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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Word Art Wednesday and a freebie background paper

Today seems to be one of those day I am going in all different directions and once and at the same time getting nowhere!  I am getting somewhere it just seems like I'm not.  Ever have on of those days?  It makes me think of the verse that says : For we walk by faith, not by sight:  So much of the time we look for the results of our actions, we look for evidence that what we are doing is good.  And we do not see it.  It is there and it is good, it just remains invisible to our perception. There is another verse that tells us:  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.   I think we need to hold on to that when it comes to our service in this life  and that which is to come.  When it comes to raising our children, building a legacy, when it comes to standing for what is right.  We shall reap blessing.

Word Art Wednesday Blog brings us s beautiful new verse every week, they are sowing the Word, grace and mercy.  I love to enter this challenge because it has a wonderful purpose and share the purpose of this blog.  I encourage you to go to the blog and read the devotion, make a card with the verse, enter the challenge and then mail the card!

Here is my entry along with a background paper for you!

The verse from WAW

my paper for you:

My card entry:

Thank you for stopping by and may God bless the works of your hand!!
Ginny M

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Whats' on your Work Desk 282 and a freebie

Desk hop time!!  Starting here at Julia's!

My desk isn't very exciting, just busy.

I needed two cards for an Oriental Stamp Art swap,the theme was greenery.  So I wanted to try something new to me.

I used a wonderful About Art Accent stamps of a chickadee on a pine limb.

I heat embossed in gold using this background

paper ( your freebie for today)

I love green and batik!

Here is my card:

My took a blender pen and "marked" the inside area and went over that with a dark green chalk.  This gives it a bit more dimension.  I had never tried doing this with chalks before - I like it!

The black and gold back ground is lovely wrapping paper!

I hope you have time to take a peek around the world with the hop!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M

Simply elegant

Todays' card is simple and elegant

I like simple and I like elegant!

For a sentiment I used a happy birthday rubber stamp ( Yes I still use rubber!)

and two digitals:

The Image:

Isn't she lovely!

My back ground paper

The Card:

Note to self, take pictures with daylight!  These colors all play nicely together in reality the dress is the same color as the background paper. I used a glitzy nail polish on the under dress ( notice I gave her sleeves too?).  I also encrusted the butterfly to create a more cohesive element. 
I hope you like today's' freebies!
 Thank. stopping by! 
Ginny M

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Great weekend traveling!

Now back to the routine!  I love to travel and I love to come back home!  I'll be working for a few days catching up from the last 5 away from home!

It is Batik week on my FB group so I'll be working with Batiks here too!   I love batiks!

I have a whimsical card for you today!

The transparent verse from Ps.8:9

This Guy, I printed out in three sizes

on a printed designer paper, I also heat embossed him - yes you can do that with a printed image, you just have to work fast!

Background paper

My Card:

I used a clear glittery nail polish on the fish and a rhinestone for the eyes!

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy the freebies!
Ginny M

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Where I work

It is very popular to give craft room tours on the Internet, I love browsing around in them!  I look for organizational Ideas, tips and great ideas to incorporate into my work space!
So I though I take you to where I spend a great deal of my time every day, "my room"  This is my craft room, my prayer room, my business hub, command central in my families life.  I have worked in everything from a travel trailer alcove to the beautiful studio Steve built for me.  I have always had at the least a desk and a stack of bible reference books and pen and ink. It has been my passion since 1980 to write the Word and send it out.  I have other hobbies that I take a great deal of pleasure in and enjoy with my family, but the core me is probably a scribe sitting at a desk and writing.

So my present "room" is not fancy, it is crammed and stuffed with everything I need and a little left over just in case I need something else.  I know where everything is and it is all in the state of constant rearrangement, the other core me is probably a squirrel!

This is how it is, not cleaned up, but my workspace while I am working

I work at an L shaped desk set up, the desk below is a terrific table we picked up from Craig's list about 7 years ago, it was free and like new and fit perfectly in this little 9x12 room, I use the top and underneath - with a vintage paper sorter.  That sorter holds about 16 reams of printer papers and card stocks.  What is in there is only for my printers.  My bibles are right there.  Yes, I do use electronic bibles too, our main library is in another room - these are my must haves, friends decades old.

I also love those little books you find in surprising places like the pharmacy.
Pieces in progress and cards waiting to be mailed.

Lots of daily lists keep me on track

where I write my correspondence and do the bills...

My computer and several printers, where I write and do digital design, blog and work for other businesses, more books with inspiration.  This was a closet Steve pulled out the doors, built a very strong shelf to store cases of card stock.  the table is an industrial sewing table for a  serger.  I took the serger head out and have a very sturdy table for my electronics. More stuff underneath.  I think I pretty much use every inch of space including the walls!

A corner with my electronic embosser and to the left my cricut machine

My stand up desk, I do most of my  stamping while I stand up.  I pre-cut card bases by the ream, I use 3 types of cutters.  my makeshift photo set up, I have a great light box that Steve built for me, I just need to find the space to use it - not in this room!

I hope you enjoyed this little tour a peek into my ministry!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M

Friday, October 24, 2014

Another Beauty

Last week I posted about beauty and used a verse from the psalms  to make a card kit for you.  This week I was asked if I could do a digital of a favorite quote for my friend Chrisann.
I said sure, I appreciate getting the help!

I thought this quote was intriguing and I wanted to find an image to go with it that would justify it.

The Quote:

Isn't that intriguing? 

I selected this image

I actually cropped her a bit for modesty's sake 

overlayed / this is optional of course, but you can save and print this:

and my finished 5x7 card:

The back gound paper is the same color as the portrait's eyes.  I printed this on 90# watercolor paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ginny M

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Word art Wednesday on Thursday!

The  Word Art Wednesday Blog has given another wonderful verse to use and share!  Week after week they give us a verse and opportunity to win a terrific prize.

Here is the verse:

This beautiful verse is also transparent so you can over lay it on to an image

Here is an example of that overlay.

This photo is not one of my own. If you like this image and verse together you can down load and print this for your card making.  This has a very nice masculine feel to it.

Here is my card:

I've been playing with my cricut machine this cut is from Elegant Embellishments cartridge - one of my favorites!

I encourage you to stop by Word Art Wednesday , read the devotion and join the Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M