Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday Focus - Cheerful Tags

Hi Everyone! Yes, we have a new blog that I'm in called Thursday Focus, where a stamp set, or framelit is featured and we all make something using the product. I'm excited because this is my first entry, as this blog has been born about 2 weeks ago.

As the title states, the product focus this week is Cheerful Tags. I had a great time playing with the framelits, and coming up with something to share with you today. So without further delay, here is the card (s) I made for you:

The first card, I chose to do a New Years theme. It was easy, and then being on a roll, I made the second card just because. I show a close up of the second card above so you can see the details. I used a silver foil doily, and a wooden snowflake which I colored with bermuda bay marker and then covered it with dazzling diamonds glitter.

I hope you like my designs and that you will try the framelits for yourself. There's a lot you can do with them ... let your imagination go wild.

If you've arrived here from Joni's blog, I'm the end of the line. You can always hop on back to Robbie's blog if you feel like taking another spin around the blogs. Go ahead, have fun.

Thanks for stoping by.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Silver & Gold Scribbles

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It's hard to believe it's over already. It seems like we prepare and you never seem to truly get finished, then poof, the day is here and gone.

I had a very busy holiday. Christmas Eve, we had my mother-in-law for dinner, then Christmas Day I hosted for my family, and there were about 14 people in attendance. The following day was my mother-in-law's birthday, and so we celebrated again at her house. I needed a day just to wind down after all the festivities.

I was happy to get back into my stamp room and complete our last "silver and gold" card. I was on a roll, and had a good time creating. Now, I have to take the time and clean my craft room in time for the New Year. It looks like a herd of buffalo rumbled through it and everything is every where. I'll have to chip away at it each night this week, although I do have to work on Wednesday and Thursday.

Well, enough of that. Let's get to the real reason you're here - to see what we've all created. Let's start, of course, with the inspirational photo. Here it is:

I think the photograph is so soft and serene. There's just something about silver and gold that is very elegant. So let's check out what I've created for you - I hope you like it.

I took the scribbles framelits and used silver, gold, and gold glimmer paper, and topped it off with the pine branches framelits with bow. The bow is of red glimmer paper, and the background frame is red foil, with the center is dazzling diamonds glimmer paper. It looks stunning in person. And of course, the metal rimmed pearl added just the last bit the card needed.

Now that you've seen my card, hop on over to Joni's blog to check out hers. If you've missed Amanda's, blog, click here to go back one. Hop on through to the end ... you will be glad you did.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you gathered more inspiration than you could have imagined.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Santa's Sleigh in Silver and Gold

It's getting close to the big day, and everywhere you look, there's silver and gold. Add some green and red, even blue, and you have Christmas!

I created a card for you today using Stampin' Up's Santa's Sleigh framelit, and I just love it. I made a couple cards using it, and I could go on and on with more and more ideas, and maybe I will just made some cards for next year - and get a jump start now.

Let's start with our inspirational photograph. This is what we used, and the ideas flowed from there.

The photograph reminds me of snow covered hills with trees dotted on the hillside.  Hmm... now I have another idea for a card, but not for today.

Here's my card that I created, and I loved it so much, I made it for all my co-workers. I hope they know how much love I put into this card, especially since I made 30 of them.

Bring out the bling, Santa!

Did you arrive here from Amanda's blog, Our Crafty Playdate? What did you think about her entry this week? WOW, right? Don't forget to hop on over to Joni in the Spotlight Stamping next ... you'll get wowed everywhere you hop.

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone. Thank you for stopping by and viewing my cards and viewing our blog every week. We love and appreciate you.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Bling Out With Silver and Gold

Welcome back to our blog hop for this week. I can't believe time is flying by and Christmas will be here before you know it. You may have arrived here from Our Crafty Playdate. I hope you were pleasantly surprised.

This is week two of our silver and gold creations. This is so easy .. I really didn't think it would be.

Here's the inspirational photo for this week, and yes, my card right below.

I didn't know if you could tell that there is silver glimmer paper under the gold star, so I took a side-view shot of the card. It looks awesome in person.

Having fun with Christmas .. I hope you are too. Now hop on over to Joni in the Spotlight Stamping for some more bling.

Thanks for stopping by.

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!!