Wednesday, December 29, 2021

B is for Baby

I guess we have all have our tried-and-true, favorite reliable items for card making.  As I put together my posts, boy do I see my favorites showing up time after time after time.  LOL

This baby card features those things too.  Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags; Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Accents punch; pearls; rhinestones; thread of some kind.  Oh, I am such a creature of habit.  😄

I used American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm patterned papers in shades of pink and navy.  There's a multifaceted heart gem atop the pink blossoms, too.

Thanks for bearing with my repetitive elements!  Ha!

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Encouraging Messages

Hello again, just popping back in with a few more cards to share.  These all fall under 'encouragement', which seems to be one of my favorite types of cards to make.

Stampin' Up! Vintage Vogue sentiment; Papertrey Ink Angled Labels die; pearls; generic brand floral stamp (in background); flower die cut

Momenta Hello sentiment; Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch; Stampin' Up! Ornate Blossom solid flourish stamp; Spellbinders oval dies; pearls; church song sheet

Inkadinkado Big Butterfly; Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die; vintage thread; pearls

Papertrey Ink Inspired: Grace stamps and die; ivory dots

Short and sweet today.
Sending you love!

Monday, December 27, 2021

Sweet Bird, two ways

Hello my friends 😊 
Did you have a nice Christmas?  As much as I love this holiday, and the reason for the season, I am kind of glad the hustle and bustle of it is finished.  It's the same each year for me.  It totally exhausts me.  

I did get a few new stamping goodies recently, but they are not on display here today.  Instead, I've got a sweet bird, two ways.

The bird and greenery stamps are from Stampin' Up!'s An Open Heart, which is an older retired set (describes most of my inventory - ha).  Subtly in the background of the center pale pink panel, you may be able to also see a hydrangea stamped in pink.  The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Madison Avenue (also old!).  I've got the 12 x 12 inch version of that paper pad, so it does take a while to use up.

Stampin' Up! An Open Heart bird & greenery, Itty Bitty Accents flower punch; Hero Arts Hydrangea; The Greetery Sentiment Suite: Birthday sentiment; Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die; DCWV flower sticker; vintage thread; pearl

Stampin' Up! An Open Heart bird & greenery, Itty Bitty Accents flower punch; Hero Arts Hydrangea; The Greetery Sentiment Suite: Birthday sentiment; Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die; DCWV butterfly sticker; vintage thread; pearl

Which version do you like better?  I am leaning toward the bottom one, which has a lighter background paper.

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Kitty Sympathy

I had a custom order for a pet sympathy card a few months ago, and lovingly poured out feminine details for the owner's beloved kitty.  Very, very girly.

Simon Says Stamp Large Doily Heart die; Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch; Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Accents flower punch, Lace 3D embossing folder, Nine Lives cat; Papertrey Ink Daily Designs Sentiments sentiment, With Sympathy: Loss of A Pet paw print; pearls

I hope it touched the recipient's grieving heart.
Always so hard to lose a precious fur baby.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Versailles Thank You

Oh, sometimes I just ADORE a whole stamp set, don't you?  The Very Versailles set from Stampin' Up! has my heart going pitter-patter.  Filled with shabby chic, vintage goodness!

Stampin' Up! Very Versailles leaves, script, frame, sentiment; hemp crochet trim; pearls

I've used the script stamp and leaves stamps on other projects too, they are so Very versatile!  Ha ha, had no idea that pun was going to come out. 😉

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Hello Squirrel

I love monochromatic color schemes, in decorating, in clothing, and on cards!  It was fun to create this little woodland scene, very simple in design.  

My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle die; Stampin' Up! Hardwood background; unknown clear set (squirrel, bird, branch, sentiment); hemp braid trim 

I used Copic markers to color the critters on a Sahara Sand background.  Warm grays, with just a touch of pink for cheeks!

Hope it makes you smile. 😊
God bless you!

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Cup of Chamomile

I belong to the Altenew monthly Paint-A-Flower subscription, and months ago, we received a chamomile get well set.  This is one of the images that comes in it, along with the sentiments:

Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder; Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Chamomile sentiments and flowers

I kept it really simple, with some subtle polka dot embossing on the bottom, and a really thin strip from a book page.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, December 17, 2021

Bird in Branch

This little bird has my heart!  He's from a Wplus9 set called Vintage Ephemera, and I think he's the sweetest.  I had to pair him with musical notes, and even a little scrap from a vintage hymn book.

Wplus9 Vintage Ephemera bird; Inkadinkado Manuscript (don't know if this is the real name, can't find this on the internet!); Skipping Stones Designs Timeless Textures Backgrounds music notes; My Favorite Things Bold Greenery; Prima flower

Although this is not a Christmas card, it does remind me of caroling.  I've not done that in a SUPER long time.  When I was in high school in Texas, my German class went to a local senior citizens home.  We sang Christmas carols in German.  So cool!  That's a nice memory that still makes me feel warm inside.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Bucket of Lavender

Yesterday was hydrangeas in December; today is lavender in December!  Why not, right?  I've got a backlog of cards to share.

This is a Power Poppy bucket of lavender, colored with Tombow markers.

Power Poppy Lavender; Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch; Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Accents flower punch; pearls

Short and sweet today.
Wishing you a beautiful day! 💜

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Blue Hydrangeas

Hello friends!
Life has been busy, and of course it's close to Christmas so there have been additional things to do.  I am popping in with a hydrangea, in December! 💙

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Hydrangea; Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags sentiment, die; white cotton thread; yellow Stickles; Stampin' Up! Very Versailles script stamp

I have some good news to share:  no chemo is needed!  I will begin radiation treatments soon-ish, no date set yet.  But, praise God I don't need chemo!!  

Sending hugs your way,

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Winter Birthday Wishes

Hello friends!  Just popping in with a wintery birthday card.  I designed it with my father-in-law in mind; he's got a winter birthday.  I like the dapper plaid background with the pinecones and sprigs.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Boughs dies, Close to Cocoa grosgrain ribbon; Inspired By Stamping Heartfelt Greetings sentiment, Fancy Labels 18 frame; Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die

I'm going to enter this at a new-to-me challenge, found it thanks to my friend LeAnne. 😊
It's Inkspirational - and they're looking for plaid.  How perfect!  

That's it for me today, keeping it short and sweet.  Hope your Thanksgiving was lovely (to my American friends)!

God bless you!

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