Monday, June 16, 2014

Help! I am late for the DUEL

The 15th was yesterday and that makes me sad....I missed posting a card I have had finished and waiting for this special day!
Time just got away from me!  It must be the added work I have been doing....watching four year olds is exhausting!

Without further ado, here is my card:

The themes is/was gardening and we were asked to share our favorite gardening tip....so, here is mine:
Have SOMEONE ELSE do it!!

I don't have a green thumb, and while I have an eye for what looks great, I leave the actual implementation to my husband!

Check out the other blog entries the DUELERS posted (on time) and leave them some luv!
The links are in my side bar :-)

Hugs,
April

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It's been " identified"!

Here is my card for a swap I am in.....

Thanks for looking.
Hugs,
April

Monday, June 9, 2014

Carriers of Faith!


June Challenge: Celebrate the Men in your life
Hostess: Paula

Challenge: I want you to create a card or gift for your father or a male figure who has been influential in your Christian life. Create multiple projects if you wish for more than one of those special men.
2. Give the project to that man or men that you hold dear to you. Celebrate these people on or before Father's Day!
3. Use any scripture you like on your project. Just make sure the scripture has a prominent place somewhere on your project and share a pic where you used the scripture.
4. Tell us why you chose this person or persons and how they played a part in your walk with Christ.
5. Explain why you chose a particular scripture on your project.



"For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven;" is the scripture I based by card on.  It is Ecclesiastes 3:1.



I chose the scripture/theme because it signifies my teen years.  I grew up in a small town in central New York where the church was an integral part of life.  My parents were never church goers, but my grandmother made sure I was involved in church life.  As I grew older, our pastor had a great influence on me.  He would make our activities fun and interesting....no matter the season.  If we wanted to try something, he was all for it!  We had rock-a-thons, aerobic classes, caroling, sledding parties, and liturgical dance.  No matter the season, we (the children, young and old) were involved.  Here's to you Pastor Kish!

My card was made from scraps of card stock, SU! Embossing folder, amuse|studio die and Verve! stamp.

Thanks for stopping by.  Check out all the great projects....links on my sidebar ;-)
April

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Calendar Girls.....

Are at it again!

It is my month to hostess and here is my challenge:
Well, it is May and I always like to honor my father this month.
So, to celebrate him (and fathers every where) let us make a masculine celebratory card with any SCS sketch that ends in 25 (the year he was born).
Please let us know which sketch you used and a memory of a special man in your life.

I used SCS Sketch 425 for my card:



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"Music is a Gift"

Paola is the hostes this month and said:
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
~ Plato~

My partner Judy and I decided on a music theme
for this round of duels and this is our challenge to you all :
If you could dedicate a song to someone in your life ,
what would your song choice be , and to whom will you dedicate it and why? ♥


Kit Contents:

Stamps : Gift Of Music /D.Morgan 
by: Stamps Happens INc ;
Violin/Music scroll & Angel w/Instrument : UNknown
Sentiments by : Cling Stamps Co. # 557133

Accessories : 
Designer Papers : * Up,Up & Away (Doodle Bug Design); *Bella Boutique Stack (DCWV) ; * SU Double D/P x 2 ; *Elementary Pianoforte Music Examination (from a real Conservatory of Music book)

*Ribbon : barely banana grosgrain from SU
*Virtuoso Music Die in black and in white 
(Memory Box ; *Viviene Butterfly (Music Box) ;
*Assorted gems and pearls in a variety of shape/sizes

A very fun kit, which I didn't do justice to!  I couldn't seem to wrap my head around a color palette that would coexist with the beautiful DP's.  So, I copped out and made this:



At a later point, I have lots of leftovers to create another project, which is floating around in my head....lol 


And, to follow through on the rest of the challenge, here is my song:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b6zZts7HPDg

It is (once again) dedicated to my wonderful husband!!


Hugs,
April

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Carriers of Faith


MAY challenge: Tell your story!

Hostess: Kelly

Scripture: "Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—

those he redeemed from the hand of the foe..." ~ Psalm 107:2


This is one of my favorite times of year, celebrating this time of Christ's resurrection! On Easter morning when the tomb was empty, the gift to all of us was the assurance that we will live again and be given eternally glory. As Christians, of course, we hope to know Christ and accept him as our Savior and share the gospel with friends, family, those we fellowship with. Truly when God died on that cross for you, for me, for all of us, he paid the price for us to worship at his feet and redeem ourselves. On this hop today, we all unite to share our creations with you as well as a letter on each stop of the way. Please remember the letter on your host's blog and at the end ( Kelly ) will ask you to write the word from all the letters in order! What's more fun, there is a prize for one lucky winner which will be given at random from all those leaving the Guess the Word comment! ♥ Blessings to each of you! ♥

Challenge: This month, create a card/project/scrapbook page/picture based on the scripture above and what the meaning you pull from that is. Tell us your story! What speaks to your heart? What gifts do you have that you give to others as part of a fellowship - do you read, pray, write, create, walk, sing? There are so many parts in each of us ~ what part of your story are you sharing with others? As an added bonus but not required!! Please use the color GREEN {my VERY favorite color!}somewhere on your card to represent newness, growth, the blossoming of nature around us and the blooming friendships we have!


MAY HOP ORDER:
April


Those of you that know me, know in have absolutely no musical sense, so to answer Kelly's question.....I don't do anything musical in Church except support my husband as he rings bells!  I have always been active in Church though....running Sunday School and VBS, being an Elder and sitting on Church Council.  I have even been known to deliver bread to guests living close by.  I never press my beliefs on others, but will always tell His Story when the occasion arises!

You gave now read through a page full.....just to get the last letter in our hop.  Thanks for sticking around!

My letter is "D".

Hugs,
April

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friends with Flair!!

My title says it all!

Finally this week is over....and I have a minute to craft for myself.  I just spent most of the week making a basket of cards for a Chinese Auction at my Church!!  Nothing like deciding at the last moment to do it......but, I have two days to spare, since it is due on Sunday....lol

For FFF I used a brand new stamp with a bunch of scraps from my stash...if you know me, you know I throw nothing away and have been on a year long trip of not buying without a specific swap in mind.  Even then, I am on a mission to use what I have!!