Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Turning the Page December 2021

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Time to turn the page on our calendars to a new month.

I make calendars each year for my desk and my family.

I thought I'd set up a regular post on the last day of each month to share them.

I hope you enjoy my “Turning the Page” posts.


Here's our December page using Sweet Poppy Damask Baubles & Bows Stencil.



By the way, the calendars are clipped together and can be displayed on an easel
or hung on a push pin or magnetic hook.  We all have a different way to display them.

If you would like a word document with the calendar, email me (bonklass(at)gmail(dot)com.
and I will be glad to send it to you so you can design your own.

If your email address is not in your profile, I have no way to send this to you.

Email link is in my profile on the sidebar.

Time to do a new calendar.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Monday, November 29, 2021

Window Shaker

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

While looking through my NBUS box, I found some die cut windows
that a friend and I shared a l-o-n-g time ago.  We think is was five or six years.

Finally an idea of what to do with them hit.
(We'd long forgotten what made us buy them.)


I don't often do shaker cards but they were the perfect project for these die cuts.

While I was at it, I did all four of my windows using different color combinations.

The bows from The Greetery are new to me thanks to a sweet friend sending 
me some of her die cut bows.  They convinced me that I needed some.


The shaker elements are sequins I found at the thrift store and some glittery, sparkly bits
another friend gave me for my birthday.

The glitter does stick to the acetate, even after using and embossing buddy, but
I like how it resembles frost.

These gorgeous bows were cut from foil and glitter cardstock.
My camera doesn't like the sparkle, shine and reflection of the acetate,
but I love it!

Challenges:
Inspired By #197 - Color Challenge (Blue, White & Green)
Peace on Earth Christmas #4 - used the mood board below
Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas 

  


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bitty Christmas Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   Garden Green
Paper:   Neenah, Various Foil and Glitter snippets
Other:  Fit to be Tied (Greetery), Window Die Cuts (?), Noel Die, Greenery Die (ret. SU), Glitter & Sequin Sparkles (WOW) 


Thanks to all who have subscribed to my blog by email.
Your sweet and thoughtful comments warm my heart!

If you would like to subscribe by email,
please fill out the contact form in the upper right sidebar.
It is also important to add stampingwithklass1@gmail.com to your contact list
so Google recognizes the address and delivers the updates.

Enjoy!




Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thankful

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Wishing all of you a lovely day of giving thanks for our many blessings.


More about this guy later.

I'm especially thankful for this wonderful crafting community.
Thank you for all your encouragement and love.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thanks to all who have subscribed to my blog by email.
Your sweet and thoughtful comments warm my heart!

If you would like to subscribe by email,
please fill out the contact form in the upper right sidebar.
It is also important to add stampingwithklass1@gmail.com to your contact list
so Google recognizes the address and delivers the updates.

Enjoy!




Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Poinsettias

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

My favorite Christmas flower is the poinsettia.

I know that the red "petal" are the leaves of this beautiful plant and
the flowers are those tiny little blooms in the center.


This little poinsettia has been cut from a piece of Inka Gold smoosh in my stash
and added to a ring of leaves that were part of my win at last month's
Birthday Bash at the Flower Challenge.

It was so much fun shopping at The Ton and you haven't seen the last of
this sweet circle of leaves.

The photo doesn't do this justice.  We all know that our cameras don't
like to show shine.

Speaking of shine...


This poinsettia started out as foiling with a Glimmer plate on mixed media paper
and watercolored with Distress inks.

The frames and sentiment have been foiled too.

Then I added some leaves cut from gold foil cardstock.

In case you want to see the shine of the leaves, take a look...


Now I'd better slip over to this month's Flower Challenge with one of these.

I'm still undecided which it will be.

Challenges:

 


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Neenah Natural White, Gold Foil 
Other: Round Foliage Window Layering Die (The Ton), Layered Poinsettia Die (Splbnd), Inka Gold, Gold EP, Subtle EF (SU)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Merry Christmas Messages (HA)
Ink:   Encore Gold, Festive Berries, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint (DI)
Paper:   Mixed Media (poinsettia), Neenah
Other:  Glimmer Poinsettias, Starburst Foil, Gilded Nested Rectangles Glimmer Plate & Dies (Spellbinders), Gold EP


Thanks to all who have subscribed to my blog by email.
Your sweet and thoughtful comments warm my heart!

If you would like to subscribe by email,
please fill out the contact form in the upper right sidebar.
It is also important to add stampingwithklass1@gmail.com to your contact list
so Google recognizes the address and delivers the updates.

Enjoy!




Monday, November 22, 2021

Winterberry Merry Christmas

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

It's almost time to start sending out Christmas cards and I still need a few.
So I'm grabbing every chance I get to get in the studio and work on them.
I think I need to work a little faster!


When I saw the Inspired By Challenge photo this week, the candles made me 
think of the background I'd done a few weeks ago with Paper Glaze and a stencil.
The white glaze puts me in mind of a candle.

So I die cut a berry branch from mixed media paper, my Distress Markers and waterbrush
and colored it up.

Challenges:
Inspired By Challenge #196 - Christmas Splendor




Card Recipe
Stamps:  
Ink:   Distress Markers (Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Candied Apple, Barn Door, Vintage Photo
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series
Other:  Snowdrop White Paper Glaze (Picket Fence), Mini Stencil Set 32 (TH), Winter Berry Branch (PB)


Thanks to all who have subscribed to my blog by email.
Your sweet and thoughtful comments warm my heart!

If you would like to subscribe by email,
please fill out the contact form in the upper right sidebar.
It is also important to add stampingwithklass1@gmail.com to your contact list
so Google recognizes the address and delivers the updates.

Enjoy!