Thursday, October 29, 2015

With Love

Today I dug through a bunch of stamp sets I've
 gotten from my Paper Pumpkin kits.  
I have no idea which one this was from; however, the sentiment was exactly what I wanted:  With Love.
I created the one-layer card with masking - I love 
using large Post-It Notes.  After the edges 
were masked, the hearts were punched out, 
again using the Post-It Notes.
This quick and simple technique was so easy,  
I had three cards in no time. 
(More to send out and share with others!)  I would have had a fourth, but somehow I ended up dragging my finger through the black ink and smudged the first card (oops!). 
 I'm entering three fabulous challenges with these cards:  CASology, Freshly Made Sketches, and Colour Me...!

I extended my fun by creating envelope liners.  Love the look.
Thanks for stopping by ~ hope you have a inky day!  
With love,
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Friendly Wishes

I've got some Friendly Wishes to send 
out to a couple of gals.

They're the best - so I'm going to be sure to tell 'em!
 I'm also entering a couple of online 
challenges with these -

The colors are perfect for fall, and the layout was 
instantly inspiring ... fantastic!  When I saw the layout and the colors, I was reminded of the wonderful Washi Tape I had in my stash - perfect for this combination, don't you think?
Off to get these cards in the mail.
Thanks so much for stopping by today ~ perhaps 
you'll have some friendly wishes your way today, too!
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

I've Been Boo-ed!

It happened today when I first arrived at 
work ... I bustled in to my work space, 
barely on time.  
It was there - waiting on my desk.
 I've been Boo-ed!

The little "casket" was filled with candy goodness.

Amazingly enough, I happened to snatch up my 
September Paper Pumpkin as I was leaving for
 work today.  I had it in my large take-to-work bag.  

During lunch, I picked up some small hand lotion 
samples and candy at the CVS located on the first 
floor of the building where I work.
 After work, I put together two of the adorable
 "brooms", stuffed with the goodies I had 
purchased earlier.  Of course, I 
included the handout about being "Boo-ed".
I hope the next two gals at work enjoy being 
Boo-ed as much as I did.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a Boo-tiful day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Thank You" For A Guy

Where do you begin when creating 
a "Thank You" for a guy?

The first thing I consider is the color, 
and then, of course, the layout.  
Those embellishments must be kept to a minimum!
 One of my bosses has recently suffered a 
horrible loss - his father passed very quickly.
 When you have a situation like that happen, 
you inevitably have lots of thank-you notes to send out.  
I didn't know what else to do to help - I decided 
to make him a stack of thank-you cards.  
This is what the packet of cards looked like when I gave it to my boss
The first thing he said when I gave them to him 
was that he liked the color.  
He thought the color was simply perfect.
My boss stated that he truly needed the cards 
I made for him.  So glad they're going to get good use!  
The detail of the embossed double lines on the bottom 
of this card creates a Clean and Simple look any guy 
would be okay using.

I entered the Less Is More challenge - 
it's a Masculine challenge - with this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ 
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Being Thankful

Being thankful can be difficult.  When I look it up 
online, it's defined as:
"pleased and relieved, expressing gratitude and 
relief, being grateful and appreciative."
 And, of course, there are many things we're grateful to have - a home, the ability to have fun crafting, stuff like that.  Inspiration - like online card challenges - always creates a thankful heart in me.  It's so much easier to think up ideas when you have a springboard to use.
For my cards today, I used the Fusion Card Challenge 
where you can use a sketch and/or a photo for your inspiration piece.  I did the sketch.  
And also the Can You Case It? Challenge where the colors were browns, greens, and neutrals.
I tend to make cards that are probably best described as "clean" - not a lot of embellishments, and plenty of space for the eye to rest.  
I am giving these cards to some of my stamper customers/friends to thank them for stamping with me.

At first, I had in mind to put lots of designer papers and stuff like that on this card.  I began to look through my stash and none of the papers satisfied what I had in mind.  I pulled out my collection of masks and began to sort through them and play a bit.  After getting started, I felt like the texture of the fun circles, the layers, and the sponged masking was plenty, deciding to keep the vanilla layers "clean" to keep the card from being overwhelming.  I love how sponging ink through a mask creates great shades of color and interest.

Hope you have a fabulous day and lots of reasons to be thankful!  Thanks for stopping by ~
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Monday, October 5, 2015

Birthday For The Boss

Want a quick card that looks great for a guy's birthday?

Me, too!  So I came up with this one after doing 
a Google search for the stamp set. 
It's a total CASE (Copy And Share Everything).
It took a few ink pads, and cardstock colors - but - 
Wow!  Love the ease and quick way it came 
together and still looks so nice.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Hope you get inky today!

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