Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Dies R Us ~ Pumpkins and/or Apples

Happy Fall everyone!  Don't you just love the crisp days of autumn?  I do and I'm especially enjoying creating beautiful fall cards in my crafty space.  Today's cards were made for the new challenge starting over at the Dies R Us Challenge blog.  The theme is Pumpkins and/ or Apples.
Dies R Us carries the best lines of dies from so many amazing companies and this set from Sue Wilson, called Wooden Garden Cart is one of my favorites right now.

I cut all of the dies from the set out of Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock and added color using Distress Oxide Inks with blending sponges. 

 By keeping the dies in the die cuts and adding ink through the openings, shows the wonderful detail of the dies. I used printed paper from Echo Park's Fall Break.

The die set includes all these fabulous fruits and vegetables, and I just had to make another card using the rest of the die cuts.  

To this card, I added a rake from Marianne Designs which is a special order event at Dies R Us.  The sentiment is from MFT's Harvest Mouse


You can join in on this fun, festive, fall challenge here.  The winner receives a Dies R Us Gift Certificate.  

Hope you have a happy fall Y'all!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 12, 2019

One Word Sentiment

I recently found a new challenge called the Alphabet Challenge
Every other Friday at 9:00 am, they set a new challenge using the letters from the alphabet with a theme for each one.
This week the letter is "O" and it stands for "One Word Sentiment".  Interesting and challenging!  Right?
I pulled out some older stamps and dies for this one.  I feel like I get so caught up in having to have all the newest stamps from so many amazing companies, that I neglect using my older supplies that I've enjoyed in the past. 

So for this card, I used a postage stamp background from PTI and added the "LOVE" die from MFT Stamps, "LOVE Centerpiece" that I cut out of some music print paper that I've had in my stash for a long time.  I decorated each letter using stamps from WPlus9's "Fresh Cut Florals", an old favorite of mine. 

 I hope you like today's card.  I encourage you to pull out some of your older supplies and give them some love.

I'll also be adding this to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 4, 2019

Sewn With Love

Happy Friday friends!  I just wanted to pop in here and let you in on a little secret.  Well, maybe it's not that little...

Tomorrow is World Card Making Day!
For us card makers, every day is "Card Making Day", right?
Anyway, there's lots of amazing sales going on throughout the week to celebrate this wonderful craft that we love so much.  
To start with, Altenew is giving 50% off this beautiful "Sewn With Love" stamp and die bundle and I just happened to have a couple of cards I made using it so I thought I'd share them here with you.


Card making is the hobby that keeps on giving.  
  • The talented stamp designers are blessed when we make a purchase from their company.
  • Us, as cardmakers are blessed when we use their stamps to create  something that brings us joy and in return will bring joy to someone else.
  • The US Postal Service is blessed when we send happy mail because we are supporting millions of jobs (hint: if you stamp or put a pretty sticker on the envelope, I'm sure that brings a smile to the mail proccessors face too.)  
  • The recipient is blessed when they receive the creation, made from the heart.


Check out the sales at these other great stores:
Plus they have a different freebie they're giving away every day with every order.  No minimum!

Free Gift With Purchase

Spread some sunshine today!

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Words of Encouragement

Everyone is going through something and we all need encouragment from time to time. You never know when the opportunity will arise for you to brighten someone elses day, whether it's a smile as you pass a weary mom toting three small kids in the grocery store or letting the person behind you step in line in front of you at the cash register.  I was happy to spend some time in my craft room playing with a couple of new stamp sets I recently got from Altenew called Angelique Motifs and encouraging sentiments from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps.   

The flowers in Angelique Motifs set are incredibly beautiful and I just love seeing them come to life as I stamped each layer of color.

I stamped two different background stamps on this card.  A grid pattern and a French botanical stamp from Heidi Swapp.   The sentiments on this card and the card below is from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps "Be Encouraged".

For the flowers I used Altenew's Red Sunset and Warm and Cozy ink cubes.  The leaves are stamped using colors from Sweet Dreams

I love this sentiment from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps "Hymn Blocks" set.  If you love the old hymns and the encouraging words they give, you must check out this set!! 
 I've provided direct links on each item I've used for your convenience.  By clicking on them, I get a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.  Thanks so much for shopping along with me and sending encouragment to others.

I'll be entering one of these cards into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Time Out Challenge ~ Breast Cancer Awareness (Last card "Bright Hope for Tomorrow")

I hope these cards bring you some encouragement today as they brought encouragement to my heart as I was making them.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Two Cards Using One Die ~ Dies R Us ~ Anything Goes

Good morning friends~  There's a new challenge starting today over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and the theme is "Anything Goes".  

Did you know that Dies R Us carries so much more than dies?  They have a whole line of Brusho Ink Powders.  I sprinkled several different colors onto a piece of wet watercolor cardstock and let the ink powders do their thing.

 Once the cardstock was dry, I die cut the Memory Box Antique Corner Rose Label.  I also cut the same corner die out of a piece of white cardstock and created two cards using both the positive and negative space from the die cuts.

The stitched background panel is cut using Impression Obsession Crazy Stitched Set.  These dies might be my new favorites.  The crazy stitched lines are so fun!


Two cards for the price of one die!

You can find all the details of the challenge and join in on the fun here.

Thanks for stopping by!