Sea Turtle – Just Keep Swimming

This week’s theme is coloring and I am going to start with coloring using Distress Inks and Elizabeth Crafts Designs dies.  This Sea Turtle die says just keep swimming.

Sea Turtle

Hoping to Sea You

I started out with Elizabeth Crafts Designs paper and Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I sponged the ink on the paper using sponge applicators.  I used the colors Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch.  I used a die cut from My Favorite Things to cut a hole in the top layer of the card so it looks like the turtle is swimming through it.   I used Distress Ink ink to color the turtle and all the sea life for this card.  The sentiment came from a My Favorite Things Sea Life stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. Tune in tomorrow for some more coloring.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Ruth 2:  19  Her mother-in-law asked her, “Where did you glean today? Where did you work? Blessed be the man who took notice of you!”  Then Ruth told her mother-in-law about the one at whose place she had been working. “The name of the man I worked with today is Boaz,” she said.

Sunflowers and Ladybugs

This past week has been themed ‘Anything Goes’ and today’s card features Sunflowers and Ladybugs.  A friend at work requested a card with Sunflowers and Ladybugs for one of his direct reports.  I obliged.

Sunflowers and Ladybugs

Happy Birthday

I stamped the flowers and ladybugs using Versamark Ink and heeat embossed the images with black embossing powder.  I did this on watercolor paper so that I could use my Tombow markers t color the images.  I used blue and lightly washed around the flowers.  I cut out the ladybugs and topped them with Crystal Drops by Nuvo.  I used a Lawn Fawn die to cut out the grass.  I layered the card front on a red mat to make the ladybugs stand out.  I cut out the Happy Birthday using a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for a new theme.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Ruth 2:  17 – 18   So Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she threshed the barley she had gathered, and it amounted to about an ephah.  She carried it back to town, and her mother-in-law saw how much she had gathered. Ruth also brought out and gave her what she had left over after she had eaten enough.

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

This week’s theme has been anything goes and today is Dee’s turn to share her Here Kitty Kitty Kitty creation.  She made this adorable kitty card that I feel I must CASE (copy and share everything) this card in the very near future.

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

You’re One Cool Cat

Images and Sentiment are by Taylored Expressions, “If Cats could talk” colored with Copic markers. The frame and background scallop is from the My Favorite Things Blueprint Sketch  Set #27. The frame was colored with Copic markers then cut three times, one from cardstock and two from chipboard. Sticker dots were used for the bubble thought from the little mouse.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some more anything goes.

April

Ruth 2:  14  – 16

 At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here. Have some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar.”  When she sat down with the harvesters, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over.  As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men, “Let her gather among the sheaves and don’t reprimand her.  Even pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don’t rebuke her.”

WOYWW 366 – Graduation

Today is Wednesday and that means it is time to take a picture of my desk and share it on Julia’s Stamping Ground (Lunch Lady Jan’s while Julia is recovering from her surgery (saying prayers for Julia)) for WOYWW 366 – graduation.  And then I am going to go snooping around desks all over the world.  Tomorrow.  Because tonight I have dog grooming and then I have to come home and make two wedding shower cards.

Here is my desk this week:

WOYWW 366 Graduation

Desk View 1

WOYWW 366 Graduation

Graduation Box Top View

WOYWW 366 Graduation

Graduation Box Side View

WOYWW 366 Graduation

The Whole Desk

I have grown accustomed to fresh flowers in my craft room since my friend Veletta gave me roses for my birthday.  They just make me smile.  I finished the graduation box for my friend at work.  The graduation box is customized with the colors and logos for the school and has a slot in the top for people to put cards.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some more anything goes.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Ruth 2:  13  “May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord,” she said. “You have put me at ease by speaking kindly to your servant—though I do not have the standing of one of your servants.”

Anything Goes – Still About Guys

This week’s theme is anything goes and even though I’m all about flowers – it’s still about the guys.  Jenny did a Father’s Day card yesterday.  I am doing a fun masculine birthday card today.

Anything Goes Guy

Happy Barkday

This adorable dog comes from Paper Smooches.  I colored the die cut image with Copics.  Behind him I stamped the same dog twice and left him in black and white.  I used the cloud border from Lawn Fawn to cut the border.  The watercolor paper is from My Favorite Things.  The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches and comes in the same set with the dog.  I added enamel dots for the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for WOYWW.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Ruth 2:  11 – 12  Boaz replied, “I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband—how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before.  May theLord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord,the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”

Another Masculine Card for Anything Goes

This week’s theme is anything goes, but it is still masculine. How did that happen. I guess we can’t switch our brains off immediately when the theme changes. Jenny has been on a roll and created this really cute card for Father’s Day. 


This cute card uses the Lawn Fawn slider dies to create a slider card. The die was used over the stitched mountain borders created with the Lawn Fawn dies. The stamp is Lawn Fawn Dad and Me.  Grass is from Jenny’s modified Silhouette design.  Paper is from Jenny’s stash.  The Bears are colored with Copic markers.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. Tune in tomorrow for more anything goes. 

Have a great day and enjoy the journey. 

April

Ruth 2:  10  At this she bowed down with her face to the ground. She asked him “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me-a foreigner. 

A Masculine Card for Father’s Day

This week’s theme is masculine and what could be more masculine than a Father’s Day card.  Anastasia has come out of hiding and share this wonderful masculine card for Father’s Day with us.

Masculine Card for Father's Day

Happy Fathers Day

This clean and simple design is perfect for your favorite guy.  The embossed background was inked up to give it an antique look.  There is a simple ribbon used to adorn the card front and on top of that placed a die cut shape with the simple sentiment of Dad.  This is a great masculine card that any guy will appreciate.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next week for a new theme.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Ruth 2:  8 – 9  So Boaz said to Ruth, “My daughter, listen to me. Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here. Stay here with the women who work for me.  Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the women. I have told the men not to lay a hand on you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled.”

Anything Goes – SAS4Kids Challenge

Today is the first Saturday of the month of June and that means it is time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge (SAS4Kids).  The challenge is Anything Goes – so get to making your kid appropriate cards.  Our awesome sponsors for this challenge are:

Sami Stamps  –  $12 gift certificate

Dies R Us – $15 gift certificate

This charity is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Please send us your handmade kids’ cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer. Help us put a smile on our kids’ faces!

Please support this organization with your hand made cards.  And enter the challenge for your chance to win great prizes from our wonderful sponsors.

My card was designed using the Sami Stamps – Ladybug Carnation:

Anything Goes SAS4Kids

Thank You

As usual, I pulled the LadyBug carnation image into my Silhouette Design Studio software to use the print and cut feature.  I traced the image to get an outline cut and printed it on watercolor paper using my laser printer.  I used Tombow markers to color the image and added water for the watercolor effect.  I made the background by scribbling with Tombow markers on watercolor paper and just covering the ink and paper with water.  I heat set it because I was in a hurry.  I cut out a frame using the wonky oval stitched die by My Favorite Things.  I used the Nuvo crystal drops to give the ladybugs some dimension.  I added a sentiment from Penny Black and glued it all together.

And because I can’t make just one card when I am working on an image – here is another version of the same card:

Anything Goes SAS4Kids

Bugs and Kisses

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for a masculine wrap up.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Ruth 2: 6 – 7 The overseer replied, “She is the Moabite who came back from Moab with Naomi. She said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.’ She came into the field and has remained here from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter.”

Kitties are Masculine

Especially if they’re jungle kitties.  This week’s theme is masculine and kitties are masculine.  Check out Jenny’s masculine kitty card.  Here kitty kitty kitty.

Kitties are masculine

Happy Birthday

This jungle kitty is quite masculine and the colors are perfect for a guy.  The stamp is from Stacy stamps called lion cub.  Jenny distressed him with Stampin Up Baked Brown Sugar and added black to his nose.  She also added green to the pieces of grass with a Copic marker and highlighted it with glitter pen.  These touches added just the perfect addition of color.  The background paper is from Authentique.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some more masculine themed projects.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Ruth 2:  4 – 5  Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, “The Lord be with you!”  “The Lord bless you!” they answered.  Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters, “Who does that young woman belong to?”

Creative Knockouts Friendship

This week’s theme is masculine, but I’m taking a break from the theme to share a new challenge starting at today at Creative Knockouts and it is ‘Friendship’.  This week’s sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and you can win 3 digis so enter soon.

Here is my card using Crafty Sentiment Image Tess Summer Fun.

Creative Knockouts Friendship

Tess Summer Fun

I colored the image with my Copic Markers after printing it on Neenah Solar White Cardstock.  I cut out a frame using a blueprints set 20 from My Favorite Things.  I cut out a stitched tag using the same die set and stamped the sentiment ‘my friend’ using a set from Stampendous.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Sweet Lilac to add the finishing touches.

Now get busy on your card featuring friendship and enter into this week’s challenge.  Good luck.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some more masculine projects.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Ruth 2:  1 – 3

Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.  And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.”  Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.”  So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek.