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

 I used FAIRYTALE FOREST and DREAM FLOWER

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
Blessings
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....


Monday, September 24, 2018

Christmas 'Redux Blog Hop CUTplorations

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Welcome to the Christmas Redux Blog Hop.


 Visit the designers blogs and leave comments for a chance to win
 one of two prizes:
 choice of two (2) Christmas word/phrase dies 
or a $15 GC to the store.
 Commenting closes October 5. 
Winner to be announced on October 10 in the September Winners post.

My first project is a wall hanging.


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and 

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My second project is a card that I made using musical designer paper and

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From  September 24 through October 8 STAMPlorations'  Christmas Dies   will be 10% off. You can get an additional 20% off if you use  my designer discount code.




Thursday, August 2, 2018

National Coloring Book Day. -Blossom Bliss


Happy National Coloring Book Day. 

There will be 2 winners:
- one (1) will receive a copy of Blossom Bliss and $15 GC to the store -- randomly drawn from entries in the linky party
- one (1) will win a $10 GC to the store -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and designers' blogs.







Tuesday, July 24, 2018

World Watercoloring Month day 24 Monochromatic Mood


When I read the prompt for today I only read the first part Monochromatic so I painted 2  monochromatic paintings of pine cones. It wasn't until I started posting that I saw the word Mood. I guess that my mood would be peaceful. Out in nature picking up pine cones. 
My first painting I sketched it first and then painted it.
For my second painting I thought I would try something different to try and force myself to draw what I saw not just what I artistically interpreted. So looking at a photo of a pine cone, I sketched and then painted it piece by piece. It was a lot more time consuming and I don't think it looked any better than my first one. So oh well.