Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Refuge

Where do we go when we need help, shelter, refuge? Who do we trust in times of uncertainty or confusion?
We need only to watch outside our windows during a deluge of rain and hail to see the birds perched on a tree limb with their heads tucked under the leaves. I saw this scene the other day and was reminded of this verse from Psalm 91:4. The verse cannot be appreciated or understood unless viewed in the context of the verses before and after. Psalm 91 is one of my favorite Bible chapters as it speaks of danger, pestilence, arrows from all sides...and the one who can watch as if from a distance...who sees his enemies fall by his side as he takes refuge under the pinions, (feathers) of Almighty God. I have been in a long season of health issues...sometimes seeming insurmountable as I've had to wait and trust in God for understanding and the next step of action and then again wait on Him in trust and confidence.
I have a friend to thank for the idea and layout of this card. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Oxide in a couple of colors, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio for the bottom layer, a layer of mica flakes in gold stripe, and a couple of leaf dies from Papertrey Ink. The bird is from the "Brushed Birds" set also from PTI, as well as the scripture stamp.
Thank you for your visit today!!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

All About Bees

Hi friends! I have been a little remiss about posting my cards here on my blog...so will try to remedy that this week!
I received my Power Poppy stamps a couple of weeks ago and have had fun playing with this set, "Bee Kind Toile." I actually posted this on Instagram already. Oops!
I really am smitten with the Bee Skep on the pretty cake stand! 
I found some old Stampin' Up designer paper in this pretty blue color...so I stamped the tiny sentiment on the top in that banner "Happy-Bee-Day" to match. The border around the bee skep is made by a repeat single bloom stamped in a circular border. I added some Wink of Stella to the honey dripping over the sides and used a fine black tip micron pen to add some detail to the bees antennae and stripes.
The oval border cut out is from Papertrey Ink. 
I think that's all the detail...I worked awhile on my card and was pretty happy how it turned out. 
I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Get Well in Chintz!

I kind of love chintz fabric...it is so pretty and cozy and full of color! I don't decorate with it though; because it is so very feminine. But when I needed a little get well send off recently; I dug through my stamps and found this oldie from Art Impressions.
This was easy to watercolor up; although the pink did a bit of smearing outside the lines...It turned out pretty well. I kind of adore those bunny slippers and just now realize I should have probably drawn a shadow line. Oh well...it's cheerful and in one of my favorite color combos; yellow, pink, and green!
Happy Stamping and wishing you a blessed day!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Round and Round with a Precious Baby Card!

Hi Stamping Friends! I actually spent some time over the weekend doing one of my favorite things... stamping and coloring with Copics! I had just received a fresh little bundle...no, not a baby  but almost as sweet...a new parcel of Power Poppy stamps in the mail! My card today features Power Popppy's newest release, "Precious Baby. I love this set that Marcella illustrated...and it was so fun (and very easy) to color up.
The June Power and Spark Challenge is here from card designer extraordinaire, Stacy, "Round and Round," and she asks us to use round corners or make a round card. I used a lot of scallops in my card, so rounded off for sure!!



I used one of my favorite colors for neutral baby cards, a mint green swiss dotted paper, and added double scallops on the top and bottom to frame the image set in an oval (only because it did not fit into a round very well.)
I have a little pink satin bow to add in the corner...but I am not sure whether the recipient is having a boy or a girl just yet; so the bow will have to wait!
This vignette is so vintage and sweet; perfect for a baby card!
Thanks for popping in and wishing you a happy day doing whatever your little heart desires to do!