Monday, November 27, 2017

PSC#38- Faerie Kingdom

Hi Blog Friends!

I am participating in the  Poppy Stamps Challenge #38- Faerie Kingdom.
Found here:

I am slow at getting here, but here I am! LOL
I pulled out my Faerie Dies & began to play today....
I've had this idea in my head since I saw this challenge--- 
A Faerie fluttering about the Christmas Tree boughs...
The colored lights aglow & of course, where ever the Faerie goes, she leaves shimmer.... 

So, here is my card,
A Magical Christmas
I used Kuretake Water Colors & the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors & Pearl Colors.
I just kept layering & swirling the colors on Strathemore Water Color Paper & letting them bleed together to make the trails of the Faerie in the glow of the colored lights....

The Faerie is Poppy Stamps- Poised Faerie
She is layered up first in black & then a vellum layer.

Here you can see a close-up.
I dressed her in Stickles Glitter Glue.

See her shimmering trails?

For the inside:
I used the Poppy Stamps- Fairy Greetings, CL452.

Just a fun, artsy type of card!
Hope you like!

****UPDATE: This card was chosen "Favorites of the week ending Dec. 2nd," on SCS!****

Do you have Faeries in your tree?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving All!

Hi Blog Friends!


I hope everyone of you are with those you love & just enjoying the day together!
Thank YOU for taking the time to visit my blog today!
I know you have much to do in preparing or in helping others prepare your
 Thanksgiving Feast today!
Always have a grateful heart!
Having a grateful heart keeps you from envy & jealousy, 
because you aren't looking to see what others have & comparing it to what you don't have. 
Being grateful is being satisfied with what you have. 
There is always someone else who has it worse than you do/has less,
 or someone who has more than you do.
You should be happy for those that do better than you do too, 
because everyone has had it rough at one time or another in life.
You don't know the struggles they've been through in their lives--- possibly times of poverty,
not just in the financial area, but we can have poverty in many other areas in our lives also.
Poverty of ANY KIND makes the soul weary, needing a kind word or deed from others.
Not everyone shares those hard times with others,
but hold them deep within & those hard times, may even still bring them pain.
Be grateful in all things & at all times!
"In Everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Messiah Yeshua."
1 Thessalonians 5:18 
Just my thoughts on being grateful. ;)

I have a card for you that I thought gives the
air of fall,
 & would make a nice Thanksgiving Wish for you all.
(Although, no sentiment is on the front of the card.)
So, here it is:
Fall Evening

I did a background piece on Bristol Paper first, using some old sets I have,
CHF- The Pines, & Scene It- Mountains, stamping them with Memento Ink & SU Inks.
The sun was punched out with a SU- 1 3/8" Circle Punch, masking it with Post-It Labeling Tape.
 I used Oxide Inks for the sky.
I used Copic & Spectrum Noir Markers to color in the fall leaves in the background,
 & the  forefront landscape.

I used Poppy Stamps- Pine Needle Clearing for the framed Pine Needles.
I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to wistfully add pine needles on top of the die.
Also adding Sizzix- 661597 Tim Holtz Alterations- a piece of pine from that set. 
Along with I.O.- Birch Trees- DIE079-U & Deer Trio- DIE080-N, touching them up with my Spectrum Noir Markers for highlights & shadow, including a touch of a Signo White Pen.
 I used SU- Wood Grain Emb. Folder, I.O.- Instant Photo Frame- DIE175-W,
 & PTI- Mix & Mat Herringbone Dies.
Hope you like!
Supplies not mentioned above:
*Paper- Paper Studio & Recollections
*Glue Dots
*Multi-Med. Matte
 *Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape
*This card is 5 1/2" x 6 1/2"*

Friday, November 17, 2017


"Hello" Blog Friends!

Today, I have a card for you that I enjoyed making.
It's a basically a one layer card.
Take a peak!

I used regular card stock--- card stock for your printer for my base.
(There, I've told you one of my secrets! LOL)

I used WPlus9- Kind Soul in my Misti,
stamping it on one end, flipping it & stamping the other end of the card front.

That of course left a blank spot in the middle, 
which  is where I placed a strip of card stock with my sentiment from the same set by WPlus9.
I heat embossed it & used a White pen to add highlights & dots....

I water colored my flowers.
What?  On that paper? You say.
I used Faber Castell Water Color Pencils to add color where I wanted it,
 & then used Novu Aqua Brushes to move the color. 
Layering color as I went.....
(Granted, the color doesn't move as much as water color paper,
but it does work if you are patient with it & don't add too much water.) 

I also used a Spellbinders- Graceful Boarders- 6 x 6 Frame Maker Dies for my flourish.

Adding Prima Flowers & Gems, along with an envelope made with WRMK Envelope Maker

Hope you like!

Add some FLOURISH to your day!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

We Love You Dawn!

 Hi Blog Friends!

Here today with a post & card for Dawn McVey!
Dawn ALWAYS creates the most colorful & beautiful cards over at PTI.
They would bless anyone receiving them & brighten anyone's day
I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVE Dawn's florals! ;)
WHO wouldn't LOVE  bright cheery flowers when they aren't feeling well, or at any other time?
I HOPE you are doing well Dawn & have a SPEEDY RECOVERY!

You can read all about Dawn, from PTI  below.

We Love Dawn
Designer Dawn McVey has been an active part of the paper crafting industry for nearly a decade. Not only has she played an important role within the Papertrey community, she has always been a ray of sunshine to others through blogging and social media. Many of you are familiar with the personal health struggles she has had over the past few years, and might have seen the recent news that she is now a proud small intestine transplant survivor.
The community thought there would be no better way to honor Dawn and support her during her journey to recovery than to make a colorful, vibrant presentation of get well soon greetings. Dawn has always brought color and joy into our lives, and now we are able to do the same for her.
So here's to Dawn. May she find the strength on the hardest days. May she have peace through the recovery process. May she feel the love shining down on her from around the world.
If you would like to mail your creation to Dawn, you may use the address below.
Dawn McVey
Medstar Georgetown
3800 Reservoir Rd NW 
Washington, DC 20007
P.S. If you would like to help further, you can make a donation on Dawn's You Caring Page by using the widget below or going directly to the site HERE.

Please Note: If links don't work on my blog, you can find them on the PTI Blog here: 

Here is the card that I created for Dawn's Blog Hop!
 I used a set that Dawn created:
Floral Sketches

The flowers look so Vintage, just the way Dawn created them!
I stamped the flowers in Oxide Inks & spritzed them to brighten the colors & add interest.
I used PTI's- Brushed off: Rectangle to frame the sentiment. 

The sentiment on the outside is from the same set, embossed in gold.
I added Prima Crystals to the centers of the flowers & I added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the flowers.

And the inside....
from PTI- Don't Forget To Write.
 Get Well Quick Dawn!!!!
We Love You!

You're in my Prayers,

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Are You Looking For A GREAT Read?

Hi Blog Friends!

Just a short post today, & a recommendation for a GREAT read!

I have recently read the book 
Jonathan Cahn


I just wanted to let you know what a  GREAT book The Paradigm is!
I couldn't put it down!

Something that I've always heard growing up,  & read in Scripture is that God loves me & knows me, inside & out!
He even knows the number of the hairs on my head.....
THAT is HOW WELL He knows us!
"But even the number of the hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are worth more than many sparrows." 
Matthew 10:30-31 

"Indeed, even the hairs of you head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than any sparrows." 
Luke 12:7
I don't know about you, but I will never weary of hearing how much God loves me!
This is what I took from this book.
The book gives us an ancient blueprint that holds the mystery of our times, as the book cover says.
I've always believed that God is SO GREAT that he knows ALL about us, 
all we have to do is trust Him! 
So many things get in the way of  our trusting Him---our upbringing, those that we should be able to trust not being able to trust them, the things that have gone wrong in our lives, 
that list just goes on & on....
God HAS A PLAN for our lives.
He KNOWS what we don't know, about our decisions & the why's, 
& exactly what we will do with our lives.
He has a "blueprint" for our lives.
It is up to US to make the right decisions for our lives.
He gives us the choice to put our decisions into His perfect will, or not!
Just like He gives us the choice to serve Him or not.
There are consequences to either side of those decisions.
The fact that God showed Jonathan Cahn a bit of His blueprint, 
& Mr. Cahn showing us in his book,
 down to dates, names, & even times is a beautiful mystery of MAGNIFICENT LOVE! 
Jonathan Cahn's book is another way for God to show His love for us, that just BLOWS MY MIND!
It is a GREAT READ & I know you won't be able to put it down either! 
God is good & He loves us!
He wants us to KNOW that & He wants us to choose what is pleasing to Him!
Loving submission to His Will!
The outcome for us looks good.
If we just choose to serve Him with our decisions in everything we do,
the consequences of our decisions will be rewarded!
Seek to please God in EVERYTHING!!!!
God doesn't want ANYONE to be lost!
Our time is short on this earth & growing shorter with each passing day!
Pray for our leaders, is another lesson I saw in this book, 
that they will follow Christ with ALL of their beings too!
That they won't fall short in leading our country in what God has for our country.

Matthew 24:44
"Therefore stay alert; for you do not know what day your Lord is coming."

KNOW, God loves you & cares about YOU!