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!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Try Something New with Acrylic Paint

I had such a nice surprise a few days ago. I had  private message from Jessica of JessicaLynnOriginal. You might remember that I was on her design team for a period of time. She is such a kind/generous woman.

Her message was extra special because she gave me a few of her new images to create with. Isn't that awesome. THANK YOU, Jessica!

I decided to use on for today's Try Something New card.

The image is called Spring 2107 Bumble Bee Humble and Kind and can be found HERE. It's a limited edition, so I'm not sure how long it will be available.

The "something new" I tried on this card involved acrylic paint and a plastic card (like a credit card). I first randomly smeared three colors of acrylic paint onto white cardstock letting each one dry before adding a color. Gold. Yellow. Black. Then I decided to add a bit more black by just putting a dab of black acrylic paint on the very edge of the card and lightly tapping that onto the cardstock.

It has a bit of a messy look, but that's okay I suppose.

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Supplies Used

Image: JessicaLynnOriginal Spring 2017 Bumble Bee Humble and Kind colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry CS

Extra Feature: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint

Embellishments: Michael's Ribbon and Stickles Glitter Glue

Monday, September 18, 2017

Truckload of Apples

LJ is the host of the Mystery Image swap group - and she chose a striking image for us to use. It's a Stampin' UP! stamp... from the Countryside stamp set.

I hope LJ and my fellow sappers like my card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Image (stamped by LJ): Stampin' UP! Countryside stamped on PTI Confetti CS withMemento Tuxedo Black Ink (I colored it with Copic Markers)

Papers: Recollections Black and Kraft CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Eyelet Outlet Apple Brad

Sunday, September 17, 2017

It's a Special Day

Anybody want some birthday cake?

There's a new challenge at International Art & Soul - and the theme is Special Day. That means birthdays (with or without cake), Anniversaries, Births, etc.)

I hope you'll participate!

September 17 - 30

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Supplies Used

Stamp: CC Designs Baker Nancy stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers Core'dinations White, Recollections Blue, and Stampin' UP! Daffodil Delight CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Birthday Brad from an unknown vendor

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Change The World

I cheated. (Shhh! You didn't hear it from me, but you can, too.)

Sweet Stampin' has what I consider to be an impossible challenge starting today. The theme... *gasp! ... is to use your Favorite Stamp.

How. can. that. be?

I have literally HUNDREDS of stamps. I can't possible choose a favorite.

What to do? What to do!?!?!

I adapted the theme... a.k.a. I cheated.

I chose the most recent stamp I've gotten from one of my most favorite stamp companies - Unity Stamps. This stamp set is actually the one I received for being a Growing in Unity Gal. The stamp set is called Beauty in Everything.

I hope you'll ink up your favorite stamp 
(or cheat a wee bit, like I did) and participate

September 16 - 22

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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Unity Beauty in Everything stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Core'dinations White, Recollections Brown, and Stampin'UP! Marina Mist CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Michael's Ribbon

Friday, September 15, 2017

Joy Report with Kindness

NOTE: This is my second blog post of the day. If you're here to see my Dueling Darling post, it is the one right after this one, so just keep scrolling... or click HERE to go directly to that post.

Today is the day for my weekly Joy Report. It has been a good week. I had time at home and then headed off for two days of meetings. I an the Secretary of the Board of Directors for our state convention and this was our regular board meeting. That means I had minutes to type up after I got home. I am glad to say they are completed. It's an honor to serve in that capacity, but also a relief when the minutes are finished. LOL!

I also managed to make 8 cards this week.

You might remember my mom fell and broke her hip in August. She is doing quite well and might even be released from home therapy next week. That's a great JOY!

This is the 37th week of the year... ask me how I know. It's because this week I read chapter 37 of the book 50 Truths Worth Knowing for the inspiration for this card.

You can't Always Go It Alone
Chapter 37

Christine returned to a remote village in Ecuador. She had traveled there before with a friend, but this time she was alone and she planned to stay for several months. Her goal was to write a novel while secluded in a rather simple hostel that overlooked chickens and a garden of roses. For a mere 10,000 sucres a night ($4), she had the room and a private bath with a hot shower. What more could she need.

One Sunday morning, while enjoying a breakfast of banana pancakes with blackberry syrup at a nearly empty cafe, the young waitress approached her with a letter in hand. The letter was postmarked from Holland. Another patron had received the letter but couldn't read it due to the language barrier. The letter needed to be translated into Quecha, the language of the villagers.

"But I don't speak either Dutch or Quecha," Christine said.

No matter. Christine was the missing link, the waitress assured her. The only other person in the cafe was a woman who spoke only Dutch and English, so she translated the letter in English to Christine, who then translated it in Spanish (the only language she spoke other than English) to the waitress. The waitress spoke only Spanish and Quecha so she was then able to translate the letter to the recipient in Quecha.

Did you catch all of that? It took 3 translations for the recipient to understand what the letter said.

The letter was notification from the Dutch government that her son had a court date in Holland if he wanted to get his car back. "Is that all?" the woman asked.

Christine had assumed the letter contained some vital information. In reality, it turned out the the written words didn't really matter. But the experience was a valuable lesson for Christine - sometimes a person can't go it alone. Sometimes it requires the help of others to accomplish a task.

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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Sugar Pea Designs Caring Hearts stamped on Recollections 110# White CS with Gina K Onyx Black Ink

Die: Sizzix Mini Globe

Papers: Recollections Brown, Stampin' UP! Garden Green CS, Gartner Studios Postage Stamp DP, and other papers from my scrap file

Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Hemp and a Postcard Charm and Seam Binding from unknown vendors

I Love Chocolate, Darling

It's the 15th of September... time for a friendly duel. The Dueling Darlings are hosted by Terry and Terry this month. LOL! That's two different Terry darlings, not one and the same. They put their heads together and decided since September 13th is the birthday of Milton Hershey then their theme had to be......


Great idea, ladies!

Terry (of the Dazzlers) sent an amazing kit. It had a delightful assortment of items for making a card... and it also had a special treat.

Terry's Kit Items

Images: Penny Black Chocolate Moment and Inky Antics Chocolate Candies stamped on Recollections CS with Versafine Black Ink (I colored them with Copic Markers)

Papers: Paper Studio Gold Wedding and Mirabelle Floral DP and Brazil Textured Green and  Stampin' UP! Textured Chocolate Chip and Purely Pomegranate CS

Doilies: Paper Studio Kraft and Vintage Pink

Embellishments: My Art C brass embellishment, 28 Lilac Lane Toasted Graham buttons and sequins, Recollections Adhesive Faux Pearls, Paper Studio Clear Gems, Joann's Gold Perl Stickers, and Stampin' UP! Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine and Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon

The only thing of my own that I used on my card was some card stock (Recollections Brown and Stampin' UP! Mellow Moss).

Here's the card I made:

I did mention there was a special treat in Terry's package, too. Look......

Terry sent the Dazzlers a delicious little box of fudge from her favorite fudge shop. (Did I mention she lives on Mackinac Island, where apparently there is often the smell of chocolate wafting from the many shops sprinkled around town?)

Terry (x 2) also asked the Darlings to share our favorite chocolate items. Hmmmmm... for me... it's tough. I like lots of chocolate items but mostly I'm not a fan of chocolate all alone. It needs to be in combination with something else. Like Chocolate Marshmallow Shakes from my favorite local ice cream shop, Cherry Mash Candy Bars, sheesh! I don't even drink straight chocolate milk. If I have  chocolate milk it has to be mixed with 2 % white milk. And fudge... delicious fudge. Cherry Chocolate Fudge (only found in Door County Wisconsin, alas), Chocolate Pecan Fudge, Chocolate Walnut Fudge. My favorite beverage at Starbuck's is White Chocolate Mocha. The list goes on and on. I can't name just one. LOL!

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Be sure to stop by the other Dueling Darling blogs - you'll find links to both the Dazzlers and the Divas in my left side bar.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Sweet Tooth for Cupcakes

I love winning... and in the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge, I win EVERY month. You can, too! Because every month we participate in the Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge, we WIN the next month's image... FREE!

This month, the image is Sweet Tooth Mouse. Such a cutie!

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Supplies Used

Image: Gerda Steiner Sweet Tooth Mouse colored with Copic Markers

Sentiment: Some Odd Girl Tiny Baker Tia stamped with Gina K Ink

Papers: Recollections Black Kraft and White CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Cupcake Brad from an unknown vendor