Friday, August 23, 2013

I Think I'm Getting Sick of Christmas Cards LOL!

Good morning!

You may be happy to know, that YES, I am finally getting sick of Christmas cards,,,,,

I have two to show you today,,,,,,,

and at LEAST for a couple days,,,,,,I'm going to try and concentrate on fall cards LOL. For a few days. Hopefully. LOL.

The first is this pink, gray/silver and black card,,,,,,,,I'm not sure I like it,,,,,,,,but it's definitely a striking color combo,,,,

Card Recipe:

Papers: Recollections
Stamps: Justrite (snowman and sentiment), Inkadinkado (snowflakes)
Inks: Versafine Onyx black
Dies: Spellbinders classic large round, picot edge circles, and Cottage Cutz Tea time doily
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

My second card is this Poinsettia Card,,,,,,,,,,,again, not sure I like it, but the colors (more traditional) are pretty striking,,,,,,,

I absolutely love the focal point,,,,,,,,,it's striking. I should have used a different ink to stamp the sentiment on the DP though. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Here's a close up of that,,,,,,,,,you can see how I should have used something else,,,,,,,,,,,live and learn, I guess,,,,,,,

And this last pic is a close up of the Poinsettia and focal point,,,,,,,

I think that poinsettia is my favorite part of the whole card,,,,,,love that die!

Card Recipe:
Papers: K and Company scraps
dies: Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs, Parisian motifs, postage stamps, layered poinsettia
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Ink: Versafine
Stamps: Justrite Nested Christmas Sentiments

I hope you enjoyed this trip down Santa Claus Lane the past week or so,,,,,,,,,,

but fall is coming, and I must get my Thanksgiving cards started!!!!!! Thanks for looking, and please leave a comment, so I can find your blog!!!!!!

Have a lovely weekend! My husband and I are off to Disney World this weekend!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Just Rite Stamps and Things with Wings

Good Morning!

It's a gorgeous, hot, sunshiny day here in Central Florida,,,,,,,,,,and today, I'm showing you,,,,,,,,,,,,

you guessed it! More Christmas cards LOL

I am determined to get my cards done EARLY this year, so I can have some fun making some fabulous, fun gifts I've been pinning on Pinterest for days now!  I have some fun ideas I can't wait to share with you,,,,,,,,,,but I want my cards done FIRST!

It's been so long since I played along with the Justrite Stampers challenge, and so this week, I was determined to do it!

The theme this week is "Things with Wings",,,,,,,,,,,,and of course, with my current Christmassy mood,,,,,,,,I had to use one of my favorite Justrite sets,,,,,,,,,an oldie but a goodie,,,,,,Backyard Birds!

It was so much fun to create a gift set of a card AND an ornament to go with it,,,,,,,,I played with this image last week, creating a similar ornament, but for the challenge, I just knew I had to go one step further in the wow factor!

This cardinal is just so gorgeous for Christmas cards, I couldn't resist,,,,,,,,,,,,

and since Justrite stamps mix so well with each other,,,,,,,I paired it with the Justrite Merry Christmas background stamp!  I just LOVE how gorgeous this stamp looks all embossed in gorgeous glittering gold! So Christmassy!!!!!!!!

Here's a close up of the ornament,,,,

And a close up of the focal point on the card,,,,,,

You can really see that gorgeous embossing here in this pic!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Justrite Backyard Birds and Merry Christmas Background Stamp
Ink and embossing: Momento black, copics. Recollections gold glitter embossing powder
Paper: Recollections red, cream and mirror gold card stock
Dies: Spellbinders Holly Motifs, 2010 Snowflake Pendants, 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, Lacy Ovals, Ovals Large
Ribbon: Really REasonable Ribbon
Pearls and Gems:REcollections

I have no idea yet who I'm giving this little set to,,,,,,,,but I do hope they like it!

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed the set!

You still have a day or so to join in the Justrite Challenge,,,,,,,,so ink up those Justrite stamps and get to it!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Where the heck has she been??

And a good question it is too LOL

I am NEVER gone this long,,,,,,,,except when life takes some amazing turns,,,,,,,


My very lovely, amazing daughter got married in June,,,,,,,,,

It was a lovely day,,,,,,,

if you like hurricane like rain. For an OUTDOOR wedding. sigh.  Still, we were under cover, and it was a lovely day,,,,,,,,,

and of course, I had to make all the decorations, invitations, programs, etc, for her "Evening in Paris" themed special day,,,,,,

Then we had to spend WEEKS searching for,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,this.

Because that lovely, amazing daughter slammed into our old pop up,,,,,,,,,,,and ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,let's just say it went to camper heaven.

so then, of course, we had to try it out,,,,,,,,,,,,at Hillsborough River State Park here in Florida,,,,,,

AND of course, I had to spend a LITTLE time pondering WHO in their STUPIDITY would MOLEST alligators??????????? But I'm sure someone has,,,,,hence the signs,,,,,,

Then I've spent the last week TRYING to get caught up on family stuff, housework, emails, Facebook, and friends who posted cards and projects online,,,,,,,,,,and I am STILL not caught up,,,,,I have a list as long as my arm to go through,,,,,,,,,

But,,,,,I did manage to spend a LITTLE time this week making some cards and Christmas/Hanukkah projects (because it will be here before you know it.)

sooooooooooooooo I'm back. Finally,,,,,,,,,,and I expect to be posting at least once a week. Please God. Let my life slow down a little LOL.

Thanks for all your emails, etc wondering if I was ok,,,,,,,,,,I'm fine. Just exhasted LOL.

Thanks for looking!!!!!!! I hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!!!!