Wednesday, January 17, 2018

VLV: Love with Actions and in Truth



A very sweet, dedicated teaching colleague was just recognized by a community service organization for her contributions, and I wanted to make a card suitable for the occasion.  I fully expected to find a "just right" sentiment among my Verve scriptures and it was waiting in Scripture Medley Five.  My friend's dedicated career is nearing forty years in length, and in all the time I've worded with her, she has shown herself first to be dedicated to God.  Her commitment to Him has been a continued blessing to students and their families and to other teachers.

Thank you for taking a look,
Christine

Linking to:
VLV January Sketch Challenge
Paper Craft Crew (Color Challenge)
Word Art Wednesday (A/G)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Add a sentiment...and this scripture was the perfect one!)

Sunday Stamps: Be Mine



It seems like my crafting time has either been feast or famine lately. With a second weather day, I am enjoying plenty of time to do as I please, and Valentines are on the agenda.

This one is loosely based on the Sunday Stamps sketch....there are three vertical elements on the left...sort of...and a shape to the right.  I like how the card came out!  It includes:  MFT's Adorable Elephants stamps and dies, YNS's mini Heart Ink Splatter stamp, and a sentiment from Verve's More than Love set.


Thanks for taking a look.  Hope you are well and warm!
Christine

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps  (Sketch)
Word Art Wednesday(A/G)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Add a Sentiment)

Wood you be mine?


  Since we have extremely cold temperatures that froze yesterday's precipitation, I am spending another "weather day" crafting.  This little Valentine features Avery Elle's " Wood You" stamps and dies.  So much pun!!!
Thank you for visiting,
Christine
Linking to:
Scrappy Land (A/G) Using Avery Elle Stamps and Dies

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Inky Paws: Pretty In Pink Valentine

School was out yesterday in observance of MLK Day, and I got a lot done including a couple of cards.  Today, the weather threatens to turn icy and dangerous, so we are not having school.  What a great bonus day in that everything pressing is finished, and I can have fun!

The assembly of this card began with a bit of card stock inked with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink that I cut into an oval shape.  The image is Newton's Happy Mail, cut with a matching die.  The oval frame is from Little Inkers, and the hearts were cut using SSS dies.  The striped background panel was cut using Reverse Confetti's Lacy Scalloped Rectangle Dies.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
Inky Paws (Pretty In Pink)
Tuesday Throwdown (Distressing---Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide panel)
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Patterned Paper)
Word Art Wednesday (A/G)
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Monday, January 15, 2018

VLV---Lots of Patterned Paper and One Little Stamp

A friend is having a birthday, and I received an amazing stack of Kaiserkraft papers called Celebrate, so it's time to create!   Within the card stock collection,  I was surprised to find shimmery textures, 6.5 x 6.5 inch squares, and lots of design elements to punch out and add to projects.  Well, the statement "A party without a cake is just a meeting" tickled my funny bone, so I had to use it.  It's toward-the-bottom-of-the-sheet placement took over the design of my card, forcing the circle to the layer below.  I tucked in a little tag and added a birthday sentiment from Verve's Poppy Birthday to finish the card that includes a little shimmer and texture on the aqua layer that just doesn't show in the photo.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
VLV January Sketch Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Patterned Paper)
Tuesday Throwdown (Layer it Up)
Word Art Wednesday

Inky Paws Challenge: You're Wheelie Great


The current Inky Paws Challenge is called "In the Pink", so I gave this cutie a scooter all done up in pink and red.  The patterned papers are called Be Mine and are by Pebbles. There are so many fun patterns to mix and match for Valentine's Day.

Thanks for dropping by,
Christine

Linking to:
Inky Paws Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Patterned Paper)
Tuesday Throwdown (Layer it Up)
4 Crafty Chicks (No Winter Blues)
Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, January 14, 2018

VLV: Thanks for Being So Kind














I am so very thankful for a little time to play with stamps and paper!!!  It's been busy lately, and things just aren't the same without some down time to create!  My card features one of my favorite Verve sets, Kindness Matters, and What the Doodle Feathers from Papertrey Ink.

Linking to:
VLV January Sketch Challenge
Time Out Challenge 100
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday