Wednesday, November 8, 2017


2-sided patterned paper can make creating cards so easy
I just received this Painted Autumn DSP from SU. The other side of the checks is pumpkins which I cut out to add to front The sentiment is a bargain from JoAnn's. I cut a single pumpkin from the design to add inside.

I am entering challenge at Freshly Made Sketches
And a second entry for Just Us Girls whose word this week is Thankful

Sunday, November 5, 2017


I thought I was done with Thanksgiving until a good customer asked me to make 20 Thanksgiving cards. Going to have to hustle to get that done in time for her to send them.
Taking a break though to share one for the Just Us Girls challenge
The paper is a Halloween scrapbook paper. This pattern was in the center so I just cut off the Halloween part. The image is a digital by From The Heart colored with Prismacolor pencils. The background oval is a burlap paper from SU. A little raffia behind gives a rustic feel. The sentiment is fairly new but I promptly lost the label. Honestly, I am going to have to do some major cleaning in my craft room soon or I won't be able to find anything. It looks like a craft factory exploded in here.
The inside has a computer generated sentiment. I think it might be from my home Hallmark program.
This sentiment could be for any season. I die cut and sponged a leaf to accent the corner.
Here is the Just Us Girls banner

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Non Traditional ColorsTake 2

Another inspired by the front cover of the SU Holiday Catalog.  See the other one here Lemon Lime Twist snowflakes on Lemon Lime Twist card stock. Silver glitter on the left edge. Merry Wishes from SU's Oh What Fun set stamped on vellum which is wrapped around the center piece and notched on the ends. The tree is From Festival of Trees stamped in Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist sponged around the edges. The white circles and lines are colored with  silver and gold glitter pens.  Silver star added to top and more silver stars as accents. I popped up the tree with foam strips.
Sketch by Freshly Made Sketches
Also submitting as second entry in The Paper Players tic tac toe challenge using the first vertical row: trees, Christmas, silver/gold

Non Traditional Colors

I went to the SU Holiday Catalog  for inspiration for some non traditional colors for Christmas cards. Right on the front was this color combo. This is similar to the the card stock they used but I don't remember what the card stock color was called. It is my last piece.  Next is a layer of vellum with some glitter flecks. The green is Lemon Lime Twist. The tree and sentiment are Festival of Trees.  I stamped it in Pool Party and sponged some Lemon Lime Twist around the edges. Then colored in the dots and lines with silver and gold glitter pens, and added a punched silver glitter star on top. 3 silver stars around the card add more glitter.
Inside, I added more silver glitter stars.
Sorry for the dark photos, it is a dreary cold rainy day here. I couldn't lighten them up any more without getting washed out.
I used the sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches
Also playing along with The Paper Players tic-tac-toe inspiration. I used the first vertical row, tree, Christmas, silver/gold.