Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sketch #242 Add a Little Glitz

This card has a short story:   I wanted to use washi tape on a card today, so I found this challenge about "sparkle"  and wanted to play along so I started with that lovely silver shiny wahi tape, well after reading the rules to that blog challenge I realized I had went overboard with embellishments, but I didn't want to waste my washi tape so I looked for another challenge to play along with:
It was perfect!!  And the washi tape looks like nice foil wrapping paper for the gift I stamped.   I colored it in and then cut it out.  and of course pasted it down without a layer so I had to rip it back up carefully to add a layer or two.. then re paste.   I love how real the bow looks.  My Grandma would too.  In fact this year I got her a little magnet bow for Christmas. She always saved the ribbon bow. Since we were kids every gift we always  received we knew to give the bows back to grandma.
The one I bought for her is red. I hope she will like it, and that it sticks to her fridge.  They are for the top of candles.  So I might have to add some extra magnets to it.

 I'm also adding another picture of my squirrel friends.   This one is busy feasting on corn with a flurry of snow swirling around him.

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CAS Game #105 - Sparkle~Add a Little Glitz

Gosh it's been an awfully stress-filled week so far. If you follow my blog you know I had two very important dates this week.  AT least that's over, and now we wait. (again)  But waiting in prayer.   Then my mom had a heart attack so she had to have stints put in on Monday, and slow go 24 hour dialysis.  So my nerves were too stressed to even stamp.  My go to for  comfort and escape was not working.. But folks I think I have calmed a bit and now ready to start stamping again.. so Up first is this card that I made for the challenge at: AAA Cards
I used the Add a Little Glitz stampin up set for the star and sentiment.   I embossed them in a sparkly silver.  I also used silver sparkle paper underneath the white card stock.  SO it's just one big sparkly card.  I actually like how simple it is, and with just enough bling to make you look twice.  
I added a picture of my squirrels behaving themselves for a change.  Imagine that, they are sharing the corn board table. 
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Sunday, December 10, 2017


 I made this card for the challenge at: Freshly Made Sketches
The paper is a beautiful navy color background, which didn't take good pictures here.  So I used a flash so you could see it a bit better and the sparkle star too.  I kept it very clean and simple with no embellishments.   A bit of coloring and fussy cutting is all it took to make this card.  I always wonder what to use to color in sheep? because white on white never turns out for me.    Anyways  just wanted to pop in with one last card for the day.  A bit tired and overwhelmed with the week ahead of me, but praying it all goes well. 
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Tuesday Morning Sketches #432 & SCS

 This had to be one of my most difficult cards to photograph in awhile.   My gosh.  I wanted to capture the glitter paper that I used for 2 sections of the snow.  But when I would use the flash it's like the paper would disappear, and when I didn't use the flash it looked like I had black trees.  Let me assure you the color is a deep rich hunter green.   And you'll notice 4 trees on my card instead of two like the sketch at: 
Tuesday Morning Sketches  suggests.   
Well folks that was due to the fact I needed to cover up a little mistake.😉  Funny thing is, I also have 4 pictures posted because I couldn't make my mind up to which one looked the best.  Any ways it was fun making this card to submit to the challenge.  It also serves as my SCS card because the verse in the tree.    
On a completely different note.. I am asking for prayer for 2 days this week. Especially on Wednesday.  I can't share the details, but it's a very important day and I need peace, courage, mercy that I will be accepted.  Thank you so much.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit, especially during this very busy time of the year.
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

HSS Inspiration Challenge #278~Hearts Come Home For Christmas

 Well folks, I stamp like I write.  Which means I go from printing to cursive in one word, I go from 1st person to 3rd in a paragraph, and apparently in this card I can't make my mind up.. if I'm viewing from the inside of a house out to the neighborhood.. or am I  looking in the house.  I say that because I decided to emboss the background with brick which would make one think we are looking in the house, but the window shows that we are looking out.  good golly talk about being consistent in inconsistency 😉
I am going to submit this card to the challenge at: 
I stuck with the reds, greens and gray for my card.   I also chose the little houses, santa and the snowman from the picture.  I tried to capture a little bit of everything in the windowpane.  
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SSC167 WINTER WARMTH~Wrapped in Warmth, Wonderland

Are you all busy getting ready for Christmas?  I told myself today would be the day I start writing out Christmas cards, well  I have not.  I ended up working on the making part.  That's always my most favorite thing to do.  
I made this card using two stampin up sets:  Wonderland for the snowy background and Wrapped in warmth for the sentiment.  I masked off the rest of the sentiment to just use the "keep warm" part.   The mitten is a die that I've had for a while and after cutting it once in red I cut it again in white to make the cuffs.  I added the cute button and ric rac ribbon for trim.  I then embossed them to make it look like they were really knit together.  Gosh I wish I knew how to knit.  I would make socks and mittens all the time.  With all fun colors to make a person happy. 

I'm going to submit this card to the challenge at: Sunday Stamps

We are to use 3 of the colors.  I chose 2 different grays and the red.  
I also added a picture of HP enjoying the snowfall.  He loves it.  
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