In the Pink

This week’s theme is ‘pink’.  This theme is limitless!  Diane has already been working on it and her projects are in the pink.

In the Pink

Together Forever

In the Pink

Kiwi Lane Heart

In the Pink

Barkley Stamps

Diane used the die from Kiwi Lane to form the white heart in the middle of her card coloring around it.  Just adorable.

In the pink

You are totally awesome

She used her new stamps and dies/punches from Stampin Up to make this adorable card.  I love the mosaic look and what a great sentiment.

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

April

1 John 2:1 – 2  My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin.  But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.  He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins and not only for ours but also for the sins of the world.

Pretty in Pink

This week’s theme is pink.  There are so many possibilities with this theme like Valentine’s day, baby girl, flowers – the sky is the limit.  Sherry has gone crazy with it and has lots of pretty in pink to share.

Pretty in Pink

My Dear Friend

Pretty in Pink

Happy Valentine Box

Pretty in Pink

The Key to my Heart

Pretty in Pink

Flower Love

Pretty in Pink

Pink Princess Castle

Pretty in Pink

Polka Dot Monkey

Sherry loves using her Silhouette Cameo and stamps to make great projects.  Pattern paper, ribbon, enamel dots and pearls can take a simple card or box and bring it to a new level of adorable.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some more pink.

April

1 John 4: 13 – 15 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us:  He has given us his spirit.  And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.  If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.

Hearts – That’s a Wrap

It has been all about the heart this week and there have been some great projects.  Today is the last day of the theme and I want to share several more projects made using the stencil I started with on Monday.

Hearts Wrap Up

Hearts a Splatter

Okay – I lied.  This card doesn’t use the stencil or the heart cut outs from the Cricut Explore.  To make this card I used nesting heart dies and cut out three hearts from some white cardstock.  I used some paper from Lawn Fawn behind the heart cut outs and used Heidi Swapp mist to splatter some red paint.  I stamped my one and only Valentine’s sentiment and there you have it.

Hearts Wrap Up

Love in Black and Red

I used the hearts that I sprayed with Copics using the Craftwell Ebrush in the video below.  I popped those up on a plain white hearts cut out.  I outlined both with some black to make them stand out.  I embossed some black cardstock with a folder from Paper Studio.  The love sentiment comes from Sizzix.

Heart Wrap Up

Ombre Hearts

This card doesn’t use the stencil either.  LOL  I used ombre ink from Hero Arts to stamp hearts from Inkadinkadoo on watercolor paper.  I used Heidi Swapp mist to splatter red, stamped my Valentine sentiment and added some sequins.

Heart Wrap Up

Colorburst Hearts

This is the watercolor cardstock that I colored in the video below.  I used the inside pieces from the stencil cut out and Ken Oliver Colorburst in Indigo to create the background.  I used the same Valentine sentiment, but curved it to fit inside the heart white space.  I added some ribbon and placed the card front on some purple cardstock.

Hearts Wrap Up

Love

I’ve been really inspired with this heart theme which is funny because Valentine cards are not normally something I make lots of.  But if something works – go with it right?  I used the same cardstock from Lawn Fawn that I used in the first card.  I used a Teresa Collins embossing folder for the white background cardstock.  I used the Sizzix love cut out that I got from CHA and added some sequins.

And I did a video:

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  And if you made it this far down in my post – thank you for indulging my sudden love of hearts.  🙂  Tune in tomorrow for a new theme – pink.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Galatians 5:  16 – 17  So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh.  They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.

Hearts Afire

This week’s theme has been all about the heart.  Dee has been putting her heart into this theme.  She has created multiple cards for the theme and they are all adorable.

Hearts Afire

Steeped in Love

Steeped in Love Card Recipe:  Images from two different sets of My Favorite Things. Little girl and Sentiment is from MFT Steeped in Love set and Elephant from MFT Adorable Elephants. Both colored with Copic markers. The little Tea Pot has a tiny heart on top of lid. Background cardstock from stash embossed with a Paper Studio folder. Hearts behind images die cut from the MFT Stitched Heart stax. Tiny hears around elephant is Recollections and sequin from Taylored Expressions.

Hearts Afire

What’s Brewing?

What’s Brewing Card Recipe:
Stamp and Sentiment from My Favorite Things – Steeped in Love, colored with Zig Real Brush-English Lavender for the dress, tights, border and ribbon bow. The apron was left white with a cross hatch technique from the same Lavender brush and a white gel pen made the faux plaid look. A Pearl Pen was used on Tea cup, middle of flower and little buttons on dress. Lavender Card stock from stash used as background.

Hearts Afire

Love You Shaker

Hearts Afire

Love You Shaker All Shook Up

“Love you” Shaker card:
Heart images from My Favorite Things Stitched Hearts. Hearts were pink foiled with Anna Griffin Minc machine. Largest heart used for Shaker with the smallest of the set adhered as part of background along with tiny hearts from Recollections shapes as well used in shaker. The shaker was made with We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool. Hearts embossing folder from The Paper Studio, used for card base with sequins from Taylored Expressions Build a Scene and tiny pearls from Martha Stewart placed around Sentiment from Lawn Fawn, I love you border, (with i cut off).

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for even more hearts.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Lluke 6:35 – 36  But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.  Then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.  Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

I <3 U

This week it’s all ‘heart’.  This has been a popular theme with my design team (my friends) which means I have lots of fun to share.  I am going to share Jenny’s <3 cards today.

<3

Love and Hearts

Love and Hearts card recipe:

The paper is from Jenny’s stash.  She used a heart corner punch from Martha Stewart, a 1 1/4″ square punch and dies from Sizzix for the heart and love.

<3

Hearts hearts hearts

Conversation Hearts Card Recipe:

And the ideas just kept coming to Jenny and here is another card.  She embossed clear hearts (Hero Arts conversation hearts) and then distressed them with Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler and Strawberry Slush inks.  She added more hearts and embossed them in black.  And finally she added a couple of heart cut outs.  The card is topped off with Stickles.  The paper is from her stash.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some more heart projects.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

1 John 2:5 – 6  But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them.  This is how we know we are in him:  Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

Watercolor Hearts

I am really enjoying this week’s theme of ‘hearts’.  Today I am going to build on the project that I started on Monday.  I am using the stencil I cut out yesterday and my favorite Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to create watercolor hearts.

Watercolor Hearts

Blurry Hearts

I added red splatter using Heidi Swapp Color Shine and added a sentiment from Hero Arts.

Watercolor Hearts

Hearts with Splatter

I added Heidi Swapp Color Shine, a sentiment from Hero Arts and Viva Decor Red Pearl Pen.

So far I have created three different cards using the same design that I originally created in Cricut Design Space.  Pretty cool, huh.

Here is part 2 to show you how I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to create this card:

Thanks for stopping by the blog.  Tune in tomorrow and I’ll show you how I use the pieces that were created when I created the stencils.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

Matthew 5:14  You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

WOYWW 364 – I’m All Heart

It is Wednesday and that means it’s time for WOYWW 346.  I have taken pictures of my desk and I am going to share them on Julia’s Stamping Ground.  Then I am going to go snooping around fellow crafting desks and get all kinds of ideas to copy.  Imitation is the finest form of flattery – right?

Here is my desk today:

WOYWW 364

View from the Doorway

WOYWW 364

View looking towards the Doorway

WOYWW 364

View of Side Desk

This week’s theme is ‘hearts’, so I have been focusing on the heart this week.  I’ve had fun using my Cricut Explore and Ken Oliver’s Colorburst to create some fun Valentine’s cards for the Colon Cancer Prevention Charity.

Now I’m off to visit other desks.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for some more fun Valentine’s cards.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Matthew 6:3 – 4  But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

Colorburst Hearts

This week’s theme is ‘hearts’ and I had some fun in my craft room making some heart cards.  I even put together a video to show how I used Ken Oliver’s Colorburst to create some fun Valentine’s cards with hearts.

Here is the result:

Colorburst Hearts

I Heart U

I started out with the design I used in yesterday’s project, my Cricut Explore and a flexible cutting mat from the Dollar Tree to cut out a stencil.  The flexible cutting mats were two different thicknesses and I never really figured out the perfect cut setting for the thicker plastic.  I used the stencil option under the custom menu and it cut out the thinner flexible mat with no issue.

I used Strathmore Watercolor paper and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts with waterproof Archival Ink.  I placed the stencil on the paper and sprinkled Ken Oliver’s Colorburst powder over the open hearts.  I sprayed the paper with a water bottle from about 12″ away until the Colorburst spread into a pattern that I liked.

Colorburst Hearts

Floating Hearts

In order to get the darker hearts, I sprayed the Colorburst powder 6″ from the surface.  This put more water on the project and made the color more intense.

Colorburst Hearts

Mosaic Hearts

It is so cool how Colorburst looks different every time you use it.  This one almost looks like a mosaic.

I added sequins from Doodlebug and a solid color cardstock layer behind the card front to finish the cards.

Here is a video to show you how I did it.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for another way to use the heart stencil I created.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Proverbs 5:21  For your ways are in full view of the Lord and he examines all your paths.

Doodle Hearts

The theme for this week is ‘hearts’.  It’s getting close to Valentine’s Day so hearts seemed an appropriate theme.  They are so versatile – hearts say love which can be for a child, a spouse, a significant other, a parent or any number of people in your life.

I used Cricut Design Space, my Cricut Explore, an embossing folder by Paper Studio and a black marker to make this doodle heart card.

Doodle Hearts

I Heart U

I  designed the hearts using the standard shapes in Cricut Design Space and cut them out on white heavy weight paper from Paper Studio.  I embossed some red card stock using the hearts embossing folder from Paper Studio and put the heart cut out card base on top of the red embossed card stock.  I took a black marker and doodled around the hearts.  I stamped the sentiment using a stamp from Hero Arts.  I put it all on a black A2 card base and there you have it.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow to see what else I did with my heart cutouts and Ken Oliver Colorburst.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey.

April

John 4:21  And he has given us this command:  Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

Love in a Box

I must say I absolutely love a good box card.  Nothing says I love you more than a box card (except maybe fine jewelry or chocolate, but I digress).  It is love in a box.  They take a little extra effort to make, but the outcome is so worth it.

I discovered box cards in the Silhouette Store.  That is a lie – Anastasia discovered box cards in the Silhouette Store and she hooked me up.  Anastasia could sell ice to an eskimo, but these box cards were an easy sale.

Lori Whitlock makes the most adorable box cards and she designed the card I am featuring today.

Love in a box

Box Card Front

Love in a box

Box Card Side

Love in a box

Back of Box Card

Love in a box

Box Card Side

You can find this design in the Silhouette Store (Design #73226).  I cut out the panels in a few different colors.  I embossed the pink and red with an embossing folder from Paper Studio.  The heart paper came from my stash.

See – box cards are extra special.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for a new theme – Hearts.

Have a great day and be inspired.

April

Isaiah 26:9  My soul yearns for you in the night;  in the morning my spirit longs for you.  When your judgements come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.