One seed can start a garden, one candle can light a room, one step can begin a journey, one conversation can start a friendship, one smile from a handmade card can lift one's SPIRIT!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MIM # 300 Building Wreaths

The MIM this week is Building a Wreath.  Melissa has a great video showing how she builds her wreath. I used the Spooky Smiles stamp set and the Rustic wreath cut out of black polka dot paper.
This is Melissa's card
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Thanks for stopping by friends!  Have a great week!

Heart Hugs, friends!



Monday, October 16, 2017

Merry Monday Challenge # 261 with an ornament!

Hi everyone, are you excited to play along with us for another Merry Monday Christmas card challenge?  This week we have the super talented Kelly leading us on our trek in making all our Christmas cards...she wants to see an ornament on our card!
I pulled out a Memory Box die and made my card with three of them on it!
stamps:  PTI: In the Meadow, PTI: Holiday Greens, IO: Thin Stripes, The Ton: Holiday Flourishes 
dies:  Memory Box: Snowflake ornament
Heart Hugs, friends!



Thursday, October 12, 2017

Seize the Birthday ~ NO TOPPING!!

NO TOPPING this time folks for our Seize the Birthday Challenge!
You can make any kind of card as long as it is a birthday card, and please be sure to read the rules, we would hate to eliminate your card from being considered a winner because you didn't follow the rules!
I had colored up these pretty flowers from Avery Elle with zigs a while ago, so I pulled them out to use them!  I love this stamp set and the flowers!

stamps & dies:  Avery Elle:  Floral bouquet;  PTI: Background Basics: Text Style II
sentiment die:  Lawn Fawn 
 Thanks for stopping by,  I look forward to seeing your card in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October CAS Mix-Up Challenge

I decided to make this a Christmas kind of card!  I pulled out two Tim Holtz stencils.
the first stencil is part of a three mini stencil pack and it has holly on it, so I used a light green and dabbed on the color. Then I used a Dot Fade stencil over the holly with a Teal color.  I stamped and embossed my sentiment on the same teal paper .
thanks Loll and Bonnie for the fun challenge and for providing the videos for the technique!





Heart Hugs, friends!



MIM ~ Sentiment Windows

This week, Dawn is challenging us to use a sentiment stamped on the inside of our card as part of the design on the card front, by utilizing a die cut window!  You can go HERE to watch her video.
this is Dawn's card:
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stamps:  Give Thanks, Autumn Pumpkins
Paper:  PTI Autumn Chicken scratch Gingham
 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Heart Hugs, friends!



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Inspired by all the Little Things ~ #67

You must go check out the picture for your inspiration...so many awesome ways to go with that picture!  I was inspired by the candles and all the "white" pumpkins!  I have been to a store twice just for the white pumpkins, they were supposed to get a shipment in and so I stopped by again, but they didn't get any...so I made my own on this card!
Wplus9 Merry & Bright (candle)
Lawn Fawn: Happy Harvest (pumpkins)
Lawn Fawn: So Thankful (sentiment)
liquid pearls: brass
washi tape
Leaves from my friend Birgit!!
I hope you will consider to play along with this challenge, the design team has more awesome cards and Bonnie Klass is the guest designer with another wonderful card for your inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Heart Hugs, friends!



Monday, October 9, 2017

Merry Monday ~ A sketch

Are you ready for another Merry Monday Challenge?
Time is drawing near folks, this is a great way to get inspired for Christmas cards.
This week Debbie has a sketch up on the challenge blog to inspire you to make your card.
I hope you will play along with us!
stamps:  Avery Elle: Holiday Bouquet; PTI: Bells & Boughs
Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle die
Pearl Pen: Ice
Thank you for stopping by and I will see you in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Inspired by All the Little things # 66

I was inspired by the big flower over at Inspired by all the Little Things, so I pulled out an oldie of mine from PTI: Friendship Jar: summer
It is a big bouquet of hydrangeas.  I colored it up with several things because I didn't like the first colors I put down.  Ha ha...I ended up using Zigs on top of DI and I do like the depth I have in some of the petals!  A happy accident!
 
The design team has an amazing collection of inspiration for you, you really must go check them out!   And then play along!

Heart Hugs, friends!