Sunday, July 16, 2017

All About You....

Happy Sunday!  Today, I'm sharing a colorful card that also features a new goodie from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, All About You.  It's the perfect sentiment set for all of those just because cards--jut the right thing to say!


To create my colorful background, I applied several distress inks to a stencil, spritz with water to create the first imprint.  Then, I used the stencil in the traditional way to add more color.  It gives the panel a water color look.  Give it a try!

TTFN, Jane

Monday, July 10, 2017

Girl Power


Happy Day, Stampers!!!

I love all of my Unity girls so much!!  I wanted to make a set of cards to give as a gift that was all about supporting and encouraging others.  I feel like I need that on a regular basis so, why not others?  It's too easy to criticize others; I think we should look for opportunities to encourage and support.

I got out my unity girls (most of these are images by Suzi Blu--my favorite!) and made these cards....also, got to play with some of my new OXIDE inks from Ranger.  I resisted for as long as I could and then caved in!  They are awesome!






I used a variety of images from Unity--check them all out HERE!  Also, used one of my most favorite sentiment sets, Empowered Words.

Enjoy!  Be Awesome!  Jane

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Focus

Focus on the good.....such a simple message, yet so easy to overlook!  There's some big stuff going down in my world right now.  If I'm not careful, I can make myself a little Satan target.  He just lies in wait for me to start doubting, to be sad, to get negative.....and, BAM!!  In the pit I go.  Those automatic negative thoughts can just rule the day...if I'm not careful....

The good news is........there is Good News!!  Focus on the good!  I absolutely adore Rebecca Rios' designs, found over at Sweet N Sassy stamps.  Designed for bible journaling, they are so versatile and make great eveyday cards for encouragement.  Just from her stamp sets alone, I imagine her to be one of my best friends, full of positive light and an awesome sense of humor and fun!  I used her set called Capture This Moment for this quick and fun card.  I might be stuck in a water coloring rut, but its a good place to be stuck!   I hope you enjoy this fun card and reminder to focus on the good....you may have to look harder at times, but I guarrantee it---it is there!!!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Wisdom, Anyone?

James 1: 5-6 and 12

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

 12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

DOUBT.  I don't know about you, but doubt has been a familiar battle for me.  Doubt, worry....it's all wrapped up in my confidence--or, lack thereof.   I was going to say "a constant battle" but I'm realizing that, THAT is no longer true for me.  In my faith journey, I've learned some things.  Nothing has been more important that realizing I AM LOVED.  And, from this, a faith that grows and remains steadfast.

There are trials coming my way.  I feel it.  I know it.  I'm being prepared for it.  I'm preparing for it.  

James is a great book.  If you haven't been there, go.  Ask in faith.  

I was anxious to use the Living Water set from Sweet N Sassy stamps.  Also, from Sweet 'N Sassy:  Words of Life, Common Words 1; All Your Heart; and Choose Faith.

Count it all joy, my friends....

Be awesome--Jane 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Fill Me Up...

Happy Monday!!  I finally completed this little one sheet mini album I've been working on!  Now, it's time to fill IT up!  I used a brand new stamp set, Exclamations, from Sweet N Sassy Stamps to decorate the pages.  It's a prayerful theme--I thought I would use it to record my prayers, praises and pleadings, for my five blessings!

With the oldest on the verge of  high school graduation, I've been reflective lately about how quickly time goes by.  I didn't believe it that day, in the nursery, when the nurse said "cherish every moment....they will be over too soon!"  And, in just the blink of an eye.....here we are!!

Times change, seasons change, but a mother's prayers.....they remain.  I love this new little stamp set, and thought it was the perfect thing to use to create this little book. 

 A place to record my own thoughts--thoughts just between me and my Savior....
 To jot down what's important--with a little pull out page for some of my ideas!
 Never forget to praise Him for all that he has done and provided!
 A little pocket page....a picture, some notes?
 Pay Attention to This!!  Another pull out page.
 Click! Click! The final pull out with a picture of my big babies!
 Lots of great moments to reflect on!
 Never forget, He SHOWED up--He always SHOWS up!

I used a few other great Sweet N Sassy Stamp sets to complete this fun book:  Note This and Capture This Moment--check them out!

The album ends up measuring 3x3 and starts with just one 12x12 piece of designer paper.  I'd recommend a thinner paper to start with as you will double the paper up as you fold to create the pages.  If you are interested in making your own, here's a tutorial I wrote years ago!



Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mason Jar Bouquet

Wouldn't you just love to find a bouquet like this on your counter?  I've been having a bunch of fun finding lots of ways to color this beautiful image from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps!  It's called Mason Jar Bouquet and it comes with an additional single flower image and seven sentiments.  It's perfect for just about any occasion!

TTFN, Jane

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Birthday to My Momma!

Today, I'm wishing my momma a very happy birthday and sharing a card I made just for her!  This card features a beautiful stamp set from Rubbernecker that I haven't played with in years.  I'm not even sure it is still available for sale.  It's one of the watercolor sets--stamps that make it look like you've painted, my favorite!

The sentiment is also part of this set.  I'm trying really hard not to be nitpicky about the fact that it's a little crooked.  That's the part that makes it hand made, right??  I think she'll like it just the same.

Don't be afraid to be a little off--it makes life fun!
TTFN, Jane