Sunday, April 4, 2010
I wanted to share with you this wonderful wooden cross that my husband made for me.
My sister and I each had a cross like this that our father bought us at our church fair one year when we were small. We had them on a table between our twin beds and kneeled in front of them to say our prayers at night.
When I found mine in a box in the attic recently, I asked Kent if he might be able to copy it and make me some to give to the people in my Bible Study Group at church and he made me about 50 of them!
I cut this Spellbinders tag and stamped it with a verse from The Gospel of Luke 24:6 and draped it around the cross. So appropriate for the Easter Season!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Verve -Everlasting Life
Paper: Lavender Moon - PTI
Ink: Plum Pudding - PTI
Accessories: Spellbinders tag, hole punch, ribbon, wooden cross.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Paper: vintage cream - PTI, Ruby Red - SU, DP's - Amuse
Accessories: glue dots, foam dimensionals, modern label punch - SU, circle punches, square nestability, spring rain saddle stitched ribbon and Vintage buttons - PTI
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream - PTI, Purely Pomegranate - SU, DP basic grey/bittersweet
Ink: Purely Pomegranate - SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, glue dots, sponge, Prima flower, pinking circle nestabilities, circle nestabilities, modern label punch - SU, computer generated verse, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Scarlet jewel saddle stitched ribbon - PTI
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Paper: vintage cream, dark chocolate - PTI, DP - Cosmo Cricket Earth Love/reuse
Accessories: computer generated verse, oval punch, window frame punch - SU, cosmo cricket ready set chip/Earth love, Alpine ribbon - SU, Nestabilities Labels Three
Friday, June 26, 2009
I made this little book of Bible Verses to give to an Interim Assistant Pastor who is leaving our church this Sunday. During his year with us he ran a weekly Bible Study group that I particpated in. I wanted to give him something to remind him of our spiritual time together - so I found verses about prayer as well as discerning God's path for us. He is semi retiring and looking for a part time pastor position in VA where his family is from so he really doesn't know what will happen next for him and his wife.
And this is a picture of our church (that my father drew for the church many years ago so it's really special to me) that I put on the last page so Fr. Charles will remember his time with us whenever he takes out this little book.
I cut out the pages from cardboard with the Top Note die from Stampin Up - then cut out pieces of designer paper with the same die and attached it to all of the cardboard pages - front and back. The verses are computer generated and printed onto Vintage Cream. I cut them out and attached them over the designer paper. I punched holes in the top left corner of each page with my Crop a Dile and put a silver chain through the holes. You could add flowers or other accessories to each page as well as the cover - but I wanted the verses to be the focus so I left it all plain. I think the designer paper has enough color and design on it to make it nice to look at. The cover stamp is by The Stamp Pad Co and I used Labels One Nestabilities to frame it.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps (no longer available)
Paper: white: PTI, Basic Black: SU, DP Basic Grey - Marakech/Sencha
Ink: memento tuxedo black, Pacific Point - SU
Accessories: glue dots, brass circle: from an antique shop, black lace, metal frame: SU, rectangle nestabilities, grungeboard crown: Tim Holtz, spica gold pen, Copic Y38, computer generated verse, blue foil trim- Unknown RAK from One4 Joy, rhinestone stickers: Michael
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I just love the new Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday papers - this one I used with the Top Note die is called Wednesday. The Bible verse is a stamp from the Scripture Collection I from Our Daily Bread.
I've been really busy this week preparing materials for two classes I'm teaching at The Papertree in Manchester, NH this Saturday so I haven't been posting much! Never enough hours in the day for all I want to do!!
Stamps: Our Daily Bread: Scripture Collection I
Paper: YoYo Yellow: SU, Ocean tides, PTI, DP Cosmo cricket girl friday/wednesday, My Minds Eye Bloom Grow/lots of dots
Ink: Ocean tides: PTI
Accessories: paper piercer, grid and mat: SU, narrow rectangle nestabilities, top note die: SU, summer sunrise satin ribbon: PTI
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I used this weeks OCC sketch for the design of my page. I turned it on it's side to accomodate my verse - and then realized when holding it this way - the two crossing panels make a Cross. How very appropriate! The verse is computer generated - the only stamping on this page is on the two ovals where I used my retired Karen Foster snap stamps for the lesson number and the attribute. You can join in these challenges at any time - check out Patter's post in the forums.
I'm so glad you came by today!
Stamps: Snap Stamps: Karen Foster
Paper: Vintage cream, dark chocolate, ripe avocado: PTI, DP The paper loft - spring fling/garden party
Ink: ripe avocado
Accessories: computer generated verse, avery label, labels four nestabilities, sponge, foam dimensionals, corner rounder, cuttlebug, oval punches: SU, ripe avocado satin ribbon: PTI
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I used my new Green Tea Leaf designer paper's from Papertrey Ink as well as some brass ornaments (flowers, ladybug and scrolly) and a cross that I picked up last summer at the Brimfield Antiques Fair. The lamb is from the My Punny Valentine Set by PTI.
I really love the part of this verse 'and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes' - John is speaking about you and me here. What a wonderful promise for us!
You can join in on the His Holy Name challenge at any time - so check it out if the idea is interesting to you - Patter gives us her challenge every other Sunday. There's no deadline for getting any of them done. You just go at your own pace and you don't have to do every challenge.
I've got 3 really busy days coming up so don't panic if you don't see another post here until the end of the weekend - I'm having my hair cut tomorrow night, then DH and I are going to a play on Friday night - and then I am teaching two classes at the Papertree in Manchester NH on Saturday! If you are in the NH area - come by and say hello - Michelle has an absolutely wonderful stamping store there!!
As always - thanks for coming by!
Stamps: My Punny Valentine: PTI, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, DP: Textstyle Green Tea Leaf Collection: PTI
Ink: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy: PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black: Tsukineko
Accessories: Flower Punch: All Night Media, glue Dots, Computer generated verse, Avery label, brass ornaments and cross, Rectangle Nestabillity, Distresser: Heidi Swapp, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Foam dimensionals, word window punch: Stampin Up
Friday, April 10, 2009
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Paper: blue bayou, pacific point, basic black, tangerine tango: SU, DP Basic grey Marakech Masala Bella
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: computer generated verse, avery mailing label, foil strips: unknown, foam dimensionals, leafy branch cuttlebug folder, word window punch: SU, circle punch, flower punch: martha stewart,
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Paper: White, Ripe Avacado: PTI, DP Basic Grey Pattern Paper Off Beat
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: slot punch: SU, brown stripe ribbon: unknown, Ripe Avocado saddlestitched ribbon: PTI, brads, foam dimensionals, Copics, round nestabilities, cuttlebug
Paper: white: PTI, Basic Black: SU, DP Text Style Black & White basics: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: rectangle nestability, silver cloisonne thread, glue dots, foam dimensionals, fresh snow satin and velvet ribbons: PTI, textile folder Cuttlebug, just blooms white daisy: CTMH, black vintage button: PTI
Monday, March 23, 2009
My scene this week is a little whimsical using the fun Doodle Factory country background stamp - I paper pieced the moutains and fields - the 'snow' capped mountains and clouds are puffed with liquid applique. The sun, butterfly, flower and almighty tag are all up on foam dimensionals. I made the black borders using an EK Success scalloped punch.
Stamps: Starving Artists Doodle Factory Background stamp, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Aqua Mist & Bitty Dots Basics: PTI, Green DP: SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black: Tsukeniko, Aqua Mist: PTI
Accessories: EK success scallop punch, liquid applique, martha stewart butterfly & flower punches, copics, word window punch: SU, avery label, computer generated verse, gem stones: Hero Arts, foam dimensionals
My next card was for the Clean and Simple challenge on Split Coast - to use punches but keep everything to a minimum leaving lots of open space.I used the flower and fern Martha Stewart punches, a vintage button from Papertrey Ink, one stamp from the Friends till the End Papertrey Ink set and a Hero Arts gem!
Ok - I'm off to bed - trying to catch up on some sleep after a busy weekend!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink : Friends till the end
Paper: white, ripe avocado, raspberry fizz: PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado: PTI
Accessories: vintage button: PTI, Martha Stewart bakers thread, Flower punch and fern punch
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I finally decided on this one from Isaiah describing how God made the heavens and the earth and didn't want it to be empty but rather full of his animal and human creations! I thought the Basic Grey Mr. Campy paper, rub-ons and stickers were perfect to illustrate this verse.
You can join the challenge at any time - maybe the idea of them is speaking to you today??? You can also find a link to Patter's blog in the right hand column - click on the blinky that says His Holy Name Challenges. You can see the Split Coast gallery with all the challenge projects here.
You can see all of my pages here.
Thanks so much for coming by!
Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Choc Chip: SU, DP: Basic Grey Mr. Campy, stickers and die cuts
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: sponge, distresser: Heidi Snapp, ribbon tag trio Spellbinders, green dew drops, computer generated verse, avery mailing label, word window punch: SU, oval punch: SU, brown gingham ribbon : Michaels
Monday, March 2, 2009
Paper: White: PTI, baja breeze, blue bayou: SU, Solid Glitter White: Provo
Ink: Fresh Snow: PTI, Versamark Embossing Ink
Accessories: White EP, foam dimensionals, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Bird Call Cuttlebug folder, cuttlebug, Fresh Snow Satin ribbon: PTI, hot gun
Paper: white, Plum Pudding: PTI
Ink: Plum Pudding: PTI
Accessories: paper piercer, grid, mat: SU, creative memories square punch
Sunday, February 22, 2009
When I look for a meaningful passage using the name given us - I also look for one that gives me a visual image that I can portray on my page to emphasize the passage - in this case the crown. And what a wonderful thing to know that the righteous God will award me - and you! - on the final day - as long as we believe.
Come join us on this spiritual journey! You can find the thread in the forum on Split Coast as well as a His Holy Name link on my side bar. You can see all the pages I have created so far for these challenges here.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: H&M Stamps: Crown- Livin the Girls Life, frog - Dreaming of Princess Land (retired), Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Apricot Appeal: SU, Plum Pudding: PTI, DP: Provo Craft River Rock Scrap Pad
Ink: True Black & Plum Pudding: PTI, Apricot Appeal: SU
Accessories: Gem Stones: Hero Arts, computer generated Bible Verse, Gold Ice Stickles, sponge, foam dimensionals, clip art crown, distresser, key tag punch: SU, Avery Mail label
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Here are a few pictures from my vacation in NH that just ended! Back to work tomorrow :(
Paper: Very Vanilla: SU, DP: The Paper Loft - Spring Fling: Garden Party, 2 Thin coasters
Ink: Olive, Vineyard Berry: Close to My Heart
Accessories: dew drops, glue dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, square nestabilities, cuttlebug
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Last month and this month I made mine a frame so I can stand it up on my desk at work or my counter at home where I will see it every day for the month. The idea of the challenge is that you will memorize your verse each month and that way become more familiar with the Bible. I chose this Bible verse because it reminds me to be happy where I am and with what I have. We really already have everything we need if we allow God to be in our lives.
I used 2 coasters and my nestabilities to create this pretty frame. The back piece is covered with My Mind's Eye - Wild Asparagas/Baby Girl Floral and the front scalloped piece is My Mind's Eye - 29th St. Market/Beautiful Blossoms. The verse is computer generated and I overstamped it with a cute flower stamp from Imaginesce.
My cuttlebug will cut through this THIN coaster with the Nestabilities (don't use med or thick coasters). It takes a couple of passes through but works well.
I found this wonderful tutorial for making these here on Amy Rysavy's blog.
There is a kickstand piece on the back so that it stands up or you could put a magnet on the back to attach it to your fridge or file cabinet.
The "blessed" is from the PTI set Papertray and is stamped on a piece of wide twill with Onyx Black Versafine ink. The flowers added in the corners are Jeweled Florettes by Petaloo.
You can see my June Bible Verse frame here and my 4x4 Bible verse cards here.
Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me today!
Stamps: flower: Imaginesce, Seniment: PTI Papertray
Paper: 2 thin chipboard coasters, DP: My Minds Eye
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Ruby Red
Accessories: wide twill, corner rounder punch, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Nestability squares, Scor pal, Jeweled florettes by Petaloo
Thursday, May 8, 2008
This is the project I created for May. On Split Coast we are often asked to send out a card to someone who could use a boost and more often than not - the person is suffering from cancer. It is so hard to know how to comfort that person in a card. I felt this verse would do just that.
This also qualifies for today's Ways to Use It Challenge - to use chipboard on a card/project. I used 2 coasters and my nestabilities to create this pretty frame that I covered with Basic Grey Archaic DP. You use your corner punch on the DP so it fits on the chipboard and sponge the edges to match the DP. The cuttlebug will cut through this THIN coaster (you can't use med or thick as that will not cut). It takes a couple of passes through the machine but it works well.
I found a wonderful tutorial for making this frame here on Amy Rysavy's blog.
I stamped over the computer generated verse with the vine stamp from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Winterland clear set. I inked the stamp - off stamped it on a piece of paper - then stamped over the sentiment so that the ink was light and didn't obscure the verse. There is a kickstand piece on the back so that it stands up or you could put a magnet on the back to attach it to your fridge or file cabinet. I cut a 2.5 inch square inside the large Scalloped square so I had enough room for the verse.
You can see my other Bible Verse Cards on this post.
Thanks for coming by to see my offering today. Tomorrow night we're going to see a play so I won't be back here until Saturday - hopefully I'll be posting my origami flower place cards - wait till you see how cute they are!
Todays thought from Poor Richard's Almanac by Ben Franklin: "All would live long, but none would be old."
Stamps: Vine: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Winterland clear stamps, courage: Rubber Soul - a day at the zoo
Paper: Basic Grey Archaic
Ink: Onyx Black versafine, garden green CTMH, Old Olive
Accessories: sponge, nestability squares, buttons, twine, twill, glue dots, score pal, twill, exacto knife, corner rounder, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I used designer paper from a Provo Craft Scrap Pad called River Rock that has great nature/natural color designs in it that I thought would complement God's words. I used it on all 4 of these cards.
All my cards are the small 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 size so that the Bible quote is the main focus of the card and any flowers, ribbons, or other attachments just serve to highlight the verse.
Thank you Lori for this wonderful challenge that will remind us all year long of the power and grace God brings to our lives.
Paper: So Saffron, More Mustard, White: Papertrey Ink, DP Provo Craft Scrap Pad: River Rock
Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack, So Saffron, Choc Chip
Accessories: sponge, cuttlebug & Folder, corner rounder, Prismacolor markers: Terra cota, bronze, burnt ochre, yellow ochre, Ribbon: Verve Visual May Arts, dimensionials, prima flowers, brads
Stamps: AAW Printworks
Paper: White and Spring Moss: Papertrey Ink, Bordering Blue: SU, DP: Provo Craft Scrap Pad River Rock
Ink: Pitch Black adirondack
Accessories: corner rounder, Martha Stewart Ribbon, hot gun, dimensionals
Paper: Papertrey White, Bazzill Blue, DP: Provo Craft Scrap Pad River Rock, Always Artichoke: SU
Ink: Pitch black Adirondack
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, green & Blue glass brads.
Stamps: Elegant Inspirations, SU
Paper: Papertrey white, Blue Bazzill, DP: Provo Craft Scrap Pad River Rock
Ink: Pitch black Adirondack
Accessories: Martha Stewart Ribbon, Primas, brads, dimensionals, corner rounder