Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Something New with Rub Ons

Sometimes I try something new and like it... other times, not so much. You've heard me say that before, right?

This time I actually like the new thing I tried on my Bible Journaling page, but I hate, Hate, HATE the page. Okay, maybe hate is too strong of a word. After all, Bible Journaling is about the Scripture and not so much about the overall look. I get that. BUT... every time I try using my own penmanship on my Bible Journaling, I go away with a great dislike of the look. UGH!

The "new" thing I did on this page though was lots of fun and actually looks pretty good, in my opinion. I had this old - very old - package of rub ons that I purchased at a yard sale years ago. I decided to see what they would do on a Bible Journaling page. And those little dragonflies just rubbed right on there and look great.

The artwork on the backside of this page was quite visible though, and I didn't like that, so I used my handy-dandy little plastic card and some added a thin layer of acrylic paint - right over the top of those dragonflies. It worked beautifully.

The theme of this page is "Patience" because that is this month's theme in the Bible Journaling group I'm part of on SCS.

Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Psalm 36:7

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Supplies Used
Faber Castell Big Brush Marker
Illustrated Faith Pen
Master's Touch Acrylic Paint
Tulip Dragonflies Rub Ons
Washi Tape from an unknown vendor

Monday, September 25, 2017

Reindeer Games

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer just wants to play reindeer games with his friends, right?

I am so excited about the Christmas release at Frantic stamper and this reindeer die is just one of the many reasons I am.

The Large Peeking Reindeer #FRA-DIE-10311 can be found in the Frantic Stamper store HERE.

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Supplies Used

Frantic Stamper Precision Die: Large Peeking Reindeer #FRA-DIE-10311

Sentiment: CC Designs Reindeer Games stamped with Gina K Onyx Black Ink

Papers: Recollections Black, Brown, Kraft, and Red CS and DP from the Cloud 9 Seasonal Paper Pad

Embellishment: Michael's Rhinestone

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Flowers for a Special Friend

Are you ready for some fun? Do you like having an opportunity to win Unity stamps? If so, you are in the right place.

Well... you are in the right place IF you've come to my blog from Jen's blog... because this is a......


If you just happened here, go back to the beginning - HERE - and hop all the way through. Leave comments on the blogs. Two lucky hoppers will win a Unity Prize Package.

We were asked to use our favorite Unity stamp for this hop, but you know me... I have WAY TOO MANY Unity stamps to choose one favorite - no, skip that because one can never have too many Unity stamps, right? But... I couldn't decide which one was my favorite. Shucks. It's just impossible! So I chose my most recently purchased Unity stamp set to use for this card.

Unity "Abundant Blessings"

Here's the entire list for the hop - just to help you out a bit in case you got lost along the way...

Me - Jeanette Cloyd

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Don't forget to hop on over to the Unity blog and leave a comment there, too.

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Unity Abundant Blessings stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers and a White Gel Pen

Papers: Recollections White and Stampin' UP! Summer Sun CS

Embellishment: Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Today I have another card to show you that features Frantic Stamper Precision Dies from the September release.


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Supplies Used

Frantic Stamper Precision Dies: Layering Noel #FRA-DIE-10315 and Star on a String #FRA-DIE-10306

Papers: Recollections Black and Red CS, Crayola Stardust Paper, and DP from th eRecollections Stocking Stuffer Paper Pad

Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones

Friday, September 22, 2017

WOW! What a week!

Oh my goodness! I was thrilled when a friend told me (a week ago today) that I'd been chosen as Customer of the Day at Our Daily Bread.

Thank you Maxine for letting me know... and thanks to Our Daily Bread for selecting my Bible Journaling page (click HERE to see my original blog post or HERE to see it on the ODB blog) to feature on their blog. What an honor!!!

Yes, this has been a GREAT week.

I enjoyed spending some time with dear friends over lunch one day. I had a day of shopping - and Chipotle and Starbucks! I got some wonderful news that for now will need to be kept quiet. I made 16 cards! Oh the list goes on and on.

One of the cards I made was inspired by Chapter 38 of the book 50 Truths Worth Knowing.

The Most Meaningful Legacies Can't Be Measured

Christine wrote fondly of her grandmother Lucy in this chapter. Grandma Lucy "was a housewife, grandmother, crafter, and unparalleled cook." Christine remembers typical Italian feasts for holidays and homemade holiday ornaments and other treasures gifted to her through the years.

She also remembers that is was Grandma Lucy that she called, when as a newly married woman she needed help with various tasks. For instance, Grandma Lucy calmly encouraged Christine as she cooked her first Thanksgiving turkey

But the greatest lesson Christine learned by her beloved Grandma Lucy was to life life to its fullest. After all, that's what Grandma Lucy did... and she taught from example. Not only that, she was always one who generously handed out encouragement to the granddaughter she loved so much.

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Supplies Used

Images/Sentiments: Mark's Finest Papers Coneflowers stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Colored Pencils 

Special Touches: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink and a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker

Papers: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White CS and AMuse Studio Polka Dot DP

Embellishments: Sequins from an unknown vendor

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Autumn with My Chickie Friends

I love working with kits that I'm given because they allow me - force me - to use items I might never choose on my own. Sometimes they are easy peasy, other times they are a stretch for me. But EVERY time I find something to like about the kit and the process.

Today's cards were made with a kit I received from the hostess of the Creative Card Chicks group - we lovingly refer to her as Kelly 2 (since we already had a Kelly when she joined our little group). THANK YOU Kelly 2!

It was exciting to get the kit - the papers in it are lovely!!! Then I started playing with it and I wasn't able to do those gorgeous papers justice. I tried, and hope Kelly 2 isn't too disappointed in me.

Card #1

Card #2

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Kelly 2's Kit included the following items...

SU Papers: Painted Autumn DP and Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tangerine Tango CS

Images (stamped with Memento Ink): Craft Smart Leaf Border & Leaf, Inkadinkado Be Thankful, Michael's Simple Pumpkin, and Studio G Broom Stick

Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Delightful Dijon Ribbon and Tangerine Tango Enamel Dots, and Button from an unknown vendor

The only thing I added to make my cards was some more of the same colors of cardstock.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Halloween Fun

I bought this stamp a number of years ago - at Archiver's. It's still difficult for me to believe that they closed all of their stores and went out of business. I loved going to their stores.

And now it seems so many stamping businesses have closed, causing us to need to do much of our shopping online. I miss being able to go into the store and could literally spend lots of time just perusing the many products.

But, you didn't come to my blog to hear me lament over the loss of shopping opportunities. You came to see my care, right?

I made this card for the Craftaholics R Us Challenge that starts today...

September 20 - 26
Theme: Fall Colors

I hope you'll participate!

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Supplies Used

Stamps: Northwoods stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Ink for Sponging: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Old Olive CS and Stampin' UP! DP

Embellishments: Enamel Dots from an unknown vendor