My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Beautiful Award from Sandy of Ukaih!

As I type this, I am listening to beautiful praise music from Sandy from Ukiah's blog!
What an uplifting blog!  Wonderful projects, encouragement, and praise music!
It was such a surpise and blessing to receive this award from Sandy! 
Thank you, my co-blogging friend!

Here are the terms for the award:
1.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped your blog in any and all ways.
2.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.
3.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. you can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your posts.
4.) This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.
5.) Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of Choice.
6.) Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.
7.) Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.
I am passing this award to the following blogs:

Everyday is an adventure with Michele.  She is so talented and has such a gracious spirit.  You never know what she will be creating, but it will be with love and beauty!

I have met Nadia in person on two occasions.  What a sweet and lovely young lady!  I am overwhelmed with her talent!  It is amazing what she can do with paper!  Her family and friends are blessed by having Nadia in their lives!

Peggy is one of the most beautiful women that I have ever met.  Her strengh and courage is evident when you are around her.  I know that she is moving to be closer to her daughter at this time and she hasn't blogged in a while, but she will be back!  The love for her family is beautiful and such an inspiration to me.  Her artistic talent is outstanding!  I look forward to seeing her card creations.   I understand that she is busy right now, but I look forward to her return to creating! Come back soon, Peggy!




Monday, February 27, 2012

Easy Fan Rosettes!

Easy Rosettes made from a Chinese fan!
These fans are available at most Chinese restaurants.  They are usually very inexpensive and have wonderful colors and designs.  The paper is already folded!
Just think...no score board, rulers, bone folders, sore fingers!
I pulled the edges of the paper away from the plastic holder.  Then cut the folded paper away from the holder at the base.
The edges were trimmed to create a straight fold on each side.
The folded paper can then be cut into the desired length.  I used regular sissors to cut through the paper.  The paper is very soft and can be easily molded back into shape.
The ends are glued together and allowed to dry.  I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.
These rosettes form so easily!  It was like they couldn't wait to be a rosette!
These rosettes are staying in place without any type of glue!
They are simply laying on the table!  Isn't that wonderful!
This card was made using one of the rosettes in the previous picture.
This rosette was the first rosette I made using a Chinese fan.  I purchased the little metal fan at the same restaurant.  I found the Chinese character on the internet and colored a bird that I had in my stash to match the bird on the fan.
The completed card!
I plan to take this to the restaurant where I bought the fans!
I told the owner I would bring her one of the cards that I made using the fans.

Have a beautiful day!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Would you like to see....

....what I made with these crafty items?
I am guest designer at "She's a Sassy Lady" today!
Click here to see the finished project!

Please leave a comment on Sassy's blog and then come back and tell me what you think!
Have a super Sunday!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

More Cricut Leftovers!

The bushel basket and candies are from the Cricut Cartridge "Doodlecharms".
"thanks" is from a Cricut Cartridge, too!
Sentiment inside card!
The frame is from the Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge "French Manor".
The embossed images are from the Cuttlebug All-in-One Kit "Songbird".
I plan to post how to use the Cuttlebug All-in-One Embossing Folder/kit in the future.
Inside sentiment!
The shoe and shadow was cut from the Cricut Cartridge "Gypsy Wanderings".
This image came preloaded on the Gypsy, a  handheld design studio for the Cricut die cutting machines.  The Gypsy and all Cricut products are made by ProvoCraft.
The beads were given to me by a friend at a recent crop!
I put a blob of Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive on the top of the shoe and added beads until I was happy with the design.  Then let it dry overnight.
Inside card!
The image is from the Cricut Cartridge "Heritage".
This image was leftover from 2011 Christmas cards.
Tim Holtz "idea-ology" paper was used.
Inside card
I plan to use this as a card for a man.
This image is from the Cricut Cartridge "Home Decor".
I added some clear gem stones for interest.
Inside card
I used a Copic Marker to color the flower and then added a gem!
The image is from the Cricut Lite Cartridge "Inspired Heart"
I used SpellBinders Nestibilities for the ovals.
Then added some twine for interest!
My sentiments exactly!

Have a wonderful day!
Comments are loved and appreciated!




Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cards from Leftovers....Cricut Leftovers!

All the cards today are made using leftover Cricut Cartridge cuts!
This little puppy was cut from the Cricut Cartridge "Create a Critter"
The stamped sentiment is from "Print Works Collection"
Inside card
The patterned paper is a gift from a crafting friend!
This image is from the Cricut Cartridge "A Child's Year"
Inside card
The sentiment is a sticker from "Sticko"
Image is from Cricut Cartridge "A Child's Year"
Inside card
The sentiment is from a PaperCraft Magazine.
Another image from the Cricut Cartridge "A Child's Year"
The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.
The little girl is from the Cricut Lite Cartridge "Block Party".
The sentiment is from Stampendous "Everyday Messages 2" set.
The facial features are from a Peachy Keen face stamp.
The balloon is from a Cricut Cartridge.
The little girl image has four layers that are adhered with glue dimensional tape.
Inside card
The sentiment stamp is unknown
The last card is created using an image from the Cricut Cartridge "Country Life".
The stamped saying is from Inkadinkado.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I will be adding more cards made using leftovers!



Tuesday, February 21, 2012

March 2012 Cardmaker Magazine Sketch #28!

This is my inspiration from the sketch!

CardMaker Magazine Sketch #28 Challenge (Page 82)

The card started with a blank craft paper card base from "Paper Studio".
I inked the edges with Dew Drop "Starlite Black" Brilliance Pigment ink.
All cardstock used on the card is from Tim Holtz "idea-ology" collection paperstack.
The rosette was made using a Tim Holtz rosette die. A Marvy scalloped circle paper punch and Martha Stewart button paper punch were used.  Assorted gems and stick pins were used.
Inside card
Card and matching envelope

Thank you for visiting my blog today!



Monday, February 20, 2012

Stamped Sentiment Storage!

I enjoy buying and using stamps with sentiments!  All kinds of sentiments!
I store wood block sentiment stamps on the wall of my craftroom
using a peg board and narrow wooden strips of wood.
I store acryilic sentiment stamps in large 3-ring notebooks!

I love to make cards!  One day I was looking for just the right sentiment for a card!
I had a brilliant thought!
Why not go ahead and stamp a bunch of sentiments and have them ready for use!
Thus began a nearly 2-week project!
I stamped all my sentiments (6-8 times each) on white paper using 'StazOn' ink.
I used 'StazOn' because it dries quickly and Copic Markers will not blur the edges!
I allowed a large margin around the sentiments. 
This will make the stamped sentiment easy to use on a card or project!
As I finished stamping a sentiment, I would put the copies into a small plastic bag.
I used the jewelry bags from Walmart.
Then the bags were sorted according to use and stored in boxes from Walmart.
I color coded the different categories of sentiments.
Close up of one of the boxes of stamped sentiments.
These boxes contain hundreds of sentiment that were stamped and sorted!
I labeled the outside of the boxes for easy use!
Here are a few of the cards that I made this weekend at a crop!
I carried the boxes of sentiments and made them available for my cropping buddies.
I had so many compliments on the idea!

Have a great day and a wonderful week!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Little Geisha, DCWV Glitter and "Sophie"

Little Geisha in Blue
The flowers are cut from DCWV "The Glitzy Glitter Matstack" using the Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge "Sophie".  The background paper is from a DCWV stack, the parasol is from Walmart, the stamped image is colored using Copic Markers.
Little Geisha in Orange
The flower is cut from DCWV "The Glitzy Glitter Matstock" using the Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge "Sophie".  The background paper is from DCWV "Garden Party Matstack", the image is colored with Copic Markers, and the parasol is from Walmart.
Little Geisha in Pink
DCWV "The Glitzy Glitter Matstack", Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge "Sophie", Walmart parasol, Copic Markers, DCWV "Far East" Stack used for the background
Used the Cricut "Gypsy" and Cricut Anniversary Expression 2 to cut
the flowers for the cards using the "Sophie" cartridge
DCWV "Glitzy Glitter Matstack" just waiting to be cut!
This glitter paper cuts beautifully in the Cricut!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Have a wonderful day!