Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Krafty, Starry Christmas

Happy Wednesday bloggers!  I hope all is well with everyone.  Here in the NE, it is still too cooooolllllldddddd for my liking, but that is life in PA, and I wouldn't change it!  This post is not about the weather though:
 
 
I made this card last night to take part in a few challenges, and more importantly, to build up my Christmas card stash!  This is card #3 for the year.
The digital image is one of the Emma's from Fred, She Said, found here.  I just love this set of pre-colored digis!  They are so easy to use for "coloring challenged" people like myself!  I just had to root through my cardstock and designer paper collections to find the best matches, and off I went!  I grabbed some of the burlap strings still laying on my desk, and wrapped 3 around the bottom of my panel, and then tied another one in a bow where they intersected.  The sentiment piece was die cut with Spellbinder's ovals and big scalloped ovals.  I found 3 little stars that were left overs from a Silhouette cut file, distressed and Stickled them, and voila, done!
 
The challenges I am entering are:
 
Winter Wonderland:  Krafty Creations
Merry Monday #147:  Stars
Crafty Calendar:  Anything Goes
 
I hope to keep this Christmas card-making train chugging along and be back soon with another post...until then,
 
Take care, and thanks for looking!
 
~Marie~
 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Rainbow birthday

Good Monday evening, bloggers!  I'm here to share with you a birthday card I just finished:
 
 
This card was COMPLETELY CASEd from this lovely card made by Laura Bassen.  Oh, I so love what she has done with these dies/digital cut files!!  I used my Silhouette to design and cut out the letters on the popped up white panel.  Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, and Peacock Feathers distress inks were used on the white piece underneath the top layer.  I added the layer of black for some contrast.  My tag is a very old Provo Craft die, and the birthday sentiment is from a set called Happy Everything.  The gem "holding" the tag is a green that matches the yellow and green blended inks perfectly IRL.  I hope my friend will like her card when I give it to her on Wednesday!  :)
 
Thanks for looking, and take care!
 
~Marie~
 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Catching Flakes!

Howdy bloggers!  I'm back again this week (twice in one week, I KNOW!!) to share with you only my second Christmas card for the year:
 
This cutie pie image is from the Fred, She Said store, and is called "Catchin' Flakes." I bought the pre colored version for ease of use.  You can't see it in the pic, but the 3 flakes he's attempting to catch have some Wink of Stella on them.  The designer papers come from the 12x12 Recollections paper pad called Jingle Bells.  The sentiment says, "snow, snow, snow," but you can barely read it unless you're looking up close...sigh.
 
That's about all for tonight.  I'm adding this to the following challenges:
 
Winter Wonderland:  For a Child
Holly Jolly:  Non-traditional Christmas colors
CSAYL:  Anything Goes
 
 
Thanks for looking, and take care!
 
~Marie~
 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Howdy Blogger People!

Long time, no blog!  The kitchen is coming along nicely...all the upper cabinets are installed, and the base cabinets are all in their respective spots, waiting for installation.  It's getting closer!!!  Chad informed me that we can't use it after it's done; just look at it.  LOL
 
So...I'm here to share with you what I made for Valentine's Day for my coworkers:
 
 
 
Inside each of those pretty little envelopes is a Hershey bar!  I made a total of 12 of these candy bar envelopes with the help of the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board.  Handy tool that is!  All the designer paper came from the 12x12 Filled With Love paper pad by MME , or the 8.5x11 Recollections Craft It-Valentine paper pack.  Super cute paper!  I had a lot of fun making these, and my coworkers really enjoyed them!
 
That's all I have for tonight...I need to check out some challenges and get some Christmas cards made!  :) 
 
Take care all,
 
~Marie~