Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Beccy's Place December Challenge

Sorry I have been missing in action but it seems over Thanksgiving I caught a bug which amounted to sinus issues as well as achy joints and a very tired feeling. I think my hubby had it a week earlier so it was natural I would catch it as well. Also I have been having sore feet so it is hard for me to get around these days. Always something it seems. Anyway I was feeling a tad better and thought I would join in Beccy's Place December Challenge. These images were offered as freebies so if you want them please visit her blog post.



I added a sentiment which is one of Donna Ellis's fantastic word art. She always has such great sentiments and wonderful fonts for them.

Well that is it for me today. I have to rest again. Thanks for the visits.

God bless, Verna

Thursday, November 25, 2021

November Rudolph Days

First of all I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I am so blessed to have all of you as followers and good cyber friends. You always are so kind and leave me wonderful comments. I really appreciate it.

And here is my contribution to the November Rudolph Days Challenge. I used a Tim Holtz 3D Poinsettia embossing folder to make this card. And the sentiment is from Stamplorations.



I embossed it onto pink card stock and then later used small blending brushes to add more color to the design. It was layered then onto some plaid pattern paper from Gina K. Designs. 

I hope all of you are having a great day! We are having our family with us on the weekend for our Thanksgiving. So I am looking forward to that. All will pitch in and help with the meal prep too so that eases the burden considerably. 

Take care everyone and God bless, Verna

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Coffee Card #9-Final One

The last card to be entered in the 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop is another one using the labels from the Stamplorations Digital Printable division. This one is the little gingerbread girl design and she is so cute too! I added the label to some pattern paper from the Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings Paper pad. 


One thing about these digital labels is that you can size them to the specifications you want for a card, label or tag. The sentiment I used for this one is from the Stamplorations Layered Lights stamp set. And I happened to have an Altenew Grapevine ink pad. It is the perfect shade to match the red in the design.

Friday is the last day to enter a card to the coffee hop so if you want to join in you best get brewing up a design. LOL Still time and there are wonderful prizes being offered as well. All the information is at the coffee hop site and also I have a photo at the side bar on top giving the website and dates. 

Well, I might be missing in action until Thanksgiving. Something I hate to do is clean house but I guess that is in my future for the next few days. It is hard work too as it is difficult for me to maneuver with a walker to dust and sweep. Hubby will do the vacuuming.  I might have to do a bit of baking as well.

So stay well and have a good crafty time. Your comments you leave me mean so much to me so I am so grateful for them.

God bless, Verna

Coffee Card #8

My eighth card again is using some of the labels from the digital division of Stamplorations. I only printed out a few of them from the Prim Christmas Tags, Labels and Journal Spots set but I think I will be using more in the future for cards next Christmas season. I think they are so darling. This card will be entered in the 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop as well.


I used a mix of pattern papers from the American Crafts Noel paper pad. I thought the diagonal design added a bit more interest. The sentiment is from Stamplorations Christmas Joy stamp set. 

So glad you visited and I wish you a wonderful day!

God bless, Verna

Coffee Card # 7

I'm back again today with another coffee card for the 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop. I again used a darling label design from Stamplorations found in their digital department. I am glad I got a new colored ribbon in my printer as these are so cute. 


This little gingerbread man is so darling in his polka dotted cup. I was wishing I could find some polka dot paper to match but I had no such thing so I simply used some striped paper that looks great too as it has a lot of the same colors. The sentiment is from the Stamplorations Christmas Baubles stamp set and the paper is from the American Crafts Noel Paper pad.

Well I will be back again shortly as I am going to post the rest of my coffee cards I made. It is time for me to clear the deck of crafty goodies and concentrate on cleaning and maybe some baking for the Thanksgiving weekend when our kids will all be here except for the family who live in Japan. I wish they could be here as well but maybe one day travel will be allowed again. I sure pray so!

God bless, Verna

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Coffee Card #6

Using the Stamplorations Digital Prim Christmas Tags, Labels and Journal Spots set I also created this card and will be adding it in the 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop. 



The pattern paper is from the Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings Collection pad. The sentiment is from the Stamplorations Layered Lights stamp set.  He is such a cute little snowman!

Well, that is it for me today. See you next time and thanks for the visit.

God bless, Verna

Coffee Card #5

Well lucky me was so glad when I saw I had won a $7 dollar gift from Stamplorations so I decided to check out their digital division and in that area of their web store I found this wonderful set of designs called Prim Christmas Tags, Labels, and Journaling Spots. And, the nice thing is that they can be made to any size you want with your program. I wanted mine to fit on an A2 size card so I went that route. All I had to do was cut it out. I am entering this first one I made with the new digital designs at the 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop



The pattern paper is from an Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings Collection pad and the sentiment I used is from the Stamplorations Christmas Baubles Stamp set. I thought everything went together so well.

If you want to join in on the hop there is still time. Check the side bar for all the details at the website listed there. Lots of wonderful prizes from great sponsors. You could be a lucky person who is in the winners lineup. 

Well, I might be back later today with another card. Until then take care.

God bless, Verna

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Coffee Card #4

I earlier in the year had gotten some wonderful paper coffee designs and card fronts from Stamplorations so this card features them and also a sentiment from the Bunnies 'N Beans stamp set from Stamplorations. I am entering this in the ongoing 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop. The logo with the website and dates is on the side bar at the top so if interested please check it out. Lots of wonderful prizes from awesome sponsors too!



This is a card design that I think works for anytime of the year. I did add a bit of purple around the edges to give it more enhancement. Not sure if it worked or not but it is what it is! 

Well, I will not post anymore cards today. I want to get my cards written out for my shut-ins from us and also I do the cards from the church. So that will keep me out of trouble we hope! Hahaa! Take care and thanks for the visits and wonderful comments. You are the best!

God bless, Verna


Monday, November 15, 2021

Coffee Card # 3

I played with a digital design from Jan's Digitals Baby It's Cold Outside set. I die cut it and then placed it over some snowflake pattern paper from Gina K. Designs. I thought they looked great together. So this will be entered in the 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop and also the Jan's November Digi Challenge.



The die cut scalloped rectangles is an unknown one to me as it was a gift but I like the looks of it. I wanted to add some bling to the card so I found some white snowflakes but they did not show up well. So I took a red Copic and colored them and then they were perfect for my card. I did not add a sentiment on the outside but did add one inside so it is ready to send out next year as I have all my cards made for this year. Nice feeling getting a head start. 

If you want to join in the coffee hop the information is along the side bar at the top. And, you can join in on Jan's Challenge as well by going to the link of her challenge at the top. Take care everyone and thanks for the visits and comments.

God bless, Verna

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Coffee Card #2

Once again I used paper items from Stamplorations as well as their stickers. This will be entered into the 2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop. I hope you will join in and the information is on the side bar. It can be a coffee, tea or hot cocoa themed card.



In order to get more poinsettias on the card design I colored in another cup and then fussy cut it apart and added it to my card as an edge design. The pattern paper is from the digital paper mix called Christmas Plaid from Fantasy Clipart. It was a very reasonable purchase and I am glad I have it as it is so handy to have plaids on hand especially at Christmas. I colored the cup and poinsettias with my Copics.

Thanks for visiting and I wish you a wonderful day! I love the comments.

God bless, Verna


Friday, November 12, 2021

2021 Fall Coffee Lovers Hop #1 card

Yes it is that time again. I don't plan on making very many cards for the 2021 Fall Coffee Lovers Hop but I wanted to share a few with you in case you want to join in. If so this would be the time to work up a few coffee, tea or hot cocoa cards. It is a fun challenge and hop. This is the card I made to start off the hop for me.



I used paper products from Stamplorations but added more color to the card front as well as the ATC which was just in black and white. The color was added by Copics and also by blending brushes. Something different for me but I do like it.

I encourage you to join in one way or the other for some great fun! I put the logo along the side bar at the top with the website information. Thanks for the visit.

God bless, Verna


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Santa's Gift

 Here is another card using a Jan's Digital Stamp set called Santa's Gift. I used the colored image from the set and also a sentiment. I die cut the image out with a Spellbinder Curved Rectangle die. And, I also used the digital plaid paper I purchased this week called Christmas Plaid from Fantasy Clip Arts. There are several patterns but since I already had this pattern printed out from yesterday I figured it would work great with this image from Jan's too. I am entering this in Jan's Digitals November 2021 Challenge.



I also used a sticker on an envelope to make it match the card. In fact when I printed out my stickers I did several of different designs for future envelopes. These Christmas cards I am making are for next year as I have all of mine done for this year. It is nice to get a head start and by doing a few a month it makes it less hectic at the last minute.

Well, that is my creative project for today. I can only do so much and then I have to rest. I wasn't doing that and ended up paying the price by having issues with my legs. So now it is time to put my feet up again so that I am ready later for making the evening meal. I hope you are having a great day. And, thanks for coming by and commenting.

God bless, Verna

Monday, November 8, 2021

G-Garden and Green

I made a card for the Beccy's Place Day 8-G Challenge and I used a retired set I snagged before it was put in the vault. The image and sentiment are from In The Christmas Garden set. Not only does G stand for Garden but I noticed that the pre-colored image of the snowman had a green jacket on. 



The image was cut out with a Spellbinder die and then I noticed I had a negative frame with the scallops left over which I also added to the design. I thought it was a cute and fun Christmas design. And I love the font of the sentiment. That sentiment can work on many Christmas cards in the future too!

Well, thanks for looking and I hope the day is going well for you. We are in a dark dreary type of day and there is a possibility of some rain or maybe snow. It is the season for it. Take care everyone.

God bless, Verna

Sunflower Sympathy Card

A few days ago I was playing  with the Sunflower stencil from Stamplorations and made a card with it and used purple colors. I decided to make it a sympathy card and had no idea at the time I would need it so soon. But alas a wonderful lady from our church passed away and so I think this will be a good one to send her family in hopes it will bring them some comfort.



The washi tape is from Altenew as is the little heart sticker. I chose to use a (no longer in business) Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set for the sentiment which is one of the sayings done by Donna Ellis, the designer of the set.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. 

God bless, Verna

Sunday, November 7, 2021

2021 Ornament Card

Once again Jan's Digitals has offered up a beautiful free ornament image. I had to download it and today I made a card using it. I also used some plaid gingham paper for a background to show off the pretty ornaments. The pattern paper was from a clip art set I found online and purchased. It is a set from Fantasy Cliparts called Christmas Plaid. This card will be entered in the Jan's Digitals November Challenge.



The design was die cut with a Spellbinder A2 Distressed Edges die set. And since I used the pre-colored ornaments design it was easy to put the layers together once I had them printed. Oh, my! It is so good to have the printer working again!

Well, that is my Sunday afternoon project. Mostly was spent looking for some digital pattern paper sets. It helps to have a few on hand and especially in plaids. I hope your day has been great too!

God bless, Verna

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Frank the Snowman-F

I found this cute digital image at Beccy's Place on the freebie page of her blog and I thought he would work great for a quick card.  I am entering this in the Beccy's Place "F" challenge as his name on the freebie is Frank. He is a darling frosty little guy!



I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. We got some great visits in with our youngest grandchildren and their mother. Take care everyone.

God bless, Verna

Friday, November 5, 2021

To Grandmother's House

I got my printer back and the problem was a bad cartridge which they replaced for free as I had just purchased a new one a couple weeks ago and replaced it the day I could not get it to work. So at least that was not an expensive repair. So today I printed out a digital design from Jan's Digitals so that I could enter at least one card in the November Jan's Digitals Challenge. I chose to use images from the Over The River set. I also made an envelope to match it too! I printed the image on sticker paper, fussy cut it and placed it on the corner of the envelope.



I used some of the first dies I had ever purchased. They were the Polka Dot Frame from Spellbinder and also the Spellbinder A2 Curved Matting Basics A set. I only used part of the sentiment from the digital set as I was cramped for room. But by cutting around it and putting a thin border of green cardstock I got it to fit in the frame. The last finishing touch was to add some dark green rhinestones to each rounded corner.

Well, that might be all I do today or tomorrow as I have company coming Saturday. So I have to put all my toys away. Thanks for visiting and I love the comments. Stay healthy too!

God bless, Verna
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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Stenciled Bouquet


Sorry I have not posted much this week but I was busy making cards to send off for a possible publication some day and so did not post any of them at all. But here is one I did make using an Altenew stencil, some sentiment stamps and sequins which also came from Altenew. I used two shades of ink one in a light pink and one in a darker pink. And, I used sentiments on the card that  would work for any type of celebration.



I could have gone just with the stencil design alone but in the end I decided I wanted some gold washi tape and some gold sequins on the card. I thought it gave that little extra elegant look to the monochrome design. I am happy with it and think myself it is beautiful! And the stencil was perfect for a larger slimline design!

Altenew products: Watercolor Bouquet Stencil, Celebrate Mini Stamp Set and Gold Washi Tape and Sequins.

Today I was going to work with some digitals so I put in new ink cartridges and lo and behold no matter how I put the colored one in the colored ink would not print. So I called the computer store and they said to bring in the printer. So it is now in the shop. I hope it doesn't mean a new printer is needed. I guess time will tell what the results will be. One bad thing about digitals is that you need your technical equipment working right too! 

Well, I do have ink pads and stamps I can work with. I also won a $15 gift certificate to Altenew so I spent some time this morning shopping and of course, went over the amount big time. Will I ever learn? Answer: I doubt it. LOL

Also this week I got my Christmas gifts for the grandkids (younger ones) ordered and some are even wrapped already. The older ones will get money so they can spend it any way they want. I visited with my son in Japan via texting and we came to the conclusion it is too spendy to send them a package. So I will go with money for them too and I guess Japan doesn't want large packages either at this time. When the family finally makes it back to the US they can spend it here.

Anyway I have had a busy week. I hope all of you are doing well too! I appreciate your comments. Also I have been commenting on any posts of yours that I get in my feeds. Someone said they had not seen any comments from me but I assure you I have been leaving them. For some reason perhaps they have not allowed mine to go through. If such is the case I can do nothing about it that I know of.

Take care and God bless, Verna


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