Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Best Wishes Sketch




I created a card for an anniversary or wedding~


stamps: Verve Deco Borders  dies: Verve Great Kindness,My Favorite Things Stitched Square Stax



 This classy sketch got my ideas rolling~



http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/2017/10/october-2017-viva-la-verve-sketch.html




Today was the first day I wore my winter coat in my neck of the woods~brrrrr

 It's finally feeling fall/winterish here, weather :) I'm ready or not.





 





 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

WCMD 2017 Smooshing Challenge




I did a little smooshing with reinkers on acetate~pressed on watercolor cardstock.

You have to look past the chunky glitter to see it though, I went a little overboard with it. ;)


dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word: Peace Cutaway/True Multifaceted Border Cutaways,Avery Elle Wonky Stitches




http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/trend-week-415-windowpeek-boo-card.html


Thanks for stopping by~
 

WCMD CAS Challenge



CAS cards are my favorite~



dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word: Friend Cutaway/True Multifaceted Border Cutaways, Spellbinders Classic Circles  other:Pebbles Paper Pad Basics 2



This card was especially easy, because I used a ready made cardbase.


As for the border~I've noticed that shiny paper seems to cut the best with this multifaceted cutaway~especially if you have well loved cutting plates like I do. :) 
 

WCMD 2017/CAS Challenge with Heather H.


 Probably the biggest hurdle, is actually sticking this in the mail.



 I'm working on that~


WCMD Variations Challenge


I'm still cracking away at the week long WCMD Challenges at Winnie & Walter.


WCMD 2017/ Variations Challenge With Shay

 motivated me to get a twofer project done~Christmas and Birthday!

Here are my cards~





This is the first one I made.




 stamps: Winnie & Walter Scenery:It's A Wonderful Pennant  dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word:Peace Cutaway



I bulked up on the Cutaway by using a thin cardboard layer under two cardstock layers.






It wasn't until I went to take a photo, that I realized my trees could also be party hats.

I stamped another~this time tilting the Christmas tree stars over so they appear as tassels~



stamps: Winnie & Walter Scenery:It's A Wonderful Pennant  dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word:
Happy Cutaway, Spellbinders Classic Circles



I'm enjoying these crafty challenges, thank you Winnie & Walter!







Saturday, October 14, 2017

WCMD Rainbow Color Challenge








stamps: Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers 
dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word:Happy Cutaway


I'm so grateful that Winnie and Walter's World Card Making festivities have carried into this weekend.

I stamped all day last Saturday and then I got to play again a week later.

The days in between are a BLURRRR.  :)

Thanks for stopping by~
 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!




Happy World Card Making Day!!!


stamps: Winnie & Walter True/In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers  dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word: Hugs Cutaway, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles



Here I used the multifaceted circle from True and dots from Eva's Favorite Flowers to create an abstract background for the diecut sentiment.


I added an interesting border of "bubbles" because I can. ;)
 







 Well, I may need to finish off this day with this post, because I think my family misses me and we have shows on DVR to catch up on. ;)

Thanks for stopping by~



 


My Desk is a Mess




My desk is a mess, as always.


However, I am an "out of sight, out of mind" kind of gal....so I need to SEE everything to process it.






I'm linking this pic of my craft space to the


" A craftie can include a picture or two of where you are making all of your cards for WCMD (this may include the table you are working on, the room, locale, etc.), you crafting, your crafting companions, etc. "


This is where I do what I do~

I have papers within inches of my fingers and stamps in front and behind me. ;)


If I can't reach it...it's not making it to my card.


Simple as that.

It's a mess, but it's my creative mess and I love it. :)

Stenciled Challenge



I created my own stencils from shimmery paper~cutting with Winnie & Walter dies.

After dabbing on the ink, I LOVED the way the "stencils" shimmered so I adhered them also.



stamps: Winnie & Walter My Precious  dies: Winnie & Walter Flawless Diamond Cutaways


Look at the way the shimmery paper picked up the color~






The cutaways add a shadow effect when sitting off to the side of the stenciled images. 





 I love the look of Rose Gold!

I topped the card with a shiny rose gold washi tape.

Thanks for stopping by~

 


Layers and World Cardmaking Day




I layered up...


stamps: Winnie & Walter Scenery:It's A Wonderful Pennant  dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word:Happy Cutaway






 I initially stamped the banners in white~but they didn't pop, so I embossed with white powder.


 I took advantage of my home day and crafted, crafted crafted.


Yayyy for WCMD!!!!





 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Peace Color Combo



Another Christmas card accomplished~


stamps: Winnie & Walter Scenery:It's A Wonderful Pennant  dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word: Peace Cutaway,Avery Elle Wonky Stitches



I was inspired by the following challenges~




http://www.blog.winniewalter.com/2017/09/september-color-combo-with-heather-h.html


http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/09/wild-card-week-413.html





I know the news is pretty rough these days~scary scary times we live in.


 As much as there is evil (and there always has been)~God is working through those that fear Him, and we are not alone.


Hold on to the Hope of all ages~


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Clean & Simple Llama Fiesta






I created a card for the 2017 Card Design Superstar Contest.
 

stamps: My Favorite Things Llama Love/Party Balloons  dies: My Favorite Things Llama Love/Party Balloons/Blueprints 11 cardpanel/Creative Clips/Stitched Oval Word Window  pp:My Favorite Things Painted Prints Citrus






 I love this lil' guy~he amuses me :).

Have a good one~

 


You're the Best Cacti



This card happened.



  stamps: Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti, My Favorite Things Because You   dies: Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Window





I used shiny paper framing and accents for~





I just went for whatever colors and messed around until I was happy with it. :)

You know how that goes~



Thanks for stopping by!





Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beautiful Soul




My sweet middle daughter is turning 19 this week.


She is such a beautiful soul!


stamps: Verve Beautiful Things, Papertrey Ink Doodlie-Do  dies: Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts



 Everything from the way she dresses to the way she carries herself is full of grace and beauty.


I'm surprised these colors worked for her birthday card~it happened in that magical way cards do. :)



http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/09/just-us-girls-411-color-week.html


I'm thrilled I got it done in time.

Have a good one~




 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop




I finally got around to it~a creation for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop~


stamps: Mama Elephant Cup of Wishes,Verve Rise & Shine Digi set  dies:My Favorite Things Stitched Square Stax,Spellbinders Classic Circles/Classic Ovals  other: Reverse Confetti Fright Night,American Crafts cardstock,Doodlebug Beetle Black sprinkles



I've had the sentiment around since it was last offered as a free digi~glad I finally used it!
http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/09/2017-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

Now I want to see what the other bloggers came up with~

thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, September 18, 2017

True, Noble, Right, Pure, Lovely, Admirable




I've got one more card today~I don't want to miss the deadline for the Throwdown.
 


stamps: Verve Poppy Birthday/Masquerade/Potter's Clay  dies: Memory Box Pinpoint Main Street Tags, Verve Mask, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles




http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2017/09/color-throwdown-460.html



I used this sketch but placed the vertical panel on the right side~


http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/2017/09/september-2017-vival-la-verve-sketch.html


Thanks for stopping by~



Lookin' Sharp Autumn Colors



I recently saw a cactus in a pumpkin decoration...

which made me think...bring cacti into fall, why not.


I mean, I haven't used my cacti stamps enough, that's for sure.


stamps: Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti  dies: Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles




Check out these yummy colors!


https://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2017/09/ssc161-autumn-rainbow.html






Simon Says Stamp (Wednesday): Clean and Simple




Thanks for stopping by friends~






 

CAS Winter Tree



Yay, another Christmas card!



dies: Simon Says Stamp Winter Snow, Tim Holtz Sizzix Woodlands Thinlits  other:Doodlebug Tangerine Sprinkles 



Yay for a CAS challenge!!!



 I tend to lose my dots for the "i" in dies...this tree solved my problem.

Don't you love when that happens?

If only the rest of my day were that easy. ;)

Thanks for stopping by friends!





Saturday, September 16, 2017

Brushstroke Card




Soooo, here's what happened....

I rescued a little container of paint from a random shelf at Walmart (no idea why it was by the cookies).

I got home and spread it on cardstock here and there, willy-nilly.

I matched it up with pp die cuts.
 


dies: My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles/Square Frames, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches  other: Dear Lizzy Happy Place


I find this to be clean and simple.




I rarely float things to the top~but felt adventurous. ;)
 

Thanks for stopping by today~






Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I Will Never Forget



I may not keep in touch as much as I'd like,
 
...but I never forget my friends. 
 
 I kept it simple today~
 

stamps: My Favorite Things LJD Forget Me Not sentiment, Pretty Pink Posh Thoughtful Greetings hearts
 dies:Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Hexagons,Avery Elle Double Stitched Rectangles





 It's the middle of the week...hang in there friends!!!


 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Heart Deer Card




Here's another deer card~for my hubby.


stamp: Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas  dies: Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas/Winter Snow, Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts




Monday, September 11, 2017

Faith & a Deer



I'm going to town with masculinity today~


I credit it with having to sit for an hour-an-a-half at a tire place waiting for my car to be worked on.


It was a lot of man in one place and I barely made it out of there alive. 

There was nothing aesthetically pleasing there and it smelled of tires.

That's all I have to say about that.


I would have shut down if my sister had not texted with me the entire time so I didn't have to look up from my phone.


stamp: Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas  dies: Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas/Painted Faith Wafer die, My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips




The top layer of deer is stamped...yay!!!



(your favorite stamps)

Honestly, this deer head is included in my favorite masculine Christmas set~

Just Add Ink #376..."Just Add D"

For the deer, yay!

 I'm envious of ladies that have brothers or sons because I get so uncomfortable in these masculine arenas!

 I guess it is what it is and I pray for courage when I have to endure these situations.

I'm such a chicken!!!

Now you know a little bit more about me. ;)


Have a good week friends~


 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

You're the Best Balloon Card



My brother-in-law has a birthday a few days after my daughter...and I tend to forget it.

Not this year!!!

I don't carry many masculine cards...so I made a conscious effort this year to have one ready.


stamps:My Favorite Things Because You/Modern Mosaic BG/Party Balloons  dies:My Favorite Things Party Balloons/Stitched Oval Word Window,Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tag



This sketch was my jumping off point~

http://www.cardchallenges.com/2017/08/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-348.html





It's gloomy doomy in my neck of the woods today~I'm glad I have a hobby that's perfect for indoors. ;)

Ya'll bless me, you know that?

The challenges keep me motivated and distracted from things I could be stressing about.

The sweet bloggers that put inspiration out there...doing what they do...

it's a wonderful treat for a gotta-create inny like me.

Thanks for stopping in~

Saturday, September 2, 2017

It's the Big Day Sketch



I created a card for my hubby~


stamps: Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do  dies:My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Window/Wonky Stitched Circle, Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts/Home & Hearth stars


based on this sketch~
 

http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/08/fusion-glamping.html


Once in awhile I dig through my 12x12 paper packs and rediscover great patterns to work with.

These jeweled tones have been staring at me for about a month now.

I cut them into manageable sizes for cardmaking.


Once I saw the sketch it came together pretty easy.

 Yay for a good sketch!

Thanks for stopping in~

 



Comfort Zones



I need this quote today friends.

Yesterday I was soooo out of my comfort zone ...that I needed to take a chill pill.

I had to volunteer at my daughter's sporting event.

I was super freaked out leading up to it.

good grief.
 

stamp:Sweet 'n Sassy Inspirational Word Art 2  dies: My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles/Square Frames


These primary-ish colors got me thinking about school and all that goes with it.


http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2017/08/color-throwdown-458.html
You'd think I'd be more comfortable...this being my third kid and all.

But every volunteer situation is still new for me...

new kids, new parents, new situations.

I haven't found my comfort zone yet.

At this point, I don't know if I ever will.

However, I'm always pleasantly surprised by the Godly and kind people the Lord lays in my path.

I wouldn't have known that unless I was thrown into situations I didn't choose for myself.

You're never too old to learn and grow I guess. ;)

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card, and listening to my ramblings.

Friday, September 1, 2017

yOUR bATTLE iS mINE


I. LOVE. THIS. SENTIMENT.


stamps: Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals/Courage sentiment  dies: Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals,My Favorite Things Stitched Squares,Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles



UGH.


It hits all the feels man~


alllll the feels.



http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/2017/08/ellen-hutson-august-pin-sights-challenge.html




http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/2017/08/ellen-hutson-august-pin-sights-challenge.html


I'm an absorber...so even if I don't see friends for years...if they go through it....I'm in it also.

I know they feel the same...esp my prayer warrior friends out there.

 You don't know how many times I've had friends call me out of the blue and say I was on their heart.

They pray with me and MAKE me talk.

I love my pushy friends~esp when God knows I shouldn't be alone.


I'm a hide-in-the-cave-'til-the-pain-is-over kind of gal,
 but God won't let me do it!!!


Take care friends~

 



Funky Pineapple & a Sketch



This whole card started with a funky pineapple. :)


stamp: Avery Elle Stay Fresh, Papertrey Ink Palm Prints  dies: Avery Elle Stay Fresh, Papertrey Ink Palm Prints,My Favorite Things Wonky Stitches



There was a gorgeous baby blue acrylic paint in my stash.

 I swiped it on pp~then lined the edge with a glitter washi.

After I die cut the fruit, I went with this sketch (flipped sideways) for my card design.
 

http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2017/09/just-add-ink-375sketch.html


I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer... I figured a fun pineapple with cool colors would let me hang on a little longer.




 It's FRIDAYYYYY people....yes yes yes


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

You Rock/Oldie but Goodie




I lovesss my Grunge stamps~


stamps: Papertrey Ink Grunge Me  dies:Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles,Spellbinders Classic Circles



I followed this sketch~
 

https://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2017/08/ssc160-sketch-fun.html




http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/2017/08/challenge-142-designers-choice-oldie.html



This was my first "cool" set of stamps.


(your favorite stamps)

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/work-wednesday-august-2017/
 

It was featured in one of my first few posts

This card is for my cool nephew who's graduating.


My masculine sets are few but mighty, and I hold on to them!


Thanks for stopping in~