Thursday, April 19, 2018

Kraft and Ivory

Today I am posting a kraft paper project; I don't usually love the color brown, but decided to go wild and use it on a card. It is embossed with a Cuttlebug Matelaise EF; the sentiment is a SU retired stamp, and it is cut out with a Sizzix Oval Stitched die. The birdies are from an unbranded die I found on Amazon. The card is finished with a simple ribbon knot.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 21 Always Fun Challenges - Use Kraft Paper 3E #1
Apr 23 Crafty Creations Challenge - AG 3E #1
Apr 25 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Apr 27 Crafting with Dragonflies - Punch or Die 1E
Apr 29 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG UE
Apr 30 Creative Moments Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Apr 30 Crafting with an Attitude - AG 3E #2
Apr 30 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
May 08 Crafty Addicts - AAG 3E #1
May 15 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Friday, April 13, 2018

Multi-Colored Thinking of You

I got a new set of SU dies in the mail yesterday; there have been some pretty cards on Pinterest using this die (Delicate Floral Thinlits), so it was fun to use it. The cut out is backed with a multi-colored paper which gives a lot of life to the design. The sentiment is from a set of four, but I have lost the box it came in, so I'm not sure who makes it.  (Could be Hero Arts.)  It's cut out with an EK Success punch, and the card is finished with a handmade bow.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 15 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #1
Apr 18 4 Crafty Chicks - AAG UE
Apr 24 Moving along with the Times - Springtime 3E #1
Apr 25 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Apr 26 CardzTV Challenge - AG 3E #1
Apr 27 Craft Rocket Challenges - Flowers UE
Apr 29 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG UE
Apr 30 Crafting with an Attitude - AG 3E #1
Apr 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG w/Patterned Paper UE
May 05 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Calm and Blessed Christmas

Getting a head start on Christmas cards is always a good plan for me, so today's card shows a winter forest Christmas scene.

These were used to make the card:

  • SU Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set; Calm Christmas Stamp Set; Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies (Bird)
  • Sizzix Birch Trees
  • ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern (Sentiment Die Cut)
  • Brown Ink
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Glitter





I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Apr 04 Simon Says Challenge - AG 5E #1
Apr 04 4 Crafty Chicks - AAG UE
Apr 06 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - AG Christmas UE
Apr 10 Crafty Gals Corner - AG 3E #1
Apr 10 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Apr 10 Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Christmas 2E #1
Apr 12 Cardz TV Challenge - AG 3E #2
Apr 13 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
Apr 15 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #2
Apr 06 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Flowers

I made a very simple design with today's card highlighting the coming of Spring, which is welcomed by many this time of year. Actually, I made two cards of basically the same design, just with two different sentiments.

The first one is for a friend who is undergoing chemotherapy. I wanted to send her a very bright, cheerful card to lift her spirits.




The EF is Darice Julie's Garden; I used the debossed side, although it was a tough choice because they are both so pretty! The sentiment is from ODBD Hyacinth group, and it was punched out with a SU retired punch. A liquid pearl was used on the butterfly

The next card used a Darice Cherry Blossom EF; I love this one because it always comes out so crisp and clean. It was another hard decision whether to use the embossed side or the debossed side, but the embossed side won out this time. Stamp is from Hampton Art and it's cut out with Sizzix Stitched Ovals dies. Liquid pearls were used on the sentiment and on the butterfly.



I am entering these cards in the following challenges ending:

Apr 03 Brown Sugar Challenge - Spring or Easter 2E #2
Apr 04 4 Crafty Chicks - AAG UE
Apr 06 Allsorts Challenge - New Beginnings (Spring) 3E #1
Apr 10 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Apr 12 CardzTV Challenge - AG 3E #1
Apr 13 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AAG UE
Apr 15 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #1
Apr 29 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG UE
Apr 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG w/Patterned Paper UE
May 05 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dimensional Flower Birthday Card

Today's card was made by using the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge. After cutting the flower layers and leaves, a stylus was used to puff up the petals and make lines in the leaves. The gingham paper background has a natural puffiness to it which added some interest. The sentiment is a retired SU stamp, cut out with a SU oval stitched die; butterfly is from a Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly punch, and it is accented with liquid pearls.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Mar 02 Allsorts Challenge - Letter B:  Butterfly, Birthday 3E #1
Mar 02 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE
Mar 03 'Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AG UE
Mar 07 4 Crafty Chicks - AAG/Add a Sentiment UE
Mar 11 Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Delight UE
Mar 15 CardzTV Challenge - AG 3E #1
Mar 15 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Mar 16 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #1
Mar 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG w/Patterned Paper UE
Apr 03 Brown Sugar Challenge - Spring or Easter 2E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Monday, February 12, 2018

Peace on Earth

I am getting an early start on Christmas cards again, as it is so useful to have all Christmas cards ready by December first, as that is when hubby and I send them all out to friends and family.

I used two unnamed dies that I got from Wish.com at insanely cheap prices; they are the evergreen trees and the deer. The background piece was a light orchid color and I dabbed some London Fog grey ink along the top to resemble clouds full of snow. Both clear glitter and Martha Stewart coarse glitter were used to resemble falling snow. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up Calm Christmas, and it is die cut with a Sizzix oval stitched die. Sentiment is heat embossed with gold.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Feb 13 Crafty Gals Corner - AG 3E #3
Feb 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #4
Feb 15 Cardz TV Challenge - AG 3E #2
Feb 16 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - AG Christmas UE
Feb 16 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #3
Feb 25 Crafting with an Attitude - AAG 3E #2
Feb 27 Happy Little Stampers - AG with Dies UE
Feb 27 Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - AG UE
Feb 28 Crafting by Designs - AG 3E #1
Mar 02 613 Avenue Create - AAG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Monday, February 5, 2018

Realistic Flower Card

I pulled out my Cricut machine this weekend and am still excited about making cards from different cartridges I have. This one was made using the Flower Shoppe cartridge. I cut everything out on white cardstock and inked each piece with different colors. A stylus was used to curl the leaves, make veins in them and curl the petals on the flower.  A Stampin' Up sentiment from Friendly Phrases was used, and the border was punched using a Martha Stewart Fans and Flourishes punch. The gingham background was made by using a piece of light pink paper stamped with a gingham stamp.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Feb 07 Simon Says Challenge - AG 5E #1
Feb 08 Crafty Friends Challenge - AG 3E #2
Feb 10 Always Fun Challenge - AG 3E #1
Feb 12 Crafty Creations - AG 3E #2
Feb 13 Crafty Gals Corner - AG 3E #2
Feb 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Feb 14 Cardz for Gals Challenge - Think Pink 3E #1
Feb 15 Cardz TV Challenge - AG 3E #1
Feb 16 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #2
Feb 25 Crafting with an Attitude - AAG 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Friday, February 2, 2018

Using Leftovers

Good Morning, Crafters!

Have you ever set out to make a card and made flowers and embellishments, only to find out through the middle of the process, that what you have made doesn't really work with the current project? Well, I have many times; and so I lay those pieces aside in hopes that somewhere down the road there will be a good use for them. Sometimes they lay unused for months.

Today's card is made from former castaways that didn't fit together for what they were made. So I gathered some that had colors that went together and made something from them. The flowers are from SU Botanical Thinlets; the doily is from Memory Keepers Antique Doily; the foliage is from Spellbinders Sprigs; circle is Spellbinders Standard Circles. I don't remember the die used for the butterfly. It's been lying around for a long time. Sentiment is from a discontinued SU stamp. Liquid pearls adorn the flowers and the butterfly.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Feb 03 Crafting from the Heart - AAG 3E #1
Feb 05 Crafty Sentiments Challenge - AG 3E #2
Feb 05 Die Cuttin' Divas - AG 3E #2
Feb 05 Creative Moments Challenge - AG 3E #2
Feb 06 Crafting by Designs - Things with Wings 3E #1
Feb 06 Crafty Gals Corner - AG 3E #1
Feb 08 Crafty Friends Challenge - AG 3E #1
Feb 12 Crafty Creations - AG 3E #1
Feb 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Feb 16 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pink and Green Thank You

Today's card is made with a new idea I had; I put a layer on top of the main front piece. It was fastened to the back of the main piece and folded over. It has a hand tied double looped bow on the front and is embellished with Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two die; the inside front of the card is stamped with a Hampton Art sentiment stamp using pink ink, then quickly pearl white embossing powder was sprinkled on and then it was heat embossed. It was cut out with Spellbinders Medallion One die.




White Pearl Embossing Powder over pink ink:



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 31 Crafter's Castle - AG 3E #1
Jan 31 4 Crafty Chicks - AG
Jan 31 As You Like It Challenge - AG 3E #2 - Favorite die = SB Scalloped Borders Two; It adds very beautiful intricate border to cards.
Feb 01 QKR Stampede Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Feb 01 Crafty Catz Challenge - AG 3E #2
Feb 05 Outlawz Challenge - Pink and Green UE
Feb 05 Crafty Sentiments Challenge - AG 3E #1
Feb 05 Die Cuttin' Divas - AG 3E #1
Feb 05 Creative Moments Challenge - AG 3E #1
Feb 14 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT

Monday, January 29, 2018

A Card within a Card

I got a novel idea from a posting on Pinterest and tweaked it a bit to make it my own creation. It features a card within a card. I used a discontinued stamp from Stampin' Up for the flower, a Darice Swirls EF and Tattered Lace Butterfly dies. It was spritzed with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz. Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals die was used, as well as liquid pearls.


Smaller card is nested inside the larger blue card:



Wish my iPhone would show more of the sparkle, but this is the best I could do:


Smaller card opens up:


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 29 A Bit More Time to Craft - AAG 3E #1
Jan 29 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Jan 30 Butterfly Challenge - Extra Fold 3E #1
Jan 31 Crafter's Castle - AG 3E #1
Jan 31 4 Crafty Chicks - AG
Jan 31 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Jan 31 As You Like It Challenge - AG 3E #1 - Favorite die = SB Classic Scalloped Ovals; its versatility makes it one of my favorites; it can be used so many ways.
Feb 01 QKR Stampede Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Feb 01 Crafty Catz Challenge - AG 3E #1
Feb 02 Crafting with Dragonflies - AG 1E

Thank you for stopping by my blog; I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day!

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B

Romans 10:9-10
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.  NLT

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God--something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT