Monday, June 26, 2017

Scrapbook Inspired Cards and BAJ

I look forward to the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers every Saturday.  That challenge always gets me going and starts my weekend off perfectly.  I even get up between 4:00 and 5:00 AM so I have plenty of time to do it before rushing off to garage sales. 

This week the challenge was a Pinterest Board full of Studio Calico scrapbook pages.  I chose THIS page as my inspiration.  That board made me want to start scrapbooking again - I haven't done much in the last year but I am going on a retreat soon and I think I am going to get some Studio Calico supplies and do my pages like the ones on this board.  Love everything in it. 

This weekend, I did a card and a Bible Art Journaling page using the scrapbook page I selected as my inspiration.  The card is part of the thank you cards I am making for my girls to give out after their father's passing (my ex-husband).  I wanted to make them very personal so I am using copies of old pictures.  This scrapbook page challenge worked perfectly for this! 
 I used scraps out of my scrap bin, stars from Dollar General, part of a discarded image using the DRS See You Later Alligator image, SU! Butterfly Thinlit, and an old Thanks! Stamp from SU!
I used the same little left overs for this BAJ page.  Psalms 56 is so comforting.  It speaks of how God stands with us and there is little man can do to us when God is with us.  I highlighted this scripture in my Bible because my Sister had it highlighted in her Bible which I inherited after her death.  She feared for her life for several years and she received comfort in scriptures like this.  Sadly, the people who threatened to have her killed, followed through with it - all over custody of a child and ego.  The evil in this world is so ugly.  Thankfully, we have God to save our souls - if we trust in Him.  She trusted, so I know she is safe now. 

Many hugz

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Signs of Extreme Laziness!

Hello friends!

I have been so lazy lately!  For some reason, I just cant seem to do anything that requires detailed coloring. All my coloring has to be slapped on or I just don't do it. 

For example, I wanted to use the tail part of the new DRS Designs Sandy Mermaid image for a fish card.  I didn't feel like coloring so I just slapped a sponge in some ink and swiped it around. I didn't even use the right sponges or start with a fresh one - I just dabbed the closest old sponge.  I used the ink on my counter because I was too lazy to go look for better colors.  Then I took those same inks and dragged them over some acetate. I sprinkled one some water with my hands (too lazy to go find the mister) and dabbed the splotches on my base panel.  I know if I videoed my processes, people would be horrified.

 On this card, I stamped the DRS Designs See You Later Alligator on a panel a few times and just sponged different inks all over the page (used the same sponge for all of it - how lazy is that?).   I did the same thing coloring up the Polka dot Flower Trio and the Three Butterflies image (the sentiment is the new God Bless Retirement image).  My centers of the flowers are cut out and glued on so it looked like I used different colors or colored the right way.
OK, I have to admit that I am pretty much this lazy all the time and rarely color up anything. My Copic and SU! markers are all drying out and I never think to use them anymore.  I am hopelessly lazy and cheap!!!  The SU! inks on this card are sooooo old!  I did use one new Distress Oxide color - the blue because I am trying it out. 

When I colored up this Bible Art Journaling page below, I used SU! Fabulous Florets for the flowers and dabbed on a little water color pencil which I smeared with a wet finger - another sign of my extreme laziness.  I drew the mason jar because I was too lazy to go find my mason jar stamp.

Christ is the light of the world.  I love this story in John. Can you imagine if those Pharisees would have had Facebook?  Wow, what a thought.

Many hugz!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A Hiker

Hello friends,

I have been telling myself I need to exercise more - I feel like I am ready to start soon, but haven't.  I think about it a lot... Today, at least my card involves some exercise - lol.


I did ink smooshing - where you swipe your ink on a surface, squirt some water and lay your paper on it.  Made several panels and used one inside as well.  The Take a Hike stamp is new at DRS Designs and I paired it up with the DRS Silhouette Hiker image (added a few more dots at the end of the mountain line).  Inside I used the new DRS Follow Your Dreams Signpost stamp. 

I think this would be a super graduation card, but would work for many other occasions too such as someone moving to a new job, traveling, actually taking a hike, starting college, or pursuing a dream like starting a new business or learning something new.
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Hope your week is going well.  Mine has sure been interesting! 

Hugz,

Nancy