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!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Merry Monday # 215 by Kristie

Today our Merry Maker is Kristie and she is asking for lite and dark pink along with silver or gray on our Christmas cards!
I did a little Bokeh effect here with my light and darker pinks.
stamps:  Lawn Fawn: Let's Bokeh, Neat & Tangle: Bright Baubles
I used PTI metallic silver paper and I embossed the sentiment with Hero Arts Silver EP.
I hope you will go check out the rest of the teams cards and play along with us this week!

Heart Hugs, friends!



Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seize the Birthday ~ soft & Simple

Our Challenge is to make a soft and simple card!
That could go in so many different directions!  I hope you will play along and join us the next two weeks for this fun Seize the Birthday Challenge'
 The topping is to make a soft and simple card, but you are always free to make 
ANY KIND OF BIRTHDAY CARD!
Go check out the inspiration from the design team and we will see you in the gallery!

 
stamp:  Altenew: One of a kind, Avery Elle:Party Animal
sponged on some PTI sweet blush ink 
Heart Hugs, friends!



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Paper Players # 313

I love fall!
I love the changing of the leaves.
I love the cooler temperatures.

And I love making fall cards!
Today I am playing along with the Paper Players they are asking for a 
Clean And Simple taste of fall on our card!
What I used:
Autumn Abundance background paper (PTI)
PTI Friendship Jar Fall fillers
zig clear water markers
PPP sequins 
Thanks for stopping by friends,have a great week!
 
Heart Hugs, friends!



Monday, September 19, 2016

Merry Monday by Kathy ~ using something warm!

A nice warm fire and a cozy quilt with a good book is the perfect cold winter day remedy.
Our Merry Maker Kathy wants us to make a card using something warm on those cold days and nights of winter!.  I started out in one direction (thinking how good a HOT chocolate would warm me from the inside out!) But then I settled on this PTI Quilted Winter stamp set and knew that is what I love most...being wrapped in the warmth of a quilt!
I am anxious to see what inspires you to keep warm during your winter days!
I hope you will join us this week at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge!!

Heart Hugs, friends!



Friday, September 16, 2016

CAS Mix Up September Challenge

Hi Friends!
I had a free day to play along with the CAS Mix Up September Challenge!  My house guest was at the beach and I had my shaving cream sitting on my desk waiting for me to use it!
I made about 6 pages of marbling using fallish colors of yellows, oranges, greens, even dropping in some purples and some reds.  My thought was to use leaves and pumpkins...I just love fall!!  And I love how these colors turned out, perfect for each of the things I wanted to die cut!!

Stamps & dies:  PTI Autumn Pumpkins
 Lil' Inkers Stitched leaves
 MFT Fall Foliage (sentiment)
 
 I used shaving cream and reinkers for the marbling, die cuts and stamping.
I think you have until the 24th to enter your card!
this was a very fun technique and I have lots left over to use for other cards!
 
 
Heart Hugs, friends!



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Seize the Birthday joins the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop!!

Seize the Birthday was asked to join in an Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop! 
And we were so excited to join in the fun, not to mention being so honored to be asked!!  I used the new "Remember This" stamp set and I selectively fussy cut the left side and the bottom.
I needed a thank you card for some family members who made all of our food for a big Italian family reunion (71 in attendance!) and thought this card would be extra special for them.  And these ladies are in their 70's...I think they crashed the next day and probably didn't move too much.  But that is how they are...they give and give and do it all out of LOVE!  And we love them for it and appreciate them so much!
My dad who is going to by 95 asked for a thank you card he could send them, because we were honoring him turning 95 years old, and they really made it a special meal.
So this will be sent to the two sisters who did most of the work, but many other hands were involved in the planning and cooking of the meal, not to mention the clean-up!  You know what they say, it takes a village to feed an Italian family!!  (they do say that don't they? *wink)

Head over to the Seize the Birthday Blog and check out the hop!

Heart Hugs, friends!



Monday, September 12, 2016

September Create Along With Us

It is probably NO surprise that I once again chose Kay Millers card to  "copy"!!
 
I used:
Inspired by;  Blessed
Leave It Be
Color Pop Autumn
Heading out to watch Ellie play in her fourth match of her high school season...so far they are 3-0...this might be a tougher match!

Thanks for taking a look! 
Heart Hugs, friends!



Merry Monday Challenge by Debbie

Are you excited about getting back to making your Christmas card stash grow?
Well, Merry Monday is here to help, and today Debbie is our Merry Maker asking us to use her photo for inspiration!
 I used the dies from the Casual Friday's stamp: Bring on the Snowflakes, it was part of the Holiday collection from Catherine Pooler last year.
I loved the red and white theme, but I also loved all the red and white snowflakes, so I decided to die cut them with white and place it on top of a red card, inserting some of the white pieces.  My sentiment is from Lawn Fawn: Snowy Backdops.

Thanks friends to stopping by and by playing with us, we look forward to seeing your card in the gallery!!
Heart Hugs, friends!