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Monday, December 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! Reason for the Season Collection

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

So sorry I've been away so long!! It's been a crazy couple of weeks. 
First, I'm still getting acclimated to working M-F. Then my hubs needed emergency surgery to remove his gall bladder (He just had his two week check-up today and he's been cleared to surf. It's the important stuff. ;) ). Plus we are knee-deep in girl's water polo season. And there is this big holiday quickly approaching that I'm trying to get ready for.

I had to let a few things slide for awhile and blogging was one of them. But I need to share my Reason for the Season cards I created for my December card of the month class. I don't have time to write out all of the instructions, but if you have any questions, please email or text me. You all are pretty smart stampers and I'm guessing you can figure them out by just looking at the photos. So here they are...





I really love this stamp set. So glad it will still be available through May 31st. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you saw that I used this set for a few different activities I that I attended this month. Enjoy the card kits and have fun stamping them!!

I will be back on January 5th to announce my 2016 monthly online classes. So be sure to check it our and see if there are any stamp sets you were planning on purchasing. When you purchase a stamp set through my online class you will receive a card kit for FREE!!

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas. I love the sentiment that comes with the All Ye Faithful stamp set: "May the wonder of that first Christmas, the joy of God's abundant blessings, and the peace of the Lord be with you always."

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Krystal

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Stampin' Up! Snow Place - Igloo Chill

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Today I have my fourth and final card from my Snow Friends Online Stamp Class. Thanks to all my customers who joined this class. I hope you enjoy stamping your cards as much as I enjoyed creating them!!


Stamps: Snow Friends
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Marker: Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Real Red, Home for Christmas DSP
Accessories: Snow Friends Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Brick Wall EF, Softly Falling EF, Washi Label Punch, Silver Sequin Trim, Silver Cord, Iced Rhinestone Embellishments, Frosted Sequins (retired)

Kit Includes:


1 - Smoky Slate card base
1 - Home for Christmas DSP card front
1 - Whisper White sheet for stamping
1 - Whisper White embossed circle
1 - Whisper White embossed rectangle
1 - Real Red Washi Label
1 - Silver Sequin Trim
1 - Silver Cord long
1 - Silver Cord short
1 - Iced Rhinestone
5 - Frosted Sequins

Instructions:

Stamp one penguin using Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
Stamp one scarf using Real Red ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
Stamp one candy cane using Real Red ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
Stamp the "Time to chill" sentiment using Basic Black ink onto the Real Red Washi Label.
Cut out all stamped pieces using the Snow Friends Framelits.
Color the beak and feet of the penguin using the Pumpkin Pie marker.
Attach the scarf onto the penguin using Dimensionals.
Attach the Home for Christmas DSP card front onto the Smoky Slate card base.
Trim the top of the embossed Whisper White rectangle to look like a wavy snow bank.
Attach the "snow bank" to the bottom of the card front. Do not glue the top down yet, as you need to tuck the "igloo" under the snow.
Attach the Whisper White embossed "igloo" under the snow bank. Trim the bottom if necessary.
Trim the top off of the candy cane.
Attach the candy cane pole under the snow bank.
Attach the "Time to chill" sign to the candy cane pole using Dimensionals.
Add the Iced Rhinestone to the top of the candy cane pole.
Attach the penguin near his igloo using Dimensionals.
Attach the Frosted Sequins using Glue Dots.
Tie the large Silver Cord around the card.
Use the small Silver Cord to tie the Silver Sequin Trim to the card.

And you have completed all four of your Snow Friends cards!!! Good for you!!! Now you need something else to stamp...

How about joining my next Online Card Class?! :)

Here are the details:


Order the Reason for the Season Bundle (which includes the Reason for the Season stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch) #140847 on page 31 of the Holiday catalog using the Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3 before December 4th and I will mail you a FREE card kit with 4 unique, beautiful cards to create with your new stamp set and punch!!

It so easy!!

1. Go to my website: Krystal's Cards
2. Order the Reason for the Season Bundle #140847
3. Use Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3
4. Stampin' Up! delivers your order to your house
5. I mail you an adorable card kit
6. You create cute cards!!!

And don't forget to order all your favorite products from the Holiday Catalog. Many of them will be gone soon!!



Thanks for stopping by!
Now go STAMP SOMETHING!!
Krystal

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Stampin' Up! Snow Place - Hearth & Home

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Today I have the third card from my Snow Friends Online Stamp Class. I love how each card is like a little mini Christmas scene.


Stamps: Snow Place, Woodgrain
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
Marker: Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Merry Moments DP, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper
Accessories: Snow Friends Framelits, Hearth & Home Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, White Perfect Accents, Nordic Designer Buttons (retired)

Kit Includes:


1 - Mossy Meadow card base
1 - Whisper White sheet for stamping
1 - Merry Moments Cherry Cobbler DSP
1 - Merry Moments Plaid DSP
1 - Soft Suede WIndow Frame
1 - Soft Suede "wood plank"
1 - Whisper White label
1 - Dazzling Diamond Glitter piece
1 - White Satin ribbon
2 - White Accents
1 - pack of Nordic Designer Buttons

Instructions:

Stamp the large and small snowmen using Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
Color their carrot "noses" with the Pumpkin Pie marker.
Stamp the necktie with Mossy Meadow ink.
Cut out all stamped pieces with your Snow Friends Framelits.
Glue the Mossy Meadow necktie onto the large snowman.
Add the White Accents to the small snowman.
Stamp your sentiment onto the Whisper White label using Cherry Cobbler ink.
Attach the Cherry Cobbler DSP to the top of the Mossy Meadow card front.
Attach the Plaid DSP to the bottom of the Mossy Meadow card front. 
Glue the Soft Suede "wood plank" where the two DSPs meet.
Attach the label sentiment to the bottom of the card front using Dimensionals.
Using the window frame as a guide for placement, glue the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper onto the card front.
Attach your snowmen to the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter using Dimensionals. You may need to trim the bottoms so they don't show beneath the window frame.
Attach the Soft Suede window frame. You will need to use Dimensionals on the top and sides of the frame and glue at the bottom where the snowmen are. 
Attach the Nordic button with Glue Dots to your sentiment label.
Tie the White Satin ribbon to the top of the card.

And you are FINISHED!!!

I love this little scene. It's like you are sitting in your cozy, warm house. Looking out into the cold, glittery snow. Enjoying the adorable snowmen you just built with your kids. Maybe you are even sipping some hot cocoa with marshmallows. Isn't that a sweet holiday thought?!

Of course I'm a SoCal girl, so thought of being out in the freezing, cold snow is a little overwhelming to me. I like the idea of a white Christmas but not the reality of it. Of course I will never turn down a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows. :)

Have you ever thought os joining one of my Online Stamp classes? You should!! I love giving my customers little surprises with their card kits. This month everyone received their own container of Nordic Designer buttons.


I love spoiling my customers when I can. :)

There is still time to join my December Online Stamp Class...

Here are the details:


Order the Reason for the Season Bundle (which includes the Reason for the Season stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch) #140847 on page 31 of the Holiday catalog using the Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3 before December 4th and I will mail you a FREE card kit with 4 unique, beautiful cards to create with your new stamp set and punch!!

It so easy!!

1. Go to my website: Krystal's Cards
2. Order the Reason for the Season Bundle #140847
3. Use Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3
4. Stampin' Up! delivers your order to your house
5. I mail you an adorable card kit
6. You create cute cards!!!

And don't forget to order all your favorite products from the Holiday Catalog. Many of them will be gone soon!!



Thanks for stopping by!
Now go STAMP SOMETHING!!
Krystal

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Stampin' Up! Snow Place - Penguin Santa

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

Today is day two of my Snow Friends Online Stamp Class. This next card very fun and playful. It took me a few adjustments to get it right, but I love how it turned out.


Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Soft Suede, White Craft
Markers: Real Red, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Home for Christmas DSP (presents)
Accessories: Snow Friends Framelits, Brick Wall EF, Owl Builder Punch (Santa's bag), Silver Cord, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, White Perfect Accents, White EP, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

Kit includes:

1 - Real Red card base
1 - Crumb Cake card front
1 - Whisper White sheet for stamping
1 - Real Red embossed rectangle
1 - Real Red small rectangle
1 - Soft Suede square
1 - Basic black "Santa's bag"
1 - Home for Christmas piece for presents
1 - Red Enamel Dot
1 - White Accent
1 - Silver Cord

Instructions:

Stamp snowflakes using White Craft ink onto Crumb Cake card front. Let dry. 
Stamp two penguins onto Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black ink.
Color one penguin beak with the Pumpkin Pie marker.
Stamp one Santa hat using Real Red ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
Stamp two large "twigs" onto Soft Suede cardstock using Soft Suede or Chocolate Chip ink.
Stamp holly and berries using Garden Green and Real Red markers.
Cut out all pieces using Snow Friends Framelits.
Stamp the "Merry Christmas!" sentiment using Basic Black ink onto the small Real Red rectangle.
Swipe the top of the small Real Red rectangle against the White Craft ink and emboss with Whisper White embossing powder. If you do not have embossing powder, skip this step.
Attach stamped Crumb Cake card front onto the Real Red card base. Make sure your snowflakes are dry so they don't smudge.
Attach the Real Red Brick Wall "chimney" bottom to the Crumb Cake card front using Dimensionals.
Attach the Real Red "chimney" top to the "chimney" bottom using Liquid Glue or Snail.
Attach "antlers"  and red nose to one of the penguins.
Place penguins inside the chimney using Liquid Glue or Snail.
Attach santa hat to one penguin using Dimensional. Add holly and berries and white accent to santa hat. If you have Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, add it to the berries. Make sure to let it dry completely.
Cut out "presents" from the Home for Christmas DSP.
Tie Silver Cord around "Santa's bag".
Attach "Santa's bag" to the front of the chimney using Dimensionals. Add presents inside bag using Dimensionals.

ALL DONE!!!

Isn't it just so fun?! Those naughty little penguins. They are just so stinkin' cute!!!

If you are interested, this week is the last week to join my next Online Stamp Class...

Here are the details:


Order the Reason for the Season Bundle (which includes the Reason for the Season stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch) #140847 on page 31 of the Holiday catalog using the Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3 before December 4th and I will mail you a FREE card kit with 4 unique, beautiful cards to create with your new stamp set and punch!!

It so easy!!

1. Go to my website: Krystal's Cards
2. Order the Reason for the Season Bundle #140847
3. Use Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3
4. Stampin' Up! delivers your order to your house
5. I mail you an adorable card kit
6. You create cute cards!!!

And don't forget to get all your favorite products from the Holiday Catalog. Many of them will be gone soon!!



Thanks for stopping by!
Now go STAMP SOMETHING!!
Krystal

Monday, November 30, 2015

Stampin' Up! Snow Place - Winter Wonderland

Hi Stampin' Friends!!

This week I will be sharing the four cards I created for my Snow Friends Online Stamp Class. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed creating them. The Snow Place stamp set is so fun to use. It's almost like Christmas paper dolls!!

Here is my first card:



Stamps; Snow Place
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Markers: Real Red, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper
Accessories: Snow Friends Framelits, Perfect Pines Framelits, Woodland EF, Striped Red Ribbon, Dazzling Details, Rhinestone Jewels, Frosted Sequins (retired)

Kit includes:


1 - Basic Black card base
1 - Whisper White embossed card front
3 - Whisper White pieces: 1 = stamping, 1 = snow, and 1 = inside
1 - Dazzling Diamonds Glitter tree
1 - Striped Red ribbon
4 - Snowflake sequins
4 - Rhinestone jewels

Instructions:

Attach the Whisper White embossed card front to the Basic Black card base.
Stamp the large snowman and the small snowman and the top hat using Basic Black ink.
Stamp the buttons onto the large snowman using Real Red ink.
Stamp the bow tie with Real Red ink.
Stamp the holly and berries using Garden Green and Real Red markers.
Cut out all of your pieces using your Snow Friends Framelits.
Tear two strips of cardstock using one of the Whisper White sheets, to use as snow.
Layer them onto your card front using glue to attach them.
Stamp the "Let It Snow" sentiment on the right bottom corner using Basic Black ink.
If you have Dazzling Details (glitter glue) add it to the top of your "snow banks". Let dry.
Glue your Dazzling Diamonds tree onto your card front.
Attach the large snowman to the left of the tree using Dimensionals. Also attach his top hat and holly and berries using Dimensionals.
Attach the small snowman in front of the tree using Dimensionals. Add his bow tie using Dimensionals.
Place the Rhinestone jewels to the centers of the Snowflake sequins.
Attach sequins to the card front using Dimensionals.
Tie the ribbon.

DONE!!

If you like this card, why don't you join my December Online Stamp Class...

Here are the details:



Order the Reason for the Season Bundle (which includes the Reason for the Season stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch) #140847 on page 31 of the Holiday catalog using the Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3 before December 4th and I will mail you a FREE card kit with 4 unique, beautiful cards to create with your new stamp set and punch!!

It so easy!!

1. Go to my website: Krystal's Cards
2. Order the Reason for the Season Bundle #140847
3. Use Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3
4. Stampin' Up! delivers your order to your house
5. I mail you an adorable card kit
6. You create cute cards!!!

Remember...
Today is the LAST DAY of the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!

Many items are up to 50% off!!



This is the biggest SALE of the year offered by Stampin' Up!
Don't miss out!! Place your order ASAP since many of the items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Don't forget to do a little Christmas shopping for all the crafty friends on your list. And of course A LOT of shopping for yourself. ;)

Be sure to visit my online store TODAY to place your order!!


And don't forget to order all your favorite products from the Holiday Catalog. Many of them will be gone soon!!



Thanks for stopping by!
Now go STAMP SOMETHING!!
Krystal

Sunday, November 29, 2015

From My Heart - FMH04 - Sweet Nectar Society

Hi Friends!!!

Welcome to Sundays at my blog where I share a little bit "from my heart" and hope to inspire you to encourage others this week. And this week I have a challenge for ALL of you. Stamper or not.

Romans 12:8-10
"If your gift is encouragement, devote yourself to encouraging. The one giving should do it with no strings attached. The leader should lead with passion. The one showing mercy should be cheerful. Love should be shown without pretending. Hate evil, and hold on to what is good. Love each other like members of your family. Be the best at showing each other honor."

At our church back in Tulare, there is a sweet, young momma who felt called to start a ministry that takes professional photos of ill children. Her little act of obedience has turned into a wonderful organization called SWEET NECTAR SOCIETY. And her contagious love for sick children (that she refers to as "sweeties") has gone beyond just taking pictures of them. She also provides food and meals for the children's families while they are at the hospital. (Please take a minute to visit their website and see the amazing good they are doing in the lives of these beautiful children and their families.)

She leads with passion, cheerfully shows mercy, shows honor, and loves BIG. She is the ultimate encourager.

Last week on Facebook, Brittany posted that the Sweet Nectar Society is in need of hundreds of handmade Christmas cards to include in their Christmas meal bags. Well of course I jumped on that right away!! So I've been busy the last couple of days getting some cards together to send. The sweeties could use your help too. 

Here are the details:



So this is my challenge to you... Gather up some supplies. Set aside a little time. Grab some friends and family member and make some Christmas cards to help brighten the day of a child who will be in the hospital on Christmas.

Here is one of the cards I made:


Stamps: Snow Place
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, various retired DSP
Accessories: Snow Friends Framelits, Perfect Pines Framelits, retired ribbon

I wanted to send "kid-friendly" cards that were fun and colorful. I searched through all of my cards and found a few more that would work. Here are some of the cards I'm going to send:


My son Trent made the "plaid" cards with the three Christmas trees on the front. I have a few more cards to add and hopefully I'll be able to send 30 cards. If I can find any more time, I will gladly make some more. I love a good reason to have to stamp. :)

I also wanted to send a card along to Brittany and her volunteers and encourage them on the awesome thing they are doing by sharing the light of Jesus all over Valley Children's Hospital. And to also tell her what an inspiration she is to so many.


Stamp: Garden in Bloom
Ink: Hello Honey, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Vellum
Accessories: Large Polka Dots EF, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread

I had wanted to use a hummingbird stamp because that is the Sweet Nectar Society logo, but apparently I don't have one. So I figured a bee and a flower would be close. 

Thanks for sharing your Sunday with me!
Be blessed and be a blessing!
Krystal

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Scripture Saturday - Bible Journaling - Psalm 118v14

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Psalm 118:14
"The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation."


Stamps: Sheltering Tree, Layered Letters Alphabet, Sophisticated Serifs, Back to Basics Alphabet, Rotary Alphabet Stamp
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Bermuda Bay

I had such a hard time choosing a verse this week. There were so many great ones to choose from!!! I'm loving the Thanksgiving 30 Day Scripture Writing Plan. I can't wait to see December's!!

I chose this verse because I've been studying Revelation at BSF this year and last week we studied about worshiping God. Many of the verses we read talked about singing praise to Him. I love how in this verse it says the Lord is my song. He is my praise. He is deserves all of my worship. And when I thinking of singing, I think of birds. That is why I stamped the little red bird up in the tree.

I stamped all my words and images and then sponged some Bermuda Bay ink around it all to add some "sky". Then I thought it looked kind of plain so I added some washi tape. It still seemed like it needed something else so I stamped a "cloud" up in the corner. BIG mistake. I should have left well enough alone. So I just covered it up with more washi tape. :)

I did take one "before" photo...

Even if this page has a "mistake", I still enjoyed making it and am glad that I now have this verse tucked in my heart. It's amazing how memorization is just a natural outcome of spending extra time considering the words of verse.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a blessed day!!
Krystal

Friday, November 27, 2015

Stampin' Up! Black Friday Peace

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Are you out shopping on this craziest shopping day of the year? Or are you like me, hunkered down at home doing a little online shopping? In my younger days... ;) I used to brave the crowds and get the deals. Now I plan in advance to NOT leave my house for the entire of the weekend. Hopefully I won't even have to go to the grocery store.

I prefer PEACE during my holidays. 


Stamps: Reason for the Season
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Merry Moments DSP, retired black DSP
Accessories: Circle Framelits. Sahara Sand Lace Trim

I thought this card was PERFECT for Black Friday. :) The little bit of online shopping I did this morning was of course with Stampin' Up!

They are having a HUGE Online Extravaganza SALE!!!!!

Many items are up to 50% off!!
Some exclusive sale items are available TODAY ONLY!!!


This is the biggest SALE of the year offered by Stampin' Up!
Don't miss out!! Place your order ASAP since many of the items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Don't forget to do a little Christmas shopping for all the crafty friends on your list. And of course A LOT if shopping for yourself. ;)

Be sure to visit my online store TODAY to place your order!!


And while you are saving money, why don't you join my December Online Stamp Class...

Here are the details:


Order the Reason for the Season Bundle (which includes the Reason for the Season stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch) #140847 on page 31 of the Holiday catalog using the Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3 before December 4th and I will mail you a FREE card kit with 4 unique, beautiful cards to create with your new stamp set and punch!!

It so easy!!

1. Go to my website: Krystal's Cards
2. Order the Reason for the Season Bundle #140847
3. Use Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3
4. Stampin' Up! delivers your order to your house
5. I mail you an adorable card kit
6. You create cute cards!!!

And don't forget to get all your favorite products from the Holiday Catalog. Many of them will be gone soon!!



Happy Stamping!!
And Happy Shopping too!!
Krystal

Monday, November 23, 2015

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!!

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

THIS WEEK ONLY... Stampin' Up! is having a HUGE Online Extravaganza SALE!!!!!

Many items are up to 50% off!!
Some exclusive sale items are available TODAY ONLY!!!


This is the biggest SALE of the year offered by Stampin' Up!
Don't miss out!! Place your order ASAP since many of the items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Don't forget to do a little Christmas shopping for all the crafty friends on your list.

Be sure to visit my online store TODAY to place your order!!


And while you are saving money, why don't you join my December Online Stamp Class...

Here are the details:


Order the Reason for the Season Bundle (which includes the Reason for the Season stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch) #140847 on page 31 of the Holiday catalog using the Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3 before December 4th and I will mail you a FREE card kit with 4 unique, beautiful cards to create with your new stamp set and punch!!

It so easy!!

1. Go to my website: Krystal's Cards
2. Order the Reason for the Season Bundle #140847
3. Use Hostess Code: 7CEFETE3
4. Stampin' Up! delivers your order to your house
5. I mail you an adorable card kit
6. You create cute cards!!!

Happy Stamping!!
And Happy Shopping too!!
Krystal

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Scripture Saturday - Bible Journaling - Psalm 147v4

Hi Stamping Freinds!!

I created another Bible Journaling page this week. I went outside my box with this one. It didn't turn out how I had hoped, but I learned a lot along the way.

Psalm 147:4 "He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name." 



Stamps: Epic Alphabet, Back To Basics Alphabet, Sophisticated Serifs, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Perfect Pennants, Rotary Alphabet Stamp
Ink: Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Silver Metallic, White Craft Ink
Paper: Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Star Punch, Mini Treat Bag Framelit, Star Stencil

Here is a pic of the supplies:


I looked for starry sky images online and really liked the ones that went from dark blues to purples. That is how I chose my ink colors.

First, I simple inked up a sponge with the color and swiped it across the page going from dark blue to a bright purple.

Next, I used my Star Stencil and White Craft ink to sponge on the stars.

After the stars dried, I stamped on my words using Night of Navy ink. The small words I wrote freehand using a Pilot G-2 10 black ink pen. 

Then I used silver metallic ink to add a few more stars. These did not have the "wow" effect I was hoping for so I punch two different sizes of stars using Silver Glimmer cardstock and attached them with Glue Dots. This helped give it some of the sparkle I was looking for.

Finally, I added the scripture reference using the Rotary Alphabet stamp.

I wish I would have eliminated the bigger silver star in the center where I stamped the word "and". The Night of Navy ink does not show up well on top of the Silver Metallic ink. Also, the word "and" is too small and kind of gets lost on the page. I later changed the "and" to a larger ampersand, which I like, but the silver star totally ruins it.


Oh well. Live and learn. I tried using a marker to darken the parts that are on top of the silver, but it still doesn't show up well.

What I really need to be doing is practicing my handwriting. It needs some major sprucing up.

The best part of this whole process is I memorized another Bible verse!!! I just love that!! I can use my creativity and bring God glory at the same time. 

And I love this verse. If God knows each star by name, how much more does he not know and love us who were created in His image? So awesome to serve such an all-knowing, all-powerful God. Makes me feel loved and cared for. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
God bless!
Krystal