Friday, September 29, 2017

Abundant Blessings

My Mother-in-law, surprisingly passed away yesterday morning at an Assisted Living Facility.  My husband passed away 3 1/2 years ago and now his Mother passed away.  She was a very independent woman the reason that she wasn't able to live alone anymore was that her vision was so bad that she was blind.  She had attempted several eye surgeries which were not successful.  My sister in law received the call that she took her pills this am and when they went to check on her later they found her so it appeared that she had a major heart attack or stroke.  So I wanted to send some sympathy cards to my step-daughter and step-son that live far away and I'm sure will not be able to attend their Grandmother's funeral.  So when I made the cards from this wonderful set that I just got from Unity, I also made a birthday card.  I made the card according to a video that I saw at Unity.

Cardstock:  Recollections
Velum:  Paper Studio
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
        Distress - Aged Maghony; Fired Brick
Stamps:  Unity - Abundant Blessings (see above for direct link)

Aud Sentiments - Ch. 189 Two word sentiments
Crafty Creations - Ch. 351 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 142 Anything Goes
4CC - Ch. 370 Black, white and 1 other color

Pumpkin Thanks

I have to admit that one of my favorite things is to blend Distress Oxide Inks and make my own background paper.  I actually found my heat gun that my Dad had packed away for me when he was cleaning my basement and it was like Christmas opening a present (since I had replaced it) so now I have one upstairs in my craft area and one downstairs.  So I do my ink blending upstairs and my embossing downstairs so it works out well.  For this card, I just had FUN!!!

Cardstock:  Recollections
Multi-Media Paper:  Strathmore
Stamps:  Newton's Nook - Pick a pumpkin
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet & Spiced Marmalade
        Memento - Tuxedo Black
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Ribbon:  Michael's & Offray

Inky Paws - Ch. 56 Color Challenge
Kraftin' Kimmie - Ch. 400 Distress Inks
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 497 Trick or Treat
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

There's no place like HOME

I have this wonderful die set from My Favorite Things and I really struggled with what sentiment to use for the card.  I wanted a card for my stash for a new home.  It's just "my issue" because with my husband passing away I struggle whether I want to stay in my house or sell it.  There are the memories in it of raising my family and now I have done a lot of remodeling yet I feel haunted by the memories at times.  Let me tell you in a couple more weeks I will have wished I sold it when I have to rake all the leaves!!!
For this card, I embossed the sentiment in white.  And I cut out all the die pieces for the home and put a heart on the roof.  One of the clouds is on a foam glue dot to stand out.  And I dry embossed the white background.

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollectiions
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - No place like home
Dies:  My Favorite Things - Home Sweet Home;  Stitched Circle
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

My Favorite Things - MFTWSC352
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 302-303 Anything Goes
Litte Red Wagon - Ch. 413 Heart & Home
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 179 Architecture
Sisterhood of Crafters - Use your dies

Thursday, September 28, 2017

have a Rockin birthday!

There were several challenges that I thought this Elvis Bear from Imagine That Digistamps would be appropriate for.  I made him before in blue, but this time I went for a wild neon green and some gold stars.  I added glossy accents to the sunglasses and stickles to the pantsuit and sleeve.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Jazzhands
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp - Elvis Bear (see above for direct link)
Stars:  Dress it Up
Glossy Accents

CI - Ch. 424
Crafty Catz - Ch. 385 Birthday Party Time
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 258 Birthday
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 96 For the Men/boys
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 90 Star Struck

Here I am!

I colored this image a LONG time ago when Eureka was still doing their own challenges and just haven't put a card together until now.  This image is called Parachuting Squirrel and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.
I added some 3-D Acorns from Recollections.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Eureka - Parachuting Squirrel (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - And here I am
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
Acorns:  Recollections
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Ch. 341
QKR - Ch. 262 Anything Goes or embossing
Creatalicious - Ch. 123 Anything Goes with optional leaves
Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 203 Fun Outside

Happy Halloween Cutie!

Here is a card that I made for the Imagine That Digistamp Thursday Inspiration using one of the newest releases, called Ellie's Flower Costume.  I colored it purple and added gold trim.  I have my friend's granddaughter that this card will be perfect for, and she is just not a pink baby.
If you are planning to buy some images from Imagine That remember that there is my coupon code and now there is a bundle for a limited time.

Patterned Papers:  Sweet Shoppe - Twinkle Twinkle
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp - Ellie's Flower Costume (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Offray & Michael's 
Flower:  Recollections

CHNC Patterned - September
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 302 - 303 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 497 Trick or Treat
Sweet Stampin' - Cute and cuddly

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Happy balloon day!

I made a birthday card using a Mo Manning image Life is like a balloon, and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I added Glossy Accents to the balloons.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Carefree
Cardstock: Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Life is Like a Balloon
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy balloon day
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Glossy Accents

Mo Manning - September Facebook Challenge
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 258 Birthday
Crafty Catz - Ch. 385 Birthday Party Time
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 203 Fun Outside

Welcome Baby!

Imagine That Digistamp has a release of several new baby sets and this one is called, Ellie Tails.  I made this an interactive card by having the image move so it does get to march forward like a parade.  Remember to use my coupon code if you are purchasing several sets from the store, it is on the side bar of my page.

Patterned Papers:  Sweet Shoppe - Special Delivery - Boy
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Foam Tape

CHNC Patterned - September
Crazy for Challenges - C4C404 Interactive Card
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 96 For the Men/boys
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 189 Two word sentiments
RRR - Ch. 172 Anything Goes with Ribbon

Troll Birthday Girl

Here is a birthday card that I made using the 2 Cute Ink newest image from the September club and the sentiment from TLC, Create.  This adorable image is also in their facebook challenge this month.  I just had to do rainbow hair, hehe.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Summer Freshness
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  2 Cute Ink - Troll digi
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Birthday Girl
Jute:  May Arts
Buttons:  Sewology

2 Cute Ink - Facebook Challenge
CHNC Patterned - September
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 176 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 385 Birthday Party Time
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 258 Birthday

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ahoy there matey!

Here is another card that is from the new release today at Imagine That Digistamp.  This set is called, Ellie's Pirate Costume, and is also perfect for Halloween.  I used some gold stars to add some shimmer and shine to the card - it's my treasure.  This one is fun with the parrot.  Remember to use my code which is on the side bar if you are buying several sets.

Patterned Papers:  Sweet Shoppe - Neverland
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Shop; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp - Ellie's Pirate Costume (see above for direct link)
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Stars: Dress it Up

Cheerful Sketches - September
CHNC Patterned - September
Crafting with Dragonflies - ch. 90 Star Struck
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 172 Anything Goes

Hey there, Pumpkin

There is a new release of quite a few new Halloween sets today and then some baby sets tomorrow at Imagine That Digistamp.  My card is made using the set Ellie's Pumpkin Costume.  I made it as a center step card which is one of my favorite layouts.  I added some leaves that I cut out on the bottom.  Remember that if you are purchasing sets you can use my discount code which is located on my side bar.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Autumn Words
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp - Ellie's Pumpkin Costume (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - London Fog
Spellbinder:  Leaves; Pennant

Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 362 More than one fold
Creatalicious - Ch. 123 Anything Goes with optional leaves
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 176 Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Ch. 412 Leaf it to me
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 347 Anything Goes

Monday, September 25, 2017

Thankful for autumn

I have an autumn card made with a freebie from Miss Rach, Autumn Leaf Bird, which can be found on her freebie page.  I attempted to color the bird as a black-capped chickadee because I have an aunt that just adores them.  The sentiment is also a freebie from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Falling Autumn Colors Paper 5; Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Miss Rach - Autumn Leaf Bird
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Thankful for autumn (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Dies:  Tutti & Cherry Lynn

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 482
Allsorts - Wk 434 Things with Wings
Di's Design - Autumn
Sweet Stampin' - Cute and Cuddly
Little Red Wagon - Ch. 412 Leaf it to Me
Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 196 Autumn
Creatalicious - Ch. 123 Anything Goes with optional leaves

Whoooo wants some candy?

Miss Rach has this new Wizard Owl image that I had a lot of fun coloring.  He has a lot of detail which I tried to show in the picture.  The patterned paper and sentiment are from TLC, Create.  He is perfect for Halloween with the adorable hat.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Halloween Fright Night Papers 2
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Miss Rach - Wizard Owl (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Whoooo wants some candy
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Allsorts - Wk 434 Things with wings
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 347 Anything Goes
CRAFT - Ch. 434 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving
Come & Get It - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Wk 38 Anything Goes

Sunday, September 24, 2017

For You with Love

I have a new card that I made with a pre-colored tag from Imagine That Digistamp using the Woodland Tags.  I added some twine to the top of the tag.  I forgot to add that if you make purchases at the Imagine That store you can use my discount....I will include my code in this post and it will be in my side bar on my page so it can be re-used.  So have fun shopping!

Patterned Paper:  
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Divine Twine

Merry Monday - Ch. 257 Add a tag
Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Ch. 340
CHNC - Ch. 352 Anything Goes Christmas optional male card
CHNC Extra - September
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - September Use leaves
ABC Christmas - S for Sketch