Friday, November 27, 2015

Leftover Bits and Pieces.....

Good morning everyone!  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are now ready to jump head first into Christmas!  I'm still on my never ending quest for Christmas cards.  I just never seem to have enough and I never tire of making them!  This card is made from some bits and pieces left on my desk from other cards.  I just added a piece of gold and then I embossed with a pretty Anna Griffin embossing folder.  I had the star, the Merry Christmas piece and the pretty colored seam binding.  I just added a little pearl to the snowflake and tied the pretty bow and the card is just ready to go!  

It's Black Friday but I'm not going anywhere!  Too crazy for this old broad!  I'll be here thinking about where all my decorations are and putting up the tree.  I love having my tree decorated and the lights glowing.  Just makes me happy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop...

Good morning friends! I'm here this morning to share a card and invite you to follow along with our monthly Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop!  Each month we get together and share things we have made with you and offer up a huge amount of inspiration.  I'm always happy to see what the girls have made and I'm always totally inspired by their creativity!

Since we are entering the Christmas season, I thought what better way to start the season than with a bright and cheerful Christmas card!  I love the look of the pale poinsettia and the bright ribbon together.  All this set against a white background with a pop of gold in the center.  Happy Christmas to everyone!

There is a $25 gift certificate to be given away to one lucky person so you must visit as many of the participating designers as you can and leave a comment on each blog because we never know from which blog the winner will be chosen.

If you arrived here from: Emilia van den Heuvel's blog you are right on track and your next stop will be:  Kathy Clement's blog.

You have until Midnight,November 27th. to leave a comment on as many of our blogs as you can.  The winner of the $25 gift certificate will be announced on Saturday, November 28th.  Good luck to everyone!

Gini Cagle

Product List:
HCD 716 Layered Elegant die(Limited Edition-Available until 12-12-2015)
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Die
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia Precut Set (Retired)
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set(Retired)
Tiny Jingle Bells
Gold Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Inks (Bundled Sage & Spun Sugar)
Stampin-Up Purely Pomegranate Ink
Anna Griffin Embossing Folder (Snowfall)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tis the Season....

Three more days until Thanksgiving and then it's a headlong dash into Christmas!  Everyone is so busy but it's a lovely time of year!
This morning I want to share another window card I made this past week.

I used my window die(Grand Madison from Poppy Stamps) and cut out this frame.  Then I stamped a Heartfelt Creations tree onto a white piece of cardstock and once the ink set, I used a cotton ball with a bit of Ranger Distress Ink on it and lightly colored in around the tree, giving my little room a nice warm glow.  I added lace behind my window frame to look like curtains for my room and then added the window frame to my card front.  Next I punched some branches with my Martha Stewart punch (Sorry I cannot remember the name) added some berries and a little bow and the window just suited me and I stopped there.

Hope you enjoy my card as much as I loved making it.  Be sure and come back tomorrow as it is the monthly Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop.  We always have so much fun and there is always so much inspiration to be found among the ladies on this team!  See you then!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Window Christmas Card

This is looking out a Christmas window to a decorated door of a shed with a sled resting against the wall.  This is my attempt at a masculine card for the Christmas Holidays.  I struggle with this type of  card and Heartfelt Creations, as always, has come through for me again!  I used some of their beautiful papers added snow to the card board, die cut some pretty snowflakes from Sue Wilson, add a couple of gold pearls,a pop of lace and you are out the door.  This one does not have to mail, but if it did, the little rose sits up just enough to cause a problem.

We are just getting ready to go slipping right into another weekend.  I hope you have some fun planned and as always "Breathe"!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

WOYWW #337

Good morning friends.  Here we are again at another Wednesday and another post about What's on Your Workdesk?  Wednesday # 337   .  If you are a little curious and think you might like to join us or would just love to peep into everyone's lives and spaces, then just head over to Julia's blog and have a good look around. This time of year you find all kinds of different posts about holiday decorating and storage as well.  There is always lots to see when you just follow the links and look around.

As you can see my desk is quite busy this morning.  I'm in "tree decorations" mode and have been for about a week.  I've made ornaments for my own tree and some for my family and some for neighbors.  This morning I am working on bird houses and the one in the background has glitter drying on the roof.  I will add some branches and other pretties to the front and maybe some snow to the roof. There are two pairs of scissors, some jingle bells and a hole punch in the foreground with glue, paint, lace and ink in the background.  I think I might be using the "push back" method again!  Are you into "Holiday" mode yet?

OK, I'm off to visit.  Have a great day!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Blessings of the Season.....

I have been working on some Christmas cards lately...after all it is the season...right?  I purchased this Angel die from Crafter's Companion and it has quickly become my very favorite for this season.  You can back it with all kinds of beautiful colors or just use white on white with a pop of color in the sentiment. Whatever your heart desires.  I decided I would cut out the wings and fold the card so my angel looks like she is ready to fly.  It also gave me space to showcase my sentiment and a pretty little snowflake.  Even with the fold, this card will be flat enough for mailing.  Perfect for sending to friends and family.

I embossed the halo with silver embossing powder and used silver cardstock for the snowflake and the backing of the sentiment.  It looks very festive and I am very happy with the way this came out.  This die is also beautiful just cut out and backed on pretty colored paper.  The possibilities are numerous.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Bella's Bath.....

Good morning friends and welcome!  I'm here this morning showing you a couple of photos of Bella's bath this week.  I have been very busy this week with some cleaning and I'm trying to work on Christmas ornaments for my tree.  I gathered pinecones from my yard and dried them in the oven and now it is time to play.  I showed you on Wednesday how I'm decorating them.  Lots of pretty ribbon and many many pearls.  It takes a lot of patience.

Right in the middle of everything else this week, Bella needed a bath so off to the sink we went with brushes, combs and blow dryer... since I didn't have a card to share this morning I wanted to show a picture of my little love!

Bella weighs 5 lbs and gets a chill easily so here she is all bundled in her bath towel ready for the blow dryer.  She loves the heat from the dryer and sits very patiently for me to get her all dry and ready to go.

Just look at that face...actually that's her "I'm over it" face and she is telling me to put the camera down and get her warm!

Well that is it for me.  Hope you have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday with another holiday card to share with you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #336

Good morning friends!  I am here to share with you what my desk looks like and what I have been doing.  If you are curious as to why I would do this, it's because every Wednesday I participate in this wonderful world wide blog hop.  For details you can visit Miss Julia at her blog Stamping-Ground.  She has all the details listed there on her blog.  We would be so happy if you came and joined us each Wednesday.

I'm working on Christmas now and loving it!

I have a little mess going on right now.  Plastic bowls with flat backed pearls, several bottles of glue and some pretty paper.  Also I have a pine cone and some Snow Tex open and I'm using a brush to apply the snow to a pine cone.  Next I will hot glue pearls to the edges of the little pine cone and some pretty ribbon to the top and of course the hanger.

I was checking our some of the videos on YouTube and found this ornament by Cynthialoowho.  I fell in love with it and decided this would really look pretty on my tree.  It's from her Christmas series in 2013 ...anyway here is the link to the video:
Cynthialoowho 2013-10 days of Christmas ornaments. 

This girl is so talented and I just had to give this a try.  Well that's it for me this morning.  I'm off to visit and see what you all have going on!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Angel Card.....

Good morning friends.  I hope you are doing well and getting ready to face the week.  I've been absent for a couple of weeks but I've been struggling with a little bit of a health issue.  I've had a pinched nerve in my shoulder and let me just say...growing old is not for the faint of heart!  Such a burning, stinging pain and not much relief in sight so I was pretty much down for the count.  It was even hard to dress myself and it goes without saying...NO CRAFTING!!!  I am better and can at least type a little bit at a time before it begins to hurt again so this will be short and sweet.  There is lots of ice and awful TV, and cuddles with Bella.

It's sort of hard to tell but the inside of this box card is the same color as the markings on the angel.  I love this die and have made several cards already using this one!  There is sparkle on my snowflakes in the corners but it doesn't want to show up either.  Some mornings my camera and light tent don't like to play together.

That's all from me this morning.  I'm so happy to be back but boy am I behind on my projects.  Bear with me as I play catch up and please don't move on as I'm still here!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

November 1st. Dies R Us Challenge...

Good morning everyone and welcome to a brand new challenge at Dies R Us! This challenge is:  Fall, Leaves and Harvest.  I love this time of year when the days shorten and the temps cool and there is frost in the morning!  After the hot months of August and September we begin to come alive again! My card is a tribute to that change in the season.

Now get busy and create a project for this challenge and link to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  I can't wait to see what you create!  

Here's a quick review of the rules:
  • MUST USE DIE CUTS on your creation.
  • DIRECT link to your creation, not your entire blog.
  • LINK BACK to our DRU Challenge Blog in your post.
  • NO BACKLINKING (no creation made prior to our challenge posting)
  • No limit to sharing with other challenges.

Cheery Lynn Designs Chicken Wire Frame FRM-144
Cheery Lynn Designs Fall - B573
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches - Perfect Peony Complete Petals
Spellbinders Small Labels - Retired  - For graphic