Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Addie's Christmas wish.....

Hello,
I wanted to share a article that I found with all my blog readers.  It is about a little girl named Addie, and she weights 23 pounds.  She has stopped growing, and her system is shutting down, the doctors have told her parents this will probably be her last Christmas.  Little Addie is wanting Christmas cards, and so I am asking my blog readers who make cards to send her one.  And it would be even greater if you could repost the link to the article I will add here on my blog about Addie, on to your blog and share the word.  I would LOVE to see this little girl be flooded with a whole lotta homemade card love!!!  Here is a pic of her with her family, her Mom is holding her here, and the link to her address is HERE, at the bottom of the news article about her.  God bless you as you think of little Addie this Christmas.



Sending a big hug and prayers for little Addie, hope you like your cards!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Bible Journaling Page

Hello,
I hope your doing well and had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I have a Bible Journal page to share with you that I did in the theme and colors of Thanksgiving.  I am enjoying my Journaling Bible so much and have so many wonderful things to share with you.  I want to stress again that I don't mind if my pages are shared on Pinterest, but they are NOT to be posted on Facebook or Twitter.  Here is my page.


I journaled the scripture:

Philippians 4:6-7King James Version (KJV)

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

I used my Gold Gelato on my page, then stamped the leaves in a burgundy, and the Thanksgiving sentiment was stamped in brown.  I added a clear medium to the page and then some gold glitter in random places.  It turned out so lovely.

Here is a close up:



I am so happy to see my favorite time of year upon us.  I just love Christmas.  Every year I thank God for the ability to see and hold that precious son of God in my heart.  Where would I be with out Him!?!  Lost and dying.  Thank you Father God for sending your son.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Monday, November 24, 2014

"Manly Monday"

Hello,
Today I wanted to share a link with you, Cindy Groh is sharing some great cards today on her "Manly Monday" post.
I was very honored, humbled and blessed to have her ask me if she could feature my Howling Wolves card for Blue Ridge Impressions on the post this week for "Manly Monday".   And if your like me and always looking for Masculine inspiration for cards, you may want to pin the cards featured this week.
HERE is the link and if you stop by please leave Cindy a comment on her nice card.
Have a great day,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Howling Wolves

Hello,
I think winter has hit us full force.  Pretty cold.  I don't know if I am ready for it.  Ha!

Today I have a card using the beautiful Howling Wolves stamp from Blue Ridge Impressions.  Here is a pic.



I have long admired this stamp in the catalog of Blue Ridge Impressions.  It is called "Howling Wolves" and is on page 63 in the catalog.  The wolves seem so wild and free don't they?  I think so.  I colored the image with colored pencils, then used my blender pen.  It turned out fabulous.  I especially love the fur on the wolves and the moon.  I also used my Sakura silver stardust pen on the wolves fur, but you can't see it in the picture.  But it is so lovely, seeing the silver highlights in their fur.  I also used the Thinking of You sentiment from Blue Ridge Impressions, it can be found on page 15.  I layered the image onto a piece of Deep Blue Iridescent Pearl Paper and then onto a piece of Double Mates Cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of blue Double Mates Cardstock.  The Iridescent Pearl Paper can be found on page 94 in the Catalog.  The Catalog can be seen by clicking on the link I have for Blue Ridge Impressions in the Right of my side bar here on my blog.

I hope you will take a look at the New Catalog that Blue Ridge Impressions has out, it is full of beautiful inspiration of stamps, and craft products.

I will be entering into the following Challenges - Sister Act, Through The Craft Room Door, Artistic Impressions, Creative Fingers, the links are below.

I am so glad you stopped by, God bless you, Ann

Challenges:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Impressions - Stars or Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes


Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas Drum Wreathe

Hello,
I hope your doing well.
Today I have a Christmas Drum Wreathe to share with you.
Tombow is looking for fun altered crafty items from the Dollar Store.
Well, I love my local Dollar Store so I wanted to join in the fun.
I have a friend who is having surgery soon, so I am going to make up a basket of healthy snacks for her when she gets out of the hospital and add this cute little wreathe to it.  I know she will love it.


The red and gold tinsel wreathe is from the Dollar Store, and so are the little drums.  Aren't they adorable.  I added a bow to it with some festive ribbon, and gave it a new hanger at the top.  To adhere the little drums, I used my handy dandy Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.  It works beautiful on so many of my crafty projects.

I will be participating in the following challenges:  Tombow's Altered Christmas Gift Challenge, Anything But A Card, and Artistic Inspirations, links are below.

I am so glad you stopped by, and hope you have a great day.

Challenges:
Tombow's Altered Christmas Gift Challenge/ I altered a Christmas wreath. And used Tombow's Mono Aqua Liquid Adhesive.

Anything But A Card - Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations - Stars/ or Anything Goes


Monday, October 20, 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello,
Hope your having a lovely evening.  Tonight I am posting a Christmas card.  I am so happy to say that I have had all of mine done for quite a while now, and so these are just some extras.  Here is a pic.


I used a base of kraft cardstock, I wet embossed the Swirl and Flourish Tree from Hero Arts, and used their Merry Christmas Sentiment from their Celebrate Everyday Stamp Set.  I embossed the images and sentiment with some red glitter embossing powder.  It doesn't show the sparkle here very well, but you can see it in person.  Beautiful.  I finished the card off with some red and green plaid ribbon.

I am so glad you stopped by, God bless you.

I will be entering into the following Challenges: Hero Arts Holiday Challenge, Sister Act.

Callenges:
Hero Arts - Holiday Challenge - I used red glitter embossing powder (Mad About Metallics catagory)
Sister Act - Anything Goes


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Watercolored Branch and Flourished Tree

Hello,
Rain, Rain, Go Away!!  Ha!  Yes, lots of rain here, and feels like late November, makes you think a turkey should be in the oven,  Ha!  Well, today I have a lovely watercolored card.  Just Us Girls is looking for the Ombre Technique and so I knew I wanted to participate in that challenge this week.




My card:



I used a base of pink cardstock, I embossed a panel with the swiss dot folder, and watercolored the tree image with some watercolor in a ombre effect using periwinkle blue.  So lovely.  And watercolored the sentiment too.  Then added a few silver sequins for that sparkle. The Branch and Flourished Tree, and the sentiment are both from Hero Arts.

I hope you have  a wonderful evening.

I will be entering the following challenges and the links are below: Hero Arts Holiday Challenge, Sister Act, Simon Says, Just Us Girls.


Challenges:
Hero Arts - Holiday Challenge/ My card fits the Metalics Group with the sequins I used.
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Use Watercolors/ I watercolored my image panel and sentiment.
Just Us Girls - Trend Challenge - Ombre Technique/ I watercolored the stamped image with a ombre effect.