Wednesday, November 26, 2014

more merriment. . . .

with this cute stamp set from Wplus9.  The string of lights look so much like the old fashioned ones we used years ago.  My dad loved blue lights (must be where I got my love of blue) and would patiently take all of the other colors out of the multi-colored strings and add nothing but blue bulbs.  His trees were always beautiful works of art!!

I colored the lights with Tombow markers and added wink of Stella to them.  The Wplus9 Merry die was cut from DCWV glitter paper and adhered to the vellum strip.  A few tiny gems were sprinkled about for some interest. 

I am sending this card to Simon Says Stamp:  ANYTHING GOES.

Thanks for visiting and, to all of my USA friends, Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

a thankful card. . . .

made for one of my blogger friends:

This stamp is from Flourishes and was colored with Prismacolor pencils. The Spellbinders nestie die is so pretty when used as a frame.  A few gems were added and wink of Stella applied to the ribbon and berries.  The sentiment is on the inside of this card.

Playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of Thanks/Thanksgiving.  Perhaps this won't qualify since the sentiment is not showing on the outside.  I'll let the powers that be decide.  :)

Have a great day!

Friday, November 21, 2014

another Christmas card. . . .

which may be my "main" card to send out this year.  I usually make about 30 cards that are all the same and then about 20 more in a variety of designs. 

This die is from Memory Box.  The glitter paper is DCWV and the sequins/gems are from Michael's.  The sentiment is Wplus9 and was gold embossed.  A Pilot gold metallic pen was used to edge the panel, and, of course, a few sequins and tiny gems were added.

Entering this in the Festive Friday challenge.  I love their inspiration photo and thought my candles could represent the candles in the fireplace:

Thanks for stopping by.

edit:  also entering:

Die Cut Divas "holiday-any holiday" challenge.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

more than one tree. . . .

is the theme at Less is More this week:

My Hero Arts trees were white embossed and then distress inks were applied over the trees.  A white gel pen was used to add some falling snow and some gems gave a bit of sparkle.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts also.

edit:  Sending this to a2z Scrapbooking for their anything goes challenge.  Thanks, Greta!

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

a Christmas card. . . .

to hopefully get me started in the right direction! 

There are a mix of products used on this card from various companies.  I recently acquired the Wplus9 Hand Lettered Holiday dies and this beautiful background stamp from Stamplorations.  I have a couple of sheets of some silver paper that is kinda' crinkled looking and decided to cut a Mama Elephant femme frame from it.  The stamped background was die cut from the stitched die that also comes in the frame set, but it is hard to see the stitching amidst the stamped design.  The snowflake die is from Impression Obsession.  A few blue sequins were added.

Sending this to Addicted to Stamps for their anything goes challenge and to Stamplorations who has an ongoing anything goes challenge.

And, since the challenge at Casology is festive I will submit this card there, too.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

stamps and layers. . . .

is the challenge at Stamplorations this month.

Here is my card:

The stamp sets I used are Celebrate Artsy and Simple Gift.  Some washi tape and Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins were used for embellies.  I went over the ribbon and bow with clear Wink of Stella pen which is so shimmery IRL.

Enjoy your weekend!

EDIT:  Sending this to the anything goes challenge at Stamplorations also.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hello there!

I am finally back to making a few cards and attempting to get back into the swing of things.  Lots going on in my life and then I had computer problems.  Still working on some of those issues, but am hopeful that I can resolve them quickly!

Here is a card I made for the current Stamplorations sketch challenge:

The stamp sets I used are Celebrate and Celebrate Artsy.   I love the gold embossing over the broken china distress ink background. 

Also sending this to Virginia's View Metallics challenge:

I hope to be able to visit your blogs more regularly now!  I have missed seeing all of the wonderful inspiration provided by my many talented friends here in blogland.

Have a great day!