Saturday, November 28, 2020

A special birthday today

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.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

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.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Another oldie

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. 

Be kind to one another.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A new discovery

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.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, November 23, 2020

So Blessed

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. 

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Playing in the leaves

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. 

Be kind to one another.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Have another piece

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.

Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Seeing stars

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!

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Pie anyone?

Whoa, we are under a wind advisory today and the rafters are creaking. Perfect day to be inside. 

I am happy to welcome a new follower to my blog this morning. She is Zoe, and I hope you can pop in and say hello to her. 

I got a few Thanksgiving cards made and I'm sharing one here today. The "table cloth" is cut with my new  die from The Greetery using some older pattern paper. The milk carton and glass are Lawn Fawn and the pie is Sugar Pea Designs. My friend, Kara,, sent me a card made with this stamp set and I fell in love with it. 

I hope you are all warm and toasty and having a great weekend.

I am going to send this card to since I used my new Greetery die. I'm also adding this to the

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Shorter comments

I will be making shorter or fewer comments for a bit. I'm having arthritic issues with my fingers and I hope it's just because the weather has turned colder. I've been making some cards and as long as I rest my hands for long periods I can do that just fine. This card was made with an Impression Obsession wood mount stamp and I added the sentiment  on the inside. I used some paper in my stash and added some shiny gold, red and brown leaves that were also in my stash. I'm really trying to use what I have this season and not add more. It could possibly lead to moving to a bigger home to contain all this stuff!

Be kind to one another.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Unconventional Colors

That's what the caschristmascardchallenge is asking for this month. I think black and white are the most unconventional colors you would think of for Christmas cards. I used a Spellbinders poinsettia die and added a bit of black sponging. I embossed the Penny Black sentiment in white embossing powder and added the black panel to a white card base.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

No more political ads

Finally, no more ads on TV. They were driving me crazy.

Last month in a zoom class we made cards with toilet paper.  Todays card is made from four layers of toilet paper squares gently misted with water on each one, then layering them together. When you run them through an embossing folder you get the best images. I used a Memory Box embossing folder for this card, then embossed a gold sentiment on vellum and wrapped it around the panel. This card has been received so I can post it. I hope you try this method, I think you will like it.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

No more candy corn

Saying goodbye to Halloween means no more candy corn until next year! That is a good thing for me but I was really good this year. The Covid 19 has already started on me so I have to be more careful! Moving on to fall cards now and also wanting to play in casmixup. The theme this month is off the edge so that's why the wreath wanders off. I water colored  this Penny Black wreath in autumn colors and used a Stampin' Up sentiment. That's pretty much it.

Be kind to one another.