Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time for Tea! and Thank you!

As I sit here typing this - for the second time today!!!! - I am sipping on
a big cuppa tea. I don't know what button I pressed but I lost everything.
I decided to take a break from typing and began looking at some 
challenges that I've entered recently. I must admit that I'm not very 
good about going back to check - sometimes I remember and sometimes
I don't remember for a while. But today I saw that this card was chosen 
as one of the top 3 over at Create with Connie and Mary - Thank you 
so much and congratulations to the other ladies whose cards were chosen!

You all know how much I LOVE the inlaid die-cutting technique - well this
time I tried to step it up a notch. I used two different mug dies from the
All You Need is Coffee stamp and die set from My Creative Time and 
kept overlapping them so they looked like a stack of tea cups. I love 
how it turned out. I chose the English Garden DSP from Stampin' Up! 
because it reminds me of the cups my Grannie had. The greeting is a
free digital one that I've had forever - I don't remember where it's from.

If you have not tried this technique yet, you really should! There's
so many possibilities for different looks to create. 

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Craft Your Passion - anything goes

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Snow Friends


I had some fun yesterday afternoon playing with this
adorable stamp set called Snow Place. You can get this as a
bundle with coordinating dies called Snow Friends - it has all 
kinds of pieces that are so much fun! 
I paired it with the Softly Falling snow embossing
folder and tore some strips of paper for the snow on the ground.

I'm playing along with the following challenges;
 Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Penny's Challenges - anything goes
Simply Create Too - early Christmas wishes

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Happy Blooming Birthday

This card doesn't look like much but it does combine 4
different challenges - a color challenge, a sketch challenge,
and two theme challenges. I love it when I can combine
a lot of challenges and still keep the card CAS.

The Card Concept has a theme of daisies and while I don't
have any daisies I do have flowers that are similar so I went with
those. I stamped the main image in so saffron and then sponged the
edges with delightful dijon.  Freshly Made Sketches has a perfectly
clean and simple sketch that was perfect for this card. The 
colors at Create with Connie and Mary were perfect for the daisies
and well, I can never have enough birthday cards so I added
this to the challenge at Seize the Birthday.

Make sure you head over to these blogs and check out
all the cards.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015


Check out this absolutely gorgeous card by Maureen Merritt
from Mama Mo Stamps. It's beautiful! I had to CASE it.

I used a new stamp set from Stampin' Ups! holiday catalogue
called Joyful Season. It's a beautiful two-step stamp set but for
this card I chose just to use the outline of the bird. I wanted
to keep this a one-layer card so to add a bit of detail I scored
some lines around the edges. I like how it finishes it off.

Normally for the inside I just stamp the greeting and don't
do much else but for this one I decided to emboss it in gold so
that it matched the front. This is such a quick and easy card to
make - I think I'll pull out some other line stamps and make a
set of gold embossed cards.

Make sure you head on over to Maureen's blog and check out
her card in detail.

***the supplies used to make this card can be found at my online store. Click
on the image below to take you there. If you have any questions, please
don't hesitate to ask - and thank you!***

Joyful Season
Gold Embossing Powder

Versamark pad

Whisper White cardstock

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and thanks so much for visiting!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Birthday Cupcake

My card for today combines two challenges - 
a color challenge from Colour Me...! and 
a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches

I recently started doing more of the inlaid die-cutting
technique. It's such a cool technique and so easy too!

The cupcake is from the Cake & Wishes stamp set by
Penny Black and the garland is the
from Reverse Confetti.

from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white, lost lagoon and real red
stamp set: cake & wishes (Penny Black), birthday wish (Stampendous)
ink: archival basic black, lost lagoon, real red, whisper white
hearts border punch
white embossing powder
glitter pen (wink of stella)

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Play Date

I remember when my kids were little and they would
have play dates and they always seemed to enjoy themselves.
 Well I scheduled my own play date today
with my stamping supplies and boy oh boy was it fun!

I decided to pull out a couple of kits from Stampin' Up! that I've had 
for quite some time. I was all excited when I received them but
for some reason I was never motivated to actually play with them.
Well, today I decided to play with them...my way.
By that I mean, I took the supplies in the kit and used some
stamps, dies and stencils from 
with the cards below.

I used the retired Everyday Occasions kit (I did say I've had
these kits for a long time) and the current
Watercolor Wishes kit pictured below. There's a lot of cool
stuff in this kit and the stamp set is great!

I definitely need to schedule some more 'play dates' in my
craft room - that was a lot of fun!

from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white, basic gray
dsp: Back to Black (retired)
kits: Everyday Occasions (retired) Watercolor Wishes
ink: memento black, basic gray, crumb cake, versa mark
CP Stamp of Approval Box - dies, stamps and stencil
embellishments: lace doily, rhinestones, basic black bakers twine,
     washi tape
stamp set: petite pairs, celebrate today
embossing powder: iridescent ice

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