Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Here is my BLING card.....this card was made with the emboss resist technique. The main image panel started with whisper white cardstock. I stamped using the marker directly on the back of the stamp. Then I colored in some detail and then colored over the whole thing with a versamarker. I embossed with clear powder and a heat tool. After that I colored on the trees a little with the versamarker again and used some white embossing powder to add snow to the trees. Next I smeared baja breeze ink over top of the entire image for the sky. Lastly, I stamped the snowflakes and then smeared white craft ink on the ground for snowfall. This card only took a total of 17 hours to make. (not really) I also added glitter and bling. The bling shows up much better in real life. I only took 42 pictures and this was the best I could do. It's been a rough night. ;) Of course to top off my frustration I went with this tear your hair out border.....over all, this card was a blast to make!! :) Anyway, if you want to make one of these, just make ONE for someone you really love. Definetley do not make it for a swap card. Happy New Year everyone!! I know for me, watching my husband head off to work everyday in his scrubs, and come home every night.....its enough to make my new year very happy!! God is good all the time, all the time GOD IS GOOD!! Until next time........Karen

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HAPPY, HAPPY, JOY, JOY!!!

Well it's blog challenge week again! This time, our challenge, should we decide to accept it, was to create a card using Very Vanilla, More Mustard, and Bravo Burgandy, and to include dry embossing in our design. To say what I think of these colors....well, I LOVE Very Vanilla, and More Mustard has it's place, but me and Bravo Burgandy, we don't get along very well. So this truly was a challenge, and I am pretty pleased with the outcome. Just a simple little Christmas card but I like it! I embossed the bulbs with the Bravo Burgandy craft stampin' spot and clear powder. I used the Square Lattice and Wallpaper folders with my Big Shot. I used the Tiny Tags set and punch for my sentiment. Hope you like my simple card! NOW TO CATCH YOU UP TO SPEED WITH KEITH'S JOB SITUATION, I want to say thank you to everyone who wrote or commented to encourage us in our time of leaning on the everlasting arms! One day while at work I got into a conversation with one of my favorite patients and somehow one thing led to another and I was telling him that Keith was out of work, as it related to things he was telling me. The next thing I knew he was telling me he could get him a job where he works at Good Samaritan Hospital as a Materials Distribution Technician, (sounds GOOD, right??) Seriously??? Long story short, he really meant it!! Keith starts his new job December 20th!! It's in the same ballpark with the kind of logistics stuff he did in New York for 23 years at Africa Inland Mission, so I ask you, HOW COOL IS THAT??? All in all he will have been out of work less then 2 months. He will now live a normal life, come home at night like normal people do, work a normal amount of hours, go to the doctor when he needs to, mow the lawn and shovel the snow in the evening, join a Bible Study if he wants to, keep me company when the grand children and children leave in January, watch tv if he wants to, sleep in his own bed everynight....we are praising God and giving HIM the glory for taking us out of a very painful situation and moving us into what looks like it will be his dream job. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME, ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!!! Thanks to all of you who prayed with us! Until next time.........keep on leanin' on those everlasting arms!