Happy Friday, Friends!
Today I have one last Thanksgiving card to share, made with the adorable Pumpkin Spice collection by Simple Stories.
Fall is such a happy time of year, and that’s just what this collection is, too…. happy! Love the bright colors mixed with rustic tones of woodgrain and gingham.
I do love Simple Stories’ chipboard frames, and use them all the time for framework on my cards. This time, I created a fun fall scene with a SN@P card background and Bits & Pieces die cuts.
The die cut fence behind the frame really adds to the fall scene here and helps create the illusion of depth and space. I added a tiny bit of twine and a few enamel dots. Popped some of the layers with foam tape for a bit of extra dimension.
Thanks so much for stopping by! It’s my birthday weekend, and I’m hoping to make the best of it. :D Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, too!
Supplies I used are listed and linked below:
Happy Monday! Today I have a Thanksgiving card to share, made with Simple Stories’ adorable Pumpkin Spice collection.
Just a simple card, with lots of pretty paper layers. The pumpkin is a 3×4 SN@P journaling card, and the sentiment is cut from one of the Element Sheets. Die cut flowers, enamel dots and a bit of twine.
Such a perfect sentiment for this time of year. November is always that last little moment to catch your breath before the rush of December sweeps in. Time to count your blessings. Time to give thanks for family and friends. Always makes me a little gushy, but this year I am feeling particularly reflective. See not only is it almost Thanksgiving… this is also my birthday week, too. And it is a super big birthday for me. The big 5-0.
I am trying to embrace 50, but it is a mixed bag of emotions, for sure. What I do know is that I’m thankful for all my many blessings, for my family, my home, my friends, and thankful for all of YOU! And while I’m thinking on it, I thought it was the perfect time to share. So thanks for letting me be mushy today! And thanks for stopping by!
Happy Friday, Friends! Today I have something completely different to share with you. I recently tried my hand at some very simple jewelry making, using Authentique’s beautiful fall collection, Nestled.
I love trying new things, and projects like this make me wonder why I don’t more often. Although I have no idea how to complete intricate jewelry pieces, these chain pendants were sooooo easy to put together. And I love finding extra ways to use some of my paper crafting supplies.
I ran across the maker of these jewelry foundations this past summer at my local stamp show, and I was immediately smitten. The pieces are made by a company out of New Mexico called Craft Fantastic, and they have everything you need for making unique one-of-a-kind jewelry. You simply adhere the clear bauble to your favorite image using their liquid adhesive, let it dry for 30 seconds, and then trim around the shape. Press it into the foundation with a tacky dot, and viola.
There’s tons of pieces to choose from, in a variety of shapes and styles, and even images already made to fit. But I went with some favorite stickers from Authentique’s Nestled collection for mine. So fun! SO easy! And really a great gift idea, too.
Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Jewelry Foundations, Baubles, Adhesive available at:
Happy Friday, Friends! Today I have a gift set to share that I made for my father’s birthday last week using Authentique’s pretty fall collection, Nestled.
I know what you’re thinking. Candy corn, right? People have rather strong opinions about it, it seems. You either hate it, or you love it. My dad and I….. well we happen to love it. And since his birthday falls one day before National Candy Corn day on October 30th, I thought it would be the perfect treat to slip into his package.
I really love the prints in this Nestled collection. So perfect for a fall birthday, and really great for a masculine design, too. I added in lots of black to make everything pop, and kept my design simple, with rustic touches. The leaves are from a pair of old wood-mount stamps. I colored the stamps with Distress markers, stamped them onto watercolor paper, and then blurred the images a bit with a wet paintbrush. A coat of Distress Crackle Paint gives them some extra interest and shine.
I used lots of stamps and dies to complete my set, from Papertrey Ink and My Creative Time. I do love how it turned out. And I’m proud to say I did manage to keep my mitts out of the candy corn, too! :D
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I have a card to share that I made with BasicGrey’s adorable B-Side collection.
B-Side is so bright and cheerful, and I really love how versatile this collection is, too. I’ve used it for fall cards and Halloween cards, even for a lovey dovey card. And now today for this friendship card. Perfect when you want to send a little hello.
It really doesn’t get any easier when you have embellishments that do all the work for you, like this sweet floral banner sticker I used for both the sentiment and the main focal point here. I pulled colors from the sticker to build up the rest of the card, creating a pretty framework for the image using die cuts and several layers of papers to help set it off.
I’ve got a second B-Side friendship card up on the BasicGrey blog, if you’d like to see more. Thanks so much for stopping by, and huge thanks to all of you for your encouragement, comments, and purchases in my new AudOnes Holiday Shop! The opening days have been a huge success and I owe that all to YOU! So thank you, thank you all, from the bottom of my heart!
The supplies I’ve used are listed and linked below: