Monday, November 30, 2015

Melon Mambo Merry

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving and weekend.   My family and I certainly did.  I sure am blessed and have a lot to be thankful for.  We had make-up card classes over the weekend and as always, had a great time both days.  A while back I made a birthday card using sponging, the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and stars.  Well, at class we made a very similar card, but used the "merry" from the Christmas Greetings thinlets and glitter paper and made this cheerful Christmas card.  If you are looking for an easy, non-traditional Christmas card, this is one to create.  Just remember to sponge the background lightly.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow morning will be busy around here, so let me wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving today!  Enjoy your family and friends and have safe travels.  Today's card is one we received from my friend, Kathy Z, who never fails to create beautiful artwork for me to post.  Thank you, Kathy!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Thanks

I have created quite a few Thanksgiving and Christmas cards and yesterday decided I should also be thinking about thank you cards.  So out came my not yet used Endless Thanks stamp set and the Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I wrapped the upper portion of the card with the Very Vanilla thick baker's twine and once I adhered everything together I did think that the Cherry Cobbler thick baker's twine would have been a nice contrast to the Mossy Meadow.  I will tell you that I  purchased the die that cuts out the banner from the Endless Thanks set from Dave's Dies.  Dave is not connected to Stampin' Up, although he does have some great dies that coordinate with the SU stamp sets.  But, he is so popular that very often what you want is sold out and then you have to keep checking back so you don't miss it when it comes back in.  If anyone is interested I can give you the link to his site. Have a great day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Boxes

A little while ago I posted pictures of square pillow boxes I created for Thanksgiving.  I was very happy with the boxes with acorns and wrapped in linen thread.  But I still wanted something prettier for the ladies who will be here.  I opened my "Thanksgiving" box in which I save Fall ribbon and things and there was more of the embellishments I used on last year's Thanksgiving Curvy Keepsake  boxes.  Since I really liked those Curvy Keepsake boxes from last Thanksgiving,  I made square pillow boxes and embellished them with the same pretty ribbon and embellishments.  I think they are just so pretty that I had to share.  Have a great day!! 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Extravaganza Sale

Beginning on Monday, Stampin' Up is offering their Online Etravaganza Sale. Following is the link to the sale items.  The offer is while supplies last, so hopefully you will be able to take advantage of the sale.  If there is anything I can help with, please let me know.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pastel Joy

Earlier in the Fall, I sponged some leaves in bright colors.  I really liked that look, so decided to try
something similar with snowflakes.  The difference is that I lightly sponged pastel inks rather than bright colors on the snowflakes and "Joy".  The snowflakes are from Lawn Fawn's snowflake dies and "Joy" is from Stampin' Up's Wonderful Wreath framelits.   The color on the snowflakes is very subtle and after putting the card together, I added a few rhinestones.  The card is pretty, not at all Christmas colors, but that silver cording added just enough to make this a very peaceful Christmas card~~one I would like to receive!  Have a great weekend and hope snow predictions are way off! 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Christmas Baker's Boxes

On Cricut Sunday my friend, Kathy, brought her Stampin' Up Baker's Box die so I could play with it.  Needless to say, the die has been ordered.  At class this week, we will be making the red box, but it was a toss up as to which it would be.  For the white box, I used Whisper White cardstock, randomly stamped it with a stamp from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set and embellished it with dies and red glitter paper I had left from last Christmas.  It is very pretty.  The one we will make at class was die cut in Real Red cardstock and then run thru the Big Shot using the Brick Wall embossing folder.  The candy cane is from the A Little Something stamp set and the flower is a die in the Delicate Ornaments Thinlets set.  This box has so many possibilities, you will be seeing a variety of holiday/birthday favors on my blog in the future.  Have a great day!