Saturday, November 12, 2016

     I am soooo far behind on my Christmas cards. I usually send out around 60-64 cards and make each card different.  I don't think that will be the case this year since I currently have only 25 made. So when I saw the Make It Monday # 267 challenge this week, I thought it would get me off to a good start. So I perused my new stamps and came up with this design.

 I began with all my die cuts; then did the stamping. Assembly was a breeze. Because I have such a short attention span (lol), and don't care much for making multiples (except when I'm in a crunch) I only made 4 altogether.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween Treats

     There are a couple of adults in my daily life that I like to give a little treat to during the holidays. Last year, I remember someone used pencils, washi tape, the Holiday Pin Up: Halloween kit and the Write Stuff Holder die to create witches' legs.  I attached it to a bag of chips instead of candy.


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

PTI's Create Along With Us: October

During the October release at Papertrey Ink,  Laurie Wilson created this card which inspired me.  
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Problem was I never up loaded the photo in time. Since Halloween is just 5 days away, I thought today would be a good time.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PTI Blog Hop: October 2016

The 25th always was the favorite time of the month for me because I loved playing along with PTI's monthly Blog Hop. However, I haven't participated in ages.  When I saw this month's inspiration photo, I knew I had to play along.

Blog Hop

 Once again, the date almost got by me. When I realized today was the 25th, I postponed my house chores and created a simple card based upon the colors in the photo.


Cleaning up my craft room from the mess I just made is now added to my list of chores.  I'll be commenting later today once I get my chores done.  Happy Blog Hopping.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Make It Monday: Die Cut Stencil Shapes

It's been ages since I posted as well as played along with a challenge.  There are times I make a card based upon a challenge, but miss posting it on my blog in time.  However, I couldn't resist this week's PTI challenge: Die Cut Stencil Shapes. I have really been into stenciling lately.  In addition, I just loved the card Melissa made.

Melissa

Isn't it beautiful.

  I sorted thru all my dies and came across an oldie: Harvest Berries. I used parakeet 
Green for my stenciling color. Here is my card.
I added some die cuts from Floral Sketches (my favorite stamp & die set) using Lovely Lady card stock and Habiscus Burst ink.  Love how this came out. Usually I don't care for some of the cards I make for challenges.
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Stamp-a-Faire: Pointillism


Good evening,
       Trying to squeak in one last card for Stamp-a-faire before tomorrow morning's deadline. Playing along with Heather's challenge: Pointillism.  I was rather dubious about the look when I first viewed the video, but after playing along, I really like the uniqueness of the look. Hopefully, I'll remember this technique for the future.




I think it took me longer to sponge the background than actually doing all the dots on the trees. Just received my Clarity Stencil Brushes today so I really wanted to try them out. Love how the background evolved; much better than when I use the various blending tools I have.
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Stamp-a-Faire: Starry Night

Good Morning,
       I started this card Sunday evening and finished it this morning. This is one of my favorite paintings of Van Gogh. However, one can not find it in his museum in Amsterdam. I was so disappointed when visiting that museum several years ago.
    I love the technique that Amy used to create this night sky.  My sky did not come out as dark because I wanted to stamp my tree in Enchanted Evening. I am submitting this for PTI's Stamp-a-Faire Starry Night challenge.


Well, that's another Christmas card down. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.