Thursday, September 21, 2017

All I need is: a little bit of coffee, a whole lot of Jesus....and a coffee cup!


This school theme of this card is inspired by a funny event that occurred in the teachers' workroom.  I arrived at school early that day, had finished the coffee in my travel mug, and strolled down to the faculty workroom for a refill.  A coworker had two styrofoam dessert bowls filled with coffee, holding one in each hand.  We'd run out of disposable coffee cups, and she used the first available containers.  What a great laugh we had over her bowls of coffee!

Three Verve sets appear on this card: Coffee, Fill my Cup, and Teachers Count.  The sweet banner was cut with Reverse Confetti's Tall Tag Trio, and the Cross-Stitched circles are from MFT.

Thanks for your visit,
Christine

Linking to:
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

AHSC 230: Let us come boldly to the throne of grace



My card features a scripture from Verve's New Mercies set and papers from the Petals and Blooms collection by Paper Studio.  I was set on using this scripture and its size dictated that a few of the sketch elements wouldn't make it into the finished project.  I love the sketch and will place it in my "keepers file".

Thanks so much for visiting,

Christine

Linking to:
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jesus and Coffee


Verve released "Fill my Cup" during the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop, and I fell in love with the sentiments!  I heat embossed the sentiment---which is not yet a well-developed skill---so it looks a little distressed and layered the tag with a doily, a stitched rectangle, and scalloped border all from My Favorite Things.  The coffee cup, with matching die, is from Verve's Coffee set.

Thanks so much for visiting,
Christine
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PIP Challenge
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Blessed by the kindness of a friend


Just a little card to say thanks to a friend for lending a helping hand.  This month's Verve sketch is perfect for my new Scalloped Frames from Reverse Confetti, and I think the sentiments from Kindness Matters are my favorite way to say thank you.

Linking to:
Verve September Sketch Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



The Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks is to create something geometric, so I pulled out one of my favorite sketches.  I mounted stitched squares over a stitched scalloped square die cut....all these dies are from My Favorite Things.  The  Lawn Fawn coffee cup was pieced to match the background paper which is available at Pixel Scrapper.  The layered doily dies are also from MFT, but they have been discontinued, I believe.

Thanks so much for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
4 Crafty Chicks (Geometric)
Word Art Wednesday

The first time I used this sketch, I turned the background panel upside down by mistake!
The poor little trees are upside down, but how funny that is when paired with the sentiment!


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Happiness Is...A Huge Cup of Coffee



We've been without internet for a couple weeks, but more importantly, have been busy in the aftermath of Harvey.  I made  two cards last night and feel like I've been on a crafting spree!

This coffee themed card features Verve's Happiness Is set and some pretty papers by Harper Finch.  I adore the inspirational color palette from Sunday Stamps and enjoyed the sketch from As You See It.

Happy Saturday,
Christine



Linking to:
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Sunday Stamps
As You See It
Word Art Wednesday






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Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: " Fill My Cup, Lord"


After a busy week, it was a blessing to find a little crafting time and to just pray this phrase while cutting and pasting.  The sentiment is from Verve and can be found here.   The sweet little mug is from another Verve set called Happiness Is, and it has matching dies available. I added the little heart to cover an ink smudge and like the look. The digital papers are from Pixel Scrapper.

Linking to:
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Word Art Wednesday
Crop Stop