Thursday, September 20, 2018

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

Hello crafty friends, I hope your Thursday is going well, it will be the weekend soon! I am taking off for the weekend and having a little get-away. Bret will be holding down the fort as well as the dogs. I'm anxious to get away just for a few days. So keeping this post short and sweet for once as I have much to do yet before I leave at noon tomorrow.

But before I left, I wanted to jump in and join the CAS Christmas Card Challenge. I wanted to join in on another of the CAS challenge, but time isn't allowing. The prompt word as you can see is "wreath". I hope my card is CAS-if not please delete it Loll. I had fun playing with the wreath builder stencil, but didn't use it for this wreath. A snippet from my ever growing pile was used as well. As always the recipe will be below. I thank you for your visit and your comments bring so much sunshine to my life. Especially this year as all it has done is rain, rain, rain. More rain in our forecast for 3 days next week, Mon-Wed and fall temps. Usually Sept is sunny and perfect temps, but not this year! Not much of a summer at all, so sad about that. Anyway I will be back on Monday and will catch up on my commenting once back home. Have a great weekend my crafty friends!


Card Recipe:
Maymay Made It Build A Wreath-wreath, sentiment, accents
Gina K ink cubes
SU Gold Embossing Powder

Friday, September 14, 2018

Twofer Challenge-Leaves

Hello crafty friends, I know some of you are in the path of Hurricane Florence and I pray you are safe and sound. Let's pray for the ones who didn't evacuate and for the first responders as they try and rescue the ones who didn't leave. I'm praying for my family who lives 14 miles from Myrtle Beach in Conway. I've texted my cousin, but haven't heard back from her. Going to try and text another cousin and see if I hear from him as I know he has a generator cause we rode out Hurricane Charlie at his house. So please pray for those in the path of this hurricane!

Well I decided to try and join in on the Twofer Challenge which is leaves. Great prompt word as the leaves will start changing around here come Oct. Some are changing now the farther north you go. So here are my twofer's. Let's have a closer look shall we? I used some NBUS too. Am I the only one that has piles of NBUS for years?! I hope not!!

 This card is a simple card. I just stamped my leaves in different color inks and cut my panel down, added a brown snippet and glued her down. I think this sentiment is cute so I made this into an encouragement card.

 I used the Gina K Wreath Builder stencil to make this one. Using the same leave, I stamped it in two colors as I made my way around the wreath stencil. Then went back in and stamped the outline on top in gold embossing powder. I also put the gold around the panel as well as the sentiment. Splattered some brown splatters. Got a little busy, but I think I like it. Made this one a Thanksgiving card. 

Tilted to show the gold embossing.

Well that's it for me. If the pup behaves, I'd like to enter a few more challenge. Will see how that goes. lol As always my list of supplies will be down in the card recipe second below. We have had dreary days with some rain, so your comments actually bring me sunshine to my dreary days, for that I thank you! I will be around to visit you too, although I'm slow at times but will get there! The hurricane isn't to effect us until Monday into Tuesday with moderate to heavy rain. As if we need more rain! But it could be worse, so I'm trying not to complain to much. lol Have a wonderful weekend my crafty friends and please keep those in the Carolina's in your prayers.

PS: I did hear from my one cousin and they are riding out the storm. They have a generator so that is good. Not sure about my other cousins, aunts and uncle. Hopefully everyone is well but she asked for me to keep them in my prayers, which I will most certainly will!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
SU-Gently Falling
Maymay Made It-Fall Stitched Up-NBUS
My Creative Time-Piles of Smiles
Inkadinkado-Kid Quotes-NBUS
SU Gold Embossing Powder
Gina K cube inks: Charcoal Brown, Prickly Pear, Tangerine Twist, Key Lime, Red Hot

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Buzzing by.....

Hello my crafty friends, hope you all are having a great Sunday. Me not so much. I fell yesterday and broke some ribs again on my right side under my breast. Goodness, you'd think I'd learned to stand on my own two feet! Good thing was so many good Samaritans came over to help me as my friend was helping me get up. We were going to go do some shopping at Hobby Lobby. I don't know if I stepped on a stone in the road or what cause my ankle to roll, but it did and I could't recover from it. I just knew I didn't want my head to slam into the curb so I tried to get to the side walk before going down and I did. We shopped anyway, but as the time wore on, it got worse. So got my Motrin and slept in the recliner last night. sigh I need to be wrapped in bubble wrap me thinks! lol Surely don't want to be reporting all my falls to the doctor as they have to report them now and then you are made to use a walker and if it continues they can put you in a home. Not what I young for that! And on top of that, it has been raining since Friday evening...we have gotten at least 6 to 8 inches of rain if now more and it is still coming down like crazy! Water laying all over the backyard and flooding once again in other areas. Our church picnic grounds are underwater as well. But it lies low and when we get lots of rain, it floods. We still have the other hurricane to get through yet, hope it turns and goes back out to sea!!!

Anyway figured it was a good time to share some other cards I had made a while back. As always I will have supplies listed below in the recipe section at the end of this post. 

Printed my papers for this one from a Nitwit Digital Collection. I think they are so pretty and cute!

 Again, all papers were printed from the collection.

 And here is the encrusted jewel technique I did on this heart. I don't know what sentiment I'm going to place in this one yet, so left it blank for now. Was hard to get a good photo of it because of the holographic paper I used in gold. But love how it looks in real life!

I hope you enjoyed these couple of cards as much as I enjoyed making them. Always nice to have a few more cards for the stash as they never last for long do they?! lol But that is a good thing I think!

As always I thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. I'm kinda laid up and can't go to work right now, so the visit is special for me right now. You know how much your comments bring rays of sunshine to my life and right now in this dreary world of mine it is so welcomed!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Nitwit Collection: Bee-lightful
My Creative Time (didn't look to see what the name of the stamp set is, so if you'd like to know let me know) for the bee's and sentiments
Glitter paper from my stash, which I am pretty sure is DCWV
Holographic paper is from Walmart I think. Not sure about that though!
Striped Washi tape from my stash and could be SU or could be generic from ACMoore-not sure about that either!
Zig/Arteza clean color markers for coloring
Vintage Photo DI for ink my bee hive and papers in the 2nd card.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Random Cards

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day! It's going to be a hot one here today and I got mowing to do. And then this evening we are trimming bushes that should have been trimmed in July, but the rain prevent us or Bret was gone for the weekend. Bret is also replacing the kitchen faucet as it has been dripping for the past 3 years and I have to adjust the handle to prevent it as much as I can. So we will be laboring. lol But I think at some point I will be getting into the pool to vacuum and cool off! We also had some heavy rain again. In my area, we made out pretty good. In other counties, they got 9 inches of rain in 3 to 4 hours! Flooding was bad once again in Amish country of Lancaster and in Bret's work area, York County. Thankfully Bret was home that day as Kahlua accidentally scratched his eye and he had to go to the eye doctor. He is fine and the scratches aren't deep, thank the good Lord. So he didn't have to worry about having to drive home with all the roads that were closed. I am very blessed to live in the area I do!!!

I have some cards that were made a while back but never shared. Not sure if I will share all of them or save a few for another post. Probably will save some for another post. lol With this first one, I used the Gina K build a wreath template. I didn't do a great job so I just filled the card and cut it down for a panel. I still think it is ok, but obviously I need practice on making wreaths with this template! Still made a pretty card I thought. I used snippets on this whole card, so will be joining in over at the Snippet's Playground and seeing what Di and Parsnips are up to. 

 This card is a very simple card. I had won a paper pack from SU over the summer and I used a piece of it for this card along with some snippets as well on this one for my diamond/square shapes. Added the "happy birthday" die cut and called it done.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by on this hot holiday here in the States. Your comments always bring much needed sunshine into my day. I will be around to visit you too soon!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Maymay Made It Garden Stamps
SU Paper Pack
SU Glitter dots
Gina K. Wreath Builder Template and ink cubes