November 20, 2011

{cQc #111} Autumn Splendor

Look at these splendorific autumn colors the Arielle has chosen for this week's Colour Q color challenge!   Her inspiration photo and all the gorgeous samples by the cQc Design Team are what inspired me to play along.

I've used crumb cake cardstock for the base and distressed it a bit with the linen background stamp and some sponging of versafine vingage sepia ink.  The rich raspberry cardstock is the next layer and that's topped with naturals white. Notice my funky stitching...a little zig zag and straight stitch combined.  French Foliage by Stampin' Up! is the stamp set used with the challenge ink colors.  I think this set is one of my all time favorites by SU.

Here is the inside...stamped to coordinate with the front, but left blank.  I'll add a sentiment  for the occasion when ready to send.  My embellishments were kept pretty simple...just three little antique brass brads and brown and white baker's twine.

 Thanks so much for blogging by today!  I may not get a chance to post again before Thanksgiving, so want to wish all of YOU a very blessed day feeled with love and gratitude.   I'm so excited that I'll be spending the Thanksgiving weekend with my precious grandbaby, daughter and family in Nevada.  Emery is going to be 5 months old already on the 29th of this month.  Time flies and she's growing up sooo fast! 

she melts my ♥

God's blessings and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Quote for Today ~
What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? ~Erma Bombeck

November 13, 2011

Just Saying Hi !

Oh Happy Weekend!

This is just a quick little post to share a card I made this weekend
 using two new woodmount stamps from the $1 bin at Michaels.

First,  I stamped three trees on heavy white cardstock, colored with Copic markers, cut them out and popped them up with dimensionals.  This is a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card using Kraft (crumb cake) cardstock for the base. 

the inside of the card... left blank for your personal message!

I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by to say Hi! : )

Quote for Today ~
Follow your instincts.  That is where true wisdom manifests itself. - Oprah Winfrey

November 07, 2011

{SSSC142} Feeling Grateful

TGIM!  Have you ever heard anyone say that?  (Thank God it's Monday!)  Well, neither had I until this morning at work.  It made me *smile*.  Attitude is everything.  : )

Today's card was created using the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge by Karen Giron.  This is a 5-1/4" square using cajun craze and really rust cardstock.  The flowers are from the Upsy Daisy set by Stampin' Up!  I've colored direct to the rubber with markers, spritzed with water and stamped.

I'm not so sure about my ribbon and twine bow.  I tried my best to make one of those messy bows that are all the rage these days and I couldn't do it.  If you know how, please tell me the secret.  As you can see, I gave up and all that is left are these short little tails.  : /

the inside
 I'm *grateful* you stopped by.
Have a blessed day! 

Quote for Today ~
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
  ~Meister Eckhart

November 06, 2011

{cQc #109} Hello Friend!

Here I am at noon on Sunday again, trying to squeeze in  my card for this week's Colour Q Challenge!  Honestly, when I saw this color combination on Tuesday, I thought "no way" can I do those colors!  And I don't own any island indigo anyway.  But, this morning while cleaning my stamp room, I came across this chipboard flower and one thing led to another.  I'm not sure if you can tell, but I've used tempting turquoise in place of island indigo.

It can be fun to step out of the box sometimes.
  Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful day!

~ Quote for Today ~
Nothing but Heaven itself is better
 than a friend who is really a friend. ~Plautus

November 02, 2011

{FTL164} Wild Thing! . .

. . . You Make My Heart Sing! 

The inspiration for this *wild* creation, came from the leopard print designer paper (The Paper Studio) and the Clean & Simple "Fall to Layout" Sketch Challenge.   Gotta love simple!  And this really was. 

The sentiment popped into my head so I simply typed it up in Word and printed it out on naturals ivory cardstock.   The base cardstock is chocolate chip.  I ran the front side through my Cuttlebug with a new zebra embossing folder. (The Paper Studio)  Funny thing is, I really thought I was buying the woodgrain embossing folder! To finish it off, I've just added a big black button tied on with bakers twine.  

Can you think of someone you could give this card to? : ) I'll bet it would make them *smile*. hee hee

Quote for Today ~
Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ~Author Unknown