Sunday, June 10, 2012

Prayers Please

Hi friends.  I'm popping in to ask for your prayers.  My husband is having heart surgery on Monday June 8th.  The hospital where he's having his surgery is an hour and a half from home.  I'll be getting a ride back and forth each day, because I'm needed at home at night.  Thanks so much for taking the time to pray.


Friday, June 8, 2012

So Blessed!

Hi friends.  The majority of this magnet is made from a double-sided sheet of dp called Laurel Scrap Strip 2 from Scenic Route Paper.  I received this paper from a friend and as soon as I saw it I knew I would make something for my home with it, because the sentiment so expresses how I feel.  I am blessed, abundantly blessed.  That doesn't mean that life is always easy or that I never have problems.  What it does mean is that I recognize how wonderfully God works in my life and cares for me. No matter what my circumstances, with God in my life I can always say, "I am abundantly blessed.".
For my magnet I started with a chipboard frame from K& Co.  I covered it with a scrap of card stock.  The background is a piece of the dp.  The sentiment is also cut from the dp. The little bird is cut from the dp, backed with card stock to make it more durable and mounted on double stick foam tape.  I put a piece of a Sizzix flourish die cut behind the sentiment and finished off the magnet with a few rhinestones.  All of the papers are inked, of course.  I'm not sure I can make a paper project without inking my papers. :)

I'm linking to:
Word Art Wednesday #31
Moving Along With The Times Anything But A Card
Southern Girls Challenge Things With Wings
Fab' n' Funky Go Green!
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Things With Wings

  • A great date with my hubby!
  • A wonderful answer to prayer!
  • The joy of working together as a family on a project.
  • Today I found two items that I had misplaced for quite some time. :)
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad!

Hi friends.  The beautiful vintage image on my card is from The Graphics Fairy.  Karen at The Graphics Fairy offers all sorts of wonderful vintage images for free.  Please be sure to leave her a nice thank you if you if you download one of her images.  The verse I used is from Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Company.

My card base is kraft.  I aged the the doily and the dictionary page that I used for a background by soaking them in strong coffee for about 5 minutes.  All of the papers are inked on the edges.  I added some Stickles to the lilacs and used a clear lacquer pen on the bird's eye.  I finished my card off with a twine bow and an antique button that has a pretty design on it.
I'm entering these challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #30 Scripture or Uplifting or Encouraging Sentiment.
Frilly and Funkie Kraft and Twine
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Background Text
Little Miss Muffet Rainbows, Clouds, or Wings
The Paper Shelter Vintage or Shabby Chic

  • After some setbacks, my grand dog is improving from his surgery. 
  • Pretty marbles in a jar with the sun shining through.
  • Working together as a family to make life easier or better for each other.
  • Delightful weather.
Have a glorious day!!!

Inky hugs!