Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Happy Turkey

Getting in 1 last Thanksgiving card featuring a cute happy turkey. Do you think he probably does not know what's coming?
The turkey is from Winnie and Walter stamped then colored with Stampin' Up! blends. The scalloped circles mimic the turkey feathers.  The 4 strips are from the scrap bin. The sentiment is from the same W&W set. I stamped some leaves on the Old Olive card stock for some background interest.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Fall Colors

I love the display of colors in southern Indiana in the fall. And of course love using them on card designs.
Kraft card base. Very Vanilla card stock stamped with Falling Leaves by BoBunny using Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Real Red from SU. Next layer is Pumpkin Pie. Then another layer of Very Vanilla card stock stamped with the tree trunk from Sheltering Tree by SU. I sponged the same 3 colors on the tree with sponge daubers. The falling leaves are made with a falling snow stamp that left its original package and found its way to the box of snowflake stamps. The sentiment is an old one without ID.
Entering at Let's Craft and Create challenge with option of Thank You
The Paper Players

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Thank You

"Tis the season-- for thanks.
Working on some Thank You cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids
Entering in the challenge at Just Us Girls
The DSP is retired from Stampin"'UP! Then a tilted layer of blue vellum. The sentiment is from ? I have bundled a bunch of Thank You sentiments in one box so can't always remember who made what but it is handy to find a thank you sentiment when I need one.  I stamped a flower from SU's "Oh So Succulent"
I have been really productive. Checking some sketches I have saved from Pinterest, I made 3 more

Snow Much Joy

I have a fun winter card to share today. You can tell these little snowmen are having a great time.
The snow patterned paper is from my scrap box. Not enough of it left to identify source. The snowmen are from SU, stamped, colored, and fussy cut. The sentiment is cut from a card from last Christmas. Aren't these guys having a blast tumbling in the snow?
This is for Send A Smile 4 Kids. I can just see some little kid's face lighting up with joy after receiving this.
I am also entering in Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #364. This one certainly had lots of snipping going on. Love Di's tree and butterflies. Definitely playing for the prize.

And Time Out Challenge
Because my snowmen are grateful for all that snow and having lots of laughs with it.

Saturday, October 19, 2019


Getting in 1 more card for the Celebration challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids
Try this party trick if you will--hop on one foot while juggling. OOPS! he lost control of some of his sequins.
The panda if from Mama Elephant Pandamonium set. The background paper is by Ms. Sparkle found at JoAnn's.
I found inspiration for my card on Pinterest made by Di Design.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

More Large Snowflake

I love the first large snowflake card and decided to make another while I had all the supplies out. You can see that one here.

I used the double impression folders technique.  First the falling snow, then the large snowflake. The tree is punched with a tree punch from SU with some green glitter paper.. Sentiment is by SU.  5 punched snowflakes (Maartha Stewart) from SU white glitter paper adds more glitter.
This sketch is by Freshly Make Sketches


When I first saw the picture of Cas(E) this Sketch! challenge, I immediately thought of the large snowflake impression folder from SU.

Then as I read on, I saw that Darnell had the same idea. Great minds think alike! LOL!
Here is my version of the large snowflake:

I recently saw on Pinterest about double impression. I tried it here. First I used the falling snow folder  from SU. (you probably have to click on the picture to really see that. Then I used the large snowflake folder--also SU. The sentiment is by Neat and Tangled, stamped with Versamark and embossed with silver. I added some punched (Martha Stewart) snowflakes from some white glitter paper by SU.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Quick and Simple

I need a lot of Christmas cards for a Holiday Market at my church where I have a table. Quick and simple, not even any stamping, is a good thing.
Papers by Paper Studio--6x6 pack called Gifts of Gold. I fussy cut 3 ornament. When you have sentiment printed on the paper, no need to stamp one anywhere. A strip of gold foil paper adds more shine.
The inside has a computer made sentiment. I had extra room so fussy cut another ornament for the top.
The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Swirling Snow

Last year I found a pack of paper that had the Frozen movie as a theme. I have made lots of little girl cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids. The papers were double sided--love that, it seems you get twice as much paper per pack. Today's card has the very last scrap of snowflake paper and that was perfect for todays Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.
The background swirl pattern paper is Marble Paper Pad by Ms. Sparkle and Co. found at JoAnn's.
The swirl accents are a die from SU, cut with their blue glitter paper. I also added 3 Martha Stewart punch snowflakes from the blue glitter paper.  The sentiment is from a Newton's Nook set. In case you have trouble reading it, it says "Snow one else like you!"
Looking at this kind of makes me shiver. Although it is beginning to cool off here, I am not ready for that kind of cold weather.
Here is Tuesday Morning Sketch

Here are a bunch more with the Frozen theme papers

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Santa Cats

 Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge this month is Celebration Cards.
I upcycled these images of Santa Kittens from a card and envelope from last year's greeting cards. Cut them out and glued to this card. I used some Snow Marker on the fur parts to make them fluffy.
The sentiment is done on the computer. The DP is a pad by The Paper Studio. I added a strip of gold foil paper at the bottom.