Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Let's Take a Musical Walk

Bringing out the trumpets with a Hero Arts Stamp/F5468 Musical Walk

Hi Everyone...

Sharing a card I had fun making using one of my sweet stamps by Hero Arts giving it a 3D look.
 I had fun turning it into a collage of artistic eye candy with pretty emblishments
 using Graphic 45/Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper collection.

This stamp kept catching my attention on my shelf this past
weekend so I put my imagination to thinking on a design
 as the night came and went.  I wanted to make a card using this
 sweet stamp with the silhouette of these precious children
 holding their trumpets.  In my hearts imagination they
 shouted to me celebration, happy times and sweet
 memories to be made. I knew I wanted to stamp them
 on a star die to show their sweetness off.   This stamp
 really tugged at my heart thinking of the children,
 tweens and teens getting all excited thinking of their
 soon coming last day of school and summer fun.
 I wanted to blow my trumpet as a Grandmother
and Mom telling them..."God Loves You...
 enjoy making new memories on your life journey".
So with this collage of fun with the stamp Musical walk/F5468/ Hero Arts Stamp I leave you to your imagination of creativity.
I am entering this card in:
 Hero Arts/Stamp Your Story Contest going on through June 30th.
Jump in the fun.
Until next time the Frugal Grannie is out.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Masculine Card

Hi Everyone,

With Father's Day coming up it has had me missing my Dad even more.  He passed on  in 1996 and I still miss him. It made me want to come up with a masculine card.

I was shuffling around in one of my desk drawers in my craftroom and found a package of tees I had not opened from when I use to golf. Yes, I said golf tees in my craftroom...I knew I would eventually use in some crafty way since I can't golf anymore. Funny how different things inspire your creativity when you have something on your mind...well at least it does to me.  I started to put one of my Spellbinder circle dies back in its place when it hit me with a visual of a golf ball so my mind started going to work on embossing the circle using one of my newly bought Anna Griffin Cuttlebug folder sets called Fabric Swatches.
It was quite fun and easy putting this card together. I made the golf ball 3D added some of my favorite embellishments by 3 Birds/Estate Collection the picture corners and the men golfing. For more texture I added burlap and hemp ribbon then I placed those cute little bead letters to spell "Tee Time".

I wanted to share this with everyone for the men in our life that love to golf.  What I love about this card is that it can be universal I know lots of women that love golfing.  We can also change up the sentiment for any occasion.

Well, I hope I inspired you to tweak it into your own version...enjoy...have fun.

Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Seeds of Inspiration by a Stamp

Hi Everyone,
I am having fun reorganizing my stamps by designers and happily getting sidetracked wanting to make cards with everyone I see.  Here is a stamp called 'Seeds Guy' by one of my favorite Designers Mary Vogel Lozinak it immediately inspired me to use these 3D flowers by Anna Griffin with it. 
The seeds theme inspired me to use the sentiment "Live  Love  Laugh".  Loving that I have been encouraged in my life's journey overcoming challenges to plant more seeds in my life to do just that  I encourage you to. 
 Live for the present for it is a gift.
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy Hoppers Draws a Tender Heart

House-Mouse Designs/Happy Hoppers Stamp with Pink Paislee Collection Paper
Hi Everyone,
Made this card while I am on my second day of trying to stay focused on reorganizing my stamps. As I am going through looking at them meanwhile in the back of my mind I'm thinking of all the trying things that are happening in the world today with a heavy heart.  I saw this Happy Hoppers stamp by House-Mouse Designs and it made my tender heart think at that moment, how I wish I could just keep my children and grandchildren all together and ever so close in a safety cocoon especially since the summer months are coming while they are out having fun and being carefree playing with friends.  My prayer is we unite in prayer together that all children are kept safe from predators whose minds waiver into and play with wicked thoughts of harming children and/or families.

 Its hard sometimes not to get pulled into stress with all the bad news on TV.  I am so glad God reminds me with the little things and sweet tug hugs at my heart and reminds me how much more he cares for us his children and wants us to know that he does have us under his protection when we call upon His name through His Son Jesus Christ. 

This is my version of Grannie Happy Hopper taking a garden stroll. 

SO I put my Faith into motion in believing and already seeing in my life that God does and will provide his tender care for his children.

Happily placing this card in the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #145/Flower Power or Flour.

Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out....

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Did I say Shoe Polish on my Card?

Hi Everyone,

Having a fun play day in my craftroom  today.  I decided  I wanted to play with my new found distressing technique using white shoe polish on the Spellbinders diecut forms and 3D flower along with some Tim Holtz Crackle paint on the edge of the card for a pretty shabby chic look.

Bountiful Blessings of Our Lord Jesus Christ to You & Yours

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 

Until next time...this Frugal Grannie is back to playing with creativity.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Delighting in Embossing Medley

Embossing Medley using Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug folders along with the Big Sizzix Wings.
Hi Everyone,

Wanting to share a lovely card I created for a young teen as an encouragement on beginning the summer. Remembering that even as an adult it can be discouraging to hold on to your dreams when your dreams are different from everyone else.  It can be overwhelming not understanding your uniqueness and not knowing how to cultivate the good and bad voices along with learning to keep fellowship with friends that encourage you.  I want to be able to be that mentor that shares  those desires for the things you enjoy and love giving your time to. Learning to release your inner being, thoughts, love and tenderness into art, music, volunteering or whatever your creative humanity desires for the betterment of todays world and inner self.

And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.   Phillippians 1:6

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9

Be encouraged and know you are loved...
Until next time this Grannie Annie is out.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Medley of FUN details

Hi Everyone,
It's been a while...I love making cards and am having a fun overload on playing with my Martha Stewart air dry clay and molds learning how to place them as pretty delicacies onto my cards.
I am still holding on to my dreams and keeping a smile up throughout my life journey.  Everyday does not come out smelling like roses.  Especially,  when life entails going through a few bumps...who am I kidding? I have a stubborn streak about me that has gotten me get more bumps on the head and still going back to the same old same old until I can't takes no more and then finally choose to try another route. 

Life's journey is exactly adventurous journey...with all the free will and choices as individuals we make.

Don't let failure take you down and define you but turn it to new opportunities.
I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for his Grace and Mercies for allowing me to survive and be a testimony that He does not forsake you or let you drown in your own ill choices. 

With a big special Birthday coming up next month I am happy in my heart to finally have found a true joy and fulfillment in life.  And it's not coming to know God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ love me unconditionally and sacrificed so that I may have life everlasting with them.

God is there all along and will take you as you are...
Until next time this Granny Annie is out.