Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Vintage Sunflowers ~ Double D Challenges

Hello friends~ There's a new challenge starting up over at Double D Challenges and the theme is "Sunflowers".  Is there anyone who doesn't love a beautiful sunflower?
I have many sunflower die cuts and stamps that I could have used but in the end, this is what I came up with, using a pre-made flower from The Paper Studio that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  The papers are ages old, from Graphic 45.  

Here's the mood board to help inspire you:

And here's what you could win:

I do hope you'll stop by the Double D Challenges blog to see more beautiful cards from my talented team mates and join in on the fun!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Dies R Us ~ Haunted Happy Halloween

Jeepers Creepers!  Today's card is super simple and hauntingly happy!
Dies R Us is starting up a new challenge so I thought I'd try to spook you.

My card uses Memory Box Haunted Happy Halloween and Elizabeth Craft Designs Ghosts on on action wobbler.  Super fast, easy and too cute to spook!

Please visit the Dies R Us Challenge blog to join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Spooky Jack Scarecrow

Hello friends~  I'm popping in today to share two cards I made using Elizabeth Craft Designs Scarecrow die set.  

Is the Jack Scarecrow cute or what?  For the first card, I cut a panel of aqua colored cardstock using Paper Rose Pierced Rectangles and did a light stencil using a herringbone pattern in the background.  I adhered that panel onto a black postage rectangle and mounted it onto an A2 sized card base.  The little mice are included in the scarecrow set.  I thought they were too cute not to use.  I stamped some random stars using black ink and added a few details using a white gel pen.  
  I used a premade Scene Scapes background for the second card from Lavinia Stamps.  This card came together in no time!


Just a quick note to let you know that is currently having their Semi-Annual Die Cutting Sale.  Save up to 50% on die cutting and you get a FREE gift with your purchase.

Here's a list of supplies I used that can be found at

I hope you're all enjoying some beautiful fall weather in your home town.  Our leaves are at peak color right now and the days are gorgeous!  I'm taking advantage of the weather and getting out for a walk every day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Birthday bears ~ TSOC

Good morning friends.  There's a new challenge starting up over at The Sisterhood of Crafters using a birthday theme.  I don't know about you, but I always need to add a few birthday cards to my stash.

My friend Marcia gifted me with this cute Penny Black stamp called Delish, quite some time ago.  I'm glad it's finally gotten inked up. 

 I wish I had fairy bears to help me celebrate my birthday! 

I also wish that you'd stop by The Sisterhood of Crafters blog to see my talented team mates inspiration and join in on the fun! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 11, 2021

Holy Night Pop Up Box Card~ Spellbinders Christmas Traditions

Hello friends~  I'm back today with a box card I made using Spellbinders Three Kings Clear Stamp Set from the Christmas Traditions release.  
This set includes 8 stamps, 6 images and 2 sentiments.  It is as timeless as it is beautiful.

I stamped each of the images from the Three Kings stamp set onto 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut them out using my Brother Scan N' Cut machine.  

 I used the FSJ Scalloped Pop Up Box die from Spellbinders to create a scene of the most holy of Holy Nights, so many years ago.  The reason we celebrate this beautiful holiday season.

I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and embellished the front of the box with a few flowers from Wagon Full of Fall from the Happy Harvest Collection to finish it off.

Here's a list of products I used that can be found at Spellbinders.

View entire Christmas Traditions Release

Three Kings Clear Stamp Set

Wagon Full of Fall

Assorted Color Essentials Cardstock

Spellbinders has extended their Scary Good sale.  Up to 40% off stamps, dies and more!  Click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 8, 2021

Spellbinders Large Die of the Month ~ October ~ Santa's Fireplace

Hello ~  I'm back today with a couple of cards I made using Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for October titled, "Santa's Fireplace.  

This die set includes 27 cutting dies that allow you to create a heartwarming fireplace scene, which includes Santa's pot belly and legs.  What you can't see in the photo, is that the legs swing back and forth, making this an interactive card.  So cute!!

Look at all the wonderful sentiments to choose from!

I made two cards, giving me the opportunity to use Santa's legs and the lovely logs and fire dies that are included in the set.

Did you know you can also shop past club kits without signing up for a subscription? 
 Click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Not So Spooky ~ Double D

Hello  ~  Today's card is for the new challenge starting up over at the Double "D" Challenge blog.  We're looking for your projects using Owls / Pumpkins.

I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin and Pumpkin Frame for the quick and simple card.  

Here's and mood board to help inspire you:

And here's what you could win when you play along:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 4, 2021

Spellbinders Small Die of the Month ~ October

Good morning y'all!  Spellbinders is bringing you all the feels for a farmhouse Fall and Christmas this month with the Small Die of the Month Club kit. 

I fell instantly in love with this months Small Die of the Month.  Not only is this truck die as cute as can be but it comes complete with pumpkins for fall, a Christmas tree and a layered gift box for any occasion, which I didn't use so you'll have to keep watching for that post!  

Look at those Cinderella pumpkins...  Aren't they the best!  I used the Mini Slimline Envelope & Nested Card Creator to create the card base and coordinating envelope.  The sentiment is cut using this month's Large Die of the Month, which you'll see more of if you come back this Friday.

I had to make a Christmas card using the Christmas tree die from the set.  The Christmas garland is also from the Large Die of the Month.  I used another one of the sentiment dies from the LDOM on this card as well.

You can find all these at Spellbinders:

Did you know you can shop past club kits without signing up for a subscription? 
 Click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 1, 2021

Nautical Birthday ~DRU

Hello friends~  There's a new challenge starting up over at Dies R Us Challenge blog.  The theme is always "Anything Goes" so it's easy peasy to join in on the fun!
 I used a Life Preserver from Marianne Designs that I purchased during one of the Special Order Events at Dies R Us to make a little porthole peek into the bottom of the ocean.  Isn't it fun?   The fish are from Elizabeth Craft Designs Diving Accessories.

 I hope you'll visit the DRU Challenge blog to see more inspiration from our amazing design team and join in on the fun.  While you're there, be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you can be one of the first to be notified of their special order events.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Spellbinders Invitation ~ Christmas Traditions~ Through The Woods

Is it too early to say that Christmas is around the corner?  Let the Christmas Traditions release from Spellbinders help you get a jump start on your holiday card making needs.  

Today's featured set is called Through The Woods and it's as sweet as it is nostalgic.

Nest all 12 thin metal dies to create a fun layered Christmas tree scene in an ornament arrangement. I used the Forevergreen Embossing Folder in the background and added papers from the Winter Wishes 6x6 paper pack.  The flowers are from the September Small Die of the Month.  

Use the scene dies themselves for a great focal accent.  For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock using the largest Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle and added some DOX ink to the inside edges, while it was still in the die.  

I stamped the sentiment using Christmas Time Sentiments, and built the scene using the detailed dies from Through The Woods.  I added more flowers from the September Small Die of the Month.  This is a great way to extend the use of your dies.

The Christmas Traditions Collection is timeless in style.  It's a beautiful collection that you must check out!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 27, 2021

Spellbinders Invitation ~ Susan's Garden Club ~ Oriental Lily & Wellies

Hello friends~  
Gardening is one of my passions so I was super excited for the chance to work with this new release from Susan's Garden Club for Spellbinders.  

I chose Oriental Lily & Wellies to create a Gardener's Gift Set. 
This gift is earth friendly, as it uses a recycled produce carton from my local grocery store.  I added a bar of homemade goat's milk soap that my daughter and I make, a nail brush, deep penetrating hand butter and a lotion from B&BW (because the label coordinated so perfectly with the wellies).  

I cut the wellies and several lilies out of Canson 140# Coldpress Watercolor cardstock and painted them using Gansai Tambi water colors from Kuretake.  The freckles are made with medium brown paint splatters. I assembled the flowers according to the video tutorial found HERE. They were very easy to assemble! If you look closely, you'll see that I added some yellow pollen to the stamen of the lilies.
This is a cute and quick gift idea.

Click HERE to see the entire Susan's Garden Club release.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Spellbinders Invitation ~ Christmas Traditions ~ Rejoice Nativity

Greetings everyone!  I'm so glad you've come back for another visit.  Spellbinders has recently released their Christmas Traditions Collection, just in time for your holiday projects.
Today's card uses Rejoice Nativity die set.  This set includes 8 dies that you can create a layered nativity scene in an ornament motif or use the dies independently to create a wonderful focal accent.  This die set lends itself perfectly to create interactive shaker cards as well. The timeless design brings home the real reason we celebrate the Christmas season.

I used papers from Winter Wishes, which is sadly no longer available, in the background and added the sentiment from Christmas Time Sentiments.  I added a trio of flowers that I cut from the September Small Die of the Month

Here's a list of products I used that can be found at Spellbinders:
Winter Wishes Printed Paper Pack

Come back soon to see more of the Christmas Traditions Collection at work.

Thanks for stopping by!