Thursday, October 14, 2021

More Treats

 I have a few more Halloween treat bags to share today.
I used random bits of cardstock and Halloween designer paper with die-cut ghosts, SU! stamped & punched elements, and some Simon Says Stamp pre-printed Halloween sentiments. I added some plastic bones with twine onto the ribbon closures of two of the bags. Those bones were given to me last year by a very generous blogger; aren't they cute?

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


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

It's Been a While

 Life has thrown some curves my way recently which kept me from my crafting table, but I did find some time to make Halloween treats. Today I have a sampling of some of them, using assorted snippets of cardstock, ribbons, papers, stamps, punches, dies and embellishments. These are KitKat bars enclosed in little treat holders ready for hand-outs to bank tellers, supermarket cashiers and people we interact with on a regular basis. We no longer have kids visiting for treats, but I found that adult workers appreciate these as much as the kiddies do, so I keep making them every year. 
If anyone wants to know anything I used to make these, just leave a comment or email me and I'll do my best to fill you in on the details.
More treats to come a bit later too.

Entering these into the following challenges:

If you're still with me, thanks so much. I hate that it's taken me so long between posts, but priorities change and my attention has been focused elsewhere for a while. Thanks for the visit and take good care!


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Christmas Poinsettia

 While trying to use my leftover bits of dsp, I decided to make a background of 1" squares for this card. Honestly, I'm pathetic in the way I hang onto little bits of pretty designer paper! LOL I just glued them onto a scrap piece of white, and then die-cut it with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, also cutting the white card base with a larger rectangle die. The poinsettia and large leaf were done with Spellbinder dies in Cherry Cobbler with a gemstone embellishment in the center. The sentiment is a pre-printed one from Simon Says Stamp. I used an old SU! scalloped border punch for the panel underneath the flower.

I'll enter this into the September Rudolph Days challenge - make a Christmas card

Thanks for the visit and I wish you all a wonderful day!


Sunday, September 26, 2021

CAS Birthday Card

 Today I have a quick and easy birthday card that was made with a 
(now-closed) MFT image. I colored this with Copics and added a pre-printed Simon Says Stamp sentiment, along with some pink Nuvo drops for the finishing touch. It's all on a bubble-gum pink card base from GinaK designs.

I'll enter this into the Just Us Girls Challenge #603 with this gorgeous photo  inspiration

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


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Birthday Card

 My brother-in-law has a birthday coming up and he has a cat that wandered onto his property several years ago and just stayed, apparently liking the accommodations. This cat has now become his pride and joy, so I thought I'd make him a card with a cat theme. He even added a little door so the cat can come and go as he pleases 😀
I started with a Penny Black image, coloring it with Copics and fussy-cutting it. The framework was done with HoneyBee square stitched frame dies (a gift I recently won in a generous blog prize) and I cut them from black and diagonal striped paper, staggering them slightly for a fun look. I made use of some shiny silver brads that have been lurking in my stash forever, and I used a silver sticker for the sentiment! The cardstock and matching envelope are Island Blue from Simon Says Stamp and I just LOVE this color!

I'll enter this into these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Card + Matching Envelope

Cardz 4 Guyz #280 - Add Some Metal

Seize the Birthday #223 - Faux or Real Stitching

NBUS #30 - never before used schtuff (the HoneyBee dies)

Eastern PA is due for some heavy rain, flooding, and storms throughout the day so it will be a good day to stay home and make cards.
Take care, and thanks for stopping by! Have the best possible day!


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Happy HolidaysI

 I'm still rummaging through my stash trying to use up so many things I've collected through the years. Ever since Operation Write Home closed, I found myself with too much stash that I'll most likely never use.
For this card, I used a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock with some matching ribbon, a doily, and some flowers with a matching brad. I used strips of assorted designer papers to make the panel on the left, and colored the largest pink flower with some red Copic color to make it a little more like Christmas. The sentiment is pre-printed from Simon Says Stamp and placed on top of a MFT fishtail banner die-cut made of red & green.

I'll share this with the Snippets Playground #412 since I used lots of snippets to put this together.

Wishing you a stress-free weekend and thanks for stopping by as always!


Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thank You

 I've been trying to use up the designer papers I've hoarded loved for ages, so today's card includes some pretty papers from a Teresa Collins pad called Everyday Moments. I also used snippets of Bashful Blue and So Saffron cardstock from SU! Those colors may also be retired by now too, I just can't keep up with all that anymore 😐
I found this die-cut bird and branch in my snippets box, so I just colored them both with Copics and glaze pens. The scalloped border was done with a Sweet'n'Sassy die; the circle with a MFT stitched die, and the sentiment panel with a Lil Inker stitched die. I received the sentiment stamp free with a Lawn Fawn order and have had it probably 3 years or more.

I based my card on the Retro Rubber challenge #167 - let's get sketchy

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Thursday! This month is just whizzing by for me! It seems like Labor day was just a couple days ago, and already September is half-gone! I must be sleeping too much while all this time is flying away! 😏


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Thank You Card

I had some pink cardstock on my table, so I decided to make a thank-you card. I used some Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels 2 dies for the sentiment panel and mat, along with a retired SU! sentiment that's been a favorite of mine for years. I used a new ARTplorations gridlock stencil to create the background along with some CTMH soft grey ink. The pink border was done with an EK bricked punch and some GinaK bubblegum cardstock, and I matted it with black for contrast. I punched another border from white, and used it as a stencil to decorate the envelope with matching pink ink. The gemstones are from Gina Marie Designs

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

The Dies R Us Challenge #177 - A/G using dies sold at their store (Spellbinders)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by today and I do wish everyone the best possible day with lots of sunshine!


Sunday, September 12, 2021

Muscle Car Birthday Card

I made another masculine birthday card that I'm sharing today. I used a Repeat Impressions image of a 1957 Chevy convertible. My husband's cousin had a car exactly like this in a baby blue color, which is why I lightly colored the car with a pastel blue Copic marker. I added a couple SU! enamel dots and a trimmed piece of washi tape below the image that reminded me of a checkered flag with it's plaid design. The background was done with a gold piece of card that I embossed with a Cuttlebug diamondplate embossing folder, then sanded for a rustic look. The sentiment is pre-printed from SSS and placed on a piece of copper mirror card, then placed on a piece of white card colored with the matching Copic color of the car. I had a tiny bit of the mirror paper left so I die-cut a few little stars to break up all the black color. It's not my usual type of card, but anyone who owned a car like this way back then will enjoy it I'm sure!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Repeat Impressions Theme Challenge S821 - Let's see your sparkle & shine

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Saturday, September 11, 2021

Christmas Snippets

 I made several Christmas cards using random snippets of designer papers.
For this one I stamped, colored and fussy cut a cute mouse image by Gerda Stein and placed him in the center. I found a box of assorted shiny gemstones (like the one he's holding) that I bought from QVC probably a decade ago and wanted to use them. That's one down, about 200 to go 😁
the sentiment is pre-printed and from SSS, cut with MFT fishtail banner dies.

I'll share this with the following challenges:

the Double D challenge - anything with a tail

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #54 - must use a critter

Repeat Impressions Theme Challenge S821 - Let's see your sparkle & shine

Cute Card Thursday #692 - A/G - (Theme - birthday - optional)

Thanks as always for the visit, and I wish everyone the best possible day!