Friday, November 24, 2017

Decorative Diecuts

I saw this sketch that showed 4 squares and my first thought went to all those little dies that are in the center of the spellbinder die sets that I never seem to use, and that was the starting point to this card. I wanted a little something extra though so I chose this paper that had printed leaves at the bottom, I don't know why blank space is so hard for me.... I liked the look but it need something, so I added the flower in the center, the outline is a sticker and I placed it on a sheet that I made from colorburst and cut around the flower, added some dots with my sparkle pen and popped it up in the center, still needed something so I added the pearls, there we go now that looks good :)

It's really surprising I get a card made isn't it, LOL!

The diecuts came out looking a little peachy but they are more of an orange color in real life.

Spellbinders - Captivating Squares and Classic square lg. dies
Sticklers -- Flower sticker
Colorburst background for the flower
Spectrum noir sparkle pen - Smoked quartz (flower center)
Queen & co. - Pearls - chocolate delight
My Favorite things -- Label Maker Sentiments

I hope for those in the states that you enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving and have a wonderful weekend, we have sunshine and warm temps for today and Saturday, so hopefully I will be outside most of the time, you never know how long this will last :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful for... Loving Husband, lovely daughter and son in law and a big extended family that just keeps growing :)  My home, good health and beautiful country to explore with my best friend... But most of all a loving God, who is always by my side through it all, who forgives me when I go off the right path and brings peace when I need it.

I am also so thankful for all of you that come by and visit, that give encouragement, even on the days I don't quite get it right :)  and for all the great friendships I have made with people throughout the world that I never would have been able to make if it wasn't for this blog :)

When we took our trip to Branson Missouri I had to stop by the stamp store there and I found the thin line dazzles that I have been wanting, I was a little disappointed that they didn't have enough of each style to go all the way around an A2 sized card, so that is why you see two different styles of gold strip on this card.  To match them I embossed a piece of white cardstock with gold embossing powder, 3 or 4 times to get good coverage so that I could have a gold matting on my sentiment piece, then I layered the sentiment on top.

The image is another one from my daily coloring calendar, when I flipped over today's it is a turkey, so you know what you will be seeing next year :)

Image from coloring daily calendar, colored w/markers
Recollections - Garden Harvest
Stamps of Life -- Praise 4 Him sentiment stamp
Hot off the press - Thin line border Dazzle stickers
Gold embossing powder to frame sentiment

For all of you in America celebrating Thanksgiving today, I hope you are enjoying a nice day with family and or friends.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017


I thought this verse would be nice for a Thanksgiving card, I am using coloring cards again today, adding a few nuvo drops once done coloring the image with my markers.

Creative Expressions -- To calm and inspire coloring cards, colored w/markers
Memory Box -- Stitched Rectangle layers die
Nuvo Crystal drops - Pale Gold

Thanks for stopping by today and I will share my last Thanksgiving card tomorrow. I only managed to get three done this year.  Just too many birthdays in my family this time of year, and my nephew just had another baby a couple weeks ago so I will be adding one more birthday to the list for next year :)


Monday, November 20, 2017

Tumbling leaves

Using my Distress Oxides for this background. I first did my embossing with gold embossing powder then went over the different areas with the oxide inks using a sponge blender tool, then when done I splattered with some water to give the tiny spots to the background.  Used a corrugated strip off from some packaging and tied on some jute and made a bow..

Sara Davies -- Tumbling leaves stamp set w/gold embossing powder
Distress Oxide inks for the background
Corrugated strip

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I am trying to finish up my Autumn card posts by Thanksgiving :)

Take care and hope you have a lovely week!


Sunday, November 19, 2017


Now I know this isn't probably your first idea for a Thanksgiving card, but I think these two will give my daughter and son in law a smile.  We will miss them this year as they won't be making the trip back home from Connecticut to Illinois, but wanted them to know how grateful we are for them in our lives :)

I used both distress inks and Oxide inks on some orange cardstock to give the leaves some extra color. Both of these stamps were in a bag of stamps I bought at the yard sale at my stamp store :)

Great impressions - Scarecrow and crow, colored w/markers
Spellbinders - Curved Rectangles, Lattice rectangle and A2 matting basics A dies
DCWV - Wild Splendor paper
Northwoods - Sentiment stamp
Taylored Expressions - Mini Leaves die

Wow did we have a big storm come through on Saturday that took a lot of leaves off the tree, it was raining leaves around here, so pretty but sad to see so many go.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by again today,