Saturday, October 16, 2021

Case Me A Christmas Card With Michelle Lupton



 It's my favorite time of year!!




Well seriously... all of that wrapped into one here on my mountain is the BEST ever!! And today I'm joining the super talented Aussie Michelle Lupton for her series of Case Me A Christmas Card!! 

I am so so excited and honored to be part of this fabulous blog series of hers... and of course it's Christmas cards which makes it extra special!

Michelle has chosen a card of mine to Case (copy and share everything) and I've chosen one of hers. A design that is a little outside my normal comfort level and challenges me a bit. You can see the card I chose of hers to Case: HERE.

My card uses that basic layout and of course a Christmas theme....

I used the really cool Picket Fence Studios Autumn Field stamp and embossed it in white, then did a little distress oxide blending before cutting it into inchies. I had this little glittery sentiment and some tiny snowflake embellies! One more Christmas card made into my stash! 

Thank you Michelle for including me this year!! You are such an inspiration! Hugs from across the seas and over the mountains!! 

~ Have A Happy Day! ~

Friday, August 27, 2021

Crushing On Cardstock Day 1 Cards!!

 Happy Day!!

What a super busy month August has been ........... both in life and crafting!! I jumped in to the Crushing On Cardstock week of classes!! 


You can find that on Online Card Classes where I've taken several classes and love it so much!!

Day 1 started on Monday and here are the cards from that day.... we learned several techniques and although I have most of the cards done from each day I will blog each day separately to make it easier to post in the gallery there as well as keep track of what I posted! lol

Here are some cards made with the techniques of using paper strips....

Now for some damp embossing and paper tearing.....

Now for angled paper strips and paper weaving.......

Oh so many techniques with cardstock and this is just Day 1!!! Check them out if you like classes... I really enjoy these as you always have access to them and can go at your own pace!! Hope you all are having some wonderful crafty days!!

~ Live, Love, Create ~

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Challenges and Coloring and Techniques OH MY!

 Happy Day!!

So I admit... I definitely use Instagram far more than my blog... but occasionally I will post some cards!! I had fun with MFT Stamps and Camp Create this summer!! Here are some of my cards following those challenges! You can check them out on their My Favorite Things YouTube Channel!!


MFT YouTube Channel

MFT Blog


Emboss Resist


Die Cuts

Hope you're having a FABULOUS summer!!! Me?? I'm ready for Autumn!!!!!

~ Live, Love, Create ~

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Creative Time is Priceless!

 Happy Day!!

Spending time everyday in my craft room is the best! Watching the seasonal flora and fauna and being creative is exactly what I need! It's been wonderful to find some crafty challenges and stamp with friends via Zoom and FaceTime!  Here are a few cards and challenges from this week.........

First is the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. I so love my mousies and this time the challenge is to make it small... so here's a little gift tag I had fun coloring while binge watching yet another favorite show - 911 Lonestar - and truly I am enjoying just slowing down when I color and embracing the process. Head on over to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog and play along!

Next up some of My Favorite Things stamps which just happen to be some of my favorite things! The MFT Sketch Challenge this week is so cool and fit my rainbowy state of mind! Made a quick fun background with some acrylic paints and my gel press! Check out the challenge and play along!

Now a Simon Says Challenge with a patriotic twist......some red, white and blue flowers. I admit I can struggle with copic coloring reds... so this is a mix of mayhap 10 different reds and pinks. LOL Stop by and join in the fun too!

I hope you all have a fantastic week and find some creative and recharging time!! 

~ Live, Love, Create ~