Hello everyone!! First let me say thank you to all of you for your well wishes for my dad. We have a long way to go but day by day, we are getting there. Please continue to pray for him.
While he slept last night, I had a chance to play with some of my craft stuff. The week before he took sick, I received a lot of WPlus9 goodies that I haven’t had a chance to play with. So I decided to play along with their Get Sketchy With Joni #1 Challenge.
Take a look at my card:
Oh man did I have fun creating this card. I knew I had to be fast because my dad is dead set on going back to work. He use to work nights so when 11pm comes he jumps up to go to work so we have to be prepared to stop him.
So, I need to make a card that didn’t require all of my time. So I decided to make a shaker card and use my We R Memory Keepers Fuse!!
I bought my Fuse some months back from HSN when they had the bundle for a great price.
I’m not sure why I bought it, maybe the price was right but in any case, I’m glad I bought it.
So last night, I opened the package an started to play.
Take a look:
Jennifer McGuire used her fuse to create a shaker card and I knew I wanted to give it a try. Check out my circle that was created using one of the photo sleeves that came with my fuse.
I used my circle die as a guide to fuse the plastic together.
I thought long and hard about what I wanted to create using these colors. It had to be meaningful because the colors called for it. So I decided that I wanted to use the new DT Mix Stamp Set.
The sentiment ” You Will Forever Be My Always”, has a deep sentimental meaning in the corners of my heart. I have a small story for you, you might need a tissue. So get ready.
A couple of years ago before my daughter was born, her father and I use to listen to the radio in the car all the time. There was one song that use to come on all the time. It was a country song by a women I didn’t recognized.
At first we didn’t realize that song played each and every time we were in the car together. One evening he picked me up from work and the song was on and I asked him if he knew what the name of the song was or who sang the song. We loved the song but didn’t know the name of it. So right there and then, I called that radio station to find out who sang the song and the name.
The DJ said it was Forever And For Always by Shania Twain. He asked me if I wanted to hear it and I said yes, and dedicated it to Ray! That song became our song. He always said we will be together “forever and for always”, because “we just fit”.
December 25, 2005 we found out that we were going to have a baby, on December 28, 2005 he died from cardiovascular disease. He never did get chance to see our daughter who is going to 9 this year, but he did keep his promise. He is with me through her “Forever and for Always”!
So I made my card in memory of him!
Take a look:
Thanks Tessa for creating that sentiment just for me! I love how this card turn out. Its a CAS card with a lot of sophistication.
You can stamp away to your hearts desire, using white ink, gesso or white paint. You can even stamp an image and then emboss with white embossing powder if you want to too!!
To be clear, you CAN stamp in other colors too, but we need to see some parts of your project have clearly been stamped in white!
We are delighted to be sponsored this month by Rubber Dance!
Rubber Dance carry an amazing range of wonderful stamps, you really need to check them out if you haven’t already!
The prize this month is a voucher to spend in the shop…..
PLUS:The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their Top Three….. and the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yes, the winning entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine! AND: The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!
So, £20 worth of rubber stamps, publication AND a guest DT slot? What are you waiting for?!
Hello everyone! I’m here today playing along with Simon Says Stamp Flickr group! This is the second time, I’m playing along. Flickr is new to me, so it takes me some time to remember my password, then to upload and figure out how to get my photos in the groups feed. I’m will get this down pack very soon!!
In any case, the challenge runs for two week and this week’s challenge #7 is all about stencils. I love working with stencils! They are so easy and versatile to use.
Take a look at my card:
What do you think? I wanted my background to have an ombre effect. Did I achieve that?
I also wanted some of the distress inks to move around the card so I sprayed a little bit of water over the card front but I was unable to achieve the effect I was looking for. I didn’t use watercolor paper so the water just warped my paper. You can see that in the orange section of my card.
Hello everyone!! I’m here today to say farewell and thank you to Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine. You should be arriving from the talented Samantha Mann’s blog. If this is your first stop you’ll want to begin at the talented Jennifer McGuire’s blog so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun, fabulous creations we are sharing today.
Saying goodbye, is never easy, especially when its your foundation that’s moving. A couple of weeks ago, an announcement was made that Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking would be closing their doors. This decision hit the crafting community really hard. This magazine has been around to provide guidance and inspiration. Without them, what will we do?
My first subscription to the magazine was back in 2000, when I started crafting for my son’s teachers and family members. The hard copy was amazing. Tons of inspiration on each page.
I love learning about different techniques and what supplies I needed to buy. I regret not submitting any of my projects for publication. I use to say next time. My mom used to say don’t put off what you can do today for tomorrow. Those words are so powerful now, because I will never have the opportunity to do it now.
So I’m here to send my warmest thank you for such an awesome publication.
Take a look at the card I created for this hop:
I went with clean and simple with a white on white look with a pop of color.
So what do you think? I really love how the ink is coming from the top left and spilling down to the thanks die cut. I chose blue because that’s how I feel but this card is far from sad.
I just want to say THANK YOU to Paper Craft and Scrapbooking Magazine, and all of the people who worked to bring us a fantastic magazine. THANK YOU, for feeding my addiction to craft making. You will be truly missed. What are we suppose to do without?
The next person on this hop is Jess Moyer!! You will love what she has in store for you.
Before you go, check out this video Bethany Stellpflug put together.
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I just love how my card turned out. I saw the fabulous Laura Bassen create a card like this and I knew I had to give it a try. I love the simplicity in the design. So I gather all of my supplies and pulled this card off.
Creating this card was easy because everything was die cut!
Who doesn’t like a nice coffee house to spend some times with friends. Here in NY, we have so many of those places in and around the city.
I have to admit I’m not a coffee drinker. I am a (tea) lover. Please do not yell at me but I just am. So, to really get in the mood, I asked my mom, who loves her coffee a couple of questions about her obsession with her coffee mug in the morning.
1. When did you start drinking coffee?
I started drinking coffee a couple of years ago. I’m not sure why it started but once I tried it I was hooked.
2. What is favorite brand?
My favorite brand, that is hard. I really like McDonald’s coffee. They really know how to make it right. If I have to make it myself I like Starbucks Colombia Medium coffee.
3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Remember where and when?
LOL, I was at a dinner party with some friends in Jamaica, WI and we were served Blue Mountain coffee and it was to die for. That was about two years ago, which was the last time I was there.
4. If I don’t drink my needed coffee, I will…?
If I don’t drink my needed coffee, I will have a headache early in the morning.
Thanks mom, for accommodating me today.
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