Monday, October 24, 2016

Watercolor Wishes

I was in need of a couple of quick cards to tuck in with a little gift I wanted to send my downline. The padded envelopes I bought are about 1/8" too small for regular A2-size cards, so I needed a note card instead. The Watercolor Wishes Kit I bought last year has hardly been used, and I remembered that there were 4" x 4" cards and note cards in it, too. All I had to do was stamp the greeting with the enclosed ink spots, add the Washi tape and self-adhesive banner, adhere the die cuts and sequins, and Ta-Da! Cute and ready to go in a jiffy! Note: This kit is all inclusive, and does include the stamps, unlike some others.

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The Fine-Tip Glue Pen makes gluing the sequins a snap, but it isn't included.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Yummy Christmas

This card was made to share with my stamping team at our online meeting last Wednesday. We all make a little something to share, and anyone that participates gets a gift from me.

I tried the "inking the embossing folder" technique for this, and it actually turned out pretty well! I haven't had the best of luck with it in the past, so I was happy with the way this one turned out. You can't see it, but after the gingerbread house was fussy-cut and adhered, some Clear Wink of Stella was added to the frosting and candy bits. It looks so purty in real life!

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Falling Flowers Birthday

Pinterest is such a great source of inspiration for me. Far too frequently I am in a time crunch, my mojo flew out the window, and I'm left floundering around for ideas. I loved the inspiration card, but wanted to make it with a few slight changes. The most obvious change is the color of the blossom, but I also chose to use just one bloom, and added pearls for interest. And while I liked the CAS simplicity of the original, I wanted to step it up a wee bit, so I used some Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate in the window.

Anyhoo, I hope the birthday girl liked her card, and I wish I was in Houston to help her celebrate!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Totally Grateful for Totally Trees

Do you dream about card designs? Sometimes my daily life gets incorporated into my dreams, and this card is the result. In the dream I was looking out of my craft room window at the changing leaves and thinking about how lucky I am to be where I am now. When I woke up I actually remembered it (a rare occurrence), and right after my morning coffee I started working on it.

Now mind you, my craft room doesn't have pretty wallpaper, white bead board wainscot, or a chair rail. What we have instead is beautiful oak planks hand sawn from an old oak tree tree that used to be next to the house. Kind of cool, when you think about it! The gorgeous barn wood in our living room came from an old barn down by the river. If this old house could talk, I'm sure it would tell some amazing stories!

Today's view from my craft room window. See why it inspires me?

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