Thursday, August 28, 2014

"The Lord is My Shepherd"

These photos have been from an email forward called "Every dog needs a cat".


"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet."
                                       -------- Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette


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Hi, Friends.....

I am here again with a big thanks to my new followers who have pushed me over that big 50-follower milestone!!  Be sure to look at the bottom of this post for their introductions.  Also, I have several cards I made and will have a separate post for them, so I will be over the 100 post mark!!!  That means I will have my  DOUBLE GIVEAWAY post up very soon NOW!!  Yay!!  Be sure to be watching for it!!

I am sharing today some cards I made for the MFP Tutorial Time Challenge, which was on making Distress Ink Patterned Backgrounds.  I haven't had this much fun with a technique since I was spraying whipped cream all over the place!!!  Ha!! I must have made 25 backgrounds yesterday with all my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink minis I received in a big JoAnn's order the other day.  Toooooo much fun!!



My background sheet is from DCWV Fiber Natural stack.  I used my Darice Leaf Background embossing folder and Distress Inks in Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade.  The texture of the fiber paper makes it almost look like I put this through the Big Shot and embossed it, but I only rolled it with my brayer.  

The pretty little sunflower embellishment is from Mrs. Grossman's Natural Art and was a JoAnn clearance item.  I bought one of each style they had in the bin and used them on each of my next few cards.  LOVE them!!


The scripture stamp is from an ancient set whose box I my kids lost long ago.  I am thinking it is Rubber Stampede, but not sure.  I heat embossed the verse in gold and mounted everything on Core'dinations card stock.  I tried to keep the card fairly simple so the pretty background would show.  Love how it turned out!!!

NEW FOLLOWER INTRODUCTION TIME!!!!
Amy Cooley -  I can't find a blog for Amy to link for you, but I am very grateful for Amy since she is the one who tipped the balance and made me hit 50 followers.  Welcome and thanks, Amy.  I would love to introduce you better.  Email me using the sidebar if you have more info you would like me to share.  In the meantime, this ginormous 50-follower-new follower smile is for you!!!! 

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Denise Bryant I also can't find a blog for Denise, but I am so happy for her to be a follower!  I didn't have a blog for the longest time after starting to browse the card-making blogs, either.  Maybe sometime these lovely ladies will take the plunge and start one.  Welcome, Denise.  Here is your very own ginormous new-follower smile!!!

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Thank you, everyone, for all your wonderful feedback on my blog!  This is post #99 and then you know what comes next!!!  Click here for My DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!!!!  

See you soon......

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Janis

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16 comments:

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Congrats on your 50+ milestone that is awesome sounds like you had lots of fun yesterday and the card is lovely

Stampsnob said...

YAH for 50 and 100 and this card is lovely Glad you shared it at MFP,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Lis

Karenladd said...

Oooh, another amazing card with this technique! I also have the DCWV Fiber Natural Stack (or at least I think that's what it's called) but haven't used it yet. Now that I see how great it looks with embossing and inking I'll be motivated to pull it out! I also have a few of those Mrs. Grossman's Natural art embellishments but I've been hoarding mine...sigh.. Now that I see how beautiful they look with the distressed embossing I may even use mine eventually!

Leanne said...

Lovely. and the embossing is wonderful, great job, thanks for sharing your card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Lyn!!! It was a lot of fun doing these backgrounds. Now what do I do with the ones that aren't my faves???? I will find a way to use them!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Lis!! I appreciate your support!!

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Janis said...

Ha....I think this was the first time I had used my Fiber Natural stack, too! I loved how this technique worked with its natural organic puffy texture. I definitely need to pull it out more often, esp with autumn coming!!!

Okay, you and I need to take a "hoard-no-more" pledge together or something. I am really trying to use my stash. It's almost becoming more of a "horde" than a "hoard". I tell the rest of the family that we need to get rid of a bunch of our stuff......then I come home with more craft things!!! I'm sick, I tell ya.....sick!!! :D

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Leanne!! Using this technique with the embossing folder was amazing!!

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Janis

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I like the colors layout and sentiment. This art is delightful. Thank you for dropping by. Sunny smiles from Carole at Word Art Wednesday.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Lovely CAS card design. Love the gold accents. Thanks for joining in our Dream Valley 'Flowers' challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work in future challenges. Hugs, Wends x Dream Valley DT

Janis said...

Thank you for your sunshiny comment!!! Have a lovely day!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Wendy!!! I love adding gold to my cards!!

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Janis

Karenladd said...

Okay, you have shown me the way with you use of all these fabulous papers and embellishments and I will try my best to overcome my hoarding tendency and actually use some of this stuff! I remember a friend who once told me that using a piece of beautiful scrapbook paper on a layout wasn't wasting it or using it up...it was preserving it on a page. Instead of leaving it in a cupboard or a shelf where it would only get dusty and bent, I was giving it a place of honor in an album where it would last for decades! Good point, but I still have the hardest time cutting into a cherished piece of paper or using a favorite embellishment.
That just means that most of my projects are made with only the papers and embellishments that I like the least...argh!!! My own worst enemy!
So tomorrow I'm going to try to find my Mrs. Grossman's fancy schmancy 3-D stickers and USE ONE!

Sue D said...

The gold embossed Bible verse really makes this card special.

Janis said...

Thanks, Sue!! I have been trying to use my Scripture stamps more often, lately. Sometimes I use them inside my cards, instead.

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Janis

Janis said...

I'm still waiting to see that card you are talking about........ :)

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Janis