Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lovely as a Tree

I broke out my favorite set and played today!  Not much time for fun lately, between work, holidays, and family.

I heat embossed the tree in silver on purplish paper that looks more blue in the photos, I layered with matte silver paper, and added pearls as ornaments on the tree and as accents in the corner.  The sketch is #233 from OWH.

I am sharing this with the Can You Case It #142 color challenge for eggplant, silver, and neutral, and with the Mod Squad's Holiday Dimension challenge.  Wednesday is the deadline for the Small Heart Large Gratitude challenge over at Words 2 Craft By!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lovely Notes Wreath

I pulled out my Lovely Notes collections, and came up with this:
Three colors of green ink for the wreath.  I fussy cut the bird ornament and hung him with stash twine.  Stampin' Up sentiment.  Ahhh!  My kind of Christmas card!  Plenty of time to play along with our Words 2 Craft By Small Hearts, Large Gratitude challenge!!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ombre Sympathy Card

Distress Ink background, Unity sentiment.  Anyone know whose images!?!

Sharing this with Addicted to CAS Ombre challenge.

Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Small Hearts, Big Gratitude challenge. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

W2CB #35: Small Hearts, Large Gratitude

Welcome to Words 2 Craft By Wednesday!

This month's inspirational words come to us from the Hundred Acre Wood.

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, 
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ~~ A. A. Milne

I try to be grateful for the myriad of little things that make up my blessed world.  This one of for a generous friend who loves frogs, but loves his martinis even more!
 Froggy colored with Derwent watercolor pencils and layered using Spellbinder die cuts.  The sentiment is an older Megan Elizabeth stamp.  Come play along with us at W2CB!!

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Shopping Our Stash has a Three Trees challenge this week.
Unity image and sentiment, Intense watercolor pencils. Just a few more days to play along with us at the Words 2 Craft By Happiness is a Warm Puppy challenge!!!

Happiness is a Warm Puppy - Charles Schultz

Did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month?  We are Words 2 Craft By have proud moms of a variety of shelter dogs and cats.  We want to use this month's challenge to encourage the adoption of pets from shelters.

I made this Z fold card using the Paper Cut's Triple Circle die.  Come join us in our challenge - Annie has a great set of the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs up for grabs!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Purple and Green Halloween with Lawn Fawn

I love this Lawn Fawn holiday raccoon!
 In the first version, I thought the sky was a bit too light.  I like the darker one much better.  The background was inked with Distress Inks, then stenciled with the Memory Box Garden Floral Confetti and silver Delicata ink.  I used a regular graphite pencil to color the raccoon, and Derwent watercolor pencils for the pumpkin.  The sentiment was computer generated and printed on vellum.  I' sharing this with the Cards in Envy Purple and Green and the Mod Squad Halloween Fun challenges.   Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By Happiness is a Warm Puppy challenge - Annie has a great set of Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps as the prize this month!!!