Saturday, August 30, 2014

God Bless You!

I'm popping to to share one more card for the Simon Says Work-it-Wednesday challenge to use stamps on your project.

I have many vintage and antique mason / canning jars and I just love any card made with a mason jar image! Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

How Are You?

Good Saturday morning! Fall is in the air as we woke up to 45 degrees here in Maine this morning! The colors in this card are cooler and fall-ish and I'm posting it to the Simon Says Work-it-Wednesday challenge.

The challenge is all about stamping, so I layered some background and border stamps and simply popped up the flower heads stamped on their coordinating die shape. Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Autumn Blessings

Autumn is just around the corner and I can feel it in the air! I love fall and everything about it!!
Here's a card I made for the RRR Pets and Ribbon Challenge. I dug out my Graphic 45 paper and went to town with this rooster image from Crafty Secrets.
The burlap piece on the back of the ribbons is Natural Jute Ribbon and the Gingham Black 3/8 ribbon is from RRR. The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.
I'm also entering this card into the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Feather Your Nest

Hello paper peeps~ I'm here today to post this card, which is also a gift card holder to the Sweet N' Sassy Friday Feature Challenge.

My son just got his first place and thought this gift card might be useful. The challenge is to use a border stamp to create a background. The stamp is one row of circles and I stamped them repeatedly to create a gradient effect. The feathers and bird image are from SNS ~ Nature's Silhouette and the sentiment is from Love Birds.
I'm also entering this card into the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back To School Wishes

Hello paper peeps! As we near the Labor Day weekend and students are gearing up to get ready to head back to school, I thought I'd make some Back To School cards for my nieces and nephews. Hopefully they're all looking forward to going back with smiles and anticipation. If not, maybe these sweet little cards will change their minds... (wink)

This card has a little envelope that was a freebie from MFT this month for a qualifying order. I tucked a little note inside for my niece to find.

This card is for my little nephew who is just starting Kindergarten this year. He's so excited to start school!

The Trapper Keeper card is from this weekend's PTI Stamp-A-Faire inspired by the amazing and talented Lexi Daly. If you remember the 1980's you might remember these.
Inside each of the cards is a piece of notebook stamped paper so I can write all my good wishes to each of them.




Since there's too many supplies to list, I'll just say that I used items from PaperTrey Ink, My Favorite Things Stamps, Simon Says Stamp and The Craft's Meow, which is no longer in business.
I'm entering these cards into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

Simon Says ~ Monday Challenge

Hello paper crafting friends~ Just popping in to post this card to the Simon Says Monday Challenge, Witch Kraft. Since I'm not a big fan of the Halloween part of fall, I opted to just go with the Kraft paper. You can never go wrong with Kraft! I love this stuff!!
Here's my card:

I started with a kraft cardstock base and cut the orange panel out of bazzil using MFT Blueprints #13. The banner was cut using MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, which I then stenciled the checked pattern onto using Tim Holt Black Soot. The black fancy swirl is MFT's Sentimental Flourish with a Hybrid Camellia Flower and leaves cut with PTI's Rosie Posie. The sentiment is an oldie from Primitive Blessings. I don't even think they sell stamps anymore. Some fall colored sequins finish it off. This card is making me feel a little more ready for cooler temps and fall colors.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Monday, August 25, 2014

Card Set

Just posting this set of note cards I made using PTI's Topiary Trio set. Love that set!!

This is the card with a coordinating envelope.
Simply wrapped with a tag.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit