Monday, September 26, 2016

Just Coffee

 Couldn't let the day go by without making a card for the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop!


 

The night got away from me and I only had a little time to whip up a card.  This darling image is from Sweet Stamp Shop - Coffee BossIt was so easy to color and cut out :)


Let's Party!


 Like many little girls, having a birthday tea party with your beloved "friends"  was one of my favorite ways to pretend play!  Cookies and juice never tasted so good than when they were shared with Teddy & Dolly!  I'd even wrap up other toys I had so the guest of honor got presents :)


For my card I chose a hat die from Reverse Confetti and tea pot die from Stampin Up.  The sentiment is Paper Sweeties'.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:



 







Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #215 - Pinks & Gray/Silver

 Welcome to this week's Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge!  Kristi has such a pretty color combo challenge for us:  Create a Christmas card using dark and light pin with gray or silver!

 For my card I chose an image from My Favorite Things.  I paper pieced this little girl's outfit and boots then added Nuvo Crystal Drops to create "fur".  The sentiment is also from MFT.


Hope you're inspired to play with us!  Need more ideas?  Then you won't want to miss the lovely creations from the rest of the Design Team:

 Looking forward to seeing YOUR card in the gallery!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

You are Tea-riffic!

 Today was such a good day!  When you're kids are small, you see them changing all the time, but what I wasn't ready for was to see my older daughter grow into such an amazing, responsible, hard-working, deeply goodhearted woman!  She's in college and today we spent time walking around her campus, visiting her sorority house and talked, talked, talked.  She's got it together and truly amazes me everyday - Sweetie, you are Tea-riffic!!

 

For my card, I used dies from Stampin Up.  I love this pattern paper that I found in my "fall" stash.  A bit non-traditional for fall (actually, I like non-traditional colors for Christmas, too), but I was drawn to the color mix -- they made me feel warm, just like a cup of tea would :)

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration: 












Celebrate the Warmth of Christmas


It certainly IS looking a lot like Christmas -- in all the craft stores at least!  That makes me happy because I make Christmas cards all year long!  I love the warmth of Christmas - the aroma of pines and wood burning fireplaces, the decorations that just seem to make our home warm and just the spirit of anticipation and excitement for the miracle to come!  That's certainly something to celebrate!!

For my card, I chose this beautiful Carta Bella Special Delivery pattern paper.  I also go to play with a new stamp set and die collection I bought from Concord & 9th: Take a Bough.  The frame die is from My Favorite Things and  cute little rusty bells are from Paper Sweeties!



 Thanks to these challenges for the wonderful inspiration:



 Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies







Autumn Blessings


 I do love Fall and am waiting for it to start getting cooler (temps here have stayed in the mid to high 80s!)  The leaves haven't begun to change yet, but when they do - bright yellows, reds and russet colors - it is truly a blessing to see!


 For my card I chose a new Echo Park embossing folder for the background and a Simon Says stamp/die set: Autumn Blessings.  It might be difficult to see, but I used the die to cut the wreath image in gold cardstock and placed behind the stamped one.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:










Teacher Thanks

 
 I thought this card would be so cute to give a teacher (with a Starbucks gift certificate, of course!)  My daughter, however, is in college and those wonderful teacher gifts we used to make for her teaches have gone by the wayside.  But there are other "teachers" in my life now...the person who takes the time to show me a new program on my PC or a career mentor!


 Doodlebug Designs has the absolute cutest pattern paper for fall (and Christmas...you'll see those soon!)  The cup die is My Favorite Things' as is the flowers; the Pencil and sentiment dies are from Papertrey Ink and the Apple is from Clearly Besotted.

Thanks to these challenges for the wonderful inspiration!



(I used the sunflowers and several colors)

 






Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thinking of You

 It's not often I make a card that could be sent to a lady or gentleman, but I think this one would work for both...don't you think?  I found this pattern paper in my stash and really liked the blues/greens against the kraft (plus I'm a sucker for polka dots...these are like, well, hexagon dots!)
 

The image I used is from a Tim Holtz set that came with the matching dies (sweet!) as is the embossing folder used on the green tag.  The stir stick is a little "reuse" embellishment :)

 Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration: