Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Christmas in July Layout

Using the title, Decorating the Tree from the Creative Pointe Holiday Titles, I created a one-page layout of decorating both outside and inside Christmas trees for Christmas 2014.  

The frame is created by Sheila Reid over at Pixelscrapper Digital Scrapbooking; and the tag is from misskatecuttables as a daily free file offered a few weeks ago.  I located the font and printed on top mat of the tag.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and looking at my occasional postings.  Have a blessed day.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Taking some time off

Hello dear followers...

I am going to take some time off from the design teams I am presently with as I am working with sister and her health problems.  She is in critical condition at the local hospital, and do not know the outcome but she needs me right now.

In the next few months I will have numerous decisions to make and there will be life changes for me.

My sister, Ellen will be 67 years old this coming Saturday June 20th, and my prayers will be that she will see her birthday.  Main prayers that a miracle will happen and she will be healed and back home soon.

She had been a heavy smoker all her life, and I'm afraid that bad habit caught up with her; along with her tendency to drink beer and sometimes a glass of wine mixed with beer.  What a combination!!

I took her to the E.R. at local hospital and they admitted her for low sodium and low blood levels. Blood levels have stayed up, and as of last night I do not know what the sodium level was.  She has been in the hospital for 1 1/2 weeks now, starting in the Special Care Unit.  She had gotten better to be moved to the floor for about 5 days and than back to Special Care Unit where she presently is.

Keep us in your prayers please.

I will be back, but I will be posting more of scrapbook pages than cards as Operation Write Home is discontinuing their service of providing greeting cards for our military men and women.  I am going to fill up the grandchildren's scrapbooks.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mid-month Christmas Card Inspiration

Here it is June 15th already...this month is going fast; and I am trying to keep busy here at the house - with mowing, laundry and going into the hospital to visit with my sister who has been a patient in Special Care Unit since the 6th of June....very stressful time for us all.

Here is my Build a Snowman card to share with you.


I apologize that I did not mat with a darker mat behind the main mat, so it comes up as all white.  

I had viewed a video from StampTV about creating a background with rubbing your inkpads across the card before stamping and decided to try on this card.  I don't have regular inkpads (i.e. Stampin! Up, etc) so I used my mini-distressed pads with the colors that come with the set I ordered.  I've seen where you can use ink daubers and probably should've done with the blue - might've been a bit lighter  in the final color.

The image is from Close to My Heart acrylic stamp set (retired) that I've had for a number of years.  Like the stamp, but I will be purchasing my stamps with rubber base back (no wood stamps) as the acrylic stamp was sticky to the touch, and stuck to the cardstock, even with magnets holding the card down on my MISTI platform.

For coloring the images I used my Prismacolour Ink Markers ... at least I could shade the boots easily.  The heart, carrot nose and blades on ice skates was colored in with my Wink of Stella glitter pens.

I will later, when closer to Christmas, stamp a sentiment inside the card.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and may your week be full of crafting what you like.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Little Birdie Told Me...



Supplies used:
  1. Card stock used from stash of card stock
  2. MISTI alignment tool to acrylic stamp image
  3. Corner rounder to round the mat corners; the card base either from a box of blank cards I rounded th corners; or it's a cutfile from my Silhouette Studio DE Library.
  4. Copic Markers and Black Soot Distressed marker for the eyes
  5. Washi tape
  6. Flat beads 
Acrylic stamp used for my card, which will be a birthday card for a family member or friend.  Believe next one I make Birdie will be trimmed and placed on a spring for bobbling.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and may you have a blessed weekend.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

June Challenge - Wishing you....

Here it is June and our challenge this month is Anything Goes/ card sketch with the option to use washi tape.  And our sponsor for this challenge is  Bugaboo Stamps and I used Bobblehead Greetings - beary birthday


Supplies used:
  1. Smooth construction paper for card base and for the scalloped borders and yellow circle mat.
  2. Washi tape - black with white polka dots - (not a big fan of Washi tape so I don't use it much)
  3. Coloring was with Stampin! UP markers
  4. The square design paper from a paper pad (12x12) I had cut for a scrapbook layout, and used the scraps for the matting here.
  5. Tag I created with Silhouette Studio DE - print and cut Wishing you sentiment
  6. Balloon and bear's nose highlighted with glossy accents.


Inside of card

I print and cut the card base using 2nd part of the sentiment for inside.  And decorated the front/outside and have a nice birthday card to send to someone.

Thank you for coming by to visit with me, and take a moment to take a peek at the challenge going on at Scrapbook Blessings Club and play along with us in this fun challenge.  Blessings to all and happy crafting.