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: 

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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! ;)

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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)

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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~


Wrapped Around Your Finger


 Finally inking up a cutie Unity stamp I acquired a year ago.

Unity Mummy, Reverse Confetti Layered Mom die, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers die, Copics E50, E000,E02,C3,YR31, V15, V91,YR00,BG10,YR04, V12,Y38,C1,C5,N4

Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge

Simon Says (Wednesday): Fall Colors

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Farewell Reverse Confetti

I'm so sad Reverse Confetti is closing :(.

Reverse Confetti Foodie Fun/Layered Mom/Patterned Panels  

If I've learned anything since cardmaking in 2011...if you like something from a small business, get it while you can!

Trends change and so do stores!

I'm glad I snagged the items I loved at Reverse Confetti over the years (they've introduced the coolest patterns like this patterned panel stamp).

There's a store closing sale at the moment right now~

Participate at card challenges too, when you can (they change as well)!

It's the last challenge at CASology as well :(.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Embrace the Day

Sunny Studio Pretty Pumpkins, Concord & 9th Marbled Turnabout, Erin Lee Creative Rainbow Cluster Die, Picket Fence Studios Face the Sun

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

The scrap left from a rotated stamped background here 

was just enough to ground the elements on this card.

I built around it with random scraps (sentiment and extra pumpkin that didn't make the cut elsewhere).

The bit of swirl is cut with a rainbow cluster die from Erin Lee Creative.

I just acquired it and I don't want to wait for rainbow weather to use it! ;)

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Palette of Throwdown Colors

I've wanted to bring this set of Spellbinders Dies out and I thought I'd try them with the beautiful Throwdown Colors.

Spellbinders Painter's Palette, Picket Fence Studios Geo Squares Stencil, Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodgrain


 Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

DT INkspirational Technique Challenge Stencils


It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

The Greetery Peachy Keen stencil&stamp combo, Reverse Confetti Cuts Stitched Pinwheel

The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions

Honey Bee Stamps Blah Blah Blah sentiment,

Our challenge is to use stencils~

I used a stencil/stamp combo from The Greetery, and I cut it with an interesting cover die from Reverse Confetti.

This way, I get more bang for my buck (in the time I spent stenciling and stamping this panel) by creating two cards.

Please visit our challenge blog, see what my talented teammates came up with and join us!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Perfectly Imperfect

I've learned that imperfections are perfect in their own way, especially in the context of Christianity.

In my weakness He is strong.

 I surrender to the imperfect (that I've prayed about and wished to be different).

 I pray that if God won't lift a situation, may He sustain me in it until He does.

Heidi Swapp sentiment (Daily Planner), Erin Lee Creative Triangle Nester dies

I've learned that contentment is more powerful than happiness.

"Even if" moments won't shake my joy permanently, if I know God is present with me.


Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Autumn Décor


These furniture dies have been featured everywhere throughout the past few months, and I had to get my hands on them and try them out.

I have a weakness for architecture and knick knacks and these dies sang to meeeee~

My Favorite Things Fundamental Furnishings/Décor and More/Take a Seat/Window Dressing, Pink & Main Fall Bouquets

Perfect for this gorgeous challenge photo: 

Simon Says Instagram Challenge: Patterned Paper

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