Saturday, December 10, 2016

Masculine Birthday

My brother-in-law is celebrating a milestone birthday next week, so I made this card for him. I used a retired SU! "Happiness is a Journey" stamp set for the train image which was stamped with Versamark, then heat-embossed with gold embossing powder. The background panel is Daffodil cardstock, stamped with a retired SU! "weathered" background in Smoky Slate ink. Both panels along with the cardbase were die cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangles. I added 3 black die-cut circles along with 3 golden Candi Dots to the side, along with a SNSS birthday sentiment. For the final touch, I used a pencil eraser to sponge white craft ink to look like smoke coming out of the stack. Life truly is a journey, and it definitely gets weathered along the way, but hey! There's still smoke coming out of the stack as we huff and puff along, right?

Have a great weekend and stay warm (or cool) wherever you happen to live in the world. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 9, 2016

Quilted Christmas Card

I used up the last bits of an older (unknown) Christmas paper pad for this Christmas quilt card and a MFT quilt die. I cut the quilt die from the inside of an old paper pad cover for sturdiness, then die cut the random paper pieces and placed them into the die. I added a gold embossed sentiment from SNSS, a gold-embossed punched flower and a red circle with a gold brad in the center. It's all placed on an old olive card base.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a warm and wonderful day :)


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Happy Holidays

Today I have a quick and easy card to share - made with a softly fallen embossing folder, a Spellbinder's die-cut sentiment and 2 snowflakes from Lawn Fawn. I used some royal blue mirror cardstock for the sentiment and large snowflake, with a snippet of white pearl cardstock for the smaller snowflake. The final touch was a silver mini brad in the center.

I'm sharing this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "Ice Inspiration" and includes this mood board for inspiration.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me, and I wish you warm days ahead!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Minnie Mouse Birthday Card

After I saw this cute card that Wendy made, I knew I had to CASE it and make one for my DGD Cory who celebrated her birthday yesterday. She loves Minnie Mouse and dressed up like her for Halloween so I knew this card design would be a hit.

I used some papers from Recollections and made a 5x7" card, adding a SB grommet die-cut tag personalized with her name and some black and white twisted twine. I added a SU! scalloped punched border in black behind the polka dot panel. Minnie's face was done with SB die-cut circles and a bow done with a SU! punch. I added some red gemstones along with a CB embossed panel of fun birthday wishes. 

My DIL told me she squealed when she opened her card yesterday. Mission accomplished :)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great Wednesday!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Old Fashioned Tag

Here's a tag I put together with some snippets of cardstock, designer paper, twine and ribbon. I used a Lawn Fawn "Tag it" die set to cut the tags from vanilla and SU designer paper, then used a SU! Hearts A Flutter framelits die set to cut the small red scalloped top element. The greens were cut with a Martha Stewart fern punch and dotted with gold stickles for a little sparkle. I added a SU! sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a twine bow, and some vanilla ribbon with a snippet of gold cord.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

Pixies Snippets Playground #258 - must use snippets

Tuesday Throwdown TT321 - make a tag

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge for December - use patterned paper

CHNC 310 - make it vintage

CHNC challenge extra for December 2016 - Christmas anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is fabulous!


Friday, December 2, 2016


I made a few cards of this design for my Christmas stash of cards for hospitalized kids. Hopefully they'll be smiling when they see Santa stuck in the chimney! LOL
This card began with the printed circle sentiment I found in my box of unfinished doo-dads and I pinned a card on Pinterest with this clever design and had to CASE it. The boots were done with a SU! heart punch, while the "fur" was done with a retired SU! Boho Blossom punch. The chimney was a piece of rose-red cardstock, which was embossed with a TH bricked ef, then sponged with white craft ink to look like real bricks. The background was embossed with a SU! softly fallen ef, and the sentiment circle was matted with emerald envy and red layers done with SP circle and scalloped circle dies. I added a die-cut Lawn Fawn snowflake to the center with a silver sticker in the center.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

Perfectly Created Chaos #7 challenge - Christmas anything goes

(anything goes as long as it's Christmas)


I had some issues with the computer earlier this morning, and hopefully I'll be able to make it back again soon! If not, you'll know my PC quietly died :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday and a good weekend as well!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Masculine Tags

We have friends who like to hunt, so I made a couple masculine tags to attach to their goody bags for Christmas. I used strips of dsp from a DCWV paper pad and formed them into a herringbone pattern. I die cut the tag using a Lawn Fawn Tag You're It set, then added some snowy hills by cutting snippets with Lawn Fawn stitched hillside dies. I added an I.O. deer from expresso cardstock, then stamped a sentiment using a retired SU! set. I added a snippet of ribbon and twine and called this one done. I had enough herringbone pattern left to cut another tag, so I made a 2nd one...

I used a different I.O. deer image and added a different color snippet of ribbon and twine, along with a different stamped sentiment.

I'm taking these to the Tuesday Throwdown TT321 which is to "make a tag."

Thanks for stopping by - and make it a great day.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Quilted Thank-You

I made a set of quilted Christmas thank-you cards with some leftover snippets of SU! Christmas dsp, and today I'm sharing one of those cards. I began with 1" punched squares, cutting some in half, and the others cut in half diagonally. I arranged them in a pattern that was pleasing to my eye and glued them onto a 3x3 square. I added an I.O. die-cut button to the center, cutting strips of matching green cardstock to weave through the buttonholes. The colors are cherry cobbler, gumball green, and white, with a SU! sentiment done in cherry cobbler ink.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

the Snippets Playground #257 - must use snippets

Cards in Envy Challenge - make a thank you card

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful week ahead. Good luck with Cyber Monday shopping too :)


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Deck The Halls

Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. I've been having a serious argument with a few kidney stones. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a fun day of shopping on Black Friday.

My card today makes use of one of those Tim Holtz Crazy Birds again, and I paired him with a random piece of DSP I've had forever. I colored the bird with Copics and gave him a Santa hat from the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds accessory stamp set. The mistletoe was done with a G Studio stamp and I colored it with Copics, die cutting the image panel with a Gina Marie square stitched die. The dsp and smoky slate card base were die-cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die set. The sentiment was done with a G Studio stamp with the words being cut apart and mounted on smoky slate cardstock.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

November Rudolph Days - make any Christmas card

CHNC Challenge Extra for November - make any Christmas card

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas to Die For
(Make anything for Christmas and use a Die Cut)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great week ahead!


Monday, November 21, 2016

White Christmas

The Jingle Belles are dreaming of a white Christmas with an inspiration photo, so I created this white on white card using regular white cardstock and some white pearlized cardstock for the trees, sentiment and deer.

Here's what I used to make my card...

SU! Softly Fallen embossing folder
SU! Perfect Pines Framelit dies (Trees)
Tim Holtz On the Edge Tree Line die
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside dies
Impression Obsession Deer DIE117-C
Die-Versions "Peace on Earth" Sweet Wordlets die
Frosted Lace Stickles 
Liquid Applique from Jo-Anns

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!