"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." ~ Isaiah 55: 8-11

5.30.2013

ALOHA / TAWS New Release Blog Hop!!!


WOOHOO - welcome to my stop on the TAWS June Release Blog Hop! It's one of my favorite days of the month!!! I used Tropical Hideaway.... I absolutely love this set!!! I decided to go with the "Hawaiian shirt look" for my card - LOL!

One lucky commentor from the hop is going to win ALL 3 sets.... so make sure you hop along! For complete details, check out the TAWS blog. You can click on the thumbnails below to hop through the DT blogs.





I also used this week's RetroSketch!


Have fun hopping!

LET'S MAKE...LEMONADE / DS #103 & TAWS New Release...


Today is the new release hop (see my next post) for The Alley Way Stamps AND a new sketch over at The Deconstructed Sketch! Isn't this sketch FUN?!? I thought these stamps - Lemon Squeezy, went with it so well - yummy little lemonade! This set is free with minimum purchase of $40! I did some paper piecing and added Copics for a little depth. And a few dots of stickles.. just because!


Please be sure to check out the other inspiration and play along!!!




Love and hugs,

5.29.2013

ALOHA / TAWS Sneak Peeks day #3...


Aloha! We have our final TAWS Sneak Peek today! The new set is called Tropical Hidaway, and I love anything tropical! I really enjoyed this card, even though I didn't think it was going as planned at first - LOL! I added some stickles to the flower, but that's always hard to see!

Be sure to head over to the TAWS blog for your chance to win this fun set!!!

Have an awesome day!!!

5.28.2013

DIRECTION / CQC #191 & TAWS Sneak Peeks day #2...


Hello hello!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We went to the lake and I managed to read 2 books! Today is Day 2 of Sneak Peeks over at The Alley Way stamps, and you could win this fun set - Good Point! Head over to the TAWS blog to find out how!

We also start a new challenge today over at the colourQ - aren't these colors super fun?!?


Big Hugs,

5.27.2013

ROBOTASTIC / TAWS Sneak Peeks day #1...


It's Sneak Peek time over at The Alley Way Stamps!!! This new set is called Bot Time - be sure to head over the the Alley Way blog to find out how you can win this set!

I did a little paper piecing and layered the different images from the set in coordinating inks... FUN!

Big Hugs,

5.25.2013

HELLO FRIEND / RS #65...



Happy Saturday! Just popping in really quick to upload today's new RetroSketch card! I used the sets Bird Brain (LOVE it!) for this little card. The sentiment was made from the sets Doodle Frames and Monster Madness.

  

Here's the sketch...


We are off to the lake for a little fishing and boat rides!

Have a great weekend!

DIY Paper Bow Tutorial...

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Happy Saturday! Arielle here with a quick tutorial for a customized paper bow! They are super easy and inexpensive to make. So grab some supplies and give it a try! What you’ll need…
  • Digital paper - I used Deena Rutter’s  Uncharted Papers
  • Scissors, craft knife, and/or a paper timmer
  • Adhesive & dimensionals or pop dots
Instructions:
 1)   Set up your file and print your paper. I printed mine double sided and trimmed it to 2.5" x 3".
 2)   Cut paper into .25" x 2.5" strips.
 3)   You'll need 9 strips for a small bow (12 for a larger bow).

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 4)   Trim .75" off 4 of the strips, and trim one strip to 1".
 5)   Loop the paper and secure the ends with adhesive. (see photo below)
 6)   Secure the 4 larger loops together, and the four shorter together, and the 1" strip together with adhesive.   (see photo below)

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 7)   Stack the looped sets and secure with adhesive as seen in the photo below. And voilà! You're done! Of course you can use thicker or thinner strips, add another layer of loopies, or adhere the loops closer together to alter the look of your bow! They are cheap, easy and fun - so play around with different variations!

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5.24.2013

THINKING OF YOU / ADFD New Release...


Tammy has a gorgeous new release today over at A Day For Daisies called Fairy Ring Fairies, isn't it gorgeous? I just love the toadstools and fairies, and for this card I actually combined 2 of the images, Vintage Fairy Ring 4 and one from Fairy Ring Mushrooms Collection, so that it would appear the fairy was sitting on the toadstool. The wrinkle ribbon was lovingly handmade by Sherry! I love her wrinkle ribbon!!!


Bye for now,

FOR YOU / D Rutter New Release...


Hey there! I have a little hybrid project today using Deena Rutter's new release, Uncharted over at Pixels and Company! I love the striped paper - it reminds me of candy - LOL! The box is a die from Lifestyle Crafts - how cute is that?!? I made to bow myself, I'm sure most people know how to make one, but if not - come by tomorrow for a tutorial!



Love & hugs,

LOVE YOU / P&Co New Release...


Here's a quick page for today's new release over at Pixels and Company. The kit is by Gennifer Bursett, Love You, and the template is the May Challenge Freebie Template. There's an annual art festival in town every year, and this year we went with my mom. This pic was taken while we were on a "train ride". Both the kids wanted to sit with their Nana.


This kit coordinates with a freebie kit that you can find here.


Love & hugs,



5.23.2013

HELLO / DS #102 & PDC #183...



Oh goodness, it's Thursday already and I am running behind! My days are mixed up in my brain for some reason... and we have a new Deconstructed Sketch today! And it's super fun!!! I paired it up with the new Play Date colors which are nice and spring~y to make my little card. I used the set Delicate Doilies to make a row of sunflowers, the leaves and stalks are from Bird Brain and the sentiment from Doodle Frames.

    

Please be sure to check out the other inspiration and play along!!!




Love & hugs,

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