Thursday, November 19, 2015

Grateful!

This time of year I believe that we all
start thinking about what we are Grateful for...


It could be simply...
pumpkins, flowers and a chair to sit on.

I love the matte finish on the Frosties Beads from Queen & Co.

Of course I am grateful for my family and friends!

For our beautiful home, red barn and the land to be 
able to grow my Floral Cutting Garden!

To spend every day with Ed!

To be able to go up the stairs each day to my
Craft Coloring Loft!

To have the paper, markers, inks, embellishments and tools!

Also, to work with a amazing team at the Oregon State Fair each summer!

One of my Stamp Companies I am So Grateful for...
Power Poppy!
What I am most Grateful for are those 

Moments

in life that you can feel the warmth, love and compassion!

As we begin to prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving
please take the time to think about what you are Grateful for!

Nourish! Word for 2015!
-Elaine

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft- Paper Source, Black and Olive Green - Bazzill
Printed Cardstock: Graphic 45 - French Country Collection,Creative Imaginations - Rooster Diamond
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso
Stamps: So Grateful - Power Poppy
Coloring: Copic Sketch Markers: Y17, Y38, YR68, BV02, BV04, BV13, W1, W3, W5, W8, Y11, Y18, E19,E43, E55, E59, R22, R29,YG61, YG63, YG95, YG97, G85, G94
Die Cutting: Spellbinders Labels Eight, Cuttlebug
Heat Embossing: Stampendous Embossing Powder - Detail White, Martha Stewart Embossing Stamp Pad
Embellishments: Queen & Co - Frosties
Tools: Fiskare Paper Trimmer, Tomboy Adhesive






Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Special Stamps

Simply...Branches


Autumn is when all the leaves are
turning shades of gold, orange and rich red colors!

Once the leaves are gone there is the 
beauty of the branches... some with berries nestled on the branch.

New Ink Color from Distress Ink - Ground Espresso
Do you ever have the experience when you are
in a store or on-line shopping and 
a stamp just calls out to you?

This happened to me while I was in the 
Seattle area at a wonderful retail store


The Wildberry Branch Stamp from Memory Box 
and the sentiment made for Impress...
I had to purchase and start coloring.

Hint of Zig Wink of Stella Brush on the Purple Berries
A few days ago I was blogging and thought I 
would check a few Card Challenges.

Then I saw the Sketch Challenge from Mojo Monday
and thought it would be perfect for my special stamps!
(Which I had to post twice due to excitement - typed in the wrong link)



You have a few days left to join the challenge!
So... look for those special stamps and start crafting!


Nourish - Word for 2015!
-Elaine

PS -  In my email this morning I read the Splitcoast Stampers newsletter and the 
         Color Challenge was exactly the colors I choose for this card!



Making this card much more Special!


Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Chocolate Brown and Pale Yellow- Bazzill
Printed Cardstock: GCD Studios - Lotus Zen Garden Collection
Ink: Adirondack -Espresso, Distress Inks - Ground Espresso
Stamps: Wildberry Branch - Memory Box, Sentiment - Impress
Coloring: Copic Sketch Markers- V15, V17, V09, YG91, YG93, YG97, YG95, E43, E47
Die Cutting: Spellbinders Small Standard Circles, Cuttlebug
Embellishment: Ribbon - American Crafts, Beads - Queen & Co. - Frosties Yellow
Tools: Fiskars Paper Trimmer, Tomboy Adhesive, Therm-o-web - 3D Foam Squares