Sunday, November 22, 2015

Making Spirits Bright

Time again for a new challenge over at the AAA Cards Challenge Blog.  This week the theme is Anything Goes - and as in most AAA games, your project needs to be CAS. Here is my take:

I had a very hard time with the photo. Lighting never seemed to cooperate. The card base is bright white. Anyway, I went with a glittered Pretty Pink Posh die cut triple frame, and some Paper Smooches images and sentiment. Finished off with some black and white twine. Fun!

I am also linking up at the following challenges:

Time is flying and I have to get cooking for Thanksgiving. Christmas is speeding up right behind. Wishing you a beautiful holiday season, whatever your celebration entails. I am grateful for your visits and your comments.  Have a great day!

Sunday, November 15, 2015


I love this season of thanks and giving. This card is for the amazing woman who helps my sisters and I care for our mother.  I can't thank her enough for the loving care she gives my mother and the comfort and peace she brings to the family. I used CAS(E) this sketch #149 for my layout.  The top panel is watercolored (Just Us Girls #319), and the Ginko leaves are embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum EP (CAS-ual Fridays CFC145).

Just Us Girls #319 - Use watercoloring

Thank you for visiting today. As always, I so appreciate your comments.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Enjoy Thanksgiving

Time for another AAA Cards Challenge.  The theme of Game #52 is Thanks and/or Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday here in the US, bar none.  I love gathering with friends and family, sharing food and stories and having the house smell wonderful from all the cooking and baking.  It can be a hard day too for many, and I always keep that in mind with a heart full of gratitude for my many blessings.

Here is my take on the challenge:

I have a Thanksgiving themed set of images on fabric from Crafty Secrets that I have had forever.  This one is quite comical.  I cut it out and adhered it to a die cut stitched square which is popped up with foam tape on the base. There is a tiny bit of blue in the image that matches the twine, so I went for it.  I stenciled some spatters with Antique Linen DI on the base. The sentiment is an old Hero Arts wood mounted stamp.  I embossed the image in copper, though I kind of wish I used a darker hue.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please head over to the AAA Cards Challenge blog and see what the DT has created.  Then get your craft on, and link up your Thanks and Thanksgiving creation there.

I am linking my Enjoy Thanksgiving card to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving.