Friday, October 21, 2016

Mass Production in an afternoon

We have an old, very small congregation in our church (9 couples and 8 widows/widowers), so making Christmas cards isn't all that difficult.  I went fairly simple this year, choosing to use Penny Black Stickeroos.  Every card has multiple layers, at least one of which has been dry embossed.  All I have to do now is add the Christmas sentiment inside and a handwritten note.  This is the earliest I've ever had church Christmas cards finished. (Somewhere in the resulting mess is another pine bough but I can't find it.)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Freshly Made in a Shade of Purple

Another monochromatic card for me but some color for this Freshly Made Sketch. The paper is all from Graphic 45's"Time to Flourish" 6x6 pad. The Massa Leaf Outline die is from PoppyStamps and "joy" is a tiny stamp from SU. I think the decorative square die is from Spellbinders--or is it Sizzix?  (That tiny jewel covers a stray ink mark.)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mojo Monday

For some reason, I was drawn to neutral colors for this Mojo Monday card...papers from Basic Grey's "Little Black Dress" paper pad.  The sentiment is from Penny Black.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Freshly Made with Pumpkins

I'm not the greatest fan of Halloween, really, but sometimes I'm in the mood.  This card for Freshly Made Sketches 258 could be a Halloween card, but it could just be an autumn card, as well (the colors kind of give it away, I guess!).  The papers are from Authentique's "Glowing" collection of a year or so ago. The three pumpkins were stamped on designer paper, stacked and embellished with Glossy Accents (with a bubble)  for dimension.  

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mojo Monday

This Mojo Monday 469 sketch has a lot of fun details! I decided to stick with the pack of paper I've used for two previous cards:  Echo Park's Dots & Stripes in autumn colors. The enamel dots were available with the paper.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkado, one that I've had for a few years but have never used.  

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Freshly Made with Gold

I have a new pack of double-sided 12x12 paper called "Dots and Stripes" from Echo Park Paper Co.  The dots are all gold foil and the colors are rich autumn shades.  (I don't know where the stripes are!)  I chose the burnt orange sheet for this particular Freshly Made Sketches 257.

The two maple leaves are Spellbinder and Sizzix dies, accented with gold pen. "Grateful" is a Penny Black die. This card put me in the mood for some fall cards...the season seems to go by so quickly. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

A New Challenge -- Flowers

A new challenge blog is now available:  The Flower Challenge. The first  is "Anything Goes." So here goes.

The Penny Black poppies were heat-embossed in white and colored with Distress markers (Barn Door and Peeled Paint) and a paintbrush. I no longer have the ID for the sentiment because I threw away the packaging except for the acetate sheet with the cling stamps.