Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Give Thanks Card with Edward Fall Pumpkins

Hello and happy last day of November! To finish off this month I've made one more Give Thanks Card using the photo inspiration at the Catch The Bug Challenge. The image on this card is by Bugaboo and it's called Edward Fall Pumpkins. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was die cut using a stitched circle die by My Favorite Things. I played with some neglected corner punches and a leaf border punch by Fiskars. The Give Thanks sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder. Both plaid papers are from my scrap bin. The brown is by Lawn Fawn and the orange is from DCWV. Three sequins finished off this card and that's it. I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Raccoon Rascals Kindness Card

Sometimes a project keeps getting pushed because of other priorities and this Raccoon Rascals Kindness Card is one of them. There is wildlife rescue and rehabilitation here in Oklahoma called Wild Heart Ranch and I follow them on Facebook. They do a wonderful job sharing their animal experiences and videos with their followers. Their work is inspiring and at times heart breaking! They recently rescued a raccoon from the side of the road and it had a broken jaw. The pictures were painful to look at and my heart hurt for the little raccoon. That's when I knew I needed to send them a card using the Raccoon Rascals stamp set from Newton's Nook.

To create this card I started with a piece of watercolor paper and sprayed some Mister Huey's color mists along with Tattered Angels glimmer mist. The sky was darkened with Broken China distress ink. Once dry the tree from the Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree stamp set was stamped using Memento black ink. Then the sentiment from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set by Stampin' Up! was heat embossed with white embossing powder. The image was colored with copic markers, fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals. A scalloped frame by Taylored Expressions was added along with a few punched stars. That's it!

This Raccoon Rascals Kindness Card is entered into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Stampin' Up! Promotion


If you're looking for gifts for the creative people in your life (or something for yourself) then check out the Stampin' Up! Promotion going on until November 28th, 2016. Give the gift of craft supplies!!!

Etsy Shop Promotion


Hello crafty friends! Today is Small Business Saturday and my heart and wallet has always supported small businesses. When you are doing your shopping for Christmas and gifts throughout the year I hope you will consider giving handmade gifts. If you're crafty make something, if not... support the crafters and artisans on Etsy! From now until December 17th, 2016 you can take $2.00 off any order of $19.50 or more at Savvy Handmade on Etsy, enter TAKE2 at checkout. All items in my shop are made by me and I love doing custom orders. I do sell some of my handmade cards along with baby burp cloths, baby blankets and baby doll blankets. I welcome you to visit my shop and I love it when you share it with your friends. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Free Image for Small Business Saturday


In honor of Small Business Saturday Jessica Lynn Original is providing a free digital image for a limited time. She is also offering 25% off all stamps in stock, use Coupon Code: blackfriday at checkout but hurry... this offer is only good until midnight tomorrow night. The design team created some inspiration using the free image and you can check out their blogs with the following links:

  1. Angeline: http://scrappyscrappy.blogspot.com/
  2. Jeanette:  http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
  3. Lisa:  http://bzscrapper66.blogspot.com/…/label/JessicaLynnOriginal
To create my card I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for the layout. All patterned paper is from the Altitude Collection by Bo Bunny. The image was colored with Copic markers. To create the snow I used Tulip Puffy Paint, sprinkled fine white glitter on while it was wet and then used the heat gun to make it puff up. A scalloped frame die by Taylored Expressions was used with Rich Razzleberry cardstock by Stampin' Up! The final touch was adding the three snowflakes that were cut using a Cricut machine and Christmas Noel cartridge. That's it! I hope you like it and don't forget to go download the image today while it's still free. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wishing all my crafty friends living in the United States a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are blessed with yummy food and the company of family and friends today. My hubby counts down the days until he gets to enjoy his mother's homemade turkey dumplings. I have a hard time picking a favorite, but it's probably the sweet potatoes... although I never pass up a good apple pie! I would love to hear your favorite dish, just leave a comment.

Last week I posted a card using this same image and layout (scroll down or click here) but with different colors. One thing I love to do is change the colors to see the difference. In total I made five of these cards to send to family and friends but they were all different patterned papers and colors. The image is called Pumpkin Bouquet by Taylored Expressions and it was die cut using the coordinating die. It was then layered onto a die cut pierced oval and scalloped frame from Avery Elle. Cardstock colors include: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Whisper White by Stampin' Up!. The green patterned paper is from The Paper Studio along with a retired strip of Cajun Craze dsp in the center. Copic markers were used to color the image and the sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso ink. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Animals Give Thanks Card

Although all my Thanksgiving cards are in the mail, I thought I would make a few more to get a jump on next year. I like using animals or cute images on cards I make the youngsters in the family. This image is by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and it's called Autumn Critter Stack 02. It comes with a pre-colored version, which I have used. The image was die cut using a frame by Taylored Expressions. The layout is simple and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. To play along with the Catch The Bug November Bingo Challenge I selected the diagonal: Embossing (heat embossed sentiment), Thanksgiving Theme and Bugaboo Image.  The brown plaid paper is by Lawn Fawn and the acorns are from the Woodland Forest paper pad by Pebbles. Three espresso colored sequins finished off this card and that's it! Another simple and easy handmade Thanksgiving card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Animals Give Thanks Card is entered into the following challenges: