Magazine Monday #118

     It's kind of like getting free paper!!! Some really lovely designs are inside the security envelopes that our bills and other mailings come in.
     I save them all. Just look at what you can create! They also make beautiful flowers. I used six different envelopes for this card that I'm submitting to the Magazine Monday #118 challenge at PaperCrafter's Corner. Check out the inspiration cover and link to the rules below.
     I was inspired by the orange / coral colors against a dark background in this week's cover and the way things are mixed all around each other like a vine growing through it all.
     I used dies from Our Daily Bread Designs (Fancy Foliage) and circle dies from Spellbinders. The sentiment stamp comes from Unity Stamps (. . . bright, happy you). I heat embossed the sentiment tag with black pigment and clear embossing powder.
     Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 118 Inspiration Piece (image)
    Thanks again for stopping in. Hope you enjoy your day.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela


DCWV Stack-a-holic Card Challenge, Sept 2015

     UPDATE: So excited to find my card on the list of winners! Thanks so much DCWV!
      Time for another DCWV Stack-a-holic Card Sketch Challenge already! The time if flying by here.
     I used the The Good Wood Stack to create this Thanksgiving card. There are just so many beautiful wood grains in that stack. I used Fiskars' Quilt Star to punch my embellishments. I cut two of each different one and then stacked them with foam tape.
     There is still lots of time if you want to play along with us. Here's the link to all the rules and a copy of the sketch here too.

     Thanks so much for stopping in. I'll be looking forward to seeing your card on the DCWV Facebook page.
    May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,


Anything Goes with Scripture - ODBDSLC252

     So nice of you to stop in today. It means a lot to me.
     Today, my card is for the Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. The challenge was to create a card of any design using scripture. This is one of my favorite scriptures when I am strong enough to give things to the Lord and stop 'helping' Him fix things. LOL
     The sentiment stamp is from ODBD's Phil #C142 collection. I also used my very favorite die of all time - Fancy Foliage, also from ODBD. It's the swirly vine. I did cut it in half to get it just how I wanted it to be in my design.
     I heat embossed the sentiment using violet pigment and clear embossing powder. Next, I die cut the label. I like stamping first before cutting because if I get the sentiment crocked, I can adjust the placement of the die. I adhered it with foam tape to fit over the diamonds. Aren't those gorgeous diamonds!?!
     The other products I used on my card are: Spellbinders dies - Labels Eighteen #S4-310, and Gilded Life trim #GLLD-001. The beautiful purple cardstock is from Recollections Cool Waters #221136, and the adhesive jeweled sheet #EM-035-00043 is from DCWV.
     Thanks again for stopping in. May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela


Magazine Monday 115 With a Twist

     Thanks so much for stopping in today. Hope you day is off to a great start.
     This week's Magazine Monday 115 challenge at PaperCrafter's Corner is a take on the fun, adult coloring books that are so popular right now.
     There are lots of free coloring pages online which is what I have used for my card. The page was an 8.5x11 sheet of these gorgeous fish to color. As you can see I only colored one fish and let the others serve as a background. I got my page from the list of free pages on PaperCrafter's Corner blog.
     I colored my image with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - TB3, IB1, CT1, CT3, PP3, and PP5. I also tried colored pencils and Crayola markers. I liked the Spectrum Noir markers best, but they all looked good.
     And since I really love sparkles, I had to add a big diamond flourish to my card. I trimmed my coloring page and matted it with matching colors of cardstock. My sticker letters came from a big box of scrapbooking supplies I bought at a garage sale for $10!!! Got the diamonds from the box too.
     Here's the link if you want to play along with us. Be sure to check out all the free coloring pages while you are there.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela