Monday, October 16, 2017

Snippets Card

Here's a card I made almost completely from snippets. I used a die-cut IO bucket and everything else came from my leftover bits. The pale pink panel had been previously cut and embossed with a next generation WRMK gemstone ef, and all the greenery had been previously cut. I just assembled the branches in the bucket, and punched tiny flowers from snippets with a SU! itty bitty punch, adding clear gems to the centers. The tag was die cut and stamped with a "for you" sentiment adding a black twine bow to the top. 4 black mini brads in the corners finished this one along with a bubble gum pink card base.

I'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground weeks #303 & 304.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week ahead!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Full Moon

Sorry folks, I couldn't resist sharing this card! LOL My stamping buddy generously loans me this image and sentiment stamp often to make cards for Halloween. There's no name on them and I believe she bought them at a trade show but they are gems aren't they? LOL I used snippets of cardstock from my stash for the glittered goo border (MS punch), sentiment panel, and scalloped die-cut circle (SB), white the image panel was die-cut with a MFT stitched circle. I added stickles to the top border, colored the image with Copics, heat-embossed the sentiment panel with white ep and stamped some tiny bats with a stick stamp by Judith. The final touch was to add 3 gel stickers to the bottom. I'm thinking now I should have added a tiny red heart tattoo to her butt! LOL 

I'm sharing this with the Double D Fright Night challenge and I hope they won't toss my card from the links for being too raunchy :) A good laugh never hurt anyone, right?

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day in spite of the date on the calendar (gulp)


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thinking of You

I made this card a long time ago and sent it, but never posted it. I used a SU! woodlands ef, brayering with black ink on white card. I added a heat-embossed sentiment done with a Hero Arts stamp and white embossing powder, then added 3 red gemstones. The red bird was die-cut with a SNSS die, and I dotted his eye with a black marker. Quick and easy!

I'm sharing this with the Little Red Wagon challenge #414 which is "leftovers" - leftover uncompleted cards or unposted cards.

Also sharing with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - which is to make a "thinking of you" card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

TMS #424

Today I have a CAS card - something I don't often make. For some reason I struggled with this week's sketch until I saw this pretty card on Brenda's blog. It inspired me so I CASED it to make my card this week. Thanks Brenda :) Here's this weeks TMS sketch #424...

 I started by masking off a rectangle area on white cardstock with post-it notes, then sponged distress inks of Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed. Next I stamped the (retired) SU! Upsy Daisy image in Versafine black ink. For the corner element I stamped 3 birds from a SNSS Serene Silhouettes stamp set. I added a sentiment panel with a MFP sentiment heat-embossed with white on black. I placed this all on a black mat and then a pumpkin pie card base.

Please check out my DT member's blogs for some more inspiration in using this great sketch by Melissa. You can find them here:

Thanks for dropping by and have a fabulous day!


Monday, October 9, 2017

She Believed..

I have a fun card I made using a SU! Hardwood background stamp along with a This Little Piggy stamp set for the image. I colored the piggy with Copics, die-cut the image panel with a MFT stitched circle die, and cut the scalloped mat with a SB die. The hardwood was stamped on kraft and sponged with 3 different distress inks. I added some pink twine and called this one done. The inside says simply "so she did!" I thought this would be encouraging for a child, so it's going into my next Cards for Hospitalized Kids box.

Speaking of card donations, I added a link on my sidebar to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Click it to be taken to the blog who hosts this event where Christmas cards are donated to nursing homes. I just sealed up a box of 126 cards heading there and this is why I make Christmas cards all year long. I have plenty for me to use personally and plenty to share with this great charity card drive.

I'm entering this card into the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge #7 where you can make anything - it just needs to include a critter on your card. I guess a flying pig can be considered a critter? LOL

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Silhouette Stag

I have a quick and easy Christmas card made with a masculine feel because we have friends who are avid hunters and they love cards like this. I die-cut the KaiserCraft stag from black and placed it upon 2 stitched oval die-cuts done with Gina Marie stitched oval dies. The first layer was done with a random piece of cork cardstock, and the bottom layer was done with Caramel cardstock. The cardbase is also Caramel, while the dsp is retired SU! The sentiment was heat-embossed with white ep using a SU! retired stamp set. I'll make a few more in different colors and probably make a few matching tags as well.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

Craftyhazelnuts CHNC #354 - Christmas a/g with optional use of purple color

Thanks for stopping by to say "hello" and have yourself a great weekend!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Autumn Card

Today I have an autumn-themed card with an Inkadinkado image that I colored with Copics and die-cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangles. I added some Quickutz die-cut corners and added brads to each one. I had a strip of burlap that was placed on the bottom of an Early Espresso mat and called this one done. The corners and card base are a dark mustard color I had in my stash.

I'm entering this into the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge which is "sweet pumpkins."

Wishing you all a wonderful day and as always, thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Today's card was done in my favorite color combination of purple and green. OK, this is more of an orchid color but falls into the category of purple as far as I'm concerned :)
I used an IO die for the graphic background, cutting it from orchid cardstock and placing it on a white card base. Next I used a hand-crocheted medallion made by Jessi Fogan that I won in some blog candy quite a while ago. The flower is a hydrangea from a MFP stamp set, colored with Copics and heat-embossed with clear ep, then fussy cut and popped up with dimensionals. I added a MFT mini tag done a snippet of white that I colored with a matching green Copic marker. Then center was stamped with another MFP sentiment, and the ribbon came from a bouquet of flowers I received for my birthday recently.
I'm entering this into the following challenges:

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


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Bugaboo Boo!

Hello everyone! It's time for the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #423 and this week we're being sponsored by Bugaboo. This week the winner of our challenge will have their choice of 4 Bugaboo images so come play along with us!

I used a Bugaboo image called Goofy Ghost Funny, and colored him with fluorescent Copics and added some watercolor shimmer with some very old LuminArte Kiwi to the tail of his body. I added the "Boo" sentiment with a stick stamp by Judith. I used pumpkin pie cardstock to add the SB scalloped circle and the image panel was done with a MFT stitched circle die. The pumpkin border was done with an EK punch, and I lined it with 2 strips of cardstock colored with a fluorescent yellow Copic. The candy corn pieces are from Lawn Fawn, and the dsp is from SU!

Here's the sketch designed by our own DT member Janice...


Please visit my DT member blogs for some more inspiration too!

Ok, it's time for you to have some fun and play along with us!
Happy stamping and have a great day!


Monday, October 2, 2017

Watercolored Wedding Card

I needed to add a few wedding cards to my stash so I started by making this one. I began with a piece of watercolor paper sponged with worn lipstick distress oxide ink. I added water until I liked the results, then die cut it with a stitched heart. I also die-cut the Spellbinders Love Vine from white and placed that in the center of the watercolored heart. I used a MFT fishtail banner die for the SU! sentiment, embossing it with gold; then made 2 wedding rings from gold mirror cardstock by die cutting them with a Memory Box Loopy Rings die. I added a tiny white bow to the top of them and embossed the background with a Sizzix (TH) damask embossing folder.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

anything goes with an optional twist of gold

Dies R Us Challenge #82 - Life's events

Grab our Badge!

Thanks for stopping by and have a good Monday.