Friday, April 29, 2016

"Overcoming Murphy's Law"

Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.
It's Friday.  Are you ready for a fun filled weekend?  By the time I communicate with you on Monday, we would have changed our calendars over to May.  Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, Memorial Day.....
I'm just sharing cards today because I'm experiencing what is called "Murphy's Law".  Murphy's law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.  
I'm not even going to go into the things that have happened since Wednesday.  So, to take the easy way out, I'm just posting some cards that almost didn't make it:

Entry for

So, if this doesn't show up on this blog or on the internet....then....I ..... will have a very good laugh and prepare for the next post.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"Card For MOTHER'S Day"

Hello Visitors, Friends, Viewers and Followers.
Some call it "hump" day.  Some call it the "middle of the week".  Some are so far out in left field that they have to ask, "What day of the week is it?"
So it's Wednesday.   A beautiful sun shiny day so far.  I'm saying so far because where I am it may be raining by four o'clock this afternoon.  That means I have some time to enjoy the view outside and not from my window.
I've worked on another Mother's Day card.  My daughter's best friend and my "third daughter" just had a little boy last November and she is a first time mother and loves purple.  I've made her a card and would like to share it with you today:
Enabler's List
cardstock: Bazzill purple; Recollection black; Neenah white 
Specialty paper:  DCWV The Chateau Lavender Stack
die: Spellbinder's Romantic Vine
embellishments: purple and white netting; Kaisercraft coconut paper blooms
stamp: Our Daily Bread designs Mother's Day 

* I will have to make a box to put this card in due to the bulky flowers.  My only other choice would be to hand deliver this when I visit her and her family.

Entry for MOJO Monday 445
When you have extra paper and time, you create another card.  This is what I did and will probably let my daughter give this one to her best friend.  
Enabler's List
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollection black
Specialty paper: DCWV The Chateau Lavender Stack

You may not be into the color purple, but you know someone that can use a pretty Mother's Day card.  If you don't want to make one, then buy one.  As a mother, we enjoy being pampered on this day.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Embracing O.R.A.N.G.E"

Hello Visitors, Viewers, Followers and Friends.
It's good to be here, don't you agree?  I'm not necessarily talking about "here" on this blog, but here  in the presence of other people to make a difference in their lives today.
 You could embrace a child today...better still, give them a pet or take the child and the pet to the park or a walk around the neighborhood.
 If you think your time will run a little longer than necessary, pack some pretzels in a zip lock bag and take along for a snack.  While you are walking with the child and pet, see how many birds you can count before making it back home.  Just embrace this day and do something meaningful in the life of someone else.
Speaking/writing about "embracing"....I'm embracing orange today.  Not the fruit, although I had one along with breakfast this morning, but the color.  This is another one of those colors that I don't use often.  So today, I made a conscious effort to have this color as my main focus.  Truly, I didn't want to use orange paper so I decided to have the color protrude as flowers.
Who doesn't like orange flowers?  On one card I used paper flowers from Recollection and on the other card I stamped and water colored some paper to look like flowers.
Here, take a look:

The focal mat is a piece of Ranger watercolor paper.  It has been colored with blue (water color) and then the corner was die cut  using Sizzix mixed media die.  Behind this cut-out is a piece of blue and white polka dot paper from Colorbok specialty paper.  Using the Spellbinders Romantic Vine die, I cut out  the vine using another water colored piece and assemble it around the Recollection paper flowers.


The focal mat for this card is a light blue piece of Recollection cardstock that has been embossed with Sizzix Tim Holtz's Alterations brick wall folder.  The raised areas were darken by lightly dragging a black ink pad over its top.  Another piece of Ranger water colored paper was colored using blue, yellow and orange.  This was adhered to the "brick wall" piece after being matted with black Recollection cardstock.  In the areas where I had water colored the orange, I placed orange flowers (stamped and water colored from Penny Black's petal party). The flower on the top left has been double to look 3D.  The sentiment came from me & my Big ideas The Happy Planner sticker pad.

Embrace your orange which can be your new black, green, blue, purple, etc.  Do it and enjoy it!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Monday, April 25, 2016

"Cards For Challenges"

Good Monday Morning, Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.
I'm glad your weekend was fantastic.  
All went well with us this weekend and we're looking forward to the agenda for this week.
It's gardening time and our first step is to get our little space ready to plant some vegetables (the man) and flowers ( the woman).  We think the cold spell with the frost is over and things can start to grow.
I have some cards that I made for some challenges and would like to share them with you also:
First and Third Challenges - April 17, 2016 thru April 29, 2016 at SOC... FT042916 
We all need a word of encouragement. So this challenge will be about making creations that encourage.
Neenah white cardstock; purple Bazzill cardstock; purple Recollection cardstock; purple embossed piece from Amazon; cross sticker; Penny Black sticker and sentiment computer generated

Purple Rain Challenge at SOC
Purple Rain
Purple Recollection cardstock; Ranger watercolor paper; Colorbok pattern paper; black & white image of Prince from Google; two doves from Google; Prince's symbol from Google; purple watercolor in ombre


Monday Greetings Challenge - ANYTHING GOES - GCC042516
Neenah white cardstock; red and black Recollection cardstock; Ranger watercolor paper;
blue, yellow, pick and green watercolors; 3D lighthouse Jolee sticker; 3 faux gems from Recollection


Neenah white cardstock; black Recollection cardstock; Colorbox pattern paper;  Ranger watercolor paper; orange, yellow, blue watercolors; Recollection flower and gem; stamp from Hero Arts;  
The Romantic vine die from Spellbinders was used to die cut the vine from the water colored paper.  The red and white polka dotted paper was placed behind the cut.

Off to have a fun day in the dirt.
Hope you enjoyed the view.
Come again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Friday, April 22, 2016

"I'm Actually Going Green"

Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.
 It's the last work day for this week.  It's the beginning of weekend fun for some.  It's Earth Day.  Most of you are "going green" and no, it is not St. Patrick's Day.
 Going green" means to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations. Simply our planet and ourselves.
There are some colors I don't wear often but I may have a few pieces in my closet.  Green is one of those colors.  I love to see green in nature and in my vegetables but not necessarily on me.  Go ahead and think it or say it...."that sounds crazy".  You may like green and don't care for orange or purple.  I know I'm not by myself in this.
However, I don't mind working with the color green when it comes to crafting.  I specifically saved this color to help celebrate today...Earth Day...going green:

 Enabler's List:
Neenah white and Recollection green cardstock;
Pattern paper from Colorbok Specialty paper pad;
Stamp...Penny Black petal party
Ink...white embossing powder
Embellishment: seven faux gems from Recollection
 Enabler's List:
Neenah withe cardstock
Specialty Paper from Recollection Trader Jane paper pad and BOHO paper pad
Stamp:Hampton Art...Alison Wong
Ink: Hampton Art black pigment
Embellishment: three faux gems from Recollection

Going green can be a simple little thing that we can do daily to help save our planet.  Plant a tree or at this time of year, a garden (vegetable or flower).  Recycle that plastic instead of throwing it in our water supply.   Most of all, put your trash in the trash can and stop throwing it on the property of others.  DO  YOUR  PART!!!
Sending you a hug and LOVE,


Thursday, April 21, 2016

"Wide Door Of Opportunity"

Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.
Wow! and more Wow!....Thursday came right after Monday.  What happened to Tuesday and Wednesday?  Are the days passing you by also?  Are you sitting or standing and just thumping your fingers waiting for the time to pass because you think it is so slow? Don't despair, the weekend always come  to those who wait.  You only have one more day .

I wrote once before about a key opening or not opening a door.  Maybe that particular door was not meant for you to go through.  Well, today, let's talk about the "wide door of opportunity".
 For a great door and effectual is opened to you....but (there is always a "but" there are many adversaries.
 We pray for things to happen for our good, don't we?   When the door is open and we cross over the threshold, look out because you are not there alone.  An adversary/ adversaries is one or a group, or force that opposes or attacks; an opponent; an enemy; a foe.
  Here is another "but"...this one involves the one you have trusted to get you over on the other side.  You KNOW one thing…IF GOD BE FOR ME…  THEN WHO CAN BE AGAINST ME?   (Romans 8:31b)... AND HE IS!!!
The opportunity has been given to you.  Go through the door knowing that on the other side are ones who don't want you to succeed or to be there.  You will have to continue in your prayer life, asking God for the strength to endure and overcome the enemy.

Here is a card that reflects my post for today:
Front View

Side View
Enabler's List:
Neenah white Cardstock
Pattern Paper from DCWV Heirloom pad (brown) and yellow from Recollection
stamp: Prima brick wall cling stamp
die: Spellbinders Shape-abilities Die D-Lites - Window 2 and Romantic Vines
Embellishments: prima flowers
distress ink: tea dye by Ranger

Not ALL doors are for you.  Don't force yourself in to get on the other side.  However, if the door has been opened wide for you by Our Heavenly Father, go through it knowing that the adversary is also there.  Keep watching, keep praying, and keep giving God the Glory and Praise!!!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.
Are you happy  it is Wednesday?  Are you planning a fun day?    The weather is gorgeous except for the high level of pollen.   I have a few things to do that will require me to get out in this high level of pollen count. I'm going to be very careful and protect myself .   Hope you are enjoying the temperature and warm sunshine.

I'm having a very busy day... so, what I'm going to do is just show you some cards I made using basically the same sheet of cardstock, pattern paper and free images from Google.  I changed up the die for two cards and added a little embellishments on another:

Here is the first card from the front and from the side.
Using an image from Google, I cut out the basic A2 (4.25 x 5.50) card in white (Neenah) and used red and black (Recollection) mats.  The focal area is a piece of red and white polka dot and black and white polka dot  paper from Colorbok Signature Novelty paper pad. A Spellbinders die was used to cut out the image after I printed it out.  A piece of ribbon was used behind the image.  A small black butterfly was cut out and placed in the upper left corner.  Two, Martha Stewart faux pearls were added to the black polka dotted paper.  The sentiment "love" was cut from Tim Holtz's Celebration Words Script die.
This card can also be seen at the for an entry into their Wednesday sketch challenge.

This next card was made with the same white, black, and red polka dot as the first card.  The pattern cut out piece came from Recollections BOHO paper pad.  The same Tim Holtz die was used in red along with a stamped sentiment, "This is me missing you", taken from jillibean soup handwritten sentiments stamp.

My last card has just a small amount of black which is in the image and the matting for the sentiment.  Here, again you find the red, white and polka dot from the previous cards.  Spellbinders Romantic Rose die was used to cut out the white "swirly" layer.

I know you are able to take three sheets of 12 by 12 paper and make three or four cards with a little left over.  Try it and let me know what you did.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Getting Through The Storm"

Hello All!

Are you still working on  being persistent?   Very good... then, let's move on to today's question.  It's storming and the flood waters are rising just as it is in Houston or just as they were in New Orleans years ago.  Maybe it was last month when we had rain, hard rain for several days in a row.  The storm was really raging and the waters were too will you or how did you get through the storm?

 Did you trust your vehicle to carry you?  Many people tried that method in Houston and found themselves and their vehicle drowning in the water.   Are you holding on to a tree or tree limb?  Be very careful because your weight can pull the limb down or the wind will blow the tree away.

  What  other way can we get through the storm?   You're thinking, maybe someone will come by on a boat or fly over you with a helicopter to rescue you.  They could if you weren't stuck  in a remote area where no one can find you
Storms can come in the form of water, wind  as well as trials and tribulations in your life. Are you anchored in the ONE and only ONE who can carry you through the storm?  You can't put your trust in yourself to make it through.  You can't put yourself in others, they may leave you or forsake you. Put your trust in God.

I know of someone who is going through a "rough" time in their life right now.  The card I made today is to give them some encouragement:
 I will enter this over at

Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock; Bazzill purple cardstock;  Designer paper from Our Daily Bread Faith pad
Spellbinders Romantic vine die was used along with Sizzix embossing folder for floral embellishment.  Also, three purple Offray ribbon flowers were used.
A Spellbinders in'spire umbrella die was use. 

Thanks for visiting today.  Come again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Monday, April 18, 2016

"Let's Be Persistent"

Hello from my part of the world this beautiful Monday morning... Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.
My weekend was great.  My daughter and  granddaughter came to help celebrate her father's/grandfather's birthday.  They took him out to dinner and of course I tagged along to help with the celebration.  I believe our granddaughter thought it was her day because she had a lot of attention showered on her.
The question that I want to purposed to you today is....Are YOU Persistent Or Do YOU Have Persistence?
Persistence is not allowing anything to stop you from doing an activity once you start it unless it's something really severe.  Do you find it  disappointing when you see someone or yourself dropping an activity just one week after he/she/you started it because of a tiny obstacle that appeared in his/her/your way?
Persistence goes back to the old saying..."if at first you don't succeed... try it again and maybe use  another way to break that obstacle down.
We can be persistent by holding on even if you feel like quitting.  I don't color with shading like other crafters...I don't use distress inks like other crafters...I don't stamp clean like other crafters...there are a lot of other things I don't do like other crafters but you want to know one thing for sure...I have not quit.  I'm persistent and showing persistence in getting to my goal.  I'm confident in knowing that I will eventually succeed in doing it correctly one day.
It is the same for anything that we want out of in an endeavor...Be Persistent !

Entry for WordArtWednesday

Challenge #226-#227 - Anything Goes

Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock; Recollection black cardstock; Ranger watercolor paper; pattern paper from Recollections Bright and Basic paper pad
I used blue water color ink, gesso with a stencil and after the drying process, I stamped over it with Sizzix Tim Holtz's Limitations butterfly die and a stamp from his Visual Artistry French Market clear stamps.
I stamped the butterfly again and colored it with barn door distress ink.
The postage stamp and "hope" came from Marcella by Kay dome sticker script.
"Never give up" came from Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text Assortment 

side view of the card

It is not hard to be persistent or to have persistence in your daily walk or goals .  Be confident that it can and will happen if you don't give up.
Thanks for your time with me today.  Come back again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Friday, April 15, 2016

"It's Finally Fun-Day Friday"

Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.
This is my short day.  What do I mean by that you may ask?  Usually on Friday I use items out of my stash from the week to create a card for your viewing.  It's fun and sometimes  challenging .
I received a cute sketch on Wednesday and decided to use it for my card today.  Along with the sketch, I wanted to show a little of my "funny" side.  I looked on Google to find one of those free images that I could use and specifically something that was fun.  This morning, it all came together
Take a look at my projects:
I made a card for Mother's Day using the sketch I received.
The only thing that didn't come from my stash is the image and sentiment.

Once I found this cute image on Google , I had to think of something that would go with it.
Swinging by to wish you a Happy Birthday was appropriate .
I keep talking about the sketch.
If you are interested, it can be found at the Outlawzchallenges.ning. com for their Wednesday sketch.
I'm going to enter this card in this challenge.
Have a Fun-Day Friday and do something exciting.  Make sure your weekend is the same.
Keep the comments coming, I'm enjoying them.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Thursday, April 14, 2016

" I'm Saying Mix-Media...Someone Else Said "CHUNKY"

Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.
Only one more day before the weekend.  Hope you have great plans to do some fun, exciting things or just catch up on some things you have been neglecting.

I'm  limiting my time outside due to the high volume of pollen for the next few days.  I've said this before, I love Spring, but Spring doesn't love me (allergies).  I will not be able to stand and enjoy the warm sunshine for a long period of time.  If I do venture out, I will have to run in and run out, probably wear a mask and keep the car vents closed.  Our granddaughter will be visiting and she loves to go to a nearby farm to see the animals.  She has become so special with the owners that they give her a personal tour and she looks forward to the attention she receives.

For our main event it mix-media or a chunky card?
I like the appearance of a card that has  a lot of different elements and texture on it (cardboard, ribbon, flowers, paste, paint, etc.)  Some people will call this kind of card...mix media.  You have those on the other side who may say..."one of those CHUNKY" cards with "all that stuff" on it.
 Have yourself a good laugh or chuckle...that is what I did.

For Your View:
full front view

slightly side view
What Was Used
  • cardstock: Neenah white;  light blue and black Recollection
  • Specialty paper: cardboard with certain pieces removed and floral print from Me & My Big Ideas cardstock
  • gesso; broken china Ranger distress  ink 
  • lace white ribbon and Offray ombre "ruler" ribbon
  • Celebrate  It  blue flower
  • doily by Martha Stewart
  • dragon fly vellum sticker from K&Company
  • Romantic vines Spellbinders die cuts
Hope you enjoyed your view.   Did you think it looked like mix-media or CHUNKY?  Whatever your choice, I'm wishing you a Best Day...reach for whatever goals are in your grasp.  Don't let anyone or anything spoil your opportunity.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"Teacher Appreciation Cards"

Happy Wednesday to my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Time is moving along...are you able to keep up or are you lagging behind.  Do you constantly check your calendar to see if you've missed something or is there  a day that is approaching and you're not really  ready for it?
I generally keep a calendar on my desk where I write down important  dates to attend an event, an appointment, or prepare something for a special occasion.  There is a wedding this weekend in which we were invited to attend.  Our granddaughter is coming this weekend. We knew this three weeks ago. Tax day (we've finished) is this weekend or especially Monday.  Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May and Teacher Appreciation Day or week is May 2-6.  
I have done a couple of Mother's Day cards and have some more to do.  Since my granddaughter ("Sunshine") is coming, I had to get her Teacher Appreciation cards finished  (this request was done in January and I kept putting it off...thinking I had time).
Today, I'm sharing with you the cards (three) I made for her teachers:
 Here is the first card done as a card in the box.

Front view

view from right side

view from left side

Enabler's List:
heavy black cardstock;  specialty paper from Smarty Pants Simple Stories
stickers enhanced with heavy clear acetate;  sentiments printed and cut down to size to fit box panels

Here is the second card in a box which basically has the same elements as the first box except the base is a heavy white cardstock.

front view

left side view

right side view

This is the third Teacher Appreciation Card that was done using the traditional 4.25 x 5.50 card base made from red Recollection cardstock.
I used Our Daily Bread double stitched rectangle die to cut the white cardstock and Tim Holtz's Mixed Media die to cut out a focal area near the bottom of this piece.  Behind the circles, I placed a piece of water colored paper to enhance the sentiment which was typed and printed out on the computer.  The crayons are images from Google Image and the "Teacher" and apple are 3D stickers.

I hope her teachers will appreciate the time that went into making these special cards for them.  I'm confident "Sunshine" will like them.  She loves to do "art" with her grandmother and what more can you ask from a seven year old?

Thanks for taking the time to view with me today.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Monday, April 11, 2016

"Vellum Overlay Card"

Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.
What a great Monday we are having after a very cold and blustery weekend.  I venture out Saturday and the wind was so fierce that I had to really brace myself while walking .  It was not so windy on Sunday but for me it was still cold (winter instead of spring).
Inspiration for cards comes from different places.  It may be something I saw on Google +, Pinterest, or other blog post.   I'm challenge when I see something that I like and I want to give it a try.  Last week I was playing around with water coloring and stamping.  Before I placed those items away, I saw where Jennifer McGuire, did a post on using vellum as an overlay on a card.  I watched her video and decided to give it a try.  I didn't have the stamp she used but it didn't matter.  I did have some flower stamps in my file so I used what I had:

Since yesterday was National Siblings Day, I'm dedicating this card to all by siblings.  We know that God controls the things that happen in our lives so we will continue to let HIM rule.  With God all things are possible.  Have FAITH and BELIEVE!

All of the supplies are pictured below but here is a list:
I used a yellowish tint piece of vellum and  Neenah white cardstock;
Penny Black"s T for Transparent clear petal party stamp
Hampton Arts black pigment ink with Ranger super fine clear embossing powder.
Ranger Emboss it embossing clear ink with Ranger gold embossing powder
Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pen (pink and green)
Stick*A*Bilities Religious Subway Art sticker...With God All Things Are Possible
three Recollection faux gems (dark blue)

This is a picture of the card when you lift up the vellum

Picture of the supplies I used.
I had fun following Jennifer's instructions.  My stamping and coloring was much better today than last week.  I like the soft look of the vellum overlay.

Thanks for viewing today.  Please come again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE.

Friday, April 8, 2016

" A Couple Of Cards For...When I Need Them..."

Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.   It is another start to the weekend.  Some of you had your last day of work for the week on yesterday and you are looking forward to these three days of fun and excitement.  Some of you are starting a vacation since all the children (college, high school, and elementary) are back to finishing up their year at various schools.  Now you can have fun without being overwhelmed with young adults, teenagers and small children all over your space.
I'm doing my usual today, using leftovers from this week to create some cards.  I decided on "Sympathy" cards (not because I need them at the moment).  I've had some sentiments left over and instead of placing them somewhere that I couldn't find them, I'm using them on some water colored backgrounds that I saved from the beginning of the week (I didn't want to throw them out either):
 It is NATIONAL ALL IS OURS DAY.  Today is a good day to appreciate everything we have. Don’t dwell on what we don’t have.  All that we have is a blessing, and our lives are a blessing.  
Some people also look at it as a day to share all that you have.  The greatest times and the greatest things in life are those that are shared.
I appreciate the fact that I don't have a need for these cards today, but when I need them, they will be available.

Always Remember The Beauty Of The Garden, For There Is Peace

 Neenah white card stock;  purple, Recollection card stock; Me & My Big Ideas specialty card stock; Ranger water color paper
purple, blue. pink, yellow, orange, and green water colors
die: Spellbinder's foliage die (the negative cut from water colored paper)
embellishments: four ribbon flowers
Sharing In Your Sorrow   

 Neenah white card stock;  light blue, beige and black Recollection cardstock; beige corrugated cardstock; Delilah Colorbok Designer Paper for sentiment
purple water color splatter on top of the focal area
3D foliage from Jolee's Boutique
small die cut butterfly

Thanks for viewing today.  Thank you for your previous comments.  Have a great weekend.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Thursday, April 7, 2016

"Still A Novice At Stamping...But Moving Forward"

Good Day to my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
I enjoyed working on stamping and had fun just laughing at myself with what I was doing.  Making mistakes, throwing the paper away and starting over.
I don't pretend to be an expert when it comes to stamping.  I've trashed many projects trying to get it to a view-able look.  I do have some, but not all, of those gadgets that helps with keeping the stamp straight, so forth and so on.  I've even tried to use the little bag to clean my surface before stamping.  Does any of this work for me?  Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.
 I have two projects (I had only intended to do one) using one Hampton Arts dogwood branch stamp. These two were the best of all the ones I did and they still have mistakes.  I will not point out to you where the mistakes are if you can't see them for yourself.  I know the experts will look hard to find them and it is okay.  Look back at the post title... I did say a novice at stamping.  I had fun and will continue to play around with stamping, just as I've played around with using distress inks, water coloring and etc.


Love, You Are A Gift
Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock; Recollection grey and black cardstock
stamp: Hampton Arts Dogwood branch
ink: Ranger Inkssentials Emboss it clear embossing pad; Ranger silver embossing powder; green embossing powder scenic (Joann)
foam dots

Be Happy
Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock, Recollection black cardstock and Designer paper from stash
stamp: Hampton Arts Dogwood branch
ink: Ranger Inkssentials clear Embossing ink; white embossing power scenic (Joann)
die: Fiskars corner die
gems: Recollection 

Did you look hard to find the mistakes.  Sometimes you have to practice until you get it just right.  I know I still need to work on this skill... that's why I can laugh at myself and keep moving forward.  Some people will throw up their hands and say, "this is not for me".  I'm going to keep practicing.  What do you think?

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

"Incorporating A Napkin Into Your Design"

Hello Visitors, Viewers, Followers and Friends.
It is a lovely Wednesday.  Very cold and breezy in my part of the world.  We are back to wearing coats and turning the thermostat up for a warm and cozy temperature inside the house.  Since it is Wednesday, I  used Psalm 23:1 as a sentiment for my card. It is one of my favorite readings in the Bible.  I will be entering this one over at WordArtWednesday.   You will find great inspiration into the Word on  their web page.
I have oodles and oodles of cardstock, paper pads and scrapbook paper.  So, why do I use other types of paper on my cards.  As I told someone recently, I see paper in a different way than most people.  You could be at a restaurant and the paper they use could be something that you throw in the trash with no thought of using it for something else.  You could receive flowers wrapped in paper and again, throw the paper away without thinking of using it again.  The same can be said about a paper bag given to you by the clerk for your bought items.  You take the items out and the bag is trashed.  I may or may not throw that paper away if I can see another use for it (flowers, a background piece, etc.)
Today, I incorporated a napkin, yes, a dinner napkin into my design:

Entry for Challenge Weeks #224-#225 - Anything Goes   WordArtWednesday
Enabler's List:
cardstock/ designer paper: craft cardstock, Recollection light blue and black, Ranger water color paper, a piece of designer cardstock out of my stash that blended with the other paper and a dinner napkin
die: Spellbinders label 7 and Tattered Lace gatefold border die
stickers: The Paper Studio stick. a.bilities and Jolee's boutique
water colors: yellow and pink

pic of dinner napkin

picture of paper that came with some flowers
I used it to die cut some flowers to use for a later project.

This paper came from OCharley's Restaurant
The server had our bread wrapped in paper that looked like this.  I told her I was into scrap booking and I needed some clean paper to use in my projects and she brought me several sheets.

I bought some postcards when we were in Florida at the Botanical garden.  I was surprised when the lady placed my items in this bag.  Otherwise, I would have asked for one.  I've kept it to use in a project.

This is an entry for the  Outlawz Monday challenge

I know this was heavy into the images for today but I was glad you took the time to view.  Try looking at other kind of paper in a different way.  You may or may not trash it.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,