Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Transformation Tuesday Ornaments

Papertrey Ink's Transformation Tuesday is a great opportunity to take one of your earlier designs and redo or repurpose them.

Last week's Tranformation Tuesday hosted by
Lexi Daly
inspired me to take a card design and turn it into ornaments.

stamps: Papertrey Ink (retired) Make It Market Kit Tinsel & Tags/What the Doodle Snowflakes sentiment/Vintage Ornaments II sentiment      dies: Papertrey Ink (retired) Make It Market Kit Tinsel & Tags

Here's my original black and white card from last year, which uses the same kit.


I'm linking my project to this week's 

hosted by  Lizzie Jones,

in which she takes a card and changes the season.

You can transform a previous project anyway you like.

I think it's fun to revisit my older projects...I've had my blog since 2011.

If I go "bleh" when I see some of my older stuff, this is a great opportunity to redo.

If I like a project I've designed, I just revamp it with trendy colors or better skills.

ahem. ;)

Since I plan on gifting these (and more which I will share if I get around to it), I'm also sharing this at

Simon Says (Monday): Gift It

These should last a few years...they are chipboard ornaments.

Here is the link to a tutorial which I've drawn from many times.


The winter scenes are appropriate for this challenge too:

 Simon Says (Wednesday): Baby It's Cold Outside

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Monday, November 26, 2018

All Is Calm Peek a Boo Card

I went with a simple interactive card today~

 stamps: Seaside Stamping Ink Christmas Began,Papertrey Ink Corner Adorner: September  dies: Papertrey Ink Corner Adorner: September, Lawn Fawn Lift the Flap

 I snapped a pic of this special sentiment before I secured the panel down...

These are the colors I used~

Laurel's Christmas Packages pic got the ball rolling~


Hope your Monday is floating along alright...thanks for stopping by friends!!!


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink November 2018 Blog Hop Challenge

stamps: Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Snowflakes  dies: Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Snowflakes/Brushed Off Rectangle/Wonderful Words Joy

Check out Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop Challenge this month:


I went red, white and blue like the photo~keeping it as simple as possible.

I did a partial red with the Brushed Off Rectangle...and did a second layer in white.

It's a subtle frame, but effective in bringing the focus to the center sentiment.

Plus, it gives me an anchor to arrange the snowflakes on~

Thanks for stopping by!

Winter Snow Oranges

When I created this card...I had in mind the days of old where an orange was an extravagant Christmas gift.
I love the fresh look of the citrus images in Altenew's Main Squeeze set...so I built everything up from them.

 stamps: Altenew Main Squeeze  dies: Altenew Main Squeeze, Simon Says Stamp Winter Snow Wafer, Technique Tuesday Sparkle & Shine Snowflakes  other: Nuvo Drops

I sponged the slices with Tim Holtz  Frayed Burlap for a dried look~you wouldn't hang a fresh slice on a tree, right?


Orange is making a dent in Christmas decor these days...and I'm totally on board with that!

I could stamp citrus for dayzzzz.  :)

I'm submitting this to Simon Says (Monday): Let it Snow


 Thanks for stopping by this week~

Friday, November 23, 2018

Merry & Bright

Whenever I stamp Altenew's Main Squeeze,
I crave grapefruits or oranges.
I'm not even kidding. ;)
It literally helps me eat healthier.

 stamps: Altenew Main Squeeze/Halftone Circles/Bells & Bows  dies: Altenew Main Squeeze/Bells & Bows/Merry Christmas

Traditional Christmas colors in this inspiration helped me along...


I love when citrus images debut in holiday decor!

I also used the sketch from 


 (pretend the larger citrus images are one and bring the horizontal strip to the front).

Thanks for stopping by today~


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Every Day is Magical

stamps: Unity Stamps Best Year Yet (kom 11/15)   die: My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips

This week my lovely teammates at Inkspirational have created with the following word prompt in mind:


I stamped and colored this Unity stamp flake (it was best to leave the panel in my Misti)....then stamped with Versamark and embossed.

We are heading into the magical season of the year...won't you join us and link up at Inkspirational?

Thanks for stopping by today~

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Life Fails to be Perfect

I swerve toward perfectionism at times, which steals my joy.
This sentiment is a great reminder~

stamps: Santoro Frames, Unity Stamp Maple Girl sentiment  dies: My Favorite Things Color Drops  other: Nuvo Drops

Thanks for stopping by~

Lobster Thanks

Hubby took me to Red Lobster the other night...

dies: Simon Says Script Thanks, Taylored Expressions Crustaceans, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Hexagons
hence the lobster in the middle of November ;)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 12, 2018

I Am the Clay

I absolutely love Pink & Main's Pumpkin Spice paper.

stamps: Santoro Frames, Verve Potter's Clay  dies: My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Ovals, Papertrey Ink Snowman

I saw these colors and was like yesssssss...we can do this with this paper. ;)



What's nice about coloring, is you can make it anything you want!

It sets the center piece for a card, you know?

Thank you for stopping by!

Soy Awesome Pom

This time I let a pom take center stage~

stamps: My Favorite Things Sushi Date sentiment  die: My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Window  other: corrugator, yarn for pom, Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise & Fresh Lime

My sweet teammate Sandie 
nudged me to make a card for the following challenge~ she knows how much I love making poms. ;)

I focused on blues and greens...corrugating a panel and spritzing with Dylusions sprays.

Today is a wonderful day to craft and rest and rest and craft...

Have a good one friends!


Friday, November 9, 2018

Thanks for Sticking by Me

I'm trying to use up as many candy corn shapes as I can (that are hanging about my desk).
Hey, I used up some rhinestones here too~

stamp: Newton's Nook Cultivated Cacti  dies: Newton's Nook Cultivated Cacti , Papertrey Ink Candy Corn, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches  other: Pink & Main Pumpkin Spice

Look at that delish Pink & Main Pumpkin Spice paper!
I just got it, so I'll probably create more Fall cards than I ever have IN MY LIFE! ;)

Thanks for stopping by~



Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Joy of the Lord

stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture 6/It is Well With My Soul  dies: Papertrey Ink Geode Layers, Lil 'Inkers On the Diagonal

I embossed in silver a music sheet background stamp for the following challenge:


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Roughest of Days

The color drops here were die cut from sticker patterned paper.

stamps: My Favorite Things Color Drops/Because You  dies: My Favorite Things Color Drops/Because You/Blueprints 

The sentiment was stamped in a darker purple for the following color challenge:


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Ornament Bauble Card

I finally inked up and colored this Brutus Monroe stamp I picked up Friday.

 stamp: Brutus Monroe Pittsburgh dies: Brutus Monroe City Sidewalks, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles  other:Triveni Crafts Rhinestone Nuggets

The globe underneath will stay on the card after the ornament is removed~

 The following photo inspired my "bowl of butternut and a mint plate" :)


 I steered toward a warm yellow colored in copics for

 Day 7 at the
Daily Marker Challenge.

I'm also submitting this to 

 Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes.

 As for the bling...I had to buy them!

Hubby says I'm a raccoon when it comes to shiny objects...

he wouldn't be wrong ;).

 Thanks for stopping by today~

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Floral Mushroom House

Here's a break from poms and candy corn ;)

stamps: Stampendous Mushroom House, Papertrey Ink Mums the Word, Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 6  dies: Stampendous Mushroom House, My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips  other: Nuvo Drops

Thanks for stopping by today!

Fall Candy Corn

Y'all know I've got a ton of candy corn shapes on my desk right?
I do believe it's become a year round candy~I even saw Christmas colors last winter.
Point is, it's still legit. :)

 stamps: Avery Elle Windmill sentiment, Just Rite A Day in the Country sentiment and corn  dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches banner , Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes: Candy Corn, My Favorite Things Gift Card Grooves

 I'm giving my sister-in-law a bookmark card~her birthday happens to be this month.

Here's a little coloring for Daily Marker Challenge 

(my first day but Day 5 for most).

I colored this 'lil guy~

The photo inspiration here sported a triangle (the bottom lantern) and every fall color you can imagine~


I'm also submitting this to

 Thank you so much for visiting today!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Love Came Down

hosted by  Dawn McVey,

inspired me to make this card~

stamps: Papertrey Ink Inspired: Jesus   dies: Papertrey Ink Inspired: Jesus/ Shaker Shapes: Candy Corn

There are so many candy corn shapes sitting on my desk from my garland project~it's all I see! 


I wanted to use it for more than candy, so I adapted it as a Christmas tree~

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Inkspirational Photo Challenge

I finally inked up this Santoro Gorjuss set for a bookmark card.

stamps: Santoro Frames, Papertrey Ink Circle Scribbles/Beautiful Blooms II, Verve Dream Big sentiment  dies: Memory Box Pinpoint Main Street Tag, My Favorite Things Gift Card Grooves, My Favorite Things Cros stitch Ovals

The new fall inspiration at Inkspirational steered me toward autumn colors and a touch of teal.


Please join us this week with your lovely creation!