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Sunday, August 31, 2014

James 5:8

The Scripture verse this week at Word Art Wednesday is from James 5:8.   I am not completely happy with the way this card turned out, but I am experimenting with making 5 inch square cards.  It is quite different to convert a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to 5 x5.  It will take a few cards to get the hang of it, I'm sure.
I used white cardstock for the base and two pieces of scrap lavender/purple from my stash.  The flower is a combination of three flowers in my flower stash, maker(s) unknown anymore.  The bling is from Want2Scrap.  I used Seedless Preserves to sponge the edges of the sentiment panel.  I cut both the purple panel and the sentiment panel with my Silhouette Cameo.

Congrats on your new home

For this card, I merged two images - one from Riette "Bird Houses" and an older one "Love Birds" from DS4J.  You can find both images here in the store.

I used a 5 x 5 card base from Fundamentals.  It was already embossed.  I sponged Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the embossing.  I used my Cameo to merge the two images, to print and cut the image and to make a offset of a different color.  I printed the sentiment out with WordPerfect and them scanned it into my computer to make it a .jpg image.  Once again, I used the Cameo to cut the sentiment and two different sized offsets.  I colored the bling from Want2Scrap with a Copic marker.  The cardstock was from Neenah, and Stampin' Up

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DS4J Challenge #99 - Circles

Good morning peeps!  It's time for Challenge 99 at DigiStamps4Joy.  That means that the next one is the big 100.  Stay turned for some fun and goodies for 100.  Back to 99.  Asmah is hosting this challenge with the theme "Circles."    Just add any circular shape to your project.  For my project, I decided to add a circular image from DS4J.  It's called "Blessings 4" and can be found in the online store

I used Sketch 179 from My Favorite Things as my inspiration.

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea dp
Want2Scrap bling
DS4J image

Monday, August 25, 2014

Word Art Wednesday 1Samuel2:2

The Scripture verse from Word Art Wednesday for this week is 1Samuel2:2.  For this challenge, I have used OWH Sketch 233.

It was a little hard to photograph because the paper is metallic.  The black layers are Recollections and the bling is from Want2Scrap.


It's Fall

Where is this year going?  It is time to make fall cards already. 

I used scraps from my scrap folder.  I used some Bo Bunny stickers and metallic leaves from Michaels.  The orange was way too bright for the patterned paper so I sponged it with Vintage Photo distress ink to tone it down.  I used MFT Sketch 190.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School

In rummaging through my stamp drawer, I found a set of back to school stamps.  Unfortunately, it was not in its original package, so I have no idea who the maker is.

I used Bazzill Basics Paper School Days 6x6 pad. Recollections cardstock, Copic markers, and ribbon from my stash.

Challenges entered.
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ School Days
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/ Back to School

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Welcome Baby

I surfed through Paper Playful this morning.  I found a CAS card with the theme "baby" on CAS On Sunday.  Whenever I get asked for what style my cards are, I am at a loss to explain.  I don't do CAS usually but they are not really ornate either.  I suppose there is a word for the style, but I just say "I am a little beyond CAS."  I usually do whatever I feel moved to do.   Sometimes it's ornate, sometimes very simple.  Well, with that said, this is the card I did for the CAS Baby theme.

I used Recollections pink cardstock for the base and a piece of white from my scraps for the white layer.  I embossed the white with an Anna Griffin folder.  The carriage is a DS4J digi stamp that I colored with Copics.  You can find the image in the DS4J store here.  The sentiment is computer generated.   I used an SU punch to cut the corners on the sentiment panel. I also used Copics to color the bling.
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