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!



Happy Belated Thanksgiving Wishes

I actually made a couple cards (on time), got them mailed (possibly not on time), and then totally neglected to post it and send my wishes to all you wonderful friends!  So sorry, I hope to grow up and be better soon...  Meanwhile, I better get this posted at least while it's still Thanksgiving weekend!!!

I must admit, you might have to use a little creative imagination to get this card.  I wanted a pumpkin, which i didn't have so I used the closest thing I had (well kinda...)!  Here she goes, remember to freely use your imagination!

Do you get it?  Well, here's my story:  I really fell in love with this card from Sandie, I just really loved the white and kraft, and the simplicity of the whole thing! It just spoke to me the day I saw it.  So here's to you, Sandie!  Like I said, I didn't have a pumpkin, so I used SSS Single Roses dies to emboss a "pumpkin" and add some leaves for a pop of color.  Hindsight I think the embossed background distracts a little, and definitely defeats the "simplicity" factor, but I was trying to go for a quilted warmth.  I also think my photo isn't the clearest either!  Sorry!  Here's a clearer close-up:

I did want to say that I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and you're resuming life after the "stuffing"!  Thanks for popping in!

ETA:  I've been invited to join in at the latest Time Out challenge by the very sweet Sandie, so here goes!  Thanks, Sandie!!!




...pink and gray, belated Birthday!  This card was sent to a dear friend, an inspiration, and definitely a happy uplifting person!  I wanted to use her favorite colors, and I also used a sketch challenge but I never seem to get them mailed and then posted before the challenge is over.  Oh well... I'm hoping she liked this, and REALLY hoping it extended her Birthday just a bit! 

I know, I know not so fallish, but her personality just speaks sunny days and butterflies!  I made it into a shaker card as you can tell by the glare in the lower right corner, it's something I don't make much of but wanted to see those punched butterflies move around a bit.  The small butterflies were punched (actually leftovers from another), sponged and added into the shaker with a bit of white FlowerSoft. Another tidbit is that the vellum butterfly is actually a two-layer die that added just a bit airiness.

Well I'm hoping she has it by now and enjoying it.  Thanks everyone for giving me a bit of your time, and your oh-so-wonderful inspiration and encouragement.



Birthday Hugs

Howdy, Peeps!  Just popping in with another card of late.  This one was colored with Copics using a Santoro stamp -- I just adore these little girls!

It seems like my lack of ability to get into my craft room in the past few months has created a lack of ability to create!  It seems like the end product just doesn't come off like I envisioned in my head.  Is that a thing?  I'm just hoping it's a dry spell caused by a lack of "practice" so....  back to the craft room I go!

Thanks for stopping by and sparing a little time for a visit!



Bloomin' Fresh Birthday

Howdy, Friends!  Is anyone tired of me trying to catch up yet?  I hope not because I have a couple more posts, then hopefully on to new creations...  This one is a stamp that I really enjoy, I tried playing with a couple flowers but just couldn't get them to layer how I saw it in my head.  I also really enjoy the colors on this one!  Not really fall, but pleasing to mine eyes anyway, and the colors fit the bill for the recipient, Daughter #1!

I am happy with the end product but hindsight I think I'd leave off the scoring in the flower petals.  This was actually a terrific idea from Hubbs, but I just didn't execute it correctly.   Something else to put on my list of "Learn How To Do" which is forever expanding...

Hope this find all of you warm, happy, and eager for beautiful days ahead!  There's been a lot of devastation this year across the US and around the world, I just pray that all of you made it out protected and blessed.

See you all soon, Sweet Friends!