Thursday, September 28, 2017

First Love and Two Freebies

The first thing I started making as a Christian, in an effort to share the gospel was the humble book mark.  Back in 1981 I bought pretty ribbon from Joann's and white card board from the local dry cleaner.  Back then buying those things meant I didn't get coffee that week on the job.  I'd hand trace the cardboard and then cut the 1.75 x 6" strip, write the verse about one out of  every four actually made it to the ribbon - calligraphy was not easy for me, you know what they say practice makes perfect - wrong! I never got to that place where I was happy with how my penmanship looked.  I thank God for my computer and printer!.   35 years later I am still making them and still sharing them!

I was asked to speak at the Bible club at a local high school this week and I wanted to leave the kids with a small gift. Steve suggested I make a bookmark - perfect!
My verse is from Philippians 2, I want to encourage these kids, to help them know God has a plan for their lives.  Don't we all want to know that?  The Lord gives us gifts and dreams for a purpose - to enhance our lives and give us a purpose in the kingdom. 

Here are the finished bookmarks:

Printed and cut - thank you Steve for the scan and cut!

An ancient stamp from my stash

Backing papers

Just a tiny bit of Best Glue Ever:

Tassels added

The verses for you!

I liked this font for the teens

I'm excited about reaching out to these kids, and even if what I say is forgotten before they are on the bus- that is okay, the Word of God stands for ever and I was able to put this encouraging verse in there hands, and maybe a few encouraging thoughts about the Hope That Dwells Within us!
I hope you enjoy using the verse and thanks for stopping by,
Ginny M

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Word Art Wednesday and Freebies!

We've got a new challenge over at Word Art Wednesday!  Come join the fun, a great devotion, a beautiful verse, inspiration and a contest with fabulous prizes!!

Here is my card my second Victorian Lady

This weeks' verse

Here is my gift to you:

Make a card, upload it and be inspired at Word Art Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fun Challenge at Gecko Galz

It has been at least two Years since I have linked up in a prize challenge , So I decided I'd enter the Gecko Galz Harvest Challenge!
Here is my card:

Gecko Galz is an awesome digital company with something for everyone, 
This rooster printed out beautifully, I just added a little Wink of Stella, distressing and distress ink/

The verse is also stamped in a Gecko Gals Frame and fussy cut.

Gecko Gals Challenge Click here

I'm entering this with three days to spare, but if you like digitals and can whip up a project, check out the challenge and maybe you can win the $25.00 Shop certificate!
Thanks for stopping by, 
Ginny M

How to Make Sweet Little Paper Dress Cards!

I recently watched a You Tube video on how to make an origami Paper dress, I thought these would make the sweetest card for all occasions!  So I had a great time crafting with friends and making these adorable dress card!

These three are my favorites:

I used an old Stampin' Up background stamp for the background on most of these.

I left the sentiment off, for now, that way I can turn these into whatever I need them to be when I get ready to send it!

I used the Best Glue Ever to hold the layers and the dresses- worked great!  This adhesive allows the folded paper to keep its spring by not soaking into the fibers - no wet spots showing through or dents.

Just a tiny drop and bead hold it down perfectly

Add glue and then put a book on it to flatten it a bit

For the delicate die cut sentiment and embellishments, I also used the BGE

If you are interested in learning how to make these, here is the video I used, there is no sound, which worked better for me.  It took me 6 video repeats before I could make one. 

I also found using the light weight 6x6 designer paper worked really great for my A6 size cards.  for the A2 you might want to start with a 5x5 square. the stacks of 180 sheets of paper that you see in teh craft stores really work well.  I tried the Cardstock and it was much more difficult to fold and to bulky to mail.  Now if you wanted to make a sweet bridal shower bunting, the larger heavier paper would work beautifully!

Give this a try, it is very fun and relaxing!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Ginny M

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Beautiful Black Eyed Susie's

Near my home a neighbor has a beautiful patch of  Black Eyed Susie's, They really inspired me to make this card:  Probably pumpkins will be next!!

I used a magenta stamp called Daisy Trio, 

Stamping the back ground and a second image for the fussy cut flowers, Mya paper of choice is Heavenly White by Paper Temptress.

 Using only a few Alcohol markers I colored the flowers and the background:

Glossy accents and micro beads

For a base, I choose this gorgeous Epic Black Columns paper from Paper Temptress 

I hope this inspires a little fall creativity for you!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How to Create a Beautiful Digital Card Using Sumptuous Papers! And Freebie.

Because I love card making I love using many different types of technique.  Using digitals offers storage convenience and size manipulation.  I wanted to create a pretty card for a young friend and I wanted to do it fairly quickly.  So I pulled a few pieces of paper and let its colors inspire me.

Here is the finished product, if you are interested in the details, keep reading!

I started by creating a digi using  elements from Viva Digitals and a sentiment in my sentiment digi stash:

I printed this on Cryogen White - wonderful for digi's!  It allows the ink to penetrate the surface under the shimmer. This keeps the image sharp and vibrant.  Some papers cause ink to sit on top of paper and eventually it  smears or just fades.

I fussy cut the image (yay Scan and Cut!)

I then dry embossed a piece of Aqua Basis paper from the 'Basis Card Stock Package Beautiful rich colors all 80#.

used a printed paper and foil sheet from stash 

Heavenly White 120# for the card base

I also added a little Stickles, Wink of Stella, Nail polish and a feather!

For your card making:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Ginny M

Monday, September 18, 2017

A Card for a Special Celebration

There are lots of wonderful occasions that we make cards for, but this one is one of my favorites: Baptism!  A Lovely woman in our congregation was recently baptized and I wanted to send her a card to mark the occasion and tell her I was praying for her and her New Life In Christ! My own baptism (done for the remission of sins) has become more precious to me the longer I live.

Here is the card

Her favorite color is Purple, Purple is not a color used a lot in paper crafting, not sure why, but you rarely see DP papers in Purples!

I also made a bookmark for her and these I did in Purples"

I cut a bit of paper lace from Anna Griffins Lovely Layered cards by Cricut

Paper from my stash, K&Co. I think

Stamped in purple memento ink, ODB rubber stamp

Mirror ppaer and fibers from stash.  I also coated the verse with Lineco glue to make it a little more durable - it dries clear.

my little gift.

From Act the 2nd chapter; Why we baptize:

37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men, and brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

There is nothing like having a clean slate with God!
Scripture also says that we are New Creatures in Christ - I am so thankful for the Mercy of God that makes this all possible!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Ginny M

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Word Art Wednesday!! And A freebie

We've got a new challenge over at Word Art Wednesday!  Come join the fun, a great devotion, a beautiful verse, inspiration and a contest with fabulous prizes!!

Here is my card:

Such an important verse for us to remember too!

Here is my gift to you:

Make a card, upload it and be inspired at Word Art Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by