Friday, November 28, 2014

Merry and Bright Chalkboard

Good morning! Hard to believe that it is Friday already - hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Just sharing my card this morning for Unity Friends with Flair:


I also thought I would play along with the current Unity {be inspired} Challenge:


I used the October 2013 Kit of the Month for this one - one of my favorites for Christmas images! I did it up with a chalkboard technique, then added some pretty May Arts ribbon from my stash, a bit of silver thread, and some silver jingle bells tied on.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

My Craft Spot Black Friday Sale

Hello! Hope you are all enjoying a super Happy Thanksgiving with your families! Also wanted to share a special sale with you - over at My Craft Spot! Here are the details:

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Monday, November 24, 2014

MCS Challenge - Thanksgiving/Fall

Good morning! A new challenge is starting this morning at My Craft Spot, and this week the theme is Thanksgiving/Fall.

Today is the day we are leaving the wonderful town that has been home for these past 2 1/2 years. Our hearts are so full of thankfulness for the wonderful friends, memories, and church family we have enjoyed in our time here, and also thankful that since the Lord decided to move us, he moved us back near our families in Washington as well. Definitely a bittersweet parting - but we are thankful for it all nonetheless. This card couldn't sum it up better:


Super simple, but I love the non-traditional colors! I layered two pattern papers from an MME paper pad, heat embossed my sentiment from Fall Leaves on vellum, then attached them with some simple machine stitching. That's it! These would be super simple to mass produce as well! :-)


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Rustic Deer Note Card

Good morning! Stopping by to share another card that I had all ready to submit to the recent publication call to Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine - and now have free to share here...kind of sad still, but trying to think positive!


I am also linking this up with the Simon Says Monday Challenge - To the Moon (because of the stars!):


I used a fun stamp set from Unity Stamp Co called He's a Wordy Buck - LOVE deer, and this one is so cute and fun! I heat embossed him on vellum with Ranger Platinum embossing powder, then stitched him to a rustic woodgrain panel of pattern paper from a Crate Paper paper pad. I also distressed the edges of the woodgrain paper. Finished off with a tiny Tim Holtz paper clip, some jute twine, and wood veneer stars.


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Beautiful Day Fall Leaf

Good morning! Happy Friday! Just sharing my card this morning for Unity Friends with Flair:



For this card, I used the leaf from the August 2013 Kit of the Month, and a sentiment from the September 2013 Kit of the Month. I stamped on my cardstock, then debossed with a PTI woodgrain Impression Plate, then added some Stickles. Pattern paper is by Glitz designs, and a bit of washi tape and a few sequins finish it off. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Paper Smooches Stencil and Ampersand

Good morning! Just dropping by with a card I actually made a LONG time ago for a publication call that was never picked up, and I never got around to sharing. I thought I would pop it in now for a couple of challenges:


First up, linking this up to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving:


Next up, linking this up with this weeks Anything Goes Challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks:


For this card, I used a stencil and 3 different distress inks - I taped the stencil down and stenciled in a random circle with one color, turned the stencil one quarter turn and used my second color, then turned another quarter turn and used my last color. I thought it was a fun layered effect with the colors! I added a little die cut ampersand using Paper Smooches Always and Forever Dies and little pieces of foam adhesive, then added my sentiment from Many Thanks stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Thoughts Skyline

Good morning! Hope you are having a great start to your day - today is moving day for us! Eeek! Movers should be here and starting in just a little big...so crazy how fast this day came, not sure if I'm ready!

Just thought I would share a card today that I made with some of my Altenew stamps:


I also am linking this up with the current Altenew Challenge: From the Craft Room:


I pulled the blues, neutral/kraft tones, and the ink splotches - as well as the black "hello" out of the inspiration picture. So much fun stuff to choose from in this one! I used Sketchy Cities America for my image and sentiment. I stamped the skyline once in clack, then shifted it and stamped it off again for a softer shadow look - can you see it? Then I attached my cling stamp backwords on my clear block, and stamped it with gray ink for another shadow effect. I kind of link the layered look it gave. Then I masked the edge of that off, applied a couple colors of distress ink, then added some water splotches - love how the distress ink reacts with the water. I pulled off my mask, stamped my sentiment, added some jute twine, then mounted with foam adhesive on a kraft card base. 


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!