Sunday, December 1, 2019

Merry Making Mouse ~ Dies R Us ~ Winter White

Hello crafty friends!  Thanks for popping in.  Today's card was made for the new Dies R Us challenge that starts today.  The theme is "Winter Whites".  
 I took a little liberty on the "whites" part of this challenge and added a bit of soft pink.  Ok, there's a bit of soft green on the background too.  
...So much for "winter white"!  I started out going in that direction but got quickly distracted when I had to dress the adorable little Mouse from Marianne Designs Eline's Mice Family using MD Eline's Outfits. 
I just couldn't help myself when I saw the pink gingham paper sitting in my craft box saying "choose me!  I'd make a great scarf!" 
The little mouse is holding a sparkly paper lantern from MD Eline's Christmas Decoration.

Anyway, be sure to visit the Dies R Us Challenge Blog to join in on the fun and see how my other team mates followed the rules to a "T" and I hope you still enjoyed this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

12 Kits of Occasion ~ November

Wow!  Where does the time go? And how quickly time flies!  November flew by like a leaf in the wind and I am scrambling to get this post done for the 12 Kits of Occasion team post.  Our hostess this month was Lindsey Larsen from Occasional Crafting.  Her kit is titled, "All Is Calm, All Is Bright" and it's filled  with nostalgic and heartwarming Christmas images and beautiful colors.  Thanks so much Lindsey for a wonderful kit!!

I'll jump right in to my cards starting with this sweet deer!

 It's hard to see in the photo, but I added glittered snowflakes on the background and some white nuvo drops.  Isn't that the sweetest face??

 The essence of this card says it all!  The real reason we celebrate this wonderful holiday.

I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you'll hop over to the 12 Kits of Occasion blog to see how my gifted team mates were inspired to use Lindsey's kit.

Happy Christmas season!  May the days and months ahead be filled with many blessings and all good things.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Vintage / Retro Box Ornaments

Good morning friends.  What is your favorite crafting style?  Double D Challenges just started a new challenge asking that question.  
I enjoy lots of different styles but the one I continue to go back to as my favorite year after year, would be vintage / retro style.  

I created these vintage style ornament boxes last year and never got around to posting these last two.  

The ornament box was made using Spellbinders nestabilities dies with a stitched oval cut from the center of the front panel.  I covered the front panels with ModaScrap Christmas Paper and then added some of  my favorite embellishments from Tim Holtz Christmas Ephemera to the inside and front of the ornament.

You can see in this photo, that the thickness of the box is about 3/4 of an inch, so there's lots of room on the inside for layering your favorite goodies.  I added lots of Distress Mica Flakes or glitter on the inside of the ornaments to make them shine.  

If you'd like to see the posts from last year with the other boxes I've made, click on the links below.

I'll be adding one of these projects to the following challenges:
Double D Challlenges ~ Favorite Style.... Vintage / Retro

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Cards of Encouragement

Good morning friends~  Just popping on to share some cards I made using papers from Mintay by Karola called Bloomville.

I made a set of inspirational cards to give as a gift at a women's retreat.

The printed papers and elements in this paper set are stunning and so cheerful!

The nest, bird and butterfly were fussy cut from a bonus sheet that's included on the back cover of the paper pack.

Paired with a variety of scripture stamps, this set of cards came out beautifully.

Because we all need a little boost of encouragement from time to time.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Dies R Us ~ Giving Thanks and/or Turkey

It's the season of Thanksgiving and Dies R Us Challenge blog is celebrating!

 I went searching through my dies for plump pumpkins and found these wonderful stitched pumpkins from Memory Box.  I paired them up with some colorful Stitched Leaves from Lawn Fawn.

The wood grain oval is cut using a Stitched Oval from Elizabeth Craft Designs, which I rubbed distress inks on to really show off the wood grain pattern.  The "Thanks" die is one that's been sitting in my stash just waiting to be used but there are plenty of styles to choose from in the store.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to visit the DRU Challenge Blog to join in on the fun.  There's a gift card waiting to be won with your name on it!
Happy Thanksgiving!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Have A Cup of Peppermint Mocha!

Are you working on your holiday cards?  There's only about 8 weeks left so I've been playing in Christmas!!  

A friend of mine was given boxes and boxes of scrapbooking paper and she was so kind to share some with me.  This pink and lime green striped paper was just begging to be used for something minty.  I enjoy my coffee with Peppermint Mocha creamer in it.... it's like a candy cane in a cup!  mmmm...... So anyway, I was inspired to make a mocha - minty card.

I used Papertrey Inks Merry Mug, stamping it in colors that matched the pretty striped paper.  And since the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is going on right now, I' thought I'd add it to that challenge.  

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Traveler's Notebook Insert with Recipes by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I'll also be entering this card into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge where it's always "Anything Goes".

I hope you're enjoying this beautiful season of color and maybe a cuppa something yummy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Dies R Us Trees and/or Leaves

Good morning friends.  There's a new challenge starting over at 
This week the theme is Trees / Leaves.  
Here's my inspiration:
I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Christmas Tree which has both the solid layer and the detailed layer.  Each layer is a separate die so you can make the tree any size you like.  

I die cut the solid tree out of white card stock and the detailed tree out of green card stock.  I then heat embossed the tips of the green tree in gold embossing powder.

For the Star of David, I used Die-versions Nativity Border and used just the star.  The background frames were cut using Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Rectangles and Stitched Rectangles.

You can see more inspiration for this challenge and join in on the fun by clicking HERE.
The winner will receive a gift voucher to Dies R Us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

12 Kits of Occasion

Good morning everyone!  It's time for another 12 Kits of Occasion post.  I can't believe how quickly time flies when you're having fun!  This month our hostess with the mostest was Sharron Gregory from Papillon Wings.  I had the opportunity of meeting Sharron twice, once when we were in Kansas and then when she and her sweet hubby Harry came to Maine for a vacation.  She is the easiest and most lovely person to talk with and I adore her!  Anyone who knows her knows she loves animals and being that I'm an animal lover too, I enjoyed hearing all her stories about the volunteer work she does at her local zoo and botanical garden.  Anyway, I could go on and on about our time together but I know you came to see cards.  Sharron put together a wonderful fall inspired kit titled "Autumn Days".  This kit is filled with the warmth of friendship and thanksgiving.  Thanks so much Sharron for this festive fall kit!  
Sweet!  Right?  Here's the cards I've made so far using this kit.
I fell in love with this sweet Penny Black image, so this was the first image I grabbed to color up and bring life to.  

And who can resist Stampingbella?  Not me!!  This giant pie girl just makes my heart smile.  

There were so many beautiful printed papers in Sharron's kit.  I wanted to hoard them all.  And how about that giant acorn???  LOVE!!!   You can find a complete supply list over at the 12 Kits of Occasion blog.

I think this card is my favorite.  It was so quick to make using the adorable papers Sharon included in the kit.

I hope you'll stop by the 12 Kits of Occasion blog to see how my talented teamies were inspired to use Sharron's kit.  

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Simon Says Work It Wednesday ~ Autumn / Gratitude
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Dream BIG, Give LOVE

Hello friends and thanks for stopping by.  
I'm popping in with a warm and wintery card for the Time Out Challenge.  

I feel like this stamp called "Frida Loves Frosty" from Stampingbella fits the sentiment from Time Out Challenges perfectly.  The cool embossed frame is  Creative Expressions "Festive Frames ~ Snowball" die.  I love the stitching and the embossed snowflakes.  

I'll also be adding this card to Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

A Special Boo To You!

Hello crafty friends!  I'm just popping in with a card that I made a couple of weeks ago that just happens to fit in with a couple of challenges going on right now.  
Who doesn't love cute little Newton from Newton's Nook?  He's irresistibly cunning no matter what mischief he's getting himself into.

 I stamped this cute image from Newton's Nook Perfect Pumpkin, stamping the spider and web in the top corner.  I then cut the panel using Impression Obsession's Crazy Stitched Set and colored the image using copics.  I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest that added some doodling for fun.   

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Fall / Autumn Colors

Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!