Tribute to My Sister, Kelly

      It was 27 years ago today that my sister, Kelly, moved to Heaven. This is always a really hard day for me. I loved her so much. Time has not helped much with the pain of losing her, but I have gotten more used to living with it. I want to share this tribute I made to her.


DCWV January Card Sketch Challenge

     Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a great day.
      It's time for another Card Sketch Challenge at DCWV. I posted a copy of the inspiration sketch below. There is still about a week left before the deadline, so you have plenty of time to play. Jump in and have some fun with us. Here is my take on this month's challenge.
     I used DCWV's The Home Spun Cardstock Stack to make my card. I love the colors and textures that are in this stack- some are scored like the sheet I used on the front of my card. Some are shiny like the one I used for my card base, and some are glittery. I took a picture of my card at an angle so that you could see the score lines running through the cardstock. Isn't it wonderful cardstock? Sure makes it easier on me when it comes like this.
     I made the purple and creamy-yellow tags using Spellbinders Parisian Accents dies. The lattice as well as the flower punches are from EK Success. And, the Hello sentiment is from TPC Studio. I heat-embossed the Hello with ColorBox's boysenberry pigment and clear embossing powder. The boysenberry was a perfect match.
     Here's the address for the rules if you want to create with us: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-stack-holic-template-challenge.html And, here's the sketch we have to work with for January.


* * * Happy New Year * * *

     I want to wish you and your families a Happy New Year! May you have great times ahead and peacefulness in your spirit. I want to thank my followers and visitors for all your visits and kind words about my work. You mean the world to me ,and I'm excited to share more projects with you this year. And, a few fun giveaways coming up soon! 


CAS-ual Fridays Knotty or Nice Challenge CFC81

     So nice to have you stopping by today. I always enjoy your comments and emails. Today, I have a card for the CAS-ual Fridays Knotty or Nice Challenge. We had to make a project that had a knot or knots on them.

     I decided to go with a winter/snowman, I mean snow- WO-man, theme so I could have another card to send out this Christmas season. I started with a white card base. I covered that with patterned paper. For my snowwoman, I punched three sizes of circles from DCWV's, the Home Spun stack. I love the texture of this cardstock and I thought it added a little depth to my card. As you can see, my 'knots' are in the ribbon arms and hair ribbon.
     To make the sentiment, I cut apart some of my stamps to get the words I wanted for this card. Yes, I know, it seems sacrilegious to cut stamps up, but it really was not all that bad once I made the first cut. LOL
     The buttons are sticker ornaments that I already had on hand. I put them on in an arc to give my snowwoman a more feminine shape.
     There's still a little time to join in the fun. Check out the details here: http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2012/12/cfc81.html  I will also be adding this card to Paper Crafts December Gallery Challenge.


CAS-ual Fridays Gift-Tag Challenge CFC80

     Thanks so much for stopping by again. This week CAS-ual Fridays challenged us to make gift tags. I love this challenge because it makes me make nice tags for my Christmas gifts. Thanks CAS-ual!
      I love blue and white for Christmas projects! I cut my tag from cardstock and scored an 1/8th inch line on all sides of the tag. I stamped the sentiment and the snowflake around the hole at the top with white pigment. I stamped and fussy-cut three poinsettias. I adhered maroon gems at the centers and attached the blooms with foam tape. I slipped on matching maroon ribbon at the top. I almost always decorate my punched holes on tags. I think it adds such a nice touch.
     Wishing you all a merry Christmas!
     I just added this tag to Paper Crafts December Gallery Challenge too.