Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sorry I've Been MIA

Maria's Field of Hope
This is a special field of sunflowers that are planted annually in memory of a sweet little girl named Maria who died of brain cancer. It is also a field of hope and peace for others. As you walk through this field, you see pictures and words about other children who are fighting cancer. You see people donating to help end cancer. You see beautiful sunflowers as far as the eye can see.
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This looks like a post card, yet it is a beautiful field of sunflowers here in the Cleveland area.

Around here we've had Windians fever. They won 22 games straight. That's a record for major league baseball! So I've been busy watching each game.

 Ben and I went to a Wednesday gave and watched them win # 21. It was amazing to be part of history! This was a day game that started at 12:10 p.m.  At exactly 2 p.m. the sprinklers turned on as they usually do and got the Tigers in the outfield wet!
The last photo is the big 21 wins in a row that was flashed across the screen.
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To win #22, Francisco Lindor (seen below) got on base the bottom of the 9th and tied up the game so we went to extra innings and won!  Sadly 22 wins in a row was it. Cleveland
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The Cleveland Indians are the American League Champions! Woot, Woot! A flag was raised today at the stadium. That's 2 years in a row.
AL Central champs!

This is my card for today's challenge on SCS. You stamped a background image then sponged a stencil on top of that. Then you added your image.

This was my card for the challenge, Make a lighthouse.

The next cards and 3-D project were what we made at my card class.
This is a triple stamping card. You stack the white cardstock together and stamp on it. Then you add the green card stock which is 1/4" larger than the white. Then you decorate it.

This is a card from the Daisy stamp set. We stamped the daisies and used the punch to cut them out. We put two flowers together to make them look so full.  I loved the navy/yellow color combination.

This was our 3-D project. We stamped on our pizza box when it was flat. We also stamped a 3x3 card and envelope. The card will be a gift card for the pizza box. This pizza box is food safe and so much fun to play with.

This is the last card we made. I was showing the ladies that you an use sentiments usually used as the focus of a card, for the background. I showed them also that you didn't have to fill the whole background with the stamp.

Another thing we talked about was that by using fun foam and your dies, you can create a foam stamp! The foam on the latte image can be used as a stamp. So check your dies to see if there are any that would make fun stamps!
Verse of the Day:
Image result for Matthew 9:13 NIV "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Blessing of the Day: I saw Mom and she was pretty good. She showed me art work in the hallway which were made by residents. Some of them were very good. Mom moved to a new floor this week so it was all new to her and me as well.

It was a beautiful day so I got to swim.
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Monday, September 11, 2017

A Day We Will Never Forget.

A Day We Will Never Forget.
 Like the day John F. Kennedy was shot, everyone remembers where they were when they heard the unbelievably sad news about the towers.  I was in my classroom stunned by what I was seeing. I wanted to get my kids and go home, but Tim said to stay calm and let's see what happens.  That was the hardest day of teaching in my life.
We couldn't share the tragedy with our students who were so young. We had to pretend that things were okay.
 After 911, America came together like I've never seen before. People went back to church for comfort and anything God could give them. People helped strangers and felt good about it. There were no lines drawn due to race, color or creed. At that time we were all Americans, nothing more. That's how it should always be.
It's so sad that so many want to distract us from our purpose here on earth. God has a purpose for each and every one of us. Did you know that?  You and I have a purpose. Everyone you see in your world, has a purpose for  being here. No one is a mistake in God's eyes.
Billy Graham addressed the nation back then and calmed the storm in many people. He renewed our spirit and our commitment to each other and God. Take a look back at what he said.
Billy Graham addresses the nation here.

I'm  praying that we will see America come together again to help those whose lives have been devastated by Harvey, Irma, the earthquake in Mexico and the fires in California.  So many natural disasters.  A friend and I were talking about these verses from the Bible.
Praying for those affected by 911. We will never forget.

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 Here's a card I made for the featured stamper challenge. I used the same colors, but changed the stamp set, papers and ribbon. I love the navy ribbon.
 This is the card that Jan had for us to make Saturday. What you don't see is that the bird moves and her eyes roll and have eyelashes! Loved it!

This is the card Jane had for us to make Saturday. Such a beautiful card. The background paper is pre-embossed and we just sponged it.

This is my card for Saturday's card making. I love the look of the sentiment on that punched shape. I think I'd sponge the shape red so it showed up more.
I thought this was the perfect song to end this post.

Blessing of the Day: Tim and I spent time together. I sold cards to some lady friends. I got inside messages stamped for many of my cards.
I found out my brother and his family are all safe in Florida! Praise God!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

The Heat Is On

Yesterday it was so cold here that Tim put the heat on. The cold and rain made it necessary. It felt good, yet something in me said it's too early. Today the heat went off.  
I found this on FB and had to post it here. I love sunflowers and cardinals.                                      
Yesterday was Ben and Rachel's 4th anniversary. I can't believe it's been 4 years already. They are south of Columbus in my sister's cabin to celebrate. I heard from Ben and it sounds like they are really enjoying their time there.
 Every time I think of the trouble with siblings, God gives me something to put me back on track. He showed this to me today. We'll see what God does with all of this pain and hurt that siblings have caused. I can't wait to see what God does with all of this.

 I saw this and agreed with it.  When I used to call her, if I was upset, all I had to do was hear her voice and I'd cry.  I knew she'd bring peace to me by talking with me.  Ever feel that way?
This is my card for the challenge-Go West. It was a clean and simple challenge, so I kept the colors to a minimum. Check out the photo next to it. This is a photo from Arizona. I didn't take it but traveled to Arizona and fell in love with it.

Today's Free 4 All challenge was to make a card signifying something from the 70's.
I remember singing to Cat Stevens. Morning has broken was one of my favorite songs. That's what I portrayed here in my card.
This card is for the sketch challenge for Wednesday.
Verse of the Day:
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Here's the Cat Steven's song that I spoke of earlier in the post. I've just sat down to listen to some 70's music. Remember Moody Blues?

Blessing of the Day: Tim and I had lunch together and found out we both liked many of the same musicians from the 70's. Learned something new about Tim after 24 years!

Praying for all who have suffered through hurricanes or will suffer through them soon. God protect them please.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day 2017

Happy Labor Day 2017!
Today I slept in, got some lunch then went swimming in our pool. It was breezy but nice and sunny. I got to see The Blue Angels jets fly overhead for the air show in downtown Cleveland. We have a heater with our pool so we can leave our pool open longer than others.  Our neighbors always close their pool Labor Day weekend.  Just like clock work, they did.
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This is my challenge card for Clean and Simple challenge today. It was something western.

This card and envelope was for the technique challenge. You had to make a card that you could duplicate easily and quickly. Take 5-10 minutes to make the card.  Tranquil Tulips is what I used.

Tuesdays color challenge was up early so I made my card for it.  Daisy Delight was used for this card. Karen challenged us to use pool party, peek-a-boo peach, and black. For dessert add green.
I stamped the daisies, punched them out then cut them in half. I doubled them up and added a black circle. I cut wasabi paper for a stem. I stamped then fussy cut the leaves.

Once again God brought another helpful text to me. 
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Verse of the Day:
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This is a great reminder for all of us Christians as to what we believe.

Blessing of the Day: We heard from John as he continues to make progress from his open heart surgery.  I got to see Mom yesterday. Tim and I enjoyed a quiet day at home today.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Painted Harvest Ideas

Welcome to Trusting In The Lord For All Things.  The stamp set I am featuring from the Holiday Catalog is Painted Harvest, (144783) which is on p.49 of the holiday catalog. You can bundle the stamp set with the leaf punch and save 10%.

Here is one of the projects I made for a class.    The mini pizza box comes in a pack of 8. (144645) It was stamped while it was flat, then folded to make a box. This box will hold 3"x 3" note cards with our new 3" x 3" envelopes. (145829)
Cut whisper white card stock 3" x 6" and score at 3".  The box is food safe so it will also hold a cookie, candy or a small gift item.

 These are note cards and envelopes from the annual catalog. They are my thank you cards for customer orders this month. Decorating the envelope is as important as stamping the front and inside of your card.

I haven't seen a color that this set doesn't look good in. Here is dapper denim stamped off the first layer then stamped full strength for the second layer.
The purple flowers are sweet sugarplum and rich razzleberry with a smoky slate center.

I try to find different ways my customers can use their stamps to get the most for their money.
Here are several examples: Fall wreaths, Christmas Wreath.

Another use is to cut the flowers out. The flower on the left is a sunflower with a cardstock stem.  The second flower is Bee Balm. The flower was cut out and cut in half. I layered the two pieces and cut off half of the brown circle and attached it to the front of the flower.

Another way to use this set with the pizza boxes is to make a shaker box.  This was made using daffodil delight, peek-a-boo peach and cajun craze. I used old olive for the ferns.  I cut acetate and card stock to 3" x 3". I cut the square using the stitched framelits second largest square. I adhered the acetate to the back of the box then added foam adhesive strips on top of that all the way around the inside of the box. I stamped on the daffodil delight card stock then placed it on top of the foam adhesive strips. I then cut  Painted Autumn designer series paper into 3 strips that were 7/8" x 3 1/2" and attached them to the front and sides of the box.
Lastly, I folded the box together.

I hope you enjoyed the projects shown today on your visit here.  If you would like to order any of these items please visit here.