Monday, October 31, 2016

"FOIL On Holiday Cards"

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
How was your ghoulish weekend?
We were out riding and viewing the home decorations that people had put up for Halloween .Some houses were really decked out along with yard decorations.  We don't know for sure but maybe their community was giving away rewards for the best Halloween decorations like they do for Christmas.
However, there is a lot of taking down and putting back up between Halloween and Christmas.  We're going to put that neighborhood on our list for Christmas to see who has  out-decorated-their-neighbor.

I've used some foil sheets that have the hologram effect.  I discovered this paper last week in my paper container .  The package that the sheets came in is missing so I will not be able to tell you exactly what company made them. I do know that it is not the foil you use for hot foiling.   The sheets came in different colors and I used the darker red sheet for my projects today:

entry for WAW Challenge Weeks #254-255 - Anything Goes
entry for Monday Greetings at

Along with the foil sheets, I've used Neenah white cardstock (card base and layering, vellum (poinsettia) and a white metallic cardstock (ribbon border and holly die cut vine).  Martha Stewart faux pearls were used inside the flowers.
Spellbinders poinsettia die, Sizzix thinlits word script die, Our Daily Bread Design Beautiful Border die and Darice holly vine die were used on this card.

I have to add a sentiment to this card.  At the present time, I don't know what I want to put on it.  
The same dark red foil was used on this project as the first one.  It is used as a layer and for the birdcage (Tim Holtz Alterations Caged Bird Bigz die).  The bird is a Jolee's Boutique Parcel Glass Birds Clips sticker and the hollies are from Recollections Christmas Dimensional Stickers.  The card base is Neenah white cardstock.  The white top layer is a linen type paper from Paper and More .  It has been embossed using a We R Memory Keepers- Floret embossing folder.

Before my Holiday Card Series is over, I will try to use hot foiling on some of my cards.  At the moment, I haven't opened the package to experiment with it.  You will know when I present something to you, so keep watching.

Thanks for coming today.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Friday, October 28, 2016

"Left-Over Friday Challenge"

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Welcome to my end of the week.  It is the weekend for Halloween fun if you care to get spooky, scared or tricked.  When my children were very young, we gave them the pleasure of picking out outfits and going around the neighborhood collecting candy.  When they became older and moved away, the dressing up and passing out candy stopped.  We buy candy  for "just -in -case" moments, but our neighborhood children are in junior high school.  Rarely do we get trick-or-treaters.

Oh well, you are here to see what is going on in my craft room today.  You know me by now.  You know that Friday is the day that I go searching in my stash or on my desk to challenge myself into making something from what I already have.

Let's see what I came up with.

  • I found cut out (bells) from the Winter Wonderland cartridge by Anna Griffin in an envelope on my desk.  Also, from that same envelope I had a die cut from using a Darice die cut embossing stencil called "foliage border"
  • a piece of vellum out of my stash
  • a piece of Ranger watercolor paper that I had colored with pink water color inks in a gradient effect was in my stash
  • snowflake stickers from my sticker stash.
So, since I still had bells from the Cricut cartridge, I needed to find a sentiment or create one to go with the die cuts. 
Looking through my stamps for my holiday cards, I saw that Hero Arts CL-722 had a sentiment that would help these cards come together:

Other supplies that was used included:
  • Neenah white cardstock
  • Recollection black cardstock
  • Range silver embossing powder
  • Hampton Art black pigment ink.
It's Friday.  Many will be singing "hip, hip, hooray" while others will be singing a Halloween tune.  My tune will be "Jingle Bells" as I happily use my time for a little house pampering.
Go forth and be happy.  Thanks for joining me today.  Leave a comment and come again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Double Z Fold Staircase Card "

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.    Welcome, welcome, to almost "hip, hip, hooray",  the weekend.
We tried our best to wait a little longer before switching our heating unit over  to heat.  The cold temperatures wouldn't let us wait another day.  When it is 30 degrees outside you keep your body warm and comfortable while sleeping and walking around inside your home.  That warm heat felt so good that I was late in getting out of bed to start my day.  It is okay...nothing special was on our agenda...except maybe going shopping.  I haven't been to an "outlet mall" in quite a while and that was my suggestion.  My DH was somewhat glad that I slept a little longer.  He thought I had changed my mind and decided to do something else instead.  So, for me, I'm in my craft room working on Christmas cards.
Here is the one for your view today.  I've taken pictures of the front and side views so you can see how it came together.   I'm not taking credit for the design...I saw this on Pinterest and "cased" most of it:

Supplies for "Merry & Bright"
  • Neenah white cardstock for the base, staircase, tree and window.
  • red designer paper from Recollection Christmas Noel paper pad
  • picture behind the window is a piece from an old Christmas card
  • green Recollection and green Bazzil cardstock for the holly and sprigs on the staircase
  • sentiment is from eksuccess Holiday Glitter Words & Silhouettes Classic sticker pack
  • wreaths are from Recollections Christmas dimensional stickers
  • Tutorial found here.
I enjoyed making this card  and hope that you enjoyed viewing it.  
What ideas have you picked up from Pinterest, Google+ or other individual blog sites?  Do you care to share so that we can see what you are doing?

Thanks for stopping in.  Leave a comment and come back again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"Floating Inlaid and Embossed Die Cuts Holiday Cards"

Wednesday, October 26, 2016      
Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's chilly where I am.  What about you?  Snuggling under a warm blanket last night felt very good.  A hot cup of coffee to get me moving this morning was even better.  The greatest thing of all was receiving a "warm hello...grandma" from my granddaughter who is on her "Fall Vacation" from school.  Yes, she went back to school in August and her school is closed down this week for fall break.  Her mom and dad took her to Myrtle Beach, SC for vacation.  She was so jolly and excited with all the things she had done since arriving on Monday.  This really made my day.

For my creation(s) today, I made two more cards for the holiday.  It really looks as if I'm skipping Thanksgiving and going directly to Christmas.
My technique for today is inlaid die cutting.  You  cut out a shape from your focal area and then die cut another piece to either emboss it with embossing powder and replace it into the cut out or in my case, cut out the shape with another color of cardstock to replace the die cut.

Here, take a look:
dies used in my project

Supplies for "Season's Greetings"
  • Neenah white cardstock used for card base, one of the tree die cuts and front focal layer
  • Bazzil green cardstock used for one of the tree die cuts
  • Ranger watercolor paper that had been distressed with various distress inks
  • die cut from Darice cut.emboss.stencil die
  • Stamped greeting from ???? ( I lost the packaging but still have the stamps)
  • sequins

Supplies for "JOY"
  • Neenah white cardstock for the card base and top focal layer
  • black Recollection for one of the layers and a piece of red paper from Recollection Christmas Noel paper stack
  • die cuts form Spellbinders poinsettia die
  • sentiment is letters cut out from Art-C stamp and die cut 
  • sequins

I hope you enjoyed day 2 of my Holiday Cards.   For more inspiration, visit
 Come back again to see more.
Your comments are always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Monday, October 24, 2016

"Out Comes The Cricut For Christmas Cards"

Monday, October 24, 2016
Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.  Welcome back from your glorious weekend.  Hope you had fun and enjoyed yourself even to the point of getting a little crafting in during the process.
If you are not a crafter, then I hope your shopping, or your reading, or your gym attendance was know who I'm talking about...I just didn't want to print your name in this blog.
Thanks for the prayers concerning the soreness of my, I can report that it is better.  It is amazing what warm water infused with lemon juice can do as well as throat lozenges.

I unpacked my Cricut machine and used Anna Griffin's  Winter Wonderland cartridge  to start back making Christmas card.  Every die, embossing folder, stickers and stamps were also placed in a box ready for me to get into the groove.

Here are three cards I made using the cartridge:
Images from Anna Griffin's Winter Wonderland cartridge

  • Neenah white cardstock for the A2 base and top focal layer
  • a stripe 1 1/2 inch wide by 5 3/8 inche of  a foiled sheet from the Paper Studio Be Bold be bright stack
  • green Recollection cardstock for the cut out images and sentiment
  • NUVO red crystal drops for the berries.

  • green Recollection cardstock for the A2 base
  • cream Recollection cardstock for the focal layer
  • green Recollection cardstock for the cut out images and sentiment
  • Nuvo red crystal drops for the berries

This card is a little different from the first two.  Here, I used an idea from Jennifer McGuire.  
  • I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Woodlands die to emboss an imprint into a piece of cardstock green Recollection cardstock 4 by 5 1/4.
  • I rubbed copper Perfect Pearls and white pigment ink over, into and on top of the raised area.
  • The sentiment was stamped with the white pigment ink using a Hampton Art Christmas clear stamp set.
  • a piece of white ribbon was attached to the top of the tree
  • white crystal NUVO drops were added to the tree
  • This top layer was adhered to a piece of foiled paper from the Paper Studio Be Bold be bright which measure 5 3/8 by 4 1/8  and then to the Neenah white card base A2 size.
From now on, the majority of my cards will focus on Christmas.
I hope you enjoyed your view for today.  
If you haven't used your Cricut or another cutting machine. pull it out, dust it off, and find something to cut.
Looking forward to seeing your creation.
Leave a comment because I love hearing from you.

Friday, October 21, 2016

"Shopping And Scrapping From My Stash"

Friday, October 21, 2016
Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.

The weekend begins with...what's in line for fun and excitement?  There are so many activities I would like to attend but I'm only one person and can't be pull in different directions at the same time.  I'm thinking of the directions of some events(all north of me) to see if I can manage to go there for a couple of hours and then go there for a couple of hours....It seems like a dilemma doesn't it?  Maybe I'll just stay at home...I do have a good excuse for doing that.  I've been out in the warm weather for most of this week and now it is telling on me physically....I have the beginning of a sore throat .  I need to stay in and nurse this ailment.

It's Friday and for me I'm calling it "STASH" day.  I take days like this to go through the stash box and find items that I can blend together.  I've used the A2 size card base and all the other items are just like I called them..."stash not trash".
I've used Philippians 4:13 as the sentiment for this card: I can do everything through him who gives me strength. It is a Jolee's sticker.  The image is stamped using Inkadinkado clearstamp in an orange and black distress inks.  Crystal NUVO bronze drops were used at the top of the card.

This card incorporates a lot of die cut floral elements that were in my stash.  I also found a frame and a stamped piece of paper (Deep Red Weathered Wall cling stamp) that I had played around with to see what it would look like.  I always keep a bag of sentiments for the time I will need them.  This is one of those times.  It fits well with the floral arrangement.

Shop your stash and see what you can come up with for our viewing...I hope you enjoyed the view from this blog today.  Come again and don't forget to leave a comment.  Have a lovely weekend!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Is It Washi Tape Or Not?"

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.  We are going to have another great day to get outside to enjoy the beautiful weather.  The weekend will bring the cooler temperatures back just in case we forgot it is Autumn.
Do many of you use washi tape on your projects?  This is a hot item for many projects right now.   I've seen it all over Pinterest and when I view different blogs.  Most people are using the tape in their planners and in other crafty ways.  If you don't have any, there are Youtube  videos to show you how to make your own.  I have had some for some time now and never really put it on a project. I have always preferred to cut my scrap paper into strips to use in the same way washi tape was used.
Today, I'm showing two cards, one with and one without washi tape.
If you are a regular washi tape user, quite naturally you can tell that this is not IT!  What you are seeing is strips of burlap paper  surrounded by hot air balloon stickers and sequins.  The layer is a piece of black Recollection cardstock adhered to an A2 Neenah white card base.

This is the real deal...washi tape.  I looked at this and immediately thought of travel...going on a trip or journey.  These two pieces in the blue-ish green are anchored in a "L" shape on a black Recollection background.  Two stickers, one that has an airplane going around the globe and another one with "Great Journey", were placed at the intersection of these two strips of washi tape.  Star sequins were placed on the card. This layer was then adhered to a craft piece that is 1/8 inch larger than the black.  Both pieces together were layered on top of the Neenah white A2 card base. 
It will be entered in the Sunday CAS challenge over at the Outlawz.  Their challenge was using washi tape but your card has to follow the CAS style.

Thank you for viewing with me today.  Go forth and be creative.  Take a journey to the grocery store and stock up on fruit that doesn't grow in your part of the world....just is too short to sit and wish you should have or could have done something....get up and do it! 

Sending you a hug and LOVE, 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


October 19,2016
Good Wednesday morning to my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.  It is another great, glorious, get out and enjoy yourself day.  That is exactly what I'm going to do as soon as I finish this post for today.  Colder weather is on its way and I like the feeling of this summertime temperatures we are having in our area of the world.
As usual, I'm trying something new again.  Now, I've used vellum and acetate before on a project but not the way I've used it today.  I was trying to bend the acetate around the card to make it look as if it was curved.  Here is the card and more explanation of it:
  • I cut out a 4 by 5 1/4 piece of watercolor paper.  I used distress inks to do some distressing and added water flicks to the panel.
  • I cut a piece of acetate paper (Hot Off The Press heat resistant) at 4.25 by 5.5.  On this piece I stamped two images of roses using Fiskars Teresa Collins clear stamps.  Using  markers, I colored the roses with reds and greens.
  • I cut a sentiment from the Heartfelt Botanic Orchid Collection paper pad and adhered it to the water colored piece.
  • Using the heat tool, I made sure the roses were dry before adding the acetate to the water colored paper.  
  • These two layers were adhered to the Recollection cardstock.  Then, those three layers were added to the green card base.
  • NUVO Copper Penny Crystal drops were added to the acetate.
***This photo does not do justice for how beautiful this card came out.  Due to the glare that the acetate was picking up and the shadows from the roses, one would think that this is a stamping mess but it isn't.

Entry for Monday Greetings at the Outlawzchallenges
This card is more in line with Fall
  • The base is a A2 size (4.25 by 5.50) cut from Recollection in a dark orange color
  • The next layer is Recollection black
  • The focal layer is from two pieces taken from DCWV The Modern Meadow Stack
  • I used a crochet oval in a burnt orange color and adhered this to the left and on top of the middle strip.  I cut out a circle from another DCWV Autumn Stack paper pad and adhered this to the middle of the crocheted piece.  This gave balance to the Jolee's Boutique sticker (squirrel).
  • The sentiment is another sticker from Crate Paper Acorn Avenue.
Thanks for joining me today.  Have a fun filled day with whatever you are doing.
Love to hear from you...leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"NEW...Paper, Die, and Technique"

October 18, 2016
Good Tuesday morning friends, followers, visitors and viewers.  I'm experiencing a glorious day outside.  Temperature in the 80's.  It is fall but feels like summer.  Beautiful, just beautiful.  I've been out already and is now getting back to my craft room.
What I'm sharing is something I played with over the weekend... a  new die, some new paper and a new technique that I hadn't tried before.  Let's just call what you are seeing a card making prototype (a first, typical or preliminary model of something,  from which other forms are developed or copied.)
This card is showcasing some Recollections paper that I picked up from Michaels about two weeks ago.  I wanted some foil paper to make my Christmas cards and I saw this pad.  Of course I would not have purchased it if it was not on sale and if I didn't have a coupon.  It is a smooth cardstock that looks as if the glitter has been embedded into it. I have used the "blue-ish green" piece from the pad and mixed it with a "blue-ish green" from The Paper Studio Be Bold be bright paper pad.  The embossed (Anna Griffin Regal Braid) background layer is a "blue-ish green" Recollection piece of cardstock.
This is where I've also used a new die that I purchased.  It is from Kaisercraft...Hanging Bauble Branch.  I cut out the die twice using paper from my stash and layered it over some grey cardstock for a shadow effect.  The same was done with the sentiment that was cut using Sizzix Tim Holtz's Holiday Words: Script.

This card is a new technique that I don't recall using. It is just your basic weaving pattern.  I cut out strips 1/4 inch by 11 inches long. They were weaved together enough to fit a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch card front.  I then cut out a square from the top and bottom of the 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 piece, only leaving a 1 inch strip across the front.   The weave piece was glued to the A2 piece and then layered before being adhered to the base Neenah white card base.  I printed, colored and cut-out a vase...added some die cuts from Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers.  The word "grateful" was printed, cut out and adhered to the one inch strip.  Sequins were added around the vase.

I can see clearly how this new die and paper will look, I'm excited about using more of it.  By the way, the paper pad has other colors that I will try to incorporate into my future cardmaking.

Thanks for coming to view.  Please come again and don't forget to leave a comment!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Friday, October 14, 2016

"Do You Want To Know How I Feel About You?

October 14, 2016
Good morning friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Do you find it hard to express your feelings toward another person?  Are those expressions made in writing or spoken verbally to them?  Are those expressions negative or in a positive way?
Some people can express themselves quickly and let others know just how they feel about them.  Some can't seem to say what is on their mind so they keep a lot of things (negative and positive) locked up inside of themselves.
Today is Friday, the end of the work week....the beginning of a good fall-like weekend, but before we head in that direction....let me express myself.... You've been so good all week and if I failed to give you a great big "THANK YOU" in some way or another, then here it is...
Yes, you are.   You have chosen to be a follower, a visitor, a friend and or a viewer.
You come/came, you see/saw and you leave/don't leave a comment and I still think you're some kind of wonderful.
Thanks for your time and your view.  You can tell just how this card was made without me writing the details...but just in case you are a little confused...leave me a comment and I'll get back with you.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Thursday, October 13, 2016

"Breast Cancer Awareness"

October 13, 2016
Hello to all my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.   It's a beautiful day in the this neighborhood.
I was busy outside all day yesterday, so today, I'll relax and enjoy a little crafting.
It is October as well as breast cancer awareness month.   This is an area that has hit real hard to members of my family.  I've had a sister that was diagnose.   She received her treatment and is now called a survivor.  There have been others in my family that were diagnose, received treatment but later succumbed to this disease.
I'm participating in a card challenge over at Scraps Of Color and here is my card for your viewing.  I will also place it over at WordArtWednesday.

Neenah white, Recollection pink and black cardstock
Designer paper from Hunky-dory
Image from Pinterest and colored with Recollection pen set
Embellishments: gloss white NUVO crystal drops

You may or may not see this card floating somewhere around the internet.  I pinned it on October 12, 2016 on some other sites but not here...just in case you notice it...I did it.  The roses were die cut from the center of a Spellbinders die cut.  Pattern paper was added in the back of the roses while layered on top of a piece of brown Recollection cardstock.  The base (A2) is from Kraft cardstock.

Thanks so much for viewing with me today.  I always enjoy you coming here and leaving a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


October 11, 2016
Hello friends, visitors, followers and viewers on this cool, crisp Autumn morning.  Here comes the sweaters and warm jackets.  This is day two of dressing warm as the cool temperatures rise with the sun.  It is beautiful after the hurricane passed us by.  We experienced a lot of rain and minor flooding in our area but not enough to stop traffic.  I'm hoping all of you are okay and enjoying whatever kind of weather you are having.
I started to do a Christmas card but change my mind in the middle of my cardmaking.  I didn't have time to start all over again so I pulled out some extra and finished this card for today...Christmas will come later...maybe this week, I'm not sure.
Here is my share for today.

Supplies Used:
Neenah white Bazzil green and Recollection black cardstock; red foil cardstock
Recollection Red Gingham scrapbook paper
Prima flowers with Recollection faux gem
dies used: Paper Artist cutting die for leaves, Paper Smooches dot die and Spellbinders Romantic vines
white Martha Stewart doily folded in half
Sentiment cut from Recollection Chalkboard Print scrapbook paper

Thanks for viewing.  Comments are always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Friday, October 7, 2016

"My S-S-S Day"

Friday, October 7. 2016
Hello friends, visitors, followers and viewers.  Some of you are off today for several, you finished your week yesterday because you work ten-to-twelve hours Monday through Thursday...two, you didn't want to be in this weather and you are being very safe and out of harm's way...three, some of you are going to have a three day weekend and so you decided to make it four due to Columbus Day.
I was so heavy on the cards on yesterday that I decided my day would be a S-S-S day in the cardmaking world today.
For me this means, short, simple and sweet.  Or short, sweet, and simple...using:  Cardstock, two dies and a wooden sticker.

Neenah white cardstock for the A2 base and the focal layer.
Recollection black cardstock for the layer on top of the base and for the sentiment
Design pattern cardstock from DCWV Brooklyn Stack for the layer on top of the black layer.
Dies: Spellbinders heart die and Sizzix Friendship Word script
Recollections mixed media paper icon wooden dragonfly
Entry for

Anything Goes - Challenge Weeks #250-251

These are some of the supplies used.


Have hope in all that you are going through or in the situation(s) you are in.  God still provides.  
Have a good, safe and enjoyable weekend and remember, I love hearing from you so leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVe,

Thursday, October 6, 2016

"Die Cut Inlay Card and Some Other Things"

October 6, 2016
Hello Friends, Followers, Visitors and Viewers.   We are still watching the news and praying that all will be safe in this hurricane.  It has been stated that it is okay if you lose your material possession which can be replaced but it is another thing to lose your life.  Once you are gone from this side we can't get you back.  So, take cover and if you have to evacuate, please do so.
This post is card heavy, so be patient.
First I worked on a card for a class I am taking...  Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101.  He does tags and I'm doing cards.  I used a dylusions stencil from Ranger and added some medium over a distressed piece of cardstock.  I looked in my supplies and added little die cut embellishments that I had cut out with my Circut.  The focal layer was added to a piece of black Recollection cardstock and this was then added to a piece of DCWV and finally adhered to the base which is Neenah white cardstock.
entry for
Second card:
This was inspired by three different people.  I'm a subscriber of CardMaker magazine.  Since I'm always moving stuff around to clean and organize...I looked on the back of their Spring 2013 magazine which featured a card made by  Yvonne van de Grijp.  I had all those dies she used on her card so I decided to give the die cut inlay a try.  I did and put the piece aside until another day.  When I saw this technique on Pri's website:  she mention she got it from Jennifer McGuire :  Jennifer has the tutorial if you are interested.  I used the Spellbinders leaf dies to do this card.The base is craft cardstock A2 size followed by a brown Recollection piece of cardstock 1/8" less than the base and what I did with the top piece...I cut it up into section and layered it on top of brown cardstock and adhered it around the sentiment that was printed on a piece of Neenah white cardstock.

It was so fun to make that I decided to use a different die to create a card for my Granddaughter. The die used is Sizzix Birch Trees by Tim Holtz.  This was done on black Recollection cardstock.  The image is free from Google.  I made a slit between one of the trees to slide the ghost behind it.  The sentiment is a cut from Design Space on the Cricut website as well as the fence.  This black layer was adhered to orange Recollection cardstock and then onto Neenah white cardstock A2 base.


This last card was done for the Outlawz Challenge Wednesday sketch.  Since I had worked on a card for my Granddaughter, I decided to do a second one for her and enter it on this site. I have used kraft cardstock for the A2 base and black Recollection cardstock for a layer, spider web, and house.

This last card can be seen over at .  I entered it for their Wednesday sketch challenge for 10-5-2016.  My gallery is Mom42Grand41.  Go and vote for me!

Whew!  I have finished sharing cards for today.  They were all made within this week but not all today. 
Thanks for viewing.  You may comment on anything you see here.
Be safe and have a fantastic day.
Sending a hug and LOVE,

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

"Beauty Is God's Handwriting"

October 5, 2016
Hello viewers, followers, friends and visitors on this Wednesday morning.
I am weather watching to see what hurricane Matthew is doing and how close it will come into my area.  I'm concerned about all the people in Florida and the east coast as well as my daughter who may be in the path of Matthew.  I talked with her on yesterday and she is faithful in believing that it will not be as bad as the news people are predicting but she will take caution and prepare for the worse.
We are looking at all the pretty colors of autumn (fall) and enjoying the beauty of how a green leaf from the spring and summer can turn yellow, or orange, or red, or brown during this time of the year.
Beauty is God's handwriting or coloring if you choose to use my words.
When I selected this sentiment to make a card around it, I really had in mind winter....see the background (it almost looks like snowflakes).  The pretty snow that falls and glisten in the sunlight makes an awesome background.  I added some pink to bring me back to spring when the flowers start peeking out and gracing us once again with colors that are bright and happy.
Each season has something to offer us in its own beauty and it all comes from God:
This card was done with Neenah white cardstock for the base.  A piece of pattern paper from Colorbok cut 1/8" less than the base.  I cut a corner die cut from the ODBD custom design die template.  The sentiment came from Google and was cut out using a Spellbinders die.  Three Recollection pink flowers were added around the sentiment with some Prima leaves.

Thanks for viewing.  You are so welcome to leave a comment and please come back again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

"World Card Making Day"

It's October 4, 2016 and I would like to say hello to my viewers, followers, visitors and friends.
On this past weekend many of you played along with making cards for world card making day.  I did also but I don't post on the weekend.
I had some free morning time and what started out as a "get your craft room organized" ended up being "I see something that I want to do something with" type of morning.
This project didn't take long.  I always have card bases ready for the time I want to do something with them.  I chose a burgundy Recollection card base to match the flowers I was going to use.
I'm getting together a box of "I don't want these anymore" scrap supplies and pieces for a good home and while going through my box of flowers I found some flower stickers.  All I had to do was to remove them from the package and stick them onto some paper.
I had just observed a card made by one of my craft friends in which she use a one inch strip across her card for the sentiment to separate the flowers on the top from the ones at the bottom  (she stamped her flowers using the Altenew peony stamp set.  So taking a cue from her design, I used a Recollection black piece (one inch) of cardstock  strip across a piece of white American Craft cardstock that measured 4 1/8  x 5 3/8.  I strategically placed the puffed flower stickers around the strip on the top and on the bottom.  My watercolor pad was nearby so I placed a few drops of water on my mat and filled the brush with black watercolor ink (it appeared gray once it dried).  I spritz it on the top of the white panel.  The cardbase and the panel were adhered together and this is the results of my Saturday morning work.  So I did participate in the world card making day...I just decided to post what I made today.  Enjoy your view:

This will be entered in
Anything Goes - Challenge Weeks #250-251
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Monday, October 3, 2016

"Orange You Glad It Is October?"

October 3, 2016
Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.  Happy Monday!  Happy October!  Happy Rosh Hashanah!  Celebrate today and every day.
The pumpkins, the ghost, the witches, the goblins, the spider webs, the sugar skulls....they all sound like Halloween and it looks like Halloween when you enter the shopping malls or places that attract little kids and maybe some big kids too.
The fall, brown, black etc.  We are ready.
Let's don't forget this is the month for breast cancer awareness and usually that color is pink.  To all my ladies...don't forget to have those pumpkins checked this month.  If you haven't had that mammogram done, please make that appointment today.
On to today's card.   I rarely use orange on a card...period.  The most that you will see this color is during this time of the year...fall, autumn, Halloween and or Thanksgiving.  A few cards here or there and that is my limit.   I used it today because I'm entering a challenge that ask for orange and black.  Okay, I can and did obliged myself to use this color today:
Title: Automatic Music
Supplies:  Recollection craft and black cardstock
Design Paper from Scrapbook & Collage Papers The European Collection
die used: ODBD beautiful borders
punch: ek success 1" circle punch
free image from Pinterest
sketch came from MojoMonday#468

Challenges:  468 Contest  Monday Greeting
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