Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Couple



 Hello!  It soon will be Thanksgiving and we have so much to be Thankful for and I thought of those Blessings as I created this card using a great digital image from Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps who has so many cute images for FREE.  I printed this Pilgrim Couple ready to give thanks and colored them with Copics and Pencils. I trimmed the image and placed on a GKD Pattern Paper with orange ribbons from stash.  The Card Base is a rust colored CS.  The stamp is MFP"s inked with Memento Rich Cocoa.  I followed the sketch from Sweet Sunday but with a flip.

Challenges:
AAA Cards: Thanksgiving CAS
CAS on Sunday: Use ribbon or twine
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Pumkins or Turkeys
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge:  Make a Thank You or grateful project, or make something based on the Thanksgiving theme.
Sweet Sunday Sketch: #245 Shown on right.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Simple Tag

 

 I made this simple tag with Power Poppy Stamps from Poinsettia set.  I stamped stocking with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and water colored with Distress Inks Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade on White CS cut to a tag size and shape.  Stamped back as shown.   Finished with red grommet and ribbons.  Nothing fancy about this but I like this stamp as a tag.

Link:
Power Poppy Blog: Share your Power Poppy Creations


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Merry Poinsettia


It's cold here!! Great time to play inside.  My card is for challenges including Sketch Saturday and A Day for Daisies Challenge, the sponsor this week at SS. I printed the ADFD image Christmas Flower which happens to be a freebie this week.  I colored the image with Copics and Pencils and cut with a square die and rounded 2 corners with corner punch.  I selected  pattern papers from Pebbles Welcome Christmas pad to complete the card.  I used Cheery Lynn die to cut the word Merry and Cuttlebug EF for embossing the red strip. Oher supplies: Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, Yellow Beads in center of flower, White CS


Challenges:
Sketch Saturday: #336 by Cathy on right
A Day for Daisies:  Challenge #109 use Houndstooth
Craftyhazelnut's  Patterned Paper Challenge: Use pattern Paper

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Man in the Moon


I love to save Digital and Graphic images but I often forget that I have them.   When I was searching for an image to use in a challenge at Simon Monday Challenge "To the Moon", I came across this celestial Man In The Moon which reads  "I see the moon and the moon sees me! God bless the moon and God bless me." I teamed it up with some MME Pattern Paper, Yellow CS, Darice  EF, Stars cut with Sizzix die in gold glitter paper, and a Sketch from FUSION challenge to create this card.  I put some shine on the image with Clear Star pen but it does not show in the photo.  The art is from  PC Crafter, o longer in business.
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Challenges:
Simon  Monday Challenge: To the Moon-be  inspired by the universe, galaxy, or anything else out of this world.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says We're seeing stars. This cards fits into this challenge as well.
FUSION card challenge: I used the  sketch from this challenge shown in graphic to the right.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Christmas Tag



Mod Squad has a challenge this week to make tags.  For this challenge, I replicated a design that I had made before with a vintage look, using image from Magic Moonlight Free Images.  I plan to make several more of this for gifts. I used Cheery Lynn dies in my tag: Snowflake 3,  Ambergis Tiny Doily  and part of Swedish Spring Oval Frame. Other supplies are GKD Green CS, Heartfelt Creations pattern paper, Oyster Pearl Glossy CS, organdy ribbon from stash, and Gold Pen. On the back ( sorry no photo) I stamped TO and FROM with GKD stamps.

Challenge:
Mod Squad Challenge: Tag Time



Using Pattern Papers


Hello!   Today I have a Christmas card made with the sketch shown below.  This was made using only papers, an embossing folder,  and dies....no stamping or coloring involved.  The White card base was embossed with Darice EF Snowflakes and layered with strips of Yellow CS and 5 Pattern papers from Crate Paper Sunny Day pad.  Merry Christmas words were cut with Cheery Lynn dies.  A very quick card but quite colorful!

Challenge:
CAS(E) this Sketch:  #100 Sketch
Just Add Ink:  Just add texture. Dry embossing adds texture.
Crafty Sentiments Design: Challenge is to use 2 or more papers design

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, November 17, 2014

First Snow of the Season

I am back today with pictures of our first snow fall in North Canton, OH.
This is the snow that greeted us this morning which was a very wet snow and laid heavily on the trees and shrubbery.   You can see in the first picture that we still  have some fall leaves remaining on the trees. How is your weather?
 

Front of House

Sitting Area

Side Garden


Red Maple Tree




Looking Over Our Back Fence
I hope that you are warm and safe whatever weather you are having.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Snowy Day, Snowy Card

 
Hello! This morning we woke to our first real snow....and it is a beautiful winter scene.  Maybe I will post pictures later.  It seems appropriate to post this all white card with snowflakes today.  I made this for the challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.  The card base is Oyster Pearl CS topped with a layer of glossy white CS embossed with Darice EF Snowflakes.  I used 2 white ribbons... I liked the contrast of the 2....one a shiny satin and the other a white grosgrain.  To the ribbons I attached the words  Merry Christmas cut with Cheery Lynn Dies that I heat embossed with Versamark and Stampendous white pearl translucent EP.  I finished with a sprinkling of pearls over the completed card. 

Challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: W for all All White
CASology: Cue card is festive.  I think my card is a bit festive.
Just Add Ink: Just add texture.
CAS on Sunday: Challenge is to use ribbon and/or twine


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, November 16, 2014

You Are a Star on Your Birthday

 Hello!  Today I have a card made for the challenge at Poppy Sketches to use pops of Raspberry, Blueberry and Granite.   I used a base card of White that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Stars but to be different I adhered the dark CS cut 4.25" x 5.5" to the inside of the card base so I had an edge of Granite when the card is closed. The dark CS looks more black but is really a dark gray color.   I added a strip of Chevron Pattern scrap with a Raspberry flower cut with Nesties Blossom dies and navy brads. The word Happy was cut with a Cheery Lynn die from Blue CS scrap.  Inside I continued with the word Birthday cut in Raspberry with  a Marianne die and added a white star cut with a Sizzix die and stamped with "You are a Star", a Flourishes stamp using Memento Blue Danube ink.

Challenges:
Poppy Sketches: #17 Sketch with colors shown below.  Sorry this is their last challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says We're Seeing Stars.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Little Sugar for Christmas

 
How about some gingerbread cookies?  The Christmas challenge at The Glory of Christmas is biscuits/cookies so I thought I'd used this seldom used Gingerbread stamp from GKD First Christmas set.  I stamped the pair of Gingerbread with Versamark on Kraft CS and heat embossed with Ranger Seafoam White EP. The colors are from the Challenge at Card Concept. The image was cut with Nesties Circle die and matted on a Red CS.   Following the sketch from Sweet Sunday, I assembled my card with Kraft Card Base, Pattern Paper from Crate Paper Snowy Day pad.  Finished with a sentiment from Creative Vision Holiday Sentiments and a Red Ribbon.

Challenges:
The Glory of Christmas Challenge: Biscuits/Cookies

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #244 Shown on right
Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge:  Pairs or 2 of a kind...used a pair of Gingerbread.  I know this may be a stretch for this challenge?
Papertake Weekly Challenge: 2 or 4 Legs.   My take on this challenge may be a bit different than it was to be.
The Card Concept: Challenge #23 - A  Krafty Christmas.  My style would fall into Clean and Layered.  The colors from the graphic on the right are used in my design.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa