Friday, February 15, 2019

Feb 15 challenge at the Crafter's Cafe

Lil patch of CaftyFriends
The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to use embossing and/or fancy folds - take your pick!  I chose to emboss the background - this time, I embossed both the pink mat and the white layer using a Quick Cutz Vine folder.  The image is the Old Roses Frame  from our sponsor Morgan's Art World.  If you look at the other DT designs you will notice that I flipped the image - I think it works either way!  You will also notice that I am still struggling with coloring due to macular degeneration,  I used Twinkling H2O's for a shiny finish. This is inspired by the song "Red Roses for a Blue Lady".   I hope we see you at the challenge!
 All things bright and beautiful:  Stamping Sensations
 Anything but a Square:  Addicted-to-stamps-
Typography:   Smon Says Stamp Monday
Love Song:   Cut it up 
Any:  Lil Patch of crafty friends
            Crafters Castle
             Corrosive Challenges  

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Conratulations Ethan and Rachel

This is a non traditional card for our grandson and his fiancee;s wedding. It is meant to mimic the non traditional invitation.   I hope they like it!  The tree is from a long time favorite Stampin' Up set, and the swirls are by Die Namics, Oh, yes, I finally figured out another way to use the Majestic Element ovals by Spellbiinders.  I cut the oval from the patterned paper, and inserted the cut oval back in to the space - the dark green background peeks through enough to show off the intricate design.

Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any:  Scrapy Land

Sunday, February 10, 2019

For Luther's family

Once again, I need a sympathy card.  This is for a family whose faith is strong, so I wanted to share a message proclaiming the peace and joy of the certainty of eternal life.  The verse is by Word Art, and I used papers from a stack called Faith.  The oval dies are from Spellbinders.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Red (burgundy):   Dies r us
Any:   Crafty Sentiments
            Lemon Shortbread
             Scrapy Land
             Word Art Wednesday  

Friday, February 1, 2019

F is for Funny or Forest Green


The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe offers a couple of options:   Fairy Tale     OR
I spy with my little Eye something beginning with F   Please join us for a chance to win a prize!
 I selected a collection of Funny Sentiments from Dr. Digi, which can be found HERE .  .  I can definitely relate to this one!  I also used some Forest green, and you can detect several numbers beginning with "F".
Any:   Simonsaysstampblog Wednesday
            Creative Moments.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Congratulations, Anna and Josh

This is to send congratulations to a granddaughter on her recent engagement.  What a happy event!  The sentiment is from QKR Stampede.  I used a heart embossing folder from Darice, some brads from me stash, and Spellbinder circle dies.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Love is in the Air:   Simon Says Stamp Monday 
Any;hearts:   Creatalicious

For Schnoor Family

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2

This is for the family of a friend and long time church member who recently passed away.  We are grateful for his strong faith and many contributions to our church.  This Sweet n Sassy digital (colored with pencils) conveys the message we wanted to send.
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Any:  Word Art Wednesday
            Corrosive Challenges
            Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 

Friday, January 25, 2019

God is good

This is a statement made often by members of our church, so I decided to create a template I can use on thinking of you cards for some members.  For backing, I used some pieces from a DCWV stack I have had for a while.  There are 8 layers.  I used Spellbinder dies for the circles.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Layer it up:   Crafting by Designs
Any, with vendor die:   Scrapyland Blog
Colors of winter:   Your Next Stamp
Any:    Angies
             Word Art Wednesday

Monday, January 21, 2019

Welcome new members

Another card to welcome new members to our church.  The verse is from Word Art; sentiment is computer generated; corner panels are embossed and die cut from a Spellbinder die.
Embossing:  Tuesday Throwdown
Quote - referencing hope:  Words2craftby
Any:   Through the Craft Room Door
 Sketch (twist):   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2

Saturday, January 19, 2019

For Janet

Here is another card using some of the new to me pre folded 5.5 x 8.5 card bases.  The pre-coloredimage is from my files - originally from a site called Antique Images.  The two panels are textured ribbon, and the dies are Spellbinders.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Any, with a die:   Scrapy Land 
New:    Whoopsi Daisy
           Pammies Inky Pinkies
            Corrosive Challenges

Friday, January 18, 2019

Welcome to our church

I am hoping to be more involved in a card ministry at our church.  This will be a card to welcome new members.  The Scripture is from Word Art, and the sentiment is computer generated.  I added a dragonfly charm - just because I have  a whole packet of them I have not yet used!!!
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Quote:   Incy Wincy
Quote - referencing hope:  Words2craftby
Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies 

Any:   Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, January 17, 2019

HB, Leah

Our 20 something granddaughter was in Peru a few weeks ago, and fell in love with llamas.  I found this cute image on line - perfect with the pink/purple coloring.  The purple polka dotted cs is white on the reverse side - perfect for printing the verse on the inside.  I added some sequins and glitter for a bit of sparkle.  The die cuts are from Spellbinders.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday\
Any, with a die:   Scrapyland
Land animal:   Pile it on Challenge
Animal:   Stamplorations 
New image:   Dies r us 
Any:   Through the craft room door
            Lemon Shortbread