Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - A Blessed Thank You

This post is the last of the "thank you's" for the month of November. It's hard to believe November is over now, and we are coming into the Christmas season. I sure hope December stays a while ... I want to get to enjoy it before it's over.

I wanted to create something simple for today's post. At first, I toiled over what stamp set to use, what colors I wanted, and then all of a sudden, it just came to me and I whipped it up in no time. Alleluhia!

You should have arrived here from Our Crafty Playdate, and if you missed Amanda's blog, don't forget to hop back one. Then when you're ready, take a leap forward to Joni in the Spotlight Stamping, as she most likely had her card ready before any of us!  lol.

Well, let's start with our inspirational photograph. I forgot to post it last week .... eek!

Now this is the card I created in a jiffy just for you ...

Well, that's it! Simple, but pretty. I"m glad it turned out the way I had envisioned.

Thank you for visiting us during the month of November, and I hope you will be delighted to visit us throughout December as well. It's because of you that we post our creations, and thank you for leaving your lovely comments for us.

See you in December.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Merry Christmas Tags

A friend of mine asked me to make some Christmas Tags for some gifts that her husband is giving to his customers. Of course I jumped at the chance .. and went to it creating the tags.

Here they are .. and I must say, they are so much prettier in person. Needless to say, they were pleased with the end result ... and me too!!!

Hope you like them as much as I do. They were a lot of work, but well worth it.

Season of Joy

One of the things I love about Christmas is the greenery. I love decorating with it and using it all over the house, both inside and out.

When I saw this stamp set, I knew I just had to have it. There are a lot of different uses for it, so this is the first one I made with it.

I used the copper foil paper for the pinecone, and a touch of gold glimmer paper for some bling, and it looks sweet. I love the embossing too - it finished the card off.

Hope you like it!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Topiary

We always need birthday cards, and especially since I do all the birthday cards for my co-workers, it's always nice to have something when I'm in a pinch.

I thought this card was so pretty, and I love the topiary stamp set. You can use it in so many ways, and this one fit the occasion.

The color looks much better in person, as it's rich razzleberry. The card front is not a full card front, and the happy birthday pops out on the right hand side.

Ta ta for now!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Express

I wasn't sure if I was going to like this stamp set or not, but now that I have it, I like it. I love color, so once I stamped this, there isn't a whole lot of color you can use on it, but just the little you do use, it makes the card pop.

When our children were little, we used to read the Polar Express. This reminds me of that story, and warms my heart with the thought of Christmas.

All Aboard!

Hope you like it.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Getting Ready for Santa

I think I see Santa's reindeer in the distance .. no, wait, here is one of his eight!  He's ready to lead Santa's sleigh this year, and what would we do without him? I can just hear the sleigh bells ringing now, can't you?

Now, we have to look for Rudolph!

Friday, November 25, 2016

A Birthday Card for Suzanne

This is a card I made for my co-worker, Suzanne. I love making cards for our team. When I make a card, I try to think of what the recipient would like. Sometimes it's a little hard if I'm not familiar with what they like, but you can never go wrong when it comes to ice cream or cake.

This is what I made for Suzanne:

Love those accordion embellishments!

Hope you like it too.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family, friends, and followers. I wish you love, laughter, friends, family, and a wonderful day of thanks.

Season of Joy

One of the things I love about Christmas is the greenery. The pinecones, pines, bows, and all the glitter and wonder of the season.

When I saw this stamp set, I just had to have it. You can use it in many ways, but just a simple card makes all the difference.

Here's what I created using the stamp set:

You can be sure you will see another post using this stamp set.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - A Totally Trees Thank You

I can't believe Thanksgiving is a day away. Where did this year go? Time just keeps flying by quicker than ever, it seems.

This is the time of year to give thanks for all we have, our lives, our families, our friends, and the beautiful surroundings we have on this earth.

I am thankful for my life, with all the bumps in the road too, as each one enlightens me to what's really important.

I also want to thank you for being so loyal and following our blog each week. We appreciate you and it's because of you that we create our small masterpieces.

If you've arrived here from Robbie's blog, then you started at the right place. I'm second on the hop, then off to Joni's blog to see what she's made for you. Don't forget to continue the hop .. and see how thankful each and every one of us is and to share our beautiful creations with you.

Be thankful for what you have, and have a happy, and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - A Daisy of a Thank You

Welcome back to Wednesday's Coloring Down the Lines blog hop. I can't believe it's almost mid November, and Thanksgiving is next week! Time just seems to be going by more quickly than I like. I wish it would slow down, just a bit.

In keeping with this month's theme, Thank You, I made another card for you using the inspirational photo we had to use this week. Thank you's are always a great card to have around, as there is always something to be thankful for, as well as thanking those who do such nice things for us.

You probably arrived here from Amanda's blog, OurCraftyPlaydate, so the next stop is Joni of Joniinthespotlightstamping! Hop on through until you've seen everyone's creation for you. It's always fun seeing all the different ideas, just to say "Thank you".

I apologize I don't have the inspirational photograph for you this week, as I've been having a little difficulty importing it into this blog for some reason. So I'll just get right to my card for you ...

I wanted to create something very similar to the original photograph (that I couldn't import), so thank you for taking the time to stop by each week and check out our blog hop. We love that you do.

I hope to see you back soon.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - A Topiary Thank You

This month is all about Thank You's. And what a better time to highlight "thank you" when Thanksgiving is celebrated this month.

As we all know, Thanksgiving is all about thanking and giving of yourself, being thankful for what we have and having a fruitful life. Naturally, I don't have any problem creating thank you cards ... I seem to gravitate to making those most of all.

This is the inspirational photograph we used for this week.

Here is the card I created for you as my "Thank You":

I wonder what you would have created for your thank you. Don't ever hesitate to share.

If you've arrived here from Robbie's blog, Inkedx2, you certainly weren't disappointed. And not only do you have Robbie's and my photo, you're ready to head on over to Joniinthespotlightstamping for another great idea. How fun is that?

Well, I hope you enjoyed this week's blog. I'm off to "On Stage" this weekend in Secaucus, New Jersey. I can't wait. They're going to reveal the new catalog, and you know how exciting that is! Oh la la. I'm getting excited already.  Although we won't be able to share with you right away, we will be able to share some sneak peeks, so stay tuned.

I have some other posts I'll be sharing with you as well. Just need to find the time to take these photos and upload.

Keep stopping back. I promise, there will be some nice creations for you to view.