Saturday, August 12, 2017

Under His Wings

I'm writing this post as I watch the news about protestors fighting, a car running over protestors, a man pushing a lady in front of a bus that managed to swerve and not hit her, and medical workers in Syria killed. This world can be such a dangerous place. Scripture always encourages me, so I'm sharing this set of cards that I made this week with this encouragement:

Under his wings you will find refuge.

I think I'll be trying to use up my CTMH Paper Fundamentals for a long time. I made four of these cards using an older Whimsy pastel design in Glacier. I combined it with a gray leaf pattern from the old Lollydoodle papers. I made three of them using the Glacier and White pattern and only one with the reverse side that has the same pattern with shiny clear embossing. Here are the two side by side.

May you find comfort and help for life's problems by taking them to the Lord. He loves you and wants to shelter you like a mother bird shelters her babies. Thank you for visiting!

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz #53 - Pretty Pastels
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge - anything with patterned paper
Moving Along with the Times #51 - Things that fly
WordArt Wednesday #294-295 - anything - a great wordart verse this week!

5.5" x 4.25" Card Recipe:
Paper - Whimsy Paper Fundamentals, Lollydoodle dp, retired White Daisy Textured Cardstock
Stamps - CTMH retired C1600 Happy Birds; sentiment: Papertrey Ink's Walk by Faith
Ink - Lagoon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Embellishments - Recollections flowers, retired CTMH yellow buttons, white crochet thread, paper doily,
Tool - Cricut for stitched circle

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - School Year

Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. Our group of 22 stampers are featuring the August Stamp of the Month, School Year. You may have come from Brenda Lapp.  If so, you're on the right path. To see the entire list of participating bloggers, visit Melinda Everitt's blog here. 

As a retired teacher, I know that people like to give teachers a note of appreciation or encouragement at the beginning or the end of school. I thought that the Atlantic  Hearts Sketch #223  was perfect for a school-related card. I used Cricut Artbooking, a new CTMH word die, and an embossing folder for my card.

Sometimes I want a different sentiment than the one in a stamp set so I have a quick trick for using elements from two different sentiments. You can see them here on the stamp set:

My easy trick is to use scotch tape to (1)cover the parts I don't want, (2)ink the stamp, (3)pull off the tape, and (4)stamp on the paper. I keep a heavy office tape dispenser on my work area so that the process is quick and easy.

Thank you for visiting! Now you're ready to see the next creation on  Brandi Robinson's blog.

5.5" x 4.25" Card Recipe (all CTMH supplies):
Paper - newest Adventure Fundamentals (Fern Alphabet), Ruby, Goldrush, Black, White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamp of the Month
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Markers - ShinHan Touch Twin WG4 Warm Gray, GY234 Leaf Green, BR99 Bronze
Tools - White super fine embossing powder, heat tool, Hi There Thin Cuts, Alphabet Embossing Folder, Cricut Artbooking and Cricut Explore (#M45CEE - apple, #M3DC3F torn notebook edge)