Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Be Thankful

I'm excited to be posting on my blog today as a new member of the Crafters of Faith blogging group on Splitcoaststampers!  This month Sharon is our hostess and asked us to create a card of thankfulness.  She challenges us with this scripture verse:

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus".  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I have created a card using the  Maybelle R.O. image "Acorn Girl":

The challenge requirements also included using at least two design papers and an embellishment.  I thought I'd take a stab at creating a ribbon flower so I pulled out  two different ribbons and jute to create my flower.

I used the following for my card:  "Autumn Word Collage" sentiment from Create with TLC, PTI Text-Style First Fruits design paper, ribbon and jute from my stash, Spellbinders dies, Martha Stewart punch, Creative Memories leaf punch, dew drops, ribbon and jute, Copic Markers and distress inks.

Thanks for visiting and please be sure to visit my Crafters of Faith sister's blogs which are listed on my sidebar.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hope Your Holidays Are A Hoot

When I saw this fun sentiment from Create with TLC, I just knew I had to design a card around it!  Talk about getting the cart before the horse!!!  I immediately thought about a Cricut cartridge I owned called "Give A Hoot".  And of course with a name like that, there had to be an owl...

Holiday Hoot

The sentiment is from TLC and my owl and first background diecut were all made with Cricut cartridges.  The other background diecut was made with a Spellbinders die and the branches were made with a Martha Stewart punch.  The design paper is from My Mind's Eye Stella Rose/Mabel collection.  

This was loads of fun!  The majority of my owl parts were embossed and the eyes were made with buttons and dew drops.  

My prayers and thoughts are with those who have suffered such tragic loss from Sandy.  I have been watching the news and I just can't believe all the damage.  I live close to the Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras, they suffered extensive damage but nothing like NJ and NY.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Snow Wishes

Well, I can't say I'm wishing for snow yet, we're still "hunkered" down in our home due to hurricane Sandy.  We are blessed to have power and we avoided the major flooding that is wrecking havoc on our neighbors just over the state line in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  I've been watching the news and I can't believe all the devastation.  

We arrived home from our Smoky Mountains vacation on Saturday just in time to button up everything.  I've actually spent some time in my craft room today and have a delightful image from Maybelle R.O.'s Whimsy and Stars Studio:

Girl with Snowman

My sentiment is from Create with TLC and my design paper is from Echo Park.  I colored my image with Copic markers and distress inks.   My tools included an embossing folder, Spellbinders dies and a Martha Stewart punch.

I did notice today that my mojo still seems to be on vacation, it seemed like everything took twice as long and my "thinking cap" wouldn't stay on.   More crafting time is definitely needed!

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Give Thanks

I thought it might be fun to make a Thanksgiving card, seems like I've been in Halloween mode for quite a while.  This year the retail stores have jumped into Christmas way before Halloween, and I don't want to overlook Thanksgiving!  I found these adorable pilgrims at Whimsy and Stars Studio and would love to share my card with you today:

Give Thanks


card recipe:
Maybelle R.O. (Whimsy and Stars Studio) "Pilgrim" digi, Create with TLC Autumn Subway Art,  Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip, Martha Stewart punch, Copic markers, Crate Paper Farmhouse design paper, Georgia Pacific and Bazzill cardstock

I enjoyed creating this card, especially since I had these gorgeous leaves to decorate with.  Now I'm off today to see the fall leaves up close and personal - on my way to the mountains of North Carolina for a week, whoo hoo!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fresh Pumpkin Anyone?

Love this image from Create with TLC!  Now how convenient is this to have your whole pumpkin in a jar?  I thought this would look great on a tag card, so I added some autumn colors and embellishments.  This reminds me of Thanksgiving and what would Thanksgiving be without pumpkins?

card recipe:
Cricut tag and fence, Fresh Pumpkin image from TLC, Creative Memory leaf punch,  Cheery Lynn vine, distress inks and Viva Decor Inka Gold

I loved designing this tag.  I cut out the image and then added a fence, leaves and a vine.   I finally updated my Cricut and found many tag designs to choose from.  

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Monday, October 15, 2012


I can't believe October is halfway over already - soon the little trick or treaters will be out knocking on doors or doing "trunk or treating".  There's not much time left to dabble with my Halloween stuff.  The most recent card I made used the "ornate gate" digi from Create with TLC and one of Paulette's papers.  I added embellishments I made with my Cricut and a Martha Stewart punch.

Spooky Gate

All too soon Halloween will be over and then Christmas will be speeding our way.  I can't believe Christmas decorations and displays are already out now!  Seems like we can't even catch our breath between holidays now.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012


I love this image and beautiful papers from Paulette at Create with TLC.  The word art reminds me of all the blessings God has bestowed on me and my family.  I am truly grateful and thankful.  Here is the card I created:

card recipe:
TLC word art and design paper, Recollections cardstock, Cricut diecut,
Creative memories leaf punch, Sizzix embossing folder, distress inks

Can you tell I love bright colors?  The fall season has such a palette of beautiful colors to choose from.  I love seeing all the changing colors in the leaves and even our soybeans have turned such a beautiful green and yellow!  

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Best Witches

Halloween is fast approaching!  I hope all your little trick or treaters are getting their costumes ready.  I love making cards for Halloween but it always seems the time passes way too quickly!  I remember the excitement of choosing my costume or better yet, searching through my mom's clothing and sewing basket creating my own exotic creation.  Then we were off to the neighborhoods that had the reputation for the best candy and raced from door to door.  Our weather was usually still warm and we happily sweated and tripped over too long outfits making sure we did not miss a single house with a light on.  Tricks?  Nah, we were all too well raised to even think of playing any tricks and we knew our parents would wear our bottoms out!  We just gloried in our bags bursting at the seams and could hardly contain our hunger and excitement until parents first checked every piece of candy or treat.  Then we were in a sugar coma for a week!  

Here is a card using Create with TLC images and Cricut spiderwebs complete with oodles of spiders and the requisite black cat:

Best Witches
card recipe:
TLC Vintage Halloween Decorations, Spooky Tree, and sentiment
 Spellbinders tag, Cricut cat, spiders and spiderweb, Basic Grey design paper

My next card is also a TLC creation:

Trick or Treat
card recipe:
TLC Postage Stamp Halloween Witch, Halloween Postage Stamp and 
Vintage Witches Papers, Cricut spiderweb and spider, Martha Stewart
 fence punch, Spellbinders die and Stampin Up sentiment

I hope to have a few more Halloween cards to show you this month.  I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog today!

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