Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Jolly Christmas to All!

I bought 3 sets from the latest holiday catalog and one had this little stamp in it. I was perplexed about using it then...inspiration came from Pintrest. Colors are Very Vanilla, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler. DSP is This Christmas from the annual catalog.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Frenzy Begins...

Well, the Christmas madness has begun! I hope you will take some advice and try just to relax. I have never felt that the holidays are here just to stress us. I love making things, baking and doing my own cards so I like to start early. Even now, as I post I have already made and addressed my Christmas cards. The shopping is done and I have even shipped gifts. I like to take a little time to sit by the tree, watch some sappy movies and just enjoy life. If you believe like I do, that Jesus is the reason for the season...then do what he would do and enjoy it!

Here is my card for this year. Yes, I cased it and that is ok too! I made 2 versions.

Most friends are getting the Ho! Ho! Ho! version but my mom gets the Naughty or Nice! She will love it!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #65! Again

This is another card for the monthly challenge at Creating Pretty Cards on the Craft Project Central website. I made it weeks ago but wanted to post it after Thanksgiving. Let the holiday rush officially begin! I still love the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I know once Shelli said it would always be in the catalog. Still and Always a classic.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hearty Thanksgiving Greetings

Here it is the day before Thanksgiving or maybe Thanksgiving day if you look at my blog the day after I post it. I lvoe the cherubic faces on these little children as they are praying. I can nver remember a feast so humble at our house even when I was one of 7 children and things were rough. After all the election turmoil and mess let us remember to give Thanks!

Monday, November 21, 2016

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The little girlfriend in this card looks like she has been up to something and I doubt it has anything to do with baking a pie! Her little round face and curly hair remind me of when I was a little girl and I know I was not always a little angel. Love it!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

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CCMC433 - Sketch Challenge

Well, good news my friends out there. I got a job last week and started this week. I am again being a school nurse (my dream job) and I worked 4 days officially and now I am off for the week of Thanksgiving! God is so good to bless me with this great job opportunity again!

That being said, I am getting to play and stamp a little now that I am on break and not job hunting! I can also start planning vacations etc...Today I am playing with Create with Connie and Mary (probably my favorite challenge) and I made a quick Christmas card for their sketch.  Oh yeah, my DH found and restored my watermark also!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thanksgiving Card #2

Another great Thanksgiving image and card I made with this image. I love the color blue and this little boy's blue suit is perfect with our Island Indigo.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

One Last Christmas Magic (for now)

I really would like to get them done by Thanksgiving so I can be working on addressing and mailing over the holiday break. I don't have much Christmas shopping left to do so... You cannot tell in this photo or the last one but there is glitter on the snow and I do like glitter!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas Magic Again...

I am going to have to decide on a card soon if I ever want to get them all made, addressed and mailed. Yes, I know it is still November but I am thinking I will have a job soon and will not have the free time that I am enjoying right now.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Christmas Magic

I really like vintage things and that holds true for vintage looking stamps. That is why I got the Christmas Magic set this year. I played with it over the weekend trying to come up with a simple Christmas card I could make a 100 or so of...this is card #1.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Christmas Magic

This is my 2nd attempt at the train from the Christmas Magic set. It does not involve coloring so it is more simplistic. I cased myself for this card.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Celebrate You

I love the dragon fly image in the Awesomely Artisitc sets. It is one of the stamps that sold me to this set. I used a couple of colors and stamped off to make the lighter images. I kept the card really simple and as you can see, smudged it at the very last second. Part is making a handmade card if you ask me is not perfection!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #65!

I made a little Thanksgiving card or 2 to send home to our parents since we will not be able to make it to Georgia for the holiday this year. I downloaded a couple of vintage pictures and printed them on SU! card stock, layered and voila. This is card #1 and it is in the format for the CPC sketch #65.

Monday, November 7, 2016

You're Sublime

I am trying a little watercoloring today. I think my wc pen is too wet so I have to dry it with every swipe. Do they get too wet or are some just wetter than others? I have often had this thought so I am just going with it. I love this shiny red crab. He is so cute and snappy.  Lucky for me that water coloring is a bit forgiving!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

CCMC431 - Sketch Challenge

One of my students was just baptized at church today and I had to come home to make a special card to send to him this week. It is such a special time in the life of a child when they decide that they want to dedicate their life to Christ! Since it was a boy I decided to use the Seaside Shore set and also thought it would go well with this challenge. Colors used are Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Another Fall Card

It is still very warm here in the Big D but I am dreaming of color days. I will say there are not much options for trees and color changes here but I do remember the beautiful leaves in the southeast...ie Georgia. This is a card I cased from Pintrest using the stamp set I had available (now retired) but still fun!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fall Shaker Card

If you like shaker cards and are not a member of My Paper Pumpkin you are missing out! This month has the makings of 8 shaker cards with pretty accents included. I made one of the cards yesterday and am posting it here for you. I will also post the video link from Stampin' UP!

This picture shows the pretty shaker things!
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Left Over Haunt!!!

I found some yummy Peeps yesterday at a store and as I love my peeps I had to get one package. Then I decided to play with the Create with Connie and Mary challenge with them. Since I did not have any new Halloween stamps I used a trusty retired set that is so cute. Thanks for dropping by. Thanksgiving and Christmas coming soon!