Sunday, February 12, 2012

Grace and Peace

Hi, everyone!  I'm on a roll and back again with a card I was able to make this afternoon while my littlest one napped and my boys played outside with their great daddy.  :)  

I started off using one of CPS' sketches, here it is:
CPS is celebrating their 5th anniversary and today is just one out of fifteen straight days of sketches and chances to win free stamps as part of their celebration--SO fun!

So, here is my take on it:
I used My Minds Eye patterned paper and Spellbinders Fancy Tag and Foliage die.  :)
I have been a "secret" fan of Our Daily Bread Designs for quite some time now but have finally been able to put their fantastic stamps to good use!  I say, "secret"meaning that I just haven't been able to participate in their challenges (for lack of time) and such like I have wanted to.  I really adore all their stamps because they are of the Word of God!  You can almost just stamp one of their beautifully designed verses onto a plain piece of cardstock and be done.  Why?  Because the Word of God is beautiful just as it is and brings life and encouragement.  How could I not be an ODBD fan?  :)  Anyway, the stamp I used on this card comes from their Scripture Series 1 and I'm entering it into their H-E-A-R-T challenge.

Here are mine, I was able to do four of the five letters:
H-heart (in the die on each end)
A-aqua
R- rhinestones
T-turquoise

I am also entering this in the SSIC challenge #126--to make s happy card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Blessings to you,
Janice 


Saturday, February 11, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays:CFC39 & The Craft's Meow

 Hi, there!  Today I'm entering this card into the CAS-ual Fridays clean and simple + paper piercing challenge.  When I saw that The Craft's Meow was sponsoring it I knew I had to enter!  The Craft's Meow is a new-ish stamp company with super cute stamps and fabulous illustrators (the ever talented and much sought after Nina Brackett being one of them!).  

Anyway, here is the card I made for the challenge:

I stamped the dotted Dahlia image (Layers of Color), colored it with my Copic markers then paper pierced it onto the card.  Finished it off by tying some Jillibean Soup bakers twine around it.

That's pretty CAS if you ask me!  ;) Sorry for the poor quality of the second photo.  The colors are more true to life in the first pic.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Blessings,
Janice

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sent with Love card using some Crafty Secrets stamps! :)

Hi, everyone!  I've been itching to create these past few days seeing all sorts of inspiration during my late night sessions with Miss Bella Wren as I surf "blogdom".  :)  Well, this afternoon while Bella napped I got to creating!  Here is the card I made:

 
Some close ups:
The background stamp is from Layers of Color's "The Love Chapter" stamp set  and the sentiment from their "Sent with Love" stamp set.  


Those beautiful flourishes are from Crafty Secret's clear art stamp set "Birdies.  If you love vintage images you will just ADORE pretty much anything Crafty Secrets produces!  Seriously!  Ever since I saw their booth at a Great American Scrapbooking Convention  years ago I was in love!  ;)  The last GASC I went to I ended up buying five of their sets and a couple of their printed ATC cards.  Yes, I'm a sucker for quality stamps with vintage themes!  

The cute birdhouse is a Jolee's embellishment I found at Michael's.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
SSIC: love themed
CardPatterns: sketch 151
Crafting When You Can: love/Valentine

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Blessings, Janice  :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Toadstool & Ric Rac Card :)

Well, its been a little while since I've posted BUT I have a GREAT excuse!  Here she is:
She was born January 29th at 9:20am.  7.7lbs 19.6"  She is a doll and we are in love!  :)

Now, this is a card I made for a pub call the didn't make the cut but it works with a couple of challenges so I thought I would enter it.  :)
I just adore this toadstool stamp!  It is a Gina K Designs stamp illustrated by Theresa Momber.  It and the sentiment are from her "Little Critters" stamp set.  This set is one of my faves--I just adore all the cute images in it!  I kept the card fair CAS and colored the image with my Copic markers.  :)

I'm entering it into these challenges:
Make it Monday - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes + no pattern paper

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Blessings,
Janice :)