Thursday, March 19, 2020

A Flowery Tag to Brighten the Day

Hi friends!  It has been awhile since I posted.  I had high hopes for 2020 to be a better year; but, so far, it isn't working out that way.  I thought I would pop in and share a spring tag I made and hope that it brings a bit of a distraction from current events.

Everything I used was in my stash of supplies.  I do know that the paper and the two fussy cut butterflies are from Prima and the other butterfly is from Reneabouquets.  The pretty foam roses were a gift.  The pink-edged lace tied at the top was a thrift store find. 

My wish for all of us is to be safe from this coronavirus and a speedy recovery for those who have been infected with it.  I pray that this disease somehow gets under control soon.  Stay safe, my friends.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Winter Wreath Card

Hello there!  Just a quick post today.  While most people in the States will be watching the Super Bowl and enjoying yummy foods, I will be partaking in my colonoscopy prep day!  No fun!  But some things have to be done!  lol

Here is my wintry card.  The beautiful papers are from Scrap Boys' Cotton Winter collection.  The wreath was fussy cut from one of the pretty sheets.  The layered poinsettia is made from a Tim Holtz die.  The vintage image is from Pion Design.  I added a few rhinestones to give the wreath some sparkle. 

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

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Winter Card (and Christmas)

Hello friends!  Bear with me as I finish up a Christmas card share plus one that could also be for winter.  I'm so late in posting these due to health issues plus the holidays.  I really did not make many Christmas cards this year, so there isn't a lot in that area to show you.

First up is a card I made using the Winter Fox collection by Papertrey Ink.  This fox is so cute!  I used various inks from Papertrey to stamp the images.  I also added some Stickles and Wink of Stella for some sparkle.  A silver snowflake was cut in half and placed behind the oval frame by Tim Holtz.

Next up is another card using stamps from Santa's Sleigh collection, again by Papertrey Ink.  The image and sentiment were heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I used an embossing folder from Darice for the background.  Gold cardstock from Simon Says Stamp was used for layering.

These cards were so easy and simple to make.  If you don't use foam tape for dimension, these can be flat for mailing. 

Thank you so much for taking time to read this post even though it is Christmas related.  I appreciate the kind comments you leave.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

A New Year and A New Decade

Hi friends!  It has been awhile since I last posted.  The month of December started for me with a trip to the emergency room for diverticulitis.  It took almost the whole month before I was able to eat normally again.  I am hoping this new year will be a more healthy one!

Needless to say, my crafting mojo was gone during December.  Fortunately, I did make a few cards beforehand but not nearly as many as I had planned.  Even though the Christmas holidays are over, I hope you don't mind if I share the cards I made for Christmas now.

Both these cards were made with a Memory Box die.  This die could be used for any winter-
theme card by just changing the sentiment.

For the background behind the tree on this card, I used Distress Ink.  I love how the white area in the sky surrounds the bird.  The frame was cut from glitter cardstock.  I cut the tree again with a green cardstock to layer behind the white for a shadow effect.  I added some tiny pearls to mimic snow.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

The next card is basically the same except that I did not used Distress Ink for the background.  I added a couple more birds also.  The "Peace" die is from Frantic Stamper Inc.

There are a couple more cards to share at another time so as not to make this post too long. 

I want to take time to thank those who reached out to me checking to see how I was and for sending holiday wishes during the busy holiday season.  You really brightened my days.  I was so touched by your kind words.  It means a lot.

Let me take the time to wish each and everyone a most blessed, happy and healthy new year.  For those who celebrate Christmas, I hope it was a wonderful one.  I appreciate you stopping by to visit my blog and for the sweet comments you leave.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sweet Pumpkin Card

Happy November, friends!  And what a beautiful start to the month it is!  Love the chill in the air along with the sunny skies.  I spent some time today helping my Dad trim the bushes in his yard and do some raking.  Love this time of year!  I have a couple of doctor appointments this week and am hoping to get some things resolved and praying that all will be well.

My card that I'm sharing today uses a stamp and sentiment set called "November Girl" by Unity Stamp Co.  She is colored with Copic markers and given some sparkle with Wink of Stella on the pumpkins and Stickles elsewhere.  The pattern paper is from Authentique's Pleasant Collection.  The brown shimmer cardstock is from DCWV.  The sequins are an autumn mix from Studio Katia.  If you click on the photo, you can see the details a bit better.

I've used this stamp set before and love it.  It is so perfect for this time of the year.  I am using it with a Thanksgiving sentiment inside.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate the sweet comments that have been left.  Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!  Enjoy every moment!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Birdhouse Card

Hello all!  It's a rainy, windy day here, but I love these kind of days.  To me, it makes me just want to snuggle under a blanket with a hot cup of tea or cocoa and enjoy a good book or movie.

Today, I am sharing a card made with beautiful papers from Lemoncraft.  The sweet birdhouse is a Magnolia DooHickey die.  All other items are from my stash.

I know this card isn't seasonal, but I hope you enjoy it anyway.  Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I really appreciate the kind comments left.  I hope you have a wonderful day and all good things coming your way in the future.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Heart of Gratitude Card

Hi there, everyone.  It's been awhile since I posted and I have some things I made months ago to share.  Activity on this blog hasn't been good.  I'm wondering if my posts need to be more interesting.  I don't know how to do that! 

Here is a card I made awhile back using a stamps from Unity Stamp Company.  I know a lot of people do not care for stamps without a face but I like them as they are different.

The image was colored with Copic markers with Stickles added for sparkle.  I layered a piece of pink ribbon on top of a lace border die cut from Tim Holtz.  A few sequins were scattered about for additional sparkle.  Unfortunately, I do not remember what paper I used for the background but I think it may be from Prima.

A little update regarding my health issues post surgery is that some issues still remain.  I'm hoping that all will resolve in due time as God sees fit.  It does no good to worry.  Things could be worse!

Thank you to those who left comments on my last post.  I appreciate each and every one of them.  I also appreciate anyone who takes the time to visit this blog.  Have a wonderful week ahead!