Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ringing out the old!

Good morning peeps! Wow... three, count 'em, three days till a brand New Year 2014.  When I was a kid growing up in the 1950's the thought of  living past the year 2000 was... well... science fiction. Ha! I bet I'm not alone here, right?

Today there's a new sketch and challenge over on OWH's blog Stars & Stamps. To see the sketch, with measurements, click here. I tried Sketch 205 to make His & Her missing you cards. Missing You cards are always in need for the troops. I loved this sentiment stamp "I've missed You!" when I bought it. Hmmm... does "I've missed you" mean the same thing as "Missing you"? Let me know what YOU think.

I had to geehaw my card in the embossing folder so the embossing is going at an angle instead of being vertical. Now that it's done I really like the embossing this way... adds more interest.

Thank You so much for taking the time to stop by... hope you enjoyed yourself! I enjoy, and read, all comments and they are greatly appreciated.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Monster Love

Good morning peeps! The sun is shining bright, but boy is it cooooollld here in NE Ohio. A good day for what I planned... staying in and making cards!

I get the monthly card kits from Simon Says Stamps, and my January 2014 kit arrived Thursday. I couldn't wait to play with the new stamp set.The Midweek Throwdown over at OWH had a color challenge of red & white or green & white... but no Christmas cards. Soooo... I snagged OWH's sketch 195 and made this cutie. Love this monster and this sentiment!

All the stamps, including the faux stitching lines, are from the new stamp set. Here's what you get in the January kit:

Thanks you so much for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I wish you all the Merriest Christmas of all! I wish you health, happiness, and Blessings full of joy, peace and harmony. I appreciate all of my followers, and those of you who stumble by. Thank you for all your kind comments and words of encouragement.

Enjoy you day, and Thank You for stopping by!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Candlelight Christmas

Hello peeps! Yes it's been too long since I've posted anything here. I'll just say I've been dealing with an elderly family member [my mom] and let it go at that. Anyone who is, or has been, there will know it can be very time consuming and emotional. Needless to say a family comes first.

I made three new Christmas Card designs this year and can't take credit for any of them. I found all the ideas on Pinterest and I'm very glad I did. This one has candles and I love how it turned out. My lighting leaves a lot to be desired but it turned out so crisp and clean.

The red candle and the flames are glitter cardstock by Best Creations, Inc. [I'm emphasizing this part - glitter can not be used on OWH cards.] 

I do love using this cardstock for my cards because the glitter is somehow sealed on the paper. I've rubbed it on a rough surface, scratched it with my fingernail, ran a table knife over it... and the glitter did not come off. Even so, I would not use it for OWH cards because I don't want to take any chances.

Unfortunately the McGill Pine punch I used for the greenery fell apart just as I finished all my punching. Well... I've had it several years, used it a gazillion times, and it has served me well.

Enjoy your Christmas and thanks for stopping by!