I'm sending you all Christmas Blessings.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
We went from 53 yesterday to 23 this morning! Brrr. Daisy had to wear her coat this morning when she went out. It took longer to put it on and take it off than she was out. Not a fan of the cold, just like me.
I used this 3-D texture fade e/f from Sizzix to make several Christmas cards. I just love the look it gives and you can use it several ways. I rubbed a Delicata gold ink pad over the flat side on the first card, used my finger to rub the same ink over the petals on the second card and added red sequins to the centers of the flowers on the third card. I made another card that I forgot to take a picture of. It was also a white panel and I colored tiny pearls dark red for the centers and used the same red as a card base.
Please be safe and enjoy the holidays.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Sunday, December 20, 2020
My friend, Bonnie, of https://bon2stamp.blogspot.com/2020/12/santa-owl.html posted a card that I just loved and I knew right away I wanted to copy it for my granddaughter. I added a few things to it but Bonnie really inspired me. The owl is Impression Obsession and I added a Santa hat, google eyes and a sentiment. Thank you, Bonnie.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
It's the season to hear bells. Church bells, sleigh bells and Salvation Army bells. Here is my version of bells. I used an Impression Obsession bell die to cut the bells in silver mirror c/s. I added a bow of white and silver and mounted them on white c/s. The background is Stampin' Up paper and the sentiment is snarky and from Impression Obsession also. I added pattern paper.
Friday, December 18, 2020
I did purchase a new die set this season by Honey Bee. It comes with the O or wreath for the middle letter of joy. I chose to use the wreath and embossed it with fired brick embossing glaze. The J and Y was clear embossed so they would shine too. The snowflake embossing folder is Cuttlebug.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
It's only ten more days till Christmas. My gosh this year has gone by so fast. You would think just staying home for the whole year that the year would just drag by but it hasn't. I just talked to my son and we are not going to get together for Christmas. After being so good all year, we decided a few more months wouldn't hurt to stay apart. But, I sure do miss everyone, especially my new great granddaughter. She is growing in leaps and bounds.
This card is made with a Spellbinders poinsettia die and embossed with TH embossing glaze. I kept seeing such gorgeous cards that had been embossed with it on Christine's blog https://itsacarddaysnight.blogspot.com/. I ordered several colors and I am thrilled with how it makes the die cuts look. It gives a different look than clear embossing powder.
Monday, December 14, 2020
This is the end of the pattern paper cards. I may have a strip or snippet on other cards but this is the last one that features a background of pp. It is suppose to be snow so act like that is what you see! I die cut a border with a Lawn Fawn die and added Stickles for snow along the edge. Added a die cut tree and added a bit of Stickles to it and that was it. The Stickles are there but don't show up in the picture for some reason. Might be the photographer.
Sunday, December 13, 2020
I used pattern paper as a background to showcase this Penny Black die. It is colored with Copic markers and I added a simple sentiment. Glossy accents were added to the red berries for shine. I only have a few more cards to make for Christmas. Nothing like waiting till the last minute. The pattern paper saved me this year. I am thinking it will be a good idea to play along with the Christmas challenges throughout next year!.
Friday, December 11, 2020
You have seen me use this deer before but something about it draws it to me every year. Here are two cards using the deer head from Poppy Stamps and using, surprise, pattern paper as background. The first one is die cut with gold mirror paper and the second deer is die cut with gray paper to go along with the pattern paper.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The title says it all, I'm not quite done with pattern paper. This card is done with Alexandra Renke paper. She has the most beautiful papers and it is hard to cut them up. All you need is a greeting and it's done. My local stamp store carries her papers and I'm in love every time I go in the store. I'm so glad I went before Christmas and they had her paper in already.
Keep wearing your masks and be safe.
Monday, December 7, 2020
I am so pleased to be using pattern paper for my cards. Since I waited so long to get started it has been such a help but beyond that I'm using up my stash. This beautiful paper is Kaisercraft and I just die cut trees from gold mirror paper. I added some gold twine also from my stash. When you have gorgeous paper you have to give it the love it deserves.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
I haven't gotten any candy canes this year since I don't go to the grocery store in person. (Both are good things). I thought this would be a good way to share some candy instead. The candy cane is a Poppy Stamps die cut in white card stock and layered over red card stock. I mounted that panel on plaid paper from a LDRS 6x6 paper pack called Christmas Cottage. The dies I used to cut the panels are from Gina Marie.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
I'm so late this year starting my Christmas cards so there is a chance they will be late. I'm working really hard to make them but still have to rest my hands. The pain has gone into my wrists now but not like carpal tunnel. If I rest it goes away.
In keeping with using my pattern paper (which I'm happy to say I have been doing) this is a paper with the trees and teeny birds. I added the die cut trees in silver glitter paper and little die cut red birds. The sentiment is SU embossed in Wow black twinkle glitter.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
I want to wish my friend, Susan a very Happy Birthday today. This is a round number birthday so, of course, it is special just as she is. Loll of https://www.stampingwithloll is having a linky party for Susan if you would like to send Susan birthday wishes.
My card is made with Stampin Up products and I'm linking it up at the party. Happy Birthday, Susan.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
I'm wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate and a wonderful day to everyone. I kept this card for today hoping you can all make happy memories with your family and friends even if you aren't together and zoom. I am so grateful for each and everyone of you that visit, comment and those that come by and don't comment too. This is such a warm, generous and sharing community of stampers and I'm so happy I found all of you. You are all so inspiring and leave such great comments that keep me going.
This card is all pattern paper with just the sentiment stamped on it. I wish I was able to color so gorgeous like this paper is.
May you have a safe and happy holiday.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
This stamp is my very favorite for fall. It is a Serendipity wood mount from 2008 and I use it every year. It's colored with Copics and I used Nuvo glitter drops in Golden Sunset. Isn't that a great name for them? I added glossy accents to the pumpkin for a bit more shine and a strip of pattern paper along the left side.
Even though my family isn't getting together for Thanksgiving I am cooking a full meal. I have always had Thanksgiving here and I want to have the leftovers! Instead of turkey I am making chicken and noodles, dressing and mashed potatoes. Noodles are not a side dish that to many people make for this holiday but we always have them so I am making those today and the rest tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
This is the only Magenta stamp I have and it is an older one. It is called a puzzle set because there are six different scenes you can make. I chose three of the images, although they are all gorgeous, and colored them with Copics and arranged them in this formation. The leaves along the bottom are ribbon.
I made a terrible discovery yesterday. I sat down on the floor to go through a box of things and when I went to get up I learned that I can no longer just pop up off the floor like days of old. I had to turn over on my knees, then push myself up. When did that happen. There was a time if I was cross legged on the floor I could just stand up without even uncrossing my legs. It's unlikely I will appear on Dancing with the Stars any time soon.
Monday, November 23, 2020
This Thanksgiving card was created with Stampin' Up's set Forever Fern. I stamped in colors that were in the strip of pattern paper along the left side and used the matching dies to cut them out. My sweet friend has received this so I can post it today.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
I think this says it all - you are never to old to jump in a pile of leaves. It brings out the kid in all of us. I used a cut apart for the sentiment and added a pattern paper image. I also used pattern paper for the panel. The leaves are some more of the shiny leaves I had in my stash. I love the way it came together.
Friday, November 20, 2020
Last pie card today. Oh, how I wish I had dies to match these stamps. Cutting out that fork and those teeny dollops of whipped cream about did me in. I even shaded the whipped cream and pie. The front of the pie pan is cut with silver paper to look pie panny. The background is a WRMK 3D embossing folder done with kraft paper. Feel free to have as much as you want.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Today's cards are what not to do. I wanted to get my Twofer cards made to play in the challenge and to get my Christmas cards really started. I've made a few for challenges but not really started and they need to be mailed early this year. Duh! When I finished them I realized I made the same design on both. That is a no-no for Twofer. Darnell will give me thirty lashes for sure. I intended to turn the stars on the first card and put them at the bottom left with the sentiment at the top. The red star on the second card framed the sentiment I wanted to use so it had to be there. I was so intent on placing the red star perfectly inside the green star that I just plumb forgot to change it up. Anyway, here they are. Maybe Darnell won't notice if she doesn't have her glasses on!