Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Fall/Thanksgiving

Hello friends!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner
are you ready?  I have my stretchy pants in the closet just
waiting to jump into them on Thursday morning.
Ohhhh I literally can hardly wait for my favorite dish
PUMPKIN PIE - yum!! I could be happy with just 
that and sweet potatoes and scalloped oysters. 
What's your favorite?

I only made two Fall/Thanksgiving cards this year. 
I thought it would be fun to share them with you
and join a couple challenges too. Hope you like them.

Here's the first:
Details: Stamp set "Grateful Pumpkins" (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
(all from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps). Cardstock (Stampin UP!)
Designer paper and twine from stash.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

and here's the second
 Details: Image and sentiment stamped with Marvellous Mocha
hybrid ink (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) and colored with copic markers.
Stamp set: "Happy Fall Y'All"  (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Designer papers from my stash. Cardstock from Stampin UP!

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges

Thanks so much for letting me share with you. 
I hope that your Thanksgiving holiday is full of love,
blessings and good food (including my favorite pumpkin pie)!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Stenciled Background Sympathy Cards

Hello sweet friends,
I'm sharing a couple sympathy cards I made yesterday
using a beautiful and versatile new stencil called Sweater Weather 
from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I also used the hybrid inks from 
Kraftin' Kimmie - Bubbly Blue (brand new) for the background, 
Purple Petunia for the setiment, and Purple Pansy for the 
floral image on the second card.  I love these new inks. 

Here's the first card.  I sponged a little "heavier"
on the stencil to get a deeper background color. 

For this card, I wanted the background to be very subtle
so I sponged very lightly through the stencil.
The sentiment on both of these cards is a retired 
rubber stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie. 
The flower image on the second card is from Stampin' Up.

 I tend to only make sympathy cards as I need to send them out.  
Making sympathy cards seems to be such a struggle for me. The reason 
for them makes me so sad, and yet I know that they are probably
some of the most appreciated cards that I send out. Do you 
struggle with making these as well?   

I was seeking inspiration to help me make these cards and found the 
following card challenge themes to help me 
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C460 "Use less Stuff Day - One layer cards"

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today.
Big crafty hugs to each of you! D