Monday, August 14, 2017

Wishing You

A Happy Christmas!

I KNOW I KNOW!!  Crazy!!  So I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas cards in July.  On the one hand we all look at Christmas images and paper and think OH MY GAWD!!  On the other hand it's like "Ooooo OMG I can get started!!"  😀  Goodness knows I have a long list and I HATE doing more than one card of anything so normally they're all originals.  Yup leave it to me to make it harder for myself.  LOL!  So I just HAD to use the new papers from Pion Design called "Long Ago In Bethlehem".  They are very GORGEOUS and so traditional!!!

Here I am at it again with my Foamiran flowers.  I have decided something.  I think the shape of the flower is important but nothing to get super finicky and stressed over.   I find that it's what's in the center that is just as important and maybe moreso.  I'll see if I stand by that after making more.  LOL!  Oh speaking of which, have you seen the huge selection of stamens in the shop?!!!  OH MY!!!  Just incredible!!!  As you can see I even have some rolled flowers.  I heat the die cut with my iron and the more I heat, the smaller the die gets so I can have all kinds of sizes of rolled flowers.  I've got some pretty teeny ones.  Very cool!!!    

I had some of these rusty stars in my stash from last year and had kind of forgotten about them.  Well...forgotten or maybe moved on to other kinds of cards because the season was over.  Isn't it a wonderful surprise when you hit your stash and can get excited all over again?!!  HA HA HA!!  Oh and I love this new SISAL product in the store.  What neat stuff!!  

Anyway, there you have it for my first Christmas card of the year.  I have made some winter ones but this is officially my first.  I really like that a lot of suppliers are bringing out seasonal supplies a bit earlier.  I'd like to think it will help me be all organized and stuff.  Well...we'll see how that goes.  LOL!!

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Chocolate Bar Birthday Card

I had seen one of these before so started on the hunt.  There's lots of Pinterest but none I could find to copy to had to make up the story myself.  I felt like a kid again!  It was fun.  

In Canada we don't have some of the chocolate bars as in the states so it was a bit trickier.  The end result turned out just fine and the recipient loved it.  Score!!!!! 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tilda With Fruit

Last Tuesday I shared a card using some papers from Pion's "Patchwork of Life" collection that were pink.  Today I'm back using papers from the same collection only this time in blue.  Just goes to show the variety available in this collection.  I just love them!!   I've used Magnolia's "Tilda with Fruit" from the Farmer's Market collection but the poor girl has nothing in her farm basket.  Well that's cuz she picked a bunch of blueberries but ate them before she got home.  LOL!!  😀

I've added a bouquet filled with many flowers from the store but also a gorgeous antique bronze floral heart peeking out and a gold leather tassel.  I've had it for awhile so was excited to finally have the perfect place to use it!  There are black tassels too, which I think would be perfect for a masculine card.  Note to more tassels.  LOL!!

I've been trying to step out of my comfort zone by adding a different color that I wouldn't normally use.  In your face green it is!!  LOL!  Here I've used a Scrapniec "Mama's Porch Windows" fence and colored it with TH paint and distressed it a bit to make it look a little weathered.  

I've said it before but I'll say it again...I LOVE THESE BARK HEARTS!  Sometimes I cover them with white gesso for that shabby look.  Awww heck gesso'ed and shabby or bark colored, there's a place everywhere for these little beauties!!!  

Thanks for coming by again today!  I really appreciate your lovely comments and I hope I've been inspiring you!!

I'm going to enter my card in the Magnolia-licious challenge
"Anything Goes w/lace option"


E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
YG03, 63, 67, G99
Y35, 38, E15, 18
E42, 43, 44, 47, 49
B93, 95, 97, 99

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Patchwork of Life

Good day!!  Well I just enjoyed a 4 day weekend and got ahead of my card making a smidgen!  Well I don't really know how far ahead you can get because time flies by so fast!  LOL!  I played with some of the new papers from Pion's "Patchwork of Life" collection and used their gorgeous image that came with it from the "When I Was Little" sheet. 

There's not a whole lot to say about this card as I tried to keep it somewhat simple to show off the gorgeous image and Scrapiniec "Grapevine Oval 03" frame.  I made a nice little bouquet using some Wild Orchid Craft flowers.  

ISN'T THIS LITTLE BEE ADORABLE?!!!  OH MY!!   I just love this little fella - so pretty!!  It was hard to use instead of hoarding it.  LOL!!  Note to self - MUST GET MORE!  

I snuck in Fantasy's "Bazaar Die", which surprises me as that it's still in stock!!  It cuts beautifully and looks amazing.  Well...I'm biased cuz I have one.  LOL!!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I will be back to share again in a few days!!
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