Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jeremiah 29:11---Take 2

Thought I had all the graduation cards we needed when hubs reminded me of another.....The Verve Sketch came to the rescue again!  This time, I used Tim Holtz papers, stamped the cross in Antique Linen Distress Ink, and stamped Jeremiah 29:11 from Faith Medley over the cross.

Time to think about clearing off my desk and getting ready for school tomorrow. Thanks for visiting and have a great week,

Linking to:
VLV May Sketch Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
Crop Stop

VLV Sketch Challenge: Jeremiah 29:11 for a Graduate

This time of year is so busy---final grades, awards ceremonies, field trips, getting my son off for his summer job, preparing for June community service....So, my mantra has been, "Refrain from crafting, refrain from crafting."  Today, I realized that I promised to make two graduation cards and hadn't done so.  Maybe I need to resolve to make my graduation cards over Christmas break...ha ha!

I am so grateful for the Verve sketch and its handy measurements.  Do you see my new Lacey Trim Duo peeking out?  (It is one of the reasons I am having trouble refraining from crafting.)  Verve's Jeremiah 29:11 (now in Faith Medley) is the perfect assurance for graduates.

Thanks for stopping by,

Linking to:
VLV Sketch Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Verve Inspiration Challenge: Pink ---Thanks for making my day awesome!

I was blessed to win a gift from Verve Stamps during the April Inspiration challenge and ordered the beautiful Bloom Brighter set. I embossed the blooms on watercolor paper and tinted them with "lemonade" watercolor from the Prima Pastel collection.  The sentiment from Better Together is perfect for a thank-you card I need to get in the mail.

Thanks, Verve Stamps, for this wonderful new set!

Thanks for your visit and have an awesome day!

Linking to:
Verve May Inspiration Challenge--Pink
Word Art Wednesday A/G
Crop Stop (Thanks, Esther, for the tip.)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Fun Friday Challenge with Oddball Art

Happy Friday!  It's time for another Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack where the theme is always Anything Goes.  This time around, I had fun creating a card using sunflowers by Lizzy Love. The dies are Frames and Flags by Newton's Nook.  Please take time to see the design team's samples and to link up your own creations.  It's always fun to see what you have to share!
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool below. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

Thanks so much for taking time to visit,

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

I so love combining sketch challenges with color challenges.  This week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch seemed to call for a collage of shapes, and I couldn't resist adding some blooms from Verve's Kindness Matters.  I had such fun swirling shades of pink watercolor and using that paper to stamp and cut the flowers.  The scalloped border and banner dies are from MFT and the scalloped rectangle is another Verve product.  I love to use it both as a frame and with the center piece inserted.  The sweet little sentiment was a Verve thank-you gift.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Can't wait to see what you create with the sketch!  Christine

Linking to:
Verve Inspiration Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sunday Sketch Meets Verve Inspiration: Blessed are those who Mourn

 Had so much fun  stamping and embossing a flower from Verve's Beautiful Things on black card stock and coloring with Prismacolor pencils.    The Sunday Sketch has a classy layout --- couldn't have gone wrong with it!

Thanks so much for taking a look,

Linking to:
Verve Inspiration Challenge--Pink
Sunday Stamps ---Sketch
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Celebrating the Sixth Birthday of Jo's Scrap Shack

When Jo shared the exciting news about celebrating her sixth year of blogging at Jo's Scrap Shack, I began mentally paging through paper stacks, dies, and stamps to plan a special card. In my mind it was girly, floral, and layered with delicate cuts.  In reality, the card I needed was to celebrate the May birthday of one of my favorite guys ever--my dad.  I find masculine cards more challenging to make, but I am happy with the way this one turned out.   The circular image was cut right out of the middle of a sheet from a Tim Holtz doing that, but I end up with some strangely shaped scraps!

Thanks, Jo, for the privilege of being on the design team.  I started designing for Jo's Scrap Shack on  November 11, 2016,  and I was thrilled to be able to create a Veterans Day card for my first post.   I am constantly inspired by the team's creations and blessed by visiting the participants' blogs to see their entries each week.

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Linking to:
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge: For the Boys