Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Some Bunny Loves You

It's time for a Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built. Our challenge over on the RI blog is to choose three items (across, down, or diagonally) --- I chose Use Dimension, Stenciling, Bunnies.

Supplies and Tools:
  • Repeat Impressions Stamps
  • Canson Mixed Media Paper
  • Real Brush Pens (Arteza)
  • Beaded Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Embroidery Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)
  • Watercolor Stencil (Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz)
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (RangeR)
    • Salty Ocean
    • Twisted Citron
    • Black Soot
Purchase the Repeat Impression stamps I've used today (or something else that catches your eye) and enjoy a 10% discount using code: rr10ea

Check out what my fellow design team members created for this week's challenge
Donna ~ Heather ~ Joy ~ Laurie ~ Patti ~ Shirley

This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - Easter
Make My Monday - Make your own background paper
Kraft Chicks Challenge - Stamp Act
If you give a crafter a cookie -- inspiration photo (bunnies, Easter)
Dies R Us - Anything goes with die brand from store (spellbinders)
Allsorts challenge - Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
(old stencil and dies, new stamp, blue)
Inspirational Challenge - Spring
Country View Challenge - Animal Magic

Monday, April 6, 2020

He Lives!!

Hello Friends, have you finished making Easter cards for this year? If you haven't, it's not too late to whip some up with these awesome digital stamps from Sweet n Sassy Stamp!!

Since we'll not be able to gather as usual for Easter Sunday,
 I wanted to do something to encourage and cheer our church family.

I made multiples in several different color schemes
and will send  them out to our members this week.

I don't have resources, connections, or money to make a BIG difference in our world right now, but my goal is to use the means I have (however small and insignificant it may seem) to encourage and uplift people during this difficult time in history.

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Supplies and Tools:

This post linked to:
Mod Squad Challenge - Spring has sprung
Little Red Wagon - Blue
Allsorts Challenge - Something old, something new etc.
(old embossing folder, new die, blue)
Inkspirational Challenge - Spring
The Paper Funday challenge - Anything goes + Easter
Jan's Digital Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Gentle Shepherd

I have something different to share with you this week. Instead of my usual 100 Days of Grace and Gratitude Devotional Journal page, I did an art journal page based on a song that has been running through my head for the past week or more. The song is called "Gentle Shepherd," and it's a beautiful prayer that's applicable in both good times and bad!

Gentle Shepherd come and lead us
For we need you to help us find our way
Gentle Shepherd come and feed us
For we need your strength from day to day
There's no other we can turn to
Who can help us face another day
Gentle Shepherd come and lead us
For we need to you to help us find our way

(listen to the Gaither Homecoming family sing it here)

On their own, sheep are helpless and unable to care for themselves. They are entirely dependent on their shepherd to guide them, protect them, and provide for them. The Bible compares us to sheep, and it also tells us that Jesus is our Good Shepherd. Aren't you thankful we don't have to try and make it alone, but we can find strength, help, and provision in our gentle Shepherd.

Supplies and Tools:

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Add A Pocket

This is my second card for the "Add a Pocket" Birthday stamp-a-thon challenge over on the Sweet n Sassy Facebook page.  Play along and you could win 1 of 5 $10 gift codes to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps Store.

All you need to do to participate is create a new project with a pocket of some kind and upload a photo to this  Stamp-A-Thon album on the  Sweet n Sassy VIP Facebook page. (It's not necessary to use Sweet n Sassy Stamps for this challenge.)

~~~This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you~~~

Supplies and Tools:
  • These Sweet n Sassy Stamp Sets
  • Canson Mixed Media Paper
  • Real Brush Pens (Arteza)
  • Petals & Blooms Designer Paper (The Paper Studio)
  • Crochet Thinlits (Sizzix -Tim Holtz)
  • Bloomdala Bliss: Felicity - CUTplorations
  • Vellum
  • Baker's Twine
  • Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    • Black Soot
    • Worn Lipstick
    • Broken China 

This post linked to:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
As You Like - Pearls or buttons (Pearls - perfect for decorating corners)
Mix It Up - Anything Goes + optional fancy fold
Creative Inspirations - April Showers and Flowers