Friday, December 30, 2016


Hi everyone. I've been cleaning and organizing the craft room and decided to take a break and create something.

Wine glasses are from Purple Onion Stamps and I paper pieced the gold into the glasses to mimic champagne.

Celebrate die is from Sugar Pea Designs. I was going to cut out the celebrate using gold mirror cardstock. However, when I went into my specialty cardstock drawer I came across this yummy gold sparkly velum and decided to use that instead.

Stitched frame die is from My Favorite Things.

Cas-ual Fridays
Simon Says Stamps - Anything goes

 I hope everyone has a safe and prosperous New Year!     

Monday, December 26, 2016

Last of the Christmas cards

Hi everyone. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with family and friends. Here are the last of my Christmas cards for this year. Don't forget that I'm holding a contest for blog candy! All you have to do is become a follower and post your favorite Christmas Card that you made this year. See below.

This card uses a branch stamp from Penny Black, which is embossed in detail white embossing powder. The I took Fabrika Decoru in poppy red to create the berries. Sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.  Ink and red cardstock is pure poppy from Papertrey, Ink.

 This card is done using dies and stamps from Hero Arts. Very clean and simple.

OK, now to put away all the Christmas stamps and dies and move on to other stuff. Thanks for stopping in.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Some days require cookies

Hi everyone. Today is a cookie kind of day for me! Here is my take on the sketch over at My Favorite Things.

Stamps and dies are from My Favorite Things. I cut the milk bottles out of white cardstock, stamped them with the "milk" stamp and then layered them onto a white panel. The cookie is cut out of brown leather paper using the die and bite die out of the set. I added the chips using dark night enamel from Fabrika Decoru. 

 Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Walk in the woods

Hi there. Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

The tree and sentiment are from Technique Tuesday. I used Hero Arts Field green on the tree's and used a distress marker for the ground and trunks.

Plaid back ground stamp is from Carta Bella. Fresh pigment ink in Mojito used on kraft cardstock.

Added a bit of twine to the right side to add a bit of interest to this masculine card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CASEd Christmas cards

Hi everyone. I don't know about you, but I've got a board on Pinterest that I created just for card inspiration. Whenever I see a card I like to recreate or CASE, I put it in there. Here are are a few Christmas cards that I've cased this year.

Mitten die from My Favorite Things. Sentiment and snowflake stamps from Simon Says Stamp. Back ground grunge splatters is from Stampin Up! Paper is from Papertrey, Ink.

Brown ink is from Hero Arts.

I used a Penny Black stamp for this one. It originally had a bird on one of the branches that I cut off. I stamped it in white ink then heat embossed using fine detail white embossing powder (Hero Arts) and then added the red dots using Fabrika Decoru enamel dots in red poppy. This brand of enamel is the best I have found and works beautifully and comes in many different colors. You can find it here.

Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget that I'm doing a giveaway for my 10th blogging anniversary. Scroll down to see the details!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Floral birthday

Hi everyone. Here is my take on the sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

I used Altenew's Peony Bouquet on this. Inks are from hero arts in soft pink, bubble gum and ultra pink. Greens are lime and field.

Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

OK, back to cleaning and organizing my craft room. The walls are closing in on me.

Until next time.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Frosted flakes

Hey there. Here's my take on this week Freshly made sketch, which I also paired with two other challenges listed below.

I used some shimmer paper from Papetrey, Ink to emboss and cut out the snowlfakes.

Embossing folder is a 5x7 one from Provo Craft and the snowflake die is 5x5 square die and I have no idea where I got it from. Ugh!

Silver ribbon is from my ribbon stash and I tied the mini bow using the Bow Easy. Blue cardstock is also from PTI.

I popped up the embossed panel using fun foam and I also did spray some shimmer frost onto the blue panel but it doesn't really show up in the photo.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.

CAS-UAL Fridays
Freshly Made Sketches
TGIF Challenge - let it snow

Blog Anniversary and a giveaway

Hi everyone! It's my 10th blogging anniversary and to celebrate I'm doing some blog candy.

I started my blog today 10 years ago and since it's Christmas time, I thought I'd start off with showing you a clean and simple card. Stamp is from Mama Elephant. I stamped it using my Nano and then heat embossed it. I'm loving the fact that this can be mass produced.  However, I generally tend to make different cards for different people on my list.

OK, on to the giveaway...........

Here is what is up for grabs. All you have to do is become a follower and you get two additional entries into the drawing if you upload your favorite Christmas card you made this year.

Winner will be randomly drawn and this is only good for folks living within the US.

Good luck and I hope you join me, link and contest will close on 12/31/16.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Rock Star Spotlight

The House That Stamps Built is taking a break from the usual projects and challenges this month to bring back their Rock Star Spotlight series. This is a fun way to get to know all the Design Team members a little better. So each Monday and Wednesday throughout December they will be featuring a different Rock Star and showing off some of their latest creations too.

Please be sure to visit The House That Stamps Built often and leave a little love in the comments of each Rock Star Spotlight. Wendy will be awarding a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate to one random commenter. Every comment earns you another chance to win. So visit and comment often.

The winner will be announced on The House That Stamps Built blog the first Monday of next month.

Today is my day and the spotlight is shining on me! Here is what I created to celebrate my featured post. Now please hop on over to The House That Stamps Built to read my responses to the fun questionnaire Wendy had me fill out. Then be sure to leave a comment there for your chance to win the gift certificate.

All four stamps are from Repeat Impressions. :-)  Pine branch die is from Carta Bella. I've had the blue, white and red plaid designer paper in my Christmas stash of paper forever! I've been hoarding it and it finally worked it's way into the card design on the bottom.  The inks i used in both cards are from Hero Arts.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Warm and cozy

Hi everyone! I decided to play along in the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers challenge and I also paired it with this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

Well, I used a bunch of different products on this one.

Sentiment stamp is from My Favorite Things. Snowflakes are from Hero Arts.

Mitten and cup dies are also from Hero Arts.  I cut the cup out using white cardstock and then colored it with Copic's. I heat embossed the snowflake using white detailed embossing powder, also from Hero Arts.

The snowflake designer paper is from my stash that I've had forever and I believe it's from K&Company.

I used my heat gun to create the whipped cream on a bit of Tulip puffy paint.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Red mittens

Hello. Here's a card for this weeks snowflake challenge over at The Paper Players.

Mittens and matching dies are from My Favorite Things. I stamped the mitten using pure poppy dye ink from PTI multiple times using my Stampaholic Nano. Then I heat embossed the snowflake using white detail embossing powder from Hero Arts.

Sentiment is from another set from My Favorite Things. Pure Poppy cardstock is from PTI.

I did pop up the mittens using foam squares so that I could add the red bakers twin to tie them together.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Hi from three bears

Hi everyone. Just sharing a masked card today to say hello.

Bears are from My Favorite Things. I masked them, which is a technique I don't do often enough.

Colored with Copic's. I decided not to put a sentiment on the front of the card as I wanted the bears to take center stage. Now I'm wondering if that is a good choice. Thoughts?

Off to finish up another Christmas card and do a little shopping today. Thanks for stopping by.