Wednesday, July 17, 2019

"Christmas Cards Using Ms. Sparkle & Co. Paper Pad

Hello to all the beautiful people on this Wednesday, July 17, 2019. What a great day to be crafting. Are you making projects for now or are you in the Christmas mode? If you have been following me for the last couple of days, you will have noticed the Christmas cards I have been making . I'm adding two more plus a card I will eventually use for a birthday card for your view today. Please notice the woodgrain neutral paper in the background of these cards. It comes from Ms. Sparkle & Co. The pad comes with 15 sheets that measure 5.5 x 7.5. It makes a good background for your images or it can be used for layering. I've cut the length and width down so that my finished card will measure 5 x 7.

Here are the three cards I'm sharing.
 Cardstock used: Neenah white; Recollections black; Ms. Sparkle & Co. paper pad (two different sheets); bazzill red; Focal image from Hunkydory Christmas Fun. Followed the sketch from Splitcoaststampers #SC758. I'll be entering this card on the Splitcoast site.
 Cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections grey and Ms. Sparkle & Co. paper.

die: Sizzix crochet thinlit die;Sizzix Home For The Holidays die; Sizzix Large Funky Festive die; Sizzix Festive Greens die; Tattered Lace 3D rose die

Julie Nutting Nov/Dec ephemera; faux gems; acrylic craft dome

Excuse the glare. Because I'm using a dome over the images, it is producing an extra shine from the lightning that is not really part of the image.
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Cardstock: Neenah white; Bazzill red, Recollections grey and DP from Ms. Sparkle & Co.;

dies: MFT scallop circle die; Sizzix crochet thinlit die; Alinacutle bow die; Tattered Lace 3D rose die;

embellishment: Paper Studio la petites sticker

This is a birthday card for a special little girl next week.

For my friends that are not having winter, please be careful today with the heat index. Stay hydrated and cool off as often as you can out of the heat.

Thanks for viewing and please come back again. Your comments are always good to read.

Sending you a hug and love,

Lois

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

"Christmas In July Cards"

Hello on this Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
Hope all is well with you and your projects.  Also, wishing you the best of health and happiness.  It is hot in my area dear friends.  I'm just making a statement and not complaining.  I love warm weather and I do have enough intelligence to hydrate and wear protective sunscreen and  covering when I'm out in the hot and heat.  What about you?
This is the "Christmas In July cardmaking on many sites.  Some have contest and others are just for sharing.
I'm making cards to share and I'll keep them for my give-away when the time arrive...right after Thanksgiving.  Some are for relatives and friends and some are for the box I send to the soldiers.
These are the ones I made for your viewing for today:
entry for
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Cardstock: Neenah white; Ms Sparkle Wood Grain Neutral; black Recollections and love Nicole Seaside paper pad
dies: Sizzix Holiday Words: Script; Sizzix Destination Thinlits Dies by Tim Holtz; beautiful border die from ODBD; Sizzix Large Funky Festive
embellishments: flower stickers from Recollections; copper embossing powder

Cardstock: Neenah white; Recollection blue and red; Christmas Past by Hunkydory
die: C.C. Designs Heart Border 

Cardstock: Bazzill red; Recollections black; Hunkydory beige; Recollections light grey; Sizzix Core'dinations cardstock
die: Sizzix Nordic Winter; Sizzix Holiday words; 

Thanks for watching.  Come again and I hope you enjoyed your view.  Comments are welcome.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Monday, July 15, 2019

"Using Sizzix Products"

Good Monday to all the beautiful people on this 15th day of July 2019.
How was your weekend?  If you live in or near where Hurricane "Barry" landed, then I know a little about your weekend.  It is that time of the year so all of us must brace for what is coming.
I'm a little sad this morning because my "Sunshine" returned home to go back to camp.  She wanted to stay longer and so did I but her parents needed her close to them.  We will be texting and messaging each other.  Her birthday will be on July 26.  She told me that I forgot to tell my crafting friends last week that she is about to turn eleven.
This morning, I've made a card using mostly Sizzix dies.  These are some of the latest ones that Tim Holtz just announced.  When I placed my order, the caption said they would be dispensed by the first of August. They came last week along with a discount because I had previously in the past ordered from this company and my name and password was on file. 
Here is my "Christmas in July #3 card for the year.  Enjoy  your view:
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My ipad is messing up.  The cardbase is actually white but it looks blue.  My granddaughter told me I needed a new one because so many other things are happening that shouldn't be happening.

Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Neenah white for the base;  Tim Holtz Christmas paper for the next two layers;  Sizzix Core'dinations cardstock for the present and the elf's clothing; green satin paper from Hunkydory; black and red Recollections for the "joy" sentiment; Neenah white for the bows on the present and parts of the hat
embellishment: puffy white paint for the balls on the tree.
dies: Sizzix woodlands; Sizzix Santa's Helper; Sizzix Circle words, Christmas

Just a little card to get in the mood for Christmas.  It may be July but as fast as the year is going, December will be here in a blink of the eye (lol).

Thanks for spending a little time with me today.  Please come again and as always your comments are welcome.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Thursday, July 11, 2019

"Sunshine's and Grandma's Projects"

Hello to all the beautiful people.
I know I have not posted this week but if you remembered, "Sunshine" (grand daughter) is visiting and we have been very busy keeping her active.
Saturday  was just a half of day so we went grocery shopping and only  got to play UNO.
Sunday we went to church and she (with my help) made blueberry muffins (6)after returning home.  They were really good.  We used fresh blueberries.
Monday we played on the sewing machine.  She made me  scrunchies.  I will be using them during the week when I don't want my hair falling on my neck.
Tuesday she played outside on the water slide.  This little chick love the water.  In her hometown during this time of the year, one will be able to find her at pools and beaches so she can swim like a mermaid.  We don't have that luxury in our neighborhood so we had to get a water slide for her to play in the backyard.
On Wednesday, we went with her grandfather to pick up supplies for a job he is working on.  We also went to Sam's Club to pick up some household supplies.  While we were out she wanted lunch from chick-fil-a.  Our activity for the evening involved making tie-dye- shirts.  Here they are for your view.


Last night while she was playing a game on the computer, I made two cards using the sketch SC757 from Splitcoaststampers.  I'm entering the first card for the challenge.

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and
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com
Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Neenah white: Recollections "Red Squares"; Recollections black and green; Bazzill red; and Prima "Christmas In The Country"
die: Sizzix "Circle words, Christmas"
embellishment: white ribbon
followed the sketch given for SC757
This card was made using the same sketch SC757 but with different supplies.
Cardstock: Kraft from Recollections; polka dot from Recollections; Neenah white and green Recollections; Prima Christmas in the Country DP and a dies from Sizzix "Large Funky Festive" and Circle Words, Christmas.

Okay...two Christmas in July cards for your view.  I hope you enjoy.

Thanks for viewing.  My granddaughter and I will be playing with LEGO. 

Come back and leave a comment. 

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois

Friday, July 5, 2019

"He Grilled...I Made Cards"

Happy Friday, July 5, 2019.
I hope you had a lovely safe, enjoyable and fun 4th of July.  As soon as the festive celebration was about to start, the rain, thunder and lightning also started.   Luckily, my DH had finished all the grilling that he intended to do while I was cutting and glueing paper.  To be honest and fair, these cards were made on yesterday and not this morning. 
"Sunshine" will be spending a week with me beginning Sunday so I have to clean my crafting space of things I don't want her to get into..."little dangerous cutting supplies".

This first card, in which I thought I would post on yesterday, is for the Celebration of the 4th of July.  I was trying to get in that red, white and blue but still late on posting.  This one will be added to the box labeled "Cards For Soldiers".
 Enabler's List:
Cardstock: BoBunny Boardwalk; Neenah white; Bazzill red; Recollection blue
die: Tim Holtz adorned
stamp: Simon Says Stamp "Thanks and Leaves"
embellishment: Bead Landing jewels


This second card is for the Splitcoaststampers Card Challenge #SC756.  It has been some weeks from playing along with the gals on that site.  I thought I would do an entry for this week.
 Enabler's List:
Cardstock: BoBunny Boardwalk paper; Cream cardstock from PaperandMore; topper from Hunkydory; black and solid blue from Recollections
die: Oval from Aliexpress
mould from Stamperia
faux white gems from Studio G
Robin egg liquid pearls
followed sketch from SCS #SC756


This last card is for a client who wanted a birthday card made for her sister.
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Enabler's List:
Cardstock:  Mintay Dreamer DP; beige Neenah premium cardstock; pink PaperandMore; blue Recollections; DP from BoBunny Boardwalk
die: Divinity Designs, LLC (once known as Our Daily Bread Design) "splendorous stars"; woman from Aliexpress;
embellishments: blue tulle and Craft Medley cup sequins

It's Friday and the beginning of the weekend fling.  Some of you started your weekend on Wednesday evening.  Again, be safe in your travels and beach fun. 
We're anticipating the arrival of our granddaughter and preparing for her stay next week. 

Thanks for your time and encouraging comments.

Sending you a hug and love,
Lois