Friday, November 15, 2019

Penny Black... we go together like...

Oh yeah! Penny Black and I go together like a sweater and winter : )

I am loving the First Snow release!  This card was created using components of some new product that may not necessarily be considered the "main" feature in the set.  Here is what I mean....

This is the new Crystal Frames die #51-583.  This die set comes with six individual dies.  The backdrop for the itty bitty penguins on my card is found in the center piece. Here is a close up so you can see the sweet detail, that is on the four corners of this die, better.

The Cozy Cuteness stamp set, #30-636 has two adorable "main" images and two sentiments but the darling little penguin was actually the "GOTTA HAVE IT!" factor for me : ) The penguin stamp is just about 1 square inch of adorable!!

For your shopping convenience (giggles) I have included a link to the online Penny Black store HERE and also a link to Penny Black blog HERE where you will be blown away by all the incredible inspiration you will find there!

So what is on your plate this weekend?? I will be preparing for some VIP visitors who will arrive from the Seattle Washington area this coming week!! My sister and niece will be here with us for a week. My sister is a gifted watercolor painter and I plan to kidnap her brain!!

Have a wonderful day! I appreciate you stopping by : )

BIG (((hugs)))

Additional supplies:
Winter Chill #30-627

winter chill picture

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

First Snow and Hot Chocolate go together...

Penny Black's "First Snow" release, Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows, pink and brown ink and card making with friends! Is there anything better!! : ) Please have a look at the Penny Black online store HERE to see the entire First Snow release and the Penny Black Blog HERE for incredible inspiration!!

Just a short post for me today.  It is happening again!! I wake up in the morning and seem to hit the floor running - next think I know it is dark again.  The time change last week didn't help but it just seems like the days are whoosing by faster than normal.  I know what I need.... a mug of something delicious and more card making!!

Sadly, you can't see the Wink of Stella that embellished my cup, whip cream and steam but you can feel it can't you!! Everything is better with WOS!!

Thank you for taking time in YOUR busy schedule! to stop in : ) I love seeing you here.

BIG (((hugs)))

Supplies by Penny Black:
What's In Your Cup #51-281
Winter Chill #30-627

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Happy Birthday Peony

Hello friends : )

My BFF's Mom's will celebrate her birthday next week.  I created this card for her.  Almost everyone appreciates handmade cards. That fact is really just frosting on the cake because I would probably make cards even if no one liked them but me LOL! but sometimes you find someone who really appreciates them!! : ) This dear woman is one of those people!

I love these "brushstroke" images by Penny Black.  They make me feel like an artist! : )

Have a wonderful day!! and thanks a bunch for stopping by.

BIG (((hugs)))

Peony #40-537 by Penny Black
Wonky Stitched Rectangle by My Favorite Things
Sentiment is a retired PTI stamp

Thursday, November 7, 2019

eat, drink, be merry and take naps!

Eat, drink, take naps and be merry!! Now that is good advice! 

Hello bloggie friends! how are you on this Friday Eve?? or as Bitmoji would say....

Silly things that make me laugh.  I really love these Bitmojis.  I have to say, though that nothing cracks me up more than getting one in a text from my husband. He can make me laugh on the dreariest of days!

....but!! I digress!! you are here to see a card and I have a super quick and easy one that would be perfect to "mass produce" if you need a bunch of cards and you are short on time.

I began by stamping the sentiment on the card face. I cut two of the Christmas Wonderland dies from Penny Black's newest release - one of the die cuts I attached to the lower section of the card using foam tape but the second die cut I snipped off a section of the snowy hill and trees as well as few "loose" trees and glued those directly to the card face.  It gave the scene a fuller more dimensional look.  I hope that made sense.  It probably took me longer to explain it than to make it! heehee

I hope you will visit the Penny Black online store and check out the new First Snow release as well as visiting the Penny Black blog for tons!! of amazing ideas of how to use these great new supplies.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Supplies by Penny Black:
Christmas Wonderland #51-562
Frosty Hello #30-649

BIG (((hugs)))

Monday, November 4, 2019

First Snow - Warm Winter Wishes

Happy Monday friends : ) I am here with another card I made using one of the ADORABLE new images from Penny Black's newest release, First Snow, available in the online store HERE.

Isn't this frame beautiful! so elegant and the perfect frosty backdrop for this sweet little Eskimo! Ya gotta love Penny Black!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I have been working on a few baby blankets because our third granddaughter and her husband are expecting a baby boy in April.  Ok! yeah!! that means I am about to become a great grandma!! : ) Don't let me fool you I am completely thrilled!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate you : ) Have a wonderful day .

Supplies by Penny Black:
Cozy Cuteness #30-636
Cozy Cuteness Cut Out  #51-581
Crystal Frames #51-583

BIG (((hugs)))

Friday, November 1, 2019

First Snow with Penny Black

Is there anything like the first snow?? I used to love playing in the snow both as a kid and as an adult when we owned snow mobiles!! Once we sold our sleds my love affair with winter began to fade.  I am not wild about snow anymore but I am delighted that I am able to enjoy the fun of the first snow any time from the warmth of my home!!

Penny Black's First Snow release, now available in the on-line store, has all the fun of winter you could home for without the frostbite!!! Check out the entire new release HERE.

Thank you all for the warm welcome back you extended to me! I am truly blessed!! : )

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Supplies by Penny Black:
Bundled Buddies 30-644
Frosty Hello 30-649
Swirly Stitches 51-502

BIG (((hugs)))

Monday, October 28, 2019

I have missed you!

Hello dear friends,

I can't tell you how much I have missed you! and missed seeing all your amazing creativity over these past few months.  I never meant to disappear ... what started out as a couple of days turned into a couple of weeks and the rest is history.

In my absence I have done a little traveling and had some visitors.  I have worked on finishing some old sewing projects and started some new ones. I have continued with my on-line water color classes and enjoyed some bike riding, reading and lots of relaxing.

One thing I have not done any of is card making!  My "stash" is incredibly low so when Jill Foster invited me to play with "First Snow", the newest release from Penny Black, I was pleased as punch!!

Penny Black has done it again.  You can see the entire "First Snow" collection HERE.  This is such a sweet release!! trust me - even though the temperatures are getting colder..... even here in the Southwest... this collection of adorable! is sure to warm your heart.

Here is a little cutie pie that tells you all how I feel about YOU!

Thank you so much for stopping by. It is an incredible blessing to be a part of this wonderful "community".

BIG (((hugs)))

All supplies by Penny Black:
Sweet Sledder #30-647
Snippets #30-283
Elegant Stitching #51-440

p.s. isn't my new blog look cute? It is all thanks to my friend, and yours, Loll Thompson of "Stamping with Loll" blog.  I'm pretty sure there isn't anything she can't do!!