Sunday, December 30, 2018

peace

IMG_9836 (734x799)Peace!  Isn’t this a peaceful scene?  It’s for the MFT color challenge.  I wanted to use these laser cut trees that were from leftover holiday cards from my husband’s place of work.  Since MFT says we don’t have to have the exact colors they posted I thought maybe this time they would forgive me for using kraft instead of the gray they pictured.  I used their stencil called Snowfall.  It gives me great pleasure to recycle things. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Anything Goes #5

IMG_9764 (714x799)Perfect timing for an Anything Goes challenge at Simon.   I have a little two sided holder at the side of my workspace that gets all the bits and pieces of things that didn’t get used up through the year.  They just didn’t work with what I had planned for the creation i was working on.  I like to use them or toss them at the end of the year.  This creation found all these little pieces that i made into a cluster.  The Friend is a little label sentiment.  The heart is vellum and i finger dabbed Victorian Velvet distress ink onto it and added crackle paint.  I ended up really really liking this card.

Anything goes #4

IMG_9763 (637x800)Perfect timing for an Anything Goes challenge at Simon.   I have a little two sided holder at the side of my workspace that gets all the bits and pieces of things that didn’t get used up through the year.  They just didn’t work with what I had planned for the creation i was working on.  I like to use them or toss them at the end of the year.  This creation found the already colore lily of the valley and the little striped leaf that i added to it.

Anything goes #3

IMG_9760 (800x642)Perfect timing for an Anything Goes challenge at Simon.   I have a little two sided holder at the side of my workspace that gets all the bits and pieces of things that didn’t get used up through the year.  They just didn’t work with what I had planned for the creation i was working on.  I like to use them or toss them at the end of the year.  This creation found the die cut flowers and leaves, the banners and the coral colored circle in the bin.

Anything goes #2

IMG_9758 (800x635)Perfect timing for an Anything Goes challenge at Simon.   I have a little two sided holder at the side of my workspace that gets all the bits and pieces of things that didn’t get used up through the year.  They just didn’t work with what I had planned for the creation i was working on.  I like to use them or toss them at the end of the year.  This creation found the colored signage image, foam circle it sits on , the brick wall, the blue rectangle and the  pierced little frame.  It worked perfect to make a card for my nephew who works at Nueske’s and procurs antique panel trucks to be restored and painted for adverstins purposes.

Anything goes #1

IMG_9759 (659x800)Perfect timing for an Anything Goes challenge at Simon.   I have a little two sided holder at the side of my workspace that gets all the bits and pieces of things that didn’t get used up through the year.  They just didn’t work with what I had planned for the creation i was working on.  I like to use them or toss them at the end of the year.  This creation found the cat, the paw, the banner and the die cut sentiment in the bin.   I really liked how it turned out so non-traditional and all.

Time for a party

IMG_9754 (615x800)With the glimmery background of  Viva Gold rub on paste and the pretty snowflake, i think it’s time for a party to celebrate LIFE and all the beautiful wonderful things we deem “ordinary”. Watch the sweet video HERE for an ordinary gift of a banana.


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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

don’t be a crab

this was interesting sketch to ponder. Such a large focal point with appendages. I just found this wonderful plaid paper from Graphic 45 in my stash and cut it up into 4 x 6 inch pieces to be ready to use. I've wanted to use this large crab die every time i see him in my bin. This seemed the perfect sketch to accommodate him. The plaid paper reminded me of small diners in Maine and I thought he looked ready to eat placed on this background. hand lettered sentiment made from the scrap piece you cut off on those 12x12 papers. perfect match. IMG_9747 (800x636)star

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Simple Christmas

IMG_9727 (635x800)Baby It’s Cold is the Wednesday Simon challenge.  I’ve been wanting to do a diagonal stripe card all season and have had this cut and just couldn’t find a way to use it.  My small Prickley Pear stamps and dies filled the bill.  Hooray! 

Let it snow

Simon’s Monday Challenge is about snow, you know that white stuff that blankets the northern states from October through April? 

Here is my creation for this challenge.  This is my third attempt at the Snowflake flip card.  I have progressed with each one.  They are not a simple card to make but they do turn out so pretty.  SU Sizzix die retired.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Thanksgiving is coming

IMG_9645 (800x632)Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  The beginning of the eating season….we won’t be doing much this year, just the hubs and me and we will sit by the fire and enjoy the quiet.  No big dinner to fix, no rolls to make, no pices to bake.  Ahhhh..i’m looking forward to that.  Doesn’t stop me from making Thanksgiving cards for Simon’s Monday challenge though.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Thankful for Prickley Pear

I really like my Prickley Pear stamps.  I’m not sure why i don’t pull them out more often.  They stamp so nicely and the designs are a bit vintage with a bit of whimsey.  I pulled the sweet pumpkin set out today and inked up one of the non-halloween ones.  I wish I had pulled them out for my Halloween cards.  Maybe next year I’ll remember that.

Simon has a Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge this week. 

IMG_9687 (628x800)BG is ink brayered and run through Big Shot

Crate Paper – Farmhouse Collection DP

MFT stitched flourish

Hero Arts Sentiment

Thursday, November 8, 2018