Sunday, August 6, 2017

Always Remember to Celebrate the Special Moments

Happy, Happy Birthday today to one of my long time 
best girlfriends, TISH!

Tish collects elephants in her crafts and a few other odds and ends so when I came across these elephant buttons I knew they would be so cute for her birthday card.  
I used a 12 x 12 page (cut to 6 x 12 and folded) as the base and glued on the multi colored polka dotted paper to the top. Then I laid out the ovals that would allow the opening to show the CELEBRATE and the two elephants.  I die cut through through the top of the card base to give me the windows. I used the next size up of the dies, along with the same die (inside) to make the coordinating orange frames for each opening. 
The next step was to die cute the celebrate  and mount it inside the circle.  I used a small brown twine to tie through the elephant button holes then glued them to the card base and finished the card with a thin green loopy bow on the left.
 Since it is an oversized card,  I made the envelope to match using my Stampin Up envelope maker.

Thank you for stopping by today ~ May your day be blessed !
Serving a Risen Savior

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Always Have Faith

Today's card reminds us to Always Have Faith
for His Word says, 
Nothing Can Separate Us From His Love;
He Will Never Leave Us Nor Forsake Us.

 How comforting those words are when things are swinging along smoothly in our lives and how easy to forget when our world gets turned upside down with an unexpected situation.

Today's card, another Whimsy Stamp, Emily, designed by Sylvia Zet, is a great image to bring comfort and peace to the receiver during a time of trouble or sorrow. 

Stamped on Neenah card stock, copic colored and mounted on green glitter paper, then a rust color base, I added a few flat back pearls  to the edge to finish it up and sent this one to a member of my church family going through medical issues.  

I encourage you as card makers, SEND YOUR CARDS OUT.  There are so many who need that little glimmer of hope, knowing someone cares, a re-assuring hug, a word of scripture.  Plus they love to see your artwork.  

Thank you for stopping by today ~ and for following my blog.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thanks for ~ Believing in me!

For this card challenge of monochromatics,
 I selected neutral shades with a hint of sepia.

I had purchased this neat Soda Cap embossing folder through one of the online sellers on Facebook and thought it matched up perfectly with the Unity stamp "You're Too Kind" image 
by Angie Blom.   
I selected for a  sentiment of encouragement, knowing the card receiver had been going through a rough time.  How perfect,
Thanks for believing in me!
Don't we all need to have that special friend that believes in us? 
Today be reminded that even at your lowest low, God is there with you and he always loves you and wants the best for you. Be grateful to him always 
and feel his presence as he believes in you!
After mounting onto a coordinating rust card base to make it pop, I added a few sequins as the final touch and off in the mail it went. 

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