Saturday, October 22, 2016

Frosty, Feminine Pink Prayers

                                               Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Did I need another leaf stamp?  Absolutely not!  After I saw a post from Debbie Hughes did I want this Concord and 9th leaf stamp?  Absolutely yes!  It is stunning.

I have a friend beginning treatment for breast cancer.  When I'm thinking about her it is therapeutic for me to make a card.  I put all of my hopes for her into each step of the card-making process.

The embossing Glitter is called Midas Touch from WOW!   I had not seen it until Debbie Hughes used it on a card.  It truly is WOW!

The background is watercolor paper with splashes of pink watercolor.  The "prayers" sentiment from Simon Says Stamp is white heat embossed to resist the water color.

Memory Box makes the beautiful delicate dies cut from SU glitter paper.

I really played with this design using different die cuts, paint colors and elements.  When it finally fell together I was thrilled with the results . . .  frosty and feminine.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Think Pink

                                              Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
It's October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I am a survivor.  Every year I take this month to be grateful for my medical care and successful outcome.  This year I also remember Renee, mother of two, who fought a ten year battle but died this year.  I think of Patty who has such a positive attitude in spite of every possible side effect.  I think of Marcia, a survivor who was out walking for the cause and knits knockers for breast cancer patients.  And I think of Carolyn, recently diagnosed and about to start her treatment.  Brave ladies all in my thoughts and prayers.

This week's card challenge was to feature pink.  I water colored the pink background.  The snow lady is from Penny Black.  The sentiment is from MFT.  The little bird is from Lawn Fawn.  And the die, my new favorite, is from Simon Says Stamp.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall Shaker

                                                     Online Card Class Wild Card Day 4
Vicky Papaioannou posted this card for the Stamptember at Simon Says Stamp.  I changed the background color and die cut the Simon Says Stamp sentiment in SU Copper.  The woodgrain cardstock has been inked with three different Distress inks.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

be merry shaker

                                                     Online Card Class Wild Card Day 4
This season it's all the cute little mice that I'm loving!  This set from Clearly Besotted is just precious!
Sandy Allnock inspired this card.  I used the Memory Box Stitched Snowflake Circle Frame for my window.  The elements are all stamped in Memento and colored with Copics.  The sentiment from Lawn Fawn is die cut from SU glitter paper.

I'm going to keep this on my desk for a while just because it makes me smile!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Santa and Reindeer Pop Up Card

                                                Online Card Class Wild Card Day One
This pop-up box is larger than the one Kristina made on Day One.  The Kraft heavy-duty yardstick is from WorldWin.  The brick pattern paper is from Kaiser. Images from Avery Elle are stamped in Momento and colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and die cut with a die from Spellbinders.  Stickles and Wink of Stella bring some bling.

I love this stamp set from Avery Elle!  The Santa and deer are going on a lot of my projects!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Lighted Rudolph

                                                    Online Cardclass Wild Card Day 5

I have had a Chibi Lights started kit since early summer.  It wasn't until Kristina Werner's video
Day 5 that I got brave enough to try it.
The tag design comes directly from a card made by
This tag was first colored with distress inks.  The two houses and Rudolph from Avery Elle were stamped in Memento and colored with Copics.
There is going to be a small X where the button is that turns on the light.

This was a new adventure for me.  I will do more Chibi Lights for sure!

Do Over

I decided this card needed more . . . Lawn Fawn critters and Simon Says bag of leaves.