Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Paper Vacation!

We've just returned from a visit to DC/Virginia Beach and look what jumped into my suitcase during vacation?! Loads of beautiful scrapbook paper! Is that trendy scallop Kraft paper not gorgeous?! Doesn't it just say "Please embellish me with Unity Stamps?" Yes, it really said that to me! The clerk in the local scrapbook store she had never heard it say that to anyone else!

Lynn and I graciously agreed to shop our way to DC/Virginia Beach so the guys could ride their Harleys, arn't we the bomb? We googled "local scrapbook stores" and away we went, baby!

Get a load of this bicycle paper, which I HAD to HAVE because of the gazillion bikes we saw at Virginia Beach. What a great boardwalk, full of families and Schwinn bikes of every shape & size. I wanted a pink one, with a basket for my beach towel, and a bird bell on the handle bars! The clear Hero Arts set is full of cute birds, and squirrels, and owls to go along with that nifty tree and tree stump. And the rocking chair stamp? Ohhh, I have it all planned out to paper pierce the pillows!

These papers have matching glitter adhesive borders, be still my heart! I can't wait to play with these goodies. God bless Harley Davidsons and Local Scrapbook Stores!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Coral Funky Monogrammed B-Day Cards

Sara B. is having a B-day! {the "B" is not for B-day, but it works, yes?} Sara B. is my son's strong girlfriend. So I made Sara B. a gift set of monogrammed note cards. Sara B's favorite color is coral. This rockin paper is the Blue Hill Collection by Crate Paper. It really gets me that they call it Blue Hill when it oozes of these wonderful shades of coral! I'm re-naming it Coral Hill, okay?

The "S" Monograms were made with JustRite Borders and Times New Roman Font. Notice those funky squiggly lines? I was inspired by the oh-so-uber-cool squiggles on this card made by Lauren. No sense making traditional monograms traditional!

I wanted to add a little funk to these cards since Sara B. is a trendy DC gal. Thus all the polka dots and squiggles. The funky bird on the matching envelopes is from a past Unity KOM Stamp set, colored with copics to match the Coral Hill (new name!) paper collection.

More funky squiggle stamps! Are we thinking that trendy Sara B. is gonna like these Coral Funky Monograms?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Summer Scripture Challenge

Since I began preparing for our weekly bible studies for the Summer Scripture Challenge (beginning June 4), I could not for the life of me focus in on any one topic or study guide. So I pulled out this Verve Stamp and made another 3x5 scripture card ... and prayed for God to not only guide me, but to make it clear to me when He did! I actually said these words "... hit me over the head with it, Lord!" Have you ever prayed that prayer?! This stamped scripture verse was cut with Spellbinders Labels Four, and then stamped with PaperTrey's Polka Dot Basics. The verse is pop-dotted up and embellished with pink rhinestones. And I am trusting God!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I needed to make a few Mother's Day cards in a snap, as in like "Gee, I need cards for tomorrow!" and here is what I cooked up! I used a mixture of SU Bloomin' Beautiful and Bloomin' With Love stamp sets. Apparently, I was in a Bloomin' mood but just couldn't make up my mind, so when in doubt use them both!

This beautiful dainty background paper is an old SU DP, and it reminds me of country wallpaper in a welcoming bed-n-breakfast - that's my story and I'm stickin to it! I lightly stippled my stamped image with Antique Linen to highlight the spring yellows! I love it!

The tabbed sentiment looks like tiny typewriter print - remember back when the old typewriter keys looked like that? I must be feeling nostalgic today or something!

Inside of card to match! Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Summer Scripture Challenge

Here is another idea for the Summer Scripture Challenge project. This is a 3 x 5 card - same size as a recipe card! Recently, on one of my trips to Wally World (Wal-Mart) I noticed a 3 x 5 spiral-bound index card notebook. I thought how easy it would be to make this size scripture cards throughout the summer and then have them spiral-bound at your local Kinkos. This size is so very easy to work with - and so quick! I liked this verse for the first card in my collection. The verse is computer generated, then stamped with PaperTrey Journaling Lines, and cut with Spellbinders Labels Four. Since I'm hiding scriptures in my heart, I embellished with tiny hearts. I also used a paper edge distresser on the Basic Gray DP, and stitched the border with a fine tip black marker. Are you thinking about your Summer Scripture Challenge project? You are invited to participate at any time.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Summer Scripture Challenge

This is my first scripture page that I made for my 2009 Faith Journal -- a collection of 6x6 scrapbook pages that I will display on this wooden stand to help me memorize scripture. Each week over the summer, I will add a new scripture page with a different verse that is meaningful to me. By the end of the summer, I will have 12 scripture verses at the ready!

Do you want to join the Summer Scripture Challenge? You can! Over the summer, my Bible Study Group will study a specific word each week and then search scripture for a bible verse that relates to that word, and commit to memorize or meditate on that verse for one week. We will not be memorizing the same scriptures. I will post each week here on my blog, and you can join in! Please leave me a comment if you do, so we can share in your bible verse.

My first scripture card was based on the word "faith". Jesus always spoke to His disciples about Mustard Seed Faith. We do not start out with a mountain-moving faith, but grow as we pursue the word of God. A seed is something you drop, and seeds are small things that grow into something larger. I want mountain-moving faith, do you?