Friday, May 17, 2019

Mono printed- Bible Mapping Bookmarks

I made these bookmarks for the small group of ladies at my church that gathered for Bible Study in the month of April. I took pieces of mono printed cardstock. I die cut the tags using. 
I stamped the silhouette butterfly from 
and I stamped the flowers from
On the back of each one I wrote the steps for bible mapping that was shared 
by my good friend Diane Nobel.
 Those steps are:
1.Verse- Write it, Say it
2. Versions- 2-3  and a paraphrase
3. Wordwork- Greek and Hebrew
4. Framework- Context
5. Connect- Cross reference
6. Purpose & Pray-  Apply
7. Truth?
8. Illustrate- Get Creative.

I finished the off with a little rhinestone in the corner and purple embroidery floss. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Not in Kansas...

Crafting by Designs
Date: May 15-21
Challenge: Fantasy
Hostess: Pam
Sponsor: The Paper Shelter

I printed the image of Dorothy. I watercolored the image. I added red glitter to the shoes. I wanted to practice my lettering, so I did my own sentiment.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Happy Mail

Do you know what is great about making cards? Giving them away. 5 sweet ladies sent me these fabulous hand made cards for my birthday. Thank you all. Receiving cards is pretty good too.

STAMPlorations Things with Wings- Fancy fold butterfly card

Part of my favorite time of the year is the

blog hop and linky party
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Of course I had to make my project with butterflies.


I also used 

I made a fancy fold card using mono printed cardstock that I made using re-inkers and my gel plate.  I added glitter to the centers of the flowers. 

Comment on this post and the other STAMP girls participating in this hop and you could win prizes.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

2019 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop mono printed mini card

Time for another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

My card looks big here but it is a little 3"x3'" card. I got this inkadinkado stamp from a previous hop. I might have used it one or two times. The other day when cleaning my stamp room I saw it and thought it would be fun to play with some of my monoprinted papers. I had originally thought that I would water color the little cup with blues but when I fussy cut it out of white I liked it how it was. This will probably be my only entry to the blog hop this time because I have a little grandbaby on the way and she could be here any day now. I plan on going to be with my daughter. I am hoping while at my daughter's house to finally meet up with one of my stamping friends. We have talked about getting together for coffee. Wouldn't this little card with some kind of stamping goodies but fun to take to that meeting?

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Fancy fold card for STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

  • 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 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players

For this month I tried a fancy fold card. I am not sure what it is called.  I saw it on this VIDEO

I used a piece of mono printed cardstock. I stamped the lid to my re-inker on the cardstock. I also stamped the silhouette butterfly from 
I also stamped the bird from
I also stamped

The mono printed square that the inside bird was stamped on was done using
chalk, my gel plate, acrylic paint and

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Crafting by Designs - May Anything Goes challenge and National Day of Prayer Card

Date:  May 1 - 25
Theme:  Anything Goes
Host:  Rene

Winner will get choice of 3 digi images


Winner will get choice of 3 digi images.

I made a fancy fold. I used Patriotic Butterfly.
The inside of the card says PRAY. 
I made this for the National Day of Prayer which is MAY 2.

For National Day of Prayer -Thursday May 2, 2019 there are events happening all around the country. I plan to go to the one in my town. If you would like to find an even near you, you can check HERE

There will be a livestream from Washington DC. You can find out more about that HERE..

Saturday, April 27, 2019

8 Tests for Decision Making - Bible journal page

When I looked at FACEBOOK this morning, a "memory" popped up of a post I shared 3 years ago. My friend Tonya had shared it with me. I don't know who wrote this list to give them credit. I decided to add it to my Bible Journal. I handwrote it so it might be a little hard to read, so I will type it out so you can read it.
8 Tests for Decision Making
1. Scripture Test (2 Timothy 3:16) Has God already spoken about it in His Word?
2. Secrecy Test(Proverbs 11:3) Would it bother me if everybody knew this was my choice?
3. Survey Test (1 Timothy 4:12) What if everyone followed my example?
4. Spiritual Test (Galatians 1:10) Am I being people pressured or Spirit-led?
5. Stumbling Test (Romans 14:21) Could this cause another person to stumble?
6. Serenity Test (Philippians 4: 6-7) Have I prayed and received peace about this decision?
7. Sanctification Test (2 Corinthians 3:18) Will this keep me from growing in the character of Christ?
8. Supreme Test (1 Corinthians 10:31) Does this glorify God?

I stamped the numbers with black stazon ink. I hand wrote the list. I did printing for the titles and cursive for the questions. I then watercolored it. It was my first time watercoloring in my Bible. It does sink through and gave a "rainbow" on the other side Maybe next time I will gesso the page first to see if that helps keep the color on the one side. My Bible journal is just as much an experiment as it is an opportunity to worship with art.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mix-Ability. Junk mail inspiration

This week's MIX-Ability Challenge at SCS is a lot of fun. My friend Kyra has challenged us to be inspired by junk mail. 

I went on  a cleaning spree the other day with family coming to visit. I wasn't sure that I had any. What I did find was from AARP.  Looking through the AARP mailer, I found this Geico ad. I liked how it was half blue and half yellow. I decided to let that be my inspiration. 

I placed a STAMPlorations 
ARTploration Stencil called: EVOLUTION

on my gel plate and colored it with chalk.

How it looked when I removed the stencil.

I put a thin layer of white acrylic paint over the chalk and gel plate. 

I was able to make 2 prints with the same chalking.

I glued the junk mail ad to a piece of cardstock and die cut 2 little butterflies.

I die cut the little mailbox (still thinking about junk mail as my inspiration.) 
out of my chalked mono print.

My friend Kyra has been having a tough time. I wanted to send her a  mailbox full of cards. I live in the country and we have pretty big mail boxes. So I downsized my mailbox for her. So I had to downsize the cards. I made one card for each of the daily SCS challenges. 

Monday's Technique Lover's Challenge was this fancy fold. I think it is even more impressive  at one inch. The butterfly on the card is from STAMPlorations TRENDY BUTTERFLIES I used a piece of cardstock that  had been mono printed. 

Tuesday's Color Combo Challenge: Had 3 shades of blue. I took a piece of cardstock that I had mono printed in the 3 shades of blue. I then stenciled with markers using. STAMPlorations -ARTploration Stencil called BUBBLE DANCE

Wednesday's sketch challenge. I mono printed on the junk mail. It is hard to see in my 1 inch card but it was mono printed with blue and yellow. I added circles with the Bubble Dance stencil and a black ink pen. I added glitter. The sentiment is handwritten.

Thursday's Ways to Use it Challenge  Was to use white ink. My white ink pad is 16 years old and was almost completely dried out. I was able to stamp one little butterfly but it took several times stamping it to get it done. I decided to outline it with a black marker. Cheesecloth, gold thread and rhinestones give my 1 inch card the mixed media look. I added blue and yellow dots with markers. 

Friday's Mix-Ability challenge junk mail inspired. I took some of the yellow/blue mono print that I used on the mailbox to make this card. I added little drops of glue and added gold glitter. I took an ink pen and doodled around the edges. I used copper metallic rub on the edges. I put some cheesecloth and 3 of my quilled roses.

You can see the 5 little cards here lined up on my keyboard.

My next project was also inspired by junk mail. I took an envelope from the junk mail. I mono printed it with blue and yellow re inkers. I stamped the lid to the reinkers on the envelope. 

I then took the envelope and glued it to a piece of cardstock to give it some strength. I then die cut this butterfly. I like how you can see the envelope design on his body. I added some more color on the wings with water colors. I also added some copper metallic rub. The rest of my card is not mixed media, but it did have the yellow and blue from my junk mail inspiration. My butterfly with re inkers, water color, white acrylic paint and copper metallic rub has enough different mediums to qualify.