Saturday, September 29, 2012

Autumn Leaves

    Ah  the temps are cooling down, the colors are so  fluent, Yes Autumn is here . And I am loving it all , as long as I have  my blanket to curl up with
     There are a few us  that try to get  together  monthly to share ideas and products...then we all  use our  own  creativity to see what we can come  up with. We can add anything we  like from our own stash too
 This month the theme was leaves,  and  these are so beautiful...
     My first card I used a  gold-ish / bronze color  and embossed my sentiment  to  match this pretty leaf. I used a brad and gold sheer ribbon  that was offered as well  , yes  basic layers,   but I really like it...I thought the  card was  striking  without adding color to the leaf.

   And the second card  I used a more brown  colored  dp  to  high light this  beautiful brown out line of a maple leaf. I heat embossed the sentiment in the same color as the mat , and picked up colots from the dp  for my mats.
  Again simple, layers,  nothing added here ... But with so many birthdays  coming  up, I was happy to get a couple of cards  ready to go. I still have several items to play with and I hope to get a few more cards  finished...
    I hope you all are enjoying  these days, Autumn, Indian Summer  or  what ever  you are  having. As always, thanks for stopping  by... I do  appreciate all of you and your  sweet words...
   Til next time, Happy Autumn and good bye : )

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Faith

     My youngest grand daughter  turned one September 19 th...I bought this elephant stamp  from SU  a long  time ago, possibly before she was born, with the intention to use it for her first birthday card... We had planned her party to be Tutu's and cupcakes  for  as long as I can remember...
One slight  change,  she Loves Mickey mouse... Which is  fine with me, as I love  him too    So we added Mickey Mouse into the mix of things...    My youngest daughter  went with Mickey as her theme  for  her card,  but I stayed with mu  origonal  thought .
Here is a picture of  my card...
I used some SU textured  Melon Mambo card stock for the base,  and some  dp from a 6 x 6 pad named Lime Twist from My Minds Eye...
I accented with pear pizazz by SU. I stamped the image on water color paper, then  used colored pencils and a blender pen to color. I used  the large oval punch and the scalloped oval punch, some pear ribbon  and the corner punch too.  I added some tiny bling  from Michaels  to the balloon...I used black Memento ink  to stamp the image,,,
I love that the cake  has just one candle on it....This  elephant is so cute
 : )

I have birthday pictures to share,  I am gathering a few extras  before I decide...
Thanks  for looking, have a great week end.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


     My  post today is to show case a card  I made for  the Teapot gallery on Splitcoaststampers...If you have never  checked  that sight out , well it is  wonderful. It has  ideas,  tutorial , an endless gallery of  beautiful cards and more .  you can  enjoy the site  by going here  And the group that gathers on Tuesdays  is an amazing group of ladies always  giving of their time and talent Being a "teapotter" is an honor  and has  challenged  me in  good ways .
   My card today is  a card  going to a couple here in Illinois. I do not know them, but they are planning a Formal and Traditional   Wedding...
We were asked to use cream and  gold  as that are the colors  for their special day 

    I had this  glittery  bird cage and love birds too, I used very vanilla  from SU  and embossing folder from Sizzix  and some "gifted" ivory pearls  and  the oval punches from SU.
Simple layers,  gold to  bring in the elegant feel and I added  some spellbinders  die shapes in side in gold and ivory  with the Happily Ever After from SU fancy flexible phrases   and a  sentiment of "BLESSINGS" 
   Basic yes, simple yes, formal, I hope : )
 and I truly hope it brings a smile to the bride and groom  along with a touch of love  and happiness on their special day.     
  Thanks for  stopping by,  I will be  sharing  some  "birthday fun"  from  my youngest  grand daughters  FIRST  Birthday Party  soon, so I hope you can stop back to see that .

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Welcome to September

     Hello,  how are all of you ?  Wow, September is  halfway over...

    How about a challenge to help get you motivated...  If you are like me, well you might need some  motivation  these days...  Life is so busy,  but  we need to  do the things that  make us happy , right??  What makes you  happy ??  Well for  me,  winning  free goodies,  or  just enjoying some amazing  displays of  talented  ladies  makes  me  quite happy  ...
    So  how about checking out the  One Year Anniversary celebration over at Perfect Sentiments. There is a challenge  going on  as well as a blog hop.  Oct 10 -30

There are lots of prizes  to be given away, by  many  wonderful sponsors...So head on  over  to  see what it is all about  .
I hope you all have fun....