Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's Timless Tuesday..flower, ribbon, tag

Well did you miss me last week when I went AWOL?? Bet you thought some strong, handsome, wonderful mountain man stole me into the wilds and showed me the time of my life....NOT! I took my fantasy pill this morning and I'm a little off as usual. I just said to myself...if you don't want to stamp you don't have to and so I didn't. So this week at Flourishes we are to follow the lead of that adorable Miss Cindy (you know that wild Canadian) and do a card which has a flower, tag, and ribbon on it. I used " Meet me Under the Mistletoe" ( wow would I ever love that) and stamped and colored the mistletoe with my faithful colored pencils. The sentiment is from " A Gift for You" and it fit the tag perfectly so that's why I chose it silly. Now I also know you are going to tell me that the berries on the branch are not red but rather white BUT I wanted to go with a red to match up my card nicely. I embossed my bg paper with a flowerly die and to my little flower added a little sparkly stone like thingy. Easy peasy with not much to do but measure our the mats. Hope you are off to a good week...I'm just off as usual.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Timeless Thursday...flag it

Timeless Tuesday@ Flourishes this week is to add a flag/banner to your card. Well hey I'm not so good at this but I recently got a little die cut of a flag from my order from LilInker's and it was a perfect way to cut out a flag. I chose the Christmas Classic stamp set and stamped out this bough of greenery and bells . This did not photo very well with the glittery  I added, but IRL it looks loverly. My glittery punched border was found over at Hobby Lobby and it's a bit pricey @ $2 a sheet but ...it was on sale so I let the moths out of my wallet and decided to pay the price, after all you have to splurge once in awhile. ( I even bought a sheet forDD...now that was really extravagant).  My BG is from Studio Paper . My card was made with a very dark green base.
Well it's almost turkey day and of course it's time to stuff the bird and of course yourselves too. Love this holiday but it's scary to realize Christmas is just around the corner and I better get busy starting my shopping. When you get old like me the best answer is gift cards...that way your gift can be used the way the receiver wants it to be. Anyway have a happy weekend and see you next time.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Timeless Tuesday Double Embossing...migraine headache

Well this was a real pain for me to accomplish but after at least 8 times...I got it. So migraine or not it's entered into the TT challenge over at Flourishes. I was so mad at my trying this over and over that I was ready to seek out Beate and literally do her harm...but since that seemed a bit drastic I took my computer to my craft room and followed step by step her directions and finally I got it. My big problem was my cardboard was not heavy enough and once I figured out what I needed ...it worked. I used my dotted swiss folder and my die is of course from Spellbinders and I'm not going to check out the number but say figure it out for yourselves. Mean spirited I know. I used this candle arrangement from one of the new sets called Christmas Candles. Tied a bow with the Bow Easy and slapped everything on a red card.  Put on some glitter and it's done. I looked at this just now and said to myself...That choice of colors is not the best but maybe I'll do another later and re-post...yeah right! Happy week fellow stampers.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Timeless Tuesday...out of the box

Well Timeless Tuesday was yesterday and I'm just getting out of my box to create this card for the "out of the box" challenge. Have to tell you, I had to study this one a bit in order to let's say...get it. Anyway I chose the set for Thanksgiving called A Season of Thanks or something like that. Love the Autumn images in this set and chose this vaase or vase or fancy bowl of veggies and berries to color up and use. My base card is that SU crumb cake color which is only peeping out about 1/8 " and I then went to a forrest green window like opened mat which is embossed with a fancy schmansy folder . Found some lovely damask type sleek paper to use behind my opening to set off the deep green and lovely autumn colors.Popped this up with some demensional dots. Added some soft willow green ( that's what we called it back in the day...willow) satin type ribbon and bowed it with the none other then Bow Easy. Used my Spellbinder's oval shape and to get me out of the box, I stamped and cut the bowl part and plastered it down. Fini!
Hope you are all off to a wonderful week and will soon have a happy weekend. Taking DGD to see Puss in Boots tomorrow as the kiddos are off school a few days for teacher's conferences. Fun times with the darling Ellie...love it.