Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy Retirement Time

My hubby's Aunt is retiring this week from the State of Arizona after many years of service.  

So here is the card I've made for her.  It seemed perfect with the swing as she used to have a nice porch spring at a former family home.

Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Rich Razzleberry - 5 1/4" x4"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"

Stamps:  Sitting Here, Milestone Moments, Colorful Seasons

Just Breathe - seems to be the perfect sentiment for a new retiree, don't you think?

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a great day!

~ Donna

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spoiler Alert - September Paper Pumpkin

Don't miss out on the Paper Pumpkin Holiday Fun!  

The October Kit and the November Kit have Made-to-Match Projects!  You must be signed up by the 10th of the month to receive that month's Kit.  

Click HERE to sign up in time for October and November.  You can sign up one month at a time or save some money and select a pre-paid subscription.

Here is the set for the month of September.  Cards, envelopes and little gift boxes.  So fast and easy to put together and many ways to use the pieces and parts to make it your own!

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a Terrific Tuesday!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Ready for Christmas (for a Birthday)

I had a special request for a birthday card for a co-worker's daughter.  When I asked her what type of things she liked such as flowers, butterflies, etc.  She said she like dachshunds as they had them growing up and I immediately thought of "Ready for Christmas" and the sweet little dog there.  So here is what I came up with.

Isn't it fun when something comes together the way you think?

Very Vanilla - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper 5" x 3 3/4"
Very Vanilla - Die cut with Stitched Shapes - Largest Circle
Very Vanilla Scraps - for table and dog
Whisper White Scraps - for balloons and presents

Inside I wanted a BIG greeting so I used a stamp from Big On Birthdays.

Thank you for looking in today - Happy Monday!

~ Donna

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Leafy Layers

This quick card idea comes from Sarah Wills.  As soon as I saw her card, I just knew I had to give it a whirl.  I used the Leaf Punch instead of a die she used (because I don't have it - yet).  I like the leaf punch though and will be making more, with some better placement.  This one needs some tweaking.

Very Vanilla - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Very Vanilla - 5" x 3 3/4"
Very Vanilla - scraps for punching the leaves
Very Vanilla - Stitched Oval Die Cut

Stamps - One Big Meaning - Cajun Craze

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper - Pumpkins Page
Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies - they will cut two of the pumpkins

Randomly place the leaves on the 5" x 3 3/4" Very Vanilla with Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  Let dry and make sure all your bits and edges are down.  Trim any that hang over the edge.

Stamp your sentiment FIRST, then you can add the pumpkins.  If you do the pumpkins first, you will struggle with stamping the sentiment.

Pop up the oval with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thank YOU for looking in today.  If you would like to receive this card, simply place a $50.00 (or more) order in my online store, using hostess code 3YPX4U6G before midnight September 30, 2017. You will also receive some bling with your card.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna

Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Seedy Thank You Pouch

For some crazy reason, I've been hooked on Sunflower Seeds lately.  I blame my hubby as he's had then around recently and I'm addicted.  Also, they keep me awake when we're watching a program and I keep drifting off.  I figure it's a better snack than a bowl of chips and dip or ice cream and brownies, right?

So, when I saw this idea on Dawn Olchefske's blog, I knew I had to do my version of it.  Dawn stamped her flowers, and I probably will too, maybe this weekend, but for today, I simply snipped out some flowers from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

Here you can see the three flowers I snipped out.  If you look closely, you can see the two flowers that are together I snipped out the little bit of blue that was between them, while still keeping them attached.

That way, I could slide the three blooms together the way I wanted them to be.

On the back, I simply added a piece of scotch tape to keep them together and then attached them to the seed bag with glue dots.

The bag is our cellophane 2" x 8" bag and I simply folded over the top a couple of time and stapled it shut.

I made a bow out of the Vintage Crochet Trim and a quick banner from One Big Meaning stamped with Cajun Craze onto Very Vanilla.

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a fabulous weekend!

~ Donna

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Owl-O-Ween

Happy Friday!  Finally.  It seems like this has been a very long long week!

It seems I didn't get a very good picture of today's card, but the recipe below will explain what the card is made from.

Very Vanilla - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black 3 1/4" X 3 1/4"
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (the tree and moon) 3" x 3"

Stamp the owl from "Spooky Cat" onto the branch with Memento Black or Archival Basic Black.

Don't forget to give the envelope some love too by covering the flap with some paper from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.

Inside I stamped the "happy OWL oween.  It looks like the owl!

Thank you for looking in today!  Bring on the weekend!

~ Donna 

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