Showing posts with label His Holy Name Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label His Holy Name Challenge. Show all posts

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

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Believe and Hope and Pics of the Fair

Gosh - I had such a busy weekend - our church fair was Fri and Sat (see pics at end of this post!) - then DH and I went to a coffee house to see two Irish singers Sat night, and then I had church this morning - BUT of course, I still had to stamp!

So here are two projects I did combining several challenges this weekend.
The featured stamper today was Rachelhope13 - I had not been in her gallery before so it was fun checking out all her cards! I finally chose this plaid stocking card to case.

I used a different stamp, made my own plaid background panel with stamps, tilted the image panel and lowered the ribbon!

For my ribbon - I used the buttony bow technique that Joanne created . She is offering a chance to win blog candy if you link a card using this technique - you can see her video tutorial here ETA: Joanne picked my card as one of her 10 favs!

I have been wanting try out my new Waltzingmouse Offbeat Background stamps to make a plaid background so caseing this card was the perfect opportunity. First I stamped the plaid horizontally using scarlet ink - then I stamped it vertically using blue ink. I machine stitched around this piece. I paper pierced around the image panel - and the stocking itself has a stamped stitched edge as do all the stamps in this set (that makes it easy huh!?!)

I distressed around all the edges and sponged them with So Saffron ink. I layered the stocking image - first stamping it on the white panel - then on scarlet and two different designer papers - cutting out pieces and layering them over each other using foam dimensionals.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Off Bead Backgrounds, Sewing Box Christmas
Paper: white, Spring rain, scarlet jewsll - PTI, DP - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, so saffron - SU, Spring raind, Scarlet Jewell - PTI
Accessories: sponge, sewing machine, saddle stitched spring rain ribbon - PTI, twine - PTI, vintage button - PTI, paper piercer - SU, circle punches, foam dimensionals, distresser - Heidi Swapp

My second project is actually a 6x6 page that I made for the His Holy Name challenges that I do every other Sunday. See my side bar for a link.

You can find Patter's challenges here in the SCS forums God's attribute for week 19 was The Word. I chose Psalm 130:5 to illustrate the word for my page today.

I thought this image block from Cosmo Cricket Earth Love designer paper fit it beautifully. I can just feel God's breezes swirling around this girl - waiting for the Lord on this hilllside - can't you??

I used Friday's Taylored Expressions sketch for this page as well as Sharon's no time to stamp challenge to make a square card and only use square corners. (Round embellishments are ok so I think it was ok to have curvy shapes on the dp?!)
Stamps: none
Paper: vintage cream, new leaf: PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Earth Love/elements/relive/ reuse
Ink: none
Accessories: square punch
And finally - here are some pics from our church fair - we had a full house crowd on Friday night and I forgot to take pictures we were so busy! So these were taken Saturday morning just as we opened - we didn't have as big a crowd on Saturday but there was a steady trickle of people luckily!
Here are Lillian, Dot and Sandy - displaying all the wonderful hand knit items people donate for us to sell.
Here's Cathy and her granddaughter - selling what's left on the Home Backed Goods table. You couldn't even see the tablecloth on Friday night!

Some of the ladies put together various themed baskets (kids, wine, bath and body, etc) for a raffle. Here's Linda ready to sell tickets! Our Country Store table is in the background - here we sell bakery bread, home made baked beans, corn chowder, fresh popped pop corn, canned jellies, relishes and Apple Cider.
Here's me, Jeannine, and Elizabeth at our D'Vine Cards Table - where we sell hand stamped cards and crafts. Jeannine got us these cute autumn aprons at Joanne's for us to wear. We are all a little exhausted!
Dale and her daughter and friend Peggy make holiday gifts/decorations all year long to sell at this packed table!
Here's a shot of the main hall - we also have a sncak bar and Attic Treasures room downstairs.

And here's Jane selling what's left at the jewelry table - The crowds flock to this table first on Friday night - hoping to find that million dollar gem that someone gave away not realizing the value of it!!!

And finally - here are 6 year old twins, Paige and Gweneth with mum, Elizabeth. They were a great help to us at our card table - putting sales in the bags and giving out change - they love to stamp too! I didn't know that Elizabeth snapped this picture with my camera - I found it when I down loaded the others - It was a fun surprise - as well as a great picture!!

If you are still here reading this (!!!! ) ... thanks for sticking with me through this long posting!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

God is My Rock

I made this 6x6 page for the His Holy Name Challenges on Split Coast - for Lesson 18 God's attribute was ROCK. We are to look through the Bible (I use to search) and find a passage containing the attribute that speaks to us.

I used last weeks sketch from Split Coast for my page with these pretty new designer papers from Dream Street Papers. The scroll and heart stamps are by Waltzingmouse and the rocks stamp is from River City Rubberworks. I stamped the heart over the verse using Versamark Dazzle ink so it has a little glitter look IRL

The verse I chose to illustrate ROCK is Psalm 71:3. I found this verse gave me a great feeling of safety and comfort. You can find the HHN challenges on Split Coast here or there's a link on my side bar. You can see all of my Holy Name pages here.

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Celtic Heritage, River City Rubber Works: Rocks, Karen Fisher Snap Stamps
Paper: Mellow Moss: SU, DP/Dream Street Papers-Sam
Ink: Versamark Dazzle, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Computer generated verse, Petaloo foam flowers, Ribbon -True black Party Plaid: PTI, basic grey glazed brads, glue dots, foam dimensionals

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I made this 6x6 page for the His Holy Name Challenge #17 - God's attribute for this week was 'Faithful'. I chose Psalm 145:13 to illustrate this attribute. The designer papers are Cosmo Cricket Earth Love that I just got this week. It's the front and back of one sheet. The yellow DP is Bitty Box Basics from Papertrey Ink.

I attached a little Noah's Ark charm from Hanna Stamps, tied with a ribbon - to illustrate how God is faithful in his promises - giving us the rainbow to let us know he would never destroy humanity by water again.

I used the Mojo Monday Sketch 101 for my page.

You can find the His Holy Name Challenges in the forums here or by clicking on the Holy Name logo on my side bar. Everyone is welcome to join in at any time!

DH Kent and I had a wonderful day today - after church we went kayaking on the Concord River for about 2 hours with my niece Christie and her husband Nate. It was sunny in the 70's without a cloud in the sky! We ate lunch on the river and then stopped for an ice cream on our way home - can't get much better than that!
For you Revolutionary War history buffs - this is the North Bridge of the Battle of Concord - of the Shot heard round the world fame. Part of the Lexington/Concord National Historic site is located here along the river.

We came upon this very stately blue heron, balancing on one long leg! He wasn't bothered by us at all as we rowed by him!
And one more news note - I'm so excited! Tuesday night I'm meeting Anne Harmon (jdmommy on SCS) at a nearby 99 Restaurant. We are on the DoubleDog Dare Challenge team together and I've known her for what seems like forever on Split Coast. We only live about 45 minutes away from each other but have never gotten together. We finally planned to meet for dinner after she visits with her mother who lives one town over from me. I'll be sure to get some pics to share!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: vintage cream, dark chocolate, bitty box basics: PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Earth Love - Recycle/turn over a new leaf
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, swiss dot satin dark chocolate ribbon: PTI, yellow ribbon: Michaels, Noah's ark charm: Hanna Stamps, vintage buttons: PTI, oval nestabilities, computer generated verse. key tag punch, oval punch: SU, paper piercer

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Judge Not!

I made this 6x6 page for Lesson 16 in the His Holy Name challenges that I do every other Sunday over on Split Coast. I'm one lesson behind so I was glad to find some time to create today!

God's attribute for this week was Judge. I found this to be a slightly scary attribute - none of us want to be judged - especially if we think we might be found lacking! But as James tells us in this verse - God is the only one that has the right to judge - and we need to remember that when we try to judge others or put ourselves above others - that's what I learned from my study on this attribute. A hard lesson to put into practice I think!

I used fanciful papers by Cosmo Cricket on my page to try and lighten the feeling of the attribute - but used a black inverted scalloped square Nestability to frame my verse as a pointed reminder that we are, in fact, being judged all the time by God - so we'd better think about what we are doing!
After I got it together I thought it looked like a cross behind there - an unplanned design bonus!

The felt buttons are from Taylored Expressions and the real buttons are PTI.

I'm so glad you came by today!!

Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Vintage cream: PTI, Basic black, close to cocoa: SU, DP Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Computer generated verse, foam dimensionals,glue dots, twine: PTI, vintage buttons: PTI, felt buttons: Taylored Expressions, Labels Two & Classic inverted scalloped squares Nestabilities, chipboard stickers: Basic Grey, modern label punch: SU

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

God is Never Changing

If you've visited my blog this past week - you know that I was on vacation and not stamping! And I'm SO HAPPY to be at it again! I think we all need an occasional break but then it's wonderful to get back to it too! (I know you are all nodding your heads in agreement!)

I just had to do the Featured Stamper challenge on Split Coast - Teresa has a wonderful gallery and I could have chosen several to case. I finally picked this pretty card - first because I love that Stampin Up ribbon and I never seem to use it - and also because I liked the sketch. I changed the designer paper and stamps and I didn't do stitching - I did a little doodling and added corners and a border on the bottom instead.

Instead of a card - I made mine a 6x6 scrapbook page as this project is also for the His Holy Name challenge that I do every other Sunday. For Week 15 Patter gave us God's Attribute of Immutable (never changing). What a comfort to know that God does not change - that he will always be there loving and caring for us!

You can join in on the Holy Name challenges at any time - click the link on my sidebar to get to Patter's blog. She posts them there as well as on Split Coast.

Stamps: In Bloom: PTI, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: White, Purepoppy, TextStyle In Bloom: PTI, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Menento Tuxedo Black, Pure Poppy: PTI
Accessories: Modern Label PUnch, Photo Corner Punch: SU,, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon: SU, Jumbo Eyelets, SU, Cropadile, Type Key Letter Stickers: Nostalgiques/Sticko, Foam dimensionals, Pinking scissors: Fiskars, Micron Pen Black, Distresser: Heidi Swapp, sponge

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Jealous God

I participate in a biweekly Bible Study Challenge on Split Coast - it's called His Holy Name and Patter gives us a different attribute of God every other Sunday. We are to look up passages in the Bible using this attribute and chose one that speaks to us and either make a card or a page. I make 6x6 pages for mine.

I let it get away from me a bit and I'm 3 lessons behind - but now it's only two! For Week 13 Patter gave us God's attribute: Jealous.

When I think of the word jealous I think of things like anger, power and punishment and that is what many of the passages talk about. In the passage I chose from Joshua - disaster happens if you forsake the Lord. We definately don't want to provoke God's jealousy!

Come join us in these challenges -you can see week 13 here I used Archaic DP on this, chipboard letters by Basic Grey and a grungeboard element by Tim Holtz. I used the MOJO96 sketch for my card.

My dear husband made this beautiful wooden stand to hold all my pages - actually he made two for me - since there will be 26 pages done by the end of the year. This page 13 marks the halfway mark - so my next page will go on the 2nd stand! This stand sits on my entertainment center so I can flip through the pages to review and remember each of God's attributes.

If you'd like to see my other pages -you can see them here

Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Vintage Cream: PTI, Always Artichoke: SU, DP Pattern Paper Archaic: Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Tim Holtz Grunge Board Harlequin Elements, Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Vintage buttons: PTI, Basic Grey Mild Choc Chip Letters, Spring Moss double stitched ribbon: PTI, foam dimensionals, glue dots

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Mojo Page and a Crumpled Flower

This is my 6x6 page for Lesson 12 of Patter's His Holy Name Challenges . God's attribute for this lesson was God Who Sees. I found this Psalm that spoke to me about God watching over us and keeping us from harm. I used the Mojo Monday Sketch for my page - changing it to a square and slightly different dimensions on the panels.
Stamps: Face of Uncle Enos: River City Rubber Works, Karen Foster Snap Stamps (retired), Moon: Studio G Clear Stamps, Sun: Windy sunface: Comotion Rubber stamps
Paper: white, ripe avocado, Textstyles Bitty dot basics & Green Tea Leaves: all PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado: PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: glue dots, foam dimensionals, circle nestabilities, spellbinder tag trio, deckled edge rectangle nestability, word window punch: SU, circle punch, computer generated verse, dew drops, copics: YG11, YR04, Y21, B14

My card today was made for the Ways to Use It challenge on Split Coast - to make crushed card stock flowers - isn't this pretty?! - you can see the tutorial on how to make them here . I used Papertrey designer papers for my flower and leaves as well as the dotted background - and I sponged the edges of everything with Raspberry Fizz ink. I've been wanting to try these flowers for a long time - thanks Cindy for the challenge today!

Off to make a late supper! I just had to get my stamping in tonight! Thanks so much for coming by!

Stamps: Every Day Blessings: PTI
Paper: WHite, TextStyle Bitty Dot basics and Raspberry Fizz Mix: PTI
Ink: Raspberry Fizz: PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sponge, vintage button: PTI, twine: PTI, foam dimensinals

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

He Tends his Flock like a Shepherd

I made this 6x6 page for Lesson 11 of Patter's His Holy Name Challenges on Split Coast. Every other Sunday Patter gives us one of God's attributes as inspiration - for this lesson the attribute was Shepherd. After looking through many verses containing the word Shepherd on I found this wonderful verse from Isaiah 40:11 that spoke to me.

I used today's sketch on Split Coast for my page taking several liberties with it. I turned it on it's side, made it a 6x6 square, and used the fence to represent the center panel but didn't continue it up to the top of the card. That's really taking some creative license!

Just a reminder to check out my right side bar concerning the Stamp New England weekend in Connecticut July 10th and 11th. They have all 5 teachers chosen now - me being one of them (woo hoo!!) so if you are anywhere near Farmington CT - sign up now - it's going to fill fast. And the Inn we'll be staying at looks absolutely lovely! We had a total blast at the last one in NH! Let me know if you're going to be there!

Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps: retired, Fence: Rubbernecker, Sheep: Rubber Soul/A day at the zoo
Paper: white: PTI, Basic Black: SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Mr Campy/GojuminaLake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, classic heart nestability, small mega deckled rectangles Nestabilities, copics: E34, YG83, C1

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!

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,

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

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

Monday, February 2, 2009

Lesson 3: God the Protector

We are at Lesson #3 of Patter's His Holy Name Challenges - Patter gives us a different Biblical attribute of God every other Sunday and we are to find a Bible passage that illustrates the attribute for us.

This week the attribute was "Protector" and I was inspired by Psalm 5:11. I made a recessed frame for my verse using the instructions for the Try A New Techniqe on Split Coast this week. I don't know if you can tell from the picture -but the verse is recessed about 1/4" behind the page.
First I stamped the Trees Backgrounder stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms on my 6x6 panel - then I made a 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" cut into my page and made a recessed frame as per the instructions in the forum. I framed the outside with chocolate chip card stock strips that I had embossed with the Distressed Stripes cuttlebug folder before cutting. I used trees on my page today as I thought they illustrated well the words 'take refuge' and 'spread your protection' from this Psalm. Many animals seek protection and refuge in the trees - as we seek the same in God.

You can see Patter's Holy Name Challenge thread here. I used Prima Artful Leaves behind my titles as well as ferns and oak leaves punched with Martha Stewart punches.

And here is my page hanging on the wonderful wooden stand that DH made for me!

You can join the His Holy Name Challenge at any time - if this is something that speaks to you - please come along with us! (see my side bar for a link to Patter's blog)

Thank you for coming by today!

Stamps: Trees Backgrounder: Cornish Heritage Farms, Snap Stamps: Karen Foster
Paper: appricot appeal, chocolate chip, certainly celery, soft sky: SU
Ink: Landscape: Palette, Dark Chocolate: PTI, choc Chip: SU
Accessories: sponte, fern punch, oak leaf punch & butterfly punch: Martha Stewart, oval punch & Word punch: SU, computer generated verse, Avery address label, distressed stripes Cuttlebug folder, Prima Artful Leaves, Adhesive Gems: K&Co

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Double Dare Thanks

The Double Dare Challenge for last Tuesday that I do with some SCS friends - was from Michelle (sf9erfan) and that was to case a card from the now 'old' SU catty.Wanting to use my 'bought em, love em, never used em' stash of stamps - I cased the card on Page 18 of the catalogue using the Organic Grace stamp. I used the flower instead of the dragonfly - changed the colors and cuttled the panel instead of stamping. I used one of the sentiment stamps from Upsy Daisy.

This is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card. I thought it came out pretty cute!

You too can join in our fun weekly challenges - just make a card using the challenge (case a card from the Fall Winter 2008 SU catalogue) Post it on SCS and use the keyword DDC. The Double Dare team will be looking for your cards!! There is no time limit to these challenges so come along! You can see all the Double Dare Challenge cards here. And you can see all the Double Dare Team members on my side bar (scroll down a bit).

Stamps: Organic Grace & Upsy Daisy: SU
Paper: Pumpkin pie: SU, Summer sunrise, white, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Ink: Pumpkin pie: SU, First Snow: PTI
Accessories: script guttlebug folder, foam dimensionals, SU scallop circle punch, circle punch

And I also wanted to share with you the wonderful project my DH Kent just completed for me to use for my "His Holy Name" challenge 6"x6" pages.

Every other Sunday I'll be hanging a new page on this beautiful wooden rack. I'll be able to flip them over - back and forth - forth and back - so I can keep reviewing them throughout the year. Since there will be 26 of them - he's going to make me a 2nd rack so I can put 13 on each one so neither gets too full. He earned a BIG kiss for this one!!

Short post today - I have a church meeting at my house so gotta go!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Valentine, Sovereign God and Some Pics of VT

Sorry that I didn't post yesterday - we ended up having about 8" of new snow and I had to help DH shovel us out! I'm so glad it waited until we were home from VT - I would have hated to come home to a driveway full of snow and had to unpack through it!!

And then there were those two football games on when we were done shoveling...........

But I did make a card for the Featured Stamper on Split Coast. I CASE'd this card of Lori's (stamp_momma)

I changed the colors and made it a Valentine card with Heart Nesties instead of squares. I just placed the basic heart Nestability inside the scalloped heart Nestability and ran them through my Cuttlebug together and it gave me this heart frame - plus I can use the inside plain heart piece that punched out on something else later! Following the instructions on her card - I was so excited to learn how to use the small Nestibility bird for the wings on the middle size bird on this card! You just have to snip off the beak on the front "wing" - now why couldn't I think of that???!!!

Stamps: none
Paper: White: PTI and SU, Real Red: SU, DP unknown (DCWV stack?)
Ink: none
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch, dotted grosgrain, foam dimensionals, Nested birds and Hearts: Nestabilities

The next thing I have to show you today is my 6"x6" page that I made for the 2nd His Holy Name Challenge which is issued every other Sunday by Patter. You can click on the blinking box on my side bar to get to Patter's blog or you can also see the challenge in the forums on SCS just scroll down to comment #350. I'd love to have you join in on the challenges - you can join in any time and only do as many as you like.

God's Attribute this week is: God is Sovereign. I chose this verse from Isaiah 61:11
"For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the SOVEREIGN LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations."

I liked the analogy of things growing out of God's earth - and humans growing out of God's love.I used this great Urban Prairie designer paper by Basic Grey along with a leaf Sizzix die and layered flowers using a Martha Stewart flower punch. The bird is also from Martha Stewart. I typed the verse on my computer useing 3hourtour and CK fraternity fonts and printed it on an Avery Mailing label #8463.

Stamps: Snap Stamps: Karen Foster
Paper: Sage Shadow: SU, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist: PTI, DP: basic greay Urban Prairie Harvest
Ink: Onyx black versafine, Ocean tides: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, glue dots, flower brads, square brads, sponge, computer generated verse, Avery Label, sizzix leaf die, adhesive gems: K&CO, oval punch, Designer label punch, spiral punch: SU, flower punch: Martha Stewart

And finally as promised - here are a few pics from our trip to Vermont this week visiting my DH's brother and sister-in-law.
This is the beautiful diningroom/livingroom in their gorgeous post and beam home.
Here I am on our first day snowshoeing in the woods - with my neck all wrapped up in my Head Sokz (a tube thing made of fleece that is a scarf and hood you can pull up if you need it!). It was about 4 above on this day out. And you can see not much sun getting into the woods here!

This is DH Kent at the edge of the woods when we just started out - standing by the sign of 'his' brook! That's his brother ahead waiting to lead the way!

This is Kent's SIL bringing up the rear with trusty dog Blue - who loves to run through the woods and snow - she calls Blue back to the trail by offering treats of cheese. Blue wears a bell to let any wild animals know she's around.

And here are some wild turkeys that came by their birdfeeders looking for a meal on a cold day!

We got some delicious coffee drinks as well as some home made cookies and muffins at this wonderful bakery down the street from them.

And a final shot of the old bicycle they have on their porch - it's lit with white lights at night.

Thanks so much for stopping by!