Thursday, October 9, 2014

Little Treats for Little Sweets!

This little treat bag is for my great niece. She's just a year old so it's not going to be a lot of candy but I wanted to give her something when she comes to our door all dressed up in her cuteness this Halloween.

I filled it with a peanut butter granola bar and a lollipop which I scavenged found in my pantry. I'll be taking a trip to the local grocery store to see what I can find that might be more suitable to a one year old whose parents eat "really" healthy. Feel free to leave me some healthy treat ideas when you comment... please??
I'm entering this into the challenge at Crafty Secrets since this adorable little image came from them.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Halloween Treats

Today's card was inspired by a store bought card I received in the mail. Keep in mind that I don't do Halloween, spooky or scary. The card I got was cute and it had a big black crow on it, which I like crows! The colors went along with the color scheme at Color Throwdown, so I'm entering it into that challenge as well as the Halloween theme at The Paper Players.
Here's my card:

The green is a little more "limey" green in real life. My photography skills have much to be desired!
Here's the inside:

Here's a list of products I used:
From MFT Stamps: Primitive Pumpkins &
Plaid Background Builder
From Simon Says Stamp: Giving Thanks
From PTI: Water Color Wonder &
Ancient Rome
The flourish is an oldie from Technique Tuesday
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings and Happy Fall! ~ Birgit

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sending Sunshine

Happy Monday friends! I just love Mondays because that means it's time for the Make-It Monday challenge over at Nichole's blog. Today's challenge is from the lovely and gifted Dawn McVey. She challenged us to create something using dry embossing over heat embossing. I have to admit that when it comes to heat embossing, I'm challenged enough already. Even with an embossing buddy, I still can't seem to get a good clean image like all you fabulous crafter's out there. Also, my embossing powders are all ages old so the colors aren't exactly what I'd call "current". Anyway, it's a beautiful sunny, crisp and cool Monday so I'm not gonna let any of those things stop me from joining in on the fun.
Here's my sad but true card I made:

So, I cut my panel just a little bit crooked so I added one of Melissa Phillips "junk bows" to try to cover my oops. The sweet little lady but was a perfect finishing touch to add to my bow.
I used Natural Beauties and a sentiment from Doodlie-Do to make this one of a kind card!
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Harvest Blessings!

Hello paper crafting friends~ Just popping in to post this card to the Color Throwdown challenge. They have a very classic color combo this week and 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 using a steel gray/green colored cardstock. The sentiment is an oldie from Primitive Blessings. I don't even think they sell stamps anymore. Some fall colored sequins finish it off.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mason Jar Stamping

Hello friends~ Here's a great project for your Mason jar lovers! Melissa Phillips Make It Monday Challenge was to create a shabby Mason Jar. You can see her video tutorial Here. Here's the jar I made for this challenge:

Mine was made using a free printable tag that I found online at Astrid Maclean's blog Here. She's got so many wonderful free printables, you must check her out. Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Monday, September 29, 2014

Thankful For You!

I'm here to post one more card to the SSS Work It Wednesday Challenge.

Here's a list of supplies I used:
Giving Thanks from Simon Says Stamp,
Thankful Leaves from My Favorite Things,
Fall Harvest from Cornish Heritage Farms (which is now out of business).
I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

SSS ~ Work It Wednesday Challenge

Good morning fellow paper loving friends! I'm here this morning to add a card to the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday challenge. You must check out the warm, fall colors for the challenge HERE and then go make a card or two and join in on the fun!
Here's a card that I made for the challenge:

I stamped the image from SSS "Giving Thanks" onto a piece of cardstock that was cut using a MFT Postage Stamp Die. Before I removed the die cut from the die, I gently sponged some Tim Holtz Freyed Burlap Distress Ink around the edges so I'd have a white border around the base for my image.
Other stamp sets I used were SSS "Envelope Sentiments" and from SNSS "Vintage Postcard".
I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit