Saturday, September 23, 2023

Christmas Window

Hey crafty friends, happy Saturday to you all. If you are between Willington, NC all the way up to Boston, Mass, you are in the path of heavy rain and wind from the tropical storm. We still need rain, so we will take it. We have definitely hit fall with temperatures around my neck of the country. Today never even reached 60 degrees and it looks like next week will only be in the  low to mid 60's. It was hot for Labor Day weekend, and since then, we have went down to the 70's, 60's and 50's. Which the 70's are perfect, the 50's and 60's.....well they are great in the winter, but right now that is feeling a little cool. LOL Never happy am I?! I think winter will arrive early this year for us. Yuck! 

I have a simple Christmas card for you today. I made 8 of them using Katy Sue images. Love her images and thought I would try my hand at using some. She has some adorable snowman images as well, but I didn't get that book. Now, I'm sure I am not doing them justice like some people can!  But I am pleased with how these came out though. 

I started stenciling some "bricks" in different areas of my card base with DOI. Cut my image out the solid piece of the window die, then die cut the window out and it's "wooden" piece to lay on top. You can keep it plain or place this on top, I opted for the "wooden" piece. I popped the window up from the image so it looked a bit farther away from the window. On this one, I got my image up a little higher than I intended, but it is still a sweet scene as you are looking "through" the window. Very simple cards but the Katie Sue images really take it up a notch I think. 

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I've been up too. Not much crafty things happening, but now that the pool is closed up, I am hoping to have a bit more time to get crafty.  Yep, we were late closing the pool this year with all that was going on between Bret and the weather. 

If I haven't been by to see you, I will be soon. Until then, happy crafting!


Card Recipe:

Katie Sue Greyscale Christmas Collection

Hero Arts Card Kit #MH0217 from years ago for the window

Distressed Oxides Fired Brick (I think)

A brick stencil, no name so I don't know who makes it. But it is a small brick pattern 

Kraft paper scraps for the "wood" on the window

Monday, September 18, 2023

Wedding Cards

Happy Monday my crafty friends, I hope you are all doing well. It's been a busy week this past week for me. I finally got my car back, Bret had it for a month. His car's water pump went out and the mechanic couldn't get to it right away. Then once he did get to it, they found out that his timing belts needs replacing as well. Last Tuesday he got it his car back and I got my car back. So I ran errands and did some eye testing to see if I can stay on my Lupus meds for another year,  and other errands. We had a family wedding on Saturday, the one I made the invites and such for. Last night and today, I've been paying the price of the stress of the wedding (stress put on myself, not by anyone else), the embarrassment of a young fella (19) singing an Elvis song to me at the wedding, and all the excitement of the day and I found myself sick all night last night and today. I've has it happen to me other times-like when I went to the Outer Banks with my brother and his family, and right here at home three times. Not really  sure what triggers this "sickness" but when it comes on and one had better be close by the bathroom when it does!  I didn't get the stinging palm rash this time though. So that was good. Lupus is such a fun friend to have. LOL Not really!

So I'm sharing wedding cards today.  I just made simple CAS wedding cards but am pleased with how they turned out. I hope the brides and grooms enjoy them as well but I'm sure they will enjoy that is inside them more!  

Used a Cardz TV sketch below to make this one. Made for a quick and easy card. But then all of them were quick and easy makes.

That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by to visit and see what I've been up to. I know I'm behind once again with visiting you...nothing new there, but I hope to get caught back up this week as short lived as that seems to be. But it is fall or will be next weekend, then winter, so I will be hold up in the house a lot then and shouldn't get so far behind as much. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Card 1:
Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix 3D embossing folder
Spellbinders Arches Dies
My Creative Time "Wishing You Both the Best" stamps and dies
foam tape
Ohuhu Alcohol markers

SU Painted Texture 3D embossing folder
Spellbinder Jan. '23 Small Die of the Month "Sentimental Ampersand"
Cardstock snippets from the snippet drawers
Cricut Joy to cut the Mr., Mrs.

Card 3:
WR Dotted mini embossing folder
My Creative Time "Wishing You Both the Best" stamps and dies
foam tape
Cardz TV sketch #48

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Thank You Cards

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you are enjoying your weekend and keeping cool. 

I needed a few thank you cards. One for some produce someone gave me from their garden and another one for the help a neighbor gave me when I got locked out of my house earlier in the week. That is quite the story! Long story short, Bret installed a smart lock when my regular lock broke. I thought I gave him fresh, new batteries....but nope, come to find out they were old used batteries. So I got locked out without my phone and Savannah was locked in. Didn't know anyone's phone numbers off the top of my head because who memorizes them anymore?! Had two neighbors helping me, one who tracked down Bret's number and one who drove me to Bret's place, only to find out he was at my house. Anyway, I paid my neighbor handsomely but wanted to also send a thank you card. Yes, I got back into the house thanks to Bret, he had the key and also replaced the batteries with nice new fresh ones! Lesson learned, get a key made to hide and I have memorized Bret's phone number. I had myself all worked up to say the least, took me a few days to recover from it!  LOL 

So here are my simple thank you cards. The first one is a CASE of Carol's patchwork cards. Love those and thought it would work great for a thank you too. I just cut out (guessing at sizes) my panels, then did a print then cut of the veggies with some extra's so I could layer it up. So the veggies were attached together before printing then cutting. I cut an extra cabbage and two zucchini's. Layered the cabbage on foam and attached to the group veggies, then added double layer of foam on the ends of the zucchini with one layer in the middle and placed on top of the cabbage. I forgot to get a side view of the dimension, but love how it came out. Cut out a "thanks" die and layered it up three times, glued it down and called it done. All snippets on this card but the card base and mat layer. 

This is the one for the neighbor, again a simple but effective thank you card I think. I cut some snippets into 1/4 inch stripes and layered them in rainbow order on my mat layer...yes, I forgot the purple! Duh to me!! But anyway, then die cut my heart out of the the panel. Popped the panel up, then double layered foam for the heart and placed it back in. Layered 3 "thanks" together and glued it down. Done.  I am happy with both cards and they were pretty quick to make which is always a plus. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop in to visit with me. I will be by to visit you as well! Enjoy the weekend! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

card 1
snippets from the snippet drawer
Cricut & Cricut Design Space for my veggies
My Creative Time - Happy Thoughts stamps and dies

card 2
snippets from the snipped drawer
My Creative Time - Happy Thoughts stamps and dies
                                Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO dies