Thursday, November 20, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Happy Monday, peeps! We made it through the weekend! I have a real quick card for you today; I came up with this idea laying in bed one night, waiting to fall asleep, and amazingly, it came out pretty much how I envisioned it! That doesn’t always happen, right? I had a couple of tiny champagne glimmer trees punched out and laying on my desk, and I thought they would look cute in a circle….kind of like a snowflake. So I punched out a few more and mounted them on a stitched circle with a circle for the center:
They looked a little lost on the white background, so I added another stitched circle of brushed gold….better. Added a gold sentiment, inside and out:
This works great for the Less Is More challenge this week, too: more than one tree! Since I have eight, I think it qualifies! Thanks for peeking in today!
Whisk, whisk, whisk! (Isn’t “whisk” such a strange word?!)
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Since I have been dusting off some unloved stamp sets and inking them up lately, I came across a couple from my very early stamping days….around 2000 or 2001, maybe even earlier! Yikes! So when I saw Ann’s challenge, I decided to put them to use! Say it With Scriptures has been used so much, the impressions are a little fuzzy around the edges, but I felt like they were an old friend and I didn’t want to throw them out! I paired up this Philippians verse with the fall images from Nature’s Seasonal Borders on a notecard-sized card. I began by stamping the sentiment in Gold Encore ink and embossing it with Gold Glory embossing powder:
Watercoloring was my absolutely first love when I began stamping! I can’t draw worth a bean, so to have those outline images already created for me was a dream! I could just color them in!! I stamped this wonderful border in Stazon and used my Aquapainter to add some fall hues. I colored in each square’s border with a gold Zig Painty pen:
To add a wee bit more gold-ness, I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds to add some Gold Encore speckle, then diecut two Lawn Fawn stitched leaves in Brushed Gold and Gold Glimmer cardstocks and adhered them under a bit of gold baker’s twine:
I just love that little extra surprise pop of gold! Now, what will you make for our CAS Thank You challenge?! We can’t wait to see your creations! Be sure to check out all the designers’ submissions as well:
Did you read Highlights magazine when you were a child? She loves it!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Happy Saturday, peeps! This is going to be short & sweet, and I am not sure how much I’ll be around next week! It’s going to be one of those crazy weeks with lots to do each day! It always works out, though, right?!! We get done what needs to get done, and if we don’t, then it wasn’t necessary!! LOL! Anyway, I recently received a sweet gift from the lovely folks at Crafty Secrets, and wanted to make a thank you card using their digital images and papers:
It’s not anything fancy, but I loved the retro colors and images, and that little bowl with the sentiment fit my thoughts perfectly! I added some polka dot ribbon and my simple card was done! I am linking it up to their November challenge as well, which you can see here. Have a marvelous weekend, and see you tomorrow for a new Paper Players challenge!
Dana got these boots for Cassidy at her baby shower and she is finally big enough to wear them:
She knows what to do with them, too!!
Friday, November 14, 2014
Happy Friday, peeps! Wow, is it cold where you live? We actually had some sleet last night and I know some areas are snowy…..with LOTS of snow! And speaking of snow, check out this card I made while I was at my friend Sandy’s a couple weeks ago! She graciously let me borrow White Christmas and Holiday Home! I loved the combination of Basic Black and Coastal Cabana:
I struggled with the sentiment, until I got home and tried my Endless Wishes with a little banner…perfect! I stamped, colored and diecut a few of the houses from Holiday Home, and assembled this one at home too…I had already made the sentiment for another card but decided against it, so I added it to this one:
It’s a bit hard to see but the “very merry christmas” is heat embossed with silver embossing powder on brushed silver cardstock. I diecut it with an oval die from Word Bubbles, then just cut off the little “hook”!
Enjoy your day!
Having a snack in the back yard….won’t be able to do this the next few days, LOL! Brrrrrr!