I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I didn’t get anything crafty done today but did pull together some supplies for designing.
My final birthday card share from my week of February birthdays is for one of the Angels in my friend group.
It’s a mini slimline card featuring Taylored Expressions Garden Variety & Antique Pails dies along with the All Together – Occasions stamp & die set. Except for the card base & jewels, everything was pull from my scraps to make a Scrap Attack card.
Have a Fabulous Weekend! Enjoy if you have 3 days off with President’s Day.
I’m trying out Simon Says Stamp’s Kit of the Month this year. In the past I have just ordered them as a one time purchase from time to time. I used the February Kit of the Month Sweet Days to create Valentine’s for my granddaughters.
I cased one of the design team’s designs to create these. I used Taylored Expressions Sketched Hearts Dies with rainbow glitter paper and the lollipop & sentiment from the Sweet Days kit. I colored the lollipops slightly different for each girl. I sent the cards off with a small art project for the girls to create.
Lots of fun. I plan to try & use my kits at least once shortly after receiving them so they don’t sit unused. So far I’m 50/50 since I haven’t created with January’s kit yet.
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead.
I got to spend a bit of creative time this weekend in the studio working on 3 different projects.
While making breakfast yesterday, I caught up on a couple of Bible Journaling videos and created this page inspired by Lindsey Decor. She was working with the By The Well 4 God kit – Trusting A Good God, which I hadn’t started yet.
The focal verses are 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. ESV
I used a stencil from Taylored Expressions and die cut elements from the Trusting a Good God kit.
As a follower of the Way in Jesus Messiah, it is a sobering reminder that we are the church, we are the temple, we are holy ground because God is with us always. A physical building is no longer needed to walk with God. How we behave directly reflects our relationship with God. While we will not be perfect in our lifetime here, we are being perfected to be more Christ-like. Do we dishonor God by continuing to walk in sin & disobedience or do we strive to grow in wisdom & truth & walk in the path He has laid before us? A reminder that our actions reflect our walk with God.
It’s February birthday week here. Two of my friends and my youngest son all have birthdays this week.
First up is this card for my dear friend Miss Margaret’s 83rd birthday.
Miss Margaret’s favorite color is red so I decided on this color scheme for her flower card. I used Taylored Expressions Garden Variety & Rustic Pail dies, lots of scraps from my scrap bin to cut the flowers & an older sentiment die from Penny Black. The flower centers are glitter dots. A bit of work to place all the greenery & flowers but well worth the effort.
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2023. May your year be filled with creativity, fun, laughter, love, time with family & friends and kindness shared with others. May you seek God, grow in His word & truth and follow His path before you.
My first share of the year are these New Year blessing cards I made for our married children wishing them a year filled with new adventures and a small gift to treat themselves to dinner.
I used Taylored Expressions Create-in-Quads Mistletoe stencil set with Taylored Happy Medium in Silver to accent the berries.
I am still working on my creative plans for the New Year and I will be diving deeper into my Bible studies with hopefully a bit more Faith art to go alongside. I do know the new year will include more creative time with the AngelS and a few events & classes.
May your year also be filled with many new adventures.
I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas day and are looking forward to the New Year ahead.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. Isaiah 9:5-6 ESV
Taylored Expressions Peace on Earth cutting plate and Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Sentiments.
I loved this winter stag card tutorial I saw over on Lavinia Stamps Youtube channel and knew it would make the perfect birthday card for Matthew.
I actually had very little Lavinia stamp supplies on hand for this card so I recreated the main background in the same style but had to dig in my stash for stamps I thought would fit the design. The deer is from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Scene Silhouettes Woodland, the foliage is from Lavinia Swirl set, Taylored Expressions Bold Branches & Catherine Pooler Beautiful Beginning. The sentiment if from My Favorite Things Fabulous at Any Age & the script stamp is from Catherine Pooler Birds of a Feather.
When you see a card or design you like, you don’t have to go out & but all the product, just shop your stash for similar items you already have.
For our annual holiday get-together, I used the Taylored Expressions Create-in-Quads Snowflake stencil set to create cards for the Sassy Angels.
I started with a colored cardstock and layered on my snowflakes in Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet & Salvaged Patina Distress Oxides with Nuvo Glacier Paste in Quicksilver for the final layer. Silver foiled diecut sentiments completed the cards. The Create-in-Quads made it quick to produce 8 cards in a short amount of time.
Speaking of time, my days are way too busy still for all I want to play with & create with before the holidays. Isn’t that just like life?
Today’s share is the cards from the online Stamp Joy Scenic Route class. I had lots of fun with this color palette.
I love the extra techniques we learned in this class to add that extra pop & dimension. Stencil on stencil, background stamp for texture and frame layering. I did use the same background as yesterday’s card to create a second sympathy card for a friend.
The Create in Quads certainly make it easy to create a great group of cards. These also would make wonderful gift sets. Add some envelopes, maybe a couple of stamps, a pretty ribbon bow & instant gift.
It seems I have needed more sympathy cards than usual this year. While it’s nice to have some on hand, I prefer to create a more personalized card for family & friends.
The minute I saw the Quad Scenic Route Stencil set for Taylored Expressions Virtual Stamp Joy class this fall, I knew it was going to be a wonderful addition to my supplies. The beautiful scenes it creates are perfect for a variety of occasions. The scripture sentiment is a retired Verve Stamps.
I will be designing classes again for the Angels in 2023, just once a month, but on the checklist is sympathy card designs.