Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Inspiration

Today I placed in the mail 51 cards for the Caring heats card drive.  I am very happy participate in such a great cause.  I hope my cards bring joy to the recipients.  

While making cards for the drives, I am always looking for some inspiration to keep things fresh.  One can only make so many of the same layout.  

While blog hopping I noticed that Winnie and Walter has a challenge....Play date #4

Here is the inspiration 


And here is my card.  I did make more that one... of course.  

I was inspired by the deep red colors with the sparkle of the silver.  My silver is in the Gems that I added to the tree.  The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter.  I stamped it in white.  The tree is from Spellbinders.  I tried using Gems and glitter to decorate the tree.  The Gems worked the best.  I might make a couple more and and use sequins for the tree .

Thanks for stopping in....


I will be entering this project in the following challenges

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas cards in progress

Hello Friends,

What have you been working on????

I have been working very hard on holiday cards.

I am making as many as I can for the Caring Hearts Card drive.  All of the cards collected will be sent to the elderly.  I love supporting these types of causes.   The first year I participated I only sent a few cards.  This year I may have 40 ready to send out.

Now that I have almost finished my task, I can take some time to share.

I made this card using a fun stamp set from the Rubber Cafe.  The elves in the set are super cute.  I added a little sparkle to the stars and embossed the card base.

Merry and Bright seems to be the sentiment of this holiday season.

Thanks for stopping in.  I plan on sharing more soon.


I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Taking the Challenge with Mou.

Happy Saturday!  

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting crafty.  

Today I want to share with you a project that I made with the inspiration from Mou from the Deign Memory Craft blog.  

Mou made a beautiful pillow box to give to her family at during Thanksgiving.   I was very inspired by this project, so I thought I would make one of my own.  

I first coated my pillow box with Gesso.  Then stamped the leaves in white ink and and heat embossed with clear embossing   

I used my gelatos to water color the background.  I then used my Stampers Big brush pens to color in the leaves.  I then tied on the wooden leave with some twine.  

Thank you for stopping by.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

November already?

Oh my.... November is here already.  This year is flying right by. 

Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween.   Ours was a little wet.  But it did not stop the kids from having fun.

Today I started coloring images to start making Christmas cards.  Yes... I said Christmas.  

Though I took a little time out to play with my Paper Smooches set that I picked up a couple of months ago.  I made this cute little card using the sketch from the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.

Have a great weekend