Monday, October 23, 2017

Bountiful Season - Graciellie Design

The temperatures in NW Georgia are finally beginning to cool some.  It has felt like Fall for the past few days.  The nights are crisp and the days warm.  It makes me start thinking of Thanksgiving and Fall festivals. 

 In that frame of mind, I set about creating this card from a Graciellie Design image called Bountiful Season.  This image belongs to a digital stamp bundle calleld Thankful Words.  It is on sale in Gracie's Etsy Store for 15% off.  The bundle contains 4 lovely stamp sets.  See below.
Card Supplies:
4.25 X 5.5" card base
Image/Sentiment - Bountiful Season
Orange Foil
Border Embossing Folder from Anna Griffin Summer/Fall Folders
Copics
Cardstock from my stash
Ribbon
Yellow Seed Beads

The first thing I did was foil the image and sentiment with the orange foil.  That didn't present with enough color so I colored the image with Copics.  Coloring over the foil with Copics did not alter the foil.  After embossing the edge of the purple cardstock, I assembled the card as you see it. The last step was to apply the seed beads to the glue I had applied in the center of the flower.

This picture shows the foiling better.  

This is the "Thankful Words" Digital Stamp Bundle.
Thank you for visiting with me today.  I always read every comment.  Please come back soon.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Color Inspiration Monday - M 1st Monday, hand colored images (Top 3, winner) - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAGE
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - W, ATG except Theme on 5th Monday of a month, E3 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
The Paper Girls - 2W 1st & 3rd Mondays, layouts, cards, F, 3E, A grand prize winner is randomly chosen every quarter - #138 Pumpkin Spice (Week 2)
Come and Get It W3E Add a Pumpkin
Stamping Sensations - M, 3E, Winner + Top 3, must use stamp (no pre-colored digis) Stamp must be focal point of project – October - Autumn Glory
The Ribbon Girls - 2W, must use ribbon, must be a card – Image + Ribbon (W2 of 2

Monday, October 16, 2017

Graciellie Design/Unity Stamp Blog Hop

Time for our second blog hop with Graciellie Design and Unity Stamps for the month of October.  Unity's recent release of some of Gracie's designs has been a success.  See Gracie's rubber stamps here.  I chose "Sweet Tea Kitty" for this card.  This little kitten is so adorable.  You can also purchase this image as a digistamp on Gracie's Etsy Shop.

 Card Supplies:
4.25"X5.5" card base
Embossed Oval
Image: Sweet Tea Kitty by Graciellie Design and Unity Stamps
Sentiment is part of the same stamp set.
Image colored with Copics
Flowers and Ribbon 

Here is a close-up of the little kitten.
Unity Stamp

Be sure to check out the entire blog hop for inspiration and Gracie will be announcing the winner of our Oct. 2nd blog hop.  The blog you want to visit is 


Thank you for visiting with me today.  I know I've been rather quiet lately but I have been visiting with my sister in SC.  She recently lost her husband.  When I came back home, she came with me for another week.  Family comes first.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.41 - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - No.52 - Anything Goes (W2 of 2
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – No. 388 - Anything Goes with optional twist Use Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon - 2W, 3E (1st & 3rd Friday) - No.173 - Anything Goes with Ribbon (W2 of 2)
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E, Always anything Goes (W1 of 2)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

DS4J - Patches' Nap

Today is new release day at Digistamps4joy challenge.  Jenlee is one of the artists and she created an adorable image that I used on my card.  

Card Details:
6X6" card base
Image - DS4J image by JenLee "Patches Little Nap".  Doesn't he look comfortable?
Colored with Copics and Promarkers.
Stickles

Thank you for visiting with me today.  Please go to DS4J shop and see all the new releases.

God Bless You!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Craft for the Craic - M, 5E (First Friday of the month) - September - Autumnal Coloured Project
Creative Fingers -  M , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.137 - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - W, C5 – Harvest Home
Simply Papercraft - M, last Fri - No. 50 - Anything Goes





    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Crafty Card Makers - Fancy Folds

    Today on Crafty Cardmakers our theme is "Fancy Folds".  The design team has worked hard to create some lovely cards for your inspiration.  My card is a Flip card.  I used an Anna Griffin card set for this card.  The card set includes dies and embellishments to help with your design.

    The center of the card flips to reveal your sentiment.


    Thank you for visiting with me today.  You are why I'm here.

    God Bless You!! Peggy 


    Unity Stamp/Graciellie Design New Release

    Today is an exciting day.  Unity Stamps and Graciellie Design have teamed together to bring you some new rubber stamps. Here is a link the new releases.  There are some beautiful images and they're all on sale.  I had the privilege to work with a couple of them.  This is my first creation.  Tune back in on the 16th for another cute design.

    This lovely image is called "Amazing Things", colored with Copics.  The background paper is from a 6X6" paper pack by DCWV called In Stitches.  I crisscrossed some yarn around it before adding the image.  I think this would make a  lovely encouragement card.  Here is a closeup of the image.
    And here is a pic of the actual stamp package.  The stamp is made of high quality rubber and stamps clearly.  

    Did I mention that this is a blog hop.  Oh yeah.  There will be prizes announced on October 16th.  You will want to leave a comment on every design team members blog to increase your chances of winning.  What is the prize, you say.  There will be 3 prize packages from Unity Stamps that include 3 stamp sets.  How generous is that?  So be sure to leave a comment here on my blog, then go on to Regina's blog to see her beautiful creations.  She's been a busy girl.


    Thank you so much for joining us in this blog hop today.  Looking forward to reading your comments.

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.39 - Anything Goes
    Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - No.51 Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
    Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - 2W, E3, any image - No. 19 - Anything Goes (W2 of 2
    Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Word Art Wednesday-Graciellie Design

    Graciellie Design is sponsoring the Word Art Wednesday Challenge today.  Word Art Wednesday offers free inspirational word art from scripture. Be sure to check them out.

    My card features Gracie's "Friends" image.  The scripture is from 1Timothy 4:12.





    Card Details:
    7X5 Card Base
    Images - "Friends" by Graciellie Design and sentiment by Word Art Wednesday
    I printed the images on a laser printer, then foiled them with gold foil. I colored the flowers with Copic Alcohol markers.  Alcohol markers don't affect the foil.  It shines right through.
    Butterflies - Martha Stewart punches from foil cardstock.

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I love reading your comments.


    God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Always Fun Challenges - W, E3, Top 3 awarded - #25 ANYTHING GOES
    Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - #186 ANYTHING GOES + ANYTHING GOES 
    Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOESPammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - W, ATG except Theme on 5th Monday of a month, E3 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
    Addicted to Stamps 2W, winner + Top Picks, Must include digi or rubber/clear Stamping (no precolored digis) - #153 Stamp a Background (W2 of 2)
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Happy Birthday To My Son

    Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of my son.  When he was born I knew nothing about taking care of a baby, much less raising him to be an incredible man.  However, with the help of the Lord, through all my mistakes, he has become a good Christian man.  He's hardworking (too hard working, if you ask me), a faithful companion to my lovely daughter-in-law, and a good father to his two sons.  I'm afraid I don't get to see them as much as I would like but we live 5 hours apart.  Can you tell?  I am very proud of him.

    This is the card I made him.  It is a simple card made with an Anna Griffin card topper, but it was made with love.  I love you, Brian, and am so glad the Lord gave you to me and your Dad.

    THE HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO YOU!!!!


    Thank you for your visit today.  I hope your day is filled with Peace, Joy and Love.

    God Bless You!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Come and Get It W3E Anything Goes
    Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #258 Happy Birthday
    The Corrosive Challenges - M, 3E Always Anything Goes