Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Here are my cards I have to show you today.
First up is a Christmas card for mom and dad...shhh, don't tell. The Fun on Friday challenge at Christian Paper Crafts on Friday was to make a card using a photograph. I decided to combine it with a couple more challenges, like the Bible Verse Thursday challenge, the sketch challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, inchies to represent the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, and the wonderful color challenge at Color Throwdown to get what you see below:
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, BasicGrey; Ink: Close to my Heart; Images: PaperTreyInk; Accesories: Cuttlebug)
Next up is a little card that I did for today's Clean and Simple challenge at Christian Paper Crafts. By combining it with the awesome sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You and adding the colors from Color Dare in, I am so tickled with the cute response!
(Paper: PaperTreyInk; Images: PaperTreyInk; Ink: Close to my Heart; Accessories: bling, ribbon)
Even though Winter does not officially start until sometime in December, at my house, we are already starting to fade away from Fall and into the Christmas spirit and mood! It's kind of a stretch for me to be still making Fall cards when I have visions of nativity scenes, reds, greens, etc... floating around in my mind!
Sometimes in this busy life, we tend to get so wrapped up in everything going on in the world and have to remind ourselves of how abundantly blessed we really are. For my Facebook friends and I, we have challenged ourselves to post a thankful post everyday! It really helps put things in perspective when you read back upon what you have written.
It seems as if we have skipped Fall here in our little neck of the woods and went straight into Winter! The cold temperatures we have been getting in the nights are already down around the 20 degree marks which is much too cold for my liking!
Thankfully there is a nice, warm fireplace right outside the doors of the scrapbook room that makes everything nice and toasty for some warm paper-crafting days! First up is the 2nd CAS (Clean and Simply) Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts. I thought a little Christmas card would be cute since I never seem to get all of mine made!
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, Misc; Images: PaperTreyInk; Ink: Close to My Heart)
Next up is today's Color Monday challenge at Christian Paper Crafts, combined with the Sketch from Sketch Saturday! What a cute (and sparkly) combination they make when combined together!
With Abby already wanting to put the Christmas tree up, you kind of have to get in the Christmas mood pretty quick! I guess the forecast of snow for today doesn't hurt either! So with that being said - Christmas cards are on my agenda lately. Good thing since I a hosting a Christmas Card Workshop tomorrow to benefit our Church's Relay for Life team.
For today though... Yesterday's Bible Verse Thursday at Christian Paper Crafts was all about adding some glitter and glitz to your card with the Bible Verse of your choice! Wanting to make a Winter card, I decided to go for the verse from Isaiah 1:18 for a little spiritual emphasis to the snow! I decided to combine it with today's Fun on Friday to create this little card... The sketch is from SplitCoastStampers for this week and the colors are inspired from the image at the Shabby Tea Room.
Earlier this week, I was pretty busy making a presentation board for work and didn't get to play along with the Wednesday CASE artist. I decided to make yet another Christmas card... The sketch is from the wonderful JOyc3's gallery at Christian Paper Crafts. SplitCoastStampers way to use it challenge was about ways to use your green this week. My favorite way is of course to add it with red and make a Christmas card!
I totally can not believe that it is already November! Surely we just returned from the beach just the other day, didn't we?
So many of the challenge sites are already picking colors that have my mind wrapped around Christmas, it just makes me smile! I decided to combine this week's Color Throwdown with Sketch Tuesday over at Christian Paper Crafts. Of course, it was a great excuse to get some new PaperTreyInk stamps inked up ;)
(Paper: PaperTreyInk, Image: Paper Trey Ink; Ink: Close to My Heart, Copics;
My sweet hubby has the week off and is getting to spend it home with our precious little one. Oh, trust me, I have been fighting off the pangs of jealousy and the bits of sadness that I will not be sharing this fun time with them this week... But, work it is for me!
Today is Color Monday at Christian Paper Crafts and you truly never know what combination Jen is going to throw at you! Today's is cream, tan, chocolate, and garden green. I substituted kraft for the tan and added a llittle of a light shade of green for the flowers, but kept them green to attemp to keep the color scheme going. The card is also for the Clean and Simple (CAS) challenges both at SplitCoastStampers today (theme: Sympathy) and Christian Paper Crafts from Saturday October 30th! The great sketch, well that's from Sweet Sunday Sketches of course :)