Saturday, November 27, 2021

Calendars #3

Happy Saturday once again! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving this past week! 
Today I have for you May and June pages. Allll about Mother's Day and Father's Day, just incase that isn't completely obvious. 

So May...

and an even simpler May...
And June...which was actually time consuming!
Each hexagon was added and lined up manually (a better idea in my head than in application...!)

And these images were 'recolored' to look more accurate, tho not very perfectly...
What are you making this weekend? 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving! We're off enjoying family time, but I finally got to stamp yesterday so I'm sharing that here too!

I needed two thank you cards, so I made them almost identical. I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps, along with this adorable little guy playing in the leaves. The colors were based on the Stampin' Blends I own to color him in with, haha... I wasn't sure on the ribbon, but I think it worked out really nicely. 

Stamps: Seasons of Fun (hostess!)
Ink: Memento Black, Stampin' Blends
Paper: Basic White, Night of Navy, Beauty Of the Earth DP
Accessories: Pale Papaya ribbon, circle dies, Dimensionals, Big Shot (retired) 

annnd here is the list of Blends I used, haha... 

I am thankful you visit this blog, see my work, and support my little business. I am thankful I have this little business to require me to have a creative outlet. And I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day, whatever you do with it! 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Calendars #2

Happy Saturday to you!
I have two more months of calendar pages for you today! Again, very simple. And this time you can see I kind of pick the color for the page based on the month events rather than the photos. But I think it works out okay. 


And April:

Saturday, November 13, 2021

'tis the season!

If you've been reading this blog a while, you know I make calendars every year for Christmas gifts for our parents, and my siblings. Have you noticed a very real issue with shipping?? I ordered photo prints for Christmas cards on Nov 1 and they still haven't shipped.... this has me truly concerned about getting the calendars here on time too! So now it's cramming time! This is the only real "creating" I've been doing lately anyway. 

I counted, and it will work out nicely to share two months worth of pages each Saturday til Christmas. You're welcome, hahaha. 

I make two calendars each year- one for my inlaws that features just our little household, and then one for my parents and siblings that features ALL of us. Which this year, I only cared if I got every grandchild on each page (there are 14). Adults were just a bonus. ha! So here are the January pages: 

And the February pages: 

They really are quite simple, especially this year. I wanted the photos to be the focus, and fitting 14+ humans makes it tricky to not look too busy.
But that's my start! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Just Because

Today I have a pretty card that's already gone out in the mail. I love that! This time I used the latest Festive Friday challenge. From their list for World Kindness Day, I use flowers, pearls, embossing, lace and pastel colors! It looks like a time consuming card, but it really wasn't. And these coneflowers are more true-to-life than my last card, haha! 
Stamps: Nature's Harvest, Lovely You
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Succulent & marker, Fresh Freesia marker, Pale Papaya marker
Paper: Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, Basic White & Pale Papaya card stocks
Accessories: Lace Trim, Basic Pearls, Harvest Dies, Timeworn Type Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, big shot (retired)

Today, I am thankful for a husband who knows how to do allllll sorts of things and spent yesterday afternoon and well in to the night finishing up the flooring and trim in what is going to be my new craft room! 

Monday, November 1, 2021

We Create Blog Hop: Gratitude and Thanks

And Halloween is over and November has arrived!
A new month means a new blog hop, so here we are! This time we're focusing on gratitude and thanksgiving, which is a close runner up for my second-favorite time of year. If you've never tried it, it is true- being aware of what you are thankful for makes a huge difference in your attitude and mood! 

I am planning to send at least one thank you card each week in November to tell someone I appreciate them. I hope to do more, but October was a doozy of a month at my house and I don't need to set myself up for failure, haha! This is a happy goal, not a frustrating one! So here is a thank you card to get me going!
I used the color combination from the latest Color Throwdown and this card can be sent to anyone! I chose to use a lot less leaves this time because while the trees in my own front yard are still mostly green, a lot of trees have already shed their leaves for the season around here. 

Stamps: Inspired Thoughts
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso & Cajun Craze card stocks 
Accessories: Linen Thread, Inspiring Canopy Dies, Bark Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, big shot (retired)

Now hop on over to Kimberley's blog using the button below. Then hop the rest of the way thru (we're a small group, it won't take long) and let us know what you think! 

We Create Blog Hop November 2021 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris
Tricia Butts
Cheryl Curtis
Tanya Harvey <-- ME

In November, my family has a tradition of writing down things we're thankful for each day on a paper leaf and then sticking it on the front door as reminders. Today I am extremely thankful to live in such a beautiful corner of the world. Two weeks ago, I snapped pictures of some of my favorite little spots to observe on my daily drives, and here is one of my favorites: 

What are you thankful for today?
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