Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thankful for You Glassine Bags

Happy Wednesday, blog friends!  I hope that you've had a great first part of your week.  Do you believe that things happen right when you need them?  I don't divulge a lot from my personal life on the internet, but I will say that I had a hard morning yesterday.  And while it was an appointment that brought on the pity party...it's more a culmination of things that have just kind-of sucked the joy out of me lately.  I went to Starbucks after my appointment, figuring that a latte might help perk me up, and when I got to the window the cashier let me know that the car in front of me paid for my drink.  And it honest truth...I almost cried.  Because it was such a nice gesture, because they had no idea how I was feeling that morning, and because I felt like God was reminding me that there are still a lot of things to take joy in, even though other parts of my life are a struggle.  Later that afternoon I got an email that also made me smile, and feel happy.  I'm really thankful for both of those small things that happened, and I hope that I will remember them in the future, on days when I am struggling.  And on days when I am not struggling...so I can remember to pay it forward.

Speaking of being thankful, how about I get on to my projects for today? :)  I've got some cute decorated bags to share with you, combining some Winnie & Walter stamps and My Mind's Eye scrapbooking product.  The theme over on the Winnie & Walter blog this month is "Gift Giving", & I thought these little bags were the perfect idea, as we are so close to Thanksgiving.  Check them out!

I've combined some metallics & woodgrain from the My Mind's Eye Necessities collection with papers from Jubilee "Tangerine" & "Mint Julep" to give me that Thanksgiving feel I was going for. Aqua blue has become a staple Thanksgiving color for me...I think it pairs perfectly with the traditional reds, oranges & yellows of the season!! After putting the tags together, I used the Winnie & Walter A Tree for All Seasons stamp set, and stamped a sentiment from it to each one! Then I accented them, & clipped them to glassine bags covered with woodgrain papers.  Easy peasy!

Card Challenges:



I hope that you've enjoyed my cute little bags today!!  I think they would be really great for giving small gifts to your guests on Thanksgiving, or for bringing a gift to your hostess!  I've recently created a Facebook page just for my paper crafting, and I would love for you to follow me on it! All you have to do is like my Lea Lawson Creates facebook page.  I add blog links & photos to it...and will be doing a TON more with it in 2015.  Be sure to join me before all the fun gets going!!  You can also add yourself as a follower to my blog in the right sidebar as another way to keep up with my posts.

I hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Until later,
~L.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Magic is for the Making

Happy Sunday, blog friends!  How has your weekend been?  Mine has been good....stuck close to home because we were dog sitting.  So, pretty much just football, staying warm, drinking hot tea, minimizing the chaos of 3 dogs in the house....you know, same old same old.  :)

Did you all notice that my URL has changed? :)  I'm kind-of sneaky...lol!  Feel free to update the link if you have it saved somewhere, but it will always redirect.  So, no worries if you forget!!

I did get some time to create another Christmas card today after we got home from church.  It's another shaker card {I feel kind-of obsessed} using this week's Sunday sketch at Studio Calico.  I love how even though there seems to be a lot going on with the shakers, it still has an overall clean & simple feel to it.  Check it out!
I couldn't get over how perfect the sketch was for a shaker card!  Plus...I have been wanting to use this new stamp set that I added to my card kit order for November.  It is FAB!  I have so many more card ideas in mind for it...I can't wait to ink it up again!!  I combined it with some items from the Brighton Pier & Atlantic collections.  I LOVE freshening up older product by combining it with the newer stuff.  It's a great way to not be wasteful!

Card Challenges I've created it for:


**The bells & some of the sequins are not linked above.  I found them at Michael's, but am sure they can be found at most craft stores.**  

I hope that you enjoyed my card this evening!  I will be back this coming week with more fun creations!!  {Hopefully there will be more Thanksgiving themed items...}

Would you like to keep up with me on Facebook?  All you have to do is like my Lea Lawson Creates facebook page.  I add blog links & photos to it...and will be doing a TON more with it in 2015.  Be sure to join me before all the fun gets going!!  You can also add yourself as a follower to my blog in the right sidebar as another way to keep up with my posts.

I hope that the remainder of your Sunday night is restful, and that you have a wonderful start to your week tomorrow!

Until later,
~L.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Stars are Brightly Shining

Happy Friday, blog friends!!  We have made it to the weekend....yay!!  Do you have any fun plans?  We are dog sitting for the neighbors, so I will be hanging out at home mostly.  Hopefully will get a lot of crafty time in!!

Before I get to my card, I wanted to share that I have a lot of items available on my For Sale tab.  Check it out & see if there is anything you just can't live without for a really great price!! :)

I've got a really gold & elaborate Christmas card to share with you this evening.  But hey, if you can't get elaborate about the birth of Christ...then what CAN you get elaborate about?! :)  I think it turned out really pretty.  Check it out!
 I layered & layered until my heart's content, & used up some older product in my stash as well!  The background paper is from the Dear Lizzy "Lucky Charm" 6x6 paper pad, & it says "Love you to the stars and back" over & over again.  It just seemed fitting for the theme & sentiment of this card. :)

I created this for pretty much every Verve related challenge out there right now...there are lots of fun ones!!  I used the Viva la Verve November sketch #2 as the starting off point for my design.  I also created it for the "Naturally Navy" Verve November 2014 Inspiration challenge, and the "Vellum Visions" November Diva dare.  And last but not least, I couldn't resist adding some stars for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, "We're Seeing Stars".


**The flowers are not linked, because I do not know their names.  They are Prima Marketing brand, but are well over a year old.  Sorry about that!  If you want to recreate this card & don't have the same flowers....you can easily substitute them!**

I hope that you've enjoyed my card tonight!  As always, if you have any questions or anything....leave it in the comments & I will reply back. :)  I recently made some changes to how I use Facebook, and have pared my friends list down to just family & very close friends.  Would you like to keep up with me on Facebook?  All you have to do is like my Lea Lawson Creates facebook page.  I add blog links & photos to it...and will be doing a TON more with it in 2015.  Be sure to join me before all the fun gets going!!  You can also add yourself as a follower to my blog in the right sidebar as another way to keep up with my posts.

Have a wonderful start of your weekend!

Until later,
~L.