Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 73


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 73


Joy Clair - Living Water



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Travel the World - Week 37


This is the 37th week in my Travel the World personal challenge. Each week I am randomly choosing one country (there are 195 countries in the world) and doing a little research on that country. I then select one tidbit of information about the country as inspiration for the card I make.


This week's country is...



South Korea


South Korea has only existed since 1945, after it became independent from Japan.

South Korea is roughly the size of England or Portugal and about ⅓ of the size of Germany. South Korea is seven times smaller than Texas.

There are approximately 3,000 islands in South Korea.


Seoul is the country's capital and largest city. A quarter of South Korea's population live in Seoul and the surrounding area. 

The people of Seoul are some of the most sleep-deprived in the world, clocking under 6 hours per night.

Online shopping and banking in South Korea must be done through Internet Explorer. This is a law.

Being a teacher is one of the most prestigious and well-paying jobs in South Korea.

South Korea hosts a Mud Festival every summer. The festival started as a commercial stunt to sell cosmetic products containing mud from the area.

There is a public holiday every fourteenth of the month.

South Korea is famous for its cherry blossom.

At least 20% of the population is named Kim. Lee and Park are another two common names.
60% of South Korean families use professionals to find a name for their babies.
South Koreans believe that a person is one year old at birth, since they spent almost one year in their mother’s womb.
In South Korea they write a name with red ink if the person is deceased or dying.
While makeup is becoming more popular among men worldwide, I think it’s safe to say that South Korean men are way ahead when it comes to makeup. At least 20% say that they use makeup on a daily basis.
Incheon International Airport was named the world’s best for the 12th year running at last year’s Airport Service Quality Awards. Why? The gardens, free showers and sauna probably helped. 
Cheomseongdae Observatory, the world’s first astronomical lab, is located in South Korea. It was constructed in the mid-600s.
It is common to force criminals to recreate their crime for the press, who are allowed to take photos and make a video.
Forty-six percent of South Koreans say they are not religious.

It is not uncommon for a South Korean to ask, “Have you eaten well?” instead of “How are you?”

Approximately 90% of the world’s seaweed used for consumption (think sushi) comes from South Korea.

South Korea is known as the world’s capital of plastic surgery.

I decided to let this South Korea fact be the inspiration for this week's card... When taking a photo, South Koreans say “kimchi” instead of “cheese".





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Stamp Set: Unity Moments Between Moments stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Cherry Cobbler CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: SU Brads

Monday, September 16, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 72


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 72


Illustrated Faith - {words}
Pink & Main - To Pieces
The Project Bin - Spencer's Set
The Project Bin - Die from In My Heart



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Let's Get Messy - Take 2


You might remember that last month Barb, Kelly, Terry and I began a new challenging series all about getting messy. We wanted to stretch ourselves a bit in our crafting and trust me, this stretches me since I'm not one who normally gets very messy. Sheesh! I don't even let my stamping desk get messy. Yep, I'm one of those people - you know, the ones who clean up between each card/project. 

But I'm trying to change. Really, I am, though it isn't apparent by this very poor attempt at getting messy making a card. I'm sorry. I'll try to do better next month.


The "mess" on this card was made by using a stencil (Fun Stampers Journey Vintage Screen) and some embossing paste (Dreamweaver) that I added using a palette knife. 

I wish you could feel my card - it has a great texture, thanks to the embossing paste. Now as far as looks - blah! However, the card makes me smile because it reminds me of my daughter who lives in Alaska. She loves her dogs.



Now be sure to head over to the other Hot Messes blogs to see their messiness, too...




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Stamp: Penny Black Igloo stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Messy Element: FSJ Vintage Screen Stencil and Dreamweaver Embossing Paste

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Cherry Cobbler CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Craft Essentials Ribbon and Paper Studio Brads

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 71


I'm here again with today's entry in my Less Hustle, More Jesus devotional journal. 



Day 71


My Favorite Things - Kangaroo Crew



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Love Is the Key to Happiness


Please Note: This is my second blog post of the day. My Dueling Darling card is in the post right after this one.

SumMore Fun has a September special. Shoppers who purchase a minimum of $50 of products from the store will receive the Butterfly stamp set for free. How fun!

Be sure to check out the details - HERE.

It's a versatile set with some great sayings, quotes, and images. I used the Oliver Wendell Homes quote and the butterfly image to make today's card.




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Stamp Set: Victorine Originals Butterfly stamped with Catherine Pooler Midnight, Colorbox Lavendar, and Ranger Shabby Shutters Inks

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Certainly Celery CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Rhinestones from unknown vendors

Baby Safety Month


It's the 15th! That means we all survived Friday the 13th! It also means it's the middle of the month; does that make it hump month? IDK.

But more exciting than any of those things, it means it's time for a duel - Dueling Darling style. 

The hostess of this friendly duel this month are Judy for the Divas and Donna for the Dazzlers. I'm a Dazzler so I received a kit from Donna.

This is what she had to say...

Judy and I have chosen to celebrate Baby Safety Month; so this month's kit is all about babies. (She sent stuff for boys, girls, or unisex. I chose to make my card non-gender specific.)

This is what was in Donna's kit...

Image is from Gina K Designs. It's from a retired stamp set called Wee Tees. All stamping is on Neenah Solar White with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink.

Sentiments are from several different companies: "For a Little Cutie" is from Paper Makeup Stamps (no longer in business). "Congratulations" is from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set. 

Designer Paper: all from the Paper Studio: Blue Tiny Toes Baby Feet, Pink Tiny Toes Baby Feet, Bright Watercolor Plaid, and Balloon Animals.

Embellishments: the Paper Studio la petites Baby Girl Glitter Foam and Baby Boy Glitter Foam (bottles and pacifiers), Doodle Twine pink and white, Recollections Multicolored dhesive rhinestones, and these items from her stash - 2 blue and 2 yellow brads, yellow and blue ribbons, and wooden clothes pin.

Thanks Donna!







Here's the inside of my card:



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The only thing of my own that I used to make this card was some cardstock - Recollections Black for layering, Recollections White for the inside, and Stampin' UP! So Saffron for the card base.