Sunday, October 29, 2023

Merry Christmas Basket Wooden Stamps

 "Gathering Basket" River City Rubberworks (not in business), Studio G Snowflake Cluster stamp, Sugarloaf Products Whispers Merry Christmas wooden stamp

Amy has another Woodblock Wednesday Challenge!

I love this basket stamp, I could stamp it in every color (and I will!).

These woodblocks have been in my stash for awhile, and it's nice to dust them off.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Running Scared Tis the Season

Ok, so these Running Scared dies from Whimsy Stamps 

crack. me. up.

The Ton Stamps Happy Palm, Whimsy Stamps Running Scared dies, Riley and Company Tis the Season


Simon Says (Monday) Challenge: Spooky

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Proud Spotlight Flamingo

 Colorado Craft Company Big & Bold Tickled Pink Flamingo, Erin Lee Creative You Got This (Foil & Die sets)/ Glossy Black Cardstock, Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Holographic, Sizzix 3D Impresslit Snowflake, Tim Holtz Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink, FolkArt Glitterific Pop

I love combining acrylic paint with Glitterifics.

This color is Tim Holtz Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink (it went on like acrylic) and FolkArt Glitterific Pop (Neon Explosion).

I've wanted to use this bold sentiment I've foiled and cut, and this spotlighted bird can handle the pop of glimmer. ;)

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Saturday, October 21, 2023

DT INkspirational Cold

Stamplorations Let it Snow sentiment die, My Favorite Things Star Shaker Window and Frame die, DCWV Winter Woodland paper pack

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

The prompt is Cold; check out the lil' cute ice cubes in my star.

They were shaker bits I snatched up years ago at Brutus Monroe.

I did a quick check and I don't think they carry them anymore but Etsy may have similar.

Hey, be impressed I used my stash; it's hard to give up cutie pie things. ;)

However, it was the first product I thought of when I saw our prompt.


Please join us with your unique take~

Friday, October 20, 2023

Light Up Boutique

Another light up creation (I had to rush through this one too!):

Concord and 9th Window Shoppe Base/Fashion Shoppe, Brutus Monroe Cardstock Pastel Deco Patterned Paper, EZ light Pearl Blossom Press


Brutus Monroe Pastel Deco is so cool, and I've hoarded it too long.

I brought it out for Time Out's most recent challenge: Vintage
 (Deco pattern from the 1920's).

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

Twin Baby Shopping Cart

Tiny 1 and Tiny 2 have arrived, and I was able to get this cute stamp set in time to create ASAP.

I'm so grateful Kindred Stamps restocked Out of the Bag.

Kindred Stamps Out of the Bag, My Favorite Things Stamps Itty Bitty Baby sentiments, Spellbinders Add to Cart 3D Shopping Cart 

I went nuts with all the sentiments I could fit to fill the shopping cart and then some. ;)

I looked up the origins of this dynamic duo and...

oh who am I kidding....I had these books as a kid and I'm in my fifties.

I know it's vintage, as AM I.


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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Pumpkin Cards 2for1

I stamped up a storm in one sitting.

All my fave inks got attention; many are Reverse Confetti (no longer in business, I'm sad to say), Papertrey Ink, Memento, & Catherine Pooler.

I had stocked up on fall stamps two years ago and realized I missed autumn creations last year.

Here's to making up for it :

The Ton Stamps Ella Pumpkins stamps and dies/Butternut Squash/Grouped Fresh Sunflowers/Autumn Foliage/Glass Slippers sequins, Echo Park Scallop Treat Box (sentiment panel), Pink & Main Beautiful Slimline dies

I use a combo of Brutus Monroe stamp cleaner and baby wipes to clean between takes.

These The Ton Stamps are grouped, so what I like to do, is to stamp one layer first, in multiple takes.

I leave the stamp in my Petunia Platform and replace the paper and try to do at least three per layer.

It mostly adds up, if I don't shift between inking.  I may never see refills again for my Reverse Confetti, so I want to use them up whilst they are still fresh.

I created these Clean & Layered cards using all the following colors from this Fall inspiration:

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Make a Wish Jewel Tones

Pretty Pink Posh Mini Storybook 1 Dies, Stamplorations Make a Wish, Amy Tangerine Brave & Bold Patterned Paper, Doodlebug Design Square Sequins, Gold Cardstock

I don't often use these colors, so I wanted to make sure and dip into these papers from Amy Tangerine, and make something.


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Monday, October 16, 2023

Y'all It's Fall Truck and Palm

I love this Palm die from The Ton Stamps, and I used mustard colors for a faux corn stalk.

The Ton Stamps Happy Palm, Spellbinders Holiday Haul, Picket Fence Studios Fancy Autumn Sentiments, My Favorite Things Square Frames

Truck, pumpkin, country vibes were taken from this inspiration photo at Inspired By.

I used the middle horizontal row of the Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge:


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Sunday, October 15, 2023

Halloween Colors Wedding Pop-Up

I had loads of fun creating this pop-up card for my nephew and his bride.

Here the card is lit up (the clothespin was placed to hold it bright for a pic).

Lawn Fawn Platform Pop-Up/Add-On, Honey Bee Stamps Spring Cottage Village, Maymay Made It Walk in Love sentiment, Pear Blossom Press EZ Light

Here it folds flat.

Here's the back (I know, it's alot going on, but I couldn't stop). ;)

Spellbinders Open Road/Sunday Drive 


I included on the back panel (village view) a Maymay Made It sentiment "Enjoy the Journey".

I feel a marriage is a never ending journey to explore together.

Simon Says (Monday): Explore

Colorful Options is NEON for October, how fun is that?!

Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge

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Neon Palm and Pumpkins

OH the fun of neon inks with elegant images.

 The Ton Stamps Happy Palm & Ella Pumpkins, Newton's Nook Creepy Cameos sentiment, American Crafts Neon patterns Paper Pad (10 years old ;) ), Hero Arts Neon and Rina K Electro Pop Inks, Brutus Monroe Alabaster Ink

Colorful Options: October 2023 Neon

If you own any neon inks and they still have life in them, by all means give them a go!

I've had this pack of patterned paper from American Crafts for awhile now.

It's POPPIN' with neon, so I'm glad I can bring it out to play!

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Bright Sunflower Basket


My daughter asked me to whip up and encouragement card for a client of hers.

The Ton Stamps Grouped Fresh Sunflowers, MayMay Made It Your Faith is Showing Sentiment, "Gathering Basket" River City Rubberworks (not in business)

Vintage feel basket and script sentiment for the following challenge:

Lots of dark pink for the following challenge:

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Bruh You Make the World (Cat)

What I love about leaving my scraps they tend to fall in place.

This cat fell on this small section of patterned paper (I like to call rain), and that combo set the stage for this creation.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Kitty Love, Honey Bee Stamps Inside:Thankful Sentiments, Erin Lee Creative Teen Slang sentiment

My future Son-in-law loves cats, and I thought these two sentiments would go great together for his bday card.

I used my fave colours blue and black for the following challenge:


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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Sew Special and Moving Scissors

The Greetery's Notionable die had me at moving scissors.

The Greetery Notionable Die, Kindred Stamps Sew Special sentiment, Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock, My Favorite Things Stitched Square

I glued the top half and went searching for a mini brad to allow the bottom half mobility.

They are angled to highlight the acrylic painted section 

(which I carefully masked and painted with acrylic).

Last step was die cutting with My Favorite Things stitched square.

I'm super proud of waiting for it to dry. ;)


Saturday, October 7, 2023

Hope Kokeshi Doll


This card came together with parts I had sitting in my extra pile.

All the colors mesh well, so I let them play ;).

I-Crafter Kokeshi Doll, Stamplorations digi sentiment, My Favorite Things Blueprints 11 Panel

Oh sweet mustard yellow and black inspiration:

This encouraging sentiment was a free printed sentiment that arrived with a Stamplorations order years ago; I'm glad I found a home for it!

The beautiful I-Crafter Kokeshi doll is created with all die cuts~

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

DT INkspirational Designers Choice

River City Wooden Stamp sentiment, Maggie Holmes Sunny Days floral pattern, Sizzix Katelyn Lizardi envelope liners (straight)

This new challenge at INkspirational is Carol's choice and she picked matching envelope and card:


ooooh this challenged me!

I prayed about it (for real ;)) and the Lord allowed me to find a deal on these envelope liner dies (Sizzix) in a local store.

I had seen a gorgeous lined envelope and I felt that was the easiest and most practical way to meet this challenge (my way).

If you decide to stamp an envelope, I'd imagine Staz On or inks that are waterproof would be a good idea!

Please visit the challenge blog to see what my talented teamies have come up with and join us with your unique creation~

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The Present You Told Me to Get You


I did a bit of paper piecing on this lovely image from Picket Fence Studios.

Coloring is with Copics.

She seemed to want to settle in here on this fab striped paper from My Favorite Things. ;)

I rediscovered this sass sentiment from Gina K,


Picket Fence Studios Shop Hard image, Gina K Designs A Very Silly Season sentiment, Tim Holtz Sizzix Retro Repeat border die/3D Impresslit snowflake, My Favorite Things Feelin' Festive Paper Pad, Copics

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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