Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Love you more than.....

A month.... I can't believe I haven't posted in a month.  Well, actually I have.  Hubby and I were on an 18 day vacation in the Mediterranean (including a 10 day cruise).  It was amazing!

Anyways... I'm up on the CLC Blog today with another coffee themed card.  This one today seems fitting.... it is mine and hubby's 25th wedding anniversary.... hence the vacation ;)

I debated about giving this to hubby.... but... I'm not a coffee fan and he knows it... so I'm not sure how much it would mean ;) 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

after I finish laughing....

I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog again today.... love these gals and seriously... I could be the one talking :)

I stamped the Riley and Company sentiment then just free hand cut a speech bubble around it.

More details on the CLC blog.

Monday, July 24, 2017

...from our home to yours

I'm on a roll with my Christmas cards :)

I decided to go clean and simple today. I used a die from Concord & 9th and paired it with a sentiment from Altenew.

Simple and easy, sometimes those are good :)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Christmas in July :)

While I still had these Stampin' UP! supplies out on the desk I decided to create a couple more Christmas cards.   Once again... these papers, stamps and dies will be available August 1 :)

First up , I created this one.  Simple and easy.  I used a snow drift die from MFT for the 'hills' and the peace die is from PTI.
Of course, a couple of staples :)

Next up, I was inspired by the Paper Players sketch, although I did sway a bit.

And yes, I did emboss again, and used ribbon... both of which have not been techniques I have done a lot of the past few years.  

I am getting excited as in just a few short days, hubby and I leave on our vacation.... Mediterranean cruise!  Can't wait!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Peace on Earth

When I saw the sketch at Fab Friday... I knew I was going to use some of my new goodies!  The papers, stamps and die will be available from SU! on August 1st!

I love the look of white on black cardstock so I embossed the sentiment.... it has been awhile since I did that too!  I created the background on the white cardstock using the Playful Backgrounds.

I die cut the trees from white cardstock, added adhesive then sprinkled with glitter.  They are then mounted on foam squares.  

Here is the sketch: 

Friday, July 21, 2017

No worries....

I knew immediately when I saw the TGIF challenge, which papers I wanted to use... this is making me really excited for our cruise... just 5 more days until we leave!

I used the No Worries collection by CTMH, don't you think it suits the theme perfectly?!

I just layered different parts of the pattern paper, then added some stickers from the collection.  I didn't think it was complete without a drink so I used a sentiment and drink from the Beverage Bar set by SU! Finally a die cut sentiment from PTI. 

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Any cat lovers out there?

Hi everyone, where are my cat lovers?  I purchased the wooden Pretty Kitty stamp set from SU! as I thought my grand daughter just may like to play with them... of course, I had to give them a go :)

When I saw the Fusion challenge, I was drawn to the letters.... so I created a couple of different cards based on the inspiration photo.

First up, a clean and simple one.  See that ribbon?  When did I last use ribbon?!  LOL  I stamped the kitty that was in the flower pot and then just cut him out as I thought he would be cute holding and envelope.  The envelope die is a retired SU! one.

The background label is from the Label Me Pretty bundle set.  I can see me using this set a lot. 

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Then I decided to be more 'me' and have a go at some pattern paper ;)  I used the Pick a Pattern paper and played.  The background die and pocket die are both from MFT (I think).  
Once again, just stamped the kitties on cardstock and cut out. 

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