Glitter is Glam Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Today's card is for a challenge this is going on over on the Moxie Fab World blog where the challenge is to use glitter in an "innovative way".  I'm not entirely sure just how "innovative" this is but it's the card I created as my challenge entry......Now I realize it's not a Christmas or wintery card but that's part of the fun.  You know, break out of the mold of what most everyone else is doing and go for the unexpected.  :o)

For this project I used Doodle Charms for the spiders cut one at 1 1/2" and the other two at 1" - I inked the heads with a blue metallic ink and used a red fabric paint for the eyes and pop dotted to the bodies for dimension.

I also used the spider web from PPDU which was cut at 5", ran through my Xyron and then covered with my black glitter fibers.

To place the spiders to the web I used orange cross stitch thread to mimic the webstring and then pop dotted the spiders to the card.

The font used is called spider bite and was downloaded from

New Year Celebration

Now that Christmas is behind us and the New Year upon us it's time to look at creating cards to ring in the New Year.  So here's a card using a calendar as the focal point.

For this one I used:

Designer's Calendar for "January"

Stand & Salute for the fireworks
SYI for the wine glasses

Santa's Workshop & Cookies for Santa

Today I wanted to share with you another plastic canvas project that I used to make a lot of in my younger years.  I tell ya I'm having so much fun rediscovering this lost craft that my poor husband is ready to ban me from ebay.  :o)

And while we're looking at Santa's workshop  I thought I'd bring back a card that I made last Christmas season since it's one of Santa's favorites.  That's right Cookies for Santa.....

This was an easy card only because it was created using stickers rather than die cuts.  I also did some stitching on the card to help make it pop with the added texture.

Butterflies & Thank You's

I know it's been a while since I've posted but I've been so busy (like many of you I'm sure) trying to get gifts finished for Christmas and last minute things done around the house in preparation for the children to come home from college.

That said, the card that I'm sharing today is a very quick make using one cut from TBBM for the tag and the cuttlebug for the butterfly.  I love the background paper that I used and the colors made me think of the beautiful colors on butterflies so I decided to combine the two.

Robotz Christmas Greeting

This is a card that I created for a challenge over at the Moxie Fab World titled All That Glitters.  It's an easy challenge so I hope that you'll play along with me/us.  All  you have to do is create a card that's inspired by this picture.......

That said, my inspiration came from the ring itself.  All that silver and glitz just screamed at me to create a project with silver and that's exactly what I did.

For this card I used the Robotz cartridge for my image cut at 4". 

The background of the card was created using aluminum foil that I embossed and then wrapped around a piece of chipboard before adhering to the front of my card.  My only issue is that I couldn't get a picture or scan that really captured the true look of the card.....:::sigh::::

Merry Christmas Circle Card

This week's challenge for Cricut Cardz Challenge was to create a Christmas card shaped like a circle using any cartridges desired.  Sounds easy right?  It was........until you get to the and green are NOT allowed.
I started by looking through my Christmas papers and found the perfect paper.  Then I opened design studio and laid all my cuts out, but then I looked at my paper again and realized it had spots of red.  DRAT!  Back to the drawing board I went and this is what I came up with.

For this card I used:

Wild Card for the card feature cut at 4"
Christmas Noel (Solutions) for the reindeer cut at 1 3/4"
Joys of the Season for the star cut at 1"

To add texture to the card I flocked both reindeer, added glitter to the star, and applied a small amount of MS 'snow' along the top edge of the ground.

REVIEW: Life Discipler

This evening I want to take a moment to share my thoughts with you on a product called the Life Discipler. I was asked a few weeks ago to try this product out – free of charge in exchange for my thoughts.

Being a little technology ignorant I had a little difficulty figuring out how to start using my Discipler but once I did I was on a roll. On several occasions I had people ask me what I was looking at and this provided an opportunity to share the Word and explain what the Discipler was all about.

I love that several times a day random Bible verses would appear on the screen for me to read and meditate on. Throughout the day there were gentle reminders that the Lord is watching over and cares for me.

Bottom line, this would make a wonderful gift for a new/young Christian or anyone for that matter. Not only does this allow you to be in the Word anytime, anywhere but it also allows you to chose which verses you want to memorize or mark as your favorites.

Want to know more about this wonderful tool? Check out their website .

If you’re like me and love to save money Life Discipler is offering my readers a 20% discount through the Christmas season. Just enter coupon code GROW20.

Fireplace Card Holder

The project that I want to share with you today while not paper crafted is related since it holds Christmas cards.  I made this from plastic canvas, and in my younger days I used to make quite a few to sell at craft sales.  It's one of my favorite Christmas projects and now that I have the Cricut I was able to actually cut "fire" to go in the fireplace.

Thank You

Today is the final challenge over at Moxie Fab World and today's challenge was Thank You.  So this is my entry for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Thank You Challenge in the Moxie Fab World .

Just another very simple card in the midst of a busy week.

I used Robotz for the font and Hello Kitty for the flower.

The Love Show

Okay so it's a silly attempt at a play on words or whatever you want to call it, but I couldn't think of a better title for this post.

Moxie Fab World is holding yet another great challenge and today's challenge is to create a 'love' card.  NOT Valentine's Day but love.  So this is my entry for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Love Challenge.

I used Mickey and Friends for the tv, Going Places for the guard and Indie Art for the sign. 

And of course that's my husband on the 'tv screen'.  :o)

Stylish Blogger Award

What a wonderful and sweet surprise I received by being 'awarded' with the Stylish Blogger award.  As a recipient of this award I am told I need to:

1. Thank the person who awarded you
2.Share 8 things about yourself it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.
4.Contact bloggers and tell them about their award!

That said, I received this award from two wonderful ladies - Glenda and Debbie.  Be sure to check out their blogs and all the wonderful projects that they have to share.

8 very RANDOM things about myself:

1. I named one of my daughters after a soap opera character from Days of Our Lives (I haven’t watched soaps in over 10 years)

2. I love to garden, can and preserve my own foods

3. I HATE ironing

4. I would love to live in Alabama again. But I want at least 2 - 5 acres and a creek with woods around me for the deer to bed down, the rabbits to run around and the wild blackberry patch to grow.....Heck what I had before I came back to Florida.

5. I'm very book smart and can quote you Florida Condominium and related State Laws

6. I have an awesome relationship with my mother

7. I love reading Christian suspense novels – especially those written by Ted Dekker

8. If you look in my closet the main colors you’ll see are brown and black

Deciding on 8 bloggers to share this with was a little more difficult.  There are so many wonderful blogs out there full of great inspiration so limiting myself to 8 took some doing.  But these are the 8 that I chose:

Crafty Blonde

Simple Favors and Things

Creative Card Art Designs

Huxters House

A Taste of DC

I Luv My Bugs

Scrap Happy Steph

KattyXotica's Kreations

Congrats and Good Luck

It's time for another fun challenge over at Moxie Fab World.  This time my card is for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Congratulations Challenge.

It's another quick and simple card with one cut from the Paper Pups cart.  The bones are stickers and of course so is the good luck "sign" that the pup is holding.

Family Movie Night - this Friday

In the mood for a good movie to start your weekend off this Friday?  Family Movie Night returns to NBC with A Walk in My Shoes, and after watching the trailer I think it's going to be a great, thought provoking movie.  You can check it out here.

Remember the old adage don't judge a book by it's cover?  Of course we've all heard it time and again, but being human we all do it at some point in time.  But did you ever get to know someone that you had passed "judgement" on and then realized that you were too quick to judge because things weren't what they seemed?  Well that's what this movie is all about.

Be sure to check your local listings to see what time it airs in your area and then sit back with a bowl of popcorn surrounded by your loved ones and enjoy.....I know I will.

All Occasion Card

Here's another quick and simple card.  This one was created for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week All Occasion Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

So how much easier can you get than making a couple cuts, tearing a few edges and embossing a piece of paper?  Then to finish it off, add a few embellishments. Ink an edge or two and viola - you're done.

Growing Old is Mandatory......Birthday Card

Here's a simple but yet fun birthday card for one of those "over the hill" occasions.  This card was created to join in on the fun for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Birthday Challenge in the Moxie Fab World .

For this card I used:

Paper Dolls Dress Up for the clown
Create a Critter for Happy Birthday

The inside sentiment says, Growing old is mandatory.  Growing up is optional.  ~ Chili Davis

Merry Christmas

This week's challenge over at Cricut Cardz Challenge was to create a Christmas themed card using words ONLY.  You got it.  No pictures.  Zip.  Zilch. Nada.  So for a girl who loves to create cards with a "scene" this one was a little out of my comfort zone.  But, I did it, and I enlisted the help of one cartridge to do it..........

Making the Grade

So whaddya think?  Easy right?  Now why don't you come play along.  Make your own card using words only and then come link it to challenge #52.  Just click on the link above. 

I look foward to seeing what you create.  In the meantime, we are getting ready to head to Birmingham so I want to take this opportunity to thank you for following and playing along with me.  It does my heart good to read your cherished comments.  I hope that each of you have a wonderful, blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

Spot of Sanity - Pre Black Friday Sale

Are you looking for a special, handmade from the heart gift?  If so come take a look at the variety of items we have to offer you at Spot of Sanity.

We are a mother-daughter team that has been producing quality handmade crafts for over 20 years.  Our small business has grown out of our passion for crafting and our need for "sanity".

With products ranging from crocheted plushes to ceramic bisque and tole painted home decor you're sure to find something for that special someone on your list.

And now through midnight on Tuesday we are offering 15% all items storewide.  So stop by today.

Count Your Blessings - Altered Plate

I created this altered plate for a Christmas gift this year.  A while back I had made a card with a similar theme and really loved the way it turned out so this time I decided to add to it and this time make it into a decorator plate.

For this project I used:

Thanksgiving for the font - cut in vinyl

Speaking of Winter for the snowmen and hats

Christmas Noel for the Christmas tree and star

George for the circle background

REVIEW: Homeless for the Holidays

In a day and age where downsizing and layoffs are plentiful we could all use an encouraging story that will inspire us in some way. Whether we are inspired to have more faith, find joy in the seemingly bad or learn to leave our comfort zone Homeless for the Holidays is that story.

A couple weeks ago I was provided with a free copy of this movie and in return I was asked to review and provide you with an honest review. And I admit there were a couple of scenes where I thought “that’s a little cheesy”. You know what though? That’s okay because this is a story that speaks to the heart and asks some tough questions.

While watching this movie I couldn’t help but notice some similarities to my family as we have struggled with layoffs before. And while it’s never easy to walk such a path it’s manageable when we learn to listen to the Lord and do as He guides us. For some us it might come only after we’ve fallen as low as we feel we can go – much like the main character, Jack Baker, in Homeless for the Holidays. Hopefully then we have learned what it truly important in life.

So would I recommend this movie? Yes! Absolutely I would. It might not be a huge Hollywood production but it’s a huge production that is laying up its treasures in Heaven.

Santa's Snack Christmas Coasters

Today I'm going back to my first crafting love/obsession - plastic canvas.  This is a craft I used to do oh say about 20 years ago but then after 10 years I put it aside and quit crafting all together.  I got rid of everything - and I mean everything.  Fortunately, it didn't go far as I gave it all to my niece so I just had to walk about 300 yards and ask her if I could borrow the pattern books, buy some supplies and I'm back in business. 

This is a coaster set that I used to sell years ago and I always loved the way that it turned out.  It's just so fun don't 'cha think?

Child Friendly Thanksgiving Place Setting

Last month I picked up a copy of Scrapbooks, etc and saw an article spotlighting a variety of fun ways to set the dinner table for Thanksgiving.  One of them used a paper pieced turkey as a crayon holder.  Well immediately the lights went on and I thought what a great idea - now let's expand it.  So off I went, dusting off my Cricut markers and pulling out cartridges to find images that would work for creating this project.

And now that the November edition of the Wildly Whimsical Crafing Loft Newsletter has been published I can share it with you. 

For this project I used Thanksgiving, Create a Critter, A Child's Year, PPDU, TBBM and Animal Kingdom.  A list of other supplies used and complete instructions including cut sizes can be found in the newsletter.

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

I was at Michael's this weekend and my mom was picking up some of these charger plates to paint on and I got to thinking I could do something with that myself.  Then today my Rock Princess cartridge arrived in the mail and I knew exactly what to do.

The circle background is cut from George at 8".

The Christmas tree is from Christmas Cheer and I stretched it so that it was taller but skinnier at 6 1/2".  The star is from PPDU.  I embossed the tree using one of my Christmas Sizzix plates and then 'painted' the embossed garland using Smooch in Christmas metallics.

The rocker girls were all cut at 4".

The verbiage is from Mickey font cut in vinyl at .85"

And there you have easy Home Decor project perfect for display or giving as a gift this holiday season.  Now I'm going to have to go back and get some more of those charger plates before they're all gone.

And the winner is.........

Pam who said.....

"Hello!  This might be to much but, I would like to see how to use SCAL or any of the other ones.... Thanks so much for a chance to win"

However, I do not own SCAL or Make the Cut since they are not Provo Craft approved for use with the Cricut.  I know that there are a lot of women out there that use and love these programs and they create great things, but I am too chicken to venture into that world  ;o)

Congratulations Pam - I will be contacting you to find out where to send your new folders.

For those of you wondering how the winner was decided - there were two posts that contained entries (one entrant posted twice as they forgot to provide contact info so that 2nd post was removed from the count).  These were then totaled for the decision.

Cuttlebug Folder Blog Candy

This post will remain at the top of my blog until November 14th.
                                              Please scroll down for my new projects.

In honor of the holiday season and gift projects I wanted to provide you with an opportunity to win some blog candy. Up for grabs are two brand new cuttlebug folders. These are the larger folders that measure 5 x 7 inches. One is snowflakes and the other is a tartan plaid design.

So what do you have to do to win? It's easy just leave me a comment telling me what kind of projects (tags, altered items, gift bags, home decor, card, etc.) you'd like to see me create and you'll be entered for a chance to win both folders. Then I will do my best to create each of the projects and post them on my blog so we can all share in the inspiration.

I will choose a winner using on Sunday, November 14th. Be sure to leave me a link to your blog or your Cricut MB name so I can contact you if you are the winner and good luck.
And for those of you who have left comments on the original blog candy post - never fear as your comments will not be forgotten.  ;o)

Hello Kitty Christmas Card

Can you believe that this week marks the 50th challenge for Cricut Cardz?  Wow!  It seems like yesterday that Mary started all the fun.......And this week the fun continues.  Our challenge for this week was to create a Christmas card using any card feature and colors we chose.  For some reason my brain just froze up this week and none of the card features screamed out at me..............until I remembered Hello Kitty.

I can't even remember the last time that I used this cartridge, but I can tell you that it's been far too long.  I even forgot just how cute the cuts are on this cartridge.  Like this one of Hello Kitty bundled up in her warm winter jacket and hat with those adorable reindeer antlers. 

For my card I cut Kitty out at 5" and then flocked all cuts with the exception of her face, hands, feet and ears.  When flocking her hair bow I added in a touch of glitter to give it a little bling. 

Now it's your turn to play along.  So get your creative juices flowing, create your card and link it up for your chance to win the November challenge.  And be sure to check out the other great cards from our Design Team members.

Clipboard Wall hanging

Tonight's project is the first one created based on suggestions/requests provided by you, the readers.  My recent post for blog candy asked that you leave a comment telling me what kind of projects you would like to see me create.  To date most of the comments have said home decor.  So I decided to try my hand at altering a clipboard and turning it into a wall haning for my first creation.

For this project I cut a piece of paper 9" x 12" for my background.  In order to fit it "around" the clip I cut a notch out of the top center of the paper measuring in 2 1/2" from each edge and 1" down from the top.

The 'title' was created with an 8" x 2" rectangle, the squares are 3 3/4" and the large rectangle is 3 3/4" x 8".  The blue squares and rectangles measure 1/4" smaller and were embossed.  I used:  

Christmas Cheer for Merry Christmas cut at 1 1/2"

Christmas Solutions for the nutcracker cut at 7"; Santa cut at 3 1/2" and the Elf cut at 5"

The clipboard is one of the wood/pressboard type so I sanded and inked the edges.

Happy Gobble Gobble Day

While perusing through the current issue of CardMakers magazine I saw a fall card that inspired me so I lifted the "sketch" and created this one.

My card is 5 x 6 1/2 inches with the brown background mats cut at 3 1/2 x 4 inches and 3 1/2" square.  The colored mats were then cut 1/4" shorter, embossed and edges inked.

The scalloped ovals are from Accent Essentials cut at 3 1/2" but then I skewed the width to create an oval instead of the circle.  To create the top oval I cut and pasted the image and then skewed it to make it a 1/4" smaller than the background.

The turkey is from Create a Critter cut at 2 1/2".

Altered Christmas Mailbox & Blog Candy

This is the week for easy, quick, put together gift projects.  And following in that trend today I give you an altered Christmas mailbox.  These were ultra easy because I used stickers and chipboard from my stash to embellish the tins.

And in honor of the holiday season and gift projects I wanted to provide you with an opportunity to win some blog candy.  Up for grabs are two brand new cuttlebug folders.  These are the larger folders that measure 5 x 7 inches.  One is snowflakes and the other is a tartan plaid design.

So what do you have to do to win?  It's easy just leave me a comment telling me what kind of projects (tags, altered items, gift bags, home decor, card, etc.) you'd like to see me create and you'll be entered for a chance to win both folders.  Then I will do my best to create each of the projects and post them on my blog so we can all share in the inspiration.

I will choose a winner using on Sunday, November 14th.  Be sure to leave me a link to your blog or your Cricut MB name so I can contact you if you are the winner and good luck!

Speaking of inspiration, here's a sneak peek at my upcoming project for the Wildly Whimsical & Crafting Creations Newsletter.  If you haven't subscribed yet come check it out.  It's put out once a month and you can subscribe to receive the newsletter either via email or by following the blog - or both like me.

Snow Day Appeture Card

This week the Cricut Cardz Challenge Design Team #2 was presented with the challenge to create a Christmas card using something beginning with the letter 'S'.  Even though I'm not on this particular design team I wanted to play along and this is my take on this week's challenge.

For this card I used Winter Woodland for the following cuts:

Tree branch cut at 1 1/2".  Glossy accents was used to add dimension to the berries and flower soft for the snow.

Bird cut at 1 1/2" and pop dotted

Snow Day (blackout) cut at 1"

And for the final touch I added more flower soft to the globe.

Thanksgiving Gift Bag

I had a plain, brown paper bag lying around so I decided to dress it up.  The background paper is from the DCWV Autumn Splendor mat stack and the edges were inked using the color Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

The turkey is from Simply Charmed cut at 5 1/2".  The feathers were debossed and the body was embossed.  To add a little texture I used paper flowers folded in half for the wings.

Happy Thanksgiving was cut at 2" from Thanksgiving.

The leaves in the corners are Mulberry paper rose leaves from the Recollections Boutique Fleur line.

Give Thanks Cameo Gift Canister

There's a chill in the air today, and it's setting the mood for all things Autumn.  So in honor of the season and all the beauty that comes with the changing of the leaves I decided to alter a canister with an Autumn flair. 

The paper used is from the DCWV Autumn Splendor mat stack and my cuts are from the Thanksgiving cartridge.

After cutting the "cameo" I lightly inked the edges and then covered the surface with glossy accents to add more dimension to it.

Now I have a canister that would be perfect for giving a gift of bread or cookie mix or even baked cookies.

Halloween Ornaments

After I posted my Christmas glitter ornaments last night it dawned on me that I never posted the ones I did for Halloween.  My husband loves Halloween but it's never been a big deal for me.  After nine years of marriage and never having 'decorated' I decided to surprise him by making some things for him this year.  So along with the graveyard centerpiece I made weeks ago I made these ornaments.

Unfortunately, the fact that I used glow in the dark glitter does not come through in the picture.  But I still like the way they turned out and my husband enjoyed them as well.

Glitter & Vinyl Ornaments

I know that making the glitter ornaments is the rage right now, but I decided to add a bit of vinyl to mine and I love the way that they turned out.  Especially since using vinyl is new to me.

And if you're one of the few that haven't heard about these easy to make ornaments I'll share how to do so and you can view the video that Happy Happy Joy Joy made on You Tube.  To make these you'll need:

Pledge Future floor shine
Glass ornaments from your local craft store
FINE glitter (preferrably Martha Stewart)
Ribbon, vinyl or other embellishments
small funnel that will fit into the opening of the ornament

Remove the hanger cap from the ornament, pour a little  of the floor shine into the ornament and gently swish it around so that the entire inside of the ornament is covered.  You can use a small piece of plastic wrap to cover the top so that it doesn't get on  your fingers.

Pour floor shine back into the bottle.  Using the funnel add glitter to the ornament.  Cover top and swirl around to coat the interior surface completely with glitter.

I allow mine to "air/dry" for a bit before re-capping.  Embellish with vinyl cuts, ribbon, etc.

We Thank Thee

This week's Cricut Cardz Challenge was to create a Thanksgiving themed card using the card feature from any cartridge along with any other cuts and colors we desired.  I chose to use one of the card features from A Child's Year cut at 5 1/2".

I also used Accent Essentials for the background layers cut at 3 1/2", 3" and 2 3/4" for the front of the card.  I pop dotted between the top two layers before adhering to the card. 

The corn was cut from Thanksgiving at 2 1/2" and then embossed.

Prayer Bugs - Inspired by.....

First of all I must give credit where credit is due as the original idea for these little cuties came from Jean's Crafty Corner.  Last month she had created these and I thought it was such a great way to spread encouragement that I scraplifted her idea and ran with it.

For my bugs I used Simply Charmed and cut the lady bugs at 2 1/2".  The little heart buttons I found at Michael's for a package of 20 for $1.99. 

Thank you so much Jean for this wonderful idea.  The ladies have really enjoyed receiving these.

The 7 Minutes Life System - REVIEW

A couple weeks ago I received a free promotional copy of a terrific book and supplemental daily planner titled The Seven Minute Difference by Allyson Lewis. I was asked to read the book, use the planner and then provide you, my fellow bloggers, with a review prior to the book’s release this Thursday, October 21st. Ready?

Like me, your first thought is probably “Great, another planner. What makes this one so special?” Now mind you I've tried the Franklin Covey planners and after a short stint they quickly became nothing more than a glorified address book for me. However, I found this one to be different. As a person who thrives on organization, I love the fact that this planner provides ample room for all the written organizational tools I need including: monthly calendars, task lists, space for voicemail messages, appointments and other sundry items.  

But before I even got into the layout stages of my "plans" I had room to reflect on my priorities, personal/professional/financial goals and projects – short and long term. This then allowed me to plan my time more efficiently and we all know how important that is.

And then there's the companion book, The Seven Minute Difference. All throughout her book, Allyson Lewis prompts the reader to perform what she calls “micro-actions”. (Micro-actions are basically the small actions that make the difference between okay and excellent.) Combine these with the Seven Minute Ideas mentioned in each chapter and there’s no way you can go wrong. Both sets of ideas and actions provide great support and encouragement to the reader.

My personal favorites:
In striving to reach excellence, either everything matters or nothing matters.
You must have fun in your work if you want to grow within your profession
Feed your mind with positive images.

The bottom line here is that Allyson has provided an excellent resource that is guaranteed to bring about whatever organizational or time management change you find yourself needing. To find out more about Allyson’s book and planner please visit her at The 7 Minute Life System.

Tootsie Roll Flower Bouquet

I've been wanting to try my hand at these for a while and finally did it.  My first try didn't turn out so hot and I went searching for a tutorial and found this one over at Paper Phenomenon.

Using George I cut my flowers at 3" instead of 2 1/2" because I thought they looked better.

Once I watched the tutorial a couple of times it was easy to create these and I will be making more.

Remember These?

I'm kinda of in a reminiscent frame of mind this week....creating (or should I say re-creating) cards that I made "back in the day".  Cards that everyone I've given them to has loved, but I quit making them and moved on to the next "fad".  Isn't it funny how we tend to do that with so many things in our lives?

Well tonight I give you an oldie but a goodie remade.  For this card I used:

George - welding a couple of shapes together to create the flowerpot itself which stands about 3 1/2" tall.  I also used George to create the shapes for the flower "tag".

Mickey and Friends for the flowers
Accent Essentials for the leaves (also embossed)
TBBM for the flower tag hanging from the ribbon
Sesame Street and Friends for the little worm
Graphically Speaking for the word "friend"

Just a Note

This week's Cricut Cardz Challenge was anything goes.  That's right.  Any theme.  Any cartridge/s.  Any color/s we want.  It's all fair game.

I chose to create a card of encouragement.  Actually, I had started designing this one on my Gypsy a while back and never finished it for some reason so this was the perfect time to get 'er done.  To make things even more exciting I found a new mat stack at Hobby Lobby this week.  It's called Faith by Paper Studio and I love the papers in this stack!

To create this card I used:

Gypsy Wanderings for the 'placard' cut at 5" and the note cut at 1 1/4"
Gypsy Font for the verbiage cut at 1 /4"
Home Decor for the bird cut at 3"

Now that your creative juices are flowing - come and play along with us.  Just create your card, click on the link above and follow the directions to link your card and be entered for a chance to win the October prize.