DCWV October Stack-a-holic Card Challenge

Update:  So exited to find out my card made it to the winner's list at DCWV!
     Thanks so much for popping in. I really love your visits. Today, I have a card for the DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge which I am getting in at the very last moment. Not like me, but I've been super busy this month.
     I used DCWV's Heirloom Stack to make my card for this month's challenge. I bought this stack just for the sheet of paper you see under my card. I have still not been able to cut it! You now how that goes - right!?! It can't just be me.
    I love using unexpected colors for my Christmas cards. Teal and taupe/tan/dark ivory. Let's go with taupe because it's fun to say teal and taupe!  
     If you have an idea for this challenge, you might still have time to get it in. The deadline is today! Here's a copy of the sketch we had to work with and the address for all the details.
     Thanks again for stopping in. I wish you a fun and meaningful holiday season. http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-stack-holic-challenge.html

I also used La Petites stickers (the Paper Studio) and sentiment stamps from Hero Arts #CL469.


Anything Goes with ODBD Stamps Challenge - ODBDSLC215

     Thanks so much for stopping in today! I love your visits and comments, as always.
      I created this card for the current challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. For this challenge we can make any card we want that uses ODBD stamps.
     I began by making a 5" x 7" white card base. I diecut a shaped hole and heat-embossed the sentiment on the inside of the card so that it would show through the hole.
     I heat-embossed and diecut two snowflakes and added rhinestones to one snowflake. I adhered the two snowflakes together with foam tape. Then, I adhered the pair to my card as shown with foam tape. Here's a close-up of the snowflakes. 
     Here's a close-up of the sentiment inside the card. 
     ODBD stamps and dies I used today:
          Snowflake Sentiments #EC506
          Sparkling Snowflakes #EC508
          Snowflake Custom Die Template

     There is still plenty of time to join in the fun. Check out the details here: http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/odbdslc215-anything-goes-with-our-daily.html
     Are you familiar Our Daily Bread Designs? They are a Christian stamp / die / paper company. I love their products and am excited to tell you that I am their guest-designer for November. You can sign up for their email list and/or like them on Facebook and you won't miss any of my cards in November. Sign up here: www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com
     You can also join my blog and you won't miss my cards. Just click on  "Join this Site" over there in the right-hand column and follow the easy steps to get my posts. 


Sharing Max with the Head Start Kids

     What a fun day Max and I had with the 55 Head Start kids at the Cooper Library! The kids were great! They listened so politely and got the point of Max's story without any prodding. Max, on the other hand, was quite rude. He kept interrupting me. He is really shy and will talk only to me and only in my ear.
     Max really liked the kids and wanted them to know how scared he was, and how much braver he is now. Maybe he will become brave enough one day to speak to others.