Monday, November 25, 2013

Victorine Originals #73 Nontraditional Christmas Colors

Sometimes I love the way a card turns out.  This one is one of them.  It's my card for the current Victorine Originals Challenge located HERE  which is  to make a card with Nontraditional Christmas Colors.  I hope all neutrals count because this is it.  It just fell together with scraps on my table. What a way to clean. 
Last I looked, the challenge wasn't up yet, but it's Thanksgiving week and I'm a bit early as I'm checking things off my list.
The snowflake is a wonderful Spellbinders die and cut out of a shiny off white Cardstock.  Because of it's tone, it went perfectly with the gray texture.  Sentiment is Victorine and you can find it in the online catalog.
Remember, there is always a drawing for stamps, so be sure to check out the Victorine site and make a card.  And everyone please have a great thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

HSCRC13 #20 I Need You

This is my card for the Hymn and Scripture Challenge #20 which is making a card depicting the Hymn I Need Thee.  You can find the challenge HERE.
The most fun with this Hymn and Scripture Challenge is that I find the hymn floating around in my mind whenever it wants to and I find it comforting.  Not just this one, but all of them.  I am not musical at all, but I grew up going to church every Sunday and we sang most of these songs, so although the ones my church sings now are very different, a certain button just has to be pushed and they all come back.       My verse is Psalm 142:5 I cry to you, oh Lord. I say, "You are my Refuge".
I had house guests this week which was wonderful, but the time leading up to the visit was hectic and I found myself pushing the button for this song unknowingly all the time.  Our guests left this morning after a great visit, but next week will be hectic again as I have missed work and there will be piles of stuff to catch up on.  Also we are having tornado warnings this morning.    Bob just called from church (I skipped) to say they have everyone in the hallways at church.  Another time to need Him, and it's wonderful to know He is always there when we call. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Victorine #72 CAS with Fall Theme

This is my card for the current Victorine Originals Challenge which is to do a Clean and Simple card with a Fall theme.  I am so in love with this leaf die that I just had to do another card with it.  I have a whole row of different cards made with this leaf on a shelf in my kitchen and they all inspire me to make "just one more".
The Victorine image of the farm is stamped right on the die cut leaf and colored with colored pencils.  Edges of the leave are inked and I added some faux stitching to the dotted designer paper for more of a down home look.
You can find the challenge HERE 
and there is always a drawing for stamps.
Check it out.