Pretty Little Studio: HB to U

Monday, August 5, 2019

Morning, y'all, and welcome to the work week!  I'm not even sure how to begin this post after the kind of weekend we've had.  My heart is aching and unable to come to terms with the senseless acts of violence and cowardice we've witnessed both in Dayton, Ohio, and here in my home of El Paso, Texas.  We must keep reminding ourselves who's in charge and, ultimately, the only one worth living for.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?  Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident.  Psalm 27: 1, 3

I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?  What can mere mortals do to me?  Psalm 56:11

He will cover you with his wings.  Under the feathers of his wings you will find safety.  He is faithful.  He will keep you safe like a shield or a tower.  You won’t have to be afraid of the terrors that come during the night.  You won’t have to fear the arrows that come at you during the day.  You won’t have to be afraid of the sickness that attacks in the darkness.  You won’t have to fear the plague that destroys at noon.  A thousand may fall dead at your side.  Ten thousand may fall near your right hand.  But no harm will come to you.  Psalm 91:4-7

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those touched by these tragedies.
graphic courtesy of Instagram
I was assigned to a project on the Pretty Little Studio blog this morning and created a trio of birthday minis, inspired by the new Document Life Collection, to share with you all.  Enjoy!
Let's get up close and personal.  Shall we?
I started this card by horizontally anchoring a 3" x 4" Highlights Pocket Card over a 4" x 6" Highlights Pocket Card with teal-threaded, straight, machine stitching and folding the result in half to create the 3" x 4" card base.  I then stapled a white, cardstock, open, star die cut to the card face and overlapping its top and right sides.  That created the foundation for my "HB to U" sentiment which was created with Coral Life Alpha Stickers and Fresh Mint Mini ABC Stickers and grounded with a Cork Here & There arrow...
overlapping a length of Baker's Twine, wrapped three times around the vertical length of the card face and tied in a bow.
A "put on your party hat!" Happy Day Color Sticker, anchored with a navy Star Sticker, backed with white cardstock; hand-cut out; popped up with foam tape; and coated with Glossy Accents, completes the look.
The second mini...
was created in nearly the exact same way as the first with the exception of the use of a couple of different 3" x 4" and 4" x 6" Highlights Pocket Cards, as well as Navy Life Alpha Stickers and Mini ABC Bohemian Yellow Stickers.
It was wrapped with that same delicious Baker's Twine for the texture that you all know I love so much...
and finished with an "it's your day" Happy Day Color Sticker and yellow Star Sticker, prepared in the same way as above.
The third and final card, too...
follows the same pattern of creation with the exception of the use of two different 3" x 4" and 4" x 6" Highlights Pocket Cards, as well as going back to the Coral Life Alpha Stickers and Fresh Mint Mini ABC Stickers used on the first mini.
A little more Baker's Twine, once again, wraps everything up with style...
and a "blow out the candles" Happy Day Color Sticker and aqua Star Sticker, prepared in the same way as above, complete the look.
Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit, friends!  Stay safe, and God bless!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio) Other: teal thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Super Glue); Big Shot (Sizzix); Clear Cut Stackers: Stars dies (Wplus9); staples & stapler (office supply store); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Document Life: Highlights Pocket Cards, Star Stickers, Coral Life Alpha Stickers, & Navy Life Alpha Stickers; Ain't Life Grand: Cork Here & There; It's Your Birthday: Happy Day Color Stickers; Bohemian Dreams: Mini ABC Bohemian Yellow Stickers; With All My Heart: Fresh Mint Mini ABC Stickers (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So sad what happened in TX and OH. Praying for those affected. I love your cards! Beautiful colors!

Lisa Elton said...

You and your sweet family were my first thought when I heard this horrific news. This has hit close to home for both of us, as I live in Ohio. Thank you for the wonderful words you've shared today. Your cards are terrific!