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.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Quick and Easy Collage Cards using DCWV "The Heirloom" Stack!

Collage cards are beautiful!  They are a little tricky for me.  I can't seem to combine layers and embellishments too well, so I use lots of examples from collage card artists!  However, I found a quick and easy way to make collage cards...very little layering and embellishments!

DCWV "The Heirloom" 12 x 12 inch Stack!

These pages are designed for scrapbooking, but they make wonderful collage cards!
The images are already layered!
I found this set of Fiskars sentiment clear stamps at Joann's.  They are perfect for the cards!
I will show the page that was used and then the card I created.
Each card measures 5 inch x 7 inch when folded.
All the "layers" are from the top left corner of the paper.
The background paper is from the stack, too!
The sentiment is printed on paper and layered on Vellum.
Musical score!
All papers from the stack!
Border punch by Martha Stewart.
Ribbon from Joann's
Can't remember where I got the plastic heart shape.
Used the top left corner of the sheet.
All paper from the stack.
Butterfly punch and border from Martha Stewart collection.
Oval scallop layer from Spellbinders.
I used this sheet for 2 cards.  I am saving the chandelier!
All papers from the stack.
The Tower is from a sheet of images in the stack.
A sheet (total of 3) of coordinating images is included in the stack.
I used the Tower on the previous card.
All the papers are from the stack.  The "layers" are from the previous page.
"Inspire" is from a sheet of sentiments that is included in the stack.
Twine is used to keep the owl on the page! :0)
A beautiful page for journaling in a scrapbook!
The image makes a collage card!
What a fun page!
I have had the tiny "Scrabble" letters for years!  I knew I would be able to use them one day!
This card is for a "Scrabble" addict!

I created all of these cards in about 2 1/2 hours.
 The fabulous papers from DCWV "The Heirloom" Stack made these cards quick and easy!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Birthday Celebration!

Thank you for participating in the drawing!
Contest is now closed!

Today is my birthday and I want to share the celebration with you!
The one and only birthday party that I have had in my life happened in Kindergarten!
It was a complete surprise!  I remember the party had an Easter theme and we had tiny biscuits with lots of butter and Jelly Beans!  This was one of the most exciting events in my young life.  Our family was large and we didn't have money for birthday parties, so this was a momenteous event in my life!  I felt so special!

On Sunday, April 1, my daughter is hosting another Birthday Celebration for me!
We are having a Sunday Dinner with my friends and family in the old farmhouse that has been in our family for generations!  This will be another special day for me!

I want to know your special Birthday Celebration moment!
Please tell me about one of YOUR special Birthday Celebration moments!
Post your story below!  I can't wait to read your story!

Thank you for being a follower of my blog!  All of you are so special to me!
Become a follower of my blog and post your story by Wednesday, April 4, 2012.  On Thursday, April 5, I will randomly choose a winner to receive these Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.  The winner will be chosen from followers of my blog that shared their special stories.  I will publish the winner on Friday, April 6 with contact information. 
The winner has a week to claim the prize.

Contest Closed!
Thank you for participating!

I will leave you with a few more pictures of my recent visit to
Jekyll Island, Georgia!
Another beautiful sunrise over the marshes!
Patiently waiting for breakfast!
Have a wonderful day!  Thank you for visiting my blog and be sure to tell us about your
Birthday Celebration Memory!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lots of Creativity Going on Around Here!

This week has been dedicated to making cards for my sister.  She has given me ideas for cards that she would like to have made.  We have worked together to create most of these cards.  This has been a wonderful week because of visiting and creating with my sister.  However, I still have an empty place in my heart for my little furbaby, Maxwell, that was put to sleep on Monday.  Healing of my heart has begun, in large part to this wonderful week on Jekyll Island with my sister!
I made a collection of Easter cards for my sister's grandchildren. I bought two packages of  felt Easter embellishment from Michaels Craft Store.
I used supplies from my traveling crop stash.
The leaves are cut from a Tim Holtz die using my Cuttlebug.
The flowers are a Spellbinders spiral die.  The paper is from DCWV "Garden Party".
These notecards are created using the negative image from the Tim Holtz branch die.
All paper is DCWV (various stacks).
Collection of Easter cards using felt embellishments, Spellbinders dies, and DCWV paper.
More felt embellishments!
The sentiment was a $1.00 stamp from Michaels Craft Store.  I used only part of the stamp.
More felt!  The border is a punch by EK Success that was on clearance at Joann's Store.
Paper stickers and felt!
I used the sentiment felt embellishments inside the previous cards.
This card has a double front opening.
I cut slits and attached the ribbon behind the inside of the card.
See next photo.
The inside is a separate piece with the ribbon between the inside and outside of the card.
The last felt Easter card!
The next series of cards are for a man.  The cards are one piece with the writing area on the back, very similar to a postcard.  The scripture verses are from a set of clear stamps that was a gift from my friend in South Africa, Erna.
The stamps are from "JustRite Clear" and are designed to be used with Spellbinders dies.
Paper from DCWV and border punch from EK Success.
Paper is from "The Mariposa Matstack" by DCWV
Another card
The paper is so beautiful, we decided to just add a sentiment.
"The Mariposa Matstack" by DCWV
This is a birthday stamp, but I hid the birthday sentiment!
"Garden Party Matstack" by DCWV
Tim Holtz branch die
Another beautiful piece of cardstock from "The Mariposa Matstack"
The last one in this series of 'postcard' style cards.
This card was created using a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Spellbinders dies, and a sticker from "Studio112" Thank You Dimensional Stickers.
Another card
The next few cards were made by cutting a window into the card front and adding "Thinking of You" sentiment.  A strip of colorful cardstock was added.  The inside of the card allows room for a written message.  Spellbinder dies and Cuttlebug dies
were used to create the windows.
An assortment of paper was used, however DCWV matstacks were the main source of patterned paper.
A view of the opened card.
Spellbinders die was used.
Spellbinders die
Cuttlebug die was used.
Cuttlebug die
Spellbinders die
Last card in the series and last card of this post!
Spellbinders die
Early morning reflection in the marshes of Jekyll Island.
My sister and I walked 4 miles every morning and saw beautiful sights!

If you made it to the end of this post...Thank You!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hello, from Jekyll island, Georgia!

Sunrise on Jekyll Island, Georgia!
One of the Crown Jewels of Georgia!

I am spending this week on Jekyll Island with my sister.  We are sprucing up their Villa at "Villas By The Sea" getting it ready for the coming season!

Today is a very emotional day for me!

I am visiting one of the most beautiful places on earth and I just found out that my darling daughter is planning a birthday day dinner for my 60th birthday!

However, we have had to put our 10 year old Rat Terrier furbaby to sleep this morning.
He had serious health issues that would involve extensive hospital stay, meds, tests, and over all 'stuff'.  He was in pain without much relief in sight. 
Maxwell has lived a full life and has been a joy to me.
I will miss Maxwell.
Goodbye, my little one!