Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tim Times Ten

Stampin' Dymonz is hosting a challenge called Tim Times Ten.  Here's the link to this challenge:  Each day for ten days, SD will post a theme and technique(s) that must be incorporated onto a tag.  At the end of the ten days, SD's Design Team will judge each tag that is submitted.  You must do all ten tags and each tag must include all requirements.  The person who does this the best, according to the Judges, will receive a Vagabond Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, which retails for $249.99.  I have loved and longed for this machine since I first laid eyes on it!  Of course I haven't been able to justify spending that kind of money to get it, so here's my chance to earn it!  I am so excited!!!   

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Box Card Swap

This is the box card I made for the actual swap.  I do hope that the recipient likes it and can use it.  These cards are fun and easy to make.  When our kids go to birthday parties we always give money, so I'm going to make a few of these box cards for that purpose.  I think I might even make a few for the holidays to put gift cards in for family members.  Oh, the possibilities...!

Monday, April 18, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge - Gift

The best gift ever given was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

1-on-1 ATC Swap - Spring

The challenge for this ATC was to use a Spring theme and use markers.  I stamped the image and then colored it with Gel and Copic Markers.

Scrap Challenge - Buttons

The challenge for this layout was to use at least 30 buttons.  I used 38 buttons on a dimensional heart frame and then cut out a pretty piece of wedding-themed paper for the center.  This layout will be the title page of our Vow Renewal Ceremony Album.  Slowly, but surely, this album will get done!

ABC Scripture Challenge - Forget

It is such a blessing to know that God will never forget me!  Praise Him!  For this layout, I used the Sizzix Boutique to emboss the journaling pieces.  Then I sanded the embossed scroll work to give it more detail.  I had tried this sanding technique before and didn't like it because I didn't like to 'make messes'.  But now that I don't mind making a mess, I like it! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What a beautiful surprise!

This past Saturday, at The Creator's Workshop, I had a wonderful time in the Word and lots of scrapbooking fun with all of my CFF's (Crafty Friends Forever).  They surprised me with a gift of these beautiful flowers that really touched my heart!  I am thankful for the flowers, but even more for their friendships.  I thank the Lord for my friends - they are the best!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mother's Day Card

One of my CFF's, Kathy, did a virtual class on making a box card for a card swap that she is hosting on the ACMoore Forum.  After the class, I made this card for my Nana for Mother's Day.  The green base of the flowers was made with the Fiskars flower punch that I won.  I love it!  Many thanks to Kathy for the lesson!

Dr. Seuss Layout

I had so much fun doing this layout!  It was made because of a layout challenge on the forum.  The challenge was to make a Dr. Seuss layout and use one of his famous quotes.  This past Christmas, Ciara and Christian both wanted the book and plush of How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss so the photos were perfect for this challenge.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Prize & Surprise Has Arrived!

I mentioned in a previous post that I won a Fiskars Flower Punch.  Well, I found a FedEx box on my front porch when I got home from work this evening and in it was the above pictured contents.  I was surprised and delighted to see that in addition to the flower punch I also received a circle punch!