Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TEENAGERS…..AND CARDS…...

The SUO challenge this week is cards for teenagers…and just the idea of that was a challenge….I'm not really sure I nailed this one, but here is my card for a teenage girl, and really what makes it a teenage card appropriate design is maybe just the sentiment?  "You are amazingly amazing" is sorta a teenage thing to say, yes?  I made this with the Painted Petals dsp and stamped only that wee circle in the middle.  I LOVE this dsp….it's so fresh and so pretty.  I spent the past week with my two NY grand daughters, Layla and Brooklyn who came to Ohio for a week.  Such a blast to spend time with their precious little selves…of course it went by way too quickly and off to NY we went to bring them back…..and the house seems amazingly quiet.  Boo hoo….until next time we can steal them away for a week. :) An added blessing was two snow days so they got to also spend time with their cousin Olivia…and so did I. :) :) God is good.  ;) okay off to  bed with me, I am plum tuckered out. Until next time…….Karen

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We are ALL a BUNCH of CRACKED POTS…...

AND shape cards it is on the SUO challenge blog this week.  I have made a couple of pretty stellar ones in my time, but for the most part, they just make my lips freeze and then it popped into my head, why not make a "butterfly shape" and the easiest way to do that was with SU's huge butterfly stamp!  So I stamped it on watercolor card stock and colored it with the old water based markers….and these are the colors on the SCS color challenge this week….so it all just came together in a gargantuan butterfly. :) Butterflies are so cool, when you think how they started out as caterpillars.  If that doesn't make you realize there is a GOD in his HEAVEN, I don't know what WILL.  Who likes caterpillars?  Fat, grubby, hairy, ugly, crawly caterpillars - and then they turn into this???  Graceful, light, airy, fluttery, gorgeous butterflies……kinda like US when we let God get a hold of our lives…..HE makes something beautiful out of something not so beautiful.  A lovely girl I know said she was nervous about coming to church because she hadn't been in a long time.  Come on in sweet girl, we are all just a bunch of cracked pots, and HE is the potter, and HE is mending us, a bit at a time.  We are all a bunch of caterpillars, slowly becoming butterflies.  We are all broken, and that's why we need Jesus.  Even so Lord Jesus, come. :)  Until next time, Karen