Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Tag

Here's a tag I made for Christmas from leftover snippets of SU! dsp and cardstock. The deer is from the Memory Box Deer trio die, and I added a little color to the antlers and hooves with Copics. The "tree" was done with vanilla cardstock and a Martha Stewart fern punch. I added a punched border done with a Martha Stewart Skylands Snowflake punch in vanilla, and added a narrow strip of chocolate chip cardstock to the lower edge. The sentiment is from SU! and the round opening at the top was done with SU! punches. The tag itself was cut from an old manila file folder that I no longer needed. The burlap and vanilla twine are from my stash.

I'm entering this tag into the following challenges:

Snippets Playground #151 - use any snippets
Tuesday Throwdown #222 - Christmas tags
ScrapyLand #6 - use any die that ScrapyLand sells and add texture
                          (Memory Box Deer Trio, and the added texture is the tree)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day ahead.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You're a Hoot!

I haven't played along with the MFP Speedy Fox and friends challenges in ages, but since I was recently gifted with a couple of MFP stamp sets (thanks Nancy!) I just had to play along. Their challenge #238 is to use an offset embossing folder - in other words, use an embossing folder differently. If you click the photo to enlarge, you'll see I embossed and paper pieced the owl's breast feathers. I colored the piece with Copics and embossed it with a SB M-bossabilities kickin' rubber folder, placing it into the portion of the folder that looks like road gravel between the foot prints. I wanted small random dots and that's the folder that closely resembled what I was looking for. I colored this little guy with Copics, and added some SU! candi dots, after cutting the panels with Lil Inker stitched rectangles.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day in spite of the cold. May I add that I'm very grateful that I don't live in Buffalo NY right now?! Those poor folks are buried in the white stuff and it's still snowing!! What will they do when winter gets here I wonder?! Yikes!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two Cards From One Die

We finally had some sunshine that enabled me to take some photos this morning. I don't usually do CAS challenges, because I love layering, but the CAS(E) this Sketch#100 immediately made me think of this PTI center stage die I have, so I put it to good use and made a card. I cut the die with Navy  and cut it in half, then added some snippets of green polka dot paper, adding a SU! sentiment along with some smiley faces done with a Stampendous stamp. We all smile when saying thanks don't we?? :)

Since I cut the center stage die into 2 pieces, I figured I might as well make another card with the other half, so this one includes some pale blue polka dot dsp with the navy. I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment and then darn!! I found a big navy smudge of ink on the light blue panel, so I pulled out a Cheery Lynn mini flourish die and managed to cover the mistake with one of the leaves. I added 3 punched flowers done with a SU! mini punch, and dotted the centers with a glaze pen so this card will go through the mail without extra postage.

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a day filled with sunshine!


Monday, November 17, 2014

More Stars!

I have another card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - "seeing stars." I think this card is evidence that I've met the challenge :) I saw something like this on Pinterest and had to try making one of my own since I have a jar of punched stars to use. I strung them in banner form all over the card, and used stick stamps by Judith for the starbursts and splatters, and then a dollar birthday stamp for the sentiment.

I'm sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #151 too.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week ahead is a great one!


Saturday, November 15, 2014


I used a Deedee's digis stamp set called "open window" to make my card for today. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I decided to put a home-made pie cooling on the windowsill, with a cat snuggled up on the outside of the window, enjoying the aroma of that freshly-baked pie. The sun is from Lil Inker, and I added an orange punched circle in the center to add a little more warmth to the sun.

Here's a little reminder that the November progressive challenge is going on over at Deedee's blog, and if you play along with us, you'll be mailed December's digi absolutely free! Check out all the details here for playing along, and remember you can pick up this month's featured digi for a reduced price until November's challenge ends! Be sure to click that link above for Deedee's blog, because she has another freebie for you to try, but only until November 21st! It's called Snowman Soup and it's really a cute one!

Thanks for stopping by today and make it a great weekend whatever you're doing!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Tag

Today's project was made for this week's Mod Squad challenge which is to make a Christmas tag. I started with a piece of kraft cardstock, and sponged peeled paint and antique linen inks through a TCW tiny circles stencil. I stamped the pine spray image from the GinaK stately flowers 6 set with Versamark, and embossed with winter wonderland ep. I added some Copic colors to enhance the image, and then added some tiny red gemstones. The sentiment was done in dark brown ink, and I tied a piece of red burlap at the top, along with some copper cording to tie it onto a gift. I think this will be a good tag for a masculine gift as it's not too frilly.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're all staying warm wherever you are! I woke up to some white stuff on the ground here in PA this morning! Brrrr!!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

I needed to make a masculine birthday card, so I pulled out some kraft, black and white cardstock, along with 2 different washi tapes and got to work. I die cut the panels with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle set, and die cut some stars with a SNSS die set. The tiny stars were negatives from a SSS star border die, and the sentiment is from Crafty Secrets.

Have yourself a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Stenciled Blooms

The floral image on my card today was made with a brass stencil. I embossed a piece of text dsp on a light box, using a stylus with the stencil. Once the embossed image was visible, I colored it with some SU! Blendabilities and Copics. I added a snippet of long-retired SU! ribbon, a mat made of early espresso cardstock and a Hero Arts sentiment. The card base is very vanilla.

Thanks for stopping by today and make it a great Wednesday!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Honoring Veterans

To our men and women in uniform....

Past, present and future....

God bless you

and thank you for serving.

Happy Veteran's Day!

Monday, November 10, 2014

"T" is for Thanks

Today I have a thank-you card made for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #20..."T" is for thanks. I embossed the background with a Hero Arts ef, and added 2 chopped down banners done with PTI dies. The sentiment panel was cut from the SU! Chalktalk framelit die set, while the banner is from SU!'s banner blast stamp set and bitty banner punch. I stamped a couple extra banners in red and island indigo, and then used a SU! mini star punch to make the matching stars randomly placed on the card. The final touch was a tiny clear gemstone added to the red star on the sentiment panel.

Wishing you a great Monday and the kick-off to a great week ahead! Thanks for stopping by,