Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Word Art Wednesday

 I had so much fun being a part of the Word Art Wednesday team this month ---. Thanks so much for inviting me, Karen!
For my last submission as guest designer, I made a circular easel card.
Supplies used:
  •  Free Word Art (below)
  • Frond punch (Martha Stewart)
  • Flower punch (for mini roses - click tutorial page for directions)
  • Quilling tool
  • Shredding Scissors 
  • Sharpie Markers (Faux stitching)
  • Glitter (Studio G)
Here's the inside of the card:

 Here's the free digital image I made using the Word Art for Today
Uses graphics from Free Pretty Things For You

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall Freebies

I have some Fall Themed Freebies for you today.

This Post linked to:
Whatever You Want Wednesday

Monday, August 27, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

School Themed Mini

I was asked to be part of a school themed blog hop in the month of August.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to participate due to having surgery right before the hop.  I actually had my project completed last month --- before I knew of the moved date -- so here's the School Themed Mini Album I came up with.
(You can click the pictures for a closer view)
  Detail of that flashcard pullout:
 One of the fun things about this album is the fact that most of the embellishments were free!
I printed them from various FREE sites around the web --- and I'll be sharing those sites with you at the end of this post.
The album was actually a chipboard album set --- given to me by a friend.
I enjoy creating albums even more when I have a whole set of matching papers already cut to size and ready to go!
I wanted my album to have a vintage feel to it, and thought the colors of these papers lent themselves to that feel. Something different than the customary primary colors.
You'll also note that nearly every page has some sort of pocket with tags and other embellishments that pull out of it.
And now for some fun freebie links in the school theme --

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Freebie Feature

Jennifer's made another lovely card featuring my FREEBIES!
Thanks so much for linking back, Jennifer, I love seeing how you use my art.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Word Art Wednesday

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments and prayers for my disc surgery one week ago today.
Surgery went well and I even got to go home the same day!
Recovery is slow but steady -- still plenty of pain, some nausea and lots of rest.
Missing all my friends in "blogland" -- but hopefully I'll be back sometime next month!
My fourth Wednesday as a guest designer at
Word Art Wednesday.
I decided to incorporate today's verse into a notebook cover.
I cut the pages out of a regular notebook and trimmed them to size. 
 (Look for them at "back to school" time -- I got mine for 19 cents)
For the back cover I used a plain piece of yellow cardstock

  • Free word art (below)
  • DP - Classics (K & Company)
  • Poppies die (Provo Craft)
  • Yellow Cardstock
  • Green eyelets
  • Green, polka-dot ribbon
    • stems and leaves of flowers
  • Blue ribbbon
  • Black felt tip pen & Sharpie blue marker
    • faux stitching
  •  Green rhinestones 
    • centers of flowers
  • Ornate label #3 (Sizzix)
  • Comb binding machine
 Here are some FREE printables for you using today's verse

This post linked to:
Whatever You Want Wednesday

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Word Art Wednesday

 I'd appreciate your prayers today as I'm having surgery on a bad disc in my neck that has been causing me a lot of pain for over 3 years now.
I'll probably be "missing in action" for the rest of this month as I recover, but I've already completed and scheduled my Word Art Wednesday projects for the last two weeks.
And now onto:
Week three of my guest designing for Word Art Wednesday.
Today it's a quote from Mother Teresa.
I put mine in an envelope pocket on the front of my card.
Supplies used:
  • Free word art (below)
  • Stamps
    • Flora Grande 2 Stamp set (Heartfelt Creations)
    • Distressing Stamp Set (Glitz Design)
  • Pink and White Embossing Powder
  • Swirls Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
  • Scribbles Swirls Die (Sizzix)
  • Button
  • Homemade Baker's Twine
  • Sharpie Markers (Faux Stitching)
  • Recollections Floral Embellishments  
  • Studio G Glitter

Here's the FREEBIE I created (for my card) using the quote from Word Art Wednesday
 Background images from Mel Stampz and Heirlooms for You

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Freebie Feature

Time for another Freebie Feature --- Jennifer made a lovely card using one of my freebies -- thanks for linking back, Jennifer!

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Here's the reason I've been MIA of late.....busy with our church's VBS.
Our theme was Campsite of Victory
 We finished up this morning with a special program for the parents to attend and see what we were learning all week long!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Journal Links

This week has been VERY busy since we're in Vacation Bible School at church.
Nothing going on in the craft room this week -- but I wanted to share some fun links from my journal project.

Sweetly Scrapped has LOTS of fun (and beautiful) journal cards you can print for FREE!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Word Art Wednesday

My second card as guest designer for Word Art Wednesday.
If you're wondering how I changed the Scripture like that, here's a quick tutorial.
  1. Insert the Word Art into Word
  2. Double click to bring up the "Format Picture" box
  3. Click Color and Lines
  4. Click the color you want to fill the background with
  5. Click "color" again and click the fill effects - choose what effect you want
  6. Double click the word art again and bring up the format picture box again
  7. Under color select either washout or black and white to make the text light
  8. All done -- print your word art and embellish your project with it
Supplies used:
  • Scripture from Word Art Wednesday
  • Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Twine
  • Buttons
  • Butterfly punch
  • Studio G glitter
  • Metallic marker (around the edge)
  • Key
  • Flower
I'm including a FREE copy of the Word Art - altered for the above card

Monday, August 6, 2012

Little Clutch

Sharing a little "welcome gift" I made up for missionary Sally Sebo who shared about her passion (orphans in Romania) last Thursday night. You can't listen to her presentation without being stirred -- she's probably my absolute favorite missionary speaker!
I wanted to make up a welcome basket for her, but since she is only in the states for a few months every couple years - and a lot of that time is spent traveling around and sharing about her work - I wanted to keep the gifts simple and light so as to not overload her suitcase on her return trip.
 I figured that she could always use some snacks on the road, and since I like to include at least one thing that isn't "consumable" I opted for a small clutch.
I used this tutorial from A Rosie Sweet Home as a basis for my clutch. 
I didn't have any extra place mats laying around at this time, so I made up something similar (though smaller) with some jean material and a pretty plaid.
Someday, when I get the time I'll make you up a tutorial of how I did mine.
Here's what I included in it:
Chap stick
Germ X
While I'm sharing about Sally's visit --- here's a pretty fruit basket one of my generous and thoughtful friends made up to help in entertaining her! It was as delicious as it was beautiful!
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