Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cards, Cards, Cards

So busy finishing cards to mail to The South Carolina Juvenile Justice System. That is just one of the places I send cards to encourage others. I am so thankful that God has given me the gift of encouragement. I love to learn new things and apply them to my card making skills.

This card is called, a gate fold card. I just loved this set of stamps and the paper I used. Sometimes it's the paper I begin with and other times it's the stamps.  It's a process that usually for me doesn't have a set plan in my head. The card takes shape as I go along.  Sometimes card making starts from seeing a fellow stamper's work. Then I take it and change things to make it my own.
 Other times, I design the card from a starting point.

This is another gate fold card, but a bit different. The sentiment is on one of the sides, I love this paper and thought it would make a cute card.

This is a challenge card from SCS. The idea was to make a clean and simple card with bright summery colors. We were to make a card that said, "summer" to us.
For me, summer is all about beautiful flowers and butterflies and hummingbirds enjoying those flowers.
Our butterfly bushes are beginning to bloom. I can't wait to see the butterflies enjoy those flowers.

This card was for today's color challenge. We were to use eggplant, watermelon and soft sky. The challenge further stated to make something other than flowers with this combination of colors.
I love to make quilt cards and found this here.

This card for for the 'featured stamper' challenge Sunday. The pink card was my inspiration. I changed the stamp, colors, and sentiment to make it my own. I used ribbon instead of card stock behind the sentiment.
The next card was for the inspiration challenge Saturday. The inspiration is first, then the card I made.
I used the punch for this shape and put the pieces together like a quilt. Then I dry embossed the card front. Then I added the sentiment.
card featuring our 35mm kit by Shari Carroll
This card was from the Inspiration Challenge as well where the inspiration was triangles.

More babies have arrived! Tim found another nest Monday in our front tree.  We watched as mama robin brought a worm to her little ones in the nest. I felt like a little kid watching this. The beauty and wonder of nature is always amazing to me. God is all around us,  bringing such beauty into our lives.
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Verse of the Day: Fruit of the Spirit-How do you show you are a Christian? Do you have fruit that is a result of Jesus in your life?
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This is a wonderful version of this song. Jesus is the name we should magnify. Take a listen and see what you think. I kept singing this when I first heard it.

Blessing of the Day: Tim and I rearranged the furniture on the back porch and found a new place for things and agreed on it instantly! That's not something that happens too often! LOL

I was tired today and took several naps on the back porch. I guess that's what retirement is all about.

Thank you for stopping by.
Blessings,

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