Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving Thanks

Hello friends!
It's been too long since I last posted and I wanted you all to know I'm still kickin' :)  Unfortunately life's been a bit stressful lately due to an extremely difficult personal crisis one of my family members is going through.  I don't want to go into any details out of respect for their privacy but I can tell you it's been a tough time for my whole family.  Lots of tears and lots of prayers.  Doesn't always leave alot of energy for anything else. 

While I just haven't been "feeling it" lately with respect to creating for a specific contest I have been trying to do alot of creating just to create.  Wanted to share a couple of these cards with you:

Was totally inspired by Joy to create this one!  I've had this poinsettia stamp from Holly Berry House for a long time.  I embossed it in white several times on some old book pages, colored it with distress markers then heavily spritzed it with perfect pearls and water.  The shine is magnificent IRL!  I paired it with some pp from my fave BG Aspen Frost collection and a sentiment from Hero Arts.


The last card I made with this Memory Box window frame die was an outside looking in scene.  This time I wanted it to be inside looking out :)  Stamped Hero Arts woodgrain bg on the die cut window frame.  The Hero Arts evergreen trees were embossed on watercolor paper then watercolored with distress markers.  Difficult to see in the photo but I added lots of stickles to the finished wintry scene.  Sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

Was inspired by Julie's card on the Hero Arts blog to create this one.  Used my all-time fave Hero Arts wreath stamp, my beloved Basic Grey Aspen Frost pp's and a sentiment from my new fave Hero Arts holiday sentiment set :)

And last but not least is this little cutie patootie I die cut from Cricut Winter Frolic cart and paired with a Hero Arts sentiment.  Last year I searched high and low for this cartridge at all the area craft stores with no luck.  One of the last gifts I opened on Christmas day was from "Santa" and it contained this cartridge :)  When my dh was on an overnight hunting trip he did a little "hunting" at that area's craft stores and found it!  So thankful for him and his thoughtfulness:)

For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving Day tomorrow may it be a blessed one!!  So thankful for all of you!!  Love this inspiring and supportive online community to bits!!