Saturday, March 26, 2011

You're the best! (Thank you card)

Current pics of my cutie patootie granddaughters (we were celebrating a family birthday)

Riley Ann (age 3)

Addyson Ann (21 months - Kelly's baby!)

Tucker Lynn (almost 5 months)

Riley and Tucker are sisters and I'm not sure how Jakob (age 4) eluded the camera but he did!

I'd also like to give a little shout out to my daughter Kelly, it's her birthday and we just got back from having a yummy Mexican dinner to celebrate her BIG 30. My baby turned 30, can you tell me, where did the time go? I will return, I'm going to grab some tissue.... I have returned.... I am composed.... I will survive!

Welcome to my Delightful friends and family! Here is a little card of thanks for all of you leaving such sweet comments! I'm having a blast with some of these challenges and today I'm playing along with the Spotted Chick (TKT#49) so I snuck in a bit of kraft card stock using my Martha Stewart picket fence punch. I'm also playing along with By LORi Designs Color Challenge #10

little more detail shown in this picture (little bit of bling on the pant legs!!)

A finished inside!! Here are the details:

Stamps: Taylored Expressions (flower, stem and sentiment: Much appreciated set) Digi stamp: By Lori Designs and this cutie is "Ainsley" and her kitty is a separate digi.Design Paper: My Minds Eye - Stella Rose -Gertie;\ Card Stock: Bazzill Ink: Memento, rich cocoa; Archival, olive; Accessories : Tiny twinkles - check out the pant legs! (Taylored Expressions); Lquid Pearls - Flamingo (Ranger);Tools: Round Binding Edge border punch (EK Success) Picket Fence (Martha); Colored by Copic Markers. Finished card is A2.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed weekend!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blast From the Past Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to Delightful Details and welcome to the first week of Spring!! If you are here for the Taylored Expressions "Blast From the Past" blog hop you have come to the right place. At the end of this post is the list of participants and a whole lot of Spring Inspiration follows!!

Here is the wonderful sketch from Sankari for inspiration!

My card: all the ingredients (except the ribbon) came from the Key Ingredients Kit for March. DP: My Minds Eye: Stella Rose-Gertie; Bazzill card stock; Memento, rich cocoa ink; EK Success border punch; Glossy Accents (Ranger); piercing tool, Kenmore sewing machine;

(Blast from the Past #9)

The stamp I used is from the Creativitea set. I cut it out after stamping it on the designer paper. I used a Copic marker (R27) to fill in the red then added Glossy Accents to give it a little dimension and shine. The tiny flower is from the dp that I cut out and added a drop of Glossy Accents to the center, I also added the same flower to the sentiment. I used the Standard Circle, large Nestablility and the Classic Scallop Circle Nestie to create a focal point for the teapot.

Here is the stamp set and the link:

Here is a second card I did using the same set!

Ingredients: Designer Paper: BoBunny (Gabrielle Collection) Card Stock: Bazzill; Ink: Palette Black; Image colored with Copic Markers: R01, 32, 83; YG11, 91; Ribbon: American Crafts; Spellbinders Standard Circle large, Nestability; TE Scallop Eyelet Border Die; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Victoria (sand block to distress embossing) Sketch is from Christian Paper Crafts Sketch Tuesday #101 (by Gloria Stengel)

Thanks for visiting and I love reading your delightful comments!! Enjoy the rest of the blog hop.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Christian Paper Crafts "He Is Risen" Blog Hop

Hello Delightful Friends and Family to this months Christian Paper Crafts "He is Risen" Blog Hop! Hope you'll participate by sharing your creation or join us by visiting all the participating blogs! Either way you'll find your starting place and all the important details at the Creative Blog. We hope to inspire you as we share our cards and projects celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Easter, or as we call it Resurrection Sunday is on April 24, but what better time than the present to celebrate and remember the death and the resurrection of our Savior. The grave could not hold Him and we celebrate that daily! Thank you Lord for that priceless gift of salvation.

I incorporated our Color Monday challenge with this card, too! (CPC CM-101)

This is the set of stamps I used from Taylored Expressions and you could win it by participating!!

Ingredients: Stamps: Taylored Expressions "Easter Joy"; Ink - Memento, Rich Cocoa; Copic Markers (cross) Designer Paper: My Minds Eye Stella Rose-Gertie; Card Stock: Bazzill; Ribbon: Key Ingredient Kit (Taylored Expressions); Queen & Co., Adhesive pearls; Fiskars Border Punch: Upper Crest; Spellbinders Nestabilities, Scallop Circle and Standard Circle; Piercing Tool; Cuttlebug & Kenmore sewing machine. Technique: paper piercing, nestabilities, machine stitching, copic coloring. Finished card: 4.25 x 5.5

Thanks for looking and leaving a delightful comment!

Love to hear from you, God bless.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Green!

Welcome to all my Delightful friends and family,

Hooray, it's Friday! I thought it would be my day off but it's going to get really busy this afternoon as I look at my "to do" list! Bummer!! Oh well, such is the life in the Houston home.

BLDC9 and WMC47

I have been wanting to color this sweet little image for a while now! Isn't she a cutie and her little dog is quite the character too! Both images and the sentiment are digis from By LORi Designs. You can see another recent card (a couple of posts ago) I did featuring the kitty in the wagon that I digitally manipulated to make one image. Here I cut out the pup and used dimensionals to "pop the pup out." (Try saying that fast!!)

This card meets two challenges and both are a first for me to play along.

The first is a color challenge at the By LORi Designs Challenge blog (LOVE her adorable images!)

The second one is using "green" or "spring" in your card from Wee Memories (A cute new site I just discovered from my friend, Brenda. Can't wait to explore it a little more!)

Here are the ingredients: Digi Stamps: By LORi Designs; Colored by Copic Markers; Designer Paper: DCWV; Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah; Crepe Paper Lace Stickers - Little Yellow Bicycle (Twig); Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions (on the belt and shoes) Buttons: Foofala Bag 'O Buttons. Sewing machine (Kenmore) to zig zag stitch the layers together. Finished card is 4.25 x 5.5
Thanks for looking and leaving a delightful comment now I'm off to do my errands and finish getting my tax stuff collected and then.... like I said it's going to be a busy day!!
Have a fantastic weekend!!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

An Irish Prayer and so much more...

Happy Thursday and a delightful St. Patrick's Day to you all!

Thought for the Day:
There are only three kinds of Irish men who can't understand women— young men, old men, and men of middle age. (Now that's a bit of truth if I ev'r heard one!)

I know it's hard to believe it, two days in a row to share a card!! I have another milestone to share with you all from Christian Paper Crafts, we are having our 100 Color challenge this week and it's a testament to all of our designers as well as our community that we've all supported each other long enough to get here! And since we are celebrating, we're going to give away a little something special to one lucky participant for this challenge. You have until next Sunday night, March 20th, at 6:00 PM EST to upload a card or add your direct link here. There will be a random winner chosen, who will receive something special from us at Christian Paper Crafts ! In two more weeks we will be celebrating the 100th Bible Verse Thursday challenge so be sure to stay tuned to see what Angie will have for us over at the Creative Blog.

This is our inspiration piece from Mary so have fun chosing your colors from this picture and don't forget to head over to the Creative Blog and upload your picture!

Here is my card and 3 challenges! Of course it's the color challenge but I've also included this weeks Bible Verse Thursday#98 (Heaven & Earth verse) and Gloria's sketch #99 (which I missed last week due to other committments!)


I love layering can you tell?

Here are the ingredients:

Stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs; Ink: Memento, rich cocoa; Designer Paper: DCWV - Mediteranean Cafe (love this paper pack!); Card Stock: Bazzill (base); DCWV Pastel Stack (yellow); Flowers, Making Memories; Buttons, Foof a la Bag 0 buttons; Martha Stewart, border punch; Spellbinders Nestabilites Deckled rectangle; Cuttlebug; Orange Ribbon, American Crafts; Cream ribbon, Buy-the-Spool (I think I got it at Michaels)

An Irish Prayer
May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends, A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

My corn beef and cabbage are in the crockpot and my darlin' Irish hubby will be a very happy man when dinner is served!

Have a blessed day in the Lord!!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

100 Sketches!!

Hello Delightful friends and family!!

This week we are celebrating 100 sketches and 100 Color challenges at Christian Paper Crafts!! You will definitely want to head over to the Creative Blog and see how you can win a prize for commenting! Easy peasy!

Here is the sketch by Gloria Stengel! We are so proud of Gloria, she is now on the Spellbinders Design Team!! God bless you, Gloria! Continue to let your light shine!

Here is my card and as usual I'm taking some creative liberties. I know Gloria embraces creative liberties (tee-hee!!) and since there are no challenge police at CPC, I know I'm okay ;-)

CPC ST 100 (digi is a ByLoriDesign image)

I'm calling this card "Hitching a Ride" but haven't decided whether to make it a "hello, birthday, thank you" or just leave blank... love for you to make a suggestion to help me out so I can finish it!

Here are the details: For the image I used Publisher to resize our girl and wagon and then resized the Kitty (separate image) and placed it in the wagon. I'm getting rather fond of playing around with these! Then I printed it out on Neenah bright white cardstock. I colored it with my Copic markers and I'm sorry I didn't get the ones I used written down before putting them away! (oops!) I double matted the image with Bazzill card stock, then stitched in the corner and added red buttons for the wheels.

For the base I used white, then blue, then a red card stock all Bazzill. The designer paper is from the Green Stack (DCWV) and I stitched them all together using a zig zag stitch around the edge (you have to look close the thread is an off white and hard to see). A coordinating dp (DCWV - Green Stack) was used for the middle strip and I matted it in red then hand stitched in red embroidery floss (Making Memories) I used the We R Memory Keepers SEWeasy (straight stitch) paper piercer to get the nice even holes to stitch. The ribbon (Taylored Expressions) accent at the bottom was adhered and a flower button added.


Thanks for looking and hope you'll leave a delightful comment!!

God bless and remember to rejoice in the Lord always!!


Monday, March 14, 2011

He is Risen - Sneak Peek!!

Welcome to the sneak peak of the "He is Risen" Design Team Delights from Christian Paper Crafts!

Each design team member has given a little peek from their creations this past week on their blogs for all to see. You'll definitely want to check out the gallery over at CPC and get inspired with the gorgeous cards and projects the team has done. The big reveal is March 15th!! We have a fabulous Guest Designer this month and her name is Melisa Waldorf! Many are familiar with her blog Paperlicious Designs and her wonderful vintage/shabby chic style and you won't want to miss what she has done for us this month!

Here is my sneak peak and the details follow the closeup:

For God So Loved The World...

The ingredients: Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs (He is Risen); Designer Paper: My Minds Eye (Lush); Card Stock: Bazzill (Buttercream & Pomegranite) and Neenah (bright white); Inks: Palette, black; Memento, rich cocoa; Distress Ink, antique linen; American Crafts, ribbon; Spellbinders, Nestabilities: Standard Circle, large (2 sizes), Classic Scallop Circle, large; Cuttlebug; EK Success Paper Shapers, Photo Corner Scallop.

Base: white card stock and the finished size is 5.5 x 5.75 Cut buttercream 5.25 x 2.5 and pomegranite 5.25 x 3.25, cut designer paper 5 x 3. See card for arrangement. Add ribbon. Punch out photo corners adhere. Add the following:

Technique and steps for focal point: Diecut 2 circles (2 sizes, 2 colors) and one scallop circle (for base of the other two circles). Stamp off ink (rich cocoa) and then stamp the nail cross onto white circle; stamp the Scripture with black ink; with Ranger Blending tool blend antique linen Distress Ink around the edges of top circle (white). The second circle is buttercream followed by the pomegranite card stock that was diecut with the scallop circle Nestabilities and pierced. The three pieces were adhered together and then attached to the card. I'm not the greatest in writing out the recipe for the card so if you have any questions please ask in the comment section!!

Thanks for looking and I hope you'll join us Tuesday March 15th for the reveal of the "He is Risen" Design Team Delights! God bless!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Think Spring! Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Hop!

Welcome Delight Friends and Family!
Hope you enjoy my new digi stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps This cute little bunny is Bethany and she is "enjoying" a spring rain! She is also available in a clear stamp set. I colored her with Copic markers and a little bit of Glossy Accents (Ranger) was added to the rain puddle and rain drops and her fancy boots! (see close up). Be sure and check out the other creations featuring the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for the Think Spring customer blog hop! Thanks to Korin for sponsoring this blog hop! She is giving away a digi to all the participants and one random person (picked from all the comments) will win a gift certificate for $25 to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!!

(I also CASEd one of Korin's cards from her gallery at Christian Paper Crafts!)

Digi Stamp: Sweet 'n Sassy; Inkadinkadoo, sentiment;
Designer Paper: My Little Shoebox
Cardstock: Neenah, Bazzill, DCWV
Ink: computer, Palette, Black; Distress Ink, Broken China, Black Soot
Ribbon: Bazzill
Brad: Making Memories
Rhinestones: Queen and Co.
Liquid Pearls (on hair bow and flower) Ranger (peacock and buttercup)
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities deckled rectangle;
EK Success corner rounder and Scallop Diamond border punch
Copics: C1; BG10, 49, 09, 45; R37, 83, 000; G00, 24, 07; YR23, 07

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend! I always look forward in reading the delightful comments and I'm excited to check out the other blogs! God bless!