Monday, September 30, 2019

Have a Joyous Holiday

Catch the Bug - September Color Challenge
Inkspirational - Paper Piercing

Digital image by Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment by Hero Arts

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Being Your Friend is a Treat

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Friend/or Friendship
Moo Mania - Autumn Glory
Little Red Wagon - Fall It
Creative Friday - Autumn
Paperbabe - Challenge 103

Stamps by My Favorite Things

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Have a merry little Christmas

I recently discovered this stamp company called The Stamp Market and these are my first stamps by them. I think they are so cute!!

Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Cards 4 Galz - Pretty Bows
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Cardz TV - Anything Goes 

Stamps by The Stamp Market

Friday, September 27, 2019

Never stop believing in yourself

I used Catherine Pooler's glitter embossing powder on these flowers and then colored them,

Cute Card Thursday - Sentimental
Watercooler Wednesday - All Occasions
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Dream the Embossible Dream

Stamp by Concord & 9th

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Let's stamp a card with gifts/presents on it

I am excited to be the Guest Elf at Christmas Kickstart this week and the challenge is gifts/presents. For this card, I used my wonderful brand new stamps by Flora & Fauna and I stamped the snow globe first in Catherine Pooler's "It's a Boy" light blue ink. It's perfect for this snow globe.  Then I stamped out the turtle and presents and cut them all out using my Scan n' Cut. I colored them with my Copic markers and added glitter to the little turtle's Santa hat. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and its done!!

I would love to see your card(s) at Christmas Kickstart with gifts/presents on it.

All stamps by Flora & Fauna

Monday, September 23, 2019

Tis the Season

Christmas Card Throwdown - Bears

All stamps by Flora & Fauna

Ice cream anyone?

It may be the first day of Fall but you'd never know it here in the Carolina's. Going to be in the upper 90's the next week. I am so ready for some much cooler weather!!!

I got out my wreathe builder set by Unity Stamps and made this card. It just requires a misti or the Tim Holtz platform and its easy to make this card with everything being in a circle.

Just Add Ink - Food

Stamps by Reverse Confetti

Sunday, September 22, 2019

I will walrus be your friend

I am in love with this walrus and this sentiment that goes with it. It just makes me laugh out loud!! All stamps by Stampin Up.  I watercolored it with my Tombow markers.

CAS on Sunday - Animals
PaperMinutes - Blue/Gray/White
PaperCraft Challenge - No Designer Paper
CAS(E) this Sketch - Sketch 340

All stamps by Stampin Up

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Thinking of You

I love this little mouse by Unity Stamps. I really love this color combo too.

Just Us Girls - Challenge #506

Mouse and flowers by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Impression Obsession Zenspirations

Inside of card

Ho Ho Ho secret message

While visiting my mom and sister down in FL, my new stamp and die set from Concord & 9th came. I could not wait to play with it. My sister is into "black and white plaid" these days and she loves the color purple so this Christmas card is going to her. I love this fun set as it has a die where you can pull the tab out of the stocking to see a secret message. How fun is that? The possibilities are endless!!

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and punches
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Goes
Double Trouble - Mad for Plaid
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes Christmas

All stamps and dies
by Concord & 9th

Friday, September 20, 2019

Thank You

Krafty Chicks - Thank You
CAS(E) this Sketch - Sketch 340

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Peace on Earth

Hello! It's been a few days since I last posted. I went down to FL to visit my mom and sister. It was HOT, HOT, HOT down there!!

I couldn't wait to get back on my Christmas cards once I got back. I have quite the stack growing so I won't be rushing around at the last minute.

I created this little scene with Flora & Fauna stamps from the Home for the Holidays stamp set. I can't get enough of this moose!! I made his car purple and I am sending this to my sister since she has always wanted a purple car! LOL

Jingle Belles - Peace on Earth
Winter Wonderland - Favorite Embellishments (mine are Stickles glitter (on scarf) and washi tape)
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

All stamps by Flora & Fauna

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Crafter's Cafe's challenge is school related or coffee or tea

This week's challenge at The Crafter's Cafe is school related or tea or coffee. I chose this graduation cap by Eureka Stamps and you can find the digi here. I colored the cap with my C9 Copic marker then wrote "Class of 2019" using my white Signo uni-ball pen. The flowers background is like a huge piece of washi tape I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. This card went together super fast!

I would love to see your creations at The Crafter's Cafe.

Stamp by Stampin Up

Saturday, September 14, 2019

The road to my heart is paved with paw prints

This is a "new to me" technique and I found this you tube video showing me how to make this black embossed magic card. First, I stamped the image using Versamark ink onto black cardstock. I added the WOW white embossing powder (I really think WOW is the best embossing powder out there!), dried it with my heat tool till it was shiny and then I colored the bear and grass using my copic markers. Different shades of green for the grass and different shades of brown for the bear. Worked like magic!!

Shopping Our Stash - Dog days of Summer
Daring Cardmakers - Special Thoughts

Stamp by Technique Junkies
Versamark ink used
WOW white embossing powder
Colored with Copic markers

Friday, September 13, 2019

It is so hard to find the right words

A sympathy card I made using this Concord & 9th flower stamp set. I colored it with my tombow markers and water. I love how that bright blue flower pops right off the card!

Stamping Sensations - Flowers 
Papercraft Challenges - Flowers
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes, Optional Sympathy
Daring Cardmakers - Special Thoughts

Flowers by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Happy Holidays

Global Design Project - Challenge #206
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas

Stamps by Flora & Fauna

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey ...

The Color Sisters - Palette #28
The Library Challenge - Reader's Choice - Strong Woman - The Truth about getting to the top
Papercraft Challenges - Flowers

Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

May God who understands each need ...

Stamp by Stampendous

For this card, I did a technique I learned from Lydia's you tube video called Duoprinting with Chlorophyl and you can see her video here. This plant is called a Boxwood and I went outside and pulled off some branches and put them through my Big Shot and voila! A neat leaf impression.
I love doing this technique for sympathy cards. 
Inspire.Create.Challenges - Sympathy
Little Red Wagon - In memorium
Watercooler Wednesday - All Occasion

Let It Snow

It is still in the 90's here in the Carolina's and I am wishing for snow right now. Of course, when it's winter, I will be wanting warmer weather but for now, snow sure sounds great! LOL  (And for the record, we only get one or two snowfalls a year anyway!)

Christmas Card Throwdown - September Sketch
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday

All stamps by Unity Stamps

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Let's go trick or treating!

Allsorts - Autumn
Sunday Stamps - Autumn Whisper
Always Fun - Create a Scene

All stamps by My Favorite Things
Grass die cut by MFT

Monday, September 9, 2019

Wishing you a Merry Little Christmas

Just Add Ink - Just Choose Two (Twine/Washi tape)
The Library Challenge - Reader's Choice - Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Stamps by Flora & Fauna

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Winter Wishes

Sparkles Christmas - Winter Wishes #104
Papercraft Challenge - There's a Bear in there
Sweet Stampers - Use a Die Cut
Christmas Kickstart - Challenge #18

All stamps by Flora & Fauna
Stickles glitter on hat

Saturday, September 7, 2019


CAS on Sunday - Diecut word

Stamps by Flora & Fauna

Friday, September 6, 2019


CCEE Stampers - Tall cards
Creative Craft Cottage - There's a Bear in there

Stamps by Reverse Confetti

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Merriest of Holidays

Animal Friends - Squirrel or Deer
Little Red Wagon - Nice and Clean
Through the Purple Haze - Fur-Tastic

All stamps by Flora & Fauna