Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday

We must all be thankful for the day that Jesus of Nazareth, The king of the Jews, gave up his Life so that we may be saved. Such an amazing gift we have been given, saving grace that can only come from Jesus, there is nothing in this life that we could do that can save us but by the blood of Jesus that he shed out on that cross. 

I am sharing once again another 5x7 card that I water colored using the Spectrum noir Spring coloring cards. I used the spectrum noir Aqua markers and on the grass I scribbled a little bit of the ink onto my pellet and then took a little stipple brush to make the darker marks in my grassy area, I like the texture that gave to it.


Last Monday was a beautiful day here and hubby had a day off so we headed to Pyramid state park Illinois to see how green it is getting just south of us, we came across some blooming trees as soon as we entered the park.






Have you ever seen anything like these when the leaves are budding? This tree was in a swampy area of the park but we had just never seen anything like it.




There was a little bit of flooding over the road in this part of the park but not so deep our van did just fine. After this we left and drove to another area that I will share another time.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Peter Rabbit

I was going through more of my goodies and this time I was going through stickers and I came across some Peter Rabbit stickers and decided to use one of them for an Easter card.  I thought he needed some fancy framing so I went with one of my Spellbinder dies.



I used Pattern papers instead of card stock for the background, I am not sure where they came from, I went through a lot of my paper and cut them to the size that would work with an A2 size card and put them in a little bin, so now I have all the same size pieces and I can go through them easier.

Spellbinders - A2 Devine Eleoquence dies
Colorbok - Peter Rabbit Jumbo stickers
Stamps of life - Postmarks to stamp (sentiment)
Rubberstamp tapestry - Butterfly blooms (flowers in sentiment)

Hope you are having a good week so far.  I need to get out and do some weeding so I can plant some wildflowers before we get more rain.

Thanks so taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Monday, April 15, 2019

Wreath

At the scrapbook convention the Melissa Frances booth had their dies 50% so  I decided to pick up this wreath die, the evening after I had made my card I saw This Card from Esther and I said oh I wish I would have seen this before I made my card because it looks to me like she cut at least two wreaths and put them together and I just love the way that looks, I had done that on my twig wreath dies but didn't think to do that on this one and I think it would have been nice to be even fuller, hopefully I will remember that the next time I go to use the die :)


I colored the leaves only in the die a darker green than the green cardstock I used to cut it out.  I had to break out my Tim Holtz dies once again to make some flowers to go on the wreath, trying to use colors in the paper.  My brown card stock I used for the top flower turned out looking really dark, but that is a brown with blue center flower :) I also did a little inking on the flowers.

Melissa Frances - Wreath die
Tim Holtz - Funky Floral #3
Sassafras- Mix and Mend paper
Hot off the press - Life Happens greetings stamp
Nuvo - Crystal drops - Pale gold

It certainly felt like winter yesterday but today should reach 65, welcome back spring :)

Hope you are having a good start to your week!

Connie

Friday, April 12, 2019

Comfort

When I was cleaning and organizing in my room I came upon some Calendar images I had cut from an old calendar that I thought would work for a card, I used it today on a card for a man at church who just lost his brother.


I cut the image with a deckled die cut, it seems to be my go to die for masculine cards.  The background paper is already watercolored and I thought that is a nice backdrop for the photo, the brads were in a bag of goodies I bought at the yard sale at my stamp store.

Calendar image
Spellbinders - Large Deckled Rectangles, A2 matting basics A and Grommet tags dies
Ms. Sparkle & co. - Water color pad
Taylored Expresesions - Care & comfort sentiment stamp
Copper brads

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and I wish you a very fun and creative weekend!

Connie

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

New Fold

I picked up this die to cut this shape card at the Yard sale at my stamp store, I couldn't pass it up for only $4, it includes 3 different sentiment dies and the dies to cut the papers to go on the front.
I bought the Tim Holtz Botanical layers before hand and have been wanting to use them so I broke them out to use on this card, so although there was a bit of die cutting I had to do with the card, the only time it took for the images was to look through the large amount of beautiful flowers and butterflies that come in the package.


Folded up it doesn't look all that impressive but when you open it up...


That border piece is also a die in the package and I used that to hold the card up, I cut it twice out of black paper to match the sentiment.  The shadow dies come with the set also and I cut them from the same textured card stock I cut the card base from.  The die tag behind the images is also in this die set, now do you see why I had to pick it up :)



Sizzix - Card Royal Stand ups die set
Basic Grey - Picadilly paper
Tim Holtz - Layers - Botanical #TH93554

I hope no one is in the line of all that snow going through just north of us, we are getting the high winds from it but thankfully no snow.  Just when you think spring is here, wow!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie