Monday, October 15, 2018

Pumpkin Patch Halloween Card

Today I am sharing one of the Halloween cards I made recently. I found some scraps of pattern paper with a spider web and a spider and so I chose to add a pumpkin patch and a sentiment to complete the card.


I die cut the pumpkin patch design out of orange card stock and then with Galaxy pens and Copic markers I added more colors to the die cut. Then I placed the original die cut negative pieces back in so that there was a contrast in colors. The Galaxy pens color over dark papers so they worked great.



It just so happened that the orange color in the pattern paper was an exact match to the orange card stock I used to die cut the sentiment and pumpkins from. So that worked great. This scene was placed on a white panel and then from there layered to the purple card base.

Dies used:
Rectangle Single Stitch Die from Gina K. Designs ( for cutting the focal panel)
Happy Halloween from Cheery Lynn Designs
Pumpkin Patch from Cheapo Dies

I am entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge #107-Anything Fall.

I hope your week is off to a good start. I am trying to adjust to cooler weather and it seems my joints don't want to comply. LOL Anyway, I thank you for the visit and I hope you come by again.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, October 12, 2018

October Twofers

That time again! Darnell's new Twofer Card Challenge #10-Harvest is now ongoing and I had to join in on the fun! Since we find we are now bringing in all of the garden crop I thought some pumpkins might work for the harvest theme. We did not grow pumpkins but we did grow squash but I did not have any squash stamps to work with. So pumpkins will have to do. I don't have a carrot stamp either. LOL


I chose to use the Gina K. Designs Always Autumn stamp set for my pumpkin/sunflower image and the leaves. The Happy Thanksgiving sentiment is also from that set. But the sentiment on the sympathy card is from A Jillian Vance Design set called Simply Said: Sympathy.


I die cut this Thanksgiving card out with a My Favorite Things Die-namics die called Wonky Stitched Rectangles. I also cut another piece of the ivory card stock to place inside the card for a liner so I can add a message.


I had never made a sympathy card using a pumpkin and sunflower before but since this is the season for those items to be harvested I decided it would work and I was in need of a sympathy card anyway. I also used a My Favorite Things Die-namics die called Stitched Rounded Rectangles for this card and die cut a panel for the inside as well. 

Both cards are fairly CAS in design but I just love this pumpkin/sunflower image and decided it was pretty enough on it's own without a lot of extra details.

Well, I wish you all a wonderful rest of the day and evening. It is a chilly one here but we have seen the sunshine so we are feeling a little more rejuvenated. Thanks for stopping in and for the wonderful comments.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Autumn Thank You

Today's card is what I call a quick and easy one. I simply used a Hero Arts Ombre Autumn rainbow pad and stamped the foliage from the Penny Black peaceful winter stamp set to make a frame and then added the sentiment in the center which is also from a Penny Black stamp set called a wish. The names of these sets were all in lower case letters so I highlighted them.


I am entering this in the Penny Black and More challenge in which the theme is October-Autumn Splendor.

Well, it really feels like Fall here and the forecast calls for a mix of rain and snow tonight and tomorrow. So far it is just rain. At any rate I don't like to hear that but I guess it will be a change of pace. I am so glad we have a functioning furnace now too!

I wish all of you a great rest of the day and thanks so much for the wonderful comments and visits.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Monday!

Before I get to my last batch of cards made for the Winter Cards for Little Hearts drive I want to wish all of my friends in Canada a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know I am grateful to have all you Canadians as friends as well as all my other friends from blog land. I hope you have some great celebrations. It is also Columbus Day here in the United States and many have the day off from work and school.





And an update on the carrots. So far I have 22 pints of frozen ones in the freezer. I am waiting a bit with the rest of them as I have a Schwans order coming and I am not sure how much freezer room will be left. In case you don't know Schwans is a frozen food delivery business and we have been customers of theirs for years.

Well, I wish all of you a wonderful day and I thank you for all the lovely comments and visits to my blog.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Happy National Card Making Day

I am not making cards but I will share more of my Cards for Little Hearts that I did in the last few weeks. I enjoyed making these cards and I hope the children will like them too. And if you decide to make cards for this cause be sure to read all the guidelines first.




I also am sharing an ornament I made using a Gina K. Designs stamp from the set called Snow One Like You. I stamped the snowman with Staz On black ink to an acrylic ornament piece and then colored behind the stamped image with Galaxy Markers. When it was all dry I then put Versamark clear embossing on the back and added white embossing powder and heat set it. I also added some Versamark along the edges to make sort of a distressed frame and embossed that with gold embossing powder. I finished by adding a gold cord for hanging it.


Oh, yes! We dug the rest of the carrots and found one bigger then the previous one I posted of hubby holding it. Here is is resting on the scale.


At the biggest part of it my husband's hands would not quite touch. I am glad all are out of the garden now so that they don't grow any more. LOL I think the freezer will be packed this year. Last year we ran out during the winter but I don't think we have to worry about it for this coming season.

Well, take care until next time when I will post more of the Cards For Little Hearts that I made. Have a great card making day and weekend.

God bless,
Verna









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Friday, October 5, 2018

Winter Cards For Cards for Little Hearts Drive

Yes, it is that time again for the winter drive for Cards for Little Hearts. I have been making cards for the drive for the last three weeks off and on. But when I cut my thumb I had to quit for a spell until it healed more. So I was so happy when a wonderful lady, Kay Barnes of White Rose Crafts said she would donate sheets of stickers to help with the card making process. I am so grateful to her and so I am going to start sharing some of the cards I made using some of them. Not all of the cards used stickers though. I hope the children will like them as well. I won't be stating who makes the images or what brand of stickers were used but if you wish to know something just let me know.




I will post more designs in future posts. And, if you want to make some cards for the drive be sure to check out all the rules and regulations for the winter drive which is ongoing now until November 1st.
I wanted to get mine done and mailed off because I am going to be busy taking care of carrots.

All summer long my hubby said that we had a poor crop of carrots as so many of the seeds did not germinate. So I decided to give them as much time to grow as they could and when we got frost I thought we should use them. I wanted to make some soup so I told him to bring in about four carrots for it. So he certainly obliged. Below are the four carrots he brought in and I have them on a sheet of paper towel. They just fit on it except for the big one which went over the edges of the square sheet.


And I took a picture of him holding the biggest one. He was able to get his hands around it and we weighed it and it was 2 lbs. 4.4 oz.


I think even though not many germinated that the good Lord was certainly in charge because if all the seeds had grown I would be even busier. As it is I am sure I will have plenty of carrots this year and no doubt will have some for our kids too. Today he brought in a 3 gallon pail filled with 12 carrots which I scrubbed up as they had lots of mud on them. And, tomorrow I will peel and cut them up so that I can blanch and freeze them. So if 12 carrots fills a pail I will have plenty. There should be 2 to 3 more pails in the garden.

Well, have a great weekend and I will be back another day to post some more of the Cards for Little Hearts.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Pumpkin Inchies Card

This afternoon I worked up a quick card by sponging a background, doing a bit of background stamping and then using as the focal point some pumpkin inchies, I added a sentiment and all the stamps used on this card are from Gina K. Designs Autumn Wreath Builder. I used a Spellbinder Die for the inchies and then added a thin border of black card stock to each.


I went the clean and simple route with this design but I still think it makes for a great design and I will be using it for one of my Thanksgiving cards.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Double D Challenge-Scare'n Up Some Pumpkins
Mod Squad Challenge- Use Inchies as Focal Point

Well, I have been making lots of Christmas cards so I have been very busy this week. They are for the Cards for Little Hearts Winter Drive. Also we have had guys in and out as they are installing a new furnace so with all the interruptions I did not get to posting any of them. But maybe next week I can get a few posted. I did take photos though.

Well in the meantime I want to thank all of you for the visits and wonderful comments. Have a great evening now.

God bless,
Verna

Pumpkin Patch Halloween Card

Today I am sharing one of the Halloween cards I made recently. I found some scraps of pattern paper with a spider web and a spider and so I ...