Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving filled with food, family, & fun! Get plenty of rest if you plan on heading out for black friday shopping!
Have a great day!

I will praise the name of God with song, And shall magnify Him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 69:30

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mistletoe Dreams Card

Here is my take for November’s “Hang It All” theme for Splitcoast Stampers Fan Club Challenge.
I wanted to make a card featuring hanging mistletoe for my hubby to give him on Christmas Eve. Following Teresa Kline’s brilliant sketch, I layered papers from the Christmas Combo mat stack for the background. I die cut the music paper using Spellbinders Marvelous squares. I don’t have a mistletoe die, but I used the flowered swirl from Season’s Greetings #2 with a bit of cutting and added Liquid Pearls to make the mistletoe berries. I cut the tag from white cardstock & inked it using Tea Dye Distress Ink. I used a Winter Wonders stamp for the sentiment. I stamped the stitches across the top & bottom in Cotton White StazOn, but it wasn’t bright enough for the effect I was looking for, so I went over it with my white gel pen. A little gold twine to attach the tag and a double bow from seam binding finished it off.
Thank you for looking!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Old Lace Birthday Card.

Using some of the leftover supplies from Amazing Paper Grace's October kit, I made this card for my Aunt's birthday.
I used Spellbinders small & large classic ovals & floral ovals to layer the sentiment. I used one of the dies from Becca's kit on the side and layered a few paper flowers & a button. I used the lace from Graphic 45's Staples Trim and a triple pearl stick pin to finish off the front.
Inside, I printed the sentiment out and die cut it using one of Becca's dies. I used the same die as a stencil to cut around to make the mat out of kraft cardstock. And on the back, every birthday card should include the secret to staying young...)
Thank you for looking and thank you to Becca for another amazing kit! I hope your surgery goes well, Hun!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Finally! A card!...

I created this card for the Our Daily Bread weekly challenge - "Gold & Silver".
I used the ODB sketch from Octobers sketch challenge as my design inspiration. I cut "snowflakes" out of kraft cardstock using Spellbinder's Venetian Motifs & Exquisite Circles dies. I used alcohol ink in gold & perfect pearls to give them a frosted look. I stamped my images from "Warm Wishes" on white cardstock & colored the snowman scene with my copics. I finished it off with some liquid pearl "snow" on the trees & cut them out with a circle punch. I colored the brad with gold alcohol ink and then coated it with glossy accents to give it a little more dimension. The "star" behind it is actually the innies from the Venetian Motif diecut. I love how everything came together.
Thank you for the inspiration, ODB!
If you'd like to participate in the challenge, head on over to

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The best laid plans...

Well, same old story. You make your mind up to do something and BAM! Life takes exception and throws you a curve ball. I haven't abandoned this. Between being sick, family obligations, & technical issues I have actually managed to make a few projects. I just need to get them photographed and figure out how to post them...)
Meanwhile, I am super excited to be attending True Scrap 4 this weekend! I've been to every one so far and they just keep getting better & better! This afternoon I really got excited from Noell Hyman's bonus webinar for signing up through her link. Tons of great info there! I can't wait for her presentation at True Scrap!
I've been clearing off my crafting table to work on projects while I watch, but in reality I'll probably just make cute, girly snacks and eat them instead!

Well, I'm off to check out the pj party! I'll be posting a few cards & projects as I get them uploaded.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The beginning...

Well, here goes...

I've never been one to pour my heart out to others, online or otherwise. But, as I get older I find I want to share more with the world around me, reach out like I haven't done in the past.
I'm planning on using this space to post my creations, opinions, & who knows what else. Don't worry. I'm a fast learner so I should get the hang of this in no time.
Thank you for joining me on this journey.