Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Deepest Sympathy

My husband requested a sympathy card for a coworker.

Alcohol Inks, Spellbinders Hot Foil Plate & Die set, Papertrey Ink Happy Trails Dragonfly, Erin Lee Creative Black Glossy Cardstock, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Silver Cardstock

I had this panel of green, gold and blue alcohol inks.

It adds a lovely texture and base, and I was hoping it would "lightly" create a mood for a sympathy card.

I propped it on silver cardstock and added a strip of a hot foiled sentiment.

(Silver cardstock main base, gold alcohol inks and Hot Foiled sentiment)

Thank you for your sweet visit today!


Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Happy Birthday from The Burger Family

I created this for my youngest because these characters feel like family. ;)

Kindred Stamps Burger Family,  Scoring Board, Happy Birthday Sentiment, Pretty Pink Posh Sentiment die (behind banner die), Simon Says Stamp Streamer Ribbon dies, Copics, Alcohol inks (strip below the sentiment)

Here's the inside; I even added a single light. ;)

Erin Lee Creative You Got This Hot Foil Sentiment, Pear Blossom Press One Light 

 I used a tool to push the light on, since my nails are JACKED at the moment.

I added scoring so that the characters are closer together, and to add some texture.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Add Some Texture

I scored three lines in between each character...

and folded them with two "hills" and one "valley".


That's it! 

I enjoyed using these stamps for the first time and completing something in time to hand over to my daughter on her special day.

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

DT Designer Choice Paper Piecing

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational~

Picket Fence Studios Boys of All Seasons, Avery Elle Harvest Collection Paper Pad, Sizzix Tim Holtz Retro TV die

This time the prompt is Marina's choice, and she chose paper piecing!

I stamped and die cut this image from Picket Fence Studios, and colored his face and hair.

As I was debating a color for his shirt, I decided this would be the card I paper pieced.

I stamped mostly the bottom of the image on patterned paper from Avery Elle, and fussy cut.


Please visit our challenge blog to see what my talented teammates paper pieced and join us with your unique creation~

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Make A Wish Beautiful Slimline

 Stamplorations Make a Wish sentiment die, Spellbinders The Birthday Celebrations and Pastel Glimmer Foil, Pink and Main Beautiful Slimline, Tonic Studio Mirror Cardstock, Erin Lee Creative White Glossy Cardstock

I love blues and I'm originally an island girl, so this picturesque challenge has me smitten!

Blue pastel Glimmer foil and Tonic Studios Marina Mist Mirror shimmers different shades when you hold it to the light.

These cardstocks are so calming when observed straight on

 (subtle and one colour like the sound of the wind).

I used a Stamplorations sentiment which is one of my faves...big and bold and ALL CONNECTED.

There aren't tiny specks to search for with this sentiment die.

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Friday, January 19, 2024

Cozy Coffee & Snowflake

The Stamp Market Season's Snowflake, Stamplorations All You Need is Coffee, Gina K Last Minute Labels (Christmas sentiment), Hero Arts Graphic Flower (snowflake center), Avery Elle Double Stiched Rectangles


I had fun pulling together cozy colors and images for a graphic creation.

The following challenges gave me inspiration:

I love the greys and cream and coffee image!

This challenge had me reach for this bold simple snowflake, and match it with a coffee image and sentiment (vertically placed).

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

Happy Birthday Green Copper

 Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers/Glow Girl sentiment, Monstera Leaf Embossing Folder

Challenges give me a starting point and a deadline...and I need a masculine card next month!

I dug out a couple of older Hero Arts sets for their challenge "Everything Old is New Again".

The graphic flower set is perfect for a masculine card, and the Glow Girl sentiment seemed to fit.

Copper and Green are perfect for a masculine card as well!

I embossed a Darice Monstera Leaf with an embossing folder and edged the panel with Versamark ink.

I then used a mini sponge to apply more Versamark ink sporadically on the panel.  The embossing powder I used was copper.

Thank you for your sweet visit today!

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Well Groomed Tag Garland

I found the cutest cat/dog paper that's called Well Groomed from Graphic 45.

My daughter is a vet tech, and I created this banner for her awesome boss, for year round d├ęcor.

 Graphic 45 Well Groomed, Hero Arts Rounded Rectangles, Poppy Stamps Main Street Tags, Reverse Confetti (out of business)Hang Ups tag toppers

Here's one cutie, and I couldn't pick just I cut ALL the characters I could with Poppy Stamps Main Street Tags.

I added fun ribbon that should wear nicely over the years.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Cute Critters

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

DT INkspirational Use Stencils

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

The Ton Stamps Grouped Fresh Pansies Layering Stencils and dies, Riley and Company Sentiment, Honey Bee Stamps Chicken Coop remnant (sentiment arch panel), Birch Press Stargazer Layer B, Brutus Monroe Heather Cardstock

Our prompt is stencils with an optional twist of more than one.

I chose The Ton Stamps Grouped Fresh Pansies, and die cut with the matching dies.


Please join us with your unique take!

Also, I used the colors from this challenge:

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Friday, January 12, 2024

Holiday Blocks in Throwdown Colors

I had to dive in with these Holiday Blocks, because I've seen so many wonderful creations using them!

Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Blocks, My Favorite Things Sweet Celebrations sentiment

There's a bit of sparkle in the right hand corner, with glitter paper.

I feel dies like these are great with a few colors:

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Sunday, January 7, 2024

Fa La La Toaster

I created this for my middle daughter who my husband nicknamed Toast. ;)

Brutus Monroe Toaster Sentiments/Let's Do Brunch, Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 Glimmer Plate, Nuvo Drops and Glitterific acrylics for shimmer and texture, Darice snowflakes and Papertrey Ink Winter Penquin snowflakes

(breakfast starts every new day)

I specifically got these dies so I could make "Toast" this 3D card. 

Here are two challenges using "new" as a prompt:

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Matchbox Gift Holder

Created for my youngest...she's fire!

I'm so proud of her, because she's super courageous when it comes to defending others.

Concord & 9th Perfect Matchbox dies, Brutus Monroe Neon Glow Paper Pad

She asked for money for Christmas (yes, she's a practical adult now with real bills).

So I used this amazing die set to gift her $$$.


Simon Says (Monday): A New Start

(fire always deems the need for a new start)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Something New

(new dies)

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Tell Me You Love Breakfast Without Telling Me...

I had to get these Breakfast Bunch dies from Brutus Monroe, to create this for my future son-in-law.

I made ornaments for his small tree years ago, and he can add this to the bunch!

 Brutus Monroe Breakfast Bunch/Faux Honey Glaze, Papertrey Ink Winter Penguin(retired?), Reverse Confetti (no longer in business) round tag, vellum, Tonic Studios Rustic Dusk mirror stock

You've got to play with this Faux Honey's SO FUN.

Waffles with syrup, bacon and eggs can start a day:

Simon Says (Monday): A New Start

Simon Says (Wednesday): Something New

(new dies)

I appreciate your sweet visit today~

Tuesday, January 2, 2024


I'm excited to share the gifts I created for all my lil' nieces and nephews.

Every year I try to come up with something that fits multiple ages and the Lord laid on my heart this design.

I had to include lights too!!!

Lawn Fawn Platform Pop up, Tim Holtz Christmas Cookies dies, Papertrey Ink Jesus sentiment die/A Thrill of Hope sentiment, Pear Blossom Press EZ Light


The first three colors of this challenge:

Here's a new challenge I came across:

Creative Moments Challenge #253 It's a Wrap


and since 

I believe every start with Jesus is a new start,  I felt appropriate for the following challenge:

Simon Says (Monday): A New Start

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