Sunday, November 29, 2015

Make it Monday Thanks

After being gone for a week to visit parents in Florida, I took a few minutes to work at my craft table.  It was a wonderful visit with both my dad and his wife in Cape Canaveral, and my mother in law in Sarasota.  The time flew by, and I'm not really wanting to go back to work tomorrow!  Anyway, this afternoon's creative time produced a Make it Monday card, that I will send off to Flordia...

I used a SAF set from a few years ago, Filled with Joy.  And the sentiment is from Scripted.  I realize I need to re-ink my Fresh Snow pad, as it took several passes to get that white stamped!  (Gotta love a Misti for that!) I've added a silver thread nest behind the sentiment, and some sparkle to the tiny flowers.

Thanks for looking, hope you've had a great weekend.


Saturday, November 14, 2015


I want to make more of these! What a fun technique!  I went for blues and greens, and put it into a Christmas card...

So there is no sentiment yet, as PTI may be bringing me a new die to use on the front!!!

The colors are Enchanted Evening and New Leaf, with Blueberry Sky for the berries. I accented those with some glossy accent.

Try this out! Lots of fun!!



Had to share my updated version, as the die I wanted to use was not in stock yet.  I used an older sentiment, embossed with silver EP on vellum. I love that you can still see the watercolored BG. ;)


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fall Birthday cards

Two cards to share today, using the wonderful Quilted Fall stamps and dies. I was inspired by this card from Melis.

Loved how she used paper in her leaf, so I pulled out some favorite fall papers to create mine.

It was easy to mix and match, especially when the prints were double sided.

Thanks for looking - hope you're having an awesome fall. It's been gorgeous here!


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Make It Monday #229: Fabric Strip Christmas Trees

I have done some quilting in the past, so I had plenty of fabric in my stash to choose from to make this week's challenge! And, a large grouping of them were Christmas prints - even better!  I started my strips on a small wooden dowel, and decided it was too heavy for my card.  After thinking about it for a while, I came up with using a pipe cleaner. I was even able to slide them off the dowel and right on to the pipe cleaner.  Then I used a piece if sticky strip down the back to attach it to the card base.  The tree stand was made with one of the pots from Petite Pots, cut and stamped with Autumn Rose to pick up the color in one of the fabrics.

It turned out better than I thought it would...  Fun challenge this week!

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Petite Pots All Over the Place!

I spent some time this week before work, cutting and stamping a bunch of Pettite Pots and plants.  I have come to just love this set!  It was really easy to put them together this afternoon...

All a little different!  For the last one, I used one of Dawn's great color schemes.  

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Color Throwdown

This week I'm playing with the color Throwdown challenge again!

I love this great inspiration, and I actually made two cards.

For this first one, I created a plaid background as my staring point...

I wanted a couple of masculine birthday cards, so I pulled out my favorite masculine set right now called Guiding Light.

It was fun to try this out with the non traditional colors of Aqua Mist, Canyon Clay and Smokey Slate (from SU).

Thanks for looking, wishing you a great week ahead!