October Challenge Cards : Joyful Christmas Wishes

Friday, October 6, 2017

I'm participating in some card challenges at Scrapbook.com.  Since it's October, already, I decided that most, if not all, of the cards I make are going to be Christmas cards.

The basic card design was inspired by this card, which was chosen for me in the Gallery Inspiration challenge. 

by Chantallemcdaniel

I used the color palette from the Inspirational Card Challenge and came up with this card using the above card as a sketch.

This poinsettia stamp set is one of my all-time favorite Stampin' Up!® stamp sets, so I knew I would be using it for several cards this year.

I love to use gold emboss powder to stamp the flower a couple of times, and then cut them out and layer them using Dimensionals.

I wanted a patterned vellum for the bottom triangle of the background mat, but didn't have any, so I used my VersaMarker to make dots, and then heat embossed with a fine gold powder to create my own patterned vellum.

I stamped the sentiment for the Joyful Christmas set and die cut it using a Spellbinders die.

Lastly I added some yellow glitter glue to the flower center for a little bling, and just because it was awfully plain without it.

Obviously, I need to find a better adhesive to use under vellum, because the spots of adhesive from my ATG gun show through loud and not-so-clear! lol

If you aren't already a member of the Scrapbook.com crafting community, I hope you'll check it out.  It's my favorite place to join in the challenges and share my love of scrapping, both cards and layouts.

Stampin' Up! : cardstock (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White), Joyful Christmas stamp set (retired), Early Espresso ink, gold emboss powder, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

DCWV : design paper from The Christmas Stack

Spellbinders : Nestabilities Label Fourteen (retired)

Hampton Art, Studio G : glitter glue

Greeting Card Set: A Birthday Gift

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hi all!

Been a while since I've posted anything here.  A l-o-n-g while.

I had considered combining all of my blogging into one place, and making that place my business site at Shepherd's Song Creations.  I stopped posting here, for that reason, but I've decided I don't like that way of doing things.  I'm the type of person that compartmentalizes things, and so I seperate 'personal' and 'business' as two different categories.  I know that in this day of personal branding, there is the trend to merge the two, and market 'you', but that just isn't the way I work.

And so, although I may (and probably will), make reference to some things going on in the business category on this blog, and include links to my site, the projects that you see here are in the 'personal' category; just the things we do for fun, family, or friends.

So ... here is the first bit of fun I have to share!

I've taken the plunge and started a YouTube channel: Nutty's News  (genius, yes?) ...

...  and here is a video share of a recent project.

Three P's challenge: Frosty Feathers

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hi everyone!  Today is the day for the big reveal.

The first challenge has gone live at Three P's challenge!  This blog is all about getting together your Pages, Pocket Cards and Pictures . . . Three P's ~ how cute is that?

Join us two times a month, on the 1st and 15th, for fantistic fun and scrapping inspiration.

The first challenge is Frosty Feathers: include a bird somewhere on your page, and add some frost or bling with glitter, rhinestones, or something else that sparkles.

glitter dove with olive branch, Frosty Feathers challenge graphic

And here is my page for this challenge.

scrapbook pocket card of a bird with glitter wing

scrapbook pocket card with glitter butterfly and flowers on watercolor chevron paper

scrapbook pocket card with flowers and 'sweet pea' tag

scrapbook pocket page of baby with decorative cards

Now it's your turn!  Come over to the Three P's blog to check out the other projects and be sure to join us yourself!

All supplies and tools are from Stampin' Up!®

Documented Faith: A Stall??

Saturday, January 10, 2015

I really entered into this adventure with a lot of enthusiasm and ambition.

I'm not sure if it was reality bringing me down to earth from the clouds where I'd been soaring for a while, or if it was some stumbling because the enemy was trying to trip me.

Whichever the case, I've had a lot of reflecting, praying, searching and deep conversations going on this week.  I know God is doing great things right now, I'm just a little fractious over the fact that an uphill climb isn't a steady upward incline.

There are often little dips in the slope that actually cause you to go 'downhill' for a while.

This is a very good reason why we must remember to have God's perspective...

Documented Faith
Week One
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Some Verses
A Few Praises

This week's verse, as well as the Isaiah verse, have been a great foundation for me to start with this year.  It's the plans that God has for me that I need to focus on so I can really embrace WHO that makes me, in Him.  And I need to remember, the way is in the wilderness and the stream is in the desert.  Guess that means everything won't look so pleasant around me!

Coming soon!

Friday, January 9, 2015

It's only a secret for a little longer.

Check back here on January 15th to find out what it is, and just how big it is!

See you then!