Saturday, December 17, 2016

One last Christmas Card

For a special person.

Brrrrr, it may be AZ but it is cold today. Although temp is 50 and the sun is shinning, the north wind is blowing very cold air.

So, I decided a special person needed a special card and I made one last card.  There comes a time when my brain just tells me that it has done enough Christmas card, I am officially done.  But I love this.  What you cannot see very well is the design in the red strip.  It's DSP, then has the gold twine wrapped once.

Are your cards done?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

GDP066, A Birthday card

Yes, it's been several days since I've posted.  I've been doing what most of you are too, finishing up my Christmas, getting things done and mailed.  Right in the middle of all that I have a birthday to do. One of my grandsons turns 17 on the 16th of Dec, so made this one for him.

I used a new DSP stack that I fell in love with. It's so different, very usable for any age and a bit grungy, but not a lot. You can add to that if you want more. I inked the edges of tha paper with Crumb cake a bit to add some in.  The DSP stack is in the Occasions Catalog with a start date of Jan 4, 2017. Be sure and check it out and select your free items from the SAB brocure.  You will get to choose 1 item from that little catalog for each $50 you purchase from any of the current catalogs.

I have the hardest time with masculine cards and my grands are all up where that is necessary, no more cutesy cards for them.

I hope you enjoyed and I gave you a bit of inspiration. That is always my aim.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Noel, A Christmas Card for the MojoMonday#477 Challenge

Another day, another challenge card.  I think I still need a few more cards too.  Anyway, this was a neat sketch, but one of those I had to really think about. If you put two things together to make one card face, they really need to compliment each other.

I have been looking for an excuse to use this DSP, Fancy Frost.  It is pre embossed paper all in white that you can use as is or color.  It's a great use for the new soft brayers.  However, mine were in transit so I just sponged on the color by hand.

My colors are Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Tempting Turquoise.   I know, TT is a very strong color, but if you use a light hand it can look like this.  Surprised me too.  I did some googling for alt Christmas colors, and it seems like at least for this year, the Bone, turquoise and white combo is very in.   I don't have bone, I have Very Vanilla, but that is not bone, I choose to go more to the brown with Crumb Cake. Brown and blues do very well together.

I cut one piece from my Fancy Frost design the size I needed it and then cut for the sketch. It is not down the middle, but slightly off set from the middle. Here is the sketch so you can see.
So here you can see the offset of the sketch.   I used my sentiment as the piece across the bottom and rimmed the front using gold foil.

I hope this has given you just a bit of inspiration, that would make me very happy.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Bright and Beautiful Season, A Christmas Card

Christmas is getting so close! I'm on my finishing for my gifts and cards. Hope to have it all gone soon. Meanwhile I still need a few more Christmas cards.  One with the Merry Monday challenge.
So, here is this weeks inspiration piece. And the Challenge is to put candy canes on your card.
That took some thought and in the end I did something simple, but I believe, beautiful.

I used a piece of Candy Cane Lane DSP over top of Real Red with Real Red twine wrapped around.  The sentiment is from last years Embellished Ornament set, still in the Annual catalog though. It's one of my favorites, and 3 rhinestones for bling.

I put my sentiment down first, usually I do that last, but I wanted to see how much room I had before I cut my DSP and card stock.  My red bottom layer is 1 3/4" and my DSP is 1 1/2".

Friday, December 2, 2016

Playing with Holly Happiness

I've been playing with this pretty little set and it's punch lately.  I'm working on finishing up the rest of my cards so I can get them sent.  Today I made 2 with the same set, similiar cards, but I love this one the best. I think because it has more contrast. I also love the  double stitched framelit.

On both cards I embossed and softely sponged on a bit of Garden Green on the holly leaves.  My other color here is Rich Razzleberry.   I stamped the bow using Rich Razzleberry onto the same color CS and punched it out.  I added a rhinestone for sparkle.
Here is the second card.

I used Sweet Sugarplum on this one.  It is the same color as Rich Razzleberry, just a much lighter shade. They actually look great together.  I used the Layered framelits for my larger oval on this and did the same sponging. The Merry is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlit dies, and then I used just the Christmas from Banners for Christmas.

I hope you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

GDP064, A Christmas case

How fun was this?!  The GDP has a CASe challenge this week.  By that they mean, take away from the post what you like/want and make it your own.  It can be anything, a color, a stamp just an idea. For me, I am trying to get my Christmas cards done so I can sent them out, so mine is a Christmas card. 

I took away the sketch idea. I loved the small piece of DSP at the side edge and the basic layout of the card.    I used Watercolor paper on here, intending to actually watercolor on it, but when I got ready to do so I decided I loved it just as it was.   The stamping is clearer in person, the watercolor paper is a bit responsable for the lightness in photographing it.

The small slice of DSP is from Presents and Pinecones, I've used it a lot and had scratched my head on how to use this piece.  It fit here perfect!

I hope I inspired you some today, check out the rest of the cards for the challenge HERE.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mojo Monday 476 and Merry Monday 224

I doubled down today.  I loved the sketch on Mojo monday and the theme for MerryMonday.  A masculine christmas card seemed a bit strange, but hey, you have to have a theme.  I guess some cards could be just feminine.  This one I hope is a guy card. Maybe a guy with a good sense of humor card.

The sketch was fun too, I got a chance to use my new stitched dies.  They are only available until the end of this month.  Nov 2016, then it will be a wait until June 2017 to get them from the annual catalog.

I had not been using my colors that will be going out this coming May.  So, decided to use Mint Macoron, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe for my colors.

The card base is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.  Cut your base card the long way at 9" then score at 4 1/2, in the middle of that 9".  So, my second cut of Very Vanilla is at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" then my Watermelong is 4 1/8 x 4 1/8".  The square with my moose on it is the largest of the square stitched framelits. Just use the circle that fits your sentiment.

The Stitched Framelits come with all 3 shapes, circle, square and oval all in one set.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Post about Quilting

Just a note, if you have come here for Stampin Up cards, just scroll down. I'm just showing my quilting for this post.

So, yes, I quilt too. Just a couple of mug rugs to show.  These were the ends of table runners I put together and I didn't need the length so they became mug rugs.  I put strips together from a Jelly Roll purchased from MSQC.  Both of these are from the same Jelly roll, just selected to look different.

I love this fabric more then I can say, so gorgeous!   They will make nice little gifts for friends.  The table runners are for family. 

Joyful Christmas

There are so many great sets in our Holiday catalog this year, it's really hard to pick a favorite. But the Seasonal Bells has to be up on the top of the list. I have used it so often.

Here I embossed in Copper, then laid the copper piece sticking out on both sides under the dry embossed Holly embossing folder image.    The banners from Banners for Christmas are my favorite as I love the stitching look.  And I've included a Stitched Oval die cut.  Those Stitched dies are only available for this month, Nov 2016, until the new annual catalog comes out.

My colors are: Night of Navy, Whisper White and Pool Party, and Pear Pizzazz.   The ribbon is a retired one.

I hope you enjoyed this project, thanks so much for coming by.

Friday, November 25, 2016

New Christmas card

It's been a really busy week, but we have a very nice Thanksgiving. We don't usually see our kids for Thanksgiving, but we have friends here who have a big family/friend gathering that lasts a few days, so I've been there, and in the mornings, I've been making my dish to take over.

I just could not help myself! I was not going to buy anymore Christmas, but the sale was just too hard to pass up. I got one punch and one die set on sale, and also got the stamp sets to go with, ending up with a savings over the bundle price. 

This was one of them.  Hang Your Stockings stamps was not on sale, but the dies, Christmas Stocking Thinlits, were on sale. Combined price was a few dollars less then the bundle price.
Here is the list.  It ends on the 28th.

This was such a fun and easy card to make. The DSP is Candy Cane Lane, which has some of the most fun papers I've ever seen.   Colors are Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, with Silver satin ribbon and Cucumber green.
As usual, if you would like to purchase or just go to my store to see the list of products larger, just click on any image below. I've included the bundle price just in case you are seeing this after the sale is over.