Thursday, September 28, 2023

Wishing You a Spooktacular Halloween

These colorize pumpkins that Tim Holtz comes out with each year, take some time to put together but once they are done, I am in love with them. So I continue to buy them each year. They are so fun!

Inspired by Challenge - Pumpkins (Inspired by pumpkins in photo)
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions
Addicted to Stamps and More - Die cuts and/or stencils

Pumpkin, bat and clouds by Sizzix 
(Tim Holtz)
Sentiment by Purple Onion Designs 

Monday, September 25, 2023

Plaid stockings

I made this for my sister and her son. Real stitching on one of the stockings.

Cupcake Inspirations - Plaid
A Place to Start - All that Glitters (the green stocking is green glitter paper but it's hard to see here)

Stamps and die cuts by Concord & 9th

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Happy Birthday from All of Us

Did you know you can make a background of birch trees by using washi tape, watercolors and an old credit card lying around by swiping the card with black ink?  That's what I did here plus I added some deer in the background. See the you tube video here. You have to try it, it's so easy and fun! It's a quick little video too! (4 minutes I think)

Sentiment by Taylored Expressions
Deer stencil by Polkadoodles
Washi tape
Jane Davenport watercolors

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Happy Halloween Ghost

I think this is one of the quickest Halloween card I have ever made. LOL

Crafty Chicks - CAS
Two Old Bats - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - CAS
Addicted to Stamps & More - Any Occasion 

Stamps by Essentials by Ellen
Outlined ghost in very light Copic marker

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Nothing is Scary When We Are Together

Last month Splitcoast had a challenge called Paper Kintsugi and this was how you did it. I used gold Stickles glitter instead when I tore my paper. You can see it here

Cupcake Inspirations - Plaid

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Thursday, September 14, 2023


I saw this idea done on someone's blog and I now can't find that particular person but I decided to copy her idea and make my own leaf stencil since I didn't have one. It worked well and was easy to do. Just from a leaf die cut. I need to remember to do this more often. 

Crazy is our Fame - Stencils are our Game - FALL

Leaf stencil made out of leaf die cut by Papertrey Ink
Stamps by Taylored Expressions
Inks by Catherine Pooler and
Colored tree and leaves with
Copic markers

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

What's Cookin?

 Papercraft Challenges - Special Shaped Card

Leaf die cut by Papertrey Ink (to make shaped card)
Bear and others by Essentials by Ellen
Colored with Copics

Monday, September 11, 2023

Winnie and the Pooh and Piglet on the map

I figured this applies to the Bear challenge since it's Winnie the Pooh :). I watercolored everything, the map, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet

Cupcake Inspirations - Bears
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes

Stamps by Unity Stamp Company

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving Mice

I watercolored this fun Fall scene using my Waffle Flower stamps from last year's release.

We Love Stamping - Anything Goes, Optional - Leaves and Trees
Stamping Sensations - Garden Delights, Optional - Anything Goes 
Allsorts - Anything Goes or Use Die Cuts

Stamps and die cuts by Waffle Flower

Monday, September 4, 2023

Thankful for your Friendship

Here are some old favorite Purple Onion Designs stamps.

Two Old Bats Halloween - Anything Goes

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Clouds by My Favorite Things

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All

Let's start on Christmas cards .... 

Peace on Earth - Anything Goes
Paper Players - Four Legged Friends 

Die cut by Sizzix
Sentiment by Papertrey Ink embossed in white