Thursday, November 15, 2018

Christmas Penguin

Still making Christmas cards, here's the latest one:

The inspiration for this one came from Color Throwdown.
This week the colors are red, aqua, and silver.

Supplies I used:
Lawn Fawn - Snowfall Backdrop ( landscape)
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Merry Christmas Circle Frame
My Favorite Things - Sweet Holiday Penguins
Copic Markers
Foam tape

Glad you could stop by.

'till next time,

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It Moose be Christmas

I'm mixing it up today and using both the colors and the sketch which I have turned sideways.
Here's my card:
I've had this stamp set from Sweet Pea Designs for quite awhile, but it's one of my favorites.

In fact, I used this cute little Moose on this card I made this morning:

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dear Santa

Exciting news, I'm a brand new member of the Dies R Us Inspiration Design Team!
This is my first card:

 These are the dies I used:

Lawn Fawn - Snowfall Backdrop: Landscape Die

Impression Obsession - Dies - Santa On Roof

 Penny Black - Dies - Winter Cheer

Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Stitch Frames

I started with the Snowfall Backdrop die which is a landscape die, but I wanted to use it vertically.

So, first I die cut the Snowfall Backdrop, layered it over white card stock, then cut the panel down to the size of the black frame I was using.

I cut the Dear Santa twice, once out of red glitter paper, again out of black card stock and then layered them together for a shadow effect.

I'm entering this over at the Merry Little Christmas Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
'till next time,

Saturday, November 10, 2018


Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Susan is our hostess and she chose the code word PRESENTS.
Here's my take on our code word:
Supplies used:
Digi Stamp from All Dressed Up Stamps on Etsy
Sentiment from Lawn Fawn - Frosty Fairy Friends
printed papers from Sunny Studio- Holiday Cheer 6x6 pack
and My Favorite Things -Merry & Bright Plaid Patterns 6x6 pack
Copic Markers 
Wink of Stella - clear

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Thursday, November 8, 2018


I'm playing along with The Sisterhood Of Crafters .
They would like us to Share A Little Humor , so here's what I have to share:
This cracked me up when I first saw it at a Stamp show, it's a
 Funny Bones stamp # RWD-226By Riley & Company.

The paper was in my stash, so I have no idea where it's from, but it was perfect for this card! 
It's hard to tell from the photo, but the humorous panel is popped up with foam tape. 

I love easy peasy !

'til next time,

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Anything goes

 It's time for a new challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challenge Blog..
November's challenge isAnything Goes with the option of ribbon .
        I chose not to use the option of using ribbon. Here's my card:
I used the really cute stamp from StampingBella
called 'Tiny Townie loves balloons'.

Here's the copics I used to color her:
Skin - E00, E11
Hair - C5, C7, C9
Dress and Balloons - B12, B14, B16....R32, R14, R8
Y13, Y15, Y17...YR 16 
girl was outlined with B000

The clouds were cut using the Lawn Fawn
Lawn Cuts - simple puffy cloud frames
The center panel was popped up with foam tape.

Here's what I did on the inside:
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Messages.

This gives plenty of space to write a Happy Birthday message.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time, 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Penguin with presents

Wow, the first of November! Time to get cracking on the Christmas cards!
Here's one I made using  the Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set from My Favorite Things.

I started by by stamping the penguin with the stack of presents on his head. 
Then I made a mask for him by stamping him again on Inkadinkado stamping mask paper.

Then stamped the package on the left and another set of packages
 (from MFT Jingle All The Way set) on the right . I made masks for them too.
Keeping the masks on I taped scrap paper across the bottom of the images and 
sponged on some Distress ink. ( Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Mustard Seed).
When done sponging I removed the scrap paper added the stamped sentiment,removed the masks
and started to color with Copic markers....The fun part!

Here's a closer look:

The finished panel was framed with a Memory Box Die called" Wrapped Stitched Frames"
  cut to size and the mounted on a card front size piece of printed paper from
the Holiday Cheer 6x6 Card Stock pack from Sunny Studio.

 Here's what I put inside:

Thanks for taking a look.

Entering this card in these challenges:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Always anything Christmas

'till next time,

Saturday, October 27, 2018

One Layer

Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Barb is our hostess and she chose the code word ONE LAYER
Here's my one layer card:
I used the Dandelion Wishes stamp set from Happy Little Stampers.
  Join in this challenge with us and you have a chance
to win a  $20. gift card to the store!

Here's how I made this one layer:
Step one 
Tape the edges to create a border 

Step 2
Sponge distress inks. 
I used scattered Straw, Dried marigold and peeled paint.

 Step 3
To do the Bokeh technique I made my own stencils
out of plastic and circle dies of different sizes.
I used Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink to sponge 
inside the circle stencils.

Step 4
Remove the tape and stamp your image in black,
add a sentiment ( also in black)
 and mount the finished panel(5 1/2 by 4 1/4 )
onto a card front. 

Here's what I learned from making this card,
it would be better to let the white pigment ink 
dry completely before you stamp over it.
Take another look at my card and see how crisp
 and bright the sentiment looks as compared to the dandelions.
Live and learn! 

'till next time,

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Here's the card I worked on today:

Supplies used:
Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts scalloped box card die
My Favorite Things - Fall Friends stamp set
 Copic markers 

Time for lunch.... 

'till next time, 

Monday, October 22, 2018


 Halloween 'Trick or Treat' night for our town is this Saturday,
so I bought candy to pass out...the kind I like (Reeses).
This may not have been such a good idea....I've already eaten three!

So to keep my hands busy, I made this card:

The Boo stamp is from Craftsmart  (Michaels Dollar Bin)
the pumpkin shapes were printed from clip art colored solid black and fussy cut
then bordered in white to make them stand out and fussy cut again.
I cut the faces with my exacto knife and added Wink Of Stella to them 
for a little bit of sparkle.
 a side view:
 The panels were sponged with Distress Ink.
Candy Apple, Salty Ocean
Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed.

The pumpkins and the Boo! were popped up with foam squares.

I'm entering this in these challenges:
CAS on Friday
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Have a great week!

'till next time,

Saturday, October 13, 2018


Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
  Stephanie is our hostess and she chose the code word FOLIAGE.

Here's  my card:

I used this really great stamp set from Happy Little Stampers called " Born To Be Wild".
You can find it HERE.

I also used Simon Says Stamp - stitched circles
and My Favorite Things Die-namics - wild greenery 

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I can't wait to see what foliage inspires you to make.

'till next time,

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


It's a beautiful day here in Ohio and before I get out to enjoy it
I wanted to share this cute, quick and easy card I made.

Supplies used:
My Favorite Things - Monster Sized  
Waffle Flower - Yippee! die
My Favorite Things - Black & White Stripes 6x6 paper pack

I'm entering this over at CASology : week 316 - Punctuation
Enjoy your day! 
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Autumn Colors

Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  
The theme is Autumn Colors.
 Here's a side view. I'm not sure what this fold is called, maybe an "M Fold"?
If anyone knows please let me know.

Here's how I made it:
Then layer the smaller (brown) piece onto the larger (orange ) top fold card.

Then decorate as you wish.

 Supplies used: 
My Favorite Things- Fall Friends stamps and dies
brick wall embossing folder
Simon Says Stamp - small forest tree die 
Impression Obsession - DIE201-K (tiny leaves)
Darice - book pages ( shape die)
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
 Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by today.

'till next time,

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thinking Christmas

Time seems to go faster the older I get , so I'm thinking 
toward Christmas! Maybe I can get a jump on it this year.

 got me started today. 
Here's what I came up with:
I used the My Favorite Things "Jingle All The Way" stamp set.

I'm also linking this up to:
anything Christmas goes 

  let's get ready for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!

'till next time,

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Scarecrows and pumpkins

The new challenge over at Double D Challenges
says they want to see your scarecrows and or pumpkins!!
So, here's my scarecrow and pumpkins!:
This was fun and I've already got it in it's envelope and ready to send to my Sister-in-law.

Here's what I used:

Simon Says Stamp - stitched circles die
Lawn Fawn - picket fence Border die
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Harvest Stamp Set
My Favorite Things - Fall Friends Stamp Set
Copic markers
 Foam Tape

It might feel more like fall if it wasn't 80 degrees out!

'till next time,

Saturday, September 29, 2018


It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS 
and our host Ceal has chosen diamonds as her code word.
Our Sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and as always, 
Kylie is offering the winner a generous $20. GC to the store!
Sometimes CAS is not simple! do that is!
I kept thinking diamonds as sparkly gems and I had no stamps or dies
that even came close to that.
So, I was excited when my wayward brain finally thought of the diamond shape.
The rest should be easy, right? Wrong! 
I played with different sizes, different layouts, different colors , different techniques,
Whew, my desk and my mojo was a mess.
I gave up, cleaned off my desk and went to lunch. 
Chocolate was involved.
When I came back this card went together rather quickly ...must have been the chocolate! 

I did try adding some bling, but I didn't like it. what do you think?

Here's what I used:
Spellbinders Nestabilities - classic diamonds
Memory Box - stitched rectangle layers
Distress Oxide Ink - spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, fossilized amber
Paper Smooches - sentiment sampler

Thanks for looking.

'till next time,

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fall Birthday

I love the Fall...I love the cooler weather and the rich colors of the season.

Here's a card celebrating those who have a fall birthday.

I used the newly released stamp set "Fall Friends " from My Favorite Things
and the MFT Die-namics "happy birthday".
Colored with Copic markers.

Here's a closer look:
I layered the die cuts 3 deep to give this simple card some dimension.

I'm entering this in three challenges:

'till next time,


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Paper Players

Today I'm playing along with The Paper Players.
Here's the sketch:
I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp called "Happy Christmas"
and patterned papers from my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

'till next time, 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Let it snow!

Today I'm playing along with  CAS(E) This Sketch.

 Here's my card:

 A closer look so you can see the snowflakes in the designer paper
 and the sparkle on the snowflake:

I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,