Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 234: Grace Changes Everything


It's time to share the designer team's interpretations of Michelle's pretty sketch.  My card features Verve's Butterfly Grace with matching dies, shows a peek of a tiny Reverse Confetti Wreath die, and is embellished with a trio of black enamel dots.

Thanks for taking a look,
Christine

Linking to Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Autumn Blessings: Verve Sketch/Card Concept



Verve's new Autumn Leaves landed in my mailbox Friday, and our little weekend trip took us past Tuesday Morning where I picked up this pretty paper collection called Cedar Lane.  I did the responsible thing after we returned,  taking care of laundry and school preparations before getting inky.  I love the "country feel" of the inspiration photo and echoed that with a touch of woodgrain and calico.  The gems on the sentiment panel are silver, but look more like pearls in the evening light.  The touch of silver thread is blending filament from my embroidery supplies.

The wind changed this evening and there is a hint of cool in the breeze.  Thanks for your visit.
Wishing you autumn blessings,
Christine

Linking to:
VLV Sketch Challenge
Card Concept 79
4 Crafty Chicks (Fall Theme)
Word Art Wednesday
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Fun Friday Challenge with Limited Runs Digital Stamps


Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.  The design team is showcasing images by  Limited Runs.  This sweet little Santa mug brought back memories.  Colored with Prismacolor pencils and paired with some pretty plaids from Pixel Scrapper, the card came together quickly.  Please take time to see the design team's samples and to link up your own creations.  It's always fun to see what you have to share!
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.


Thanks so much for taking time to visit,
Christine
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Sending Thoughts and Prayers



The Sunday Stamps inspiration photo provided the color choices for this card, and the sentiment is from a Verve collection called Inspire Hope.  A trio of flowers cut with MFT Stitched Flower Dies embellishes the little sentiment window.

So thankful to have a little crafting time this weekend and to join some favorite challenges.

Have a great week,
Christine

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy WCMD!




Celebrating WCMD by creating a card inspired by this month's Verve Sketch (always happy to see a new one published, and this one is great) and a gorgeous inspiration photo from Inspired by All the Little Things.  I love the soft pink flowers and Verve's Joyful Blooms were just the right scale for the card.  The precious scripture is part of Verve's Scripture Medley 2, and a few leaves were cut from gold card stock using a Beautiful Flowers die.  Happy to report that all the papers were taken from my scrapbook paper scrap box.  (say that three times fast :)

Linking to:
VLV October Sketch Challenge
Inspired by all the Little Things
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge

Thanks for your visit,
Christine
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 232: My Grace is Sufficient


What a pleasure it was to use this week's sketch in creating a card.  I used one of my newer Verve stamp sets, Butterfly Grace, for the sentiment and cut just the outline of the butterfly (a Verve die found here)  from patterned paper.
The layers are cut from a Papertrey die and from Reverse Confetti's Lacy Scallop Frames.

So thankful for God's sufficient grace,
Christine

Linking to:
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
Crop Stop
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Never Before Used Schtuff Challenge: Autumn Blessings


I had moment of enlightenment on my way home this evening after running an errand that took me close to Hobby Lobby:  The fabulous, on-sale-at-great-price kraft and black card stock I just purchased qualifies as Never-Before-Used-Schtuff.  Have to confess that the challenge has been hard because my goodies usually get put into service pretty quickly.  With limited space and a limited budget, most of my purchases are well-thought-out and eagerly anticipated.  It's rare that a package goes unopened for long, so it was fun to think I had materials to qualify for one more entry.  It's been fun seeing Darnell's cards, reading her witty blog posts, and skipping around the gallery to leave comments.  Thanks, Darnell!

Wishing you Autumn Blessings,
Christine

Linking to
NBUS Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

PS---Verve's Autumn Blessings Stamps found here