Friday, January 15, 2021

A Forever Shake Up

This is the last card we'll be making at my Jan. 22 Hearts Everywhere class. I originally had a different card planned but I like this one so much better! It's inspired by a card Kim Kesti of Spellbinders made on one of her videos.

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It's hard to see the shaker stuff but I used some of the silver hearts from a previous card I posted plus some pink sequins. 

Here's a better look inside the shaker.  I used a black background for a dramatic flair.

I also die cut the word from white foam to pop it.  You do need to use a good craft glue to adhere the foam to the word and the card.

I finished 10 kits of 4 cards last week. Glad to be ready in advance as it takes off the pressure.
Stampin Carol
But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in mercy and truth.  Psalm 86:15

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Twin Hearts in Love

This is the 3rd of the 4 cards we'll be making at my Jan. 22 class.  I'm loving the Forever Love Hearts die set and this card also uses it.

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You can see both the detailed hearts in this card. And I stuck with pretty much traditional Valentine colors of reds and pinks. 

I added 3 little glitter hearts as embellishments on the dotted embossed base.  

I not only cut the words from black card stock but also from black foam. I adhered the 2 together using my Journey Glue and love how it now pops on the card.  I'm finding myself using foam more and more to pop my fine cut words.

Stampin Carol
To Him who is able to establish you... to God, alone wise, be glory though Jesus Christ forever.  Romans 16:25-27

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

A Wild Week and a Quiet Desk

I just have no words for last week and my heart is deeply saddened over the divide in our county. I'm also angered over the violence last week in the U.S. Capitol and hope those directly involved in the breaching of the doors and the vandalism are prosecuted. 

And now, what I usually share on Wednesdays.... my desk.  It is pretty quiet.  I haven't been crafting this week but did get some stuff done last week for a retreat early Feb. (but not sure it will get to be held).  This desk view is linked to our head desker, Julia of the Stamping Ground, and this is week 606.

I just have bits and pieces today. Far left a set of stamps with a sentiment I needed for our granddaughter's birthday card inside along with the card. Center, my small paper trimmer and a pile of flamingo cards to take to the retreat for gifts for our local gals that are attending. Upper left corner of my glass mat is the card I made on last week's video (link to my YouTube channel in the sidebar).

I made 10 of these little cards as I'm not real sure how many from the Tucson, AZ area are going.  I know of 7 of us so far.

I will be doing a bunch of crafting soon as hubby is traveling to Kansas to work for 2 - 3 weeks. We don't know yet when he leaves as he's waiting on parts for the equipment he needs to fix.  I need to come up with samples for my February class and do have all my kits done for my January class.

I hope you're staying healthy and pray that this virus is over soon.

Stampin Carol
God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect.
2 Samuel 22:33

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Love You

I seen a similar card on Spellbinders and thought it would be a great one to make in my class on Jan. 22.  It's relatively easy yet very classy!

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Isn't this gorgeous!! The gold detail cut heart really pops over the red heart! I even double layered and slightly offset the sentiment over gold for more elegance.

One does need a fine point glue pen (in my opinion) to adhere the intricate heart to the base.  And the 3 gold dots add just enough bling!

This beautiful Forever Love Hearts die set is such a great die set. All of my cards using it can also be used for anniversary cards!

Stampin Carol
I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.  Jeremiah 31:3