Monday, September 30, 2019

12 Kits of Occasion ~ September "Friends & Food"

Hello everyone!  Quite unbelievably, it's the end of September so you know what that means.....  
It's time for the 12 Kits of Occasion posts!
Kim Heggins was our hostess this month with her kit titled "Friends & Food" and it was filled with pure sweetness as you can see in the photo below.  

Kim has an amazing eye for color and prints and I just love her CAS style.  I tried to channel my inner "Kim" as I was making these cards.  Thanks Kim, for this super cute kit!!  

This card just makes me want to bake and now that cooler weather is here, I have no excuses not to.

Love these donuts from Mama Elephant!  I added the sprinkles with fine tip markers.

This sentiment that Kim included in the kit stands alone.  I simply added a leafy frame from Tutti Designs that I watercolors using Zigs.

The last two cards are simple heart shaped Valentine cards that I made similar to the mid-century style of Valentines, when it was popular for adults to send them to each other. 

 I drew the face on the toaster and added Glossy Accents to the pop tart.

Aren't these fun?

I'm so glad you took time to visit my blog today.  I hope you'll visit the 12 Kits of Occasion blog to see how all my talented teamies were inspired by Kim's super fun kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Friendship Farm

Hello and happy Monday!  Sorry I've been MIA for a while.  Life has a way of draining all that brings me joy recently, and I'm trying really hard to stay on top of it.  Anyway, before I left for a mother-daughter getaway, I made these cards using Concord & 9th Friendship Farms Bundle
I love the shape of this label die that comes in the set.  It's the perfect size for a focal point on an A2 sized card and it can be used in so many ways.  On each of the cards, I stamped the wood plank background using Petals & Pallets in a soft ink to created a 'washed' look.

All the dies and stamps you see on these cards are included in the Friendship Farms set.

Simon Says Stamp is currently having their Stamptember celebration so one of these cards will be entered into the exclusive collaboration for Concord & 9th.

I'll also be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

 Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Full of Hot Air ~ Dies R Us ~ Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Good morning friends~  There's a new challenge starting over at the Dies R Us Challenge blog and this week, the theme is "Planes, Trains and Automobiles".

How about hot air balloons?  

 I added a few sequin flowers to the basket of the hot air balloon.
The "Hello" sentiment was cut using Impression Obsession Word dies.  

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.  
The winner will receive a gift card to Dies R Us. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Fall Garden Mouse

Simon Says Stamp is having their Stamp-tember celebration all month long.  It's an event I look forward to every year.  It's like a  month-long stamping party, with exclusive new product releases and lots and lots of prizes! 
I made this card for the exclusive collaboration with Newton's Nook.
I used Newton's Nook Garden Mice to create my card along with lovely fall paper from Echo Park.  The stitched pumpkin is from Memory Box.

 Do you want to see more of these cute Garden Mice?   


I hope you'll take some time to check out the Simon Says Stamp blog to see all the great new stamps that are coming your way and join in on the fun!

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps ~ Newton's Nook Collaboration

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Sweet Snowman Cake

Good morning stampers ~  The card I have for you today was made for the new challenge going on over at Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  They're using their blog header as inspiration and I went pretty literal with it as you'll see.

My card:

Their header:

Using the same color scheme, I cut the NOEL banner from design paper from Moda Scrap "Unconventional Christmas", in place of the Christmas baubles that line the top of their header.  I stamped some snowflakes tone on tone and some in White Wedding Dress around the border.  The cute snowman cupcake is from The Stamping Cottage, which I colored with copics and pieced together.  

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Work It Wednesday ~ Celebretory
Christmas Kickstart Challenge ~ Get A-Head-er Start

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

White Washed Down On The Farm

Hello friends ~ I'm popping in with a quick card I made for the challenge going on over at The Paper Players.  The theme is "Down on the Farm".

I chose to use these beautiful printed papers from Mintay "Bloomville" line to create a warm farmhouse vignette.  The white washed shutter paper was the perfect background for the oil lamp on the tree slab, surrounded by flowers.  I had to fussy cut all the images out and if you know me at all, you know that's not one of my favorite things to do so please don't be too harsh.  

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Just Because You're Amazing ~ Dies R Us ~ Nature

Hello ~ Are you ready for a new challenge over at the Dies R Us Challenge blog?  
The theme is "NATURE" and here's what I came up with:
 I used Stamps and dies from Joy Crafts called "Mery's Honingcomb" and "Mery's Bees".  They were purchased during a Special Order Event at Dies R Us.  I also used a "Stitched Octagon Layer" from Memory Box in the center of the card and a Stitched Rectangle  from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I highly recommend signing up for the newsletter at Dies R Us so you can be among the first to know about their special order events and amazing sales.

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.  
The winner will receive a gift card to Dies R Us. 

Thanks for stopping by!