Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Autumn sympathy cards

~Available at Etsy and Arts Plus Gallery~

Hello everyone! Does it look like autumn yet where you live? The leaves are just starting to turn a little here in New Jersey, but not too much.  We're in the middle of an autumn 'heat wave' too, with temps up near 80 degrees. (Hey, that heat wave term is relative, right? I am READY for cooler temps!)

Speaking of fall...I've got a couple of autumnal sympathy cards to share today.
The first is available in my Etsy shop.

I paired Lawn Fawn's Stitched Leaves with some jute braided ribbon, a stamped frame from Inspired By Stamping's Everyday Tabs and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Words of Comfort.

The leaves were die cut in shades of orange, rust and 'River Rock', clustered together and dotted with dabs of Liquid Pearls, then topped with a bow made from vintage thread.

The next card is in my stash at home at the moment...haven't yet placed it in a shop.

I went rustic with the patterned paper choices, and with the slim braided jute ribbon.  Some feminine embellishments (paper roses, pearls) might seem strange with the rustic stuff...but I think it works.

hanks ever so much for joining me today. I wish you a beautiful day!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Chicken Soup get well card

~Available on Etsy and at Arts Plus Gallery~

Happy Monday, everyone! Back to work, back to school. Hey, would a cute bowl of chicken soup help you feel better?

I used Lawn Fawn's On The Mend stamp set, and it never gets old to me. :-) This set is so sweet!

I stamped the bouquet-in-a-vase twice, and trimmed out one little flower to add to a double-ended notched banner (Papertrey Ink's Tag Sale #10 die set), along with the stamped sentiment.

I stamped the bowl, spoon, and bouquet on white scrap cardstock, colored then trimmed out. They are added to a die cut circle using pale pink heart patterned paper because, you know, you're sending love to someone who needs to feel better soon!

Though it was hard to capture in the pictures, I did add Wink of Stella clear shimmer to the spoon and also in the soup -- and I'm pretending it is Chicken Noodle Soup with good-for-you broth. :-)

Thank you so much for coming by today, and I hope you have an awesome week!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Isaiah 40:31

We all need encouragement from time to time. Life is challenging and can weigh heavy on our hearts some days. I made this card with that in mind. One of my very favorite Bible verses is this, from Isaiah 40:31.
"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Amen!  Our Lord provides Living Water to nourish and sustain us.
"But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life." John 4:14 NLT

Stamp from Papertrey Ink A Cheerful Heart

I am grateful, and I am blessed. :-D
And I thank you so much for stopping by here today.
Be strong! You are special and you are loved!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Beaded pumpkin on a table

Available at Arts Plus Gallery 

How gorgeous is this beaded pumpkin sticker?  Yes, it's a sticker! I added a Baked Brown Sugar twine bow to it, and set it on a "wooden table" in front of some plaid "wall paper". (I like to envision a scene as I create, and translate it with my papercrafting supplies)

The sticker is from Jolee's Boutique, which I bought at a JoAnn's store a few years ago.  I love it! So much texture with all those microbeads.

On the top corner of the card, I added a paper maple leaf and a die-cut acorn (Top Dog Dies Fall Foliage), to which a little bit of gold paint was dabbed on.  Oh, the plaid paper was from a bit of packaging from a Pier 1 Imports candle, and I mounted it on a white cardstock panel. That panel received the gold treatment too:  I ran my Krylon 18kt Gold Pen along the edges before adhering to the card base.

The interior of the card was left blank, so it can be used for an autumn birthday, or Thanksgiving, or 'happy fall', or whatever!

Thanks so much for joining me here today.
May your day be filled with blessings!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Nothing but blue skies

Hello!  A dear relative of mine needed some cheering up earlier this summer, so I created this simple card for her.

The simple ingredients for this are:

  • one cute house from Stampin' Up! Holiday Home
  • two puffy white die cut clouds from Papertrey Ink
  • a big Mini Scallop Circle die cut from My Favorite Things, using an older Brilliant Blue patterned paper from Stampin' Up!
  • a fun, cheerful, optimistic sentiment from Flourishes Sunflowers 

I stamped the same house inside the card in Brilliant Blue ink, and included a positive message for the beautiful soul of my relative.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  God bless you!

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