Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Heinz 57 Mutt Christmas Card

As many of you may tell, I have fallen in love with a little dog die and have been using it a lot on my cards for Christmas. This is another version using that dog as well as some stamps and other dies to create a fun card design.


My basic card is made of light blue card stock. And, on that base is what I built my little scene. The tree is a stamped one from Heartfelt Creations and it was also die cut using a Heartfelt Creations die. That was placed in the background.

Next I added some die cut gifts beneath the tree and then the dog die was added. As you can tell my dog die is a mutt style as he has different colors to make him look more like a Heinz breed. That is mostly what kind of dogs we have owned so that was why I did him that way. I also placed a gift in front of the mutt too.

The last steps were to add my die cut sentiment using red glitter paper, a star and some red rhinestones to the tree for ornaments. I also added a rhinestone collar to the mutt.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
Funny Dog Die; Whimsical Christmas; and Merry Christmas Set

Heartfelt Creations Products:
Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die; Snow Kissed Spruce stamp set

Fri-Die by CAS-UAL Fridays: Funky Flakes (star)

Other products:
Scor-Tape
Scor Pal
Glitter Paper-Stampin' UP!
2-Way Glue Pen
Blue, white, black and brown card stock-Gina K. Designs
Rhinestones-Unknown

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Crop Stop Linky Party #22-Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #243-Sparkle and Shine
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Christmas To Die For

Thanks for looking and for all your wonderful comments. I read each and everyone and so appreciate them.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, November 28, 2016

Noel

Well, all our Thanksgiving guests have gone to their homes and arrived safely so today with it being a very wet dreary Monday I am busy writing my Christmas letter and doing some inside verse stamping in my cards I had made previously. Then tomorrow the plan is to start writing out cards. This is the last card I did while taking a break last week from cleaning. It is another very clean and simple design but one that I find very attractive none the less.


The base of the card is Gina K. Designs Ivory card stock and over the top of that front panel I placed a layer of Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart card stock. This made the framework for the main designed panel which was again on Ivory card stock.

I stamped the pine and cones foliage image from the Gina K. Design Festive Foliage set. And, the sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Noel set. Both are illustrated by Claire Brennan. Using my Tim Holtz Distress markers I did a direct to stamp coloring with them and then stamped the design onto the card stock by aligning it up in my Misti. This way I could do repeated stampings. I also did the same thing with the sentiment.

The last step was to add some enamel dots from Stampin" Up! I thought it dressed the design up a bit more.

Well, that's all for today. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I know our family did and we are now anxious to get together again for the Christmas season as well.

Thanks always for your visits and wonderful comments.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just am taking a small moment to wish all of you a most wonderful Thanksgiving Day.


I know I am truly grateful to all who have subscribed to my blog and have come so often to visit and leave such wonderful comments. I count you as some of my greatest blessings and I have been so pleased to call many of you my friend. I wish you and your families a wonderful day! And thanks for sharing your talents with me as well.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, November 19, 2016

CAS Christmas Card

Well, for me it is getting to crunch time  for getting my Christmas cards done so I am scaling down to mainly clean and simple designs now. This is one which was inspired by the paper pack colors from a set by Stampin' Up! which I had ordered earlier in the year. I decided to use those colors except for adding the green to make a simple design. I really like the look too. I had not done a lot with holly this year so I decided that would be my stamped design besides the sentiment.


I stamped the nice big sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Holly Jolly set with Gina K. Designs Kraft ink to match the kraft color in the striped background of the pattern paper. The nice holly leaves were also from a Gina K. Designs stamp set called Festive Foliage and were stamped with Gina K. Designs Grass Green. And instead of stamping holly berries I  chose to take a hand held punch and make some berries with the red glitter card stock from Stampin' Up!. The last step was to add a ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Traditional Christmas Mix which was the October Ribbon Club Assortment.

I made several of this design. Some I added a ribbon to and some I made them without. I really liked both versions and these worked up really fast and quick once I had my papers cut and the design figured out.

Other supplies used were a Scor Pal, Scor Tape, Glue Dots and the Crafter's Companion Glue Pen. I cut my panels using my old guillotine cutter.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge -Christmas and Ribbons
Crop Stop Linky Party #22-Anything Goes

My dear sweet husband got my baked goods to the sale as our roads were bad and he used the four wheel drive pick-up to take them in to town where the sale was held. It is only nine miles but even at that it took much longer due to the slippery and sometimes snow filled roads. I hope the sale goes well too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Traditional Colors Christmas Card

I am again working with that darling doggy die and this time I created a card using it. I also tried to stick with mostly traditional Christmas colors and I must say I am really happy how this turned out.


The doggy was cut out of black card stock. I was going to piece it but when I laid it on the white card front panel I thought it looked great that way. I also die cut several gifts out and two of them were layered onto white card stock. My tree die was cut from Gina K. Designs pattern paper that I thought looked like it had lights all over it. I then added a garland made from very narrow ribbon and a star snowflake which was cut from gold glitter paper. The ribbon was also added to the doggy for a collar and for the metal tag I simply punched out a circle from the glitter paper. The last thing I did before adding this panel to a red card base was to stamp the nice big sentiment which is from Gina K. Designs.


Supplies used:
Card stock, Red Velvet ink and pattern paper as well as the sentiment stamp from Gina K. Designs
Scor Pal to crease the card in the center
Scor Tape to add the die cut tree
2-way glue to add dies
Crafters Companion glue pen to add the ribbon
Old 1/8 inch punch for dog tag

Dies used are the following:
Cheery Lynn Designs-Funny Dog CAFNN-2; Whimsical Christmas B849
Die-Namics MFT-788 Trim the Tree
CAS-UAL FRIDAYS-Fri-Dies Funky Flakes


I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Christmas Critters
Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Ribbon! Ribbon! Who's Got The Ribbon!
Double D Challenges-Traditional Christmas Colors
Crop Stop Linky Party #22-Anything Goes

Well, no rain or snow yet but apparently it will begin after 5 o'clock this afternoon and go into Friday. They predict 4-8 inches for our area but it will start with rain first so it could get a bit slippery. So anyone who is out and about in this type of weather please take care and drive and walk safely.

Well, I am warning you that I won't be posting as often as I will be extra busy with cleaning for the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. If I need a break I might do a card occasionally. I have a few done ahead of time so if nothing else I might just post one of those designs. In the meantime, thanks for coming and commenting and I hope you are having a great week.

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas Dog Tag and Recipe



New dies arrived in my mail box this week so I enjoyed playing a bit today. I worked on a tag design. I don't do a lot of tags but this one seemed to me to be a perfect way to use this new doggie die from Cheery Lynn Designs.


I decided this tag would work for the Holiday TAGplorations Blog Hop and Linky Party so I will enter it into this fun event.



I am also entering into these challenges too:
Dies R Us Challenge #61-Tags
Crop Stop Linky Party #22-Anything Goes

Cutplorations die used: Luggage Tags

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
B849 Whimsical Christmas 5 piece die set-gifts
B846 Christmas Bell 7 piece set-holly and berries
CAFNN-Funny Dog

Pattern paper is from Gina K. Designs as is the white card stock. The gems were added from my own stash. I also used a Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen on the holly leaves and for the berries I die cut them from red glitter paper which is from Stampin' Up!

I am also going to add the last recipe for this Thanksgiving season of baking. The bake sale is this weekend for the church fund raiser but a winter storm is also scheduled as well, so time will tell if I am able to get my goodies to the sale. I won't drive or walk on ice unless it is an emergency. If I don't make it I will just instead donate some money.

Pumpkin Bread

3 cups sugar                                        1 scant cup salad oil
4 eggs                                                   1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon                                  1 tsp. nutmeg
2/3 cup water (or buttermilk)           2 cups pumpkin
3 1/3 cups flour                                   2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Combine sugar and oil in bowl, add eggs and beat until completely mixed. Combine dry ingredients; add alternately with the water or buttermilk. Mix well. Add the pumpkin and mix well again and then add the nuts. Pour into greased bread pans and bake at 350 degrees for 75 minutes. If smaller pans are used, it doesn't take as long so check them after 45-50 minutes as you do for a cake. I use a toothpick to poke into them and if the pick comes out clean I call them done. Only fill the pans 1/2 full as they raise a lot. This makes about 2 large or three small loaves. I actually made mine into the mini loaf pans and got five of them. And there was still some left over so I made about 6 muffins too.

Well, I guess we all knew winter would start acting like itself sooner or later. We sure did enjoy a great run of weather this Fall and it was good to be able to drive and walk without slippery conditions and visibility issues. So we indeed have much to be thankful for in that respect.

I hope you are having a great week so far too. Thanks for visiting and for all the lovely comments.

God bless,
Verna

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Give Thanks and a Recipe

Today I made a Thanksgiving card design using leaves stamped with Fall colors and the sentiments from the Joy Clair stamp set called Hello Autumn. I think those leaves are so pretty as are the sentiments.


I used the Kalaidacolor Autumn Leaves rainbow ink pad to stamp my leaves on white card stock. I then layered that stamped panel onto Gina K. Designs Honey Mustard card stock. I also had some ribbon that matched the Honey Mustard so I used that on the card as well. This was layered onto a white card base. My sentiment was stamped in Gina K. Designs black ink and then die cut with a doily die and layered onto a circle of Honey Mustard card stock. I used enamel dots of the colors in the leaves to add more decoration to the sentiment design.

I stamped some of the leaves and acorns inside the card as well and added one of the verses on the set with black ink.


Cheery Lynn Dies used are:
ST 014 Rectangle
XM-4 Circle-Classic
Nesting Doll Circles CASO-15

This card design will be entered in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Thankful
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge-Autumn Colors
Crop Stop Linky Party #53-Anything Goes
Double D's Blog Challenge-Harvest Blessings/Give Thanks
Scrapy Land Challenge #53-Anything Goes

Besides making this card I also baked a bit too. Today's baked goods are a moist brownie delight and they are called Dump Bars. Yup! You take a bowl and dump everything in except for the chocolate chips, mix by hand and then put them into a greased pan and bake. Pretty easy!



Dump Bars

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips

Dump and mix all ingredients except for the chips. Spread in a 9 x 13 pan or two smaller ones and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Those bars smell so good but I have resisted and not cut into them. I do love anything chocolate though so this is taking lots of will power on my part.

Well, another day nearly to an end and everything seems to still be a wonderful world. We had a gorgeous Fall day and we shall enjoy them as long as we can. I hope you had a great day as well and thanks again for all of your visits.

God bless,
Verna


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Jolly Christmas Trees

I hope all of you managed to get out and exercise today! I mean get to the voting booths. I did mine earlier in the morning and now it is in the hands of the people. However, it turns out I will trust that the Lord's will is being done and that hopefully, we can once again become a united nation.

The Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday challenge is to use a tree or trees on one's card or project. I made a quick and easy design with some cool pattern paper, dies, stamps and inks.


I just love that pattern paper design I got from the Gina K. Designs Sparkling Christmas paper pack. And, I used some shimmery duplex green and white card stock I got from Crafter's Companion for the card base. I thought it went fairly well with the colors on the pattern paper.

The sentiment was stamped on Gina K. Designs White card stock with Gina K. Designs Red Velvet ink. I then die cut that out with the Nesting Doll Oval #1 and that was layered onto a Cheery Lynn Designs XM-7 Classic oval cut from Gina K. Designs Kraft card stock. But before I added the doily oval I took some Red Velvet ink and sponged around it and then also used my Wink of Stella to make it appear a bit shimmery. I also added some enamel yellow dots which are from Stampin' Up! before I popped it up with some Zots.


Inside the card I added some pattern paper along the bottom edge and also stamped a sentiment from a Gina K. Designs stamp set.


The Gina K. Designs stamp sets used are: Holly Jolly and the Noel stamp set. Both have lovely sentiments on them which I thought would work quite well together.

Well, that is my card making for today. I managed to get a bit of baking done again this weekend so I will share a photo of what I made as well as the recipe. It is a family favorite that my Mom always made for my hubby as she knew he loved it. But truth be told, everyone in the family loved it and it is still a tradition we bake often and especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. And I might add that it is very economical and easy to bake. Perhaps the hardest thing to do is washing out the fancy pans I bake them in. **wink**



Hobo Bread

1 1/2 cup of raisins
2 tsp. soda
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
2 tabsp. shortening
1 egg
2 cups flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Pour boiling water over the raisins and soda. Let this stand until it is cool. Combine the other ingredients. Then take some soup or vegetable cans without rims on them inside and grease and flour them. Combine the raisin mixture and dry ingredients and fill the cans 1/2 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. I always take a tooth pick and poke it in to make sure they are still not a sticky dough. If the toothpick comes out clean it is done. I leave them in the cans for at least 15 minutes before I try to remove the little loaves. **If you add some candied fruit or dates it is like a fruit cake. 

Tomorrow is Arlin's second cataract surgery so we will be rising extra early again tomorrow as it also involves another out of town trip. I will be so glad when that is done and wish me luck on getting up at 3-4 o'clock in the morning. I am not a normal early riser anymore since retirement so this is a struggle for me. Say a prayer that I wake up on time.

You have a wonderful rest of the day and thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Baby Jesus Step Card

I recently won a gift certificate to Joy Clair stamps and of course, I had to go over the limit of the gift certificate with my shopping but I am so glad I did. I also recently won a gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs and went over that amount too, but this way I can use both of their products in today's card. I am loving what I purchased from them and will try to give them a good home.


The step die is from Cheery Lynn Designs as is the classic oval die that has the Baby Jesus scene on it. The stamps used on this card are from the Joy Clair set called Away In A Manger.

I stamped the scene with Gina K. Designs black dye ink and colored the baby Jesus with my Bic Mark-It pens. I also sponged on some Gina K. Designs blue around the edges using Gina K. Designs ink. For the star I used a 2-way glue pen and then sprinkled on some Gina K. Designs gold glitter. And card stocks used on this card are Gina K. Designs White, Red Velvet and Christmas Pine. Gina K, Designs inks used are Red Velvet, Powder Blue and Black.

The sentiment panel was stamped with black ink and then below it I used some punched out dots from gold glitter paper from Stampin' Up! to bling it up some. The red and green plaid ribbon with just a hint of gold is from a set of ribbons I won from a hop and they are from the Traditional Christmas Mix from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I also added a white panel inside the sentiment panel so that I can write a little message. Along the bottom I added more of the plaid ribbon but it is kind of hard to see it, but take my word for it, it is indeed there.


I had been admiring all the step cards I had seen so often so when I saw this die that would make it so much easier to do I decided that would be a wonderful addition to my card crafting. I think I am going to like it a lot. And, since I only made one other step card I am a little bit overwhelmed but I think this turned out much better than I had thought it would. I am sure over time I can learn more ways of making them more artistic.

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge in which the theme is to use gold. This will also fit the Scrapy Land Challenge #53-Anything Goes.

Well, I hope you have had a wonderful Sunday. We had a Mission Service with a special speaker at church today and then afterwards we had a potluck meal. We Lutherans like our potlucks. LOL So it was indeed a good day.

Thanks for stopping by.
God bless,
Verna

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Foil Tree Tag and Recipe

I had so much fun working with foil that I had to check out other dies I had and found this tree that I thought would work great on a tag or card. I chose to make a tag so I will be entering this in the Holiday Tagplorations Blog Hop and Linky Party.


Get ready for our 1st Holiday TAGplorations event!

The tree was die cut from double stick tape that was placed onto card stock before it was die cut. I used a tree die from Die-Namics of My Favorite Things and it is called Trim the Tree. I also used the Luggage Tag dies from Cutplorations which is a product of Stamplorations. The little gold glitter star which in fact a snowflake die is from CAS-UAL Fridays Fri-Dies division and cut from glitter paper from Stampin' Up! This was added to the top of the tree after the tree was foiled. When the outer coating of the double stick tape was peeled away it revealed a sticky tree cut and that was what I burnished the foil on. This was placed then on the white portion of the tag and at the top I also added the To: an From: which are from a stamp set by Gina K. Designs called Nordic Winter. My tag was finished by adding some punched circles for embellishment from the gold glitter paper and then adding a gold glitter ribbon.

I am also adding this tag to the following:

And, I also thought the tag would look good on a pan of Nut Goodie Bars too. I liked to make these especially around Christmas and I cut them into small bars as they are just like candy. Easy to make too so I will include the recipe for you as well. I am making some of these for the church bake sale.


Nut Goodie Bars

Melt a 12 ounce package of butterscotch chips and a 12 ounce package of chocolate chips together along with a 1/2 cup of margarine or butter and 1 cup of peanut butter. 

Grease a 9 x 13 pan or like I did two smaller pans and sprinkle in 1 bag of miniature marshmallows and 1 pound salted peanuts. Pour the melted mixture on the peanuts and marshmallows and mix to coat. Smooth out as much as you can and then refrigerate them until set. 

Well, have a wonderful weekend and thanks for all the wonderful visits and comments.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Christmas Eve



I did another scene card using images from Joy Claire. The set I used is set CLR-02019 Santa's   Coming. I am always loving the image of Santa and his sleigh flying across the sky and I just had to own this set.


I stamped the scene on white card stock and sponged and colored it in with Bic Mark-It pens. Then I die cut it with the Die-Namics MFT-839 Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stackers using the largest of the die set. I placed this on a card base of red card stock. I then finished the card by adding some silver glitter paper snowflakes die cut from the CAS-UAL FRIDAYS Fri-Dies Funky Flakes set.

I am entering this in the Joy Clair November Challenge. They have an inspirational photo to use and I picked out the deer and also some of the colors for my entry.

October JC Challenge 2016

Well, I didn't expect to get another entry in today but I guess one never knows how the day will fill up. And, I am going to try and get an early bed time in too, so I better start relaxing and hopefully, get that tired feeling.

Have a great night and thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

Snowy Wishes

I managed to get one quick card design in today and used all of Penny Black stamps for it. It is a simple scene card.


First thing I did was to use a mask to show the snowline after I had sponged on the blue sky above it. That pretty much set the background. But to add some flakes of snow falling I used water mixed with white acrylic paint and flicked on some specks to look like the snowflakes.

I then stamped the sentiment in black ink and also Snowy. I colored him with my Bic Mark-It pens and then using some Zots I popped Snowy up on the snow background. I also added some snowy flecks to him too!


Penny Black stamps used:
Snowy 2521K
Sentiment from Yuletide Wishes set 30-3082

For some reason I seem to be loving snowmen this season. We don't have any snow on the ground and that is just fine with me, but I do love to see the snow on cards at this time of year. Those I don't have to walk or drive in. You know what I mean? **wink**

I am entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Thinking of You theme and they are featuring Penny Black stamps. I am hoping my sentiment will be considered a Thinking of You type of one as I really did not have any other ones that were even close. But if you want to get technical, I think any card you send to a person should be considered a Thinking of You one as I know when  I am writing it out and it goes off in the mail I am keeping them in my thoughts.

Well, wish me luck on arising at about 4:30-5:00 in the morning. I am not a morning person at all and usually I sleep until 8 o'clock. But tomorrow hubby is scheduled for his cataract surgery at 8:45 and we have at least an hour's drive to get there. And, before we can leave we have to try and get certain functions accomplished before that as we hope we don't have to stop along the way. LOL At any rate I plan to try and get to bed extra early tonight. Hopefully, I can fool my body into thinking it isn't that early by doing so. I am not so sure that will work but hopefully, it might help. Keep your fingers crossed that it will work.

You have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

God bless,
Verna

Bake Sale Recipes

Our church will be having a fundraiser by selling baked goods so occasionally in between card making I am sneaking in some baking. I was asked to share recipes of what I was baking so I will type out a few of them for you. These cookies were what I baked yesterday.


Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
2 cups white sugar
2 cups Crisco or margarine
4 eggs
2 teas. salt
2 teas. soda
1/2 cup sweet milk
2 teas. cinnamon
4 cups flour
4 cups oatmeal
2 cups raisin

Cream sugar and shortening, blend in eggs and milk. Fold in remaining dry ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  This makes a big batch of at least five or six dozen. Depends on the size you make them.



Cinnamon Bread
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teas. vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 teas. baking soda
1 teas. baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 teas. cinnamon

Mix everything but the 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Put half of the batter in one large loaf or two small ones. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle half on the batter and swirl the batter and cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat this process with the remaining batter and cinnamon/sugar mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

I will share some other recipes another day. These both are very delicious but then hubby likes cinnamon and raisins so I can see why he requests these now and then.

Tomorrow is hubby's cataract surgery so we will be busy most of the day with that I imagine as it is an hour's trip at least to get to the hospital where he will have it done. I will do the driving home at least as he won't be able to drive. I am so glad the weather is decent and I hope it is still that way when he has the other eye done. I am not a fan of winter driving.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have some baking fun too!

God bless,
Verna

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Leftover Card

If you got a post showing two cards earlier I had to split them up and remake into two posts in order to enter this second card into a challenge. So please forgive me if you saw this before.

This is a card I made from the leftovers of the card previously posted using foil. I accidentally threw the die cut double sided paper onto some glitter paper and when I saw them laying together I had a light bulb idea on how to use both together to make a foiled glittery design.


I added the sticky peeled off paper to the foil and then peeled off the top layer and on that I added the foil which is a pretty shade of red. I embossed the sentiment in gold which is from the Gina K. Designs The Simple Things set. This panel was then added to a base card of Gina K. Designs Ivory card stock.

The Cheery Lynn Designs die used:
Small Leaves #1 D133

This will be entered into the Dies R Us Challenge-Thankful for Nature (Thank You or Nature Based).

I am so tickled that I found a way to use foiling without the purchase of a laminating machine and a printer. And even more happy that some long lost foil papers are finally seeing some love.

Thanks for all your lovely comments. Have a great day.

God bless,
Verna

Foiled Again!

I am so excited as I found a way I can foil without going out and buying a new printer and laminating machine. I used double sided sticky paper, dies and Scor Tape to have the foil work it's magic. And, from trial and error I finally figured out which side to add to the sticky surface. It is the non colored side that worked for me but then my foiling papers are very old. They originally were meant to use with a hot pen which I don't have. They were in a bargain bin years ago and I thought they looked cool and purchased them not realizing I needed certain tools for them to work. But with this method I can use them.



The dies I used are from Cheery Lynn Designs. I cut them out of the double sided sticky paper which I got from Sparkle N Sprinkle and peeled off one of the layers and then added it to the card base of Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart card stock. I had thought I had gold foiling paper in that packet but alas there was none so I went with the multicolored one that had some gold incorporated in it. After I had peeled off the top layer of the dies I then added the foil to it using the dull or non shiny side. You have to burnish it quite a bit and when you feel it is all adhered then peel the foil away. If it does not quite all take, you can add some foil again in that area to finish it off. For this card I used a sentiment from Gina K. Designs Scripty Sayings set and embossed it with gold fine detail embossing powder from Gina K. Designs. The card was finished with adding some yellow rhinestone gems.

Cheery Lynn Designs Die used:
Small Leaves #1 D133

I am entering the first card in the  Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Challenge.The challenge calls for Thanks You cards. And this card will be entered into the Dies R Us Challenge-Thankful for Nature (Thank You or Nature Based).

Well, one more post for today and then the rest of the day will involve more baking for an upcoming bake sale. If I do a little at a time I will have a great array of goodies to sell for the Fall church fund raiser. I hope you have a wonderful day as well.

God bless,
Verna

Grateful Wreath

Welcome to November. Today I got back into the Autumn season and took the wreath die that was meant for Halloween and used it as a card of thanks. This would also be a wonderful way to make a Thanksgiving card too. I hope you like my simple design.


My card base is of Gina K. Designs Ivory and I die cut the wreath out of Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate card stock. My leaves were die cut from a sheet of Ivory that I added various shades of ink to make my leaves look more the colors of Autumn.

I glued the wreath onto the base card with a 2-way glue pen and then did the same with all the leaves that I had die cut. Inside the wreath I stamped the sentiment. And on the bottom I added a chiffon brown ribbon with a double loop bow.

This panel was added to some Gina K. Design orange two-toned striped pattern paper before it was added to the main card. I also took a white gel pen and added a bit of coloring to the bird to make him look a bit more realistic.


Cheery Lynn Dies used:
Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath B469
Flourish Leaf Strip B178

Stamp set used:
Joy Clair CLR-01009 Hello Autumn

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker. The sentiment was added with Gina K. Design Warm Cocoa dye ink.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #241-Thank You Theme
Dies R Us Challenge-Thankful for Nature (Thank You or Nature Based)

I hope you had a great Halloween experience. Ours was quiet with no trick or treaters at all. But we watched some cool things on TV and still got the spooky experience. Thanks for stopping by and for the wonderful comments too.

God bless,
Verna