Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mother's Day Cards and Freebies!

I have a group of cards today using my freebie sentiments (info below) that I made for Mother's Day. These freebies introduce my new etsy download, Watercolor Sentiments.
Here are they close up. I used different scraps of paper from different manufacturers like Graphic 45 and Crate Paper.
These next two use some Spellbinders D-lites that I designed myself called Bluebells and Lily of the Valleys.
I also used on these cards some Want2Scrap pearls, Twinery twine, heart doilies and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ runner.
To download the freebie, just click on the photo below. You will get a zip file ~1.2MB with 2 sentiments. If you liked the freebies, you can purchase the full set of Watercolor Sentiments through my Etsy store.
I'm entering these cards to the following challenges:  The Pink Elephant (favorite pastel color combo), Just us Girls (Photo inspiration), and Fusion (sketch).

Friday, April 25, 2014

CAS Mixed Media Card

I am really enjoying mixed media, but sometimes don't like the "messiness" and bulk. Today's card is what I call CAS Mixed Media. I used 3 different color media, but kept the card simple. I used a lot of Penny Black stamps on this card: Allegro, Social Butterfly, Floral Applique, Kind Words, Love Chapter, and Breezy.
I used Dye ink, Pigment Ink and Watercolors (the blue iris and splatters) on my card. I had a little piece of doily on my desk and added that (why not?) :). I then placed Want2Scrap pearls in strategic places to create balance.
I'm entering this to the following challenges: Cardabilities (sketch), CASology (Garden), Muse, SSS Wed Challenge (CAS), The Pink Elephant (Watercolors). Have a great weekend, friends.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Beautiful Dahlia Birthday

I have a vintage inspired card for you today using my Penny Black Sweet Dahlia stamp set. I colored it with Copic markers. It's been a while since I used my markers. The circle sentiments is from the ...Wishes set, which was die cut using Spellbinders Classic Circle dies. The papers are Prima. I distressed, stitched and inked edges of the different layers. Scrapbook Adhesives by3L Foam squares come in handy for the layers. Pearls by Want2Scrap.
It has been raining here, so I wasn't able to photograph my card well. I like to use natural light. The photo above was taken in the shade. Here's a better look at the flower.
The sketch is inspired by Retro Sketches #111. I'm also entering this to the SSS Monday Challenge to use a big stamp.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Get Well Soon Mixed Media Card and Winner

I have a mixed media card today that uses Distress inks, acrylic paint, embossing, markers, and of course, some lovely Want2Scrap products. I first heat embossed with white ink some Penny Black background stamps (text, music and woodgrain). I blended Distress inks in brown and blue, then squirted a little bit of water. With a pencil, I sketched a tree silhouette and colored that with Memento markers. Because the markers are water-soluble, I was able let the ink bleed a little with a water brush to make it look watercolored.
I then took 3 DecoArt acrylic paints in green blue, peach and white on a plastic palette. Using the eraser end of a pencil on the paints, I dabbed the dots on my tree as you see below. I started with the darkest green, then pink, white with a touch of peach, and finally white. I used the handle tip of a brush to get the smaller dots. I then embellished the dots with some Want2Scrap Le Creme pearls. I painted white on the outline of the Large Bird Flourish Silhouette – Card Sized (2 Pack) before adhering to the card. I then used 72 Count – Teardrop Bling – White Pearls for the wing. The sentiment is by SRM Stickers, which was mounted with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares.

I'm entering this card to Curtain Call's challenge. Muse Challenge (sketch), Colour Me #16, Fusion (Photo Insp), SSS Wednesday Challenge. It's been a while since I participated in challenges. And I'm now just finding out some of my favorites have closed shop. But I'm excited to see some new ones have taken their place.

Now, the winner of Monday's giveaway is...Patti P. Please email me via the Contact tab above with the subject, "Lots of Love for Lauryn Winner" so I can spot your email right away in ever-growing inbox. :) Thank you all for joining us in the hop.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Watercolored Background and New PB Stamps

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my Love for Lauryn post. There's still time to send in your cards to encourage this precious family. I also have a giveaway on that post, so make sure you check it out.

I have a simple shabby card for you today - and no stamping required. I used a couple of Penny Black dies: Wishes and Perched. I first watercolored the background with spring colors before die cutting the bird. A little flower, lace and narrow gingham ribbon finish the card.
I love these die cut sentiments. They really stand out. The sketch is inspired by Cardabilities #97. I'm also playing along with the Just Us Girls #236 Challenge.
Speaking of Penny Black, have you seen their new releases? I have a few of my designs included:
I'll have a giveaway soon with these new lovelies! In the meantime, don't forget to check out Monday's post. The giveaway ends soon. I'll post the winner on Friday.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Blog Hop and Blog Candy

I am honored to take part in today's hop to show our love and prayers for a sweet little girl named Lauryn.
Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease. Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. If God moves you to give, I'm sure it will be a blessing to the Newsome family to receive your donation to help pay for the medical bills. There is a donate button on the right sidebar on the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog.

Here is my card with one of my favorite encouraging Bible verses.
I love it because it speaks of the faithfulness of God, whose love and care for us is never ending steadfast patient and unchanging. My prayers for Lauryn and her family is for physical healing; and also, that they will be drawn closer to this faithful God as they face this trial. He is faithful, He is good and He never disappoints.
Cards can be mailed to:
Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.

A fabulous group of bloggers have joined in to promote this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment. You can find the full list on the Lots of Love for Lauryn blog.

***If you came from Jenn Borjeson's blog, then you're at the right spot. Your next stop after me is Linda Coughlin of The Funkie Junkie***

I'm offering  a prize package, to one random commenter, including some of my favorite embellishments, two of my retired stamps from The Craf'ts Meow and a digital download of my Printable Spring ATCs. The verse on my card is one of the ATCs.
***Your next stop is Linda Coughlin of The Funkie Junkie***


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Vintage Card #5 with Printable ATCs

Here is card #5 using the Printable Spring ATCs I have on my NinaB Printables etsy shop. You can view the rest of the cards using these ATCs HERE. The papers are Graphic 45. The doily is by SRM Stickers. The pearls are by Want2Scrap.
I inked all the edges and stitched the background papers. Some seam binding, buttons, twine and a paper flower with felt leaves adorn the card. I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and foam squares to adhere all these embellishments..
Here are the Spring ATC's ready for you to print out and make beautiful cards with.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Elegant Wedding Card

I have a very fancy and elegant card today that is perfect for a wedding or anniversary. We have many friends getting married the next few months, so I'd better stock up on these. I'm playing along SRM Sticker's new challenge blog. The theme this month is celebrations. It's no secret I love their products.

The papers and chipboard are from  Graphic 45′s Couture Collection. The doily and sentiment are by SRM Stickers. The beautiful aqua die cut peeking from under the doily is by Spellbinders.
The focal frame is also die cut with Spellbinders and embellished with its coordinating Want2Scrap’s Fancy Tags 3 Pearls. I also used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and foam squares. 
We have a dear pastor friend visiting and teaching Biblical Counseling here right now. I was able to go to the first 4 hours while my girls were in school. It was so refreshing and am looking forward to more teaching from the Bible the rest of the week. Have a great day!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Vintage Card #4 with Printable ATCs

Here is card #4 using the Printable Spring ATCs I have on my NinaB Printables etsy shop. The papers are Melissa Frances. The doily is by SRM Stickers. The pearl is by Want2Scrap.
A little bit of distressing, stitching and using up the huge buttons that I usually have a hard time using on my cards.
Here are the Spring ATC's ready for you to print out and make beautiful cards with.
I'm teaching a card class tomorrow, in conjunction with our monthly ladies' discipleship meeting. We're studying Biblical Worldview, or how we interpret the world around us in light of Scripture. I'm really enjoying the study and hope that I'll be able to communicate God's truth clearly. Have a great weekend, friends!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vintage Card #3 with Printable ATCs

It's been so beautiful here that spring has arrived. I haven't been much on the computer because of this. I'm a bit of a shutterbug and decided to take photos of the newly sprouted blooms in our yard. But before I show you some of the results of my impromptu photo shoot with nature, here is today's card. The colors were inspired by one of the photos I took.

I used the Printable Spring ATCs I have on my NinaB Printables etsy shop
The papers are Graphic 45. The pearls are Want2Scrap.
Here is the color inspiration from an apple blossom in our tree. Don't you just love the pastels?
 Here are the Spring ATC's ready for you to print out and make beautiful cards with.
Here are some more photos I took. Though they may be considered weeds, I think they are beautiful :).
 They look like little fairies holding hands.
 Sunburst yellow.
 I hope I inspired you to look at even the neglected and unwanted weeds and marvel at God's creativity.
"The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come..."~Songs 2:12
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