Thursday, November 7, 2013

An Amazing Gift

Hi there!

I'm looking forward to enjoying a week off from work after tomorrow's shift. Next week will hopefully be filled with lots of Christmas card creations, a bit of cleaning and a lot of raking-up the massive amount of leaves that have been falling off my large maple trees. It's a good workout, but as my hubby and I get older, we are very grateful to have two strong boys to help!

When I get back to work, it will be crunch time for the holidays. I've been ordering up a storm of plants, bouquets, wreaths, Christmas decor items and outdoor spruce pots. The orders are all in, which is a really good feeling!

So, I do have a card to share with you today. Not long ago, I was given an amazing gift from a wonderful lady in the crafty community. I don't feel comfortable sharing her name or the exact gift she sent, but I want her to know I was overwhelmed by her kindness and amazed by her generosity! The stamp set I used for my card today was a very small part of this gift and I love it! It is so fun to use, so fun to create with and it will be a favorite of mine for a long time to come! It's the Woodland Wreath stamp set and dies from WPlus9.

I used Memento Luxe Inks to stamp all the layers and images of this awesome set. I splattered a bit of pink ink mixed with water onto the background and added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella Pen. I cannot seem to put it down lately - just love it!! Here's a close-up.

I'm hoping to come up with a few more ideas using this set. There are so many options with all the different stamps - LOVE!

That's it from me tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! ♥

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Special Thank You

Hi there!

I'm sure you've all heard by now that Cath will no longer be writing blog posts over at the Moxie Fab World blog. Such sad news. She is SO loved by SO many in the crafty community and she will be dearly missed!

They've invited us to create a card for her and share it here in this link. I couldn't pass up the chance to join in to show my appreciation for all the wonderful inspiration and happiness she has brought to me and many others! So this card is for you, Cath. 

I used lots of happy colors, stamping with the Simon Says stamp, Lots of Dots set to create a bokeh effect. I wanted this card to be a reminder of how happy I felt each time I stopped by the Moxie Fab World blog.

Cath, you made my days brighter with your daily, Oh, My Moxie Fab posts. I will miss that part of each afternoon (and so much more!) And I will miss you too - very much! I wish you nothing but the best in your new endeavors - I know whatever you decide to do, it will bring a special light into other people's lives. Hugs to you! ♥

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Warm Wishes

Hi there!

I hope your weekend has been a good one so far! We had a gorgeous, autumn day yesterday - beautiful, blue skies and a bit warmer temps. Some of the trees in my neighborhood are at their peek of color and I'm loving it! I took a photo of the Autumn Blaze Maple in my back yard with my iphone. Of course, I have no idea how to add it here to my blog, so if you'd like to see it, you can check out this link over on Instagram. I promise, it's worth a quick look!

I had some time yesterday to play with some ink, paper, stamps and dies. Love mixing elements from different companies to create a card!

The little butterflies and sentiment are from Hero Arts' Made with Love clear set. I also used the Sizzix, Branch with Leaves die, and the Simon Says Stamp, Circle on a Line die.

Thanks for the visit! I'm off to get ready for work - hope you enjoy your Sunday! :)