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.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Everything is better with a bouquet of blue bonnets on it!

Cascading Card using silk flowers from Michael's Craft Store.  The paper blue bonnet flowers are created using a Sizzix metal die.  The butterflies are made with a Martha Stewart paper punch.  The topper is a Martha Stewart border punch.  The small yellow butterfly is a ready-made embellishment with 'pearls' added.  The blue paper is embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder "Kassie's Brocade".
After researching the blue bonnet flower, I determined that this silk flower was very similar to the actual flower.  However, the color was not the blue that I needed.  I found this dye ink pad that matched the color perfectly!  I rubbed it over the silk flowers and like magic...it became a blue bonnet!
The Cascading Card is a very lovely and easy card to create.  A link for directions to create the card can be found at the end of the post.  To attach the flowers was the most challenging part of the card.  My husband taught high school floral design for many years.  He suggest that I use dry foam to attach the flowers.  You can see the foam being used on the card.  I will show you how I hid the foam in a moment.

The dry foam was purchased at Michael's Craft Store.  I used a knife to cut small rectangle pieces to hold the flowers.  

I pushed the stem into the small piece of foam and used a liquid glue to hold the flowers in place on the card.  There is a spot of glue on top to hold the stem in place.  Then glue is added to the side that will adhere to the card.  The stem is placed on the card, pressed in place for a few seconds, and then allowed to dry.
Tip...I am showing Scotch liquid glue, but I prefer to use Glossy Accents.  Glossy Accents holds stronger and catches the paper faster.  The card was actually put together with Glossy Accents (after I went to Michael's and bought another bottle)!
The paper blue bonnet flowers are created with a metal die by Sizzix.  I cut one green and one blue image.  Trimmed the 'blossom' pieces off the green.  Ran the clipped green image through the Xyron.  Then adhered the green image on top of the blue image.
Here is the finished flower.  I am using the backing from the Xyron to show the flower.  The finished flower HAS NOT been run through the Xyron.
The butterflies from the Martha Stewart paper punch are decorated with 'pearls' and then adhered to a very stiff piece of plastic.  The plastic is glued in place on the card.
To cover the foam, I pulled several flowers off the stem and glued them onto the foam.  
Another view of the card.
Back of the card.
Inside card.  Ready for sentiment or personal note.
SpellBinders Nestabilities 'Labels' were used to create the inside.
Card is laying flat, ready to be mailed.
The card will fit into a small United States Post Office Priority Box.
It should not damage the card to squeeze it a little flatter.  If enough glue has been used and the card has been allowed to dry, you should not have any pieces falling off/out.
Tip...before mailing or giving the card, turn the card upside down and gently shake it.  If glued correctly, nothing will fall off or out!

Here is the link for complete instruction for making a

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This is a test! I passed the test!!!

My husband and I are having a difficult time uninstalling a malware program on my Gateway PC!

The Gateway PC is the computer that I manage my blog.  I am using this post to find out if I can manage my post on the MacBook Pro.

Thank you for your patience as I try to post pictures from my Iphone by way of the MacBook Pro to my blog!

If this works, you should see a picture!

Nope!


Well, that didn't work!  Off to find why!

2nd try...

That didn't work either!

3rd time...Success!!

Father and Son!
Son and Grandson!

IT WORKED!
Lots of steps involved, but I finally have discovered how to post to my blog using
MacBook Pro!  Now, to remember what I did!!  LOL!!!!