Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Little Water Lily


I have posted before about the Water Lilyz Bible study that I attend.  There is one table that I was a regular member of before I moved last year that really took care of its members.  About a month ago, I ran into to a couple of the ladies from that table and told them about the struggles I have been going through.  Since then many of the ladies at that table have emailed and called me with their offers of prayer and concern.  I have really felt the love of Christ from these ladies at this table.  I am now making the 20 mile trek on Wednesday nights to rejoin these ladies.  They make me feel like I have never left!

Now about the card design.  I really loved the sketch from Merry Monday Challenge #6 but didn't enter this card because it is late and not a Christmas theme.  I made an embellishment by laying ribbon loops and used retired SU designer papers.  The image is colored with Prisma pencils and the her dress is paper pieced.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Recipe:
Stamps:  Water Lily - MFT
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black, Pretty In Pink
Paper:  WW, Pretty In Pink, Soft Sky, DP
Accessories:  Paper Piercer, Ribbon, Glue Gun, Word Window Punch, Prisma Pencils, Goo Gone, Stick on Gem

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pearls and Prayers



This card is going out to someone going through a very difficult time right now.  I originally was making this card using the colors from SCS Color Challenge 363 without a sentiment so it could be generic.  I received the difficult news before I finished the card so I thought I would send it as an encouragement.

The main image is cut out from DP.  I used my colored pencils and Goo-Gone to add a little depth to it.  The little butterflies I cut out from a border punch.  This card qualifies for the Flutterby Wednesday 191 challenge.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Serenity - Verve
Paper:  WW, Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, DP
Ink:  Basic Gray, Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, MS Punches, Word Window, Spellbinders Impressabilities, Pearls, Buttons, Prisma Pencils, Goo-Gone, Ticket Punch

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Two Pot Kind of Day


I could have used 2 pots of coffee each day for last week.  I worked 5 shifts in a row and someone in my family is having some very serious medical issues.  Because I have done so many straight night shifts I can't sleep on my nights off, so here I am wide awake.  A good thing from all this is that my card-making mojo is going strong =-)

I use the sketch from MFTWSC59 for this.  I made another attempt at stitching but had problems with the tension on my machine for one of the layers.  I'll keep playing with the sewing machine and one day I will get it right.

Recipe:
Stamps:  I Need Coffee Flopsey - MFT
Paper:  WW, Craft, DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Colored Pencils, Goo-Gone, Sewing Machine, Brads, Word Window Punch, Ribbon, Paper Clip

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Just A Note


This card was made using TE Sketch Challenge 151 and SCS Color challenge 360.  I got a sewing machine over Christmas and this is my first time using it on a card.  I need to practice more getting a straight stitch.  The paper flowers I made myself using SU's Boho Blossom and the retired Three For You punches.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Dream A Little - SU, Accent Notes - Verve
Ink:  Island Indigo
Paper:  WW, Pool Party, Island Indigo, DP
Accessories:  Sewing, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Handmade Flowers, Ribbon, Buttons

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mixed Bunch Birthday


I found the sketch for this card on Pinterest but the website link of the original post was broken so I don't know who to give credit to.  I used the new papers from the SU Salebration brochure and a stamp set from the current SU mini catalog.  The paper is partially distressed but I wanted a little more so I added some Walnut color to it.  I dipped into my hoard of ribbon and used some ruffled ribbons in coordinating colors.  The flower I made using the retired Three for You punch.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink:  Early Espresso Classic and Craft - SU, Walnut Stain Distress - Tim Holtz
Paper:  VV, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, DP - SU
Accessories:  Clear EP, MS Border Punch, Ribbons, SU Punches, Handmade flowers, Sponge

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Smile


This card I made using the MFTWSC57 sketch.  It was a little different style for me because of the way the DP is cut and placed but I liked it.  I used a decorative border punch to make the medallion which gave it a different look.  The image is colored with Prisma pencils and Goo-Gone.  I added a couple of little silver butterfly beads (I love butterflies) so it qualifies for the Flutter By Wednesday 188 challenge.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Elisabeth Bell, Circular Sayings - Verve
Paper:  WW, Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder, DP - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Prisma Colored Pencils, Goo-Gone, MS Border Punch, Buttons, Butterfly Beads, Cuttlebug