Monday, November 24, 2014

Novermber 2014 PTI Blog Hop!

This month's theme is SNOW!  Growing up in Michigan, I saw lots of it!  I still remember waiting to hear if we got enough over night to have school Lexington, they just think it's coming and school is off.  

I took my inspiration from the black and white photos, and tried to keep my card monochromatic, using textures and embossing instead.

Couldn't resist a pop of soft color for the spray of greenery.  It really picked up th pink tones of the mica flakes.  

Enjoy all the hop today.  You can find the rest here,


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Life is a Journey

I know I haven't posted for a while, I've been busy with Christmas cards, and a new business I started selling Touchstone Crystal jewelry (a division of Swarovski). Today I took a little break, and made my card for this week's blog hop and this one, for a co-worker whose last day is Wednesday.

I fell in love with this pretty arch of flowers, and it was fun making my first card with this Phrase Play die.  I used my Ombré Builders set for the panel underneath, using all green inks.  

I'll be back on Tuesday for the Hop!
Have a great week!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ombre from Pinterest

A while back, I snagged this super photo from Nichole's Pinterest board, just to make an ombré background!

Is it not awesome?  My first try was a little dark and I didn't like the rust in the space I had, so I flipped it over and voilà, came out like this...

I used some really old brads to mimic the buttons. It was great getting more info from Laura on how to do this!  Can't wait to try it again!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Make it Monday for Thanksgiving

I thought quite a bit before I made this card!  I wanted to do a Thanksgiviving card for my MIL, and thought the Ginkgo leaves would work well.

I stamped the leaves with Versamark ink, and stamped the berries right onto the tag.  The background was made with Ombré Builders with Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay, and Harvest Gold.  The bow is a scrap of off while silk I had leftover from another project. 

Today a went to a friends house and made the globes for Christmas presents!  I'm also going to help her make them with with thirteen 9-year old Girl Scouts in a few weeks.....!

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Birdies Singing!

Hi there!  After a week off to visit my family in Michigan, I was able to get back to my craft room this weekend.  I played along with two challenges, Make it Monday and Color Throwdown.

I used my new Songbirds set, that hadn't seen ink yet.  So cute!!   And the colors for this week's challenge were fall like, but still so cheery!  

Thanks for stopping by on this chilly fall day!


So after looking at this for a while, I did a little tweaking.. I added another black branch for balance, and filled the lower birds flower with a white Posie and pearl.  I like it better now!