Sunday, January 24, 2010

Triple the Scraps, Temptation

This is the second of 26 Scripture Challenges for the year. My scripture selection is from Matthew 26:41 (Amplified). All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and pray, that you may not come into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

I used Close to My Heart's (CTMH) Cocoa and Twilight inks and cardstock along with Bamboo as a cardstock base. I used the D1349 Be Yourself for my joggers and D1418 Felicity and D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet for lettering. I also used a B&T scrap from CTMH’s Grace Level 2 pack for accent. I stippled the scripture reference with Twilight ink. I scalled the title strip with my EK Success corner rounder (with the corner guard removed) and my hand punch for the arrows. I popped them out a bit with foam dots.

Triple the Scraps, Hope

Our first scripture challenge is Hope. Hope is truly a gift from God. It keeps us going in hard times. My scripture is from Roman 15:13 (Amplified) -- May the God of your hope so fill you, with all joy and peace in believing [through experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.
I used CTMH’S Bamboo and Cocoa cardstocks to build this page. I added a heart border with my Fiskar’s Punch and used graphic elements from B1326 He Is Risen and D1373 Childhood Portraits. I stippled Cocoa Exclusive Inks on the scripture to add texture. For the title I used D1100 Classic Caps.

Scripture Challenge Cover Page

I'm excited about this year's Triple the Scrap’s scripture challenge which we're doing on 6"x6" scrapbook pages. This is the cover page for 2010 Scripture challenge. The Bible graphic and Scripture citation are from CTMH's Come Unto Me My Acrylix Stamp Set (D1199). I used CTMH’s You Rock background paper along with Bamboo, Desert Sand, Cocoa and black cardstock. I used Cocoa Exclusive Inks for all stamping and Stazon’s Timber Brown to bronze the pewter decorative button and chocolate brown brads on the scripture reference. I also added a tad of bling with a gold glitter pen on the Bible. I used Provo Craft’s Pixie Serif Black Roll Alphabitties for the title, but this product seems to be discontinued. I used large, clear pop dots to enhance the Bible’s three-dimensional effect and a thin brown ribbon from my stash to bring a finishing detail. I cut the "2010" title from the "Animal Crackers" disk on my Making Memories Slice.

Friday, January 22, 2010

You Rock Cards

You Rock is featured in the Close to My Heart Spring catalog.

It's a Beautiful Day is a 6.5” x 5”card using CTMH You Rock Workshop on the Go kit. I made several versions of this kit you different backgrounds papers which were left over after I finished two 2-page scrapbook layouts. I also used our D1415 Springtime stamp set. I routinely stamp matching envelopes which, in this case includes on boot on the front and two on the back flap. I stippled the white daisy cardstock with Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks.

Just Be You is a 4.25” x 5.25”card using CTMH You Rock Workshop on the Go kit. I used the stamp that comes with the kit and added a little Clear Sparkle bling.

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Lots of New Stuff for the New Year

I am amazed that January is almost over. Change has been the catchword for this month, but that's okay. Of course, sometimes change can make everything topsy turvy in the process, and that's where we are. In our case, change means our youngest son has moved in with his two dogs and two cats -- so we are now a household of three adults, four dogs and three cats. This afternoon all four dogs were serenading me with barks and howls. It was quite amusing, actually.

I'm excited about my Scrapbook in a Year program which I am teaching at A.C. Moore in Dover as well a Close to My Heart version. This is specifically designed for people who believe they're too busy to make a scrapbook. If you give me two hours a month, you will have a 25-page scrapbook at the end of the year.

In our first session, we will do a three-page layout which includes the cover as well as the first (January) two-page layout. While I recommend commemorating something from January 2010, you can organize your sccrapbook in any manner you see fit. This is NOT about imitating my project; rather, it IS about selecting your own color/paper scheme and building color/theme-coded memory books and applying them to the layout I've selected for that particular month. Tomorrow I'll be listing the CTMH version of this project.