Friday, January 18, 2019

"Creating From My Stash"



Hello beautiful people on this Friday, January 18, 2019.   Due to a holiday on Monday, many of you will have a long three day weekend.   According to the weather report, your weekend may be extended due to snow that will move into your area.   Of course, we’ll be having rain and artic air for a weekend of pleasure.

I’m a little lazy or shall I say there is a lot on my schedule for today.   I love to craft at any chance I get even if it is only twenty to thirty minutes per day.  This morning, before all the appointments start, I pulled out items that were already die cut and flowers that were already package.  So this project didn’t take long to finish.




 I paired the die cuts with paper for a card base (Recollections brown cardstock), paper for layering ( PaperandMore cream pearlescent cardstock and black Recollections cardstock) and design paper 
( Tim Holtz) for the focal piece.   I had used some small Prima flowers earlier in the week so these were easy to pull out this morning.   The white gloss Nuvo drops were still on my desk from a project this week so I applied three dots on each side of the sentiment which is a Sizzix die cut.   The vases are by Cherry Lynn Design. 

Thanks for your continued support of my projects and the lovely comments you have made.

Enjoy your weekend and have some fun.

Sending you a hug and love,

Lois

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

"Are You Bursting With Happiness?"

Hello beautiful people.
I'm glad we all made it over to see Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  I imagine we all have so much on our calendar and agenda for today.  Don't stress about it.  Take your time and do what you can with what you have.

On Saturday, I kept watching to see if the 1-3 inches of snow was going to really fall.  I wasn't excited about seeing any of it but my husband was excited (I think I told you this on yesterday).  Anyway, I was prepared to do something in the craft space along the lines of snow...just in case we did get some.  We didn't receive no more than a few flakes so the snowflakes I had cut out were still on my space this morning.  Should I use them or should I wait until the next announcement for snow?
I'm not sure when the forecast will call for more snow so therefore I decided to use these die cuts to make a card for today.  When I was pulling out flowers on Monday, I went back to the box to use some more for today.

The inspiration for the title came from how I had cut out the focal area on the card front (Hope your day is "Bursting With Happiness").  If you didn't get the pun,  you will while looking at the card:





Enabler's List:
Cardstock:  Neenah white;  PaperandMore dark blue pearlescent;  Hunkydory blue/white pattern;  Recollections light blue
Die:  Tim Holtz/Sizzix snowflakes and foliage die from Alina Craft
Embellishment:  Prima and Recollections small flowers
Stamp:  Alina Craft 

As the sentiment is stated...Hope Your Day Is Bursting With Happiness...I really hope it is filled with so much excitement, love and gladness that it overflows.  Be blessed and be a blessing to someone else.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois


Monday, January 14, 2019

"Enjoy The Moment"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Happy Monday to all.  NO SNOW this weekend, at least not in my area.  We had a few flakes to get my husband excited but nothing that stuck or accumulated on the ground.  Cold rain (and a lot of it) fell most of the day on Sunday.  It has been so much rain that our yard cannot absorb anymore.  It almost flooded.  Soggy and wet was what it was like on yesterday.  Now, with the sun out full blast this morning, it looks like spring but the temperatures tell us it is still winter.

No matter what the weather is or how much sadness we hear and see on the TV...let's "enjoy the moment".  Life could be worst if we compare it with others that are not as fortunate as we are.

My card share looks like a Valentine card with hearts in the embossing, die cut and punching.  I probably will include it in my "cards for soldiers" box for someone else to send to someone.    At  the moment, I probably could use it for a birthday card and include something on the inside towards that celebration.    My daughter's bff is having a birthday today and I have a sister who will be celebrating her birthday on the 30th of January.

Here is a look at my creation:
Enabler's List:
Cardstock:  Neenah white,  Recollections black and Bazzill red
Punch: Martha Stewart 
Die: Alina Craft
Embellishment: Prima flowers

Let's enjoy the moment....let's make something good out of something bad...let's not make the world news devour our joy.  Are you with me?
Thank you so much for viewing and commenting.  I truly enjoy and appreciate it.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Friday, January 11, 2019

"Always Be Joyful"

Hello beautiful people.
We made it the second Friday in the 2019 year.   I'm looking forward to a great relaxing weekend.  If I can, I'll craft a little.  I told my granddaughter that I was going to get back to scrapbooking her life's  journey.  I did a scrapbook that covered every month from her birth to her 1st birthday and I've been hoarding pictures of her since then.  I'm ready to get started again.

It appeared that I got into fancy fold cards this week.  I've made another one today.  This time I included some helpful information if you would like to do one like this one:

The steps:
  • Cut a piece of cardstock 11 1/2" by 5 1/2" for your card base.  Score it @ 5 1/2"
  • Cut four pieces out of black cardstock for your layers (front, back and inside)..5 5/8" by 5 3/8" and adhere these pieces to the card base on the front, back and inside. 
  • Cut four pieces of design paper (front, back and inside)…5 4/8" by 5 2/8" adhere to black cardstock.
  • Cut one piece of black 11" by 1 1/2".  Score this piece at 2 3/4",  5 1/2", and at 8 1/4".  This piece will be adhered to the inside only on the left and right of your card.  Do not glue down the middle.  Make sure the 5 1/2 score line lines up with the card base at 5 1/2

  • Cut four pieces to use on the 11 inch strip in whatever color you desire...2 1/4" by 3" ( I used squares.  You could use circle or any other shape of your choosing)
  • Cut four pieces to use inside the squares (or other shapes)...1 7/8" by 2 1/2"
  • Choose four images for the squares.
  • Decorate the front however you choose and add a sentiment.
I was very happy to make another fancy fold card and to share the pieces with you.

Have a grand weekend and please come again.  You may join me over at http://www.LilArtsyWoman.com.  I'm only here until I can get you to join me over there. 

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Thursday, January 10, 2019

"Bonjour Je t'aime"

Hello beautiful people on this Thursday, January 10, 2019.
Happy, happy birthday to my daughter in Florida and my crafty friend Treva.  I wish the two of you a day filled with happiness and love.  Enjoy your day and as a matter of fact, the remainder of this month celebrating.

Don't forget that I've moved my blog to http://www.LilArtsyWoman.com .  I checked in here today because I still need to remind people where I am.

I entered another challenge using a sketch from Splitcoaststampers (SC731).  I like sketches because they challenge my thought process to see what I can use to accomplish the task.  Today was one of those days that I had time to really create.
I titled my subject "Bonjour Je t'aime which means "hello I love you".  I've never been to Paris but has always had it on my "bucket list" of things to do.  One of my nephews went last year and I've told him he could have invited me.  Can you see an old lady with about four very young teenagers hanging out in Paris...I don't think so.  Maybe he will plan a trip for his aunt(s) in the future.

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah pink and white; Recollections burgundy;  DP from Prima St. Tropez and from DCWV Meet Me In Paris.
die: Spellbinders Love Letter;  ODBD Ornate Hearts
embossing folder: Spellbinders Hearts
image: Winnie Heavenly Bundle from Polkadoodles

 This card will be entries for http://www.splitcoaststampers.com and http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

I hope you enjoyed your view today.  I love hearing from you in your comments.  Thank you so much.

Sending a hug and love,
Lois