Monday, October 29, 2018

STAMPlorations Christmas Release Blog Hop

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You are invited to visit the designer's blogs and leave comments for a chance to win one of two prizes: choice of one (1) cover plate die & one (1) word/phrase die from the new Christmas dies featured during the hop OR a $15 GC to the store. Commenting closes November 9. Winner to be announced on November 10 in the October Winners post.


I used the plate with white on white and added glitter. It could be sparkly for snow, but I was thinking bells could also be used as a wedding card. 


I used an old Stamplorations set to stamp music notes. The background was done with a gelli plate and acrylic paint. I also used
I added a keyboard using punched out white and black. I cut the sentiment apart and just used the SING part.

From October 29 to November 12 (2 weeks) dies in the
are 10% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. You can get an extra 20% off if you use my discount code.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Life

My crafty friend and fellow mixed media team member changed addresses earlier this month. She left her earthly home for her heavenly one. She loved art, mixed media, butterflies, music, her family, and mostly she loved Jesus and God. So, while I am sad that we won't be crafting together or chatting on facebook, we will see each other again because we are sisters in Christ.  Do you have a relationship with Jesus? It is the only way to heaven. If you have questions leave a comment and I'll talk to you about my relationship with him. 

Melissa and I shared with each other Christian music that we liked, so I choose to listen to music as I crafted.

This is what I listened to when I was creating this card for Melissa's family. It is one of my favorite songs. It tells of our journey of faith from weak and wounded sinner to victorious flying to Jesus. I imagined the joy Melissa felt when she left this world to fly to Jesus. 

My card celebrates New Life.

I wanted it to look like the butterflies were flying when you open the card. I cut the butterflies and attached them to a piece of twine. Problem is that they dropped down when card was closed. So I added another piece of twine to sort of anchor them in place. If I make another card like this I will have to tweak my design a little bit more, but I like how this turned out. It was hard to photograph. I took a couple so maybe you can see how it looks. The inside of the card has the old hymn "It is well with my soul".  

Monday, October 8, 2018

Stencil Blog Hop

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Come visit the design team's blogs and leave comments for a chance to win one of 4 prizes: 
  • $20 gift certificate
  • $10 gift certificate
  • 2 winners get their choice of (3) Sanna Lippert Designs Stencils.

Commenting closes October 21

Here are 2 cards that I made using the new stencils.

 I used ARTplorations FAIRYTALE FOREST


From October 8-21 the stencils will be 15% off. You can get an additional 20% if you use this code:

Sunday, October 7, 2018

October Mixed Media Challenge

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  • You can link up as many projects as you want (1 project per blog post)
  • Projects can be anything -- including cards -- but stencils must be used
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 gift card and 3  $5 gift cards.
For more details of the RULES

 I used ARTplorations stencil: FAIRYTALE FOREST

Other STAMPlorations and CUTplroations products I used on this card:
Sketched Sunflower
Blossom like a Butterfly
Winter Mug
Trendy leaves 2 dies

The past few weeks in my life have been filled with sadness, troubles and trials. I have purposely been looking for God's blessings.  Blessings, even when small can remind me of  God's goodness and remind me to be thankful. A delicate butterfly, leaves changing, little wildflowers, a warm cup of coffee... Count your blessings name them one by one... count your blessings see what God has done....