Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wonderful as you are

Have you seen the new Taylored Expressions watercolor panels. HERE is a link to them.  They are very nice heavy duty weight watercolor paper, this is from the Keep in touch pack. Some of them have sentiments already on them, this one I had to add my own, and look how crisp it stamped on there, yes I used my MISTI to get it nice and straight.  I used Distress inks and water to watercolor it.

I am sharing my card today over at Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration link up post.

Taylored Expressions -- Keep in touch watercolor panel, colored with distress inks
Teresa Collins -- He said she said paper
Paper Smooches -- Happy Birthday sentiment stamp set
Rhinestones w/scrap piece of paper behind it
Fiskars -- Border punches

I think I have that problem that if I don't see the sun for awhile I start to get a little blue feeling. We have been rainy and cloudy for 4 days straight now, and that is unusual for down here. I can see a bit of blue sky peeking out from the clouds this morning so that will be nice.

  There was a little bit of confusion on my post yesterday, I received the MISTI for an early Christmas present not for an early Birthday present.

Thank you all so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate and enjoy reading your comments!


Monday, November 30, 2015

Vintage Roses

I am sorry when I mentioned the MISTI in my last post I forgot I hadn't shared here that I received an early Christmas present (I realized I put birthday in my last post I meant Christmas) from my hubby.  I shared it with my on line card making group and was thinking I shared it here too.  When I asked my hubby for it and showed him what it was he said don't you want to get that before Christmas while making all your cards and I really did so I have been enjoying playing with it and it has helped so much, I don't know how many times I haven't been happy with stamping of a sentiment or a second stamp that I used with another but was to afraid to try and line it up again because I could never get it just right, I even had problems using my stamp a ma jig.  With this no problems I am happy with this purchase even though it was more than I wanted to spend but that's what Birthdays and Christmas presents are for, to get things you wouldn't normally spend that kind of money on....right?   HERE IS A LINK if you want to check out what I am talking about, there are many you tube video's out there too :)

For my nephews wife, I thought I would try stamping my triple stamped flowers using the Misti this time and it worked very well for me, a lot easier to line up when you can lay the stamp right where you want it instead of looking through a block and hoping you have it lined up right, at least for me it is so much easier. She is also a cardmaker in our family.

Altenew -- Vintage Roses stamps, used dye and chalk inks
Hero Arts -- sentiment stamp
Spellbinders -- Labels 8 and Decorative labels 8 dies
Raspberry Road Designs -- paper from cardmaking and papercraft mag.
Offray -- ribbon

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend, we are still trying to get through this rain but they are saying we should see the sun tomorrow, I so do miss seeing it.  Wishing you all a fabulous week to come!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and your sweet comments!


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Autumn Birthday

I am still getting through my Autumn birthday cards I sent out.  I used my MISTI tool that I got for an early Christmas present with this one and it was so nice because it didn't all stamp perfect the first time and I was able to go over it and then it was perfect, I like how you can also line up the sentiment just where you want it and with the grid lines you know you are straight, that is one thing I am not great at is stamping straight. Love that tool.  I used a few different inks on this to give it that Fall look.

Inkadinkado -- Foliage Trails stamp set
Penny Black -- Sprinkles and smiles sentiment  stamp
My Minds Eye -- The sweetest thing papers
Impression Obsession -- Feather die

It rained all day yesterday and is still at it this morning, luckily it has been a light steady rain so no flooding here, I haven't heard if it is anywhere around us. The forecast is rain through Monday and that we will see the sun on Tuesday, but doesn't sound like we will be getting rain the whole time.  I am just thankful it isn't snow for all that time.  I know it is pretty but the shoveling is not something my back enjoys anymore.

Hope you are enjoying a nice start to your weekend, and have a little time to create or do whatever it is you love to do!!

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by,


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

This is the only Thanksgiving card I made this year, it went to my Father in law.  Luckily I had one left over from last year that I sent to my daughter and son in law.  My LSS had these Northwoods stamps for 40% off so I just had to get it.

Northwoods -- Vertical Sunflowers, pumpkin & gourds stamp, colored w/markers
Spellbinders -- Long classic rectangles small and A2 matting basics A dies
DCWV -- Wild Splendor and Burlap papers
David Tutera -- Celebrate Sentiments

I think the older you get the more Thankful you become for everything in your life and not just the big things all the little things too.  I miss my parents very much but am thankful for the years I did have with them, I miss seeing my daughter more than twice a year but I am so thankful to God that he blessed us with a wonderful baby girl after losing one to stillbirth and miscarrying two more. I have 3 brothers and two sisters that I don't get to see as often as I would like either but I know they are there and so wonderful when we can get together. A Husband that is so supportive, loving and caring, I could not have asked for more in a wonderful man to share my life.  Great friends that I have had growing up and blessed I still do have them in my life.  A wonderful church family that keeps me focused on the one to whom I am the most thankful for, a Loving God who gives me grace daily, speaks to me through his word, shares in my joys and lifts me up when I am down.

I am also thankful to all of you that I have met through your blogs and mine, thank you not only for your wonderful encouraging words to me but sharing life too and being encouraged and inspired by your post as well. Wishing you and yours a wonderful day of Thanksgiving for our many blessings.

Hugs to you,

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Love Life

This one went out to a very long time on line cardmaking friend from my group.  Isn't it amazing how you can get to know someone so much that you feel like you have met them but have never seen them in person.  That is what the internet has done for us, I just so enjoy the friendships I have made through groups and my blog.

Stephanie is back to having her Roses of Inspiration link up, you can check out what everyone is up to HERE ON HER BLOG . It's nice to have Stephanie back to posting, not only for her link up but all her other wonderful and inspiring posts she does :)

I added a small piece of foam adhesive behind the gate latch to give it a little dimension, and added a bird on the trellis.  Looking at it now I realize I forgot to add a fence on either side, oh my.... she has already received it so too late now.  I shaped the flowers with a stylus on a foam pad.

Taylored Expressions -- Garden Arbor & gate and Arbor Accessories dies
Fiskars -- cloud punch
Memory box - bird die ?
Stamps of life -- minis 4 circles sentiment stamp
WeRmemory keepers -- Anthologie paper
Pearl Pen -- bronze (flower centers)

Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and sharing your thoughts,