Monday, October 12, 2015

Snowman Merry Christmas

Happy Monday! It was warm today but not humid. I took a long walk this afternoon after my FIL left for home. He's been visiting for the last week. Tom went back to work today after being off two weeks after his heart attack. He's doing very well. After my walk I got some time to play. Here's what I made today.

The image is Christmas Greeting Snowmen at From the Heart Digital Stamps. I colored the image with Bic and Copic markers. I accented some of the snowmen and made the snowflakes with Crystal Stickles. The three stripes are washi tape that I matched with colors from the image. I used the i {heart} card sketches with a twist #122 sketch and the twist this week is CAS with Paper strips. I'm not sure if the washi tape counts as paper strips or not.

As you can see I turned the sketch. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I am entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your week is off to a great start. I am back to work tomorrow. Have an awesome week!


Sunday, October 11, 2015

CAS Happy Halloween

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at the Outlawz CAS challenge. This week our challenge is all about Halloween.

I used a spider web embossing folder with Co'ordinations Paper that I sanded to show the web. I added a Happy Halloween sentiment for CraftSmart and die cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags. The image is from Beccy's Place. I love the witch image. It was such fun to color with my Bic and Copic markers. I mounted on a black card stock card base. Tis the season for Halloween cards so I hope you will join us this week for a fun challenge. You could win a year's subscription to Through the Craft Room Door.
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Thanks for stopping by. Make your week awesome.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015


A friend (Daisies Girl) is celebrating her 4th Blogaversary during the month of October. There are numerous ways to win some very nice prizes. One of the ways , was to make a card that is inspired from her mood picture of things she loves.

I focused on the rainbow colors and the crayons. I used Simon Says Color and Sunshine Stamp set.

The images and sentiment are from the same set. To stamp the crayons I used these distress inks: fired brick, spiced marmalade, mowed lawn, scattered straw, mermaid lagoon, and seedless preserves. I backed the front panel with black to make the colors pop. I added Wink of Stella to each of the crayon tips so it sparkles in real life but it not visible in the photo.
I hope you'll check out Daisies Girl Blogaversary fun.
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Thanks for stopping by. The rest of my week is rather busy getting ready for the reveal party for my first grand baby. The party is Friday at our house. Three more sleeps and then I'll know if it's a boy or girl. LOL! 


Monday, October 5, 2015

Giving Thanks

I have so much to be thankful for in my life. Just thinking back over the past few weeks and all the things that looked so bad at the time have turned into blessings. Tom's heart attack could have been so much worse. I am blessed to still have him with me. The damage to our brand new car when someone backed into it in the dealer parking lot before we ever got to drive it has been fixed (for free by the dealer) and we have been blessed with the new car! So my second card for today, gives thanks for all the blessings in my  life. I hope you see all the blessing in your life too.

This is just a simple CAS card. I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch for inspiration.
And this card also finishes off my tic tac toe board at DeeDee's Pick Your Pal challenge.
This is for Row #1: Share our event with your card on Facebook (will be posting that shortly); use autumn colors; keep it clean and simple! I think I nailed this one. LOL! The image is Fall Teddies from DeeDee's Digis. I used the pre-colored image and fussy cut it. The paper is a scrap from my desk. I must have used it for another card earlier this week. The brown edge is a scrap from my scrap box. The sentiment is from Impressions Obsession and I clear embossed it. Easy peasy!
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I hope my card inspires you to give thank to the Lord for all the wonderful things in your life. I know I am thinking about how particularly blessed I am today. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Monday!


Cow Are You?

Happy Monday. With my DH having a heart attack last week we've decided that I should retire at the end of the year, although they are looking for me to come back 2 days a week as a part time person. I may do that for a while. But I am looking forward to having more time to make cards. Continuing yesterday's post I made another card for DeeDee's Pick Your Pal challenge.

I don't use black often but I like this one. I have some animal print paper that I used in the background. I colored the cow with Bic markers and die cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners. I added some twine from Paper Sweeties. The image and sentiment are from DeeDee's Cow Are You? stamp set. I used the sketch from Scrapbook & Cards Today from World Card Making Day challenge:

For DeeDee's challenge I used Row #2: Use ribbon/twine; mail your card right away to someone who needs encouragement (this card is going to my Aunt Ethel as soon as the letter gets written. I send her a card each month just to let her know I am thinking of her. She is 92.); hand color your image.
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Hope your week is off to a great start. I hope to get more cards made today but I need to walk to the store too. Take care!


Sunday, October 4, 2015

I am the Resurrection

It's Sunday evening and with yesterday being World Card Making Day I had some time this weekend to play. That doesn't happen often but it really felt good for a change. One of the challenges that I wanted to participate in was DeeDee's Pick Your Pal challenge.

There are lots of adorable little critters you can earn by playing the tic tac toe board. So tonight I have column 3 for my card.

The image and sentiment are from DeeDee's image. The cross is from Seasonal Crosses. I used the fall cross.  The sentiment is from Christ is Risen. The sentiment was die cut with Spellbinder's Label 13 and distress inked with Spiced Marmalade. I used a striped scrap from my scrap box. The button I embellished with some twine. The column #3 requirement are: use a non-freebie Deedee's Digi image; use a button; and use a scripture verse.
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Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with more cards for this challenge. Make it a wonderful start to your week!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Cornucopia of Food

It's a new challenge over at the Outlawz CAS challenge. It's my week to hostess the challenge and here's what I wrote:
There are lots of celebrations this month that center around food. Halloween: candy; Octoberfest: bratwurst and potato salad; and it's Seafood Month, National Pizza Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, National Vegetarian Month, Cookie Month and Eat Country Ham Month. LOL! That's a lot of food. Make a card that features food.
So my card features food:

The image is from Impression Obsession. I colored the cornucopia with colored pencils. I used MFT inside and outside stitched rounded squares to make the base and the card panel. I added some Lawn Fawn sequins as embellishments. The sentiment is from the same IO stamp set.
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I hope you will join us this week at the Outlawz CAS challenge. Show us what fun food you have in October! Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by.


Life's Better Together

Happy World Card Making Day! I hope you find time to craft today. I wasn't supposed to be home today but because of Tom's heart attack last week we cancelled our plans for today to help at a Girl Scout camp out. I'm not too disappointed as the day is rainy, windy, cold and miserable outside. So I am kind of happy to find myself with a nice fire in our fireplace and a warm place to craft the afternoon away. Tom is doing fine physically but he needs to have the meds he's on adjusted. They don't have them right yet. His Dad will be visiting this week so he'll have company as I am working.
Here's the card I made today. I am hoping to get some more time in too. It's been ages since I've had a day to craft.

The background paper is a scrap of Basic Grey. It reminded me of a whole bunch of apples so I thought it was perfect. I used the sketch from i {heart} card sketches with a twist.

The twist this week was too enlarge and crop the image. I actually did the opposite so I'm not using the twist. The image is From the Heart Stamps Apple Market. I colored the image with Copic and Bic markers. I finished the scene with distress ink grass and sky (Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn). I added Wink of Stella to the apples and the banners. The sentiment is from the same set and die cut with MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags distressed with spiced marmalade. I popped the image up.
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Thank you for stopping by today. Again, Happy World Card Making Day! I hope you find some time to create. Have a great weekend!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pumpkin Time

Thursday is coming to a close and the weekend is approaching. Yippee! After the awful week we had last week I'm glad this week was a little better. Tom is continuing to improve and I was able to go back to work. Yesterday and today were much cooler here. So it put me in a fall mood.

This is the Stamp of the Month at DeeDee's Digis called Pumpkin Patch. I used the precolored image but added the sky background with distress ink. 

The image is cut out with MFT Inside Outside Stitched Rounded Squares. The background for the image is Spellbinder's Lacy Squares. The green background is Spellbinders bark embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Pumpkin Patch stamp 
set. I used the same distress ink and backed it with a sparkly orange card stock that's cut with Spellbinder's Triple Scalloped Borders and the top is die cut with Simon Says Slopes. For embellishment I used Lawn Fawn's stitched leaf dies cut from scraps from my scrap box. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have an awesome Friday. Rejoice, the weekend is almost here!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Flower Girl

Medical update: my hubby is doing well. I am glad to be back to somewhat normal. I did go back to work today although Tom will be home for the next week and a half. I was able to squeeze in a card and it felt good.

This is one of the Flower Children from Nicecrane Designs. I colored her with Copic markers. I used the sketch from this week's Paper Players challenge.

I used several different scraps from my scrap box. I added some punched corner tabs, a button and some twine as embellishments. The Oval is from MFT Cross Stitched Ovals. The scallops are from Spellbinder's Triple Borders.
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It turned a little cooler today. And the weekend is supposed to be even cooler. Hard to believe that September is almost over and fall has set in. Thanks for stopping by. I am hoping to get back into playing this week. Take care!


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Taking a Little Break

I just wanted  to pop in and let you know that my husband had a heart attack yesterday. He's doing fine after a procedure to put in a stent. I am spending my days at the hospital and too tired by the time I get home to post or make a card. I hope to be back in a few days after I get him home and settled. Have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Masculine Birthday

It's been a busy day so this might be a really quick post. Got our new car after work and even before we drove out of the parking lot some older gentleman backed into our brand new car. My husband was not happy. The dealer will fix it on Monday when I take it in for some other things. But what a way to start out with a new car. Then we took out son-in-law out for a birthday dinner. And then some shopping for my daughter for some maternity clothes. So I made this card last night for a co-workers birthday this weekend.

I used the sketch at i {heart} card sketches with a twist #119. The twist was the spotlight technique but I didn't use that. The image is Lighthouse at From the Heart Stamps. I colored the image with Copics and Bic markers. I embossing folder I used was Spots & Dots. I wanted seashells but didn't have one so I thought these looked like bubbles. I heat embossed a Hero Arts Happy Birthday on the MFT Fishtail Flags die cut at both ends. The sketch looks like this:

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Well, it's about my bedtime and I have a few more things to do and I want to make them quick. Have an awesome Friday. It's almost the weekend! Yippee! Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Autumn Leaves

How is your week progressing? Since I have had Mondays off it seems like Tuesday is the new Monday for me. When I go back into work it just takes me all day to get back up to speed again. Tuesday can be really frustrating. We had an all department meeting today which took about 2 hours out of the day since our building doesn't have a room big enough for everyone we have to walk across campus to another building with bigger rooms. Seems like it takes a big chunk out of the day.
The nights have been cooler around here. The days have been pleasant and sunny. No rain for a while. Of course we just planted grass seed out at Baby Creek so it's not getting any moisture to help it grow. We could use some rain. But the cooler nights prompted this card.

The sentiment is the digi of the month from DeeDee's Digis called Leaf Your Cares Behind. I just love that name for the stamp set. I used one of the sentiments in the set. It reminds me of being a kid. We'd spend hours playing in the leaves. I'm sure we were supposed to be raking them but I wonder how much work really got done. LOL!

I die cut the sentiment with MFT Cross Stitched Ovals. I inked the oval with distress inks: mustard seed, fired brick, mowed lawn, and spiced marmalade. I embossed the background with the Flourished embossing folder. It reminded me of the wind blowing. The patterned paper strip is Basic Grey. To embellish I added some sparkly leaf stickers. I rounded the corners at the bottom of the card.
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We bought a new car tonight. It will take a couple days to get it as they have to bring it from another dealer. I got a twilight blue Outback. I'm excited about getting the car. I wanted to get used to it before the weather turns nasty. 
Hope your week is going well. I'm looking forward to a fast end to the week. Thanks for visiting me today. 



Sunday, September 20, 2015

Anything Goes in CAS Style

Where do the weekends go? I can hardly believe we are headed to Monday already. I was away from the Internet this weekend so I am late in posting the new challenge at the Outlawz CAS challenge. This week is easy peasy! The challenge is anything goes as long as it's CAS. Here's my card.

I used the ink smooshing technique for the background. I heat embossed the sentiment and the embellishments with white embossing powder, the ink smooshed the background with distress inks: fired brick, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade and cracked pistachio. I cut the background out with the largest Spellbinder's Lattice Rectangles. The image is the digi of the month at Imagine That! called Maggie's Apples. I used the pre-colored image, fussy cut it and popped it up from the framed sentiment. I added it to the card blank.
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I hope you'll check out this week's anything goes CAS challenge at Outlawz. We have a PaperTrey Ink gift certificate up for grabs. Thanks for stopping by and hope your weekend has been fantastic!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me

Happy Wednesday, my friends. Can you believe September is more than half over already? Where does the time go? Yesterday was my 60th birthday. I worked all day and came home to relax. Not a big celebration but a quiet day with lots of nice surprises. When I got to work there were flowers and a book on my desk from my co-workers. My youngest son sent me roses. They are gorgeous! When they open a bit more I'll share a picture of them. My husband bought me a new frying pan, made me a compost bin (that I've been wanting for while now) and we have tickets to a Piano Guys concert in December. We love them! If you have never seen one of their videos, here's a link to their videos. Pick any one of them to watch. You can't go wrong. If the music doesn't grab you (an I know it will) the scenery will. This will be our third concert to see them. We've gotten to meet them too and they are just so nice.
So my card today is a fun one. I really like how it turned out.

The image is Apple Blossom Birds at From the Heart Stamps. I colored them with Copic markers. The sentiment is a random stamp that I received in a blog candy. It was a package of sentiment stamps so I have no idea what company made it. But it seemed to for so well with this image. I used some scraps from my scrap box for the background paper and used faux stitching around the entire card. The final embellishment is a metal piece that I found at Target. It was a package of several different metal pieces and I decided this would make a nice sun to complete my little scene. I used the sketch from {i heart sketches with a twist}#118 but I didn't use the twist this week (make it interactive).
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Thanks for stopping by so early this morning. I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd get this posted before I went to work. Make it an awesome Wednesday!


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