Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day and Happy Pink Saturday!

Paper Crafts Magazine always puts together a fun several days leading up to WCMD – the day that kicks off the beginning of the Holiday card making season. It’s also Pink Saturday at Beverly’s How Sweet the Sound.

I’m going to mix the two. So how about a pink Christmas for Pink Saturday…

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Christmas Tags - Little Girl in Pink

And one last card ~ I absolutely love this image and I’m pretty sure my Christmas cards this year are going to be all about this beautiful Santa image. It’s from a free digital paper pack from Miss Cutie Pie found HERE. DP is from the Mistletoe and Co. Collection by Pink Paislee – it’s older, so I’m not sure if it’s still available. The sentiment strip and sentiment are from Papertrey ink – new this last release, so it will be on the home page. The snowflake and jingle bell are from Michael’s. I painted the bell brown and then glittered it and tied it all up with Papertrey’s button twine. I also added a little Buttercream acrylic paint to the edges.

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Go here to take part in the Paper Craft’s WCMD World Blog Tour

Ellen Hutson is also having some fun challenges and some good sales HERE

Happy World Card Making Day and Happy Pink Saturday!


Friday, September 23, 2011

The First Day of Autumn

Autumn is my most favorite time of the year ~ the colors, the smells, the feel in the air, the change in temperature, the pumpkins, apples, amd squash, the baking, the coziness, the beautiful falling leaves. We have some leaves falling, but mostly it’s the cute little squirrels throwing heavy pine cones out of our trees onto our deck and into our yard, rummaging through my container plants on the deck and front porch in search of a safe place to hide their pine nuts after they’ve torn a pine cone into millions of pieces and littered it and dirt everywhere, eating the violas, etc. Really though ~ I do love them and it’s all part of the natural cycle of life. I don’t mind sharing with them ~ they are really so cute as they sit in my pots munching away ~ after all, they do have to eat ~ and I do so love watching them…

A few items ~ Autumn Angels…

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Autumn leaves, glitter, and vintage seam binding…

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A few bats…..

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and a few owls…

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Good night…

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop

It’s that time again – The Design D.I.V.A.’s Blog Group is having their monthly Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop – the point of which is to use something that you have not used in 6 months.  You should have come here from Barbara’s blog or if you need to start at the beginning ~ that would be Carolyn’s Blog.

First let me apologize to those of you that visit me frequently – I really am so sorry I’ve been MIA since last month’s blog hop. I started in January of this year getting serious about my Etsy shop and started working it like I “thought” it should be done ~ and sure enough ~ It’s working! Thanks to any of you that have been instrumental in that. What with that, and the shop I design for in town and our family business I’ve been a little busy. I’ll try to do better. But enough babble and onto my projects.

I mentioned before that I’m trying to go through all my older paper and use it up – I hate waste and some of it is not even my style anymore. So these cards were all made from the same piece of DP which is probably about 3 years old, and the wood “BOO” is I don’t even know how old ~ I’ve had it awhile. These will be going into Lake Tahoe Holidays here in town on a more traditional note.

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These are also for Lake Tahoe Holidays, but on a more vintage note…

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And my favorite so far…

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And one last one ~ this is a card I made last year and submitted to a magazine, however it was not picked up and I don’t believe I’ve shared it. I love this image ~ and you know I don’t like coloring all that much ~ but it was another must have, is called “First Flight” and is from A Day for Daisies. I don’t see it in her Etsy shop just now – but there a lot of really cute digitals to see. If you are unfamiliar – check it out.

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From here you will pop on over to Mary’s blog to see her lovely creations.

Thank you for stopping by. Take care friends.