Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Blog Hop Wednesday -- September 21, 2016

Hi blog hoppers.   It is time to check out the creations for our hop. You probably arrived here at my site by way of Liz's blogsite.

Once again our theme is fall with lots of leaves.  I decided to use Thoughtful Branches.  At first I was going to use the big die with all the leaves.  However, no matter what I did I could not make it look the way it was in my head.  So I changed direction.  However, I still wanted Thoughtful Branches, but I created a different scene.  I am loving that set, and will be sorry when it retires.  I wasn't going to get it, but I see so many uses that I just had to have it.

So here is our fall picture.

And here is my piece.

I'm keeping this short tonight because I had a big workshop today and I am really tired.  We started with a typical Stampin'Up! workshop, but continued with a craft day.  I'm heading off to bed shortly (I do this blog the night before).  But first, let me link you to Robbie's blogsite.  Take a look to see what she has done for us.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Blog Hop Wednesday -- September 14, 2016

Whew!  Another Wednesday.  Hard to believe that we are heading into fall when it was 94 degrees today.  However, there are many leaves falling, so it is starting to look like fall.  The other day my hubby already used the leaf blower.  So this hop we are starting to work with fall ideas.  You should have come from Liz's blogsite.  Yay, Liz, so glad you are back.  Hope you are feeling better.

Here is our inspiration piece for this week.

Here is the card I did using our fall idea.

Tomorrow I have one of my monthly craft meets.  I will be starting to work on Christmas ideas for my upcoming workshop.  Wow, I just said it is hard to think about fall.  Now I have to think about Christmas, and it is not that far away.  I hope I can get cold ideas when it is so hot outside.

Well, continue now to Robbie's blogsite.  She is doing some really nice things on her blogsite.  I've been getting some inspiration from her, so get on over there and get ideas too.

Crafty hugs,

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday Blog Hop -- September 7, 2016

Happy Wednesday once again.  The weeks are really going faster and faster.  Do you realize it is only a little more than 3 months until Christmas.  Oh shame, did I say that??!!!  It is a good thing our new Holiday Catalog is ready because it is time to start those holiday cards.  I think today is a farewell to summer colors.  I think next week we will start in on the fall colors.  You should have come to my blog by way of Joni's blogsite.  I need to go back and take a look, because she is so talented and I don't want to miss anything.

For today we have some pretty blues and I have a special card today.  I can't take credit because I CASE'd from Debbie Henderson's blog.  Usually when I CASE I try to change it up enough to make it mine.  I'll use a few different stamps or colors.  Today I loved her creation so much that I copied it and only changed the colors a little so they would apply to our challenge.  Actually, I made one other change.  I do not have By The Shore dsp, so I made my own piece of dsp by using Very Vanilla cardstock, one of the dies from Swirly Scribbles, and a sponge.  Go take a look at her video showing how she did the window with the water look.  She used hand sanitizer with a drop of color for the water look.  Now maybe everyone else knows all about this technique, but this was a first for me.

This was a fun card to do, and it surprised me that it really wasn't hard at all.  I think my grandson will love this for his birthday.  I'll just add a really nice birthday sentiment inside, some money, and there it is.  My grandson's birthday is this Friday and we are having a party on Saturday.  He loves fish and he has his own aquarium, so this is very appropriate.  Thank you Debbie for your inspiration.

Now you should continue to Robbie's blogsite if you did not start there.  She also makes some really nice creations.  Let's see what she has for us.

Have a fun day, see you soon,