Tuesday, December 30, 2014

the SSS January card kit. . . .

is so full of good stuff!  Here is a simple card I made to send to a friend:

I love the BoBunny papers in this kit.  And the stamp set has wonderful sentiments.  I used a Mama Elephant die for the scalloped panel and the ovals for the sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp.  The silver embossing powder matches the Impression Obsession die cut snowflake nicely. 

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp:  anything goes.

Die Cut Divas:  winter.

Addicted to Stamps and More:  anything goes.
oops!  missed this deadline! 

Word Art Wednesday:  anything goes.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

silver and gold. . . .

is always a pretty combination.  Here is a birthday card I made for my daughter-in-law:

The papers I used are from the Teresa Collins Studio Gold 6x6 paper pad  which is just gorgeous.  The silver strip across the bottom was sent to me by Char in a Secret Santa swap.  I used one of the dies from MFT's Blueprints #1 to cut that strip.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the SSS Birthday Messages.   The large snowflake is an Impression Obsession die and the small one was gifted to me.  The sequins are a combination of Pretty Pink Posh and some from Michael's, too.

Here are the challenges I am entering:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  anything goes.

Seize the Birthday:  silver and gold as toppings.

Word Art Wednesday:  anything goes.

My Favorite Things:  sketch challenge #208:

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

happy birthday. . . .

using the current MFT sketch:

Here is my card:

I am just getting this in under the wire - I have several birthdays looming so this was a good time to use my new SSS kit along with the sketch.

Also sending this to SSS Wednesday challenge which is winter inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mrs. Claus. . . .

and I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!  (Sorry, I don't have a full photo of my beautiful granddaughter in her "ugly" Christmas sweater.)  She was playing "Mrs. Claus" for her pre-schoolers at their Christmas party.  Love the platinum wig!
My secret Santa at the Hero Arts Flickr group was Char from Centerville OH.  Here is the card and ATC she sent to me:

And, here are the goodies she sent along - thanks so much, Char!

Heather, with the help of Cindy, organized this exchange and it was so much fun.  Here is the card and ATC I sent to Betty Keefe:

I neglected to take a photo of what I sent to her, so I hope she will do so when she returns from her trip to England for the holidays.

The past two weeks have been super busy for me and I have not been able to make any cards.  There are some birthdays coming up so I hope to make their cards in the next few days. 

Have a beautiful Christmas week!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12 days of Christmas Tags. . . .

with a feminine twist is the current challenge over in The Classroom at Ellen Hutson.  I decided to do my version of the tag that Dawn from Wplus9 created for Day #8:

Here is my tag:

The gold stripes were easy to do using some sparkly tape that I bought for $1 at the Dollar Store.  I hand cut my own tags  The snowflake die is from Impression Obsession and was cut from some gold foil paper.  The Merry die is from Wplus9 and was cut from DCWV silver glitter paper. 

I have enjoyed seeing this year's tags on Ellen's blog; the designers are just full of creativity!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

a masculine card. . . .

for a friend's birthday:

This is an older stamp from Rubber Monger.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and added some red Stickles for berries.  The edges of the  Spellbinders Nestabilities circle die were inked with distress ink.  I also sponged some of the ink through the new Simon Says Stamp tiny dots stencil for some interest.  Translucent embossing paste was used through the same stencil to create the white layer of this card.  A happy birthday sentiment was added to the inside of the card.

I am sending this to the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr group Challenge #7 which is to use stencils.

Have a great day!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

November CCC. . . .

a monthly card exchange hosted by Deborah Nolan.  Here is the sketch provided by Deborah, which I followed somewhat loosely.

and here is the card I sent to Karen in California:

this is one of my most favorite dies from Memory Box and I find myself using it a lot.  The background was stamped with a leaf image and I cut extra little leaves from a second die cut to place under the tree with a bit of glitter on them and the tree. 
If you have never joined in the fun of Deborah's card exchange, visit her blog to find out more about it. 
Thanks for visiting; I always enjoy your comments. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

a sketch challenge. . . .

running currently at Stamplorations:

Here is my card:

I used snowflake dies from Impression Obsession and more DCWV glitter paper to cut them.  The sentiment is from Wplus9.  Added some glittery flat dots to the center of the snowflakes and a thin border on each side of the panel.  Sorry for the poor photo; it is very overcast today. 

Also sending this to Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge and Just Us Girls wild card challenge.

Enjoy your week!