Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sympathy Card Using Anna Griffin Pretty Paintings Card Kit

Hello friends!  How is everyone?  I hope you are staying warm.  I would be interested to know what kind of weather you are having right now.  We actually had two rainy days in a row; which caused horrible mud slides in the areas that had fires last year.  So sad; so many lives have been lost due to fires and now the mud slides have buried homes during the night.  My heart goes out to the people affected by the fires and now the mud slides, and their families.  

The news said that there was a mandatory evacuation; but very few people evacuated as instructed.  I'm sure no one expected it to be as devastating as it was.  One of our freeways is completely blocked with many stranded motorist.  It is supposed to be closed for two days.  

I had several deaths of friends and family last year; so I created several Sympathy cards during that time.  I love using Anna Griffin's cards and die cuts to create quick cards; especially Sympathy ones; since they are challenging to me. Her card kits have some of the supplies; but they still leave room for your own creativity.  I love to mix and match my card kits.  LOL!

This was a new card kit when I created this card; and I haven't posted it before now.  


Anna Griffin Pretty Paintings Card kit



Inside Card
Sentiment front, inside and flower inside
 CTMH Take Heart C1639 (retired)



Supplies used to create this card:

Dies 
Card Kit base & flower dies on front  - Anna Griffin Pretty Paintings 
Sentiment frame - Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set

Sentiment front, inside and flower inside - CTMH Take Heart C1639 (retired)
Ink - CTMH Pomegranate





I am entering this card in the following challenges:


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (New Digi) (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Something New (digi) (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - For a Girl or Lady (2 of 3)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Favorite Colors (Pinks/Purples) (2 of 3)
Emerald City Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)  (Thursday)
Craftaholics R Us - Pattern Paper (1 of 1) (Wednesday)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use Patterned Paper (1 of 5)
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (1 of 3)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Frame It (1 - 3)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 5) 


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National Papercrafting Month — Love Letters
January 2018 Monthly Special

Our National Papercrafting Special will feature a set of beautiful letter kits designed to be used as elegant monogram décor pieces. Each kit comes with a sturdy chipboard base, a paper and rose-gold overlay piece, die-cut florals, banners, and rose-gold foil alphabet stickers. Review the materials below for complete details about this special.




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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Hi There Card Using Aurora Wings "Wine Sprite"

Hello Friends.   It is a new year!  Yay!  2018 is now here.  I hope it is a fabulous year for all of you; including me.  So many people are already sick with the flu this year; so be careful out there.  Be sure to get plenty of rest, lots of fluids and stay away from crowds if possible.  

I just got word this morning that my sister, Alice, is in the hospital with a bladder infection and pneumonia.  She has never been in a hospital in her life; so I am sure it is a very frightening place to her.  Her husband, Kenny, is also sick and sounds like he might have pneumonia as well.  My sister, Becky, told me that her husband, Darrell, is very sick with a terrible cough; so he had to go to urgent care today as well.  They don't even live anywhere near each other.  

I finally had some time to create a tag for Aurora Wings "Anything But A Card' blog challenge.  I used Aurora Wings "Wine Sprite" (PNG version); which is so adorable!  I don't drink alcohol; but I had to use this digi.  She is just the cutest thing ever!  I love all of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff creations.  You can find her digis at  her Etsy shop or at AuroraWings.comCheck them out.  I own most of her digis and try to keep up with all of her new releases; so I don't miss any of them.  LOL!  They are all fabulous!

I have been trying to get the colors corrected on this photo; as the picture does not show the true colors.  I always have trouble taking pictures of purples.  Does anyone else have that problem?  If you know a solution; please let me know.  It is frustrating and very time consuming.  I tried everything this morning to get the colors correct.  These are all shades of purple, in case you think they are blues.  The ribbon is purple as well; but looks blue in the photo.

This is the PNG version; which allows you to print on digi paper.  There is also a JPG version here.



Close Up View of  Aurora Wings"Wine Sprite"



Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Tags - CTMH Artiste Cartridge (retired)
Hi There - CTMH Thin Cuts (retired)
Tiny Hearts - CTMH Thin Cuts (Can't recall name of set; but there are heart thin cuts available - Z3317 Basic Hearts; but they are larger than these tiny ones.

Image - Aurora Wings "Wine Sprite" (PNG version)
Cardstock - CTMH reverse side of Pansy Cardstock  (All cardstock two different colors; one on each side; making 80 colors plus black and White Daisy.
Ribbon - Offray purple color
Bling - CTMH 3/4 inch Sparkles Flourish (retired)

Markers 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Hair - RV52, RV63, V06
Dress - V12, V15
Shoes - V15
Leaves - G40, G43
Grapes - V17
Glass - V000, V12, V15


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (New Digi) (1 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Happy Anything (Celebrate) (No limit) (Saturday)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Something New (digi) (1 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - For a Girl or Lady (1 of 3)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Tag You're It (No limit)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Favorite Colors (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes w/Sparkle (1 of 3) (Friday)
Emerald City Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Thursday)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New (New Digi) (2 of 5)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - Anything But A Card (1 of 3) (Monday)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
 Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - (2 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 5) 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)


January Stamp Of The Month
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Or Order for $17.95 with no order

National Papercrafting Month — Love Letters
January 2018 Monthly Special

Our National Papercrafting Special will feature a set of beautiful letter kits designed to be used as elegant monogram décor pieces. Each kit comes with a sturdy chipboard base, a paper and rose-gold overlay piece, die-cut florals, banners, and rose-gold foil alphabet stickers. Review the materials below for complete details about this special.





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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Christmas Card Using Conie Fong Noelle's Gift with CTMH Paper

Hello Friends.  I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful New Years Eve!  It has been very busy at our house for the month of December; with very hot weather here in Southern CA.  I can't believe it can be below 0 on East Coast and 80's and 90's on the West Coast.  Isn't this crazy weather?

I am writing this on New Year's Eve; because a neighbor is having a very noisy party behind our house; which is where my bedroom is located.  There will be no sleeping until very late.  It is a bunch of teenagers and they really know how to party with very loud music; yelling and screaming for hours.  I wish I had that kind of energy again; but I don't think I would waste it on partying.  LOL!  I was never a party person even when I was young and we didn't have parties like these kids do.  My parents would never have allowed it.  

I finally found time this past few days to color and create a Christmas card using my new Conie Fong "Noelle's Gift".  I thought I would get a head start on next year's Christmas cards.  I didn't make enough of them this year; so I want to remedy that for next year.  I hope you enjoy this gorgeous lady and her Christmas cheer.

Inside Card
Using CTMH Very Merry D1694 (retired)



Supplies used to create this card:

Dies 
Frame around image - Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles 
Frames behind image - Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges
Merry Christmas Words - Anna Griffin Seasonal Wishes Cutting Dies

Image - Conie Fong "Noelle's Gift"
Paper - CTMH Snowhaven (retired)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Cranberry, Glacier
Bling Dots - CTMH Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems (Z4155)
Ribbon - Offray
Embossing Enamel - Stampendous Shabby Blue

Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R30
Eyes - BG01
Lips - R27
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23, YR23
Hat & Top - BG0000, BG000, Stickles Frosted Lace
Belt - BG01
Gifts - BG000, BG01, BG02, W1, W2
Leaves - G40, G43, G46
Berries - E07
Flowers - R27, E07, YR23
Ornaments - BG01, BG02




I am entering this card in the following challenges:


613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 8) (Sunday)
Dare 2 Be Artzy - Spirit of the Season (3 of 3)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes (No limit) (Saturday)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Christmas (No limit)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes/Option (3 of 3)  (Friday)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Thursday)
 DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes (1 of 1) 
Star Stampz Challenge - Any Winter Holiday (1 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New (New Digi) (1 of 5)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes w/option (3 of 3) (Monday)
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
 Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
 Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 5) 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)



January Stamp Of The Month
Only $5 with $50 order
Or Order for $17.95 with no order





National Papercrafting Month — Love Letters
January 2018 Monthly Special

Our National Paper-crafting Special will feature a set of beautiful letter kits designed to be used as elegant monogram décor pieces. Each kit comes with a sturdy chipboard base, a paper and rose-gold overlay piece, die-cut florals, banners, and rose-gold foil alphabet stickers. Review the materials below for complete details about this special.





Thank you visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining my Rewards club.  You earn approximately 17% on your orders - with my FREE CTMH Hostess Rewards.  Please email or Facebook message me with your questions.



Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!!