Monday, July 4, 2022

Romans 8:28 Gatefold Easel Cards

Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans out there!  

This time I'm sharing a gatefold easel card using a Silhouette Design Studio cut file from Lori Whitlock. I send a card to a group of shut ins at my church every week, and I try to include an encouraging scripture each time. I love this verse from Romans that assures believers that God works all things for the good of those who love Him (the word art is from the Silhouette Design Store and is design number 349939). What peace this truth gives us when facing sorrow, uncertainty, or injustice in our lives! 




Challenges I'm entering:

 A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: Anything goes

Your Scrapbook Place: Anything goes

The Creative Crafters (creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Rabisco Challenge: Anything goes

QKR Stampede: Anything goes

Morgan's ArtWorld (morgansartworld.blogspot.com): Anything goes 

Mirtillamente Challenge (mirtillamente-challenge.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Mix It Up Challenge Blog: Anything goes

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog: Anything goes

Love To Craft Challenge Blog: Anything goes

LeAnns World 101 (challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Creatalicious Challenges: Anything goes with the option of having at least 4 layers

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com): Anything goes with patterned paper

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog (cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Colorful Options: Red, white, and blue

Classic Design Challenge Blog: Anything goes

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog (cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com): Anything goes

A Place To Start (hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com): Anything goes

The Corrosive Challenge Blog!! (corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Gem of A Craft Challenge (pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Allsorts challenge blog: Flora/fauna or anything goes

digidesignchallengeblog (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com): Fancy fold

Taylormadecards4u: Anything goes with an optional twist of Christmas in July 

Crafty Catz (craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com): Anything goes with option of say it with flowers

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #35 (secretstamper.com): Anything goes with a fun fold

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: Anything goes

As You Like It Challenge: Masculine or Feminine: I prefer making feminine cards because I love using florals on my cards and tend to go for softer colors most of the time. I also seem to send cards to women more often than men. 

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge (trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com): Easel cards

Krafty Chicks Challenge: Anything goes

TIME OUT Challenges: Kind

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Inspiring creativity 8-ways each week: The tic tac toe I chose was diagonal from top left to bottom right: Friendship, free, and sentiment

 Crafty Gals Corner (craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges (fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com): Summer colors

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/: Anything goes

 The Sisterhood of Crafters: Layers

Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes

Through The Craft Room Door (ttcrd.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Use Your Stuff: Plants/Flowers





Wednesday, June 29, 2022

4th of July Rocker Cards

 It's been a few years since my last post, but I'm hoping to be able to pick up where I left off. I've missed participating in papercrafting challenges and am excited to have a little more time now to join in the fun again!

Today's cards are 4th of July cards I made for some shut ins at my church using a cut file from MyScrapChick. I modified it a bit by omitting some of the layers and then added a scripture sentiment to the inside to personalize it.



Challenges I'm entering:

{Cupcake Inspirations} The theme is "Oh my stars." 

JUNE 2022 - CLEVER DEXTER CHALLENGE #30: Anything goes

 Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com): Anything goes with patterned paper

Let's Craft and Create (letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com): Anything goes with the option of adding a sentiment

The Creative Crafters (creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Your Scrapbook Place: Anything goes

Digi Choosday Cardmaking & Crafting Challenge: Anything goes

Through The Craft Room Door (ttcrd.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Get Creative Challenges: At least 2 patterned papers

****Pammie's Inky Pinkies**** **********Challenges********** (pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge ...: Anything goes

Gem of A Craft Challenge (pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Taylormadecards4u: Anything goes with optional red, white, and blue colors

Crafty Catz (craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #35 (secretstamper.com): Add a fun fold

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: Anything goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Summer plus a sentiment

Krafty Chicks Challenge: All occasions

Crafty Gals Corner (craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com): Anything goes

Ellibelle's Corner (simplyellibelle.com): Anything goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Layers

The Paper Funday Challenges: Anything goes with masculine twist optional

Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Candy Run for Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our "twist" is to use your favorite From The Heart digi stamp! With so many great stamps to choose from, this is a tough one! 
Our sponsor for September is the wonderful From the Heart digi stamp company! You'll want to check out their store and look at all the great digi sets Faith Skrdla has designed. There's something for every occasion, and you can find some freebies and $1 digi sets that are a fantastic bargain! Here's the link: http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/ 
I have many favorites by From the Heart stamps, and this set called "Candy Run" is definitely one of them! Isn't that mouse adorable?! 
I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up and digitally color my digi. Then I did an offset file so I could print and cut him using my printer and Silhouette machine.
I used some fun Halloween papers and dies from Spellbinders' Labels 28 and Decorative Labels 28 to make the side-hinge card and layers. I added some fun candy embellishments to finish the card.


Feel Better Birdbrain for Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our "twist" is "CUTE AND QUIRKY ANIMALS." Remember you can always enter an anything goes project, so there's no reason not to join in the fun!
Our sponsor for September is the wonderful From the Heart digi stamp company! You'll want to check out their store and look at all the great digi sets Faith Skrdla has designed. There's something for every occasion, and you can find some freebies and $1 digi sets that are a fantastic bargain! Here's the link: http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/ 
My card features the set "Feel Better" and includes a sentiment from the set. I sized up my digi and sentiment and did an offset file for the digi stamp and used a label cut file for the sentiment. I printed them out and cut them with my Silhouette machine. Then I colored them with MEXPY markers. 
I used a Spellbinders embossing folder (Mediterranean Medallion) to emboss the gray cardstock behind the digi. Then I used a Fiskar's punch to add a border to the top and bottom of the card. 
I added a small glass bottle and chipboard spoon I colored with a silver metallic marker to complete the card. 

You + Me = Chemistry Card for Twisted Thursday at the Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our "twist" is "LITTLE KIDS." You can make a card for a child or that has a child on it for the twist, or you can enter any project since the twist is always optional. Why not join in the fun this week?
Our sponsor for September is the wonderful From the Heart digi stamp company! You'll want to check out their store and look at all the great digi sets Faith Skrdla has designed. There's something for every occasion, and you can find some freebies and $1 digi sets that are a fantastic bargain! Here's the link: http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/ 
I used "Nerd Girl Potion" and one of the fun sentiments from the set for my card. I sized them up and printed and die cut them using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I did a print and cut of the digi and colored her using Copic and MEXPY markers. 
For my step card, I used a cut file on my Silhouette to make the card base using white card stock. Then I cut the vellum paper with hearts using my Silhouette machine for the bottom and side cuts and a Memory Box notebook die for the center die cut behind the digi. I added some additional die cuts using Die-Namica dies from their "Chemistry" set. 

Trick or Tweet for Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our "twist" is ANYTHING GOES. It's everyone's favorite theme! Remember,  you can enter up to 2 projects every week, so why not join us? There are great prizes up for grabs!
Our sponsor for September is the wonderful From the Heart digi stamp company! You'll want to check out their store and look at all the great digi sets Faith Skrdla has designed. There's something for every occasion, and you can find some freebies and $1 digi sets that are a fantastic bargain! Here's the link: http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/ 
For my card, I used an orange 5X7 inch card base and added a Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight die cut as the background for my cute digi called "Birdbrain Jack-O-Lantern." The sentiment is from the same set. I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up, print and cut the digi and print the sentiment which I die cut using Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rounded Rectangles dies. 
I colored the digi using Copic markers and added a 3D pumpkin embellishment next to the digi. Then I die cut a pumpkin using the "Gourds and Pumpkins" die set by Poppy Stamps and adhered it to the bottom part of the sentiment after coloring the stem brown.

Birthday Fun for Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our twist is "BIRTHDAY FUN"! Remember that the twist is always optional, so you can enter any 2 projects each week whether you choose to follow the twist or not!
Our sponsor for September is the wonderful From the Heart digi stamp company! You'll want to check out their store and look at all the great digi sets Faith Skrdla has designed. There's something for every occasion, and you can find some freebies and $1 digi sets that are a fantastic bargain! Here's the link: http://fromtheheartstamps.com/shop/
For my 5X7 inch card, I used the digi from the set "Birthday Cat Pout." Because I contributed to a fundraiser the owner of the company had last fall, I was able to get the precolored version of this set, and that's what I've used here.
I added a cupcake border using EK Success "Cupcake Chain" punch and some silver glitter card stock. I also added some sequins and a metallic cupcake charm. 
The die cut panel with the digi and the die cut frame around it were cut using Waffleflower's "Lacey Layers" dies. The embossed circle die cut was made by embossing the Spellbinders' "Splendid Circles" dies onto yellow card and then die cutting around the edge with a Spellbinders circle die.