It’s Crunch Time

10 days! Ten days until the first set of movers come to pack up my family’s household goods for our final (prayerfully) international move. We won’t have our things back with us for 3-6 months.

So. I need to be reminded. The Bible says that God is good all the time. Did you know, that according to the Guinness World Records that, “Although it is impossible to obtain exact figures, there is little doubt that the Bible is the world’s bestselling and most widely distributed book.”

When all around me things seems dark and impossible…….

slide04Also, I’m currently covered with nasty itchy horrid hives from an allergic reaction to, I believe, the hazelnut trees that surround my house. So, I’ve been distracting myself with organizing my craft supplies and doing a little crafting.

I love ink blending, so I incorporated that into my reminder.

slide01There’s still so much left to do, getting ready for an agricultural inspection, separating out what will go in the next smaller shipment (bedding, towels, kitchen supplies etc. – via plane), what we’ll put into our luggage, maybe mail some things to ourselves………etc.slide03so, it is truly…

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CRUNCH TIME

at my house!

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Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Double Hearty Butterfly

Hi! I’m here with another hearty butterfly card.

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I’ll make this quick because my handsome Valentine is sitting next to me. 🙂   slide01I used a Happy Little Stampers Butterfly die.

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slide02I hope that you enjoyed your visit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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XOXO Butterfly with Hearts

Hi! I’m here with a quick post.

slide02  This card showcases many of my favorite tools, things and techniques.slide01I used the color red, ink-blending, hearts, butterflies, ‘XOXO’, camouflaged die cutting, and white space all together on 1 card! Ahhhhh!slide01

First I did some ink-blending on white cardstock. I used a Papertrey Ink Heart Cover to die cut the ink-blended hearts.slide04Then, I adhered a pattern of hearts to the white cardstock. I die cut the Happy Little Stampers Butterfly from the center of the heart pattern.

slide03I added the red card base and the attached the heart panel. I added the butterfly with foam tape. I finished by adding the HLS “XOXO” sentiment.

slide02I hope that you enjoyed your visit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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For with God……

Hi! I’m happy that you have stopped by! Today I have a CAS shimmery flower card to share with you.slide01  slide01 I used my NBUS STAMPlorations Faith Expressions stamp set.

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I stamped the flower in embossing ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts (my new favorite) gold embossing powder.slide02

I painted the flower with my pink and orange Zigs.

I added Glossy Accents to the flower centers.slide04

I added the sentiment, inking up the stamp with pink and orange inks.

slide05I have a discount code to share with you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share.

Use COUPON code

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

and receive 20% OFF  all regular and sale priced stamps, dies and stencils in the STAMPlorations store. slide02I added some pink and gold vellum to the white card base and attached the little flower panel with some foam tape.slide06Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Here’s the coupon code again.

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Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin – CASEing Ksenija 2

Hi! I’m here Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin. 🙂 This is a great idea that Ksenija had to help us get back into the creative mode after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. I’ve been having a lot of fun CASEing multiple cards from those offered up at Sweet Kobylin.

I started by CASEing our hostess, Ksenija’s beautiful offering. I CASEd her card 3 different ways.

Here’s CASE #2:

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I did some cutting for CASology, die & fussy cutting with a utility knife.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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