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!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Fall Card

Hi friends!  Just a quick post to share this Fall card before the season is over!  I made this card for my Mom while she was in the hospital.  I wanted to make her something besides the typical get well card.  Fall is her favorite season.

Let me tell you, I have had this Debbie Mum paper pad forever!  I decided to use those pretty papers on this card.  The pumpkin is a Recollections stamp colored with Copic markers.  The word "joy" was cut from gold metallic paper and is a Momenta die.  The bronze glitter alphabet letters are from Making Memories.  Sequins are from Studio Katia.  The leaves are from my stash.

That's it for me today.  After a couple of days in the 70s this past week, we are back to wonderful Fall weather this weekend.  I plan to enjoy each moment of this crisp, chilly air!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Get Your Spooky On

Hi there!  It's been a few weeks since my last post and I'm happy to report that my Mom is doing much better these days.  While she doesn't have all the energy she used to, she is able to once again do those little things we sometimes take for granted.  Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers, my crafty friends!

I am not a big fan of Halloween; however, I received this stamp set as a free gift with an order I placed at Unity stamps.  I thought she was cute and not scary!  I managed to find two remnants of Halloween paper and made this card.

The image was colored with Copic markers and cut with a pretty frame die by Spellbinders (how appropriate to use Spellbinders with this stamp.  Get it?  Spells, witches?)  I added a touch of gold Stickles to the buckle on the hat.  The papers go back to my first days of crafting, so I've had them quite awhile!  The beautiful butterfly is from Reneabouquets.

For those who celebrate, have a safe Halloween.  These days, you cannot be too careful.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your kind comments.  I appreciate each and every one!  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

World Cardmaking Day

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post today.  With my Mom being ill, I haven't had much time to craft but I did squeeze in some time to make a card since it was World Cardmaking Day. 

The layered stamp set, dies and inks are from Papertrey Ink--Winter Fox set.  The paper is Bo Bunny.  I used sequins, glitter glue and a fern punch to add for accents.  I did heat emboss some snowflakes on the oval background (which is a Tim Holtz die) but you can barely see them. 

I also used the tree stamp to decorate the envelope.  It was so relaxing to make this card and easy to do.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Cocoa Tag

Hello there.  I haven't had a chance to craft or post much these days as I have been helping my parents.  My Mom was in the hospital for a week and is now receiving therapy to try and regain her strength and ability to ambulate.  Please continue to keep her in your prayers.  We do appreciate them!

Back when there were Christmas in July postings, I tried to get a head start on my Christmas cards/tags.  I was fortunate to receive a free stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and could not resist making this small tag.

I stamped the image onto a Recollections white tag and colored it with Copics.  I edged the tag with glitter glue as well as on some of the stamped image.  The hearts were given a coat of Glossy Accents.  For extra sparkle, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  A sheer ribbon and some twine were tied to the top.

There you have it--a sweet and easy tag.  I hope to make a few more in different colors before the holidays.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and for all your kind comments.  I am so glad that Fall is officially here even if it is a rainy first day!  Have a wonderful week ahead!