Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Simple But Fun Tags

These tags were quick to make but so fun because they were made with the digital images offered at Sentimental Sundays http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-82-masculine-gift-tags.html  and how great to have a masculine feel to a tag.It might be a little hard to see in the photo, but I used a Christmas tree brad in the sports tag and some wire on the fishing tag.
Really Reasonable Ribbon http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-36-cas-christmas-ribbon-theme.html
Lothian http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/2011/11/lothian-crafts-online-challenge-20.html
Pollycraft http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-120-christmas-fun-4-week-long.html

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Time to Say Thanks

Along with Thanksgiving cards as we express thanks to the Lord, I am also making cards to express thanks to people in my life and/or Heros in the military.
For this card, I used the leaves from a GKD set, Signs of Autumn and a digital sentiment by Raindrop Echo Designs http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-81-thanksgivingthank-you.html
and the sketch 244 at CPS http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/

other challenges:  Simon Says http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/simon-says-thanksgivingthanks.html
Meljen Designs http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-84-and-new-release.html

Monday, November 14, 2011

Eighteen and Counting

I've been making Christmas cards, many of them very simple, for Cards that Care card drive.  These cards will be given to the elderly in nursing homes.  Here is a pic of 18 that I have made.
And here is one in particular:
This used the pre-colored digital by Clear Dollar.  I love blue and brown so along with the pastels, I also added a deep chocolate brown for contrast. 
Challenges: Lothian http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/2011/11/lothian-crafts-online-challenge-20.html
Really Reasonable Ribbon http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-35-christmas-theme.html
Sweet Stop - sketch - http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/2011/11/sss134-november-12.html
Delightful Challenge http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/2011/11/snowflakes-at-delightful-challenges.html
Meljen Designs http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-84-and-new-release.html

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wishing You Peace This Christmas

Doesn't this stamp by Stampendous just speak of peace?  I keep coming back to it each Christmas.  I never start the Christmas shopping thing early enough so feel pressured the last week before Christmas and I probably will not change because I hate shopping and therefore put it off until the last minute.  We keep the gifts and expense to a minimum (which makes it harder) and try to center on what is important.  This stamp is a reminder that it is not the gifts, the decorations, the hoopla; it is Jesus.
I stamped the image with Versamark and then blue, embossed with Iridescent Ice EP so it has some iridescent sparkle to it.  The colors change as the light hits it at different angles.  Very hard to photo.
Really Reasonable Ribbon http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-35-christmas-theme.html
Pollycraft http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/challenge-117-anything-goes-marit.html
Lothian http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/2011/11/lothian-crafts-online-challenge-20.html
Delightful Challenges http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

So Thankful For DP

I have had some DPs for years, never knowing what to do with them.  I took one of these pieces, cut around some of the leaves, added some color to the leaves and distressing on the edges. Sentiment is Our Daily Bread Design.
Simon Says http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/10/simon-says-anything-goes.html
Pollycraft http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/challenge-117-anything-goes-marit.html
ODBD http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Stamping%20in%20Time