Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween and more fall cards

Here are a few cards that I did yesterday. Really like making the fall cards because I just love the colors.

The last card is for a new neighbor of ours.

Lastly...a very sad note. I have a niece that has been trying desperately to have a baby, but she just had her second miscarriage yesterday. Her name is Stacey, and I would really appreciate it if you would say a prayer for her.

Thanks so much!

Monday, October 29, 2007

A couple of quick cards

Not a lot of time to spend on my blog lately. Here are a couple of quick cards.

Thanks for visiting! Happy Monday!

Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase. Job 8.7

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Two words to live by

Today, the pastor of our church talked about 2 words. These 2 words are referenced 65 times in the New Testiment. They really are words to live by. The 2 words are one another. I am going to list the references here and I just ask that you read them and really think about what you are reading.

Rom 12:5 "so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another."
Mark 9:50 "and be at peace with one another."(Jesus said)
John 13:14 wash one another's feet.
John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another."
John 13:35 "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
John 15:12 "This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you."
John 15:17 "This I command you, that you love one another."
Rom 12:10 {Be} devoted to one another in brotherly love;
give preference to one another in honor;
Rom 12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another;
Rom 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another;
Rom 14:13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore,
Rom 14:19 So then we pursue the things with make for peace and the building up of one another.
Rom 15:5 be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,
Rom 15:7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
Rom15:14 able also to admonish one another.
Rom 16:16 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
1 Cr 11:33 So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.
1 Cr 12:25 {that} the members may have the same care for one another.
1 Cr 16:20 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
2 Cr 13:12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
Gal 5:13 through love, serve one another.
Gal 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.
Gal 5:26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
Gal 6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
Eph 4:2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
Eph 4:25 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE {of you} WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.
Eph 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Eph 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
Eph 5:21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.
Phl 2:3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind, regard one another as more important than yourselves;
Col 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with it's {evil} practices,
Col 3:13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms {and} hymns {and } spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
1Th 3:12 and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also {do} for you;
1 Th 4:9 you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
1 Th 4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Th 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
1 Th 5:13 Live in peace with one another.
1 Th 5:15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
2 Th 1:3 the love of each one of you toward one another grows {ever} greater;
Hbr 3:13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is {still} called "Today" so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Hbr 10:25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging {one another;} and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
Jam 4:11 Do not speak against one another, brethren.
Jam 5:9 Do not complain, brethren, against one another.
Jam 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed.
1 Pe 1:22 fervently love one another from the heart,
1 Pe 4:8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Pe 4:9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
1 Pe 4:10 As each one has received a {special} gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 Pe 5:5 yourselves with humility toward one another,
1 Pe 5:14 Greet one another with a kiss of love.
1 Jo 1:7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 Jo 3:11 For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another
1 Jo 3:23 and love one another, just as He commanded us.
1 Jo 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
1 Jo 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 Jo 4:12 if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
2 Jo 1:5 not as though {I were} writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.

If you can do all of these things, that is awesome! If you can only start by doing just one...you will be a better person for it!

Quick Birthday Card

Had to do a quick card for a little girl in our church this morning. She has just celebrated her 5th birthday and I just wanted to do something little for her.
Made this quick trifold pocket. Used bold brights cardstock from SU. The stamps are from the Pretty Princess set also from SU. I used the cuttlebug for embossing the background and also for cutting out the number 5 for the top of the cake. One pocket holds the card that slides in and out and the other pocket holds the candy bar!

I think it is a nice way to celebrate with someone without having to spend alot of money.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Love Target's Dollar Spot!

I am planning on hosting a cookie exchange in December. I was shopping at Target the other day and ran across these cute little books in the dollar spot. I thought they would make a great gift to give to my guests for the cookie exchange. I plan on having everyone send me their recipe ahead of time so that I can print them out and put them in the books. I think they turned out really cute. The green one is my favorite although it does not look very good in the photo. The stamps I used were Baroque Motifs and The Snowflake Spot, both from SU. For the center, I used stamps from Stampendous. I wrote the words "Cookie Exchange" on the books in pencil, and then went over them with liquid applique. I did not heat the applique because I liked the look as is.

I also made another quick fall card. This was stamped with Autumn Fest from SU. The card is made with chocolate chip card stock, with an ivory backround. The background for the leaf is a piece of olive green wool felt. I used clear embossing on the main leaf image, added some faux stitching on the felt and also added a couple of small buttons.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Things that make you go HMMM!

Hi there! I have a couple of things I want to share with you. First of all...the following picture is the tree in front of my house. Nothing out of the ordinary here, right? Afterall, it is October 16th.

But, when you look down the street and up the street at all of the other trees...this is what you see,..... nothing but green. HHMMMMM. Weird.

Here are some more card that I have been working on. The first one was inspired by a card I had seen a while ago on Splitcoast from Whimsy. The link to her card is http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=181363&cat=670
I fell in love with that card and have wanted to make one ever since. I did do mine a little differently though as I colored in my image. I used SU watercolor pencil's to color the image. The night sky was sponged on using Vintage Violet. I used Crystal Stickles for the star.

I have also been making more velvet ribbon pins. The velvet is in various fall colors. The stamped image is the "Joy" stamp from the Illuminations set stamped on shrinky dinks plastic and then baked in the oven to shrink. The leaves and flower are cut out of felt using the cuttlebug.

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalm 103

Saturday, October 13, 2007

buzz, buzz, buzz

Can you hear that buzzing? That was me working like a busy bee last night (up until midnight) making cards. Not too much stamping besides the little bird on the First Day of Christmas card. I made the other cards using the designer stickers from Melissa Frances. I thought the stickers were very pretty, and they happened to go well with the River Rock card stock I had just ordered from StampinUp.

Let me know what you think!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Quick post with 2 more cards

Hello! I was making up some more cards this morning and wanted to share a couple more. I really do like this set from the Angel company. I just think the little snow girl is so cute.
Well, gotta run...today is my son's 13th Birthday! Yes, another teenager in my home. That only leaves one more little one! :(

Do you like them?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Winter Greetings

ok, I know I am a little ahead of the weather schedule, but have to get a jump start on the holiday cards! This card was made using Soft Sky card stock from Stampin Up, and water color paper for the stamped image. The stamp comes from the Angel Company. I also used stickles on her trim, and for some of the snowflakes. It was alot of fun doing this card as I could see this little snow girl taking on a personality as I was coloring her in. :)

Also, the shadow box frame that I made for the bride to be was a hit. She loved it and I am so glad.

Looking forward to Bible study tonight. I have 3d cross ornaments for the kids to decorate. It is so much fun working with the little ones. :)

Hope you are having a great week so far!

The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Luke 1:27-29

Friday, October 5, 2007

Bridal Gift

This weekend I am going to a celebration for a young lady that is getting married this month. It is not a shower, but it is a celebration with a theme. Everyone invited is to bring a small gift that has to do with Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter or Christmas. We also have to take a themed snack, so since my gift is obviously for fall...my snack will be too. I am going to make Pumpkin Pie Fudge.
Anyway, her is a picture of the shadow box frame I made for her. The sentiment in the corner says "Fall in love ....again and again."

I plan on wrapping this gift in kraft paper that I will stamp leaves on. I made a bow for the top that she can actually wear as a pin on her coat this fall if she wants to. I found the idea in the last issue of Country Living magazine. I altered it a bit though by stamping my SU Illuminations "Joy" stamp on shrinky dink plastic, cutting it out with a giga scallop circle punch and baking it. It turned out to be a really nice center for the velvet ribbon. I also used wool felt for the cut out leaves and flower (using the cuttlebug). I wish you could see the picture more clearly, because it really did turn out nice.

Have a super Friday everyone!

I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. Psalm 9:1