Monday, July 22, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 16


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



Day 16


Altenew - Gradient Sunset
Stampabilities - All Things Are Possible



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Freedom


I'm a member of a Bible Journaling group on SCS. Each month the group leader (Julie) shares a theme with us, including a Scripture reference, and we are to journal that theme at some point during the month. We are free to use the verse she shares or we can use any theme-appropriate verse in the Bible.

This month's Freedom, Free, or Freely

Julie says... Here is a verse I love using "free" (I am sure it is familiar to all of you) : "and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 (ESV)

I chose to use that verse for my journal entry.


I wanted to use large letters for the word Freedom, but didn't have any stamps or dies that were the size I wanted. I chose to create the words on my computer and printed them out onto cardstock. I then stamped the birds from the Illustrated Faith Rise Up kit to the piece. I colored the word Freedom with a Copic marker and blended distress ink around the edges. I also added a bit of Washi Tape for a page flag (I like to do that so I can quickly tell which pages have been journaled.

My page is very simple, but I kind of like it.



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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 15


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Day 15


Picket Fence - Karen Girl



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A Crocus Birthday Card


On Sundays I feature Victorine Originals (SumMore Fun) cards here on my blog... not just because I am on the design team, but also because I love this company. Sabrina (the owner) is the nicest person and very creative, too.

This week there were Sneak Peeks and a New Release of Sundri's High Tea (which you can get HERE)... but today I'm using a different SumMore Fun stamp set. It's one of my most favorites!



BIG NEWS - Crocus Cravings is currently on Temporary Liquidation at a much-reduced price. I'm not sure how long that will happen, so hurry and get it at this great price while you can - HERE.


The stamp set also includes the birthday sentiment I used on my card and some other sentiments, too, as well as the flower I included on the inside of my card.



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Stamp Set: SumMore Fun Crocus Craving stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Wild Wasabi CS and Paper Studio Black/White Stripe and other DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 14


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



Day 14


CC Designs - Bible



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Make Your Own Magic


The Wizard brads at Eyelet Outlet are just too fun.


Make Your Own Magic!







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Eyelet Outlet ProductsWizard Hat and Lightning Bolt Brads and Wizard Set Brads

Sentiment: Craftin Desert Divas Troll Wizards stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU More Mustard CS and Paper Studio Cosmic Sky DP

Friday, July 19, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 13


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



Day 13


Unity - Faith of a Child



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A Tea-Riffic Release


Today is an exciting day - it is the release of the newest stamp set at SumMore Fun! The design team and some guest design team members have been giving sneak peeks all week so you might have seen this awesome stamp set showcased again and again already.... but now it's available for purchase!



Introducing
from SumMore Fun



I had a sneak peek on my blog on Sunday, which you can see HERE. I mentioned in that blog post that someone was going to win the stamp set and some goodies, simply by leaving a comment on that blog post or the blog post on the SumMore Fun blog that featured my card. Would you like to know who won???

I did a random number selection and the winner is...


Lynn McAuley
Lynn said:
Great design with your lovely teapot and teacup on the doily!!

Congratulations Lynn!
Be sure to contact me with your mailing address.


Here's another card I made
featuring Sundri's High Tea Stamp Set:




The inside:




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Stamp Set: SumMore Fun Sundri's High Tea stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with a White Crayola Colored Pencil

Papers: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White and SU Dusty Durango CS

Embellishments: SU Dusty Durango Ribbon and Cup Brads from an unknown vendor

My Mysterious Journey Ends


Today's blog post is bitter sweet.

It's sweet because I love the image - and am so excited that it is the one that Terry S chose for the Mystery Image swap group this round. THANK YOU, Terry!

It is bitter sad though because this is my last round participating in the Mystery Image card swap. I started this group in October of 2010. We are currently in our 53rd round. That's unbelievable! We rotate hostess duties (though no member has to host) and it has been great fun as the creator, hostess, and participant. However, I've decided it's time for me to leave the group... but don't despair. Barb has agreed to be the "moderator" of the group and keep things running and she will do a FANTASTIC job! THANK YOU, Barb! 

I wish Barb, Terry, and all of the Mystery Swappers great success and fun well into the future of the group! 



I hope the Mysterious gals like my card. 

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Image (provided by Terry): SU Lovely Lattice - I colored it with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Cameo Coral CS and Pebbles Yours Truly DP

Embellishments: American Crafts Ribbon and a Button from an unknown vendor

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 12


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



Day 12


CC Designs - String of Hearts
Sizzix Die



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It's Summer Somewhere


I love summer! Please remind me of that this weekend when much of the US (including where we live) is going to be experiencing a heat wave. Then I will say I love summer WITH AIR CONDITIONING! 

This awesome stamp (isn't the font gorgeous?) is from The Project Bin's Summer Fun stamp set.


The stamp set has a several great stamps! 

The one that says "I'm sorry for the things I said when it was winter" cracks me up. Maybe Denise (the owner of The Project Bin) could create one for me that says "I'm sorry for the things I said during the Summer Heat Wave."




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Stamp Set: The Project Bin Summer Fun stamped with Taylored Expressions Guava Ink

Papers: Recollections 110# Pink and SU Chocolate Chip CS and SU DP and other DP from my scrap file 

Embellishments: Rhinestones from an unknown vendor

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 11


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



Day 11


Colorado Craft Co - Lovely Legs Bible



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Enjoy Today!


It's the third Wednesday of July, which means it's the day that Kelly, Barb, and I share our Ready, Set, Go creations. Not sure what that 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. Ready? Set? Go!

This month it was my turn to choose the theme.

I told Kelly and Barb that I am always impressed when I see cards/projects where the crafter used a stamp/die in a way other than it was originally intended to be used. I even shared a few examples with them, just to get our creativity flowing, which of course I didn't really need to do because Kelly and Barb are two of the most creative people I know... awesome card-makers!

This is the July theme... Make a card using a stamp or die in a way other than it was originally intended.

Ready? Set? Go!


Did you figure out what stamp on my card is used in a different way than intended? It's the flower pot. The flower pot is actually a lampshade, turned upside down.

There She Goes "Lighten Up" stamp set:



Here's the inside of my card:



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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Stamp Sets: Penny Black Sweet Wishes, Spellbinders Peonies Blossoms, and There She Goes Lighten Up stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

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

Embellishments: Michael's Enamel Dots

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Less Hustle, More Jesus - Day 10


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



Day 10


Unity - Realize




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Travel the World - Week 28


This is the 28th 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...



Slovenia

Slovenia is a small country, covering less than 0.004% of the earth's surface. It has a tiny coastline; only 30 miles long.

It is bordered by four countries: Austria, Italy, Croatia, and Hungary.

Slovenia is a country dotted with picturesque natural wonders. It has the highest number of caves (more than 10,000) in the world and more than half of the country is covered with forests.

A remarkable 53.6 per cent of Slovenia is protected land, a higher percentage than any nation on Earth except Venezuela. 

According to some research experts, the country's greatest single attribute is the Slovenes themselves: quietly conservative, deeply self-confident, remarkably broad-minded, especially tolerant and very, very hospitable.

The Solkan Bridge is the World's longest stone-arch bridge railway.It was built between years of 1900 and 1906 and features 4533 stone blocks that stretch a little over 700 feet.

Slovenia's Triglav National Park is one of the oldest parks in Europe.

The Old Vine in Maribor, Slovenia is at least 400 years old and it is believed to be the oldest vine in the world.

There are more than 10,000 caves in Slovenia. The most famous cave is known as Postonja cave.

Slovenia has many food festivals like the Salt Makers Festival, Cabbage Festival, Chestnut Sunday, and Bean Day.

With a total of 2 million people, it’s quite fascinating that about 90.000 Slovenes are beekeepers.

Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and a popular place for both tourists and locals. Mild thermal springs warm the water of this impossibly beautiful cobalt-blue lake to 26°C, making it a great place for a dip well into autumn: there are swimming areas on the northern and western shores. But what makes it even more special is the tiny, tear-shaped island toward the western side of the lake. On it you can visit a small museum and the lovely Church of the Assumption with some 14th-century fresco fragments and a gold baroque altar. If you need a special favour, ring the ‘wishing bell’ in the 15th-century church belfry and it will be granted.

If couples marry at the church on Bled Island, the groom must carry the bride up the 99 steps.

The world's largest ski jump is found in Slovenia.

The first married couple to reach the Mount Everest summit were Slovenians

You can pay to stay in a prison cell in Slovenia. The Hostel Celica in Ljubljana is a converted prison. 

I decided to let this Slovenia fact be the inspiration for this week's card... It is estimated that 500 brown bears roam in the forests of Slovenia.







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Stamp: Whipper Snapper Pony Express stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Real Red CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Brads from unknown vendors