Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wishing you Beautiful Winter Moments

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Today is the last day of the month and I am here to show 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!   

Sadly--this is the last post for this blog group as we are disbanding as of the first of the year.  Kelly was the founder of this wonderful group and is our hostess for this final month.  This is the wonderful challenge she presented to us:

Psalm 113:2 (KJV) "Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore." During this celebratory time of year, we rejoice at the miracle of the birth of the son of God! One of my very favorite Christmas songs is Holy Night, heads bowed before the Redeemer. The literal translation of the first verse is:

Midnight, Christians, it is the solemn hour,
When God as man descended unto us
To erase the stain of original sin
And to end the wrath of His Father.
The entire world thrills with hope
On this night that gives it a Savior.

With that, I ask you to create a card based on the blessing we receive from knowing how much was given for us! May we all be aware of the beautiful blessings we have and bestow to others.

For your December card, create a card of your choice in color and design with the theme: Sprinkle an abundance of Blessings!

I inked up Northwoods stamp that I purchased at a stamp show in Madison last month.  I love the detail in these stamps and the images are amazing.  Many of the winter images are just stunning and I really do not do them justice at all.  The display boards that showcase these stamps are incredible and the cards are masterpieces.


I used glossy white for the background and embossed it with a snowflake folder.  I added some white gel pen to some of the snowy areas and then went over parts with Stickles glitter.  I took a picture of the card on the display board and it seemed like the entire card was covered in glitter.  I did not do that, but I do think it is quite shimmery.

Here is another angle and you might be able to see more of the shiny snow:

 

Here is the sentiment on the inside of the card.


 
I am blessed to live in Wisconsin where I can look out of my window and see a scene similar to this every winter.  I do not have a bridge or river, but when we take a hike in the woods or strap on the snowshoes and head to the state park, we do see landscapes that are stunning.  The best time to go snowshoeing is the morning after a snow to see all of the shimmer.  If the sun is shining, that is a bonus!  I am also blessed with good health to enjoy the outdoors--winter scenes like this and along with activities in the other three seasons.  Hikes, walks, biking, snowshoeing, gardening, and other outdoor activities are wonderful in Wisconsin! 
 
Image/Sentiment—Northwoods Rubber Stamps Scroll with Scene and Wishing You Beautiful Winter Moments/Amuse Peace on Earth (stamped in the scroll)
CardstockGina K White; Stampin' Up Glossy White, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky; My Mind's Eye Be Merry Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Cherry Cobbler; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon; Stickles Frosted Lace; White Gel Pen; Quickutz Snowflakes;  

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you do check out the other cards for our December and final challenge from the wonderful ladies in the Crafters of Faith group! The blog list is on the left side--please check them out!



New Beginnings ~ Happy New Year

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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 #70-New Beginnings ~ Anything Goes.  Use your favorite image and/or sentiment to make a card that showcases New Beginnings.  Use any stamp from any company--your choice!

We do not have a sponsor for our challenge this week. So--I inked up the only New Year stamp that I think I have--a newer Stampin' Up one.  I also got out my embossing gun and used gold embossing powder for a shiny look on the Early Espresso Cardstock. 
 
 

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up New Year
 
Cardstock—Stampin' Up Brushed Gold and Early Espresso; Pebbles Just Married Stripes Patterned Paper

Ink--Versamark

Accessories—Nestabilities Labels 11; Brushed Gold Round Brads; Gold Cord; Gold Glitter Button with Gold Cord; SU Gold Embossing Powder

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.



Saturday, December 28, 2013

Up to Snow Good


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.  Jeanette decided on the theme for this month
and here is the challenge or non-challenge for the group:  

This month is a FREE FOR ALL. Feel free to post if you want to. Feel free NOT to post if you need a break. If you do post, post whatever you want. How's that for easy???
 

I inked up a cute Penny Black stamp that I just love!  I colored the image to match the Stampin' Up designer paper I planned to use.  I added a sentiment inside just perfect for the smirk on the face of this snowperson--not sure if it is a man or a woman.  But--knowing Jeanette--she will say it fits me!



Here is the inside of my card: 

 
Image/Sentiment—Penny Black--Snowy/Sentiment Whipper Snapper-Up to Snow Good

Cardstock—Stampin' Up Pool Party, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate, Winter Frost DSP; Gina K White;

Ink—SU Island Indigo; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—SU Island Indigo 1/4" Stitched Satin Ribbon; White Glitter Round Brads; Copic Markers; Frames 3 Nesting

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Remember--this is a free for all--some may post and others may not.  Thanks for joining us this month!




Thursday, December 26, 2013

Summer Warmth in Winter!

Happy Day after Christmas! 
 

This is my card for our every other month swap for an awesome group of ladies on SCS--the SOTC--Sisters of the Traveling Cards!  Kelly is our hostess for November/December--she posted the following for us to follow:

Since November/December is a very cold winter months for most of you, I thought we'd create some cards to bring some warmth your way! While the rest of the world is buried in snow, let's create some cards with a seashore/ocean theme ~ dip your toes into the ocean, sit on the shore and watch the waves gentle crash to shore, listen to the seagulls flying overhead or watch the sunset over a lovely ocean of blue ... where ever your heart feels happiest at the shore, create it! *Blessings*!

Kelly is right--we are covered in snow in Wisconsin.  We got around 8 inches on Sunday and more yesterday.  So--playing with sunny and bright ink, paper and summertime stamps was fun!

I knew the paper that I wanted to use and looked at a few stamp sets to see which ones fit the challenge.  I inked up a newer Stampin' Up sets and I think the card turned out cute.  I hope Kelly and the other SOTC gals like my card!


Here is the inside of my card:



Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Moving Forward

Cardstock—Gina K White; SU Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy; Kaisercraft Off Shore Tide/Swell/White Cap Patterned Paper


Ink—SU Bermuda Bay


Accessories—Pumpkin Pie Brad; Sizzix Chevrons Embossing Folder' Basic Grey Buttons with Navy Floss





Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Silent Night ~ Holy Night

I am here to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas Eve.  I hope for you a Silent Night ~ Holy Night.
 

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 #69--Your Favorite.  Use your favorite image and/or sentiment to make any card that showcases your talent.  Or, use a favorite technique or a favorite item on your card or a favorite theme.  I am going with the last one................. Christmas and Snow!  Both are in full force in Wisconsin this week--so I hope you like my favorites!
 
Our sponsor this week is Milk Coffee
 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MilkCoffee
 
There were some cute images for us to chose from for the challenge.   I went with Snowflake as we had a big snowstorm over the weekend and we are still digging out.  Isn't she a cute little girl, playing in the huge snowflakes.  Yes--we will have a White Christmas!  Thank you Milk Coffee for the digis to work with this week! 

 
This is the inside of my card:
 

Those words are very special on this day ~~ Spend Time Together..........
Silent Night......Holy Night

Image/Sentiment—Milk coffee Snowflake Digital Stamp/Our Daily Bread Cardinal Ornament Sentiment
 
Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey, Brushed Gold; Little Yellow Bicycle 25 Days/Peppermint Snowflake on White

Accessories—Copic Markers; Gold Metallic Cord; SU Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and Rhinestones

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.



Friday, December 20, 2013

Save Santa a Trip....Be Naughty

 
This card is for the monthly swap that Pam hosts on SCS.  Each month we make 10 cards and include a matching envelope.  They can be any theme for any month.  All of the swappers are wonderful and I have received some awesome cards since I joined earlier this year.
 
Here is the inside of my card: 



 
Image/Sentiment—Crackerbox Palace Santa

Cardstock—Gina K Ivory; Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Riding Hood Red; Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Bravo Burgundy and Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--Copic Markers; Circle Punches; Gold Brads; SU Bravo Burgundy 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon 





Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snow Friends!

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I am back with another {PIN}Spirational Challenges


December 17-24
 
Here's the photo to inspire us:

 

Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique
 
 
There were some wonderful images that we could pick from.  There were some sweet images for us to be able to showcase the buttons from the picture.  I think I did OK with it!  Thanks so much The Stamping Boutique


Here is the inside of my card.
 
 

Image/Sentiment—The Stamping Boutique Snow Friends Digital Image and sentiment

Cardstock—Gina K White, Kraft, Dark Chocolate; Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red; Imaginisce Polar Expressions Patterned Paper

Accessories—Copic Markers; SU Espresso Bakers Twine, Tag Punch, Candy Cane Embossing Folder; Various Buttons;

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.



Nativity Bears


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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 #68--Nativity.  Use your favorite image and/or sentiment to make a card that showcases the nativity and the birth of our King.
 
Our sponsor this week is Melonheadz
 
http://melonheadzillustrating.blogspot.com/
 
There were some wonderful images for us to chose from for the challenge.  I chose a colored image as I think the colors are so vivid and it also makes the card creation this time of the year so much easier!  Thank You Melonheadz for the sweet digis to work with this week! 
 
 
This is the inside of my card with another Our Daily Bread sentiment.
 
 

Image/Sentiment—Melonheadz Nativity Bears and Baby Colored Digital Stamps/Our Daily Bread Joy to the World Sentiments
 
Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate; Studio Calico Magical-Christmas Eve Patterned Paper

Accessories—SU Basic Gray Striped Satin Ribbon;

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, December 15, 2013

Dueling Darlings ~ A Christmas Story


It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. Our hostesses for December are Kelly for the Divas and Jeanette for the Dazzlers.  These wonderful ladies are the founders of our group-and no, that does not mean they are very old.............. 
Kelly and Jeanette challenged us this month to make a Christmas card with our choice of two wonderful images and a matching sentiment.  I really liked all of the papers and embellishments that Kelly sent--they were all of a "country" type theme.  I used to decorate "Country"--in the 70's and 80's when it was popular! 



Here is the inside of my card.  



I really love the papers in this card and wanted to use as much of it as I could.  Kelly also had a glittery silver paper in our kit--and I really wanted to use that.  But--I am saving that for another card to be posted later this month.

Thanks to Jeanette and Kelly for a wonderful challenge this month--and for an awesome group of ladies to work/play with each month.  It is a blast to send as well as receive the kits each month and then to check out the blogs to see what everyone creates with the same items.

Edited on Monday--I guess I should have looked closer at the image when I put it on the card to make sure it was straight............................

Image/SentimentInky Antics Angel Gabriel and Starlight Sentiment

PaperGina K White; Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Cranberry Crisp; Carta Bella Winter Fun Designer Papers

InkMemento Tuxedo Black

Accessories--SU Cranberry Crisp Stitched Ribbon over gold ribbon; Blue Brads; White and Silver Stars with dewdrops on top; Frost Glitter button with Blue Bakers Twine; Fancy Labels Dies

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month. All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog. I am sure you will enjoy all of the Christmas Cards that have been created this month!



Thursday, December 12, 2013

Unidentified Image Reveal


This is the card for the 10th round an Unidentified Image swap on SCS.  It is a group of ladies who are a part of a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same image, sent to us by the hostess.  The unidentified part is that we are to not discuss the image at all until the day they are to be posted--that was Tuesday!   The images for this round were provided Terry.    She will swap the cards and include the next image that Kate, our next hostess, provides in our return envie.  And then we get to do it all again!!!! 

The image the Terry used is too cute--I love Penny Black Stamps.  I host 3 or 4 swaps that use these images each year--the current one is for fancy folds!

 
Here is the inside of my card:


 If you check some of the other blogs listed on my sidebars, you may find some other swappers who have posted their creations in the past day or so.

Image/Sentiment:  Penny Black-Ladybug 'n Hedgehog
 
Cardstock/DSP:  Gina K White, Fresh Asparagus; Stampin' Up Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie; Heidi Grace Designs Heidi's Flowers Flocked Patterned P
aper
 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Baby's Breath Embossing Folder; Lady Bug Brads; Copic Markers; SU Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Window Frames Framelits




Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Traditional Christmas

 
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 #67--Traditional Christmas.  Use your favorite image and/or sentiment to make a  wonderful Christmas card that showcases the Christmas Spirit.
 
Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish
 
http://robynsfetish.com/
 
There were some cute images and sentiments for us to chose from for the challenge.  Thank You Robyn's Fetish for the digis to work with this week! 
 
 
 
 
This is the inside of my card:
 
 
 
Image/Sentiment—Robyn's Fetish Twas the Night Digital Stamp/Our Daily Bread Cardinal Ornament Sentiment
 
Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green; Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Village

Accessories—SU Oval Punch; Santa Hat Brad; Copic Markers;

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.