Prothonotary Warblers

Prothonotary Warblers
Making a nest

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Delight in the little things


Hi everyone.  I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas.  I was spoiled for Christmas as well as my Birthday which was yesterday on the 26th.  For one of my gifts I received a MISTI - which I can't wait to play with. Hopefully over the next week I'll get a chance.

The card I'm sharing today is one I made back in the fall.  I used Papertrey Ink Stamp set and co-coordinating die, as well as the papers.  I love doing cards like this where you cut out the die shape then stamp the matching image.  





My sale basket at work is pretty much empty I think I have something like 5 cards left, so I need to start creating again to fill it up with a variety of cards. So stay tuned for some new cards to be posted.

That's it for me today, don't have much planned so hopefully I'll work on some cards.

Enjoy the rest of your Holidays, I can't believe 2016 is just 5 days!

As always, thanks for the visit today, take care

Pauline




Thursday, December 24, 2015

snow is glistening

Hello everyone!  Well things are starting to get back to normal.  As of today I'm off for the Holidays until next week, just have to work 2 days - Tues & Wed, then off again until Jan. 

Are you ready for tomorrow?  I can't wait until tomorrow when Mark, Anna and my 2 grandsons come home.  I'm so excited!  I'm pretty much done, groceries are bought, presents wrapped, baking is done, although I'm going to try a gluten free shortbread cookie recipe for Bill.  It makes it hard sometimes to bake for him, most recipes you can substitute the flour for gluten free flour.  I find they just don't keep as fresh as regular cookies do.

I am so far behind in my blog reads, but I plan on getting to them sometime over the holidays.

I thought I would share another quick card I did. 


I stamped the image on some cream linen card stock using SU cherry cobbler.  Cut it out using and oval spellbinder die, then sponged ink around the edges.  I then layered the image onto another piece of cream linen cut using spellbinders floral oval.

I used a scrap piece of designer paper for the bottom, then wrapped a piece of burgundy crinkle ribbon around the layer and adhered to the card base.

I added a vellum poinsettia (memory box) and lots of distress glitter (clear rock candy) to the image. it is so sparkly in real, very pretty.

Thank you everyone for stopping in for a visit during this busy time of year.

 All the best to you and your families during this Holiday Season, be safe!  Have a very blessed Merry Christmas. No snow for us this Christmas, sunshine and a high for 46 F.

Hugs,
Pauline

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Deck the Halls

Hello everyone.  It seems forever since I have posted.  I had some major compute issues.  My hard drive on my MAC died, hence why I haven't been posting.  I'm finally back up and running thanks to my hubby (he's my IT guy). I haven't had much time in the line of card making, with the crazy hours at work - this is the last week of over time - 3 more days- thank goodness, then maybe life can get back to normal! I just finished mailing the last of my Christmas cards as well.  I'm so far behind this year.  I still have shopping to do as well, along with wrapping and baking. I also have a whole list of blogs that I follow that I need to pay a visit to. I will eventually get there.  So little time!


For my card today, I used PTI - wreath for all seasons. Love this set, it comes with a variety of images to create your wreath.  I stamped the grape vine wreath first using dark chocolate ink (PTI), then punched a circle post-it-note and placed it in the center of the wreath.  Next I took the pine needle sprig stamp and repeatedly stamped the spring using spring moss ink (PTI).  Lastly I stamped the holly berries in SU cherry cobbler. 

There are a few different bow dies and images with this set.  I first die cut the bow then  I stamped it in cherry cobbler.  The sentiment was stamped in dark chocolate.

For the bottom of the card I used some peel-off's that I've had for a few years.  I actually have a whole container of these peel-off's in a variety of various images and sentiments.  I never think to use them. 

To finish off I added some Tim Holtz distress crystal glitter to the wreath and a gold bead to the center of the bow.



Well folks, this is a wrap!  It's been a long day.  We performed our Christmas Cantata at Church today. That in itself is very exhausting.  It's a lot of practicing over the last couple of months, but I must say it sounded beautiful.  We sang a beautiful arrangement by Marty Parks called 
"A Christmas Offering".

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.

Pauline

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Peace, Love & Joy


Well hello everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. It's just a busy time of year.

Remember when I said that I had all those cards to make for my orders, well I picked cards that I could mass produce and this was one of them.

A fairly simple card  --



Not much in describing how to do this, most of it was die cutting.  So I started with die cutting 2 of the Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornaments.  On the small of the ornaments I embossed in platinum - peace, love & joy - a sentiment from PTI.

My base layer was die cut using a MFT die-namics #12.  The top layer is a Memory Box die (not sure of the die name it was borrowed from my friend Nancy). 

To put it all together I popped up the smaller ornament over the bottom one, adhered the memory box die to the top ornament and applied some small pop dots underneath the trailing vines to hold them up. I also cut the center of the die with some silver glitter paper then popped the silver into the die cut area to give a bit of sparkle.  I used my wink of stella clear pen and added this to the memory box die cut, then added some pearls hear and there and Voila - done!

Thanks for stopping by,

Pauline