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.

Thank you for your sweet visit today!

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~