Friday, November 22, 2013

Tony's Birthday card

My son's birthday is next week, and I actually have his card done. It's a step card, and I will probably make the envelope for it since it sits at about 5.5 inches square. Directions for the card are at . The numbers & the frame are from the AP cart, and the stamp is from the Joyful Birthday set.

AHSC #30

Here's my submission to #30. I made the card from a 6x6 square of white cardstock, used AP to make a 6" scalloped circle in polka dot Lagoon from the Dotty collection that CTMH had out a looooong time ago. The sentiment is from Stampabilities and says "Once in a lifetime you meet someone who changes everything". It is also stamped in CTMH Lagoon ink. The little dot embellies come from CTMH as well, and they are available through any CTMH consultant. (I am one !)

Lifting, Lifting, Lifting.........

This morning I sat down with my laptop and a nice hot cup of coffee and started floating around in the blogosphere. Thanks to Mary,  at , I found a sweet Santa ornament. I tried to resist, but resistance was futile. So I lifted him. (hehehehehee) Here's how mine turned out, and you can go see Mary's original at the red link above. I glued all three flaps shut, but you can leave one open and fill it with candies, or you could add some baker's twine and have him hang on your tree. Once again, thankyou Mary, I had great fun with this today !

Monday, November 18, 2013

I have no friends

I think the problem is my follower widget is gone or wrong. If anybody has a suggestion, let me know. I'll keep working at it, and soon I will have a post with all my Christmas cards I have made. I'm  out for a couple of days, so check back Saturday and we should be bright and shiny !.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

You Got to Have Friends...........

I really L-O-V-E all the beautiful comments that you sweet croppers left for me during the Hard Core Crop. I'd also appreciate it if it is in your heart, to join my bare bones little blog and follow me, and maybe tell some of your friends about me too. And I am not above bribery either...LOL (j/k). I am a Close to My Heart Consultant, and I have some prizes available for some of the people who join. I'd love to be as generous as Core and give something to everyone, but that's just not possible. First. I'd like your first Name and last Initial, and tell me if you are cards or scrap. I'm pretty sure I am set up right for new friends to join, if not, maybe someone could guide me.

SO - in this post, give me your name and info, then click my head to join, or go to the bottom and subscribe by email if you wish. Let me know if you are subbing by email. I'm also re-doing my reading list, so please include your blog address, so I can follow you too.

Here's the two Main Prizes - you could win either our CTMH card pattern book or the scrapbooking layout book. That's why I need to know whether you're a cardie or a scrappie, but for purposes of this giveaway/bribery, you have to be one or the other, not both. I also have some sweet little (and I do mean little) stamp sets of fall critters.

I'd like to get up to at least 25 new members, and if we go higher than that, I'll rattle around in my stash for additional prizes. Sound good to you ? Then hop on the bandwagon and let's win some goodies, and the prestigious honor of being one of my blog members !!

Bless all your Atlantic Hearts and anyone else who slips into my tiger trap.
xoxoLiz !

AHSC #29 - Another View

I decided to make another card for AHSC #29 - my mojo has come back and I 'm pretty sure I'll be crafting all day ! Just remember I am a card maker, and not a photographer !! LOL

AHSC #29

I love Clean and Simple. You can do a lot with a little ! Here is my submission for AHSC #29.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I won a Prize in the Hard Core Crop !!!

My leafy bag won me the following challenge : Ava Gavloski Wine Box Challenge –> Prize is Vintage Collection Pack .
I love the Vintage pack, it's the one pack I do NOT have !

Here's my entry :
And here is my prize: 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Hard Core Crop - One last card - QAE

this card is Tim Holtz/Ranger Shattered Kraft Core. Say that 3 times fast ! It started out as a turqousey blue, ran it thru the cuttlebug , and sanded it. It didn't look like enough for me, so I spritzed some Tattered Angels Pearl mist on it, then wrapped jute around the middle for an accent. Let me say the picture does not do it justice. It sparkles and shines, and has almost turned the card green as it has continued to dry. What do you think ?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pardon my Dust

I'm trying to tweak my blog, and it is rough going for some reason. I can still post my creations, which I intend to do, and hope you enjoy them.

added 11/08/2013 - so now I think I am done setting this up and I invite you to join my blog and keep up with what I am doing !

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cards and Coffee 11-9

Nearly every Saturday morning a group of us gather at the Java Hut and drink coffee and make 3 cards. The instructors rotate thru depending on who is available. This Saturday is mine. These are 2 of the three cards we are going to make. The Polka dot one will have more added to it. Without further ado - here they are !

Hard Core Crop - Stamp and Core

Here's my Stamp and Core Christmas card for the Hard Core Crop. It came together really fast, and I tried monochromatic just for the fun of it. I used Core'dinations Whitewash with a marooney (is that a word ?) back. The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug - I have no idea what its name is - Circles, perhaps ? Then I cut a 2.5 inch circle and stamped my Owl and her sentiment "Happy Owlidays" with CTMH Ruby ink. The stamp comes from the Season's Tweetings set, which is in our Holiday Gift Guide, AND available while supplies last from your CTMH Consultant - I'M ONE !!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas Tag - Hard Core Crop

Light blue Core hand-cut  tag run thru Cuttlebug with snowflake folder. Embellies from my stash.Christmas Tag - Hard Core Crop

CAS - Hard Core Crop

FINALLY got this little guy to post I'm off to hopefully get him in the right Crop post !! This is Core'dinations Whitewash paper, using  a Sizzix/Tim Holtz embossing folder.

Quick and Easy- Hard Core Crop

This is about as easy as it gets ! I ran some green Gemstones thru my Cuttlebug with a Christmas tree folder, then added Itty Bitty Pearls from CTMH. Before I put the pearls on, I used a light touch with the sanding block.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hard Core Crop

This is the challenge to upscale a gift bag. Here's the pics: