Monday, September 15, 2014

Love Each Other

I'm back after a long, unintended hiatus from card making.  Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of your hobbies?  This card was inspired from a sermon I heard at my church recently.  The sermon was based on Romans 12:18 which is about being a peace with everyone as much as possible.  The pastor mentioned that it is not always possible to agree with everyone on everything but to treat everyone with love and respect as Christ would.  It is particularly important that believers try to be at peace with others in the body of Christ, even if it means agreeing to disagree. I don't have a stamp with Romans 12:18 so I used my stamp with John 15:12.  I think this verse correlates to the sermon well.

To make this card an autumn feel, I used rich earthy colors and leaves.  It was fun to pull out my old Cuttlebug leaf dies.  I used a little bit of gold Smooch paint to add a little shimmer to the leaves.  The sketch is from the Viva la Verve February 2012 challenge.  Even though I missed the challenge by a couple of months I still like the sketches.

Stamps:  John 15:12 from Scripture Collection 6 - ODBD
Paper:  VV, Confetti Cream, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, DP - SU
Ink:  Rich Cocoa - Memento
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Dies, Smooch paint, Brads

Friday, June 6, 2014

Birthday Ballerina

My niece, Little Munchkin, has turned 4!  This is the card I made for her as Little Munchkin loves to go to her ballet class every week and loves cupcakes even more.  I used some of the same DP that I used on her big sister Sweepie's card.  The color choices were driven by the DP and the sketch is just a whim.  I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color Millie Mouse.

Stamps:  Ballet Millie - My Favorite Things, Express Yourself - SU
Paper:  WW, Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, DP - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Markers, Nestabililties, Buttons, Twine, Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Piercing Tool

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Superstar Graduate

Another close friend of mine graduated last month with her Master's degree.  I am very proud of her and all the hard work she has put in to finishing her program.

I chose the colors for this card from the DP and the sketch is a mixture if different cards I've seen on Pinterest and Splitcoast Stampers.  The flower embellishments are actually beads that I found at Wal-mart some years ago.  I did some paper piercing on the corners of the mat for the main image and used an embossing folder on the 3 strips of Elegant Eggplant.

Stamps:  Starstruck - Verve
Paper:  WW, Tangerine Tango, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Embossing Folder, Flower and bead embellishments, piercing tool

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Doctor's Orders

I got out a stamp from my House Mouse collection for this card.  One of the members of my Bible study injured his shoulder.  This image is a humorous message for him to take it easy while he is recovering.

I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the image.  I love how quickly I can color with and how easy it is to blend with alcohol markers.  My poor Prisma Pencils are collecting dust but I do have some coloring projects planned for them.

Stamps:  Doctor's Orders - House Mouse, In My Thoughts, Hardwood - SU
Paper:  WW, Wisteria Wonder, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Markers, Buttons

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Three Cheers for You

A friend of mine just finished grad school and this is card I made for her in celebration of her hard work.  I used beverage stamps and a sentiment from the new to me SU set Happy Hour.  I used Seize the Birthday Sketch #13 that I found on Pinterest.  The colors I chose myself from what have in my scrap folders.  This was a fun card to make using scraps from my horde of DP.

Stamps:  Happy Hour - SU
Paper:  VV, Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Regal Rose, DP - SU
Ink:  Old Olive, Regal Rose, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Dies, Stick on Gems, Border Punch, SU Markers