Monday, August 29, 2011

New Projects...Cards! Jeremiah 31:3 & Thank You

Hi Everyone!

I have so been in the card making mood lately that this seems to be all that I have been working on.  Even though this is not actually true I did want to share with you a few of the cards that I have crafted.  This first one measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  I used white card stock as the base for this card, "Blue & Cream Paper Pad" by  Marcella of K&Company.  This is a an old paper pad that I have had for years!  The focus or sentiment of this card is the scripture Jeremiah 31:3 which reads, "I have loved you, My people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to Myself."  I just love this version of this scripture for two reasons- Everlasting and Unfailing love.  I added some matching flowers and ivory flat back pearls to complete the card.

For this card I chose an olive green card base (5 7/8 x 4 1/4), white (5 3/4 x 4 1/8) and cream mats (5 5/8 x 4), and Patterned paper (5 1/2 x 3 7/8) from Basic Grey's  Stella Ruby collection.  I added some antique lace across the bottom, some flat back white pearls and three white roses with a single green leaf.  The 'Thank You' sentiment has been hand stamped in Lettuce green pigment ink by Color Box on the same cream card stock(2 5/16x1 1/2).  That card stock rests on white card stock (2 1/2 x 1 5/8) which rests on the same olive green (2 5/8 x 1 13/16) as the base.

Don't worry these are not the only cards that I have created.  I will post the rest later on.  So until then...

<3 and hugs!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Addicted to Scrapbooking, All That Scraps & Happy-n-Scrappin Haul

Hi Everyone!

Whew vacation is hard work!  Well hard it's getting back into the routine of doing what I did before the vacation.  But none the less I'm here.  Hubs and I had a fabulous time together and I think we will have to start planning vacations more often, just the two of us.  I was able to get a lot of projects done, receive inspiration on lots of new stuff, and I have a "Thank You" theme that I have been gravitating to.  Being a follower of Christ I receive instructions on what type of projects to make from the Holy Spirit in my prayer time.  And right now Thank you cards, albums, gifts is what my focus is on.  So I will show you all what I am making soon.  But for right now I have some Haul stuff to present to you.  As most of you may know Addicted to Scrapbooking-Stamps-etc. has gone out of business.  :(   {I am really hurt by that}  But as painful as this is, I must admit that I got some great deals and fabulous finds from them...Here take a look.

I found all these mini stamps!  From left-right, "Butterfly Scroll" by Dimension Crafts #98874 -, "Cottage Christmas Collection - Snowflakes" by Imaginisce #002332 -, "Small Giraffe" by Hot Off The Press #HOTP-1031 -, "Birds Mini" by Inkadinkadoo #60-30239 - *, "Love Birds Unm" by Queen Kat Designs #E-101-SJ -, "In Bloom" by Scrappy Cat #SCR1017 -
I found the "Baby Sayings" by Me & My Big Ideas #STR-04 -!  I have had such a hard time finding these stickers.  So much so that I did scan the original that I had so I could print them out and use them again.  But I was in sheer delight when I saw these that I had to buy another pack.  I truly believe in supporting vendors and buying or going the bootleg route.  The "Best Friends" by Penny Black Stickeroos #10-026 was a free gift with my order.  LOVE free stuff, don't you.
From All That Scraps - I went wild and purchased all these Color Box stamp pads.  At $1.19 per stamp I had to stop myself.  But I picked up Atlantic Blue, Cape Cod, Lavender, Lettuce, Golf Course, Shabby Pink and ream White.

From Happy-n-Scrappin, my new favortie online store, I picked up three packs of paper (2 double-sided) and one single sheet.  First we have "Ooh La La" by My Minds Eye #OLL122 - It comes with 9 double-sided cardstock paper and 1 coordinating accessory sheet; I just love the colors. Next is the Grandma's Kitchen collection - "Precious Paisley" by We R Memory Keepers -; I love the sparkles on the paper. And then I got the "Andrea Victoria" collection by My Mind's Eye - - it also comes with 9 double-sided cardstock paper and 1 coordinating accessory sheet.  And lastly I picked up the "Life Stories" collection by My Mind's Eye -  I think the cardstocks are perfect for a family album.  Here are some up close shots.

So that is all for now.  I am excited to start creating with these collections.

So until next time!

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