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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 to 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.




Monday, October 3, 2016

Be the Star...You ARE

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Today is start of a new Monthly Challenge over at My Besties 3D and More...for October.  THEME: Anything Goes with a My Besties. 


I used several My Besties Design Elements from different packets. 
Purple Moon CD Rom 
Boo Pocket Letter
Halloween 1 Decoupage 3D Kit

I hope you enjoyed my different creative design on using Halloween images. I don't celebrate it but I do share my love for Jesus Christ and the love he has for us.  And I love My Besties Designs images which you can check them all out HERE in the Shop.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Autumn Blessings

Hello Fellow Crafters,
Using Miss Daisy Stamps - Card Kit/Pumpkin Girl Autumn

I am a Facebook Group Follower of Miss Daisy Stamps and invite you to pop on over and join the Facebook Group HERE. There was a recent Digital Paper Promotion with all kinds of Games and Freebies and I believe if you go to the Miss Daisy Stamps Store you will still find a few Freebies available.  Anywho...I am so excited I won a fabulous Card Kit/Pumpkin Girl Autumn. And I made some special You Are a Blessing treat bags with several of the Design Papers.
Pumpkin Girl Autumn Card Kit

Below is a picture tutorial on how I put together these easy to make 4"x5" treat bags made with these lovely We Are 3 Digital papers.


4" x 5" size Treat bags

Once I made the treat bags from one of the We Are 3 Digital Design Papers in the Card Kit I also printed and cut as needed elements from the Digital Pumpkin Girl Autumn Card Kit for my treat bag design. The lovely colorful Autumn Blessings Sentiment is a Freebie in the Miss Daisy Stamps Store. The beautifully precolored Autumn Wagon Digital image in the medallion was merged in and is available as a pgn.file.

I hope you enjoyed and understood my picture tutorial on "How to make these 4" by 5" treat bags" .

Until next time. Enjoy life's smaller moments.