Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fall/Thanksgiving Color Palettes and Coloring Tips

Hello Crafty Friends, Helen is here. Fall is here! Every where we go here in Ohio (or Statewide), we see pumpkins and leaves changing their colors. I love this quote about Fall:

source: brit.co
When I want to create projects I often check out for color palettes, especially for images that I will color with pencils, watercolor, markers, or event paints. Today, I would like to share with you some color palettes and coloring technique that you can use to create Fall theme projects.

First, let's check out these gorgeous pumpkins color palettes that I found at Color Palettes:




Fall is not only about pumpkins, but also leaves. For me was born in a country where there is no Fall Season, I am thankful to live in a country that has Fall season now with my family :D Seeing the leaves changing their colors are amazing! Check out these Fall Leaves and Nature colors:







These color palettes can help us to choose our ink pads, pencil colors, pastels, watercolors, markers, paints, or any color medium you need to create your Fall/Thanksgiving projects this season.

I also have several Fall/Thanksgiving coloring tutorial links that I would like to share with you:

I hope these resources today will give your inspirations to create your projects! Don't forget to check out our October Challenges! Can't wait to see what you'll create :)

THANK YOU for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

In The Word

Hi everyone, Debbie here with the In The Word.
Staying connected to our power source.

He is the source of living out my daily life.  I need to stay plugged into Him to live out my life and operate for Him, through Him.  He gives me everything I need to live according to His Will and purpose.  To be able to share with others about Him.  To testify of His life and His love.  To walk my life in faith so others see Him through me.
I sit in the comforts of my home, with electricity and all the comforts that it provides that I take for granted.  But if I fail to pay our electric bill and it gets shut off,  it goes dark and cold...absolutely nothing will work.  
That's how it is being connected to Christ...without Him, absolutely nothing will work.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power, and love and self-control.

God gives us all we need to walk out our lives in victory in Him.  But we need to stay plugged into Him continually to walk that out.









Wednesday, October 5, 2016

September Challenge Winners

Thanks for all those who submitted beautiful entries to our September challenges. 
Here are the winners chosen by Design Team vote:

1) Mandi

6) Kimberly

4) Dorothy

Ladies, great job...and please grab this badge for your blog!


And now, for our Prize Winner, chosen from random.org who will be receiving a prize from Alicia at Scrapbook Fantasies

Within the next 6 days, please email Alicia at aredshaw@bigpond.net.au (be sure to put SEM September Winner in the subject line and leave your mailing address).

5) Jessica 

And, Jessica, please grab this Prize Winner badge for your blog.



Congratulations Gals!
And remember to check out our new challenges here...




Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Challenges

A day late and a dollar short....ummm, that's me, all because of my daughter's 11th Birthday ;).
Add 7 pre-teen girls to our household and it means this month's challenges didn't exactly get posted on time. BUT they're here now!

Our Card Sketch Challenge:
Create a card using this sketch by SEM sketch designer Bev Code and link up your project below.

And here are some samples from our Design Team

Cara Goedeking

Debbie Reed

Our Layout Sketch Challenge:
Create a layout using this Layout Sketch by Bev and link up below.


And here are the Design Team samples:


Linda Harvey

Julene Matthews

And lastly, here is our Scripture Challenge:

Create a project using our Scripture focus from John 14:27
"I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." 

Here is our Design Team sample: 

Helen Gullett

We will choose our Top 3 projects at the beginning of November and also choose a random prize winner from all the entrants. The prize will be provided by Alicia at Scrapbook Fantasies.

Have fun creating!!