Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Birthday

Here is another stamp I purchased at the LSS yard sale.  I love getting these stamps at discount prices :) It is a big stamp, this card measures 5x7.

This girlfriend is in my Daniel plan group and my ladies craft night group and she saves all my cards.


Northwoods rubber stamps-- 2009, colored w/markers
Stickles -- frosted lace (on top of bird houses for sparkle in the snow)
Colorbok -- Rosewood paper
Spellbinders -- Labels 29 and Exquiste Labels 11
Enamel accents -- white
Recollections -- wooden bird, colored w/ weathered wood distress stain
Offray ribbon

I am sure you have probably heard on the news that the decision came down from the grand jury that the officer is not being charged in the Michael Brown case.  There is such turmoil now in the St. Louis area, so many people are now out of jobs because of the looting and burning of business's.  Will you join me in praying that the people doing this damage will stop and find another way of peacefully getting their message across.  So far in our area all seems to be ok, all protest have been peaceful.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving, I am very Thankful for all the blessings God has poured onto me, wonderful family, great friends and I am thankful for those of you that I have met through this blog and feel I have come to know, such a great way to make new friends.

Thanks for stopping by,

Connie

Monday, November 24, 2014

Northwoods wreath

I found this stamp at my LSS yard sale and I thought it would make a pretty wreath for cards, you could color it depending on the season or the favorite colors the person you are making it for likes.  I colored it with markers and then added wink of stella to some of the berries, thinking it was clear like the packaging said but it ended up being silver.  It was fussy cut too.

 
Northwoods Rubber Stamps-- 2010, colored with markers and fussy cut
Distress cardstock
Cuttlebug -- Textile embossing folder, sanded
Spellbinders -- Ribbon banners
Martha Stewart -- Embroidery punch
gems

We had a rainy weekend but the temps were warmer, now we are headed back to winter temps again. We are decorating the church for the advent season tonight so it will be already for Sunday.

Hope you are having a good start to your week,
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Connie

Friday, November 21, 2014

Using scraps

Since I do a lot of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards, and use 6x6 paper pads I have some strips left over and I decided to use some of those strips to make a card.


I have done inking on all the strips before adding them to the card base.  All the scraps are from the same paper pack.

My mind's eye -- the sweetest thing
Technique Tuesday -- Happy Birthday stamp set
Craft a roo -- clear rhinestones
Paper doily cut in half
Offray ribbon
Impression Obsessions -- spiral flowers
Foof-a-la -- buttons

It is a cold day here so we are heading to the gym for a work out.
Hope you all enjoy a great weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by,

Connie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Super #1

My nephew and his wife are having a super hero birthday party for their son next week so I broke out this stamp set to make his card.  For a first birthday I like to do a bit more baby like card but since this was my only stamp for that theme, we went with an older looking card.  The only number die set I have the number one looks like a "l", so I am hoping they realize that is suppose to be a #1.


Fun stampers Journey -- superhero's stamp set, colored w/markers
Crate paper -- little boy blue paper
DCWV -- mat stack brights cardstock
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics A&B dies
Taylored Expressions -- Whimsy #s die
cardboard die cut star

A big thank you to all who let me know that the stamp set I used in the last post was from Stampendous, Pam even found it and shared a link :)

We will be warming up this weekend, there is rain in the forecast each day but at least it won't be snow. I am hoping for a day without rain and a little warmer soon so we can put up the Christmas lights outside.

Hope you all are having a good week,
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Connie

Monday, November 17, 2014

Swinging by

If anyone knows the maker of this stamp set, I would appreciate letting me know.  At my LSS they had a yard sale recently and someone was selling a bunch of stamp sets with these images but there was no name on them (no original packaging) the letters and numbers below was all that was on the stamp set.  After getting it home I realized this was meant to be a Love set but I just put a different message inside to be a birthday card for my great nephew.


I hand cut around the image so I could use some pop dots to lift it up, shading on the background with distress inks for the ground.

SSC 160 - STM 2007 for image and sentiment, colored with markers
DCWV -- Earth prints paper and cardstack pack
Fiskars -- cloud punch

We ended up getting over 2 inches of snow, Peanut is not thrilled at all about it, she has taken to going to the bathroom on our back deck so she doesn't have to go out in the snow, at her age of 14 I can't hardly blame her.

Hope you all doing well with all this crazy weather, we are hitting all time records here of most snow and cold for this time of year.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Connie