Sunday, December 18, 2011
I made a card for my little niece Sweepie and have one for her little sister, Little Munchkin, in process. I had a lot of fun with this card as I got out my colored pencils, Goo-Gone and blending stumps. I'm a bit out of practice with my coloring technique. I also finally set up my Cricut and used my new Paper Lace cartridge. I love this cartridge as there are so many fun shapes and designs, even ones that are doily-like as the one on this card. It is hard to tell in this photo but I used Stickles to accent the ear and hand muffs. I ran DP through the Cuttlebug and then lightly sanded it to bring out the white core.
Stamps: Elisabeth Bell
Paper: WW, Pixie Pink, Green Galore, DP
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Colored Pencils, Goo-Gone, Blending Stump, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Punch, SU Snowflake Punch, Cricut, Sanding Block, Stickles, Buttons, Stick on Gems
Friday, December 16, 2011
I did it! I made a little over 100 Christmas cards and mailed them out to family and friends. I usually don't like to make the same exact design of a card more than twice but this project was not as tedious as I thought it would be. I did do 3 different variations of the card using different Nestabilities shapes.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I'm finishing up my Christmas cards and I took a little break to participate in the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge 252. This week's Featured Stamper is Studbo and her gallery is amazing! I see myself CASing many of her cards.
This card has my typical winter theme of blue, white and silver. Giving you a hint of the colors that I used in my Christmas card this year. After I mail out my Christmas cards I will be posting pics.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs - SU, Starstruck, Grateful Elegance - Verve
Paper: WW, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Not Quite Navy Classic & Craft, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Cuttlebug Folder, Clear EP, Stickles, Corner Rounder, Dew Drops, Ribbon
Saturday, November 12, 2011
As I am waiting for my SU order with my Christmas card supplies to arrive, I'm making cards for various occasions to have on hand. This one I specifically made for one of my best friends who's birthday is later in the month. The sketch for this card is from the SCS Clean & Simple 143 Challenge. The idea for the punched out and popped up butterfly is from the SCS Ways to Use It 348 Challenge. This card also fits with the Flutterby Wednesday 179 Challenge.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Flight of the Butterfly - SU
Paper: VV, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Psalm 124:8 is one of the Bible verses I turn to when I face trials or discouragements. It reminds me that God is the Creator and He is always available to help me. Since God created the heavens and the earth, my problems are very small tasks for Him. I was reminded of this in my weekly Waterlilyz table recently as we read Genesis 1. The verse that spoke to me most and a few other ladies was Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." I'm so amazed that God, the Creator of heaven and earth, loves us so much that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross and be resurrected to redeem us from sin and death. Because of God's great love, He wants to be invited into every aspect of our lives and wants us to know that we are never alone as He is always with us!
This card was made using the sketch from ODBDSLC83 Sketch Challenge and the colors are from Color Throwdown 166. I don't have Baja Breeze ink or paper at the moment so I substituted with my stash of Soft Sky. I distressed the edges of the DP and sponged it with Crumb Cake ink. The flower is made using SU's Triple Treat Flower, Vanilla Hodge Podge Hardware, and punches. The bow came out quite puffy so when it comes time to mail this card off to someone I'm going to have to use a larger padded envelope and extra postage.
Stamps: Psalm 124:8 from Scripture Collection 3 - ODBD, Triple Treat Flower - SU
Paper: Crumb Cake, VV, Soft Sky, Old Olive, DP
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Distressing Tool, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Flower Punches, Hodge Podge Hardware, Brads, Ribbon
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
This is another card using SCS Sketch Challenge 357. This time I used the color combo from SCS Color Challenge 347. I need to make some masculine birthday cards and I loved the easiness of the sketch so I used an owl instead of a butterfly.
Stamps: Punch Bunch, Warmest Regards - SU
Paper: WW, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, DP
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard
Accessories: Nestabilities, Owl Punch, Dew Drops, Stick on Pearls
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The title is quite a mouthful! I'm running out of creative titles for each card I post. This card is a Stampin' Up Only (SUO) which I haven't done in a long time. I gave up my demoship in my second semester of nursing school because I had to focus on my studies. I have rejoined again particularly to take advantage of the free Big Shot offer and to get a discount on supplies for my Cards of Encouragement ministry that the Lord is leading me in. If you would like to help support me in this ministry and need quality paper crafting supplies, please visit my SU website at www.elizabeth_challenor.stampinup.net to make a purchase.
This card uses the colors from SCS Color Challenge 346 and SCS Sketch Challenge 357. I love this sketch because the butterfly is one of the required elements!
Stamps: Fabulous Phrases - SU
Paper: WW, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosilit, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Rhinestone Gems
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
It feels like I have sent out a few too many sympathy cards over the past week. This one is for a friend who had a close family member die very unexpectantly. The sketch is from last weeks SCS Sketch Challenge 355. The colors I pulled from the DP.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Beautiful Borders - SU
Paper: Mellow Moss, VV, DP
Ink: Mellow Moss Craft, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Clear EP, Heat Tool, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Mulberry Paper Flower
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This card is made for some friends who recently lost a loved one. The sketch is for the challenge at MFTWSC41 and the colors are from SCS Color Challenge 311.
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Beautiful Borders
Paper: Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, WW
Ink: Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Pearls
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I made this card using the sketch from Mojo Monday 211. The colors came from the ribbon I chose.
Recently I saw the movie Courageous and I found it to be very inspiring. Even though I don't have a husband or sons, I feel that I am called to pray for the men that I come in contact with at church, work, friends and even internet acquaintances to be courageous in God and rely on His strength. I made this card for one young man who has been struggling with discouragement and loneliness recently. To keep his identity private I will refer to him as Jay. For those of you that know the Lord Jesus Christ, I would ask that you keep Jay and the other men that God may lay on your heart in prayer.
Stamps: Joshua 1:9 from Scripture Collection 3 - ODBD
Paper: Taken with Teal, Barely Banana, DSP
Ink: Taken with Teal - SU, Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Dies, Button
Thursday, October 6, 2011
This card was made for SCS Sketch Challenge 353 and Color Challenge 343. I have been so busy lately that I feel like I rarely get a moment to take a breath. In the busyness I get frustrated when things do not go my way and think all my time and effort have been wasted. Psalm 46:10 reminds me that God is God and in control of everything and I am not. The trials of this life are not wasted time but lessons and building blocks to prepare us for even greater challenges that God has prepared for us. I believe that through these challenges, He is teaching me to rely on Him and His power and not on my own.
Stamps: Psalm 46:10 from Scripture Collection 3 - ODBD
Paper: Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Soft Suede, VV, DP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Nestabililties, Paper Piercer, Ribbon, Mulberry Paper Flower
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This card fulfills 3 card making challenges. If you haven't figured it out by now, I just LOVE butterflies! So this card by Understand Blue for SCS Featured Stamper 238 was an easy inspiration for me. The colors are from the previous weeks SCS Color Challenge 337 using Real Red, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight. The card also loosely fits with the Flutterby Wednesday 169 challenge to celebrate. My card celebrates kindness and is a reminder to be kind with my words and actions. The Bible verse that encourages me is Galatians 5:22 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,".
At work in the busy Emergency Department we write our names on the board in the rooms so patients know which nurse will be caring for them. I have started adding a simple smiley face under my name. The smiley face reminds me to smile and speak with kindness. Some of my patients have commented that the smiley face makes them feel a little more at ease in the stressful situation.
Stamps: Filigree Fantasy - Verve
Paper: WW, Real Red, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Butterfly punches, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Stick on Gems
Friday, August 26, 2011
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Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
This is a combination of 2 challenges on SCS. One is Color Challenge 333 using Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, and Tangerine Tango. I don't have Island Indigo so I subbed Pacific Point. The other challenge is Featured Stamper 234. My inspiration was this card by AmylovesNormaJean. I used butterflies instead of bees, changed the sketch a little and used different colors.
I had a lot of fun with this card because of the colors and the butterflies.
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Very Versatile
Paper: WW, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Early Espresso, SU DP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Accessory: Nestabilities, Sizzix Butterflies, Ribbon, Silver Beads, Border Punch
Sunday, July 24, 2011
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Saturday, July 2, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Stamps: In the Spotlight, Thank You Kindly
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Yesterday I started out on a card that has taken me more than a day to complete because I am very rusty and most of my craft stuff is still in boxes. However, today I received very sad news that a friend’s husband suddenly died. These are friends from church. I’m sorry to say that I didn’t know Steve as well as I would have liked. The times that I did talk with him he was full of humor and the conversations often lead to us agreeing on how good God is. Steve knew Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He knew that the only way to know the Father and have eternal life with Him is through Jesus Christ and His sacrifice and resurrection. Even though we who knew Steve are grieved, we know that he is seeing Jesus face to face and worshipping him. We will miss him but we know that our hope in having eternal life with Jesus Christ has now been fulfilled for Steve. My prayers and heart goes out to his wife Kathy, their kids, grandkids, and other family and close friends. This card is for Steve’s family. The crystal in the cross symbolizes hope, light, and new life in Jesus Christ. What we can only see dimly, Steve now clearly sees and knows. 1 Corinthians 13:12
Stamps: Notes of Prayer - Verve, Close as a Memory - SU
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, SU DP
Ink: Old Olive - SU
Accessories: corner rounder, stick on crystal, copper brads, SU border punch
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
4 Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it. "