Sunday, October 25, 2020

He will be our Peace


 Shanna provided a wonderful card on the Ink to Paper blog and challenged crafters to recreate it using PTI products.  I love the pretty vertical layers Shanna created using the new wood grain dies.  I don't have them, so I cut strips from a panel stamped with Loosely Woven.  The 'branch' and flowers are pieces from Birthday Bouquet, and the sweet birds are from one of my favorite sets, Brushed Birds.  The little birds seemed a picture of peace, and we definitely need God's peace in our world today.


Thanks for visiting,

Christine

Linking to:

Ink to Paper

SSS Wednesday Challenge (layers)

Word Art Wednesday



Saturday, October 17, 2020

Wreath Redo: For Someone Special


 After cutting an assortment of leaves and flowers from Reverse Confetti's "Build a Bunch", I assembled a free-form wreath.  I centered it on a standard card front, and while pretty, there wasn't much of a layout to the card, and it looked dull.  I recycled it by cutting the wreath panel in half and fussy cutting around it.  I think this version looks better, and I still have the other half of the wreath to use on another project.

Thanks for stopping by,

Christine

Linking to:

Double D Challenge (Wreaths)

Reverse Confetti SYS Challenge

Word Art Wednesday


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Ham it Up with a sketch



 I enjoy using the punny little MFT set called Hogs and Kisses as we like humorous birthday cards as well as more serious ones.  This one uses the current MFT sketch, and I am happy with the clean look that came from following the plan.  

Thanks for stopping by,

Christine

Linking to:

MFT Sketch Challenge

Tuesday Throwdown

Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hello Pumpkin


 I am completely enchanted with the cream and aqua pumpkins that are popping up all over Pinterest.  DH, who is a truly wonderful guy, doesn't 'do abstract', so I am confining my aqua pumpkins to cards.  The recipient of this one loves aqua and has a birthday coming up.  I think she will like it!

Thanks for stopping by,

Christine

Linking to:

Mod Squad Challenge

PIP Challenge 

Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

For Someone Special

 


My love of combining challenges comes through in this project.  This card fits the friendship theme at Reverse Confetti featuring RC Rose Garden stamps, RC Wreath die, and a sentiment from Banners in Bloom.  The wreath design (one of my absolute favorites) fits the Double D challenge, and the pretty purple sequins add a bit of sparkle to create an entry for SSS Wednesday Challenge.  

So thankful for a few days to enjoy fall break while crafting and getting some essential chores and errands taken care of.

Thanks for stopping by,

Christine

Linking to:

Reverse Confetti (friendship)

Double D Challenge (wreaths)

SSS Wednesday Challenge (make it  sparkle)

Word Art Wednesday

PIP Challenge


A Simple Birthday Greeting


 The current challenge at Ink to Paper is to create a "Simply Beautiful" card.  I love Bitty Bouquets, gingham, and the A2 Noted Dies.  The card came together quickly and the layout calls attention to that sweet little Bitty Bouquet.

Linking to 

Ink to Paper

PIP Challenge

Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Happy Birthday-May your cup runneth over


I wanted to play along with the "use your scraps" challenge at Seize the Birthday.   This sweet little set of stamps and dies called "Coffee or Tea?" landed in my mailbox on Thursday, and I have had such fun with it!  The set can be found right here at Stamp Simply.  I love coffee, tea, beautiful cups, and funny mugs, so cutting these pretties from scraps from an Echo Park pad brought such joy.  The adorable little tag was perfect for a tiny sentiment in my stash, and the blessing from the "Coffee or Tea?" set stamped beautifully on the vellum strip wrapped around the center of the card.

Thanks for visiting,

Christine

Linking to:

Seize the Birthday Challenge

Word Art Wednesday