Monday, October 4, 2010

Cards from our 2nd Challenge/ Cards by Traci

Hi Everyone~

I promised to show you the beautiful cards of both of the people who chose to make a card showing or telling of one of the miracles in the Exodus with Moses and the Slaves.  We had 2 people get 10 entries each towards our recent Blog Candy Extravaganza!  Take a look at Janaria and Natalie's wonderful cards!  Thank you for participating in this fun part of the Challenge!

This card was made by Natalie.


This card was made for the challenge by Janaria.

Saturday was World Card Making Day!  I took full of advantage of this most important holiday!  I made cards all day, and it is 10:18 now, and I am starting
to post some of this week's cards here in the blog.  I hope that you had a great time celebrating, too!

I made  this card for the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge to use all white on the card, except to use color for the stamped image.  I used cuttle bug Swiss Dots for the back ground.  A plain white cs from SU! for the large oval, which I paper pierced, and the third oval is made of a string of faux pearls.  The image is from Clear Dollar Stamps.  I love it!  It is my favorite card I have made.


Say Hello to my Dragon!  This is a card that I made for a woman's ministry to give cards to children who have to go through chemo.  On the inside of this bright and glittery card it says, "Heard you are dragon.  Hope your feeling better soon!"  Is that the cutest set or what?  I loved coloring this with my Sakura gels for the raised darker areas.  I used some SU! Markers to color in the wings and belly, and red stickles make the best fire for the fire breathing dragon.

This card was for the Play Date Cafe Challenge (PDCC).  We were to use navy, silver and lime colors.  But, with the photo they showed, we had more options.  Some may have seen silver as grey.  Others may have seen a deep purple rather than navy.  It was up to us to decide which colors to use. Since posting this card, I decided to put this on a navy base for the card.  I love this quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne.  If you don't know, I love to collect quotes.  I often use them on cards.

I love coloring this image in.  I love the combination of ink and colored pencils.  I also used a bit of Hologram Glitter Glue for snow.  It really glistens! I found several bases for this card from last year.  It is the Christmas Red and the white paper cut around it with deckle edge scissors on a diagonal.  It pays never to throw things away!  LOL     I made this for the October Christmas Card Challenge over at SCS!

This card was also made for the CCC10 over at SCS.  This was such a fun and easy card to make!  I have never used this SU! Patterned Pines stamp before.  I will use it a lot now.  I made 10 of these for the month of September.  We each set a goal of how many cards we would need a month to be ready to have them in the mail the first week or so in December.  I chose 10 a month.With the Navy background, the red trees and ribbon and the white layer, (Red, White, and Blue), I thought I may donate these to Operation Write Home.  Let me know if you would like details on this organization.

Wow!  This looks dark here!  I'm so sorry that it looks that way.  For Stampin' Sisters in Christ, we were asked to make an item that has a Christian symbol, or wording to reflect peace.  I stamped this old church on black paper...put that on some Grey and black soft checked pattern, and then I have the Scripture from 1 Corinthians 7:15 "God has called us to live in PEACE."  To me the black on white doesn't look spooky.  It looks calm and peaceful.  I hope that it how it is perceived.

I loved making this card!   Chances are, if you are going to receive a Thank You note from me any time soon, it may look similar to this one! I love this leaf stamp from Botanicals SU!  I was surprised that I liked the So Saffron, ochre & navy together.  I think I am really in a navy blue mood lately!  LOL  We don't get any real autumn here.  I enjoyed thinking of playing in the leaves when I made this card!  One more...

I love this set by  Clear Dollar Stamps!  It also comes with a praying little girl, and a teddy bear and a couple of other items.  The patterned background does not look anything like it does in real life.  It has the exact color of the "wood" in it, and greens and some pinks.  I love this, because it is so simple, so pure.  My knees don't let me get down like they used to...but it is just a great reminder to spend time with the Lord several times a day if you can.  I am thinking of putting this image  on a larger card.  All of my cards are A2 in size except for the one with the church.  (I believe that size is A6--larger. ) Any way, I would like to print out some other prayers, and show the children praying  to suit the need of the card.  (For Example:  A Scripture to make it a Sympathy card.  Or something about being created for a birthday!)

Well, that is more than enough for today, I am sure.  The cards are usually posted on Friday...but that went mostly to the Extravaganza Announcement.   I will go back to normal starting Wednesday with a post...maybe you will share something on that day...and on Friday, if I have any other cards, I will post them.  Or maybe I will show off one of my favorite person's cards.
I pray that you will all have a blessed week.  Take time with the Lord.  Please prayerfully consider to share your Testimony, or tell us your favorite verse and why, or make a card for the blog, and walk us through the steps of making it...perhaps with a couple of photos.  Just let me know, so that we can get you the recognition, and we can put the post together.  Just use the email on the sidebar to reach me...anytime!  I would love to know when you post something about this blog on your blog.  I keep a copy in a folder called  ..."Encouragement!"  I take a look when I am not feeling excited enough to write just yet.

Thanks for being here!  Remember, this is your blog.  Send me ideas if there is something you would like to see.

A HUGE thank you to Wendy...again...for adding a button for the blog, helping me learn how to work the sidebar, adding the music, which is located at the bottom of the blog. She spent a few hours on the phone with me Saturday morning...teaching me things about posting.   About the music: You can see what singer is playing, lower or raise the volume...or shut it off.  I leave it on all day, and make cards or do whatever while I am singing along!  Sometimes, I stop what I am doing, and get up and Worship Him right there, in my one square foot of space in my art room! 

He IS Able!
Traci S.


  1. Traci, all of your cards are beautiful and if I had to pick a fav, it would be the one your made for SSIC with the black and white, and the white with the red cross, and, and, and....they're all lovely. Thank you for your prayers. They mean the world to me!

  2. WOW - you were VERY busy! All GORGEOUS creations! Praise GOD and THANK YOU for sharing your gift of card making with us!
    Blessings & Hugs-
    Chrissy D


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