Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Play Date Cafe

So, I managed to get one more in tonight! I've been wanting to play along in the Play Date Cafe color challenges for awhile and I finally was able to get myself together and do it!  Here is their beautiful color challenge:
Just love this color combo!


And here is the card I made with these colors:
I used Our Daily Bread Designs "Thank You" stamp set and Webster's Pages papers and embellishments to create this card.

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

Card Patterns: Sketch 170

Hi, there!  This is my second post today and I'm feeling good!  ;)  I was able to join the Card Patterns sketch blog this week and had a blast doing so!  Here is their sketch challenge for the week:

And here is my take on it:
First of all, can I just say that I puffy heart Webster's Pages.  I mean, really, I know we all do but I REALLY do.  ;)  This card was so simple to make and it turned out so beautiful mainly in part to these gorgeous Webster's Pages embellishments.  Seriously.  So. Incredibly. Beautiful.  You can almost just put any of their embellishments on a piece of paper and WHAM, beauty.

The other week I took them up on this amazing warehouse deal that they were having for only 72 hours where for just $25 you got lots and lots of fun everything from them: papers, trims, flowers, journaling cards, bling, etc.  I also ordered their new Girl Land collection too, and, swoon, I am pretty close to paper crafting heaven!  Everything on this card is either from the kit I order or the Girl Land collection.  I didn't even use a stamp!  :)

Well, I could go on and on about my crush with Webster's Pages but I'll spare you.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I look forward to sharing more cards as I get back into the groove of things stateside!

Blessings, 
Janice :)

Our Daily Bread Designs - June Release

Hi, everyone!  It's been a while, no?  Well, my life these past three years has been anything but  normal and I've just learned to go with the flow.  His flow, that is.  :)  

Anyway, I have been on the look out for a good scripture-based thank you stamp set for awhile and I just knew ODBD would come up with one sooner or later!  I adore their whole June release as it is "Thanks" based!  If I had the money I'd purchase the entire June release bundle!  It is simply full of wonderful scriptures and greetings all based on saying, "Thank you."  In my line of work (we're missionaries), you cannot go a single day with feeling so grateful for those people who pray for you and give financially to support your ministry.  I am constantly thinking of ways I can express my gratitude and love being able to do so using scripture.  What better encouragement can you find, really, apart from the Word of God?  None.  :)

Anyway, I made this card for a special friend who I feel I can never say, "Thank you", enough to.  She genuinely cares for people and even though she suffers from great physical pain every day and could use some encouragement herself, she  finds the strength to encourage OTHERS!  I have been blessed by her during some really hard periods of serving overseas and as I am back in the good U.S. of A. for the summer, my thoughts turn to her.  I am so grateful.  I pray she will be blessed by this card and this little tribute to her.  

I chose to go with some fun summertime colors (as per the challenge, to make a card using something to do with summer) using the ever fun Echo Park "For the Record" designer papers.  The red trim is from a Webster's Pages kit which I will post more about later!  :)

The verse I chose to use is Proverbs 11:25 "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.  May my sweet friend Lynn, feel refreshed today.  

You may find this stamp (and lots others) HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  More to come soon!
Janice :)