Friday, November 16, 2012

Clean and Simple

A few days ago I shared  my entries  to Perfect Sentiments  for a clean and simple challenge. And today I learned one of my cards  was  chosen in the Perfect Three Group. I am in shock.  It is really pretty in real life with the shimmer paper and sheer ribbon, but I surely did not expect to  be chosen...
So here is the card  again,  It was stamped on shimmer  paper  and the ribbon was sheer  to carry on  the  shimmery effect...  

I enjoy PSC so much.They  have a great design team, and everyone is so  nice and helpful. My  dear friend Maggie  is always encouraging  me  to  try a challenge with them,  so  THANK  YOU Maggie .
When I grow  up, I want to  create  like  you  ...  : )

And to add to this  great day, I chose this same card to send to my oldest brother and his wife  for Thanksgiving, after hearing yesterday they were not going to be able to  come here to share   this holiday with us... And today I hear  they are on their way...
Thankful, oh yes,  I am so blessed  

Thanks  for stopping in to share in  my  JOY ...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Teapot Tuesday is at it again

    Well  here is another Teapot Tuesdays  card. This week the destination  is to one of my  my sister in  laws in Florida ~  she  has  had  a lot of medical issues  ongoing  now for a very long time. I know these ladies will brighten her day and  take  messages  of  encouragement and sunshine her way...  This group is from SCS  and  has amazing ladies  that  are always there  for what ever reason is presented to them...My heart thanks them all .
  Here is a link to her story if you would like to read about her
The sentiment is a Stampendous stamp, and I heat embossed  the sentiment to add a toch of gloss. 

 My card  is  a CAS card,  though I wanted to use lace  and ribbons  it just did not go with the image  or design. This image is from LOTV,
  It is pre  stamped and colored... I knew  the minute I saw this one, that it was the one I wanted to use for Marylou, as she loves Teddy Bears .
I saw this  sketch  recently and It seemed to  work message inside is   MAY GOD'S LOVE BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY a  Inkadinkadoo stamp


 Thanks  for  stopping in...
Bye Now

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Do you love a Challenge??

     I do  love  to  create cards,  tho some thimes I either loose my  creative ability,  or  wonder why I do it. It seems I am just a  basic style  card maker, and I rarely reach  a goal of  creating some thing spectacular... Then I remember the feeling I get  to know  that when some one opens a card from me , that it was at least made with LOVE.
    I have  had  several people  tell me to try  to do challenges, it  motivates  , and it gets  more traffic on a blog  and  more comments in   a gallery...   So I am trying. If I can get  more motivated, and maybe  gain the  ability to reach  a deeper level of creating, then it will be a win win  for me   : )
   A sweet sweet lady that I  know  on line from SCS    is on Perfect sentiments  design team ~Maggie or Margaret ~  She  always encourages me to enter a card.  I think  she  believes it might make me raise my standards  : )  And in truth, that would  not be at all a bad thing .
   So these  were made  for Perfect Sentiments  challenge this week...It needs to be a Thanksgiving or Fall card  with the sentiment on the front...The best part is  it also needs to be CAS   that means, Clean and Simple...   Woo Hoo  a challenge I might be good at

   First is  a basic set from SU  Lovely as a Tree, stamped on shimmer paper for a touch of  sparkle or elegance ... I added sheer ribbon  to keep some elegance going...  the image was supplied  by my Daughter    : )
I used  chocolate chip as my base and ink color

     And second is another CAS  card, I used Sahara Sand for the base,  and Burgundy for the only color... I stamped the leaves, cut them out  then  put Versa Mark Shimmer on them and heat embossed  with clear embossing powder...I heat embossed the Sentiment too .Then I added a thin line of ribbon   ...  So even tho you cannot see it very well, these leaves and words  do  have a shiny look to them  : )

     If you are not familiar with Perfect Sentiments,  please go check them out. There are some super talented ladies  over there !

    I know, I know ...  2 updates  in 2 days   WOW   : )
    It just goes to show
Anything Is Possible  : )

     Thanks  for stopping by, Hope  you liked  my  words today  as well as my  cards...
     Til next time ...
I am  * waving   : )

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Starting November off with our November Challenge

   I enjoy our  group of ladies  that like to share  ideas. So November  is my daughter, Kristas' turn... She choose  fall and Thanksgiving theme, and here are my cards.
    First one  is  using  non traditional  dp, but I loved the circles with this happy little guy. I choose to not color  him in...I used a sketch from SCS, it was SC346  I will be using it again I am sure .

   Second is a very simple card, but showing  how effective an embossing folder can be ... This could be used as a thank you  as well . Krista put the pumpkin together for us, how sweet was that ?  : )

Third is a nice  autumn scene, I colored with pencils and blended with a blender pen, added ribbon and  bling.   I still kept it simple...
 : )  yep that is my STYLE  

     And fourth is  a layout I always seem to go back to,    basic  matting , along with this sparkly  dp  and a leaf  brad...  but I love  the colors... they are so rich...

  I still have pieces  to play with. I am working on a couple of more cards  to enter at PSC  . So I hope to be back with those real soon...

 The weather is changing  right along with the time. So grab a sweater  or sweatshirt, and  be careful  if it is getting dark earlier where you are ...

Til next time,  Blessings  for  you  everyday , thanks for stopping  by.