Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's the seconds

One last Thanksgiving card.  This is using an image from Doodle Pantry and a sentiment from TLC
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones tomorrow and travel safe.

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Core-dinations:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Doodle Panty - Eat more Ham
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Michael's
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Corn: Dress it Up

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Ch. 277
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Ch. 224 AG with Thanks

Don't get arrest for foul play

Just finishing up some Thanksgiving cards.  Here is one with a sentiment and image from TLC.  I plan to give this one to a friend whose husband is a police officer so I thought is was a fitting sentiment. 

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Fowl Play
Button:  My Favorite Things
Jute:  May Arts
Spellbinders:  Leave Square; Pennant

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 337
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 239 Die Cuts
OSAAT - Ch. 224 AG with giving Thanks

Sixty is only 15 in Scrabble

I have an uncle that is turning 60 on Friday and he has a great sense of humor.  So this is the card I came up with him.  The sentiment and paper is from TLC, Create.  I distressed the papers with ink.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Scrabble Anyone Paper 2
Cardstock:  Paper Company; Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sixty is 15
Spellbinders:  Small and large square
Ribbon:  Wrights
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Pen:  Stampin' Up - Creamy Carmel

Mojo - Sketch 373
Brown Sugar - Ch. 121 Use 2 or more colors

Hope you can feel my hug

I made this card for my daughter this week.  I now have to make cards for both of my children who are away so this is becoming more challenging to keep up with especially when there are holidays too.  I actually had this image colored before so I just put the card together. 

 Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  D'Arcy's Diaries 010
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Ribbon:  Ribbon Carousel
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles;
Pearls:  Recollections

Brown Sugar - Ch. 121 Use 2 or more colors
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 99 CAS
Incy Wincy - Friendship
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Loss of your Father

Here is one more for the collection to give to my Mother for Christmas.  It is using the new sympathy set from TLC.  I made this one a masculine card in the loss of a Father. 

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Nothing but blue skies
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Button:  stash
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Thread:  stash
Spellbinders:  Large Circle; Large Scalloped Circle

Mojo - Sketch 372
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 91 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 120 Anything Goes

Loss of your Mother

I make of bunch of sympathy cards for my Mother for Christmas as a gift for her.  Paulette at TLC just came out with a wonderful new set that is personalized.  I used this one for a Mother and made this card. 

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Large Circle; Butterfly Circle
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls:  Recollections

Crazy for Challenges - C4C262 Sketch
Inky Impressions - Ch. 186 Anything with Pearls
Crafty Sentiments Designs -  2 or more paper designs
Papertake Weekly - Sooo Girlie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Miss You

My son is in the Army Reserves.  Before he left, he told me not to send him cards because he knows that I tend to make cards that have embellishments and he said he would not have room in his trunk to store such items.  He also said he didn't want to be embarrassed by my homemade items.  So I did just that....I have only mailed him letters on standard notebook paper.  I received a letter from him yesterday asking for me to please send him a card since he misses "items of the civilian life".  So I had to quickly whip up a card for my boy.  I didn't want to make anything frilly.  So this is what I came up with.  I used an adorable image from Mo Manning and a wonderful sentiment from TLC

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Paper Best
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Solider Boy
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Pearl Effect
Bling:  Paper Studio

Sweet Sketch 2 - Sketch 35
Catch the Bug - BINGO (Starts with L (Little solider, player's choice, 2 design papers)
Dream Valley - Ch. 95 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 111 Cute

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BLOG HOP TLC, CREATE - Off to Grammas

 Sorry this was suppose to auto post this am and it didn't go as planned - sorry for the delay!!!
Paulette at TLC, Create has been so generous to give us some wonderful images to send us off for the holidays to Grammas.  For my image is a sleigh ride.  I made my card into a side step card.  The patterned paper is also from TLC.  For this blog hop we are glad to welcome Lisa D. to our design team.  So hop along and see all the wonderful creations.  Remember to thank Paulette at the TLC, site for the images.

Right click and copy
now off to see 
Carla's beautiful creation.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Peace on earth ornament card

I wanted to use this wonderful ornament set which is from Imagine That which is a black and white set that I printed on a sparkly looking digital piece of cardstock.  That is why this set is so wonderful because you can make it any color you want.  I added some bling on the bow and ornament to give a little sparkle.  The beautiful sentiment is from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Large Circle, Large Scalloped Circle
Ribbon:  Ribbon Carousel
Bling:  Michael's

Mojo - Sketch 371
Merry Monday - Ch. 134 Ornaments
Craft your Passion - Ch. 239 Something that start's with "B" (bow, bling, blue, burgandy)
CRAFT - Ch. 285 Christmas
CHNC Extra - November
CSAYL - Ch. 36 Anything Goes

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happy Autumn to you

I can't believe how fast November is going.  Maybe it's just that I have too many things to do this year and feel overwhelmed.  Since both of my kids are gone there isn't anyone around to help....I actually hired someone to do my yardwork because I have so many trees and leaves.  I had quite a few of them cut down last week because they were over hanging the house and I was worried a storm would break a branch on the roof, and I couldn't climb up there to get it off.  Also, I have problems with the rain gutters being full of leaves.  For this card the twist was leaves and pumpkins.  I used an image from Doodle Pantry, and embossed leaves and well as had leaves on the die cut Spellbinder.  The image has curves/swirls in the vine as well as the pearls I added to the bottom.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry - Pumpkin
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Leave square; pennant
Pearls:  Recollection
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Doodle Pantry - Ch. 52
Tuesday Morning Sketch - Ch. 275
Creative Knockout - Ch. 63 Banner
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 221 Swirls and Pearls
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 110 Autumn Colors

Happy Birthday Deer

On Monday, it was my Uncle Dennis' Birthday so this is the card that I made for him.  I actually used a stamp that I had!!!  The sentiment is from TLC, Create from a wonderful birthday set.  I usually don't have male birthday cards pre-made so I had to get this together for him.

Patterned Paper:  Authentique
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Stampabilities - Deer Silhouette
Ink:  Close to My Heart - Paper Bag
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circle; Pennant
Button and Jute:  Stash
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

SSSC - Sketch 244
Paper Pretties - PWC336 Masculine Birthday
Incy Wincy - Stripes
Inky Impressions - Ch. 185 Animals

Friends make life blossom

For this card I used the image from Imagine That and colored it with Copics.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  The western paper is also from Imagine That and it comes in two different color packs.  I added a Spellbinder with some curls and some brown pearls.  The embossing on the brown cardstock has stripes.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Friends make life blossom
Spellbinder:  Fancy Tag; Stately Circle; Label Tag
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Pearls:  Recollection

Friday Sketch Challenge - Ch. 82
Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Ch. 90 Friendship
Incy Wincy - Stripes
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 221 Swirls and Pearls

So happy you popped into my life

For this card I used the image from Imagine That! for the progressive challenge.  For the sentiment, it is one from TLC, Create.  I kept the card simple and used the pre-colored image.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That: Jars of Cheer
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Popped into my life
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Washi Tape:  Recollections

Craft your passion - Something that starts with "B" (bubblegum)
The Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 90 Friendship

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Blog Hop in a week

We are excited to add Lisa Decosse as a new Design Team member at TLC, Create so Paulette is having a blog hop next week with lots of free images.  So get ready to welcome Lisa D.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Let it snow

Merry Monday challenge for this week is neutral snowflakes with dry embossing which sounds so easy....but it was a challenging to come up with something that I was happy with.  I used glossy cardstock and put velum over it with embossing of snowflakes.  I then used some Cherry Lynn dies that are very delicate and placed pearl brads in the center.  I added a gorgeous sentiment from TLC over a sparkly/glitter cardstock.  Then I added a bow in a rich brown to tie it all together.
I was suprised this past morning on Halloween to wake up to find snow on the ground.  Luckily it didn't last, but it sure has been cold enough. Terrible for trick or treating to be 29 degrees out.

Cardstock:  Coredinations; Recollections
Velum:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Snowflake Dies:  Cherry Lynn
Brads:  Paper Studio
Ribbon: Offray
Spellbinder:  Small and large Petite ovals

Merry Monday - Ch. 132
CHNC - Ch. 201 Sparkle
CHNC Extra - November
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 235 Christmas
Brown Sugar - Ch. 118 Anything Goes

All you need is LOVE

Here is a card I made for someone special for Halloween.  It has a perfect sentiment from TLC

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  QKR - Autumn Friends
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Ribbon Carousel
Jute:  May Arts
Flower:  Recollections
Bling:  Michael's
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch and the Stamping Boutique - show some orange
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 131 Halloween
Melonheadz - Halloween 
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 108 Halloween
Delightful - Swirls and Curls
Incy Wincy - Buttons & Bling