Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Treats

I was off and running this week so to speak .  I decided to make some Halloween treat bags for my fellow volunteers at Micah House.  I decided on one that was pretty simple.  I made an individual photo for the different Halloween papers I used.  I hope you like them.  Details will be at the end of the photos.

Recipe: (all items SU except where noted)
Stamps:  Wicked Cool
Paper:     Frightful Sight DSP, Wicked Fun (Ret'd), Rich Razzleberry,
                Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, black, & skull paper is misc paper
                bought at a local craft store
Ink:          Cajun Craze, black, old olive and pumpkin pie
Other:      Ribbon by Celebrate it, white paper bags, 3 1/2" wide
Punches:  Lrg Oval, scalloped oval, Decorative Label, Top Note Die

     -  Each bag is made up of two solid color top notes.  One for the back and one for the front.
     -  Another top note is made using your patterned paper.  This is cut in half length ways.  Adhere one half of the patterned top note to the bottom half of your solid colored top note. 
    -  Cut your white paper bag so it will fit slightly below the tip of the top note.  
    -  Add tombow to one side of the white bag and then adhere it to one of the whole top notes.  Add tombow to the other side of the white bag and adhere the second whole top note. 
     - Use your large oval punch and punch through all three layers (the two solid colored top notes and the white bag)
     - Fill bag (I put in four of the mini sized Snickers)
     - Secure bag with ribbon.  (this is optional)  You could also use glue dots or velcro.   

And your done!  Eazy, Peazy!

I can hardly believe I only have three posts for this month.  I have been so busy.  That is not normal for me.  I usually have all kinds of time on my hands.  I'm not complaining mind you.  

The lack of entries to my blog may become the norm for me. I was asked by the person in charge of the Micah volunteers, if I would like to train to be an "In-Take" volunteer.  These are the people who screen and process new people who are coming into Micah.  I, of course, said yes.  So, for now, I will be working at Micah Ministries three days a week.  That leaves me even less time for card making and blogging.  However, since I am spending time serving the Lord, I know you will understand and I hope you stick with me and I'll try to have as many new cards and posts as possible.  I do have a couple already waiting in the wings.  And... since it is the Holidays, I'll be making Thanksgiving and Christmas cards!

Blessings to you all,


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Morning by Morning

Happy Saturday everyone!  I'm sitting here waiting on "the call" as to when my delivery will be arriving.  You know how it works.  At least it affords me time to sit and blog or craft!  (I'm always trying to look for those silver linings!)  The card I'm showing you today was totally inspired.  I was fussing around the house and realized I needed to make a card.  Everything just fell into place.  The words on the front and in the inside are printed out using my computer.  They were God inspired.  I must have had something on my heart that morning and the Holy Spirit was speaking.  I know, these particular words are not original.  David used them many times in the Psalms.  But that is the wonderful thing about the Living, Breathing, Word of God.  The scripture comes back to us when we need it.  This is not one verse in particular, just some of the language of the day.  I hope it inspires you and reminds you that no matter what you are going through, God is there and in control!

Card Recipe: (All items are Stampin' Up except where noted)
Stamps:  None, words were computer generated
Paper:     Beau Chateau DSP, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Other:     Label punch, Spellbinders Oval nestibilities, dimensionals

Technique Tips:
     -  I sponged everything with Soft Suede.  The original DSP on the chicken wire sheet is made to look like it is sponged.  So, I decided to follow through and sponge everything else.

If you want to use Stampin' Up colors for printing or digis, here is a list of color values I found on SplitCoast Stampers.  Click HERE  Just scroll down  until you see the PDF attachment.  Thanks to Stephanie Williams for all her hard work.

That's it for me today.  As you go along, remember the words to the wonderful hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness..... "Morning by morning, new mercies I see.  All I have needed thy hand hath provided. Great is thy faithfulness, Oh Lord unto me!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy 34th Anniversary

Hi everyone.  I hope all of you have been well.  Things here have been pretty busy.  I hope to share some of it with you on later postings.  The card I'm showing you today is one I made for my brother-in-law and my sister-in-law, Jim and Julie.  They just celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary.  Praise the Lord! I would say that is a huge milestone by today's standards!  Here is the card:

This card is definitely a simple one.  I know it lacks all the layers and doodads a lot of my cards have.  It just seems my mojo has been gone for awhile and I struggled just to get this done.  I keep telling myself that simple is good too!  Every card can't be grandiose even though I want them to be :)

Card Recipe: (all items SU except where noted)
Stamps:   Word Play
Paper:      Bea Chateau DSP, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Ink:          Black, Marina Mist
Other:      Spellbinders Circle, Parisian Accents

Technique Tips:
     - Sponging - I sponged the circle while it was still in the die.
     - The medallion under the circle is actually two die cuts glued to give it the four points.

I did make another card today..... the muse was soooo happening this morning.  I'll share it with you tomorrow, hopefully.  We're having a new refrigerator delivered tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes.  It's watch and wait!