Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Winter Greenery ~ Honeybee Stamps

Hey Ho, friends!  Christmas is drawing near and I'm working hard in the card shop, finishing up Christmas cards for this year.  Honey Bee stamps recently released their ah-mazing Christmas Lovely Layers Bundle and I am in LOVE!  

Let's start with the Winter Greenery Honey Cuts die set.  Gorgeous, and so detailed!  This die set includes 11 dies that will cover every type of greenery you could possibly want for your Christmas decorating.  

I cut the greens and berries from various colors of cardstock from my scrap box and added a bit of Distress Oxide Inks to enhance the colors.  

Of course, what better container to put your greenery in than the Vintage Picnic Basket.  This picnic basket is genius!  I can see this picnic basket being used for Valentine's, filled with hearts or love letters, or both!  Think springtime and Mother's Day, filled with your favorite flowers.  The list could go on and on!

Adding to this wonderful collection, is the Winter Birds Honey Cuts.

The layers on this cardinal are stunning! After all the layering was complete, I sponged on a bit of black ink to add depth and detail to the bird.  I enjoy feeding and watching the birds at our feeders during the long, cold winter months, and cardinals are among my many visitors.  Their antics as they hop from feeder to feeder make me smile.  

The Winter Birds die set includes both a cardinal and a chickadee, which you'll see in a later post.  These cards came together so quickly, using colored cardstocks, Distress Oxide Inks and a white gel pen for added detail.

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 The Christmas Lovely Layers Bundle includes the following sets:

I'm adding one of these card to the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge.

I hope you enjoyed today's cards as much as I enjoyed making them.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2022

Vintage Botanicals ~ Mixed Media Monday

Hi friends!  Today's Mixed Media Monday offering is in the form of cards.

I recently purchased this beautiful 6x8 collection from 49 and Market called Curators Botanical.  I was completely smitten as I flipped through the different designs of these high quality, heavy cardstock double-sided patterned papers.  

 For each card, I did a bit of stenciling on the patterned paper, using a Cathe Holden Layered Vintage Floral Stencil from Spellbinders.  I also stamped some images using Tim Holtz Field Notes Cling Stamps.

The Specimen Dies from Tim Holtz sold out so fast!  I was lucky enough to find this one at Scrapbook.com, and I couldn't wait to use it.  The flower is printed on acetate.  I found quite a good selection on Amazon.  I glued the flower to the specimen slide that I cut using papers found in my scrap box.  I distressed the edges and added more stamped images from the Field Notes collection.

Both cards are the same in design style, but I chose to add a butterfly to this card.

I added strips of kraft washi tape to each of the cards to look like the slides were added many years ago.  I added a bit of distress ink to the edges of the tape to add to the aged look.


I'm so happy with how these cards turned out.  

 Here is a list of products I used today:

Thinlit Specimen Dies
Curators Botanical 6x8" Collection Pack
49 and Market
Cathe Holden Layered Vintage Floral Stencil
Entire Flea Market Finds Collection
Field Notes Cling Stamps

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Winter Skate

Hi crafty friends!  I'm popping in with a winter card that would be perfect for a Christmas card, a winter birthday or just to say hello during the cold, snowy months.  

I started by stamping the vintage post card image onto a piece of journal lined cardstock from my stash and stamping a few random polka dots as well as other images from my vintage stamp collection.    

The Ice Skate and Winter Evergreen Foliage are from the Winter Garden Collection from Spellbinders.  These dies are timeless in style.  I filled the skate with beautiful poinsettias from Spellbinders October Amazing Paper Grace Kit of the Month.

Here is a list of products I used that can be found at ScrapbookPal:

Entire Winter Garden Collection
Ice Skate
Winter Evergreen Foliage and Ladybugs
Entire Spellbinders Collection

 While You're there, I hope you'll check out the Christmas & Winter Shop.  I know you'll be delighted by what you find!

That's it for today's post.  I wish a safe and joyful Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Hot Beverages ~ Double D Challenges

Good morning~ There's a new challenge starting up over at Double D Challenges, and the theme is "Hot Beverages".

Whether you like coffee, hot cocoa or tea, this challenge is for you!  I pulled out a few of my favorite dies to create this warm winter snack for you.

The coffee cup is an oldie from My Favorite Things, while the macaroon is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I added a little Christmas bauble from The Greetery.  Random glitter on the macaroon and ornament adds whimsy and a bit of texture. 

Please stop by Double D Challenges to see more amazing inspiration from my talented teammates and join in on the fun.

Here's the inspiration block to help get you started:

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

ETA:  I'll be adding this card to the Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 14, 2022

Mixed Media Monday ~ Sunflowers

Good morning, friends.  I've got my next installment of Mixed Media Monday for you today and it has a cheerful sunflower as its theme.

As always, I started with some inking, stamping and stenciling in my Create Happiness art journal.  I used the book stencil from Stamperia and a very old Postcard stamp.  
This page gave me opportunity to use up some older Graphic 45 papers as well.

This wonderful sunflower is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I've had it for years and it still remains one of my favorites.  I cut all the pieces out of scraps I found in my scrap box.

The sentiment is from Papertey Ink.  It's stamped on a piece of scrapbook paper that was cut using a notebook die from Papertrey ink.

I enjoyed this project for many reasons.  

1. Because it used up many items that have been sitting around for years.
2.  Who doesn't love sunflowers??
3.  I wait on the promises of God

I Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll come back again in a couple of weeks for my next Mixed Media Monday offering.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

New Floral Reflections from Spellbinders

"One can never have enough flowers in her garden, nor can one have enough flower dies in her supply stash."  Is that how the saying goes?? Haha!  Probably not, but it's a true thought, if I'm to be honest.

These new Sealed Wildflowers Dies from Spellbinders are delightful.  They're part of the recently released Floral Reflection Collection that is a definite "must see".  
I like the long stems and simple elegance in this beautiful collection.

I've used the Tile Reflection 3D Embossing Folder on this card.  The gold sentiment banners are leftovers from a past CKOTM, "Truly, Madly, Deeply", which is on sale for 50% off right now. 

I rubbed some DOX ink, very lightly over the top of the embossing to bring out the design just a wee bit.

For my third card, I used a small leftover piece of the embossed panel, mounting it to a Hemstitched Rectangle.  The sentiment is from the Parcel & Post Sentiments Clear Stamp set.  

Here's a list of products I used today:

Sealed Wildflowers Etched Dies
Floral Reflection Collection
Tile Reflection 3D Embossing Folder
Parcel & Post Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles
Truly, Madly, Deeply Card Kit
New Arrivals
Coming Soon

I hope you enjoyed today's cards. I hope you'll visit Spellbinders and check out all their new collections.  
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

A Trio of Gracious Peonies ~ Scrapbook Pal

Hello friends, I'm super excited to be sharing my first project as a fellow design team member for ScrapbookPal. 

Stenciling has made a huge comeback in the crafting world, and I for one am thrilled to bring you three cards I made using Altenew's Gracious Peoniesstampsstencils and the coordinating die.

You can find more details over on the ScrapbookPal blog.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

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

Altenew Gracious Peonies Stamps
Altenew Gracious Peonies Stencils
Altenew Gracious Peonies Die
Altenew Warm & Cozy Ink Cubes

I hope you enjoyed today's cards as much as I enjoyed making them. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 7, 2022

Amazing Paper Grace ~ November KOTM

Good morning, friends.  Today's offering features Becca Feekens' newest design for Spellbinder's Amazing Paper Grace Kit of the Month.

The Pop-Up 3D Vignette Alarm Clock is so festive and full of beautiful details.  

I opted to make a flat card to add to my Christmas card stash, instead of making it 3D.  I added some poinsettia flowers and greens that were cut using Christmas Foliage Strip & Borders.

Today's post is a quick one, but I hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Spellbinders November Card Kit of the Month

Do you ever feel too connected to social media??  Scrolling Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the like can take hours out of our day.  This month Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month is all about being unplugged.  The name of the kit is called "Time Offline", and I love the whole idea of it!  

Get outside and enjoy the open air!  If you can't do that, you can pretend you're doing it while working with the contents of this delightful kit!  I created this card using the dies that are included in this month's kit.  I think those little mushrooms are adorable!  Don't you?

Whether you go hiking, camping, fishing or playing with paper indoors this kit has it all.  Each kit contains dies, clear stamp set, die cut shapes, paper, envelopes, embellishments and more! 

Join the Card Kit of the Month Club and receive an expertly curated cardmaking kit each month, complete with inspiration.

The die cut images and paper pack in this kit are all outdoorsy and adorable!  I used the Hand Drawn Scallops Embossing Folder for the background. 

Not only do these kits have all these decorative elements, but they also include 10 card bases with envelopes, several sheets of color coordinating cardstock, double sided tape, double sided foam dimensional squares and sequins.  

Thank you for spending part of your day with me.  I enjoy reading your comments and knowing that you've stopped in for a peek.
I hope you enjoyed today's projects.  You can find the entire new release at Spellbinders and take a peek at what's COMING SOON.  I've listed links to the products below for your convenience.  Hope to see you again soon!

Here's a list of handy links that will bring you directly to the items listed:

All Monthly Club Kits
Card Kit of the Month
Hand Drawn Scallops Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by!