Saturday, November 17, 2018

Happy HAPPY Birthday

Sometimes I want a quirky fun Birthday card... and today's birthday card is definitely unique so it is suitable.

It all started with a brad - Eye Glasses Brad - from Eyelet Outlet. I decided it would make a good embellishment on a punched circle of Blushing Bride CS face. Add a couple of Enamel Dots for eyes and of course a Hat because what birthday boy wouldn't wear a hat, right?

Yep... fun!

Listen to the singing (a wee bit off key, of course)...
Happy Birthday to you!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Forever In Time Birthday stamped with Memento Lady Bug and Tuxedo Black Ink and minimal coloring with a Copic Marker

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Balmy Blue and Blushing Bride CS and AMuse Studio Polka Dot DP

Additional Item: SU Twine

Friday, November 16, 2018

Eternal Life By Way of the Cross

Julie, the leader of the Bible Art Journaling (BAJ) group on SCS, gives us a theme each month and we are to Bible Journal according to that theme. This month's theme is Life Everlasting, Everlasting Life, or Eternal Life. The scripture she referenced is John 3:36, but I'd already journaled that verse/page, so I went in search of another theme-appropriate passage in the Bible. (If you're interested in seeing my John 3:36 page, go HERE.)

For this month's theme I ended up using the passage from I John 2:15-17, which says Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. 

I know you hear me say this a lot... but I'm not happy with the way this page turned out. I do like the globe... and I added a cross to it as a reminder that Christ's death on the cross (for my sins) is way to eternal life. And truthfully, I wasn't too unhappy with the page until I added the LOVE letter stickers. UGH! But they sure stuck well, so I couldn't remove them. 

Oh well.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Please be sure to come back tomorrow - I'll have a card then. 

Supplies Used

Stamps: Hampton Art Jellibean Soup Globe stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Illustrated Faith Words of God stamped with Memento Paris Dusk Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and Ivory CS

Other Items: EK Success Letter Stickers and two Washi Tapes from unknown vendors

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving Blessings

NOTE: I have two blog posts today. If you're here to see the Dueling Darling post, either keep scrolling or go HERE. But check out this blog post, too... it features a card I made using the Eat Pie stamp set from The Project Bin.

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is one week from today. 

We're going to have a "first" this Thanksgiving. For the first time - EVER! - our daughter-in-law is coming for the holiday. Okay, to be fair, she has been to our home many times - even on Thanksgiving. BUT... she is now our daughter-in-law. She is a blessing to our family and we are thankful that she and our son got married in September.

We'll be eating a log of good food on Thanksgiving... but not likely any pie, since I don't make pie. (I also don't eat pie, hence why I don't make it. I have never cared for pie.)

That being said, I do like 
the Eat Pie stamp set 

I used it to make this card:

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Stamp Set: The Project Bin Eat Pie stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with a Copic Marker

Papers: Fun Stampers Journey Hazelnut Blend, Recollections Ivory, and SU Cajun Craze CS and DP from the DCWV Amber Autumn Paper Pad

Embellishment: Leaf-shaped Brad from an unknown vendor

Dueling Darlings Celebrate Aviation

The Dueling Darlings are hosted  by LJ and Darlene the month. These are Darlene's words, sent in the Dazzler kit...

Did you know that November is National Aviation History Month? November is dedicated to exploring, recognizing and celebrating America's great contributions and achievements in the development of aviation.

So... she and LJ thought that would make a great theme.

The Dazzler Kit (prepared by Darlene) included the following items...

"Sky is the Limit" images and sentiments by SU! stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on SU's Very Vanilla card stock. 

DP from "Going Places" pack by SU!

A piece of SU "Pool Party" card stock embossed with the SU "World Traveler" embossing folder

Polka Dot ribbon from SU and other embellishments from Darlene's stash.

The only thing of my own that I used to make my card was some CS - Recollections Black and SU Bermuda Bay.

This is my card:

This is the inside of my card:

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Grace and Gratitude Week 2

This is the second week of my journey through the 100 Days of Grace and Gratitude devotional journal by Shanna Noel. If you missed last week's post, you can find it HERE.

Day 8

Pink and Main Stamp - Bee Happy

Day 9

Tim Holtz Stencil - Sun Rays
Your Next Stamp - Squawk

Day 10

Impression Obsession Stamp - Cross Sunrise
EK Success Letter Stickers

Day 11

Bo Bunny Stamps - Emoji

Day 12

Heidi Swapp Stamps - Cherish

Day 13

Our Daily Bread Stamps - Worship the Lord

Day 14

American Crafts Stamps -Christ Is Lord of Lords
My Favorite Things Stamps - Bedtime Story

Thanks for stopping by my blog this evening.

Flowers for the Anniversary Celebration

I needed to make an Anniversary card and discovered I own very few Anniversary-themed stamps. However... flowers are perfect for anniversaries, right? And I do own a lot of flower stamps. Perfect!

I paired the gorgeous jar of flowers (Unity's So Very Grateful) with the Art Impressions Happy Anniversary stamp from their Love Birds set to make this card.

Here's the inside of my card:

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Supplies Used

Stamp Sets: Unity So Very Grateful stamped with Memento Cottage Ivy Ink and colored with Copic Markers and Art Impressions Love Birds (inside sentiment) stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Paper: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Cameo Coral CS, AMuse Studio  Polka Dot DP, and SU Paper Doily

Embellishments: Recollections Rhinestones and SU Ribbon

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Personal Challenge 2018 - Week 46

This is the 46th week of my personal 50-week States of the Union Challenge. Each week I research one of the 50 United States (in the order they attained statehood). I share tidbits of information about the state here on my blog and I create a card that is inspired by something about that state.

This week's state (the 46th one to attain statehood) is...

Date of Statehood: November 16, 1907

Oklahoma is bordered by six states: Texas to the south and west, Arkansas and Missouri to the east, Kansas to the north, and Colorado and New Mexico at the tip of the northwestern Oklahoma panhandle.

Oklahoma's official state meal, as set forth in 1988 by House Concurrent Resolution 1083, is black-eyed peas, chicken-fried steak, okra, squash, corn on the cob, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, strawberries and pecan pie.

The nation’s first Tornado Warning was issued in Oklahoma on March 25, 1948. Thanks, in part, to the warning, no injuries resulted from the tornado that touched down at Tinker Air Force base that evening.

Oklahoma has 11,611 miles of shoreline, more than the combined non-tidal coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.

Twenty-four percent of Oklahoma is covered by forest.

Oklahoma has 33.7 million acres of farmland. More water is used in the state for irrigation than for anything else.

Boasting 200 man made lakes (over one million surface acres of water)s, no other state has as many as Oklahoma.

There is an operating oil well on state capitol grounds called Capitol Site No. 1.

Oklahoma City is also one of only two state capital cities whose name includes the name of the state. Can you think of the other?

Some Oklahoma cities with silly names: Loco, Cookietown, Bushyhead, Corn, Moon, Forty-One, and IXL.

Oklahoma serves as headquarters for thirty-nine American Indian tribes.

Spiro Mounds, Oklahoma's only archaeological park, is a 140-acre site encompassing 12 southern mounds that contain evidence of an Indian culture that occupied the site from 850 A.D. to 1450 A.D. The Mounds are considered one of the four most important prehistoric Indian sites east of the Rocky Mountains.

Mount Cavanal west of Poteau is claimed to be the highest hill in the world, 1,999 feet.

Each April, the town of Beaver, Oklahoma, is host to the World Championship Cow Chip Throw. You can enter one of four divisions: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Teams (4 people) and VIP. The tradition began in the 1970s as a way to pay homage to Oklahoma's early settlers, who would trade wagonloads of cow chips (which were used as cooking fuel) for for food and supplies.

During a tornado in Ponca City, a man and his wife were carried aloft in their house by a tornado. The walls and roof were blown away. But the floor remained intact and eventually glided downward, setting the couple safely back on the ground.

In 1998, a life size statue of a cattle drive, titled "On the Chisholm Trail," was set in place in Duncan as a monument to the American Cowboy.

Born in 1879 on a large ranch in the Cherokee Nation near what later would become Oologah, Oklahoma, Will Rogers was first an Indian, a cowboy then a national figure. Will Rogers was a star of Broadway and 71 movies of the 1920s and 1930s, a popular broadcaster and wrote more than 4,000 syndicated newspaper columns.

Oklahoma City's tallest building is the downtown Devon Energy Center at 844 feet. It is the 49th tallest building in the United States.

The world's first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935. Carl C. Magee, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is generally credited with originating the parking meter. He filed for a patent for a "coin controlled parking meter" on May 13, 1935.

The shopping cart was invented in Oklahoma. Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket chain in Oklahoma City, conceived of the "folding basket carrier" in 1937 after brainstorming ways for customers to carry their groceries. 

Clinton Riggs designed the YIELD sign. It was first used on a trial basis in Tulsa.

Bob Dunn, a musician from Beggs Oklahoma invented the first electric guitar in 1935.

Voicemail was patented by a man from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gordon Matthews created the technology in the 1970s and patented VMX (Voice Mailbox Express) in the 1980s. 

Oklahoma is one of three states that produces helium and the only state that produces iodine.

Whaling is illegal in the state of Oklahoma.

Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.

People who make “ugly faces” at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.

Oklahoma will not tolerate anyone taking a bite out of another’s hamburger.

No one may spit on a sidewalk in Oklahoma.

Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings.

It is against the law to read a comic book while operating a motor vehicle.

It is also against the law to wear your boots to bed in Oklahoma.

I decided to go with this bit of Oklahoma information for my card's inspiration... The state flower is mistletoe. 

You can see a wee peek of the inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Unity Happy Kiss-Moose stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black, 110# Red, and 110# White CS and  DP from the Recollections Say Freeze Paper Pad and the Recollections Valentine's Day Paper Pack

Embellishments: My Mind's Eye Christmas Brads