Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Daily Encouragement/Reminder

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Welcome form Mi Ran's blog! Hope you are enjoying the creative ideas we are sharing with you today.

Our theme for today's post is to create something that can be framed. I wasn't originally going to make a sampler, but as I was going through my stash, I came across the gorgeous Project Life "Hello Lovely" set of cards and accessories. Then as I was going through the cards my mind said, 'OK, there are too many items I want to use on this project. Might as well make another sampler.' I hope that you all don't mind. I chose the lighter colours to go with my home, and set out to make something to encourage me and remind me of things to work on.

You can see that everything is popped up with dimensionals. I used an old wall plaque purchased at a thrift store, and the 12 x 12 just fit on top of the image (well, actually it hangs over the edge about 1/32" all the way around).

The accessory package for this set, has some black alpha stickers and gold foil stickers. Obviously I used the gold, to put on the sampler some of the things that I need reminding of, and encouragement for. Being a religious person, praying in the morning when I get up, and at night before going to bed, is something that helps me in many ways. Unfortunately, as a very busy person it is something that I often forget, or put off. Since this makes my life better when I do it on a regular basis, it is important to me. I thought I would use this sampler as a reminder. Study, refers to reading and studying the scriptures on a daily basis, and Act, refers to acting on the things I learn and know are right. (you can see that I ran out of 'T's and had to great one with two 'I's.

Sometimes when we go through challenges, we need to be reminded that life really is beautiful. I fussy cut a few flowers from another card and popped them up in the lower left of the card.

And I added more fussy cutting here, with the banner as a reminder to think Happy Thoughts.

"Keep the faith" is something that we all need to be reminded of, and this doesn't have to be religious faith, but faith in ourselves, in what we are doing, etc., and not give up hope.

I love to fussy cut, so it wasn't an overwhelming thing to cut out this wreath out of one of the cards. This is the center of the sampler, and refers to all the reminders on the do them everyday.

These are just some decorative elements for the sampler, and I love how they look.

As I was taking the photos for the post, I realized that these colours not only go in my home, but in parts of my eldest daughter's home as well. So now, do I keep it for myself, or give it as a gift to here, because I know she too wants to work on these things as well. Maybe I can find another plaque or frame and create a second one!

The next photo shows the plaque hanging on my wall.

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Here is a list of everyone participating in today's Blog Hop.

Mi Ran
Sabrina - that's me...

I hope you have been inspired by the creations we have shared with you today, and that you are inspired to create your own item to frame.

Happy Creating!

Birthday Wishes From Friends

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Yesterday was my birthday, and I received some wonderful hand made Stampin' Up cards from friends that I would like to share with you.

These came together; a box of Hershey Nuggets created with the Balloon Pop-Up thinlits in the Occasions Catalogue, and the ever popular Hey Chick stamp set from Sale-A-Brations.

Here is just the card...

...and here is the box of chocolates (one is missing already, lol).

Next, is this pretty card. I always love the Petite Petals and punch on a card!

You'll have to forgive me as I do not recognize this embossing folder or stamp set, but I love this card. The photo does not do the card justice.

I thank everyone that send me little gifts and all the cards, it really made my day! And all the Facebook greetings were wonderful too.

Hope you are all having fun creating, too. Remember to check in on Saturday for the Seashore Stampers Blog Hop!

Hugs to everyone!

The First One I Made...

Friday, February 17, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, I posted a lovely wedding card for the Global Dream Theme Blog Hop. I did not tell you that the card I posted was actually the second card I made for the Hop. After encouragement from friends, I'm also sharing with the the first card I made but wasn't happy with. After the comments of friends, I am starting to see that this card isn't terrible like I thought it was.

Just as you saw the used of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper on the card posted, I used it here as well as a mat for the lovely lacy paper from the "Falling in Love" collection. I heat embossed the "Floral Phrases" stamp and sentiment over the DSP. I also used Dazzling Details (which sadly is no longer available) over the heat embossed floral stamp (which you can't really see in this photo).

The inside, just like in the one posted, I kept very simple by just stamping the sentiments and matting it. Hope that you like it.

Happy stamping everyone!

Birthday Card for My 2 Year Old Grandson

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 14th is my youngest grandson's birthday, and this year he turned two. This past year I have been getting back into crocheting and have started working on crocheting afghans for my 8 grandchildren. Every Christmas is one family, and then the next. So when I started thinking what could I possibly crochet for my eldest son's family that live in Phoenix, where it's hot all the time...well my son said that the teenage girls would still appreciate afghans, and my little grandson would love booties and a pullover sweater for the cooler days. My thought was it doesn't ever get cool down there, does it?

Well I went ahead and made his some slipper booties for his birthday, and plan to send him a pullover for Christmas. But that's not what this post is all's about the card!

He loves to be outdoors and so I created this card for him.

I coloured the bird using the new Watercolour pencils and a blender pen.

Not because his birthday is on Valentines Day did I stamp hearts and a kiss, but because if I were there I would give him hugs and kisses.

So now I just wait and see if he likes his slippers and card...

Thank you for stopping by today to have a look, and for putting up with some of my 'Grandma' stuff.

Happy creating!

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