Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A bunch of Christmas cards!


As promised, here are "a few" cards I've made but hadn't posted.  Enjoy!  

I love dies and this Merry Christmas die from Pink and Main is a favorite!!



  

See? I inserted the die cut into the paper.

This layered poinsettia die is from Darice.  I bent the flowers slightly between my fingers for a bit of dimension.


This one is absolutely gorgeous IRL!!

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I also love pretty stamps!  This is "Old Fashioned Christmas" from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.



This stamp is from Raisin Boat and I used several shades of Hampton Arts ink.  I loved how this turned out!  Going to experiment with more.



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From my scrapbooking days (I'd love still do it, but time....!), I have lots of stickers, so created some cards with them.








And just one more highlighting a large punch...



I hope you enjoyed seeing them!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Floral thank you - TMS #433


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

For once, it's not a Christmas card! LOL  (As I said yesterday, I may write a post to share a bunch that I've made but not posted yet.)



My card was made using All Dressed Up Jam Jars image.  I printed it on vellum and placed it behind the opening so that the adhesive would not show.  {{Do any of you know of a vellum adhesive that doesn't show??  Any I've tried still do.}} I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers.  My paper is Authentique Latest & Greatest.  I used Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals for the frame.  My flower is Petaloo.  The branches are a MS punch.  The enamel dots are out of their pkg, so I'm not sure where they are from.  The sentiment {I think} is one I got from Operation Write Home.  

This week's sponsor is All Dressed Up...



Here's our wonderful sketch by Janice...



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Monday, December 11, 2017

♪ ♫ All is calm, All is bright ♫ ♪


I was trying to have enough handmade cards that everyone would get one this year, but unfortunately, about 30 people will still get store bought.  :(  Maybe next year, because I'm done for this year.  (Maybe soon I'll have a post with several I made last week.)  Anyway, I was making multiples near the end to try to get enough and I loved this adorable singing mice image and made 6 of the same, but they're all different.  See?


My image is the colored version of Di' Digis "Singing Mice."  I printed it 3 times on white CS and 3 times on Kraft.   I cut them out with CottageCutz Double Stitched Ovals.  The BG and banner papers are the Paper Studio "Old World Winter."  The fishtails are the banners from Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants.  My sentiment is Momenta and stamped with Versafine Black Onyx.

Here are all the "varieties"! :)




 See? The same, yet different. ;)


Challenges...
Dies R Us #86 - Christmas carols
Di's Digi Challenge - winter holidays (Christmas)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Dec - must use patterned paper
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Dec - anything goes Christmas
Die Cut Divas  - Winter time (Christmas is in winter)
Happy Little Stampers Dec Christmas - anything goes



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas landscape - TMS #432


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

A Christmas card for you today.  Yes, I'm still making and sending them. (Probably will be for awhile yet!)






This week, our sponsor is We Are 3 digital shop.  



Thanks, Bonnie, for providing us with images, paper, and sentiments!!  I used Color Me Christmas digital paper (It should be more aqua, but this is how my printer printed it.), Birds of a Feather (colored version), and Christmas sentiment -- sadly, that sentiment is hidden.  I printed it on the digital paper, and it was printed straight, but I guess I let the paper slip when I cut the panel. :/ So I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with CottageCutz Double Stitched Ovals.  The "mountains" are Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes.  The branches are a MS punch.


Here's our fun sketch for this week...  I can't wait to see how everyone interprets it!!






Challenges...
The Merry Christmas Challenge #45 - anything goes + Christmas
Come And Get It - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle #268 - anything goes



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Friday, December 1, 2017

It Is Well With My Soul


Sympathy cards.  I do not ever want to have to make them and really dislike making them, but on the other hand, I do enjoy it.  Only because I want them to be a blessing for the recipient.  I want them to know I care and am thinking of them and praying for them, so I often put more care into a sympathy card than another kind of card, but I've had to make too many recently!  The card I'm sharing today is one that a lot of love and effort went into.  It was made for a college friend who lost her husband after a great physical battle resulting from a stroke.  Too young!  Too soon!  But God had a plan, and their whole family was such a sweet testimony of God's strength and grace through it all.  Often in her updates on his condition, she often shared a song and what it had meant to her that day.

When I saw Sweet n Sassy Stamps' Hymn Blocks set, and I knew I wanted to get it and would use it often, so I ordered it.  When I needed to make her family a card, I knew I needed to use that set.   It has phrases from 6 songs, but I used "It Is Well."



I made it into an easel card...




Here's the inside...



Supplies...
~Sweet n Sassy Stamps Hymn Blocks
~Prima Nature Garden DP
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
~Spellbinders Classic Squares Small
~Spellbinders Celebra-tions Pierced Squares
~DIY Delights lace tape
~TH distress ink
~Cuttlebug  Teresa Collins Timeless EF
~Memory Box Virtuoso Music die
~Recollections flowers
~the Paper Studio doily
~twine
~Die-Namites Budding Branch die
~Inside rubber sentiment from ??
~"Praying..." digital sentiment


Challenges...
Scrapy Land #78 - anything goes w/ die brand sold at SL (Spellbinders, Memory Box, Die-Namites)
Word Art Wednesday #310-311 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner #151 - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #379 - anything goes
Southern Girls - anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #42 - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Oh Tannenbaum - TMS #431


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   This week, I've again got 2 cards to showcase the sketch.   I've fussed a bit about the fact that our printer does not print on cardstock. {{Why on earth would companies make a printer that would not take even the flimsiest of cardstocks??!!??}}  Because of that, I'm trying to use up what I've already got printed.  (This could keep me busy for YEARS!)   This image was printed and colored and awaiting a home.  Yes, I'm still working on Christmas cards.  My second card is a sympathy card.  Unfortunately, I've needed too many of those lately. 

Take a look...



Supplies...
The Alley Way "Oh Tannenbaum" digital stamp
Spectrum Noir markers
Spellbinders Labels Small and Large
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
Recollections adhesive decorative tape
First Edition "A Christmas Story" DP 


Here's my sympathy card...



Supplies...
DRS Designs Calla Lily Sympathy Frame
Spectrum Noir markers
Prima Something Blue DP
DIY Delights lace tape
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics 


Here's our sketch for the week...



Pink and Main  is our sponsor for this week.  They have great stamps and dies and other paper crafting supplies!! 





Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wintery Christmas - TMS #430


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've got 2 cards to show you this week.  The first is a Christmas card...




Challenges...
Love To Scrap LTSCB #103 - anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams November - winter
A Snowflake Promise #46 - anything goes winter/Christmas
Holly and Ivy #19 - anything Christmas goes 



And here's a note card or thank you card... (this one actually follows the sketch a bit more closely, but any shape will do)




Here is our sketch for this week...




TMS is sponsoring this week with this prize...




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Candy cane for snowman - CCC #26


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!!

This little snowman is getting a candy cane delivery! :)


Supplies...
~FTHS Candy Cane for Snowman image and sentiment
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Gelly Roll glitter pen
~the Paper Studio Pine St. Square
~Spellbinders Classic Squares
~Spellbinders Pierced Squares
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
~Spellbinders  Lacey Pennants
~MS snowflake punch
~Sweet n Sassy small snowflake die
~Baker's twine


Here's our optional photo inspiration for this week... candy canes!



I'm so sorry to have to say that this is our last Christmas Card Challenge.  I'm sorry to see it go, but I understand the need to put family first and fully support that decision.

Challenges...
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #360 - anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November - must use patterned paper
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra November - anything goes Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge #43 - anything goes Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round November - candies, cookies, gingerbread (my birdie is delivering a candy cane)


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

with deepest Sympathy - TMS #429


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

I know this is the season for Christmas cards, and I still need to make several more, but I had this sentiment stamped on this strip of Kraft that fit our sketch perfectly and I needed to make some sympathy cards. 


Supplies...
AC DIY Shop paper
Raisin Boat Formal Words sentiment
QuikCutz Rose die
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
Lifetime Crafts embossing folder


Here's our sketch for the week...




Challenges...
Glitter n Sparkle #265 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #308-309 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
Inspiration Destination #137 - anything goes
Crafty Creations #354 - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Joyful noise - TMS #428


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 


I love this sentiment!!  Growing up, we visited my grandparents on Christmas Day.  At my maternal grandparents house, everyone (all their 7 kids and families) brought goodies, and we ate and played and sang the evening away.  Sweet, sweet memories of joyful noise!!    We now live far from family and are not often together at Christmas, but we have sung together across the miles through Skype!  :)

Supplies...
We Are 3 Digitial paper Storybook Christmas
We Are 3 Christmas Sentiments
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3
Cutter Bee Piercing Bug

This week, our sponsor is We Are 3 Digital Shop.  This is owned by Bonnie, our former teamie! :)  


Here's our fun sketch for the week...



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!


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