Monday, February 28, 2011

Guest Deisgner for jac-inks Papercraft Challenge

It is a HUGE honour for me to be a Guest Designer for jac-inks Papercraft Challenge
.  This challenge is new and I am proud to say is hosted by my friend and SU Demo Ann, along with some of her stamping friends.

Although you do not have to use Stampin' Up to join in the challenge - I thought I would shock Ann and do a SUO card based inspired by this photo

Here is my card

I have to have a little chuckle as most of the supplies come from Ann's scrap pile - including the image! 

 LOL!  I love to recycle and Ann knows me well - lets me know when her scraps box is getting full and I come and stock up - it is win:win!  LOL!

I have added a bling swirl onto a strip of pleated and sponged paper from an old hymnal.

The addition of some Gold 3D Kindy Glitz has added  soem wonderful texture - it is divine - it feels so chunky but still looks fine - a great effect! 

This card is also for the following challenges:
One Stop Craft - Spring Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
Simply Create - Bold and Bright
Stamp Something - Something with Flowers
Delightful Challenges - Use Your Scraps
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Stampin'B - Use a Flower

Thank you for stopping by today and for youe lovely comments - you make my day!  We would love you to visit us at jac-inks Papercraft Challenge and play along - you know I will over to visit you!  God bless you!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

SSIC Button Up

Welcome to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge  this week.  What an amazing number of players last week - it is such a pleasure to visit you and be inspired!

 This weeks challenge is hosted by our dear Sistah  Rebekka who has chosen this fabulous scripture

Those who know your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You. --Psalm 9:10
Rebekka has challenged us to use Things that secure! Buttons, no less then 3!!  I have to say I found this so challenging and was nearly pulling my hair out with this card.

I have used this divine from the Gleefully Yours image illustrated by Nina Brackett for GinaK Designs-  I have many plans for this image, it is can be so nostalgic as well as funky!

The Sentiment is from the Fanciful Tags set also by Nina Brackett.  I have placed a button next to it and added a large gem on it - it seems that in the thousands of buttons I have, I did not have 3 buttons that suited this card - how frustrating is that!?   But I officially have three buttons on this card!  LOL!

I cut out the image and popped it up onto some chocolate card stock using foam tape for dimension, adding paper piercing around the border.

This card is for the following challenges:
ECP Challenges - Something for the Boys
Little Claires - Anything Goes
Guylou's Inimitibility - Anything Goes
Tellen's Place - Buttons
CCEE Stampers - Distress your Papers
Delightful Challenges - Use Your Scraps
Do You Stack Up? - Anything Goes
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Lets Get Sentimental
Tip Tip Tuesday - Bling It On
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Brads, Gems or Dew Drops
Card Cupids - Ribbon and/or Buttons
Phew!!  I am so relieved to know that  God does not forsake those who seek Him!!  There is no one else that can make that claim.  We can certainly have that intention, but the reality is that each one of us is human and that quality alone means that we will let each other down - whether it be intentionally or unintentionally BUT NOT GOD - He will not forsake us!

It is those who know His name that will trust in Him and seek Him.  It is one thing to know about someone, but totally another to know them!  I know when I get to Heaven and stand before the Lord, I want to know Him by name, not just have read about Him and know of His ways, I want to know Him by name, this to me means have a relationship with Him.

What a comfort to know that when times get hard, when we are going through things that even those closest to us cannot relate to, or perhaps don't know about - that He is there with us though it all!  This is such a wonderful promise - I long to be one who seeks Him daily and will always know His name - secure in His promise that He is always there with me  - it doesn't get much better than this!!  I pray that you have that assurance too!

Please pop back over to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog to share Rebekka's inspiration from this weeks scripture.

  Make sure you stop by the Design Team Blogs and see that gorgeous 'works of the heart' they have created for you!!

*Lisa Chris Grace *Peggysue * Randi  (on break)* Miejse * Rebekka *

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered.

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Thank you for visiting today your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Anyone Seen the Dog?

'Anyone seen the dog!?!'

'Dog what dog!?!?'

'If I just snuggle down a bit further...'

'Maybe they will think I am a cushion...'

'Where has she gone now?!?!'

'Nope - no dogs here....'

'I can't hear YOU!!'

'It's a dog's life!!'

Some days are like Groundhog Day!!  LOL! 

I hope you are having a great weekend, making the most of each moment and taking the time to smell the roses - maybe even get some time to 'chill out'!  God bless you!

Friday, February 25, 2011

LOC Framed Bird Queen

I have created this card using the Layers of Color Bird Queen cling art stamp.  When I saw the colour combination from the CR84FN Colour Challenge

I knew I had to use the the leftovers that I have from the first card class that I taught at my local Craft Shop Scraps'n'Stuff- you can see those cards here

Easel cards are always fun to make and ALWAYS looks great!!  There are so many ways to decorate it!

I have used the Bird Queen cling art stamp from Layers of Color - it is such a fabulous stamp - I love the uniqueness of it!!  I have added the corners from the Vintage Corners from Cuttlebug - these are a favourite of mine and finish off cards so beautifully.

For the base I used the DP from Teresa Collins, cutting out one of the crowns with an Oval Punch and popping it up on foam tape.  The large and small flowers from the Nature Walk art stamp set have been cut out and chalked, they are also popped up on foam tape and had a large pearl added to the centre.

This card is for the following Challenges:
CCEE Stampers - Distress Your Papers
Delightful Challenges - Use Your Scraps
Do You Stack Up? - Anything Goes
Paper Romance - Anything Goes
StampinB's - Use a Flower
Stamp Insanity - Photo Inspiration
Crafts and Me - Anything with Wings
Creative Craft World - Use a Square
Little Red Wagon - Animals

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp Company

You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP  and  have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!

Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

LOC Cake Decorating Party

Welcome to the

Layers of Color

Cake Decorating Party!

We have a line-up of fantastic crafting chefs that will inspire you to get into your creative kitchens and whip up some delicious artwork! Our party hostess is Gunn Thelin Knutsen who is generously sharing her cake with us today! Come whet your appetite with her creative paper cake slice boxes that are marvelously decorated with Layers of Color.

This is truly how you can have your cake and eat it too! Enjoy a tasty cake fresh from the oven, while being creative with Layers of Color, pretty papers, laces, flowers, and even jewelry!  IF you have come from Keri Leee Sereikas Blog you are in the right place - if not you may want to go back to the LOC Blog and start at the beginning - you are not going to miss any of the inspiring creations we have in store for you today!

I have been busy cooking up some 'tasty morsels' for you in my Culinary Kitchen and have three delish treats to show you

The first YUMBLY Slice of Heaven is created using the Layers of Color Belle Brocade art stencil

, The Love Chapter and Flutterescent art stamp sets

My next delicacy is Continental Delight

Layers of Colors Flowering Gems art stamp set  have been stamped multiple times and layered to create my own layered flowers - this has worked so well on these delicacies

One slice or two

Sweet as sweet can be - to be followed up with a wonderfully tempting

Not too little - not too much....

Cupcake lightly decorated with Flowering Gems and Flutterescent art stamp sets

Tasty isn't it? Let's have some more!...You're invited to feast your eyes on the Layers of Color Design Team and Guest Designer's Cake Party treats!  The next Culinary Kitchen is Lynn Stevens.

Layers of Color
Beatriz Jennings
Dawn Burnworth
Diana Queen
Grace Nywening
Gunn Thelin Knutsen
Guro Aarre

Heather Wombacher

Iwona Palamountain

Janice Whiting

Jennie Harper

Jessica Fick

Joan Ervin

Julie Overby

Kazan Clark

Keri Lee Sereika
Linda Lucas (that's me)
Lynn Stevens

Maxine Diffey

Nina Brackett
Sharri Seffens
Suzanne Czosek

Be sure to swing by Layers of Color Boutique and grab a FREE Cupcake Card Template! In celebration, we've added some SALE items and Special Bundle offers with fabulous pricing on Spellbinders Dies! And when you subscribe to the Layers of Color blog and leave a comment, you will be entered into our Party Favor Drawing to have the chance to WIN this yummy Layers of Color art stamp set!...

Birdday Party art stamp set

Hum along with me as I sing Happy Birth Day to:

My wonderful DH
Dawn Burnworth

a very special Happy Birth Day to Laura's first Grandbaby
Landon Douglas Matthews

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Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have been inspired with some of the creations you have seen!  Thank you for taking the time to comment - you make my day!  God bless you!

LOC Emboss Resist Frame

Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the Emboss Resist Tutorial using the Layers of Color Cottage Rose cling art stamp - if you missed it you can find it here.  I hope you have as much fun with the technique as I have had!  Now for the projects that I created ...

This very vintage picture.  I have used a recycled an A-Frame Calendar Stand - you know, one of those things you save thinking you will use it one day - happily, this is the day!

I took the final Emboss Resist project

Added a Prima flower and some leaves recycled from the stem of a Valentine's Chocolate Rose.

Some pleated DP with a little bit of spongingpaper piercing and some bling

a last touch of gorgeous Bling (thanks to my friend Gunn) and the perfect sentiment from the Layers of Color The Love Chapter art stamp set and the project is finished!

This is for the following Challenges:
Oldie But a Goodie - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesday - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Bling It On
Kadoodle Doodles - Break Tradition - Try Something New
Stamps R Us - For the Girls
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything But a Card
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - Recycled Romance
Allsorts - Inspired by Nature

Thsnk you for visiting and leaving your lovely comments!  I will be back later today with the
Layers of Color
 Cake Decoration Party Blog Hop
You can see all about it here and some and join us - there are the most divine 'Culinary Delights' to send your creative juices soaring!    See you then!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MMSC92 Birds on a Wire

Tuesday comes around so quickly - do you find that!?  I love it because it is Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge time - and we all love that don't we!

I have used this gorgeous brand new image from "priscillastyles" Store called Birds on a Vine

I have cut out the rectangle with the birds on it and popped it up on foam tale

and coloured the birds using my Priscmacolor Pencils and added some shimmer.

The gorgeous bling is form that endless RAK from my dear friend and Design Team Sistah Gunn - thank you Gunn!!

This card is for the following challenges:
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Embossing
Oldie But a Goodie - Spring is in the Air
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Card Mad Fairy - Distress It
Delicious Doodles - Glitz and Glam
Dutch Dare - Sparkel, Glitter or Bling
Totally Paper Craft - Do It With Digi
Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got
Bows N Berries - Anything Goes

  This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

  Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC91 Gold Star Award goes to...
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
*Our MMSC92 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
**Our February Monthly sponsor is....

Check out the monthly grand prize HERE.

There is plenty more inspiration waiting for you on the Design Team Blogs - make sure you pay them a visit - you are going to LOVE it - these girls are amazing!!


Thank you for visiting today - I love it that you come and appreciate your encouragement and support - we would love to see you play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - you know I will be there to see you!  God bless you!