Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of you who celebrate, I hope you are having a marvelous Thanksgiving!  I wanted to make a Thanksgiving card and I LOVE the new baking digi stamp sets so these cute characters are cooking Thanksgiving Dinner. I used What's Cooking and Baked With Love.

I used copics to color the image.

Aren't these cooking supplies cute?  They are also colored with copics.

Here is a 3-d view.  The designer paper is Autumn Leaves.

I hope you get a chance to play along with our sketch this week.  Don't forget to stop by MTME's blog and check out what the rest of the Pretty Pattern team has for you.  

anything Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."  ~Henry Ward Beecher

What a great quote especially during this time of year that we remember what we are grateful for.  I printed this quote from MTME's digi stamp set: Bold Botanicals.

I used Autumn Leaves collection 2 for the pattern paper.  

I used Spellbinders "Twisted Metal Tags and Accents" to frame the sentiment.  The flourish is from Magnolias and the leaves are Spellbinders "Nested Maple Leaves".

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate every visit and each comment.  I hope you will join us in this week's MTME's Pretty Pattern Sketch shown below:


TE's Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Welcome to Taylored Expression's Blast from the Past Blog Hop!  I had fun making this card... here in Southern AZ we don't get a lot of leaves changing color so of course I had to put some on this card.  This month our theme is "Thankful".  I used TE's "Much Appreciated" for the sentiment which I inked up in "Brilliance" cosmic copper and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then framed with in shinny green paper with QuicKutz "frame" (REV-0090).    

I had a hard time getting a good picture of this card because some of the paper had glitter, some was embossed with fuzzies, other paper was shiny while some of it was just plain 'ol pretty paper.  Also, my lamp that I normally use broke so it was just hard to show all the different textures.  Below is a slightly different angle to show some more textures.

 I used a lot of different dies for this card, most of which are Spellbinders.  The swirls is from Magnolias.  I added a burgundy seam binding bow and there ya have it.  A lovely Thank You card. 

I am thankful for my family, friends, the freedoms I enjoy and for a loving Father in Heaven.  I am thankful to have been the mother of a very special daughter named Jessica who went "home" to heaven last year and who taught me to "Never give up!"... never give up hope, never give up faith and to never give up on myself or my family.  I miss my beautiful girl but I'm also thankful that she is in a better place and free from pain.  I'm so thankful for my dear friends and family members who have helped me through each day... one of which is going to receive this Thank You card.  I think I need to make several hundred if I were to just begin to give out Thank You cards to everyone who has helped me throughout my daughter's 22 years on earth and the one since she left.  I'm blessed beyond measure.   

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to stop by the rest of the blogs and see what everyone else has made for us today.  :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

MTME Pretty Patterns sketch #35

I can't believe how many of you out there already have SNOW this year!  I'm glad I'm not one of them but we don't get much of that white stuff here in Southern Arizona.  So I have to come up with my own creative ways to get some of that snow for myself.  Today I decided to use the cute little boy elf from MTME's Holly Jolly digi stamp set.  Isn't he adorable?

I used some paper I had on hand this time for the background... I could just see the little elf in a forest of Christmas trees.  I had some shimmery blue paper on hand also and used Lifestyle Crafts' snowflake dies to cut out the snowflakes.  I also cut two out in white and layered them behind the blue snowflakes.  

I used some pearls for the centers of the snowflakes and also for buttons on the little elf.  You can see the buttons better in the photo shown above.  But what is that on his hat?  It looks like white fluffy stuff... could it be???

No, it's not snow but it is Polar White flower soft.  LOVE that fluffy stuff!  It's the next best thing to real snow... or maybe it's better since it's not freezing cold and it won't melt and make a muddy mess.  Yeah... I think I'll stick with my own kind of snow.  :)

I hope you will head on over to My Time Made Easy's blog and play along.  
Here's this week's sketch:

I moved the bottom circle to the top and turned them into snowflakes!  I also didn't think that the three dots went along with the snowflakes so I put one in the center of each snowflake.  See how you can mix it up a little?  Just make sure we can see the sketch in your card. - but most of all HAVE FUN!  

Thank you for visiting - I appreciate each and every visit and comment.  

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Gift For You

I'm so excited about this month's new products release at My Time Made Easy.  

The image in today's card is from the Holly Jolly set.  There are several cute elves and a reindeer in this set.  I can't wait to use them all!  

I used copics to color the image and Spellbinders die to cut it out.  I used SU's  Pink Pirouette to sponge around the edge.

The designer paper is fabulous!  I used Mrs Candy Claus paper from last month's release.  I punched out the top and bottom of the striped strip of paper with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and then added some pearls for a little feminine touch.. not that it needed it, I think it brings out the snowflakes a little better.  

The flower die is from MFT and the leaves are a MS punch.  I thought it was a little fun to make the flower from a green dp and the leaves from the striped dp.  It was a another fun little touch.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today - I truly appreciate it!  Don't forget to hop on over to MTME's Blog and play along with our Pretty Pattern sketch shown below.