Friday, August 11, 2023

Gray Cat Sympathy

I try to keep a stash of pet sympathy cards on hand.  It's so heartbreaking to lose a furry friend.  This is one simple cat sympathy card in somber tones, gray, white and black.  

Papertrey Ink 'Willow' sentiment, 'With Sympathy: Loss of a Pet' paw mark; Memory Box 'Large Sitting Cat' die 

Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

Hope your day is blessed,

Vintage Valentine

Just found another Valentine to share.  I played with some Authentique papers and tried to create a bit of a vintage collage look.  That little girl putting her valentine in a mailbox image also came from the Authentique paper pad.

Precious Remembrance 'Happy Mail' postmark; Kat Scrappiness 'Stitched Postage Stamp Edge Rectangles' die; Authentique papers; The Greetery 'Sentiment Suite: Love' sentiment; pearls

2 Corinthians 3:3
And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Prayers for the people of Maui; the destruction of Lahaina is just unreal.  My husband and I were there last fall and shopped at several of the stores, had dinner, and did a sunset cruise....all right there in Lahaina.  My heart is sad for them.  

Cute Animals

Hello again!  I enjoy a variety of styles for cardmaking.  I've got a selection of cute animals from companies like Paper Smooches, Avery Elle, Hello Bluebird, PinkFresh and Lawn Fawn, to name a few.  The little guys below are from Avery Elle and I loved how this patterned paper (can't remember which company it comes from) created spaces for them to sit in picture frames.  So adorable!

Avery Elle 'More Stories' animals, sentiment, banner; Recollections pink heart stickers

Psalm 36:6 NIV

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
    your justice like the great deep.
    You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.

Have a blessed weekend!

Valentine's Day Lineup

Valentine's Day in August?  Sure, why not!  I've had this line up to show you for a long time.  Without further ado....

Tim Holtz 'Flower Shop' rose and background script; The Greetery 'Sentiment Suite: Love'; vintage lace; pearls; Crafty Individuals 'Vintage Tickets & Ephemera' post mark

Tim Holtz 'Flower Shop' rose; Kat Scrappiness 'Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangles' die; vintage thread; pearls; Stampin' Up! lace, 'Something To Celebrate' sentiment 

Stampin' Up! 'Bloomin' Love' sentiment, banner, floral cluster, Butterfly Thinlits die; pearls

Flourishes 'Roses Are Red' rose cluster; Hero Arts 'Manuscript Background'; Precious Remembrance 'Happy Mail' postmark; Stampin' Up! sentiment unknown set; pearls; vintage thread

Papertrey Ink 'Happy Hydrangea' oval frame die; Stampin' Up! 'Itty Bitty Accents' heart punch, denim ribbon (and sentiment, unknown set)

Stampin' Up! 'Bloomin' Love' sentiment, banner, floral cluster; gold sequins; MFT heart die

The Greetery 'Sentiment Suite: Love' sentiment; Stampin' Up! 'Heart of Hearts Embosslit'; Sizzix 'Branch With Leaves' die; pearls 

Stampin' Up! 'Bloomin' Love' sentiment, banner, floral cluster; MFT heart die

Papertrey Ink pink felt; The Greetery 'Sentiment Suite: Love' sentiment; Stampin' Up! 'Bloomin' Love' floral heart stamp; Websters Pages pink rhinestone border 

The Greetery 'Sentiment Suite: Love' sentiment; Stampin' Up! 'Elements of Style', 'Bella Toile'; MFT heart dies

The Greetery 'Sentiment Suite: Love'; Stampin' Up! 'Elements of Style' roses; MFT heart dies; rhinestones

Gina Marie Designs 'Eyelet Elegance' die; Papertrey Ink 'Keep It Simple' sentiment; Tim Holtz 'Flutter' butterfly; Martha Stewart 'Hydrangea Punch'; pink and purple gems; Sizzix 'Sugar' embossing folder

Let all that you do be done in love. - 1 Corinthians 16:14

Have a beautiful day!

Damask & Roses Wedding Wishes

Happy Friday!  I'm popping in with a couple of posts today.  This card is rather simple; the rosette ribbon and strip of pearls really carry the design.

I've hoarded this American Crafts rosette ribbon for years.  Why have I done this?  How does its beauty get shared, if it sits in a drawer?  Time for me to use all the beautiful, plentiful supplies I have.  😀
The only dilemma is the amount of hours I have available to craft! 😂

Matthew 6:19-21 - Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.

Thanks for joining me this day!  


Friday, July 14, 2023

Two Dozen Cards to Share

Hello and happy Friday!  Thought I'd pop in today with a parade of cards for you.  This helps me with some of the backlog of things yet to post.  Hope you enjoy!

The Greetery - Pretty Postmarks sentiment; Gina Marie Designs - butterfly die; patterned paper - Tilda (a gift from Stella in the Netherlands); digital butterfly; pearl

Papertrey Ink - Tiny Tags sentiment & tag, Boards & Beams house, Topiary Trio bush die; burlap ribbon

Impression Obsession - Twig Wreath die; pearls; Stampin' Up! - Nature Walk bird; button; Papertrey Ink - Daily Design Sentiments 'home sweet home'

Flourishes - DIY Topiary topiary stamp; Hug Snug seam binding - Stampin' Up! lace trim; Hip Stamp Hooray - Occasions sentiment 

Stampin' Up! - Nature Walk bird; Papertrey Ink - Tiny Tags sentiment; Inkadinkado - Botanical Script Background stamp; pearls; Hug Snug white seam binding 

Stampin' Up! - Butterfly Basics freesia; Papertrey Ink - Daily Designs Sentiments 'with sympathy'; vintage thread; ivory dot; Webster's Pages patterned paper

Inkadinkado - Manuscript; Stampin' Up! - Avant-Garden freesia; pearls; potted plant from catalog; Wplus9 - Vintage Ephemera (in background); pearls

Stampin' Up! - The Open Sea globe & background stamps; Altenew - Sentiments & Quotes; braided jute ribbon ; Stampin' Up! - copper foil cardstock

Papertrey Ink - Love Lives Here sentiment; Impression Obsession - Twig Wreath die & pine sprigs; pearls; chipboard bird

PSX - Hydrangea; Hug Snug seam binding; pearls; Papertrey Ink - Tiny Tags sentiment; Stampin' Up! little tag punch; Copic markers in grays

Memory Box - Lucky Leaves, Lucky Charms dies; Stampin' Up! - Itty Bitty Accents flower punch; pearls; Papertrey Ink - Tiny Tags sentiment and die; vellum;  Ann-Ticipations - Irish Blessing stamp; vintage thread

Power Poppy - Lavender sprig; Copic markers; lavender soap packaging; pearls; Hip Stamp Hooray - Post Stamp (background images); vintage thread 

PSX - K-1593 Birdhouse Wreath; vintage twine; Papertrey Ink - Keep It Simple: Home sentiment; Copic markers 

PSX - F-467 Pansy Basket; Gina Marie Designs - butterfly die; Copic markers; Papertrey Ink - Keep It Simple: Thank You II

Gina Marie Designs - butterfly die; Hip Stamp Hooray - Noted (background stamps) & Occasions (sentiment); little pink flower; rhinestone gem 

Stampin' Up! - Avant-Garden flower bouquet; Papertrey Ink - Year of Psalms: April Mini; Market Street Stamps -  Grace background; pearls; Copic markers

Stampabilities - Psalm 112:7; matte gold cardstock; Gina Marie Designs - butterfly die; rhinestone

Inkadinkado - Chandeliers; Papertrey Ink - Light of Life verse/ sentiment; Glossy Accents on glass panels; Copic markers

My Favorite Things - Bold Greenery die; chipboard rose; pearl; vintage twine; Hip Stamp Hooray - Post Stamp (in background), Occasions - birthday sentiment 

Sentiment - unsure!; Martha Stewart Hydrangea punches; pearls; pink/white twine

Flourishes - DIY Topiary; Stampin' Up!- Itty Bitty Accents flower punch; pearls; Hug Snug seam binding; Papertrey Ink - Daily Designs Sentiments - 'with sympathy' 

What have I been up to?  Nothing exciting and I am ok with that!  And of course, I am always making cards, usually only on weekends.  That's when I have energy for a creative endeavor.

"What sweet delight a quiet life affords." 
- William Drummond 1585 - 1649

I am very fond of this quote above.  A quiet life is just my style. 😊

Also like this verse from James 1:19 --
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

I've heard it said that we have 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason.  I try to remember that daily.
Hope you are well, my friends!  Until next time!

Monday, May 29, 2023

More Grid Cards!

Me again. 😀  Two posts today!  I had this saved in drafts too.  Months and months ago, I had stamped images and then used square punches to highlight them.  I used Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen Distress Inks to give the edges a bit of interest.

On the first card, I also used the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch with pearls, of course.

On the card below, I pasted the squares on to an old diary page (blank) that I stamped over for a collage look.  The green leaves in the background are from Papertrey Ink Meadow Greens.  Sentiment is also PTI, from Words of Comfort.  The butterfly sticker is from DCWV and it's got a great glossiness to it.

Okay!  Off to do other chores on this holiday.  I had just visited my mom in Texas, got home yesterday, and there's much laundry etc to do.

Take care, God bless!

Lemons, Lemons

Hello everyone!  

I had to pop in to Blogger for an unexpected reason, and I thought maybe I should post a card that I had saved in my drafts.  This is definitely a summer card, using Life, Love & Lemons by Flourishes stamps, and the matching patterned paper is older Stampin' Up!.

I hope all is well in your little corner of the world!  And Happy Memorial Day weekend to those in the USA! 

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