Saturday, November 16, 2019

Thanksgiving Wreath

 Today I have a Thanksgiving card to share. The wreath is a stamp from Brutus Monroe, generously gifted to me by a thoughtful blogger, and I had fun coloring it with Copics and adding some gold stickles here and there for some sparkle. All it needed was a sentiment in the center and another generous blogger stamped and punched these sentiments for me with a SU! Tags for You (r) stamp set last year. I thought this turned out quite pretty with the orange card base so I'll make a few more of this design.

I'm sharing this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "Thank you/Thanksgiving."

Crafty Gals Corner #201 - anything Fall goes

Addicted to Stamps and More #367 - Make your Mark (use markers, pens, etc)

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Twofer #22

Hello and happy Wednesday! I managed to find time to play along with the Twofer Challenge #22 which is "Holiday Greenery." There is a twist this time around that you can make both cards the same theme if you wish, since we're all scurrying to get those Christmas cards made and mailed on time.

For my twofer I chose to use a Memory Box Pine Needle border die for the greenery, making one in green for a Christmas card, and one in white for a winter wishes card.

First up is the Christmas card. I used a retired SU! snowflake embossing folder and added some green pines to the top, along with a sparkly strip of washi tape and some silver and white twisted twine tied into a bow. The Kaisercraft die-cut sentiment and punched ornaments (done with a retired SU! mini punch) were done with glittered red card stock.

I'm also going to share this card with the MLCCB #16 - November Anything Christmas Goes Challenge

This long retired image from SU! called "Extreme Snowboard" has been a favorite of mine for years. I stamped and clear embossed the image on white, then sponged in some clouds with Tumbled Glass ink. I added 2 die-cut stitched hillside borders (by Lawn Fawn) along the bottom, and then covered them completely with assorted stickles. I added 3 different colors of blue stickles to get some moving snow action beneath the snowboard. I added another die cut MB pine needle border from white, and completely covered it with white WOS before adding another strip of the sparkly washi tape on the edge. The "snowflakes" were made with small dies from a SB Lotus die set, and a SSS Bella Bloom die set and assorted glittered snippets of card stock. I added clear rhinestones to the snowflakes and pine needle border to finish this one.

I'm also sharing this card with the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #232 which is "All Wrapped up" - people or animals in scarves, coats, hats etc, or featuring parcels

Sharing also with the SOS challenge #408 - snowflakes


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Thanks for the visit, it's always great to have you stop by. Happy crafting and have a great day!


Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Veteran's Day

First of all, it's Veteran's day in the US, a day set aside to honor those men and women who have served, sacrificed and continue to serve our nation and preserve our freedom. I owe a debt of thanks and gratitude to my dad (Navy); uncle (Navy), cousin (Army); father-in-law (Army); and brother-in-law (Marines) as we honor and fondly remember them all today. It also would have been my mother's 96th birthday today, so Happy Birthday Mom!

Today I have a card made with a Penny Black stamp called "birches." I stamped it with white craft ink on kraft card stock and added pink glitter to the heart on one tree. I added some pastel pink Nuvo drops randomly and added a few white gel pen highlights as well; cutting the image panel with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die. The sentiment was die cut in both pink and white card stock with an Elizabeth Craft designs die, then layered to give a hint of a shadow to match the trees. I placed it on a pink card base and thought today would be a good day to share this card while memories of my family and loved ones are foremost in my mind today. I'm thinking of them all on this special day.

I'm going to share this with the Happy Little Stampers November "anything goes with dies" challenge.

Also sharing with the Penny Black Saturday challenge for November  - anything goes with an option of "tags"

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Thinking of You

My card today makes use of a retired stamp set from SU! called Echoes of Kindness. I've also used some retired dsp from SU! called Crisp Cantaloupe. After stamping the image, I used SU! punches to create the flowers with black and cantaloupe card stock, then adhered them with brads. I love those little button brads in the largest flower - if only they'd go through the mail without extra postage. The sentiment is also a retired stamp from SU! and I liked this one so much, I decided to make one in a different color....

This one was done in retired SU! Pistachio colors. I'm glad to be using up some of these pretty SU! retired papers and need to keep doing that before buying more! Hoarding pretty paper has become an addiction through the years and it's time to change that! 

I'm sharing with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - which is "thinking of you."

Also entering into the Repeat Impressions DCCN619 challenge - to "frame it"

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thank You

I've always loved this SU! Chalk Talk stamp set (and matching framelit dies) and make lots of thank-you cards with it. I can't find a date on the stamps or container to give it a date, but I've had it for a few years now. I bought it from my SU! demo when it retired some time ago. I stamped the sentiment on a white snippet, and punched the bottom with a corner rounder punch, then placed it on a Chalk Talk Framelit die cut. I placed it on a red panel done with a Martha Stewart hearts border punch, adding 3 of the negative hearts to the bottom. The dsp is from DCWV's black & white paper pad. It's quick, easy to make and goes through the mail with one stamp. My kind of card!

I'll enter this into the following challenges:

Stinkin' Inkers challenge - DIE-lerious and Punchy (use dies and punches)

Blog Badge

Retro Rubber Challenge #123 - Anything Goes -must use stamps older than 1 yr

RRCB 123

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful day!


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Autumn Thanks

Today I'm sharing a thank you card made with an autumn theme. I added a Spellbinder die-cut leaf that was colored with distress inks and then clear embossed for shine. The unbranded mesh panel was placed on a snippet of autumn dsp and the Kaisercraft die-cut Thank You was done in black and covered with glossy accents for some super shine. The little bow was made from copper colored cord and that's all this one needed.

I'm entering this into the Cuttlebug Mania "thank you" challenge.

I suppose blogger has finished with it's upgrades as things are seemingly back to normal again with adding photos. I'm happy about that!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do!


Monday, November 4, 2019

Thankful for You

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I wanted to share a card I made for that occasion.
I need to use the snippets of dsp I've accumulated for so long, and today's card makes use of some very old SU! papers. I used a Gerda Steiner image, adding a little Thanksgiving pie and a SNSS sentiment. The tag is a die cut by Lawn Fawn, embossed with a SU! stencil, and some Brutus Monroe glitter paste (that glows in the dark!) I added some twine and some enamel dots from Gina Marie Designs and called this one done.

(Regarding the issues I've been having adding photos here on blogger - I discovered that when I click the icon to add photos and the next window opens, if I continue to repeatedly click the UPLOAD button, the "choose files" option eventually does appear below and I'm able to upload photos. I also discovered through trial and error that if I open a second window of my blog while keeping the first one open, when I click the "add photo" icon, the "choose files" option appears every time as it always did, so those two things work for me. I hope that helps some of you having the same issues I'm having in getting photos posted)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Cowboy Birthday

A dear blogging friend of mine sent me some great western-themed die cuts, and this is one of them. I made a water color background with distress inks, adding a little Copic coloring to ground the horse, then stamped a MFP sentiment (the company has closed) and called this one done. Now if only I knew a cowboy I could send it to!? LOL

I'm sharing this with Pammie's Inky Pinkies challenge PIP 1943 - anything goes.

Also sharing with the LTSCB #127 - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. I like that we're back to standard time again - it's great waking up to daylight instead of darkness! 


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Autumn Birthday

I was finally able to post a picture in blogger after about 5 refreshes to get the "add image" icon to work. I don't know why things became so complicated with blogger, but such is life. I'm glad I'm able to finally get a card posted and hopeful I'll continue being able to.

I made this for someone who had an early October birthday, so I used Autumn colors and a water colored die-cut stitched leaf from Lawn Fawn. I used some Yupo paper and distress inks and water to make the leaf, then placed it on a Coral Reef stitched circle die cut from MFT. I added an embossed panel that was done with a Darice Autumn leaves folder, then sponged a little Coral Reef ink (GinaK) randomly on the leaves. The background papers were snippets from my stash and it's all on a soft stone card base. The sentiment was heat-embossed with white on a black fishtail banner.

I'll enter this into the following challenges:

Dies R Us Challenge #132 - Trees and/or Leaves

Be Inspired

HLS November Watercolor challenge - Anything Goes -*optional animals

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!


Friday, November 1, 2019


I guess I won't be blogging for a while until I can sort out what's going on. I'm still unable to post any photos on blogger and I'm too tired to try and sort it out right now. I'll be around to comment when I can, but I guess I'll be missing in action from posting. Has anyone else had this issue? If so, is there a fix that you're aware of?

Take care everyone, and I hope you all had a good Halloween!