Sunday, September 30, 2012

Crafters Of Faith First Blog Hop

Supplies:  Lovely As A Tree & Petite Pairs Stamp Sets; Early Espresso, So Saffron & Whisper White
Cardstock; Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron & Old Olive Ink; Early Espresso Quilted Satin
Ribbon; Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper; Scallop Border, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle &  
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punches; White Gel Pen; SU! Pearls; Sponge & Dimensionals

To God who gives our daily bread
A thankful song we raise,
And pray that he who sends us food
May fill our hearts with praise.
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Welcome to the first Crafters of Faith Blog Hop! We are so blessed to have you stop by and celebrate the beauty of AUTUMN with us! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together! If you are just visiting and would like to hop with us, please start at Carol's blog.   If you're hopping along already, you should have arrived from LizW's blog.

This month, our hostess is CarolS! She gave us a wonderful Harvest challenge and here is what she asked us to create: "I love FALL, the colors and the smells! I would like to propose that we make a card with fall colors, it should include fruits and vegetables to remind us of the harvest. When my kids were small, I canned peaches and pears, made pickles and such. So much fun to open those jars in the dead of winter! I am looking so forward to the fall festival of Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles). To Biblical historians, this is the actual time of Christ's Birth and many people believe this will also be the season of HIS return. Blessings All!"

To celebrate in this glorious season upon us, I created the card posted above for you!
 I used the colors of Fall to make my creation-after I realized that I didn't have any fruit or vegetable
stamps & I also sponged the background of my main image to further enhance the Fall theme. 

From here, continue hopping to LizD's blog to see what Autumn splendor she has waiting for you!  We also have a special little giveaway for one lucky hopper today and you can find that 
on Kelly's blog - the last stop on the hop!  

Thank you for stopping by today! In this glorious season of Fall, and the wonders of the earth changing to gorgeous colors .... in a time of gratitude and thanksgiving ... we wish many blessings for you!
Hugs & Love,

Friday, September 28, 2012

Color Me Beautiful Wheat & Lavender Challenge

Supplies:  Word Play Stamp Set; Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, River Rock; Sahara Sand &
 Wisteria Wonder Cardstock; Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, River Rock, Sahara Sand &
 Whisper White Ink; Elegant Eggplant Dotted Ribbon; Big Shot; Perfect Polka Dots 
Embossing Folder; Apothecary Accents Framelits; SU! Pearls & Rhinestones; 
Champagne Shimmer Mist; Sponges & Dimensionals

Good Morning & Happy Friday Stamping Friends!
I'm so sorry for my absence this past husband planned a getaway for my birthday & I couldn't say no could I?  I didn't have time to do anything but leave & I've informed him that although I truly appreciated and needed this escape.....some advance notice would be NICE LOL!!!!!

Well, it's time for another Color Me Beautiful Challenge & this week's colors are AMAZING!!!!  I managed to use all the colors again & I accomplished this by sponging my background piece.  While I was at Convention this past summer; I received a swap that had a line of butterflies on it that used all the new In Colors & I thought that was a pretty creative way to do that so I took her idea and stepped it up a bit.  My background is sponged while hers was white; I textured my butterflies while hers was just punched out & I spread mine out vs. hers was in a straight line.  I also added ribbon & stamped my sentiment on a die cut while her swap was very clean and simple.  All in all; I'm quite pleased with it & I hope I've inspired you to play along with us!  All you have to do is create a card, scrapbook page, 3D item or whatever your heart desires using the Stampin' Up! colors listed above & link it to the Color Me Beautiful challenge blog by Thursday, October 4th @ 5pm.  I can't wait to see your wonderful pieces of art!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by & please check out the rest of the design team's work!  I'm sure you'll be inspired by everyone's awesome creations!!!!  
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Friday, September 14, 2012

Color Me Beautiful-Aubergine Dream

Supplies:  Just Believe Stamp Set; Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray 
& Whisper White Cardstock; Basic Gray Ink; Whisper White Stitched Ribbon; Big Shot; Scallop Square 
Die; Scallop Square Die #2; Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder;  Circle Die #2; 1 3/4" Circle & 
Scallop Circle Punches; In Color Brads; White Gel Pen; SU! Rhinestones; Paper Piercing Pack Essentials

Good Morning & Happy Friday Stamping Friends!

It's Color Me Beautiful time!!!!!  Our challenge for you this week is to use at least 3 of the above colors on your creation & post it to our challenge blog by next Thursday, September 20th @ 5pm.  Feel free to make whatever your heart desires but please use all Stampin' Up! product.  I can't wait to see your awesome work......the entries from last week were gorgeous so keep 'em coming please!!!!!

I managed to use all of the colors on my card & I also cased myself again!  It's actually been quite fun going through my stash & revisiting my old layouts!  I did tone this one down just a original had a few more layers LOL!  I hope I've inspired you to play along with us & for even more inspiration; please check out our blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the weekend!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Crafty Gals Punch Art Challenge Card

Supplies:  Kind & Caring Thoughts Stampset; Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler,
Raspberry Ripple, Rose Red & Gumball Green Cardstock; Primrose Petals Ink; Decorative Label,
  Scallop Oval, 1 3/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle,  1/2" Circle & Bird
 Builder Punches;  Primrose Petals Satin Stitched Ribbon; SU! Rhinestones

Good Evening Stamping Friends!
I have a quicky post for you this evening.  This is my creation for the Crafty Gals Challenge to use your punches in creative ways.  Well; I'm not really *creative* when it comes to punch art so after a lot of soul searching.....I decided to CASE a card I received @ Convention this past summer.  I used circle punches to create my flowers instead of hearts & changed the color scheme just a bit keeping with the original CAS style....I must say that I think it came out pretty cute!  ENJOY!!!!!

Well, that's it for me tonight.  Look for another post on Friday for the next Color Me Beautiful Challenge!  
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Friday, September 7, 2012

Color Me Beautiful Challenge #2 Red Blossom

Supplies:  Elements of Style & Bring on the Cake Stampsets; Always Artichoke, More Mustard,
Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral & Raspberry Ripple Cardstock; Always Artichoke & Calypso Coral
Ink; Always Artichoke & Calypso Coral Markers; Big Shot; Perfect Polka Dot & Vintage
Wallpaper Embossing Folders; Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die; Very Vanilla Seam Binding
Ribbon; Decorative Label, Scallop Sqaure, Postage Stamp & Scallop Oval Punches; White
Gel Pen; SU! Pearls; Champagne Mist Shimmer Spray; Sponge; Dimensionals

 Good Morning & Happy Friday Friends!!!
Time for another Color Me Beautiful challenge & I must say last week's entries were FAB!  I'm so looking forward to seeing what you guys make for this one!  Our color challenge is to use Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Raspberry Ripple, Always Artichoke or Soft Suede & More Mustard on your creations.  Don't have all the colors?  Use what you do have!  All that we ask is that you use at least 3 of the above colors & post it to the Color Me Beautiful challenge blog by next Thursday, September 13th @ 5pm.

I managed to use all the colors on my creation this time!  I was struggling at first but then I spotted a card that I made for a swap @ last year's SU! Convention & decided to case myself!  I think it worked out pretty good & I needed to make a birthday card for one of my downline members.....I think she just turned 30---YOUNGSTER LOL!!!  I do hope she enjoys her birthday card as well as all of you!  For even more inspiration; please check out the rest of the Design Team:

Well, I'm off to get my day started.......I do need to get the kiddos up & ready for school so have a great rest of the day & an AWESOME weekend!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Color Me Beautiful Challenge #1 Hens and Chicks

Supplies:  Tricky Treats Stampset; Basic Gray, Whisper White & Lucky Limeade  
Cardstock; Lucky Limeade Ink; Polka Dot Parade DSP; Big Shot; Stripes
Embossing Folder; Whisper White Stitched Ribbon; Labels Framelits;
 White Gel Pen; SU! Rhinestones; Dimensionals

Good Morning Stamping Friends & welcome to the very first Color Me Beautiful challenge!  Just look at those gorgeous colors you get to play with this week! 

I used Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry & Lucky Limeade as my color scheme along with a pretty basic layout to show off that *adorable* kitty!!

For even more inspiration; hop on over to the Color Me Beautiful blog to see what the rest of the design team has created & to get all the details about our challenges.  I can't wait to see all your wonderful creations!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,