Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Whooo Wants To Know?

Okay, so these owls are fun to work with! I was given the owl punch last year and haven't found a good way to use it until now. I even had the nerve to glitterize (sure, that's a word!) the light colored owls since they weren't showing up too well. The sentiment is a digital stamp from the computer. Easy and fun!

I'm going to enter this in the mfp SWAT Challenge #117. There is a sketch and the twist is to use an owl on the page. Check and check! Click on the link to see all the details.

I will also enter this card in the Word Art Wednesday challenge. I really enjoy using their listed scripture on a card, but have but rushed lately so will post this for the Anything Goes challenge. Stop by the blog site using this link and see what they are all about!

Monday, October 20, 2014

What A Whoot!

I don't know what it is about owls that fascinate me, but I think it could be because they are so elusive and hard to spot but have such a distinct call. I love to hear them in the trees around our neighborhood as we walk. They never stay in one place for long and sometimes there are a flock that make such a racket you think whatever prey might have been below, is long gone now.

All that to say, Mark's Finest Papers SWAT Challenge #117 is a sketch with an owl or owls in it. This is my card and it will be sent to my brother and sister-in-law in Wyoming for their 23rd wedding anniversary.

Thanks Vickie for another great idea...umm or rather Challenge! :)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Horse is a Horse, Of Course!

Have I mentioned lately how much fun it is to make these cards? My biggest downfall is I'm only producing one of each. I really need to go back and duplicate the best ones for when I'm on the road selling them.

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #234 calls for layers. I have been waiting for the perfect time to use this sweet horse and barn door.

This is my homemade card stock with a wood embossed background, more torn paper and the horse and door stamps fussy cut out and put together.

This takes me back to my riding days! I drew just as much pleasure from brushing my horse and walking around with him in the pasture as I did actually riding. Ahh, that was many moons ago. I still love to visit the memories though!

Fall Is Here!

Oh, how the celebration of the clear moonlit sky, clean crisp air and turning leaves perk up everyone's attitude. Especially after the long, beastly hot summer here in Florida.

Mark's Finest Papers Friends of Speedy TV Challenge 143 is to make a card with Autumn Colors. To mimic a commercial for a large office supply store "That was easy!"

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wishing You Well

Recently, two friends of mine landed in the hospital. I got out my box of cards and couldn't find any get well cards so I adapted two generic cards into get well and sent them off.

Note to self: make some actual get well cards to keep on hand and add to the stock to sell!

Once I had the self-imposed theme, the colors came together. This is yellow homemade card stock with navy blue with the torn edges and more yellow on top. The scallops looked too inviting to leave empty so I carefully wove the violet ribbon around the edges.

I will enter this card in the Mark's Finest Papers Color Challenge #41. 

I want to send a big Thanks to Lis Robson for hosting this challenge site!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Girl Time

I know of two families where baby girls are entering the scene this month. I was inspired by Mark's Finest Papers Inspiration Challenge #81.

The inspiration pictures are of "Pretty Birds" and I choose the first picture for the vibrant colors to emulate.

Behind the pixie I added a little sparkle and dark pink framing.

Just the thing to welcome the sweet babies!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Metal Buttons

Be honest, how many buttons do each one of you have lurking in a drawer or container? I have buttons I inherited from 5 different women, not to mention all of the buttons I've collected on my own.

When I saw the Simple Salutations Challenge #115 from Mark's Finest Papers, I knew just what I could do. I like the antique look these metal buttons add to the card. The challenge is to add metal embellishments.

I took a pair of pliers to 3 of them to squash down a bit. This card might need an extra stamp, but I think anyone who loves to sew would enjoy receiving it!

The base card is from my yellow home made card stock.

I will also enter this in the challenge.

And the Wolf Makes 3!

I know these cards are rather looking alike, but I think they'll make a fun set and I will produce more and sell them that way.

I'm so glad I tried the SWAT Challenge #116 with Mark's Finest Papers one more time. Thank you Vickie Yeakley for hosting this fun challenge!

Apparently, it was '5 times the charm' for me this time!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Be Bear Aware!

The signs are everywhere on the trails in the northwest. Carry bear spray, hike in groups and listen and watch for the signs of bear.

We were fortunate enough not to run into one again this year but we both always carried our bear spray. I don't think you'll need the spray for this momma and cub though.

This is a copy-cat for the mfp SWAT Challenge #116. I'll make the wolf tomorrow and it means I've finally found a use for the footprint stamps I bought last year. I consider that a victory!

Moose Tracks

In Yellowstone there is an ice cream called Moose Tracks. It has caramel, mini peanut butter cups and chocolate swirl in it. I thought of it while making this card.

The background is stamped with moose tracks and the front piece is, of course, a moose!

This was my 5th attempt at creating a card for the mfp SWAT Challenge #116.

I think this was so hard for me because I kept using stamps that required a center piece rather than being able to offset it like this called for.

Watch for a possible wolf and bear sighting to come :)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tag You're It!

What a fun Challenge this time from Friends of Speedy TV! It is to make at least 2 tags. I chose Christmas since the holidays are speeding towards us. I intend to make more but will have to settle on submitting these 2 for this Challenge.

The basic paper is my home made stock and the car is from an older mfp set while the sleigh is from, well just a Christmas set. These took a little planning but with the back stamped "To: and From:" before the embossing was done, I can attach them to presents quite easily.

Get ready because I hear jingle bells 'a ringing!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time for a Challenge!

I have been on the road home from Yellowstone to Florida and am now all set up to make cards and join in on the fun again.

I am entering this card in the Mark's Finest Papers Oriental Challenge #55. I was able to combine the saying from the Calm & Wisdom stamp set with the Lanterns stamp set from mfp. I had fun adding the embellishment of thread for the longer fringe.

I believe these little lanterns would make any patio rather gay with friends around!