Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Red and Green

Happy Wednesday!  I am dropping in today to share a quick and traditional Christmas Card.  I have to tell you I really do love the red and green of this card, it just makes me soooo happy and puts me in the holiday mood.

I honestly can't remember who makes this stencil, but I love it, so cute with the green in distress ink from Ranger.  The circle die is from SugarPea designs.  The tiny sweet Santa, he is from Memory Box. I'll say it again, I just love how the colors pop!

Entering this into: Merry Monday 266-  Santa Claus

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Week of Giving Thanks

Hello friends!  As we approach Thanksgiving here in the US Crafter's Companion is sponsoring a Week of Giving Thanks.  In addition to offering a sale over at the CC website, myself and some of my fellow DT members are giving away $10 gift certificates to CC!!!  Yay....double score!

Before I give you the details, let me share my Week of Giving Thanks project:

Isn't that wreath lovely?!  I created this using a masking technique while stamping the Sheena Douglas Perfect Partners Little Acorn Stamp set.  I colored it using my new and fancy ColorTint Pencils.  They were released at the last HSN show and so fun because you can use them direct or like watercolors (I chose watercolors).  They are so bold!  The sentiment from this set is so fun and you may have noticed that I gold embossed it to go with the Gold Luxury Cardstock.  A little corrugated cardboard adds some extra texture just for fun. Here is a close up. 

OK, so here is what you have to do to win that GC, leave a comment telling me what craft supply you are most thankful for!  This will close on November 26th at 12:00 pm.

Thanks for your visit and good luck!

Entering this into the Curtain Call Challenge- Acorns!
Fusion Card Challenge

Friday, November 17, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers- Guest Post 2

I am over at the CLC blog again today with my second guest post.  Please come see my post- I think it will Mocha You Crazy! ;)

Monday, November 13, 2017


Did you watch the latest Crafter's Companion show on HSN?  There were some pretty awesome products!  For example, did you see the Die'Sire Create a Card Decorative Edge Set 2?  Pretty awesome... 

The best part is that you don't just have to use these dies on edges....

Isn't it fun how that die looks just like waves?!  I think so.  

Now here is how I made this card.  I used Ranger distress inks to create the sky background.  Once I had that as I wanted I used my edge die to cut into several different blue cardstocks to create the waves and the look of depth.  The sentiment is pre-printed on vellum (also from Crafter's Companion).  I then added the boats and the woodchip stars. Here is another angle. 

OK, thanks for the visit and hope you enjoyed this post! 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Chill Out

Hellllllloooo!  Happy Veteran's Day to all those out there who served!  Thank you for all you do.

I was inspired the other day by the most recent Your Next Stamps Challenge and wanted to share my card with you. Here is the color palette and sketch:

They are so fun!  And I couldn't resist using these fun monster stamps with those colors!

Do you think I hit the mark with my bright colored monster friends?  They are from the Silly Monster's Chill Out and the sentiment is from Warm Christmas Wishes.  I love the merry bright and fun feel!  The dies are from Gina Marie and Sugar Pea Designs and the snowflakes from Little B.

Thanks for the visit!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Warm and Fuzzy

Happy Friday!  I am so pleased that the weekend is almost here.  I had quite the busy weekend last weekend with my bambino's 10th birthday. We had a ton of fun but I am ready for some rest. But before I do wanted to share some warm and fuzzy greetings.

This card features some MFT stamps that I picked up over at Drive by Crafts.  Love this set and it pairs perfectly with the Lawn Fawn DP.  A sparkly blue fish ta boot!

Do card catalog systems still exist in libraries?  They must but it has been a long time since I used one that isn't online.

Thanks for your visit today!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Who's your Mummy?

No, I am not asking who is your Daddy, I want to know who is your Mummy?  OK, forgive the momentary silliness, I couldn't help but crack this dumb joke.  Also forgive me for being late with this Halloween card.

This fun mummy is a fun stamp from SugarPea Designs.  I enjoyed coloring him just right.  I used my distress inks to ink up the frame and interior background.  This fun frame is one of my fave Paper Smooches Dies.  The background paper is fun, I have had it in my stash for quite some time and I cut it using an Avery Elle die.  A little twine and done. 

Entering this into: 

Thanks for your visit!