Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving (slider) box

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have something a little different today.  I was on Pinterest last week looking for ideas on something to make my parents, a thank you to all the work that goes into making Thanksgiving Brunch for all us "kids", Grandkids and Great-Grandkids.  I came across Beate's Slider Box tutorial HERE.  I didn't make mine a slider box, but the idea and directions I followed were all Beate's creation.

 (The inside will be stuffed with chocolate)

 I also made them a card....

I hope you all have a wonderful, Thankful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Path to a friends house...

Good Morning!

It's Mojo Monday time again.  :)  The last Monday of the month is always Tall & Skinny, which I'm not a huge fan of, but I do like how this card turned out.

Fabulous sketch...
My take on it...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Good Morning!

Two more cards today, and while I know it's surprising, I did not use Heartfelt Creations for these!  One was using some old paper from WalMart...

and this one from DCWV and Graphic 45 for the Humming Bird...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thoughts and prayers card

Good Morning!

I can't believe the amount of time I've spent in my craft room lately!  I have another card using the Heartfelt Creations paper, liquid pearls and stickles...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

More Heartfelt Creation cards

Good Morning!

I took a small break from making Sympathy Cards to make a few other cards.  All the paper is from Heartfelt Creations.  Can you tell I LOVE their paper?  :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

More Smypathy Cards

Good Morning!

My Mom, sister and I all have birthday's in December and we all get together every year and go shopping.  I asked my sister what she would like for her birthday, and among other things, she wanted some sympathy cards.

These are what I've done so far...

and another one done with white embossing.  The stamp is from JustRite Stamps, called Kindness.

I also made one using my Heartfelt Creations paper and Spellbinders dies, Romantic Rectangles Two....

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sympathy card

Good Morning!

While making the card for Mojo Monday this week, I took the scraps and made another card.  :)

Have a great Thursday!

Mojo Monday card

Good Afternoon!

I'm finally done with my fall cleaning, so I've been playing in my craft room lately.  :)  One of the cards I've made this week was using the Mojo Monday sketch.

For this card, I used Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Collection.  So far, I haven't found a paper I didn't love!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sympathy Card

Good Morning,

One of my least favorite cards to make are sympathy cards.  I think it's so hard to find the balance between somber and uplifting.  I want my cards uplift the person reading them - reminding them of the good times and happy memories, while being somber/respectful of what they are going through.

My wonderful Mom In Law has lost so many people this past year.  We lost our Dad In Law a little over a year ago, then two Aunts, a cousin and now she just lost her best friend of over 65 years.  Every time it gets harder and harder to find the right thing to say.  :(

The inspiration for this card comes from the talented Graciellie Designs, another amazing card maker!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Heartfelt Creations card

Good Morning!

Another card today using the Posy Patch paper from Heartfelt Creations.  This is the first card I made with the paper and I made it using the instructions from Heidi Erickson on the Heartfelt Creations gallery.  The card was titled You are the Sunshine of My Life.  I don't have any of the stamps or dies that go with this collection, so mine is a bit different.  :)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Brighter Days 2

Good Morning!

Today's card is almost the same as yesterday's card, but I think I improved on it.  :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Brighter Days card

Good Morning!

I mentioned in a recent post that I bought some Heartfelt Creations paper and I love it!  I've been spending time in my craft room almost every day this week using the Posy Patch paper collection.

I also found a new awesome blog, Bellisima Vida, she does some amazing cards.  The inspiration for today's card (and tomorrows! lol) comes from a beautiful card Angelica made here.

My inspired card...

The inside of the card...

The stamp is from Verve's Brighter Days collection.  You'll see this collection a lot here, it's my "go to" stamp when I'm making cards for the pleasure of making cards!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mojo Monday

Good Morning!

I'm finally getting time to spend in my craft room again.  :)  I was able to play along with Mojo Monday again this week and the sketch fit in perfectly with my new Heartfelt Creations paper.  (I love this paper!!)

Anyway, the sketch...
My take on it...

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cottage Cutz Christmas Card

Good Morning!

I have finally finished up all 50 of my Mom's Christmas cards!  The die used is the Cottage Cutz Snow Swept Border.  I'm new to the Cottage Cutz dies, but I'm very impressed with them.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Mojo Monday card

Good Morning!

It's contest week over at Mojo Monday and they have another fun sketch up.
My take on the sketch...

And a few detail photos...

Have a great weekend!