Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Little Treasures


I’m a lover of little simple everyday things. I watch carefully a butterfly as it draws the sweetness off a flower. I enjoy the warmth of a sunset from my kitchen window. A smile from my daughter thrills my heart- all these and more tokens are enough to get me through the day. I pray you may find that little simple joy that will get you through yet another day :)


Simple Joys

Materials:

Cardstock: PTI’s Kraft, Bazzill yellow

Stamps: PTI’s Green Thumb Set

Ink: Burnt Umber, PTI’s Vintage Cream, Versa Color Bamboo, Versa Color Canary

Others: Nestabilities die cut Oval, Brads

Monday, March 30, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 2


I am so excited to participate in Dawn’s Color Challenge (can’t believe I missed the 1st one). If any of you follow her blog one thing she’s known for is her color combos in her creations. They are such a splash of fun colors.

Todays card is very simple and fun especially with Easter right around the corner.


Materials:

Cardstock: PTI’s Spring Moss, Bazzill Ocean, Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy for background

Stamps: G Studio Spring Seasonals- Michael’s $1 stamps ;)

Ink: Palette Burnt Umber

Others: Nestabilities Scalloped Oval, Paper piercing, flower brads

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Prayer


There’s nothing more precious than having someone to talk to (about anything) especially when you’re struggling wether it be with some major decisions or challenges. Sometimes however, it isn’t possible or you don’t want to or simply can’t talk to your girlfriend, mom, husband or that special someone about that one thing that troubles your soul. That’s when prayer takes on a whole new meaning. You find yourself pouring your heart out to God-and you sense His embrace. You feel the comfort, the surrender. It’s also very encouraging to now that someone somewhere brought you to God’s attention through their very own personal prayer and God actually hears it and cares and He respond to it according to His infinite mercies. That’s powerful! That’s prayer!


Take time to pray for someone today :)

Blessings


Materials:

Cardstock: Bazzill (Chocolate & Moss) PTI’s (Berry Sorbet)

Stamps: PTI’s Damask & Guide Lines 1

Ink: Color Box (Moss), Versa (Cinnamon), Palette (Burnt Umber)

Others: White Embossing Powder, Crystal Faux Diamond, White Glaze pen for faux stitching, Stickles

Kwerner Color Inspiration #47


I love this weeks color combo. Such warm colors gives a sensation of comfort.


For this challenge I created a card using a variety of stamps:

Hero Arts Butterfly and Bee

MSE Fancy florals (I don’t remember the name)

Stampology Dandy

Cardstock by Papertrey Ink

Embellishments: Prima Flowers & Mini Brads, paper piercing to create border around the images and Scor-pal to create border and add sense of completion :)

Love


It’s been a while since I’ve posted :( I was in Arizona attending a wedding. It was lovely. Anyhow, LOVE- what an interesting thing. You have two complete strangers who are different in every sense (maybe with some similarities) they get to know each other for a relatively short time next thing you know they are vowing perpetual commitment to one another not only in the good times but in the worst of times as well!! Don’t you just love the mystery of it all. I personally believe this is a reflection of the character of God in it’s purest sense. I don’t think well ever fully comprehend love. Love is not a feeling it’s a principle you choose to live out daily and it grows as you allow it to and it changes the way you view yourself, others and ultimately the way you view life in general. It has the potential to make you a better person!! And it facilities the spreading of the gospel because when you love you’re in essence sharing God because “God is Love.”


Materials:

Papertrey Ink chocolate, spring moss & basic white cardstock

Stamp sets: Quilters Sampler & Quilters Sampler Additions (PTI’s)

Inks Palette Burnt Umber, Colorbox chalk Creamy brown, Martha Stewart’s Ocean

Others: Scor-Pal to create a border

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thank You


Gratitude is one of the most basic expression that leaves a deep impression on the giver and the receiver. There’s nothing sweeter than a grateful heart. I believe is an antidote to many ailments.


Take the challenge:

Write a list of things your grateful for today (at least 3). You can add daily, weekly or however often you’d like the important thing is to go back and review it especially when your tempted to slip into despondency or complain of the little you have :)


May you have a day filled with gratitude

Blessings


Materials:

PTI cardstock (berry sorbet), PTI’s Damask stamp set, shrink paper to create the damask design embellishment, brad and simple sticky pearls

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Girly!!


I made this card a while back. I made it thinking of my own little girl. There’s nothing like having a little someone around. God has blessed beyond measure with such precious gift and there’s not a day that passes by with out me thanking HIM. Whenever your around a little one think of these words spoken by Louis Pasteur, “When I see a child it inspires in me two sentiments tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become”. May we honor the little ones in our home and if you don’t have any of your own maybe a relative or friend might.


Enjoy your day!!


Materials:

Bazzill chocolate cardstock, pink paper (bulk) ribbon by maya, sentiment (rub-on) onesie stamp by Impressed rubber stamps

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kwerner Color Inspiration #45


Hello,


It’s that time of the week-Don’t you just love these challenges!!! This color combo chosen by Kristinais such a classic yet so fun to play with.


Enjoy and have a creative day :0)



materials used:

Background stamped with PTI’s Guide line set Sentiment Faux ribbon also by PTI. To embellish I used a little flower button I found in Wal-mart and the ribbon was from the bulk section in my local scrapbooking store.



Monday, March 9, 2009

Damask


I love everything Damask. To me it’s very classy with a little old, vintage flair to it. Dawn McVey is one of the many talented designers for Papertrey Ink and she’s the one who created this extraordinary set. I decorated this picture frame using 2 out of the many lovely stamps in her Damask set (I made it an anniversary set not knowing it was her anniversary so thought I dedicate it to her). Happy 8th anniversary Dawn!!


materials used:

Damask Stamp set, Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet cardstock, White embossing powder, making memories rhinestones. Twill black ribbon.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring


I love Spring!!! Everything that was sleeping comes to life. The air is full of the fresh fragrance of the blooming trees. I close my eyes and the first thought that fills my mind is- A new beginning. Isn’t that what we all hope for! It makes me look forward to that day when sickness will be no more, when pain and suffering will be vanished from every heart, when love will be pure and true, when happiness and bliss will be the norm... it makes me look forward to that day when Jesus will be there, you know at a huggable distance-to that day when when I shall see Him face to face forever more. For now we have the promise of Spring. Of living that new life- here, now!!


Happy Friday!!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kwerner Color Inspiration #44


This color combo I think will be an all time favorite!! My inspiration for this card comes from a beautiful branch of cherry blossoms my husband left on the dining table as a surprise for when I woke up in the morning to prepare breakfast!! Isn’t that sweet!! You can see a little piece peeking through the upper right corner.


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave your comment :0)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Feeling Grey and Happy


Today’s card has a little unusual color combo. Somehow it’s become one of my favorites (for now).

Colors add so much to anything and researchers say they reflect moods. Here are some ex. just for fun :) “What’s your mood”!


Red

Excitement, energy, passion, love


Yellow

Joy, happiness, optimism


Blue

Peace, tranquility, calm, stability, harmony


Orange

Energy, balance, warmth, enthusiasm, vibrant


Green

Nature, environment, healthy, renewal


Purple

Royalty, spirituality, nobility, spirituality, wisdom


Gray

dignity, maturity, solid, conservative, practical


Brown

Earth, comfort, simplicity


White

Reverence, purity, simplicity, cleanliness, peace, innocence


Black

sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery



Thank You Card

Materials:

Cardstock: Paper Source Cement, Bulk white

Stamps: PTI’s Faux Ribbon (sentiment) Stamplology Fine and Dandy

Ink: Color Box Pewter, Palette L’Amore Red, Versa Color Cement

Others: Random hand cut flower & leaf, Rhine stone MM


Never Alone


A few years ago I went to Portugal on a mission trip. My husband was there also. However, the very day we landed we received news that a close relative of his had passed away. A day or so later my husband had to take off leaving me behind to finish (start really) the work we had gone to accomplish there. The days that followed were probably the toughest. Think of it I was far from home, alone (due to the circumstances) in a place I didn’t understand the language, and on a mission trip (which already means hard work). I was in desperate need of a friend and there was none to be found. Tried calling back home in the US, no answer. The time change (9 hrs. difference) made matters worst as far as communicating goes. I went on my knees in prayer and I tell you there’s no friend like Jesus. He became my closest and most intimate friend. His presence brought peace to my troubled heart. Ever since in my most desperate times I’ve found Him to be faithfully waiting ready to hear and attend my cry. Jesus is indeed a treasure, a treasure I pray may stay in my heart.


Friends are dew drops sent from the very hands of Jesus to refresh our heart as we journey together :0)


As for the card- I love this color combo. Kraft cardstock, with some lavender, a few creamy swirls and punch out flowers with some bling as an accent. Simple, rustic and delicate!!


Blessings,

Jessica


Monday, March 2, 2009

Kwerner Color Inspiration #43


I love the color selection for this challenge-bold & bright!! I was thinking of a good friend of mine and this is what I came up with. Enjoy!!

Have a great day!