Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Strange Bird

I forget I have this bird,
and then I don't. 
Isn't he a HOOT. ;)

stamps: Unity Stamps Best Year Yet (kom 11/15)
I have a weakness for birds in cold weather gear!
Put a pair of glasses on 'em and 
I'm. Done.
Can't take the cuteness~ 

Thanks for stopping by today~

Monday, October 29, 2018

Grateful Bookmark Lemon & Lime

Lemon & Lime on my mind with a touch of pink~

 stamps: Santoro Gorjuss Frames, Papertrey Ink Hashtag Everything  dies: Papertrey Ink Hashtag Everything/Counting My Blessings, My Favorite Things Banners/Cross Stitched Ovals, Gift Card Grooves


This cheerful photo inspired my color choices~bottom left photo has touches of pink.
Also, the gorgeous bouquet looks like a pom to me so...yes, it suggested a pom pom. :)

The grateful cut sentiment was a leftover on my desk from a previous project.

I glued down half the sentiment so when the bookmark is removed, there is something still on the card front.


Plus, I really like the look of the dramatic yellow font down the front when the bookmark is tucked in. ;)

 Thank you so much for stopping by today~

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Banners & Poms

hosted by Michelle Leone

inspired me to make three banners 
(I used the Bookmark Topper die for hoops)~

 dies: Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes: Candy Corn/Bookmark Topper/Stamp-a-Faire 2014:1980s

This one is a classic:

 This one highlights the colors I see this season...

Finally, this last one is for trick o treat season with my girlie's favorite colors~ 

 I added the sunglasses for characters ;)

 Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Be There

Bookmark project today~

stamps: My Favorite Things Bokeh Builder  dies: My Favorite Things Stitched Squares/Tall Tag Duo, Technique Tuesday Bubble Border

I used these colors~

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Those Who Hope

stamps: Papertrey Ink Forest Floor: Autumn/Inspired: Hope  
dies: Papertrey Ink Forest Floor: Autumn/Inspired: Hope/Geode Layers

I was inspired by Lizzie Jones'

adorable mitten card.

She incorporated black as the focal color, so I did the same. ;)

I followed the lovely, clean sketch here~

Thanks for stopping by!

The Brightest Stars

I recently acquired this fun stencil and went to town sponging a night sky for 

stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Inspirational Word Art 2  dies: Papertrey Ink Geode Layers  other: A Colorful Life Connect the Dots stencil, Distress Inks
 I used a variety of distress inks to achieve an brilliant night sky for the following challenge~
 You can't really see it, but there's Gelly Roll Clear Star in "brightest".
 Thanks for stopping by~


stamps: Papertrey Ink Forest Floor: Autumn/ Mum's the Word  dies: Papertrey Ink Forest Floor: Autumn/ Mum's the Word/Geode Layers

This gorgeous photo prompted my fall creation today~

I gold embossed the mushroom details, emulating the gold dipped pumpkins~

I LOVE the new shades introduced to fall decor this year~Pale Peony and Sweet Blush did the trick.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Vellum Wedding

A pack of patterned vellum I picked up on sale (forever ago) was perfect for this week's
 new prompt at Inkspirational~

stamps: Papertrey Ink Pedal Pusher/Enjoy the Ride sentiment  dies: Papertrey Ink Pedal Pusher, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangle

This faux shaker card was achieved by gluing sequins under a vellum layer for a subtle shine. 
 Please join us and show us your gorgeous creation!

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Best Birthday

 Here's a birthday card in autumn colors~

stamps: Clearly Besotted Best Birthday  dies: Clearly Besotted Best Birthday, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle  other: Copics
Inspired by this sketch~
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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. ;)

Thanks for stopping by to say hi~

Saturday, October 13, 2018


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~

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. ;)

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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~



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.

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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:

 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:

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:

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...

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 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.

The following challenge motivated me to go Christmas:

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

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


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

This sketch inspired me to ink this up:

Thanks for stopping by~