I hope everyone is enjoying their November. At my home, its cool fall temperatures, and lots of leaves changing. I think this may be my favorite time of year. Thanksgiving is approaching fast. This card could make the perfect invitation for those you invite over.
Using this beautiful stamp found here .... JUST FOR FUN Rubber Stamps
I used this sentiment which I created on the computer. My husband will not let me use it in any hanging decor in our house!!! He is from up North and Polish. I am from Georgia so here is my little card which I get use the cute little saying!!!
Hope you are having a great day!
Linking to : http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
Today I used a stamping technique called Crayon Resist Technique. Using a white crayon, color over the part of the background that you want to keep white then rub over the background with distressed ink with blending sponge . I used watercolors for the watercolors.
In this story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, McCrumb revisits the mountains we call home, the folk we call family, and the familiar message that there is more to this world than the eye can see…especially at Christmastime.
McCrumb is author of The Rosewood Casket, The Ballad of Tom Dooley, and many other acclaimed novels. Her much-loved “Ballad” novels weave together the legends, natural wonders, and contemporary issues of Appalachia. Readers have come to love the characters, mountains, and mystery brought to life by the award-winning southern writer. Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past is her first-ever holiday novel.
Nora Bonesteel comes alive as told by Sharyn McCrumb. A sweet story about a lady remembering what Christmas past and how Christmas present should be. Her characters come alive in this novella. The book leaves you wondering what happened to Nora, her friends and the others in the little mountain town. A good quick read before getting into the holiday season.
Others have said....
Praise for Sharyn McCrumb & her pervious bestselling “Ballad” novels
“Ms. McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic... She plucks the mysteries from people's lives and works these dark narrative threads into Appalachian legends older than the hills. Like every true storyteller, she has the Sight.” —The New York Times Book Review
“There are few writers today who are able to blend past and present, tradition and law, legends and headlines in a wholly credible fashion—Tony Hillerman springs inevitably to mind. Sharyn McCrumb is another; her widely acclaimed Ballad series is one of the finest being written today.” —Bookpage
“McCrumb provides fresh evidence that there is no one quite like her among present-day writers. No one better, either.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune
“True to the language and culture of its time and place...the Ballad series could be headed for bestsellerdom.” —Library Journal
I used the Stamptangle Dragonfly 2 (E3745) rubber stamp found HERE
Using watercolor paper as my base, I painted watery stripes of colour in complementary shades, which blended at the edges as they settled and dried then stamped over the colors. Added perfect pearls to the dragonfly and few bits of glitter. Added the HI bubbles and card complete.
9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
I have never read any Wanda Brunstetter books before so I was skeptical that I would enjoy her newest book "Women of Courage". However, last year I was saved and baptised and knew that my interests have changed I was anxious to review this book for Handlebar Publishing and did receive this book for free. This is also my first historical book so with all that said, the story summary is: Amanda Pearson is a young Quaker women who,after getting jilted right before her wedding,sets out to the West coast to be a missionary to the Indians. Her journey is filled with discouraging, sad, events that show what courage this young woman has. It also shows how her deep faith assists her with this journey until her destination is reached. A beautiful, wonderful story!!! The book is hard to put down and leaves you anxiously awaiting the trial for this young woman. I highly recommend this book and I anxious to read more Wanda Brunstetter books.
Today is my first blog post as a design team member for Just for Fun Stamps. I am thrilled to be a part of the team. You must check out their stamps HERE. Today, I created a card using the Stamptangle Owl Stamp and the You're a Whoot Sentiment (links to actual stamps below card). I framed the owl then used color pencils, chalks, and a little sparkle and gems to create this card.
I love memorizing bible verses, I just started last year. This week or so, a friend and I are memorizing this one:
King James Version (KJV)
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.