Thursday, October 31, 2019


Happy Halloween!!  We don't usually get a lot of trick or treaters here on Halloween as our neighborhood only has 10 houses in it and lots of empty lots in between the houses. The weather man is also calling for RAIN all day too so that is not helping either. I have a huge bag of candy so I am ready and hope we get our normal "10" or so, despite the rain.

So one more Halloween card using this awesome stamp set :).

Always Fun - Halloween
CCEE Stampers - Halloween

Stamps by Technique Junkies
Sentiment by Unity Stamps
Die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


With Halloween almost here, that just means Christmas is right around the corner. At least that's what I always think :).

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #527
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas

Stamps and dies by Concord & 9th

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday Stamps - Challenge SSC216

All stamps by Unity Stamps
Double Roped Circle Die by Gina Marie Designs
Patterned Paper by Bo Bunny

Monday, October 28, 2019

May the Blessings of Thanksgiving fill your heart and home

I cannot get enough of this cute turkey.

The Paper Players - Challenge #PP465

Stamps by Unity Stamps
Double Stitched In and Out Cut Square Die by Gina Marie Designs
Patterned Paper by Bo Bunny

Happy Howl-O-Ween

Just when I think I'm done with my Halloween cards, I decided to make a few more ...

Addicted-to-Stamps - Challenge #178
Inkspirational - Mask
My Time to Craft - Halloween or Cats

Stamps by Technique Junkies

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Happy Howl-O-Ween!

One more Halloween card. I could not resist this stamp by Technique Junkies I saw at the show last week. I am mailing this to my daughter who is a dog lover :).

The Crafting Challenge - Halloween or Autumn
Crafty Gals Corner - Halloween colors

Stamps by Technique Junkies
Slash stitch rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs
Used glitter pens on grass

You are not alone ...

I have had my eyes on these stamps and die set by Taylored Expressions for MONTHS. They have been sold out. Then, low and behold I saw them at the stamp show last week and I had to have them. These sentiments are so fun and line up perfectly with the die. The sentiments are actually on one piece of rubber then you cut them out with your die and you have multiple sentiment strips whenever you need them. I got 2 different ones while I was there and I see she even has more out that I need to check out. You can find them here.

I love this technique called Duoprinting with chlorophyll and you can see the video here. You literally go outside, find a leaf, put it through your big shot machine and voila! Out comes this image. Easy peasy and it makes a lovely card!

I am sending this one to one of my chemo angels who I send cards to twice a week. You can check out the chemo angel website here if you want to send cards or gifts to those who are getting chemo treatments. It took me about 3 weeks to get placed with my angel and it has been awesome! Every once in a while you get asked to be a substitute chemo angel because the person has an emergency come up so I have one of those too but she "graduates" from chemo at the end of October. 

Cas(e) this Sketch - Sketch #345

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving will be upon us in 5 short weeks.

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #408

Turkey stamp by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Taylored Expressions
Big & Little Pierced Chain Rectangle
Die by Gina Marie Designs
Patterned paper by Photo Play

Trick-or-Treating, here we go!

The Paper Funday - Anything Halloween
Papercraft-Challenges - Fall
Shopping Our Stash - Halloween
Crafty Catz - Dressing Up
Daring Cardmakers - Make It Spooky

Halloween images by MFT
Moon by Amuse Stamps
Birds by Repeat Impressions
Spiderweb washi tape

Friday, October 25, 2019

Make Today the best day ever

Color Throwdown - Challenge #566

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Added glitter using Kaiser Colour
Glitter Gel Pens (I love these fine point pens)

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs.

I follow this girl on Instagram and she makes the most amazing watercolor pieces. You can see it here. I was very pleased with my results and I decided to make this into a wedding card for my friend's daughter who is getting married Nov 1st and then moving to Alaska.

Fab 'n' Funky - Wedding
Stamp and sentiment by Stampendous
Watercolors by Koi Watercolors

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Have a merry little Christmas

The 12 Months of Christmas - Sensational Santa

All stamps by Flora & Fauna

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Heard there's been a cat-astrophy

I am back from Ohio and could not wait to ink up this brand new stamp by Art Impressions that I found at Hobby Lobby. I watercolored him using my Jane Davenport watercolor paints.

Animal Friends - Cat
Inspire.Create - Die Cutting

Stamps by Art Impressions

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Had a great time at the Sevierville, TN stamp show

This is my first time posting using my cell phone so we’ll see if it works. Here are a few pics from the show yesterday. It was so fun with lots of new stamps to see. I did a couple of make and takes. I was surprised to see these companies now charge $1-$2 to make each one, but it was still fun. I finally tried foiling and it was so easy.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Starting November 1, I will be on the Cut It Up Design Team

I’m very excited to announce that I am now on the design team at Cut It Up. I love using all of my dies so I think this will be so much fun!!! Look for my new posts and I can't wait to see what you all create at Cut It Up.

Here is a view of the leaves as I was driving through the Smokey Mountains yesterday. Aren't they pretty??? The cooler temperatures have also arrived and I had to bundle up to walk at 42 degrees. Brrrr!!

Friday, October 18, 2019

May Your Holiday Sparkle

These tiny snowglobes are so cute to fill up with these stamps by Flora & Fauna. They make for a quick and easy Christmas card. And that's what I prefer since I send out about 50 cards :).

I won’t be posting for about a week as I am headed to a wonderful stamp show in Sevierville, TN for a couple of days. It’s been several years since I’ve been to a stamp show and this one is a 4 hour drive for me, then on to see my aunt in Cincinnati for a few days. I’m really looking forward to seeing new stamps and products and I’ve even signed up for a “shaker card” class. I HAVE ALWAYS struggled with shaker cards so maybe this will help! (PS - I do have some BIG NEWS so I will hop on tomorrow to share that and then will likely not post again until next Thursday or Friday, unless of course I post pics from the stamp show and I can figure out how to download them from my phone to my blog)

Christmas Kickstart - Woodland Creatures
Dream Valley - Clean and Simple
Addicted to CAS - Plaid
Crafty Cardmakers - Sparkle (I added Stickles glitter + the word "Sparkle")
Inspire.Create Challenge - Die Cutting

Stamps by Flora & Fauna
Washi tape from Hobby Lobby

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Happy Halloween

Another Halloween card with this great set from My Favorite Things. I added patterned paper this time to the background with a little punched out yellow moon added :).

Addicted-to-Stamps - Add a pumpkin
Sunday Stamps - Fall Harvest
Allsorts - Spots/Stripes
Dies R Us - Pumpkins and/or Apples (Dies are from My Favorite Things)
Sweet Stampers - Autumn or Halloween
Tales from the Craft Room - Halloween
Inspire.Create Challenge - Die Cutting

Stamps and dies all from My Favorite Things

Image result for Fall Harvest

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hope Your Days are Bright Again Soon

I love this rainbow set by Concord & 9th. Each rainbow stripe is a different stamp so you can ink up each one in a different color. Some have patterns, some don't. The words, since they are clear stamps, form into whatever shape you want so they go around the rainbow rather nicely. I teamed it up with this llama stamp by Whipper Snapper. His name is Kuzco. Isn't he the cutest? I colored him with copic markers.

Less is More - Rainbow
TIME Out - Encouraging
Fab 'n' Funky - Feature a Creature

Rainbows and sentiment by Concord & 9th
Llama by Whipper Snapper (Kuzco)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Happy Halloween!

For this week's challenge at The Crafter's Cafe, we are to pick the following themes:

Use a Stencil
or use Purple Orange and Black

I used the following products on my card:
Trick or Treat Patterned Papers Set 1 - polka dots
Trick or Treat Patterned Papers Set 2 - chevron
Trick or Treat Textured Papers - orange grunge
Trick or Treat Textured Papers - dark purple grunge
Trick or Treat General Elements - pumpkin
Trick or Treat General Elements - Happy Halloween

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - October challenge
Incy Wincy - Fall colors
Make My Monday - Fruit/Vegetable
Use Your Stuff - Pumpkins