Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge | Coffee + Snowflakes

Hello coffee loving friends! Today, I am a guest at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge blog. This is a fun challenge for you who love caffein and Christmas card!

Inspired by this month’s theme: Coffee + Snowflakes, I made this coffee snowflake shaker card using the die sets and stamp set from our sponsor, A Jillian Vance Design.

I used the Bold Snowflake Die to make that snowflake shaker background. I saved the snowflake die cut to use on another project later. I added a piece of acetate paper with double-sided tape on the back the negative snowflake die cut and then I added some 3D foam tape. I added mix of sequins and jumbo glitter on it and added a piece of silver glitter cardstock on it. I added the whole shaker to the card base with enough permanent adhesive glue.

I stamped the cup from More Coffee and Jesus Stamp Set on a white cardstock with permanent black ink pad and then colored it with alcohol markers. I fussy cut it with scissors and then added it to the card with permanent adhesive glue.

The sentiment is a die cut word from Merry Christmas Script Word Die. I used gold brush to color the letters and added the whole sentiment to the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I cut out some of the small snowflakes from the Sam E. Snowman Die Set and added them on the card with permanent adhesive glue, too.

Final step, I added some white paint splatters on the card for extra snow effect.

Love coffee and making Christmas card? Check out this challenge blog! You still have time to play along with this January challenge and by linking up your newly made caffeinated Christmas card, you have a chance to win the prize from the sponsor!!! So, now it’s your turn.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!

Congratulations Mixed Media No-Bulky Shaker Card

Hello all… I hope you all well and safe. It has been windy, rainy, cold winter days here. Staying warm in my craft room, I made this mixed media, no-bulky, shaker card for the first time. It was fun to try new technique.

I used supplies Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps:

I made a mixed media background mat using texture paste, Lindy’s Magic Shaker, Finetec Watercolor paint.

I love this new stamp set. I can stamp inside the card with this Bible verse message.

For stamping, I used VersaFine Clair ink pads and Mini MISTI stamping tool. With stamping tool, it is easy to create 2-shades gradient sentiment. After stamping, I dried the ink and fussy cut it with scissors.

I like the result. And I think this my new favorite way of making shaker card. No bulky, flat enough to fit in envelope and mail friendly.

So, have you tried this technique yet?

Creative Wordship | Write the Word

It is about a week we stepped into the New Year. We all need new inspiration, new encouragement, new motivation, new vision, new resolution, and more new ideas.

At the beginning of the new year, I found this Life.Church Instagram Post that I found helpful and I wanna share these 5 Myth vs Reality about New Year Resolutions:

Myth 1: I need to change everything to be happy this year.

Truth 1: Real change starts with a renewed mind, not a new calendar. As Romans 12:2 reminds us, transforming our mind in God’s truth is the key to His perfect will for our lives. You don’t need January 1st to start afresh; every day is a new chance with God.

Myth 2: If I make grand New Year’s resolutions, I’ll be more committed.

Truth 2: It’s not the size of your resolutions but the daily small steps you take that lead to significant changes. Commit your plans to the Lord (Proverbs 16:3) and let Him guide your daily walk, not just your yearly goals.

Myth 3: This year must be better than the last, or it’s a failure.

Truth 3: Each year comes with its own set of challenges and blessings. Instead of comparing, learn to find contentment in all circumstances (Philippians 4:11-13). God is at work in every season of your life, molding you for His purpose.

Myth 4: A new year means I must find my purpose.

Truth 4: Your purpose isn’t hidden in the turn of the year; it’s found in your daily relationship with God. As you walk with Him, your purpose will unfold in His timing. Remember, purpose is a journey, not just a destination.

Myth 5: If I’m not where I thought I’d be, I’m behind.

Truth 5: God’s timeline is different from ours. He isn’t restricted by our schedules or societal expectations. Trust in His divine schedule; you’re exactly where you need to be for Him to work in you and through you (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

As you step into this new year, embrace the growth, the learning, and even the setbacks, for they are all part of His greater plan.

This year, I want to be more consistent doing little things and be realistic with my goals rather than comparing myself with others and doing unrealistic things.

I started with this Write The Word project on a small notebook every day. For me, writing down the Bible verses I read helps me to memorize them daily. I write it down not so that I can remember it later but so I can remember it now. It is also a way to train myself to focus on God and spend time with him.

This mini notebook is included in the December Creative Worship Inspiration Box (still available at the store, limited quantities!!!). I used the supplies (stamp sets, stickers, Lindy’s magical shaker, Zig Writer pen) that also included in this box to create these 3 pages and also these supplies:
Books of the Bible stamp set
Word Mapping stamp set
Your Story stamp set
Stitched Rectangle die set
Lines and Crosses mini stencil
Grunge Texture mini stencil
Grunge Dots stencil
Christ the King printable

I used Memento Dew Drop inks for stamping sentiments and images, and Distress Inks for adding texture with stencil on the backgrounds.

Let’s find hope in your new year resolutions with the truth. May God leads and guides you one step at a time.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.

Creative Worship | Write The Word Mini Notebook

Stepping into the new year, I pray to be more intentional in reading, meditating and writing God’s word daily. I pray for God to help me and guide one step at a time, to give me obedience heart to be in His word daily. 

”Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1‬:‭8‬-‭9‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

This Mini Notebook Book from the December Creative Worship Inspiration is perfect as a start! I decorated the cover using supplies:
– December Inspiration Box: Vintage Type Alpha stamp set
– December Inspiration Box: Printable Clear Sticker

I also use couple more supplies from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps:
– Books of the Bible stamp set
– Lines & Crosses Mini Stencil

May your new year will be blessed for God is with you to guide you with His word daily. This is his promise.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. See you next time!

Happy New Year 2024

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Another year has gone by, a new year has arrived. God is good all the time!

The year 2023 has been a fun, fruitful, and challenging year for me but God has been with me in every single moment. We had our ups and downs. We laughed and cried. But in all those moments…

God was faithful and good all the time
God is faithful and good all the time
God will be faithful and good all the time

In the past yeat, I shared more projects and short stories on my Intagram and Facebook. You can follow me on that social media for a quick update and projects. I haven’t been writing blog for over a year and I hope this year I will be back writing blog posts and share more stories with you all.

I wanna take this moment to thank you all for your supports and love all these years. I am looking forward to what God has stored for us in 2024. Happy New Year to you all 🎉🍾🥂