Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mistletoe - just for kissing?

In ancient times, both the Druids and the Romans hung sprigs of mistletoe in their homes and places of celebration to bring good fortune, peace and love.  It's a great tradition, I'm glad it has survived this many years. The kissing under it is good, too!

Here are two cards that celebrate love. Both were fun to create and will be passed on with love to a deserving recipient. Just love the hedgehog topper!

One of my final Christmas cards this year. The words are die cut three times and layered for dimension and the background is a foiled image I created using my Minc and an Anna Griffin image card. The cardstock is more of a cranberry color than a Christmas red. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Russia Interfered...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

"Tis the Season

With all the Thanksgiving leftovers gobbled up and the December festivities heating up, 'tis the time to celebrate, reflect and again count blessings. We will say goodbye to 2017 and embrace all the hope of a new year and what it can bring. Let us continue to shine a light on the positive things in our lives, on the unsung heros in our communities, on all of those around you who make a difference or have interesting and warm stories to tell. 

Here are a few greetings I've been working on.

Florals for Mother's Day and birthdays.

This floral stamp was a freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. I stamped it on watercolor paper using Memento Pearlescent Beige pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder in order to try my hand at watercoloring the lovely bouquet. I used a combination of distress inks and Prang watercolors as my mediums. 

Thinking spring - just a little.

Monday, November 27, 2017

"My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?" –Bob Hope

Only four weeks to go; my family and I have planned a very different Christmas this year. No gifts except ones for those who are still looking for Santa. Instead we are planning a four day family mini- reunion at a beach house on the ever stormy coast. We'll enjoy a Christmas movie marathon with lots of hot cocoa and popcorn and board games and hopefully some walks on the beach. From Friday until Tuesday there will be no wi-fi to lure the teens away. Hope we don't all kill each other.... There will be 22 of us from 6 months old to "older" grandparents. Togetherness!

Here are a few of the cards I've worked on lately.

A simple birthday card to add to my stash. The oval is mounted on an action wobble spring and moves like crazy. Colored with Distress markers and added some sequins for pizzazz.

This card is part of my "scrap busting" creations. I made this for Valentine's Day. Once every few weeks I try to use up my paper scraps in a creative manner. These hearts were all die cut from scraps in my red paper bin. I ink splattered the background with distress ink (Picked Raspberry) and just layered on the hearts.  Of course, there's a bit of Wink of Stella glitter just for fun.