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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Graveyard Gate

It has been very hectic since we got back from our trip. Sad as it is for me to admit, it only took a few days back to the office for all the joy of Europe to dissipate. When I look at the mini Eiffel Tower statue on my desk, I have to remind myself that I was just there and that one day soon, I will go back. I loved Paris and one of my favorites was when we went to Shakespeare & Company by the Notre Dame Church. I could easily spend all day upstairs or at the next door Cafe reading. 

Oh well, I want to share this really cute Halloween card created using the Graveyard Gate bundle from the 2017 Holiday catalog. I love the Detailed thinlit gate dies. It was a little challenging to cut out all the pieces with my Big Shot at first. I found the Precision Base Plate (139684) really helpful. Definitely worth the investment. I can't wait to CASE all the adorable projects on Pinterest. 
I achieved the background by using a circle punched mask then sponging around it with Wisteria Wonder, Pumpkin pie and Pear Pizzazz ink pads.

This is all I have for today. Thank you for stopping by. The list of products used to create this card is below. 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Painted Harvest

I was surprised that it was a little chilly when I woke up this morning. I could almost smell fall, my most favorite season. I have been very preoccupied lately packing for our very first trip to Europe to celebrate our mom's 65th birthday. I've been a wreck trying to check off as many things on my to-do list before I go, while my mind wanders off already to an almost ten day out-of-the office and out of my very mundane daily routines vacation. Yep, that's right. I want to vacate this life and see what's on that side of the world. More than anything I am so excited to spend time with my three favorite women: my mom and two younger sisters. I cannot remember the last time the four of us shared a room together or have spent that much time in each other's company. May we not fight a lot. Haha. 

I remember almost fifteen years ago when we still lived in Juneau, we visited California and took the kids to Disneyland. That particular trip was the one thing that really convinced us to leave Alaska. Sure, we'd toyed with the idea to get out, but that one act gave us the push. It opened our eyes to other possibilities and made us realize that simply put, it's okay to see what the rest of United States could offer. The rest is history. 

Anyway, I would like to share with you this card created with the Painted Harvest stamp set. I love sunflowers, just the mere sight of them make my heart happy. I used the three-time stamping technique. It was very easy and simple to create. 

That's all for now. The list of products used to create this card is below.  Thank you for stopping by. 
Friday, September 8, 2017

Father Christmas

We're in the "ber" months which means the holidays are fast approaching. I want to share a Christmas card created with a stamp set I thought I'd missed from last year's Holiday catalog. I was happy when I saw it carried over to the 2017/2018 Annual catalog that I ordered it right away. Haha. I love how this card turned out - so traditional as it should be, and it even has a hint of vintage. I CASED it from the previous year's catalog.
I stamped the Very Vanilla CS with Crumb Cake ink using the Hardwood background stamp, then run it through the Big Shot machine using the Pinewood Planks Textured Embossing Folder. I also used the White Stampin' Chalk Marker on Santa's bear and fur around his coat to add a little dimension.
Thank you for stopping by. Below is the list of products used to create this card. Happy weekend, everyone!