Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dueling Darling May Challenge

The duel is on and I late but posting on the 15th so technically just a bit late...I was getting ready to post my card when the batteries on my camera decided that they were finished..I had to go get batteries this morning and finally got back to my post. Our lovely hostesses were Paola for the Dazzlers and Judy for the Divas. Judy sent us an amazing kit with tons of things to play with.  Thank you so much Judy, I had so much fun playing. I chose the Sparkling Creations "Ukelele Josh" to use from the kit...Judy also sent along Bild marlarna "mimsa violin" which I also colored up but haven't made a card with yet. She also included a big selection of dsp along with many accessories to match....

Here is my card:

I used a white base and the Imaginice, live loud "garage Band", crate and paper, paper tad for the herringbone dsp. All of the papers were wonderful and it was hard deciding what to choose for this card. I used the sheet music washi tape and the black button and black and white twine to finish off the front.

Here is the inside;


On the inside I used the black embossed sheet music panel and one of the sentiments Judy sent. I also used music not stickers...Thanks again Judy for all the fun.. as an extra we were asked what song and who we would dedicate it to if we could dedicate a special song. This one is a toughie for me. I can think of several but I think one would be "Special Angel" to my granddaughter. She is so special to me and I am so glad I'm close enough to see her often.

Thanks for stopping by, please stop by the rest of the duelers sites. I am sure you won't be disappointed...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Monday, May 12, 2014

Kit 10

Hi all, I finished my card from my kit from Darlene. First off I have to apologize for being so slow in getting this posted and second, I do wish I was better at taking pictures. This card really does look better in real life.

Darlene sent me a kit chock full of goodness...I have plenty left over to make several more cards. The image is the Northwoods stamp "Common blue butterfly on Sunflower blossom Square". This was a fun stamp to ink up. Darlene also sent a 6x6 designer pad "field of notes" by SEI and holy hanna these papers are beautiful...(the picture certainly doesn't do them justice AT ALL)...and there were yellow and magenta twine and blue ribbon by American crafts, Twinkle goosebumps in gold and green, glitter brads by SU various gems from her stash and ribbon flowers by Offray. As you can see I didn't use a ton of the embellishments as the papers and image was so intricate.

Here is my card:







 


I colored the image with copics and although you can't really see it there is blue glitter pen, gold glitter pen, black glitter pen and green glitter pen which I have used to highlight the image. The base is umber brown cardstock and the green layer is a piece of the dsp, each panel has one of the different patterns in the pack. I used the gold  twine to make a little flower and the gold goosebump for the center of the flower. Thank you , thank you, thank you Darlene for the fun, fun, fun kit. I had so much fun playing with it.

Jeanette thank you for starting this swap. My month was so much fun...

Thanks for stopping by,
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol


Friday, May 9, 2014

Carriers of Faith May Challenge

This month our hostess was the lovely Kelly and this is what she challenged us to.

MAY challenge: Tell your story!

Hostess: Kelly

Scripture: "Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—

those he redeemed from the hand of the foe..." ~ Psalm 107:2

This is one of my favorite times of year, celebrating this time of Christ's resurrection! On Easter morning when the tomb was empty, the gift to all of us was the assurance that we will live again and be given eternally glory. As Christians, of course, we hope to know Christ and accept him as our Savior and share the gospel with friends, family, those we fellowship with. Truly when God died on that cross for you, for me, for all of us, he paid the price for us to worship at his feet and redeem ourselves. On this hop today, we all unite to share our creations with you as well as a letter on each stop of the way. Please remember the letter on your host's blog and at the end ( Kelly ) will ask you to write the word from all the letters in order! What's more fun, there is a prize for one lucky winner which will be given at random from all those leaving the Guess the Word comment! ♥ Blessings to each of you! ♥

Challenge: This month, create a card/project/scrapbook page/picture based on the scripture above and what the meaning you pull from that is. Tell us your story! What speaks to your heart? What gifts do you have that you give to others as part of a fellowship - do you read, pray, write, create, walk, sing? There are so many parts in each of us ~ what part of your story are you sharing with others? As an added bonus but not required!! Please use the color GREEN {my VERY favorite color!}somewhere on your card to represent newness, growth, the blossoming of nature around us and the blooming friendships we have!



If you have come from Barb's blog you are in the correct place...Now you saw mention of a letter...Mine is "E"...remember that as it is an important part of this hop....In thinking about this scripture and the challenge Kelly issued I believe that I am blessed to be a grandma and share my life challenges and joys with my sweet loving grand daughter...I am also blessed that I will be grandma again in a few months. I also, was blessed to have a volunteer mom whom I learned that it is much more fun to give than receive. One of my greatest joys in life has been volunteering, as team moms, Sunday school teacher, fundraiser organizer, worker bee, and many other wonderful fun experiences. Of course I love to craft, read, bake and sew when time permits but I think the greatest joy is being able to share obvious and some hidden gifts that I have been blessed with, with others..so.....here is my card.
The image is a mo manning grandma..... see the pleasure on her face...bet she's reading a letter from her granddaughter...lol. As per Kelly's request I have used a green background with umber and white card stock for the layers...Plain and simple card but I did love the image....

Thanks so much for stopping by...please take time to visit the other gals on this hop...your next stop will be....Maxine's blog. Maxine is our guest blogger and we are excited to have her..

Also, my letter is "E".

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Kit 9

Hi all, I finally am getting my card posted from the cute kit Laura Jean sent. She sent this adorable Whipper Snapper image and the adorable, bright fun papers I paired with Tempting Turquoise SU paper. I colored this little cutie with my copics and used a white souffle pen to make the little dots on her boots, skirt, top and hat. The umbrella and hat have some shimmer pen on them to accent the hat band as well as the trim around the umbrella. Laura Jean I really enjoyed this kit...thank you, thank you, thank you....I have enough left over to make more cards..

Here is my card:
This has been such a fun month getting all this wonderful kits. I have one more kit from Darlene that I am currently working on. I'm hoping to post it the first part of next week..

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it..

LJ I hope you like what I did with the kit.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol