Dec 13, 2017

Christmas Cards

So, I don't know about you, but I just can't seem to get it all done.  There just seems to be so much that "needs" doing before the holidays.  Yes, I know it doesn't all NEED to be done.  "Need" is a word we use too much.  But they are all things I'd like to get done and as hard as I try I feel like I just won't get everything done.  Each day I try to prioritize what is most important, and hope that all the important things get checked off.  But, at the bottom of the list has been writing blog posts since that's something I do for fun, for myself.  Since I do have a bunch of cards I want to share before Christmas gets here I think I will try over the next 10 days or so to just post the pictures and not write too much about the cards or the process.

I recently made a bunch of bulldog Christmas cards for my vet and his wife.  They are passionate about bulldogs and work with bulldog rescue.  So, here's a few of the cards from the ones I made them.





















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Dec 6, 2017

Winter Cheers

Recently my daughter asked me to make a wine bottle tag for a good friend of hers - with a snowman on it.  This is what I came up.





I don't have a wine bottle tag die, so I cut a rectangle, scored the fold line, used a circle die for the top and an eyelet arch borders die (Simon Says Stamp) along the bottom edge.  I layered a bit of snowflake patterned paper and a couple of strips of white glitter paper.  The snowman and the little wine glass and wine bottle were stamped, colored and diecut.  And a little black "cheers" diecut finished it off.  I do like the way it came out - cute, and exactly what my daughter wanted.

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Nov 23, 2017

Give Thanks

A short post, just to say today we all give thanks.









Supplies used include paint chips to die cut the leaves.  I LOVE how this looks in real life - beautiful metallic colors.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 11, 2017

Pug Rescue of Florida's Pugsgiving 2017

Last weekend was Pug Rescue of Florida's annual fundraiser, Pugsgiving.  Each November this is held in Orlando and is always so much fun - lots and lots of people and lots and lots of pugs. 

It's always great to see so many of the volunteers that we have become friends with.  This year it was especially nice to see Jeannie as she has dealt with major health issues since we saw her last.  It is because of Jeannie that I became involved with selling my cards to benefit Pug Rescue of Florida.  When we adopted our pug Lena several years ago  Jeannie was Lena's foster mommy.  Jeannie has fostered an incredible number of pugs and is just an amazing, amazing person.  To thank her for being such a great foster I sent her some cards with pugs on them.  She loved them and said "we should sell these".  I thought ok? - it sounded like a great idea but I just wasn't sure if anyone would buy them. People do buy them, and we do raise a lot of money for Pug Rescue of Florida.

We sell on Etsy all year long and this was our third year selling at Pugsgiving.  And we raised a lot of money - almost $700 in one day.  And Pug Rescue of Florida received 100% of that.  Here are some pictures of our displays.

 











Here is a close up of some of the gift card holders.





 And the wine bottle tags.






And decorated gift bags.




If you're interested please check out Pug Rescue of Florida's website - here is a link.  And, thanks so much for visiting today.

Nov 3, 2017

Hooray!

Today I have a card to share that is a little different than my usual style, but I really love the way it came out.  I stamped the rectangle frames at a recent card making day with friends.  This is one of those cards that came out exactly how I saw it in my mind.  That doesn't happen too often.



Here's another view of it.



I stamped and colored the rectangles and cut out right along the black edges.  Running a black marker along those edges after cutting gives a nice finished look.  Then I simply added the Hooray die cut in black and vellum, and that was it.  Clean and simple, but so stunning.  OK, that's just my opinion.

Supplies used include - AlteNew Framed Stamp and Neat and Tangled Hooray Die, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

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Oct 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Here are two final Halloween cards, both featuring super cute pugs.  This weekend is Pug Rescue of Florida's annual fundraiser, Pugsgiving.  This is the largest gathering of pugs in Florida, and each year raises a lot of money for this amazing non-profit organization.  I work all year to make cards to sell at this fundraiser, and donate 100% of the monies raised to them.  I also sell all year long on Etsy to help raise money for them - you can click on the "I sell on Etsy button" at the top right to see some of my other cards.











Hope your Halloween is lots of treats and few tricks.


Oct 29, 2017

One Cat, Two Ways

I have two versions of the same Halloween card to share today. 






I stamped, colored with Zigs and fussy cut this cute cat and pumpkin image from SimonSaysStamp (Hey Pumpkin stamp set) and paired them with either a diecut fence or a spooky tree.

I can't decide which I like better.  What do you think?

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