Thursday, September 20, 2018

~The Heart of Man~

Every Christmas card invests in my Dec. sanity.
I love when I look out for future Marlena ;)

 stamps: Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Snowflakes, Seaside Stampin' Ink Christmas Began  dies:Papertrey Ink What the Doodle  other: Nuvo Drops

I was inspired by the subtle loveliness at 

Black and white backed by pastel elements~


When I attended my first stamp convention this summer.. this sentiment stopped me in my tracks and realigned my focus.

It's my new favorite Christmas message!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Celebrate Endings

stamps: Tim Holtz Autumn Cling, Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings sentiment  dies: My Favorite Things Stitched Squares
 This card was inspired by the following sketch at

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From Our House

This is a quick post because I should probably get some sleep. ;)

stamps: Unity Stamps sentiment  dies: Lil' Inker On the Diagonal, Taylored Expressions Crustaceans, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles, Spellbinders Classic Circles

Laurel's prompt here had me grab this red crustacean that was hanging around...

I kept the other colors pretty neutral.

Also, I felt this card would be perfect for the square sequins I've been hoarding.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

He Is With You

I'm not ready to give up bright colors just yet~

 stamps: Tim Holtz Cling Stamp-Autumn, Maymay Made It Your Faith is Showing  dies: My Favorite Things Pierced Squares, Simon Says Stamp Greeting Blocks  other: Copic Markers

I created a Clean & Layered Card for the following challenge~

I love the way the rainbow stripes are a backdrop in the photo~

this patterned paper fit the bill. ;)

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Pretty Darn Cool

You've been warned...I'm on the pom pom train.

My family was like "ummm, you know you can't stick that in an envelope right".

Yes, I know that people. :)

But hand carried cards (or boxed up cards) are valid for pop up items.

Simon Says Stamp (Wednesday): Pop It Up

 stamps: Simon Says Stamp/Hero Arts Prayers thinking of you sentiment, My Favorite Things Because You sentiment  dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles   other: Tim Holtz stencil, Papertrey Ink Modern stencil

If the recipient wants to keep the pom...she can remove it from the tab~

Check out these rad colors~

I don't often stencil...let alone use more than one~but I like the unique effect.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Pom Pom Christmas Bookmark Card

Christmas creating is in full swing, friends!!!
Papertrey Ink is in the middle of a release, and I'm participating in 
What's nice, is you can use what you already have, and be inspired by the team's use of new products.
had me reach for the Spruce & Sprigs set I own.
 Like her creation, I kept the colors understated and let the branches play a big role (vs flowers).
I also added a fabric element~which are a huge part of Melissa's designs.
I went with a fun pom topped bookmark card. 
That glittery goodness is a strip of washi I added and ran through the die again for a clean cut.

stamps: Papertrey Ink Spruce & Sprigs/ A Thrill of Hope  die: Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #5

Poms are my newest obsession btw. ;)
Melissa almost always adds lovely bows, so when you flip this bookmark, it is tied with a neat little bow (glued down so it won't slip through).
 When the bookmark is removed, there's still an image there so the recipient can keep their card.

I usually incorporate a bookmark slot, but this time I clipped it to a strip of patterned paper.

Before securing the strip, I placed the tiny clothespin where I wanted it and distributed my score tape accordingly.

Oh I'm sooo making more of these (it's the perfect excuse for all the yarn I want to buy :)).

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