Wednesday, April 15, 2015

{Word Art Wednesday} Acts 17:27

Hi there! Happy Wednesday to you! 

It's time for our weekly Word Art Wednesday challenge

Our scripture this week is Acts 17:27 - "That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us."

I used the Split Coast Stampers Sketch Challenge #535 for my card layout. It was a simple one to follow! For my patterned paper, I dug way in the back of my stash and pulled out some October Afternoon Fly a Kite papers! These were always a favorite of mine! I printed this week's word art file directly on patterned paper and accented it with Bisque Liquid Pearls. I did some stitching on my card and finished it off with a nice big bow and some twine!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Be sure you head over to the Word Art Wednesday blog to see all of the inspiration from the design team! Have a great day! 

paper: mft kraft cardstock, october afternoon fly a kite
accessories: pti ribbon, button, twine, bisque liquid pearls, jody boosters, thread
tools: sewing machine, classic oval nestabilities, scallop oval nestabilities

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

{word art wednesday} psalm 18:46

Hi there! Happy Wednesday! It's time for this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I wasn't sure I would get a card made this week because the stomach bug visited our house and didn't want to leave! I had it, and then Grayson came down with it. His bug lasted several days. I'm ready for everyone to get well around here!

Our scripture this week is Psalm 18:46 - "The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted."

I used the current Viva la Verve Sketch for March 2015 Week 3. What a fun sketch! I'm adding this one to my favorites. I chose some bright, springy colors from the Doodlebug Designs Hello Spring line. I printed the word art file directly onto patterned paper. The flags were cut out with the MFT Flag Stax Dienamics. I did some sewing on my card and finished it off with a bow and some pearls.

That is it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure you head over to the Word Art Wednesday blog to grab the word art file and check out the beautiful inspiration from the design team!

cardstock: papertrey ink hibiscus burst, mft sour apple
paper: doodlebug designs hello spring
accessories: kaisercraft pearls. papertrey ink hibiscus burst ribbon, foam tape
tools: sewing machine, white thread. mft flag stax dienamics, large circle nestabilities

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

{Word Art Wednesday} Proverbs 21:31

Hi there! It's time for this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Our scripture this week is Proverbs 21:31.

"The horse is prepared against the day of battle; but safety is of the Lord."

I kept my card clean and simple today. I used some My Mind's Eye patterned paper and printed my word art file onto the patterned paper. I added some ribbon and pearls to finish my card off...super simple!

That is it for me today! Be sure you head over to the Word Art Wednesday blog to see all the beautiful inspiration from the design team! Thanks for stopping by!

paper: pti smokey shadow cardstock, pti vintage cream cardstock, my mind's eye patterned paper
accessories: kaisercraft pearls, ribbon

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

{Word Art Wednesday} Hebrews 13:5

Hi everyone! 

It's time for another challenge with Word Art Wednesday

Our scripture for this week is Hebrews 13:5 - "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."

You can get the scripture word art file I used on my card over at the Word Art Wednesday blog!

One of our sponsors this week is Taylored Expressions. I have been a long-time fan of Taylored Expressions ever since I first started making cards. I used this adorable TE stamp on my card - The Little Things

I stamped my image and kept the coloring simple. Since I haven't been making cards in awhile, I kinda forgot how to use my Copics...oops! I love that this image didn't require a lot of coloring. I printed the scripture on some patterned paper and cut it out with Labels One Nestabilities. I accented it with a Cream Viva Pearl Pen. I also added some ribbon to my card and a border strip that I cut out with the Mini Scallop Edge Dienamic by MFT Stamps. The patterned paper is Echo Park For the Record 2. 

I used a Sweet Sunday Sketch for my card layout. This week's challenge was to use an older sketch, and I used Sketch #251.

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure you head over to the Word Art Wednesday blog to see all the beautiful inspiration from the design team!


paper: mft black licorice cardstock, pti vintage cream cardstock, echo park for the record 2
stamps: word art wednesday hebrews 13:5 file, the little things by taylored expressions stamp
ink: copic markers, memento tuxedo black
accessories: cream viva pearl pen, foam tape, ribbon
tools: mini scallop edge dienamic (mft stamps), labels one nestabilities

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hope Your Day is Fabulous!

Hi there! I hope y'all are having a great weekend! I did some shopping yesterday and got some new storage pieces for my craft room. Now that I have been getting into card-making again, I have been doing some deep cleaning in there. One of my favorite new pieces is a ribbon holder. I will post a picture when I get it hung up on the wall. 

I whipped up a birthday card for a friend last week, and I just love how it turned out! Her favorite color is purple, so I wanted to incorporate lots of purples. I used the Doodlebug Designs Kraft in Color paper pad. LOVE this paper! It is so much fun with all the different colors in simple patterns. The sentiment is from Signature Greetings by Papertrey Ink. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Quatrefoil embossing folder. I used some kraft-colored thread for a little stitching and finished my card off with some rhinestones and ribbon.

I am entering my card in these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges #276 - put a bow on it
Simon Says Challenge - special lady/girly
The Pink Elephant #288 - girly girl

That is it for me today!! Have a great evening! :)


cardstock: white, purple, kraft
patterned paper: doodlebug designs kraft in color
stamps: signature greetings by papertrey ink 
ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: papertrey ink ribbon, rhinestones, foam tape, thread
tools: cuttlebug quatrefoil embossing folder, sewing machine

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

{Word Art Wednesday} Psalm 1:1

Hi there! I have exciting news today! I am now serving on the Word Art Wednesday Design Team! If you aren't familiar with Word Art Wednesday, their challenges are inspired by God's Word! I am thrilled about this opportunity! This also means that I will be posting more regularly to my blog. :)

Word Art Wednesday offers a free word art file on the blog each week! This week's scripture is Psalm 1:1. 

"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the cousel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful." 

I used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #258 for my card. I love this sketch with the cute little banners! I printed my word art file and cut it out with circle Nestabilities. The patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye Collectable Remarkable line. I popped up my word art panel with foam dots and accented it with Bisque Liquid Pearls. The banners were cut out with the MFT Flag Stax Dienamics. I kept this card very simple for a masculine look, and masculine is something I usually struggle with when making cards, but I like how this one turned out. 

That is it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure you head over to the Word Art Wednesday blog to grab the free word art file and see the rest of the inspiration from the design team. I hope you'll play along with us this week! :)

Paper: kraft cardstock, cream cardstock, my mind's eye collectable remarkable
Accessories: foam dots, bisque liquid pearls 
Tools: classic circle nestabilities, mft flag stax dienamics

Saturday, February 28, 2015

{Silhouette} Shirts for Grayson

Hi there! I've been busy with my Silhouette again. I have been having so much fun with heat transfer vinyl! These little shirts were very easy to make. I can't take credit for the designs because I saw them on Pinterest. I added these designs to Garanimals shirts that I picked up at Walmart. I have found these shirts to be inexpensive and hold up very well.

The font on this one is SF Slapstick Comic font, and I added the crown from the Silhouette store.

These glasses are also from the Silhouette store, and the font is My Own Topher.

I love being able to make things for Grayson. It is so much fun!! That's it for me today. Have a great weekend!

t-shirts, black and pale blue heat transfer vinyl (Siser Easy Weed), iron

Sunday, February 22, 2015

{Silhouette} Love Birds Card

Hi there! Happy Sunday! The weekend is winding down, and I spent the afternoon making this card for my cousin's wedding shower next weekend.

It is a pop-up card, and I purchased the file (Pop Up Love Birds Card) from the Silhouette Design Store. Unfortunately, I had a really hard time figuring out the pop-up part. I finally got it!

I used some My Mind's Eye patterned papers. I popped the clouds up with foam tape, and I embossed the pink panel with the Polka Dots embossing folder. 

I am keeping this short because I need to prep for my school week. Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush Cardstock, cream cardstock, white cardstock, Kraft cardstock
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye Ruby, My Minds Eye Lucky in Love
Accessories: foam dots, Kaisercraft rhinetsone
Tools: Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hi there! Today I have a simple birthday card to share with you. 

I wanted to make a friend of mine a birthday card, and I decided to keep it simple. I dug through my flower bin and found these adorable Prima flowers that I've had for ages. I made that the focal point of my card. I embossed the Kraft panel with my most favorite embossing folder - Seeing Spots. I stamped the sentiment "Happy Birthday" from the Embrace Beauty stamp set by Taylored Expressions. I added a die-cut scallop with the MFT Jumbo Scallop Die-namics and finished it off with some ribbon and rhinestones.

Thank y'all for stopping by today! :)

Paper: Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst cardstock, Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold, MFT Kraft cardstock
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Embrace Beauty
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prima flower, rhinestones, ribbon, foam tape
Tools: Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, MFT Jumbo Scallop Die-namics, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Monday, February 9, 2015

{Silhouette} Valentine's Day Shirt

Good morning! Happy Monday!

Valentine's Day is coming up, and I wanted to make Grayson a shirt to wear to daycare on Friday. 

I can't take credit for this design because a very sweet lady shared it in one of the Silhouette groups I am in on Facebook, and I downloaded it from there. I purchased some heat transfer vinyl recently to play around with, and I only bought silver and red, so that is what I used for this shirt. 

I don't have a heat press, so I used a regular iron and hoped it would work. Someone online gave me the tip to use either a teflon sheet or a pressing cloth and press for 15 seconds, remove the carrier sheet, cover again with the teflon sheet or pressing cloth and then press for another 15 seconds. That is what I did, and it stuck! I did not have a teflon sheet or pressing cloth, but my mama had something that she uses to iron her appliques, and I used that. It worked perfectly! 

I'm so proud of how my first attempt at an HTV shirt turned out! I will definitely be trying this again. I hope y'all have a great day. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

{Silhouette} Personalized Heart Dishes

Hi there! I have been having fun with my Silhouette lately. I've had it for a few years, but it spent a lot of time collecting dust. I have been trying to use it more!

I found these adorable ceramic heart-shaped dishes at Family Dollar for just $1. They are rather small and the perfect size for ring dishes! I participated in a Valentine's swap, and Dana was my swap partner, so I made her one as part of her goodie package. I used red and black vinyl for her monogram and name.

I also made some for Grayson's daycare teachers, and I decided to use gold and pink vinyl for theirs. I think these colors look so pretty together! I really love how these dishes turned out. I may have to go back and get me one!

I filled the dishes with Hershey's Kisses, wrapped them in cellophane, and tied them off with the Valentine's Day tags I posted last week. I think it will be such a sweet surprise when they get to the bottom of the dish and realize it is personalized!

This was such an easy, inexpensive, yet thoughtful Valentine's Day gift! Pier 1 Imports also has some affordable, white, ceramic dishes that work great as ring dishes. I have used those in the past, but the heart ones were too perfect for Valentine's Day.

I am entering this project in Challenge#169 - Anything Goes at Word Art Wednesday. Their verse this week is "Let all your things be done with charity." 1 Corinthians 16:14. I really enjoyed the message about the scripture while reading the blog. It's definitely one I needed to hear today. If you get a chance, I encourage you to head over there and read it. You won't be disappointed. While I didn't make a card, I definitely made these projects with lots of love, and I added love-themed tags to them.

That is it for me today. I hope y'all have a great day! 

heart dishes (Family Dollar stores), Oracal 651 vinyl

Saturday, February 7, 2015

With Sympathy Card

Good morning! Happy Saturday! I don't know about y'all, but I sure am glad it's the weekend!

Sympathy cards are never my favorite card to make, and I usually try to make them with pretty colors to bring a smile.

I used some My Mind's Eye patterned papers and stitched around the edges. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Care & Comfort - one of my favorite sets for making sympathy cards. I stamped it on buttercream cardstock and accented it with a Viva Pearl Pen in Cream. I embossed the yellow panel with my favorite embossing folder - Seeing Spots. I also added a little banner with the MFT Stamps Flag STAX Die-namics. I can't believe I didn't put any ribbon on this one!

I am entering this card in these challenges:
Pink Gem Challenge #137 - lots of layers
Simon Wednesday Challenge - All Things Bright and Beautiful (I hope these are bright enough!)

That's it for me today. I hope to get into my craft room today. I hope y'all have a great weekend! 


Paper: My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Taylored Expressions Choice Buttercream cardstock
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Care & Comfort
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Jody boosters, Cream Viva Pearl Pen
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, sewing machine, MFT Flag STAX Die-namics, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder

Thursday, February 5, 2015

{Silhouette} Mason Jar Keychains

Hi there! I am enjoying posting regularly to my blog again! I've also been having a lot of fun with my Silhouette. 

I found these adorable mason jar blank keychains in one of the Facebook groups that I am in. I added a quatrefoil pattern to it using some mint vinyl and then put my initials on in light pink vinyl. I finished it off with some twine. This was so fun to make! I can't wait to make more with different patterns and colors. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

acrylic blank keychain, vinyl, twine, keychain hardware

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's Day Tags

Hi there! Here are some Valentine's Day tags I made. These are going to go on the Valentine's gifts for Grayson's daycare teachers. I will do another post later this week about those gifts.

I kept these tags very simple and used the Buckets of Love stamp set. I had a lot of fun coloring these images, and I added LOTS of Stickles glitter. I added a strip of Echo Park patterned paper to each tag. The sentiment was stamped with white pigment ink and embossed. I found the ribbon in the Valentine's section at Walmart, and I thought it was super cute! I tied a little twine around it. I finished my tags off with some rhinestones. 

That's it for today! Have a great day!

Paper: Echo Park Yours Truly, black cardstock
Stamps: There She Goes Buckets of Love
Ink: CTMH white pigment ink, clear embossing powder
Accessories: Kaisercraft rhinestones, ribbon (Walmart), eyelet (We R Memory Keepers), twine, pop dots, Crystal Stickles

Friday, January 30, 2015

{Silhouette} Personalized Valentine Frog

Hello, everyone! It has been a very LONG time since I have blogged or made anything creative. I've been busy being a mama and teaching 6th graders. Grayson is growing up so fast. He's 20 months old now. We'll celebrate his 2nd birthday in hard to believe! I've been inspired to get back into my craft room and start creating again, and I used my Silhouette a lot over the holidays. I'm going to be posting more Silhouette projects here on my blog, as well as my paper-crafting projects. In fact, later this weekend I am going to post come Valentine's gift tags I made, so check back for that. :)

I have a cute and fun project to share with you today! I am in a couple of Silhouette groups on Facebook, and the ladies there were posting these personalized stuffed animals they got at Dollar Tree (love that place). I had tried using Heat Transfer Vinyl with my iron in the past, and I didn't have much luck with it, so I gave up. After seeing the success these ladies were having with their regular irons, I decided to give it another try. I bought just one of these animals. I figured if I messed up, I was only out a dollar, right? 

I used my Silhouette to cut Grayson's name out in the Tangerine font. I don't remember what size I used, but I just measured the belly of the frog and sized it accordingly. To make my font a little thicker, I created an offset. I was going to link the font to share with you, but when I Google it, the Tangerine font that comes up is very different, so I'm not sure where I got this font from. I cut the name out in Red Siser Easy Weed Heat Transfer Vinyl. Don't forget to mirror the image/name before you cut it. After I weeded it, I placed it down on the frog's belly. I used my regular household iron (decided to put it to use...I don't iron my clothes with it), and I put it on the highest setting. According to this YouTube video I watched, I think you should put some parchment paper over the top, but I didn't have any, so I used wax paper and prayed that it would work. It did! 

I just ironed it for about 10 seconds, and then a little more for good measure, and then I peeled off the plastic carrier sheet. I was really happy with how it turned out!

Now, I don't claim to be an expert on this at all! This was only my second time trying HTV. I just saw other people using their irons for these and figured I could try it myself. I did look at this tutorial which helped me. This YouTube video also made it seem very simple! 

If you try this, best of luck to you, and have FUN! Y'all have a great weekend! 

Vinyl: Siser Easyweed Heat Transfer Vinyl in Red
Other: frog (Dollar Tree), household iron, Silhouette