Phillipians 3:14

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Recycle It!

This week's bloggers challenge was to recycle something for a card.  I recylced the plastic bag that my local craft store used for my recent purchases.  I crumpled it up then glued it to a piece of recycled chip board, brayering it down securely.  I finished it off with various embellisments to coordinate with the colors in the bag.  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the other Bloggers Challenge members for their cool creations!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Girlie Time!

This is a card I created today to play along with the Tuesday Sketch Challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts.  It has been a long time since I posted anything there and I loved this layout.  It came together in really "girlie" way-- maybe it is because I am wearing a skirt today :-D.  This is my favorite kind of card...where I used all sorts of my most loved accessories put together in one project.   I have had these string pearls and tulle for the longest time just waiting for the right card...add to that glitter, butterflies, small pearls and it just doesn't get any better than that for me!  Thanks for looking

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Two Cards in one day!

I am actually posting twice in one day after such a dry spell--yeah!  This is a card that came together pretty quickly using a new stamp set I picked up yesterday.  I feel pretty guilty sometimes because I have more than enough...but there is always something new and cute to catch the eye!  Anyhoo, I figure if I stuff this in my hubby's lunch he'll love it and my conscense will be soothed ;-).  The camera would not pick up the score lines on this which add a lot more deminsion and interest in real life, but that's ok..you get the general idea.  I am just so happy to be crafting again.  My finicky poodle has even found a spot to sit in, so I have had company too!  Maybe next week I'll post some photos of my new craft space--I am blessed enought to have my own room--no matter how small!  Thanks for looking.

Giving Thanks

Good day and thanks to my few and loyal viewers!!  I first should say that the moon was amazing last night and my hubby and I took a nice walk and sat on the beach before bed...very cool.  This moring, on the first day of fall, we had totally rainy and overcast weather--perfect!  I was inspired to make a fall themed card and convicted of my recent gloomy attitude.  Each day IS a gift and I am thankful for them all.   I am so in the fall frame of mind that I am even going to make some soup for dinner tonight--even if we have to sit in front of the fan to eat it!!  Thanks for looking :-D

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Personal Updates...

I wanted to put a fall layout on my page, but just couldn't bring myself to do it.  Fall is my favorite time of year...I love the crisp air, apples, falling leaves etc.  It has always been my favorite season and will be one of the things I will miss here in Hawaii.  I decided to focus on the present which is palm trees and sunshine...poor me right? lol.  I want my blog to reflect the beautiful palette of God's creation that I currently enjoy.   My house is almost completely in order and is finally feeling like a home.  Sun rash, contact dermatitis turned staph infection, centipede bite (on my face--while sleeping), jelly fish stings and high humidity with no AC have been just a few of the hurdles that I have been facing.  I am all healed up, and adjusting to the constant sticky feeling!  My son started a private High School after being in special education in the public school system his whole life.  We have had a minimum of 4 hours of homework a night and he is still lagging, but I see improvements every day.  We do have an amazing view from our home and the drive to school for him every day opens up to a panoramic view of the pacific ocean...it takes my breath EVERY time I see it.  For whatever it is worth, the scenery is no comparison to loving friends and church fellowship which we are still waiting for.   I guess this is all a sign of my age...I don't adapt as quickly or as well to changes.  That, and I am losing the battle with gravity...good thing my eyesight is going too (helps not to notice too much)!  At any rate, I am thankful for this internet outlet...it does not replace interaction with people, but sure helps to fill the void.  Thanks for bearing with and reading this post (if you did) and I pray that you have a most blessed day in the Lord!
Soli Deo Gloria

Friday, September 17, 2010

Blue/Green/Brown Color Challenge

Have you wanted to spend some time crafting and everything just fell right into place...and you made something that turned out better than you expected?  That is so cool when that happens...but this is not a representative of such an experience.  I did not post anything for quite some time because not only was I in transition with my move, but my creativity has been really lacking.  This is the result of salvaging several mistakes and forcing something to come together.  I hope to  be in a better swing of things soon.  Maybe taking a class to learn how to use my new camera would help too!  Anyhoo, thanks for looking and I hope that you have a fantastic Friday and weekend.  Now that the link is working again, check out the other Blogger Challenge group for some truly awesome cards in this color combo. :-D

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm finally back!!

This my first card in months!  I made it for the Bloggers Challenge group for this week's fall theme.  I needed a thank you card so I took the opportunity to do both in one.  I used a stencil with paste and several types of glitter to make the tree. I picked it up at a locally owned craft store.  A retired couple owns/operates it and they were such a delight when I was having a tough day.  Being in their store immediately brightened my spirits, then they were super nice, so I am glad to use one of the products I purchased from them for my come-back card.  I have missed crafting!  At any rate,  I didn't have a real plan with my color placement...but I kinda like how it turned out.  The sentiment was die cut from metallic card stock that I also used as a mat.  This is really sparkly irl....thanks for looking.