Friday, October 30, 2009

Merriest Wishes Card

So, this morning I was scrolling through the Gina K. Designs October release party at Split Coast Stampers and there before my eyes was flashing in an ad banner one of the cards that I have created for Spellbinders. This is really getting to be too much fun for me. That is such a ginormous(i know that's not really a word...)board with thousands of people on it and I just couldn't believe my name was flashing across the top. Too much fun.

And the reveal? Oh wow. I'm completely hooked. It was my first one ever and I can tell that I'll be back. If you want some Christmas card inspiration check out the party on this thread here.

I think I can share my card now since I've seen it in print and on the 'big board!' LOL Thanks for letting me 'toot.' I was just so excited and shocked when I saw it. To create this card, I used Spellbinders™ S4 – 222 Create A Flake 1, Spellbinders™ S4 -224 Snowflake Borderabilities Petite and Spellbinders™ S5 – 019 Labels 8. I love this new sowflake set. It's awesome! I'm using it to create another project right now.

Supplies: Spellbinders™ W-001 Wizard Die Cutting machine, Spellbinders™ S4 – 222 Create A Flake 1, Spellbinders™ S4 -224 Snowflake Borderabilities Petite, Spellbinders™ S5 – 019 Labels 8, Cardstock – Bazzill, Pattern Paper - Fancy Pants, Smooch – Clearsnap, Stamp – Hero Arts, Ink - Tsukineko (Memento)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Oh my...mess!

Happy Thursday! The kiddos have school off today and tomorrow. A good friend of mine was just telling me how she was trying to going to get caught up on house cleaning today. For me, when the kids are home...I just let all go. LOL They have pretend stores, libraries and classrooms set up all over the house. It's so fun! But messy!

I'm busy making my own mess, finishing up on some projects. Here is a sneak of one of the pages I'm hoping to get picked up. I had soooo much fun creating this one!

This is another card I put together real quick when I did the previous set. I was just having fun with my glimmer mists. I mixed a 'slate' and 'violet' together to get the color on the plaques in the back. I used 'candlelight' on the chipboard heart. I wish you could see how sparkly it was in real life!

Have you got your copy of Scrapbook Trends November yet? One of my projects that Spellbinders picked up for an ad is on the inside cover. And, I have two other cards that I created using theses really rich 7gypsies papers. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy in real life. Thanks for letting me share!

It looks like I need to pick another winner from a previous RAK....good ol' random generator picked....

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-10-29 18:00:17 UTC

That means.........Java Diva!!! Email me your addy and I'll send ya your goodies!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Quick Card Set

I was sitting in church on Sunday when the Lord put several different people on my heart to get in touch with this week. Sometimes, when I substitute teach as much as I have been lately, I start to feel out of touch with the needs of the woman in our church. Dh spoke such a great message reminding us about how much we need each other. Of course, I want to encourage as many people as I can and sometimes being an artist and a perfectist I get caught up in, 'well....I need to make them a really nice card and then I'll send them a hello.' The truth is, most people would be happy to get a scrap piece of paper that said, 'I'm thinking of you.' LOL

So, in the middle of trying to get my monthly assigments done (that I can't share anyway...LOL) I decided to put together a quick set of cards that I could mail out today. Now, normally I would like much more detail ect. But sometimes it's just the heart that matters. So, I'll be spending more time on what is inside than what is on the outside.

I did use a fun technique. I took my Spellbinders S5-004 Sunflower Garden Frameability flower and ran it through my Wizard on some Sookwang double sided adhesive (new fav.) On some of the card I used the actual flower adhesive to apply the glitter and then I used the backing as a mask on some of the other cards. I created this affect by laying down a sheet of sticky adhesive and then laying the flower down. I applied the first color of glitter and then lifted the flower. Now I have an outline of the flower that is still the adhesive from the original sticky sheet. So, I applied the second color of glitter. Clear as mud right? Some day I hope to do a tutorial. It sounds confusing but it went quite quickly and when you are basically doing the same thing to each flower, it's not too bad. I finished these in just over an hour. I wish you could see in real life just how glittery these are. I'm really loving this technique.

I hope it has been a bit of inspiration to you! I need to get working on my monthly assignments.

I also wanted to mention that the winner of my previous give-away has not contacted me. I've tried to find a way to get in touch with her but, no luck. So, Cathy please contact me in the next 24 hours or I will need to choose a new winner.

Blessigns on your Tuesday!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Winner!!

My dh and I have been out of town at a Pastor's conference. It was awesome. Then, yesterday, three soccer games and a memorial service. Also, my parents are visiting from Canada. We've been keeping busy to say the least! So, I apologize for not posting the winner of this give-away sooner. I was hoping to have a project to share but I can't quite yet!

Getting right to the good stuff....Random generator chose.............

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-10-18 21:02:38 UTC

Cathy!! Please email me at and I'll get your package sent off to you.

I can't sign off without sharing at least a few photos....some soccer ones! It's Kelsey's first year. She is certain every game that she 'scored a goal.' It's so funny. Too cute to watch!

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spellbinders and Tattered Angels *give-away!*

This month, Tattered Angels teamed up with Spellbinders Paper Arts for a blog relay and today is my day to share with you what I created.

Supplies: Spellbinders™ S4-189 Labels Three Die Template, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Candlelight, Coffee Shop, ) Tattered Angels 3-in-1 Framed Fonts Glimmer Chips, Bazzill Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket pattern paper, Clearsnap Colorbox chalk ink, Prima Marketing flowers, Pink Paislee stickers, Magic Mesh backing, Jenni Bowlin Stickers

1) Sew a 5x5 piece of pattern paper on to base.
2) Spray Framed font glimmer chip butterfly and letters with glimmer mist and let dry.
3) Cut and emboss Spellbinders™ S4-189 Labels Three Die Template. Distress by inking edges.
4) Adhere die to the center of the card and place butterfly and letters across the top.
5) Add stickers to create sentiment.
6) Adhere flowers, beads and backing of Magic Mesh to embellish.

After creating this card, I played around with my Glimmer mist a bit more and used some Spellbinders Borderabilities™ Die templates and Spellbinders Impressabilities™ for masks. I a lot of fun playing around and came up with this card as well. I love the idea of using the Spellbinders Impressabilities for a mask. I used it as the back groud for this card. The photo doesn't do it justice but in real life, this design with this color of glimmer mist looks like velvet!

Supplies: Spellbinders™ I2-1009 Flourish Impressabilities , Spellbinders™ S5-019 Labels Eight Die Template, Spellbinders™ S4-218 Lattice Borderabilities, Glimmer Mist (Candlelight, Coffee Shop) - Tattered Angels, Flower - Bazzill, Bling - Prima Marketing, Leaves - Prima Marketing, Rub-on - Piggy Tales, Trim - Misc.

Make sure to check out Holly Simoni's blog on Oct. 15th for more Spellbinders and Tattered Angles inspiration.

If you're a regular blog reader, you know how I love any excuse to post a give-away so I'm offering this RAK to some lucky commenter on today's post. Whenever companies such as Tattered Angles and Spellbinders are so generous with their products, it always makes me want to pass some of my goodies on. You see the beautiful chipboard butterfly on the card created? I will throw in a few of those to go along with this give-away. You will have until October 21st, midnight to post for this give-away.

Spellbinders Impressability™ (Paisley,) Piggy Tales Rub-ons, Pink Paislee Clear Stamps

Tomorrow my parents will be here from Canada so I've been busy getting ready for company as well. Okay, truth be told....I've had some help with taking care of the new puppy. How can I do a blog post without a few adorable photos of the latest happenings? Here is my sweet son reading Max a bed time story.

Max really got into it. LOL

Hope you've been inspired today!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October 10th (well...yesterday) Overby Annual Treat Invention Day!

So much to share! Can I just start off by saying that I'm beyond tickled to read the comments that you leave. It seriously means so much!! It's neat to find out that some of you who I've met once or twice and barely even know are checking it out and even leaving comments. Bethany....I was touched by what you wrote. I can't wait until you can be here some day to see the new building.

On that same note, I didn't get a chance to add any interior shots yesterday, so I took a few this morning and then my battery ran out. No surprise to some of you. LOL

This beautiful wooden art representing Foursquare was created by a member in our church (Dave W.) and added to the outside. Doesn't it look awesome?? And here are a few shots of the interior.

Here is a fun card that I used fabric and denim on. I also used the Fiskars Leave it to Weaver border punch to create the design on the bottom.

Overby what??? Some of you may be asking after reading that title. Last year we started a tradition. You can read about it in this post here. This is when I let me kiddos imagination run wild. They get to come with their ingredients and invent whatever new treat they can think of. This year it was 'Kabob Treats.' But even better than watching their creative imaginations come alive, was the words I heard come out of my son's mouth, 'We should make a tradition every year of making up a new tradition!' Honestly, that statement says so much and it warms my heart. I know that the strength of a family is partly built by family time that is centered around traditions. If you don't have any holiday traditions during the Christmas season, I would definitely start one. Even if it is as simple as 'hot chocolate' at breakfast. There is just something about the fact that 'our family does something together every year' that children hold on to.

October 10th Overby Annual Treat Invention Day just seemed to come about last year and we decided to make it a tradition. Kinda crazy. But lots of fun! Check out the treat garden we made!!

Yesterday was also very full of soccer with games for each of the three sweet peas. K scored her very first goal! What a riot to watch lil' 3-5 years old. You don't even want to know how many photos I took. The rainy season is supposed to be starting so I needed to take advantage of the sunshine! LOL I will share those photos another day.

It was Max's first time watching as well. He loved all the attention. Speaking of Mr. Max. He has a new favorite spot...right smack dab in the middle of my flower bed. Hmmmmmm...

And here he is doing his dog job...protecting the household...I mean, just bein' cute. LOL

One other exciting thing to share! Spellbinders Paper Arts and Tattered Angels are coming together to do a blog relay.

I'll be posting my project soon and there may even be a bit of eye candy to be had! Here is a sneak peek of my glimmer mist project!

Blessings on your Sunday!

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's a miracle!

From this........


From a very old two story building with a condemned second story to a beautiful high ceiling sanctuary in just 4 short months!

I am humbled, amazed, stunned, thrilled and in awe over the dedication of so many volunteers to make this happen. Our general contractor, Mike Powell gave up his entire summer to make this project happen. What commitment! I know this is a true miracle where God has used and stretched the resources and budget to be able to reach this desired outcome. Thank you, Lord!

The photo with the rainbow over the church was taken a day or two before our first time in the building as a group. What a perfect reminder of the promise that God is watching out for us and taking care of our needs. Our first Sunday was so very memorable as we experienced the sweet presents of the Lord drawing so many to His place of worship. He is faithful and will continue to meet us all where we are at.

I pray you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend! I'm excited to share some more photos of Max and a fun project tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!


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