Friday, January 27, 2017

Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge

Hi Everyone!
It's a new month and Gerda has her first progressive challenge for the year!  Check out these smooching hedgehogs - aren't they adorable?! Just by playing in this month's challenge I will receive February's digi for free!
My goal is to get my card created early in the month so I can actually have it posted by the end of the month!  I kinda missed the last one and had to purchase this little guy.  But I'm back in the running!
Here are the supplies I used for my card~
Prismacolor Pencils
MFT Blueprints #13
MFT Tag Builder #3
Enamel Dots& Glitter Pen

Thanks for looking and I LOVE your comments!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #378 Happy Birthday!

Hi Everyone,
We are rolling right through another month; it's hard to believe just a month ago we were celebrating Christmas!  Mandy is back after taking a little time off and she's our hostess - welcome back Mandy! This week is a birthday theme and that gives you all kinds of possibilities - maybe a card, or gift bag or tag.
I've been digging through some of my stamps and rekindling my love affair with them! Here is one of my favorite Stamping Bella cards.

 Let's see what the girlfriends have come up with at Little Red Wagon.  You can play with us, you have until next Tuesday!  Hope to see you there!

Supplies I used to create this card ~
Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Posh has a Present
Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Birthday Party Sentiment
Penny Black Coco Patterned Paper 6x6
MFT Jumbo Fishtail Flags
McGill leaf punch
SSS White Pigment Ink
Prismacolor  Pencils
sequins & flower from my crafty stash
glitter pen

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #377

Hi Everyone,
It's another week which means it's time for another challenge.  Our hostess is Donna and she wants to see Thank You cards. Perfect timing, because I need to send some out. Here is my take for this week's challenge. Take a peek at what the girlfriends have come up with for this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon. You can join us with your Thank You card too!

Supplies I used to create this card~
Tiddly Ink Grow a Little Love digi stamp
CC Designs Thanks a Bunch sentiment stamp set
Authentique Classic Essentials patterned paper
MFT Wonky Stitched Oval die
Stampin Up Tag punch
Dew drops, twine, flower & embellies
Prismacolor Pencils

Show Gratitude & Thank someone today!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #376

Hi Everyone!
I hope your 2017 is off to a great start.  This week's challenge is based on goals or resolutions. What goals or Nee Year's resolutions did you make? One of my resolutions is to get back to the gym.  I've had some health issues since mid September and I'm regaining my strength and endurance as I've been walking, building up my distance. As soon as I can shake this nasty cold I'll be back to the gym.
This card is for my sister, she broke her leg back in October and has been in a full cast from pelvis to ankle following her surgery. It was 8 weeks with no weight bearing on her leg! She has just started her therapy and right now they are trying to get her knee to bend again. I have know doubt that she'll rehab quickly but she'll have some frustrations along the way. I hope this card will cheer her up.
Head on over to the Little Red Wagon blog to see what the girlfriends goal are for 2017.  Make it your goal to join us for the challenge. Hope to see you there!

Supplies I used to create this card~
Bugaboo Digital Stamps - Stella Fitness Level
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Basic Edges
Avery Elle Double Pierced Circle die
Taylored Expressions Rainbow Brights patterned paper
Prismacolor Pencils
Glitter Pen
Glossy Accents & Enamel Dots

Give Encouragement!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2016

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to share with you some things that I made for this Christmas.  I have made for every family member their own Christmas stocking.  I started about 15-16 years ago making stockings for  my immediate family.  Then as spouses joined the family they received a stocking, and 7 years ago when the twins arrived I had to make two.  Well, this year the baby girls arrived - our daughter and daughter in law each had their baby 2 months apart.  I had to make two more stockings!  Well good thing I had my Silhouette Cameo because this Grammy really fancied up and saved a lot of time on these stockings!  Yes, I cut the appliques out on my Silhouette - love, love, love it!  Here are pictures of their completed stockings. 

My husband got into the creative spirit as well.  As our family grew, the stockings were overtaking the entertainment center.  So I gave him some ideas/sketches of what I'd like for it to look like and he could go from there.  So this is my stocking pole.  It looks great and held all the "stuffed" stockings too!  It was such a hit that each of  our adult children asked for one for their homes. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #375

Hi Everyone,
Here's our first challenge for 2017 at Little Red Wagon! Jan is our hostess this week.  It's a new year and she wants us to try something new!  Maybe it's a new technique, a new theme or something new for your crafting!  Well, I can do that!  I have a lot of "new" in my crafty room that hasn't been loved and I think it's time to give them some attention - can't have favorites, right?
Well last November, Simon Says Stamp had a card kit that I couldn't resist. When it arrived I was not disappointed! However, going right into the holidays and having some medical issues, it was set aside.  So I pulled out my SSS box and went through all of my goodies again and it was a no-brainer I had to use this kit for this week's challenge.  I also used a new (to me) die from Simon Says Stamp.  I made my first card and then I was on a roll and made several more cards.  I still have supplies to make a couple more cards! Here are a few of my creations from the kit!

Supplies I used to create this card ~
Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Fall Leaves die
Simon Says Stamp Thanks Scalloped Border Die
Pattern Paper (I don't know the name of the paper line - it came in the kit)

Supplies I used to create this card
MFT Pierced oval stax
MFT Jumbo Fishtail Flags
Simon Says Stamp Thankful Heart stamp set
Patterned paper from Simon Says Stamp November kit
Copper Ink
 Clear embossing powder
Copper Ribbon

 Supplies I used to create this card~
Simon Says Stamps Thankful Heart stamp set
White pigment ink & embossing powder
MFT Fishtail Flags STAX
Patterned Paper from SSS November card kit
Button & Twine for embellishments

Have a Happy New Year and Share Kindness!