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, October 17, 2019

CAS Christmas October Challenge ~ A Winter Scene

More inspiration for you from the team at CAS Christmas Challenge, I hope you will be able to play along by creating a winter scene.
I was gifted this die from Trina, one of my team mates here at CAS Christmas when we were at our Craft Retreat back in May, I don't have a name for the die, but it came with 5 dies of different sizes.  I really like it!  I sponged on some DOX in the background and used a Sizzix thinlets die called Tree Line.  I tried cutting it out with a dark forest green originally, but didn't really like the looks of it, probably because I tried to add snow drops and that really was not the right thing to do!  That was put in the circular file (LOL) and I started over, I think the white looks more like a winter scene with snow on the all the branches, that must be what a winter wonderland looks like!
the little deer is from SSS.  I think he is so cute turning his head like that.  I cut him out with kraft paper and then sponged on some distress ink.

The challenge is open until October 24.  We will have one more month of CAS Christmas Challenge, then we will take a break to get ready for the holiday and spending time with family!
See you in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Seize the Birthday ~ for a KID!

Seize the Birthday is hosted by Lindsey this time and she says, "let's make a card for a kid"!
What kid doesn't love to swing the bat at a PINATA?  
I used an image (Life of the Party) from a retired stamp company, Fresh Squeezed Stamps.
I used a balloon image from the same stamp set and used versamark to get a watermark for the background.  I colored in the pinata with copic.
I hope you will play along with us and make a card for a "kid" and I will see you in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

CAS Christmas October ~ Winter Scene

Hi friends, only 2 more months of inspiration from CAS Christmas to get those cards done before the chaos begins LOL!  Susan is our hostess asking us to make a Winter Scene, be sure to keep it CAS!
I had a NBUS set from Waffle Flower called Winter Time.  It has so many delightful little images to create this winter scene.
Be sure to check out the CAS Christmas challenge where I know you will be WOWED with all the awesomeness from those talented ladies!
I will look for your card in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Seize the Birthday ~ Geometric Shapes ~

We have another fun challenge over at the Seize the Birthday Card Challenge.
Tae Eun is our hostess this time and she thought it would be fun to have geometric shapes on our birthday card!  You would have thought I would make it a masculine one, which I should have done, but it turned out to be kind of girly...
...maybe if I didn't add the butterfly it could have been masculine!  *wink
I made a stencil from a PTI hexagon cover place, then I lightly stenciled on some aqua color, then I added some pieces to the shape for interest.  I added the sentiment using an ombre look with the same color.  So there you have it friends!
Please check out all the inspiration over at the blog and see what our party guest has for you as well as all our regular DT!
 I hope you will join us with a birthday card using any kind of geometric shape you have in your stash!  See you in the gallery!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CAS Christmas Mid September ~ Treats

We are back again in the middle of the month to encourage you to make those Christmas cards while you have the time and energy to do so!!  Our topping at CAS Christmas is still treats until Sept. 24.  I hope you will check out all the inspiration at CAS Christmas because the designers have some awesome treats to share with you!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Seize the Birthday ~ It's Just a Number!!

Hello Friends!  I am hosting this challenge over at Seize the Birthday and the topping is: 
I hope you will play along with us, you are always welcome to make any kind of birthday card if you don't want to have this theme for your card!
My Grandson is turning 20 in just a couple of weeks, I think he will get a big kick out of this cards!
I used a free digi stamp from Gerda Steiner, love this big bear holding that yummy looking cupcake.
I used a big dot stencil for the background and some striped paper on the side!  How did he get to be 20 already?  It seems like just yesterday I was rocking him!  *wink
And please welcome our NEW PARTY GUEST : ANNIE !  Be sure to stop by and visit her and give her some love!
I will look for your card in the gallery!

Heart Hugs, friends!