Thursday, May 30, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Challenge

I just love playing along at the Christian challenge blogs - Scrapping Everyday Miracles, Word Art Wednesday and Twist of Faith Cards because I love what they stand for, the messages they bring, and designing with scripture and other sweet sentiments.   I specifically created this card based on the card sketch for the May Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.  The card sketch is simple and sweet, and I really enjoyed creating my card for their challenge.  Not to mention, I absolutely LOVE their sponsor, Blue Moon Scrapbooking and would be SO thrilled to win their prize.   You can read more about this awesome challenge by clicking on the link below:
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - Challenge #20 - May Sketch Inspiration - Use Circles - I used this Verve stamp for my sentiment because it reminds us that God's grace is ALWAYS sufficient (as He has told us in 2 Corinthians 12:9).

I'm also sharing this card in a couple of other Christian challenges this week.  I just LOVE playing along, and although I'm new at this - I'm enjoying it so much, and all the people I've met have been SO sweet.
Twist of Faith Cards Challenge Blog - Challenge #39 - Clean and Simple
Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog - Challenge #82 - Anything Goes Sponsored by Pink Persimmon Stamps - Use an Uplifting or Encouraging Quote or Scripture

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations

There's a really cute color combination challenge at Cupcake Inspirations and thought I would make something to try to play in this challenge.  They are sponsored by Downtown Tape (which I LOVE) and I have just been getting into using washi tapes as you can see on this project.
It's just a glass dish that I put some chocolates inside of, and covered with a doily.  Then, to bring in the colors of this challenge, I added some washi tapes and a flower that I got at my Michael's Store.  I like these flowers because they look kinda like Prima flowers, but they are much cheaper.  This other picture kinda shows the candy in the dish.
I still don't have many people ever stop by my blog, but if anyone wants to play along in this challenge, I'm sure they would love to have you join the fun.  Here is the link.
I hope to get some comments, and if you want to follow me I will follow you back.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Behold, All Things Have Become New

I saw a challenge posted this week at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, and knew right away that I just HAD to play along.  I love using scriptures on my cards.  I'm very new at entering challenges, but really wanted to give this one a try.  I will explain below my story about the card.  I know I'm not the world's most talented card maker, but I sure do enjoy trying.

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Challenges - Challenges #28 - Behold, All Things Have Become New.  The items I used that are older than one year are my stamps used on this card.  The sentiment scripture stamp is from Verve, and I've had it for quite a while.  I used it because my son's pre-school teacher is new this year, and shared with me that sometimes she feels like giving up, but I try to encourage her that she can't give up because God is working through her efforts in the lives of these children.  The part that is something NEW for me is pre-school.  It's my son's first year in pre-school, and it's been a real time of transition, but I know that God is working in his life at this time to help him become all that God has planned for his life.  This was a really fun challenge for me.  I embrace this new chapter in his life.
Mark's Finest Papers Sketch With a Twist - I followed the sweet little sketch for this challenge, and followed the twist because it's for my son's teacher, and my son said to me, "Mom, NO ribbons or buttons, cuz that's for girls".  LOL - I also wanted to mention that I used a Mark's Finest Papers stamp set on this card (for the apples and the 2+2=4 stamp).  They have such cute stamps!

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Challenge #78 - Anything Goes With Scripture
I  hope that his teacher, Miss Ayers, will enjoy this card made especially for her to encourage her to never give up.

Basic Grey Mix & Match

I have a lot of  Basic Grey papers, so I thought I would enter the challenge over at Basic Grey Challenges and mix and match some of the sweet papers I have.  I'm just getting started with blogging and posting cards, and I'm really trying to fit in.  There are so many talented people out there, but I enjoy creating.  So, here I go again.


Basic Grey Challenges - Challenge #93 - Mix & Match - I mixed and matched up three various Basic Grey patterned papers, some Basic Grey Laser Die-Cut borders, and some Basic Grey Infuse Sugar Alphabets for the words.
Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations - Monochromatic Colors - Obviously PINK
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge Blog - Challenge #11 - Mother's Day Theme
Pile It On - Challenge #18 - For A Mother
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Challenge #38 - For Mother's Day

Word Art Wednesday  - Challenge #78 - Anything Goes

My Craft Spot By Kimberly - Challenge #96 - For  Mom

Those flowers I used are from Michaels, but they look a little bit like the expensive Prima flowers.  That always makes me happy when I find a good deal.  If you leave a comment, I would be really pleased.  I haven't figured out yet how to add the "followers" button, but I will keep working on that.