Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Be The Light

I created this for a special family that are walking in ministry.

Erin Lee Creative Be the Light Stamp set, Sizzix Scoreboards XL Display Stand die, My Favorite Things Cityscape die/Stitched Oval Word Window, Altenew Mesmerizing Pour Patterned Paper pad, Tonic Studios Marina Mist Mirror Cardstock, Acrylic Paint, Glitter Glue


Simon Says (Monday): Sparkle Mode

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Cracking away at making Christmas cards, how about you?

Erin Lee Creative Noel Layering Word Die, Altenew Mesmerizing Pours Patterned Paper, Pink and Main Stitched Slimline Dies, Brutus Monroe Snowflake dies/cardstock

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Biz Card ATC


I was asked for business cards, so I ordered a stamp based off a sketch by my talented daughter. 

On Etsy, you can find the company Stamped With Love XOXO.

I've ordered various personalized stamps and they've always given me a preview.

The self inking stamps are AMAZING too.

I went with a rubber stamp so I could use different colors.

Stamped With Love XOXO (personal stamp from Etsy), Papertrey Ink Make It Tinsel & Tags Kit (limited ed.) sentiments/Winter Penguin snowflake/What the Doodle Snowflake, Hero Arts Rounded Rectangles Infinity die, Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock

I added Christmas sentiments and elements from Papertrey Ink and die cut the shape from Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle die to turn this business card into an ATC.

Cardstock is from Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says (Monday): ATC's

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

INkspirational Plaid

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

 IndigoBlu Baubles, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles

Pia came up with the prompt plaid:

Please visit the challenge blog to see what my talented team mates came up with and join us with your unique creation!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Silver and Gold

Jane Davenport Tousled die, Technique Tuesday Sparkle & Shine die, Photo Play Snowmen sentiment

I finally located my metal shim (yay!), so I was able to cut this lovely image in gold and silver~

Shiny papers and embossed silver speaks sophistication to me ;).

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Live with Abundance

The Greetery Pitcher-esque/BotaniCuts Wheat/Pampas Grass, Stamplorations Helen G Rubberbands Stencil

I love the colors at this challenge right now:

 It inspired me to ink up these natural grass images and lovely pitcher from The Greetery.

I pray you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Mitten Hugs

I'm smitten for these mitten dies, and it's my first time using them~

The Ton Stamps Winter Mittens Dies, Brutus Monroe White Christmas sentiment, Darice Snowflake die, Bubble Stencil, Tonic Studios Marina Mist Mirror Cardstock


I white embossed this stencil (can't find the name) and sponged some distressed oxide ink over the "snow" dots.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Make Your Own Background

Allsorts Challenge Week 651: One for the Girls

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

I Am so Thankful and If This Helps

Multiple photos in this post~

first my card:

The Ton Stamps Happy Palm, Honey Bee Studios Inside Thankful Sentiments stamps and dies, Darice Bamboo EF

Next: I snapped pics on how I like to make the most of sentiment/die sets like these (I'm sure most of you have a system in place).

Before I used this the first time, I figured out which dies went with which sentiment.

I want to make sure I use this Honey Bee Stamp set as much as possible, but this little step should make it easier the next time I ink it up.

It's easier to grab the corresponding die if I have them arranged fairly similar on a magnet sheet

(trust me...some look very similar. If you don't organize them, you won't know if you grabbed the wrong one, until it's too late).

By stamping multiple sets in a sitting...I get more bang for my buck.


Also, I can put them back in the order I matched them (in a group), if I've done multiples of at least six.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Thanks/Thanksgiving

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Pumpkin Swirls


The Ton Stamps Ella Pumpkins/Easy Expressions, Erin Lee Creative Retro Swirls Background

Simon Says (Wednesday): Thanks/Thanksgiving

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

DT Inkspirational PHoto


It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions sentiment, Cuttle Bug Bird Call EF, Brutus Monroe Cardstock

Unfortunately, I need a sympathy card.

So I picked up the elements of birds and reeds from this photo.

I didn't think the colors were appropriate for a such a somber occasion, so I used neutral gray and green to create with.

I achieved this look by inking up an embossing folder with black, and running it through my machine.

Please visit the challenge blog to see my teammate's amazing work, and join us with your unique creation~

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Red Backdrop Black and White Pinecones


I love Christmas!

I want to ease my way into it though.

 I'm not quite ready for all things winter.

When I heard Christmas music playing in a store yesterday, it made me a lil' panicky. ;)

  I don't know about you...but I need a wee more time for the music, snowflakes, all the things. ;)

I'll create for it, that I'll do.

Reverse Confetti Stitched Pinwheel Cover Panel die, Catherine Pooler Pine Cone Greetings, PTI sentiment die

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Simon Says (Monday): Any Holiday Occasion

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