Thursday, December 5, 2019

Joy

I was gifted this stamp set from a fellow cardmaker last year, so I had to use it this year :)
Colored the bird with markers. I used stickles over the berries on the tree, they are so tiny it was hard to get small amounts of the glitter glue to come out so some of them kind of went together into one big berry.



Flora & Fauna - Mini Aviary stamp set, colored w/markers
Stickles - Burgundy on berries
PPD - Mini Stitched square
My Mind's eye - O Christmas tree paper

I decided to make two cards with this stamp set.


I think I did a little better on the berries on this one.


Flora & Fauna - Mini Aviary stamp set, colored w/markers
Stickles - Burgundy on berries
PPD - Mini Stitched square
My Mind's eye - O Christmas tree paper
Christmas tree Washi tape

I still haven't counted how many Christmas cards I have made so far but will be doing that later today because I need to start getting these in the mail :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Memory

My hubby's coworker Mom passed away and my hubby asked if I could make him a card. I was coming up blank on what to do so I went through the challenges that are out there in blogland and came up with using Sisterhood of Crafters Tree challenge.  I used some of the Core'dinations cardstock, that has the lighter version of the top cardstock in the center so when you sand the top layer away you are left with the a lighter color, I went with the color green.


When looking for a sentiment I came across some of my epoxy sticker sentiments and thought this is so true for our loved ones that pass on, our life here is temporary but the memories we have of those we have lost will always be with us.

Since these stickers are clear epoxy I was afraid that the black lettering wouldn't show up well on the green cardstock so I first applied it to some white card stock and cut around it and then applied that to the card.

Darice - Leafy Tree Trunk embossing folder, sanded
Cloud 9 design - Simple thoughts clear epoxy sticker


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and say Hi,

Connie

Monday, December 2, 2019

Anniversary

I am a bit late on sharing these cards, Hubby and I had our anniversary the end of October but I realized I never shared the cards.

I loved the saying on this coloring calendar image and since we both love Autumn I thought it would be perfect.  Do you see the two birds?  I added a punched border instead of my normal framing.


Cheerful Journey daily coloring calendar 2019, colored w/markers
Ms. Sparkle & co. - Paper
Martha Stewart - leaf border punch

My hubby did this card for me, the sentiment was done from using a stencil, he was able to get the lettering pretty straight didn't he :)  He put two pumpkins on his, I told you we love Autumn :)


I think that is actually all my Autumn themed cards to share, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, I know how busy this time of year can be,

Connie

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Sodus Point Light

I have some pictures to share of our trip out east this past October but first I will share another Autumn card I made using the coloring calendar images.


Have you noticed I have been using more of my ribbons lately :)  I forget to use some of my goodies when I am making my cards, if it isn't right in front of me it tends to be forgotten.  I added one of my die cut leaves to it and a tag, with a pattern paper background.


Coloring for calm daily coloring calendar image, colored w/markers
Sassafras - mix and mend paper
Sizzix - Branch w/leaves die
Our daily bread designs - mini tag sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart - Tag punch
Wink of stella clear sparkle pen

On our way out to see our daughter in Connecticut we decided to take the upper New York route and we stopped in Sodus Point New York to check out the light house there.  It wasn't open when we came we were a bit early but we did get to check out the grounds of the lighthouse,



They did a beautiful job of landscaping the yard here.


Above is the view you would see from the water.



This light was out farther in the water and just as we were looking out over the water a sailboat was leaving the harbor. It is a little grainy I had my lens zoomed as far as it could go.


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, hope you enjoy your weekend.

Connie

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow American bloggers! 

I am thankful to all of you all around the world that I have been so blessed to get to know through the blogging world.  It is so great to learn and share so many of life's events and creativity!



Cheerful Journey 2018 coloring calendar - colored w/pencils and markers
DCWV - Wild Splendor paper
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A & B dies


May this day of Thanksgiving last all year as we thank our Lord for all he continues to do in our lives!

Hugs,
Connie