Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Have a dashing good holiday

I got a few Christmas cards done this past weekend.

ABC Christmas - T is for Trio

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Monday, September 25, 2017

By Golly Be Jolly

When this brand new set came out by Unity Stamps, I had to get it!! You can find it here and it's on sale now!!!  For this card, I made a mask so I could sponge my Oxide inks around the Santa. I colored him using copic markers and then added some Martha Stewart stars for my "bling".

Jingle Belles - Tic Tac Toe 3 in a Row
Allsorts - Things with wings
Hiding in My Craft Room - Any Holiday

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time to start my Christmas cards!

It's almost October and I need to get started on my Christmas cards. I like to do all different cards so I am entering this in the following challenges:

Jingle Belles - Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe
ABC Christmas - T for Trio (there are 3 hills)
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Wrap it Up

Alpaca by Taylored Expressions
Santa by Amuse Studios
Sentiment - Typed on my computer
Tree die cut by Lawn Fawn
Hills die cut by Impression Obsession
Snowman die by ArtC
Glitter by Gelly Roll pen

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Whale Whale Whale

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Oh Boy!
Crafty Catz - Birthday #385
Kitty Bee Designs - Water Fun

I love this whale set by Memory Box. Its great for birthday cards and baby cards. I made the background using Tim Holtz oxide inks (Salty Ocean) and then splattered it with water droplets. I typed the sentiment on my computer and printed it out. I used my Gelly Roll gold ink pen to outline some of the waves.

Whale, clouds and waves stamps by Memory Box
Bird stamp by Repeat Impressions
Sentiment from computer

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happy Halloween

All of the stores are getting out their Halloween items. I still need to get out my Fall decorations and put them all over my kitchen.

Crafty Catz - Halloween
Craft for the Craic - Autumn Project
Make My  Monday - Autumn Colors

I love this candy corn dog by Impression Obsession. I used the Lawn Fawn magic slider die cut. I colored it with Copic markers.

Thankful 4 U!

Since it's almost October, I am on the "prowl" to find anything and everything pumpkin flavored. I love it all!!  I decided to make this cute pumpkin pie card for my sister this year for Thanksgiving since she loves pumpkin pie (and anything else pumpkin flavored as much as I do).

I didn't have a wreath stamp but I do have a "vine" stamp by Right at Home and stamped it all around in a circle to make the wreath. I saw something similar around Halloween that had candy corns all over the wreath (maybe Lawn Fawn?) and that brought me to my idea with pumpkin pies all around it. I lightly stamped Happy Thanksgiving in Spiced Marmalade onto the orange cardstock so it wasn't so plain.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Make My Monday - Autumn Colors
Always Fun - Fall Colors
Dream Valley - Autumn Colors
The Crazy Challenge - Autumn
AAA Cards - Autumn Colors

Wreath stamp by Right At Home
Pumpkin pie stamp by Lockhart Stamps
Sentiments by Taylored Expressions
Stitched square die cut by Taylored Expressions

Monday, September 18, 2017

Cards in Envy - Easy as 1, 2, 3

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy, the challenge is Easy as 1, 2, 3 ... You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

I love this cat so much!!  Isn't he just the cutest???? I stamped him on watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink and then I colored him using my Tombow markers with water. I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Oxide inks and stamped the sentiment in the same matching ink.

I hope you will join our challenge at Cards in Envy.

Cat stamp by Katzelkraft (from France)
Sentiment (unknown)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

It's your birthday? Alpaca my party hat!

I just got this stamp set today from my stamp store. I love it!  I came home and made this birthday card for a friend's birthday that's in 2 weeks. The alpaca comes with 4 different faces you can add to him. Funny huh?

Allsorts - Feels like Fall
Hiding in My Craft Room - It's Fall Y'all
Sweet Stampin' - Favorite Stamp
Just Us Girls - Color Week #411

Stamps by Taylored Expressions

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hello There!

Bird stamp by Impression Obsession
Sentiment - unknown

I made the background stripes using my Peerless watercolors and water.
Just brushed on different colors and let each one dry
before doing the next stripe. I am sending this to a friend
who is having knee surgery today.
I hope it cheers her up!

I'm entering this in the Rainbow challenge for Paper Minutes

I always love getting the Just Cards magazine

I was excited to see that I have 4 cards in the latest Just Cards Magazine. And all are featuring Unity stamps. I will get $80 FREE credit towards Unity stamps. Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 11, 2017

I love you more than candy corn

Scrap and Craft - Autumn Colors
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Halloween or Fall
Crafty Friends - Die Cuts or Punches
Nordsalten-Hobbyklubb - Clean and Simple
One Crazy Stamper - Fall/Halloween
Pearly Sparkles - Fur and Paws

Dog by Hero Arts
Sentiments by Lawn Fawn

Monday, September 4, 2017

Cards in Envy - Cheers to You

Cards in Envy's first challenge for September is "Cheers to You" (Congratulations or Celebrate). You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

I made this Congratulations card using a stamp from Technique Junkies. I got this stamp at the Stamp Convention in Columbia, SC when I went in February. It's such an easy image to use because all you do is stamp in solid ink and add a sentiment, and it makes a great card!  The embossed background came from a pack of ONLY embossing cardstock and I love it :). 

I hope you'll come play along at Cards in Envy.

Couple image by Technique Junkies
Sentiment by Right At Home