Sunday, November 30, 2014

Large Event Cards Day Two

Here are the rest of the 18 cards I designed for the ladies event a few weeks ago.
Enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Large Event Cards Day One

I designed cards for a ladies event at a local church a couple of weeks ago.  I kept them simple and used some current and some retired products.  I will post today the first 9 of  18 and the second half tomorrow for inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Purple and Silver Tag

Preparing for my Christmas tag class coming up in a week.  I designed this tag to show as an example.  I will make several similar to this for my own gifts because my Christmas tree is purple and silver along with all the gifts I wrap.  I usually have no problem finding some purple wrapping paper, but this year I have not seen any as of yet.  No problem on the silver wrap!
I hope your Black Friday goes well.  I will be out shopping with my best friend and my college girl!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

PPA229 'Tis The Season Stars

Kind of an "out of the box" card but it is what I thought of first when I saw this sketch challenge!  Yes, I will be hand making and envelope and hand delivering probably to my son's teacher at church. But it was fun to make and layout the circle and stars!  
I hope you have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving and may you all be safe and healthy this holiday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Bright & Beautiful and Many Merry Stars
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate
Ink: Sliver Encore
rhinestones, Star framelits dies, Circle punches:1", 1 3/4" and 2"
Lucky Stars emboss folder  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Merry Monday #136 A Plaid Christmas

I have had the green plaid pattern laying on my work space for several days and was so happy when saw the color challenge so could I could finally be motivated to use it!  I have seen several cards lately doing this window and the pine branch from Ornamental Pine behind.  I decided some white emboss powder was in order and it came together easily after that.
Have a blessed Wednesday!  I will baking two pies today and hope the new one I have never made before comes out good!  
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Ornamental Pine
Paper: Trim the Tree DSP paper stack, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: VersaMark, Real Red, Garden Green
White emboss powder, banner punch, Oval framelits dies, heat tool, Real Red ribbon(vintage)  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PP223 Peace & Joy To You!

Great Sketch from LeAnne this week at
I liked using just Silver, Whisper White and Lost Lagoon on the card.  Not sure if my snowflake get lost in all that DSP and sparkle but I like the bling on it!
I hope you have a festive week and stay safe!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Good Greetings, Endless Wishes
Paper: All IS Calm DSP, Whisper White, Silver Foil and Lost Lagoon
Ink: Lost Lagoon and Memento Tuxedo Black
Banner punch, Circle punches: 1 3/8" and 1 3/4", rhinestones, All Is Clam Snowflake Embellishment, Silver 1/8" ribbon

Monday, November 24, 2014

Simple Washi Christmas Tags

My college girl is headed home excited since not seen her in 8 weeks..way too long!
Please pray she arrives safely today!  Thank You!

I am designing some Christmas tags to show for my tag class in December. These are two simple ones where i stared by stamping simple images and adding some washi tape to the bottom and a to/from.  I used twine for tying on to a gift. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Monday!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Simple Merry Christmas

I borrowed this set from a friend and club member and could not stop playing with it.  I made 4 cards within 20 minutes!  This one I had looked forward to doing the banner with the trees!  I love the way it turned out!
I also love snowmen so I had to play with him first!
I hope you enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: White Christmas
Paper: Poppy Parade (vintage), Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky
Markers: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade (vintage)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Merry Bags

These are some bags I decorated for my last Christmas card class.  The guests took their cards home in these from card class this past week!
I had fun cutting and clipping it all together!

I hope you have a blessed weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Whisper White and Early Espresso card stock, Trim The Tree DSP, Note Tag punch, Clothespin and twine from Under The Tree Tag A Bag Accessory kit, banner punch and framelits dies, rhinestones, Cherry Coobler ribbon(vintage), Cherrful Tags stamp set, Ink:Pistachio Pudding, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green 

Friday, November 21, 2014

FMS163 Lagoon & Pear Trees

Merry trees in this great sketch by Cindy over at Freshly Made Sketches!
I wanted to finally do some trees and a card using this set NOT in garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.  I had these colors out from my card class and wanted to do some softer colors for my trees.  I added Lost Lagoon to my Pear Pizzazz trees and really love it!  The rhinestones on the left side tree are colored with a blue blendie marker as to keep the colors flowing on the trees!
I love this Lost Lagoon ribbon and hope to see  ore colors in it this spring!  Here are fingers crossed!

Have a blessed Friday and enjoy your weekend!
If traveling for the upcoming holiday please be careful..especially if driving in Florida Monday the 24th because my college girl will be on the road headed home..finally!!!!!

Stamp set: Good Greetings, Festival of Trees
Paper: All IS Calm, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Lost Lagoon, and Pear Pizzazz
Lost Lagoon ribbon, corner rounder, tree punch, rhinestones, Medium Coastal Cabana blendie marker

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PPA228 Star Wishes

I stared at this sketch for many minutes and even had to walk away and come back later and look some more!   It helped when decided I wanted a DSP on left and card stock dry embossed on right.  I had this sweater print from the Trim the Tree paper stack on my desk because I have not used it but wanted to design a card with it.  here was my chance!  I then choose colors in the DSP and that made it all more simple.  I had no problem deciding the sentiment since I love this one from Ornamental Pine and knew it was the size I wanted to use as well.
I then had to choose a stamped image to pop in the middle but was not sure until I went through my sets and at the end was this set was has proved in the short two weeks I have had it to be very helpful!
Hope you enjoy your Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Many Merry Stars and Ornamental Pine
Paper: Trim the Tree DSP paper stack, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Garden Green
Ink: Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler
rhinestones colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendies, Star framelits, banner punch, Polka Dot emboss folder  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Merry Monday #135 Holiday Cheer

The only bells I have are jingle bells but they make for a festive compliment to this Holiday Cheer card. This is a chance to use my "sweather pattern" designer paper print from Trim the Tree DSp paer stack.  I have a card for you tomorrow using this same paper.  I had been hoarding it but it is time to pull it out and use some!
Enjoy you day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Cheerful Tags
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Trim the Tree DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, and Garden Green
Note Tag punch, Cherry Cobbler 1" sheer linen ribbon, mini jingle bells, linen thread

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PP222 A Christmas Thank You

This was perfect timing for me as I had just had a friend ask if I could make her 3 Christmas themed thank you cards to give to some ladies helping her put on a Christmas event.  I did a little casing from Carole Parsons over at . I loved her white "snow" on the pinecones but I did not have any so used my Dazzling Details. I love how it took on a green look.  
I hope you will have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Ornamental Pine and Express Yourself (vintage)
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, and Trim the Tree DSP
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Mossy Meadow ribbon, Dazzling Details  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nature's Peace On Earth

Last card for Christmas card class tonight!
I have to end on my favorite color...purple...Elegant Eggplant in this case! I first cut about an 1/2" off the front of my card base. 
I embossed the front with the large stamp from Nature's Peace in Smoky Slate emboss powder.  I placed a piece of Smoky Slate card stock inside.

I hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!


Stamp set: Nature's Peace
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate
Ink: VersaMark, Smoky Slate and Elegant Eggplant
Smoky Slate emboss powder, heat tool

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Silver & Gold

Christmas card number 4 for my card classes this week.  I wanted to do a little simple since some of the other cards will take some time to color and punch and heat emboss. This set is the Endless Wishes set stamped in Gold and Silver Encore ink.  I love the words in the set are separate so can pair what you like together. Easy to stamp each in one color and the other in another color like I did. 
I started to go crazy with the ribbon and add sliver too but thought the gold was enough.  I will offer them gold or silver 1/8" ribbon and they add one or the other or both.
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Sunday!

Stamp set: Endless Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate
Ink: Gold and Silver Encore ink
Decorative Dots emboss folder, Gold 1/8" ribbon 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thinking Of You

This is the third card for card class this next week. I designed this same card a few weeks back for a sketch challenge and loved it.  I changed the paper a little but still love the snowman and the red bird.  This stamp set is so versatile and I like that my guest can change it to add the deer or more than one snowman or what ever they want their scene to be!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Stamp set: White Christmas
Paper: All IS Calm DSP, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Lost Lagoon, Markers: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
Lost Lagoon taffeta ribbon, corner rounder 

Friday, November 14, 2014

FMS162 Snow Fun!

Snow Fun!
I wanted to use my tall snowman from Snow Much Fun which sadly retired a year ago. I love it so much and will continue to use it each year!
I paired him with some Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay and added some flakes from the All IS Calm frosted sequins embellishments.
I was not thinking of sentiment until the end and here is where the tiny words in Holiday Home come in real handy!

Have a wonderful, frosty day! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Snow Much Fun (vintage) and Holiday Home
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, and Winter Frost DSP stack (vintage)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Black StaZon
Markers: Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate
All Is Calm Frosted Sequins embellishments, Bermuda Bay 1/8" ribbon, Stylish Stripe emboss folder

Thursday, November 13, 2014

PPA227 A Thank You Wreath

I needed a thank you card for a friend and so I thought of the wreath and these colors working well together for a thankful card!
I had not used the flower that comes with the stamp set yet.  It even has a die which made getting five popped up a breeze!  I did stamp the watercolor banner from the For All Things set in Crushed Curry and then stamped over a thank you from Lots of Thanks in Pumpkin Pie. 
The background shape was cut  from Color Me Autumn DSP with my Bigz Clear Oval Accent die.  It gave a different look than I expected!
Play along with the color challenge this week.  You will be glad you did!

Have a blessed Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: For All Things, Lots Of Thanks, Wondrous Wreath
Paper: Old Olive, Color Me Autumn, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
Bigz Clear Oval Accents die, Top Note die, Wonderful Wreath framelits dies, pearls

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Merry Monday #134 Ornamental Blue

This was a fun challenge.  I thought of embossing the branch in sliver right away and then thought I might as well emboss all.  So I used Pool Party emboss powder to do the ornament and the sentiment.
The Pool Party is light and I think pairs well with the silver and the silver glimmer paper.
I hope you have a non-blue day!  But join this Merry Monday challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Ornamental Pine
Paper: Pool Party. Whisper White, and Silver Glimmer paper
Ink: VersaMark
Pool Party and Sliver emboss powders, banner punch, heat tool

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Many Merry Trees

Happy Veteran's Day!

This is the second card for my card class next week.  I paired the Crumb Cake with some Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler. I used some of the Under The Tree specialty paper which is a heavy weight...great for boxes and making 3D objects. I like this card better in person because you get more of a feel for the texture with the embossing and the trees and banner popped up!  
I hope you enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Good Greetings, Festival Of Trees
Paper: Under The Tree Specialty Paper, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler
Large Polka Dot emboss folder, Banner framelits dies, 2 1/2" circle punch, Tree punch, Banner punch, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon

Monday, November 10, 2014

PP221 Wishing You Star

Saw these colors and thought of trees.  In fact, I designed a card for my next class that I am posting tomorrow using Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler but I also used Crumb Cake and Whisper White. So I decided to pull a set using some that would maybe challenge me. I decided to see what I could do with the stars in the Bright & Beautiful set.  I have been wanting to heat emboss the sentiment so started with it in Cherry and than embossed the star in Cherry also. I grabbed a scrap of Mossy Meadow and emboss it, too.  I like the way it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Monday!

Stamp set: Bright & Beautiful
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
Ink: VersaMark
Cherry Cobbler emboss powder, heat tool, pearl, Star framelits dies, Mossy Meadow ribbon