attached with pop dots to give it dimension and the flower die is layered 7 times to give it dimension. (This was a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared.).

Enjoy your day!

Inspirational Quote:
"A people free to choose will always choose peace."
Ronald Reagan

Smile Laugh Giggle

Stretching my wings again. Thought I would try the Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday: Bright Bite.
I love the colors. They bring out the happy in me, makes me want to smile and get out and do something!
Here is the challenge.

And here is my card ~

Supplies: EK zig zag punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Hero Arts sentiment~CL129

Thank you for stopping by!

Thought for the day:
"So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall."
1 Corinthians 10:12

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge

After reading Sheila's blog today, I was encouraged to venture out and participate in some other card challenge blogs. The Play Date Cafe's challenge for this week is: Black and White with a splash of Mustard Yellow.

Here is my card:

Supplies: Sizzix embossing folder, Sizzix/Hero Arts 65773 (butterflies), Spellbinders Labels 14, Stampabilities Le London Script, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by.

Thought For The Day:
"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."
Colossians 4:6

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

You Deserve A Cupcake

How about another birthday card for Hero Arts May Challenge! I think cupcakes are especially yummy at a birthday party and so much fun to make.

Everything on this card came from Hero Art CL382.

Used some Memento and Tombow markers to color the cupcakes and the hat on the bird.
Stamped the background balloon with Hero Hues Punch Ink.
The cute little bird was stamped on yellow dot paper and gave him some crazy eyes :)
Cupcakes are sprinkled with glitter. Glossy Accents on the candle flame.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thought For The Day
"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

Let's Go Cruising

I love this set of stamps from Hero Arts. It is so difficult for me to make masculine cards and this set has made it a lot easier. Part of the Hero Arts May Challenge is birthday cards. I was able to make several using this stamp and will be sharing them.

The background paper for the card and the car are from Recollections Bright and Basic. I got the Polaroid template from here.

Old Car: HA CL478, colored with copics, Glossy Accents on windows and headlights.
Sentiment: HA CL139

Thank you for stopping by! Blessings to you!

Thought For The Day:
"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassion never fails. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22-23

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hello There

Hope this finds you having a wonderful day. We got some much needed rain again last night here in South Georgia. We are so thankful for every drop.

Here is another card I have made for the Hero Arts May Challenge.

Cars: HA CL478~Stamped on dotted paper, cut white card stock to paper piece windows with glossy accents
Banner: HA CL475 (Friendly Flags) ~ Stamped on orange, blue, kraft, yellow, green, card stock
Sun: HA CL270 (Sky The Limit) - Stamped on yellow dotted paper with glossy accents
Grass created with multi-blade scissors
Clouds: HA S5215 ~ stamped with Hero Arts Soft Pool
Butterflies: Martha Stewart Punch (The orange striped one: washi tape on yellow card stock)

Thank you for stopping by!

Thought For The Day:
"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His mercy endures forever."
Psalm 118:1

Monday, May 14, 2012

Flowers and Bees

I was inspired by Jill Foster's Penny Black stamp to create this with my Hero Arts stamp.

Background: CG145 Reversed Flowers and Leaves - White Embossed
HA CL374 (Big & Small Flowers)
Sentiment: HA CL184 (Sayings & Quotes)

Twine Bows in the center with Bee buttons

Thank you for stopping by!

Thought For The Day:
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
1 Peter 5:6-7

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Windmills and Flowers

I am enjoying the color challenge with Hero Arts May Contest.

To create the windmill I used Hero Arts CL475 (Friendly Flags) to create the top section and drew a triangle and stamped with HA S5447 (Large Plaid Pattern) to form the bottom section.

Sentiment: HA CL520 (Live and Laugh)
Flowers: HA CL377 (Be Happy) - paper pieced
Clouds: HA S5215 stamped in Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Pool

Grass: Background-Fiskars punch; Foreground-Multiblade scissors

Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Thank you for looking! Happy Mother's Day!

Thought For The Day:
" . . . clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you have a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
Colossians 3:12-14

Saturday, May 12, 2012

More Birthday Happiness

We are experiencing some true spring weather here in South Georgia for a change. Thought for a while that we were going to go directly from a very mild winter into a very hot summer! So thankful for the crispness of the morning. I am rambling :)

Another card for the Hero Arts May Challenge.

I used the HA CL576 set for the card. The balloon stamp was stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves for the background. I stamped the cake on yellow, orange, and blue card stock and paper pieced candles and cake. There is glossy accents on the white sections of the cake and candles.

I am loving this seam binding. Used copic markers to color 3 strips across the bottom. Always got to have some bling :)

Thank you for stopping by! Mother's Day Blessings to You!

Thought For The Day:
"Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.' "
Proverbs 31:28-29

Friday, May 11, 2012

Flowers and Butterflies

Probably two of my favorite type of stamps to work with are flowers and butterflies. Here is what I came up with for Hero Arts monthly contest. For this I card I used their color challenge project with any theme. The "chocolate" color really made me pause and think how I could incorporate it with the other colors.

Background: HA S5447 Large Plaid Pattern stamped in Mememto Tangelo, used Jenni Bowlin Lemon Drops Ink for accent color on top of the stamp
Stamped HA K5280Large Dot Flourish with Memento Bamboo Leaves
Flowers: HA CG289 Layered Flower ~ stamped on card stock and only used the top two layers. You can't tell from the photo but I used dimension dots between the layers.
Butterflies: HA LP215 Three Artistic Butterflies stamped on kraft paper
Sentiment: HA CL184 Sayings & Quotes, used Spellbinders Labels 14 and shaded center with Jenni Bowlin Speckled Egg Ink
Some bling for the butterflies and flowers!

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Thought For The Day:
"The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him , and he delivers them."
Psalm 34:7

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Balloons and Birthdays

Balloons, cake and party hats! That's what I think of when I think of birthdays. Here is another entry for the Hero Arts monthly contest.

I used the Wish Big set again for this one. Stamped the balloons several times on different color card stock and paper pieced. Glossy Accents on the balloons. Colored the seam binding with copic marker.

HA CL576

Thank you for stopping by and have a glorious day!

Thought For The Day:
"And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us."
1 John 5:14

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This Was Different

This month's themes on the Hero Arts Blog are Birthdays along with a Color Challenge and the technique is Interactive Cards. So here is my first entry.

I recently purchased the Dot Flower Pattern (CG335) and stamped it with black ink to see what I wanted to do with the flowers. Since the stamp is slightly smaller than a standard 4.25 x 5.5 card base it left a white border. I changed my mind about coloring the flowers yet the background looked pretty blah to me. I decided to sue some of the special Target Colored Tape that Susan sent me. I used a solid color and striped one in the gold/orange and laid the tape diagonal across the background and VOILA!

Cupcake: HA CL576 (Wish Big) - paper pieced the cupcake and glossy accents on the heart.
Sentiment is from the same stamp set.
Ribbon is seam binding colored with copic marker.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

Thought For The Day:
"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."
Psalm 51:10