Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Love You Tons! (STS #27)

Hello Delightful friends and family!
What a quick month this has been! The grandkids are back in school (except Princess Tucker) so I'll have a bit more free time (well, in my mind anyway...) it seems I can always fill up that "free" time with housework and getting caught up on some work at the church.  I'm getting my craftroom organized, one area at a time, that's exciting!  My sweet hubby and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary last Friday and here is the card I made him.  I used the sketch from Seize the Sketch challenge blog.  This is their last challenge, they are closing down (bummer!) I really liked following the inspiration over there.  Here is the card for their last challenge:
 I paper pieced the elephants instead of coloring them.  This stamp set is from Lawn Fawn.

 Inside sentiment is from Paper Smooches and I colored the hearts lightly with a Copic Marker.

I will also be entering this at Word Art Wednesday #147 Anything Goes

The last few baseball seasons we've been going to a couple of San Francisco Giant games each year and we always try to schedule our trip for Fellowship Day at AT&T Park where the Christian ballplayers share their testimonies. The last three years have included a concert with a popular Christian music artist.  This year was Natalie Grant.  Wow!! It was great!  Here are some pictures I took of the game on Friday night and two following the Saturday game for Fellowship Day.  Some of the proceeds for the event went to the Salvation Army and the athletes paid for the concert.  Pretty nice and a real blessing!

  Madison Bumgartner pitching

Michael Morse hitting a homerun!!

Bobby Evans (VP & Assistant GM), Santiago Casilla, Travis Ishikawa, Jeremy Affeldt, & Ryan Vogelsong.

Natalie Grant leading a time of worship!
We had a wonderful time with our friends the Clarks and hope to go again next summer, thanks to the San Francisco Giants organization!  Go Giants!

Thanks for visiting and letting me share a bit with you!

Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His" and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity."  2 Timothy 2:19


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Belated Birthday

Hello Delightful friends & family!

Here is a card I made for a friend's birthday.  Happy Birthday Stephanie!

Close up of the Avery Elle die embellished with  Glossy Accents.

Inside of card

I'm entering this at Try Stampin' on Tuesday #180.  Only have two minutes to get this in on time yikes!
Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Grill Father Birthday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
I'ts been a hugely busy two weeks with some extra church services,work,  family activities and summer fun, too! Including two new babies born to my nieces (congrats Shae & Bobbi!!!!), my son-in-laws birthday, hiking and a bonfire with s'mores on the beach  I cannot believe I had time to squeeze in a card or two but I did!
Here is a card I made for my son-in-law Ray who loves to barbecue (and very good at it I must say!) and so this was absolutely the perfect image to color for his card.  I've used three different stamp sets but the main focal point is from Art Impressions, the sentiment is Boys Will be Boys (Taylored Expressions)

I've colored the Grill Father with Copics and paper pieced the cooking mitt.  I watched a Sandy Allnock YouTube to learn how to make the illusions of the BBQ smoke and fire.  I went with the simple version but be sure and check out Sandy's videos they are incredible!  Maybe next time I'll get brave and try the more advanced background.

The stamps inside the card: Avery Elle (sentiment from Surf's Up) and the grill is from the Taylored Expressions (Boys will be Boys); I've used Archival Jet Black ink and Hero Arts Shadow Ink Mid Tone Red Royal.
Other ingredients:
The designer paper is from the 6x6 pad from Simple Stories Summer Fresh. The base is Neenah Desert Storm card stock and I've used red Bazzill c/s to mat the focal image, Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday
Word Art Wednesday #144
Sister Act Card #69
Great Impressions (August Birthday Bash)

Thanks so much for visiting!!

And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness.  James 3:18 (NLT)


Friday, July 25, 2014

Need to Venti?

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Here is a card I made this afternoon.  I saw the challenge at Inspired By #119 and knew I had to play along! I love the red gingham and the touch of gray in the inspiration picture. ( I was too late to play in the challenge, but loved the inspiration!)

I will also be playing along at CAS(E) this Sketch #86

Here is my card:

I'll be sharing this at Paper Smooches (Anything Goes)


Thanks for visiting!! Enjoy the weekend.

Ingredients: Designer Paper (scrap in stash!); Stamps: Paper Smooches - Hot Concoctions; Ink: Memento: Rich Cocoa, Espresso; Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Mid Tone Red Royal;
Techniques: I've used Copics to color the cup lid and added Glossy Accents to the hearts, the gingham check was used to paper piece the cup and add a small fish tail banner.

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.  Proverbs 3:3


Ruff Day??

Hello Delightful friends and family
Hope your day is going well and not "ruff!"  But if it is I hope this card brings a smile to your face!

Isn't this paper and stamp so doggone cute!! Ha! I didn't even intend for the pun it just came out!! 

I will be entering the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge (July - use a stamp or Digi stamp on your project)

Ingredients: Stamp: Technique Tuesday (Who Let the Dogs Out set) colored with Copic Markers and stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink;  Designer Paper: WR Memory Keepers; Ink: Archival; Cuttlebug and Polk a Dot embossing folder; DieNamics Fish Tale banner die (My Favorite Things); Bazzill card stock and Neenah bright white card stock.

That's all for now!  
Have a great Friday and thanks so much for visiting!

Blessed is the man that endures temptation for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to them that love Him.  James 1:12


Thank You - Clean and Layered Card

Hello Delightful friends and family
I made a thank you card Thursday evening (you can never have enough of those!) and I was inspired by these three challenges:
The Card Concept 15 (Aqua, Lime and White; I chose the Clean and Layered card by Kay Miller HERE)
The Freshly Made Sketches #146
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss it

I've used the following ingredients:
Inks: Archival, Aquamarine and Memento Pear Tart; Stamps and Dies: Taylored Expressions, Summer Lovin' and Garden Party Blooms (matching stamps and dies), Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Thankful Innies), Avery Elle, Oh Happy Day sentiment; Designer Paper: Echo Park - Summer Days (12x12) and So Happy Together (6x6 paper pad); Bazzill card stock and Neenah 100lb bright white; Embossing Folder: Sizzix Swirls; button (my stash); Cuttlebug.

Looking forward to a fun Saturday watching t-ball and hiking with family!  Thanks for visiting!
PS.  My mom made it home safely and is doing great, thanks so much for your prayers!

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.  Psalm 37:7


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Fun Card!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope this summer day was a pleasant one for you.  It cooled off a bit today and late this afternoon I spent about 3 hours doing yard work at my mom's home with my daughter Amy and my sister Brooke.  It's amazing how fast the weeds take over!  Mom gets home tomorrow from having hip replacement surgery late June and even has the okay to drive home.  This hip surgery was much easier for her than the last one.  So thankful to the Lord for her speedy recovery.
Here is a card I did this evening and I will enter it at the following challenges:

The Cutting Edge Challenge #4 (inspiration photo)
Word Art Wednesday #142 Anything goes

 I was inspired by the colors black, red, white and gray, the baker's twine and squares. It was strange not to add a sentiment to the front but I am waiting for an occasion to come up before adding one.  This could be a cute beach party themed birthday card or a summer "thinking of you" card. I added a simple sentiment inside.

Here is the inspiration photo for my card:

Inside card with sentiment from Taylored Expressions "Summer Lovin" stamp set (Key Ingredient Stamp of the Month set); I've used the matching dies from this set  for the Flip Flops on the front of the card (see image below) and 2 different Spellbinder Nestabilites (Labels One and A2 Matting Basics B); EK Success Wave border Punch; Ink: Hero Arts Red Royal mid tone and Archival Jet Black;
The Designer paper is WeR Memory Keepers (Chalkboard 6x6 pad); baker's twine (WR Memory Keepers) Button (my stash).

Here is the cute Taylored Expressions die set I used.

Well, that's it for me tonight.  Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Love never fails.  1 Corinthians 13:8