Monday, September 23, 2013

CASed card

Last week I saw a card on Taylored Expressions' Facebook page (<----click--->  Here is the link to the original card.) and saw this card that took my breath away!
 I was so impressed that I CASed the card. So here is my Popsicle Toes inspired card-

I love cards that come together quickly and still has the WOW! factor. This one would be easily massed produced too. The flower stamp is the September Stamp of the Month from Taylored Expression, love it! I was channeling my inner Kristie over at Kristie Kreates with the fussy cutting! HA! Yea, I am still not loving all that detailed cutting. LOL
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Rhinestones- Kaisercraft Island Lagoon
Copics- Y11, BG10, BG15, R20, R24, YG03, YG05, C2
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!!
Until later~

PS- CASed= Copy And Send.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sympathy card

** Update from Jordan's mom was that the procedure went well yesterday! Thank you for the prayers!! Please continue to pray for him.**

I hate making sympathy cards!! Don't get me wrong it is not that I don't want to support the family, I do, and I have been the one who has been shown great compassion and love when I lost both of my parents.  It's just that I hate when someone passed away! I hate seeing friends and family suffer after a loss! Sometimes a card seems like so little in a time when your heart aches to see a loved one so full of sorrow. A couple of weeks ago we received a call informing us that a member of my husband's "second family" had passed away. This is a family that my husband holds near and dear to his heart. He wasn't able to make it back to Ohio for the services. But we sent a card, a card that is completely filled from edge to edge with love and prayers.

Stamps- Oops A Daisy and Care and Comfort- Taylored Expressions. Lg Background stamp
Cardstock -PTI
Embossing Folder- Houndstooth
Ink- New Sprout and Tuxedo Black - Memento
Copic Markers- 0, Y32, Y21, E27, YG17, R81, RV19
Spray mist- Pearl- Tattered Angels (I really wish it would show in the photo.)
Pearls- Champagne- Kaiser Scrapbook
Button and button twine
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Prayers for Jordan

I have a friend in Ohio who is in need of prayer. Jordan is a young man and he and his wife have a beautiful little guy who recently turned 1. Nine weeks ago he went to the ER after having headaches and blacking out. Tests revealed a tumor on the brain. He was admitted to the hospital and has been there since. Surgery was done a couple of days later, after a few days in ICU and then being moved to rehab he developed an infection. Tomorrow (Sept.19, 2013) he will be having surgery again, a portion of his brain is not draining as it should. 
 If you would please join us in prayer I know his family would appreciate it. I am praying for a successful surgery, quick recovery and no infection. His family needs prayer for strength and encouragement.

Here is the card I made to send to Jordan. We are sending love and prayers his way.

 Thanks for your prayers!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~

Monday, September 16, 2013

From one cute chick

One thing I miss since moving from Ohio is the small local scrapbook stores! We just don't have any here. Last summer while we were in South Dakota we found a cute little scrapbook shop in Rapid City, and when I did a Vacation Bible School training near there in April I had the chance to visit   again! I picked this stamp set and Hailey picked one. (I am sad to say that the shop closed earlier this month. It makes me sad to see local stores close!)

 These cute chicks remind me of my friend Michele. I miss my crazy friend! She has been having some health issues lately so I pulled out this stamp set to make her a card.

 I paper pieced the chicks with some crazy papers and I think they look adorable!

This sentiment from the set makes me laugh. I know it will make Michele laugh too. Yea, we are just a couple of cute chicks. LOL I used some scraps from the card front to dress up the inside a little. (I hate throwing away pretty paper because it is too small to use!)
Since I already had a second image stamped I went ahead and made a second card to add to my stash. (Another tip- it only take a few more minutes to make a second card to use later.)

I left the sentiments off of this one. I can either add them later or use this one as a note card.
Supply list:
Ink- Tuxedo Black
Papers- June KI kit from Taylored Expressions featuring Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 pad
Arches border punch
Diecuts- Petite Ovals and Label 8 Spellbinders
Copic Marker-Y19
I encourage you to send a note to a friend, I bet she would love it!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~
PS- Support your local businesses!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Deconstructed Sketch Challenge 116- Fall Splendor

With the kids back in school I am trying to get in the studio more. I did not realize just how much I missed being creative until I got my fingers inky, and snapped the cap off of a Copic marker! (I tell you, those Copic markers are addictive! You will see in just a bit.)

You can see the sketch HERE. I had been looking through my stamps trying to find some inspiration when I am across Fall Splendor by Inkadinkado. I had yet to ink it up, so it was a good one to start with. I then hopped over to Deconstructing Jen for some layout ideas, as always I was not disappointed! For my final piece of inspiration I I looked to the August Taylored Expressions KI kit for some designer paper and cardstock.

Once I had all of my inspiration, I was able to begin coloring my stamped image. Oh my goodness, I rediscovered my love of Copics AND coloring!
I am not lying when I tell you Copic markers are addictive, just look at how many I used on this one image.......
Yikes!! There are over 20 markers there! I like the angle of the card in this photo too, you can see that the image actually overhangs the front of my card. (The polka dots seen in the previous photo is the inside of the card,) I think it turned out pretty cute considering how rusty I was. LOL
I am looking forward to using more Copics, and ink, and stamps, and pretty paper.........well, you get the idea.
Supply list:
Stamp- Fall Splendor Inkadinkado
Designer paper-We R Memory Keepers Happy Campers and Coordinating card stock from the August KI kit from Taylored Expressions
Ink- Rich Cocoa Memento
Button twine
Pearls- Kaiser Chocolate
Copic markers- YR15, 24, 02, 12, 65, 18, 14
E53, 55, 57, 59, 43
R22, 24, 27, 05
V12, 15, 17
YG09, 13, 63
Y19, 21, 32
I used a Copper mist on the inside of the card.
Be sure to visit these links for some inspiration of your own. 
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Booksneeze review- Intentional Parenting Autopilot is for planes

Several months ago I requested Intentional Parenting Autopilot is for planes by Sissy, Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan. I had started reading the book and then life happened and I laid the book down. When the kids went back to school recently I decided it was time to do some reading. I am so glad I picked Intentional Parenting up again.
 With 12 chapters this book covers many relevant topics, such as Being an Intentional Parent, a Balanced Parent, a Playful Parent and so on. I am sure you will find lots of helpful information in each chapter, no matter where you are in the parenting journey.
 Goff, Thomas and Trevathan run Daystar Counseling Ministries in Tennessee, their book is very encouraging letting the reader know that they are not alone when feeling the pressures of “perfect” parenting. I appreciate the Biblical scriptures and the questions pertaining to each chapter. Even with three authors the book flowed smoothly and it really didn’t make a difference who was writing.  
 Some of my favorite quotes from Intentional Parenting:
“Parenting is not about you. In other words, you are not in control. Even if you could, for a few moments, be a perfect parent, you could not create the desired outcomes in your child.”
“We want godly kids, rather than to be godly parents, or even just to know God better. Parenting is so much less about me and so much more about God.”
“You can be free, as a person and as a parent, no matter how much pressure you feel today. You can’t do it right. You can’t be the perfect parent, and you can’t create the desired outcome in your child. But you can immerse yourself in the better hope that Hebrews 7 speaks of. You can fix your eyes on Jesus. You can entrust your child to Him. He’s really the one in control, anyway. And He loves you both more than you could ask or imagine.”
  There is so much helpful advice no matter the age of your children, do yourself and your children a favor and pick up a copy of Intentional Parenting. I will be reading it again (and I bet I highlight and mark new sections as I read it again.)

Intentional Parenting Auto Pilot is for planes was provided by Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.

Until later~