Sunday, October 6, 2019

Happy Sunday!!

Hey everyone!! Happy Sunday!! I hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend. 

Mine started with Happy Hour on Sunday to say goodbye to a co-worker and ending with a gray day. I spent the nice day of the weekend making cards for National Cardmaking Day!! 

Did any of you take the time to indulge? I actually told my husband that I set the WHOLE day aside to do so and I did!!! (With the exception of working out in the morning, giving my dog a bath and doing multiple loads of laundry to get a break from sitting!!)

Anyway, I am going to post some of what I was able to create-all using various challenges or were a result of technique videos I had playing in the background all day yesterday. 

My first card I created for Freshly Made Sketches #405. 

This sketch gave me a headache, I have to admit. What to put in these three squares was killing me. 

Then I had an aha moment, looking down at three white squares on my desk AND the colored flowers that I had done in front of the television this week. (I have started coloring again when I watch TV. Anyone else do this to keep you from snacking? It works!!)

I had cut these flowers from the frame they belong in to use the frame. Did you think I made that card yet? Nope but the flowers were perfect for my idea!!!

I am also entering this into this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #241. This week it was Dawn's Challenge and it was a feminine "anything goes," as well as the Flower Challenge #37-CAS.


For my second card, I used the Fab Friday Sketch #173 as my jumping off point, as well as the photo from this weeks "Inspired By" Challenge-Truckload of Fall

I was so excited because I got to pull out my Reverse Confetti "Thankful Heart" stamp and die set purchase that I made last week.

I chose to color in the pumpkin a more muted orange/yellow like some I have seen on the farms around here. I love the alternate color pumpkins!!

I love that I was able to layer the flower pieces to give the card dimension. The tiny flowers peeking out from the large spray are the little "tags" that peeked out from under the circle on the sketch. The pumpkin I used in lieu of a circle.

The background was inspired by the truck, which I mistakenly thought was one of those wood ones. When I went to look at the photo close up, I realized it was NOT. Oh well.

My third card I am posting today is from a sketch challenge at Sketch Challenge from the forum. 

It was a Mojo Monday sketch.

The stamped leaf is from Altenew and the sentiment is a mixture from Neat and Tangled, Newtons Nook and Memory Box.

I had the leaf embossed panel on my desk and decided it would be perfect for this card. The little flower die cut was just a scrap I had in one of my "extra" piles.

This card is NO MEANS my favorite BUT it I used a ton of stuff that was previously not used.

Well, that is all from me today. I will be back tomorrow with the rest of my cards from yesterday!!!

I thank you for stopping by. Have a FABULOUS night!!!