Saturday, November 21, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!  I am thankful for all my family, my friends, and strangers who reach out with kindness on the days that we really need it.

My card this month is simple stamping, then cutting the image into two pieces - so glad I bought the My Favorite Things die to do this - it was not as easy to freehand cut as I thought.  The Hero Arts Shadow inks made the stamping so smooth and painless.

Stamps:  (Many Thanks, Perfect Fit-Thanksgiving) CTMH
Dies:  (Blueprints 15) My Favorite Things

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Pillowcase Challenge

My dear aunt made pillowcases for her family and challenged us to color and complete by December 1st.  However, I really loved the black and white pattern with the red trim.  I just could not color this:

So, I scanned the fabric and printed it out.  Then I could color to my heart's content - just like I did when I was little.  As my aunt reminded me, my mother would carry coloring books in her purse to keep me happy and quiet as a little kid.

Here is what I ended up creating - a thank you card that is on its way to my aunt.  I even used the black and white copy of the trim from the pillowcase as a border.

Paper:  (Merry and Bright) Carta Bella
Dies:  My Favorite Things