Thursday, June 19, 2014

Welcome Home Living Room Scene

Greetings and welcome blog followers, so glad you could drop in.  I had a great time creating todays card, "Welcome Home Living Room Scene" and the dies made it so easy.  I recently purchased some new dies from Marianne Design.  I really like her style of dies and they are so fun to create with.  It is such a blessing to be able to take any subject and think, "How would God's word fit into this".  I can't wait for the day when my Saviour says, "Welcome Home".  I am so looking forward to being with Him and that He is creating a place for me in His house.  What a glory it will be when we get there. 
I would describe this card as a, "Living Room" scene.  It just dawned on me that I didn't put a caption on the card itself.  Nice thing is it can be used for almost any occasion and I'll only need to add a caption to the inside.  Isn't the Lord good in all things, even the little things like making a card for someone.
How'd I do it: I started with a 6 x 12 size white cardstock folded in half for a 6 x 6 base.  I used the pink and white striped paper for the, "wallpaper" look on the upper portion and on the lower portion I cut another piece of white cardstock to make the wainscoat and chair rail using my score board.    I used my Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Squares for the yellow frame around the edge.  See close up below.

The chair, cupboard, lamp and frame were cut out of heavy cardstock from the back of a yellow ledger pad.  I embossed the images and then used a sponge to highlight the raised portions in CTMH Cocoa Ink.  I added lace to the inside of the cabinet, below the lamp shade and chair seat.  I also cut out an extra lamp shade and chair seat to add dimension as well as using my stylus on the back side of the chair to make it rounded plus I glued the back legs of the chair to the wainscoat.

These two little cute cats may bring back memories for some long time crafters.  They are from, "Art Impressions from 1996.  This is still one of my favorite stamps  I bought way back when. 
One last photo to explain how I made the basket of flowers.  I used the Spellbinders, "Up, Up and Away" set using the basket for the hot air balloon for the flowers to be put in.  The leaves are from Cheery Lynn B117 Fanciful Flourish Right and the tiny flowers are Spellbinders, "Cherry Blossoms".  The clock is from a Close to My Heart stamp set called, "Welcome Home".  Lastly, the picture in the frame was a scene I found somewhere on the internet.  Oh, almost forgot the cupboard knobs are brown pearls.
Again, thanks for dropping by, if you have any other questions, please feel free to leave me a comment.
Blessings and hugs,

Stamps: Art Impressions, CTMH 
Accessories: Spellbinders: Up, Up and Away, Grand Squares, and Cherry Blossoms.  Cheery Lynn B117 Fanciful Flourish Right.  Marianne Design Creatables Eline's Chair and Lamp, and Eline's Cupboard and Frame.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Pop Up Card

Greetings crafters,

Just a very quick card and explanation today.  I made this card yesterday in collaboration with my friend Robyn for her husband who is celebrating a birthday in a few days.  She was very excited as was I how cute it turned out.  This is a pop up box card which I recently learned how to make a few weeks ago while attending a Stampin' Up party.  Was loads of fun.

Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you the next time.  Have a good and Godly day, for of what lasting value is a good day if it isn't also a Godly day.

Blessings in Christ,

Stamps: Art Impressions 
Accessories: Spellbinders: Trees, Cottage Cutz Lamp Post w/Sign