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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Number 9

Hi everyone! here is number 9 in my card a day..and wow talk about hard..boy the creative jucies had to stay flowing.. The more you work at your projects the more new and fresh ideas surface..and sometimes I don't even want to surface from my comfort zone...lol..enjoy and share someof your projects and leave a comment!!!
Have a Great Day!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cards That Bless

I am so excited..this is the first 5 cards of a project I am  so fortunate to be involved in. This line of cards I hope to call Cards That Bless...Sometimes you can be so into what you are doing and wonder where or what is your purpose for it...and That is where I was at for a while. It seemed like so much was falling into place with making mini albums and cards that I wondered where on earth is this going. It seemed like I couldn't get anyone interested in what I was doing....to take advantage of what I could help them do..I know that every ones interest are individual and everyone has individual interest...but I just could not seem to find a partner or anyone to share this with...so I was just about ready to say ok I'm done.there is no one to sit around the table with to scrap with....to enjoy my passion with..then I  just kept praying and asking God, am I being silly in loving this.....am I being silly to think I can share a blessing with someone...Then it happen I got this most needed email and I had my answer..
I know that what we do is a reflection of who we are..and that is my hope for my cards. I want to bless others with my line of cards and I'm not looking to be some big entrepreneur,I don't want to just sell them I want to give them to those who need just a little extra love...I know I have been there and wanted it and needed it...and it never came..so my first bunch of cards will be going out this coming weekend..Thank You Lord for this direction..you showed me I do have a purpose in what you have given me..the ability to create..to love and to share...

Have a Blessed Day..
Remember to tell someone today just how much you care or better yet make a card and send it their way..believe it or not it does send a blessing and touches the heart..

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hi everyone!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous weather!! Time to start taking walks..I have to remember to do this because it seems like I get really lost in my thoughts and projects that I am doing and forget to take the time for a break. Breaks are important and I must remember to take them. :)

The card  I am posting today is the first card of ( Cards of Blessings and Wishes )..
Encouraging words and a special little wish is important to give to those you care about. Sometimes time passes by to much with out ever contacting those of Family or Friends... maybe to just to give a little encouraging word into their day. I often think how important it would be to a lonely life to get a beautiful card that made them feel special and remembered. There are many elderly people that have no family and never hear from anyone... they set lost and lonely only living on the past and feeling there is no furture.
At 3:00am one moring I was awaken with this thought..normaly I attempt to follow through with these early morning thoughts only to as the days go by push them in the background of lifes other activites. But this is a repeated one and one I think I better act on...I also am doing a card that I choose to call a ( Memory Card )
A small version of a mini album condenced into a card..

I love making the paper bag mini albums ect..but I tend to get lost in them and add alot of areas to put input into them..thats why I love doing the Memory Cards..plenty of room for journaling a special day and add a picture or two..
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Thank You and
Have a blessed day!!! and good bie

Friday, March 9, 2012

Been Awhile

It's been awhile sense I have added to this blog a post or a finished project. I have been working on an envelope mini album for about 2 1/2 weeks and I have finally finished it (YEAH). I have really enjoyed making this envelope mini mainly because of the paper. I used Black Currant stack and Street Lace stack..I love working with the black colors and putting pinks and teals with the blacks...

I won't bore you with every detail of my process in putting this mini together but I do see where I will make changes in the next one I make. I like putting the ribbon and fibers on the binding rings but I am not totally satisfied with the out come of this one..
I added a cross, a heart , and a key...( Jesus has the Key to my Heart)..this will be titled My Promise Journal.
Most of the embellishments were cut out on my Craftwell eCraft cutter (which I am still learning how to use)

These are pics of a Mini Memory Card..I have a mini Memory Album started..I love making these cards...they are small but still have plenty of room for pictures and journaling...

I used 4 envelopes to make this mini.... the sizes of the envelopes are 6x9..and chipboard cover back and front. You can see I made the front and back covers just a little larger than the inside of the mini..
( I find describing the mini albums a little intimidating ....getting the proper terms for understanding)
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