Showing posts from December, 2022

My CHRISTmas Card This Year , a Tutorial and a Freebie.

 It is two days before Christmas and we are hoping to get on the road to Massachusetts before the storm blows in. I wanted to take a gift-wrapping break and put up a quick post about our card this year.   This year I made and mailed 120 cards.  I started them a few days day after we traveled to North Carolina (and came home) to be with our kids for Thanksgiving.  This was the first year since we moved to NY that I sent out a full list of cards.  Other years for whatever reason I just couldn't get with it to do it, Maybe losing our parents, starting a new job that was a little overwhelming, or other various family crises. Thankfully this year the "switch" was turned on and I got these cards done and enjoyed the whole process.  I love the picture cards we get from what seems like 75% of friends and family, but really, to me this ONE day a year should be about celebrating His birthday and sharing the Good News.  As my friend Miyuki perfectly put it; CHRISTmas! One of the thi

Word Art Wednesday and a Bog Hop!

                          It is Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge and a very Special Blog Hop, with Prizes!  We have many fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors.  To be eligible to win the Stamp Simply prize, just enter your art in our gallery as usual.  The winner of this prize will be selected by random draw from our entries. To be eligible to win prizes from Tonic Studios and other goodies, simply leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for that prize.  When you've completed the blog hop, leave a comment at Word Art Wednesday saying that you've completed the hop. The talented team at  Word Art Wednesday  has another great Bible verse,  Devotion by Karen Letchworth and beautiful cards to inspire your crafting.  Make a card, Enter it in the challenge and then send a blessing to someone near or far!  Our Sponsors this week are Stamp Simply and Tonic Studios!! My Card: I used a digital by an Etsy seller Pixie Jungle .  It just looked like the perfect image for t

Japanese Holiday Card a Challange and a Freebie

 It has been a lovely snowy day here in CNY, a great time for resting and enjoying an unhurried day. Tommorow morning and the rush for work will look completely different, but that can wait till tomorrow! I've made a couple Japanese motif cards this weekend, both for challenges.  The First Card: This card was made a for using your oldest stamps "Challenge" This is a Marks of Distinction stamp from 1986. I also used a paper crimper from the same era. The Second Card: This card was for a "New Year Greetings" I have a friend who is a Japanese language student and I am sure she will enjoy this. The Kanji writing says Happy New Year. for the image, I used a 7x7 piece of origami paper from Amazon, I think this package was under $12.00 I found an image I thought would be perfect for a new year These are lovely, but for card making a little bit of a challenge due to image size I also gave the image a coat of Lineco glue, to give it that lacquered look. I'm entering

A Batch of Fast Scrap Card Thank You's and a Freebie

 Hi Everyone, If you are like most crafters you are very busy right now with crafting for  your holidays.  Whatever you are doing now chances are you will need thank-you's later, so I thought I would show you a quick batch I made. If you like them I have a quick and easy process to show you. I made a dozen in less than an hour These are 4.5x6 side opening The base paper is Strathmore warm white, felt finish 110# cover. I printed them on the same paper Trimmed and edged in Black Set aside Pulled scraps from my scrap bin cut to size, edeged with black Glued and done! Just a simple design on sumptuous paper, Makes these quite nice ( I think!) I think shes' so simply elegant! With this card, I used a "thank you" rubber stamp If you would like to make a batch, I have the freebie for you!! The "Thank You" script I added in  Publisher Software. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are enjoying your days before the Holidays.  If you are feeling overwhelmed, Please jus

Word Art Wednesday and a Freebie

  It is Wonderful Word Art Wednesday! I hope you take the time to click over to   Word Art Wednesday a nd check out Karen's beautiful devotion along with  Karen Murphy's Digital Caligraphy featuring this week's verse: Galatians 4:45. We also have the inspiring art using the Scripture by the design team!  Make a card and enter the challenge and maybe you will win a prize, this challenge's sponsor is The Rabit Hole Designs with a fab $15.oo shop card. Mail the card and you will make someone's day!! My Card: When I meditate on this verse, I am Struck by The waiting for the "Fullness of Time" I am so thankful he waited, and continues to wait  - for us! I printed this card on Strathmore felt finish 110 coverstock paper.  I love using texture with digitals. I use both digitals and hand-stamped images, I love both mediums for card making. These are the diamonds used for "Diamond Painting". I love how they look and as an added bonus, you can buy a jar f