Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Strengthened in Rough Storms


This is my second blog post today. If you're here for the Ready, Set, Go blog post, it is the one following this one.






I love to do Bible Journaling, so I decided to do it for this week's Craftaholics R Us Challenge.






August 16 - 22
Theme: Ocean Life

I hope you'll participate!




Psalm 55:22


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Supplies Used

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Anchor the Soul stamped with Gina K Onyx Black Ink

Papers: Recollections Black CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Washi Tape from an unknown vendor

RSG



It is time for the Ready Set Go! Challenge and this month Kelly chose the challenge. Now before you go any further at all, I need to confess... I took a LOT of creative liberty with this challenge. LOL!

Kelly's instructions (in her words)...

I am a HUGE fan of museums and paintings. For the 4th challenge of RSG, create a card based on the artwork of a famous painter.

Oh dear me! I am not one who knows a single thing about art/paintings/museums. So I had to do some digging.




My search uncovered this painting:


Claude Monet's Sunrise

And yes... I do know that is a gondola in the picture. But I didn't have any stamps of gondolas... so I decided to use my creativity and think outside the box. LOL! (I sure hope Kelly isn't too upset with me. I'd hate to get kicked out of the group.)





Please head over to Barb's blog and Kelly's blog to see what they created for Ready Set Go!

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Supplies Used

Stamps: CTMH Hook Line & Sinker stamped with Gina K Onyx Black Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Bordering Blue CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Your Next Stamp Gum Drops
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gobble! Gobble!


FYI - Normally I do a "Try Something New" post on Tuesdays, but this week, I'll do that on Thursday.

Also, on the 15th of each month I normally have a Dueling Darling post, but due to some unforeseen circumstances including 9 days away from home, that card is not ready today. Be watching for it soon... and in the meantime, check out all of the Diva and Dazzler blogs (you can find the links in my left side bar).


I love Love LOVE this turkey!!!

Gobble Gobble!!!

He's one of the new dies at Frantic Stamper... you're going to want to rush over to the Frantic Stamper store and check him out, as well as all of the other fun things there.

The supply list at the bottom of this post will have direct links to the Frantic Stamper products that I used on this card.




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Supplies Used

Frantic Stamper Precision Dies: Fall Words #FRA-DIE-10271 and Tom Turkey #FRA-DIE-09967

Stamps: Taylored Expressions If Turkeys Could Talk and There She Goes Gobble stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Recollections Brown and White and Stampin' UP! Pumpkin Pie CS and all other papers from my scrap file

Embellishments: Tiny Brads from an unknown vendor

Monday, August 14, 2017

A Box of Fall Leaves



Sometimes I just want to use metallic papers - because they make me smile. Fortunately I have a stash of them, so I can indulge that desire when I want to. This card features some very old Stampin' UP! Copper CS (I've had it longer than I can remember). AND it features some awesome Frantic Stamper Precision Dies!

Blowing Leaves Square #FRA-DIE-10287

Fall Words #FRA-DIE-10217

Stacking Maple Leaves #FRA-DIE-10278








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Supplies Used

Frantic Stamper Precision Dies: Blowing Leaves Square #FRA-DIE-10287, Fall Words #FRA-DIE-10217, and Stacking Maple Leaves #FRA-DIE-10278

Papers: Stampin' UP! Metallic Copper and Natural Ivory

Embellishment: Michael's Rhinestones

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happy Batty Halloween



It will be here before we know it - Halloween! Will you be ready?

This might be a good time to make some Halloween cards to send to some of your favorite spooky-loving friends.

Check out this amazing die from Frantic Stamper. Isn't it cool? It's called Happy Halloween Medallion (#FRA-DIE-10266) and can be found HERE.

I also used the Frantic Stamper Striped Frame die (#FRA-DIE-10230) on this card... check it out HERE.






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Supplies Used

Frantic Stamper Precision Dies: Happy Halloween Medallion #FRA-DIE-10266 and Striped Frame #FRA-DIE-10230

Papers: Recollections & Stampin' UP! CS and DP from the Cloud 9 Seasonal Paper Pad and from my scrap file

Embellishments: Oriental Trading Bat Brad and a Bat Button and Washi Tape from unknown vendors
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Monsterously Delicious!




This month's Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs is all about this adorable image - I Didn't Eat It (Yet!) Birthday Monster.

And the really fun thing about this challenge is if you play along this month, you'll get next month's image free.... which means EVERYONE WINS!





Supply List

Image: Gerda Steiner Designs I Didn't Eat It (Yet!) Birthday Monster colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Calypso Coral CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Cupcake Brad from an unknown vendor


Friday, August 11, 2017

Peek at my Joy-Filled Week & More


It  has been an awesome week! I'm sure of it!!! Even though I'm actually putting this blog post together long before Friday. Yep, you guessed it. I'm on another trip.

I did manage to make 7 cards this week before I left home, though. YAY!

Including one for my 50 Truths Worth Knowing Challenge















Small Delights Make Great Discoveries 
Chapter 32


Jenifer learned a valuable lesson when her children were young. She tried to fill their lives with amazing experiences but each time she did, it seemed that they enjoyed their own version of the experience even more than the one she had planned.

She took them to the zoo, with plans to enjoy the grizzlies, flamingos, otters, elephants, and more... but what fascinated them most was a manhole cover that was slightly warped and "clunked" when they stepped on it - repeatedly!

A visit to a local bird sanctuary was another example. Instead of being fascinated by the many exotic birds, it was the plastic strips hanging down in the doorways that seemed to be most appealing.

And, perhaps most memorable of all, was the time they'd ventured out to set the hippos, but before long the children had discovered a puddle, which was far more interesting than the hippos. Back and forth they ran... each step sending splashes of water up to their shoulders. It was a delightful experience.

Yes, Jenifer learned from her children... she learned to find joy in the ordinary.




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Supplies Used

Stamps: Stampin' UP! Rainy Days (from 1999) stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black, Red, and White CS and AMuse Studio Clouds and striped DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Greenbrier International Stickers and Pico Embellisher (for shine on the puddle)