Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Dreams

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I had a nice time with extended family. It is very rainy here today, so I have been working on a card that I am entering into two challenges. I saw this fold not long ago and I have really been wanting to try it.  At Basic Grey we are to use a household item on our project. I cut up a key chain and used it as the ornaments on the trees. I used Basic Grey papers from the Life of the Party and the Basics packs. The challenge at Magnolia-licious is a cozy Christmas picture for inspiration. As you can see I honed in on the Christmas tree! I had so much fun making this card. I wanted to show how the card looked when it was folded, so I had to use some removable tape to keep it shut! Here is the template for the folds. I hope you have fun making this too!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful for and I know you do too! I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. God bless!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Card and Technique

I hope you have been having a great weekend. I had a fun day yesterday stamping with friends and I learned a new technique that I did on this card. It is easy and fun. I used the Impression Obsession cover-a-card snowflake stamp (CC066) on the background. I dabbed white acrylic paint on the stamp and stamped it and then used my heat gun to dry the paint. I then used shades of blue Distress inks to sponge over the snowflakes. Then I wiped off the excess ink with a damp cloth. I posted 2 other back grounds I made this way. My focal stamp is part of the Impression Obsession Holy Night Collage stamp (L4191). I used a circle die cut to cut out the center. I colored it with chalks and added glitter to certain areas. I made this card for the Impression Obsession challenge. We are to use only stamps, no patterned paper. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Joy

Hi Everyone!

At Joan's Gardens the challenge this week is to make a winter themed card or tag and use some kind of embossing, die cut, and animal. At Just Rite Stampers the theme is Christmas so I combined the two on this card.  It really feels like Christmas outside today so the weather has inspired me to make this card. I am nearly finished with my Christmas cards! Whoooo-hooooo! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Tip Tag

At Top Tip Tuesday the theme is to make a tag and share a tip. I was thinking of Thanksgiving when I made this tag. My tip is this -- to add interest to a background stamp a script stamp over it. Thanks for the fun challenge!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Red, White and Black

I had fun doing another challenge today. And, yes, I made another Christmas card to add to my stash! At Just Magnolia the challenge is to use the colors red, white and black. I also used the sketch from Sketch Saturday. I used some Christmas paper that I bought at the end of the season last year. It is the first time I have used it this year. Hope you are having a good day. It is really nice here again!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thank You

At House Mouse and Friends the challenge is to make a thank you card. I made a Christmas thank you since it is the season for gift giving and cards are needed for a thank you in return. I used the sketch on the priscillastyles blog. Isn't this the cutest mouse? 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle It's A Cultural Thing Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle It's A Cultural Thing blog hop! We are celebrating  different cultures and customs by making cards using stamps from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  If you came from Barbara's  lovely blog you are in the right spot! Otherwise you might want to start with the Sparkle N Sprinkle's blog to get all the details to be able to win four great prizes! We are celebrating America's cultural richness in a blog hop.  I made two cards representing other cultures that I have visited. The first card represents Africa where my husband and I went on several safaris. I just had to use the dark fern with the lovely zebra on this card. I have also been to the beautiful islands in the Carribean. I remember the colorful hibiscus blooms that I saw there, so I used the Sparkle N Sprinkle hibiscus blossom  on my second card.  Rememebr that through the end of the month the Sparkle N Sprinkle Team presents Design Elements, Asian, Medallions and Andrea Roberts stamps on special for 15% off. To view our specials and products just click here .
Continue on your cultural journey to Julie's wonderful blog and leave a comment!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Catching Snowflakes

I combined this card into two challenges. At Magnolia-licious we had a picture of a beautiful blue necklace as our inspiration. At Just Magnolia the challenge is Anything Goes with the option of using lace and pearls.. I decided to make another Christmas card to add to my stash. I just love this little girl. I have used her carrying leaves and now she is carrying snowflakes! You will see her again carrying flowers and Easter eggs, I am sure! LOL! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Starry Night Reindeer

On the Two Peas in a Bucket board we have been having a discussion about spray mists. Anne wanted us to show any of our misted pieces that we had. I thought I had a few, but I could not find any. I must have used them all and given them away. So today I pulled out my sprays and had a fun time making some more backgrounds. I used one of the backgrounds to make this Christmas card. I used a die cut reindeer that my good friend, Bonnie, gave me last year. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Our Daily Bread Sketch

I hope you are having a good Sunday. It is so nice here. I want to go for a walk real soon! I entered this card in Our Daily Bread Sketch Challenge. I used the butterfly from the Butterfly Corner stamp, the Vintage Border background that I embossed in white on the pink scallop, and the saying from the Thinking of You set. This was an enjoyable card to make since I have been in the middle of making Christmas cards!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Another Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card I made for the Just Rite Christmas Linky Party. I am getting closer to getting my cards finished for this year! I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Penny Black Sketch Challenge

I have been busy making Christmas cards today. Here is a Christmas card I am entering in the Penny Black sketch challenge this week. The little mouse is usually holding a bouquet of flowers, but to make it "Christmasy"  I had him holding a Christmas gift instead!

Midnight Madness Sketch 128

I made a Christmas card using the Midnight Madness Sketch 128 at Priscillastyles Blog.  I am enjoying using the stamps from the Christmas Treasures Set from Just Rite. I love this cardinal. Thanks for the fun challenge! I hope everyone has a great day!

Other challenges entered --
Just Rite -- Christmas Linky Party

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Just Rite Christmas Linky Party

Hi, I hope you are having a good day. It is beautiful here. Just Rite is having a Christmas Linky Party. We are to use Just Rite Christmas stamps to make a Christmas project. I used a stamp from the Christmas treasures set. 

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