Friday, September 20, 2019

Happy Halloweenie

Last year I made 2 Halloween cards using this Tim Holtz crazy dog, but I only posted one, so today I'm sharing the other one. The colors are slightly different, but the design is the same. The sponged panel was done with a Tim Holtz "shattered" stencil in Halloween colors, and the spider is from SU! The scalloped purple border was done with a SNSS die. and the sentiment was computer generated

I'm entering this into the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge #30

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


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

It's Almost Fall!

With Fall just a few days away, I was in the mood to create some cards with an Autumn feel, so I dug deep into my stash and came up with my 3-step Autumn Squirrel Kitchen Sink Stamp set and a very old Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday paper pad. Since I had the squirrel image out, I decided to make 2 cards for the Twofer Critters Challenge #20 - use the same stamp for two different themed cards. One is a cheery wish for Autumn, while the other is a belated birthday card.


I used a Lawn Fawn die-cut tag to stamp the squirrel image here, and then I stamped the leaves in the background that came from the same Kitchen Sink Stamp set. Too many colors of ink were used to name them all but the squirrel and leaves were all done in 3-steps of color. Then of course after I stamped that beautiful background, I covered half of it up!? LOL I used a Darice Autumn leaves ef to make the vertical panel, adding a snippet of ribbon with some punched leaves. I once had a leaf punch that I gave away, but before parting with it, I punched a whole bunch of leaves with snippets of card stock, so I just dug out a few and glued them onto the ribbon. The tiny leaves and acorn on the tag were negatives from an EK Falling Leaves Edger punch, and the sentiment is from Sweet'n Sassy stamps.

Since I used older stamps on my card, I'm also entering it into the Retro Rubber RRCB119 challenge which is to use Fall Colors. Their only requirement is to use stamps more than a year old. These Kitchen Sink Stamps are dated 2008, so I've had them over ten years already!

RRCB 119

This KSS set has a couple great sentiments for making belated birthday cards, so I used them on the front, and then stamped happy belated birthday wishes inside. I used a piece of gold textured card stock for the base, and die-cut layers of the glittered Debbie Mumm papers with Gina Marie Designs dies, adding a Lil Inker stitched die cut for the sentiment. I stamped a few acorns from the stamp set and fussy cut them, adding them to the sentiment and bottom of the card. The tiny acorns on the image panel were negatives from the EK Falling Leaves Edger punch.

Thanks for stopping by and it really feels like a perfect Autumn day today where I live, so I'll wish you all a very happy Autumn!


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Christmas Scene

The last visit I made to my local craft store ended up with this pretty embossing folder coming home with me. It's by Crafter's Companion and it's a 3D Christmas Magic ef. I used a Soft Sky card base, adding some WOS to the trees that will not show up on any photograph I take, so you'll just have to take my word for it that it's got a very pretty subtle shimmer. I added a light touch of Copic coloring to the top and bottom to break up all the white. The 3 deer were colored with a tan marker and I dotted an eye and nose on the largest deer. I put two matching die cuts inside that say "Merry Christmas" and "Peace on Earth." I love this pretty wintry scene so I hope to finish a few more of these before Christmas gets here.
I'll share this with the following challenges:


Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #455 - a/g optional plaid, gingham, or checked dsp/

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Thanks for dropping by, and I wish you a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Another 80th Birthday Card

I have 2 dear friends who both turn 80 this year - one in August and one in September. I posted the previous card in July HERE, and today I'm sharing the 2nd one I made which will go out in the mail in a couple days. I used the same SU! Manhattan Floral stamp set, stamping the rose twice on Razzleberry card stock with Versamark, then heat embossing it with white ep, and fussy cutting it in layers and popping it up with foam tape. The leaves were snippets of green, folded over and run through the paper crimper and cut into the shapes of leaves. The embossed background is the SU! matching ef to this stamped image, and for this one I added a chalk-talk black die cut sentiment panel that was heat-embossed with the sentiment. I used some silver/white twisted glittered twine around the card, adding a tiny double bow and then die-cut the "80" with I.O. dies and some silver glittered card stock. For the final touch, I randomly added some tiny silver beads for a little sparkle.

I'll add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - which is to
bling it on" - add bling

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Never Forget

Today is the 18th anniversary of this tragic event that happened in America.
Never forget all those who perished or who still suffer today as a result of those attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. 
 I will always remember that day 9.11.01


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

36th Anniversary Card

I've been hoarding 2 sheets of Rose Red card stock and have finally decided to let go and use it! LOL I also used this pretty piece of Anna Griffin dsp that's been stashed away for years as well. I die-cut the Gina Marie Designs rose twice, from the Rose Red card and dsp, and inlaid the dsp negatives into the rose. The leaves were snippets of green that were folded in half and run through a paper crimper, then fussy cut to shapes of leaves. The 36 was done with I.O. number dies and the embossed panel was done with a SU! Fancy Fan ef. For the final touch I added some sparkly Nuvo drops randomly.

Today is the 36th anniversary of my dear friends and neighbors so this will be delivered later today.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is a good one for you.


Friday, September 6, 2019

Berry Burst Birthday

My card today was already sent and received, so now I will share it. This began with a Berry Burst card stock base and a strip of gold glittered card. The flowers are by Sweet'n Sassy Stamps, stamped with Versamark on vanilla card and heat-embossed with gold ep. The leaves were done the same way on some Wild Wasabi card and everything was fussy cut and placed on the strip of gold. I dotted the centers with a liquid pearl pen that's a pretty close match to the card stock base. The sentiment panel was done with a SNSS stamp on a SU! Framelit die from the Chalk Talk set, also heat embossed with gold and lastly dotted with a few Nuvo clear glitter drops.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

Repeat Impressions DCC S419 - things that start with  "B" (birthday)

Dies R Us challenge #128 - "nature" (flowers/leaves)

Double D "Featured" challenge - choose something from this mood board and feature it. I chose flowers and leaves from the top left.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a happy Friday!


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Halloween Card

I have another Halloween card to share today, made with a House Mouse image called Incognito2 and lots of snippets of cardstock. I colored the fun images with fluorescent Copics and edged the sentiment panel with those Copics as well. The dsp is a snippet of Halloween paper bought from Tuesday Morning quite some time ago, and I added some Lawn Fawn elements - the bat, candy corn, and sentiment panel. I pulled my Martha Stewart goo punch from the cobwebs and added a fun border along the bottom in keeping with the Halloween theme.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

House Mouse & Friends HMFMC #299 - anything goes/option of Autumn or Fall 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #30 - use any critter on your creation

Thanks for the visit and I wish you a great day!


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Grape Soda Candy Corn


My friend Mary Anne gave me this fun large candy corn die and I decided Halloween was the perfect occasion to use it to make a card. (thanks M.A.) I googled candy corn to determine where the traditional colors of yellow, orange and white are on this candy. I was surprised to see they now have many flavors, including blueberry and grape soda, so since purple is my favorite color, I went with a grape soda candy corn. I used Cocoa Mouse from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, and fussy cut him to put behind the giant piece of candy. I stamped the background with a very old candy corn stamp and colored the candy with Gorgeous grape and black. The SU! sentiment panel is a die-cut from Lil Inkers and the enamel dots are from GMD.

I'll enter this into the following challenges:

LTCCB #37 - August anything goes

Little Red Wagon challenge #512 - foodie (any kind of food)

I hope your weekend is off to a pleasant start - and I'm hoping for a change in direction of the storm bearing down on Florida.  Stay safe everyone.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Masculine Birthday Card

Recently I made this thank you card and liked it so much, I knew I'd be making more with this design. I made a herringbone designed background with strips of leftover dsp from a SU! woodgrain paper pack, and after I adhered them all on a piece of copy paper, I embossed it with a Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder to add to the wooden look. I die cut it with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle and sponged it with some Distress Gathered Twigs ink. The sentiment is by Lil Inker and I die-cut 3 of them, layering them on top of one another for some texture. I placed it on a PTI Soft Stone card stock base, and added 3 enamel gems from Gina Marie Designs in neutral colors.

I'm sharing this with the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #227 which is "celebrate." I put a birthday sentiment inside this one.

Also sharing with the CCEE Stampers CCEE1932 challenge which is Embossing (wet or dry) and add some bling.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is going well for you!