Sunday, November 10, 2013


Thanksgiving Day is so near ... we are actually celebrating next weekend with family visiting from out of town.

Here's a quick and easy card that defines the day perfectly, created for a special person.  It's also my entry for three challenges:
I also used a free graphic for the dictionary page from The Old Design Shop.  That's a place I will definitely visit again!  Thanks, sister, for the link!

OOOHHHH ... I have to update my photo.  The first one did not do the card any justice ... that's what I get for trying to photograph in dim light.  Here's the better version that really shows the true colors; I'll leave the original on the blog for comparison purposes.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

We give thanks ...

This morning I decided to participate in Cheery Lynn Designs' Give Thanks challenge.  I used the Sweet Williams strip and the Pair of Ferns dies.  UPDATE ALERT!  I had to take a new photo ... the colors in the previous one was so off.  This is true color!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Another birthday!

Of the eight people on my team, three of us have September birthdays and three four have November birthdays.  Instead of making a card, I thought I would try out my new tag die.  Instead of cutting one, though, I first folded the paper and then put the fold slightly inside the cutting area.  I now had two tags, attached at one edge.

I did all the distressing, etc. prior to adhering them together.  See, sister?  It worked!

Did I mention I also bought a new bird on a branch die?  (Both new dies are Tim creations!)  The little birdie has some Distress Stickles brush over him to give him a bit of a shimmer.  Cute!

I finished it off with a ribbon dyed using the same colors as those on the tag.  Oh, my gosh!  I forgot to mention the cute cute cute embossing on the other side of the tag.  Gee, I don't know which to call the front.  So I will let her decide.  Sheesh!  I also forgot to mention the adorable "bread tag" that also comes with the die.  It was perfect for writing my name to let her know who was thinking of her.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

I am so determined ...

I really really really want to learn how to use my Cricut.  There's just something about figuring out which layer is which.  Aargh.  This birthday card is for a co-worker.  I used Cricut Craft Room and Doodlecharms to cut out the birthday hat and set it upon an Action Wobble.  Then I added a little bit of bling to the top of the hat. Cute, huh?