Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mod Squad Challenge-Sparkle It Up

We began a new  Mod Squad Challenge today. Angie Cimbalo and I are the hosts.  "Sparkle It Up" is the theme.  All you have to do is make a fun project and put something that sparkles and shines on it.  We have 2 lovely sponsors, Great Impressions Stamps, which is a new sponsor, and Sparkle n Sprinkle,  along with 2 great prizes.  So you will want to enter.  You may enter as many as 3 times.

My card:

Card Details:
5X7" card base
Image - Christmas Doves from Sparkle n Sprinkle
Die - One of the Anna Griffin Beribboned Die Set
Colored with Copics
Wink of Stella-on the doves and card background
Stickles on the leaves & berries
Ribbon

Thank you for joining us today.  I hope to see your lovely creations in our challenge.  I would like to wish all of you a blessed Thanksgiving.

God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Creates and Makes M, 3E, last Tue - Anything Goes with optional: Use Ribbon/Lace
Die Cuttin' Divas W, must include a Die-cut - #293 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #47 - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge 2W, 2E, C10, Must be Christmas - #85 - Ribbon & Lace (Week 2)
Sunny Day Crafting - W - #24 Anything Goes

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Snowmen Easel Card

I got an email from My Scrap Chicks.  It had this adorable card made from one of their svg files.  It was so cute I bought the file and made this card.  The hardest part of the whole process was choosing what paper to use.  That always takes me longer than anything.  Anyone else like that?

I uploaded the svg into Cricut Design Space and cut it out.  The sentiment doesn't come with the card so I had to insert the text for my Explore to write it.  I shaded the snowmen with chalk and added some to the cheeks.  I think this little card would bring cheer to whoever receives it.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  My Scrap Chicks has lots of cute files for use with your cutting machine.

God Bless You!!! Peggy 

Challenges for this card:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - M, 2E, Anything Goes Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #98 Any Holiday
Inspiration Destination - W, F - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - W, 3E, SIO - #273 More than one of anything
A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goe

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mid-month Post - DS4J Challenge

Today is our mid-month post for DS4J Challenge.  Our theme this month is "Christmas Is Coming".  So get out those markers and pencils and let us see your beautiful creations.  There is a prize to win.  My card:
Card Details:
5X6.5" card base
Embossed with Anna Griffin embossing folder "Sleigh Bells"
Image - "Christmas Presents" from Digistamps4Joy
Christmas tree - an Anna Griffin Die
Image colored with Copics
Ornaments are embellishments from my stash
Sentiment is a file from Anna's Christmas Greetings

I think I love making Christmas cards more than any other.  I think they take us to a peaceful place when we think about the gift of God's Son, the Greatest Gift of All.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope I get to see some of your beautiful creations in this challenge.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - (Week 2) Always Anything Goes + DT Call
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - 2W, C15 - (Week 1) Embossing + DT CallStamping Sensations - M, 3E, Winner + Top 3, must use stamp (no pre-colored digis) Stamp must be focal point of project – November - Christmas Greetings



Sunday, November 13, 2016

New Release Sunday - DS4J

It's team B's turn to create projects with the new releases at Digistamps4Joy.  They are so cute.  I chose Snowman-Waistcoat. Here is my card.

Card Details:
5X6.5" card base
Background Paper - KandCo. Christmas Paper
Image - Snowman-Waistcoat
Image colored with Copics
Deer & Rabbit are clip art I downloaded from the internet.  Then I uploaded them into Cricut Design Studio and print then cut them.
Silver snowflakes

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you have a blessed Sunday and I hope you worship in the church of your choice.  We are such a fortunate people to have the freedoms that we have.  

God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Allsorts  W,3E  #389 Feature a Creature
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 224 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E (must contain hand coloring) - Anything Goes (W1 of 2
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #346 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sweet Sixteen

Today's card features another of Digistamps4Joy's new releases.  The image is called Sweet 16.  Can you remember being Sweet 16?  A time when things are happy, fun and care free for most teens.  
Card Details:
A2 card base
Background Paper-DCWV French Country
Image-Sweet 16 from DS4J Store
Image colored with Copics
Die cut - Anna Griffin Die
Jewels

Thank you for visiting today.  Your visits mean so much to me.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Monday, November 7, 2016

Kit 'n' Cat

Oh my goodness.  This time change is messing with me.  It is only 6:00pm and it is dark.  Makes me want to go to bed.  Heard a really good sermon on Heaven this morning at church.  That always makes the afternoon go better

The card I'm featuring today is one I made with one of Digistamps4Joy's digis.  Her name is Kit 'n' Cat.  She was drawn by JenLee.

Card Details:
A2 card base:
Image: Kit 'n' Cat from DS4J store
Image colored with Copics
Handmade flower from Cricut Design Space
Jewels

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope your week is blessed.  Find some time to do something for someone else.

God Bless You!!! Peggy 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New Release at Digistamps4Joy

Digistamps4Joy released some new images Sunday, October 30.  They were drawn by JenLee.  I have made 3 cards with some of them and will be sharing them with you over the next few days.  This is my first one featuring "My Bunch of Lilies." To see more of the design teams inspiration go here.


Card Supplies:
A2 card base
Image - My Bunch of Lilies -available at Digistamps4Joy store.
Dies - Use dies of your choice.  The purple one is an Anna Griffin.
Colored with Copics

Thank you for stopping by today.  Your visits mean a lot to me.

God Bless You!! Peggy

This is the day the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Wedding/Christmas Card

Okay, this will be the last of this series of cards featuring AG Beribboned Dies.  I started this card as a Christmas card but I believe it looks more like a wedding card.  What do you think?

Card Supplies:
5X7 card base-med. gray
Background-AG Beribboned Die cut from a glitter paper
Bells - AG Christmas Bells Dies cut from foil paper

Okay, let me know.  Christmas or Wedding?  Thank you for your visit today.  More to come.

God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, October 31, 2016

Elegant Fall Colors

Here's another card featuring the AG Beribboned Dies.  I love these fall colors.

Card Supplies:
5X7 Card Base
Die - Anna Griffin Beribboned Dies
Flowers are an Anna Griffin collection also (can you tell I love Anna too much)
Ribbon to mach stamen of flower

Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you.


God Bless You!!!  Peggy 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Simple but Elegant Christmas Card

I recently received my auto-ship Anna Griffin Beribboned dies.  I must say they are beautiful.  I have been busy with other things so didn't get to use them until last week.  They make some beautiful backgrounds.  This is one of them.
Card supplies:
5X7 card base.  I used shimmer paper behind the frame.
Embossed card is from an AG Mix and Match Christmas Frames

I think this turned out beautifully. 

Thank you for coming by today.  I will be posting more of these die cut cards in the next few day.


God Bless You!!! Peggy 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Mod Squad Challenge-Halloween Fun

We began a new  Mod Squad Challenge this week. Angie Cimbalo and I are the hosts.  "Halloween Fun" is the theme.  All you have to do is make a fun project with Halloween on it.  As usual we have 2 lovely sponsors, KatScrappiness and Sparkle n Sprinkle,  along with 2 great prizes.  So you will want to enter.  You may enter as many as 3 times.

This is my card.  I have to tell you this card was outside my comfort zone.  I don't normally make Halloween cards but thought I would give it a go.
Card supplies:
A2 card base is a design in Cricut Design Space
Image is Witchy Gerty from Sparkle n Sprinkle
Image colored with Promarkers
Cat & Spider are also images from Design Space.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please go checkout our challenge at Mod Squad Challenge.  Let's see you Halloween creations.

God Bless You!!!

Challenges for this card:
Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything GoesCrafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
Hannah & Friends 2W  Stamped Animal/Person #260 Halloween/Autumn
Fab 'n' Funky - W,1E, C10 - #324 - Halloween
The Crafty Addicts 2W, 3E, #27 Anything goes/Halloween Colors

Monday, October 24, 2016

Little Note Card

Today I want to share with you a Make It Now project from Design Space.  In DS it is called Watercolor Floral Wedding Thank You Card.  I changed it a little bit and made it a birthday card.
This file prints a watercolor flower picture but I felt it was too light for the card so I printed another flower group from the AG Vintage Florals digital cartridge.  Also, I changed the salutation from Thank you to Happy Birthday.  

Have you tried the Make It Now projects.  There are so many fun things to make.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope your week is extraordinary.  May the love of God surround you and hide you under the shadow of His wings.  Psalm 91:4 says,  4He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
I'm so thankful for that refuge He gives us.


God Bless You!!! Peggy 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

New Release Sunday - DS4J

Today is Team B's privilege to create with the new releases at Digistamps4Joy.  Every two weeks, there are new digis released. I chose "Leaf Fairy" for my card.  
Card Supplies:
5.5"X5.5" card base
Background - Silk leaves
Image- Leaf Fairy by JenLee at Digistamps4Joy
Colored with Promarkers
Martha Stewart Corner Punch

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you will visit the DS4J store to see all of the new releases.  

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, #42 Autumn Colors (W2 of 2)
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  M(1st Sat) E and C unlimited  (Must include hand colored image) October -  Anything Hand Colored
Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  October -  Anything Goes
 Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E (must contain hand coloring) - Anything Goes (W1 of 2)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

DS4J Mid-month October Challenge

It's mid-month posting for the DS4J October Challenge.  Our theme this month is "Make Your Own Background".  Now you might be thinking, "I'm not good at making backgrounds".  Making a background doesn't have to be hard.  You can use a doily, a die cut or an embossing folder(which is what I did) or any number of things.  Team B has created a lot of pretty inspiration for this phase of the challenge and I hope you will join us.  Be sure to visit here for more inspiration and information.

This is my design team card.
Card Supplies:
5X7 card base
Background - Poinsettia Blooms from AG Holiday Seasonal Embossing Folders.
Image - Poinsettia Candles by Margaret Kieser of Digistamps4Joy
Colored with Promarkers
Wink of Stella added to the candles and poinsettias for some sparkle.
Stickles added to candle holder and centers of poinsettias.
Ribbon

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I always enjoy your comments.

It's hard not to see God as the colors of fall start emerging; the beautiful golds, oranges, reds, so many hues and shades.  I love Fall, the cooler nights and pleasant days.  Not too hot and not too cold.  Fall is our respite from the hot days of summer, here in the south.  How marvelous are your works, O Lord.  Psalm 8:3King James Version (KJV)
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E (must contain hand coloring) - Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - 2W - must be Christmas - (W2 of 2) - Pink Christmas (or other winter holiday)
PDE Linky Party - W, E3, (top picks) - No. 142 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 38 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

DS4J October Progressive Challenge

For this month's progressive challenge at Digistamps4Joy Stamping group on Facebook, Margie has provided us with a lovely digistamp of a Fuchsia blossom.  If you participated last month, this month's image is free to you.  If you didn't and would like to participate (which I hope you will), the image is on sale at the DS4J store for $1.00.  This is my card.

Card Details:
5X7 card base
Background paper: DCWV Black Currant Stack
Image - DS4J Fuchsia
Image colored with Promarkers
Chalk for shading the background of the image.
Ribbon

Thank you for visiting with  me today.  I hope to see some of your talent displayed in our monthly progressive challenge.

Today I thank God that He never changes.  Heb. 13:8 says, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.  In this world where there is so much uncertainty, it's comforting to know that we can count on the Lord for his steadfastness.

God Bless You !!! Peggy 

Challenges for this card:
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #41 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1)
Retarte 2W, E3 - #87 - Anything Goes  (Week 2)
Sunny Day Crafting - W - #18 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes

Monday, October 10, 2016

Jingle Bells Card

I have another card for you today from the AG Christmas Cards 2 cartridge.  You notice the card and the embellishment have the same patterns.  However, I did not cut all the layers for the card.  I chose each layer in Cricut Design Space, changed them from a cut file to a print file.  The file comes into DS grouped with an envelope.  I didn't make the envelope.  I ungrouped the file, then deleted the envelope.  I then highlighted the card and "attached" it together.  This made it a print then cut file.  If I had not attached the layers together, DS would have printed all the layers.

I did cut all the layers for the center bells embellishment and attached it with foam adhesive.


This cartridge has so many pretty cards & embellishments on it.  I think it was worth the investment.  It's on HSN and it comes with a $10 digital credit on Cricut.com.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope your day is filled with peace.

I want to thank God today for His Faithfulness.  There's a scripture in Lamentations that says,  Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)  When we started our blog, we decided on Daily Grace Creations for a name because we experience God's Grace & Mercy new every morning.  I thank Him so much that each day is a new start.

God Bless You!!!  Peggy 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Beautiful Poinsettias

My card today is another Christmas card.  I love to make Christmas cards.  I'm sure I have enough made for this year and then some. But when I come across beautiful embossing folders and files in a cartridge that compliments the folder, I have to make a card.  

Card Ingredients:
5X7 card base
Embossing Folder - Poinsettia Blooms from AG Holiday Seasonal Embossing Folders.  
Poinsettia - File from Anna's Christmas Card 2 Cartridge
Both of these items can be found at this time on HSN.  Search Anna Griffin.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope your weekend is extremely pleasant. 

I want to start a process of consciously thanking God for something each day.  Today, it's life. Life is so precious and we take it for granted. I know I have lived more days than I have left and I truly thank Him for these days.  Today, a dear friend of mine lost a granddaughter at the young age of 18.  She and her twin sister were in an accident.  Please pray for this family and be thankful for your life God has given you.

God Bless You!!!  Peggy


Thursday, September 29, 2016

DS4J Progressive Challenge-September

I hope you have entered the DS4J Progressive Challenge.  If you haven't I hope you will.  You still have 2 days including today.  If you enter, you will get the digi for the October challenge free.  This is my entry.  

Card Details:
4.25"X5.5" card base
Image - DS4J Hic...ooops- September Progressive Challenge Image
Colored with Promarkers


Thank you for visiting with us today.  Be sure to go to Digistamps4Joy FaceBook page and enter our progressive challenge.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 -  #91 Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #138 - Anything Goes (week 2)
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mod Squad Challenge - Leaves

Today begins week 4 of the Mod Squad Challenge.  That's the week Angie Cimbalo and I are responsible for.  We chose the theme "Falling Leaves."  All you have to do is use a leaf or leaves on your project.  We have 2 lovely sponsors, KatScrappiness and Sparkle n Sprinkle,  along with 2 great prizes.  So you will want to enter.  You may enter as many as 3 times.

This is my card using the digistamp Welcome Autumn from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  

Card Supplies:
5X7 card base
Background Paper is from DCWV All Seasons paper pack.
Image - Bird is from the Welcome Autumn digi set from Sprinkle n Sparkle
Image Colored with Promarkers, accented with stickles
Sentiment is also from the Welcome Autumn digi set.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  I always love reading your comments.

God Bless You !!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
The Male Room - 2W, masculine projects only - #45 Leaves and/or Trees
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2nd and 4th Wed, 3E - Fall Harvest (Week 1 of 2)
Cardz 4 Guyz W, 3E - #139 - Fall/Autumn Colors
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #39 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Two More Cards Featuring DS4J Images

If you are a frequent visitor to my blog, would you please leave me a message so I can get an idea of just how many visits I have.  I supposedly have 645 followers, yet rarely do I hear from anyone.  That's okay if folks are actually looking.  If what I fear is true, I will be closing my blog.

Today, I have 2 more cards to share using DS4J digistamps.  The first one is using Natasha drawn by JenLee.

 She was colored with Copics.

The second one is "Better Late Than Never".  She was colored with Copics and Promarkers.  I put her in a flip card.  When opened the inside shows the greeting or sentiment.

Thank you for visiting today and for helping me with my little experiment.

God Bless You!!!! Peggy


Challenges for this card:
Inspiration Destination - W, F- Always Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #138 - Anything Goes (week 1)
Sunny Day Crafting - W - #15 Anything Goes

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mid Month DS4J Post

It is time for the mid-month post for the Digistamps4Joy September Challenge.  This is what Margy, our fearless leader, had to say about this challenge when she posted it September 1.


The theme for September 2016's challenge is

 ANYTHING GOES
with an optional twist of "Use ANY 3 colours"


Hosted by Margy

It is MY turn to host a challenge - something I so rarely do as the owner of DS4J, but what a delight this is! I love working with a colour challenge, so I thought, why not do the twist for September with this challenge, and so thetheme for September is always ANYTHING GOES, but with the added optional twist of using any THREE of the following coloursBlack and white are allowed as well, so you have a whole range to work with!



This is my card for the challenge.


Card Details:

A2 Card base
Colored with Copic Markers 
Anna Griffin Lattice Die
Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
Ribbon

I hope you will join me for the challenge.  I love to see my friends participate.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Challenges for this card:
Addicted to Stamps and More - W - C10 - #211 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- Always Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania W3E -  Anything Goes with Die Cuts (week 2)
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #37 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1