'Tis the Season, alright! The season for making Christmas cards for all our friends, and those sweet senior citizens on my very long list!
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Yes, I know there is an adorable Christmas prompt this week, too!
But, since she was a tiny girl, and Monsters Inc. released, my granddaughter Lola has been called Boo! Now, with a title like this, how could this Grammy resist making her a Halloween card this week? See if you can find my inspiration[s].
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Isn't this paper so
Monday, October 18, 2021
Both were made using Pop-Out Folk Christmas - a wonderful set that stamps all of these darling characters, while the die cuts ALL of them at once! I just love that! I would never have chosen these colors for a Christmas card, but now that I've used them, I can't wait to use them again!
Friday, October 15, 2021
There are loads of prizes - but you must play along to WIN!
You may remember my Altenew echinacea - here is the shape they're in today:
This Nested Dome die set from Waffle Flower Crafts is a frequent flyer in my studio - isn't it fun? Here are the inks I water-colored my echinacea with today:
Here is how I keep it from rocking and rolling...
Just a quick snip from the back panel.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
As much as I love that bear, I kinda wish he'd move out of the way
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
The fabulous team at Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge has chosen Shaker cards as their theme for October - what a fun way to shake Fall up, right? and the perfect time to use my little JOY-filled prize again as the focal point of my own shaker card!
Week 1's team wants us to use two of more sections to add shaker elements to - I have had MANY failures when it comes to shaker bits not shaking - I perhaps was asking too much of myself this time?
But it worked!!! Using their wonderful Stitched Diamond Panel Die, and a layer of foam tape on the positive parts of the panel, I was able to add these pretty little beads I bought a hundred years ago to the 'window' sections!
My JOY was cut from Neenah Solar White, and Copic colored with BG10 - then a nice coat of Wink of Stella. You'll have to take my word on that shine... but did you find the extra beads? The JOY combination set comes with a layered die set, and tons of go-along sentiments that work perfectly with JOY - like the one I used today. This time heat embossed using a glitter powder from WOW!
Thanks for stopping by, and leaving a bit of joy to my day!
Monday, October 11, 2021
- the grey print on the stocking inspired my choice of paper for my panel
- the white ornaments lead me to this retired Dove from EH
- my friend Leslie's gorgeous Stag with the stamped scene steered me to stamp on my dove!
Happy Fall, my friends! I have been tapping my toe waiting for that calendar flip - you see I have another dear friend Playing Cards this month! You might know Kristie from her work on the Catherine Pooler DT, or from all the wonderful cards she's posted on her blog: Kreative Kristie! Kristie and I even had a chance to meet for reals this Summer - but not enough time to get our craft on! So it was a treat when she accepted my invitation to play cards... ready for our assignment?
Well, it is the month of tricks, and treats - so I had to make another Halloween card! Besides, this little Poppystamps boo-friend wanted to make another appearance!
Still too cute to spook!
Saturday, October 9, 2021
There's that lavender again, used with a fun die cut word from Pigment Craft Co. set called Dashing Sentiments stamps and dies.
Friday, October 8, 2021
"Shelly Shelly bo belly, banana fana fo felly, me my mo Melly - SHELLY!"
OH don't mind me, I got just a wee bit caught up in the Name Game song of my childhood! But that is NOT what Altenew wanted to read/hear/see when they announced their Alphabet Name Game with their wonderful Altenew Educators! Erum wants us to use the first initial of our names and find a technique that starts with that letter!
M stands for Mat - as used to bring focus to a photo or framed art piece?
Perhaps this will help:
Thursday, October 7, 2021
I never did get into the fad of rock painting, or scavenging, but I do agree:
Pumpkins DO rock! Especially so for Inspired By #190!
You may remember that I had a little coloring session with Tom on his birthday? Well, this big guy that I colored has been waiting in the wings since then - hope he, and his pumpkin, inspire you to play along! I found the most wonderful wood-like paper in my stash - did you spot that wood in the photo?
That's it for my show-and-tell! I do hope you have some wonderful pumpkins to share with us this week in the Inspired By #190 gallery! Thanks for playing!
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Orange and green? It couldn't be a more perfect choice for Fall at Color Hues!