Friday, December 9, 2022

Greetings

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

It's a busy time here.  The Christmas cards are in the mail, the decorations
are mostly up and I'm working frantically on calendars.  Needless to say, I'm not
making many Christmas cards these days, but here a a couple that a dear friend
helped to make.


This beautiful wreath is from a company that is no longer in business but my friend
has the stamp and die and shared some with me.

I colored this with my Altenew watercolor pans.  It was so much fun coloring
and I was even happy with the splatters.


She also sent me this embossed background.  I LOVE the cardstock it's embossed on.
There are tiny flecks of color and it's the warmest shade of kraft!
No splattering necessary!

I paired it with my Greetery Joy die and a pine sprig from the same company.

Of course I had to get this embossing folder for myself.
Thanks for the enabling, my friend.

Challenges:
Can You Handle the Pressure - Embossing-no twist
Christmas Kickstart - Anything Christmassy
Four Season's - ATG Winter
Peace on Earth - ATG Christmas


  
 



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Vintage Wreath (LI OOB)
Ink:   Skeleton Leaves Amalgam (GKD)
Paper:   Bristol, Natural (MFT)
Other: Watercolor Pans (Alt), Timeworn Type EF (SU), White Gouache Paint (for splatters), Circle Die, Foam, WOS

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Merry Up (PB)
Ink:   Whisper White, Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Cherry Cobbler, Kraft (?)
Other:  Abundant Joy (Greetery), Pepperberry EF (SSS), Botanicuts Pine Bough (Greetery)



Enjoy!


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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Pepperberry Christmas

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


This embossing folder and die set offers the best of two of my favorite card making
techniques - embossing and watercoloring die cuts.

Red and white in the winter makes me happy!


Challenges:
Can You Handle the Pressure - ATG Embossing (did not use the optional twist)

 
 




Card Recipe
Stamps:  
Ink:   Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Candied Apple (DI)
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Mixed Media
Other: Pepperberry Bundle EF & Die (SSS), Caran D'ache Supracolor Pencils (Dk Carmine, Glimmer System, Holiday Sentiments 2 Hot Foil Plate (Spl), Golf Foil (Spl)  


Enjoy!


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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Turning the Page December 2022

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 a retired Christmas stamp and

 Forever Fern by Stampin' Up!

 By the way, the calendars are 4 ½ inches by 7 inches.

They can be 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.

 

Time to do a new calendar.

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.



Enjoy!


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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Cone and Berry

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

I hope my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We had a lovely time together and the weather was beautiful.
I'll share some photos at the end of this post.

 

This card came together from some bits and pieces left over from other projects.

I love it when I can get these on a card instead of the UFO box (which is already almost full again).

It's pretty straight forward.  Stamp, stamp and add glitter for a little sparkle.

Challenges:
Penny Black Saturday - ATG/Option of Embellishment (glitter)

I thought I'd share some Thanksgiving pics.


First a view from my kitchen.


With my three girls.


And the grandchildren.

We all live fairly close to each other, but it's a rare and special time if we can
all be together.  (The guys were too busy watching and talking sports to join in 
the picture taking and Giselle's mom is camera shy.)



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Story Background (PB), Cones & Berries (PB)
Ink:   Sahara Sand, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Barn Door, Candied Apple (DM)
Paper:   Neenah Desert Storm, Neenah Solar White, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Stitched Circle Die (LI OOB), Circle Die (SSS), Glitter (Sweet Poppy) 


Enjoy!


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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thankful for You

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

I've been so busy that I didn't get time to make another Thanksgiving card to share.
So I'm reposting this to tell you how thankful I am to this card making community.





Card Recipe
Stamps:  Lots of Thanks (SSS)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:   Neena, Gold Foil (SU), Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Other:  Re-inkers (Tangerine Tango, Real Red), Lear Flourish EF (ret. Crafters Companion), Gold EP, Leaflets Framelits (SU), Gold Twine (ret. SU)
 


Enjoy!


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