Sunday, December 28, 2014

Use A Little Gold - AAA Cards

What are you doing to celebrate the new year?

At AAA Card Challenge, we're using a little gold ...
Using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set  with gold foil 
card stock, whisper White, some gold embossing powder, 
and some gold glitter - whew!  There's fun gold all over the place!

This is a fun 6 x 6 card with "celebrate" from the Good Greetings stamp set 
stamped in the bottom corner in Soft Suede
 all ready to give to our friends (along with a bottle of bubbly) 
at their wondrous New Year's Eve bash!
So use a little gold this week and post your creation at AAA Cards!  We can't wait to see!

~~ Thanks so much for stopping by ~~

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Cards Galore!

Like everyone's - the last two weeks have been
 crazy busy for me!  Between full-time work and teaching
 card classes three nights out of the seven both weeks, 
I've been more than a little busy!!
A Cherry Cobbler and Silver Glimmer Paper Card
  Love it, though, and wouldn't trade the time
 I get to spend with my gal pal-crafting friends for anything.
Love this bear card using the White Christmas and Holiday Home sets
Just a few of the cards I've been sending out myself here . . . 
My favorite winter birthday card so far ~
I managed to make and send out 176 holiday-Christmas 
cards this year!  It's a new record for me.

Hope you have a wonderful day - thanks so much for 
stopping by and sharing a moment or two with me.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Plaid Christmas - AAA Cards Challenge

Plaid is so much fun!  And so is the 
Challenge this week for AAA Cards.
Be sure to check in and play.  It's a two-week challenge,
from December 14th to December 27th.
So are you nutty or nice?
I can't wait to see what you've got to share!
~~ Thanks for stopping by ~~

Monday, December 8, 2014

Everything Eleanor Sympathy

One of my favorite people died this week - my 88-year-old Uncle Jim.  
So my hubby and I went to the visiting hours this evening.  We got there
 just as the visitation time began and at that point the line 
was already out the door 
of the funeral home.  Yep, he was that kind of a guy. 
 I'm obviously not 
the only person who was crazy about him.
I tried to visit/communicate with him with some regularity.  
He had a beautiful farm, and I went out to visit him and 
showed pictures of some of this gorgeous gardens in this post.

I helped him take his first selfie this summer during one of my visits:
So the reason I have green in his sympathy card for my 
cousins is because of his mad gardening skills.  The flourish 
is on the card because he was one elegant dude.  He was a
 successful interior designer who just loved a touch of elegance 
in everything he did.  

Another inspiration for the card is from the Freshly Made Sketches 
challenge with their fabulous sketch this week:
Give an extra hug or two to those you love today!  
Thanks so very much for stopping by ~~

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thanks Letterpress Winter

Got lots of thank-you notes to send out?  
I feel like I'm always behind on those.  
Time to make a "thanks" card using the Letterpress 
Winter stamp set for me!

With the fun sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!,

as well as the super yummy colors from the Pals Paper Arts Challenge,

some thank-you notes were created quickly!!  Yay!  
I was glad to break out the Letterpress Winter stamp set - it's sooooo pretty.
The sentiment is from the Another Thank You stamp set.

Hope you get a chance to break out a stamp set you haven't 
used much and have a creative day!  ~~Thanks for stopping by~~

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nature's Peace

Mojo Monday has a great sketch this week, 
inspiring this easy Christmas card creation 
using the Nature's Peace stamp set -
Turning the sketch on its end  
accommodated the large stamp 
- it's great to be getting
those Christmas cards done!  
Ten of these cuties were done in no time!!
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Easy Does It - Santa Stache

Getting into the Holiday Card season in an easy 
way with this fun sketch and go-to stamp set, Santa Stache.
I found this sketch at the As You See It Challenge:
And since I'd been trying to figure out a good way to
 use this stamp set, everything just clicked!

Some of the other goodies I used:
Stamp set - Good Greetings, A Fitting Occasion
Card Stock - Naturals Ivory, Brushed Gold, Chocolate Chip, and Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Memento, and Gold Encore
Stampin' Blendabilities in Cherry Cobbler and Skin Tone Assortment
Dazzling Details, and Stampin' Chalk Marker
Champagne Glimmer Paper, Star Framelits, Oval Framelits, Paper Snips (scissors) and Stampin' Sponges

Whew!  Sounds like a lot of supplies - 
I'll tell you though ~ this card came together in a snap!  

Tip - when coloring with alcohol markers, 
use a piece of wax paper under your art piece.  
It will keep the ink from getting onto your work surface 
and prevent damage to your work surface.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!