Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tropical Chic Birthday

I'm posting a birthday card today to link to Julee Tillman's MOJO Mondays Sketch #507. I  love her sketches and am so happy she is back posting and challenging us to play along.

I am using SU's  Tropical Chic stamp set with the Tropical Thinlet Dies. Although I love this set, I've used it very little. I blowed off  the dust and used it today. Since I have it out, I think I'll make several more cards with it.

 All the papers are by SU including the patterned paper, Tropical Escape, which coordinates with the stamp set. The accent colors are Berry Burst and Granny Apple Green. The stitched layer is by MFT and the stitched circle is by SU. The Happy Birthday is an older Taylored Expressions set, Whimsical Wishes. This card has lots of layers and lots of dimension, so I plan on hand delivering it since postage is going up in a few weeks.

*When I looked at this picuter after I posted it, the closest panel looks a little off, but it's not. I guess the wonky lines on the panel behind is causing it to look like that.* Now it's driving me a little crazy!

Have a wonderful evening and I hope you can do something you LOVE!


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

JOY to the World update

Well I finished putting together my cards several days ago, but a stomach bug decided it wanted to ruin the plan to assembly them.  They are finished now and I am addressing them today to mail out tomorrow.
I was only able to get to the USPS yesterday to pick up stamps. We had about 4 inches of snow on Monday so things were closed down. It doesn't sound a lot to some, but here in the South, with not much snow removal equipment, it makes a difference in clearing it from the roads. I believe some counties are still closed. They did receive more then we did here in Clayton, but the snow melted on the roads last evening,but the below freezing temps are played havoc and caused Black Ice to form.

Here the finished card. I used the Filled With Joy card kit by MFT with the included stamp set and dies and their Stitched die-namics, the Softly Falling embossing folder by SU, Neenah 80lb. paper, SU Real Red card stock, stash Glimmer Paper, SU Real Red ink, and , SU Metallic Pearls. I was going to add the pearls to the star shapes, but decided against it. They don't seem to make it through the mail unless you put an extra piece of card stock over them. I just was concerned about adding weight to the card = more postage.

   For the inside sentiment I put into service a retired SU stamp set, More Merry Messages.

I hope you are moving along with your Christmas preperations and have a blessed day today. Now, go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply

Friday, December 7, 2018

JOY to the World

Well I'm almost there. I think this is the first Christmas that I will have my handmade cards ready to mail by December 10th.! I'm not sure why I always put this off every year OR maybe I do. I tend to be a bit of a procrastinator and get bored making mass produced cards, but this time I just plugged along and did it. Of course, I still have to assemble them and signed, but I plan on doing this today and tomorrow. Then addressed and brought to the USPO Monday morning.

Here is my needed to be assembled pile. I'll post a picture of the design I used when I have them completed. I hope you are further along then I am, but if not, I encourage you to just keep plugging along. It's been well worth it...

 Have a wonderful weekend and go do something you LOVE especially if it's your Christmas cards!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It's Your Day!

Just a quick post today. I finished up a card for my grandsons 8th. birthday which will be this Sunday. It closely resembles a Dallas Cowboy Jersey. I hope he thinks it does! The only thing I would have done differntly is not put mini demensionals on the silver stars. Oh well, I guess they will have to stay.

I'll be linking this over at Seize the Birthday today.

Image from CRICUT from the BIG GAME cartridge, Number 8 from DAYS and DATES
Sentiment: SU Fabulous Four
Papers: SU Night of Navy, Silver Glitter by The Paper Studio and MFT
Dies: MFT  Stitched Die-Namics
Stars: SU Star Punch

Have a wonderful evening and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Owl EOS Holder

Posting today a picture of one of the favors I created for my daughters Baby Shower next week. CRICUT made the cutting so easy. The assembly was fairly straight forward , but it took a little time. Especially those beaks! I wanted all the lip balm to be the same color and purchase it in bulk (10 or more) so Amazon was my choice.

Cricut Design Space - Owl Lip Balm Holder ( To You From Me cartridge)
SU Card Stock - Night of Navy, Berry Burst, Shaded Spruce, Tangerine Tango
SU Rhinestones
SU Mini Dimensionals
EOS Organic Strawberry Lip Balm - Amazon

Thanks for stopping by. Now that I have this project off my list, on to creating Thanksgiving cards and treat boxes for family, friends and grandchildren. Have a great weekend and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply

Friday, November 2, 2018

Wishing You the Best Birthday Ever

Hello there! Just a quick post today. I just completed making a card using the Gina K Autumn Wreath Builder.  I like this one as much as her original. Once you get making these easy wreaths it's hard to stop. The most difficult part for me is choosing colors and which stamps I want to us. This card I will be linking to Seize the Birthday card challenge.


Stamps: Gina K Autumn Wreath Builder, Sentiment from Gina K Original Wreath Builder, MFT "Twice the Wishes" for inside sentiment
Paper: SU Old Olive, So Saffron,Neenah 80# Solar White Extra Smooth
Ink: Gina K Ink Cubes, Sweet Corn,Fresh Asparagus,Tomato Soup
SU Share What You Love Artisan Pearls(So Saffron) , Pearl Basic Jewels , SU Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Circle Die (unknown)

Well I'm off to clean up my space and maybe create another card. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend, and as always, Go Do Something You LOVE!

Live Simply,

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Happy Birthday

Just a quick drop by today. We will be heading to a family get together with family from NY. and a Birthday Party for our granddaughter Amelia who was 5 on Thursday.  I almost forgot to take a photo of the card I had made her using the fold I used on 2 previous cards (extended Z fold ) I like to do that with each of my cards to a photo record of each of them. Most of my cards I make double of, but with family I make just one special design for them.

I also decided to link this over to Seize the Birthday challenge. Although they have the options for Foliage, I'm just adding a non option card today. I went through my stamps sets deciding on what I would use for the foliage option and have narrowed my selection down to 2 stamps set. Hopefully in the next couple of days I can create one and add it to the site.

SU DS paper(ret.), SU Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, SU Gold Glimmer Paper, and Neenah Solar White for the card base
The # 5 was cut using my CRICUT - Days and Dates cartridge
Balloons- MFT Birthday Balloons Die-namics
SU Metallic Pearls
SU Dimensionals used on balloons and #5

Have a wondeful weekend and go do something you LOVE!

Live Simply

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