Monday, September 24, 2018

Hugs & Kisses

I have so many photos, projects, and stories to share over the next few weeks with you from another great retreat this past weekend  ~ but this morning I wanted to post a quick get well card I made yesterday with Whimsy Stamps Company'Spring Fairy by Mariana Fedotova. 

I had pre-stamped lots of images prior to the retreat, and this image has a bunny to the the right of the fairy. While normally a stamper would mask over prior to stamping, that wasn't an option at this point.  So - what's the next best option? - add a tab on top.   

Thanks for stopping by this morning - Hope you'll keep coming and and bring a friend or too also.  

Serving a Risen Savior

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Find Joy in Your Journeys

Earlier this week I posted Whimsy's Beach Chair Penguin celebrating South Carolina's Sunshine and beaches. 
Another SC specialty is the protection of the Sea Turtle's nestings. For today's card,  I used DoveArts, Sea Turtle to make a birthday card for a friend who is a Volunteer with the Friends of Hunting Island (SC) Sea Turtle Conservation Program. Each Friday from about May to October them comb the beaches for the nesting and then hatching of the Loggerhead Sea Turtles to protect the nests, eggs, and the hatchlings.  It is amazing to see some of the photos and videos capturing 50-180 hatch after being hidden in the nest for almost 75 days!

I always enjoy the great detail that comes with any DoveArt image.  They may take a little longer to color, but the end result is always worth the extra time too.  This image also has so many possibilities for different occasions from birthdays, retirements, encouragement etc.  

Last night I got an update that the sea turtle had arrived and now has happily found a new framed home back near the SC Coast. 

  I hope you will visit the Whimsy Store today and see what special stamps and digital products you can find.

Thank you for stopping by today.  
I'd love for you to invite your friends over to follow my blog also.  

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Introducing Mary and Joseph Christmas Border Die

This morning I'd like to introduce you to one of the new dies being released by Gina Marie Designs.  This beautifully detailed silhouette die shows Mary and Joseph  as they traveled to Bethlehem.  What a touching scene that is remembered by Christians around the world and will certainly be popular on many Christmas cards this season.

Here is the Marketing card that is being featured  with the new Mary & Joseph Christmas Border Die on Wholesale Crafting Supplies.

For those who have ordered from Gina Marie Designs before, do you recognize anything in this card design?  The background (starry night) is from the back of the Gina Marie product packaging!  I laid a piece of light blue vellum over it to soften the look and secured both to the black card base.  Then I added the cut die - gluing the right side, but adding foam squares under the Mary and Joseph so that they appeared closer and the town of Bethlehem appears to be farther away  The string addition covers the seam between the edge of the die and the card base and gives you the ability to tie your tag with a scripture or other sentiment.  My sentiment is also mounted with a foam square to secure it in the raised position.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I do hope you will visit the Wholesale Crafting Supplies  to see Gina Marie Designs vast selection of dies and other products. 

Serving a Risen Savior,

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