Sunday, October 14, 2018

One in a Chameleon




 
 motivated me to get a tag/bookmark done.

oh, and a pom holder :)
 

stamps: Lawn Fawn One in a Chameleon  dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tag/Greeting Blocks   other: Copics, yarn


The following challenge probably inspired this recent purchase at my local scrapbook store. ;)
 
 
 
 
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-120.html
 

Thanks for stopping by to say hi~





Saturday, October 13, 2018

Grateful




This reminds me of a dress I had in the 70's, ahem,

 when I was a little one ~ :)

 


stamps: Papetrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II  dies: Papertrey Ink Brushed Off Rectangle/Counting My Blessings  other: Nuvo Drops





Here are the gorgeous colors which inspired me~



https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2018/10/color-throwdown-514.html
 

This is for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #339: Patterned Frames





I figured I could crack deeper into my Papertrey Ink patterned pack~by using it for my frame.  

I finished it off with various Nuvo drops. ;)

Thanks for stopping by~







We Love You



I used three Winnie & Walter sets for 
 


stamps: Winnie & Walter True sentiments/My Precious stars/So Tweet birds  dies: Winnie & Walter Happy Birthday to You cake die  other: Faber-Castell Texture Gems for balloon shine
 
 
 Her design, using a cupcake liner image as a water globe base,  inspired me to think outside the box with a cake die.

I flipped it over, sponged and stenciled it to look like a stone bird bath.


I'll have to remember to do it again with the other birds in the set!


Thanks for stopping by~


 
 
 

#happyday



Here is a simple card for 
 



stamps: Winnie & Walter Happy Birthday to You flame, Papertrey Ink Hashtag Everything  die: Winnie & Walter In a Word: Birthday Cutaway
 
 
 I used alcohol inks on Yupo for Winnie & Walter's cutaway.

The secondary sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the little flame is from Winnie & Walter's Happy Birthday to You set.


Thanks for stopping by!



 
 
 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Cake



This time I created a card for 






stamps: Winnie & Walter Happy Birthday to You  dies: Winnie & Walter Happy Birthday to You, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches




 I blended three distress inks within the cut template of the cake.

I added a little more texture by embossing with the cake outline die.


Thanks for stopping by!



True Hero



I spent the morning stamping up cards for WCMD 2018 at Winnie & Walter.

This card was created for


I danced with the star from True and added Nuvo drops.



stamps: Winnie & Walter True  die: Avery Elle Double Stitched Rectangle   other supplies: Nuvo Drops



 Thanks for stopping by!



Hugs with Coordinating Die Coloring




This card was created for 
 



stamps: Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Shirley's Blooms  die: In Bloom: Shirley's Blooms/ In a Word: Hugs Cutaway  other: Nuvo Drops






This is a fantastic, quick way to add color, using your die cut!


 The largest (softest) flowers were sponged in, using the coordinating die.

I'll have to try this technique again~


Thanks for stopping in~

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Difficult Time




A simple creation for painful seasons.



stamps: Papertrey Ink Mum's the Word/Words of Comfort  dies: Papertrey Ink Mum's the Word, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Window  other: Nuvo Drops
 Motivated by the following challenge:


http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/10/just-us-girls-word-week-461.html

 I really should make more but I don't wanna.

It's nice to have on hand, though~

A Day in the Country



I'm a city girl living in the country right now, so my soul 
 
is daily soothed. ;)
 




stamps: Tim Holtz Autumn, Papertrey Ink Mum's the Word leaves, Verve Dream Big leaf, JustRite A Day in the Country  dies: My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strip/Wonky Stitched Circle, Lil' Inkers Dual Stitched Triangle  other: Nuvo Drops, Tim Holtz Plaid Stencil


This card is a result of gathering little remnants from past projects.

However, my desk doesn't look much cleaner~

Thank you, Laurel, for the lovely challenge prompt:


http://theseinspiredchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/10/inspired-by-ready-for-fall.html
 

Thanks for stopping by today~




Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fall Mice Wishes






 stamps: Stampendous Mice Wishes  dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tag  other: Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, yarn






I sponged this card in candy corn colors and went "fallish" for the following challenge:



 Did you notice the pom is floppy~ she wanted to move around :)


The House of Mouse flower image is colored like a sunflower for the following challenge:


http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-card-concept-99-sunflower-seranade.html


Goodness, what day is it?

I've been running around non-stop! ha!


It's nice to take a little time to color and take it easy~


Thanks for stopping by friends~


 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Out On a Limb




I was able to whip up a card this morning before heading out...
 


stamps: My Favorite Things Let's Hang Out
 
 
 This is for World Card Making Day Challenge 2: Clean & Simple for My Favorite Things.


Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!

 
 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

I Love You, but




We are huge fans of The Walking Dead, and girlie tells me it starts again tomorrow~


stamp: Kindred Stamps Surviving Zombies  die: Memory Box Pinpoint Main Street Tag
 
 
 
I'm submitting this to Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day~


Thanks for stopping by~hope you get to create this weekend!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Rainbow Pom WCMD




It's World Card Making Day~so I plan to create allll dayyy. ;)
 
 
Here's one reason to make a rainbow pom~


stamps: My Favorite Things Sushi Date/Anything but Basic Birthday Wishes  die: Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #5, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles



~the Rainbow Challenge at My Favorite Things!


One of the reasons I bought various yarn colors, is to try the rainbow.


I've got a couple of pom makers...this colorful one was easiest with the Clover Super Pom Maker. 


I'm also submitting this to 


Thank you for stopping by~I hope you get a chance to create this weekend!





 

 



Wishing You the Comfort of His Love




It's a big day for me friends.
I was chosen for my first design team!
 
I get to join the lovely ladies at Inkspirational ;).

 Here's my card:



 stamps: Papertrey Ink Corner Adorner September/A Thrill of Hope  dies: Papertrey Ink Corner Adorner September/Tag Sale #5, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches  Other: Red Heart yarn, Papertrey Ink Modern Background Stencil


 I steered toward Christmas with the following prompt...


http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-171-word-prompt-comfort.html


Once I read it,

"Tidings of Comfort & Joy" kept humming in my head.


Let me zoom in~








I'm also entering Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #338: Incorporating Packaging Dies Into Your Cards
hosted by Lizzie Jones.

She mentions tags as a packaging die (in her video), so I used two. ;)


Of course I added a pom, because it's my new obsession. ;)

You can't stop smiling when you're holding one!

I've never been a yarn person before, but new colors are overflowing from my basket without warning...

Let's just say my family has noticed...and they are very concerned.

;)

Thank you for stopping by~be sure to check out the rest of the Inkspirational Design Team's lovely creations~






Thursday, October 4, 2018

Christmas Mushroom



Mushrooms are popular right now...so I set one up for Christmas.

stamps: Hero Arts Joy to the World  dies:Stampendous Mushroom House, Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border/Sparkle & Shine Snowflakes  other: clear Nuvo Drops




I incorporated the prompt from this challenge, using a striped cap.



http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/just-us-girls-wild-card-week-challenge.html



The following challenge motivated me to go Christmas:


 Oh who am I kidding....it was a perfect set up for a pom. ;)

It's all about the pom~
Thanks for stopping by~





Wednesday, October 3, 2018

#yourethebest




Well this is a fun set :).
 
 
stamps: Papertrey Ink Hashtag Everything



This sketch inspired me to ink this up:


http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2018/09/case-this-sketch-291.html

 
Thanks for stopping by~


 


Monday, October 1, 2018

Guts



This is such a fun set :).



stamps: Kindred Stamps Surviving Zombies  dies: Avery Elle Double Stitched Rectangles, Papertrey Ink Brushed Off Rectangles   other: Copic specks





My fam watches this show, & my girlies thought these stamps were too cute!


http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-311-anything-goes.html



Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by~




Friday, September 28, 2018

Trust



stamps: Hero Arts Graphic Flowers, Papertrey Ink Brushed Birds, Maymay Made It Your Faith is Showing  other: Nuvo Drops



Look at these lovely colors which steered me:




https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2018/09/color-throwdown-512.html



I was also inspired by the prompt at Addicted to CAS.


http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com/2018/09/addicted-to-cas-challenge-145-tweet.html

Thanks for stopping by today~



Thursday, September 27, 2018

No Mistakes



This lil' guy makes me smile~



stamps: Kindred Stamps Happy Accidents   dies: My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles



I remember seeing him on tv when I was young. :)

To be honest, I didn't have the attention span at the time.

However, I've seen pop culture items around, and I think it's adorable they've brought him back.




I thought of him when I saw the following challenge~




http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-170-crafts-photo.html




I'm also submitting this to~

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes



Thanks for stopping by today! 


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge 2018





My girls will tell you I have a serious pom addiction.
ahem.
That would be correct~these poufs need homes!!
 There's one on this bookmark card~



stamps: Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn  die: My Favorite Things Gift Card Grooves



Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop Challenge is a gorgeous table set up for fall~
https://blog.papertreyink.com/2018/09/september-2018-blog-hop/

I love those gourds/pumpkins that have a color down the grooves...hence the yellow "stripe" on the pom I created.
My line of stamped flowers and square sequins mimic the row of colorful gourds.
A pic of the rustic cream panel proves nothing goes to waste here.
 








Thanks for stopping by today~


Monday, September 24, 2018

Happy Fall




Happy Fallllll!
Today I created something for
with Melissa Phillips.

Melissa changed the look of her card, keeping the layout.

I did the same.

Here's my new creation~



stamps: Papertrey Ink Brushed Birds/Mum's the Word  dies: Papertrey Ink Brushed Birds/Mum's the Word, My Favorite Things Gift Card Grooves






Here's my old bookmark card with a chipboard accent~



https://marlenaisfaithfullycrafting.blogspot.com/2011/09/thick-chipboard-and-thank-you.html



 My Fall look was inspired by Laurel's photo of an autumn display against grey and neutrals.

http://theseinspiredchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/inspired-by-fall-foliage.html




Since my newest obsession is poms... I made sure I could incorporate one!

I learned to make this looped pom here.


 Thanks for stopping by today~







Congrats in Autumn



I don't often go delicate floral~



stamps: Papertrey Ink Mum's the Word  dies: Papertrey Ink Mum's the Word, Pink and Main Congrats, Lil' Inker On the Diagonal, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches



The gorgeous photo at Time Out had me at orange ~




Time Out Challenge #118




http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-118.html


It's my favorite season, and I'm all about that color!


I kept it mostly orange-like for 

Simon Says (Monday): Monochrome

It'll be apropos for a wedding, anniversary, or any #adulty celebration. :)



Thanks for stopping by today~


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~


http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-card-concept-98-pastel-party.html



 


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!


 Thanks for stopping by today~



 



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 


http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2018/09/just-add-ink-426sketch.html

 
 Thanks for stopping by~
 

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...
 

http://theseinspiredchallenges.blogspot.com/2018/09/inspired-by-time-to-bake.html


I kept the other colors pretty neutral.

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

Thanks for stopping by~

 



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~




http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2018/09/september-5-colorful-basics.html



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

this patterned paper fit the bill. ;)

Thanks for stopping by today~