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Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Halloween release @ Nice Crane Designs

Nice Crane Designs have new Halloween Digi Images.  They are always high quality images. You can find his store @ http://nicecranedesigns.com/



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

PSC51 Vintage Christmas

My favorite challenge from Perfect Sentiments: Vintage Christmas. 
USE SOMETHING VINTAGE ON YOUR CARD: VINTAGE IMAGE, VINTAGE PATTERNED PAPER, ETC.  Your sentiment has to on the front.
I've been getting some great vintage images from  Nice Crane Designs.

My sentiment is from Recollections. the ribbon is cotton from Stampin up.  If you'd like to enter your card & possibly win a prize or be chosen in our top 3 - go to:  Perfect Sentiments Challenge.  Our sponsor is Our Design Team always has tons of inspiration.  Check them out on my side bar. 

WAW47 Cast your care


Our everyday life can get overwhelming-fast!
We all wear many hats and are responsible for so many things.  We're tugged in many directions.
It's easy to forget-we're not in charge! I say-YEAH!!
We don't have to handle it by our self.  We can let the Master handle it all.
1 Peter 5:7 gives us an encouraging promise:
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
God's shoulders are a lot stronger than mine.
I think I'll cast my care on him-how about you?
I used my new SU Thoughts & Prayers stamp on this card. The little bird is a die cut from SU Christmas die set.  You can get the FREE Word art @ our blog: http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
You'll also find some inspiration from our DT.
If you play along with us, you could win a prize from Detailed 4U. Just link your card/project up.  I look forward to seeing what you create!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dimensional Halloween

 The image was provided by Priscilla Styles.  Love this cat!  
I made several copies of the image & then fussy cut the cat, the pumpkin & the window so I could pop them up with dimensionals.  I colored everything with pencil & aqua painter.  
Added bakers twine & sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the Progressive Challenge @ CDAC. Image provided by:  http://priscillastyles.ning.com.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PSC50 Happy Birthday to Men!


Hi!  Welcome to our Perfect Sentiment Wednesday Challenge.
This week we're doing Manly birthday card.

 This gorgeous horse is part of a stamp set from Marks Finest papers a Heinrich Co.  I stamped him on brown cardstock with black staz-on.  I stamped leaves on the green background card stock. The brad is from Lost & Found.

This week our sponsor is Parables of A Crafter. (Our own Theresa Calderini has been having lots of back problems and hasn't been able to create.  She really needs our prayers)


Be sure and check out my team mates creations.  They always have tons of inspiration to show.  You can find them on my right side bar and at our challenge blog: Perfect Sentiments Challenge



WAW46 Vintage Friend


A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17

Friends comes in all shapes and sizes.   
My Mom always said I'd be lucky if I had one really true friend in life.  I've been so blessed to have many.  When I stop and think-do all of them love at all times....the numbers go down!
There's one friend I have that loves at all times-Jesus!
I hope you know Jesus as your friend and Savior.  It means the world to me to know someone has my best interests every day. 

My sweet friend is from  Nice Crane Designs Vintage Cute Kids
I used aqua painter, some markers & pencil to color her. 

is sponsoring our challenge this week.
Check out my design team on my left side bar and at our challenge blog:

I can't wait to see what you create.  Feel free to use our free word art or use a scripture or encouragement of your own. 
Have a happy day!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shabby Chic Keepsake with tutorial

 Layering is so important. I covered the edges of the whole box with gesso & then started adding my paper.  Flowers were cut with SU Daisy Die & other flower die.
 Glitz stamp set was used on the sentiment & bird.
Graphic 45 Ladies Diary & Teresa Collins paper was used.  Just gorgeous!

You can see more on my You Tube

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Perfect Sentiment 1st Anniversary Blowout!


YOU are going to want to come to this party!!

The Perfect Sentiment is celebrating their first anniversary!!
We have some super fun challenges and PRIZES!
You can get in on the prizes now-check out our HOMESITE to get linked in.



Wishing a friend Peace


This gorgeous stamp set is from Mark's Finest Papers.  The clear cling stamps are very good quality.  They stamped very sharp images as you can see.  
Thanks to my cyber friend Karen L for sending to me!
My tag background paper I colored myself.  I really like to use the spritz mists to color my own paper.  This one I used started as white shimmer paper.  After spraying green and golden yellow, I used my brayer to blend them together.  Then took water & dropped on top & lightly dabbed with paper towel.  I used EK Success corner punch, then back it on black card stock.
 The cherry blossoms I stamped with black stazon on top of another piece of paper I sprayed with pink mist.  To show more depth, I used a white gel pen on the tips of the front flowers & smudged it with my finger.  Added a small amount of green marker to the leaves & smudged with my finger.
I printed a saying from Marilyn Monroe and added to the inside of my card. I'm entering my card in MFP Speedy TV in the sketch with a twist challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are having a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PSC49 Fall Inspiration

My 2nd challenge today is @ Perfect Sentiments

CREATE A CARD WITH A FALL/THANKSGIVING SENTIMENT & use Bakers Twine

As usual-I've done a vintage card. I used a digi image from Nice Crane Designs.  She's making a pie.  Reminded me of Thanksgiving. 

If you link your card (with sentiment on front) @ our challenge blog Perfect Sentiments you'll be entered to win a prize from our wonderful sponsor:

Don't forget: check out the other team members for their awesome cards.  They are a special group of ladies with TONS of talent!
Our guest designer this whole month is Melissa @ Created by Sunshine Honeybee.  Please check her out & leave her some love!

Have a super duper day!!

WAW #45 Commit to the Lord

Happy Wednesday!  I hope & pray your week is going well.  This week @ Word Art Wednesday our scripture comes from Proverbs 16:3.

Remember: everything we do- we should do as unto the Lord.  When we commit our lives and actions to the Lord-our hearts will follow.  Our light shines as we stay determined to please God & not men.  Our scripture this week tell us it is so.

I've taken my image from Nice Crane Designs.  Called Our Village DSL.

Our Village DSL

I have colored her with pencils. The details in the image is superb!
My paper is from Colorbok: Fleamarket
Added some vintage lace & flowers from Wild orchid.

Our sponsor this week is:  Eclectic Anthology.  They carry some wonderful digi images.  

All you have to do to WIN is enter our challenge this week.  For all the rules please check our website out @ Word Art Wednesday.

I have my design team listed on my sidebar or you can find them at our challenge blog.  
Our guest designer this month is Bernie @ Blissful Bits and Pieces and we have a new DT member: Jo Ann @ Jatterbury Creations

I can't WAIT to see what you design!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your inspired to create!







Sunday, September 9, 2012

Nice Crane Designs NEW Team member!!

 

Used a SU Christmas Tree stamp & stamped it on green cardstock using CHLOROX. Pour some on a papertowel folded in a container. Then I sponged distress ink over top of a snowflake die.
Then I took a white gel pen and outlined the snowflake on the whole sheet.  I used the background paper on the card below.

I have truly exciting news-I'm a new member of the Nice Crane Designs team!!  They have the most AWESOME images.  You are going to LOVE them as much as I do.

Here's a couple of cards I've played with.  I just LOVE them!
 




Wednesday, September 5, 2012

psc48 Howdy Card

 Is this not the cutest image ever?!  It was provided by our sponsor this week
Crafty Sentiment Designs .  JOIN OUR CHALLENGE THIS WEEK TO POSSIBLY WIN 3 FREE DIGI'S OR TO BE LISTED AS OUR TOP 3.

OUR CHALLENGE; TO USE A CREATURE GREAT OR SMALL & TO PUT YOUR SENTIMENT ON THE FRONT OF YOUR CARD.
 I colored my cow with aqua pen & water color paints.  The cow bell has some metallic acyclic paint on it.  Matted her on Bella Blvd paper -added a summer bloom from Wild Orchid Flowers & the tiny butterfly from SU die.
 I distressed the edge of my background paper using my scissors & distress ink.  I hand wrote my sentimnt & backed it with a SU frame die.
I hope you check our team blog The Perfect Sentiment for the rules and to see my fellow design team members cards. 
Entered Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Word Art Wednesday: We love him

1 John 3:1
Our Free Word art this week is AWESOME!  Check out the font.  Very eye catching. 
I've meditated on this verse all week. We love him. We love him. I love him. 
The image donated by one of our sponsors this week: Jelly Park Digital stamps so reminds me of my husband & myself! LOL  We're getting older.  Sitting on the couch togethr is one of our regular pasttimes.  We talk a lot about God, his love & mercy on us.  No better way to spend our time!

Love how it turned out.  Hope you'll join us @ Word Art Wednesday to see the rules and our other design team members.  Come back next week & see if you've won one of fantastic prizes!  BUT you can't win if you don't play!  Jump in!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Vintage Christmas @ MM#257

 Mojo Monday #257-The layers are the key.  I started with a sentiment circle from Nice Crane Designs. I colored in my partridge with pencils, sponged Tim Holtz distress ink (berry & brown) and then taped on top of green designer paper. 
I used 2 Christmas designer papers left over from last year. Added strips of matching green, beige & black in the middle.  I had a beige snowflake. I sponged the same distress inks on it, embossed with SU Iridescent Ice & added to the corners.  Tied a knot in some Raffia & glued it on.

Gelli Plate Backgrounds converted to cards

If you are a follower, you know I adore making my own paper with my gelli plate. I use Americana Acrylic paint by DecoArt . It is the perf...