RELEASE 2015 JRL Creative Challenge #1

Happy Friday crafty friends,
Hope your week went well and are getting ready for a fun weekend of crafting! Today’s post is for the JRLCreative Challenge. Our challenge was to create a project reflecting our goals or resolutions for 2015. I didn’t make any “resolutions” and have some goals, but I wanted to do a layout with my word for the year. I thought a lot about it and the word that came to me was Release. I am asking the Lord to release so many things in my life…personally as well as professionally. And I want to accomplish all that I believe I am capable of accomplishing…BUT it will only happen with…RELEASE…..Release of past mistakes. Release of a new direction…Release to be free to move unencumbered in the direction the Lord has for me….RELEASE. So here is what I came up with.

The birdcage was cut in plain white cardstock from the Artfully Sent cartridge. and then embossed with Gold embossing powder.

I didn’t have the right color paper for the mat, so I used my peony purple marker to color in some plain white cardstock for the outer mat to the scripture that defines my “release”

I used my various shin han touch twin markers to color in the pretty butterflies from the Your Own kind of wonderful stamp set. I used my black ink pad to stamp the butterflies and then cut the large ones out by hand. I stamped the little tiny black butterflies right onto the layout after I placed the large ones where I wanted. I then finished off the look by adding some scattered sequins.

I used the bodacious banners stamp set along with my sky ink pad to stamp the banners. I then turned to my Glamour Uppercase Alphabet stamp set  and my black ink pad to stamp the letters onto the banners. The banners were cut with my Art Philosophy cartridge 

For the pretty swirls, I used my The Best Things stamp set and my black ink pad to create the pretty borders.

Here is one last look at my completed layout. I think it is a pretty visual reminder that I will hang in my craft room for 2015!

Products Used For This Project
cricut expression-200
Cricut Expression
art philosophy-200
Cricut Art

artfully sent-200
Cricut Artfully Sent
Year Noted Paper Pack
your own kind of wonderful-200
Your Own Kind of Wonderful 

bodacious banners
Bodacious Banners
D1537-glamour uppercase alphabet stamps
Glamour Uppercase Alphabet Set
C1503 the best things
The Best Things Stamp Set
Cerulean Blue Marker
golden yellow-200
Golden Yellow Marker

peony purple-200
Peony Purple Marker
cherry pink-200
Cherry Pink Marker
leaf green-200
Leaf Green Marker
gold sequins-200
Gold Sequins

princess gold embossing
Gold Embossing Powder
foam tape-200
Foam Tape
Black Ink Pad
Sky Ink Pad
white cardstock-200
White Cardstock

Well, I think that about covers it for today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Be sure to come back tomorrow as I announce the winner of last week’s blog hop candy and share another fun and hopefully inspiring project. 

Don’t forget to head over to my Close To My Heart Link and do a little shopping! They have some great specials all this month! For details on all the specials, including my FREE SVG special bonus, head over to this post: HERE Until tomorrow,

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