Thursday, January 31, 2019

Let It Snow!

Well, here in north east Ohio it's a little too cold to snow (-2 with a wind chill of -18).
However, I'm celebrating the winter season with this cute box card:

Supplies used:
Sue Wilson Designs - Christmas Cottage Scene Dies
Impression Obsession - Small Snowflake set
My Favorite Things - Polar Bear Pals
The Cat's Pajamas - Freezin' Season
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - You're so Cool - let it snow- (discontinued)

Stay warm!

'till next time,

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Love is in the air!

Today I'd like to share a card I made for the sketch challenge over at the Paper Players Blog.  
 Here's the sketch:                         
Supplies used:
I used the Floating Heart Panel Die from Your Next Stamp
The stitched nesting heart die from Tutti Designs
and the sentiment from Art Impressions- Love is in the air

I'm also linking to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
The theme this week is "Love is in the air!"
Oh, and there is 14 hours left in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ,
the theme is "Heart" so I am also linking there.

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Sunday, January 27, 2019


 Still cold , still snowing and I'm still happy as a clam 
playing in my craft room. 
Here's what I've been doing today:
Today I'm playing along with the mix it up challenge 

I used some wood grain looking paper , 
the Simply Fabulous stamp set and matching Die from Sugar Pea Designs. 
and the coffee mug die from Penny Black which I cut from white cardstock and colored 
with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

Time to go bake some cookies! 

'till next time,

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Beary Special Friend

Here's another card I made with the MFT  BB Beary Special Birthday stamp set. 

I'm lovin' that little bear!


Thanks for stopping by!

It snowed again last night so, my wonderful neighbor is clearing my drive way once again!
Not only that but he cleaned off my car and sidewalks and even fed my birds for me this morning!!
Gona have to bake that guy a cake!! 

'till next time,

Saturday, January 19, 2019


Today I'm watching the snow fall outside my window, 
with no plans of going any where because they're forecasting 6 -12 inches!

This is the card I made to play along with

I used the MFT  BB Beary Special Birthday stamp set. 

Stay warm!

'till next time,

Monday, January 14, 2019



Today, I'd like to share with you a wedding card.  
It's always nice to have a few of these on hand.

I love the black/white/gold color scheme, 
you could also personalize it by using the wedding party's colors.

Start by layering the lattice over a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 piece of matching cardstock.

Next, layer the circle alternating the colors and finishing with the Mr. & Mrs. on top.
Set this aside for the moment.

Hand cut a fish tail banner measuring 1 3/4 by 4 , cutting straight up the bottom center
and then cut from each bottom corner into where your straight cut ends. this makes a fish tail. 
Layer this banner  like you did the outside of the circle.
Die cut your Congratulations word.
Now assemble the front  and adhere all to a black card base.

Check out the Dies R Us Blog  
for more onfo.

'till next time,

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Snowman & friends

Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  
This time around it's my turn to pick a topic. Since it's January
and usually snowy in northeastern Ohio where I live,  I chose SNOWMAN.

Here's what I used:
Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps - Come play with us 
W plus 9 - Sunshine Layers (Die)
Jane's Doodles - the sentiment
Copic Markers

I even put a little critter ( from My Favorite Things -Fall Friends) on the inside:
The sentiment is also from My Favorite things. I found it on the Woodland Friends stamp set.

I like combining different stamps. I think you get a lot more use from your stash that way.

I hope you find some time to go outside and play in the snow!

'till next time,

Monday, January 7, 2019

Sweet Birthday

It's my turn to do a tutorial for Dies R Us.
 My daughters birthday is this month, so I'd like to share this "sweet" birthday card that I made for her and her sweet tooth!
I love this  Lawn Fawn Box Card Die. The construction of the box itself is well documented

Once you have your basic box built the fun comes in when you get to decorate it!
For this card I chose the stamp set Baked With Love from Lawn Fawn.

Here's the Copic Marker colors I used for the flour sack, wooden spoon and rolling pin:

Once everything is colored you can either fussy cut the images or make your life really simple and use the matching die cuts.
The next step is to arrange all the cuteness into the box!
A handy way to attach some images is to use clear plastic ( from left over packaging)
 cut into thin strips with a thin strip of double sided tape.
This is how I attach them inside the box:
There is no right or wrong way to decorate. Just have fun with it!
Here's another look:
The best thing about these cards is that they fold flat, fit into a A2 size envelope and go through the US Mail for one stamp!

Below, you'll find the list of the supplies I used with links to the Dies R Us Store for your convenience.
Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Dies 

Lawn Fawn - Baked With Love Stamps  

Lawn Fawn - Baked With Love Dies 

  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too and don't forget that you will find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Page.
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'till next time;