Saturday, November 23, 2019

First Snow and Flowers??

Hello ladies : )

Not all the sentiments from Penny Black's First Snow release have to be limited to winter themed cards.  I used this sentiment from Bundled Buddies #30-644 on this floral card.  But where are the flowers from?...

I painted them freehand! heehee I found this tutorial on You Tube entitled, by the artist, "The Easiest Flowers I've Ever Painted"  You can see the video HERE.  These two cards were my first attempt trying this technique.  She makes it look easier than I found it to be but it really is a fun technique!!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mom will be 96 : )

Hello friends : ) I hope you are having a wonderful day and that you are enjoying a warm and wonderful fall day.  I wanted to share a card I created for my step Mom who is turning 96 next week. She is strong and healthy in body and mind.

She used to be an avid Gardner and the love of her life, my Dad, actually loves crows!.... I know it, LOL go figure.  I can't say why he does but my dad has a small crow collection.  She calls him her "old crow".  I know they will both get a kick out of this card.

I'm having a blast with my sister and niece! I will have to share some of the watercolor paintings we are doing later in the week.

What are you doing this week? I hope what ever it is - you are happy doing it!! : ) BIG thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day.

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Autumn Splendor #30-372 by Penny Black

Sentiment a from Papertrey Ink mini stamp set called Birthday Classics: November mini.  I have been unsuccessful in finding a link for this set.  I suspect is is now discontinued.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Let it Snow!

Hello friends : ) I am here today with more inspiration (I hope) using products from Penny Black's newest release, First Snow. : )

You can see the entire new release in the Penny Black online store HERE.

A little song runs through my head when I see this sweet little gift giver...

"if you're happy and you know it then your face will surely show it..."   

 Who will look happier? the gift giver or the recipient? It is so much fun to work with such sweet products!!

If you could see me you would see that my face "surely shows" I am happy!! Penny Black blog is featuring some of my cards for the First Snow release today!! I'd love if you could pop over and leave a comment.

Have a great day my friends!! Thank you for visiting me.

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Penny Black supplies:
card #1
Crystal Frames #51-583
Snow Dancer #30-267

Cozy Cuteness #30-636
Snowflake Stitched Frames #51-375
Winter Chill #30-627

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 : )

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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