Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Freshly Made in Grays

When I saw Sketch 163 of Freshly Made Sketches, I decided to try a monochromatic color theme.  The papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle's "Winterings."  Two snowflakes were cut from a Memory Box die and a Simon Says Stamp die and then heat-embossed in holographic powder, which doesn't show up in the photo.   The little metal snowflake was in an old stash of "stuff."

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday Mail for Three Friends

I've mentioned before that I have been making cards and mailing every Tuesday; it began more than three years ago when a dear friend was diagnosed with cancer.  A year ago, I added a new friend who lives on an isolated cattle ranch in the neighboring county.  This week, I'm adding my oldest correspondent-friend.  We taught together in the 60's and when I went to Micronesia, we started a correspondence that has lasted all these years.  Lately, however, our correspondence has almost died out--we e-mail now and then.   We had gone from handwritten letters, to typed ones, to computer-generated ones...and I'm going back to the handwritten ones, this time on handmade cards.

I have caught the Feather Phase, and now have stamps and dies from three sources. These cards were made with the Four Feathers set from Stampin' Up.  (Two of these are CASEs of cards found on Pinterest. )

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Less is More with More Than One Tree

It's a theme challenge this week on Less Is More: "more than one tree."  I can't believe how much difficulty I had arriving at this very simple card.  The trees and sentiment are heat-embossed in white and a pretty Cuttlebug embossing folder provided the design on the side.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Freshly Made Sketch in Black and Pale Yellow

I didn't stray too far from Sketch 162 on Freshly Made Sketches this week; my goal is to complete the challenge.  I chose papers from DCWV's "Le Creme" matstack. a Lawn Fawn die stacked 3 deep, and a neat little clip from my stash.

Sunday, November 9, 2014


This is another one of those "oops-I-didn't-follow-directions" cards.  It was supposed to be one layer, which this obviously isn't.   But I like it.  (The dark cardstock photographs black, but it is navy.)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tag in Copper

It's Tag You're It and I've chosen paper with copper accents.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Freshly Made "Enjoy the Journey" in a Vintage Auto

I was tempted to go all wintry and use a snowflake for this Freshly Made sketch, but I know it's important to make myself think a bit out of the box.  So I went to one of Tim Holtz's old cars and his theme,  "enjoy the journey."  The polka-dotted papers are from Canvas Corp's Black and Ivory cardstock pad.  I covered the popped-up car in Glossy Accents for a shiny embellishment.