Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mojo 493/Sunday Stamps ---You were made for amazing things!

 

So glad to have a little Sunday afternoon time to play with the Mojo Monday Sketch and the Sunday Stamps inspiration photo.  Pretty late for one and early for the other.

My card includes Verve's Amazing Things set (which also has matching dies) and papers from  Paper Garden Projects.

Wishing everyone a fabulous week,
Christine

Linking to:
Mojo Monday
Sunday Stamps
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Flowers/Showers)
Word Art Wednesday

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MFT Sketch Challenge--Adorable Elephants/Thanks WAW



A few weeks ago, I was blessed to be drawn for a Simon Says Stamp gift card at Word Art Wednesday.  It's been a blessing to play along for several years.  In fact, it was one of the first challenges I participated in as a beginning cardmaker.  Visits to WAW continue to be a blessing as I read over the devotions, use the word art, and visit different carmakers' blogs.  I appreciate the encouragement from God's Word and from the kind comments shared over the years.

The MFT set Adorable Elephants has been on my wish list at SSS and I received it yesterday.  Thanks SSS and WAW!

Linking to
MFT Sketch Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
Crop Stop
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Procaffeinate (My 100th blog post!)



There's a fun sketch challenge going on at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog where you can also read about CLC designer Kerry's vacation finds of a great coffee shop and a cute stamp set.

My take on the sketch uses a Tuesday Morning purchase of a stack called Crimson (now I wish I had two stacks) and the adorable stamps from A Creative Journey with Melissa.  I though the suggestion of a "to do list" would be cute with the witty sentiment.

Thanks for looking.  Wishing you a great Sunday afternoon and great coffee,
Christine

Linking to:
Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Jo's Scrap Shack




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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Butterflies at 4 Crafty Chicks


Take time to flutter by the 4 Crafty Chicks blog where this week's challenge is butterflies hosted by the very talented Tamie.  I am again excited and humbled by the opportunity to share there as a guest designer and hope that you will also have time to craft and post your creations at 4 Crafty Chicks.

I had lots of elements prepared to use on this card, but decided that the beautiful Verve sentiment and the chalked Memory Box butterfly made a powerful statement when left clean and simple.  A few scored lines ground the designs.

Praying your day is touched by God's goodness and grace,
Christine

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mother's Day Wishes





We started our Easter celebration early this morning and sent our son back to college before the
traffic and weather got too bad, so I was ready for a little stamping time.  It's fun to "shop" for inspiration photos and sketches, and I found a great pair.

To achieve the edge detail in the Freshly Made Sketch, I used the Little Inker Stitched Diagonal Die.  A boldly striped paper  from  Bo Bunny  and some pink blossoms stamped and cut with Verve's Joyful Blooms hint at the graphic photo with its soft pinkish reflections.  The glittery leaves were cut from a Verve die and give a nod to the shimmering rain in the photo.

Happy stamping,
Christine

Linking to
Freshly Made Sketches
Inspired by All the Little Things
Crop Stop
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge