Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it today.
I used a Class Act Inc stamp for this card, coloring with Copics and doing the corners with a retired SU! notched corner punch. I added some twine to the corners and matted with dark brown cardstock. The sentiment is by SNSS.

There is always something to be grateful for, and I'm grateful for all the things that enrich my life from day to day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great celebration today!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TMS #430

Hello and a very happy Tuesday to you. Here is this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #430 and we are sponsored by our DT member Debbie. Here's the prize she's giving a lucky player this week...

Here's my take on the sketch using a SNSS border die along with a Simon Says Stamp heart die. I used a strip of black PTI bitty box dsp for the strip, inlaying negatives of white and placed it all on a Lawn Fawn red polka dot piece of dsp. The stamped "love" is by Lawn Fawn, and I tied a double bow from red & white twine to finish this one.

Thanks for checking in and please check my other DT member's creations on the Tuesday Morning Sketch blog for some great inspiration!

Have fun creating and maybe you too can get some early valentine cards made with this sketch!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Joy

I have a Christmas card to share today that was made with Tim Holtz stamps and matching dies as well as some Lawn Fawn stitched hillside dies. The gold-embossed deer was done on kraft and die-cut with a TH set of stamps and dies which includes the word "Joy" as well as the holly around his neck. I used snippets of wild wasabi card for the holly and dotted it with red liquid pearls, while I stamped the sentiment with real red ink on white and cut it using the matching die. The trees were cut with another Tim Holtz die from dark green card. The wooden background was done with a SNSS wooden strip stamp in assorted shades of brown on a kraft panel.

I'm sharing this with the CHNC 360 challenge - always Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great day whatever you're doing!


Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Thanks

I had lots of snippets left over that were too small for card panels, so I cut them into 1" squares and cut some in half lengthwise and some in half diagonally. I pieced them together to make a little patchwork quilt and turned it into a Christmas thank-you card. The sentiment is by SU! and I added a die-cut IO button to the center, threaded with narrow strips of matching green cardstock.

I'm sharing this with the Jingle Belles "thankful for the holidays" challenge.

I had plenty of leftover Christmas paper snippets so I made this card too...

This was one of my most favorite DSP's from SU! from years gone by, but none was wasted since I made these quilted thank-you cards. The sentiment is also by SU!

Thanks for stopping by and do have yourself a fantastic Friday and a good weekend as well!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rowdy Reindeer Calendar

I'm making calendars for friends this year and had to include this Lil Inker Rowdy Reindeer for a deer-hunting friend of ours. I stamped and die-cut Rowdy and colored him with Copics, then placed him on a Gina Marie Designs die-cut stitched circle. The base is kraft and the dsp is CTMH. I die-cut the "2018" with my Quickutz and added the printed calendar. To add to the fun, here's the back..

Oops! Looks like this one got away! I added some "dust" with a stick stamp by Judith and dotted with a brown marker pen.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

TMS #429

Hello stampers - it's Tuesday and time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge. Today we're using sketch #429 designed by our very own Melissa.

Here is this week's prize up for grabs...

I used a combination of smoky slate, real red, white and a snippet of dsp from an unmarked paper pad that reminded me of the designs in a butterfly wings. The butterfly was made with MB Darla and Vivienne dies and the Sweet'n Sassy sentiment was heat-embossed with white ep on the red panel. The tiny stitched cloud was done with a Lawn Fawn Die, and the little bird is a Gina Marie Designs die cut. The scalloped border was done with a Sweet'n Sassy scalloped border die.

Be sure to visit the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge blog to be inspired by all of the wonderful creations from the DT and then come play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Tuesday!


Sunday, November 12, 2017


In making this card, I first sponged a piece of water-color paper with wilted violet distress ink and then spritzed it with some water. After it dried, I embossed it with a Tim Holtz Sizzix bubble wrapping ef; spritzed with water again, and watched as a touch of blue emerged here and there. I die-cut it with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle and placed it on a black card base. The postage stamp frame and flower were die-cut with unbranded dies and I added some purple stickles to the center of the flowers. The sentiment is from Sweet'n Sassy stamps.

I'm sharing this with the Cuttlebug Mania "Thanks" challenge. You need to use your manual die-cutting machine along with your dies.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your day is a great one!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Shaker Birthday Card

I was hesitant to post this shaker card, because after it was finished, I realized I should have used a white panel inside the shaker so you could see the contents  and the colors. Oh well, that's how I learn - through mistakes. I used PTI Berry Sorbet cardstock along with my Spellbinders Postage Stamp dies, placing a smaller die inside of the larger one to create the shaker frame. I used clear tulle for the shaker and added pink, white, gold, and black sequins inside. I added a couple of small Cheery Lynn flourish dies cut with white, and added matching flowers done with SU! mini punches (r). The centers were filled with tiny black gemstones and the sentiment is by Sweet'n Sassy stamps.

I'm sharing this with the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #368 which is to make a shaker card.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend!


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Peace on Earth

I have a simple Christmas card today using snippets of light and dark green cardstock along with white. The background was embossed with a SU! softly fallen embossing folder, and the trees were done with a Tim Holtz die in 2 different colors of green. The stitched hillside was done with a Lawn Fawn die and the sentiment was done with a Die Versions die. Those trees on a snowy hill do remind me of a peaceful scene somehow.

I'm entering this into the following challenges :

Happy Little Stampers November Christmas challenge - a/g optional tag

Happy Little Stampers November Anything Goes with dies challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Snow White/ use snow or white

CHNC 358 - a/g as long as it's Christmas optional food or drink

CHNC Christmas challenge extra for November - anything goes

Wishing you a peaceful day and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketch #428

Hello Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge fans! We're back with sketch #428 designed by our very own Melissa Craig. This week we're being sponsored by We Are 3 and they're offering a prize of $15 (excludes hand-made cards).

This sketch gave me pause for some time, but eventually I came up with a card I was happy with. I'm using the We Are 3 Glitter tags Santa image along with the Storybook Christmas papers (green panel and background). Click the photo to enlarge it and you can see the soft, pretty design in the paper. The green panel is streaky because my printer is low on ink (sorry) but it's a beautiful collection of papers. I added a red embossed panel done with a SU! snowburst embossing folder along with some retired SU! ribbon. The green panel was die-cut with a Spellbinders Labels 18 and I used some mirror gold cardstock and a Spellbinders scalloped circle die to make the mat for the image. The piercing on the edge was done with a SU! piercing template and I finished it off with some tiny dots of red liquid pearls.

Here is the We Are 3 sentiment called Christmas Greetings that I printed on top of another piece of the Storybook paper (like the front of the card) and placed it inside. You can see the pattern and script a little bit better in this photo (in between the rays of sunlight).

Here's wishing you a wonderful Tuesday and don't forget to check the Tuesday Morning Sketch blog to see what my other teammates have created to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun with this week's sketch!