Saturday, March 25, 2017

May Your Burdens Be Light...

Hello again, and welcome by my blog.  I'm enjoying my weekend and finally getting to spend some time at my craft table making some cards.  What a treat to find these cute images on the Verve Challenge Blog.  I started printing, cutting, coloring and creating right away.
I used some scraps of pattern paper, seam binding, a tiny wooden clothespin, stamps and Copics to put this card together.  I love that little cup with the tea bag over the edge.  Isn't it cute?  Here are the challenges where I'm going to link up my card.

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Spring Themed Coffee Blog Hop

Verve Stamps Blog - Spring 2017 Coffee and Tea Themed Challenge with Freebie

Little Scrap Pieces - Saturday Linky Party

CropStop Blog - Linky Party #26/March

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Layer It Up (I layered my patterned papers and then layered three colors of seam binding in my bow)

Thanks for visiting,

Friday, March 24, 2017

It's Coffee Time

As a very early riser, coffee is an integral part of my day.  In fact, I don't think I could start my day without it, or get through my day without several more cups.  It has essentially become my life-line.  So...when I saw this it's time for the Spring Blog Hop at the Coffee-Loving Card Makers Blog, I knew I had to play along to show my deep love for the most amazing beverage in the world.....COFFEE!!
I made my card with a piece of pattern paper, a doily that I ink stained, a die-cut sentiment from Verve, some baker's twine, and a die-cut coffee cup from Taylored Expressions.  It's a very simple card, but it gets my point across.  And my point is that I love coffee!
Here's where I am linking my card.  Thanks for stopping by.


Spring Coffee Loving Card Makers' Blog - Spring Blog Hop using coffee-themed project

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Simon Says Use More Than One Punch/Die - I used a Verve sentiment die and a Taylored Expressions coffee cup die.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Thinking Of You

Hi there!!  It's been a month since I last blogged.  Sheesh! I guess I'm busier than I even realize.   I've been buried up to my eyeballs in essays and papers needing to be graded, reports to submit, etc.  My job keeps me super busy, but I still love doing it.  I just don't get a whole lot of time to spend in my craft room; and now that the weather is getting so nice, I don't want to be inside all that much - especially on my much needed weekends.  Nonetheless, I got some time today to make a couple of cards that I'll be able to post.

I made this card for a couple of challenges I saw that I wanted to play along in, and I'm hoping to find a couple more where it will fit as well.  I used some Crate Paper products on this one, and the stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp from their Big U Words Stamp Set.  It's a pretty simple card, but that's about all I have time for these days.

I will be sharing this card in these challenges I love:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For A Special Lady/Girl - This card will go to a female co-worker who needs a little pick-me-up this week.

CropStop Linky Party #26 - March Challenge - I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber and Black Soot.

Word Art Wednesdays #272-273 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Dare 2 B Artzy - March Challenge/Lots of Layers - I have a patterned paper layer, a paper strip, a journaling card layer, tape, a 3-dimensional bow, and stamping on top...even embellishments.  I hope that's enough layering.  LOL

Thanks for the visit!

Friday, February 10, 2017

LOVE Makes the Word a Better Place

Can you believe it?  Two posts in a row (two days in a row, that is) and the weekend is just getting started.  I might even get to post another....who knows?  I made this card using a free printable from Verve Stamps, a doily, some seam binding and flowers.  It's very simply for sure.
Here's where I'd like to link up:

Dare 2 B Artzy - February Challenge/All You Need Is Love

Verve Stamps Blog - Love From Me (Free Printable) Challenge - I used one of the sweet sentiments from the free printable.  SO cute!

I'm so glad you stopped by.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

My Sweet Valentine

Well, as some of you know about me...I don't have a "valentine" yet.  SO....I make Valentine's Day cards for just about EVERY I know and love.  From my nieces and nephews, to aunts, grandmas, Mom and Dad, and a few co-workers....they all get a little bit of love on Valentine's Day.  I made several cards, but I'm just sharing this one today.
I created my card using some paper scraps, walnut stained seam binding, a crepe paper Valentines embellishment, a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket, and a plastic heart.  Everything is grungy and stained.

Here's where I will be linking up this time:

CropStop Challenge Blog - February Challenge/Linky Party #25 - I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Tim Holtz Adage Ticket, Tombow Adhesive, and Tim Holtz Walnut Spray Stain on this card.

Dare 2 B Artzy - All You Need Is Love Challenge - I didn't use any Dare 2B Artzy Stamps this time, but I sure would LOVE to get some.

Little Scrap Pieces - Linky Party

Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge Weeks #268-269 - Anything Goes

DL ART Thankful Thursday #198 - Pink And/Or Red 

Have a great day, and thank you for visiting my blog.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Coffee, Anyone?

Today I was lucky enough to get some craft time.  I made a couple of birthday cards that I need for co-workers, and I also got a lot of organizing done in my craft room.  I'm sharing this sweet tag and gift card holder.  These tiny little kraft bags are so cute for tucking in a gift card.  They make perfect little gifts for my co-workers.
I used an old stamp set I had in my stash, and then I die-cut the scalloped border edges, die-cut a coffee cup stamped on kraft colored paper, tied some green baker's twine, seam binding, jute, and added a Maya Road wooden heart accent.
On the back side of the kraft envelope, you can see that I stamped and die-cut the coffee cup image again.  You can also see the Starbucks gift card peeking out from inside the envelope.  What a perfect gift, right?  Well, at least I know that it's a gift that I would enjoy!!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog - Challenge #114 - A Hot Drink - I used a matching stamp and die-cut set for my coffee cup.  I also used a Sweet 'N Sassy scalloped border edge die-cut on the front on my bag.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I would be incredibly grateful to have you become my new blog follower.  As you can see, I don't have many blog followers, and I'd be happy to follow your blog in return.  Let's be blog friends!!


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Ice Covered Trees

There's something that's just SO magical about seeing the pine trees in Minnesota when they are covered with snow and/or ice.  It makes them sparkle and look almost majestic.  It's a beautiful sight, and if you don't live in the North land where it snows, you're really missing out on a lovely site.  When I created this card, that's exactly the look I was trying to recreate.  I cut my pine trees from vellum and colored them green, then I added some clear glue and ultra-fine glitter to make them look snow-kissed so that they would glisten.  I really like how it turned out because it really does look so much like the real thing, if you can use your imagination to envision it.
I added a sticker for my sentiment as well as a double bow tied with a narrow green plaid ribbon.  I inked the edges of two different pattern papers, and that is absolutely ALL I did to this card.  And yet, it gave my card SO much shimmer and fun that I just can't help but love it because it represents a typical Minnesota Winter....the world in which I live.
Since I don't have much time lately to play along in many challenges, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to play along in some of the challenges I love so much.  Here's where I'm linking.  And please know that I would absolutely LOVE to hear your thoughts about my creation.


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says "Ice Inspiration" - Can you see the glittery ice on my vellum trees?

Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #260-261 - Anything Goes/Family Friendly

Challenge Up Your Life - Challenge #56 - Vellum - I used vellum to die-cut my trees, and then I frosted them with glitter to represent ice.

CropStop Challenge - Linky Party #22 - Anything Goes - I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint (Green) to ink and distress the edges of my card.  CropStop carries every gorgeous color of Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

I want to thank you for stopping by today. Your visits and comments mean so very much to me.