Monday, August 31, 2020

August Rudolph Days - Christmas Wishes

Hi, Friends......

I am squeaking in here with a quick and easy entry into Mo's August Rudolph Days challenge. I NEED quick and easy right now! I am getting ready for the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop in October...(Have you seen my list of sponsors on my sidebar so far????!!!! WOW, right?).....AND I am also getting ready to homeschool my 4th grade granddaughter for this school year....AND I have a new grandbaby due at the end of October, too, and a baby quilt to make!!! Yes.....I NEED quick and easy!!! lol....

I was inspired by a snowflake embossed background I found in my stash.....but wanted a tag. As you know, if you die cut a dry-embossed background, it kind of flattens out the embossing. So I grabbed a fresh piece of the extra-thick white cardstock I like for dry embossing and cut a tag. I misted it a bit with water for a good impression and then dry-embossed it.

I used a lovely sentiment die from Di Wray (THANKS, Di!!) and some red scraps to make the bright sentiment. I had a large scrap of the background from an ancient DCWV stack which I used. I topped it off with some pretty crinkle ribbon from Diana Larson (THANKS, Diana!!). I had a enough of the background for two cards so I now I have two more Christmas cards in my stash for this December! Yay!!

Supplies used include:
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson - Mini Christmas Wishes die
Darice - Snowflakes embossing folder (retired)

Crinkle Ribbon from DL.ART 
Scraps of red cardstock and DCWV patterned paper
Coordinations 110 lb white cardstock
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set - retired (for background and tag)
Thank you so much for stopping by today. And just like that.......there goes August running off into the pasture! September is already meowing at the door ready to come in.....and I can even hear the holidays beginning to scratch on the screens!! What a wild ride this life is!!! Wheeeeeeee-eeeeeeeeeeee!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Rudolph Days August Challenge - AG Christmas
2. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #385 - Use Snippets
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #505 - AG Christmas
4. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #122
5. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #454-455 - Anything Goes

Monday, August 10, 2020

Life's Just Better in Flip Flops - Guest Designer

Hi, Friends.......

I'm here with a fun one-layer beachy card to share with you. The lovely Dunja over at Cards und More invited me to be a Guest Designer for their August Challenge using this lovely mood board for inspiration:

Here's my take......
Supplies used include:
Fresh Squeezed Stamps - Beachy Keen (retired)
Lawn Fawn Pottery Barn Ink Cube Set - Crunchy Leaf
Distress Inks and Distress Markers

Hope you enjoyed seeing my summery beach card. Please join us at the Cards und More Challenge! Thank you again to Dunja and all the Design Team at Cards und More for the opportunity to Guest Design.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #120
2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #450 - #451 - AG
3. DL.ART August Linky Challenge

4. Dare2BArtzy August Challenge - AG 
5. The Artisitc Stamper August Challenge - AG with stamping

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Card Chain Challenge (July) - Stenciled with Glitter

Hi, Friends.......

In July I joined the Card Chain Challenge where participants from all over the world sign up to make and send a card following one of several theme options to one of the other members. A handy, easy to follow info sheet and list is provided by our lovely hostesses, Gail and Jo, who coordinate the whole thing. 🖤
It is sooooooo fun!!

My card went to Suzanne Harkinson and I received this very lovely one from Elena Chamberlain.

THANK YOU, Elena!!  🖤

You can see all the fab cards that were exchanged HERE.

If you are interested in joining in, the signups for August are open until August 6th and can be found HERE. Hope you will join in!!

One of the themes for July was stenciling. I had been wanting to try the old stencil double glitter technique. I even had purchased a roll of the double stick adhesive for it. So one day when my granddaughter was here we did this glitter project, each making several backgrounds. Oh, my....oh, my.....the house looked enchanted with magical pixie dust sparkling everywhere. It was beautiful and messy!!! Just right for a grandma project with a 9 yr old. 🖤🖤🖤

This was the prettiest of my backgrounds and so I used it for my card for Suzanne. I used a NBUS "For You" die to make the sentiment from scraps, some Prima flowers, and some rose-gold foiled scraps for diecut foliage. LOVE!!! I chose sequins for the flower centers so they would be flat for easy mailing.

NOTE: I often use this retired set of Verve foliage dies in several sizes. It's great for mindlessly diecutting my odd-shaped scraps while I watch Netflix. The smallest of the dies doesn't require a very big scrap at all and also will fit easily between previously cut "holes" on a negative scrap. (Yes....I do save EVERYTHING! lol...) I sort the foliage cuts into small zip bags by color. Since I love to use flowers on my cards, it is very convenient to have a good selection of leaves on hand!

Supplies used include:
Lawn Fawn - Scripty For You die
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set (retired)
Prima Flowers
Sequins from Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blend Hey Chickie
Artistcellar - JKB TEXTures 2 Series 4-stencil set
Glitter from stash
AJ Sign World - Double-sided Adhesive
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
White cardstock
Scraps for leaves and sentiment

Hope you enjoyed seeing my first contribution to the Card Chain Challenge. Remember there are still a few more days to sign up HERE for August. I hope you will join us!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. NBUS Challenge #17
2. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #383 - Use Snippets
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #120
4. Word Art WednesdayChallenge #450-#451 - Anything Goes
5. HA Stay Crafty Challenge #12 - Friendship
6. TTCRD Week Beginning Aug. 4 - AG