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!
Monday, August 21, 2017

Lots of Love

I had a pretty good weekend considering I was too dizzy to even get-up yesterday. I didn't do much but allowed myself to have some peace and quiet which really helped me obtain some clarity. Sometimes, I just had to sit myself down no matter how many things are going on around me and write down my emotions. So there, I am optimistic that this week will be much better and if not...well, what can I do? I cannot control most things. Actually, the only thing I can is how I react to things. And admittedly, I have not been doing a great job at that. I have been allowing "stuff" to get the best of me when I know better. 

I am sharing another fun fold card with you today called Four Fold card. I had so much fun putting together this project inspired by the many ideas I got from Pinterest. It looked complicated but it was actually pretty easy. The Whole Lot of Lovely Suite together with the designer series paper and Lots of Love stamp set made this project so adorable. I am so in-love this this paper. It's definitely a "must hoard" item. The stamp set is also versatile and can be used for Valentine's Day cards or any time you want to send love to someone. Although, one will have to be pretty special to get this card from me. Haha.

The sentiments were heat embossed with black embossing powder and black craft ink pad
Due to the thickness of this card, I used the Envelope Punch Board to customize the envelopes
Happy Monday, everyone. The list of things used to create this card is below.