Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fall is more than Falling Leaves at Lacy Sunshine-Featuring Rory

 I love the smell of Fall- cool nights, gorgeous leaves, crisp sunshine filled days and decorating with Scarecrows, oats, corn's a great time to send a card made with the many Autumn images from Lacy Sunshine Stamps!  The one I'm using on this one is called Scarecrow Rory and I've put the recipe card of the copics that I used to color her on this post.  Using a great leaf paper from The Paper Studio, I double matted the image and added a super big button with seed pod sprays.  I plan to use these on a lot of my cards!  Using a trick of a Design Team member, I colored in the background and then used a Qtip dipped in alcohol to daub the coloring.  Where you leave it on the color creates a washed out effect-can't wait to try this again! On the inside, I matted in layers with fall colors and textures.  The perfect stamp brought this card all together and I love the finished look. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Holiday Recipes for the latest post at Lacy Sunshine-Anything Goes Challenge!

Ummmm can you just smell the delicious baking of a Holiday Favorite, Banana Nut Bread?  Our fun began at the start of October by picking our all time favorite recipe and then creating a recipe card to share with all of our friends-YOU-on our Monthly Challenge.  The most wonderful thing is that our creative, artistic Leader Heather Valentin of Lacy Sunshine Stamps, designed new digital images that would match our recipes!!  It's an amazing thing her talent!
I digitally combined papers to frame and edit the recipe, printed them off and then attached the 2 delightful creations from Heather:  Annie Bananie Sticky Wings & Butter Anne Cookie Crumbler. They were so much fun to color with copics, keeping the colors close to the Season.  These loaves are so moist and rich in banana flavor.  Whether warmed up with a glob of butter on the slices or just cold for breakfast, they will always fill you up.  Lots of times my Mom would "stretch" the cheaper margarine by adding in a pound of real butter, whipping it in a large mixing bowl and then re-packing the mixture.  We never knew how she pinched pennies but all of her recipes were so delicious.  It's a favorite for Thanksgiving and for Christmas gift-giving to friends and neighbors.  Please come and show us YOUR favorite recipes-we'd love to drool over yours! The winner gets 2 free LS digis and some neat blog candy-literally!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps One Sweet Challenge wants to see Fall Colors

At One Sweet Challenge this week, We'd like to see any of your Fall creations or something appropriate for All Souls Day!  I'm really getting into the cooler nights that we're having here in Illinois.  I love Fall as long as I can see the beautiful changing colors of the leaves!
This image is in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store and is called Forgiveness by Karen Middleton.  She is one of the talented artists that you can find in the Store-they carry both rubber stamps and digitals.
I used this beautiful Fall colored paper from the Graphic 45 French Country Collection series- Deja Vu. On the inside, I used the reverse side of the paper-love doing that because you have complimentary colors and patterns.  I was lucky to have a wonderful array of flowers that match perfectly!  AND was able to use 2 stick pins to tuck into the floral group!

We hope to see Your creations soon at this 2 week challenge-you Always inspire us.  Thanks for looking!

Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion-Featuring Sami Stamps!

 Sami Stamps is a new sponsor for us at Craft Your Passion and I just ADORE this cute image called Warm Love.  She's such a fresh look and perfect for those more modern Christmas cards.
I added some turquoise glitter ribbon, some glittered paper flowers in lavenders, turquoise, a snowflake die cut, and some great flat glittered leaves from a bunch I found at Hobby Lobby.  Don't ever be afraid to think outside of the box!  It always seems to take me forever to get through stores like HL because I'm always looking to see how I could use the items on my cards.  I recently got a set of acrylic Christmas stamps from KKS that had beautiful verses  on them-as you can see here.
Our Challenges are always Anything Goes so please come and you could be the winner of a $12 gift card for the Sami Stamps store!  WooHoo!