Thursday, April 20, 2017

Butterflies at 4 Crafty Chicks

Take time to flutter by the 4 Crafty Chicks blog where this week's challenge is butterflies hosted by the very talented Tamie.  I am again excited and humbled by the opportunity to share there as a guest designer and hope that you will also have time to craft and post your creations at 4 Crafty Chicks.

I had lots of elements prepared to use on this card, but decided that the beautiful Verve sentiment and the chalked Memory Box butterfly made a powerful statement when left clean and simple.  A few scored lines ground the designs.

Praying your day is touched by God's goodness and grace,

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mother's Day Wishes

We started our Easter celebration early this morning and sent our son back to college before the
traffic and weather got too bad, so I was ready for a little stamping time.  It's fun to "shop" for inspiration photos and sketches, and I found a great pair.

To achieve the edge detail in the Freshly Made Sketch, I used the Little Inker Stitched Diagonal Die.  A boldly striped paper  from  Bo Bunny  and some pink blossoms stamped and cut with Verve's Joyful Blooms hint at the graphic photo with its soft pinkish reflections.  The glittery leaves were cut from a Verve die and give a nod to the shimmering rain in the photo.

Happy stamping,

Linking to
Freshly Made Sketches
Inspired by All the Little Things
Crop Stop
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge

Be Still and Know I am God

The layers in the Mojo sketch are subtle with patterns in similar tones, giving a quiet look to this card in celebration of a young lady's confirmation.

The stamp is from Verve's Scripture Medley 1 and is framed with a scalloped square die from My Favorite Things.  The MFT Stitched Flower was in the left-over bin on my desk.

Linking to
Mojo Monday
Word Art Wednesday

Be blessed by the good news that Jesus is Risen!


Friday, April 14, 2017

Fun Friday Challenge 184 with Little Blue Button

Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.  The design team is showcasing images by  Little Blue Button Stamps, and I had lots of fun using the set called Coffee Love.   The set has lots of sentiments, and I couldn't resist "my blood type is coffee".  I paper pieced the cup and added lots of layers from a digital paper collection by Far, Far Hill called Coffee Lover.

 Please take time to see the design team's samples and to link up your own creations.  It's always fun to see what you have to share!
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

Thanks so much for taking time to visit,

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Guest Design Post for 4 Crafty Chicks----Welcome to the World, Little One!

What fun it is to play along at 4 Crafty Chicks!  I am honored to have the opportunity to guest design there for the month of April, and am enjoying the challenges.

Today's challenge is titled "Babies of All Kinds" and is hosted by the very talented Nance.   The arrival of a new baby is such a joyous occasion and is one that calls for a special card.  Hope you can stop by and join the fun at 4 Crafty Chicks.


Card Recipe
Verve Stamps Hip Hop Bunnies with matching dies
Little Inker Stitched Rectangle Dies
Paper:  Life in Full Bloom

SSS Springtime Inspiration Board
PIP Challenge
Crop Stop
Bizzy Bec's
Word Art Wednesday