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:
and

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:
and


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

Friday, October 13, 2017

" WIMSF...Beginner's Quilling"

Hello everyone.
Hope your day started off with a good start.  No matter what comes your way, keep the goodness going.  You're headed for a two day vacation and better things are going to happen.

What could I pull from my stash today?
Let's see!   I haven't practice quilling in  quite a while so let's explore and see what I put together.
I had some "teardrop" rolled pieces already in my beginner's box...a start for my project.
What I did... I placed them in the center of a piece of cardstock to look like a flower.
I cut pieces and gently rolled the ends and glued them between each of the flower pieces.
I used coral Ranger liquid pearls for embellishment.  The Cosmo Cricket tiny text was still present on my desk, so I found a sentiment for my project.  Clean, simple, quick and fast.

Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Neenah white; Recollection black.....DP from Paper House Field Study
die: Spellbinders Card Creator
Equipment: tonic studio scissors; Quilled Creations Beginner Kit; Coral liquid pearls; Nuvo glue; big shot machine

Thanks for viewing.
Thanks for the comments.
Please come again!
Have a lovely, enjoyable weekend.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, October 12, 2017

"Box On A Card"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers on this rainy Thursday morning.
Well at least it is raining where I am.  Someone, somewhere is enjoying the sunshine and beautiful weather.
It's October but I'm thinking Christmas today.  I still have some cards to make and I haven't done one in quite a while.  Last evening, I pulled out my Christmas supplies (stamps and dies) for this morning but really didn't know what directions to go in.
I've viewed several YouTube videos showing how to make a "box on a card" and decided to review for today's card.  If it didn't go well, you would not be enjoying the view today.
I loved doing something different and this design fell right in with my enthusiasm and desire .
It is not a card that will go postal...unless you are sending a large box with other items to an individual.  This type of card, in my opinion should be hand delivered.
Here, take a look and tell me what you think in the comment section below:
 

 This card will be used as an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
"Christmas Greetings..Do Not Open Until 12/25"

 Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black; Bazzill red
dies: Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses; Cottage Cutz Christmas Greetings
Embellishments: Nuvo white gloss drops; Martha Stewart faux pearl;  Jolee's boutique 3D sticker; Offray red satin ribbon

This will be an entry for the color challenge over at http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/tuesday-color/forum/topics/color-challenge-10-october-2017

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Recollections orange and black; Hunkydory; Neenah white
die: ArtC alphabet die
Embellishment: Sticko vellum maple leaves

Thanks for viewing.
Please come again and you are always welcome to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

"Dies, Stamps. Flowers, Etc."

It's Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Another great day to be here to share with you.
I've noticed your "Fall" cards, your "Halloween" cards and your "Challenge" cards...they are beautiful...keep on crafting...the view is good for the eye.
Don't forget we are getting out the word that this is breast cancer awareness month.  For my family and others it is every month.  October is just set aside to remind you to get a mammogram.  If breast cancer runs in your family, remind the women and sometimes men to go get that check-up...the earlier the better if cancer is detected in your body.  Any form of cancer...not just for breast...get it checked before it is too late!!!
Here is my share for today:
 "Your Heart Sings & My Soul Listens"

Enabler's List:
This card was made for a person who has asked for prayer.
cardstock: Kaisercraft craft cardstock; Recollections black cardstock;
DP: Recollections Steampunk Botanica
dies: Spellbinders foliage; Spellbinders Labels 20 ; Heartfelt Creation Raindrops on Roses
flowers: Prima
Embellishments: NUVO gold drops; American Craft Premium hemp ribbon
Sentiment: Cosmo Cricket tiny text

Thanks again for your continued support and your comments.  You are always welcome to visit again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

"Ovals and Ovals"

Hello friends, visitors, viewers and followers on this Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
How did you start your day?
Did you wake up rejuvenated and ready to embrace the day no matter what comes your way?
Did you wake up still angry from yesterday's drama?
I know you have heard or seen the statement..."Life is short so enjoy every moment".
There are times when everything  seems to be perfect.  You are laughing , playing, cuddling and just having the "best day or time ever".  If you could only trap that moment and keep it forever.  Never having to feel sad, depressed or angry again.  It's just impossible to do that.

Why try and trap a moment when we can just BE the moment?
Just close your eyes the next time you feel completely happy or at peace. Don’t think about why it is something special or how it happened. Just become a part of something wonderful that life has given.

The card I'm sharing today:
"Embrace each and every moment"


Enabler's List:
cardstock: Recollections cream and black cardstock
DP: Recollections Regent Street and a piece of plaid vellum
dies: Tonic studio "Mixed edge Oval die set; Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) layered lacey ovals die
Embellishments: Prima flowers; orange netting; sticko vellum leaves;
Nuvo glue; Liquid pearls (coral)
Sentiment: Cosmo Cricket tiny text
Big Shot cutting machine

Thanks so much for viewing with me today.  Your comments are always welcome.

 Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, October 9, 2017

"Guess What.....You Make My World Happy"



Good Monday, October 9, 2017 to you....my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It is the beginning of another work week.  It is Columbus Day.  Some of you are off and some of you took off to go shopping....don't think I didn't hear your conversation on yesterday.  As soon as you heard some people had the day off...you decided you were going to be off also.  Don't worry, your boss will never know.  Just be careful that he/she is not out shopping along with you.
How many of you have heard these words lately..."You make my world happy"?
If you're in a harsh environment in your home or on your job, you may never hear these words.
If you are in a serious relationship with your "heartbeat", you may be hearing these words almost every day if not every  other day.  If you and your spouse are doing well in your relationship, he or she may be telling you this often.
"You are my motivation... my inspiration...you make my world go around",  are just some of the things you do.
To accommodate those words, here is a card that can be sent or given to that "special" individual:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollection black
DP: Recollections Steampunk Botanica and Recollections Mixed media
die: Spellbinders circle die
TH tonic studio paper distresser
embellishments: Petaloo flowers; jute twine; American craft premium ribbon; Offray cream Zoey lace;
Ranger liquid pearls;
sentiment: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text

You make my world happy by continuing to support my blog and my projects.
Thank you so much.  Come again to see what I've made.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, October 6, 2017

"WIMSF"

Hello everyone.
Welcome!
Today is October 6, 2017 and it is Friday.  The end of the work week.  Almost the end of the first week in this month.  Tomorrow is "World Cardmaking Day" and I can't wait to see all the displays of beautiful and creative cards you will be posting.   Most companies will be having sales on craft supplies so stock up.
I'm off on the weekend to do other things so I'll be checking in when time permits to see what you are doing.
Because it is Friday...you know by now my drill...yes, "what's in my stash for Friday"...my own personal challenge.
Okay, here is the run down on what I used:
  • This week, I used a border from K & Company made by Brenda Walton.  I left the package near the desk.  So of course, this would be a piece...flowers on the left.
  • I have a folder of die cut items that I cut when I'm doing projects and maybe don't get a chance to use all the cuts or they just don't fit the project that I'm working on at the time...circles and heartfelt creations die (blue)
  • It's easy to have items already made in a package that you can pull out to use...in this case, the wooden sentiment (hello)
  • Items that don't have the adhesive anymore but is good if you put glue or sticky tape on the back of it...butterfly.
Here's the card:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

 Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black; DP from my stash
K & Company Brenda Walton borders
dies: heartfelt creations "raindrops on roses die; ODBD stitched circle dies
Kaisercraft wooden embellishment

Thanks for your time, your comment and your continued support.
Have a lovely, enjoyable weekend and do something fun and exciting.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



Thursday, October 5, 2017

"Are You Living A Sweet Life?"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's Thursday.  Can you remember what you did on Monday?
Days are zipping by so fast as well as this year.  Seven more weeks before "black Friday".  There are two months and two weeks left before Christmas.
Let's make the days ahead enjoyable for others as well as ourselves.

Are you living a "sweet life"?  A life that equates to a better quality of life, happiness, and longevity.
You may be saying being alive means breathing, eating, sleeping, and moving. Stop doing any one of those, and you won’t be alive for very long. But there’s more to life than physiological function. To be truly alive, we must love, laugh, socialize, think, create, make, help, and give. To ensure your life is of high quality, you need to do all of these things with high quality. Doing so will help you maintain your physical, mental and emotional health, which in turn form the foundation for happiness and longevity.

an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock...Neenah white; Recollections black; Michael's DP
Jolee's boutique dogwood branch
K & Company Brenda Walton border stickers.

Thanks for your time today.  Please come again.  Comments are welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

" I Love Flowers"

Happy Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Wednesday is just two days from the weekend journey.  Everyone enjoys getting past what is called "hump" day.
I got up early this morning... did my crafting...and went to my dental appointment.
Now at 1 PM, I'm posting with my jaw full of novacaine.  I am not a happy camper.
I'll be okay.  I just have to wait until it wears away.
This morning before I left for my appointment, a crafty friend had posted a card with the sentiment "bloom where you are planted".  I told her I had a card on my desk with that same sentiment.  I also said that "great minds think alike".
I have two cards to share. 





Thanks for viewing today.
Come again.
Love hearing from you so leave me a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"Something So Dear To Me...Breast Cancer Awareness Month"

Hello to Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Let's focus on something so dear to me today and probably some other times during this month of October...breast cancer awareness.
My family, down through the generations, beginning with my grandmother (maternal ) have had to deal with breast cancer.
I've had my grandmother to die from this disease along with an aunt and several cousins.  My youngest sister has gone through this trauma and is a SURVIOR as of this writing.  Many friends and co-workers have struggle, loss their lives or are Survivors as well.
I met a young lady just yesterday who is going through chemo treatments for breast cancer while still trying to work.
It is so important to be a supporter and to help those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.  So, today dear friends, if you haven't had a mammogram, please call your doctor to schedule one.  Early detection is better than waiting until you get to stage 3 or 4 when it starts to spread to other parts of your body.

Enabler's List for "you're one of my nicest thoughts" card, below

entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Thank you for viewing with me today.  Continue to keep the families of victims in the Las Vegas shooting in your prayers...I am.  Pray also for this world and the sin sick people who live in it.
Maybe one day, our people in politics will wake up and help to get unnecessary guns out of the hands of  all people.  I know and understand people hunt but they are not buying  these automatic weapons to kill for food.  Wake up America.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, October 2, 2017

"Emboss Then Sand"

Good Monday to my friends, visitors, followers and viewers.
Happy second day of October to you.
I'm looking forward to seeing your post depicting Halloween, Breast Cancer Awareness and Fall cards.  I'll be crafting with you, so let's have some October fun!
I picked up some inspiration from another blog using a technique that has been around for quite a while.  You use an embossing folder with cardstock that can be sanded down to the core (giving you another color) and making your image pop.
I had a few pieces of cardstock left from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection core'dinations pad.  I remember buying it years ago for the specific purpose of sanding/ distressing  it for a unique technique.  When newer techniques come on the market,  we tend to forget the old until they are  new again.
I used a blue piece for my card along with  a Spellbinders "Floral Label Four" embossing folder.  I embossed the cardstock and then used a piece of "sanding paper" (from my husband's garage) to reveal the core (another color).  Adding some Nuvo gold glitter drops on certain pieces enhanced the distressed image.  Two pieces of craft cardstock were cut out for the sentiment area.  One piece was embossed using a Cuttlebug "textured script" embossing folder and with the other piece, the center was cut out to make a frame.
The thought of prayer and praying has been the topic of choice lately and I found something  toward that effect in my sentiment bag.  Here is my share for today:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List
cardstock: Kaisercraft craft ; Neenah white ;  Recollections dark brown ; blue core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-core
embossing folders: Spellbinders "Floral Label Four; Cuttlebug Textured Script
Ribbon from We R Memory Designer series
Embellishment: NUVO gold glitter crystal drops




As the news is being broadcast this morning about the shooting in Las Vegas, we do need to pray for the families of those who loss their life in this tragedy.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, September 29, 2017

"WIMSF"

Hello viewers, followers, visitors and friends.
Friday...Friday
What's In My Stash, Friday? (WIMSF)

Today, I'm using Tim Holtz's products or I should say...I had used his products behind the scene this week.  I had tried out a technique that Jennifer McGuire had used called "silhouette stamping". http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2017/09/silhouette-stamping.html
I tried to imitate but couldn't duplicate the technique...so as Frank Sinatra said in a song, "I did it my way".
The lady that I send cards to for "Cards For Soldiers", posted a call for 700 cards as quickly as possible on yesterday.  I'm trying to get my box ready to go postal (maybe 25-30).
Here are three cards that I put together this morning using the distress oxide inking, stamp by Ryn,  die cuts from Tim Holtz wildflower 2 dies, Studio Katia gems, and Nuvo crystal drops.   Since the distressing was done and the flowers were already cut, all I had to do was add the stamping, the sentiments and the drops.
I'm going to enter this one over at 
September Challenge – Link Party # 32

I'm going to enter this one over at http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com


Enabler's List
Neenah white cardstock
Recollections black, aqua and pink cardstock
various pattern paper from my stash
Distress oxide #2 inks
NUVO sea breeze jewel drops and gloss white crystal drops
Sizzix wildflowers #2 dies
Design by Ryn stamps
Studio Katia gems
die cut using Cricut Design Space and Cricut Explore


Thank you so much for your time to view with me today.
Please come again.
You are welcome to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Thursday, September 28, 2017

"BE"

Good Thursday, September 28, 2017 to my friends, viewers, visitors and followers.
Welcome to another wonderful day.
Do you have neighbors?  Of course you do.  Are they nice or have they put up that fence to keep you at a distance?  Are some of them too close for comfort...always in your business?
When you buy something, do they go out and buy something bigger or better than what you have?
You love them.  I know you do.  You just can't live without them can you?

According to the National Day Calendar for today..."It is a blessing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to BE a good neighbor.Good neighbors often become friends. They watch out for each other, lend a helping hand and are there for advice when asked.   Neighbors offer that cup of sugar when we are short, collect our mail when we are on vacation, watch our homes and sometimes watch our children and our pets. Simply put, being a good neighbor makes good neighbors and develops lifelong friendships."

Things you can do neighborly:   BE Kind; BE Strong; BE True and BE Grateful.
My card share for today uses those four things.
I had the Graphic 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection" still out from Monday.  I pulled a sheet from the stack and paired it with a sheet from Recollections "Typewriter Font".  From my box of flowers, I selected some white and green flowers and a 3D flourish for embellishments.  While working on another project using chipboard, I cut a square piece for a frame to use around my sentiment.  The sentiment was typed and printed using my word processing program, printer and vellum. It was adhered to the back of the frame and foam tape was used to adhere the frame to the card.  Studio g self adhesive gems were placed at the bottom of the chipboard square.

Your views:
 

The same card photographed in two different ways....another entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com


Enabler's List:
Graphic 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection 
Recollections "Typewriter Font" paper
Recollections flowers
Recollections black cardstock
Kaisercraft craft cardstock 
Studio g self adhesive gems
chipboard
vellum

Thank you for your time to view with me today.
Your comments are welcome.
Please come again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"WORD ART"

Hello friends, viewers, followers and visitors.
Yes, we are so near the weekend. 
Wednesday....hump day with two more to go.
I worked on a scripture card for my journal today.
I've found that many people either are not a Christian or the scripture and the talk about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit really scare them away.  I don't understand.
I love reading, writing and crafting about the LORD.  So, if you don't like looking at the cards I make related to the Bible, you can skip this blog and move on to something else that interest you.
This will be an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Challenge #302-#303 started today.

The above are your Enabler's List for Psalm 3:3

I did this card for a color challenge at the Outlawz


Enabler's List for the above card.
It will eventually be label as a birthday card and go in the box for "Cards For Soldiers".


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"It's An Inking, Stamping Situation Kind Of Day"

Welcome to Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
My good friends, followers, viewers and visitors...you know that this is the last week in this month.  I should be saying, the last few days in this month.  October comes with its "spookiness" on Sunday.
Are we getting older or wiser?
Do pigs and time really fly?
If I blink my eyes will Christmas be here tomorrow?
Those are just a few things to have you smiling for a few seconds or minutes.
If I said to you "The Time Is Now"....what thought would actually come to your mind? 
If this statement was presented to me,  I would immediately think about the current moment and what would be going on before giving a response.  Next, I would probably ask you to explain  "time" in reference to what you are talking about, then, my answer would be different.

Here is the card I'm sharing today:
I started by using Distress Oxide inks ( seedless preserve, spiced marmalade, wild honey) on a piece of Bristol smooth white cardstock.
 Next, I used a stamp designed by Ryn Tanaka on the right hand side of the card.  I used Distress Oxide walnut stain to ink my stamp.   I searched through my stickers to see if I could find a clock shape to put on my card.  I used  an epoxy sticker from Marcella by Kay that looked like a clock and then cut out one from the Recollections "Steampunk Botanica paper pad.
Next, I added stickers from Martha Stewart "pearl garden branches" and "butterflies".  To tie everything together, I used a sentiment from Sandy Lion "essentials stickers" that referenced "time".



Enabler's List:
Rubber Art Stamps by Ryn Tanaka
Martha Stewart butterfly stickers
Martha Stewart pearl garden branches sticker
Sandy Lion Essentials stickers
Distress Oxide inks: walnut stain, seedless preserve, spiced marmalade and wild honey
 
Thanks for you time and for coming to view today.  I hope I have inspired you to ink and stamp.  Have a great day and the time is now to enjoy yourself and do something great for someone else.

Your comments are appreciated so you are welcome to leave one.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, September 25, 2017

"Mixing Graphic 45, Kaisercraft, and Spellbinder Together"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.  Welcome to September 25, 2017.
It's a beautiful Monday in my part of the world.  The calendar says autumn but the temperatures are still saying summer...beautiful...just beautiful.

Our next door small town had their annual "Peanut Festival Parade and Car Show" on Saturday.  Some not so nice people decided to fire shots around the little carnival that was surrounded by children on Saturday night (Thank God no one was injured).  The police are still asking for information pertaining to this incident and are offering a reward.  It's too close to home to think that people are so destructive towards others and so "mean spirited".
My youngest daughter (the mother to "Sunshine") celebrated her birthday on Saturday. She is getting old and I'm getting younger...(.laugh out loud...it's a great day to be cheerful).

My share for today:
I won some paper among many other items on another blog during their Christmas in July challenge. I was sent two very nice packages of paper.  One of them is the Graphic 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection"....beautiful paper.  The other package is also beautiful and I'll share that another day.
I paired the Graphic 45 with a sheet from Kaisercraft "Ooh La La Collection and a die cut from Spellbinder's "timeless rectangle decorative element die" to create this card.   Here, take a look:

I'm adding this one to the entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

I made a card "Just Because";  I love you "Just Because";  I'm thinking of you "Just Because";
"Just Because" others are cruel, doesn't mean you have to be; "Just Because" I'm quiet, doesn't mean I don't have a lot to say; "Just Because" I appear happy, doesn't mean everything's okay; "Just Because" I laugh a lot, doesn't mean I don't take things seriously; "Just Because" I forgive, doesn't mean you can take me for granted.

Thank you so much my dear readers and viewers.  I appreciate you taking the time to come and check out my latest creation.  Please come again.   Comments are always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Friday, September 22, 2017

"Goodbye Summer...Hello FALL"

It's Friday.....
Hello friends, visitors, followers and viewers.
I'm ready for the weekend...I  am READY.   What will I be doing?....as little as possible.  I'm tired.
I've been trying to re-arrange my crafting supplies all week thinking that I was getting somewhere with easy organization...NOT  SO.  I'm more disorganized today than I was last week this time.
I have suggestions that I will utilized later today to see if that will help me.
Anyway, this really was one of those days that I needed to pulled from my stash..
I had colored a panel to use for another project but it came in real handy this morning...just because I couldn't find the "right" dp to go with my Halloween images saved from the beginning of the month.
The only thing I did was use a Darice "fence" die and glue the pieces together to make it long enough for my panel.  All the other pieces, especially the girl, cat, pumpkins, leaves, spider web and skeleton were previously cut out using my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space.  The moon is from Tim Holtz's Halloween ephemera.  The bird, tree and corner piece are felt cuts that came with a Close To My Heart order (free gift) from years ago (when you organize...you will discover items you didn't know you had...this piece was one of them).
I will use this for an entry at 

entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Today marks the first day of Autumn.   I was inspired by Elina P. a couple of weeks ago on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSyONlatADk  
when she did a video using these hot air balloons.  Immediately, I pull out my stamps which comes from TPC Studio...stamped and colored them and then  used my scissors to cut them out.  They came out of the stash this morning along with some of the leaves.  I did color this background this morning using Distress Oxide inks (faded jeans, salty ocean, spiced marmalade, fossilized amber and frayed burlap.

That's all for this Friday.  Enjoy your weekend and have fun.  You may leave a comment.  I love hearing from you.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, September 21, 2017

"A Girl Just Having Some Fun"

Hello friends, followers, viewers and visitors.
It's a great day in my neighborhood.  We are still experiencing summer like weather but the calendar will say the first day of Autumn tomorrow.  Am I ready for the cool temps and the changing of the trees and grass colors?   I'm getting ready...pulling out those sweaters until it will be time for the heavy jackets.  The fall/autumn colors are always gorgeous.  We love taking drives and viewing the act of nature.
I did what I call "a lot of effort card" and "a simple but elegant card".   I want to see if you can identify  which is which (lol).
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com


Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock
DP from K&Company Best of Brenda Walton paper pad
dies: Spellbinders Grate Effect and Spellbinders Arched Elegance
Recollections BOHO flowers
NUVO gloss white crystal drops
Offray ribbon


Enabler's List
Neenah white cardstock
red Bazzill cardstock
black Recollections cardstock
images from Hunkydory A very Merry Christmas Little book
Kaisercraft Sentiments- clear stamps
Ranger black archival ink 

I hope you enjoyed the view today.  Come again to see my latest creation.
You are always welcome to leave a comment.  They mean a lot to me.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois