September 28, 2013

Beauty of Fall

I have another Fall-inspired card today that I made for the CASology Autumn challenge.


I love those Stitched Leaves dies from Lawn Fawn.  And the beautiful sentiments in the Technique Tuesday Celebrate Fall stamp set are among by favorites!


My quiet crafting day was interrupted by a flat tire this morning.  My daughter, who didn't have her AAA card with her.  Hello?  But now I'm back home, Marley has had her walk (and me too!), my tummy is full with a yummy breakfast and it's time to head up to my craft room.  Catch you later!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White, Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse and Summer Sunrise
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn Into the Woods collection
Stamps: Technique Tuesday Celebrate Fall
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: PTI Terracotta Tile button, The Twinery Lemondrop twine, Neat & Tangled Festive Fall Mix sequins
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

September 27, 2013

Welcome Home

Hello!  I have a short post today with a card I made a while ago for a colleague at work.  He wanted a card to welcome his family home from a vacation.



Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White and Aqua Mist
Stamps: PTI On My Couch, On My Couch Additions and Chair-ished, Justrite - Large Fancy Sentiments
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate and Classic Kraft
Other: Spellbinders Labels Four die, Copics
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

September 25, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #105

Happy Wednesday!  There's a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches today!  Allisa is our host this week and she really delivered with an awesome sketch.  I loved it the moment I saw it!  I had this card made in no time:


I love that I could use some of my patterned paper - perfect sketch for that!

You're gonna love Allisa's sketch too:


Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  And I hope you join us.  I'd love to see your take on Allisa's sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft and Rustic Cream
Patterned Paper: Farmhouse Paper Company Sugar Hill collection
Stamps: MFT Fall Foliage
Ink: Memento Pistachio, Potter's Clay, Peanut Brittle, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other: MFT Fall Foliage dies, Lil' Inker Stitched Squares die, Neat & Tangled Festive Fall Mix sequins
Size: 5.25" x 5.25"

September 22, 2013

My Coolest Friend

I have a quick fun card I made today for the latest challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch:


Cool card, huh?  


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Stamps: Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copics, Neat & Tangled Winter Woodland Mix sequins
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Warm Winter Wishes

Today I have a Christmas card that I made a couple of weeks ago.  It's a card that I am not "in love" with.  I don't like the scallop border - and this is actually the second incarnation of this card.  I tore apart the first version and added the scallop to this one.  Not loving it ... and I'm seriously considering tearing it apart again.  Has this ever happened to you?  I like everything else about the card, but I just haven't found the right element to "finish" it.


This will be sitting in my work basket until that day arrives that I have an epiphany and can "finish" it.

On another note, yesterday my scrappy friends came over for a day of scrapbooking and we decided to take a field trip.  A Hobby Lobby has finally arrived near me.  They've been open three weeks now.  So off we went.  Wow!  The place is HUGE!  I've been to a Hobby Lobby once before, but I guess I forgot how big it was.  We had fun exploring but barely made a dent in checking out the whole store.  That means more field trips!  Hehe!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White and Scarlet Jewel
Stamps: PTI Peaceful Pinecones, Stocking Prints, MFT Large Textile Backgrounds
Ink: Memento Pistachio and Rich Cocoa
Other: PTI Peaceful Pinecones die, PTI Scarlet Jewel button, Darice hemp cord, gold glitter tape

September 21, 2013

Scent-imentals!

Last month several of my friends, my sister and I met for a weekend of crafting at my house.  We played along with Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire.  We got the Top Chef kits so we had all the supplies to try different techniques and play along with the challenges.  It was a lot of fun!

In the Top Chef kit was a stamp set called Scent-imentals.  This stamp set is perfect for making scratch and sniff cards, which we did that weekend.  A couple of weeks ago I pulled the stamp set out and made a few cards:






That was a blast!  Adorable images and I love the sentiments!  PTI just recently released dies matching the images in this set.  You know they will be coming to my house!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White, Kraft
Patterned Paper: PTI polka dot and gingham
Stamps: PTI Scent-imentals

September 20, 2013

Tis the Season

I took a break from making autumn cards and made a Christmas card for last week's Merry Monday challenge: use green, white and woodgrain.  But... then I forgot to post it and link it up.  Oh well.


I used white woodgrain embossed cardstock I had and paired it with a large mistletoe sprig.  I added white pearls for berries.  Quick and easy.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp White Woodgrain, PTI White and Simply Chartreuse
Stamps: PTI Mistletoe & Holly, Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way
Ink: PTI Simply Chartreuse, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: PTI Mistletoe & Holly die, Recollections white pearls (Michaels)
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

September 19, 2013

Wishing You a Beautiful Holiday

Just a quick post today with a card I made for the current Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.


I think it is a lovely sketch for a holiday card:


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey 25th and Pine
Stamps: PTI Bells & Boughs and Communique Curves
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Lil' Inkers Stitched Circle die, PTI Bells & Boughs dies, Recollections pearls
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

September 18, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #104

Happy Wednesday!  We have a new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches and it's mine!  Yay!  I am the host this week!  I consulted my note book at work to see what I could find among my doodles in the margins.  I think I found a really good one for you.  It's very clean and leaves lots of room to be creative and add your own special touches.

My first instinct was to pull out one of the new Subway Series stamp sets from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  I've been wanting to get some subway sentiment stamps but hadn't found any that I really like enough to buy until I saw these.


And I think they pair nicely with patterned papers so I dug through my 6x6 paper pads and found this great collection of fall patterns and colors.  My poor paper pads are getting dusty and lonely - clearly they need more love.  I'm gonna have to see what I can do about that!

Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  I hope you like my sketch and come and play.  I'd love to see your take on it!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock:  PTI Dark Chocolate
Patterned Paper: Farmhouse Paper Company Sugar Hill collection
Stamps:  Fresh Squeezed Stamps Subway Series: Holidays, A Muse Studio Thankful for You
Ink: Memento Potter's Clay, Pistachio, Toffee Crunch
Other: A Muse Studio Thankful for You dies, PTI Summer Sunrise button and Rustic Jute twine
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

September 17, 2013

A Sunflower Thank You

I couldn't resist joining in the current Curtain Call inspiration challenge - Sunflower Surprise.  I love sunflowers!  There is a small farm near me that grows them every year and I can easily walk there and pick some up.  I love that!


As you can see I am still playing around with my new large background stamps from My Favorite Things.  This time I used the houndstooth and created this very fall background for my sunflowers.  Love, love, love!  A nice thank you card for my stash.  Yay!



Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day


Details:
Cardstock:  PTI Rustic White and Dark Chocolate
Stamps: PTI Simple Sunflower and Ruby Rose, MFT Large Scale Background
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate and New Leaf, Memento Morocco
Other: PTI Simple Sunflower and Ruby Rose dies
Size: 5.25" x 5.25"

September 15, 2013

Wishing You Blessings

Yesterday I finally inked up Lisa Johnson's Fall Foliage stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I saw the color challenge at Dynamic Duos and couldn't resist playing along.  I love yellow and green!  I chose to use Memento Cantaloupe and Pistachio ink.


I couldn't resist inking up Large Textile Backgrounds again and creating the simple plaid background in yellow.  So easy to build and so pretty!  Then I die cut the Fall Foliage images and stamped them in yellow and green.  Wow!  These are so easy to line up and stamp!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White and Kraft
Stamps: MFT Fall Foliage
Ink: Memento Cantaloupe and Pistachio, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: MFT Fall Foliage dies, PTI Harvest Gold button, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart twine
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

September 14, 2013

Happy Fall

I am seriously into Fall cards right now!  I can't seem to stop making them!  So, of course, when I saw the latest challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch, I saw pretty, colorful, autumn leaves:


And I couldn't resist adding just a touch of bling to the leaves with some itty, bitty rhinestones.


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and Dark Chocolate
Stamps: PTI Falling Leaves
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise
Other: Rhinestones from my stash
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

September 13, 2013

Just A Bit Wicked

When I saw the Silhouette challenge at CASology this week, I couldn't resist making a card using the new Lil' Inker Bats & Broomsticks dies that I just got.  While debating on the card design, and whether to use some patterned paper or not, I saw another recent purchase sitting on my desk - Textile Backgrounds from My Favorite Things.  So I decided to make my own background.  After that, my card came together really quickly:


I love the silhouette of the witch and those bats are pretty cool too!  I think this card just might end being a birthday card for a friend whose birthday is October 31.


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Summer Sunrise and True Black
Stamps: MFT Textile Backgrounds
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Lil' Inker Bats & Broomsticks dies, MFT Circle Stax 1 die
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

September 11, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #103

Hello!  It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  I love, love the sketch that Jen Brum has for us this week!  I've been waiting for the perfect time to use my Simple Sprig stamp set from Waltzingmouse and this was it.  Yellow roses are my Mom's favorite flower (and mine too) so I made this card to send her:


Here is Jen's awesome sketch:


As you can see, I flipped the sketch to work for what I wanted, but that's what so great about Jen's sketch.  I can see so many possibilities with it.  You are going to have as much as I did with it.  I know I will be using this sketch over and over again!

Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  And please come and play.  I'd love to see your take on Jen's sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White and Stamper's White
Patterned Paper: PTI Lemon Tart polka dot
Stamps: WMS Simple Sprig, PTI Delightful Dahlia Additions
Ink: PTI Lemon Tart and New Leaf, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Circle punches, Doodlebug Green Sprinkles
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

September 8, 2013

Thinking of You

My second post today!  Boy, that doesn't happen often!  I am having such a great day playing in my craft room.  I am enjoying playing with some of the awesome challenges out there in Crafty Land and I have another card to share here.  I think this might be my favorite one today:


I am submitting this card to the following two challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch #44

CAS - Colours & Sketches - Rainbow

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening and Royal Velvet
Stamps: MFT LDJ Grand Greetings
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Avery Elle Chevron Border die
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

Looking Forward to a Wonderful Year

Hello!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  I'm lucky to have a few hours to spend in my craft room and I've been having lots of fun playing!  When I saw the Apple challenge at CAS-ology, I couldn't resist joining in with this card:


I love it when patterned paper makes cards like this so easy -- it justifies buying more.  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White, Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper: PTI Fruitti Tutti
Stamps: PTI Teach & Inspire
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
Other: MFT Jumbo Fishtail Banner die
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

September 4, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #102

I'm late, I'm late!  Whoa!  This week has thrown me off my clock!  With Labor Day off and then I worked from home yesterday, I totally forgot what day it was!  So I will make this quick.

There is a new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches and the lovely Cindy Hall is our hostess this week!  Her sketch was the perfect design for a card I made for a friend at work who requested a birthday card for her mother.


And I finally had a chance to play with my Fresh Cut Florals from Wplus9.   I love this stamp set, but be warned.  It takes a while to stamp all those little pretties but they were pretty easy to stamp.  My advice is to cut lots of them and stamp them all up at one time.  The extras can be saved for later cards.  Here also I used my new favorite color Limeade Ice from Papertrey Ink.  It's such a pretty green!

And here is the awesome sketch from Cindy:


Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  And please come and play.  I'd love to see your take on Cindy's sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Patterned Paper: PTI Limeade Ice gingham and Melon Berry bitty dot
Stamps: Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals, WMS Compact Sentiments
Ink: PTI Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, True Black
Other: Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals dies, PTI Limitless Layers 3 1/2" Oval dies, PTI Melon Berry satin ribbon
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

September 1, 2013

Happy Nautical Birthday

I have a quick post with a card I made earlier today for a friend at work.  She asked for a birthday card for her husband.  Since they sail, I knew it would be the perfect time to use my new Dockside stamps and dies from Wplus9:


What a fun stamp set!  I also used some fun patterned paper with a nautical theme.

I am submitting this card to the current Seize the Birthday challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening
Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations Samantha Walker Sea Stripes
Stamps: Wplus9 Dockside
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Spring Rain
Other: Wplus9 Nautical Notions dies
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

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