Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a day spent being thankful for all your blessings!  I love this sentiment from Eat Cake Graphics!  I am thankful for family, friends and good health and since I've been counting my calories lately, I am going to be very thankful for mashed potatoes and stuffing.  Yum!

Here's a little turkey to go along with the greeting:

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving and turkey coma!  And for those of you who tear out at break neck speed for shopping deals, be safe and may the shopping force be with you!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All A Good Night!

Not a creature was stirring, peaceful, cold winter's night, Christmas; all these make me think of being cozy in a warm bed.  Eat Cake Graphics "Good Night" image captures all that with this adorable little guy sound asleep underneath a colorful quilt.

Pink Posh provides the window frame with their Stitched Duo One.  Distress inks for the night sky and wood embellishments for the stars.  Copics color up our sleeping boy image.  Bazill for the gorgeous Peppermint red card stock.

Sweet Dreams.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Jolly Holly Days

Getting on with wintery cards should be easy for most everyone since the storm that bypassed us, in Anchorage, blew itself down to the lower 48 states!  The little snow we had melted leaving clear streets and green grass.  I'm ok with that!

With some inspiration from the Online Card Classes recent Holiday Card Class, I put together this fun little Jolly Holly Days card.  Kristina Werner featured the same navy banner on kraft card stock and red and white twine.  It was another great class and I always look forward to the classes with her and Jennifer McGuire.  

Images are from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day and Deck the Halls sets.  Kraft and Blueberry Sour on the card stock.  Copic Markers in W0,1,3, R20, 22 and Hero Arts Green Hills for the tree. Sentiment embossed in Versamark with Hero Arts White embossing powder. Wink of Stella in clear on the heart die cut, covered in glossy accents for the finish.  

Have a JOLLY day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Be Merry!

A little bit of an "ugly sweater" theme going, on this fun, tag style, card.  Tim Holtz Holiday Knit Stencil was the perfect background on a Pretty Pink Posh tag.  Using Texture Paste I allowed it to dry over night and then topped it off with Essentials by Ellen's & Julie Ebersole's Prize Stag die.  The sentiment for this quick seasonal card is from a set I love by Hero Arts.

Finishing it off with Kristina Werner's signature style dashed lines added a touch of white to bring it all together.

Be Merry!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

May Your Days Be...Warm

Love little cozy scenes that make me feel warm on a chilly day! I couldn't love all the new Essentials by Ellen clear sets and Designer Dies, more!  Designed by Julie Ebersole, they reflect her cheerful, bright personality and are perfect for making little scenes like this one.

Going for a clean and simple look, I didn't want to "doodad" it up too much but, I did pop up the little cocoa cup with dimensionals and added Crystal Stickles to the snowflakes.  Created my little window with the Stitched Film Strip Die from Pretty Pink Posh, but any fun rectangle will do.  A scalloped border die makes my curtain out of the Santa Express 6x6 papers from Doodlebug along with a hint of a piece that works as a little tablecloth.  My sentiment is from the same Merry and Bright set. I used Washi tape to mask off parts of the sentiments, coming up with the "May Your Days Be Warm.  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Monday, November 3, 2014

Winter is on the way!

It may be fall in other places but, with snow on the ground and chilly temperatures (our low is suppose be 16 degrees tonight) I declare that "Winter is on the way!"

As I settled on some Doodlebug Frosty Friends 6x6 paper for my card, at the same time, I was playing catch up on Kristina Werner's Holiday Card Series 2014 and, as I masked my Lawn Fawn iceberg from the Critters in the Arctic set I ran across Kristina's card here . Day Five of Kristina's Holiday Card Series has a cute little Mama Elephant penguin on an ice flow. Deciding I was on to a good thing I quickly masked out my ice flow and penguin and used Distress Inks similar to her background for my little Tag from Lawn Cuts - "Tag You're It," set.

Here's a look at what I ended up with:
I love the Washi tape that perfectly matches one of the patterns in the Doodlebug 6x6 pad.  I used it on her scarf.  Her cute little bow comes from the Monster Mash set!  The "Custom sentiment" is one I made combining the Yeti set and the Hello Baby set.
That lovely twine from Lawn Fawn finishes up the tag and matches the Doodlebug berry color perfectly.
And what card is complete without some Wink of Stella?  Nada!  So even though it's difficult to see, my little Penguin girl is covered in Clear Wink of Stella, with a touch of it on each of the sentiments.

Happy Winter!

Friday, October 31, 2014

A Note From the Heart - Rocky Raccoon

Reverse Confetti's Rocky Raccoon sending my little heartfelt note to my sister and brother in law for loving me up good after some surgery I had just over a week ago.  Right before I left Alaska for Oregon, where my doctor is, my Reverse Confetti order came and I had to force myself to ignore it until I got back home.  Little did I know that some optional surgery I had would leave me with poor vision for a couple of months!  Gasp!  So depending on how you like this, maybe I actually work better, with poor vision!

So for inquiring minds, and because this is the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the surgery I had was to do some clean up work on previous surgeries I had, had for reconstruction after breast cancer.  Truly, truly blessed, five years ago, I was diagnosed with early detected DCIS cancer (digital mammogram) and opted for a bilateral mastectomy since the ladies on my mothers side of the family were 3 for 3 with cancer, two with breast and one with ovarian cancer.  So grateful to the Lord for early detection, His healing and a great surgeon. And then the optional surgery. You know those deep set, bedroom eyes some people have when they are young? Well, when gravity hits they look like you are sleeping! Now they are better, except my vision is all goofed up!

So here is my heartfelt thank you to my sister and brother in law for being one of two wonderful family members that took us in during our stay after surgery until we could return home.

Colored Rocky with Copics in colors and hues of the season in what has been somewhat of a signature "envelope"card style I have done numerous times.  Rocky is popped up using dimensionals and both hearts are glittered up a bit with orange Wink of Stella, because I'm addicted to it.  The real scary part of the card (this is Halloween) is the final touch of Black Enamel Accents. With one swift move you could ruin your creation in a millisecond.
My solution:  Use a TOAD STABBER.  That's what my Auntie called extra large hat pins.  Toad Stabbers.  So, I squeeze some of my Black Enamel Accents on a scrap piece of paper and touch the tip of my Toad Stabber to the "goop" and very carefully apply it to the area.  It usually works very nicely!

Happy Halloween!