Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Everything



I wanted to cover Oct~Dec in the happy department...


 stamp: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy  dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word Happy Cutaway,Verve Pumpkin Spice,Papertrey Ink Winter Penguin,Sweet 'n Sassy Season of Change (retired),My Favorite Things Sentiment Strip





I can be very literal...


literally....


http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/11/challenge-97-inspired-by-words.html


As much as I love Christmas...it can be a difficult holiday as well.

Some have experienced tremendous loss during Christmas past...and it's difficult to feel happy in the month of December.

 I pray this card will be more of a "hey, I pray you've had a happy everything"...because seriously...

these past few months were a blur!!!

 Plus, I didn't give my pumpkin and leaf dies proper love and they needed to be brought out, even if for one card. ;)

Have a good one friends and thanks for stopping by to see me~
 







Choose Joy




Hey friends, I pray you choose joy today.


stamp: Maymay Made It Your Faith is Showing  dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tags,Spellbinders Classic Scallop



I went with these Christmas classic colors~


http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2017/11/just-add-ink-387colour.html


The easiest start to this card was patterned paper that had the colors in them~it helped me stay on track. :)


My cards tend to lead a life of their own, you know what I'm saying?


They grow up so fast!!!


hahahaha

I'm in a silly mood and should probably stop blogging...

right.

this. 

minute.

Have a good one and stay safe and alert if you're black Friday shopping.

This gal is not leaving the house!!!

Take care friends~
 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

PEACE CAS Card





I kept things bold and simple~



dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word Peace Cutaway,Altenew Bells and Bows



Peace, eternal peace is truly the best gift given!!!
 


CASE with your own twist


 Here is Michele's
lovely card:



 I love that the focal feature of Michele's card is a sentiment die cut~the CAS design shapes around it.

Instead of angling the die cut~I angled a scrap piece as a giftbox cover.

I've got a lovely variety of sentiment dies, so I'll try this again for sure~


Thanks for stopping in!


 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thank You for Your Service


I gave this to my husband, but wasn't feeling well enough to post until now.
 


stamps: Hero Arts Operation Write Home, Our Daily Bread Designs Not Forgotten  dies: Hero Arts Clearly Kelly's Planner Banners,Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Windows



When I first saw this image at its release...I burst into tears. It's literally a picture from my memories about 14 years ago.

I used the following fall colors as a starting point~

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2017/11/color-throwdown-468.html
 



My daughter will need the computer to write her paper here shortly~so I better post this quick. ;)

 Thanks for stopping by~stay well, friends!


 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Courage & Health




Dawn McVey
is a Papertrey Ink staple! 

 I mean, I don't know PTI before Dawn.

She's been going through some courageous things, and PTI is dedicating a hop to her.


stamps: Papertrey Ink Winter Woods/Charmed  dies: Papertrey Ink Winter Woods





http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2017/11/we-love-you-dawn-official-blog-hop.html


This card has added wrapped twine...inspired by 

Make It Monday #302: Twine & Ribbon Wraps 
 hosted by Stephanie


I'm praying for her continued health and perseverance~as I'm hoping you will also~




He Knows Your Need



We've been soooo busy, as I'm sure you've been also!

This card needed to be created and sent...like, weeks ago. 

Pain doesn't have a timeline, and I know a late card is better than never.


stamps: My Favorite Things Flowers,Maymay Made It Blessed Inside & Out  dies:My Favorite Things Blueprints 11/Square Frames/Stitched Oval Word Windows



 Grateful for this sketch which gave me a start.
 

http://www.cardchallenges.com/2017/11/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-357.html






Sympathy With the Optional Twist of Distressing

(distressing on the edges of the panel with Tim Holtz Distress tool)


Thanks for stopping by!