Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Fancy Flower and a Snowflake

It is so wet in Central Alabama!  The rivers and creeks are overflowing and flooding houses and buildings, and a road near here even collapsed.  We are lucky that our house is up high, but the back part of our property is super wet and if we get much more rain our catfish pond will overflow and our fish will swim away.  There are three ponds in our neighborhood, and one year they all overflowed.  Some of the big bass from our neighbor's pond came ove,r and you never knew what you were going to catch out of our pond. 

Now that year end is over at work and Christmas has passed, I am hoping to get more time to visit my blog friends and create more.  It has been really tough keeping up in the last month. 

I have been drawn to CAS or crazy involved cards lately - no inbetween!

Here is a CAS card I made with the new Medium Filigree Snowflake and Warm Thoughts 1 Line Greeting.  This card was super easy and fast!  Just a bit of sponging with some torn paper towel and it was done.

And here is a crazy involved card made with my new favorite stamp, Ornate Corner Tile.  You could do so many things with this wonderful image.  This card is for the new DRS Designs Challenge that starts today.  The challenge is to pick any DRS Designs Challenge from 2015.  I picked #165 which is Flowers Abound. 

I stamped a whole page of white paper with the image and I sponged the image with TH Distress ink, making sure to do the darker purple at the bottom of each. I fussy cut them and layered them up.  All my papers were white to begin with - I sponged them all so they would match perfectly.  I see so many possibilities for this new image! 

Hope you have a great New Years and 2016 brings you multiple blessings.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Fun Christmas Wreath

Tis' the Season is the name of the DRS Designs Challenge this week - use your Winter, Christmas, or New Years images. 

I went with Christmas doing a wreath made out of the Triple Holly image and the Joy to You Christmas Greeting.  This took a little extra time to color and cut out, but it was very relaxing and I like how my sponging came out  (I colored the leaves by sponging different colors of green TH Distress Ink).  . 

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

I am also entering this in these challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes

Pile It On - Christmas/Winter

Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes Christmas

A snowflakes Promise - Christmas/Winter


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Is Brown a Christmas Color?

DRS Designs is sponsoring the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge this week - it is their last sketch challenge of 2015.  Since DRS is sponsoring, I wanted to play along.  I only had a few minutes so I did a really quick card.

I started with all White paper and stamped the Wood Grain Background image on one of my sketch panels and the Small Merry Christmas Greeting on the next smallest panel.  I added a few sugar glitter coated wooden snowflakes from SU!, sponged my wood grain bg with TH Walnut Stain and embossed the main bg panel with the SU! Woodgrain EF.  I loved making a brown Christmas card.

This sketch is super easy to play with so I encourage you to play.  If you win, you get a $10 gift card from DRS Designs.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Card Catch Up!

Is it just me or is Christmas coming at us faster every year?  Seems like I was in the stores in August wondering why there were so many Christmas things and I turned around and there are only a few days left! 

I have a bit over half of my presents purchased.  I just got my tree up last week (had to do that before Bunco night or people would worry about me - lol).  I am running super far behind!

Sadly, I haven't sent out cards and haven't made very many either. Needless to say, I am trying to catch up on some Christmas cards fast!

Here are a douple.  The first one is for the DRS Designs Gold and Silver challenge this week - still runs until Wednesday if you want to play too.  I used the DRS Designs Christmas Especially to you greeting. My die cuts are from SU!  I did the sentiment in silver embossing powder and added silver glitter for my snow effect.

The current Paper A La Mode challenge is Christmas and the sponsor is My Besties.  I used this darling Lil Angel Wings image.  I have never used a My Besties image and I loved it - you just get lost in her giant eyes. I colored her with colored pencils but next time I am using alcohol markers so I can do a better job on her hair!

Lastly, I made a tag to match the above DRS card - I made it with scraps from the card.  I cut the die cut up so I got a horse and a sleigh to use on the tag.  The image is a custom image you can order from DRS Designs called Custom Christmas Village Custom Name Sign.  They will put anything you can fit on it.  I had then put Mortar Creek Farms because that is what we call our little property and my parent's property together.  Fun! 

Hope you are doing better than me on the Christmas preparations! 
Many hugz!!!!