Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time to Time

I am loving this new (well new to me) challenge that I found that bases their challenges on book covers, title and/or story...The Library Challenge.  Each new challenge gives you the cover and you take it from there.  This week's challenge book is...Jack Finney's From Time To Time.

Materials used:  Tim Holtz stamps...Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight ink from Stampin Up...enamel embellishments

Day 13 of December's Kindness Challenge:  Get in touch with an old friend or relative.  Reach out and reconnect!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

For You Wreath

Two challenges in one post today....sketch challenge from As You See It and a color challenge from the Color Throwdown blog.  The Color Throwdown team asked for Red/Green/Kraft. Typically these are Christmas colors but red flowers and green leaves can be used any time of the year.                                    

Materials used:  Swirly Birds stamp set and matching die from Stampin up...Tranquil Tide and Real Red yardstick...Soft Suede ink and yardstick...ultra mini pearls.

Day 12 of the Kindness Challenge:  Smile at a stranger...or 2 or 15!!  Just smile!!  I know that here in in the Panhandle of Florida we could use some smiles.  60 day out from the devastation of Michael and we are still finding it hard to smile!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Winter Wonderland

Today I am playing along with the Fab Friday color challenge.  I usually struggle with color challenges that have more that 3 colors...this week's challenge has 5!!  But this color combo came together quickly in my mind...perfect for a winter wonderland.

Materials used:
Stampin Up's  In the Woods framelits die, embossing folder, sentiment from their Still Night stamp set, cardstock in the five colors, and Soft Suede ink.

Day 11 of the Kindness Challenge...Tape some money on a vending machine.  I will have to think about where to find one...we don't have one at work!  Join me in today's kindness challenge and put a smile on someones face!!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Let it Snow....

My friends in VA are getting quiet the snow storm as I create this card.  Last up date I have they were at 12 inches with it still coming down....and the first day of winter has not even gotten here.  Seeing all of their pictures on FaceBook inspired me to make this card.  Thanks to CAS(E) this Sketch for the fun sketch this week.  This card also fit the Library Challenge to be inspired by the Cover, Story, or Title...Raymond Briggs's classic The Snowman.

Materials used:  Stampin Up's Beautiful Blizzard stamp set, alphabet thinlits,  Soft Sky ink and cardstock, Marina Mist Ink,  and Cuttlebug's embossing folder

Day 9 & 10 of the Kindness Challenge:  Day 9 (because I missed posting yesterday) Hide a happy note for some to find.  Day 10...Donate unwanted book to charity.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Beautiful Blizzard

I am loving this Blizzard thinlits die from Stampin Up.  One run through the big shot gives you lots of different size snowflakes.  Today's card was created for the sketch challenge from Freshly Make Sketches.  I am really late posting my card today....more Hurricane Michael clean up at our house today.  Even though there is still so much clean up to be done, we felt good about the progress we made today.

Materials used:  Stampin' Up's Blizzard thinlits die,  Designer paper, Enjoy die (I once again cut off the en so that I would have just the word joy), rhinestones

Day 8 of the Kindness challenge:  Do something kind for yourself.  Go ahead be a little selfish for a moment!!

Friday, December 7, 2018


Taking a little break from Christmas themed cards today.  This card was created for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  They always offer such fun elements to their sketch challenges. 

Materials used:  Stampin Up's Melon Mambo cardstock, Stitched Circle dies,  retired die, button and sentiment...some washi tape, ric rac, and rhinestones from my stash.

Day 7 of Kindness Challenge:  Tell a joke to make someone smile.  I am not very good at telling jokes...this will take some processing on my part.  I did tell a story about myself as a child to a middle schooler yesterday and really made him smile.  I think youngsters find it amusing for a "old person" to tell them a story about a bit of mischief they were apart of.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Dash of Cheer

Today I am playing along with the inspiration challenge from Paper Players.  Their challenge this week was a night time Christmas scene. 

Materials used:  Stampin Up's  thinlits die....In the Woods//Heat and Stick powder// Razzle Berry Glitter// retired sentiment//Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Basic Black cardstocks.

Day 6 of the Kindness Challenge:  Donate a Christmas present to a charity. There are all kind of opportunities to participate in this act of kindness...local schools, Samaritans Purse, Angle Tree, Toys of Tots...just to name a few.  I think this year I will choose Samaritans Purse.  As a child my parents would let us pick out an item from their Christmas catalog to donate.   Now as an adult this memory came back to me and I looked through their Christmas catalog and decided this year I would pick...Chicks!!  As they grow and mature in some village they will provide eggs and meat for a family in need.
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