Monday, September 29, 2014

Christmas Carolers


I really like the new Impression Obsession Carolers and they are just the perfect size for my type of cards.  The Papertrey Ink In The meadow die set is my go to to create curved hills.  I gave it a crimped design to look like snow.  I glued some left over leaves around a circle to create the wreath for the lamp post.  I used Sakara 3D Crystal Lacquer on the lamp post lights for a little shine. I dabbed some Viva Decor dots in red and gold on the tree.  I then attached the Carolers and framed the design using the Spellbinders Matting Basics which are my go to for framing because I can not cut a straight line.

Update on the glasses, got my exam at the Optometrist and of course they want to sell you on their frames, lens etc.  After I received a quote somewhere between $400 - $700 for a new pair I drove over to Costco.  The vision center their quoted me $249.00 for the exact same items.  Of course I opted for Costco. It really does pay to shop around.  PS I did get a price from Walmart it was about $350.00.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps Village Lamp Post, Small Madison Arched Window & Snow Flocked Tree
Impression Obsession Carolers
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics B ( 4⅝ x 6⅝” & 4⅛ x 6⅛”)
Papertrey Ink In the Meadow die set 
Fiskars Paper Crimper
Viva Decor Red & Gold Paper Pens
Sakara 3d Crystal Lacquer  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stirring Up Treats


Hi there, I hope you’re well and having a productive week.  While cleaning my glasses the other day the end piece that connects to the temple snapped off.  Well of course they can’t be repaired so off to the Ophthalmologists for an exam and then some place to make a new pair. 

Today's card is using the new Impression Obsession Witch which I just find so cute.  I tucked in the Memory Box Graveyard and Alder Tree, punched a bat and added the cat. Then framed the design using the Spellbinders matting Basics.  Since I can't cut a straight edge these matting dies are great.


On another note the deer in my yard are busy, I was standing on a ladder picking apples and tossing them onto the grass below, when a doe and her fawn come right over and start eating the apples right under the ladder.   They would not go away so I had to get the Mister to stand guard until I was done. Below is a picture of several deer just laying in my flower beds without a care in the world.
Black Tailed Deer

Materials:
Poppy Stamps Curious Cat
Memory Box Grand Alder Tree, Graveyard Landscape
Impression Obsession Witch Brewing
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Martha Stewart Bat Punch

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Squirrel Gathering


Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well.  The squirrels in my yard have been busy ever since the weather got cooler.  They spend a lot of time up in the oak tree gathering acorns and occasionally stealing my tomatoes.  So I thought I would create a design around how busy these squirrels have become.

Materials:
Martha Stewart grass punch
Impression Obsession Pumpkin Patch, Squirrel Set, Bushel of Apples, Oak Leaves and Rake
Memory Box Small Alder & Gold Finch
Poppy Stamps Leafy Sprig & Picket Fence
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics Basics B (4⅝ x 6⅝”) (Orange frame)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Trick Or Treat


Greetings Everyone and a big hello to my newest followers.

Honestly I think the new Impression Obsession dies are just darling,  I paired the Halloween Trick or Treaters with the Poppy Stamps Cute Cottage and then added the  Impression Obsession Icicle on the roof .  I tucked some small pumpkins, leaves and ghosts around the house.  I die cut a circle and added the fun Witch Flying to complete the design.

Impression Obsession  - Trick or Treaters, Witch Flying, Snowy Roof, Oak Leaves & Rake, Brick House (die cut piece under icicles)  & Pumpkin Patch
Poppy Stamps - Cute Cottage
Memory Box - Ghastly Ghost
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (2⅜″) (Moon)
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics Basics B (4⅝ x 6⅝”) (Black frame)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pumpkin Gathering


Greetings Everyone,

A big hello to my new followers, I am always so excited when I see someone has joined my blog.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you are enjoying the final days of summer.  Our weather certainly has changed, this morning it was 49 degrees with fog.  I really am not good using inks but I brushed the truck a little with brown ink to give it an aged appearance.  I created a mask using the Delicate Cloud Border for the background.

Materials:
Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations Classic Editions
Papertrey Ink - In The Meadow Die Collection (set of 2)
Memory Box Grand Alder Tree, Small Alder Tree & Perfect Pumpkins
Poppy Stamps Delicate Cloud Border
Punch Bunch Oak leaf punch

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