Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Shadow Box Christmas Card?"

Happy Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
I'm very chilly this morning with temps in my area coming in below 50 degrees.  We will warm up to about 65 degrees today.   Yes, summer is really over.  For me, it seems as if we went from summer to winter overnight.  It is time to move some plants inside because of the temps.  It's all over...summer ...not unless I move to a warmer climate for the winter and come back home when it is summer again.
Maybe this is the reason I decided to do another Christmas card this morning.  My body feels as if it is really, really cold outside with snow in the forecast.
(This is a side joke or laugh...DH told me to go outside and stand in the sun for a little while and maybe I'll feel as if it is still summer...  He is a character that needed a good laugh himself this morning).
Here is my share with you. 
I'm admiring shadow box cards.  A craft show that comes on the TV...Create and Craft...has been showing a lot of shadow boxes recently.  I've also researched the ones on Google and Pinterest.  Today, I made an attempt at making one:
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Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black; Ranger watercolor paper
inks: Distress Oxide broken china; Distress Oxide black soot; Distress Oxide faded jeans
dies: Sizzix woodlands; Cottage Cuts Christmas Winter Night; Echo Park Reindeer Sleigh Die Set
embellishment: Stickles glitter glue
Big Shot machine
foam tape
Nuvo glue

Get those Christmas cards ready.  October is almost over and November will be a blink.
Try making a shadow box card...they aren't that hard to do and they look so 3D.

Thanks for coming and I hope you enjoyed the view from your place today.
Come again and comments are always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, October 16, 2017

"Gratitude Check"

Happy Monday, October 16, 2017.
Hello to my crafty friends and others who just may stumble upon this blog by mistake or by someone else's invitation.
It's National Boss's Day for those of you who aren't your own boss.  What will you do for them to make them feel "special"?

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
-- William Arthur Ward


Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
For many people, gratitude is difficult, because life is difficult.  With all that is happening in the world ....natural and manmade disasters (hurricanes, Las Vegas, wildfires, politics, and more)...can you be grateful?

Yes, you can!  Don’t express gratitude only when you feel it. Give thanks especially when you don’t feel it. Rebel against your  emotions  that holds you back from your bliss.

Take a look at my share:
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Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Neenah white (base); Recollections black (layer) 
Design Paper from Paper House "Field Study" and Craft Smith Burgundy Rose
die: Prima "Moroccan Foliage
embossing folder: Cuttlebug "script"
embellishment: Prima Charlotte white flower; Recollections floral embellishments mulberry paper leaves; Martha Stewart doily and faux pearl

Thanks for viewing with me today.  
Please come again and don't forget to leave a comment.  I always love hearing from you.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois