Happy Birthday Floral

Hello, Friends!  (or at least I hope I still have a few hanging around, holding out hope for me)  I haven't been around, this is even my FIRST post for this year -- pathetic!  I miss seeing everyone and I miss my crafting time but I'm still praying that this too will get better!  I have made a couple things but haven't really had time for posting, so will hope to do so in the next week.  Soooo.....

This one's for Anita -- and I know I TOTALLY blew it and missed her Birthday, but her card was in the mail and hopefully she's gotten it by now.  Bestest wishes from Washington, and here's hoping that you had a beautiful day, and your card is in hand.  You're a beautiful person, so sweet and uplifting and always supportive!  Thank you!!

I did a little embossing to hold in my Ziggs where they belong, then did some coloring, corner punching and popping it up on dimensional tape.  Though I think I still need A LOT of practice, this is possibly my best Zig creation yet.  I had fun mixing colors, which I haven't been brave enough to do before.

Well, onto my next project hopefully and I can come visiting soon!  Blessings to you all, and I hope we meet again soon!



Merry Christmas! ...Last Minute Drop-Ins

I had a little bit of time and so I made a couple last minute cards.  Hubbs is sick, so staying in and resting hoping for enough healing before tomorrow!  These two cards, one will start off my stash for next year -- yay!  Maybe I can be timely next year  :o)

The first one is made with a new NBUS die, and I couldn't wait to use it.  I was so happy when I received it to find out that it not only cuts but embosses too!  Zoom in a bit and you can see how beautiful it made those leaves!

I was hoping that the stamping off to the left would give an impression of not only "trellis" but of a holiday trellis -- see those cute little stars!  Again, I love those embossed leaves...

This next one was also a new purchase, NBUS.  I had seen many others use it on cards, and I fell in love.  Not sure if it's the mix of fonts, paintability, matching dies or what it was but I really wanted to make a card this year with it!  Shhh this one's for Hubbs....

Well thank you for stopping by, saying hello and giving me a moment of your already busy day!  Blessings to all of you...



Joy To The World....again....

Good evening, Friends!  I'm writing this in a blink of an eye, to show another card made with the same sentiment that I love so much.  I had the sentiment stamped and die cut out just lying around and decided to use a couple other snippets and get it off my desk before it's March and I'm still looking at it!

The sentiment was a snippet as was the gold strips made from other cards so I played around and make up with a layout that I enjoyed.  I also like that the gold strips seem to bring out the sentiment a bit more.  

Well I also wanted to take the time to say that I really appreciate your visits, your kind words and your moral support!  In case I can't get by to see you before the holiday, I want to personally say Merry Christmas to everyone, and I'm sending hopes that you are surrounded by good food and great people! 



Birthday Wishes, Hubbs!

A day late and a dollar short, but I wanted to post this card that I made for the Hubbs.  This Birthday was a "mile marker", followed by a dinner with the kids that live locally and missing the ones that don't.  We had a great dinner, followed by ice cream,  and enjoyed the time spent by everyone -- after all, I know that's always our favorite part of a day, ANY part that's spent with our kids!

This card resembles a bit of the Christmas cards, because I decided to use the gold paper again and  the SSS Vented Star since I had a great sentiment to go with it!  While it doesn't say Happy Birthday on the outside, it was awesomely fitted inside!

Thanks for stopping by,  and I hope to see you at your blogs soon!  I may actually be catching up... a little...!



Joy, Joy, Joy!

Hello, Friends!  I'm here again with another "set" of 3, but this time I can't really choose which one I want to showcase first so I just may have to do 3 full size and let you choose!  These cards showcase a newly purchased sentiment stamp I lOvE!  I love the script, I love the saying -- what else can I say?!  While all 3 are very different, there's just something about each one.   So here they are...

A little die cutting and some clear stamping here so as not to detract from that sentiment...

A little heat embossing, glitter tape and foil tape...

Some heat embossing, partial die cutting and gorgeous washi tape...  Ok, ok, this one might be my fave!  And because it has a couple different techniques, I'll be sending this one over to CAS Mix UP December 2017

Here's to hoping your holidays are shaping up nicely and you're enjoying the season without the rush!
Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all your wonderful comments too!



Christmas Vented Star

Howdy, howdy!  Just popping in with another one of my "multiples", hope you enjoy....

Well, this one use a really pretty foiled paper called India Gold by The Paper Company!  i ADORE this paper!  kind rustic, kinda "old", definitely pretty in my eyes!  Anyway, onto the card!

Wow! Love that paper...  Anyway, I set the star on an angle, then decided it may not have been quite enough of an angle so I decided to pop up the sentiment and angle it too.  Hopefully it looks better this way!

And the other two?

Well, that's it for me today, except that I'm sending one of these over to make an appearance in MUSE #245.



Simply Poinsettias...

Howdy, Friends!  I hope you are all doing well, and your holiday plans are firming up, cards are almost done (ha! not mine), and you're taking in all the wonder!

I decided that my plan of attack for Christmas cards were to try to pick something (die, stamp....) to make a cards, then make multiples but change up each one with color, layout or whatever.  This is working pretty well, and allowing me to get more cards done since I'm not "Johnny On The Ball" since my new job!  I like doing this for a couple of reasons though - 1) I am faster making some changes than planning a whole new card, and 2) I can utilize my choice in different ways.  So, here's one of my first ones...

While this card doesn't actually have a sentiment, I'm undecided whether I'll put one on or just let the poinsettias speak.  I only used the die, Nuvo drops, colored backdrop and a bit of ribbon.  
ETA:  Zipping this in at the last minute to Simons Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes: "

The other two (with different option) are here...

Well thank you for popping in and spending a couple minutes with me.  I hope your holidays are shaping up to be amazing and filled with love!