Saturday, September 24, 2016

Patient Pup

I just love this Stampendous Patient Pup and have made several cards with this adorable image. For this one I colored the puppy with Copics, and used a MS doily border punch on bottom. I added my stamped sentiment with a piece of very old piece of adhesive ribbon to create the border. I used 3 tiny green mini brads and called this one done.

I'm sharing this with Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #300 which is to "use a sentiment."

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful weekend!


Friday, September 23, 2016


Halloween is just around the corner, so I've made a few cards for the season. I used the SU! fox builder punch & stamp set again to make the black cat, adding a witch's hat done with a Tim Holtz crazy bird accessory stamp set and black and orange glitter pens. The "boo!" was done with a Darice die, and the small oval and starburst background were done with Gina Marie Designs dies. For the finishing touch, I added 2 matching orange eyes to the cat's face.

Happy Haunting..............Halloween will be here before you know it! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Welcome Autumn

This is the last day of summer for us, so it's time to work on all those autumn-themed cards for a while. This card began with a sponged distress ink panel, where I spritzed a leaf stamp with water, and pressed it into the inks to get that ghost look. The SB die-cut leaf was sponged with color and I added some shimmer with twinkling H2o's. I added a panel of matching pink card stock for the SNSS sentiment panel, and covered the gap with some trim I've had for years. Again, I used my trusty Lil Inker stitched rectangles to cut all the panels, including the small sentiment panel.

Here's a close-up of the leaf that was popped up on dimensionals.

I'm sharing this with the Tuesday Morning Sketch #370.

Have a great Wednesday and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Autumn Birthday

Here's a little birthday card made with a sponged background and a House Mouse having fun with all the colorful leaves of autumn. I used an EK border punch to get all the tiny leaves that have fallen to the ground and added a strip of rust-colored ribbon diagonally. The panels were cut with stitched rectangle dies and I added one golden leaf brad for the final accent. The sentiment is from SNSS.

I'm sharing this with the HMFMC#226 which has a theme of "Autumn."

Thanks for stopping by, and make it a great day.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy Fall Y'All

There's a lot of work that went into this simple card, but I covered most of it up! LOL The background panel is composed of 1" squares of some long-retired Basic Grey Indian Summer dsp that I pieced together and die-cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle. The panel on top of that was sponged with distress inks in fall colors, then I spritzed a leaf stamp with water and pressed it into the inks, leaving a shadow image of the leaves. I used a SNSS Cocoa Mouse image and sentiment, coloring the leaf with Copics to match the inked panel beneath it. I used an EK success leaf border punch to get the tiny leaves and acorns for the lower border. All layers were cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies.

I'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground #247 since I used lots of  snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday whatever you're doing.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Not-So-Scaredy Cat

I have another Halloween card today with a little cat made with the SU! Fox builder punch and stamp set borrowed from my friend Mary Anne (thanks M.A.).
I stamped a witch's hat from the Tim Holtz crazy bird accessories and placed it on top of the cat's head to get him ready for Halloween. The white panel was die-cut with a Gina Marie stitched oval die. I added a snippet of Halloween dsp and a die-cut background and some jelly dots that came in a blog candy I won last year. The Halloween sentiment is from SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day today.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Happy Halloween

I've been in Halloween mode as that season is quickly approaching. I pulled out a very old SU! retired set, and stamped this image, adding some extra candy corn with a Lawn Fawn stamp. I colored it with Copics and die-cut it with a Gina Marie stitched square die, then matted it with black. The dsp is by Bo Bunny, and the orange panel was embossed with a SU! retired spiderweb ef, and they were both matted with black as well. The sentiment is by Tim Holtz, and the little bats were done with a stick stamp from Judith Stamps. The jelly dots were part of some fun Halloween blog candy I received last year.

I'm entering this into the Tuesday Throwdown #311 which is a sketch challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Water-colored Thank-You

This card began with a piece of white cardstock that I sponged with Distress inks. After the main panel was dry, I spritzed the Memory Box stamp with water and stamped it into the ink, giving it a white shadow. Once that was dry, I stamped the image in black, slightly moving it to the left of the shadow image. I die cut that panel along with the water-colored panel beneath it with a Gina Marie Designs stitched square die set, then added 2 white mini brads to the flower centers. The card base was a color-variegated cardstock and seemed to be a good color match to the distress inks. I added a snippet of die-cut white that was cut with a Lawn Fawn stitched hills die, then stamped a MFP sentiment. The card base was die cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle.

I just became aware of a brand new challenge called the PCC1 - Perfectly Created Chaos - which is to "Stamp it."

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is a good one!


Monday, September 12, 2016

Wedding Champagne

A couple in the neighborhood has a daughter who's getting married this coming Saturday. I wanted to give her a little something, so I took one of her wedding invitations and cut it apart to make a tag for a bottle of champagne. She's having an outdoor wedding and her invitation was composed of sunflowers, gold colors and woodgrain. I took a piece of the wood-grain panel and cut it to size, punching hearts on the bottom with a MS heart border punch and used vanilla cardstock to in-lay the hearts. The sunflowers were hand-cut from the invitation and placed on top of the wood-grain panel, adding some neutral lace trim to the top with tiny pearls. I used a MS doily punch for the lower borders and gold-embossed a SU! "congratulations" at the top. The medallion with their names was taken from the invitation and attached with the gold twisted twine (also from the invitation), and I made a mat with a Gina Marie Designs stitched circle die. The stringed clear beads were a find from a store close-out that I bought probably 7-8 years ago - knowing I'd find a use for them one day. The decorative bow was recycled from wired gold ribbon on a gift we received a long time ago, and it all seemed just perfectly festive to wrap up this bottle of champagne!

There is nothing prettier than an autumn wedding, and I wish this couple much happiness!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Holly Wreath

I wanted to make another front-door card with a Christmas wreath hanging on it, only this time I used Holly leaves to make the wreath. I used lots of colorful snippets of green and red cardstock that were die-cut with Poppystamps stitched holly and berry leaves dies. The cardstock is "French Mints" by Bazzill Basics, and I popped up the door panels with foam tape. The sentiment is by SU! and the doorknob is a dot of gold stickles.

I'm sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #246.

Today, September 11, 2016, is the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the USA that took so many innocent lives, and I hope you'll take a minute of your day to remember, reflect, and keep those innocent victims in your hearts and prayers. I will never forget that horrific day and how it changed the world forever.

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