2.08.2015

Mojo Monday 383: O Holy Night

Hello blogging friends! I have a Christmas card to share with you tonight. My card design was inspired by the Mojo Monday 383 Sketch.
I pulled out some of my fun paper toys for this card! I'm really enjoying the stencil craze and last Friday I found these great new molding pastes at Michael's by Art-C and I am really enjoying working with these. First, of all they dry really quick and when you want to make a card in a couple of hours and add texture with your stencil and paste, this is the way to go! I have the embossing pastes by Dreamweaver and the original dries pretty quick but, in my experience the translucent, pearlescent, and metallic pastes take a couple of hours to dry. I don't always have that much time to allow when creating a card. So, I'm really glad to have this new option in 12 gorgeous colors! Tonight I used the white and silver pastes along with a Heiddi Swapp star stencil.

I used Peace on Earth from Verve Stamps along with their Flag It die set and Classy Label die. The paper is from the Candy Cane Collection by Bo Bunny. I used distress inks and paints on the edges of the card and each panel. I couldn't make up my mind so, I kept going back and forth with ink and then paint and then ink again (scowl). What can I say? It was not a good day for creative decisions.

Thanks for dropping by. God Bless.

2.01.2015

Mojo 382: Be Still My Heart

Hello again! Second post for tonight. This is becoming a regular Sunday evening habit. I've got to start crafting more doing the week.

This week's Mojo Monday sketch was a 'tall & skinny' one. I usually shy away from these sketches because the tall & skinny part intimidates me. However, I promised myself that for 2015 I would broaden my crafting horizons (oh boy)!
Here is my first tall & skinny card.
I decided to go with the 3.5 x 5.5 version of the skinny card and I chose to create a skinny Valentine. I did include all the layers that are on the sketch but because I used black and coordinating paper, it has all blended together. My tiny sentiment is from Verve's Flirty Phrases (retired). It was stamped on a tag that a created using the Tags #1 from Sizzix Sizzlets. Does anyone remember those as well as the Sizzix Sidekick? I remember when I first started scrapbooking I couldn't afford the Original Sizzix so I bought the sidekick and every chance I got I would purchase a pack of the Sizzlets. (I still have every single one of those things, too.) That was such a big purchase back then! (LOL) Who would've guessed that years later I would have two Cricut machines, a Cuttlebug and companies would be making matching dies for stamps. My how the industry has grown! I also never thought I would be a cardmaker. Oh-no, not me! I was all about creating on that 12x12 canvas and it has taken me a long time to get accustomed to the smaller canvas of the card.

Sorry for babbling on. Feeling nostalgic tonight.

God Bless and have an absolutely awesome week!

Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge 224: Love

Happy Sunday to you all! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend full of God's Blessings.
I'm popping in really quick to meet the deadline for the ODBD Shining Light Challenge this week which is anything goes.

I would have been here much sooner except I was going to do this really cool 'thingy' with my seed beads until...wait for it...

I dropped them on the floor! Yep! All of them! Every single color I own that was separated into this case with dividers. Not anymore. What a nightmare. All I could do was laugh because, there is no point in crying over spilled milk as my Mama would say.

Anyway here is my card...

I used 1 Corinthians from Our Daily Bread Designs. I had fun playing with a hearts, stars, and circles stencil from Heidi Swapp and some new molding paste I found at Michaels. I only used the heart part of the stencil. The molding paste is called Art C produced by a company called Momenta. You can't tell in the photo but the paste is a hot pink color. Of course I bought every color!

Thanks for dropping by!
God Bless,


1.25.2015

Mojo 381 & Groovy Love

Hello again! This is my second post for this Sunday. I've been a very good little paper-crafter this weekend and created a total of 3 cards! That's a big deal for me. Can you tell it's football season and I am not a fan? So, while Mike is glued to the TV this is what I do.

It's my goal to play along with every Mojo Monday sketch this year. So far, so good! Here is this week's sketch.
I needed to make a 'get well' card for my Aunt. So I pulled out Verve's Wonderfully Made and Friendly Phrases (now retired) stamp sets. I'm a wee bit upset because when I pulled the cute little flower that comes with Wonderfully Made off the plastic sheet, I ripped it. (frown) I was able to piece it together in order to stamp the image and have attempted to glue it back together but, I'm not sure it will work. Note to self: be more careful when removing clear stamps from the backing!
This card was super fun to make and I'm quickly learning that I'm falling more and more in love with Verve's Trim Dies. This week I used the Pennant Trim Die. Wishing I had purchased this much sooner.

Card Recipe:


  • Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade
  • Designer Paper: Graphic 45-Raining Cats & Dogs
  • Dies: A Cut Above-Pennant Trim Die, Spellbinders-Tear Drop Circles & A-2 Fancy Ribbon Threader
  • Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Stamps: Friendly Phrases, Wonderfully Made-Verve Stamps
  • Embellishments:Viva Decor Pearl Pen-Yellow


I have one more card to share tonight. This one was made for fun because I just had to play with one of my stencils--Texture Brilliant from Memory Box.
Isn't this just groovy! Because I ended up with a tie-die effect I just had to use one of the sentiments from Verve's Feeling Groovy stamp set (also retired). Playing with stencils and inks/sprays is uber cool! But, there is one product you must have to prevent your stencil from slipping and I learned this the hard way. Invest in some Krylon Easy-Tack Repositionable Adhesive. You spray the back of your stencil (outdoors) and you have this nice tackiness on the back that holds it in place. This is especially important with the more intricate stencils as they tend to move around with just the masking or painter's tape on the edges. The Easy-Tack keeps all those intricate parts lying flat as you sponge ink across them or embossing paste, whatever the case may be. It's $7.99 for a 10.25 oz. can at Hobby Lobby.

Card Recipe:


  • Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray
  • Stencil: Texture Brilliant-Memory Box
  • Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs-Lattice Heart n Vines
  • Ink: Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar Distress Inks
  • Stamps: Feeling Groovy-Verve Stamps Retired
  • Embellishments: SU Photo Corner Punch, Viva Decor Pearl Pen-Black


Well, that's the end of my weekend crafting! I'm so glad you stopped by. God Bless and have a Awesome week!

Trust in the Lord: ODBD with Cheery Lynn Designs

Hello Friends! I've had a very crafty weekend and am super excited that I was able to complete a card for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge as well as the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge!

For ODBD the challenge was to be inspired by this photo...
For Cheery Lynn Designs this week is Anything Goes.

When I saw the inspiration photo, all I could think was roses and the first thing that came to mind was my Lady Rose Designer Paper by KAISERCRAFT.
I got all distressed-out with this card! To qualify for the Shining Light challenge I used ODBD Scripture Collection 2.
For Cheery Lynn Designs I used Sentiment Tag 1 and Fanciful Flourish.

Card Recipe:

  • Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Early Espresso, Garden Green
  • Designer Paper: Lady Rose-KAISERCRAFT
  • Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs-Sentiment Tag One, Fanciful Flourish
  • Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink
  • Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 2
  • Embellishments: Ivory Cotton Cluny Lace, Viva Decor Pearl Pen-Salmon, Mini Rose Buds

Thanks for stopping by. God Bless,

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