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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sharing Handmade Kindness

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!  I am grateful for each and every one of you...and for all of my friends, whatever nationality!

For Jennifer's Handmade Kindness Week 4, these baby tuques will be on their way Saturday to a knitting store in Montreal, Espace Tricot, where they are collecting hats for refugees that will be arriving in Canada over the next few months. They are looking to collect 25,000!  I will be casting on stitches for more, in adult sizes.  Such an easy way to give.  Thank you Jennifer for these wonderful weeks of giving awareness!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MCV #30 and Day 24 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags

 Good morning!
Welcome to MCV #30!  Today, MCV is sponsoring Day 24 of Tracey's The 25 Days of Christmas Tags event.   There are prizes to be won on Tracey's Blog "In My Creative Opinion" and also at MCV.  Make sure you go and check out the details!
The whole MCV Design Team (and some special guests) are playing along today.  The MCV Tag theme is red and green with a tree element.  Here is my tag.
My "tree" is a cactus, I do live in Texas :)
She has bloomed for the occasion and is festooned with her own little homemade LED light garland.  I created the tag by die cutting my PTI tag from water colour car.  I painted my Texana Designs stamp with a green from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints and stamped directlly onto the card, then filled in with another shade of green.  The spines were then given a touch of gold paint.  my LED garland was made with some fine copper wire and glossy accents that was left to dry on a piece of acetate.  when completely dry, I carefully removed and shaped it onto the cactus.  The Merry Christmas Y'all is another Texana stamp.  The red woodgrain paper is from Cosmo Cricket.
Are you making tags this year?  Be sure to check out all of the days of creative tags over on Tracey's blog and get to creating!  

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Case This Sketch #150

Time to play along with Case This Sketch!
It is the 150th sketch!
I had time to make two cards for this fun sketch this week!  
I used a red rubber, unknown Christmas tree (maybe Impression Obsession) that I painted with KGT paint and stamped directly onto a linen textured CS three times.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers, the cardinal from PTI "Winter Woods".  The little fox is PTI also.
Thanks for stopping in!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Shimmer and Shine

Using some Glittery and Shimmering die cuts for another OCC homework day...
This was so easy to create! QAS EZPZ as Darnell would say!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

OCC Day 5 Cute and Whimsical

Having fun with "homework" for the Cute and Whimsical.  Not usually my style, but I saw my Avery Elle penguin and I think he is as adorable as can be...any time of the year!
I used some SSS release items from last year and went to town!
The little sprig on penguin is an older set from PTI Believe.
The red ornaments are cut from a chunky red glitter paper. 
Getting my Christmas cards done :))) 

OCC Classic & Elegant

Hello everyone,
Just a quick post with some more cards that I am creating for the Holiday Style OCC class.  This one is for Day 3, Classic & Elegant.
I used the Hero Arts tree stamp, embossing with WOW rich pale gold onto a foil paper from my stash, inked the edges with Versamark and dipped into the same gold EP and inked up a PTI sentiment from Homespun Holiday.  A length of gold twine and a red glitter heart finishes it off.  Thanks for stopping by, I will see you soon! 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Little Whimsy...

Wishing the world
We sure do need some on this Saturday.  My heart and prayers to Paris and all affected.

Friday, November 13, 2015

More Homework!

Another card for the Online card class, greatly inspired by Debby, Kristina and Jennifer.
I used SSS houses dies and mounted to a navy snow covered card and added a little narrow silver ribbon to the top.
I had fun making multiples of this one!
Thanks for looking again!