Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rudolph Day for Feb. & Snippet's Playground Challenges

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!! We are having a bright sunny day here, but it is chilly willy again and windy. Savannah doesn't know what to think now that I won't go out to play or walk. Hopefully the warm temps will make a come back soon even though for this time of year, we shouldn't have had those warm temps. 

I have another stacking layer card for you today that I made for Rudolph Day. Rudolph Day is held the 25th of each month until the midnight on the last day of said month, each month but Dec. but don't quote me on the month of Dec. It's all about Christmas cards/projects and getting them done before Christmas so you can spend quality time with your family and friends at a very busy time of year. I turned this stacking layer card into a Christmas card, or at least I hope it kinda' looks like a Christmas card. I used foil cardstock or mirror paper snippets behind the cutouts. I used green, blue and a copper color. Loved how they looked! But what to do next? I went through my Christmas die's and decided on this wreath with some holly and berries. I kinda' wished I would have used a stag now, but there you have it. It is what it is. I cut the wreath from the cooper paper even though it looks gold in the photo, it isn't! The holly I cut using the same green foil paper snippets and cut the holly leaves. I didn't have any red mirror cardstock and my red glitter paper snippets where more on the pink side, so didn't really want to use them. So I went with plain old red cardstock snippet to cut the berries. No sentiment on the outside as I just don't think it lends itself to one, so it will be on the inside. I'm not quite sure I like the wreath on this card but it is done so the way it will stay. What do you think?? Should have used a stag right???? I didn't make 4 of this card, but intend to make some more here, maybe even today, but will use the stag I think. lol 

As always I want to thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. Your sweet comments always bring lots of joy and sunshine to my other wise dull days. So thank you!!

Since I used snippets on this card, I'm joining in over at the Snippet's Playground this week. Haven't been over and played in a while now and I miss everyone. Lots of fun at the playground and maybe you might want to join in too! All you have to do is use snippets (scraps) on your project!

I am leaving you with a photo of Savannah and Bret while he was home last weekend. And a sunset photo that was just beautiful. I was surprise that my phone got such a great photo of the sunset and accurate one as well. And the last picture was of the storm that came through yesterday bringing the cold front in. Yep, that is hail and I was thankful that I had a garage to house my car! Lots of damage around Central PA and they are even investigating to make sure there was a tornado that went through an area. Glad it wasn't here!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Gina Marie Wreath die set
Lori Whitlock SVG cutting files for the stacking layers


Carol L said...

Oh how I LOVE this card today! The brilliance of all the mirror card and pretty colors just takes me away! I really like the "wreath" with holly - it's such a clever and creative Christmas make! Great pics of your furry friend and son too - and that sunset is breathtaking!! All that red color is fabulous!! Yep, we got through those storms unscathed, but the wind was really ferocious for a while!!

Brenda in IN said...

Love your card! The stacking dies are gorgeous and thank you for the info about Gina Marie's. The shine is just lovey on the wreath and holly. Savannah is so big and she is a beautiful dog. I bet she loves Bret playing with her. We have cold again today, it was 74 Friday! We had a lot of wind too but not tornado winds and no hail. It has been a strange winter everywhere.

jimlynn said...

First of all, I love your card! So pretty with that shiny wreath on it.
Fabulous picture of the sunset. Hail! Yikes! Glad you're ok though and the tornadoes missed you. Hope you didn't have any damage from the hail. The picture of Savanna and Bret is sensational! Very nice looking young man and Savanna is such a pretty pretty girl.

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Brenda ... this lovely delicate wreath is so shimmery and shiny! Great photo's ... Bret and Savannah look so happy together, and that sunset is spectacular! Shame about the hail ... wierd weather! Hugs, Anita :)

sally said...

A wonderful Rudolph card, a lovely looking dog & such a glorious sunset!


Happy Dance said...

That Christmas card is a real stunner! Fabulous layers in such gorgeous colors!! Was it time consuming?, cuz if it wasn't too bad, I'm sure your family/friends would love to see this in their mailbox later on this year. It's very cool. Nice pic of your two babies, too!! Both look so sweet!! Gorgeous sunset, too. Since my grandkids broke my camera, I've been shooting with my iPhone; about 5 years now, lol! Glad you didn't get more hail in that storm! We got rain before we sent it on to you....Have a great week dear friend!!! xoxoxo Bev

Craftychris said...

Ooh love your gorgeous card - fabulous colours and I love the shiny wreath - wonderful! Fab photos too! Thank you for visiting me and for your kind comments. You take good care of yourself! xxx

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the layers and the colors!! The shiny wreath is so beautiful!! And what a sweet picture of Bret and Savannah!! I love the sunset shot, too!! Have a great evening, my friend!! Big hugs :)

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Irish Cherokee said...

Lovely and well done card Brenda.Love the design and colors.
Definitely Christmas ready. Great photo of Bret and Savannah. Beautiful sunset. Glad you have a place to keep your vehicle safe.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your Rudulph Day card is beautiful! I love the foiled cardstock and all the gorgeous colours! Very nice! I enjoyed seeing your other photos too!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! That is a great wreath! Carri~Abusybee

Greta said...

Sweet picture! Really love your gorgeous card with the foil!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card - love your use of the layered die cuts and the gorgeous colours you have placed behind them. The wreath is 'just enough' embellishment to perfect the card

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Brenda,
A wonderful Rudolph card, I do have one made and photographed but not blogged yet, better get cracking eh??

Tomorrow, haven't done one for ages, nearly two weeks since last post. Life gets busy.
Love your extra photos, with your two handsome lads Brett and Savannah, and THE SUNSET... well "the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament sheweth forth His handiwork!!" As the psalmist says..
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

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Veerle said...

So pretty your card Brenda. Great pictures too. Hope the storm didn't give you any damage. hugs Veerle xx said...

Brenda hellooooooo. I have finally found your blog !!! Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments you have been leaving me and you must think I am awful not coming to visit. Wordpress unfortunately doesnt give a link to your blog if you are using another platform so I couldnt find you. I even left a message in my last post hoping you would see if and leave a link but you missed it lol ! Some other blogger gave me your address so here I am. Firstly thank you for sharing those beauty photo's Bret I presume is your son what a handsome young man and Savanna is a bit of a cutie too. Love the card with all of its beautiful colours and die cuts and all made with snippets you say just fabulous.

Once again thank you so much for all of your visits I really do appreciate them.


Marilyn said...

Love your card!! Pretty Colors and I love the wreath!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh such a unique card and such fabulous photos!

Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
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Dr Sonia

Di said...

Really stunning Christmas card Brenda! Love the wreath die and I don't think you really need a stag, IMHO! IT's perfect as it is.

Love your photos, what a fine young man Bret is and Savannah is so beautiful. And your sunset - WOW!

MANY thanks for your beautiful card sweet girl too - so sorry I didn't say thank you sooner. Mwah xx


Di xx

Bonnie said...

I really like the wreath, Brenda! A stag would look good too. Beautiful pictures. Bret and Savannah make a handsome pair! The sunset looks like a painting! Gorgeous! Glad you got hail and not a tornado!

Sarn said...

That is a lovely Rudolph Day/Snippets card.

. . . and what a fantastic sunset. Wish I'd seen THAT one . . .but you can keep your stormy hail thank you very much.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

I Card Everyone said...

I LOve the die, the colors, your papers THAT WREATH: perfect - it looks as if it's hanging in a stained-glass window! Gorgeous!

But that dog? She's stolen my heart, Brenda!!! JUST my favorite breed in the world, and she is beautiful! So fun to see that boy of yours, too!
Have a wonderful week!!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE your layering card and the colours AND the lovely holly die. Great photo of your son and his dog, looks a great pet. LOVE your sunset, we may have seen the same one, even though we are over the pond LOL. Your hail photos are just as we had it earlier today, we are having similar weather. So strange!

Joan said...

What a pretty wreath, love your card

Leslie said...

It definitely looks like a Christmas card!! Beautiful!! So crafty and creative! Love the wreath and all your added touches. And thanks for sharing the picture of Bret and Savannah!! xoxo

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
sorry I missed this yesterday.
Love this wonderful Rudolf card, and your wonderful design.
That wreath looks awesome and very lovely.
Super photos too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sheila H said...

I love the pops of color behind those gorgeous stacking dies, Brenda. I sure wish I had a machine that could cut them. Your pictures are great. Your handsome son and beautiful dog look so happy together. That sunset is stunning. Even the storm picture is beautiful, particularly sine you and yours were safe and sound.

Kathleen said...

Super card, a great wreath and background.
Loved your photos too.

Kath x

Tina Campbell said...

Super sweet card and such lovely photos :) Savannah sure did grow into a beautiful dog and love the gorgeous sunset. Is Brett still here in Williamsport going to school?
Hugs my friend and have a fantastic week :) Tina

linda said...

this is such a pretty christmas card! i LOVE the holly and wreath die and the mirri is fabulous! beautiful photos too; hard to imagine storm and tornado season has started early this year but good you're safe. thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!

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Leslierosek said...

I love the way the card turned out Brenda. The wreath is perfect. I love the pics. Thanks for sharing.

scrappymo! said...

I think your card turned out beautifully! The metallic papers looks so pretty. I like those stacking dies too...

Love those photos. The sky is so gorgeous in your sunset shot.

Thanks for taking part in the Feb. Rudolph Days Challenge.

Loll said...

Beautiful wreath card Brenda. The colours of the mirror paper are gorgeous together.

What a lovely photo of Brett and Savannah in the sunshine. And the colours of the sunset are amazing.

We have had snow here today ... absolutely crazy for this time of year. I'll be glad when the snow is over and done with for the year. Com' on Spring! xx

cm said...

Chiming in with the others with a WOW for your gorgeous, shimmery wreath, set atop the oh-so-eye-catching stacked layers! A most impressive Christmas card! Your photos are mighty impressive, too! Brett and Savannah: a handsome and pretty pair, for sure! Your sunset...oh my! Stunning! The hail: yikes! Isn't Mother Nature miraculous and marvelous, although I must say, storms scare the bejeebers out of me...fierce beauties, right?! Glad you're staying inside, cozy and toasty, until the cold snap ends...

Darnell said...

Your Christmas wreath for RD is so pretty, Brenda! I just love holly!! Thank you for sharing the great photos! Loved seeing Brett and Savannah and that sunset made me gasp! I heard about the weird weather from my sisters: 78 degrees one day and 8 degrees the next and several inches of snow, hail, and rain! KaRazy!!! Stay in and stay warm and dry!! Love and hugs, Auntie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, I love the die cuts that you've used.

Sue xx

Megan J said...

Hi Brenda, a super card for this year's Christmas card stash, love all the metallics you have used, they can be such a pain to photograph, Happy Rudolph Day, have a wonderful week... Megan

LesleyG said...

I love the wreath, it's so unusual, and that copper foil is fabulous, can't imagine the stag, your photos are fab too! tfs xxx

MaryH said...

Gosh, another post I missed! Great look on the Christmas layers. And the foil really sparkles behind the white layers. Love that gorgeous wreath. (yes, it does look gold on my monitor. Can image that the copper looks fab though. And No, I don't think it needs a stag). I think the holly berry clusters are perfect, because it emphasizes the colors you have in the inlay layers. I think this must be one of your prettiest Christmas cards. Enjoyed seeing the pictures too. You've really captured that beautiful sunset. And so good to see Mr. B & Miss S. He's becoming quite the young man and looks a good bit like his Mama I think. Savannah looks quite content to be there with him too! TFS & big hugs. MM