Monday, October 24, 2016


Hi Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. My card today goes along with this week's color challenge. I'm loving these beautiful fall colors.

I started by die cutting the top of my white card base with the SB arched elegance die, then I stamped the new Psalm 100 Thanksgiving greeting(985H) with Versafine Black Onyx ink. Some orange rhinestones complete the front.

For the inside I used various gelatos and water to add color to a watercolor panel. Once dried I stamped the Grateful Heart greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink and glued the panel down. The greeting was stamped lower on the panel to keep it from showing through the arch on the front. Here's a look at the inside.

Hope you can play along with us this week. These colors are perfect for fall/Thanksgiving cards!! You can see details here.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Color Challenge at DRS Designs

This week the challenge at DRS Designs is a gorgeous color challenge that is perfect for fall/Thanksgiving. Here's the pallet of colors.

Here's the card I created.

I started with watercolor paper and added some gelatos in various shades of orange. I haven't used gelatos in a long time and decided I needed to pull them out again. I like the look. Once the paper and gelatos dried, I used a SB die to cut out the half circle. The new Give Thanks Brush Pumpkin (988H)was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with brown EP. The orange layer was embossed with a SB leaf folder, layered on brown CS and attached to the white card base. I die cut a flourish from the same brown paper, cut it apart and glued in under the half circle before attaching it to the card.

Hope you can join us for this week's color challenge. The prize is a 40% coupon at DRS Designs on line store.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi! Today's card is a pretty simple one to create. I started with white CS, created a mask for the ground and sky and then sponged on the grassy area with Bundled Sage Distress ink and SU Bashful Blue for the sky. The greeting was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and then I added the die cut fence. Last I stamped and colored the pumpkin, then fussy cut it and attached it to the card with glue dots. Everything is attached to the white card base.

Be sure to check out this week's challenge in honor of the US Navy.  We have a great prize for you. You can see details here.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Stamp Your Own Background!

This week's challenge at DRS Designs is to stamp your own background. DRS designs has fabulous background stamps that make it easy to create your own backgrounds. My card today doesn't use one of the background stamps. Instead I used the silhouette leaf stamp and Hero Arts Ombre ink to create my background.

I inked up the leaf image and randomly stamped all over the cream CS. Once that was done, I used the leaf outline image to stamp around the leaves in Memento Cocoa ink to give them more definition. The greeting was stamped with the same Cocoa ink onto cream CS. The leaf outline image was stamped over the greeting and then I die cut this panel and layered it on another die cut panel. These were attached to the leafy background panel and then onto an orange panel before attaching everything to the cream card base.

Hope you can play along with us this week!!

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Monday, October 3, 2016

the beauty of Autumn

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. We had tons of rain here in NW Ohio, so it was a great weekend to stay indoors and get crafty!! I got quite a bit accomplished.

My card today goes along with this week's challenge:  Autumn Wonders.

Last weekend I went to a "garage sale" at a little stamp shop close by and purchased this tree die. It came with a separate die for cutting the tiny leaves. I really had no idea how many tiny leaves it cut and how long it would take to glue them all down! But I do like the look.  I started with white CS, used a paper cutter to cut the blue and green CS for the sky and grass. Once that was glued onto the white card base, I die cut the brown frame using SB nesties and the barren tree using the Memory Box die. Next I die cut a bunch of leaves in yellow and orange and set them aside. The pumpkins were stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. They are attached to the frame with foam dots. The banner was die cut, stamped with the Autumn Greetings sentiment, sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink before attaching it to the card. Last, I glued the tree onto the CS and then glued the leaves one at a time, randomly placing them on the tree and falling to the ground.

There's still time to join in the fun and share with us your cards showing Autumn Wonders!  You could be the winner of a 40% off coupon. Now that's a great prize!

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Friday, September 30, 2016


Today I have a couple of  challenge cards to share with you. The first is for DRS Designs: Autumn Wonders.

I started by stamping the leaf pile with Memento Black ink onto the white CS and colored with Copics. Next I die cut the tree. cut around the top of the leaf pile, slid the tree into the slit and then glued the tree into place. The greeting was stamped before embossing with a SB leafy folder. You can see details for this challenge here.

My second card is for Our Daily Bread's challenge:  Dots and Dashes.

I used ODBD new Beverage Cup dies and the I love Coffee stamp set along with their stitched Oval dies. I created the coffee cup using the same dp for the cup as the background. The greeting was stamped with Vesafine Onyx ink, die cut and glued onto the card base. I added the ribbons and a rhinestone to the flower on the coffee cup to complete the look. This is for a very special friend who enjoys her coffee as much as I do. I think we'll be meeting for coffee on her birthday!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

TMS Challenge

Hi! Today I have a quick birthday card to share with you that I created using this week's sketch challenge at TMS.  Here's the sketch.

And here's my card.

I let the dp do the work for this card. I started with a white card base, added the green layer and then the birthday candle dp from the Paper Studio. Next I stamped the birthday greeting from DRS Designs, layered it on the same green CS and attached it to the card. Last I added the ribbon. A quick and easy birthday card that has to go out with today's mail!!

Thanks for the great sketch, TMS!