Showing posts with label Bible Verse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bible Verse. Show all posts

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wishing You a Most Blessed Easter Day!

A most blessed Easter to those celebrating the Risen Lord Jesus today!

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

Two Sketches of His Word

I'm finally caught up with my biweekly His Holy Name pages! Somehow the weeks had come and gone and I was suddenly 3 challenges behind! This 6x6 page is for Week 22 and God's attribute of Peace. I chose Isaiah 26:12 to illustrate this attribute.
I used all Amuse designer papers on this page. The ribbon and buttons are Papertrey Ink.
I used Friday's Taylored Expressions sketch for this page
Stamps: none
Paper: vintage cream - PTI, Ruby Red - SU, DP's - Amuse
Ink: none
Accessories: glue dots, foam dimensionals, modern label punch - SU, circle punches, square nestability, spring rain saddle stitched ribbon and Vintage buttons - PTI

And here is my 6x6 page for Week 21 of the His Holy Name Challenges. God's attribute for this week was Sanctifies. I chose this verse from John 17:17 to illustrate this attribute.

I used the MojoMonday sketch for my page. The papers are all Basic Grey Bittersweet.You can find the His Holy Name Challenges here in the forums on Split Coast.

Stamps: none
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

Simply Christmas & The Bread of Life

I made these Christmas cards for the October Papertrey Guest Stamper challenge to make a Clean and Simple Holiday card.

This card is simply a panel of card stock, a 2/3rd's panel of designer paper, a ribbon tied along the edge with the sentiment stamped directly on the cardstock - accented with one dew drop and corners rounded!

Stamps: Signature Christmas: PTI
Paper: White, Scarlet Jewel, Holiday Cheer: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Dew drop, glue dot, Scarlet Jewell extra fine polka dot satin ribbon- PTI, corner rounder.

And here is a no layer card where I just stamped the damask and greeting right on the cardstock. I accented the damask with a few gems and outlined the card with a black Micron pen!

It would be easy to make lot's of these cards in no time at all!
Stamps: Damask Designs, Signature Christmas - PTI
Paper: New Leaf - PTI
Ink: Enchanted evening - PTI
Accessories: Rhinestones - PTI, corner rounder, black micron pen

I made this 6x6 page for Week 20 of the His Holy Name Challenges on Split Coast - God's attribute for this week was Bread of Life. I chose John 6:35 to illustrate this attribute that I printed on the computer and cut with the Labels Three Nestability. I used the MojoMonday sketch from last week. I liked the earthiness of the Cosmo Cricket papers and chipboard pieces and thought they accented the idea of Jesus being one of the basic things in life we need to survive.

Stamps: none
Paper: vintage cream, dark chocolate - PTI, DP - Cosmo Cricket Earth Love/reuse
Ink: none
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

Sometimes Prayer is the Only Gift We Can Give

A quick Note! They have extended the deadline to sign up for the Stamping Around Weekend in Farmington CT - so if you want to get in on this super fun stamping weekend see more info and sign up here!

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.

Phillippians 1:25 Romans 12:2 (click on pic to see larger)

2 Corinthians 1:11 Psalm 16:8-9

James 5:16 Psalm 139: 3, 5-7, 9-10

Psalm 119:2 Psalm 32:8

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.
I'm teaching two classes at the Paper Tree in Manchester, NH Saturday - and Sunday we're having the farewell party for Fr. Charles and his wife Debbie - then I have an 8 year old's birthday party to attend - so I may not be back until Monday unless I can slip in a little stamping time! Have a super weekend everyone - and thanks so much for stopping by -
remember to check out Stamping Around if you are in the Connecticut/New England area!

Stamps: The Stamp Pad Co.
Paper: PTI: vintage cream,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: SU: Top Note Die, Tandy Leather: chain, Crop a Dile, Nestabilities: Labels One, computer generated verses.

Monday, June 1, 2009

It is He who will save us. Isaiah 33:22

I'm a lesson behind on Patter's His Holy Name challenges - but I'm catching up with this 6x6 page for Lesson 10 - God's attribute was LORD.
I chose this wonderful verse from Isaiah where we learn that God is pretty much it - our judge, our lawgiver and our king - and in exchange for accepting all that - it is he who will save us. I say let's go for that deal!
I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch for the design of my page. The crown is grunge board by Tim Holtz that I colored with a copic and then went over with a gold Spica pen for shimmer (IRL it really sparkles!). The verse is computer generated.

This also covers last Tuesdays Double Dog Dare that I do with some SCS friends. Michelle (sf9erfan) was the hostess and her challenge was a 1,2,3 one - we were to use 1)a metal embellishment, 2) a ribbon and 3) sponging. We'd love to have you join in on our DDC challenges - just put DDC in the keywords when you load your card on split coast. You can see all the DDC challenge cards here.
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
I also wanted to share a couple of pictures with you today - Sunday we had a beautiful warm sunny day - but towards early evening the sky darkened and we had a brief thunder storm - suddenly the sun was shining brightly even though it was still raining heavily and I just knew there would be a rainbow in the sky. I grabbed my camera (and umbrella!) and ran around the house looking for it and there it was - a double rainbow over my neighbors house. Can you see the hazy 2nd one above the flag?

And these giant bearded Iris beauties are blooming profusely in my garden right now - each stem has so many blossoms on it that they are bending down to the ground. So I cut a bunch and have them in vases around the house - they have the most delicious soft scent! This is one blossom!
And - I'd like to alert you to a super sale going on at H&M Stamps - Heather is selling all her stamp sets for $8 or less per set for the month of June! That is a super deal in these hard economic times! So hurry over and check them out - while supplies last! If you'd like some ideas - you can see cards I've made with H&M Stamps here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Everything Beautiful

Mercy (mkstampin74) was the featured stamper on Split Coast this week - I've been in her gallery alot and it was difficult to chose just one card! I finally decided on this pretty card to CASE. I changed the colors and the stamp used and framed my verse with nestabilities - but other than that it's pretty much the same - I love how she used the top note on her card.

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

Isaiah 44:6 God's Attribute - Redeemer

This is a 6x6 page that I created for Week 9 of Patter's His Holy Name Challenges on Split Coast - God's attribute for week 9 is Redeemer. We are to look in the Bible for a verse that is meaningful to us that has 'Redeemer' in it. This verse from Isaiah spoke to me about this attribute - "This is what the Lord says - Israels King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God ". Pretty powerful stuff isn't it?!

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

Revelation 7:17

Gosh - I'm posting so late (again!). I worked all day and then had Bible study until 8 pm - but really wanted to get my His Holy Name challenge done tonight. I used the Split Coast sketch for my 6x6 page although I turned it on it's side and moved up the front panel a bit to accomodate my verse. This is week 8 of the His Holy Name Challenge and God's attribute was LAMB.

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

It's Within You

I combined 3 challenges in this project - the sketch challenge on Split Coast - making my 6x6 page for the 7th His Holy Name challenge using God's attribute of 'King', as well as the Ways to Use it Challenge - to use a label on your project (the verse is printed on an Avery Label).

I took a little liberty with the sketch - making it a square rather than a rectangle and adding the verse panel on the bottom. The gold and red foil strips are a RAK (random act of kindness!) from Susan (One4Joy) (thank you dear friend!)

I chose a verse from Luke using the word Kingdom rather than King - but it spoke so powerfully to me when I found it I just had to use it. I also felt this girls face was the perfect image to illustrate the verse as soon as I saw it. I received this stamp (by Inovative Creations) in a set that I won as a door prize at the Stamp New England Weekend that I recently attended.

It's wonderful when a project falls together just the way you envisioned it - that's what happened for me with this Holy Name Page.

You can join along in the His Holy Name challenges at any time - check out all of Patter's info on Split Coast here. Or click on the blinky on my sidebar to get to her blog. Patter gives us a new attribute every other Sunday. You can see all of the Holy Name creations in the HHN09 Split Coast gallery here.

I appreciate your stopping by my blog today! Leave me a comment so I can come visit you too!

Stamps: Friendship: Innovative Stamp Creation, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
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

Eat Your Veggies and Let the Earth Rejoice!

I have been so busy this weekend - I really just want to go to bed!!! I taught 2 classes at The Papertree in Manchester, NH yesterday (hi guys!!!) then 2 friends and I taught our monthly stamping class at our church today. But on I stamp!! (you know howthat goes right??!!)

So - I'm multi-challenging again - I'm behind on the last two weekly Doubledog Dare Challenges that I do with a group of friends on Split Coast - so I scoured Just PaintingAround - Featured Stamper Michelle's gallery to see if there was something that would fit!

And I found this tag card. I changed the colors and stamps used - but kept her fun design.

And I incorporated Charlene's (LilLuvsStampin) Double dare challenge to make a tag and use green on it - and Michelle's (sf9erfan) 1-2-3 challenge - to use 1 designer paper, 2 ribbons, 3 brads.

So here we are with an 'Eat Your Veggies' tag. These fun stamps are from a new company called Two Scoops Rice Designs.

We'd love to have you play along with our Doubledog challenges - just post your card on Split Coast using the Keyword DDC. You can see all the Doubledog challenge cards here.

Stamps: Veggie Set: Two Scoops Rice Designs
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

I've combined 4 challenges in this card (don't you just love when you can work that out!?!?!) The Limited supply challenge on Split Coast this week was to use just black & white (silver is ok too).

I used Taylors Sketch and I used ribbon tabs and mixed stripe and pattern designer paper which are the last two of Sharon's stamp simply challenges .

My stamp is from a Verve Visual set called Everlasting Life and my designer papers and ribbons are Papertrey Ink. I used the Cuttlebug Textile folder for the background panel to give it a little depth although you can't see it too well on my photo. The pretty silver fiber is called cloisonne thread and came from my dear MIL's sewing box that I was lucky enough to receive when she moved into assisted living (she's 93 and still plays scrabble on the computer!).

Thank you for stopping by today! Now onto making some Easter crafts!!

Stamps: Everlasting Life: Verve Visual
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

The Almighty and a Friend

I finally got to making my 6x6 page for Challenge 6 of Patter's His Holy Name Challenge The attribute of God this week is ALMIGHTY.I seem to gravitate towards the verses that speak about God as the creator and ruler of our world - and I chose Amos 4:13 to illustrate Almighty. These verses bring a vibrant picture to mind which makes it easier for me to make a card depicting it.

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

He Who Created the Heavens

This is my 6x6 page that I made for the 5th His Holy Name Challenge - this past week God's Attribute was Creator. You can see Patter's challenges in the forums on Split Coast hereThe Challenge is to find a passage in the Bible that uses the given attribute of God (Creator this time) I found several passages that spoke to me and thought about them during the week to try and figure out which verse I would use on my page.

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

In Everything Give Thanks - Eggspecially for You

An appropriate title for the season of Lent I think (the first part that is!) - a good reminder for us all. The featured stamper on Split Coast this week was Kelly H who has some beautiful cards in her gallery - I finally decided on this card to CASE. And here is the card I created:

I loved the white embossing on her card - but I don't have the stamp set she used (can you believe there is a stamp I don't have???! Shocking - I know!! LOL!!) - so I substituted the Bird Call cuttlebug folder which has similar lines. First I inked the inside of the front of the folder with First Snow Ink by Papertrey - put the card stock in the folder and ran it through the cuttlebug. I love the look that this technique gives. I cleaned off my folder immediately after embossing.

I added a second blue shade of color to my card by using the Blue Bayou for the Bible Verse (Verve Visual) and the framing of the cuttled panel. I did emboss the sentiment using Versamark embossing ink and white embossing powder. The butterfly was punched out of Glitter card stock using a Martha Stewart punch. I attached it to the card with a glue dot. I really like how the cuttled panel came out on this using the ink.

Stamps: Verve Visual - Pray without ceasing
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

Today's Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge on Split Coast was to use piercing or drawn dots on your card to highlight the image.In keeping with the 'less is more' idea of Clean and Simple cards - I simply stamped this egg on a white square, mounted it to a plum pudding square (I know - it looks black in the picture - the trials of night time photo shooting!) mounted that to the card - stamped the sentiment underneath the image and then used my Stampin Up grid, mat and piercer to add the lines of piercing. The card looks simple - but I went through 3 colors and 3 different stamps before I got the combination that looked good to me!! And I do like how the piercing looks on this!

This pretty egg and coordinating sentiment are from a new H&M Stamp Set called Eggstraspecial. It's one of Heather's 3 new sets so be sure to check it out!

We had about 7" of new snow today - mostly during morning commute - oh joy!

Thanks so much for coming by!

Stamps: Eggstra Special: H&M Stamps
Paper: white, Plum Pudding: PTI
Ink: Plum Pudding: PTI
Accessories: paper piercer, grid, mat: SU, creative memories square punch

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Crown of Righteousness

This is my 6x6 page for Patter's His Holy Name challenge for week 4: His Name - Righteous

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.

The crown stamp on the designer paper and cute crowned frog in the corner are from 2 different H&M Stamp sets.

I found the big crown in the clip art on Microsoft Word and the sentiment was printed on my computer. I used stickles and gems to add sparkle.

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

The Comfort of God

I created this coaster frame for the Divine Design challenge on Splitcoast. Every month you choose a Bible Verse to memorize and make a card or project using that verse.I love this verse from 2 Corinthians - it reminds me that not only can I get comfort from God - but I can also give that comfort to others through my faith.

I used Amy Rysavy's great tutorial to create this frame. Added NOTE: You have to use the light coasters with your Nestabilities and cuttlebug to cut these and I get the coasters at Eclectic Paperie. I used a newly released stamp set from Artful INKables called Plant Prints. I off stamped the large fern before stamping it over the computer generated verse so that it wouldn't be too dark over the words. I stamped and cut out several of the smaller fern stamp in the set, curled the fronds on my finger and attached them to the corners.
I added Dew Drops to 3 of the corners.

You'll see on Amy's tutorial how you cut a piece from the square that you punch out of the front to make an eisel to hold up the frame on the back. You could also attach a piece of magnet and hang this on your fridge or metal cabinet. You can see my other coaster frames here.

Kristin is offering 10% off all stamp sets over at Artful INKables for the month of July - so be sure to hop over there and get your order in!!

Here are a few pictures from my vacation in NH that just ended! Back to work tomorrow :(
We went to a craft fair at Gunstock Mountain on Sunday.
We rode the chair lift up the mountain. This is a view of Lake Winnepsaukee, NH on our way down.
I always search out the potter booths - this guy was having his first show.
Cohen Caswell Ceramics
And these are my purchases from him - a toothbrush holder that I'm going to use to hold pens, brushes, etc on my work table - and a sponge holder for the kitchen sink area - I bought one of these last year and it is just super to hold the sponge up so it dries out in between uses.
Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Arftul Inkables: Plant Prints
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

I Have Learned the Secret of Living

This is my June Bible Verse submission for the Divine Design Monthly challenge on Splitcoast.

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

The Strength of a Verse

I participate in a monthly challenge called Divine Design 2008 Bible Verse Challenge where every month we create a card or project with a Bible Verse on it - the intention being that we will memorize these verses to broaden our knowledge and appreciation of the strength we can gain from such an exercise.

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.

Here you see the kickstand on the back - which is made from the square piece that was left when you cut the frame. You trim the sides and then score one end and attach it to the back as shown. I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to attach the papers, the sentiment and the kickstand. The buttons are attached using glue dots.

Here is a side view showing the kickstand.

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

Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge

I've been meaning to join the Monthly Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge over on Split Coast ever since I read the thread there. The challenge is to make a card with a Bible Quote on it each month. I finally sat down this weekend and created cards for January through April and will continue making one a month for the year.
This is my January Card
This verse from Romans reminds us that God's grace makes our lives better if we just let him into our hearts.
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.
Stamps: Frame and Bible verse: Inspired Verse: Stampendous, Dots; Stamps by Judith
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
This is my February Card
I love this verse from Romans - I use it alot for cards I send to people who need support from prayer as well as from their friends. It reminds me of God's most important commandment: Do unto others as we would have them do unto us. I need to be mindful that God works through me. We are his presence on earth.
I used my hot gun to curl the ends of the ribbon.

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
This is my March Card
This verse from Proverbs reminds me that I need to trust that God is always there to direct me - that I don't always know what is best! I thought this designer paper looked like the path referenced in the verse.

Stamps: Stampendous
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.
And here is my April Card - finally caught up!
I love this verse from Phillipians. It reminds me that with God in my heart I can get through anything that life throws at me.
I used my nestabilities to cut the frames and put three ribbons to symbolize the Trinity behind the verse.

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
I'll be posting a Bible Verse card on the 8th of each month from now on. So please check back to see my new additions. I hope these Bible verse cards have been an inspiration for you!