Sunday, January 7, 2018

You Are the Best!

Good Sunday Morning!

Recently I had some surgery done that corrected an issue that had bothered me for many years. My experience at the hospital was so good. The nursing staff and the doctors were so caring; I never felt afraid, and always felt that I was in competent, experienced hands. They all went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and well-informed, at every turn asking if there was anything I needed.

I made this card for them, and hope they were blessed by it:




These were used to make the card:

  • Just Rite Grand Sentiments
  • Stampin' Up Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Viva Perlen-Pen - Glitter Holo
  • Aqua Ribbon
  • Pink Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder for the sentiment
I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 10 Crafty Catz Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jan 11 4 Crafty Chicks - AG/Punches or Dies UE
Jan 11 QKR Stampede Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jan 16 Word Art Wednesday - 5E #1
Jan 17 As You Like It Challenge - AG 3E #1 - Favorite item = SU Dies flower and foliage
Jan 19 Polkadoodles - AG 2E #1
Jan 26 Emerald City Crafts Challenge - AG 3E #1
Jan 28 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


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Black and White Birthday

Today's card was made for an extra extra extra special friend whose birthday was yesterday. I took it to her a couple of days early because I just couldn't wait to give it to her. As it turns out, she was feeling sick and yucky on her birthday and is still recovering, so prayers are going up for her to feel better soon.

I stitched around the white layer with a pattern that my sewing machine makes and rounded the corners with my corner rounder punch. The flower punches are from Stampin' Up, Flower Shop stamp set, Pansy Punch and two other SU punches that most likely are discontinued. The foliage is from a Martha Stewart Branch punch. The sentiment stamp I think I got in a bin at a bargain store, and it has no writing on the wood base to indicate who makes it.  Centers of the flowers are embellished with liquid pearls, and the foliage is heavily glittered, although my camera does not show this up very well.

Just so you know, the image shows up as having yellowish or pinkish shadows on my monitor, but none of these colors actually are on the card. The "black" part of the card is actually a dark charcoal grey, which does not show up very dark in the picture.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Dec 06 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Dec 06 Just Add Ink - AG UE
Dec 11 Creative Moments Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Dec 11 A Snowflake's Promise - AG 3E #1
Dec 14 Creatalicious Challenge - AG UE
Dec 15 A Bit More Time to Craft - AAG 3E #1
Dec 31 Creates and Makes Challenge - AG UE
Dec 31 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG 3E #1
Dec 31 Love to Craft Challenge - AG 3E #1
Dec 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG UE
Dec 31 Creative Ladybirds Creations - AG UE
Jan 06 613 Avenue Create - AG 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 10:9-11 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

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thinking of You

Today's card is another "all purpose" one that I made for a friend. I used We Are Memory Keepers Antique Doily die; Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly die; Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment stamp. The oval die used on the sentiment is from a "no name" cheapie set purchased on Amazon, made in China. The butterfly is adorned with half pearls, as well as three half pearls sprinkled on the bottom portion of the card.


Lots of glitter on the doily!


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Nov 21 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3
Nov 26 Crafting with an Attitude Challenge - AAG 3E #3
Nov 26 Cardmania Challenge - AG 5E #3
Nov 27 Creative Moments Challenge - AAG 3E #3
Nov 27 Creates and Makes Challenge - AG UE
Nov 27 Aud Sentiments Challenge - AG 5E #2
Nov 28 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #3
Nov 28 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG 3E #3
Nov 30 Love to Craft Challenge - AG 3E #3
Nov 30 Crafty Friends Challenge - Add a Sentiment 3E #3
Nov 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG UE
Dec 02 613 Avenue Create - AG 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 10:9-11 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

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Sunday, November 19, 2017

You're Simply Amazing!

I had some fun yesterday making a card that can be used for any occasion.  The paper was from my stash, and I think I got it at Hobby Lobby several months ago. The stamp is from Hobby Lobby (Printwork Collection, F4270); the dies are from Stampin' Up:  Botanical Builder Framelits and Stitched Circle dies. The outer circle die is from Spellbinders Scalloped Circles. Glitter was used to accent the flowers and leaves. A Viva liquid pearl accents the center of  the flower.



I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Nov 19 Pammie's Inky Pinky Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Nov 20 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #2
Nov 20 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #2
Nov 21 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Nov 26 Crafting with an Attitude Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Nov 26 Cardmania Challenge - AG 5E #2
Nov 27 Creative Moments Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Nov 27 Creates and Makes Challenge - AG UE
Nov 27 Aud Sentiments Challenge - AG 5E #1
Nov 28 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #2
Nov 28 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG 3E #2
Nov 30 Love to Craft Challenge - AG 3E #2
Nov 30 Crafty Friends Challenge - Add a Sentiment 3E #2
Nov 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG UE
Dec 02 613 Avenue Create - AG 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 10:9-11 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

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Good Morning, Crafters!

I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post, but Harvey has changed a lot of things here in Texas, and some priorities have come before posting on my blog.

My sweet friend asked me to make a 50th Anniversary card for her to give to her husband (such a sweet couple!).  I thought a lot about its construction; most cards I looked at for ideas were those that someone else would send to the couple, so it took a bit of contemplation to come up with this card.


The base over the gold layer is a Stampin' Up Happy Heart EF which was highlighted with gold ink; also used were Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and Vines of Passion dies. I found some lovely gold and white patterned paper in my stash that added some pizzaz!  :o)  The trim at the bottom of the card came on a roll that I found at Michael's.

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Nov 20 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #1
Nov 20 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Nov 21 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Nov 26 Crafting with an Attitude Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Nov 26 Cardmania Challenge - AG 5E #1
Nov 27 Creative Moments Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Nov 27 Aud Sentiments Challenge - AG 5E #2
Nov 27 Creates and Makes Challenge - AG UE
Nov 28 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #1
Nov 28 A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - AG 3E #1
Nov 30 Love to Craft Challenge - AG 3E #1
Nov 30 Crafty Friends Challenge - Add a Sentiment 3E #1
Nov 30 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG UE
Dec 02 613 Avenue Create - AG 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 10:9-11 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

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Friday, October 20, 2017

Money Can't Buy Happiness

I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted a card. Harvey (the hurricane) swept through our area and devastated the homes of so many; lives have been severely impacted, and we are still in the middle of rebuilding and working by the grace of God to come to a new normal.

My card-making friend and I have taken on a new hospital for children in our area and have committed to making up to 125 cards a month, plus prayer cards that will be hung on a tree in their chapel. Lots of work, and we decided to not have duplicate cards during the month. So, I need to get busy. There will be other card makers contributing from throughout the country, so the challenge is not ours alone. If you would like to contribute either birthday or general uplifting cards to the cause, please leave a message below.

So, I have made a card using a SU set called Sprinkles of Life and a Darice EF called Swirls Background. I used an unnamed cloud die to cut the top of the cupcake with a multicolored dotted paper to resemble sprinkles on the frosting. The text reads, "Money can't buy happiness... but it can buy cupcakes. And that's kind of the same thing." Wish I could have gotten the colors more vibrant, but this is the best my iPhone could do.


I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Oct 22 Crafting with an Attitude Challenge - AAG 3E #1
Oct 23 Tuesday Throwdown - Clean and Simple 1E
Oct 24 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Oct 24 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #1
Oct 24 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Oct 25 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Oct 30 Creative Moments Challenge - AG 3E #1
Oct 30 Creates and Makes Challenge - AG UE
Oct 31 Love to Craft Challenge - AG 3E #1
Oct 31 Mix It Up Challenge - AG 5E #1
Oct 31 Just Keep on Creating - AG UE
Oct 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - AG 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 10:9-11 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

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Pop-Up Birthday

Don't be surprised if you have not heard from many of us here in Texas lately. We've had some pretty intense challenges, but the outpouring of love from volunteers coming from near and far has been so wonderful. My home is fine, but so many around me are suffering. God will get us through this.

For a long time I have not posted, but have a card to share today; it was made with a Stampin' Up Pop-Up birthday die. I ran the die through three times, each with a different colored paper. Then I cut and assembled the diecuts to make a cake with candles. The inside of the card also pops out.




I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Sep 03 Creative Moments Challenge - AG 3E #1
Sep 05 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #1
Sep 05 Crafting by Designs - AG 3E #2
Sep 07 Crafty Friends Challenge - Birthdays 3E #1
Sep 07 Crafting with Dragonflies - Birthday Cake 1E
Sep 08 Jo's Scrap Shack - AG 3E #1
Sep 12 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #1
Sep 11 Crafty Creations - AG 2E #1
Sep 30 Love to Craft Challenge - AG 3E #1
Sep 30 Mix It Up Challenge - AG 5E #1
Sep 30 Just Keep on Creating - AG 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 10:9-11 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

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Christmas - When They Saw the Star...

Today's card was fun to make because there cannot ever be too much bling!  The farthest back layer of the card was made with sparkly star paper that I got from either Michael's or Hobby Lobby (can't remember which).  The next layer, dark blue, was die cut with a Tim Holtz (Sizzix) die - three different cut out designs were in the package, but the package does not have a title on it.  :(

The Wise Men were from a discontinued Stampin' Up stamp; it was stamped, then heat embossed with silver. Did you know you don't have to use Versa Mark ink to emboss?  You can use regular ink, then quickly (before it dries) sprinkle on your embossing powder, then heat emboss.  That's what I did today because I couldn't find my Versa Mark ink.

The star was die cut out of the blue paper so that the silvery paper showed through, then another star was die cut (Stampin' Up Starlight Thinlit Dies) and pop dotted on top of it to add a little dimension.

The sentiment is from Matthew 2:1-12.





I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Aug 18 Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - AG 3E #2
Aug 18 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE
Aug 20 The Holly and the Ivy Challenge - Christmas 3E #1
Aug 21 Through the Craft Room Door - AAG 2E #1
Aug 22 The Merry Christmas Challenge - Sparkle UE
Aug 25 Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas Animals 3E #1
Aug 27 Crafting with an Attitude - AG 3E #2
Aug 28 Dies R Us Challenge - AG 3E #1
Aug 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Aug 31 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Aug 31 Love to Craft Challenge Blog - AG 3E #2
Aug 31 Mix It Up Challenge - AG 5E #2
Aug 31 Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE
Sep 02 Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Christmas 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 10:9-11 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

Numbers 6:24-26  May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  NLT

2 Corinthians 5:15-20
15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.

16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  NLT