Sunday, January 19, 2020

God Cares for Us


I went to get my new official ID/driver's license at the DMV earlier this month. After waiting nearly two weeks, it arrived in the mail Friday. I took one look at it and had to giggle. Now you might not know this, but my hair appears to be gray. In reality it is salt and pepper... but a lot more white than dark brown. So what caused the giggles. My new form of identification states that I have brown hair. *gasp! In fairness, they asked me if my information had changed, but I hadn't even really looked at my driver's license to see what it said. I thought they were likely referring to my weight - and I fibbed (I have gained some weight) and said, "No, it's pretty accurate." 

shame. on. me.

Let's move on.

I am doing Sunday Summit posts  on my blog on Sundays unless I have some "required" thing to post like last week's Hot Mess card. In simple words, Sunday Summit means I'll have a Bible Journaling sort of project to share.

This week it just seemed like I needed to do a post about gray hair. {insert giggling}



I will be your God throughout your lifetime --
until your hair is white with age.
I made you, and I will care for you.
I will carry you along and save you.
Isaiah 46:7





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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Unity Demand a Re-Count stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

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

Punches: SU Circles

Embellishment: Washi Tape from an unknown vendor

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Dream Your Heart Out - Day 13


This is today's entry in my 100 Days to Dream Your Heart Out devotional journal.



Stamp Set Used:
CC Designs - Nancy Gardens



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Enjoy the Pier


I really stepped out of my comfort zone for today's card - and had fun doing it, too. I'm usually a cutesy type of card maker AND I absolutely love to color. I very rarely make a scene, well, at least not on my cards {insert giggles} but the Raisin Boat Pier Happiness stamp set just calls for a scene - a very tranquil scene.



I stamped the Tree, Geese and Pier with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added some Tufts of Grass with Memento Cottage Ivy Ink and some Dirt/Sand with Memento Desert Sand Ink. I colored the Pier with a Copic Marker and then I used my blending brushes to add color to the entire scene. 

I love the "sand" stamp that is in the stamp set; it adds a great textured look!

The "Enjoy" is from the Raisin Boat No Loss for Words stamp set.




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Stamp Sets: Raisin Boat No Loss for Words and Pier Happiness

Inks: Memento Cottage Ivy, Desert Sand, Paris Dusk, and Tuxedo Black and SU Marina Mist

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Marina Mist CS and Paper Studio White Linen DP

Die: Spellbinders Rectangle

Punch: SU Large Oval

Embellishments: Paper Studio Mini Brads

Friday, January 17, 2020

Dream Your Heart Out - Day 12


This is today's entry in my 100 Days to Dream Your Heart Out devotional journal.





Stamp Set Used:
Unity Aleah Girl




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Greenhouse Society - Bowl Bouquet


I must admit, I've been somewhat of a hoarder. Yep, it's true. Confession is good for the soul, or so they say, so I just wanted to own my hoarding tendency. BUT - this is the year! I'm going to try to do better.

See, I've been a member of the Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society for well over a year now. I love flower stamps so it seemed like a perfect fit! Truthfully, I have used some of these stamps, but others I've been guilty of leaving un-inked. for. way. too. long. I've committed to using them this year in my Greenhouse Society series.

I've not yet received the January 2020 stamp set (they ship around the 15th of the month), so I decided I'll do these a month in delay (i.e. use December's set in January). 

Here's my card using the Bowl Bouquet stamp set...




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Stamp Set: Technique Tuesday Bowl Bouquet stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections 110# White and SU Cameo Coral CS and DP from my scrap file

Die: MFT Stitched Mod Rectangle

Punch: SU Word Windo

Embellishments: Recollections Rhinestones and Stickles Glitter Glue

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Dream Your Heart Out - Day 11


This is today's entry in my 100 Days to Dream Your Heart Out devotional journal.




Stamp Sets Used:
CTMH - A Journey
Verve - Proverbs 16:9




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Choose Three!


Kelly, Barb, and I usually share our Ready, Set, Go creations on the third Wednesday of each month, but this month we postponed it until today, since yesterday was a Dueling Darling day. 

Not sure what Ready, Set, Go is? Well, it's a lot of fun! And a bit of creativity. And an extreme challenge theme.

Ready, Set, Go is an idea that Kelly came up with over two years ago and she invited Barb and I to join her on the adventure. We take turns choosing the theme, but the idea is for it to be a bit more challenging than just the average theme. 

This month it was my turn to choose the theme. I reached out to Barb and Kelly via text message and without explaining why, I asked them each to take three little slips of paper and write a name a color on each one. Then they were to randomly select one of their three colors and tell me what it was. We did the same thing with embellishments. After all three of us had one color and one embellishment, I told them the challenge was to include ALL THREE colors and ALL THREE embellishments on their Ready, Set, Go! card this month.

Sooooo, it's...

Bright Blue, Plum, and Red
and
Enamel Dots, Ribbon, and Twine

Now that's what I call a challenge!



Ready? Set? Go!




Be sure to check out Barb's blog and Kelly's blog to see what they did with this Ready Set Go theme!

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Stamps: Technique Tuesday Lots of Sentiments (with coordinating die) and Unity Good Tidings stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections 110# White and SU Pale Plum and Real Red CS

Die: Gina Marie Designs Pleated Lace Rectangle

Embellishments: American Crafts Ribbon, Echo Park Enamel Dots, and Target Baker's Twine