Rest, Renewal and Rain

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. ~ II Corinthians 5:17

Just a few more cards to clean out my Virtual Stamp Night stack… This was probably my favorite. The challenge was the Journey song, Don’t Stop Believin’…

I used Forever in Bloom and Rest & Renewal, both from Taylored Expressions. The hydrangea blooms are stamped both behind the sentiment layer and on the sentiment label in a softer violet color. Those are paired with some older Basic Grey papers and a few things odds and ends basket on my desk…like the kraft die cut doily and the old library card die cut label.

Not too long ago, I went on a surge with all of my label and doily dies, random pieces of paper and my die machine. I cut a lot of little pieces that I keep in a little plastic basket on my desk. Makes for some speedy cards. :)

The seam binding was dyed with a V28 Copic Marker. You can do this one of two ways: 1) put the seam binding and a few drops of Various ink in a little plastic bag and swish it around or 2) color directly on the seam binding from the marker tip. This time, I was only doing a short amount of seam binding and I colored directly from the marker to the seam binding. Easy.

This card was for a challenge called Journey to the Sea. I used Stampin’ Up! sets, The Open Sea and Kindness Matters for this quick and easy. The paper flower came from a set that I’ve had for *years*… I need to clean out my cabinets a little more often. :)

We had a beautiful and peaceful Fourth of July here last night. No fireworks because of the lack-of-rain and high temps, but a fabulous dinner with friends just the same. We do not farm, but I’ve been working with my girls and trying to teach them that we are all a team, and the lack of rain affecting our area farmers actually ends up affecting our whole community. The corn here is very dry,  so we are praying for rain to come quickly. Feel free to join us. :)

This morning, my youngest daughter and I are going to be delivering Meals on Wheels. I always enjoy doing that…Maybe I’ll take a few pictures for our Project Life album.

Stay cool ~

2 responses to “Rest, Renewal and Rain

  1. WOW… that first card is absolutely stunning! I love the idea of cutting out a bunch of dies and using them for “quick cards” :)

  2. Beautiful cards! Your very inspiring! Thx

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