Thursday, September 27, 2012

Christmas Card Deadline

Feeling like being a bit inspired to work on Christmas cards, yet so many other things to do. This was one of the cards in this years samples that I liked for it's elegant look and basic components.
 

I post today because the deadline for placing a card order looms, September 30th! I promised I wouldn't send emails harping about the deadline, so only the ones checking in here will get this last minute warning.

In the coming days I will continue to post new creations for Christmas and Thanksgiving..but for now...Rejoice!

thanks for stopping by....

andrea

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Momento Mori 2012

 
1952-2005

One more thanks for you...

One more offering of thank you cards. 
As in cards of the last several posts these were made with patterned papers from Lasting Impressions in addition to some solid cardstock for stamping the Thank You sentiment. 

In card one the tree template is a new die from Impression Obsessions, The label is Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags One. the stamp is from Hero Arts and I used Versa Magic Chalk Ink-Navy Sky.

Card two uses Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Thank You stamp by Brenda Walton designing for Inkadinkado stamped in Stampin' Up's Close to Cocoa and three hot fix gemstones from Darice.  






Thanks for stopping by....the weather here has turned a bit chilly so I'm expecting a blazing colorful fall and maybe more Thanksgiving themed in the near future...then again, I may just get a jump start on my Christmas cards too! Till next time....

andrea

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thanks again

Welcome back. A few new thank you cards to share. Trying to keep things simple and quick. 
 
All cards are using paper from Lasting Impressions. A Martha Stewart around the page punch set turned the red mat into a lacey complement to the blue lattice paper. The stamp Thanks Words is from Inkadinkado. A red button with a red baker's twine bow (Martha Stewart) and ink is True Red from Ink It Up from Darice.


I found buttons in my stash that matched the colors in the second card that was a big plus, a brown flower adds a little texture and dimension.


Card number three again uses a Martha Stewart around the page punch on the bottom layer in licorice
topped with a rounded corner black lattice paper. The sentiment in both card #2 and #3 are from the set Thank You Sayings from Hero Arts. Prismacolors colored pencils are used to color the Stampin' Up pot of flowers stamp from the Holiday Hannah set, it's an older set.

 
 
Thanks for stopping by...
 
andrea

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Days of Thankfulness

The other day my daughter posted on FB a song Wake Me When September is Over. It's one I wasn't familiar with, but the overall sentiment in the title is one I can often relate to when the month rolls around. September holds many momentous events with varying emotions attached, some of joy and some of sorrow. However, in the end, there is much to be thankful for and given the opportunity to work on some thank you cards for the missionary closet at church has helped me to get past some of the usual moodiness of the past.

Today I'm going to post the first two I have ready to share and will add to in the coming days. Seeing as I'm doing multiples I wanted to keep it simple. Because missionaries are often sending cards via air mail, I wanted to keep the layering and bulk to a minimum, and keep postage costs from being excessive.





Patterned Papers are from Lasting Impressions, solids from Hollos Papercraft
1" Punch EK Success Paper Shapers
 
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Flower Rings and Clusters Set
Thank You stamp DR1025 by Stampabilities
Ink: Wild Honey Tim Holt Distress Ink by Ranger
 
Leaf Stamp by 99459 Happy Thanksgiving bu Inkadinkado
Inks: Adirondack-Meadow, Mustard, Butterscotch; Color Box Pigment-Cranberry; Stampin' Up-Baroque Burgundy 
 
There will more to come in the coming days, would love to have you stop by again.
Thanks for dropping in today,

andrea

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Baby cards again!

It's been a crazy busy few weeks here, not much time for being creative, but I did have a few card ideas brewing away and just needed to sit and get them out!

I've just been told there is a new Fisher joining the family in November. So I took some time this week end to prepare a baby card to send with the gift. Thought I'd share my card and a few variations. Once I began in the blue for baby I decided to do a few in other colors.



I've used the baby embossing folder with white. Green, blue, pink and yellow and matching ribbons. The sentiment is from Daisy Bucket and circle and scallop circle cut with the Spellbinders dies.

thanks for stopping by...

andrea