Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tis the Season - Making Christmas Cards

It's that time again!  I always say I'm going to start Christmas cards early and every year I find myself in the same place.  It's November and I haven't even started.  The inspiration for this card came from Silke Ledlow.  You will have to scroll down her page to "Inspired by the Little Things #31 challenge" to see her gorgeous card.




I didn't want to copy everything piece by piece, so changed the colors and used a fun set by Claire Brennan called Festive Foliage instead of the poinsettias.  I mass produced this one and made 20 cards.  It was quite an undertaking since the Festive Foliage set doesn't come with dies.  I ended up with 140 pieces that had to be fussy cut.  I'm very pleased with the outcome.  If  I could change anything, I might gold emboss the music instead of the ink I used.  What do you think?

Thanks so much for coming by to look.

The Recipe:

GKD Festive Foliage
GKD Christmas Greenery - sentiment
GKD Music Background
GKD Red Velvet, Ivory Warm Cocoa, White card stock
GKD Christmas Pine, Warm Cocoa, Cranberry Tart, Red Velvet, Red Hot ink
GKD Fine Detail Gold EP
PTI Spring Woods - bird

Monday, November 7, 2016

Mod Squad - Go For The Gold!

The challenge at the Mod Squad is called Go For The Gold!  I had a little free time and decided to play along.

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I used a set from Gina K. Designs called Christmas Magic and made some cute tags.  This is one of the beautiful sets from their new Stamp TV kit.  I really love these cute figures.  My "go for the gold" is the Delicata Golden Glitz that I sponged on the edges of the tags.  Thanks for coming by to look!

The Recipe:

GKD Christmas Magic
GKD Triple Play Holiday - Ho Ho Ho
GKD Fun Year Round - Let It Snow
GKD Beyond Baskets 2 - You've Been Nice
MFT Tag Builder Blueprints 4
Delicata Golden Glitz ink

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Happy Birthday, Scott

Scott is my son and today is his birthday.  I wanted to do something special and as Scott is a tool guy, I thought a box card decorated as a tool box might fit the bill.  Of course, I had to decorate it with some balloons and candles!  Happy Birthday, Scott!





The Recipe:
MFT Make a Wish, Let's Tool Around, Flashy Florals
DCWV Foiled Paper in silver
Cuttlebug Diamond Plate EF
Paper Smooches Balloons
RC Circle Sentiments
PTI Ombre Sentiments Birthday (on the back)

Thanks so much for coming by to look!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Power Poppy - Make It Move

This time at Power Poppy the Power & Spark Challenge is called Make It Move.  I'm hoping that my bookmark, since it will be moved from the front of the card, will qualify.



I used a beautiful set from Power Poppy called Potted Primroses.  Aren't the little pots adorable!  I paired it with some fun, girly pink paper.  Thanks so much for coming by to look!

The Recipe:
Power Poppy Potted Primroses
Penny Black Border Edgers
MFT Stitched Arch Stax, Stepped Up Chevron
Core'dinations patterned paper
The Paper Studios enamel dots
PTI Basic Bookmark 1

Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Treats

I bought some cute treat bags from Walmart and filled them with candy.  I wanted to personalize them a little, so I added a tag with each of our grand kids names.  I think they will like them.



The Recipe:
Reverse Confetti Topped Off Tag, Bubbly Tag Topper, Squared Off Tag Topper, Stars Pretty Panel (I just used the stars.
PTI Make It Market Halloween
GKD Lots of Letters, Lots of Letters 2
Doodlebug Twine

Thanks so much for coming by to look!  Have a great day!




Friday, October 7, 2016

Halloween Fun

This seems so strange to post and not be associated with a team, but here goes.  This is a long post and I thank you in advance for hanging in until the end.  I have been busy making Halloween cards for my grand kids and my great-niece.  Here we go......




The first 3 were made with no pattern, just free handed with the help of some Spellbinders dies.  The patterned paper is Doodlebug Ghouls & Goodies.  The sentiments from these three are from PTI Make It Market Halloween.





These 3 were made with PTI Dress Up Dolls stamps and dies.  The first 2 are wearing clothes from the Superhero set.  The last one is wearing a dress of my design.  When I was little and played with paper dolls, I loved to make clothes for them.  Her hat is a modification of the Summer Fun beach hat.  The patterned paper is Doodlebug Ghouls and Ghosts.  The patterned paper for the 2 Superhero cards is from Heidi Grace.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  I appreciate all of your comments.  Have a great day!




Saturday, October 1, 2016

Just Us Girls #363 - Word Week

This time at Just Us Girls it's Word Week.  I am your hostess and I have chosen the word Leaves as our inspiration.

I would like to welcome,  Jaydee, as our Guest Designer for the month of October.  Please visit her blog and leave some love.



My favorite thing about living in the Midwest is the changing of the seasons.  Fall is such a special and beautiful time.  The air takes on a crisp quality and the leaves turn into gorgeous color.  It really is a sight to see. 

I started by applying watercolors to my background and then adding some splatters.  The leaves are from MFT and are called Layered Leaves. I used various Fall colors in card stock for them.  I, also, added some fun sequins.

This will be my last post as a member of the design team.  Life is getting in the way and I need to step back and focus my attentions in other areas.  I still plan on puttering around in my craft room as often as I can.  Many thanks to all of the wonderful ladies on this team.  I will miss all of you!

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Jaydee, have made this week.  I hope you will playing along with us.

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of December.  Good luck!

The Recipe:
MFT Layered Leaves, Thanks (sentiment)
MFT Fun & Frolic patterned paper (inside)
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Gina K. Designs Sweet Mango, Red Hot, Jelly Bean Green, Sweet Corn, Tomato Soup, Harvest Gold, Grass Green, Warm Cocoa card stock.

I'm also entering this card at the Mod Squad Challenge.

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