Sunday, December 15, 2019

Merry Christmas To You

Hello again!  Turns out I had another Christmas post in draft mode, so that makes a second post this weekend quite easy.  As with yesterday's assortment, these cards were made either last year or the year before, but I still wanted to share with you.😀

Here we go:

Stampin' Up! sentiment, patterned paper, glimmer paper - all from a scrap bag!

Papertrey Ink: Christmas Tree die; Sizzix: Powdered Sugar holly and berry embossing folder

Blockheads Paper Arts: Feeling Regal damask stamp; Stampin' Up! sentiment (set?); Papertrey Ink: Fancy Flakes snowflake die centers

Papertrey Ink: Christmas Tree die; Stampin' Up!: Endless Wishes sentiment and snowflakes 

Stampin' Up!: red glitter striped paper; snowflake gift tag; Papertrey Ink: Tag-Its #8 sentiment

You can see the glittery snowflake and the gold circle better here.

Christmas card trimmed: Madonna and child; Wilton: doily

Papertrey Ink: Fancy Flakes snowflake die; Avery Elle: Noel-Ellements smaller snowflake die;
Papertrey Ink: Tag-Its #8 sentiment

The card base color looks yellow, but it's actually a pearly, shiny yellow-gold cardstock from WorldWin.

Verve: Glad Tidings sentiment, Christmas In The Air wreath stamp (embossed in silver); black velvet ribbon;
Stampin' Up!: snowflake patterned paper

Verve: Glad Tidings sentiment; Hero Arts: Winter Scene animals and trees; Papertrey Ink: In The Meadow hill dies

Papertrey Ink: Silver White Winters snowflake dies, In The Meadow hill dies

Impression Obsession: Peace die; Stampin' Up!: pine branch stamp (set unknown), brushed silver cardstock

Well, I'm off to make a few handmade gifts before the weekend is over.  I hope you have a wonderful, blessed week ahead!  And again, Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christmas Collection

Season's Greetings! It has been so long since I last posted something here on my blog.  I'm not sure if I'm reaching anyone with this greeting or not, but a big HELLO to you if you're reading this!

Gosh, life sure gets busy, doesn't it?  With work and home and family taking center stage in my days, it's no wonder I get very little time to blog.  I do, however, continue to make cards and love every minute of this wonderful hobby of ours.  The cards I'm sharing today are, ahem, from a year or two ago.  I know, I know! 😬 I'm sorry I don't have the newest cards photo-edited for today's post.

Let's get started with the goods:

Papertrey Ink: Petite Places Nativity stamps, Tiny Tags tag die; DCWV blue glitter paper;
My Favorite Things shiny silver cardstock

Stampin' Up!: Naughty or Nice santa stamp, Stripes embossing folder; Papertrey Ink: Fancy Flakes snowflake die

Tim Holtz: Christmas Miracle collage stamp;
Stampin' Up! holly leaf patterned paper, large poinsetta trimmed from SU patterned paper

Stampin' Up! red felt snowflake; Flourishes Stamps - Warm Winter Wishes mitten stamp; gold doily; red stripe patterned paper (?)

Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Trees tree stamp, Holiday Sayings sentiment stamps; DCWV La Creme patterned paper

Bo Bunny - Enchanted cherub stamp; Avery Elle - Noel-Ellements snowflake dies;
My Favorite Things - Mini Delicate Doilies die

Hero Arts - Holiday Sayings sentiment stamp; Stampin' Up! red felt snowflake, patterned papers

Stampin' Up! - red and white flocked patterned paper; Cuttlebug - Kassie's Brocade embossing folder;
bird Christmas tag
I hope to be back again here soon.  This was fun to visit with you today!  If I don't get a chance to post again before Christmas, let me wish you the Merriest of Christmases!
Remember the reason for the season:

John 3:16 16For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

2 Corinthians 9:15 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Flowers and more flowers!

It's me again!  Hello there!

Just a few more cards to share with you before the current of the stream of life takes me away for a little while.  You know how that can be. 😉

Stampin' Up! - Nature Walk flowers; sentiment from scrap bag, unsure of name

Stampin' Up! - Memory of the Heart basket of flowers

Inspired By Stamping - Elegant Flowers (rose) and Graceful Hydrangea (small flower sprigs) and Garden Seed Packets frame and sentiment

Altenew - Vintage Roses;  Papertrey Ink - Beautiful Blessings sentiment

By the way, have you ever heard of a gray catbird before?  We are seeing a family of them in our backyard, and they are 'new to the area'.  My neighbor and I both said this is the first season we've ever seen them.  They are pretty birds, mostly a soft gray with touches of black on the head and tail.  I did not get any pics from my yard, but here's one I found online.

They come fairly close to us, I'm surprised.  They must be curious about their landlords!

God bless you all!

Hay there

Hello there!  Or, hay there, as my card says!

Just popping in with a quick post to show my face, so to speak, and let you know I'm alive.  😀

Since I was last here, so much has happened in life around here.  My youngest daughter went to France with her high school French class, and she LOVED it. Shortly after that, she had her first prom, and oh my, she looked like a princess!  Pics are further below.

Here's the know, a little farm humor.

Studio Calico - wooden horse ; Papertrey Ink Barnyard Sentiments ;American Crafts - Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm patterned paper

And here's my girl.  ❤️

Her date - her boyfriend - is handsome and sweet, and such a gentleman, too.  They made a nice couple for the prom!

Thanks for joining me here today!
God bless you!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Feathers and Sympathy

Hello friends!  We've got some sunshine here today in NJ; it seems to have been scarce lately, so this is a real treat. 😀

I'm sharing two cards today, both in soothing tones of blue and pale gray.  One is a sympathy card, and one for encouragement.

Gina K - 'Fine Feathers' feathers and sentiment - Stampin' Up! blue damask patterned paper -
Spellbinders 'Labels Thirteen' die

Papertrey Ink - 'Keep It Simple: Sympathy' sentiment - Stampin' Up! - 'Carte Postale' square medallion - Inkadinkado - 'Floral Damask' flourishes in corners

It's a short and sweet post today.  Lots to do around the house before attending a special birthday celebration later in the afternoon. 

Hope your day is wonderful and look for God's blessings -- they are indeed everywhere!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Winnie The Pooh and mercy too

Hello friends!

I gathered together two cards to share with you today, and though the themes are different, they have in common a palette of pink and green.

I love, love, love this quote from Winnie The Pooh, which is a Plain Jane (small single stamp) from Verve Stamps.

Verve Stamps 'Plain Jane Smallest Things' sentiment - Avery Elle 'More Stories' bunny, flowers - My Favorite Things 'Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges' die (for grassy hill), 'Stitched Rounded Rectangles' for sentiment panel

The next card  is super clean and simple.  I was dying to use the Papertrey Ink 'Inspired: Mercy' set, so I stamped the sentiment on a Blushing Bride pink cardstock tag, and added some green crochet trim from Webster's Pages, plus a thread bow and pearl.

Papertrey Ink 'Inspired: Mercy' sentiment - tag from Stampin' Up! scrap bag - Webster's Pages green crochet trim

Hope you have a wonderful day!  God bless you!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Happy Place Leaves

Hello there!

I'm way late in sharing this card.  It's the anniversary card I gave to my husband a couple of years ago.  We were married in October many moons ago, so we're rather fond of autumn and all the beauty that comes with the season.

I had the idea to scatter leaves on a card, all in white, with only one leaf in full color.  Distress Ink sprays were carefully spritzed onto a white cardstock scrap, then die-cut with a maple leaf from My Favorite Things 'Falling Leaves' for that one special piece. 

I worried, as I always do, if my husband would like the card I made.  He liked it just fine. 😌

My Favorite Things 'Falling Leaves' dies - Altenew 'Sentiments and Quotes' - Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

Thank you for your visit!  God bless you!

Amazing Parents

Hello friends!

Just a single card to share in this post:  a baby shower card.  I used shades of gray and green with a touch of blue too.  I think it could work if you don't know whether the baby will be a boy or a girl, although I must admit it does look a bit more boy-ish to me.  What do you think?

My Favorite Things 'LLD Welcome Baby' sentiment - Lawn Fawn 'Little Bundle' blanket and socks - Inspired By Stamping 'Oh Baby!' onesie 

Thanks so much for your visit!  God bless you!

Bowers of Flowers

Hello!  Today it's sunny for a change here on the East Coast!  Our weather is slowly warming up, and it has me in the mood to share flower cards. 😁

Look at the pop of magenta color on these Lenten roses!  I pulled out vibrant purples and greens from my Copic marker collection to give these blossoms some flower power.  I hand-trimmed them, and added them to an all-white card base.  The sentiment seemed to go really well with these floral beauties.

Altenew 'Hello Gorgeous' freebie stamp - Flourishes Stamps 'Lenten Rose' flowers

The next card uses a liberal dose of my favorite color, purple.  I've loved this color all of my life.  In fact, our dining room is painted with a deep plum color below the chair rail - the color is from the old line of Martha Stewart paints, and the name is Plum Pudding.  And if you're wondering, the color above the chair rail is called Gray Squirrel.  Plum and gray, those are our dining room colors.

Inspired By Stamping 'Graceful Hydrangea' flower - Verve 'Small Phrases' birthday sentiment - Stampin' Up! 'French Script' background stamp

The next card used up some pretty things that were in a box on my work desk:  stamped roses and a sentiment from Altenew, and a rectangle of black cardstock that had been punched with a wrought iron punch.
Altenew 'Vintage Roses' flowers, 'Label Love' sentiment - Martha Stewart 'Iron Gate' punch

Flourishes Stamps 'Vintage Wallpaper' background stamp - Anna Griffin flowers - white crochet lace

My Favorite Things 'Essential Sentiments' sentiment (love you more) - DCWV sticker (pure love, round tag) - Inspired By Stamping 'Graceful Hydrangea' flower stamp - Stampin' Up! Groovy Guava patterned paper 

Unity Stamps 'Helping Me Grow' hydrangea seed packet stamp - old book page - crochet lace Paper Gardenia flower - Stampin' Up! floral patterned paper

Altenew 'Label Love' thanks a bunch sentiment - Flourishes Stamps 'Butterflies & Blossoms' clematis stamp

The Proverbs 31:25 Scripture from Verve Stamps needed a little dressing up after I laid the rounded rectangle against the aqua patterned paper.  I took a long piece of ruffled Regal Rose ribbon from Stampin' Up! and gathered and glued it along the back edges.  Then even that seemed like it needed a bit of something extra, so I used an Altenew flower and leafy branch, stamped and trimmed, to top off the opposite corners.  The panel was set slightly to the right on the card base, to show off the pretty butterfly and flowers on the patterned paper.  I did add some rhinestones though.

Verve Stamps 'Proverbs 31:25' stamp - Altenew 'One of a Kind' flower (black and white) - Prima patterned paper

Stampin' Up! sentiment (my heart smiles just thinking of you) 'Suite Sayings' - paper gardenia 

It's a bit tough to see in the picture of the last card, but that really thin strip is an antique gold glittered paper from DCWV.

Stampin' Up! 'Helping Me Grow' frame, sentiment and flowers

I am SO glad you came by to check out the flowers today!  God bless you!

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