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Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Holidays!

What a relaxing Thanksgiving Day & Weekend.   I'm an "online" shopper so I added my few dollars to the economy via online and everything should be shipping and on the way.  I also supported my local "small business" Saturday w/ an order of new stamps, LOL!    Much easier process since most of the retailers offered "free shipping".   Gotta love that option.   I'm really working on my CAS efforts.  I really made this card for my Mom's holiday cards as I thought she'd enjoy this one but my DH reminded me she really likes "traditional" colors.  Very true so I'll be mailing this one which is just fine with me as I like it!  I just might make more of these ... LOL!  

This week's ABC Challenge was "Anything Goes" Card and for me it's time for holiday cards.   Be sure to stop by and share with us your creations for this week!  

Supplies: Paper My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland, Stamps: CTMH Christmas Joy,  Misc Red Ribbon, SU! Sky Blue Stitched Grosgrain, CTMH Sparkes

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Walk in the Park

It was a Beautiful November Day and since it was 54 degrees it was just too nice of a day to not enjoy a great walk in the park.  Our walk today inspired me for my card this week for the ABC Challenge.   This week's challenge is to use Old Olive - Pumpkin Pie - Chocolate Chip.   What GREAT colors for this time of year!   If you're creating some holiday cards, be sure to join us at the challenge blog for some fun!   I hope you have a wonderful holiday week!   My card
uses CTMH similar colors - Olive - Sunset and Chocolate.  This pretty new stamp is called Bountiful Season.   I embossed the image with copper embossing powder.  It has been awhile since I've got out the heat gun,  that was fun!  I'm also showing off my new Dark Chocolate striped ribbon. 

Supplies:   CTMH Paper Pear & Partridge,  Sunset CS,  Stamps Bountiful Season, Ink Versamark, Copper Embossing Powder, Dark Chocolate Striped Ribbon,  Green Assortment Buttons, Brown Sparkles,  SU Top Note Die

Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Magic

It's time for the annual "hunt for the P-E-R-F-E-C-T  holiday card, LOL!   Every year I make several different designs.   I go through a process of " ... possibly ..... maybe...ok...yes!"   It really is a process.  Some years it's fun as there are several possibilities and some years it painful as one card after another, is put in the stash and the hunt goes on.  It's all good though.

Here is another that's definitely a possibility.  I do like this one and will make a few of these to send although I realize I don't have very  many green buttons and that's one of my favorite parts of this card.

This cute sketch was this weeks ABC Challenge Blog challenge for this week.   I hope you will have some time to come and play!   Check out the other ABC Challenge Blog DT cute holiday cards using the sketch!

Supplies:  All Close To My Heart (CTMH).  Paper Mistletoe,  Stamps Holiday Magic,  Ink Cranberry, New England Ivy, Garden Green, Red Sparkles, Silver Stickles, Silver Ribbon

Monday, November 5, 2012

Double Duty

Welcome to November!   I always like the "blessed" feelings that come knowing Thanksgiving is very soon.   Fall colors and sweatshirt temperatures are some of my favorite so I was thrilled when this week's challenge at ABC Challenge Blog allowed me to come up with another fun "fall-like" card.   It was a fun Tic-Tac-Toe choice and I chose:  Green Cardstock - Twine and Leaves.   If you get a chance, be sure to come join the fun!

Today, as the 5th of the month is also our SCS Crafty Gals Blog monthly blog hop.  This month Jacque challenged us to post a card that listed our "Fall Blessings",  to share what we're thankful for.   As I looked through my stamp sets as soon as I saw these cute little birds, I knew this was perfect for this month's challenge.   I'm very thankful for all the support I get from my family and friends!  It's always good to know they are there for me!   Be sure to check out all of the other SCS Crafty Gals (listed in the list to the right) Thankful challenges!   

Supplies:  All SU!