Sunday, December 31, 2023

Merry Christmas Star and Strips

Sometimes scraps sit near me and they just LOOK GOOD together~

 The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions Holiday, My Favorite Things Star die, American Crafts Maggie Holmes Sunny Days Patterned Paper

I didn't gather them to mingle; they did it on their own. ;)

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Saturday, December 30, 2023

INkspirational DT Mood Board


The Greetery Tear Strip Tags, Photo Play Little One, Pink & Main Beautiful Slimline dies, The Stamp Market Tall Tag Die, gold washi

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

I adore this gorgeous mood board that's mostly black and white with gold accents.

It reminded me of this Photo Play paper pad, so I cut a tag with a bit of gold washi on top~

Please join us with your unique creation!

Saturday, December 16, 2023

INkspirational DT Celebrate

It's time for a new challenge at INk!

Erin Lee Creative Bold Holiday Greetings, The Ton Stamps Pyrotechnics, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

Nothing says Celebrate like fireworks!!!

I believe this is my only stamp set with fireworks (I believe I have an embossing folder too).

It was a well done stamp set by The Ton Stamps (even the name of the set is cool).

Please see what my talented team mates created and join us with your unique creation~

Friday, December 15, 2023

Mixin' Up Tags for Clients

I love coming up with gifts for my girlies' worlds!

This is a design I came up with using many companies
 (several no longer in business).

The ones that still are, are Brutus Monroe (cardstock), Honey Bee Stamps (Spring Cottage Village dies), Sizzix (white floral framelit), and The Ton Stamps (Confetti Borders on the tags), and Simon Says Stamp (Christmas Cheer sentiment on smaller tag).

Sizzix 665655 Olivia Rose Framelits, Honey Bee Stamps Spring Cottage Village, Brutus Monroe cardstock (Midnight, Slate, Mustard Seed, Harvest), The Ton Stamps Confetti Borders, Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cheer sentiment, Technique Tuesday Mixin' Up sentiment (no longer in business), Reverse Confetti Round tag (no longer in business), Ellen Hutson Modern Tags (no longer in business)

Here's a shot of them attached to quality whisks I found at the At Home store (they are just a few dollars, but got five stars).

This candy whisk theme was popular in Pinterest, so I can't call out a particular pin, but I loved the idea

 (and had the Mixin' Up set still in my stash).

I found candy to match the color scheme too!

Yes, I'm particular that way. ;)


Simon Says (Monday): Use Dies

I entered this challenge with "ornaments" and "presents" in mind, since these are gifts. I added ribbon for the recipients to use these as ornaments on their tree, as well.

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Milkshake Woot & Glitter Panel


I've got glitter glue and Acrylic panels laying about 

(I'll do several splashes on days I feel like painting), 

and this one called for a wintery treat.

Doodlebug Odds & Ends So Much Pun milkshake, CZ Design Woot sentiment die, My Favorite Things Square Frame dies/Horizontal Stitched Strips, Acrylic Paint and Tropical Breeze glitter glue

Speaking of wintery treat, have you tried frozen custard?

Oh my stars.

I had a coffee flavored one yesterday, and saw the sign that their last day is on the 16th.

Looks like I got my treat just in time!

(I love finishing off panels with dies like this: My Favorite things Horizontal Stitched Strips.

Square frames are also My Favorite Things.

I got this fun glitter glue in a clearance aisle (usually you'll find these tubes in the children section).

I prefer glitter glues and acrylics to actual glitter; they don't shed easily and add thickness to panels.

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

You're Fancy Shoe Salvaged Piece

Always keep your stamped scraps; you might be inspired!

The Ton Stamps Shoe Wardrobe 2nd Edition Outline, Hero Arts Abstract Lineocut Bold Prints , Versamark Ink, Copper embossing powder

This yellow panel already had the jazzy lines (Hero Arts Abstract Lineocut).

I just inked up The Ton Shoe Wardrobe's fabulous images along the edge.

I die cut a rectangle opening and copper embossed the sentiment with Versamark Ink and powder.


Thank you for your sweet visit today!

Not Enough Sentiments

I created a card for my nephew with all the foiling, all the candles, (Erin Lee Creative's Solid Plate let me use the opposite sections on black), 

Spellbinders So Many Candles Glimmer Foil, Erin Lee Creative You Got This Foil die/Solid Hot Foil Plate, square sequins

and all the sentiments.

The Ton Stamps Fill It In 2nd Edition, My Favorite Things Stamps Universal Money Loops dies, Honey Bee Stamps Inside Thankful sentiments

 He's all grown up and I couldn't stop with one sentiment (loops are for the money I had to grab before sending). 

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

INkspirational DT Glitter

 The Ton Stamps Flawless, Pink & Main Stitched Slimline dies, FolkArt Glitterific paint, Sakura Gelly Roll

It's time for a new INkspirational challenge!

It's designer Pia's choice and her prompt is Glitter~

I added a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust layer to one of the Copic colored pans in the makeup palette, and there's Glitterific Acrylic paint in the background.

It was sent to my nephew's beautiful wife (who loves makeup palettes).

I love that we can gift our creations, it's one of the perks of being a creative!

Please join us with your unique design~

Friday, November 24, 2023

Autumn Shoes

The Ton Stamps Power Pumps/Sister/Ella Pumpkins Grouped Layering, Pink and Main Pumpkin Spice Patterned Paper, Glitterific paint (glittery strip), My Favorite Things Square Frame

 This is a Mixed Media /Clean and Layered card using the colors at the Card Concept. 

(glittery layer is painted with Folk Art Glitterific).

Simon Says (Wednesday): Make it Sparkle

(glittery strip painted with Folk Art Glitterific)

I'm submitting this to Tic, Tac, Toe

 (diagonal row: Layers & Stamping).

I've got lots of layers and also layered stamping 

(shoe and leaf images).

I appreciate your sweet visit today~

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Scenic Route Autumn Girlie Road

Erin Lee Creative Enjoy the Ride, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle Stax, The Ton Stamps Autumn Foliage, Pink Paislee Pick-Me-Up Patterned Paper

Check out the moodboard at AAA Cards Challenge:

These leaves are from a marathon hour of stamping and die cutting multiple colors of The Ton Stamps Autumn Foliage last month.

I kept it as CAS as possible, tucking a couple of them under the sentiment strip.

It's a similar look to what my car grill or windshield wipers have been decorated with lately. ;)

Thank you for visiting today!


You Are A-Moo-zing

I've always loved this Tracey Hey set and had a great excuse to get it this past spring.

I don't color often, but these images make you want to try!

Tracey Hey (Alpaca Pals) Deja-Moo Stamps, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles, Pink Paislee Pick-Me-Up, Copics


I love the photo prompt at Time Out Challenges.

The way the pattern changes on the purse is such a cool look!

I attempted a plot twist pattern as well, by cutting half of the feature die cut circle and exposing a fun patterned paper.

I cut a full patterned circle and back up what was fussy cut.

These wonky stitched circles have distinct markings, so I matched them up to appear seamless.

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Saturday, November 18, 2023

INkspirational DT Seasonal

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

This time the prompt is Seasonal~

Pixi Dust Designs Christmas Gnome Mug/Gingerbread Man/Girl Mug candy canes

These mug dies are so fun to create as Gift Card Holders, which is what I used them for. ;)

Please join us with your unique creation!


Friday, November 10, 2023

Fashion Shoppe Boutique

Oh I love making these shops:

Concord and 9th Pop-Up Shoppe Base/Fashion Shoppe dies

I created it for my daughter's friend.


Thank you for your sweet visit~

We Are Grateful Especially on Veterans Day

I know I don't type much anymore, but especially on Veterans Day...

I simply can't.

There aren't enough words, you know?

Whimsy Stamps Military Family/Military Heroes/Military dies, Vellum

I created this for my husband.

Fancy stand for the back :

(Marianne Design die if you can find it).

The personal stamp was created by Etsy Shop StampedwithLoveXOXO.

Thank you for your visit today~

Thursday, November 9, 2023

You Lift Me Up


Pink Fresh Studio Lost in the City Stamp, My Favorite Things Outside the Box Level Up

I haven't used this image in awhile, so I brought it out for AAA Cards Challenge (the windows naturally mimic the white sections of the balloon inspiration).

With purple and blue Copics, I used a spotlight technique.

I first cut out the center section and colored only that portion (sponged a bit of distress ink in the center too).

I used a thin copic black pen and ruler to add building outlines back, and edged the arch a bit.

I inset it back CAS, within the original stamped image (which was inked in a few colors)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Thinking of You

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Let it Snow Glittery Goodness

Anything I paint with acrylics and glitterific paints comes in handy down the road.

I die cut a panel with Rectangle die cuts from Avery Elle and built up from there.

Erin Lee Creative Jeep, Stamplorations Let it Snow sentiment die, Papertrey Ink Winter Penguin snowflake die (retired but one of my fave snowflake dies), acrylic paint and Glitterific, Avery Elle Double Stitched Rectangles, Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstocks


I'm submitting to the following challenge (I used the horizontal middle row: Sparkles & Holiday sentiment).

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Monday, November 6, 2023

Encouraging Palm in Wine Color

 The Ton Stamps Happy Palm, River City Wooden Stamp sentiment, Papertrey Ink Geode Layer dies

God laid on my heart to create and send to a dear friend.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, November 5, 2023

I Love You Piggie

My daughter lost her skinny/naked guinea pig, Piggie Smalls.

She drew this image (asked if I'd make something she could hang on the wall).

 I dolled him up with a gold chain.

Erin Lee Creative You Got This Foil die set, Papertrey Ink Rainbow Stripes, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles, Spellbinders Glimmer Silver Holographic Facet foil

 I colored him in Copics and added the hot foil sentiment from Erin Lee Creative and PTI rainbow stripes (I don't think it's still available).

Simon Says (Monday): Thinking of You

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Tiered Mustard Tray

When these 2 sets of dies went on sale...I jumped on it!

Spellbinders Tiered Tray Collection, Honey Bee Stamps Barn Wood Planks,Cutting Board & Life is Gouda sentiment, Pear Blossom Press One Light 

This "just because" card is for my daughter 

("Let's Get Fancy" heat embossed, steel die embossing on bottom strip and mini cutting board)


There is a light as well; it's very subtle (behind the mini house).

I'm allll about the mustard and cozy feels here:

Thank you for your kind visit!