Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pictures, Pictures & More Pictures

June was definitely a busy busy month.  Soooo many challenges, sooooo many swaps, soooooo many birthdays, and the list goes on and on.  Here are a few samples of cards, ATCs I've made for various challenges , etc from The Crafters Cafe and The Outlawz Blog Sites.

The first  group of pictures are those I made kits for to use with my "Cardshark" Group at the Park Place Resdience.  This month our cards theme was Fall.  The samples are the cards I made for them to see.  Some pictures are not as clear as I'd like, but the paper I found was fantastic .  It's from K & Company.
Tim Coffey Specialty Paper.  The papers are double sided which is so good.  I had a lot of flexibility when I was creating the cards.  With the cards I make with my Cardshark Friends, I have to have it pretty basic.  The "girls" range in age of mid-seventies through late nineties.  Some of the visual as well and hand dexterity is a bit diminished.  But with these projects, all they have to do is glue.  It's worked out quite well.

The next card is one I made for a challenge on The Outlawz Blog.  They have daily challenges just like we do at  The Crafter's Cafe.  This was a Creative Freebie Challenge.  You are given a freebie image and you just have to create a card using that image.  You have 2 weeks to complete it.

For this card:
A2 size from the Recollections Collection
Card Stock for oval is from the -Old World Stack
Spellbinders Nestabilities-oval
Perfect Pearls-Pewter
Watercolor inks and pencils
Dotted Swiss Embossing Template

The last Project I'm sharing with you is from our monthly ATC Swap at TCC.  This month's theme was -Sandcastles.  Had a lot of fun with this.    I did not use a stamped or digi image.  I found a wonderful freebie  and used that picture.  Added a bit of bling with my beach ball.  My "frame" is regular sand.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

More Show and Tell Today

I've really been busy the last few days trying to get caught up with some challenges and swaps.The two pictures here are :

Monthly Challenge for TCC:  My design is part of our design teams activity supporting this Challenge for the sponsor this month.   Our Sponsor is
Meljens Designs.   The Theme for the Challenge is:
                 Pearls & Swirls
 Meljens digi images   are so easy to work with.  The hardest part about working with her images is having to choose which one you'll use.  Check out her site.  You love what you find.  
 The image I used is called:
Vintage Bird in a Cage.
  I chose this image is because I wanted to have a real vintage look to this card.  

 I downloaded 2 different views of the same card.  I am really please with how this turned out.

The next is a tag I made just for fun.  It has a Bar B Q theme and a masculine look.  Not really fussy or too many embellishments.  Just a simple quick & easy tag to put together to add to a Father's Day Gift.

The last picture is a birthday card I made for a friend.  Her birthdays in June and she loves green and yellow.  Well, I do aim to please.  I embossed the front of the card and brushed it with a bit of glue and literrally threw some glitter onto it.  I didn't want a lot, just something to make it a bit more special.  Of course, you have to have bling....  And so it does....

Hopefully, I'll be able to do a bit more later today.  I've got to get some kits ready for my monthly  OWH Cardmaking with my friends at Park Place Residence.  We call ourselves the "Cardsharks".  What a fun group of gals to work with.  Our theme for Monday's session is Fall.  But to do this activity with them, I have to get busy with the card kits.  So  I'm glad you stopped by to visit.  Let me know how you liked the cards. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Look Out Hallmark Greetings; Here Comes Jacqy's Greetings

This is a card I just posted on The Outlawz blog.  It is for their Monday Greeting Card Challenge this week.  The theme , of course, was dadDid not need an image but had to have a sentiment  on the front.

My recipe for my card:
Base color-cream
1st layer-hunter green 
2nd layer-moss green
3rd layer-cream
4th layer-spellbinders oval with  Cloud 9 Design Epoxy Sticker with embellishment on tp 

The first 2 layers were taped
Layer 3 was attached with pop dots
The brads on the corner were just on the 3rd layer
Spellbinder oval with sentiment also attached with pop dots

 Just thought I'd show you different angles of the same card.  Easy and quick to make.

Something Old, Something Altered, Something New !!!

Today I'm posting another altered project.  This one is a simple plastic container that was used for snack mix.  Well, I  took it  and made it into a special snack container for my hubby.  He absolutely loves the mix "Nuts n Bolts".  It's one I make a lot for gifts each Christmas.  But for Father's Day this year, I thought I'd fix up a special container just for him.  Below are the pictures from beginning to end.

I created this using stash.  The container is recycled.  
Recipe:   3 coordinating papers
                  2-3 coordinating ribbons
                    brads that look like screws (I clipped the backs off so they would lie flat on the curved surface of  the container.
                       press on letters
                        3 different sizes of permanent tape.  


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator,


Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be "one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Altered Notebook for Hannah

Here is a project I did last Christmas for my grand daughter, Hannah.  Her favorite colors naturally are pink, purple, black & white.  And she loves bling ... I mean reallllllly loves bling.  So Grandma did her best. 

I started with one of those composition notebooks.  I picked up several dozen at the beginning of the school year for  ---wait for it---- 13 cents each.  Woohoo!  Love a bargain.  

I then really just went into my ribbon stash , paper,  gems and jewels, pearls, and on on on.....I went.  What a great way to use up stash in such a fun method.  The pictures are shots of the front and back.  A couple of pix of the inside of the covers.    Hopefully, they show up well enough for you to see how good it turned out.  Hannah was so happy with it.  Yea!!!! That's what this grandma needs to hear.

So enjoy.   I have tried to show various angles of both the front and back covers.  The last 2 pictures ,of course, are the inside of the front and back covers. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

More May Pictures

Here are several cards I made for May. The images & Stamps  I used were from the Stamping Boutique.  The first card was for a DT Challenge.  The next 3 were for birthdays in April and May.  The next card is a money card I made for my Grand daughters birthday  and the bottom picture is the envelope I made for the card.  It was simple, simple , simple to make.  Just used Hannah's favorite , butterflies, to stamp all over the card stock and the envelope.  Used her favorite colors.  We were good to go.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.  I forgot to put my watermark on the pictures before.  Got to remember that.  It was created for me by a very sweet gal, Stacie Gorse, from our DT and the Crafters Cafe.  She was kind enough to make one in white lettering and black so I would have a choice.  Just love it. She does such a beautiful job.

May Pictures Updates

It's been a while since I've had a chance to post any more pictures.  Here are a few from May. I have a few of the graduation card I made for 5 graduates.  One being our very special Grandson, Matt.   The other pictures are of some May ATC's  Swap.  The theme was "Flowers" for May. 

The Cartridge I used  for the graduation card and envelope is "Wild Card"  and "Lyrical Letters" .  Those are my 2 favorite go to cartridges.  You can do so much with them.