Tuesday, November 7, 2017

" A Christmas Card Share"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's Tuesday and also Election Day.
It's very important to exercise your voting rights today.  Get out and vote...pick up somebody and take them to the voting places.

 A short and sweet share for you today.  A clean and simple Christmas card.  I'm going out to vote and to do some other things so I'm short on crafting time:

Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock; Bazzill red cardstock; 
Design Paper from Recollections Christmas Noel
paper bow
die: Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle


Enjoy the view and come again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, November 6, 2017

"Enjoy The Journey"

Happy Monday to my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Here is a card share for you today.
 

Both cards are the same...the photography is different.
The card has foiling on the side and the bike is foiled.  However, trying to photograph this card, presented problems in showing you the beauty of the foiling.

Nevertheless, whatever journey you are beginning, remember to enjoy it.  It does not necessarily mean that you are using transportation or you are going on vacation.  A journey could be the start of fasting; the start of a new job; the start of living in a new neighborhood; the start of chemo; the start of a new chapter in your life.  However, if it is a vacation, then, enjoy that also.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, November 3, 2017

"Two Cards To Enjoy"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's Friday and I know you're headed towards a great weekend.  It means a lot to take some time and just enjoy yourself and I hope that is what you are planning on doing.
Just before you check out for the weekend, try looking at these two cards and enjoy the view:
 Paper layering with a die cut adhered to a stitched circle die.  The cardstock behind the poinsettia die is from Bazzill.  The other two paper patterns are from Michaels...the stripe is called "red denim lines" and the other is called "red dots".  I used an Art-C stamp with red archival ink for the sentiment.  The poinsettia die is from Tutti Design.
entry for
This is all Heartfelt Creation Botanic Orchid paper for the focal image except for the vellum in the middle .  The highlight on the flower center is Ranger liquid pearls.  The flowers on the left have a 3D dimensional look due to decoupage.

Do something fun and great this weekend.   My granddaughter is on her way to visit us this weekend along with her mom.  We are going to a 2 year old birthday party (how fun).

Thanks for all the beautiful, lovely comments.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, November 2, 2017

"More Than A Tag"

Hello friends, visitors, followers and viewers.
I'm so happy to have you  to come and visit with me today.
I'm having a good time going through packages of paper that I have in my collection.  The paper I'm using today has been around a long time.  When I had a pad with no more than a few sheets left, I put the remainder of the paper in a sheet protector envelope and filed it in the bin.  What I failed to do...label it with the name of the pad the paper came out of.
Nevertheless, I started with the idea that I was going to make a Christmas tag.  It ended up being more than a tag....much to the effect of a card.
Here, take a look and tell me what you think:


 
I'll use this as an entry for http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock; black Recollections cardstock;
Pattern paper: out of my paper collection
Ranger Craft Tag
die: Darice holly vine border; Sizzix Holiday Word Script
embellishments: Recollections Dimensional butterfly stickers and flower sticker; doodlebug design chunky brad; Bo Bunny clothespin

Thanks for spending a little time with me today.
Your comments are always welcome.
Please come again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois





Wednesday, November 1, 2017

'Wednesday Word Art"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
First, I hope your Halloween went well.  You and your children were safe.   Some people didn't make it to the end of the day on yesterday.
We are praying for the families and people in NYC due to the tragedy that happened there.

Second, we welcome in the month of November.  There are so many things we will be looking forward to during this time:  the end of daylight saving time (this weekend); election day on the 7th; Veteran's Day on the 11th; my birthday on the 18th; Thanksgiving on the 23rd; and being a DT guest on the 24th.  Circle your calendar on the 18 and the 24....

I did another paper layering card today with the twist of adding a scripture and some other embellishments to go in my Bible Journaling notebook.  I hope you enjoy:
entry for
Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white
patterned paper: Hunkydory; DCWV (the old world stack); sheet from Michaels
die: Spellbinders heart die
embellishments: prima flower; Recollections flower; Recollections feathers; Offray ribbon; NUVO gold drops
Sentiment: Art-C ephemera collage pack (faith)

Take care and enjoy the remainder of your day.   Have some faith in whatever you're doing or thinking about doing.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Paper Layering With A Few Embellishments"

Good Morning to All.
It's here for all who celebrate...Halloween.
I hope you proceed with caution when you go out this evening or even during the day.  Mean spirited people take this opportunity to do ugly things to the kids as well as to the adults....just be extra, extra careful.
I have to go out this morning, so this is another short and sweet posting.
It was easy to gather some coordinating papers together and do a layout.  I added a few embellishments so the card wouldn't look so plain.  The joke of the day is...I couldn't  do this without adding some "ORANGE" here and there to go along with Autumn and Halloween....lol  my peeps.
entry for
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black;
Design Paper:  all from my stash that came out of different paper stacks (I don't remember the name)
Embellishments: Celebrate It ribbon; BO BUNNY noteworthy pieces and NUVO copper penny drops

Have a wonderful Halloween.  Be very, very careful with your children and with yourself.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, October 30, 2017

"Orange Is My New Color...Just For Today"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Welcome back from a glorious, fantastic weekend.
I went browsing but did not get anything.  We just took the opportunity to enjoy some time away from the house.
I did go into Michaels to see what I could buy.  I walked around the display of Halloween items with 70% off for about fifteen minutes.  I don't make a lot of Halloween cards, therefore my thought was should I just get something because of the seventy percent off or should I just leave everything where it was.  I picked up a stamp set and put it down.  I held up a container with black and orange ribbon and put that back down also.  The Martha Stewart paper pad was tempting but I couldn't think of anything beyond Halloween to use it for.  Autumn is a nice time of the year but I don't do a lot of cards in this range either.  Soooooooo, I bought NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING out of this store!  I even surprised myself.
This morning, I pulled out some burnt orange cardstock to make a card that focused on the color orange...(this color on a card is rarely seen by me).  Since it will be Halloween tomorrow and this is the Autumn season...this card will blend in with the many others floating around on the internet. I'll include it in the "cards for soldiers" box.
entry for


Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections burnt orange, brown and black
Designer Paper: DCWV Safari Chick Stack
Stamp: Hero Arts Operation Write Home
dies: Sizzix poinsettia die; Spellbinders foliage; Tattered Lace Opulent Over the Edge
embellishment: NUVO strawberry coulis jewel drops

Maybe its time to stop buying craft items and start all over again making my old stuff new stuff.  I have punches I haven't used in a very long, long time.  I need to find a new use for them.  Stamps from CTMH that came with  Cricut cartridges I bought, also need to be used.
I'm happy I came out of Michaels and left all of the crafting supplies in the store.

Thanks for viewing with me today.  Come again and don't forget to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Friday, October 27, 2017

"Peace Hope Love"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers on this beautiful morning.
It's October 27, 2017 and it's also Friday...
We are ending our work week, our vacation week (Sunshine and her family) and retirement week.
"Sunshine" (granddaughter), spent this week in LA, California with her parents.  Her school was on Fall Break.  While out there, she sent me a picture of her name in the "Sidewalk Walk of Fame" and her trophy.  Most of my peers and friends who are still working, are looking forward to a two day break.  Nine or more weeks with the classroom screams for a weekend break.  I'm retired and I need a weekend break.

Because it's Friday...this lady usually looks into her box of stash goodies to challenge herself to make a card.
Take a look at some of the things I took out of my box this morning:
 

an entry for
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
and
http://www.cropstop.com/blog/autumn/october-challenge-link-party-33/
The die cuts have been previously cut out and saved. They were adhered on top of a piece of white cardstock for the focal image.   The only thing that required some work today...I cut out the layers to adhere to the card base and added the gems.  

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; red Bazzill
Designer Paper: Recollections Christmas Noel; Graphic 45 The Olde Curiosity Shoppe
dies: Spellbinders As Tranquil Moments; Spellbinders Nestabilities; Spellbinders foliage
embellishments: Recollections flowers; Prima flowers; Studio G adhesive gems
tools: big shot black die/embossing machine; Fiskars paper trimmer; Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive; Tim Holtz scissors;

Have an enjoyable weekend.  Do something fun and exciting.
Come back again and don't forget...your comments are appreciated.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, October 26, 2017

"It's Still October...What About That Mammogram?"

Hello to all on this Thursday, October 26, 2017.
We are nearing the end of October. According to my calendar, there are three more days to get a mammogram done if you've never had one.  If this is something you've done before, the office will be sending you a reminder.  Grant it...the majority of people have this testing done throughout the year and not necessary in October for breast cancer awareness month.  We who have had cancer or know of others who have had cancer just want you to go and get yourself checked out.  Early prevention or detection has proven to save more lives than ever.  I promise that this is the last post for October dealing with this topic.  I intend to move on to something else.

Another area of testing...your vision.  We have to keep those eyes up to par also.  This lady is having her eyes done today.  So enjoy the card she made before going to her appointment...
I don't have time for any extra information.  Looking at the card, I've used paper from Scrapbook & Collage Papers; Recollections tan and brown cardstock; Offray ribbon and flower stickers.

Thanks for viewing.  Have an enjoyable day.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"Word Art Wednesday"

Good Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's hump day, hump day!!!  It's also a great day to get involved with whatever your heart desire.
I hope that before you really started your day you took some time to get into the  WORD. 
Reading a portion of scripture to have something to meditate on every day is my number one thing.  I feel that connection with the one who created me and loved me enough to provide for me while I'm still on this Earth and when I meet HIM in glory one day.
I really can't start my day without prayer and reading scripture.
This card was made specifically to go into my Scripture Journal...  I follow Maymaymadeit.com and I created a "Hide His Word In My Heart" journal at the beginning of this year (heART Scripture Art Journal).  Most of my scripture cards have been added to this journal.  This is another addition:
This will also be used as an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Recollections brown cardstock; Create and Craft cream cardstock
dies: Tonic Studios dragonfly brooch; Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders Three
Embossing folder: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-028 Reverence
Sentiment: The Paper Studio Religious Subway Art
inks: Peebles Chalk basic and pearlescent
tools: big shot black; Nuvo glue

Thanks for viewing with me today.  Come again, you are always welcome.  Comments are accepted here.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

"You're The Best"

Good Tuesday to my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
A very short and sweet post for you today.  I'm off to do something else and thought I would share something short and sweet.
I was trying out a design that I saw on Pinterest and instead of doing a Christmas card, I made an all occasion card.  It is always nice to have some of these on hand when you need to compliment someone.   The design is mostly squares on top of squares.  You have to decide what measurement you want for your squares...then add a 1/8 inch large square background behind it.
My top square is 3 x 3.  The blue swirly square is 3.25 x 3.25 (3 1/4  by 3 1/4).  The bottom square is 3.5 x 3.5 ( 3 1/2 by 3 1/2). They all have been increased by 1/8 inch using the black cardstock for layering behind it.  The last square will determine your card base.  My base is 5.5 by 5.5.  I enhanced the rest of the card by adding more layers.
I've stamped and lightly colored the Arianna blooms and added pieces of  3D flourish  between some of the flowers.  I used Studio g gems in the middle of each flower.

Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Recollections teal and black cardstock; Neenah white cardstock;
Design Paper; Hunkydory
embossing folder; Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-006 mystic
stamp: Heartfelt Creation Arianna bloom
die: Spellbinders squares
tools: Fiskars cutter; Nuvo glue; red line tape

Thanks for viewing with me today.  Please come again.  I appreciate your comments.

Sending you a hug and Love,
Lois

Monday, October 23, 2017

"Cards For Soldiers and Others"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
On today, October 23, 2017, I welcome you to another day of crafting.
I hope your weekend was enjoyable and you had a lot of fun doing what you like to do.
Many of you who frequent this blog know that I make cards for many different people....family, friends, church members, soldiers, children in hospitals, hospital gift shops, etc.
 
Today, I'm making another card for my "Cards for Soldiers" box.  This organization accept cards throughout the year for our overseas troops.  At this time of the year, my contact person is constantly asking for cards and is encouraging us to tell anyone who can help out to do so.   Here is the address if you have some cards to donate:
Cards for Soldiers
C/O Charly Mathews
388 E M 72 HGWY
Grayling, MI 49738

Another place to donate, especially for the soldiers is 
Operation Quiet Comfort
C/O Diane Schneider
12 Wave Lane
Carolina Shores, NC 28467
At the moment your donation should be blank ( nothing stamped or written )on the inside; patriotic; do not send envelopes; if you make your own card front sentiment,  it has to be done using the Century Gothic font in your word processing program.

If you know of any other places to donate cards to, please let me know in the comment section below.

Sharing with you before I share with the soldiers:

entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
and
http://www.cropstop.com/blog/autumn/october-challenge-link-party-33/

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Recollections cream and black cardstock; 
Design Paper: love Nicole distressed neutrals paper pad; DCWV Safari Chic stack
ink: Tim Holtz black soot Distress oxide
dies: Spellbinders foliage die; Spellbinders border dies; Cherry Lynn fancy pots die
Prima flowers and Martha Stewart butterfly sticker

Here is one more place to donate cards.  There is a need here for adult and children cards (encouragement, thinking of you, birthday, thank you, miss you, friend, anniversary, sympathy). It has to be stamped with a sentiment inside...envelope included...no glitter or sequins.
Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland
10415 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Thanks for viewing and you are welcome to come again.
Your comments are always appreciated.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, October 20, 2017

"Demonstrating My Quirky Side For WIMSF"

Hello friends, visitors, followers and viewers.
It's Friday, October 20, 2017.  A very good day to enjoy and have some fun.  Hop, skip and jump on over to your weekend.  From my view...it is going to be a great one!
The cool, crisp air with leaves falling just makes you want to go pick some apples or pumpkins or take a ride in the country to see the changing of the leaves.  What do you think...is this not a good time to do it?  Maybe, I'll try one of them for my weekend adventure.

This is "what's in my stash" day.  I'm sharing two cards:

Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock
Black Recollection cardstock
Design Paper from Graphic 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection"
white vellum
image from Bo Bunny Dreams Of Autumn 
glassed from Paper Smooches die
heart from Spellbinders die
gems from Studio G gold adhesive gems
I also used a Tattered Lace  gatefold border die for the topper

This card is in my stash because I made it this week for a sketch challenge .  I had not shown it on this blog.

Enabler's List
Keywords: SC667
Paper: Bristol smooth surface; black Recollections; Neenah white; Recollections blue marbling
Paper Size: 4.5 x 5.75
Ink: Distress Oxide faded jeans, black soot, antique linen and walnut stain
Accessories: dies used: Spellbinders Just Dance and ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals
Techniques: followed sketched given for SC667 


Thanks for viewing today.  Have an enjoyable weekend.
Come back soon and don't forget to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"I'm Just Thinking Of You"

Hi everyone on this Thursday, October 18, 2017.
How are you doing today?  Are you feeling great?  Are medical issues effecting you and have you "down and out"?  Are you bursting with so much joy that you're passing it on to others?  Are you feeling the same as you felt last week?
If you haven't heard from a person in a couple of days do you contact them to see if they are okay?
Do you let the absence drag on for days or weeks not really stopping to find out what is wrong or what is happening with a person?
Then, all of a sudden, the thought of that person cannot go away.
There are a lot of you, my blog friends, that constantly connect with me either daily or at least once a week.  When you stop responding, then I start wondering what is happening. If you're missing in action for more than two weeks then, I will go to your blog and write a note to let you know that I'm Thinking About You.
Things happen so quickly...one day you're here and the next day you're not.
The thought of some people that I haven't heard from prompted the making of this card today.  However, I'm sharing it collectively for them and then it will go in the box for "Cards For Soldiers".
"Thinking Of You"
Entries:
and

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Kaisercraft craft cardstock; Recollections light orange and black cardstock;
Bristol smooth cardstock
ink: Distress oxide; black Archival ink
stencil: Tim Holtz burlap; TCW Mini Flutterby
ribbon: Offray cream Zoey lace; braided gimp ribbon trim
stamp: Heartfelt Ariana bloom
embellishment: Nuvo gold crystal drops; Martha Stewart butterfly; Studio G adhesive gems;
adhesive: NUVO glue and double sided red tape

Thanks for viewing with me today.  I'm always thinking of you and hope you're doing the same.
Come again and comments are always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"Christmas...Again!"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
We saw our first frost this morning.  It was another cold, chilly start for this Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  There was no question about flipping the thermostat this morning.  The temp was colder than yesterday.
On yesterday I presented to you a shadow box Christmas card.  I'm glad many of you enjoyed your view.
Items that I pulled out yesterday and didn't get put away, prompted another Christmas card for today.  (I still have many to make for my large family and friends).
I have a lady at my church (83) who loves to sing.  Each year she has looked forward to a card with a hymn representing the "season of joy".  I thought of her this morning and made this card for her:
 Another entry for

http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections pink and black;
Design Paper: Scrapbook & Collage Papers "The European Collection"
die: Spellbinders Medallion and Spellbinders Label 7
embellishments: Prima flowers; Offray white lace ribbon; Martha Stewart ferns in green and in gold
song: Google picture reduced to size

Thanks for your time, your view and your comments.  I really appreciate your kindness.
Please come again.  I enjoy your company.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Shadow Box Christmas Card?"

Happy Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
I'm very chilly this morning with temps in my area coming in below 50 degrees.  We will warm up to about 65 degrees today.   Yes, summer is really over.  For me, it seems as if we went from summer to winter overnight.  It is time to move some plants inside because of the temps.  It's all over...summer ...not unless I move to a warmer climate for the winter and come back home when it is summer again.
Maybe this is the reason I decided to do another Christmas card this morning.  My body feels as if it is really, really cold outside with snow in the forecast.
(This is a side joke or laugh...DH told me to go outside and stand in the sun for a little while and maybe I'll feel as if it is still summer...  He is a character that needed a good laugh himself this morning).
Here is my share with you. 
I'm admiring shadow box cards.  A craft show that comes on the TV...Create and Craft...has been showing a lot of shadow boxes recently.  I've also researched the ones on Google and Pinterest.  Today, I made an attempt at making one:
and

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black; Ranger watercolor paper
inks: Distress Oxide broken china; Distress Oxide black soot; Distress Oxide faded jeans
dies: Sizzix woodlands; Cottage Cuts Christmas Winter Night; Echo Park Reindeer Sleigh Die Set
embellishment: Stickles glitter glue
Big Shot machine
foam tape
Nuvo glue

Get those Christmas cards ready.  October is almost over and November will be a blink.
Try making a shadow box card...they aren't that hard to do and they look so 3D.

Thanks for coming and I hope you enjoyed the view from your place today.
Come again and comments are always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, October 16, 2017

"Gratitude Check"

Happy Monday, October 16, 2017.
Hello to my crafty friends and others who just may stumble upon this blog by mistake or by someone else's invitation.
It's National Boss's Day for those of you who aren't your own boss.  What will you do for them to make them feel "special"?

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
-- William Arthur Ward


Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
For many people, gratitude is difficult, because life is difficult.  With all that is happening in the world ....natural and manmade disasters (hurricanes, Las Vegas, wildfires, politics, and more)...can you be grateful?

Yes, you can!  Don’t express gratitude only when you feel it. Give thanks especially when you don’t feel it. Rebel against your  emotions  that holds you back from your bliss.

Take a look at my share:
and


Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Neenah white (base); Recollections black (layer) 
Design Paper from Paper House "Field Study" and Craft Smith Burgundy Rose
die: Prima "Moroccan Foliage
embossing folder: Cuttlebug "script"
embellishment: Prima Charlotte white flower; Recollections floral embellishments mulberry paper leaves; Martha Stewart doily and faux pearl

Thanks for viewing with me today.  
Please come again and don't forget to leave a comment.  I always love hearing from you.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, October 13, 2017

" WIMSF...Beginner's Quilling"

Hello everyone.
Hope your day started off with a good start.  No matter what comes your way, keep the goodness going.  You're headed for a two day vacation and better things are going to happen.

What could I pull from my stash today?
Let's see!   I haven't practice quilling in  quite a while so let's explore and see what I put together.
I had some "teardrop" rolled pieces already in my beginner's box...a start for my project.
What I did... I placed them in the center of a piece of cardstock to look like a flower.
I cut pieces and gently rolled the ends and glued them between each of the flower pieces.
I used coral Ranger liquid pearls for embellishment.  The Cosmo Cricket tiny text was still present on my desk, so I found a sentiment for my project.  Clean, simple, quick and fast.

Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Neenah white; Recollection black.....DP from Paper House Field Study
die: Spellbinders Card Creator
Equipment: tonic studio scissors; Quilled Creations Beginner Kit; Coral liquid pearls; Nuvo glue; big shot machine

Thanks for viewing.
Thanks for the comments.
Please come again!
Have a lovely, enjoyable weekend.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Box On A Card"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers on this rainy Thursday morning.
Well at least it is raining where I am.  Someone, somewhere is enjoying the sunshine and beautiful weather.
It's October but I'm thinking Christmas today.  I still have some cards to make and I haven't done one in quite a while.  Last evening, I pulled out my Christmas supplies (stamps and dies) for this morning but really didn't know what directions to go in.
I've viewed several YouTube videos showing how to make a "box on a card" and decided to review for today's card.  If it didn't go well, you would not be enjoying the view today.
I loved doing something different and this design fell right in with my enthusiasm and desire .
It is not a card that will go postal...unless you are sending a large box with other items to an individual.  This type of card, in my opinion should be hand delivered.
Here, take a look and tell me what you think in the comment section below:
 

 This card will be used as an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
"Christmas Greetings..Do Not Open Until 12/25"

 Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black; Bazzill red
dies: Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses; Cottage Cutz Christmas Greetings
Embellishments: Nuvo white gloss drops; Martha Stewart faux pearl;  Jolee's boutique 3D sticker; Offray red satin ribbon

This will be an entry for the color challenge over at http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/color-challenge-10-october-2017

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Recollections orange and black; Hunkydory; Neenah white
die: ArtC alphabet die
Embellishment: Sticko vellum maple leaves

Thanks for viewing.
Please come again and you are always welcome to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

"Dies, Stamps. Flowers, Etc."

It's Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Another great day to be here to share with you.
I've noticed your "Fall" cards, your "Halloween" cards and your "Challenge" cards...they are beautiful...keep on crafting...the view is good for the eye.
Don't forget we are getting out the word that this is breast cancer awareness month.  For my family and others it is every month.  October is just set aside to remind you to get a mammogram.  If breast cancer runs in your family, remind the women and sometimes men to go get that check-up...the earlier the better if cancer is detected in your body.  Any form of cancer...not just for breast...get it checked before it is too late!!!
Here is my share for today:
 "Your Heart Sings & My Soul Listens"

Enabler's List:
This card was made for a person who has asked for prayer.
cardstock: Kaisercraft craft cardstock; Recollections black cardstock;
DP: Recollections Steampunk Botanica
dies: Spellbinders foliage; Spellbinders Labels 20 ; Heartfelt Creation Raindrops on Roses
flowers: Prima
Embellishments: NUVO gold drops; American Craft Premium hemp ribbon
Sentiment: Cosmo Cricket tiny text

Thanks again for your continued support and your comments.  You are always welcome to visit again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

"Ovals and Ovals"

Hello friends, visitors, viewers and followers on this Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
How did you start your day?
Did you wake up rejuvenated and ready to embrace the day no matter what comes your way?
Did you wake up still angry from yesterday's drama?
I know you have heard or seen the statement..."Life is short so enjoy every moment".
There are times when everything  seems to be perfect.  You are laughing , playing, cuddling and just having the "best day or time ever".  If you could only trap that moment and keep it forever.  Never having to feel sad, depressed or angry again.  It's just impossible to do that.

Why try and trap a moment when we can just BE the moment?
Just close your eyes the next time you feel completely happy or at peace. Don’t think about why it is something special or how it happened. Just become a part of something wonderful that life has given.

The card I'm sharing today:
"Embrace each and every moment"


Enabler's List:
cardstock: Recollections cream and black cardstock
DP: Recollections Regent Street and a piece of plaid vellum
dies: Tonic studio "Mixed edge Oval die set; Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) layered lacey ovals die
Embellishments: Prima flowers; orange netting; sticko vellum leaves;
Nuvo glue; Liquid pearls (coral)
Sentiment: Cosmo Cricket tiny text
Big Shot cutting machine

Thanks so much for viewing with me today.  Your comments are always welcome.

 Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, October 9, 2017

"Guess What.....You Make My World Happy"



Good Monday, October 9, 2017 to you....my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It is the beginning of another work week.  It is Columbus Day.  Some of you are off and some of you took off to go shopping....don't think I didn't hear your conversation on yesterday.  As soon as you heard some people had the day off...you decided you were going to be off also.  Don't worry, your boss will never know.  Just be careful that he/she is not out shopping along with you.
How many of you have heard these words lately..."You make my world happy"?
If you're in a harsh environment in your home or on your job, you may never hear these words.
If you are in a serious relationship with your "heartbeat", you may be hearing these words almost every day if not every  other day.  If you and your spouse are doing well in your relationship, he or she may be telling you this often.
"You are my motivation... my inspiration...you make my world go around",  are just some of the things you do.
To accommodate those words, here is a card that can be sent or given to that "special" individual:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollection black
DP: Recollections Steampunk Botanica and Recollections Mixed media
die: Spellbinders circle die
TH tonic studio paper distresser
embellishments: Petaloo flowers; jute twine; American craft premium ribbon; Offray cream Zoey lace;
Ranger liquid pearls;
sentiment: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text

You make my world happy by continuing to support my blog and my projects.
Thank you so much.  Come again to see what I've made.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, October 6, 2017

"WIMSF"

Hello everyone.
Welcome!
Today is October 6, 2017 and it is Friday.  The end of the work week.  Almost the end of the first week in this month.  Tomorrow is "World Cardmaking Day" and I can't wait to see all the displays of beautiful and creative cards you will be posting.   Most companies will be having sales on craft supplies so stock up.
I'm off on the weekend to do other things so I'll be checking in when time permits to see what you are doing.
Because it is Friday...you know by now my drill...yes, "what's in my stash for Friday"...my own personal challenge.
Okay, here is the run down on what I used:
  • This week, I used a border from K & Company made by Brenda Walton.  I left the package near the desk.  So of course, this would be a piece...flowers on the left.
  • I have a folder of die cut items that I cut when I'm doing projects and maybe don't get a chance to use all the cuts or they just don't fit the project that I'm working on at the time...circles and heartfelt creations die (blue)
  • It's easy to have items already made in a package that you can pull out to use...in this case, the wooden sentiment (hello)
  • Items that don't have the adhesive anymore but is good if you put glue or sticky tape on the back of it...butterfly.
Here's the card:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

 Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black; DP from my stash
K & Company Brenda Walton borders
dies: heartfelt creations "raindrops on roses die; ODBD stitched circle dies
Kaisercraft wooden embellishment

Thanks for your time, your comment and your continued support.
Have a lovely, enjoyable weekend and do something fun and exciting.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois