Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Today I have a couple of projects today using one of the new SNSS February sets – Creative Worship: Words of Life- Actions

First I have a couple of cards. I used some distress inks to create a ombre backgrounds then stamped a sentiment by combining words. I used Creative Worship: Good Shepherd to fill in the blanks. They are simple but effective I think. Sometimes less is more  Do you agree?actions-copy

My next project is a Bible journal page for Matthew 5:16  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

A wonderful reminder that actions speak louder than words! I used the Creative Worship: Outline Alpha set to create a title. This new set was a lot of fun to play with. I didn’t create a glamorous page I just had fun.snss-words-of-life-action-copy

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS – Be Unique

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Have you ever had an image that was outside the norm but that you just loved it?? For today’s’ card I used just such an image and it has a pretty neat back story. It was actually designed by Barbara’s (the owner of LMMS) daughter – the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree huh? She is called Polka Dot Pals Futura.

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I had a fun sentiment from an old AllyWay Stamps set that I thought was made especially for her. I used a new background stamp from My Favorite Things called Wavy Coloring Book. I first thought I would watercolor but then it showdowed a bit when I put it to the paper and I decided it was kind of perfect in black and white. I love happy accidents!

I had recently seen a little girl with a pink strip of hair and I though “Why Not!” so Furtura got a pink strip of hair and a rainbow unicorn horn (it has Spectrum Noir glitter pen on it and it is sparkly!) By the time I finished her and she was already so unique, I wondered why I could have pink sky…NO reason, so I did it 🙂

I hope you find time to play with her because she is pretty fun to color!

Recipe:

  • Images: Polka Dot Pals Futura Digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Background Stamp: My Favorite Things rubber stamp – Wavy Coloring Book
  • Sentiment: Jibber Jabber clear set from The Allyway Stamps (no longer in business)
  • Paper: White, cardstock(PTI), Black(Recollections)
  • Ink: Copics; Her Arts White (called Unicorn haha) ink and Ranger White Embossing Powder for sentiment
  • Other: Polkadot and basic backdrop dies (AJVD), Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen

Come on over and join in on Challenge #156 – Anything Goes!  There is still time and there are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

FTHS Digi Paper – Birthday Bird

Well, this week is moving fast. Weather here is crazy confusing. It has been high 60’s low 70’s…It is February! It is usually pretty cold at this time of year! I am not complaining of course because you guys know how much I hate the cold what with my Southern blood and all) but I keep waiting for the sky to fall! I guess I just better take it and be happy!

In December and January when I was traveling so much, I colored up a lot of birthday images – I was convinced I was going to so organized with birthday cards this year – hahaha! I am now pulling out my colored images and making cards. Today’s card uses Birdie and Balloon by From the Heart Stamps. I had to find papers to match my colors and as I have been want to do lately, I reached for my digi files and found and awesome matching paper. I truly love it! Do you ever use digi paper? What do you think about it?

bd-bird-copyRecipe:

  • Image: Birdie and Balloon digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White Card and Parakeet Green (PTI), Purple card (scraps), Digi Paper – DP
  • Ink: Copics – BV01, BV02, BV04, YG21, YG23, YUG25, RV02, RV04, RV06, E50, YR07, B0000, White Gel Pen
  • Other: Polk Dot and Basic Backdrop Dies (AJVD), Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope you are inspired!

Lyn

SNSS Valentine Background!

I have a fun background today (haha, I feel like I have been saying that a lot lately – YAY Me!!) – I have been wanting to do a background collage of images. For this technique, I went with digis. The beauty of a digi is that you can change their size, in the case of this card, move them around on the paper as many times as you want before committing to the layout, and even flipping the image if you want. Pretty convenient for this project!

My digis are from Sweet N Sassy Stamps and include: Valentine Birdie Digital StampValentine Kitty, Valentine Bunny with Sentiment Digital StampValentine Teddy with Sentiment Digital Stamp and the sentiment is from the You & Me Clear Stamp Set (Not a digi because white embossing and digis – not so much…)snss-valentines-copy

It turned out sweet right? Now it is your turn – create a simple card with an image filled background. This works with clear/rubber stamps too! I can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS Challenge #156 – Be Mine

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It is time for another challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps – Challenge #156 “Anything Goes!”, I colored up another one of the new images – This one is Marley Be Mine. A little embossing in the background is all I used for dimension.

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Recipe:

  • Images: Marley Be Mine Digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White, cardstock(PTI), Black(Recollections), DP (Digital Paper)
  • Ink: Copics
  • Other: Corner Rounder, Inside Out Stitched Rectangle Die (MFT), Embossing Folder

Come on over and join in on Challenge #156 – Anything Goes!  There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

FTHS Sketch Challenge 161 – Bday Mouse

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! We are back today with a From the Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge! We are so blessed to have such a talented illustrator in Faith and we are so happy she is feeling better! Today’s sketch #161 has a birthday cake theme

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For my card today I used one of the sweet freebies in the shop – Mouse Balloon.

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Recipe:

  • Image: Mouse Balloon digi by From The Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White card (PTI), black card (recollections), DP (Digital Paper)
  • Ink: Copics Markers (Warm grays, R00, YG21, YG23, YG25)
  • Other: Circle Dies (Spellbinder), Backdrop Basics Dies (A Jillian Vance Design)

Thanks for stopping by! Come join the Sketch Challenge!!

Lyn

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Lyn

SNSS 1 John 4:9-10 – My Savior

When I got this month’s new My Savior stamp set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps, I couldn’t wait to color the image. I wanted to put into my Bible and journal it, but I am a little chicken to ink up my Bible pages directly… So I “cheated”. As I have done before when faced with this predicament, I inked it up on deli paper. (not the shiny waxy side).snssbjo-my-savior-aThen I colored it with my Polychromos colored pencils (really any colored pencils will work, I just love how these let me layer and shade.) I decided I wanted to color his robes in gray tones so the Earth would pop out a bit more.snssbjo-my-savior-b

Then I fussy cut it out and tried to plan out my page.

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I used clear gesso on my page, brushed on a light layer of distress ink for the grass and the sky, inked my words and glued the image down with a very thin coat of YES glue on a paint brush.
snssbjo-my-savior-copyThis image is holding the Earth shaped like a heart and is carrying a cross reminding me of his sacrifice for me. My verse is 1 John 4:9-10 and it tells me that God loves me so much he sent his only Son to be my Savior, My Friend, My Redeemer – I am so blessed to be loved SO MUCH! The rest of the verse reminds us that if God can love us so much, we can do no less than to love one another. That is something to think on this week (and every week actually).

1 John 4:9-10 (ESV)

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed day!

lyn

LMMS – I Love You BERRY Much!

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For today’s’ card I used Cuthbert Sweet and some colored pencils. I have been traveling a good bit lately and I found it helpful to print out some images and pack my colored pencils. It was a great to decompress at the end of the days by just sitting and color. This little guy is one of those images and he was really fun to color.

Do you pack your coloring? What do you take with you? I would love suggestions!

lmms-cuthbert-sweet-copyRecipe:

  • Images: Cuthbert Sweet Digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps
  • Paper: White, cardstock(PTI), Black(Recollections), DP (Digital Paper)
  • Ink: Polychromos
  • Other: Polkadot and basic backdrop dies (AJVD), Circle Dies (Spellbinders) Embossing folder

Come on over and join in on Challenge #156 – Anything Goes!  There is still time and there are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

FTHS February Blog Hop – Love and Friendship

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps February blog hop! For those you who are FTHS fans welcome back! We are so excited to be coloring up FTHS images again. If you are new to FTHS – Welcome and boy do we have a treat for you. These are some truly adorable images!!

If you have arrived from KELLY’S BLOG, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps Blog, so you don’t miss anything.

Today’s theme is a Love and Friendship Theme. Honestly, I don’t think a better theme could apply. My teamies are so incredibly talented and wonderful. We have stayed in touch over this hiatus and everyone jumped back in as if we were just going last week. I fell so incredibly blessed to be part of such a great group of women.

As you hop along, leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be picked from each blog and on the FTHS blog to win an image of their choice from the FTHS store.

Sooo – that SQUEEEE you are hearing is not just Pigwit! It is me in L-O-V-E with this image. This is a new one from From the Heart (like fresh off the drawing board) and since I am not an early bird, I got to play with this one immediately. I love, love, love this image (in case I forgot to tell you!) – He is Hogs and Kisses Pigwit and he is this months SOTM image! I went CAS with him and created a fun background with a new die that, by the way, is called hugs and kisses – perfect right!!fths-hogs-and-kisses-pigwit-feb-bhRecipe for my card:

  • Image: Hogs and Kisses Pigwigt digi by From the Heart Stamps
  • Paper: White and Pure Poppy card (Papertry Ink)
  • Ink: Copics (W1, W3, W5, W7, R00, R01, R02, R22, R24, R27, R29, C1, C3, C5), Wink of stella, Black glaze pen, White gel pen
  • Other: Hugs and Kisses BackgroundDie (My Favorite Things), Basic and Polkadot backdrop dies (A Jillian Vance Design)

Thanks for hopping with us today. Our hop will end on Sunday February 5th 2017 at 6 am, and the winners will be posted on Wednesday February 8th.

Now head over to MICHELLE’S BLOG and see what inspiration she has for you.

Have fun hopping and have a wonderful weekend!!

Lyn

Hedgehog Smooches

Today I have my card for the Gerda Steiner January progressive challenge it’s not the last day but it’s close. (I am just not a do it early kind of gal) The image this month is called Hedgehog Smooches. I had fun with some digital design papers and my warm gray Copics.

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What a wonderful challenge…If you play along each month, you get the next month’s image for free. Come on and join in!

Thanks for stopping by!

lyn