Friday, October 27, 2017

Gold Snowflakes

This is the card I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Sorry it is not a really good photo but it is so difficult to photograph shiny gold. No amount of editing makes it looks as good as real life.
I love the look of Kraft, white, and gold.  I used a MS punch for the border of the gold strip. Used an old snowflake die for the circle. The circle was run through Falling Snow folder from SU. The sentiment is also SU done in gold embossing. Hero Arts snowflake background stamp and white ink was used on the Kraft base. I used the punched out small snowflakes as embellishments.  It is an optical illusion--looks like the sentiment strip is on top of the circle but it actually is under it.
Here is the sketch

Monday, October 23, 2017

Warm Woolen Mittens

Isn't warm woolen mittens part of "My Favorite Things" in Sound of Music?  Well, darn, now I have that song stuck in my head the rest of the day. This DP from Stampin' Up! reminds me of that song.
The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments. Your hands are surely wrapped in the warmth of Christmas in these woolen mittens.  I added some red/white twine under the sentiment like the string holding the mittens together.  Even twined together like that, my kids still seemed to lose mittens.
A sparkly red heart adds even more love.
I used the sketch from Global Design Project.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Christmas Forest

I have had a panel of forest trees sitting in my scrap bin for a bit and have been wanting to do something with it. Also was looking for inspiration to use the green houndstooth print. This The Paper Players challenge sketch this week inspired me to use both.
The papers and sentiment are all from SU. The trees are stamped with Lemon Lime Twist in the background and then Mossy Green in front. Hard to see but there is a thin gold layer behind the trees and the sentiment. Inside:
Here is the Paper Players sketch

Thursday, October 19, 2017


A good friend fell and broke her elbow. It needed surgery with pins so she is in a cast. I made her a special card to go with the pot of vegetable soup I am taking to her.
The paper is from SU. The bear is an old unbranded stamp. After coloring it with pencils, I punched slits along the arm and tied some trimmed down gauze around the elbow. The sentiment is SU.
Here is the inside:
The band-aid is a Lawn Fawn stamp.
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Friday, October 13, 2017

Buddy the Elf

I have a fun card for the kids for Send A Smile 4 Kids Early Holiday Wishes for kids challenge.  It really is not too early to start on those holiday card as they need to be sent in time for the volunteers to send them to the hospitals.  Need to get them done too before the craziness of holiday prep starts. If you have extra cards, consider this project.  Check out their guidelines.
I did the sentiment on the computer and stamped the Stampendous elf next to it.  I colored the elf with colored pencils in the Buddy the Elf colors. Added some musical notes from a Lawn Fawn set. The DP is from a SU paper stack.
Inside I did a Christmas song in all caps and bold to indicate singing loud and accented with some sparkly musical note stickers.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Crafty Snowman

Have you seen those snowmen at craft shows made from barn wood? They are so cute. That is the inspiration of my card today.
The papers are from a Bo Bunny paper pack. The sentiment from SU. Martha Stewart punch for the snowflakes.
Sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch