Saturday, July 22, 2017

Authentique Birthday Card

I decided to take another break from Christmas cards and make the card I am going to need for my mother-in-law's upcoming birthday. I love Authentique papers and so rarely pull them out to play with. But when I saw their Happy Mail Challenge this month I knew I was going to use them for this birthday card. The challenge was to create a pocket letter or something to send to someone. I used a few of my older papers for this card and this sketch for the summer crop that Sketch-N-Scrap is having on Facebook this month.

That's about it for now....I am going back in my creative place and I hope to work on a 12x12 traditional layout and some more cards. I will be back tomorrow to share what I created. Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas in July #13

Well it is almost favorite day of the week! I have been busy working all week on cards....mostly Christmas with a couple of birthday cards sprinkled in. This weekend however, if I have time to be creative I think I might want to work on some Project Life pages and some traditional 12x12 pages.  Do you plan your creative time into your days? I would never do anything creative if I did not set time aside just for me.....I can be a real couch potato after a 12 hour day at work.

I created this card the night before last on an evening when I made TWO cards. I was thrilled that I had enough mojo after work to work on (and finish) two projects. I used my CAS-Fridays stamps again for this card and heat embossed the snowflakes and sentiment in silver. I was playing last weekend and made a few paint splattered backgrounds so this background was just sitting waiting to be used. I am entering this card at the CAS-ual Fridays Christmas In July Challenge

I am also entering this card in the Tuesday Throwdown Tic Tac Toe Challenge

I went straight down the left hand row and made a Christmas card using silver and that glittery silver ribbon.

And the last challenge I am entering this card in is Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday Challenge to Add Sparkle.

That is it for tonight....thank for dropping in. I will be back tomorrow with something completely different.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Christmas in July #12

I got two Christmas cards made tonight....yippee! This is one of them and I used one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets......Snowy Sayings from CAS-ual Fridays. I embossed the snowflakes and sentiment with silver embossing powder and they stamp so perfectly...even the fine details embosses without a flaw. I am entering this card in the CAS-ual Friday Christmas in July Challenge.

I an also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Use Plaid

That is it for tonight....I am off to soak in a lavender scented bath and go to bed a little earlier than normal tonight.  I will be back tomorrow.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas in July #11

Just to spice things up a bit instead of a card for my 11th Christmas in July post, I have something a little different to share tonight. I give a few gift cards to my older grandchildren and I always like to give them in a gift bag or some sort of spiffed up packaging. When I saw the Essentials by Ellen Mix it Up Challenge this month, I knew immediately what I was going to do. The Challenge is to use an item from Essentials by Ellen and mix it up whit Lawn Fawn. The hipster Santa on my gift bag is from the awesome Ellen Hutson stamp set Tis The Season. The gift bag was cut with my favorite die from Lawn Fawn....the Goodie Bag die. For the sentiment I used Claire's ABCs from Lawn Fawn.

I am also entering this bag in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Get In Shape Challenge. The challenge is to create a 3D item or something with an out of the ordinary shape.

Thanks about it tonight.  I am usually exhausted on Monday nights and tonight is no exception.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July #10

I am continuing on with sharing my Christmas cards that I have made this month so far. This is just a fast and simple card that I put together using the versatile card sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap:

I cannot believe that the weekend is about over.  I really need more that 2 days per week to fit in everything that I want and need to do. I need to retire. Seriously. But until I do I will be at work bright and early tomorrow morning and back tomorrow evening to share a sweet little gift bag that I created today.  Thanks for stopping by.


A Pineapple A Day....

I recently bought a little set of tropical color watercolors and was playing with them on some watercolor paper.  I really liked this design so I decided to make a card with it. I had a stamp set from Newton's Nook and I had never used this sentiment so I stamped it, die cut the pineapple from the watercolors I was playing with and this card happened. AND it is perfect for a friend going through a rather rough time right now.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Distress It Challenge
The Papercraft Crew New to You Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas in July #9

I went for a funky tropical non-traditional Christmas card with this one. I water colored and die cut the pineapples and trust me they look better in real life. I used Newton's Nook stamps and dies. I am entering this card in their Inky Paws Color Challenge:

I used this sketch from Stamplorations:

Lastly, I am also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday Distress It Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by...I will be back in a little bit to share another creation.


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