Saturday, October 31, 2020

Fall Splendor ~ 12 Kits of Occasion ~ October

Can you believe we're at the end of October already?  The older I get, the faster time seems to drift by.  The end of the month brings us to the group post for 12 Kits of Occasion and this month was my turn to host.  I asked my sweet friend Connie from Connie's Crafty Creations to join me this month as my guest.  

I've titled my kit "Fall splendor" to celebrate all the colors and beauty of the season.  There is a complete list of supplies listed on the 12 Kits of Occasion blog.
Let's get started!

My kit started off in a different direction at first and I had already cut these cute little critters so I kept them in the kit anyway and thought I'd use them for a final card.

Be sure to visit the 12 Kits of Occasion blog to see how all my talented team mates were inspired to use this kit and please leave them some love along the way.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 30, 2020

Autumn Blessings

Good morning stamping friends.  Today I'm sharing a quick and easy card I made using one of the past Club Kits from Spellbinders.  They're currently all on sale with up to 30% off and they've got some good ones!  

For this card I used Trucking Through The Seasons, which has been popular for quite some time.    
This is a great starter set because it has dies that can be used for many seasons and they also offer add-on sets that cover other occasions such as baby, wedding, Valentine's Day, sports occasions, birthday, you name it, you'll find it right here!  

Here's a couple of extra cards I made using one of the past Card Kits Of The Month:


These cards were made using one of their Card Kits of the Month.  These kits come complete with everything you need to create dozens of beautiful cards.  Here's what you get when you sign up and you can cancel any time:

Membership Includes:

  • A Monthly Card Kit Containing: Dies, Clear Stamp Set, Die Cut Shapes, Paper, Envelopes & Embellishments. Contains at least 200+ pieces and will create 10+ complete cards. $60 Value!
  • Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.
  • Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts - only available to members.
I hope you'll visit Spellbinders and check out their sale.  You never know what you'll find!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Exciting News! Unboxing

I'm so very excited to share that I received a surprise box of supplies from that I'll be using to inspire you in upcoming posts here on my blog as well as on Instagram during the month of November.  Here's a funny video of me as I "unboxed" the package.  Making a video is SO outside my comfort zone but it's all in good fun.  Thanks so much to!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Spa Inspired Farmhouse Crates ~ Cut Cardstock

Good morning friends!  It's my turn to post over at the Cut Cardstock Blog. I've got two spa inspired gift sets to show you. 

For more details click here.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Golden Fall Celebrations ~ TSOC

Happy Fall Y'all!  I love the crisp fall air and all the colors that come along with fall.  Don't you?  Today's card is in remembrance of both of my parents.  They celebrated their birthdays October 2nd and 3rd.  While they're no longer with me, October holds special memories in my heart for them because, aside from their birthdays it's also their anniversary month as well as mine and my hubbies anniversary month.  Lots to remember and celebrate!

This card was made for the new challenge starting up over at The Sisterhood of Crafters "Golden Fall" challenge.  We'd like to see you use gold on your project.

For my card, I started by cutting a piece of gold shimmer card stock with a Frantic Stamper Spiral Rose cover die and mounting it onto a Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock card base. 

 I  had this Concord & 9th Happy Day cake image left over from a previous 12 kits that I colored up in fall colors using Copic markers.

This card is to celebrate all the good things that the fall season gives.  

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.  You can find all the details at The Sisterhood of Crafters or by clicking here.  We look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Not So Spooky Halloween ~ Double D Challenge ~ October

Good morning stamping friends.  There's a new challenge starting today over at Double D Challenge.  The theme is "October".

 Elizabeth Craft Designs has a wonderful line of Halloween dies and they all work perfectly together.  

I'll just list the dies I used to make this card.
Iron Fence
Haunted House Set
Halloween Scenery
Labels 1
Spooky Sentiments

I hope you'll join in on the fun by clicking here 
using this mood board to inspire you:

Here's what you could win when you play along:
Yvonne Creations - Fabulous Fall Collection - Autumn Leaves

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 18, 2020

New Halloween Challenge ~ Are You Onboard?

Good morning all! My two friends, Darlene and Diane are up to their creative shenanigans' again.  They've come up with the cutest idea for a Halloween challenge.
Doesn't the name just crack you up?  Well, it did me!  Anyway, I thought I'd play along to help spread the word about this unique and fun challenge.  The theme is "Anything Goes" and it runs until October 28th so you still have time to play along.

Here's my card:
While I'm not a big fan of Halloween myself, I do like the vintage Halloween images that they used to print on old post cards.  I like the ones that were not too creepy, but always super cute!    For this card, I printed off a free BINGO and kitty & pumpkin printable I found online.  

Here is there current mood board for inspiration.  I was inspired by the darling kitty  in the top right corner.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:

You can find the challenge blog here!
I do hope you'll stop by and give Darlene and Diane some love and play along. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Recee's Halloween Treats ~ Dies R Us

Hello stamplings ~  There's a new challenge starting up today over at the Dies R Us Challenge blog and the theme is "Halloween".

When I was a little girl going trick or treating around our neighborhood on Halloween, I couldn't wait to get home to see how many Recee's Peanut Butter Cups I got.  I would trade my other candy with my sister for her Recee's.  These are still my favorite candy today and I've dressed some up for the occasion.  Plus, this project gave me the perfect excuse to buy some!  

The candy wraps are made using black cardstock, which I cut to length, scored and glued together in the back.  I added a piece of orange and black patterned paper to the front panel on each.  The medallions are made using Impression Obsessions Stitched Pink Circles and Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted Circles.

I added a different Halloween image to each of the three medallions.  The black cat and the witch are from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Haunted House set and the ghost is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Ghosts set.

The spider web banner in the background is cut using Impression Obsessions Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banners.  I layered a smaller MFT Blueprints banner over the top and stamped the sentiment onto a Sizzix Ornate Label.

Each of the treats are tied with black tulle, which I then added a little spider charm from Frantic Stamper Cute Halloween Icons.  I simply punched a hole using a hole punch into the top of the spider and tied it on with some black and white bakers twine.

These fun little treat wraps came together so quickly!  And now that this post is completed, one of them disappeared just as quickly.  ;0)
You can find all the details and join in on the fun by clicking here.  You could be the next winner of a DRU Gift Certificate!

I wanted to remind you that we have some exciting news to share with you.  Dies R Us now has opened a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts 

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!  We'd love for you to visit by clicking on the links above or by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Kiss The Cook ~ TSOC ~ Lots Of Layers

Good morning friends.  My mother was an excellent cook.  In fact, she was in her happy place when she was in the kitchen.  Unfortunately I did not inherit that trait.  I don't enjoy cooking.  I enjoy eating.  I have some leftover design paper from Bo Bunny called Kiss The cook and it was perfect for the new challenge starting over at The Sisterhood of Crafters.  The theme is "Lots of Layers".  Have a look:

YUMMY, right?  I layered all those luscious patterns, using their pre-printed images for the focal point.  

Then I made some flowers using MFT's Layered Roses and Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals.  I was so sad when Top Dog Dies closed their doors.  I really liked their unique dies.  The greens are Cheery Lynn's Olive Branch.

I added a bit of distress ink to the edges of the cream star flowers.  Add a few stamen for the center and candy dots for the centers of the red flowers.  Done!

 Sweet and yummy and ready brighten someone's day.  

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.  You can find all the details at The Sisterhood of Crafters or by clicking here.  We look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Beautiful Sunflower Hostess Gift Set ~ Cut Cardstock
Oct. 13

Hello friends~  It's my turn over at the Cut Cardstock blog today and I've got a tutorial on how I made a sweet hostess gift set.  

I'd love it if you stopped over and took a peek.

Thanks for stopping by!