Friday, October 24, 2014

Thank You From the Kitchen

Someone very dear to me recently made me a darling apron.  Here is the  thank you card I made for her using Doodle Pantry images.
Love the papers that come with the images.
When all the elements coordinate, it makes for a simple yet beautiful card.


Challenges:
Pink Gem - make a scene
Creative Crew - bows
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Crafty Catz - thank you

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Featured On Watch Us Wednesday

This is my first week for Watch Us Wednesday at the Kraft Journal  and I'm pretty excited about that.  This week we want to introduce you to the Grungy Tags.  I am really having fun with these tags and there are five different tags to choose from.  This card uses a Scalloped Grungy Prim tag.   I love these stained tags.  They look like tea stained.


The layers are SU Garden Green, the Kraft Outlet Lunch Bag Kraft, and a piece of patterned paper from Heartfelt Creations.
Using a brown ink, I stamped "adore" and cut "you" with a MFT die from the Lunch Bag Kraft.
The flower is made out of kraft wrapping paper - really!  The vine is cut with a MFT die.
I hope this inspires you to use these beautiful tags.
Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Bingo ( recycle, twine, flowers)
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sweet Stamps - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything



Monday, October 20, 2014

Hey There Punkin

My shelves are lined with photo albums.  My computer is full of photos.  I enjoy going back through past years and yet it makes me sad at the same time to see all those cute babies and realize how fast time flies.  All my children are grown and now my grandchildren are growing up way too fast.  I have to be careful what images and sentiments I use on cards that I send to my grandkids because most of them are out of the baby, toddler stage.  But this sentiment I may use for a few more years because I actually use it when talking to my grandkids.
This cute wagon full of pumpkins is a pre-colored digital image by Doodle Pantry and there are several sentiments that come with this set.
Doodle Pantry has two sets of Wagon Hellos.  This is the 2nd set.  

In making my card, I used Buff cardstock ,a grunge tag, and twine from Kraft Outlet, patterned paper from the Doodle Pantry set, Pumpkin Pie cardstock from SU.  The leaves are cut out with my Silhouette and the leave button is from my stash.
BTW, there are a few more days to enter a card in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - things that start with "G" (green twine, green leaf)
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Pink Gem - create a scene
Open Minded Crafting - pumpkins
Stamp and Create - Fall
Great Impressions - Autumn Eloquence
Crazy Challenge - Fall Gatherings


Friday, October 17, 2014

Card To Accompany Album

Last week I showed you a small photo album that I was going to send to my daughter and grandchildren.  This is the card that will accompany it.


Here is the inside of the card:

These are pre-colored images in Diane's Daydream Designs set, Signs of Fall, the same set I used for the album.
For the front of the card, I superimposed the sentiment onto the quilt.  A few leaves are popped up with dimensionals and I added some wire tendrils on the top of the pumpkin.
For the inside I added the sentiment before printing the pre-colored scene. With the panel being square, it left room for me to add a note and my signature.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - "O" - orange
Papertakes - wings
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Pink Gem - create a scene
Open Minded Crafting - pumpkins
Crazy Challenge - Autumn gathering
Stamp and Create - Autumn
Great Impressions - Autumn Elegance


Monday, October 13, 2014

Henry Is Ready For Fall

Henry is a such a cutie.  You can find him at Crafty Sentiments who is the sponsor for this months challenge at Die Cut Divas.
 I colored his hair but his shirt, shorts, shoes, and flower are paper pieced.  The challenge at Die Cut Divas is "Change of Weather".  The weather in my area is changing but taking a long time (thank goodness, although I love Autumn) to change into our normal Autumn weather.  It is usually quite chilly by now but it is staying warm enough that I am still wearing capris and T-shirts part of the day so I thought Henry could too.  A flower in October?  Yes, we still have some flowers in bloom.  In fact, I cut about a dozen roses this evening to bring into the house.  But we have beautiful leaves on the trees (and on the grass).
The image panel and the red backing panel are cut with a MFT die.  The leaves are punched.
I hope you will join the challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Challenges:
Papertakes - anything
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sister Act - anything
Crafty Catz - Autumn

Stamp and Create - Autumn


All That Glitters Is Not Gold

The challenge at the Kraft Journal this week is glitter.  Glitter is a product I never use but that doesn't mean my cards don't sparkle.  There are other ways to achieve the look of glitter and I think I captured that with this card.


The card base is SU Early Espresso.   The sentiment (Ginger's House) and the pre-colored pumpkins (Doodle Pantry) were printed on the Kraft Outlet Buff Ivory cardstock panel.
The beautiful copper (not gold!)glitter embossed ribbon is a piece of wire ribbon from my recycle stash.  And the Butter Bias Tape, green  Hemp cord, and the brown Earthy Hemp Cord are from the Kraft Outlet.
Can you see the little bit of Stickles I added to the leaves and blossoms? The final little touch was to pierce a scroll in two corners to match the scroll in the copper ribbon.
The Kraft Journal would love to have you come play along in the challenge, All That Glitters.


Challenges:
Papertakes - anything
Crafty Sentiments - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
Craft 4 Eternity - harvest
Crafty Catz - autumn
Crafty Creations - use orange
Open Minded Crafting - pumpkins
Great Impressions - Autumn Elegance



Friday, October 10, 2014

A Trip To The Pumpkin Patch

It has been quite a busy week with a daughter and two grandchildren visiting from out of state.  Yesterday we joined up with another daughter and four of her children and went to the pumpkin patch.
I thought it would be fun to make a little photo album of the day. 

Using a Fall set by Diane's Daydream Designs, I printed the pre-colored Pumpkin Patch scene then cut it out with a Spellbinder, framing it with a brown cut out.  The "album cover is SU Brick cardstock , scoring a fold and punching holes for the twine.  I added a few leaf buttons with more twine.
Here is a picture of the inside:
and how I put in some extra pages, scoring each for ease in opening. 

I think I will make two so each daughter can have one.

Challenges:
Pile it On - Autumn colors or theme
Simon Monday - Fall
Papertakes- anything
Crafty Sentiments - anything
Tuesday Throwdown - buttons
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Great Impressions - Autumn Elegance
Crafts 4 Eternity - Harvest
Crafty Catz - Autumn
Crafty Creations - use Orange
Stamp and Create - Fall
Open Minded Crafting - Fall