Wednesday, January 30, 2019

"Happy Day...Free Spirit"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Thanks for taking time to view with me today on this Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
Happy Birthday to one of my sisters.  I hope you're reading this and will be having a wonderful, fun filled day.

Are you warm in these cold temperatures?  Are you cool in those hot temperatures provided you live in a warmer climate than what we are experiencing in the midwest and eastern part of the United States.  It's cold and will be getting colder tonight.

Which team playing in the Super Bowl will having you jumping for joy on Sunday?
Will it be New England or the LA Rams?  I was really hoping that New Orleans would be going back to the Super Bowl but it didn't happen.  I don't know enough about either team that will be going so for a wild card bet...my chances will be on the LA Rams.  I'll be eating my popcorn and anticipating what will happen during the halftime show.  I probably will not watch beyond this point.

While organizing some of my paper pads on yesterday, I came across one that I forgot I had...Prima Georgia Blues.  Somehow, during the card making for Christmas it got placed under all the Christmas pads.  I pulled some of the sheets from this pad to make a card this morning.  It will be a birthday card for someone celebrating a birthday in February (I knew what I was going to do with it...lol).

Here is your view:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Neenah white;  PaperandMore dark blue; Prima "Georgia Blues"
Embellishments: chipboard frame;  Studio G gems;  Prima and Recollections flowers; Hemp cord and brown ribbon; small butterflies.


The next card is one I completed for the sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers for this week.  I used SC734 sketch.

entry for https://www.splitcoaststampers.com
Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Neenah white for cardbase;  Bazzill yellow for layering;  DP from Hunkydory and Graphic 45 "Flutter Collection"
die:  Sizzix Tim Holtz "detailed butterflies"
embellishment:  white gel pen

Thanks for your time and comments.  You're invited to come again to see my creation.

Sending you  a hug and love,
Lois

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

"A Struggle With The Sentiment"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
I'm very happy that you could join me today on this Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
To all of my Midwest viewers, please be safe in the negative degrees you all are experiencing.  I was listening to Dylan Dreyer on NBC this morning, who is in the Midwest on an assignment.  She reported how cold it was and how it was making her eyes water and the tears were freezing.  Another report from her mentioned that with the temperatures there along with the wind chill factor, if you stayed outside for five minutes you could have frostbite and a possibility that your eyeballs could freeze.  WTW?  I had never heard of this.  Maybe the reason is that I've never experience temperatures in the negative double digits in my part of the world.  I thought 12 degrees about two weeks ago was bad where I live.  Our little area will have rain changing into snow this afternoon.  My daughter has been talking about how the temperature in Florida dropped to an uncomfortable feeling.   We all have to be careful as well as taking care of ourselves in this weather.

I struggled this morning with putting a sentiment on the card I made.  I looked at the image and thought: It could be a Sympathy card due to the birds that looked like doves.  It could be a Valentine's Day card due to the hearts.  It could be a wedding card due to both the birds, the hearts and the connection.  Should I leave the sentiment off or should I complete the card?   I ended up putting the word "love" in the inside.  This one word will satisfy at least two ideas (wedding and Valentine).  I would love to hear from you and to get your honest opinion.

Here is the card:
Supplies I used:
cardstock: Paperandmore white pearlescent;  Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic;  vellum
dies: Spellbinders Grate Effect;  Spellbinders Gothic Strip;  Spellbinders Tallulah Frill;  AliExpress dove/heart, "love"and scallop circles;
embellishment: white scallop ribbon; TPC studio silver self adhesive accents

Have you ever struggled with a sentiment after making a card or did you already know what the sentiment would be.  I'm in a habit of putting a card together and then the sentiment comes last.  How many of you do the same?  Other times, I know what kind of card I would be making and have decided on the sentiment before cutting out the cardstock.

Thanks for your time, your comments and your support.  Let's stay connected.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Monday, January 28, 2019

"Best Day Ever"

Hello beautiful people on this Monday, January 28, 2019.
Did you have a great weekend?   Was it one of the "best" you have ever had?
Have you ever had a "best day"?  How do we explain or identify a "best day"?

This is my personal feeling:
When I've been given the opportunity to wake up, have all my senses operating, being able to move, thinking logically and being spiritual enlighten, then I know it is going to be the "best day ever" no matter what.  Routinely, having my mind, body and soul structured on a solid foundation gives me the pleasure of saying "best day ever".   I know there will be bumps and knocks from things and people  during my daily routine but if I don't let them  take my positive thinking away, then, yes, it will be the "best day ever".  I don't need a lot of frills and folly or places to go to make me complete. I enjoy the smallest things in life.   That's me!

Here is a card I made to share with you:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

What did I use?cardstock: PaperandMore light pink;  Recollections black, pink, white green; Kraft and corrugated ; DP from Hunkydory
dies: TH skeleton leaves;  Alina Craft  curved edge rectangle
stamp: Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi script stamp
embellishments:  Prima flower, hemp cord; lace

I hope this will be your "best day ever".  Not because you went somewhere that you had never gone before...not that you did something that you had never done before...not that you ate something that you had never eaten before...not that you saw an old friend that you had been wanting to see...it is because you are just being you and loving it.

Thanks for the view, the comments and the support.  Please come again.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Friday, January 25, 2019

"The Infinity Or Never Ending Card Tutorial"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's Fri-Yay!  We have or will be finishing this four day week and on to something else for the weekend.  There is no bad weather forecast for this weekend so I'll be shopping.  Window shopping to get ideas for fashion, crafting, cooking and reading.  Those are the areas I attend.  I like looking at the clothing line.  I love walking through a craft store or down a craft isle in a store to see what is on sale or to view the latest craft supplies.  I don't like to cook but I enjoy seeing what items I can use for health benefits.  If the store I'm in has a department for books, I love to checkout a favorite author latest book or try a new author's  genre.  This is just for Saturday.  Sunday is my day for church.
What are you going to do?
I started a card by the name of "infinity" or "never ending" last evening.  I got to finish it for your view this morning.  There were two inspiration sites I used to help me out.  I'm passing them along to you so you can see where I got the idea and help to make this one I'm sharing.
Please visit:
https://snapguide.com/guides/create-an-infinity-card/  and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsWjwnGs7eM

I promise you that if you read and watch these two sites you too will be able to make an "infinity/never ending card.

Here is your view (s):
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com




Enabler's List:
cardstock: Recollections grey, black and DP;  Neenah white
stamp: Hero Arts "Happy Birthday"
die: ODBD heart dies
embellishments: Prima Love story ephemera

I hope you make an infinity card for yourself and share it with us in the crafting world.  It is not as hard as it looks.

Thank you for your visit, your comments, your love and your continued support.

Sending a hug and love,
Lois

Thursday, January 24, 2019

"Love Always"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewer.
Thanks for being with me on this Thursday, January 24, 2019.  One more week before we pack up January and move on over to February.  How many of you have given up your resolutions or goals?  Are you still pushing forward and trying to make sure you will finish the month out?  Do you want to quit and say "forget this"?  Don't do it.  Stay with me to see the card I made for today and the supplies and steps used to make it.

Supplies Needed:
Cardstock: Neenah white;  Recollections black;  Bazzill red;  DP from Simple Stories “Kissing Booth” (Hello Love);  DP from North Pole Gazette by Recollections;  DP from Carta Bella “Well Traveled”
Dies:  doily from KS Craft (Ali Express); heart die from Alina Craft (Ali Express)
Embellishments: red burlap ribbon; silver metal accents from TPC Studio; Simple Stories “Kissing Booth” puffy stickers

Steps for making the card:
Cut the base card from Neenah white cardstock 5 by 7 inches.
Cut the 1st layer using Simple Stories “Kissing Booth” (Hello Love) at 4.75 by 6.50 inches (adhere to base)
Cut the 2nd layer using Neenah white at 4.50 by 6.25 inches (adhere to 1st layer)
Cut the 3rd layer using North Pole Gazette by Recollections at 4.25 by 6 inches (adhere to 2nd layer)
Cut the circle doily using KS die and paper from Carta Bella “Well Traveled” pad.   It measures 2.50 by 4 1/8 inches (adhere to middle of 3rd layer)
Cut a strip from the red Bazzill measuring 1 by 6.50 inches (adhere on top of circle doily from edge to edge of 1st layer)
Cut 5 rectangles from black Recollections measuring 1 by 1.50 inches (adhere to 1 inch strip leaving about a ½ inch space on each end of strip
Cut 5 hearts using the red burlap ribbon and Alina Craft heart die (adhere to each rectangle)
Use 5 silver metal accents pieces from TPC studio to place on hearts (adhere to each heart)
Use 1 puffy sticker from Simple Stories “Kissing Booth” for sentiment (adhere to left corner)

Since I used the sketch from Splitcoaststampers. com , I will submit this card there as well as http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

I hope you will give this a try and let me see what you made. 
Thanks for coming over to view, to comment, and to support my project.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois