Apr 28, 2016

New Word Art Wednesday Card, Psalm 9:10

Hello again, 
I'm back to share my latest challenge entry over at the Word Art Wednesday blog.  I get so excited every Wednesday to see what the new verse is going to be and to use it in a creation.  This weeks verse over at Word Art Wednesday is Ps. 9:10.  

Isn't this just a precious reminder from God's Word?  He has not forsaken those that seek HIM and He will not either.  Sometimes we need the reminders of what He has done so we can cling to the promises of what He will do. 
I love creating cards to join in on the Word Art Wednesday challenges because it helps me to meditate on the chosen verse.  My heart has been so blessed by meditating on this particular verse.  

This verse is so full of doctrine, I love that about God's word!  There can be so much truth found in just one verse!  This verse gives the clear truth that to know God is to trust God.  And those that seek Him will know Him.  The more I meditate on this verse the more comes to my mind.  Such as, other verses that tie in with this one so beautifully.  God's word is so amazing! Because by His word we may know Him and that's what it's all about!

Thank you once again, ladies, over at Word Art Wednesday for hosting another challenge.
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P.S. There are some products I've used on this card that I would love to award a lucky reader.  Click HERE for details.

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I'm participating in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge #173
PDE Linky Party #120 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throw Down #291 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday

Apr 25, 2016

My Lets Create Expo Haul 2016 and Hopefully, a Giveaway

Hi there,
I'm back from a very full, exciting weekend.  This weekend was my city's annual Lets Create Expo (formerly the Scrapbook USA Expo).  I'm don't know the reason for the name change, but I enjoy attending, whatever the name.  I've had the privilege of going the last 4 years.  I took some pictures of my Lets Create Expo Haul.  I just couldn't help but share them with you, dear readers.  

Here's the whole shebang!  Let me tell you, my bag was overflowing! 
The reason I like shopping the Lets Create Expo is I'm able to purchase the product for around 80% off the retail price.  The catch is it's all old product, no new releases.  Everything is 2015 or older, but it's all new to me. :)

As you can see, older collections.  I do try to choose the product that is still in line with the current trends, though.  What can I say, I've got to stay relevant. :)

I can't wait to begin creating using my new products, and to share my creations with you all! 
In other news, I would really love to do a fun giveaway to share some of the spoil. 
My problem is that I don't have enough readers to make the giveaway fun. So, here's the deal... I would love to get 20 more followers.  Once I've reached my goal, I'll do a giveaway worth $25!  You can help me to reach my goal by sharing my blog through social media.  You can follow anyway that you like... Bloglovin, email, or Google Friend Connect.  Just as long as I reach a total of 20 new readers.   I would really appreciate your help in this.  I can't wait to reward someone with some fun product!

I hope you all had a great weekend, thanks for stopping by today.

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Apr 23, 2016

Echo Park 5th Avenue, Ikat Pattern, Hello Card

I really want to share my latest card with you.  I'm super excited about this card, because it was so easy to make, and you'll never guess where my inspiration came from!  A pillow!  Yep, that's right a pillow!  Echo Park's 5th Avenue paper was the perfect fit for my 'hello' card.  I just love ikat print, on pillows and on cards. 
The pillow that started it all.

Here's my pillow inspired card.  Don't you just love the pom-pom trim? Echo Park's Ikat pattern paper was the perfect fit.  This card was so easy to make, I think I'll make more in different colors. 

The inspiration for paper projects is literally everywhere!  Remember, the more you create, the more creative you become. Someone said that.  I'm not sure who, but I like it. 
What's the strangest thing you've drawn inspiration from?

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I'm participating in the following challenges:
Virginia's View Challenge: friendship theme

Apr 20, 2016

Close To My Heart Acrylic Mothers' Day Card

Hi, hows it going?
 I hope you're all prepared for Mothers' day because it's in about 2 weeks! Ya, I just realized that and thought that I had better get started on my Mothers' day projects.
I've got several cards to make, and I started with this 'Close To My Heart' acrylic card. 
I've shared acrylic projects before, most recently an acrylic mini album.  Working with acrylic can be challenging, but as I've said before the results are worth it.  acrylic cards are so unique, you can be sure that your recipient won't receive another like it. 

Here's the card that I've created using a 'Close To My Heart' acrylic card base.  My inspiration for this card came from my crafty friend Jacqueline over at Raindrops on Roses. 
This is her card creation.

Don't you just love it!
Jacqueline hand paints the designs for her cards and sells them in her Etsy shop. Stop on by and take a look at all of her gorgeous offerings! 
When I saw her card, I just knew that I'd have to get out my teacup paper that I'd been saving for such a time as this. 

I fussy cut the teacups from the paper that I had been saving, then adhered them to the front of the acrylic card base.  I also used 'Close To My Heart' resistibles letters to spell out 'MOM' on the front of the card. I inked the letters using my Tim Holtz distress inks. 
I know this picture is at a bit of a weird angle, but I'm trying to give you a good look at the acrylic. I've inked the edges of my acrylic card base using Staz On ink in white. I just love the frosted look that it gives to the acrylic. 

I hope you've been inspired to treat your momma to some handmade creations this Mothers' Day.  If you're in need of more inspiration, I have another Mothers' Day card with a free printable tag here.

Thanks for stopping by today,
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I'm participating in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Apr 18, 2016

My Minds Eye "Spring Has Sprung" Card

Hello again, 
It's so good to be back on this beautiful spring day!  It's been raining here in my neck of the woods for the last week, but not today!   The sun is back, and it's so beautiful outside.  Maybe I'll head outdoors today and spend some time working on my wannabe garden, maybe...
or I'll just stay in my craft room making spring cards, like this one. 

Once again I've used My Minds Eye paper from the "mother's love" paper line. It's the same paper line that I used on this card.   I've also used an American Crafts, Spring has Sprung sticker. 
This spring card was so quick and simple to put together.  I'm learning lately that sometimes simple is better.  I tend to crowd my cards and my life with too much.  There is something to be said for simplicity. :) 

To finish off my "Spring has Sprung" card, I've added some machine stitching and a punched butterfly.  All done! 
Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

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I'm participating in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Butterfly Beauty
Scribbles Design Challenge #40 

Apr 16, 2016

Resist Technique, Watercolor Happy Birthday Card

Hi, Y'all ! 
I just thought I stop in on this beautiful day to share my latest happy birthday watercolor card with you.  I told you I'm in love with this technique!  I hope you all won't grow tired of me sharing these watercolor cards with you.  
This time, I thought I would try out my new Molotow resist pen.  Let me just say "fun, fun" !  The possibilities with this technique are endless. 
Here is the card I made using this watercolor resist technique.

I used the Molotow resist pen to write the words "happy birthday" onto watercolor paper.  Next, I watercolor painted over the words.  Once the paint has dried, just erase the resist fluid, and what you're left with is this! 

I embellished my birthday card with some machine stitching, a few sequins in coordinating colors, and a hand folded paper star. 

I hope this inspires you to get out of your crafty comfort zone and try something new.  I'm so glad that I tried this watercolor resist technique, I love it!  I'm overflowing with new ideas using this technique. 
What about you?  Is there a new technique that you've recently given a try?  Did you like it?  Leave a comment and share your experience, I'd love to know all about it. 

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I'm playing along here,
Curtain Call Simplicity Challenge ( The script on my card seemed to fit this week's theme)