Saturday, December 25, 2021

Joy to the World

 Our Lord and Savior has come among us once again! Just popping in today to wish you all a very Blessed Christmas. At present I am at home (sick) while my family is gathered in Cincinnati for all the Christmas festivities. Fortunately it is not Covid but just a very nasty cold or virus of some kind. Being all by myself I have plenty of time on my hands. So I whipped up a card this morning to post for Christmas.

The image is Angel from MMedel Illustrations. I colored her with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers and die cut the image with  MFT Stitched Ovals. Al of the designer paper is from Recollections Christmas Collection. I layered in black card stock. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday Christ is Born stamp set. I am entering a few challenges:
Wishing you all a blessed Christmas Day. May the love we share today bring us into the New Year with love to spare for all our brothers and sisters. God bless you and your families. Stay safe. Peace and all good in 2022! I am now headed for a nap!


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Three More Cards

 Happy Tuesday! At least I think it's Tuesday. My days seem to be all mixed up. We had the twins yesterday (Monday) which is not a normal day for us to have them. But they are out of school until the new year begins so we took them yesterday to give their parents a break. We hope to have Christmas with them Thursday night before we travel to be with family in Cincinnati. So I finished my three sets of Christmas cards today. I am not showing them all to you but here is another set of three.

Designer Paper: from my stash
I backed the image with a deep purple card stock.
Entering Beccy's Place December challenge: use a Beccy's Place image

Image and Sentiment: Doodle Pantry (no Longer in business
Designer paper: from my stash
The inside reads: Pucker up and give it a kiss!

Image and sentiment: Doodle Pantry (no longer in business)
Designer Paper: from my stash

I used the same design structure for all three cards. I am entering these challenges:
I have one more set to show you but it's time to get some dinner ready. So I am off to cook. My son has arrived from Boston so I am taking time to be with him while he's here. Stay well! Peace and all good!


Sunday, December 19, 2021

Love is Everything

Here we are for another set of cards that I made today after I got home from Indianapolis. The Colts played a great game last night and we had a wonderful time. And the Colts won 27-17. Go Colts! So I have 5 more cards for each set I am making for Christmas gifts so I found this one sheet wonder tutorial that will make enough cards to finish my sets. 

So this is the first card that I made. I picked out three pieces of double-sided 12x12 inch designer paper and cut it down to 6 pieces of 4x6. Then Jeanie Stark shows you how to make each of the cards. I used one piece of the 3 designer papers and folded them back at one corner. I taped the folded designer paper to a white card stock piece of the same size. I stamped the sentiment from a 2014 Simon Says Stamp set called Favorite Flowers. The rose images are from Beccy's Place Painted Flowers (retired). I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut each one. I popped them up with foam tape. I tired to match the card bases with colors from the designer papers. I am entering these challenges:
That's it for me tonight. I didn't sleep well last night at the hotel: different bed, too much excitement from the game, and I missed my bed partner. So I think I will be going to bed early tonight. Make it a great week! Stay safe. Peace and all good!


Saturday, December 18, 2021

Evergreen for Card Sets

 Happy Saturday! I am getting ready to drive to Indianapolis to meet up with my son Dan and go see the Colts vs. the Patriots game this evening. Dan flew in from Boston last night but we haven't seen him yet. Looking forward to his week stay with us. I have another card for my card sets done. Time is getting short I am going to have to start moving faster.

This image is from Eureka Stamps. It's one of four stamps in the Winter Set of 4 Digital Stamps. The images are colored with Spectrum Noir markers and then I added Star Dust Stickles to the pinecone edges. I played with different colors of card stock bases and different designer papers but used the same design. Even changed up the size of some of the triangle edges. To finish off I added some self-adhesive gems on each card. I am entering these challenges:
That's it for me today. I was hoping to get 10 cards done for each of the three sets I am doing for Christmas gifts. I am halfway there. 5 done and 5 to go. Thanks for stopping by. Stay well. Peace and all good!


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Thinking of You!

 Welcome to Wednesday! I am continuing to make cards for my 3 card sets that I need as Christmas gifts. This is my second card for the set.

I saw a similar card on Pinterest and this is my version. I used Beccy's Place Painted Blooms. I don't see this precise set so it may be retired. I die cut the image with MFT Stitched Circles and added the background circle and embossing with Gina Marie Designs Wonky stitched Circles. I liked the green card stock but ran out so I used black as I layered the dotted paper with black. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings. I used my MISTI to stamp all of the sentiments and then die cut them with Spellbinders Grommet Tags. Instead of grommets I used black brads on the tags. The dotted paper is from my stash. I used Black Diamond Stickles on the centers of the flowers. Lots of sparkle in real life. I am entering these challenges:
Two down and 8 more to go. Making the cards for the three sets all the same helps with time a little bit. I may do more of this kind of thing in the future. Back to the drawing board. Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe! Peace and all good!


Monday, December 13, 2021

Happy Birthday!

 Happy Monday! I hope your week started off great! A few things are dropping off my plate after this week, so I am taking stock of what I need to do yet and 3 sets of cards popped up on my radar as Christmas gifts. So I need 30 cards done (3 sets of 10 cards). So I've been watching my Pinterest feed for some simple cards. I am making all the sets the same so I am making the card at least three times.

So this first set of cards was inspired by Paper Daisy Crafting. She has a very nice video and instructions on how to make these cards. They are very similar to a Z-fold card. The background floral paper is one I've been wanting to use for a long time. The colors are gorgeous and it has some shine to it. The card base is purple and I colored the Happy Birthday sentiment purple also. The gingham paper is from my stash. I die cut the sentiment with MFT Stitched Circles. The backing to the circle is also purple and die cut with Spellbinder's Classic Scalloped Circles. I used a small flower die that's included in Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitched Rectangles (retired) to add three flowers around the sentiment with a blue paper and a chunky glitter paper from my stash. I made a fourth card just the same since all the papers cut for four cards. The last one went into my stash. LOL! Thanks to Paper Daisy Crafting for the tutorial.  I am entering these challenges:
I hope you are farther along to preparing for Christmas than I am. I have lots to do yet. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are staying safe. Take care. Peace and all good.



Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Sweet Holiday

 Happy Wednesday! Today I finished my last Christmas card that I need for this year. It's a card for my grandson Arthur.

I used the same stamp set that I made Valerie's card with: Imagine That Digistamps Gingerbread Cookies n' Cocoa. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers. I die cut it with MFT Stitched Circles. The card base is red card stock. The background paper is from Recollections Christmas collection. The candy cane paper is from my stash and die cut with Gina Marie Diamonds die set.. I backed the image and diamonds with black card stock. I used a red and green ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is also from the stamp set. I cut the sentiment apart. The image is popped up with foam tape. I am entering these challenges:
Tomorrow is our volunteer day. So no crafting tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. Stay safe. Peace and all good!


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Sugar and Spice

 It's been a while again. Life is keeping me busy. I finished writing my Christmas cards today and hope to get them in the mail tomorrow. But I have two more Christmas cards to do. One for Valerie and one for Arthur. So tonight I finished Valerie's card.

This is one of the images from Gingerbread Cookies n' Cocoa, the Digi of the Month at Imagine That Digital Stamps. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut it, and popped it up on foam tape. The designer paper is from Recollections Christmas Collection. I die cut the rectangle with MFT Single Stitch Rectangle Frames. The twine is  Doodle Twine, a multicolored red, white and green Christmas twine. The sentiment was die cut with one of the stitched sections from MFT Collage Cover-Up die. I used the same pink Spectrum Noir marker that I used on the gingerbread girl. I used a red card stock base. I am entering these challenges:
Tomorrow I hope to get Arthur's card finished. Then I will be done with Christmas cards. Yippee! I really hoped to get them out much earlier than this. Oh well. Hope you are all well! Thanks for stopping by. Stay well. Peace and all good!


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