Monday, November 20, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Circles

I hope this card is circle-y enough for the team at Seize the Birthday.  If not, it will go without the topping.
This was actually a collaboration with Michele of I Card Everyone the last time she visited.  The papers are mine, the Altenew flower die and color choice are hers.  I added the frame and sentiment.  Not my usual fare but I love it's colorfulness.

I'm in cleaning mode this morning, preparing for visitors for Thanksgiving.  I just had to take a break and post this card.  I'm glad you took time out of your day to drop by.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

CASology #275

If you've ever had a bottle tree you know their branches are stiff and rather sharp.  They also stick together if you put them in a shopping bag together. Just ask Michele about that experience.  ;)  That is why I chose them for my CASology card this week. Not the stick part, the sharp part.
A wonky rectangle popped up on fun foam frames three of them from C9.  They are also the author of the sentiment.

Thanks for dropping by. 


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Merry Monday #265 and SImon Says Wednesday

Merry Monday is looking for an outdoor activity on our Christmas cards this week.  I don't have many but I think this works.


I taped off the bottom of some Bristol and inked the top portion with Distress Oxides, sprinkling it with water and drying.  I planned to put one skating bear from MFT but in die cutting the bear in red his foot tore off.  That's what I get for being impatient and not letting it dry enough.  I decided a second bear would cover the affected appendage. ;)  I made this one green, doing all my coloring with Zigs.  The sentiment is from EH.

I'm also sending this to Simon Says Wednesday for their Furry Friends challenge.  I guess you can be friends with polar bears. ;)  At least paper ones.

ETA: I just saw that Little Red Wagon has a penguin and polar bear challenge so I'm sending my card there as well.

My daughter and son-in-law are staying with us for a couple of days this week so that means I'd better get my craft room in order. I'm still organizing all the panels and die cuts I did while at Michele's.  Then I want to weed through my UFO drawer so I can open and close it.  You know how those things go.  You get an idea for a card and the job doesn't get done.  I'll try to be good and keep the goal in sight.

I hope your weekend is going well.  Thanks for spending a moment of your time with me.

Just Us Girls #420 - Color Week

Angie is our host and picked the colors for Color Week at Just Us Girls.
I think color challenges are some of the more difficult ones for me but I happened to see this card from Lisa Elton which inspired my card.

I did a mix-up of stamp companies for this card using flowers from Altenew, the background leaves from Catherine Pooler, the bubble die from CASual Fridays and the sentiment from SSS.  Don't they play well together?

What elements and/or companies will you use for your JUGS entry this week?  Need inspiration?  The Design Team and our guest designer Trina Pham have cards waiting for you on the blog.  If you enter a card you may be chosen Chic of the Week with a chance to be a future guest designer.



Friday, November 17, 2017

Inkspirational #147

I'm squeaking in at the last minute for the Inkspirational challenge but when you win one week you must play the next.  At least that's my philosophy.  This is the word prompt for this week.
One trend I see, not only in card making but in holiday decor is plaid so out came my Concord and 9th plaid background to make my card.
I added a silver wreath from SSS, a silver word die from CP, some holly from PoppyStamps and bling for the berries.

Now I'm off to link up before it's too late.  Thanks for dropping by.