Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Faith Sister Challenge

May 28th Challenge After Memorial Day weekend remembering the ones we have lost. This challenge is to record for our future legacies. Use this holiday to document the story or a testimony of a loved one. Either alive or passed away. Share a lesson learned from this person, do you have anything that they personally wrote? Or chose one of your family members alive and ask them to document their testimony, favorite scripture or to share a spiritual event in their own words. You might start with the oldest member of your family – perhaps a grandparent or parent. You also can include the testimonies of other spiritual people in your life.

So I made this card for my Dad, he is the Hero in my life. He has been there for me and my family too many times to count. Even though he does not believe in the same God that I do but I still have mustard seed faith that he will come to know the heavenly Father that I know. I sent this card to him thanking him and his wife for being such amazing blessings in our lives. We wouldn't have any of what we have today if it were not for them. I hope to leave the same legacy for my children.

Wednesday Challenge

Here is today's sketch challenge, sorry it's been a while again, the hubby took all week off!! Yay!! So we are off to Disneyland tomorrow and Friday so you won't hear from me for a while again. But here are a couple posts that I have done. Again this was done with a Unity set that I got for free for being such a good customer!!! I didn't think I would like it much but now I think it is so cute to send to your girls friends!! Love it!!

Stamps- Shopaholics from Unity Stamp Co.
Paper- Real Red, Real Red DSP, Whisper White
Inks- Real Red
Accessories- Real Red Brads, Whisper White Grosgrain
Other- Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Faith Sister Challenge

So here is a layout that I did for the Faith Sisters Challenge. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this page. Probably one of my favorites so far. The picture doesn't do it justice. I also used my Unity Stamps again!!

I have always felt a closeness to God when I am honest with Him and my prayer is that my children can have an open relationship with Him that they can share all their feelings and struggles. It's freeing to let out those moments when you think that God sucks (He already knows you feel that way) and you let Him know, then you realize how wrong you are and then stand in awe of his Grace!!

Here is the challenge:
"And he who is the Glory of Israel will not lie, nor will he change his mind, for he is not human that he should change His mind!" ~1 Samuel 15:29

Create a layout about the importance of honesty.

There is one who follows through on every promise and never alters His perfection. One who never tells even a little white lie. He wants us to follow His lead and be just like Him. Ask Him to help you be completely reliable. Ask Him everyday to make you more like Him. In our own strength, we are only human, but with His Spirit we are made more like Him.

The challenges are posted every Wednesday on the Faith Sisters web site. So check it out!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Customer Cards

I made these cards for my church. I had made them another card but when they asked for more the layout and everything wasn't sitting right with me so I decided to revamp it. I like this one MUCH better!!!

Stamp Set- All I have seen, Garden Silhouettes
Paper- River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla
Inks- River Rock, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories- Very Vanilla Grosgrain
Other- Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

Tuesday Challenge

I am on a roll, I have so much to post that I don't know what to do!!! So check back later for more creations.

Here is today's color challenge. I love these colors together, they are very refreshing. Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, and Certainly Celery. And of course I used my NEW Unity Stamps.

Stamp Set- Whimsy Flowers by Unity
Paper- Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, SU DSP
Inks- Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery
Accessories- SU Buttons, Certainly Celery Grosgrain, Very Vanilla Grosgrain
Other- White Gel Pen, Sponges, Corner Rounder

Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday's Challenge

Can you believe it, I actually did a challenge today!!! My life feels like it is getting a little normal again!! So today's challenge was to make this fun two pouch card holder. I also made a matching card since I was feeling way crafty this morning. I made this for a very special friend!! She will soon know who she is!!

I also got to ink up my new favorite stamps from Unity Stamp Co. called Giggle Grove. They are the best!! I will be featuring them soon on my BLOG as my Feature Friday (a little late, but hey I am getting back into the swing of things).

Stamps- Giggle Grove from Unity
Paper- Kraft, Wild Wasabi, Sky Blue, DSP from SU (can't remember the name)
Inks- Basic Black, Wild Wasabi
Accessories- Build A Brad, Sky Blue Double stitched ribbon
Other- Stampin Dimensionals, sewing machine and thread

Friday, May 16, 2008

I never posted this... OOPS

So here was my first Faith Sister challenge that I did on the Design Team.

The challenge was to do a page or card on being a friend of God. Well when I think about the times that I feel closest and "friend-like" with God is when I can be alone with him and in conversation with him. That is when this image came to me. I wanted to use this new set and I love the idea of walking with the Lord in the quietness of my own head. Hopefully this encourages you to look at the Lord as a friend that will always be there for you instead of a mean un-touchable God up in the clouds. He is real.

Stamp set: She's All That
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, DSP from Michael's.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Crystal Effects
Other: Paper Piercer

Faith Sister Challenge AND Unity Stamps

OK so here is my first post in a long time but I wanted to share with everyone my new stamp set from Unity Stamp Company (the only non-SU sets that I have ever bought).

These stamps were so perfect for the scrapbook challenge that i was doing for the Faith Sisters challenge. Our challenge was to use up your stash well when I first read it I thought that it said scraps and only when i posted my sample did I realize that it said stash so the flowers are part of my stash as most of you know that I am a hoarder and love to keep my accessories all to myself, which is changing and I am doing much better at, so I thought that my page still worked for what I needed. The picture doesn't capture the textures and some of the DSP is hard to see. But I really like this layout and it was fun to do something a little out of my box as far as doing a different layout.

So back to the stamps, you gotta check these bad boys out they are HUGE and such a great value. The handles are amazing, check out the mounting system. They are kind of like acrylic stamps but they are rubber and just amazing, so check it out and let me know what you think. You can come over and play with mine if you want to see them in real life.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I know it's been a while

So I know that I have been MIA for a while now, but it was the hubby's birthday and he took two days off of work!!! So there are some pretty exciting things have been happening and some not so exciting things. First we will start with the bad news, well it looks like I will no longer be a demo for SU after this next quarter, I am sad to say that but after some MUCH thought and prayer we decided to let it go but on the brighter side I will continue to have classes and teaching but no longer selling. I will always be a customer of SU but since I lost one of my large In My Thoughts clients I can no longer support the dips my club goes through.

So now for the good news!!! A couple posts ago I mentioned a new web site that I found called Faith Sisters. Well they had a position open for a Creative Designer for their web site and I applied and I GOT IT!!! So I am very excited about this new opportunity and I pray that it allows for me to expand my horizon of crafting and that it opens up many other possibilities. I look forward to creating projects for them!!

So that's all for now, I am both excited and sad about the things that have been going on. I am trusting in the Lord for open doors both for my business and hobby!!

This picture is a door prize that I made for the SU demonstrator Spring Fling Event. It was such a blast everyone came made 3 projects and got Olive Garden lunch. I will post pictures once I get them off my camera.