Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Silver & Gold

Nothing says Silver and Gold like the Christmas holiday. I can just hear Burl Ives singing Silver & Gold, Silver & Gold, Everyone Wishes For Silver & Gold ... just love it.

This month, we will be focusing on Silver and Gold. There are a whole lot of possibilities using Silver and Gold, and I had fun making my first card of the season with it.

Here is the pretty inspirational photo we used this week ...

I knew exactly what I wanted to create, so as soon as I sat down at my crafting station, I pulled out everything and whipped up my card in no time. Check it out!

Cardstock:  very vanilla, gold and silver foil, silver glimmer paper
Ink:  gold embossing powder
Stamp Set:  Christmas pines
Accessories:   softly falling textured impressions EF, merry tags framelit dies, pretty pines thinlit dies, silver glitter ribbon

I wanted to have a nice background, but the lighting in my dining room is rather soft and yellow, so the color of the card looks like I used copper, but I didn't. You can see the colors more vividly in the first picture.

I hope you like my card. If you started here, take a hop forward to Amanda's blog from Our Crafty Playdate, then continue the hop, then on to Joni in the Spotlight Stamping, until you get to Robbie's blog, Inked X 2, where it all begins.

Thanks for stopping by this week. And there's a real treat coming up for you too ... we're starting another blog hop on Thursdays, each day, featuring a selected stamp set. Don't forget to check that out, as you will certainly be treated to some more great and lovely designs.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Treats

I thought I would post some of the treat bags and boxes I made for the winery event as well. Needless to say, these were a hit - great for co-worker gifts and the like. I had fun making them!!

Frosty the Snowman's Stovetop Hat with hershey kiss treats

These are hershey kiss treat boxes with a gift card holder on top

 Reindeer hershey nugget treats

Christmas Reindeer Cadbury Chocolate Treats

Gingerbread men hershey nugget treats

Santa hershey nugget treats

So cute, aren't they? I almost want to put plastic candy in them just to save them for later. LOL/

Monday, December 5, 2016

Wine Tags

I promised you that I would post some pictures of the wine tags I created for the winery event, and here they are. Let me know what you think .. I certainly had fun making them, and they really are elegant looking if I must say so myself.

How did you like the tuxedo tags? Cute huh? Well, that's it for today .. more posting for tomorrow!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wine Boxes

I was a vendor at a winery a couple weekends ago, and thought I would post some of the wine bottle boxes I made. I found a video on you tube on how to make these, and believe it or not, they are quite easy and oh so pretty.

Here are two of the ones I made:

Now stay tuned, I will be posting some wine tags I made as well tomorrow. Hope you like them -- let me know what you think.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Merry Christmas Tags

A friend of mine commissioned me to make some Christmas Tags for some gift packages that her husband will be distributing to this customers. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity to create tags. This is right up my alley ...

So I sat down and tried to figure out what to make and made a few prototypes, and settled on these. I am so pleased with how they came out, and best of all, so was my friend.

Here they are ... they are so pretty in person. I'll have to make a few for myself just to keep them!
Hope you like them as much as I do.

Stay turned for more posts. I'm on a roll.  (wink wink)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Sympathy for a Friend

I debated whether or not I would post this card, but I decided to anyway. You see, a friend lost her husband 3 days before Thanksgiving. He was a logger and owned his own business. He was cutting down a tree, and a large branch from another tree snapped off and struck him in his head, taking his life instantly. I just cannot imagine the pain and sadness Patsy is feeling. They did not have any children, and were very close.

I didn't know what kind of sympathy card I wanted to make, nor did I want to use a tree on the card, but knowing that Garth loved his work and loved the outdoors, I decided to make the card slightly outdoors-like, but elegant enough to express our sympathy.

This is the card I made for her. We're all so saddened at Patsy's loss, and all the more, makes us appreciate and love our family and friends around us.

God Bless Patsy, and of course, her husband who has passed.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Merry Christmouse!

Another cute stamp set is the Merry Christmouse! It's such a cute stamp set, and reminds me of a child's Christmas.  I saw quite a few cards using this set, and I just may have to CASE one or two.

I love the warmth and cheer DSP too ... it fits perfectly with this card.

Have fun stamping!!