Friday, November 27, 2020

Joyful Season

 



Busy weekend ahead!  I plan to binge Christmas card making and started with a few of these using the sketch from the Paper Players.  The Big Guy and I had a quiet Thanksgiving Day which was a change but actually quite nice.  I have a lot more energy today than I usually do the day after Thanksgiving so I am tackling Christmas cards and on line shopping - no mall trips this year!  Tomorrow a photographer friend is coming to take holiday photos of Emma and Will on my back porch.  That way we can all social distance and be outside.  Local businesses here are being very creative and accommodating to help keep everyone safe.  So now I am off to search for another sketch and make a new batch of cards!



Stamp Sets: Cherish the Season, Peace and Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Foil, Tis the Season DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler







Thursday, November 26, 2020

Fusion: Merry, Joy, Cheer




The Christmas season has officially started here in the US with today being Thanksgiving Day.  I have always been a firm believer in not rushing the season but this year we do seem to need a bit more cheer.  So our lights went up early as did many of our neighbors'.  I have to admit I enjoy seeing them when I walk the dog at night!  We will keep them shining until we welcome 2021 - hoping that will be a much brighter year in so many ways!





I love the cute gnomes in the photo so I had to put one on my card!  Use the sketch or the the photo or both like I did and join us at Fusion!


                                     

Stamp Sets: Gnome for the Holidays, Merry Moose, Joyful Holly
Ink: Poppy Parade, Memento Black, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Misty Moonlight, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Trimming the Town DSP

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Oh Let It Snow! FMS462

 





We are ready!  The heavier quilts are on the bed.  The boots are by the back door and all of the winter coats, scarves and gloves have been brought downstairs from the cedar closet in the attic. The screen door has been replaced by a storm door and the storm windows are all in place.  The furnace has been cleaned and the snow tires will go on the cars this week.  The lawnnmower has been shifted to the back of the garage and the snowblower now sits closest to the door......next to the generator.  And my back porch is empty since the porch furniture has gone south (to the basement) for the winter.  All of that hard work getting ready for winter must have inspired my card this week....it's time....let it snow!



They say good things come in threes - like the three shapes in Narelle's sweet sketch!  Have fun with the grouping and join us at Freshly Made Sketches!




Stamps: Snowman Season
Ink: Memento Black, Merry Merlot, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Stamp Review Crew: Coming Home

 









The Stamp Review Crew is featuring Coming Home today.  It is a wonderful set with endless possibilities to create festive wintry scenes.  

I love the new slimline cards but their size is a bit of a problem for me because I rarely buy 12 x 12 paper and most of my DSP is cut into 6 x 6 squares.  So when I saw some people making mini slimline cards I thought - wow great idea!  This card measures 3 1/4 by 5 1/2.  It is a sweet size that makes you think a bit differently about your design!  I used the die cut from In the Pines to create the hills and added some texture with a die from Lots of Leaves.  The sentiment is from Festive Post.  I am putting this sentiment on a lot of my cards this year.  This holiday season will be very different for sure but there is still a lot to enjoy.  I am shopping on line, watching holiday movies, making Christmas cards and baking lots of sweet treats to share....and some not to share!



My friend Ann Schach does beautiful work.  If you missed her blog head back there!





Otherwise head onward to see Cindy Elam's fabulous work!





The Paper Players is having a Holiday Theme this week.





Stamp Set: Coming Home, Festive Post 
Paper: Whisper White, Trimming the Town DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Misty Moonlight, SU Blends, Copics