Thursday, November 1, 2012

Let Your Light So Shine

The very talented Diane Noble of Daydream Designs recently designed three new beautiful scripture sets that are now available in her sweet little shop, which you can find here:  Scripture Set 2 at Daydream Designs and let me just say. . . .you won't be disappointed.  These beautiful scripture digis are beyond gorgeous, and I am certain that you will want to own all three sets.  I know that Diane would love to have you visit the store and say hello.  Please take a moment to stop on over and check out all the gorgeous new items she has recently added to Daydream Designs (as well as the oldies, but goodies).  The value of Daydream Designs' images are exceptional for what you get in each set.
 All I did to create this sweet little paper bag pocket, all ready for gift-giving, was to take an ordinary brown paper bag and fold it in half.  Next, I stitched around the sides to create a little pocket.  I covered the outside of the pocket with the scripture which is printed on Simple Stories patterned paper and inked.  Next, I made little pocket inserts that can either be used as photo mats, bookmarks, gift card holders, or journaling mats.  I decorated each one with matching Simple Stories journaling cards, patterned papers and stickers.  Then I embellished a bit here and there with baker's twine, buttons, chipboard, stickers and a stick pin.  Both pockets are stuffed and ready to hide away photos or memories.  I've taken out one of the pocket inserts to give you a closer look.  Here is the back pocket tag (both sides of each tag are decorated, but I didn't photograph them all) just to give you an idea of what I did:
 
Of course, I can't resist entering a few challenges.  Here they are:
 
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/10/simon-says-get-in-shape.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says GET IN SHAPE.  I don't know quite what shape this paper bag pocket is, but it's not a square.  It kinda sticks out in every direction.  LOL
 
http://theribbonreelchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/10/challenge-40-over-rainbow.html - The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog - Challenge #40 - Over the Rainbow - This little paper bag pocket has all the colors of the rainbow, and then some!
 
http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/monthly-challenge-for-november.html - Forever Friends Challenge Blog - November Challenge/Anything Goes
 
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-pink-elephant-challenge-tpe172.html - The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog - Challenge #172 - Vintage or Shabby - I hope this qualifies.  I think it's kinda "shabby" looking with all my stitching, vintage touches and inking mess.  LOL
 
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-145-die-cuts-punches.html - Fab-n-Funky Challenges - Challenge #145 - Die Cuts and Punches - I used an EK Success Border Punch (twice) and a Heart Die-Cut as well as a flag die-cut.
 
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html - Stampin' For The Weekend - Challenge #20 - Anything Goes - I used a digital stamp/image from Daydream Designs
 
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.com/2012/10/challenge-24-stitching.html - Chocolate Coffee Cards Challenge Blog - Challenge #24 - Stitching - My signature embellishment - gotta love the stitching.
 
Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Please know that I've been praying for those of you affected by Hurricane Sandy.  I hope you're all safe inside, and that you've been kept from harm.  My heart goes out to those who have suffered loss (in any form) from this, or any other tragic occurrence.  May God be with you, and may His name be glorified and praised always.
 
Have a blessed week,
 
Karen
 


30 comments:

  1. I love it, Karen! Great project! Blessings, Karen

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  2. Karen, you come up with some of the most wonderful an unique ideas! I love the simplicity of this. Hope you're having a wonderful day! Hugs!

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  3. Awesome gift!! I love the Scripture sets!

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  4. What an incredible project Karen - someone will be blessed to receive it!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. What a great project and gift idea! Just beautiful! Love the twine,button, papers and stamp! You did a wonderful job!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  6. Fabulous pocket card Karen, I love the pretty papers and wonderful design!
    thanks for joining us at The Ribbon reel this week!

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  7. Oh, WOWZERS, Karen! This is stunning. Love the unique construction. Beautifully decorating inside and outside. The scripture is perfect for this type of project. Just gorgeous. Out of the ball park with this one!

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  8. Karen this is amazing and absolutely beautiful I just love visiting your blog your artwork is lovely and you used those scriptures so nicely.

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  9. Oh my!! That is beautiful!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~

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  10. This is fabulous and beautiful....Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  11. This is so beautiful, I love the design and the colours are gorgeous.
    Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge this week
    Sue

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  12. This is totaly awesome!!

    Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenge.
    Hugs, Nelle

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  13. Hello! Just leaving some love here! Cute little blog you have! Enjoying the design.

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  14. oh mais vraiment tu as un super style, biz

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  15. Hi Karen...Just want to thank you for leaving a wonderful message in my blog a few days ago about my WAW Card...Like you, I am aware that none of the Presidential candidates have a belief aligned with the principles of the scripture but when face with a choice, I do choose the ones that is the closest to the teachings of Jesus Christ. The current President is too far left so, you know who I voted for. I am glad we are able to vote early and with much prayer, we lift up our nation unto the Lord that He will show great mercy in the face of people's rebellion and pride. My heart cries for the darkness I'm seeing everyday and I pray that those that are washed by the blood of the Lamb would wake up from their slumber and take back what is being stolen from this country. I don't fear my future because we have a God that we can trust, whose true to His promises and we know how this fight is going to end---the coming of the Lord Jesus and His triumph---our Triumph! My heart bleeds for those who will not listen---yet you and I will continue to pray...I am thankful for you, Karen, that I found another person that loves the Lord Jesus and is not afraid to share it with anybody. You are a true blessing! Hugs always!

    In Christ,
    JO ANN

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    1. I really wish that more people (the far left) could see that a vote for Obama is a vote for the moral destruction of our great country. I continue to pray that God will be merciful to our nation.
      You are a blessing to me, Jo Ann.

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  17. BTW...Wanted to say that I love this creation and you sure made it a lot of fun. Another great use for a paper bag. Pure awesomeness...

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  18. So creative, Karen! Thank you so much for playing along with us again at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

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  19. Karen, this is really beautiful and I love that it began life as a paper bag. Wonderful embellishments and so much loveliness to behold! Have a wonderful Sunday! Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel for the 'Over the Rainbow' challenge this week x

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  20. Beautiful project! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  21. Hi Karen - I love your projects - you did a great job creating them - love that used a paper bag! I am a recycling queen! Have a great day!

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  22. beautiful! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

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  23. It is pure pleasure for me to look at your art. Blessings, Carole

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  24. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
    Hugs
    Jayne

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  25. Oh Karen, I love your paper bag pocket, so creative and full of hidden surprises! Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight.

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  26. Wow!This is absolutely stunning! Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Donna x

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  27. What a lovely idea Karen - this looks great! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends,Lisa (DT) x

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