Friday, December 15, 2017

"Could This Be The Last Christmas/Birthday Card For 2017?"

Happy Friday, friends, followers, family, visitors and viewers.
It's "What's In My Stash" day and what a way to end this year's Christmas cards and Birthday cards for the year.
If any emergencies happen next week, those people will have to shop at a card store or wait until next year for a Christmas card.  I will continue with birthdays and the other  occasions that happens throughout the year.
Friday is my biggest production day in another area that doesn't deal with crafting so I always try to do something quick and fast to share with you.  In my stash I found die cuts from Sizzix "festive greens", a die cut from Sizzix mixed media, and some paper from Hunkydory Christmas:
 A Christmas card using paper from Hunkydory Christmas.  I used the paper to make a tag.  The sentiment was cut from the sheet.  These two pieces were layered with a piece of Recollections red and paper from Our Daily Bread Design Christmas Collection 2017 paper pad.  The embellishment to bring everything together was the poinsettia and greenery from Sizzix festive greens.
This will be an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com


 This looks somewhat like a Christmas card via the poinsettias.  However it is that last birthday card for someone whose birthday is so close to Christmas.  I'm combining the two days into one card.  I've used a die cut from Sizzix mixed media and the die cuts from Sizzix festive greens.  The focal layer is Neenah white.  It was adhered to a piece of gold paper from the Hunkydory Christmas paper.  It looks as if it sparkles but it doesn't it is a smooth sheet of paper.

Thanks for viewing with me today.  Go forth and be merry and brighten someone's day.
Hope your weekend is safe and happy.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois








Thursday, December 14, 2017

"LOVE IS IN THE AIR"

Hello friends, family, followers, visitors and viewers.
Welcome to Thursday, December 14, 2017.
Are you still working on Christmas cards for this year?  Some of my crafting friends are continuing to do so not necessarily for this year but to get a start on next year's batch.  Their reason behind the process is...all of my supplies are on my desk or around my work space so instead of packing the Christmas supplies up and putting them away...you just keep making Christmas cards.
I have to admit, I have not put my supplies away as of this posting...I thought I would get around to it before the week ended...but I haven't.
I'm jumping two months ahead today with a Valentine's card.  I did manage to get my supplies ready on Tuesday and put them aside.  I had an embossing folder that I caught on sale after Valentine's day last year and  I wanted to use it.
Here is the card I made for your viewing:
There is a company that I ordered some sample paper from called PaperandMore.  I used a sheet of white shimmery cardstock from this company along with the embossing folder.  It came out so pretty and I know you can't tell from this picture.  I also used the pink shimmery cardstock for layering, the band, one of the hearts, and the word "love".
This will be an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com


Enabler's List:
cardstock; Neenah white;  PaperandMore shimmery white and pink; Recollections green
embossing folder; Spellbinders hearts
dies: Nellie's heart; Sizzix Celebration words; Sizzix festive greens; Sizzix garden greens;
embellishment: Prima pink flowers

Thanks so much for viewing with me today.
Thanks for your comments and support.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"Patterned Paper, Butterflies and A Little Encouragement"

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Hello friends, viewers, followers and viewers.  On this Wednesday I can say..."Baby It's Cold Outside".  I wish I didn't have to venture out, but I do.  I'm attending my brother-in-love (law) funeral.  He got his wings on last Friday, December 8th and today we celebrate his HOMEGOING service.
Before leaving for the occasion, I will share this card with you.  It was made with pattern paper (an inspiration from my friend, Treva), butterflies (my favorite embellishment) and a quote that I believe my BIL would love for everyone to be encouraged by:

Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Recollections blue and black; DP from Recollections Sea glass, ODBD Christmas Collection and DCWV The Old World Stack.
Embellishment: Martha Stewart butterflies; Nuvo Woodland green crystal drops.


If you are out and about today and the temps are in the teens...be safe and stay warm. 

Thanks for viewing today.  Your comments are always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"Heartfelt Creation Winter's Eve Collection"

Hello Everyone on this Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
It is going to be a fun cold, cold day in my part of the world.  I'm keeping warm while crafting.
I have the desire to organize my craft room or I should say my crafting supplies so I can easily put my hands on what I need when I need it.  I really need to get this done before the end of the year.  My desire is to retire some items from my space and to make someone else happy.

Christmas day is not here yet and Christmas card making  is not over.  
I wanted to get some cards made using Heartfelt Creation Winter's Eve Collection paper pad.  Here are the two cards I made using one of the sheets from the pad along with some other dies and embellishments.
I added two die cuts to this piece of paper.  One from Tattered Lace and the other from Spellbinders.
An embellishment from Jolee's Boutique was added to finish the card.
An entry of this card will be made at http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.
 I added two die cuts to this piece of paper also.  It was the extra piece from cutting off the piece used in the above card. The dies were from Spellbinders and Sizzix.
 Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black and Recollections green;
DP: Heartfelt Creation Winter's Eve Collection
die: Tattered Lace "Opulent Over the Edge; Spellbinders standard circle
        Sizzix garden greens; Memory box "Little Candle Trio"
embellishment: Jolee's Boutique word "JOY"
                          Jolee's Boutique white poinsettias;
                          acetate sheet and  iridescent glitter

Thanks for viewing today.  Stay warm or cool depending on where you live.
Come back again for more inspiration and you are always encourage to scrap lift if you see something interesting.
Comments are encouraged and accepted.  Leave me some love.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, December 11, 2017

"Offray Snowflake Ribbon Background"

Hello friends, followers, viewers, family and visitors.
It's Monday, December 11, 2017.  How many more days before Christmas?  How many more days left in the year, 2017?  How many more days before we have another snowfall in the southeast part of the USA?
Saturday, we left home in the cold, cold rain heading north.  Just under fifteen miles down the highway, we start seeing cars going south with the tops full of snow and with some visible effects that it had fallen overnight on the grass and in the woods.  By the time we made it another fifteen miles, it was sleeting and light snow was falling.  It was still the wintery mix (rain, snow, sleet)  that had been predicted earlier last week.  We picked up a few items and headed back home where the snow was falling beautifully (even though I wasn't ready for it). On the way back home, we saw at least five cars that had slid off the highway due to the sleet and freezing temperatures.  We were very careful making it back home.
The snow, which I did get to see, prompted this card for today:
I started experimenting with the ribbon to see how it would look on cardstock ...straight without  making a bow.  Very impressive to use as a background... so  to cover up the Scotch adhesive, I looked in my file for a border that would go well with the ribbon. Next, I went to Pinterest and Google to find a sentiment that would go with snow/snowflake.
I will be using this card as an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Enabler's List:
cardstock: Recollections blue and black;  white PaperandMore (I encourage you to check out this supplier.  All their sample packages ships "free").  I've ordered from this company several times and I'm very satisfied with their products.
die: Penny Black border dies;  Nellie Snellen heart die
embellishment: Offray snowflake ribbon.

Thanks for taking a little time out of your busy schedule to view with me today.
Please come again and you are welcome to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, December 8, 2017

"WIMS Friday"

Hello family, visitors, friends, followers and viewers.
It's Friday...WIMS (What's In My Stash) day.  It is a wintery mix forecast for today leading into Saturday.  I may see a snowflake or two.  It's the beginning of a weekend journey.
It's the day of mourning but not a sad, sad day if you're a Christian.  We realize we are not here to stay forever and sometimes when you're really, really sick...family members don't want to see you suffer when there is nothing they can do about it.  It is best when God calls you home.

I pulled and plucked items from my stash this morning.  Instead of one card...I made two.  I've heard about this snow all week so I'm enhancing the outcome by making cards showing a little here and there:
The paper patterns were pulled from: Scrapbook & Collage Papers "The European Collection by TweetyJill Publications; Recollections Christmas Noel; Recollections Steampunk Botanic; DCWV The Old World Stack.
The jar is two Sticko tags.  The one on top was cut out so that I could put a piece of Offray ribbon behind it before layering it back to the second jar. 
The flowers are Recollections stickers that I've have for a long time.
I used a stamp from Art-C clear stamp set.
This will be an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
This was a fun little card to put together.  Searching around on Pinterest, there is a person named Birgit who did a card that perked my interest.  I hope she doesn't mind me scrap lifting her idea.  However, the picture I used behind the torn piece is one that was water colored with a Sizzix die cut of a tree added to the scene.  Delta fantasy snow was also added.

Thanks for viewing today.  Please come again.
Your comments are always welcome.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"A Winter Themed Card Share"

Happy Thursday everyone.
Are you cold, warm, hot or is the weather where you are just fine?
I'm hearing snow reports and the weather men and women appear to be so happy for the first "falling" for the season.
I wrote on Tuesday that I wasn't ready for the white stuff but if it has to come...bring it on!
The card I'm sharing today has a winter theme in the background... layers for my scripture art ("The Lord's Prayer") and a reminder to accept what God has for you/me by continuing to give HIM thanks and praise.  This one will be put in my "Scripture Art Journal" for December:

 This card will be an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Enabler's List:
cardstock: tan PaperandMore; black Recollections; DP (snowflakes) from ODBD; red from DCWV The Old World Stack
dies: ODBD beautiful borders; ODBD layered lacy ovals; First Edition Craft doily dies.
"The Lord's Prayer" and "Give thanks and praise" came from an Art-C ephemera collage kit.
embellishment: Recollections flowers.

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

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

"Back To Christmas Cards"

Hello family, friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
We've made it to Wednesday, the middle of the week.  A lot of lovely things have happened so far and we're hoping they will continue.
I've finished all the Christmas cards I needed to make for myself.  These that you are viewing today were made for someone else.  I hope you like them as well as the person who requested them.
This will be an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
 Enabler's List:
Cardstock: Neenah white; cardboard; Michael's paper and DP from DCWV The Old World Stack
dies: ODBD beautiful borders; ODBD stitched circles; Sizzix fall foliage
punch: Little R Moroccan Window
embellishments: Prima blue flowers; Funkie Junkie Boutique metal snowflake; jute
This card was made using a sketch from Splitcoaststampers.com #674.
Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black;  DP from Hunkydory Christmas Past
die: Spellbinders scalloped ovals and Sizzix festive greens
embellishment: American Crafts premium red ribbon
sentiment is also from Hunkydory Christmas Past

Thanks for viewing and I hope you come again.
Comments are welcome and very much enjoyed.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

"Those December Birthdays...#2"

Hello friends, followers, family, visitors and viewers.
The weather forecast for my area is predicting snow flurries by Friday....I'm not quite ready for the white stuff as of yet.  These cold temps are not good for my allergy or sinus problems either.  I told a person at church on Sunday that I feel as if I've become one of those people who prefer to be in a warm climate all year or a "snow bird" in Florida for six months.  We will see what the future holds but for the time being, I'm experiencing all four seasons...fall, winter, spring and summer.

Those December birthdays are rolling and I'm trying to catch up with the cards I have to make.  Today is birthday card #2 for December.  As you view, you can tell it is for another female.  To keep you from guessing each day...all family members born in December are females.
 I'm going to enter this one over at http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Enabler's List:
cardstock: Kaisercraft craft cardstock; beige and grey  PaperandMore cardstock;
punch: Little B Moroccan Window
die: Sizzix holiday green;  Spellbinders foliage
stamp; Hampton Art Clear  18 pcs
embellishment: Little Birdie handmade flowers; Nuvo berry red crystal drops; jute

If it's your birthday today....Celebrate and have a good one.
Thanks for viewing with me today.
Comments are welcome and accepted.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, December 4, 2017

"December Birthdays...#1"

Hello everyone on this 4th day of December.
Christmas parades; Christmas shopping; Christmas decorations; gift wrapping;  just don't forget those who will have a birthday this month.  So much focus on "Santa" and you'll forgetting a family member or friend will be celebrating a birthday.  I didn't forget and I'm getting ready for those I know of who will turn another year older.
This first card has pink and white....therefore, indicating it will be for a female:

Are you helping to celebrate a birthday this month or are you busy with Christmas 2017?

Thanks for viewing with me today.
Comments are always welcome...let me hear from you!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, December 1, 2017

"HELLO"

Hello friends, family, visitors, viewers and followers.
December is finally here and whatever you have not done or attempted to do since January 2017, you have thirty more days to finalize those New Year's resolutions.  In a blink of your eye it will be another New Year on January 1, 2018.
I'm going simple today and many of you know why...I'm always busy on Friday and today is that day.
Some PaperandMore cardstock, a Darice embossing folder, a Sizzix die cut from the beginning of this week, some Kaisercraft Lucky dip wooden flourishes and a piece of jute brings a very simple card for today:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
Kaisercraft craft cardstock; PaperandMore  cardstock;
Darice snowflake embossing folder
Sizzix festive greens die
Kaisercraft Lucky dip wooden flourish pack joy and hello
jute

Have a fantastic weekend.
Your comments are always welcome and I love hearing from you

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, November 30, 2017

"What's Correct...Merry Christmas Or Happy Holidays"

Good Day to all my friends, family, followers, visitors and viewers.  It's the last day of November for 2017.  What are you ready for now?  I know you're going to say Christmas.  Am I correct in writing this?
I have to ask this question because I thought about what all the news is reporting about the WH's Christmas decorations and theme for this year...Do you prefer the words "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas"?  Just because you say "Merry Christmas", does that really make you a Christian? Just because you say "Happy Holidays" does that make you a non-Christian?
These are just a few thoughts I had on my mind this morning.
When I was in the school system and working with people who had various religious backgrounds... during December my cards that I gave away were "Happy Holidays".  It had nothing to do with the government or what was political correct or religiously correct.  If you gave me a card during the card exchange, and if I didn't know your religious background, "Happy Holidays" would be the kind of card I gave back to you.  I wasn't making cards at the time, so the package I bought to participate in the card exchange were very non-religious.
As was stated on "The View"...if you let media take control...you will find yourself one dimensional in your thinking and in your action.
I made a traditional "Happy Holidays" card for today.   Now, what does that make me? (lol):
entry for www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Bazzill yellow; DP from DCWV the Brooklyn Stack
dies used: Sizzix holiday greens and garden greens; Sizzix poinsettia die; Sizzix mixed media die; Kaisercraft hanging bauble branch die
embellishment: Martha Stewart faux pearl

Thanks for viewing with me today.
Comments are always welcome and appreciated.
Please come again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"Let Me Hide Myself In Thee"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
How often do you attempt or have in mind to do one thing and it turns out so different from what your intentions were?  When you stop and ponder why...it may be God instructing you to do it HIS way.
I include in my prayer every morning for God to use me in anyway HE choose.  I ask that HE use my hands, my thoughts, my actions to lift HIM up in praise.
As I was shifting around some things, a card fell out on the desk with this sentiment: "Let me HIDE MYSELF in Thee.  I don't remember when or if I printed this out on the computer but there it was .  Is it a message for myself or a message I'm to pass on to someone else...at this writing I don't know...it could go both ways? 
Personally, I can do better with my quiet time reading and researching God's Word. I'm aware that I need to  read, then stop and meditate on what I'm reading and to ask for understanding if I'm not getting IT.  For you...it may have a different meaning.
So, with the sentiment that fell on my desk and a lot of crafting supplies, I put together this card for your enjoyment:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Kaisercraft craft cardstock;  DP from Heartfelt Creation Botanic Orchid paper
embellishments: Martha Stewart "fern" stickers; Offray mini sheer ribbon flowers; Recollections paper flowers and leaves; Petaloo flowers; cross sticker; plastic netting; Recollections doily.

The next time something happens that you consider "out of the ordinary"... it just may be God speaking to you to do HIS will and not yours.

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

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"May Your Days Be Merry & Bright"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers on this November 28, 2017.
There are two more days in November and then the count down for all those anticipating a joyous and happy holiday.
Christmas is that time of the year when it seems that everything and everyone should be excited and happy.  The music is playing as you shop in the mall or are doing things around your home.  It puts you in such an uplifting mood.  The decorations of trees, windows, yards and etc.  makes this time of the year feel magical at least for the children. On fair nights we can see the stars shining brightly and twinkling from afar.   We appear to be "merry and bright" as the days get closer and closer to December 25th.
We get an angel from the "Angel Tree" to buy gifts for a child in need or we fill up a bag at the grocery store with food items to donate to someone that is hungry and in need of food...yet we still feel "merry and bright" or at least we try to be.
What happens after December 25?  Does that "merry and bright" feeling go away or does it last for another 365 days?
I created a card using this sentiment today..."May Your Days be Merry & Bright".  If you're in a position to be this way and know of others who cannot...please put a little "sunshine" in their life.  Donate gifts to the children whose family are not as fortunate as you or donate a bag of grocery to those who are struggling to have a nice meal at least once during this holiday season.  Make someone's day or days MERRY & BRIGHT:
entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black; DP from Me & My Big Ideas
dies: Sizzix holiday greens; ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals
stamp: Heartfelt Creation poinsettia
embellishment: NUVO golden sunset drops

Thanks for taking a little time away from your busy schedule to view with me today.
Come again and don't forget to leave a comment.  I always love to read what you have to say.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, November 27, 2017

"Gift Giving"

Hello, hello, hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Yes, it's me...I'm back!  We went on holiday/vacation and had a great time.  Today, we're back to the things we love to do at home.
My oldest daughter and myself had a conversation and discussion about "gift giving".
Some of the questions that came up in our conversation are:
  • do you participate and give a gift if your office or production line is having a "pick-a-name" and you provide a $10 gift to the person whose name was drawn (you really don't know the person)
  • do you provide a gift to everyone who works on your team regardless of their socialization with you
  • do you bring a gift (can be used by male or female) to the holiday party and you don't know the person it is granted to but you were required to do this
  • why do you give gifts...
Christmas is just around the corner...27 days away...so how many gifts are you giving and what's the meaning behind them?

I had some sheets of Kaisercraft cardstock paper from the "Glisten collection".  One of the messages at the end of the cardstock and my conversation with my daughter prompted today's card.  Look and enjoy the card but think about the message I placed on it:
entry for www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; silver from PaperandMore; Kaisercraft Glisten collection; black Recollections
die: Sizzix woodland
embellishment: Jolee's boutique snowflakes; Sandy Lion Essentials gifts
sentiment: bottom of Kaisercraft cardstock

While away on our trip, I thought about all of you and what you were making in the crafting world.  I appreciated some people who reached out to me and was wondering what was wrong...why wasn't I posting.  That's what I call LOVE!  It touch me to my core and really made me feel good to know that you really cared about me.  You know who you are and I want you to know I appreciated it so, so much.

Thanks for coming by today.  Thanks for commenting and please come again.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

" A Christmas Card Share"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's Tuesday and also Election Day.
It's very important to exercise your voting rights today.  Get out and vote...pick up somebody and take them to the voting places.

 A short and sweet share for you today.  A clean and simple Christmas card.  I'm going out to vote and to do some other things so I'm short on crafting time:

Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock; Bazzill red cardstock; 
Design Paper from Recollections Christmas Noel
paper bow
die: Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle


Enjoy the view and come again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, November 6, 2017

"Enjoy The Journey"

Happy Monday to my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Here is a card share for you today.
 

Both cards are the same...the photography is different.
The card has foiling on the side and the bike is foiled.  However, trying to photograph this card, presented problems in showing you the beauty of the foiling.

Nevertheless, whatever journey you are beginning, remember to enjoy it.  It does not necessarily mean that you are using transportation or you are going on vacation.  A journey could be the start of fasting; the start of a new job; the start of living in a new neighborhood; the start of chemo; the start of a new chapter in your life.  However, if it is a vacation, then, enjoy that also.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, November 3, 2017

"Two Cards To Enjoy"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's Friday and I know you're headed towards a great weekend.  It means a lot to take some time and just enjoy yourself and I hope that is what you are planning on doing.
Just before you check out for the weekend, try looking at these two cards and enjoy the view:
 Paper layering with a die cut adhered to a stitched circle die.  The cardstock behind the poinsettia die is from Bazzill.  The other two paper patterns are from Michaels...the stripe is called "red denim lines" and the other is called "red dots".  I used an Art-C stamp with red archival ink for the sentiment.  The poinsettia die is from Tutti Design.
entry for
This is all Heartfelt Creation Botanic Orchid paper for the focal image except for the vellum in the middle .  The highlight on the flower center is Ranger liquid pearls.  The flowers on the left have a 3D dimensional look due to decoupage.

Do something fun and great this weekend.   My granddaughter is on her way to visit us this weekend along with her mom.  We are going to a 2 year old birthday party (how fun).

Thanks for all the beautiful, lovely comments.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, November 2, 2017

"More Than A Tag"

Hello friends, visitors, followers and viewers.
I'm so happy to have you  to come and visit with me today.
I'm having a good time going through packages of paper that I have in my collection.  The paper I'm using today has been around a long time.  When I had a pad with no more than a few sheets left, I put the remainder of the paper in a sheet protector envelope and filed it in the bin.  What I failed to do...label it with the name of the pad the paper came out of.
Nevertheless, I started with the idea that I was going to make a Christmas tag.  It ended up being more than a tag....much to the effect of a card.
Here, take a look and tell me what you think:


 
I'll use this as an entry for http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock; black Recollections cardstock;
Pattern paper: out of my paper collection
Ranger Craft Tag
die: Darice holly vine border; Sizzix Holiday Word Script
embellishments: Recollections Dimensional butterfly stickers and flower sticker; doodlebug design chunky brad; Bo Bunny clothespin

Thanks for spending a little time with me today.
Your comments are always welcome.
Please come again!

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois





Wednesday, November 1, 2017

'Wednesday Word Art"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
First, I hope your Halloween went well.  You and your children were safe.   Some people didn't make it to the end of the day on yesterday.
We are praying for the families and people in NYC due to the tragedy that happened there.

Second, we welcome in the month of November.  There are so many things we will be looking forward to during this time:  the end of daylight saving time (this weekend); election day on the 7th; Veteran's Day on the 11th; my birthday on the 18th; Thanksgiving on the 23rd; and being a DT guest on the 24th.  Circle your calendar on the 18 and the 24....

I did another paper layering card today with the twist of adding a scripture and some other embellishments to go in my Bible Journaling notebook.  I hope you enjoy:
entry for
Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white
patterned paper: Hunkydory; DCWV (the old world stack); sheet from Michaels
die: Spellbinders heart die
embellishments: prima flower; Recollections flower; Recollections feathers; Offray ribbon; NUVO gold drops
Sentiment: Art-C ephemera collage pack (faith)

Take care and enjoy the remainder of your day.   Have some faith in whatever you're doing or thinking about doing.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Paper Layering With A Few Embellishments"

Good Morning to All.
It's here for all who celebrate...Halloween.
I hope you proceed with caution when you go out this evening or even during the day.  Mean spirited people take this opportunity to do ugly things to the kids as well as to the adults....just be extra, extra careful.
I have to go out this morning, so this is another short and sweet posting.
It was easy to gather some coordinating papers together and do a layout.  I added a few embellishments so the card wouldn't look so plain.  The joke of the day is...I couldn't  do this without adding some "ORANGE" here and there to go along with Autumn and Halloween....lol  my peeps.
entry for
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections black;
Design Paper:  all from my stash that came out of different paper stacks (I don't remember the name)
Embellishments: Celebrate It ribbon; BO BUNNY noteworthy pieces and NUVO copper penny drops

Have a wonderful Halloween.  Be very, very careful with your children and with yourself.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Monday, October 30, 2017

"Orange Is My New Color...Just For Today"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Welcome back from a glorious, fantastic weekend.
I went browsing but did not get anything.  We just took the opportunity to enjoy some time away from the house.
I did go into Michaels to see what I could buy.  I walked around the display of Halloween items with 70% off for about fifteen minutes.  I don't make a lot of Halloween cards, therefore my thought was should I just get something because of the seventy percent off or should I just leave everything where it was.  I picked up a stamp set and put it down.  I held up a container with black and orange ribbon and put that back down also.  The Martha Stewart paper pad was tempting but I couldn't think of anything beyond Halloween to use it for.  Autumn is a nice time of the year but I don't do a lot of cards in this range either.  Soooooooo, I bought NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING out of this store!  I even surprised myself.
This morning, I pulled out some burnt orange cardstock to make a card that focused on the color orange...(this color on a card is rarely seen by me).  Since it will be Halloween tomorrow and this is the Autumn season...this card will blend in with the many others floating around on the internet. I'll include it in the "cards for soldiers" box.
entry for


Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; Recollections burnt orange, brown and black
Designer Paper: DCWV Safari Chick Stack
Stamp: Hero Arts Operation Write Home
dies: Sizzix poinsettia die; Spellbinders foliage; Tattered Lace Opulent Over the Edge
embellishment: NUVO strawberry coulis jewel drops

Maybe its time to stop buying craft items and start all over again making my old stuff new stuff.  I have punches I haven't used in a very long, long time.  I need to find a new use for them.  Stamps from CTMH that came with  Cricut cartridges I bought, also need to be used.
I'm happy I came out of Michaels and left all of the crafting supplies in the store.

Thanks for viewing with me today.  Come again and don't forget to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois


Friday, October 27, 2017

"Peace Hope Love"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers on this beautiful morning.
It's October 27, 2017 and it's also Friday...
We are ending our work week, our vacation week (Sunshine and her family) and retirement week.
"Sunshine" (granddaughter), spent this week in LA, California with her parents.  Her school was on Fall Break.  While out there, she sent me a picture of her name in the "Sidewalk Walk of Fame" and her trophy.  Most of my peers and friends who are still working, are looking forward to a two day break.  Nine or more weeks with the classroom screams for a weekend break.  I'm retired and I need a weekend break.

Because it's Friday...this lady usually looks into her box of stash goodies to challenge herself to make a card.
Take a look at some of the things I took out of my box this morning:
 

an entry for
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
and
http://www.cropstop.com/blog/autumn/october-challenge-link-party-33/
The die cuts have been previously cut out and saved. They were adhered on top of a piece of white cardstock for the focal image.   The only thing that required some work today...I cut out the layers to adhere to the card base and added the gems.  

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Neenah white; red Bazzill
Designer Paper: Recollections Christmas Noel; Graphic 45 The Olde Curiosity Shoppe
dies: Spellbinders As Tranquil Moments; Spellbinders Nestabilities; Spellbinders foliage
embellishments: Recollections flowers; Prima flowers; Studio G adhesive gems
tools: big shot black die/embossing machine; Fiskars paper trimmer; Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive; Tim Holtz scissors;

Have an enjoyable weekend.  Do something fun and exciting.
Come back again and don't forget...your comments are appreciated.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Thursday, October 26, 2017

"It's Still October...What About That Mammogram?"

Hello to all on this Thursday, October 26, 2017.
We are nearing the end of October. According to my calendar, there are three more days to get a mammogram done if you've never had one.  If this is something you've done before, the office will be sending you a reminder.  Grant it...the majority of people have this testing done throughout the year and not necessary in October for breast cancer awareness month.  We who have had cancer or know of others who have had cancer just want you to go and get yourself checked out.  Early prevention or detection has proven to save more lives than ever.  I promise that this is the last post for October dealing with this topic.  I intend to move on to something else.

Another area of testing...your vision.  We have to keep those eyes up to par also.  This lady is having her eyes done today.  So enjoy the card she made before going to her appointment...
I don't have time for any extra information.  Looking at the card, I've used paper from Scrapbook & Collage Papers; Recollections tan and brown cardstock; Offray ribbon and flower stickers.

Thanks for viewing.  Have an enjoyable day.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"Word Art Wednesday"

Good Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to my friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
It's hump day, hump day!!!  It's also a great day to get involved with whatever your heart desire.
I hope that before you really started your day you took some time to get into the  WORD. 
Reading a portion of scripture to have something to meditate on every day is my number one thing.  I feel that connection with the one who created me and loved me enough to provide for me while I'm still on this Earth and when I meet HIM in glory one day.
I really can't start my day without prayer and reading scripture.
This card was made specifically to go into my Scripture Journal...  I follow Maymaymadeit.com and I created a "Hide His Word In My Heart" journal at the beginning of this year (heART Scripture Art Journal).  Most of my scripture cards have been added to this journal.  This is another addition:
This will also be used as an entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Recollections brown cardstock; Create and Craft cream cardstock
dies: Tonic Studios dragonfly brooch; Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders Three
Embossing folder: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-028 Reverence
Sentiment: The Paper Studio Religious Subway Art
inks: Peebles Chalk basic and pearlescent
tools: big shot black; Nuvo glue

Thanks for viewing with me today.  Come again, you are always welcome.  Comments are accepted here.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois