15 May 2018

Bella Blvd: May Guest Designer RECAP (cards)

Hello, friends! 

I had the MOST amazing opportunity to create with  Bella Blvd blog this month! If you haven't been over to their blog for inspiration, check it out HERE.


Yesterday I shared my 3 bible journaling pages, and today I would like to share the full photos of my five cards that I made using some of their new collections. In the post HERE I also share some of my favorite cardmaking techniques. 
Technique: using washi tape for background, cutting stickers, mixing/matching collections
Technique: using journaling cards as background, layering stickers/ephemera as main element, stretching supplies
Technique: sewing, layering, mix/matching collections, using journaling cards as background
Technique: fussy cutting (those little flowers are from the titles of the papers)
Technique: using up scraps

Thank youBella Blvd  for allowing me to use your amazing papers, stickers, ephemera and MORE to design and create some of my favorite projects to date! It was an honor working with you ❤️ 

That's it for me today! THANKS so much for stopping by, and THANK YOU x100000000 for your love, encouragement, and support! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

14 May 2018

Bella Blvd: May Guest Designer RECAP (bible journaling)

Hello, friends! 

I had the MOST amazing opportunity to create with  Bella Blvd blog this month! If you haven't been over to their blog for inspiration, check it out HERE.

I shared some sneak peeks of my cards and bible journaling pages at the beginning of May, and today I would like to share the full photos and stories behind each one. If you want, you can read all about it HERE and HERE on the BB blog (and leave some love)! 

First up, one of my favorite bible journaling pages! I sometimes take God’s grace for granted. It’s always there. It’s more than enough to get me through daily/hard situations. And sometimes (if I’m being real honest) I don’t give grace out because I feel like those that need it from me don’t deserve it... but I’m the one that doesn’t deserve God’s grace! That’s why I should give it out more freely than I do! I pray that I would remember that while I don’t deserve His grace He gave it to me, a sinner deserving of wrath. May this reminder help me to share and give grace to those who have hurt me or those who are hard to love. [Luke 6:27-36]
The next page is another favorite of mine! Fear tends to creep into my heart more than it should. When I was designing this page, I looked at the back of the ephemera pieces for a verse that would jump start my idea, which ended up being Isaiah 35:4. Sometimes Bible Journaling isn’t always writing out a whole bunch of details, prayers, etc. Many times I like to just add a statement and underline the scriptures that I want to meditate on/remember.

My last page has to be my MOST FAVORITE page ever! LOL! I’ve been thinking of eternal rewards and the fruit that I am producing in my life. I really want to see more fruit and that comes with obeying the Spirit and walking with Him. The Holy Spirit already dwells in me, and producing fruit is a continuous action (making it a habit and lifestyle; Gr. verb “walk” translated in these verses. This thought actually goes well with the IF Fruit of the Spirit ephemera piece “Work In Progress”! LOL!). When I submit to the Spirit’s promptings/control, I am growing in my spiritual life. The fruit of the Spirit is the evidence of this growth! I pray that I will remember this and continue to seek God, obeying Him, and walking with the Spirit!
 

I had sooooo much fun creating these pages! Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith are some of my absolute favorite papers to use for projects ❤️

Come back tomorrow for the recap of my Bella Blvd card projects and creations! That's it for me today! THANKS so much for stopping by, and THANK YOU x100000000 for your love, encouragement, and support! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

12 May 2018

Paper Smooches challenge- May 2018 #1

Hello, friends:}

Today I'm sharing my first creation for the Paper Smooches May FUN challenge

I think that pretty much any creation you make fits this category when you use PS stamps/dies! I made this card thinking about how fun it is to have a cold lemonade (or water) on the beach, sitting in the sun, hanging with friends, relaxing.... that is F-U-N!!!!! Then I thought about what my card would have on it- a Ball jar, of course, but also it needed something "fun". So I used the PS ballon die (from Let's Celebrate Icons  to create a different image- a lemon! SOOOOOOOO fun:) Or at least I think it is 🙃 This card is titled "Lemon Squeeze". I used the following PS stamps/dies: Crystal Clear stamps/dies, Let's Celebrate Icons, and Seasonal Tree dies
That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a gift certificate to the PS store! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and play along:) 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 

04 May 2018

Bella Blvd: May Guest Designer #2

Hello, friends! 

I'm popping in quickly to share that I'm over on the Bella Blvd blog again today! 

I've created three very special bible journaling pages, and I would love for you to stop by and check them out! 

That's it for me today! THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

01 May 2018

Bella Blvd: May Guest Designer

Hello, friends! 

I'm popping in quickly to share that I'm over on the Bella Blvd blog today! 
Be sure to stop by their blog to check out the five cards that I made using some of their new collections. I'm also sharing some of my favorite cardmaking techniques. 

Be sure to stop back by on Friday because I will be guest designing three bible journaling pages! SOOOOO fun! 

That's it for me today! THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️ Sav

30 April 2018

Paper Smooches: April RECAP

Hello friends:) Happy birthday to my younger brother, Carrel!!!!!!!!! 

Today I'm sharing the Paper Smooches April projects that I made! 

Here's what I created this past month. I kind of went crazy with my journaling cards and cat stickers making over 15 mini-cards! LOL! It was super fun and highly recommended if you need to use up scraps or Project Life journaling cards:) 
Here's the stack of PS stamps/dies that I used for these mini-cards! Isn't it always funny that smaller cards or simple cards use the MOST supplies!?!? Well, that's always the case for me! LOL! 
That's it for me today but there are more creations and projects coming---- for example, TOMORROW, May 1st, I'm sharing 5 different cards that I created using Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith goodies, as well as some Paper Smooches stamps/dies! I hope you will stop by their blog for more details! 

Thanks for stopping by ❤️   I hope you have a blessed day! 

04 April 2018

Virtual Smooches: March 2018 RECAP

Hello, friends:}


I've been sharing my Virtual Smooches videos over on the VS blog with just sneak peeks here...so I created a post with all of my March 2018 videos and creations-- just in case you've missed any! 

***Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS:) 

March 16: Easter Bunny Decorations **cute kid alert**


That's it for me today-- be sure to stop by the Virtual Smooches blog for more inspiration! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}