Thursday, December 29, 2016


Here I sit, in my crafting mess room, dreading the cleaning that needs to be done. I'm hoping a little cleaning will allow me to be better organized with my crafting endeavors for 2017.  Said cleaning also means tidying up my computer, which led to me looking at photos, specifically photos I've taken and saved for blogging.

As I mentioned in this post, several babies were due this year. I'm happy to report that all three babies arrived safely and everyone is adjusting well, except for me - live to far away to be able to scoop any of them up for cuddles and kisses. To celebrate their births, I made each a special card.

The first to arrive was Olive (love her name.) I finished the card made with her in mind, using an image from All Dressed Up (see post link above). I just needed to add her name.. Here is the finished card.

The next to be born was Olive's cousin, Otis (love his name). This time I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil -  "Hush". Here is his card.

The last card also uses an image from Mo's. This time it is Baby and Bunny. The card was made for Peyton (again, love the name) who arrived in time for Santa instead of after like expected. Here is her card (and Peyton's mom - if you are reading this post, avert your eyes immediately as I know you have not received this yet!) I am entering this in the Southern Girls challenge for Anything Goes.

I hope they enjoy them as much as I had fun creating them. 

Parting thought:  the littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #323 - Anything Goes

Welcome back! Today is another Tuesday Throwdown challenge and our sponsor is SugarPea Designs. I used their Nativity Scape steel die for my card today and went for a classic Christmas look.

I choose a dark red cardstock for the base, which is 8 by 9 inches, scored at 4 inches. Finished card is 4 by 9 inches and fits a regular business envelope for mailing. The Nativity Scape die was cut from black cardstock and glued to the front. I can't tell you how happy I am with this die. No problem getting a clean cut and didn't have to spend an inordinate amount of  time cleaning little bits of paper from the die. The sentiment is an oldie from The Angel Company, stamped in black pigment ink and heat set with gold embossing powder.

This is a very rich and elegant card and I love the color combination along with the CAS feel achieved with the Nativity Scape die.

A bit over exposed?

Thanks for stopping by and as always, comments are welcomed and treasured.  Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Parting thought:  Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
                                                                        Pope Francis