Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Best Wishes

Happy Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I can't believe the holidays are here and so quickly to boot. I am making the turkey stuffing, as I do every year. I don't mind because I like my stuffing, and thankfully, so does everyone else. I wanted to make it today, but our son came down to help clean out one of our attics, and that took a lot of time. Also, I'm making crafts for a craft show I'm participating in next weekend. Yes, next weekend. Holy smokes - I don't have too many things made yet, so I've been making stuff every day. That's why I haven't posted lately. After the craft fair, I'll have more time to get my Christmas cards made.

I managed to get my card made for the blog hop though. Yippie! At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do, but then it all came together.

Here are the colors we had to use in our challenge, along with the color photograph.  It's not much to go on, so we had to use our imaginations ...

The colors are:
Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Delightful Dijon

Now, here's my creation:

The shadow of my phone shows up on the picture ... bummer. I couldn't take the picture w/out a shadow anywhere on the card. ;(. 

Well, hope you liked the card I made this week. Did you check out Amanda's creation, and then don't forget to check out Joni's card too. It's amazing what everyone came up with using the colors above. Did you try? If not, take the challenge. You might be surprised.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone. I'll see you next week.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Flower Fest

Hi again. It's blog hop time again. This time, I took my time designing my card and waited until the last minute. I've been so busy that I just plum forgot. Oh no ... right? Well, I made it in time.

Here are the colors and photograph we used for our inspiration. The colors remind me of Spring, and although we're far from Spring, I thought I might just tap into that one more time before the first snow falls.

The colors are very pretty together, and I love the photograph. I love flowers, so of course this challenge appeals to me.

Now don't forget to hop on over to Joni's blog after you visit me. And if you've forgotten to start at Robbie's blog, please continue on or hop back one and you'll see her wonderful picture.

Well, thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Josh's Birthday Card

It's our son-in-law's birthday today, and how fitting to post the card I made him for his big day. I must admit, I was stumped on what to make for him, so I found a really nice card on Pinterest and cased it, with just a slight twist. The card was created by "justspongeit". It was perfect for what I wanted to make.

I hope he gets my card in time for his birthday. Apparently, the mail is never consistent, and since my daughter and son-in-law live in Brooklyn, NY, you never know how long it will take for the mail to arrive from Pennsylvania.

Never-the-less, we wish him a very happy birthday and many more to come.

So what do you think? It's a nice, masculine card. I like it a lot ... who wouldn't want to be a star?


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Autumn Leaves

Welcome back to our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop this week. I found the colors kind of nice and wondered how I'd put them all together, but after thinking about it over night, I got up out of bed at 3:10 a.m. and started working on the card. It came together in no time. I worked on a couple more things before jumping in the shower and getting ready for work. I took a snapshot of my card and off to work I went. The more I looked at the card I made, the more I actually liked it. I'm still happy with it, and can't wait to share it with you.

So let's start with the photograph we used for our inspiration, shall we? The colors follow and see what you would come up with using all of the colors below.

Now ... here's the card I made using the colors above.

I love the card in person - it's pleasant to look at and the colors are soft. I used crumb cake for the top leaf, cherry cobbler for the center leaf, and blackberry bliss for the third leaf. The sentiment is stamped in soft suede, and I used gorgeous grunge for the background with smoky slate. The base of the card is basic gray, and the two strips are both basic gray and smoky slate. And there you have it.

If you've arrived here via Amanda's blog, your next step is to hop on over to Joni's blog. I love to hop through and see what everyone created. Such fun.

I wish for you a wonderful week. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Believe in Winter

This week, I didn't have too much imagination for our blog hop. The colors didn't speak to me, although I thought something good could come out of it. Well, I struggled and struggled, but managed to pull it off.

Let's take a look at the color photograph and color pallet we had to work with.

Here's what I created for the challenge.

If you want more inspiration, take a hop back to Robbie's blog and you'll find something you'll certainly enjoy. Then, from here, hop on forward to Joni's blog and see what she's created using the colors we had to work with. I admire my fellow designers. They never disappoint.

Have a wonderful day .... see you again shortly.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Endless Circles - Joy That Never Ends!

I bought this endless circle die a while back and never used it, so I thought I would take it out and see what I could create with it. I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card, but couldn't figure out what to do with it. I wanted to put some Christmas trees on the card, but somehow, it just didn't seem like it would work.

So I made the circles out of gold foil and put it on the mossy meadow card stock, and thought it would be best just to have something simple. So I found a sentiment, and then played around with a touch of color. Low and behold, I took the gold foil, as well as the red foil paper and created this:

I'm not real thrilled with the outcome, but at least I used it. I suppose I'll find something else to do with it later, but I thought it was really a cool die and wanted it.

That's it for now. Stay turned for more creations!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Let It Snow!

Oh no, you say. No Snow! Well, just not yet anyway. I love snow, but not when it brings life to a halt. Predictions are that we are in for a milder Winter, but with a fair amount of precipitation. So maybe that means we won't get a lot of snow, but a lot of days where it flurries or snows a bit.

Snow is so pretty, and although I love a beautiful, sunny day after a big snowfall, I also like a blustery, gray day - not often, but when you know snow is coming and you can feel it in the air. I created this card with that type of day in mind. I saw a card on Pinterest that I got the idea from, but I made it slightly different. I am happy with how it turned out.

I think the card speaks for itself and doesn't need much more description. Let It Snow!