Saturday, October 21, 2017


I love how this card turned out.  It makes me laugh.  Doesn't it look like the deer is listening to music on headphones? LOL.

Really simple card with quick coloring and sponged trees. Using up those bits and bobs!

The Details: Recollections Christmas Stamps, Yvonne Creations Tree Dies, SugarPea Designs Woodgrain Journal Card, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Doodlebug Designs Home for the Holidays 6x6 Paper, Distress Inks

Friday, October 20, 2017

Bear Hug Slider

This make 'n' take is from my friend, Lenae, who always rocks the interactive. So cute!  I never finished this last year because I hated the bear color I had chosen--sort of sickly yellow. Darker browns covered that up nicely!

I may make more of these slider cards. Such a cute way to reveal the sentiment.

I'm entering this in Curtain Call Cuddle

The Details:  PTI Slider Die, Gina Marie Scalloped Rectangle Die, Copics, Sizzix Snow Embossing Folder, WPlus 9 Holiday Hugs

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Whimsical Bear Greetings

Another make 'n' take from ages ago that I'm just now finishing up.  Thanks again to Kimberly!  This turned out so cute.  Love the whimsy.

I'm entering this in Watercooler Wednesday #141 Masculine Anything Goes

The Details:  Pretty Pink Posh Sentiment and Border die, Impress Bear, Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sending Joy

Another crafty day card.  I hope my friends are sitting down when they see this. Generally when I don't finish a project and it comes home to be finished, it gathers way more dust before I get around to finishing it.  LOL.

I wanted the snow flurries to be in yellow but didn't notice the stencil still had blue on it from a previous card so green it is!

I'm entering this in Jingle Belles Pink Christmas for the Cure, Sparkles Christmas Challenge #81 Christmas for Kids 

The Details:  Penny Black Gift Giving, Lawn Fawn Merry Messages, Craftin Desert Divas Snow Flurries Stencil, Zigs, Versafine Onyx Black, Gina Marie Scalloped Oval Die, Distress Oxide Broken China and Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We All Need a Bear Hug

Got together with some of the gals from our crafty group this weekend and had a blast . . . as usual! But, so not usual, I actually focused enough to make a few projects. Go, me!

This card was so simple to make thanks to Kimberly doing everything except the coloring for this make 'n' take she brought along Saturday. She's inspired me to take a closer look at my Zigs--these are not colors (the bear, eg) that I would have chosen but I love the results.  Thanks, girl!

I'm entering this in Curtain Call Cuddle, Jingle Belles Pink Christmas for the Cure, Penny Black and More Close to Nature

The Details:  Penny Black Christmas Hug, Zigs, Versafine Onyx Black

Monday, October 16, 2017

Cards in Envy Let's Play Dress Up

Grrrr-reetings, friends!  It's time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge!  This time we'd like you to play dress up. Super fun!

For my card, I masked the 3 background monsters then colored them up. Next I stencilled the web background in a variety of Distress Inks and Oxides, adding the Wilted Violet Oxide to give it a bit more bam. As you can see I hadn't bothered to mask which is really apparent on the mummy but that's okay--he's more mummy-like covered in cobwebs. Shiver. The vamp is mounted on foam tape so he's popping out at you. I added the web designer paper to frame the front panel--love how that looks.

I'm entering this in Cardz 4 Guyz #180 Halloween or Autumn Thank You and Addicted to Stamps and More #263 Holiday

The Details:  SugarPea Designs Monster Mash, Echo Park Cobweb Stencil, Pebbles Midnight Haunting 6x6 paper, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick, Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, Copics, Papertrey Ink Banner die, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Clarity Brush Applicator

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CDD October Release Day 2 - Holiday Hugs

Oh, I'm so bummed. Today is the second day of the full CDD October release and my last release card to show you. Boo. I've so enjoyed working with these sets and hope you've been inspired to check them out!

This time I'm featuring the Holiday Hugs set stamped on an Stitched In Circles Die and framed by an Inside Scalloped Rectangle Die. The sentiment tags are from the Treat Bag Die.

Killer cute, right? I love this set--so adorable!  I really like the effect of the image centerpiece against that embossed background.  t really pops!

I'm entering this in Just Add Ink #381 Just Choose Two (Embossing Paste, Coloring, or Sequins)   

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Holiday Hugs, Stitched In Circles, Treat Bag Die (tag), Inside Scalloped Rectangle Die, and Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Cuttlebug Forest Embossing Folder, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte