Thursday, November 3, 2016

November in Texas!!!!!

We have been living here for a year now...and loving it!!!
But, just like everybody said, "SUMMER IS HOT IN TEXAS!". yes, yes, yes!!!
No two ways about it...IT IS BRUTAL!
Still, we have air conditioning in our homes,  we have air conditioned cars, and we work  and  shop in air conditioned spaces. Life is GOOD!!!

I am now pretty much organized in my craft space and am really excited to get back into making cards and finishing the small albums I had started before we moved.  I never really had to quit crafting, even though it was tough finding the stuff I needed to get a project finished. Right now, though, the challenge is to find where I so lovingly "organized" an item that I now need.  It's somewhere in here... I know it is!!!

Here is a card I just finished for a challenge my friend and I share. It keeps us trying new techniques and keep in touch with each other (she lives in Grand Rapids, MI).  The challenge was to make an inlaid die-cut on a card. I had seen it a lot, but had never really done one myself. I have not seen her card yet, so I don't know what she came up with. But here is mine: 

This is a Memory Box die that I just love. It is actually just one of those little branches.
I cut one die out of the white and then made a cut with my scissors to cut the white layer down the middle. Leaving just one half of the die in the white part.

I used another white card front to stamp the orange chevron image. I love how it works with the kraft paper. After I stamped, I glued the chevron paper onto the back of the white paper with the die cut.

Then I cut 3x out of the kraft paper. I used liquid glue to make small dots along the back of the die cut and fitted the cut into the white paper...letting the free pieces of die fall onto the chevron paper.
Then I glued and  placed the other two cuts on top of the inlaid piece.

Sounds complicated, but it's not.
Hope you like it..

I am sending this to my friend and entering it into these challenges: 
     coffee and white
     thinking of you
     give thanks with a grateful heart

So, this is it for today....
May God bless you and yours this Holiday Season...




  1. This is beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  2. Lovely textures! Thanks for playing at Inspired By All the Little Things:)

  3. No wonder you love this die, it's gorgeous! I love the combo of orange and brown. Thanks so much for joining us at TIME OUT!

  4. what a beautiful CAS card :) thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  5. Such lovely layering of those delicate sprigs, Elena ... they're fabulous ... and what a beautiful sentiment ... I'm sure your friend loved it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)


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