Saturday, December 31, 2011

2 More Versions of God Is Fair

The hounds tooth pattern paper is yet another
from the Everyday Kraft by Paper Studio.
This was layered on black card stock along with the
phrase and plaid texture "bar" that
is under the other two.

The plaid texture has been accented by lightly
sponging with black ink.

A very simple basic design that highlights
the scripture that is found at Hebrews 6:10.

The second version of God Is Fair also showcases
the pattern papers from Everyday Kraft stack
by Paper Studio.

As with the previous card a craft color card stock
is the card base.

I used a Creating Memories punch for the
black portion of the three small squares.
These squares have three different papers
from the stack.

Again a very simple basic design with
the scripture as the main focal point.

Friday, December 30, 2011

God Is Fair

Another card for my pastor and his wife to use.
They requested this scripture.

The scripture, Hebrews 6:10, was created in PSP X.
This allows me to copy and paste it into Word and
make it any size that I want. A real advantage
over stamps, plus I can use any scripture or
inspiring phrase that I want.

The oval cut zebra print scrapbook paper is from
Paper Studio's Everyday Kraft stack.
It has been layered over a slightly larger
oval. Thank you Spellbinders for those
wonderful nesting dies.

The scripture was die cut with a Spellbinder's
label and layered over black.
Note the plaid textured "bar" under the
scripture. This is from a Sizzix embossing folder.

The outer edge of the craft paper card base
was sponged with black ink.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Birthday Card

An embossing folder has been used on the lavender paper.
This was attached to a plain white card base.
Mega oval by Spellbinders was the die used for the purple
oval and Mega scalloped oval for the white layer under it.

The Happy Birthday was computer generated,
then die cut with a Spellbinders die.

On either side of the Happy Birthday
K and Company stickers were used.

This was a fairly fast card to make.
I do like the finishing touch that the
flower stickers have added.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Jeri's Zentangles

Our cousin Jeri has started making zentangles.
She used a Spellbinders Label to get the basic shape.

Then I took over. I mounted her carefully cut out zentangle
on a larger size of the same Spellbinders label.
These two layers are slightly raised over the rest of the card.

Next layer down is the cream oval that has
been embossed in a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
The last layer is a scalloped black oval.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hebrews 6:10

This design is very similar to one I posted several days ago.
The big difference is the texture covering the card base.
A piece of card stock the exact same size as the card base
was "altered". It was placed on a scoring board at an angle and
a line was scored into the paper every 1/4 inch.

This is a very simple design that makes the scripture
the main focal point.

The patterned paper is from the
Paper Studio Everyday Kraft stack.

Hebrews 6:10

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Under God's Feet

Another card for my pastor. The zebra stripe oval is from the Paper Studio Everyday Craft stack. A wonderful stack for "man" cards or scrapbook pages. The oval and the plain black larger oval were both cut with Spellbinders Nesting ovals.

The tiger stamp is from Sutter Enterprises Stamps. This company has a wonderful collection of western and wildlife stamps. The image was stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. This ink was also used to sponge around the edges of the card.

The phrase was computer generated in PSP X. It was cut with a Spellbinders Label die and mounted on an oval, again by Spellbinders. The final embellishment is three black "jewels" on the right hand side of the phrase.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I Am The Resurrection

John 11:25 is such a great reminder for me. Jesus is life! This card began with a kraft colored A2 card base. The edges were sponged with black ink. I am not sure where the tiger image came from. He certainly is a regal big cat. He was stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. The zebra paper is from the Paper Studio Everyday Kraft stack. It is layered over black card stock and the narrow border has been measured to perfection with the Perfect Layers ruler. The scripture was designed in PSP X by myself. A Spellbinders Label die was used to cut it.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

God Is Fair - Hebrews 6:10

This design and the next few that I post will all be done with Paper Studio's Everyday Kraft stack. I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby. The card base is kraft paper. On this particular one I used VersaMark to stamp a flourish in the upper right corner of the card base. It was embossed with clear embossing powder. Both of the patterned papers from the Paper Studio stack are layered over black card stock. As usual I used a Perfect Layers ruler to get that "perfect" border. The phrase is from the New Testament and is found in Hebrews 6:10. I have designed the lettering using PSP X. The card is part of a series that I am doing at the request of the my pastor and his wife. Hers will be in pastels and flowers using the same scriptures and phrases. I do this as part of my ministry in my local church. I know how special it makes me feel when someone takes the time to send me a card, so my thinking is that this will help pastor and his wife connect with their congregation and pastors students at the Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange WY where he is a professor teaching several classes a semester.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our Christmas Tree

Every spring my husband spends hours and hours looking for deer and elk antler sheds. This past spring he founda 7 point elk antler which has been on display in our living room ever since. I decided to use this huge antler for our Christmas tree. So when dh was occupied elsewhere for several hours, I got wild and crazy with the glitz. I love it and so does he.

Monday, December 12, 2011

John 8:32

Truth makes us free. How very profound! The papers in the design come from DCWV Citrus and Cardstock stacks. The phrase has been designed by me in PSP X. The little flourishes sticking out from behind the scripture were cut using a Spellbinders die. That's it folks, just layering and rectangles. I use perfect layers rulers to get those perfectly even borders.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Such a great scripture - Psalm 97:12 - a wonderful reminder of how we should live every day rejoicing in the LORD.

The beginning of this card is a white card base that has the edges sponged first with Russet ink and then a narrower border of sponging that is Coffee. Both inks are from the Ranger Archival line.

The phrase has been die cut with a Spellbinder's Label. The edges have been sponged with Russet and Coffee. It has been layered over rust and dark brown. The edges of the two lower layers have the corners rounded.

The ribbon on the left begins with a fallish paper from K & Company that is layer on dark brown. The lacy border in rust is from an EK Success Martha Stewart border punch.

The leaves are from various punches from various glitter papers.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Shout for Joy

A beautiful scripture matched with fall leaves. The card base is beige parchment that has a wide russet ink sponged along the outer edges, then a narrower sponging of dark brown ink. This same sponging was used on the scripture.

The patterned paper is from K and Company. It has been layered over a narrow border of rust card stock with a wider border of dark brown as the base layer.

The rust branch and leaf punched "ribbon" is from EK Success Martha Stewart line.
The glitter paper leaves are from various sources as are the leaf punches.

The scripture has been generated in PSP X as have most of the scriptures used on my cards. It has been die cut with a Spellbinder's Label die.

I have CD's availablwith 12 - 24 scriptures for sale for $7.50 - $12.50 + $1 postage. Each of these would be accompanied by a picture tutorial on the use of the CD and how to use the scriptures in Word. It would show you how to create two columns in Word, copy and paste from the CD to Word and how to size the scripture in Word. You may pick your scripture from my list which I could email to you.

There are also some inspirational phrases, fancy script basic words and short phrases and cowgirl wisdom. Your own favorite phrases and scriptures can be custom designed for as slightly higher cost. (these may become a part of my catalog and be available to others with your permission.)