Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Season of Giving Christmas Pocket Card

I just love red and white. I love red gingham. I love Teresa Collins' Santa List collection from last year because of the color scheme. Red and white with a hint of Christmas green... yes! I love it!!! Even though I use some non-traditional colors for Christmas... red, white and green are still my favorites.

I did add in a bit of Bo Bunny here for some contrast, but stuck with TC for the bulk.

I bought the pearl trim at Pat Catans and the red gingham stretchy, ruffled ribbon came from an online shop several years ago. Seriously, I sometimes buy supplies and don't use them for ages, then one day... boom... just the right thing at the right time. I'll bet you do that, too! Correct?

A red Petaloo Botanica, a red Petaloo poinsettia, and a Prima red bead, glitter spray (from the Prima Special Delivery Christmas kit.) I put in a couple of I Am Roses green leaves for color and a few Petaloo white velvet holly leaves.

The layers of die cuts are Spellbinder's Scalloped Ovals, Oval Floral, and Framed Floral.

I also added some loops of natural May Arts burlap string for more texture. The Distress Ink is Walnut Stain. My tag is embellished with a wide silver eyelet, white seam binding bow, and a silver snowflake charm.

I have yet to start my Christmas gift shopping aside from a couple of small things we bought in Tennessee in October for one of our grandsons. I've had a headache since Thanksgiving... either from too much sugar (haha) or the change in the weather. Anyway, we haven't braved the stores yet, and I just may do most of our buying online like I did last year. A computer is a wonderful thing!!! How are you shopping this holiday? 

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Yellow Bird Christmas Pocket Card

To create my yellow bird Christmas pocket card, I mixed Bo Bunny Christmas Collage, some Kaisercraft 75 cents, along with kraft card stock. Very eclectic... and I love the look. I find that I do this with almost everything... our home, my wardrobe, certainly my paper and craft supplies.

This floral grouping is also a mix of Petaloo pine sprigs, pine cones, velvet holly leaves, tiny red ornament berries, burlap string bow, and a Hobby Lobby poinsettia.

The image is from the Bo Bunny Christmas Collage Stamps sheet. I used my We R Memory Keepers Stub corner punch on it, and sponged Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges. I cut the frame with Framed Floral by Spellbinders using kraft card stock. The doily was cut with Alterations Distress Doily.

Wide silver eyelets are from We R Memory Keepers, and my dyed seam binding ribbon comes from Prairie Bird Boutique.

I hope you're all having an exciting Black Friday. I personally am extremely tired after the holiday yesterday and plan on just holing up here in my craft room. Maybe buy a few things online or make a card or two. Nothing very ambitious.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Girls in Snow Christmas Pocket Card

Here I am working out of my Prima Special Delivery kit again. This time I added in a few Kaisercraft papers. A lovely mix!

These beautiful creamy Prima flowers and the pearl flourish above were part of the package. The lace, however is from my stash.

I've been cutting a ton of pine and holly leaves from card stock using Alterations Thinlits Holiday Greens. I squeezed out some dabs of red Stickles for berries to add more color and sparkle.

The image is another of my digis. I like to print them on different light shades of card stock for variety. Although this one is just plain white. Looking at these girls with the snow blowing gives me the chills. The weather here has gotten cold fast... 22 degrees yesterday when we went for groceries. Yikes, I can't believe winter's almost here. What happened to summer? It's never long enough, is it!

 The double frame was cut with Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares. I don't use these enough, and they're so pretty.

I made the tag just a bit different by adding a tiny bag to tuck in a gift card. I also tied a silver jingle bell onto my seam binding bow.

I hope all my U.S. friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that you can spend it with your family and friends. May God bless your day. Big hugs!

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Special Delivery White Framed Girl Christmas Pocket Card

Remember whose Special Delivery kits Prima was selling earlier in the year? Well, online shopper that I am, I purchased several because they were such incredible bargains.
This card is made from the Christmas kit (can't recall the month it came out.)

The papers I used are "Province" from the En Francais collection and "Cyrus" of Reflections. I think they are both gorgeous, but to be truthful, not much else in the papers are very appealing to me. Still worth the price, though.  There's a ton of stuff in this kit... like these Holiday Jubilee Say It In Crystals.

The flowers are by Recollection (not included), and I heavily added Twinklets Diamond Dust to them. They're sitting on a bed of green Spanish moss...

and are teamed with this fabulous red bead Prima spray.

The girl image is a digi and the white glittered frame is Spellbinder's Floral Frame. 

The holly leaves are by Petaloo from my stash. Petaloo has come out this season with some beautiful holly, berry and pinecone picks. Love these things!

 I cut the girl image out with Spellbinder's Classic Ovals and under it is a cut from their Scalloped Ovals.

The Christmas Greetings stickers are by Idea-ology and are edged with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink... one of the new colors for this year.

Have a wonderful Sunday, friends!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Steampunk Debutante Pocket Card

On a steampunk roll, this time with Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante. Did you know that G45 has come out with a Deluxe Collector's Edition of this beautiful collection? Believe it or not my papers are the originals... hoarder that I am. I've looked on line, and some folks are selling these for a terrifically high price. I'm happy to still have a few, and I just might buy that Deluxe set someday.

I did some fussy cutting on the winged dress form and added one of my wood Tennessee hearts.

There are a lot of good images that can be cut out, which is true of all G45's collections.

 I tucked in a Prima medallion...

and added a wood key.

The flowers are Petaloo's Botanicas in teal mixed with a Prima wood timepiece and another TN wood key.

The light bulb is from Hobby Lobby.

The Penmaker and I have a big evening planned of eating Subway and watching Tiny House Hunters. If we can find the right small log cabin and some land, we just might go "tiny". What are your thoughts on tiny living?
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

G45 Wind-Up Woman Pocket Card

I LOVE most of Graphic 45's collections and the Olde Curiosity Shoppe is one of the top on my list... but then I LOVE the steampunk look. My papers are nearly all used up, and these are really hard to find. I need to take a trip back to Pigeon Forge and see if there are any left at Your Scrapbook Super Store. Do you think I can talk the Penmaker into that? Doubtful! LOL

I put metal gears and a timepiece (from Hobby Lobby) and Prima screw heads together for the industrial look. Speaking of Hobby Lobby, they have a fabulous selection of embellishments (their label, I think... Paper Studio?) and always seem to have them on sale.

Antique Bronze corner piece from The Funkie Junkie. The Filmstrip ribbon is by Idea-ology.

The black bird is from Momenta and the tiny distress yellow flowers are by Petaloo.

Petaloo's Botanica and a metal leaf from The Funkie Junkie.

I have been swamped with work lately, but yesterday managed a trip over to Ikea in Pittsburg. We needed a few more dinner plates for Thanksgiving, and since time is running out before all the cooking starts, we took a half day off. It turned out we picked the right time, because we arrived just as they opened and the store was empty. It was very strange to shop, and have the isles to ourself. A first! Later in the day, we made a run to Pat Catan's in Canton. They were busier. We picked up some storage boxes on sale, more Bo Bunny vintage papers, antique bronze jump rings, tiny red clothes pins, silver timepiece charms and Tombow glue. I think we walked down every isles talking about what we could do with all the supplies. What a fun evening!

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Merry Pocket Card

The base paper of this card is a mystery to me. There's no name on it, but if I remember correctly, it was part of a prize I won for a challenge a couple years back. The color is beautiful... even more so IRL... and blends wonderfully with the ivory and whites I used with it.

The church scene is one I purchased online. I gave the roof a blanket of "snow" with my Twinklets Diamond Dust.
Side note: If you notice the miss use of words in my posts lately, it's because I've upgraded my Mac with the new El Capitan and it doesn't think I can spell. Good night!!!!! It seems to change the spelling of every other word I type.

The ivory flowers are all from I Am Roses and the pine and holly leaves were cut with Alterations Thinlits Holiday Greens. They all have a coating of matte medium and Twinklets DD.

The other dies I used are Prima's pineapple doily, Spellbinder's Classic Ovals and Floral Ovals. I used my We R Memory Keepers Scallop corner punch as well.

This morning the Penmaker, our DIL, Granddaughter and I drove over to Berlin for some much need produce. We seldom go over on a Saturday, but since we need to eat regularly and they have the best fresh foods, we decided to make the trip. The reason we don't like to go on a weekend is simply one word... tourists. Wow... so many of them. During the week is bad enough, but on a Saturday it's bumper to bumper. Thankfully, we were early and beat most of the crowd... and we're rewarded with a fridge full of oranges, grapefruit, salad fixings, and other goodies.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

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