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Monday, March 27, 2017

Laugh...Love...Live...in my Romantic Garden


Featuring We Are 3 Digital Papers - Romantic Garden Collection & Miss Daisy Scrabble Sentiment-Live,Love,Laugh

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As I made my card...the little details put on it is my heart thoughts put on paper.
"I am blessed to have found my romantic garden with God. One of the keys is finding that if I don’t unlock and release my stresses to him he cannot fill my life with his joy and peace cultivating unconditional love, everlasting life and laughter."
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Hello Fellow Crafters,

Today I want to share with you a project I put together using We Are 3 Digital Papers - Romantic Garden Collection and a Miss Daisy digital  Scrabble Sentiment-Live,Love,Laugh  where all these are available in the Miss Daisy Stamp Store.

Romantic Garden - Digital 8 pack

I made my specialty cut Spellbinders hinged card style by using a layout I learned from sweet Becca sharing her Youtube video HERE. I love using this hinged card style quite a bit.

I would like to enter my card into Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group Monthly Challenge. I invite you to come by and join the Group. There are several talented Designers making their Digital Designs available for our crafting fun. 

Miss Daisy Stamps Scrabble Live, Love, Laugh Sentiment 

Specialty Die Details used on my card:
Spellbinders 
Shapeabilites Die D-Lites : 
Make a Wish
Blooms Three (the stamen)
Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles Two

Tutorial Video shared below

I love searching through YouTube for fun little crafting projects people share so I wanted to share with you the video by Stampin' Up UK thanking Poodles Paper Crafts for making and sharing her video for her Chocolate Treat Box Tutorial which is 3/8 inch thick and 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 square. You can find it HERE. I made a couple tweaks to make it my own lovely little Box by making a paper band instead of ribbon and using it to hold a necklace.  
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I hope you enjoyed your visit. Until next time...may your heart overflow with happy heart thoughts of how much God loves you.



Saturday, March 25, 2017

I Sing to the Lord in my Romantic Garden

I am standing in faith and reverence to God as he pours his loving-kindness into my life and caresses me with his unconditional love.  I sing to the Lord a new song as I sit and rest in Him in his romantic garden reminiscing on  his grace and mercies in my life journey.

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

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My Blog Post and Card making seem to be few and far between lately. They are taking me longer to make but the joy and love in every detail is still there in my creative heart to share with you...I seem to be having such a hard time with my health issues adjusting my body to have enough energies left to craft and Blog Post with some of my new changes at home having my 80 year old Mom living with me. She does not drive so getting coordinated for two different lifestyles on store errands, doctor, prescription refills, household duties, cooking is slowly coming to some sort of order. I thank the Lord my sense of humor is growing as I share all this being able to giggle...I have been single for a long time so this is like moving in with a new partner learning each others habits and adjusting to our different character traits. I know it's my Mom but living together is not the same. We are coming to some new understandings and I thank the Lord that we start and end our days inviting God into our little home and world as we find humor and laughter. We are both growing and learning even more to lean, ask God for perseverance and invite the Lord, Savior, Jesus Christ to be at our side...some days I am slower learning the  hard way. I have been seeking him in prayer a lot lately from the deepest part of my soul for forgiveness for my words, actions and non-actions. We are both learning not to be so sensitive.
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I am happy to share that I am blessed to be on the We Are 3 Digital Papers Design Team part-time. I absolutely love the Digital Papers, Sentiments and now Images and Precolored images. You can see and visit the We Are 3 Digital Shop in the Miss Daisy Stamps Store which has a variety of Designers making their beautiful, fun and fabulous digital products available.


My card details:
We Are 3 Designs:  Digital Sentiments - Bird Song
                                                 Digital Paper 8 Pack - Romantic Garden 


       Spellbinder Dies: Circle Scallop, Circle, Fleur De Lis Accents, 
Edgebilities/CLassic Triple Scallop,Due DLites/Make a Wish(leaves)
JoyCrafts! Dies: Birdhouse/Vintage Flourish
Crafters Companion/Verity Rose-Lace Border
Memory Box-Blooming Vine
Joanna Sheen - Spring Blossom
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I have entered my card into the Miss Daisy Stamps Create and Share Facebook page Monthly Challenge - Using a Sentiment from the Miss Daisy Stamps Store. I personally invite you to come join this fun creative group...HERE.


I hope you enjoyed your visit and come by again and leave me a friendly comment. I will be back next week with another project. This one coming up took me 2 weeks to finish with my slowness. I look forward to sharing the fun new easy project.  Until next time...Bountiful Blessings of health, joy and laughter to you and yours.



Monday, February 20, 2017

The Lord Bless and Keep you...



Hello Fellow Crafters,

It has been 3 months since I have made a card, been on Facebook or posted on my Blog.  All is well...it is just I had to take some time away and get my 80 year old Mother settled into my home.  It was an all of a sudden decision and I had to do alot of rearranging and getting her settled as I tried to get my bodyaches to calm down with all the new movement. We thank the Lord she is in good mental and physical health. She does have her arthritis and heart issues but she is very blessed to be able to still take care of herself.  

I wanted to make my card with you all in mind...as I had the Scripture--Numbers 6:24-26 in heart to bless you. 
  May the Lord bless and protect you, may the Lord's face radiate with joy because of you; may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you his peace.

I have been so blessed to have opened my heart and eyes to seek God and his tender loving-kindness when I was in my late 20's. He continues to show is grace and unconditional love as I live my imperfect sinful life in yearning to draw closer and be a shining light toward his Son, Jesus Christ.
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I do want to share with you what dies, digital design paper, sentiments I used to make my card.  I used We Are 3 Digital Paper/Miss Daisy Collection  & Be-Attitudes Sentiments  these and more are available in the Miss Daisy Stamps Digital Store.

The dies I used are Spellbinders Nestabilities Radiant Rectangles and Die-namites Swirly Butterfly.

I would like to enter this card into Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group Monthly Challenge - THEME: Spring is Coming.

It is good to be back playing in my craftroom. I hope to share alot more of my new card designs in time.

Until next time...May Gods Blessings of Health, Joy and Happiness overflow 







Sunday, November 13, 2016

Christmas is in the Air...

Happy Holidays...Fellow Crafters,

Today I would like to share a project I had fun working on. I put
together a lovely Christmas Gift bag and Card set using a variety of sheets from the We Are 3 Digital Papers - Peppermint Collection Designed by Bonnie Kohane along with some of her lovely Sentiments in her Seasonal Wishes Sentiments.  




I had in my Stash of goodies a package of  12 piece small(5.25 x 3inch) white craft bags by Paper Studio I bought at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. Such a great buy and fun for designing your own gift bags. For this Christmas Bag and Card Set I chose to use some of the digital Design sheets from the lovely and fun We Are 3 -Peppermint Digital Paper Collection . 


Here is the lovely card I designed to go with it...also using sheets from the Peppermint Collection.

The diecuts I used are by Spellbinders and Anna Griffin.
I hope I inspired you to have fun using digital papers and/or trying something new by designing your own gift bag and card sets.

Until next time...Be Blessed with peace and joy in your heart.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Bee Garden with My Besties 3D and More

Hello Fellow Crafters,

November Monthly Challenge Started over at one of my favorite Challenge Blogs-My Besties 3D and More and we are ready for your fabulous entries with THEME: Anything Goes with a My Besties image. And if you visit the My Besties Shop you have such a fun variety of fabulous image styles you can play and create your project with. For instance: 3D Decoupage SheetsPre-colored PrintablesDigital imagesRubber Stamps and More

Today my fun Design Team Project is a pocket card using a new My Besties Printable Design 8 Sheet Paper pack called Bee Garden.
Isn't this Bee Garden paper the cutest. I am loving the adorable bee's, flowers, polka dots, flowers and oranges and red colors. This is such a happy pack you can use for so many different occasions.
I love making 3D Decoupage images so I cropped and printed that adorable corner Bee peeking over and had her pop out with all her cuteness.  I used one of the Anna Griffin Border Edge die and embossing folder to fancy up my pocket card. 

Until next time...Be blessed.



Friday, October 14, 2016

Love and Fun with Digital Papers

Hello Fellow Crafters,
Using We Are 3 Digital Papers/Butterfly Sky Collection and Sentiments-Be Attitudes


Today I am sharing an Encouragement card I made as I played around and layered some lovely We Are 3 Digital Papers - Butterfly Sky Collection and Be Attitudes Sentiments giving my layers a intricate touch by using my Spellbinders dies. I am so in love with this Butterfly Sky Collection/8 page pack available in the Miss Daisy Stamps Store. I used 3 different sheets from the pack and I love that I can size and print what I need and/or emphasis on a specific area of the paper by cropping.


My Printer Information:
 I have an HP Printer and take advantage of their HP Instant Ink Service which offers several monthly packages depending on your printing needs. I choose the smallest package and can print up to 50 pages per month $2.99 ink is sent for my specific printer as I need. I do get an email saying I am a few pages before hitting my limit and if I go over they offer an overage package of $1.00 for the next 15 pages and 01.cent for each page after that. And my unused pages do Rollover.  If you have an HP(Hewlett Packard) Printer and decide to sign up through the Link I shared you get the first Month Free as my(Antoinette Tristan) Friend.  I am not a paid advertiser for them...I just wanted to share hoping if you have an HP this would help you be Cost wise...it is a time and money saver for me...just saying.
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Here is what I did a little different for this intricate design on using my Spellbinders dies. I used to halves of the Timeless Rectangle dies to make my cards foundation larger.
The next Step:

I love how my card came out. I even had fun cutting a strip from a scrap of the  Butterfly sheets with the butterflies on it to put in my little bottle.
I want to enter my card into the following Facebook Group Challenge:
Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share - October/Your favorite Embellishment
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I hope you enjoyed your visit and I encouraged you to give Digital Papers a try. I invite you to pop on over to We Are 3 Digital Papers Facebook page.  I know it took me a long time to give it and try and I am so glad I did as I have learned so many steps, tricks and techniques to make my digital papers a wise and fun choice to craft with.

Until next time...Bountiful blessings of hope, health and joy to you and yours.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

A Pocket Full of...Thankfulness

Hello Fellow Crafters,



Today I am sharing a pocket card I put together using We Are 3 Digital Papers - Thankful Collection along with the lovely Thankful Recipe cards.  I absolutely love the colors and designs in this packet.  It is available in the Miss Daisy Stamps Store and I invite you to pop on over the Facebook Group and join other Friendly Crafters as you check out all the fun and fabulous Digital Papers available through We Are 3 Digital Papers.




 
I have a picture tutorial on how 
to make a pocket card HERE on another Blog Post. On this pocket card project...I took advantage of my Anna Griffin Ribbon die, April Garden Edge dies and embossing folder to give my pocket card a special look especially since I was going to have one of the We Are 3 Digital Papers - Thankful Recipe Cards in it as an insert. I merged in the We Are 3 -  Be Attitudes encouraging  Scripture sentiments.


   
     My Pocket Card with 2 inserts one as note card and the Recipe Card can be used as a book marker.
I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Allsorts Challenges #384 - Colors of Autumn
Digi Designs Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Imagine That Creative Playground - Fall Embossing
Crafting with Friends #28 - Anything Goes


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I am loving that Autumn is in the air here in Texas. I don't feel it has completely arrived but I am enjoying how it gives me touches of cool mornings and evenings here and there.  And I love seeing all the fall colors popping in on the trees and harvest time decorations at the stores. 

Until next time...Bountiful Blessings to you and yours.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Let me Encourage You - Recipe Cards

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Today I am sharing an old but new project I have done with my store bought recipe cards. I started doing this a few years back as an encouragement to myself when struggling through some challenges in my life journey. For instance...I knew I had faith the size of a mustard seed...so I would look for scriptures to keep me in the direction(s) to stay focused on the golden nuggets God left me in his word as my Abba(Father) God and me as his child to stand firm in faith keeping my eyes on him to do what was needed to get me through.   ++++++++

I would hand write my Recipe, Directions, Ingredients by hand
...but now with technology and creative Digital Designers like Bonnie Kohane these lovely and fabulous Recipe cards-Butterflies


are available through We Are 3 Digital Papers in the Miss Daisy Stamps Store so you can merge in Scriptures, Sentiments that are available in pgn.file format in the We Are 3 Digital Papers Collection of goodies.  And how appropriate to have butterflies on these recipe cards...as they are a symbol of new beginnings. 

I used the We Are 3 Digital Papers:
                   Courage Sentiments Digital- in jpeg & pgn.format


Used We Are 3 Digital Paper Butterfly Sky Collection



I used these lovely Butterfly Recipe Cards as inserts into my cards that I give to Friends and/or they can be used alone as BookMarkers.


I used Word.doc to merge the We Are 3 Digital Paper "Courage Sentiments" in front of these Butterflies Recipe cards by using the "Layout Options" and choosing the "Text Wrapping" option "Through" to lay the sentiments in front of the recipe cards.


I hope you enjoyed your visit and read my Recipe today as a tasty recipe for your and my life's journey. Be Brave. 
 Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.              Joshua 1:9

Thankful for You...Butterfly Sky

Using We Are 3 Digital Paper Butterfly Sky Collection

Hello Fellow Crafters,




Today I am sharing a special "Thank You" card using the lovely Butterfly Sky Digital Paper Collection Designed by We Are 3 Digital Papers  available in the Miss Daisy Stamps Store.

 I love being able to print digital papers on my printer and the options you have for instance; merging in a pgn.file, cropping, enlarging or making a smaller frame of something in the design.

This was a freebie Sentiment given to the Miss Daisy Stamps Facebook Group Followers. I invite you to pop on over and join the group of fun crafters and check out the fun and fabulous images and design papers shared for our creativity by a variety of talented Designers in the Miss Daisy Stamps Store.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania - THEME:Thank you
Aud Sentiments - Anything GOes with Sentiment
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I would also like to share how Thankful I am for God showing me he cares for me even in the tiniest things.  He is into the details of our lives. I am so glad I came to know he loves me where I am in my life's journey and that He wants to walk, listen and fulfill my needs as he heals my hurts.  He wants to be there for you...be still and know.

Until next time...be blessed.