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!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

CAS Christmas December Challenge ~ Stars

This is going to be a short month for CAS Christmas Challenge.
It will end on Dec. 15th and the winners will be posted on Dec 18th! 
Trina is our HOST and she is wanting to see STARS on our Christmas card!
I had a NBUS (never before used stuff) and since it was a star, it was perfect for this challenge!
Sorry for all the shine and reflection back on your eyes!  This star was gold embossed on white paper and I added a layer of PTI Luxe Gold Cardstock.  Very simple, easy to mass produce.  This stamp was a Sizzix stamp and die, I didn't use the die on this card, but it also came with a smaller star die and I decided to make a second card with the smaller die.
I masked off a 1 1/2" section of the card and sponged on some DO inks, splattered with water, then I die cut the stars 5 times.  I added a piece of MFT glitter gold paper to the back and I gold embossed the Penny Black sentiment.  I added one more star that was cut from the sponged part of the paper,
Another simple and easy card to make.
I hope this gives you some inspiration to make a card and join in with STARS on your CAS Christmas card...the last one for the year 2018!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Day 22 of the 25 Daysof Christmas Tags ~ Waffle Flower

Day 22 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags is sponsored by Waffle Flowers and I was inspired by Tracey's darling tag.  I loved the white and red with the embossed white outline images.  
I had to draw my own top white piece and fussy cut it.  The buttons were made from PTI Button Stacks.
I did it friends...I completed all 26 days and now I have plenty of tags to give as gifts.
Thank you once again Tracey for all the awesome inspiration these last 26 days.  There were times when I wasn't sure I could complete all the days, but the knee is feeling better and I am able to spend a little more time in here.  I discovered I could wear my splint and raise my chair so the leg hangs thereby killing two birds with one stone! HA HA!

Heart Hugs, friends!

MIM revisited Love of Layers # 305

this is what I used:
Bold Borders Yuletide
Spruce & Sprigs
I don't normally layer a lot, but I am kind of liking this one
Heart Hugs, friends!

Day 4 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Newton's Nook

I had to come back to this tag so I could do a little thinking and planning since I did not have any stamps from Newton's Nook which is the sponsor for Day 5 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.
And I thought I was doing a different day with these tags: but it turns out it was for the same day and I was inspired by Lindsey M-p
Okay, ONE day to go!
Heart Hugs, friends!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Bonus Day 26 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Jillian Vance

Day 26 is a bonus day of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and it sponsored by Jillian Vance.
I was inspired by her tag, although I do not have any of her products.
I loved her Christmas tree and remembered I had a simiar die from Memory Box called Winterland tree.  I cut it out of gold paper. The joy is PTI: Wet Paint: Holiday
Heart Hugs, friends!

Day 25 of The 25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ Hello Bluebird

Day 25 of The 25 Days of Christmas Tags is sponsored by Hello Bluebird.  Sadly I do not have nay of their stamps, but I was inspired by Kim's tag with Santa in a sleigh and a reindeer! The stamp is a Pink & Main, the sentiment is Lil' Inkers: Holly Jolly.

Heart Hugs, friends!