Season's Poinsettias

 Hello, Friends, I'm so glad you stopped by!

My card today is for a trio of challenges, and I must make haste in getting it posted!  This will go to FMS#507 for the sketch, TCH#28 for the colors, and TFC#61 (Happy 5th Birthday) using a shape ~

Sketch?  Check.  Kraft and red?  Check.  Flower?  Check!
I used a poinsettia die, cutting twice with silver and red, then swapped the leaves.  The red was a thinner cs, so it doesn't really show the embossing by the dies.  On the second cut, I trimmed off the inner part of the poinsettia, and that's the smaller flower you see in the bottom left -- NOW you can see that glorious embossing!  I popped up a heat embossed sentiment using WOW rouge to match the cs.  Here's a close up ~

   SSS - Holiday Poinsettia die
   PTI - Let It Snow (sentiment)

Well that's it for me!  I hope you have a wonderful week -- see you all soon!



Sending Hedgehugs

 Hello again!

I wanted to post another card that I colored recently while camping.  This card was actually a request by Daughter #1 -- the inspiration came from a "friend" who really goes out of his way to honor his grandmother and requested that others join in and send her cards to brighten her day.  She's advanced in years but really enjoys the love offered by her adoring grandson.  This was the card ~

I actually forgot to take a picture of the card, so this one was provided by my daughter before she posted it - hope you enjoy all the Fall feels!  The card was stamped, Copic-colored then grounded with the sentiment.  I did some "artistic" trimming so I could add in some pink washi tape to the base cs.

So have I inspired you to post a card to someone who doesn't expect it?  I sure hope so, this is what we do, right?!

Have a great week, and I'll see you soon!



Two Card - Quick Post

 Hello!  A quick post to zip a couple cards off to a couple challenges.

Card #1 ~

This one was Inspired By the "pumpkin rocks" theme at IB #190, but I also wanted to make a cute scene.  I colored it in Copics, free-handing the ground and grass.  (P.S. My little buddies were colored last weekend while camping)  However, it'll be my next card that is entered into the challenge because I'm running out of time for multiple posts!

Card #2 ~

This one was actually Inspired By the sketch this time.  I hope you can see it, because I chose to keep those "ovals" a little discreet.  This card will be entered in IB #190 and TO #198 - Breast Cancer Awareness.


Well, Folks, that's it for me today!  I hope you enjoyed yourself, come back and visit again -- I do appreciate YOU!

   Card 1 - SSS Harvest Mouse, PTI Autumn Hills (sentiment), PB Simple Stackers die
   Card 2 - Stamplorations Fierce & Brave, PB Petite Blossoms stencil



Crafting with Michele (in my mind, anyway)

 Hello, All!

So glad you could pop in and visit a bit.  Life is hectic (I'm sure that's not only me), but your visit is always appreciated!  Hope you've had a wonderful, restful weekend and you've enjoyed any Fall weather, if that's your season of rotation currently.

I'm just wrapping up a vacation in Colorado, plus finishing with an end of the year campout in our "pasture" -- well... well-mowed grass, anyway.  While I didn't get to post a card for World Card Making Day yesterday, I did have the chance to color a few card fronts, one of which I'll post now and the others soon.  I must say, this was inspired by Michele's prompting, so this one's to you, Michele!  I'll also be sending this to IB #189 - All the Peels - the basket of apples stood out but also the tin of flowers.

While this cutie doesn't have a wooden bucket of apples, this is the image that came immediately to mind to use for this card.  It was Copic colored in fall-ish colors and placed on a square kraft card base.  I opted to not use a sentiment on the front, the card will be used to well wishes to the co-worker who took my place while I was on vacation, only to end up in surgery last Friday!  I hope it works...

   Anita's - Beary Best Friends

That's it for me, Folks!  Hope you have a fabulous week - see you soon.


Colors & a Sketch

 Welcome!  I've been a bit absent, but I'm here today and I'll rejoice with that!

I made a card for an upcoming Birthday, but since I haven't been in my craft room for nearly 2 weeks, my mojo was definitely missing.  So what does one do?  I searched for something that sparked my creativity, and here's what I used ~


I think you'll see the inspiration.

While the colors gave me fits, the rest came pretty easily.  The hardest point for me was making the light blue fit in... I tried several colors of light blue but this finally won by a landslide.  My proportions are a bit different but then again, isn't it called "inspiration"?  

Hope you enjoy!

   MFT Geometric Greenery, Anything But Basic Birthday (inside sentiment)

Take care and I hope to see you all soon again!



Merry Christmas in Turquoise

 Greetings, Friends!

A little disclaimer:  this one is definitely using artistic license so enter with caution -- or an open mind, either one, you decide!

I started by die cutting the poinsettia die and keeping it all together with Press 'n Seal.  I then watered colored several times with Zigs and a waterbrush to add a bit of depth.  I then carefully removed the "frame" of the die and generously pounced VersaMark all about, then dipped it in silver embossing powder.  After heat embossing, I placed the frame back around the flower, flipped it over using the PnS, and glued the underside before placing onto the die cut, pierced square.  The square was popped up with foam and the sentiment stamped.  Easy-peasy!  I do love the turquoise and silver together.

Close-up ~

   SSS - Holiday Poinsettia die
   MB - Pinpoint Leaf coverplate
   TE - Inside & Out Christmas

Hope you enjoyed your visit, come back soon!



Thankful for Autumn Colors


Today I have a card for a challenge that I don't often get to play in, though I wish I did!  This card will go to CAS Mix Up:  Autumn Colors!  Drumroll please...

OK, I didn't actually need the drumroll but I enjoyed it 😁  I realize this didn't take rocket science, but I do like the card!  I merely "painted" stripes across the w/c paper, then did some ink smooshing with the leftover colors onto another piece of w/c card.  I used the secondary piece to die cut several layers of the sentiment.  I heat embossed the mondo leaf onto vellum and heat embossed it.  And a close-up ~

All layered up on the woodgrain c/s -- pretty fall colors.

   E by E - Mondo Leafa
   SSS - Thankful die

Thank you all for the wonderful visit!  Be blessed, be safe!