Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Deck the Halls Zebra

I probably had the most fun with this card for my husband ;)~

Tim Holtz Sizzix Colorize Winifred, Lawn Fawn Christmas Palm, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions Holiday

I love that I could combine all these companies together on a card!

Simon Says IG Challenge: Die Cutting

Simon Says (Monday): Party Time!

Simon Says (Wednesday): Party!

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Pink and Blue Christmas


I was all about die cutting my Christmas cards this year:

Stamplorations Let Heaven and Nature Sing, Hero Arts Cherry Blossom die, Sizzix Tim Holtz Impresslit Snowflake die 

I'm submitting to this CAS /non-traditional Christmas color challenge:

Simon Says IG Challenge: Die Cutting

Simon Says (Wednesday): Party!

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Neutrals Palm

I used this Lawn Fawn Christmas set for many of my cards...can you tell I miss my home state?! ;(

Lawn Fawn Christmas Palm Tree, Newtons Nook Stylish Stockings sentiment, Brutus Monroe Self Adhesive Shaker Pouch

Love the neutrals here at Inspired By Challenge, and I would have zero problem if all my cards were grays, black and white, tbh!

Simon Says IG Challenge: Die Cutting

Simon Says (Wednesday): Party!

I always appreciate you taking the time to stop by ;).


Monday, December 26, 2022

Joy to the World Mint Palm

Lawn Fawn Christmas Palm, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions Holiday, Pixi Dust Designs Gnome Mug candy mint dies, My Favorite Things Dynamics Cross-Stitched Oval dies, Reverse Confetti (out of business) This & That Paper Pad

Traditional Christmas colors from The Card Concept inspired my Clean & Layered card.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Happy Birthday Gorgeous In New York

Hero Arts City HeroScape, The Ton Stamps Flawless sentiment, Essentials by Ellen Modern Tags, Folk Art Glitterific


My friend posted pics of her recent trip to New York for her birthday.

It looked cold (hence the challenge link and the Glitterific "ice" lining the bottom of the city image).

I also made her a phone stand I'll have to post~

Thank you for your sweet visit friends! 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

DT INkspirational Gold


Sunny Studio Berry Bliss, Stampin' Up Van Gogh quote

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

This time around the prompt is Gold.

Super simple approach to our prompt: add gold washi!

I came across some stamped and die cut berries and I paired them with this quote I had sitting in my stash as well.

If these realistic images don't make you crave berries...I don't know what will.

Sunny Studio has the gift of layered stamp design perfection!

One tip...if you throw your similar ink colors together...you'll find it easier to find what you need for layered stamps (which usually build depth with various shades of the same hue).

See all my different companies playing nice and hanging out?

I just have to pull the little containers out that have all the shades I own.

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Bread Tag Thankyou


My daughter asked if I would design tags for her client's Christmas gifts.

If you're like me, you love to be asked to create!

These Stamp Market Bread Tag dies are so unique in shape; I wanted an excuse to use them.

I dolled them up with the star strip from The Greetery~

The Greetery Ribbon Maker Star Strip, The Stamp Market Bread Tag die, Background Strip stamp

Simon Says (Monday): Holiday Cheer

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Simon Says IG Challenge: Die Cutting

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Merry Christmas Fancy Drink


I finally inked up this set; I love the fun shape of this cup and the whipped cream and straw and embellies...alllll of it!

The Greetery Warm and Wonderful, Picket Fence Studios Fancy Christmas sentiments, Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Where You Are

Hero Arts You Lift Me Up images/City Heroscape sentiment, Erin Lee Creative Holographic Cardstock, Silver Embossing Powder, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches (panel)

I love the colors at Throwdown and I wanted to use it for a masculine card~


The holographic strip is silver when seen dead on, but when it hits the light...it's all the things. ;) 

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

We're All Mad Here Games

My family recently did a fun gamey thing  called the Alice In Wonderland Experience. 

It was affordable fun and I don't think we could have done it without my daughter's fiancĂ© and his mad gaming skills! 

After reading all comments (positive and negative) about it, we prepared ourselves for a location-activated "escape room style" day.

We all helped with clues and finished the fun, but I wanted them to have something tangible to remember with.

The Miss Ink Stamp Alice Collection was perfect!


Miss Ink Stamps (Alice Collection)Wonderland Wisdom sentiment/Madness sentiment/Rabbit Hole Stencil, My Favorite Things Stitched Squares/Word Window Frames

Sadly, it's Fusion's last challenge, and I wanted to participate one last time.

I love the chalkboard inspiration (especially with pops of color in there), so I embossed a bit of color in the smile).

The sentiments are stamped on black cardstock with white ink.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Simon Says IG Challenge: Die Cutting

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

DT INkspirational Technique Paper Piecing

Honey Bee Stamps BEEkini season/Monstera Leaf die, Hero Arts August 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit sentiment, Sizzix Happy Birthday Princess Crown stamp and die

Our newest INkspirational challenge is paper piecing~


I paper pieced vellum wings and the tropical drink pieces for this special queen bee. ;)

Please visit the challenge blog and join us with your unique creation~

Saturday, November 12, 2022

DT INkspirational Photo Challenge

Papertrey Ink Vase Collection 13, Jillian Vance Candles of Christmas sentiment, My Favorite Things Wonky Stiches Circles

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational! This time it's a photo prompt:


I used the circle focal point, colors and Christmas theme to bounce from.

Please join us with your unique creation!

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Woodblock Wednesday Musubi


I pulled out some wood stamps I picked up in Hawaii years ago, to participate in Amy's Wood Block Wednesday~

Wood Block Stamps: Stampettes of Hawaii, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Essentials by Ellen Two-in-One Box die (panel cut)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

#woodblockwednesday #woodblockstamps

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Life is the Flower

Colorado Stamp Company Big & Bold Honey Bee

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

There are bee silhouettes and daytime colors for the following challenge:

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Cat's Mewow

I created this for a music & cat lover's bday~

Sweet 'n Sassy Kitty Love, Practical Publishing 2017 Sheena Douglass Music collection Piano Keys, Doodlebug Sprinkles, Papertrey Ink Brushed Off Rectangles die, Brutus Monroe Neon Glow Paper Pad

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

I used the colors from this inspirational challenge: 

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Sunday, October 30, 2022


The Greetery Wood Slices die, Reverse Confetti tag die (business closed), Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn fox (retired)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge 700: Let's Celebrate Any Special Occasion

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Baby It's Cold Outside Color Combo

The Stamp Market Season's Snowflake stamp and die, Concord & Ninth Love You More Than panel die, Papertrey Ink Cozy Christmas

My inspiration for today's card is from the first color combo at The Card Concept; I wanted to ink up my thermos images for the first time!

I would describe the style I used as Clean & Layered~

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes


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Saturday, October 29, 2022

DT INkspirational Fireworks


The Ton Stamps Kind, Fierce and Brave sentiment, Hero Arts Cherry Blossom Dies, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers Dies

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

This time the prompt Fireworks was chosen by our dearly missed Lindsey.

I looked at this patterned paper I've had awhile and immediately thought of fireworks.

Please visit our challenge blog and see what my talented teammates created and join us with your unique project~

Monday, October 24, 2022

You're a Good Egg

Oh we've been spoiled lately; here's a thank you note for the giver of fresh eggs~

Honey Bee Stamps Chicken Coop, Reverse Confetti Egg Carton/Springtime Sentiments, Erin Lee Creative Sunflower Layering Stencil

Allsorts Challenge Week 699: Colours of Autumn


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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Co-Coa-Co Gnome

Papercrafts Essentials Aug 2017 Free Enchanted Corner Gnome, Pink and Main Peppermint Swirl die, Stamplorations Caffeinated Christmas sentiment, American Crafts Hot Cocoa Patterned Paper, Copics BG10,E000,E93,B00,B95,E21,R22,YR02,B05,B41

Yikes I don't know how many Christmas cards I've got handy...but here's one more for the pile! ;)

Thank you for your sweet visit! ;)

Thursday, October 20, 2022

True Love Never Dies


Here's another Unity cutie image:

Unity Stamps Bride of Frank, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers die, Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, Copics Y35,YR23, YG11,BV04,Y11,C-3,E00,G21,V04,BG10,G40,YG13,V20,Y13

I colored her with Copics listed above for the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge

Simon Says (Monday): Halloween/Spooky

Simon Says (Wednesday): Spooky

(Copic "sprinkles" lay at the feet of the image, candy corn dress and colors purple and green are represented)

Thank you for your sweet visit~

Saturday, October 15, 2022

When Things Look Down

Sweet 'n Sassy Kitty Love, Sassy & Crafty (no longer in business) Pardon My Frenchie

When I saw the following challenge, I knew I wanted to incorporate and image opening a door knob. ;)


Allsorts Challenge #698: Add a Sentiment

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DT INkspirational Imagine


It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Graphic 45 Well Groomed, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions 

Imagine if animals wore these clothes.

 It's not a far stretch since many pets are dressed by their families, so I emphasize "these". ;)

Please click on our Challenge Button above which will take you to our challenge link!

You can view the other design team projects and

join us with your unique creation~

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Like a Boss

The Ton Motorcycle Boss

I believe this is my first time inking up this motorcycle. 

Clean and simple designs keep it doable and work great with masculine projects. ;)

Have a good one friends~