Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thank You Lord

Just a Little Prayer
for all the victims of hurricane Sandy. 
May the Lord be with all those who have suffered loss and may He give them 
His strength each day as they regain their daily lives. 

Also, May the Lord give strength and wisdom to all  first responders, rescue workers, 
Governors, and the re-builders of this great devastation. Our thoughts and prayers 
are with all each day as our nation works together to build back that which was lost. 
May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, 
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Philippians 4:13

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to All

Whether it Tricks of Treats I wish you all a Happy Day.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Time

Time to Give Thanks
This week at Heart 2 Heart we can choose Halloween or Pumpkins.

I've been wanting to make a pumpkin using circles and different paper prints. 
This one is easy: it takes two 1 3/4" circles and one oval for the center. 
The stem is made with the burlap ribbon. 
A raffia bow is added for some Fall texture.
Question: Halloween or Pumpkins? Share with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Clementine
Cardstock: Saddle, Cashmere, Colonial White
Ink: Saddle
Stamps: A Little Thanks
Embellishments: Burlap Ribbon, Sorbet Brad
Other: Raffia
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #24

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Color Dare #15

Color My Heart is Back
We've been missing Sarah and her color dares. This week at Color My Heart 
she took us back to summer colors with Lagoon, Pear, and Creme Brulee.  

 My card is a pattern from Make it From Your Heart #24. 
The roses from the stamp set Love Blooms are layered by cutting 
out sections of each rose and layering them with pop ups. The coloring 
technique is the base and shade technique showing Here. The 
leaves are inked with Creme Brulee with the edges rolled in Pear. 
Now, grab these summer colors and make us a surprise to share at Color My Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Clementine
Cardstock: Lagoon, Creme Brulee, Colonial White
Stamps: Love Blooms, Words of Comfort
Ink: Lagoon, Creme Brulee, Pear
Embellishments: Boutique Assortment, Burlap Ribbon
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #24

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Inspired By #46

Christmas With the Jewels
I was working on my card for the Inspired By challenge when the 
Christmas challenge came up at Heart 2 Heart
One card for two challenges always makes my day.

Christmas cards are always fun this time of the year. I used the 
October Stamp of the Month for the ornament with the 
Pear & Partridge Paper Pack.

I used the pewter and the pearls from this inspiration 
photo to adorn my Christmas ornament. Also, dangled 
with some ribbon using the pewter pin clip.
Now it's your turn to share with us your Christmas creation at Heart 2 Heart
or share a creation using the inspiration photo at Inspired By.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Pear & Partridge
Cardstock: New England Ivy, Cranberry
Ink: New England Ivy, Cashmere
Embellishments: Pewter Badge Buttons, Pearl Badge Buttons, Seam Binding Ribbon, Pewter Pin Clip
Pattern: Wishes "Long Layers"

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Milk Carton Fun

Trick or Treats
When Laurel put up the milk carton photo on her Inspired By challenge I 
decided to give our Cricut Artiste cartridge milk carton a try. 
It turned out pretty easy to make. 
Each year I make Ashley and Zach a special trick or treat 
container holding their favorite candy treat.

So the blue carton is for Zach full of skittles and 
the orange carton is for Ashley full of Reese's Pieces
Thanks Laurel for this inspiration photo. I probably would not have 
make milk cartons for trick or treats but this was really fun and different.
Now it's your turn to share with us at Inspired By.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Clementine
Cardstock: Colonial White, Twilight, Sorbet
Ink: Twilight, Sorbet, Cocoa
Stamps: Perfect Fit-Halloween

Sunday, October 7, 2012

An Invitation to Prayer

One Minute Each Night
 2 Chronicles 7:14.'If my people, which are called by my name
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land.

As the election  approaches we have a serious decision regarding the course of our country. This is the time to be on our knees. If you believe in God then we can take Him at His word! When we call on His name and believe we can stand back and watch His wonders unfold.

During WWII, there was an advisor to Churchill, who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute, to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. This had an amazing effect, as bombing stopped. There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in  America .The United States of America , and our citizens, need prayer more than ever.  If you would like to participate, each evening at 9:00 P.M. Eastern Time (8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific), stop whatever you're doing, and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, the upcoming election, that the Bible will remain the basis for the laws governing our land, and that Christianity will grow in the U.S.

Someone said if people really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have. Please join me in your time zone for the One Minute Prayer. Thank You.
God Bless you and the USA, Jody

Inspired by #44

White Pumpkins?
What a fun inspiration photo at Inspired By

 This is my first white pumpkin. The black and off white in the photo makes a fun card. 
The pumpkin is made with two 2" circles and one oval. 
"Boo" is cut from the Artiste Cricut cartridge. 
Use the Inspired By inspirational photo to make a fun black and off white 
Halloween project and share with us before Wednesday.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Moonlight, La Belle Vie 
Cardstock: Black, Colonial White
Ink: Chocolate, Black
Stamps: Vintage Type, Tag the Occasion
Embellishments: Tulle Ribbon, Colonial White Mini Medley, Black Ribbon Collection
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #26

Friday, October 5, 2012

It's Rollin' at Heart 2 Heart

Sweet Baby Rollin'
This week at Heart 2 Heart we're rollin' our stamps to get a 
defined edge on the stamped image. The process is simple: Ink your 
image with a light color ink and roll the edges in a darker color.
For the letters "baby" I stamped in smoothie and stamped off leaving
the second generation smoothie on the letter. Then I rolled the letter 
again in the smoothie ink pad and stamped the letter on my piece 
of white daisy cardstock  Fun and easy technique.Now get out your 
stamps and ink and start rollin'.  Be sure to share your 
creation with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf
Ink: Smoothie, Blush, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Bohemian Alphabet, Heartfelt Treasures
Embellishments: Smoothie Mini Medley, Paradise Flowers, Green Buttons
Other: Polka Dot Ribbon from stash
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart #23

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Inspired by #43

Add Some Texture With Fabric

This week's Inspired By photo has some cute acorns attached to a napkin with some twine.
That got me to thinking to add some fabric to the card for some added texture.
Now let's see what inspires you about this photo. And don't forget you can 
see a new inspirational photo each week on Thursdays at Inspired By
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Clementine
Cardstock: Colonial White, Saddle
Ink: Saddle
Embellishments: Hemp, Pin Clips
Other: fabric swatch