Thursday, October 17, 2019

Sleigh Ride

I made this card using only three colors-cream, brown and black. It was a fun challenge and I think it turned out fairly nice.

I used cream card stock for my base and then I masked off the snowline so I could make the sky with a light brown. Then I took some snowflake stencils and added them with a bit darker shade of brown to the sky and also to the snowy portion on the bottom. The sentiment was stamped on cream card stock too and then I fussy cut it into a tag and added a piece of brown fiber to it. And the trees and sleigh were stamped in black.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs Inks
Frosty Flakes Stencil by The Greetery
Sleigh Ride Stamp Set by Sparkle N Sprinkle which is no longer in business (but a digital version is available HERE.) The set is illustrated by Jan Mahew.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge-3 Colors
Double D Challenge-Silhouettes

I have been busy. I got some apples from my daughter and I was working with them. And then I also had to do some baking as I am getting company this weekend so I am not bringing out a lot of supplies for card making right now. It is too much work to put it all away again. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I am doing fine and just busy. Have a great rest of the week.

God bless,

Friday, October 11, 2019


I worked up a few cards for Halloween today. I usually don't make that many so I think one more will do it for me. I only got four done today but the scene I created for them is pretty much like this one I am posting.

I stamped the tree and house from a Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set with black ink and then the ghosts were stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. I then simply filled in the ghosts and the windows and moon and the land line below with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.
All the images were stamped onto a royal blue card stock I had in my stash. The ghosts are from some old wood mounted stamps I had from Ink Links. Sparkle N Sprinkle is no longer in business and the Ink Links may be in the same situation as I bought them years ago. The Boo however is from the Impression Obsession Holiday Icons stamp set,

Well, we did get rain and a few snowflakes but they are all melted again. I hope that will be the end of it for awhile. But I guess it is the season where it could become a white world again. I wish all of you a great weekend. Thanks for visiting.

God bless,

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Final Cards for Little Hearts

Well, even though I was having fun I had to finish off making my collection for the Cards for Little Hearts with these designs. I am quite pleased with these. And, these were made to be more for Christmas with the sentiment included with the stamp set. But for the most part cards made for the cause should be Happy Holiday or Season's Greetings for sentiments with only a few actually for Christmas. That way all the holidays of the season are covered.

This little penguin stamp was purchased quite some time ago and had never seen any ink so I thought he would be only too happy to be on some cards for the little hearts. He even has a heart balloon. And, I think with the changing of the sentiment he would be great for a Valentine, birthday card or any type of cheerful card. This stamp set is from Wild Rose Studio and is called Penguin With Heart.
I stamped him with Gina K. Design Obsidian black ink and then colored him with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I then die cut him with a stitched rectangle die from Maker's Movement. The snowflake pattern paper is from Gina K. Designs.

Speaking of snow we might get some today later on. So far we are only getting rain here in the eastern part of South Dakota but out west and in the central part they are in a winter storm. I hope it misses us as I am not too eager to see actual snow. But on paper it is fine.

Well no matter the weather I hope you have an enjoyable day and perhaps maybe you can make a card or two for the Cards for Little Hearts drive. It gives you a fun experience and I am sure it will mean a lot to the child who gets it too. Still time as the dates are posted on the side bar image. Take care and thanks for the visits and comments.

God bless.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

More Cards For Little Hearts

While shopping at Tiddly Inks recently I checked out their freebie section and picked up this cute reindeer image and that is what I used to make my cards. I computer generated the sentiment and used pattern papers from my stash that I had bought many, many years ago along with white card stock.

I made a really simple scene but I still like it. I tried to make it look like snow banks on the bottom of the card.

If you want to make some cards (even one will do) for this great cause here is a LINK to all the information. I also have it advertised on my sidebar. There you can see the dates for the drive. These cards are handed out by the doctors and nurses to the child patients in hopes it makes them feel more cheered. No envelopes are needed either and they really only want A2 size cards.

Well another nice day today but they are saying by Friday we may be having a winter storm. I am not looking forward to that and I only hope it stays away long enough for me to get a haircut tomorrow. I need it bad as I can see my bangs and that is not a good sign for me. LOL

Take care everyone and thanks for visiting. I love the comments you leave me.

God bless,

Monday, October 7, 2019

More Toyland Bear Cards

Today I worked on more cards for the Cards for Little Hearts Drive. And, again I used the cute little Toyland Bear design from Jan's Digital Shop.  So now I have ten cards done. But I want to make more if possible. I also used the same papers and card stock as the last time. The pattern papers are from The Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings pack. And the card stock is from Gina K. Designs. I was lucky that they had pre-colored images as that saved me a lot of time.

I just love that little bear and I might just make a few cards for own Christmas stash. But that will be another day as this will do me for today. Tonight I think some of my favorite shows are on TV so I will watch them instead of making a card or two.

You have a great evening and thanks for the wonderful comments and visits.

God bless,

Colors of the Season

A couple different challenges called for Autumn colors so I went ahead and worked up a beautiful leafy design for them. I hope you enjoy the outcome.

I used white card stock and the randomly stamped the leaves on the front of it using a Kalaidicolor rainbow pad. Then with a checkered frame die I cut out the design and then put the frame aside as I wanted another color for my frame. So once again I die cut a frame with black card stock and this was the frame that I used for my focal panel. I added them to a Honey Mustard card base. I also took some of the negative little pieces from the frame and added them to the panel to create more interest.

And I just love that sentiment from IO as it is so true. Each day is a gift from God and I try to use it wisely.

Impression Obsession Supplies used:
Leaf Stem E8633
Mini Messages 3 CL653
Checkered Frames Die-DIE805-YY

Other Supplies:
Kalaidacolor Rainbow Pad-Autumn
Gina K. Designs Connect Glue
Gina K. Designs Card Stock
Crafter's Companion Glue Pen Runner

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Impression Obsession Challenge- Halloween or Fall Colors
Artsy Stamper Challenge-Challenge #1 Autumn Colors

We have a beautiful Fall day here and this morning they came out and got the tank valve corrected and we are once again able to have heat with the regular furnace. Makes it so much more convenient as you don't have to run in the night to add another chunk of wood to keep the fire going. Yay!

Take care everyone and enjoy your day. Thanks for the visit too.

God bless,

Sunday, October 6, 2019

More Juniper Art

I still had some of that Juniper laying on my table and since it lays so flat I had the bright idea of laying it on my scanner bed and then doing a copy of it onto card stock. So that is what I did. I then added a stamped, colored and fussy cut poinsettia cluster to it to create a pretty Christmas card design. The final touch was to add some gems and a white sheet of paper inside.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs Dashing set illustrated by Theresa Momber
Maker's Movement Stitched Die
Bic Marking Pens
Gina K. Designs Card Stock and Obsidian Black Amagam ink
Crafter's Companion Glue Tape Runner

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Challenge which is calling for real nature items to be used on the cards. I hope this one will be okay since I more or less took a photo of it with my scanner. At any rate I had fun making it.

I had time to create cards today which makes me happy. It was lots of fun! Thanks for stopping in and for your wonderful comments. Have a good evening!

God bless,

Sleigh Ride

I made this card using only three colors-cream, brown and black. It was a fun challenge and I think it turned out fairly nice. I used c...