Saturday, September 25, 2021

Fall Findings: With a grateful heart

 


Sharing gratitude in this post:  Hurricane Nichols came our way leaving clean up and a few repairs in its wake, but we are thankful to have had all we need, to be safe, and to have almost all the repairs made.  

I am also thankful that sweet friend who had a break-through Covid infection seems to be turning the corner and getting better.  She's had a rough time, and I am so thankful for the medical staff who has cared for her with love and patience.  She still has a way to go, but the God who's been good enough to bring her this far will see her through.

I'm sending this card to her in hopes that her family will be able to share my message.

I am also very thankful to have a couple family members come to visit this week!

Thanks for visiting,

Christine

Linking to:

Word Art Wednesday

Four Seasons (A/G Fall)

Double D (Leaves----inspiration graphic below)





Thursday, September 9, 2021

Hello Pumpkin!



The most wonderful paper craft store has opened close to my most wonderful Mom, and she sent a package of fall papers and this adorable set called Pumpkin Face-off by Paper Smooches.  It was a great surprise and a special treat to receive some PS stamps since the company has closed.

The finished card measures 3.5 x 6 inches, making it a small slim line card.  The background panel is from a collection by Polkadoodles, and the pumpkin (with a customizable face) is stamped on  gingham by Doodlebug Designs.  The button and banner dies are from MFT.

I am thankful for this sweet surprise and for a fun hour spent crafting.

Thanks for stopping by,

Christine

Linking to:

ModSquad (Slim is In)

Word Art Wednesday

PIP Challenge

Dare 2B Artzy (Cards for babies, children, teens)

Four Seasons (Autumn Inspiration Board Below)






 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Happy Birthday Wreath


 The "What do I do with this?"  challenge is to use rain stones as an accents.  The wreath from PTI's Wreath Favor Box set is adorned with a few flowers from Birthday Bouquet.  The centers of the flowers are rain stones that were colored with alcohol markers.  

Thanks so much for visiting,

Christine

Linking to:

PTI Blog "What do I do with this?"

PIP Challenge

Word Art Wednesday

SSS Wednesday Challenge (Sparkle and shine---rain stones)

Monday, September 6, 2021

Wishing you much Happiness


 The September first Great Cover Up challenge is to use vellum as an accent.  For this card, I stamped the beautiful layered flowers from the Favor Box Wreath set on an A2 panel, impressed it with the Tin Stitched die, and centered a vellum panel over this to soften the background.  A pretty circle is topped with a scattering of blooms and a beautifully lettered sentiment from my Verve collection.

Linking to:

Papertrey Ink Blog:  The Great Cover Up

Word Art Wednesday

PIP Challenge

SSS Wednesday Challenge--Stamp It

Friday, September 3, 2021

Hippo Bird-Day


 I was blessed with a generous MFT gift card during the recent re-release of some Birdie 
Brown sets.  I just love Happy Hippos and was thrilled to receive it.

I will be sharing this in the current MFT Sketch Challenge and in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp (Stamp It September)



Thanks for visiting,
Christine






Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Word of Your Unfailing Love


Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.  This sweet scripture is a great prayer at bedtime!  

The colorful panel was creating by heat embossing a plaid stamp in clear embossing powder and blending on a rainbow of PTI dye inks.  The layered blossom is from Into the Blooms II.  The panel left just the right space for the scripture from Verve.

Thanks for visiting,

Christine

Linking to:

Papertrey Ink What do I do with this?  August 30

SSS Wednesday Challenge

Monday, August 30, 2021

Dainty Delivery: Happy Birthday


 Dainty Delivery is a a truly delicate and pretty frame, and embossing it allows its beauty to be featured on a card without such time applying glue to the tiny buds and stems.  The center panel is from an Echo Park collection, and it's topped with a bloom from Gran's Garden and a Delicates die cut...both from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks ever so much for visiting,

Christine

Linking to:  

Papertrey Blog (Great Cover Up --Aug 25)

Word Art Wednesday

SSS Wednesday Challenge

Seize the Birthday (no toppings)