Monday, January 22, 2018

Time Out Challenge: Sprinkle Each Day with Kindness


The new Time Out Challenge is a word challenge with inspiration coming from the quote:  Each day is a gift.  Open it. Celebrate it.  Enjoy it.

So....in between school and dinner preparation,  I  splashed some Prima Pastel Dreams Watercolor Confections on a bit of watercolor paper and set it aside to dry.  The sentiment from Verve's Kindness Matters gives my interpretation of the quote.  The choice to be kind makes not only our days but our world a better place!  A few clear sequins, some crochet cotton tied into a bow, and a pretty scalloped base finish this simple card.

Thank you for taking time to visit,
Christine

Linking to:
Time Out Challenge 101
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Add a Sentiment)
PIP Challenge

Sunday, January 21, 2018

VLV and Inspired By: The One my Soul Loves


Both the January Verve Sketch and the Inspired By Challenge such great elements!  What fun to mix and match delicate colors, textures, and shapes to imitate the sweet loveliness of that batch of cookies!  The texture of the icing, soft pinks and greens, and heart shapes inspired my card.

The card recipe includes:
Sentiment from Verve's More than Love
Verve's Rounded Scalloped Frame
SSS Heart Doily
Downton Abbey Frame Die
Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder

Thanks so much for taking a look!  Making this card was such fun!
Christine



Linking to
VLV January Sketch Challenge
Inspired by All the Little Things
Word Art Wednesday (A/G)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Add a Sentiment)




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

VLV: Love with Actions and in Truth



A very sweet, dedicated teaching colleague was just recognized by a community service organization for her contributions, and I wanted to make a card suitable for the occasion.  I fully expected to find a "just right" sentiment among my Verve scriptures and it was waiting in Scripture Medley Five.  My friend's dedicated career is nearing forty years in length, and in all the time I've worded with her, she has shown herself first to be dedicated to God.  Her commitment to Him has been a continued blessing to students and their families and to other teachers.

Thank you for taking a look,
Christine

Linking to:
VLV January Sketch Challenge
Paper Craft Crew (Color Challenge)
Word Art Wednesday (A/G)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Add a sentiment...and this scripture was the perfect one!)

Sunday Stamps: Be Mine



It seems like my crafting time has either been feast or famine lately. With a second weather day, I am enjoying plenty of time to do as I please, and Valentines are on the agenda.

This one is loosely based on the Sunday Stamps sketch....there are three vertical elements on the left...sort of...and a shape to the right.  I like how the card came out!  It includes:  MFT's Adorable Elephants stamps and dies, YNS's mini Heart Ink Splatter stamp, and a sentiment from Verve's More than Love set.


Thanks for taking a look.  Hope you are well and warm!
Christine

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps  (Sketch)
Word Art Wednesday(A/G)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Add a Sentiment)

Wood you be mine?


  Since we have extremely cold temperatures that froze yesterday's precipitation, I am spending another "weather day" crafting.  This little Valentine features Avery Elle's " Wood You" stamps and dies.  So much pun!!!
Thank you for visiting,
Christine
Linking to:
Scrappy Land (A/G) Using Avery Elle Stamps and Dies

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Inky Paws: Pretty In Pink Valentine

School was out yesterday in observance of MLK Day, and I got a lot done including a couple of cards.  Today, the weather threatens to turn icy and dangerous, so we are not having school.  What a great bonus day in that everything pressing is finished, and I can have fun!

The assembly of this card began with a bit of card stock inked with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink that I cut into an oval shape.  The image is Newton's Happy Mail, cut with a matching die.  The oval frame is from Little Inkers, and the hearts were cut using SSS dies.  The striped background panel was cut using Reverse Confetti's Lacy Scalloped Rectangle Dies.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
Inky Paws (Pretty In Pink)
Tuesday Throwdown (Distressing---Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide panel)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Patterned Paper)
Word Art Wednesday (A/G)
SaveSave

Monday, January 15, 2018

VLV---Lots of Patterned Paper and One Little Stamp

A friend is having a birthday, and I received an amazing stack of Kaiserkraft papers called Celebrate, so it's time to create!   Within the card stock collection,  I was surprised to find shimmery textures, 6.5 x 6.5 inch squares, and lots of design elements to punch out and add to projects.  Well, the statement "A party without a cake is just a meeting" tickled my funny bone, so I had to use it.  It's toward-the-bottom-of-the-sheet placement took over the design of my card, forcing the circle to the layer below.  I tucked in a little tag and added a birthday sentiment from Verve's Poppy Birthday to finish the card that includes a little shimmer and texture on the aqua layer that just doesn't show in the photo.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
VLV January Sketch Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Patterned Paper)
Tuesday Throwdown (Layer it Up)
Word Art Wednesday