~New Festive Friday inspiration and Precious Remembrance~

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Friday, everyone!  I have a card over at Precious Remembrance using Dyane's new Fall Colors set…

Feel free to pop over and check it out if you have a moment…it's a fun set to play with!

Also, today begins a new challenge at Festive Friday

I LOVED the last one…never thought I could love working with the colors of Kraft, black and white for Christmas,  but I did…and so did the participants!  There were so many great cards…for me it was the hardest challenge to choose for yet!  I've carried some of that black over to this week's card, too…couldn't help it…

I've used some Simple Stories papers that were perfect for the look I was going for, and several different PTI sets for my images and sentiment (always happy to answer questions about those).  You'll find more beautiful inspiration waiting for you over at the Festive Friday blog!

Sure hope my friends in the States enjoy some relaxing time with friends and family this holiday weekend…we sure are looking forward to some of that ourselves!!!  Thanks for dropping in today!!!


a uniquely Festive Friday...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hello, everyone!  Here sharing a card for this unique Christmas inspiration over at the Festive Friday blog...

Now, I don't know about you...but this one had me thinkin', "hmmmm...."
After a little playing around, I came up with something I actually like...
It started with the striped frame and fun sentiment on vellum.  I knew I wanted to incorporate some Kraft colored snowflakes so the natural place to start was the little die cut one on the frame...then thought it would be nice to sprinkle some under and around the frame.  And finally, I knew I needed something fun down the left side...and she was done!
I was surprised to see so many people jump right in on this challenge I found a little tricky!  We'd love to see what you can do with have until Wed! (PLENTY o' time!;) 
I had a couple birthday projects for hubby to share but my computers are not cooperating. Took me about an hour just to get these two pix on (grrrr.....)
Thanks so much for stopping!

New Precious Remembrance...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Good morning, friends!  I'm here sharing a new set from Precious Remembrance today...

...Fall Colors...aren't those lovely images???  I had lots of fun playing around with different approaches to those leaves, and for my first card, I've ended up with a very simple and somewhat elegant look...

 The leaf is embossed in gold, as is the sentiment. You can see I added color to the open spaces of the leaf with some ink and a wet brush.  I added a little more around it to give a bit of a shadowed look. I wanted that leaf to take center stage, so I kept other elements to a minimum...adding some texture with the woodgrain, dimension with the tag, and a couple other hints of metalic gold in the twine and skinny strip of paper. It IS a fun set to play with!  If you head over to the Precious Remembrance blog, check out what the rest of the team has done and leave a comment, you could win one of your own to play with!
Good luck!!

~pokey puppy, I am~

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello, friends!  Here I am...poking along, it seems...and stopping in to share a couple cards.  The first for the Festive Friday challenge that's nearly over, I'm sorry to say.  But if you started to get your 'Christmas on' last month with some of the Christmas in July challenges, why not let this photo inspiration keep you moving in the right direction...

You have until Wednesday at midnight to whip something up.  Here's mine...

We'll have to call that a somewhat loose interpretation of the cute vehicle stamps in my stash, unfortunately.  But at times like this, I'm so happy to have that versatile Hero Arts wreath!  I put those sweet little Lawn Fawn 'winter sparrows' to work, too!
I was in need of a birthday card last week too...

I thoroughly enjoyed working with that little 'be happy' set from Papertrey...the companion dies make it so versatile and lots of fun to play with!
OK...this pokey puppy has gotta keep movin' along!  Sure wish I could stay longer!;)
Thanks so much for dropping in!