Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween (today is the day!)

It's Halloween in the USA and we are expecting about 15-20 trick or treaters. In years past, we haven't had that many so I am excited to have that many!! We've always lived on streets where the houses were too spread out so literally some years, we have had NONE :(. I love seeing all the cute costumes.

One more card like this and this may look like all the others I've made but this bat is painted black where I think the other bats were all white. LOL I just love this stamp by Purple Onion Designs!! In fact, Purple Onion Designs came out with their new winter stamps yesterday and these critters are just the cutest. Take a look here! Yes, I have some coming my way and I can't wait!

Daring Cardmakers - Halloween
Inspired by - Friends "Fall" Together (friends carving the pumpkin together)
Beyond the Blue - Happy Fall/Happy Halloween

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

Thank You Snow Much

CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch #443

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co.
Snowflake stamp by The Cat's Pajamas
Background colored with Jane Davenport watercolors

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

I'm Ready for the Tail

I love this set by Colorado Craft Co. 

4-Season Challenge - Think Pink
Little Red Wagon - Outside

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Peace on Earth

 Peace on Earth - Anything Christmas

Die cut by Sizzix
Blended background using Oxide inks

Monday, October 25, 2021

Sending You the Sweetest Birthday Wishes Ever!

I love this mice set by Colorado Craft Co. I made this into a mini slimline card so all the mice would fit :). 

Sunday Stamps - Going in Circles
AAA Birthday - Slimline


Also, I have been picked as the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers this week.
I have been a stamper there since 2004 and have never been picked so I was so 
excited to see I was picked this week. You can check out the post here if you want.
I am Cheermom over there (daughter was a cheerleader back in 2004).
It's fun seeing everyone's takes on my cards over the years. 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Happy Halloween

Yes, it's another version of my Halloween card. Masked big pumpkin, then used Distress Mica Spray on background with droplets of water. Colored with Copics.

Sweet Stampin' - All Hollow's Eve
Alphabet Challenge - O is for Outdoors
Your Next Stamping - Soaring (My bat is soaring)
Double Trouble - Halloween Cuteness
Cupcake Inspiration - Halloween fun

Saturday, October 23, 2021


I made multiple versions of this card and I colored this background with my Copic markers but it hurt my hand so much (I'm getting thumb surgery in January) that I literally only made this one with a colored background. No others.

Jingle Belle's - Not a Creature was Stirring

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co
Sentiment by Tim Holtz

Friday, October 22, 2021

Happy Birthday Bear

 Alphabet Challenge - O is for Outdoors
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday

Stamps and dies by Altenew
Sun die by Gina Marie Designs
Sky stencil by Hero Arts

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

On the Bright Side, You Don't Need a Cone ...

I made a Pinwheel Tower Fold card for my cousin who recently had emergency open heart surgery. No prior health issues and she is only 59 years old. You can see the video here. It goes together very quick and it's very easy to do!

All stamps by Art Impressions

Just Add Ink - Add moving element

Monday, October 18, 2021

Halloween is coming!

Another card using this great Halloween stamp. I made 12 different versions using stamp. LOL This one I used the Distress Mica Stain with droplets of water. 

TGIF - Halloween
Allsorts - Anything Autumn
Challenge Up Your Life - Pumpkins
My Time to Craft - Halloween or Fall colors

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Get Well Soon

Yes, another house mouse image for you today. I popped up the mouse a bit :). 

Inspire.Create.Challenge - Challenge #101

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Get Well Soon - Thinking of You

I needed a get well card or two so I got out this house mouse stamp and made this. I think he would make anyone feel better, don't you?

Color Throwdown - Challenge #664

Friday, October 15, 2021

Yummy popsicle

Global Design Project - Project #313

Stamp by Stampendous
Deco Stitched Border Die Cut by Concord & 9th

Thursday, October 14, 2021

2022 Calendar

Tomorrow was SUPPOSED to be my surgery on my right thumb but the dr has postponed it until January. Since I also need my left thumb done 3-4 months after the first one, I do think it's better to wait and get it all done in 1 calendar year, since my co-pay will have been met after the first surgery. So I will just take it easy until then :). 

I make this calendar each year for some friends. It's 4x6 and I attach it to a frame that is easily able to change each month. When I knew I was having surgery, I made sure to get them done beforehand. It took me over a week to do and I worked on a couple of months at a time. I printed off the monthly calendar.

A Place to Start - Purely Homemade
As You Like It - Favorite Non-Card Project and Why (I love this annual calendar I make for my friends. I have been making a calendar for 2 of my friends for about 10 years. They look forward to it every Christmas. This year, I added 3 more to give to 3 more friends. I should say, to 2 other friends and I made one for myself. It just makes me happy and I love using all my favorite stamps for each month).
Addicted to Stamps & More - Make Your Mark
Love to Scrap - Anything but a Card

January - Colorado Craft Co.
February - Jaded Blossom
March - Unity Stamps
April - Taylored Expressions

May - Colorado Springs Co.
June - Hero Arts
July - Unity Stamps
August - Concord & 9th

September - Newton's Nook
October - Catherine Pooler
November - Unity Stamps
December - Reverse Confetti (retired)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Meet Me at the Pumpkin Patch

Here's this cute bear again, this time paired up with some pumpkins on his way hurrying home from the Pumpkin Patch. I stenciled the sky and added washi tape for the road. 

Shopping Our Stash - Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Happy Birthday Bear!

I won this bear from Altenew and just think he is the cutest!! I paired him up with some balloons from Concord & 9th. Washi tape for the road.

Sunday Stamps - Autumn Boldness

Pumpkin Time!

I made a different background for this one using the new Distress Mica Stain. I love this shade of purple!

Crafting Happiness - Use colors (purple, orange, green, black)
Two Old Bats Halloween - Anything Halloween
Critter Crazy - Anything with a Critter
Try it on Tuesday - Halloween

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Distress Mica Stain for background

Monday, October 11, 2021

Merry Christmas in red and brown

Christmas Card Throwdown - Red + Brown

Stamps by Colorado Craft Co.

Yummy - Pumpkin Pie!

 I used a bit of white Nuvo drops for the cool whip on the pumpkin pie :). I cut strips of cardstock and stuck them behind the mice :). 

{PIN}Spirational - October
The Paper Players - Color Challenge #562