Monday, September 22, 2014

Winter Wishes


I am entering this card in the Mod Squad "Sweet Tooth" challenge.  They have some gorgeous cards over there and a Starbucks gift card for the winner. 

 This very warm, inviting, hot cup of delicious, chocolaty cocoa is a free digi that I had to do very little to.  A little extra color to the mug and diamond stickles to the snowflake, candy cane, and froth.  Definitely out of the box Christmas card colors, for me anyway.  The Winter Wishes sentiment is from a GinaK Christmas duo called Snowman Wishes.  Definitely early for Christmas  for me since I am a last minute card maker…usually.

Happy Holidays!


This card is for Lee’s “Sweet Tooth” challenge at Mod Squad.  How yummy does that sound.  Can’t wait to see all the “delicious” delights that await…in the form of a card of course.

 For this card I used Meljen’s Holly Cupcake digi image.   Perfect for Lee’s Sweet Tooth challenge.  Colored it up and added lots of Diamond Stickles and a Tim Holtz Snowflake embossing folder and a few pearls.  The sentiment is a GinaK Christmas duo called Ornamental Holiday.

Thank you for the delicious challenge Lee!

Birthday Pie


This card is for Lee’s “Sweet” challenge over at ModSquad.  How yummy does that sound.  Can’t wait to see all the “delicious” delights that await over there…in the form of a card of course.

For this card I used a Meljen’s digi image that I’ve had for a very long time and for some reason had never used.  I found it while scrolling through my digi’s and thought this would work perfectly for Lee’s Sweet challenge.  As I almost always prefer pie to cake, this is the one I chose.  I created the greeting above the pie image.  Got it all colored up and if you look real hard you can see the glitter from my Sakura Clear Star pen.  Added some sequins and pretty pink enamel dots that I perched atop of the ribbon and that was that.

 Thank you for the delicious challenge Lee!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Oh Fig!


Oh Fig!
Well hello from the “High Desert of Central Oregon”!  My craft space is workable finally and I have a card to share with you.  I love figs and have been nurturing two fig trees that I have in two large pots for 3 years and this year they are loaded with fruit.  My worry here is that the nights are getting cooler and I’m afraid they may not ripen.  OH NO!  This is my first card since the big move back in June and it took me most of the day to do this very simple card, I made one that was colored in…didn’t like it and finally settled on this style to use the pretty Figs and Pomegranates stamp set from Flourishes.  I have figs on the brain.  Unfortunately that didn’t translate to well to the card stock.  I think somewhere along the way in this big move, my mojo took a left turn and I took the path to the right, hopefully my mojo and I will go full circle and reconnect soon.  I am entering this card in the Mod Squad challenge, the theme is fruit or harvest and I'm hoping to harvest these figs shortly, there are some gorgeous entries over there you should check out.

Anyway it’s good to be back.
I had some pretty fall papers from Graphic45 and watercolor paper that I stamped the fig images on using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and traced the images with Sakura Clear Star, added the green stones for accent. 

Thank you all for checking in on me from time to time, I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such talented caring ladies.