Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Snoopy Halloween

 Happy Tuesday! And the end of November. Where does the time go. I finished one more card for Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards that I want to share with you.

It's a simple Halloween card but great fun. I love using the napkin technique for card making and someone gave me these napkins (from Hallmark) a while back and I hadn't used them yet. So I set out last night to see what I could do. I started out with one panel and decided that I wanted to cut the panel down and guess what. It ripped the edges of the napkin. So I made a second but didn't want to waste the first one since the image was still intact, so I fussy cut the image and popped it up with foam tape on the new panel. To complete the card I used Yellow Stickles on the pumpkin eyes (and then ran out), Star Dust Stickles on his mouth, and Black Diamond Stickles for eyes and noses. I just love napkins! I am entering these challenges:
Today we have a another busy day. We are visiting two places to pick out things for the new house. Apparently it takes forever to order materials these days so the builder asked us to go look at cultured stone at a masonry shop and doors at the door dealer. So I guess we'll be doing that today. This afternoon we may need to be out at our Baby Creek property for movers to come look at the trailer that someone will be moving out. We advertised it for free but they have to move it. But the catch is it's on the top of a steep hill down a county road with 3 fords to cross over a creek. So it is a bit of a challenge. I hope to get another card made tonight but we'll see how time goes. Thanks to Beccy for a month full of fun challenges! Stay safe out there! Peace and all good.


Monday, November 29, 2021

Patience of a Gardener

 Just a break from my usual Christmas card, as I realized that we are at the end of the month and I had one more progressive challenge to do.

The image is from SheepSki Designs called Claudia's Plant. The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and die cut with Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Ovals. The sentiment is from Daydream Designs by Diane. It must have been a freebie somewhere along the way. I die cut it with one of the dies from MFT Blueprints 32 (retired) and inked it with one of the Spectrum Noir markers I used for coloring. The background paper is vellum with a design. Very pretty IRL. I added the leaf in the top corner as an embellishment. I am entering these challenges:
Thank you for stopping by today. Our Thanksgiving dinner with the twins went well yesterday but the big hit was the blueberry pie my daughter made. LOL! So tonight we are having turkey chili to use some of the turkey up. Stay safe! Peace and all good!


Saturday, November 27, 2021

The Letter S

 It's good to be back home! Tomorrow is our Thanksgiving dinner with our daughter, son-in-law and twins. So I am in cooking mode right now. But I did manage to get a card done this evening for thee letter S.

This is an S-fold card and I used a tutorial from Beccy's Place website. The image in my file is named Snowfolk Set but I don't see it on the website. It may be retired. I used the pre-colored image and die cut it with Gina Marie Designs Wonky Ovals. I added a frame line of black marker.

The inside of the card displays patterned paper from Recollections Christmas collection. I used Gina Marie Designs Wine Bottle Label die. The top sentiment is from Beccy's Place Snowman Set. Another set I didn't find on the website. The "Merry Christmas" is from Simon Says Stamps Abstract Holiday. I am entering these challenges:
Hope your weekend is restful and crafty. Stay safe! Peace and all good!


Touched by Peace

 Happy Day! Our family group who usually numbers close to 50, has dwindled to 10 this year. So it's a nice cozy group. We traveled home last night so I am happy to be home. Here is another card.

Rudolph is the center image of my card. He is die cut from MFT Delightful Deer. I added a small red dot to Rudolph's nose. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's Christ is Born. The house and trees are from a set called Scenic Winter. I am entering these challenges:
We have a busy weekend ahead. Things to do to get ready for the coming week. Work at the mobile home to get it ready to move out in preparation for ground-breaking on the new house. Tomorrow we are having Thanksgiving dinner here for our daughter, SIL, and the twins so my turkey is thawing out. And once the weekend is over we have a long list of things that needs to get done this week. Yikes! I'm tired already. Well, it's off to get the laundry done. Make it a super fun weekend. Stay safe! Peace and all good.


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Glory to the New Born King

 Happy Tuesday! We traveled to Cincinnati today for the family Thanksgiving. It will be a small family get together as a few have dropped out this week. I finished this card right before I left this morning.

My card today features Beccy's Place Lamb of God digital stamps. I used the pre-colored image and a sentiment from the set. I die cut the panel with the A2 size stitched die from MFT Blueprints 13 (retired). I went looking for a stencil to fill the background. I was really looking for something with sunbeams but ran into my Gina Marie Designs fireworks stencil and decided that what better time to shoot fireworks but to announce the newborn King. So I used three yellow colors of distress inks: Wild Honey, Lemonade, and Fossilized Amber, to create the fireworks. I really love this card. I am entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing all my U.S. friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. And all my other crafty friends a wonderful week! Stay safe! Peace and all good!


Sunday, November 21, 2021

Be Mine

 Happy Sunday! We had the twins all day yesterday. As always they are a delight to have around. But we thought it was Sunday all day yesterday because that's the usual day that we have them. Arthur was washing his hands and reciting the Russian alphabet and Valerie was reading me a book with multi-syllable words in it. They just blow me away how smart they are at 5 years old. Mt cards today are for Valentine's Day!

I used precolored images from Beccy's Place Wild Abut You digital stamp set. I searched but didn't find it in the list. It's one of my all-time favorite sets. The sentiment is also from that set. I could get 2 sets of images on one sheet so I decided to just make 2 cards. I die cut the panels with MFT Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Squares (retired). I used a corner rounder to also round the corners of the red base card stock. And to add my glitter, I used Star Dust Stickles. I outlined the hearts and the sentiment.
I am entering these challenges:
This week is Thanksgiving Week here in the U.S. It's definitely a busy one for us. Tomorrow, Tom and I are running a chipper that the neighborhood rented to get rid of branches and invasive plants that neighbors have taken out of their yards. Many people have these lined up at the curb and we'll be shredding them all day tomorrow. Neighbors will help drag the limbs to the chipper; but it's full days job. Tuesday we are meeting a builder to tour a house that he's currently building so we can get an idea of the quality of his work. And after that we'll be driving to Tom's Dad's house to spend some time with the family for Thanksgiving. I am grateful that I am only responsible for a vegetable dish and not the entire meal. Friday is our annual "Girls' Day Out" where all the girls in the family go out for lunch and then "shop". Tom and I will drive home after Girls' Day Out. So I hope to find time to craft Saturday as Sunday we'll have the twins again. Makes me tired just thinking about it! For all my American friends I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for all my blog visitors and crafty friends. Please stay safe! I wish you peace and all good!


Friday, November 19, 2021

Blue Poinsettia for Alex

 I guess this a second "P" card for me since I am using an image that Beccy from Beccy's Place made for my grandson Alex. You can read the message and get the free image here. Thank you Beccy for honoring Alex with this lovely image!

The image is pre-colored and fussy cut. I used two different sizes of the image. I CASED a card that Beccy posted as Inspiration for the letter "O". I loved that design from Beccy so I used the card for the design of this card. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday Christ is Born. I used a scrap of some blue glitter paper and also some dotted paper from my stash. The card base is also blue. I love using color markers to create a frame. The ric rac is from my stash. To finish off I used Diamond Stickles on the tips of the poinsettia leaves and centers. Alex was born November 21 and was with us for only 4 hours. The blue poinsettia is my symbol for him. Thank you Beccy!
I am entering these challenges:
Lots of things going on this weekend. I hope I find some time to craft. Can't believe that Thanksgiving is this next week. I am thankful that I only have to bring a vegetable dish for dinner. We drove out to our other property today to show a couple our mobile home. We've advertised it for free to anyone who will move it to make way for the new house. The trick will be getting it down the steep slope of our driveway. Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Stay safe Peace and all good!


Thursday, November 18, 2021

P is for Purple

 Another Christmas card today! This one in a non-traditional color. I used the image for one of my progressive challenges.

My MIL would have loved this card as purple was her favorite color. I used the pre-colored image from Imagine That Digi of the Month called Truckin' Santa Paws. Since the truck was purple I stayed with that theme. I thought both designer papers in the background were from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. I found one of them but the "knit sweater" paper I haven't been able to find. That one might also be an Imagine That paper but I couldn't find it there either.

I used Gina Marie Designs Stitched Diamonds to die cut the image and other panels. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays. I used Diamond Stickles for the snow and Santa hats in the image. I am entering these challenges:
That's it for me for right now. Thursday is our volunteer day so we'll be busy. Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe. Peace and all good.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

M is for Moose

 One more day before my week gets really busy. We had a lovely day weather-wise yesterday but tonight we'll be plunging back into the deep freeze again. I like light weather jacket weather, but not so much full winter coat weather. Oh well, spring will come again (I pray!). 

My card today is all about Christ-Moose!

The image is from Eureka Stamps called Peeking Moose. He isn't really a Christmas stamp so I had to decorate him for Christmas. The "not-so-great" coloring was done with Spectrum Noir markers. I added Star Dust Stickles to his teeth and they sparkle plenty! The ornaments hanging from his antlers are from My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays stamp set and coordinating dies.  I added Dimensional Magic to the ornaments to make them pop. The image panel is die cut with MFT Blueprints 13 A2 stitched die. The designer paper is from Recollections Christmas Collection. The card base is green card stock with  red layering. The sentiment is computer-generated. I am entering these challenges:
I got my errands out of the way this morning so I am hoping for more crafting time this afternoon. I have a few other things to do on my list thought first. Hope you are staying warm and well. Peace and all good!


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Jingle All the Way

Happy Tuesday! I am thrilled to report that not only did the contractor show up, but we really liked him. He's going to arrange a time for us to tour a house that he's currently building and he can start in the spring which is what we wanted to do. He's also okay with us doing some of the work which will lessen the cost of the house. So God was good to us today! 

My card tonight uses more Diamond Stickles. Tis the season for glitz and glitter, right? So here it is:

The stocking image is a free image from Beccy's Place called Christmas Stocking. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment is from another stamp set from Beccy's Place called Dasher and Dancer. I die cut the sentiment and the green background cardstock with Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitched Rectangles (retired). The printed designer series paper is from Recollections Christmas Collection. My base is green card stock. All the layers are backed with black card stock. My jingle bells and the word "Jingle" is covered with Diamond Stickles. I am entering these challenges:
That's it for my tonight. The twins got their first vaccine shot and their Mom said they are doing fine! Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you had a great day! Stay safe. Peace and all good!


Monday, November 15, 2021

Christmas Lights

 You may have noticed by now that I am not doing Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards challenge in order. Since my crafting time is limited these days I am going with whatever strikes me when I have time. The image I used today has always been one of my favorite because it reminds me of my childhood.

Some people have gorgeous Christmas trees with all white lights but I grew up with lots of color. We once had a tree that blinked on and off in all kinds of colors. So I've always preferred lots of color at Christmas time. The twins learned their colors by Christmas tree bulbs. LOL! So my bulbs are a rainbow of colors. The image is from Wendy Made. I got it as a free stamp years ago and I haven't been able to find the source again. If you know I'd love to give credit for it. The sentiment was part of the original image. I altered the image and removed the sentiment to get the top row of lights. The coloring was done with Spectrum Noir markers and then I coated each bulb with Dimensional Magic to give it texture and shine. I die cut the white panel with MFT A2 Stitched die from Blueprints 13 (retired).  A fairly simple card but it looks really nice in real life! I am entering these challenges:
Tomorrow we meet with another builder to discuss the new house. We'd love to finalize the plans so we are ready to begin building in the spring. I do hope this one shows up. We haven't had great luck with that so far. Thanks for stopping by. Have a super day! Stay safe. Peace and all good!


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Christmas Thank Yous

 Happy Sunday! I am back with another set of cards for Beccy's Month of Holiday Challenge. This set was done to CASE a card that I had made in the past. So each year I try to make thank you cards for Christmas gifts. So I looked back at Christmas cards I had made in previous years and decided to CASE a card I made last year for the "W" prompt. It features one of Beccy's wreathes.

This is my CASED card and you can see the card that I am CASING here. I used the same wreath image: Berry Wreath (a free image from Beccy's Place). I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers using two different shades of green for the leaves. I changed up the sentiment in the center of the wreath.  Instead of creating my frame by using faux stitching I used a die from MFT Blueprints 13 which is an A2 Stitched die. Instead of fussy cutting the image I just printed it to the card stock and die cutting the panel. I must have used the rest of my holly leaf stickers so I found some other corner stickers to use for the cards. Instead of a white card base I used a red card base. I did use Stickles for the berries but I used Christmas Red instead of Ruby Slippers and I only coated some berries in each bunch rather than the entire bunch of berries. I am entering these challenges:
We had the twins all day today. It was blustery and cold all day. It snowed this morning for the first time this season but nothing stuck to the ground as it's still too warm. So we baked cut out cookies and the twins helped make them and then got to frost their own cookies before they ate them, of course.

They are very good about taking turns. They both helped stir the ingredients. Here they are beating the frosting with me. They both did cutouts and of course frosted. And they had some cookies to take home with them. We had a ball together. They are such good kids. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you make it an amazing week! Stay safe. Peace and all good!


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Quilted Santa

Happy weekend!  I have another card today for Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards. This time I worked on Day 12. Our challenge was to make a shaped card. Beccy had an awesome tutorial to show us just how easy it is to make a shaped card.

The image I used was a free one from Beccy's Place called Quilted Santa. I used the pre-colored version and followed the tutorial Beccy posted. Once I completed the card I used a number of embellishments: Dimensional Magic on the bell and several colors of Stickles s: Burgundy (berries), Black Diamond (bear's nose) and Cinnamon (Santa's coat). I am entering these challenges:

That's all the time I have. I have to get ready for the twins tomorrow. It's supposed to be cold and nasty so it just might be an indoor day. Maybe we'll make cookies. Have a fantastic weekend. Stay safe. Peace nd ll good!


Friday, November 12, 2021

Grateful Heart

 My next card for Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards challenge is for the letter G. I picked "grateful" for my G word.

This is a card for Thanksgiving. In the U.S. we celebrate in November. It's less than 2 weeks away. The image I used is from Beccy's Place called Autumn Blessings. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, die cut it with Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners, and used MFT Chunky Herringbone stencil to create a background on the tag with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment is from the same set, double die cut with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags (retired), and inked with Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. The leaf paper in the background is from my stash on a brown card stock base. I finished it off with two brown self-adhesive gems. I am entering these challenges:
Today we met with a builder who actually showed up to talk about building a house for us. After he left we cut, split stacked the wood of a tree that Tom cut down. It was in the way of the new driveway. A lot of work so I am tired tonight. Hope your week has been awesome. Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe. Peace and all good!


Monday, November 8, 2021

H is for Hearts

 Today's challenge at Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards is the letter "H" and we can make any holiday card so I wanted to use Beccy's Celebration Panels Digital Stamps to make a card. So my H is for hearts.

This is a very simple card. I printed the hearts panel from the set and colored it with different reds and pinks from my Spectrum Noir marker set. The sentiment is from the Celebration Panels set and I die cut it from a washi tape die in MFT Blueprints 13 (retired). I edged the sentiment strip with a pink marker. The striped paper is from my stash and has a layer of black card stock on a white card base. I am entering these challenges:
I've been hopping around the alphabet and may never catch up but I am doing what I can. Today we dug up sweet potatoes. We managed to find 3 5-gallon buckets of sweet potatoes. We were supposed to meet a builder for our new house but he didn't show up. One of these days the house might get started. LOL! Hope your week is off to a great start. Stay safe. Peace and all good!


Sunday, November 7, 2021

E is for Evergreen and Envelope

 Welcome back! We had the twins today and had a ball with them. And after they went home and I had a chance to pick up the house I managed to finish off this card.

I used a retired stamp set from Gina K Designs (0ne of my favorites) called Winter Foliage to make this card. The entire card is stamped on one layer. The sentiment is from MFT Beautiful Blessings. Someone gave me a bunch of these red card bases and I cut it down to fit an envelope from my stash. Then I decorated the envelope to match the card. I am entering these challenges:
As the weekend closes, wishing a  blessed week! Make it an amazing one. Thanks for stopping by. Peace and all good!


Friday, November 5, 2021

B is for Bells

 Happy Friday! I took a step back to the letter B today as I did C is for cardinals yesterday for Beccy's Month of Holiday cards

The bell image is from an old Gina K Designs stamp set called Very Merry Christmas. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut it. The two patterned papers are from my stash. The sentiment is from Create with TLC and die cut with Quickcutz Tags. The card base is a crimson red color and so are the layers around the candy cane paper and the sentiment tag. I finished off the bells by adding Dimensional Magic to give them a shiny appearance. I am entering these challenges:
This afternoon we drove to Cincinnati to visit Tom's Dad and do some jobs for him. We'll be driving back home tomorrow night as we have the twins all day Sunday. So it's a fast and furious weekend. Hope you have a very relaxing weekend! Thanks for stopping by. Peace and all good!


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Thinking of You at Christmas

 Back with another card for Beccy's Month of Holiday Cards.

I used Beccy's Cardinal Digital Stamp set. The sentiment is also from the stamp set. The paper is from Recollections Christmas collection I die cut the the image with Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Circles as is the red wonky stitched backing layer. The Double Scallop Border die is from My Favorite Things. I am entering these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by. Listening to the Colts game and they are actually winning for a chance. Go Colts. Stay well! peace and all good!


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