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Monday, June 13, 2022

Fun in the sleigh! 2021


How much Christmas fun are these two having I ask.
I added the sentiment and the lavender background
and this was ready to mail.  Too cute!

For the last two plus years I have sent Christmas cards to folks/friends in our community about 100 cards each year.  Lots of folks for a couple of years were not allowed to visit family because of Covid fear.  This was my way of putting a smile on their faces or at least I hope it did.  This year I sent 90.  Life is returning to normal again or so we hope.


Fun Snowman 2021


This was just for the fun of it.  This cute snowman looks like he is about to fall off the Cheers sentiment.  Put the glass of wine in his hand..."branch" and added the background color and he was done.


Twas the night before Christmas...2021


I love, love, love this little mouse sitting in his version of a lounge chair, "walnut shell" 
and reading to one and all "Twas the night before Christmas".
The twinkle lights and the same blue/lavender background I used before finished this card.


May you never be too old...2021


That's right..."May you never be too old to search the skies on Christmas Eve"
I had the golden circle brush and thought it would be the perfect moon for Santa and his reindeer to fly in front of.  Added a little holly leaf to decorate his sleigh and to adorn the two bottom corners.  Then came the blue sky background.
This Santa and reindeer puts a smile on my face every time.


Christmas Joy 2021


This beautiful collection of images made this pretty setting.  The winter bird perched on this branch worked beautifully.  I put him in front of a snow grey background.  Included in this package were all the letters from A-Z, so I put together the word "Joy" to finish it off.  Liked the positioning of the letters.


Happy Hanukkah 2021


This is such a beautiful Menorah (and I had been searching for just the right one) to send to our Jewish friends.  
The only thing I added to this is the lavender brush behind it.  It was a lovely card.


The Year of the Grinch 2021


I have never done a "Grinch" themed card, but when I found this fun image of him, couldn't resist and so I purchased him.  From Etsy I believe.  
I put a hat on him and added the yellow brush behind him and it was done.  Each card had a copy of the Grinch poem.
Even my big grandkids enjoyed this one.


Believe 2021


This was fun putting together.  Have had the "Believe" element in my digital folder for a very  long time, thought it worked well here.  So the sweet Christmas train was empty, so again went through my stash and found things to give it life including Santa in the drivers seat. The tree, wreath, packages and the lavender watercolor splash are also from my Christmas digi's. 


Saturday, June 11, 2022

More Christmas 2021


I absolutely love Poinsettias, my favorite Christmas flower.
The Poinsettia with the pinecone was so lovely that all it needed was a sentiment.  This sentiment I made a few Christmases ago.  I love the simplicity.


Christmas 2021


 It's about time I started posting Christmas 2021!  Yikes, where has that time gone.

I have so many digital Christmas files that it's sometimes hard to choose.  But this guy spoke to me.  So fun and jovial, bouncing on the candy cane like a pogo stick!

This was pretty easy to make, all I added was the HO HO HO sentiment and the gold ink splatter.

The majority of my digital collection comes from either Etsy or Creative Fabrica.  They have amazingly talented watercolor artists at those sites.  I highly recommend.

Granddaughter Maggie's 23rd Birthday!


 This one's for Maggie, the oldest of our five grandchildren.  She makes us happy and she makes us proud.  Happy Birthday Margaret Erin!

Card Front

Inside card

Humorous Birthday...


 This card is for my friend Fran's birthday.  Love the humor!  Hope she has a good laugh too.  Laid the sentiment out in Photoshop Elements.  Had fun playing with fonts, love the whimsy in this one called "Peace & Jolly".  Added the little daisy's with the honeybee on the petals.

Marilyn's Birthday


 My sister-in-law Marilyn is about to celebrate a birthday.  So made this "sublimation" birthday card for her.  Love this quaint mailbox and decided to use that as my focal. I had the background in another file so used that and added an envelope with flower and some leafy greens.  Love making my own sentiments.


Guy Birthday


 I loved this whale and have been thinking of a fun way to use him.  So here we go..."Have a whale of a Birthday".  Found in my digital stash some fun things to complement him.  And here it is:

Neighbors Birthday


My wonderful neighbor Cathy celebrates an early spring birthday.  She is not only my friend, but a friend to our community.  So I created this "springy" card for her.
Happy Birthday Cathy!


Saturday, October 30, 2021

Sending Thanksgiving Wishes...


I have had this little guy for a few years I think.  Added a background brush in light brown, and the berry basket (getting a lot of mileage out of that image) and of course the sentiment "Sending Thanksgiving Wishes piled high with all the good stuff".  I use this sentiment for birthdays too, just replace Thanksgiving with Birthday and change the background image to a very tall birthday cake and other things and you are all set!


May the Bounty of the Season...


This turkey may have different ideas about the impending Thanksgiving feast, but he is a beautiful specimen for sure.  Put a pretty soft background for him and added a sprig of grain to the sentiment and also that pretty basket of berries.
So, may the bounty of the season truly fill your heart and home.


Give Thanks


I think that the simplest things in life can be the best of all.  This pretty basket filled with blackberry's and Autumn flowers and foulage is a perfect way to say Happy Thanksgiving.  I created this sentiment a couple of years ago and it's still one of my favorites. I added a soft green background and we were good to go.


Happy (but scary) Halloween


I love this image, it has every component that you could want on the front of your Halloween card.  Love the dark ominous background, the witch, the raven, and what's Halloween without scary awful spiders.  And the haunted house looks amazing.  Love everything about this image.


The Witching Hour...


I've forgotten now what font this is but I thought it went perfectly with this card image.  "The Witching Hour" looks as ominous as that cat!  Didn't add a thing other than the greeting.  This one is going to one of my grandsons.