Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Crafters of Faith ~ Show me Water!


Today is the last day of the month and I am here to welcome you to my Crafters of Faith card! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of Christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together!  

Kelly is our hostess for this month--and she gave us a wonderful challenge:

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." ~ John 7:38

Hi Faith sisters! This month’s Crafter’s of Faith challenge theme is inspired this verse and your theme is: Water ! It’s summer and many of us are enjoying the splendors of the outdoors – boating, swimming, walking along the lakes and rivers. Summer rains, as heavy and burdening as they can sometimes be, bring us new growth all around ~ trees, green grass and gorgeous flowers blooming. Even spiritually, many people accept Jesus into their hearts and become baptized in water and have beach baptisms. Water is a beautiful, healing, essential! This month, I want you to use WATER as your theme on your cards: Be as creative as you like - think boats, oceans, the beach, tilted watering cans, bird baths, falling rain, etc. ! Let water be the focus of your card and extra brownie points for using the color BLUE !! Blessings!


I used one of my cute Whipper Snapper stamps and even though there is no water in the image--you do know that water is close by!  I think this card is a great summer card--so bright and colorful!

I also thought this would be a perfect Retirement card--so that is the inside sentiment:

 

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Inner tube Chicken/Sentiment-DRS Designs 
CardstockGina K Ivory; Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Island Indigo; Kaisercraft Off Shore White Cap/Swell Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Night of Navy

Accessories—Nesties Ovals and Ovals Bog Scallops; Orange Brads; Beach Ball Brad; SU Island Indigo Stitched Ruffled Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you do check out the other July creations  showcasing water from the wonderful ladies in the Crafters of Faith group! The blog list is on the left side--please check out all of the cards.



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summertime and the Livin' is Easy!

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I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges card.

 

July 30 to August 5
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:

 

Our sponsor this week is Stamping Dragon

 
Stamping Dragon provided us with some great images for this challenge.  There were some great beach scenes that I would love to experience in real life!  THANK YOU Stamping Dragon.
 
 
And here is the inside of my card:
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Stamping Dragon Beach Scene Digital Stamp; Gina K-You are my Sunshine Sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight; Pebbles Water Fun Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Bermuda Bay

Accessories—Copic Markers; Punches; Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon; Yellow Brads; Umbrella Brad on the inside

I hope you will play along this week with the {PIN}Spirational Challenge, too! Be sure to go to the challenge blog and add your creations for the challenge this week! You can also check out the rest of the DT Creations with the links on the left sidebar.



Twist of Faith Challenge ~ Children

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I am back to share this weeks card for the Twist of Faith Card Challenges!  Please stop by and check out the Twist of Faith Card Challenge Blog where we invite you to share your uplifting, healing, inspirational and scriptural card creations. 
 
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This week our Challenge is #48--Children!   Use an image to make a great  card for a child and share an appropriate scripture or inspirational sentiment.

Our sponsor this week is Milk Coffee!
 


I think this soccer boy is too cute.  I love his big smile and this card can be used for any young guy who just made the team--Way to Go!  Thank You Milk Coffee for the cute image to work with this week!
 



 

Here is the inside of my card:

 


 

Image/Sentiment—Milk Coffee Soccer Boy Digital Image/Stampin' Up Really Retro Sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Whisper White; Garden Green; Bella Blvd. Making the Team-Soccer 

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; Black/White Ribbon; Punches; Soccer Ball Brad

I hope you will play along this week with the Twist of Faith Card Challenge too! Be sure to go to the challenge blog and add your creations for the challenge this week! You can also check out the rest of the DT Creations with the links on the left sidebar.



Sunday, July 28, 2013

Calendar Girls ~ Cute and Cuddly


It is the 28th of the month, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers.  Linda
is our hostess this month and this is what she wrote for us to follow:  

I would like it to be "Cute and Cuddly". The cuddly being a huggable moose, or a raccoon, or a bear, etc. I really enjoy the Riley stamps and Penny Black hedgehogs, but I'm asking you to pick your favorite furry creature stamp and make a card with any sentiment. I happen to be a hoarder of cute stamps, maybe because my kids share in my stamping addiction. It's always fun to see those little critters come to life on a card.

Can't wait to see what you come up with--Linda!

 

I used two of my favorite Penny Black stamps for this challenge.  I think this chubby little guy sure counts as cute and cuddly--and the inside sentiment says it all:



Image/Sentiment—Penny Black Frolic/Sentiment Dance, Sing, Love

Cardstock—PTI Berry Sorbet; Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi; Pebbles Love You More-Finley/Emily Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; Nesties Labels 15; Tri-colored Bakers Twine; Yellow Button; Pink Round Brads; SU Eyelet Impression Plate

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit.   I am sure you will enjoy all the cards showing cute and Cuddly! All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us this month!



Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Earth Laughs in Flowers


There is my third card for Laura Jean's PTI--Papertrey Ink swap on SCS.  There were three categories and took one spot in each one.  This final card is a summer card.

This set is one of my favorite PTI sets to ink up for a summer theme--I love all of the gardening sentiments and images!  I think I received this stamp set as a gift from a secret sister on SCS years ago--along with a couple of packs of their awesome cardstock. I guess she knew I loved to garden!

Image/Sentiment—Papertrey Ink Green Thumb

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Petals and Paisley Design Series Paper; Gina K White; 

Ink—Stampin' Up Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery

Accessories—Blue Prima Flower with Yellow brad in the center;  Blue Grosgrain Ribbon
 



Friday, July 26, 2013

Ecclesiates Chapter 3, Verse 1



This is the second card I am posting for Laura Jean's PTI--Papertrey Ink swap on SCS.  There were three categories and took one spot in each one.  This is for the general theme.  I think this is the first time that stamp set got inked up and I really like it-so it will not be the last!

The Island Indigo stitched ribbon is layered over the Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon--I really like that look!

Image/Sentiment—Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blessings

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Island Indigo, Early Espresso; Heidi Grace Designs Mini Floral/Mini Décor Stripe Patterned Paper; Gina K White; 

Ink—Stampin' Up Island Indigo

Accessories—White flower Brad and Bronze Dragonfly Brad; SU Island Indigo 1/4" Stitched and SU Early Espresso 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
 



Thursday, July 25, 2013

PTI Four of a Kind


Laura Jean is hosting a PTI--Papertrey Ink swap on SCS.  There were three categories and took one spot in each one.  This is for the square card and I got one of the greatest compliments I could........  Rebecca saw this card and said is so pretty and she thought it was the best card I have ever made.  WOW!

I think this is one of my favorite PTI sets--and one of the reasons is that is was a free set I got at CHA in Chicago a few years ago when I spent over a certain amount--I think it was $100.  If you love PTI stamps and/or cardstock, you know to get to that amount is not hard to do--especially when you see everything within your own eyes in person!

Image/Sentiment—Papertrey Ink Four of a Kind

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper; Gina K White; 

Ink—Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Old Olive

Accessories—Yellow and Green Brads; Yellow Satin Ribbon; Photo Corner Punch




Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Twist of Faith Coffee Grandma!


Happy Tuesday!  I am here to share this weeks card for the Twist of Faith Card Challenges!  Please stop by and check out the Twist of Faith Card Challenge Blog where we invite you to share your uplifting, healing, inspirational and scriptural card creations. 
 
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So-this week is Challenge is #47--Borders and Fancy Edges!   We were to use an image to make a great card with some special borders or edges.  We also were to share an appropriate scripture or inspirational sentiment.

Our sponsor this week is Digi Darla
 


I used an image that just put a smile on my face.  I love the look of Coffee Grandma.  Thank You Digi Darla
 
 
Here is the inside of my card with the inspirational sentiment from Our Daily Bread.  I think Grandma does look like she is ready to celebrate!
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Digi Darla Coffee Grandma Digital Image and Our Daily Bread-Time Sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Old Olive, So Saffron, Rose Red, Junior Varsity Designer Series Paper;

Ink—SU Rose Red

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Scallop Edge Punch

I hope you will play along this week with the Twist of Faith Card Challenge too! Be sure to go to the challenge blog and add your creations for the challenge this week! You can also check out the rest of the DT Creations with the links on the left sidebar.



Monday, July 22, 2013

Christmas Peace


This is the second swap card that I made for Nichole's Christmas in July Swap on SCS.  I really like the old fashioned colors--vintage--for Christmas Cards!  And--if you visit my blog often, you also know that I love Paper Inspirations stamps!

Image/Sentiment—Paper Inspirations Christmas Peace

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke; Gina K White;  Carta Bella Christmas Day Stripe/Ornaments Patterned Paper

Ink—Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy

Accessories—Artichoke Brads; Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Christmas Wishes in July


This is one of the two cards that I made for Nichole's Christmas in July Swap.  I love making Christmas cards and making them when it is 90 some degrees outside, is great!

Image/Sentiment—Hero Arts Come True

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso; Gina K White; My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly Jingle Bells/Holiday Plaid Patterned Paper

Ink—Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler

Accessories—Christmas Brad; Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon




Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Mystery is Solved!


This card is for a Mystery Swap on SCS. A group of us are doing a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same mystery image, sent to us by the hostess. This swap was created by Forest Ranger—Jeanette and we are now in our second cycle.   I am the hostess this month and I chose this cute Unity image.   April is the next hostess and I have the images for the next round.  I will swap out the cards later this week and send April's image along with the swapped cards.  Then everyone gets to do it all over again!   

I have loved seeing how everyone has used the same image and how all of the cards are so different.  If you want to see all of the cards that were created, you can check out my gallery in SCS later this week as I will have an album uploaded with all of the mystery image cards.  Here is a link to my gallery on SCS--click here--and it will be called Unity Books a' Flutter Mystery swap.

Here is the inside of my card:

 



Image/Sentiment—Unity Books a' Flutter

Cardstock— Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze; Recollections Alphabet patterned paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black and VersaMagic Jumbo Java


Accessories—
Copic Markers; 3/16 Chocolate Chip Brads; 5/8' Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon; Oval Nestabilities




Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sing in the Rain


This card is for the monthly swap that Pam hosts on SCS. Each month we make 10 swap cards and they can be any theme. All of the swappers are wonderful and I have gotten some awesome cards back since I joined earlier this year.

This month, I made a card that can be friendship card or an encouragement card or a just because card!

Image/Sentiment—Rubbernecker Sing in the Rain

Cardstock—Gina K White, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango, Sweet Corn; SEI Vanilla Sunshine Sunny Showers Patterned Paper


InkSU Crushed Curry


Accessories—Gold Grosgrain Ribbon; Yellow Pearls




Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Robot Birthday Balloon

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I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges card.

 

July 16 - 21
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:


Our sponsor this week is Birdie Brown
 

 
Birdie Brown provided us with some great images for this challenge.  I am sure that there are some boys in my family that will love getting this card for their birthday!  THANK YOU Birdie Brown
 

 
 
Image/Sentiment—Birdie Brown Robot Balloon Digital Stamp; Stampin' Up Warmest Regards

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, Marina Mist; Scenic Route Appleton/4th Street Patterned Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; Airmail Bakers Twine

I hope you will play along this week with the {PIN}Spirational Challenge, too! Be sure to go to the challenge blog and add your creations for the challenge this week! You can also check out the rest of the DT Creations with the links on the left sidebar.



Sunflower Gate Fold

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I am back to share this weeks card for the Twist of Faith Card Challenges!  Please stop by and check out the Twist of Faith Card Challenge Blog where we invite you to share your uplifting, healing, inspirational and scriptural card creations. 
 
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So-this week is Challenge is #46--Gate Fold Cards!   Use an image to make a great gate card and share an appropriate scripture or inspirational sentiment.

Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish
 

I used a great sunflower image.  I love sunflowers and we have a few varieties growing in our gardens.  I think the image makes a perfect gate fold card!  Thank You Robyn's Fetish

 
 
Here is the inside of my card with the inspirational sentiment:
 

 

Image/Sentiment—Robyn's Fetish Sunflower 2 Digital Image and Our Daily Bread All Occasions Sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up More Mustard, Cajun Craze Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper;

Ink—SU More Mustard

Accessories—Copic Markers; Mustard Brads; Corner Rounder

I hope you will play along this week with the Twist of Faith Card Challenge too! Be sure to go to the challenge blog and add your creations for the challenge this week! You can also check out the rest of the DT Creations with the links on the left sidebar.