One seed can start a garden, one candle can light a room, one step can begin a journey, one conversation can start a friendship, one smile from a handmade card can lift one's SPIRIT!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Seize the Birthday ~ with a touch of red!

Hi friends!  We are winding down Seize the Birthday Challenge for the year... to take a break and celebrate the holidays with friends and family!
Our last challenge of 2019 is hosted by Glenda and she asked for a touch of RED on our birthday card!

I used a cute little balloon from a retired company called Life of the Party by Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  My sentiment is a die from PTI and the stamped sentiment is PTI Birthday Cheer.
We will be back in 2020!
In the meantime, I will look for your touch of red card in the gallery!
If you don't want to play along with the topping, then just make any kind of birthday card!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

25 Days of christmas Tags ~ Day 10 SSS

Welcome to Day 10 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!  The sponsor is SSS and I chose Debby Yates awesome white on white with a touch of red to inspire me!
Just like Debby I put a white bow at the top, then because of the sentiment I added a sprig of holly and added some glitter to the white berries!
Did I tell you I am making 7 of each tag I make?  Yes, so there is a little bit of work involved in each one, but I have friends who so look forward to getting these as their "before" Christmas gifts!
Heart Hugs, friends!

25 Days of Christmas Tags Day 11

I am trying to get caught up with all these wonderful tag inspirations!  Today the sponsor for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags is Studio Katia.  I was inspired by Isha's tag of aqua and white...just beautiful.
I love the color scheme and the gold embossed sentiment.
Heart Hugs, friends!

CAS Christmas ~ November Warm & Cozy

Welcome to our LAST CAS Christmas Challenge of 2019!
It is NOT too late to join us this month for Trina's challenge of making a card with cue words:  
 warm and cozy
When I was at the retreat in Nashville, Indiana, we went into the delightful town that had TWO stamping stores!! I had not found anything in my stash for another warm and cozy card, so I was on the lookout for something that would catch my eye and I found it!  This is a Hero Arts Stamp & cut set called Winter Hearth.  I had to do some fussy cutting with some of the items but that didn't take long and it came together rather quickly.
I hope to see you in the gallery and don't forget to check out the inspiration from our Guest Bobbie and the other design team members! And have a very joyous and Merry Christmas and I will see you back in January!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags Day 1 with Tracey

This is my last tag for Day 1 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags (I promise! least for now!)
Tracey inspired me with her mistletoe tag and I had one that was NBUS, so I thought it was a perfect time to get it inky!
CAS-ual Fridays:  Mistletoe & Holly
Penny Black:  Joy
Heart Hugs, friends!

25 Days of Christmas Tags Day 1 !!

The sponsor is still Altenew for Day 1 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and Carol inspired me with her gold embossed poinsettias over black paper, so striking!
The Tag is a WPlus9 Anastasia Die.  
Clearly Besotted:  Pretty Poinsettia
Lil' Inkers:  Holly Jolly Sentiment
Heart Hugs, friends!