Sunday, February 10, 2019

Valentine's Day Card

Hi everyone!  I'm back today with a quick post to share a card for Valentine's Day made with beautiful paper and an image from Pion Design.

Everything else comes from my stash of supplies.  I am trying to use up things I have been saving for something special, whatever that was supposed to be!  Time to make use of things!

It is a very simple card.  I did use some Stickles to highlight the image and added some Distress Glitter to the edges of the image.

That's about it for today.  I don't know how often I'll be popping in with a post or to visit blogs.  My Mom is having some medical issues, and the time is fast approaching when I will become a first-time grandparent so there isn't a lot of free time these days.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  I always look forward to them.  I hope to be back soon.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Shabby Chic Tag

Hi everyone!  Where does the time go?  February will be here at the end of the week.  Since I retired early, the days have been going incredibly fast!

My tag today features papers from Prima's Love Story collection.  The dressform, beautiful lace trim at the bottom of the tag, and the butterfly are from Reneabouquets.  Some flowers are from Crafty City and some are from my stash.  The pretty brooch on the dressform was a gift.

Here are a couple of side views of the tag.  Click on each photo to get a larger view.

I loved making this tag and I hope you like it.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate each of your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Thank You Card

Happy New Year, even if a little late!  Here's hoping 2019 is a good year.  We got some long-awaited snow overnight--only about two inches, but I'll take it. 

Today, I have a card I made as a thank you for a Christmas gift.  The background paper is from Prima's Misty Rose collection.  Everything else are items from my stash.  The diecuts were made awhile ago and kept in a container for quick use.  I thought it was time to start using up these things.

The flowers and leaves are from Crafty City.  I have a beautiful assortment of flowers that I have been saving for something special.  What that something special would be, I have no idea so time to use them up!

If you click on each photo, you can see the details a bit better. 

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and for the kind comments you leave.  My plan today is to make a nice big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup and some cornbread muffins.  Nice comfort food on a cold, snowy day!  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Late Christmas Card Sharing

Hi friends,
It's been awhile since I last posted here.  December has been a difficult month.  As you know, I have been having back problems.  However, other things became more important.  My mother-in-law's health has been on a decline this past year and took a much more turn for the worse this month.  We buried her the week before Christmas. 

Also, our computer crashed.  We did purchase a new one and I am trying to learn how to use it.  As you may be aware, I am not computer saavy.  I did manage to make some a card and a tag before this all happened and here they are.

For this card as well as the tag, I used papers from Maja Design's new Christmas Season collection.  I love the colors used for the papers.  I am trying to use items in my stash so the bits of lace, diecut holly leaves, bells, gems, and seam binding all came together on this card.  I also tucked some cheesecloth under the layers.

I do love the vintage image on the card and the contrasting layers.

Last but not least is this tag.  I loved the image of the lady sitting atop the hat boxes.  I fussy cut her from the paper and added foam squares for dimension.  Once again, all the items used to decorate the card are from my stash or gifted from a dear friend. 

Well, that's all for now.  I wish you all a belated Merry Christmas and hope that you are having a wonderful holiday week.  Happy New Year!  And thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Pink Christmas Card and Tag

Hello friends!  I didn't get a chance to post last week as I hurt my back decorating the Christmas tree.  I did go to the doctor the other day and was prescribed a medication and exercises but, so far, no relief.  It has forced me to slow down in my normal activities, which is not a good thing this time of year!

I do have two projects to share today.  I just realized that most of my Christmas creations are in a pink theme.  That wasn't intentional!  It is fun to create outside of traditional colors, though.  Both the card and tag were made featuring stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and were colored with Copic markers.

This tag was made with paper by Bo Bunny and snowflake dies that I found in my stash.  The sentiment is also from Unity Stamp.  Pom-pom trim, ribbon, twine and charm were also from my stash.

Once again for this card I used the same paper as I used in the tag above.  The unity girl was cut out with a Spellbinders die.  The snowflake die is Cheery Lynn and was also used on the tag above.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the other items used are from my stash.

That is about it for me today.  I hope to do some more Christmas crafting soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Merry Christmas Card

Hello all!  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this past Thursday and now it is time to get in the Christmas mode.  I colored this Magnolia Tilda with Rudolph stamp image last year with Distress Ink and finally put it together on this card.

First, I used Maja Design paper on a white cardstock base.  I then colored a background scene using another Magnolia stamp, Snowy Mountain.  A bit of Frantage and Snow Writer highlighted the background.  I then cut it out with a circular die and used this beautiful circle frame die by Amy Design to showcase the little scene.  The Merry Christmas gold diecut tag in the upper right corner is also from Magnolia.  The gold "joyful" sentiment in the lower left is Papertrey Ink.  A bit of Stickles and Wink of Stella give some sparkle to Tilda.  Flowers, wooden stars and gold/white twine add the finishing touches.

That's it for me today.  A batch of oatmeal cookies are waiting to be put in the oven.  I have started my Christmas decorating and am taking it slow in order to enjoy each moment of the season.  Have you started decorating yet?

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I do appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Autumn Birthday Card

Hi there!  We had our first measurable snowfall this past Thursday and I was so happy!  It is unusual for us to get significant snow this early, so I was completely thrilled!

Thanksgiving is this week and, with that, Christmas is right around the corner.  I thought I'd better get my autumn-themed cards up on this blog so I can start to focus on Christmas cards.  Today, I am showing a birthday card I made for a special blogging friend.

The image is from Unity Stamps and called Constance Girl.  I colored her with Copic markers and used Stitched Circle Dies by Cottage Cutz as a frame for her.  The pattern paper is from Authentique and the kraft paper is from Recollections.  The feather and leaves dies were inked in Distress Ink.  The sentiment was a free die I received with an order.  Sequins are by Studio Katia.

I was really happy with how this card turned out.  I am still trying to perfect my coloring skills, though!

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by my blog and for the very kind and sweet comments you leave.  I wish everyone in the States a very Happy Thanksgiving this Thursday.  Hope everyone also has a wonderful week!