Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Month of Sundays ... A Stamped Journal for Sermon Notes

For probably ten years I have wanted to do this project for my pastor's wife, but there never has been the time.  There wasn't time this year either, but they're of an age where retirement could come soon, so I wanted to get this DONE!  I had a lot of ideas that there just was not time for, so many of the stamped pages are sadly simple, and a few of the pages were "card parts" I had never used ... I'm so glad I save those!  My goal was to create a journal that could take care of anything coming up on a Sunday.  For each month there was a prayer request page, and six lined pages for note-taking (one per week, with an extra page or two just in case!), and a calendar.  I used cardstock for the stamped pages.  The back cover had a ribbon to mark her place. I had no time to design a cover, so used one I had already made into a basic journal.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Super Simple Masculine Card

Another entry here for Our Daily Bread Designs drawing. I tend to make fairly simple cards, and get even more basic when making a card for a male.  This is for my daughter's boyfriend; they work at a business that buys and sells new and used books, and he found a Bible for Grandmothers, new, and bought it for me and had it shipped to me!  I am becoming a grandmother for the first time through  my oldest daughter and her husband, and it was such a sweet gift to receive!

Let Us Therefore Come Boldly...

One of my daughters needs some encouragement, and she is loves nature, and does not love frills, so this no-nonsense design with a grass background (wall paper sample) seemed right for her.  I love this scripture ... we do not have to hesitatingly, fearfully approach the King of Kings, but can approach boldly, with the expectation that He desires to bless us!

I did not realize Our Daily Bread was having a drawing for a gift certificate for those posting cards with a scripture from their collection ... a happy coincidence!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Wow, two full years since I last posted!  I didn't want one more calendar year to pass without a post, and noticed that Christmas Cards All Year Round, which I've been enjoying this fall as I created these cards, had an "anything but a square/rectangle" for their challenge ... I hope that despite being placed on a rectangle, my hexagons will count!

With the business of grad school, cardmaking has been limited, but I've had a burst of activity this fall ... I didn't realize how much I missed regular card making!  This summer, I purchased the Happy Hexagons die from Papertrey, and decided to make a set of Christmas cards for a friend for whom I used to regularly make sets of cards.  Just as I was getting into the swing of making these cards, I had a request for cards from someone with whom my husband works, so I decided to make a lot more of these cards.  This person wound up buying my entire stash of cards, which I had anticipated using for my own Christmas list, so that in turn caused me to make even more cards.  So, here they are!