Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas Card 3

For today's card, I chose this image I found on pinterest from Janet K Designs blog. Her images are gorgeous and are free to download. Once again I chose the background papers from the DCWV Christmas & Winter Stack. The image was layered on white cardstock and raised up using pop dots. I love the silver snowflakes on the ribbon. I also added red jewels on two corners.

This image takes me back to my childhood Christmases. Now I enjoy Christmas magic through the eyes of my three grandchildren.

Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Simply Homemade

Good morning! Wow, has it been cold here in Northeastern Ohio the past few days. Perfect weather for staying in a nice warm house and crafting. However, my project for the sisterhood challenge was made at Darlene's on a nice warm day. This week's challenge is titled "Simply Homemade." My project is a gift box made with red cardstock. The image is one of K & Company's die cut, that Darlene gave me layered on green cardstock. The band around the box and the background designer papers are from DCWV's Christmas Stack.  The snowflakes were punched out of white cardstock using the Martha Stewart snowflake punch. This box would be perfect for a bracelet, necklace or other small item for that special person.

Now, put on those thinking caps and create a homemade item (a card, box or embellishment) and join in the challenge. For more inspiration, check out the projects created by the sisters.

I have entered this project in the following challenges on the Paper Playful Blog.  

Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Anything Goes Vintage Christmas
Paper Minutes - Christmas Clean & Simple
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Vintage

Paper Playful has a list of challenges you can enter. Hop on over and check them out after you visit the Sisterhood.

Thanks for stopping by. Come and visit again soon.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Card 2

I just love vintage images and when I saw this pretty little girl with her tree on pinterest, I knew I had to use her on a card. I repinned this image from lilac_n_lavendar blog. She has some beautiful images. Now for the details The paper is from DCWV's Christmas & Winter Stack. My cardbase is white and the paper has snowflakes in the background. (So subtle they are hard to see.) I then layered the image onto red cardstock, then onto the green and trimmed around each layer to mimic the edge of the image. The red metallic ribbon looks so festive, don't you think?

Tomorrow, I will post my creation for the sisterhood challenge. In fact. get those creative juices flowing and play along. Until tomorrow. Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Card 1

Oh, my goodness! Can you believe that 1 month from today is Christmas? So much to do and so little time left. Today I want to share a Christmas Card I created while at my play date with Darlene. In the next few days I will share some of my other creations. The base of my card is white cardstock. The designer paper is from DCWV's Christmas & Winter Stack. Background designer paper is from two different papers in the stack.The center panel was cut from a piece of designer paper and layered onto white cardstock with pop dots. Stitched ribbon, purchased from a local craft store was wrapped around center panel. This was such an easy card to create with these delicious papers. Don't forget stop by tomorrow for my next creation.

Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time To Play

Good morning! Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend the day with Darlene and her daughter, Carolyn. We had so much fun catching up and creating. This was just the inspiration I needed. It's great to craft with friends and bounce ideas off of each other. I hope to upload some pictures of some of the projects I have been working on tomorrow. I can hardly wait till January 8th, when I will host the challenge for the Sisterhood. In the meantime, why not stop by the Sisterhood and check out the next challenge. We would love for you to play along.

Well, that's it for today. Please come and visit again.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beautiful Day

What a beautiful sight when I looked out my window this morning. The trees and ground covered with glistening snow. I don't like going out in the snow, but love to see the beauty of a fresh fallen snow. This will be a good day to stay in and start organizing my craft room. Yesterday I finally packed all the summer clothes and pulled out the winter. Also sorted and will be taking some things to the local Good Will. The next 2 days my husband and I will be heading to Amish country for a little break. Just staying one night, but it is always so relaxing. Well off to get breakfast and more cleaning. Thanks for all the congratulations on my retirement. I am blessed to have so many friends. Have a blessed day everyone!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

I'm Back!

I am so happy to announce that I retired on November 1st. Now maybe I will be able to get my craft room in organized. It has been almost a year since I was able to do any crafting. Beginning in January, I will once again be part of the Sisterhood Design Team. January 8th, I will host the bi-weekly challenge. Make sure to stop by the Sisterhood challenge blog and take part in the challenges. I am really looking forward to seeing your creations.

A lot has happened in the past year. My younger daughter and her husband had a baby girl on July 29, 2012. It's hard to believe she is now 15 months old, walking, talking and is the joy of our lives. My older daughter and her husband are expecting baby number 3 in April. Hopefully, we will know the 20th of this month if we will have a granddaughter or grandson. Now that I am retired, I can spend more time with them.

My husband and I are truly blessed. We are looking forward to the holidays and enjoying the company of family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!