Friday, September 30, 2022

House Mouse & the hummingbirds

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes, Option Water

Watercolors by Art Philosophy
Water in hummingbird feeder is Glossy Accents

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Love + Peace + Joy

All eyes have been on Hurricane Ian. It's just devastating what it did to parts of FL. I grew up in FL, my mom and sister still live there. Thank goodness they were spared the worst of it and surprisingly, neither one ever lost power. Watching our news tonight, I just couldn't help but shred a few tears for the cities that were literally in shambles. So so sad!!!

I see the storm had been downgraded down to a tropical storm so we have been under a tropical storm warning all day. Now it's a hurricane again. UGH!  Expected to make landfall around Charleston, SC - that is about 260 miles from me now. It is expected to come right through Charlotte (I am near Charlotte, NC) sometime tomorrow night I think. It SHOULD be a tropical storm by then and we are expecting 3"-6" of rain and lots of wind tomorrow. I am trying to stamp some cute cards to take my mind of things!! Isn't this house mouse Christmas tree image the cutest? 

ABC Christmas - S or T (Snow or Trees)
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas

Stamp by Stampendous
Sentiment by Tim Holtz
NUVO red drops on candles
Gold stickles on star
Mica Distress flakes

Sunday, September 25, 2022

It Moose be Christmas!

For all my moose loving friends ... 

Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in September

Stamps by Hobby Art. Ltd.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Pumpkin Weekender Tote

CUTENESS ALERT!!!  Is this weekender tote bag not the cutest ever??? Concord & 9th had these on sale last month and I had to get it!!  These dies make it sooooo easy to make these cute weekend tote bags. You can find it here.

Only 1 more week of my time on the Design Team at Splitcoast Stampers. WOW, that 6 months sure went fast. Now I will be on the Alumni Team :). 

Crafting Happiness - Autumn, Not a Card
Fab n Funky - Autumn Colors
Crafty Gals Corner - Signs of Fall

Stamps and die cuts by 
Concord & 9th
(Notice the cute little hanging tassel?)

Saturday, September 17, 2022

I love Fall most of all

To make my Fall wreathe, I used the Gina K Designs wreath builder template and it places your leaves perfectly in a circle. I forget I have it and need to dig it out more often! I decided to put Pooh in the middle of these leaves. I added some Nuvo yellow drops to the pot of honey. 

Alphabet Challenge - L is for Leaves
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Friday - Colorful Leaves
Creative Knockouts - Fall
DL Art - Autumn Wreaths

Pooh and pumpkin by Unity Stamps
Watercolored with Jane Davenport watercolors
Leaves by Catherine Pooler

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

House Mouse with hummingbirds

I think this is one of my favorite of my House Mouse stamps, especially since I love my hummingbirds so much. I have been lucky to have had about 12 hummingbirds this summer. Sadly, they are slowly disappearing further south and I hate I have to wait until next April until I see them again. 

House Mouse & Friends Monday - Monochrome

Monday, September 12, 2022

Wishing You a Pawsome Birthday!

Our Hobby Lobby stores have ALOT of their stamps, papers, inks, etc all marked down at 70% off so I grabbed this cat set for $3.50. It has 18 stamps with it!! I fussy cut all the cats and poked their heads through the holes of their "cat tower". This is going to a cat lover for her birthday next month. 

Sunday Stamps - Autumn Rays

Stamps by Art Impressions
Watercolored by Jane Davenport watercolors

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Hey Pumpkin!

These gnomes are so fun to watercolor :). I'm supposed to make this card in under 10 minutes and it did take me 10 minutes to make it.

As You See It - Pumpkins/Gourds

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Saturday, September 10, 2022

The most valuable antiques are our oldest and dearest friends ... Priceless

 Color Throwdown - Throwdown #709

Stamp by Art Impressions
Colored with watercolors

Paw La La La La

I used designer paper for the background for this card instead of blending the sky with splatters. Then I watercolored the tree. It came together rather quickly.

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Animals

Stamps and oval stitched die cut
by My Favorite Things
Stickles gold glitter on star

Friday, September 9, 2022

Congratulations Baby Girl

I don't make baby cards much anymore but one of my best friends found out she is going to be a "grandma" so I made her a card, complete with a word search inside with words that all are called grandmother. LOL 

You can make your own word search here

Cardz 4 Galz - Baby Girl

Stamp by Clearsnap

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Peace * Joy * Love

I've got my Fall cards started and now starting on Christmas cards is next. I did some watercoloring and some doodling around this dachshund and added some glitter. 

Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Animals

Stamp by Katzelkraft
Sentiment by Mama Elephant
Stickles Glitter

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Life is S'More Fun with You

How cute is Gus & Gertie roasting marshmallows? I even used some Nuvo white drops for the "puffy" mashmallows. I also wanted to make a night sky so I used my circle masking stencil from Taylored Expressions for the moon. I blended the sky and grass both using Distress Oxide inks. I made some clouds out of vellum and stamped directly onto one of them using Staz-On ink. 

Shopping Our Stash - Animal Antics
Use Your Stuff - Food/Drink
Little Red Wagon - Cute, Cute, Cute
The Male Room - Song Title (Little Boys Grow Up and Dogs Get Old by Luke Bryan)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Your Friendship Warms My Heart

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Inspiration #397
Shopping Our Stash - Animal Antics

Stamps by Purple Onion

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Happy Fall

Fall is my FAVORITE season and I just cannot resist all the new Fall stamps coming out!!! Who doesn't love Gus & Gertie? I have several of their stamps now and this is from their latest release at Taylored Expressions. I plan to stamp more Fall cards today :). 

The Paper Players - PP607 - Fall Fun
Sunday Stamps - Autumn Rays

Gus & Gertie and sentiment by Taylored Expressions
Leaves by Papertrey Ink (2 step stamping)
Colored with Copics
Inks by Catherine Pooler

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Thinking of You Lighthouse

Festive Friday - Challenge FF0117 (red/die cut/thinking of you)
Just Add Ink - Masculine

Lighthouse stamp by Art Impressions
Sentiments by Avery Elle
Watercolored with Jane Davenport watercolors
Square stitched die cut by Memory Box

Friday, September 2, 2022

Seems to me, it's the merriest time of them all

Who doesn't Winnie the Pooh? I am in love with all the Pooh stamps at Unity Stamps. I watercolored this card and added Nuvo drops to the ornaments and gold stickles glitter to the star on top. 

Sparkles Christmas - Clean and Simple

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Your Friendship Warms My Heart

I made a mini slimline card and did some paper piercing around the main image. It's been years since I had done that technique!!

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #551

Stamps by Purple Onion
Designer paper by Papertrey Ink
Colored with Copics
Stickles Glitter for fire
Black Nuvo drops for coffee "steam"