Saturday, September 27, 2014

But Without Faith . . .


Welcome.  Come on in.  Sit a spell.  Take a look around.  I am happy you're here!

I hope you have something wonderful planned for this beautiful weekend!  Everyone deserves a chance to take a breath and recharge.   Work this week, has been . . . w o r k.  So, now lets take a moment to do something creative!  Paper craft!  But, lets see what some wonderful challenge sites would like us to create.  And use what we already have!
I first stopped by a new favorite challenge site:  Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  These creative crafters will sure to inspire you!  Very creative.  Very clever.  Just wonderfully talented.   There challenge this week:  #16 - who loves school and office supplies?  And who doesn't?!
The next stop I made, was over @ Word Art Wednesday.  These creative, talented crafters use bible scripture to inspire their crafts.  How super sweet is that?  They do provide a scripture that influences them, but you don't have to use that particular scripture.  But why not?  They create these scriptures with some beautiful fonts.  
And last, a well established sketch challenge site:  Mojo Monday.   This design team, has a variety of styles and use an equally diverse techniques, so I am sure that you will be inspired with their work, as well.  Here is this weeks sketch:

and here is what I made:


This card was a lot of fun to create, and to be honest, it really didn't take me a long time.  Easily an hour.  I used products that I love, and had on hand.  Which makes it very easy to create, no waiting for delivery {smile}.  Also, I did rotate the sketch.  My office supplies: staples, regal clip (paper clip), and a file folder.  I wanted a feminine card, and now the recipe {smile}.
The card base is Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin' Up!).  The aqua polka dot and ledger paper is from Library Ledger paper pack (Paper Trey Ink).  I did sponge the edges lightly with crumb cake classic ink (SU!).  The file folder is a die by PTI.  I used a digital pattern paper for that piece.  The sentiment (scripture) is downloaded from Word Art Wednesday blog.  I printed it on whisper white card stock (SU!) and matted it onto a scrap piece of pool party card stock (SU!).
I wrapped a piece of crochet trim (SU!) around the front of the card and tied it into a simple bow. I tied a cream button to the bow with some cream twine.  I added a trio of pearls on the sentiment piece, and I also added 5 clear sequins randomly, to give this card a more feminine look.  
I added a strip of aqua striped washi tape, and a fussy-cut, hand-stamped numeral washi tape to the lower left of the card.  I added a regal clip to this area.   I also added a trio of staples around the card.


Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you have a great weekend, and get a chance to do what makes you happy! {smile}


11 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Sharon, I love all your layers and soft colours, the perfect background for the Scripture verse. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you're having a good weekend :)

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful card, your choice of papers is perfect, Love it!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The turquoise's with the splash of pink along with the ledger paper are so harmonious. I like the lace but to tell the truth I love the Word Art Wednesday. Sending you happy hugs, smiles full of sunshine, and many blessings as you work and play. whole thing. Thank you for posting art with us this week during our 151st challenge at

Carole Robb Bisson

lost coast scrapper said...

Gorgeous..just love the colors you've used! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is a gorgeous card! You did a wonderful job of combining patterned papers in a harmonious and artful way. Love the office embellies, too! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love the colors you chose to work with and the scripture verse. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Christy Butters said...

I love how you put this card together.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous card...love all the layers. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Jan Marie said...

So very beautiful! Love your selection of papers and colors (and office supplies) to accompany this lovely Scripture. Blessings and thanks for sharing your hoard and style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

So lovely. I love the sentiment, the colors, the texture, the use of office supplies...just a keeper! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!