Monday, August 28, 2023

More Christmas Cards

Hello crafty friends, I hope your new week is off to a great start! 

I have made some more Christmas cards for my stash, although I've got a long way to go. This is a simple card, just stamped my image, rounded the edges over and glued on to an embossed layer. Before I embossed it with the embossing folder, I embossed my sentiments with gold embossing power. It was hard to get a good photo especially of the gold embossing. And that is it, told you it was a simple one! I made 8 of these for my stash.  

Thanks for taking time from your busy schedule to visit with me, your comments are always so sweet. If I haven't been by to see you and comment, I should be soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Maymay Made It stamp set - Just Believe
Wow - gold embossing powder
SU 3D textured embossing folder
Crafter's Companion box maker scoreboard - to make my rounded edges on the image strip
Onyx Black ink from Versafine

Sunday, August 20, 2023

More Wedding Stuff

Hello crafty friends, I hope you all have had a nice weekend. My heart and prayers go out to those in Hawaii and Canada (and anywhere else) with the raging fires and now to CA with that awful hurricane. The weather is getting pretty scary to say the least! I hope you are safe where ever you are! 

I have done a little digging on the "malicious website" warning that I've been getting on some blogs. Please, if I've told you about me getting this warning for your website, watch this video. It is a safe video per Norton.

Now onto more crafty wedding stuff. I thought I was done, but guess not. The wedding couple came to me less than a month before the wedding to make these favors. I don't like doing things last minute, but here we are. What do you do but just make them, right?! She saw a Pinterest photo and sent it to me for what she wanted. I just designed in their theme. so definitely not my idea. I did 60 wedding favors and 40 thank you cards. I kept the thank you cards very basic and simple. They are much smaller than an A2 card because that is what the couple wanted, 5 x 3.5 when folded. Now, hopefully I am done with wedding stuff! 



I am behind with my commenting, but hopefully I will be by to catch up soon. As always, I sure appreciate when you stop by and visit with me. Hope the sun is shinning where you are and if you need rain, I hope you get a nice gentle soaking rain.  


Card Recipe:. 

Cricut Design Space
Ivy file from Etsy

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Happy Thoughts

Hello Crafty Friends, I feel like August is already zipping by me. Where did the summer go? I know many are ready for fall or winter, but I have to say that I am not. Summer didn't hit here until July, then it hit with a bang. I hope August stays hot here, more pool time. LOL Usually in August we start getting cooler nights, which in turn cools down the pool water. But we will see how it goes this year. Although, I do enjoy what I call "perfect temps" of fall, it is what follows next that I just don't love anymore. 

I have a simple card today. Mostly white on white with a touch of copper. I cut a hexagon out of a card panel, embossed a piece of scrap white paper and put that behind the panel, then popped the panel up on a copper mat.  Then I took two hexagons to make the fame out of the copper paper. Die cut my poppies and glued and popped them up on the front of the card. Added my sentiment and it was done.  I don't hate this card, but not sure if I really love it either. I think it will have to grow on me some. 

Thanks for stopping by to visit. Thank you for your sweet comments, they always make my day. I will be around to visit you all soon too if I haven't been by already. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

We R Memory Keepers - Mini embossing folder "dots"

AliExpress - The poppies-I think

Sizzix - Hexagon Dies

CTMH - Sending Smiles

DCWV - Metallic Paper Pad 

Friday, August 4, 2023

Christmas Cards....finally!

Hello crafty friends, I was without internet for several days. Bret was trimming the bushes last Sunday and accidently cut into the internet cable. Oops! I'm back up and running now though, so all is good. Now I'm trying to play catch up, as you know I tend to get behind on my own without any help of losing Internet! 

Since I didn't have internet or TV, (I have YouTube TV) I decided to get a start on my Christmas cards....finally! Have a lot more to go obviously but at least I finally started. LOL I had colored 6 of these Penny Black Snowy the Snowman images eons ago and threw them in my leftover's box. Well, I thought it was high time to use them on a card! I dug into the backgrounds box and found smooshed backgrounds to match each of the snowman I colored, how fun that I had little pieces that matched each snowman! I am tickled pink on how these came out. I was inspired by Pinterest and this is my take on it. I let some of the scarves hang over and some not, all the pompoms hang out over though. Some different backgrounds as well. My panels are popped up from the background. I hope these bring a smile to your face like they did mine!

I tried catching up with my commenting yesterday after the service guy was here. So if I missed you, don't worry I will be by to visit! Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to with no Internet. It's amazing at what all you can actually get done when you aren't "wasting" time on the Internet. LOL But it is oh so fun to be on it, isn't it?! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Penny Black - Snowy the Snowman

My Creative Time - Stitched "Capture" Frame w/arrow die, Chalkboard Christmas (sentiment/Santa & reindeer)

CTMH - Frosted D1562

Maymay Made It - Fond Noel (pine boughs), Just Believe (sentiment), Ornamental Greetings (snowflakes)

Cardz TV - Merry Everything (sentiment)

Ohuhu Alcohol Markers

Distress Oxide smooshed backgrounds

Stampendous Frantage