Monday, September 23, 2013

Practical Scrapper Project - Doilies

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing with you a card for Practical Scrappers.  The challenge was to use doilies ten different.  I chose to use a doily as a pocket to hold something special for the recipient.  In this charge I chose to showcase a gift card but a check or cash or anything else you can think of can easily fit inside the pocket.  I also left some room to write a note.

I LOVE how this card came out!  When I finished it I had to take a step back and smile.  This is not a color combination that I would normally use even though i really like the combo.  I like the idea of using doilies as pockets because it keeps the card flat without adding the bulk.  Isn't it pretty!!  So I cut a doily in half and use one half on the front of the card as a background and the other on the inside of the card as a pocket.

Okay, guys, there you have it.  I encourage you to find a new way to use a doily and to get some inspiration from the ladies at Practical Scrappers.

Until next time everybody.



What I used...
~Recollections White and gray card stock
~Studio G pigment ink
~MME, Six by Six, Darling Dear paper pad
~TLC Create sentiments
~White Doily
~Recollections Pearl swirls
~Dress It Up Cameo button
~Lindy's Stamp Gang, Scintillating Silver Glitz spray
~Ivory and Yellow mulberry roses
~The Twinery Marigold twine
~Studio G flat back adhesive pearls

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Beautiful Awakening Project

Hi Everyone,

Todays project is an extension of "The Greatest of These is Love" mini album based 1 Corinthians 13:13.  This scripture says, "Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love." So I created a card that reminds us of the gift of hope that we have in the Lord. It reminds me of the promises that await us in His word. 

Hope is defined as  

1. To look forward to with confidence or expectation
2. Archaic: To have confidence; trust.
I love these definitions!  All the promises of God are yes and amen and these definitions just reinforce that what He has for us is for us! That we can remain confident in the gift of hope that we have; for a future, the hope of His peace, joy, and comfort, the hope of eternal life with Him. And this is just the start of greater things.  AMEN!!!  Whoo, I'm getting myself stirred up and excited and it's time for me to go and have myself a praise party!!

I used Sketch 117 from the "The Deconstructed Sketch" for the layout of the card.

Well there you have it. I want to thank you all so much for stopping by and I will catch you all next time.


What I used...
~Recollections Union Square paper collection
~Studio G pigment ink
~Recollections card stock
~Metal Brad
~DCWV Vellum quotes, Growing in Faith
~Spellbinders border dies

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT Project - Stickers

Hi Everybody!

Todays Practical Scrapper's, Ten Things, Challenge is to find 10 ways to use stickers.  I must first say that I was really impressed by the different ways these talented ladies creatively came up with to use stickers in a project!!  Truly, truly!!

I chose to place my stickers on chipboard and create those fun loving embellies we all like to use so much.  I chose an "H" and "I" letter stickers from K and Company, backed them with chipboard, cut them out and then layered them to create my sentiment and purpose for this card.

I used the Authentique Paper line and inked everything with Studio G pigment ink. I mean everything!  The stickers, the paper, flowers and leaves, butterflies and the inside area to write a note on and I just love the result!

I realized while making this card that I don't really have any "Hi-hey-how you doing cards" and that I need to correct that. Hubs is always looking for a card to give to someone he knows and i always wind up making him a card when he needs it opposed to making a bunch in advance and letting him choose which one he wants to give. So I think with the techniques and ideas the Practical Scappers ladies had I am going to make a stash of these cards.

And there you have it.

So, on that note I will see you all next time and i have some BIG BIG news to share as well.



What I used...
~Recollections kraft cardstock
~Authentique "Delightful" collection
~K&Company "Romanza" Alphabet stickers
~We R Memory Keepers Crads
~Recollections swirl pearls
~Fiskars butterfly punch
~Studio G pigment ink
~Antique white lace
~Mulberry flowers by Trico

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Beautiful Awakening DT Project - The Greatest is Love...

The Greatest is Love...

One of my favorite Scriptures is 1 Corinthians 13:13. Now all of chapter 13 is amazing but verse 13 stands out to me and has.  As a little girl growing up Catholic (I no longer am) a lot of the Word of God was taught to me in song; it was how I memorized scripture and it was the first way that I learned host to communicate to God.  Since prayer was about reciting Hail Marys' and Our Fathers, I used to sing song to God about just about everything.  1 Corinthians 13:13 is one of those songs that I remember singing in my childhood. 

The New King James (NKJV) says of this verse, "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." The New Living Translation (NLT) reads as, "Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love." 

My project today is for "Beautiful Awakening" is centered on this scripture. 


 I made an accordion style mini album (my fav as of late) using Recollections, Union Square 12x12 collection and MME, The Station 6x6 pad. I inked every edge with Studio G pigment ink. and embellished the cover with some additional Twinery twine, and Dress-it-up buttons.

To this day I never ceases to amaze me how God will get our ear. How He will grab our attention to get a Word to us. I love this Scrioture because it speaks of what is most important to God. Verse one of this chapter says that if we do not have Love, then we are nothing but noisemakers.  People blowing a lot of hot air, sounding good but not meaning anything we say. Or as the old folks would say, "Saying a whole lot about nothing".  It is love that moves people to action, loves that restores and forgives, love that will move Heaven and Earth to get to us.

I pray this project is an inspiration to you and speaks to your heart.


What I used...
~Recollections Union Square 12x12
~MME, The Station 6x6
~Studio G pigment ink
~Twinery twine
~Dress-it-up buttons
~Colorbok Vellum quote stack: Growing in Faith
~Studio G glitter glue

Monday, September 2, 2013

Practical Scrappers Ten Things DT Project - Stamps

Hi Everyone,

On behalf of Practical Scrappers DT challenge I want to share with you a card that is simple to produce, can be used for any occasion, and the image can easily be changed to fit any occasion. This is a great idea for those upcoming holidays.

The sentiment says "You make my heart flutter." I don't remember you created the digital stamp but as soon as I find it I will let you all know.  I stamped the butterflies using Kaiser Crafts' "Bonjour" stamp set that was gifted to me from Krafthead Kreations (thank you Sis).

Using kraft card stock I stamped the images White ColoBox pigment ink and then embossed the butterflies to create a background for my sentiment to sit on.  I added some pink and white scallop ribbon and then finished the card by inking the edges.  I also embossed the inside of the card as well. This is an A2 / 5.5x4.25 inch card base.

This is a simple and pretty card and lately I have been all about how simply I can make a card.  I am running low on a lot of cards and as my schedule gets busier with school starting again, time seems to be a high priced commodity now-a-days as many of you know.  So being able to make cards quickly and beautifully is what I can afford, time wise.

So there you have it. A simple yet pretty card that can be changed to fit any occasion.

Ok everybody, I am going to call it a night and allot more time to play tomorrow.  I hoped this inspires you and be sure to check out Practical Scrappers for more ideas using stamps.


What I used...
~Recollections Kraft card stock
~Kaiser Crafts "Bonjour" stamp set
~Color Box "Frost White" pigment ink
~Recollections "Snow" Signature opaque embossing powder
~Offray Pink and White sheer scalloped ribbon
~Fiskars corner punch
~Sentiment by