Sunday, August 25, 2019

Pumpkin Spice

Check out this warm and wonderful new set called Pumpkin Spice from The Project Bin! I love fall and the scent and flavor of pumpkin spice, it always seems so comforting and homey to me. The sentiments in this one are unique and lots of fun!
I used some older Close To My Heart designer papers that I had been saving with some Tim Holtz Wildflowers die cuts. This card uses the Mojo Monday sketch #521.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Present Shaker

For the Jingle Belles Tag Challenge this week. I can't get enough tags, I make and send them in batches to my sisters since they have a lot of grandchildren. This elf is from Art Impressions and the present is cut out and attached to an action wobble so it shakes and jiggles. I'm sure we are all guilty of shaking a present or two! These wobbles are so much fun and an easy way to add a little something extra to a project. I bought a big bag of them on ebay a while back and really love them. See second picture for wobble works.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hello Beautiful

Decided to make a card with the various items on my desk today.
A brushos panel, a daisy stencil that I used copper Nuvo embellishment mousse on, some rhinestones and sequins, and a butterfly set that I got in London (maker unknown). The card base was from my drawer of pre-folded or partially decorated fronts, this one had some gold embossing on the edges. 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Royal Peacock

Today's technique challenge over on Splitcoast was dot art mandalas. I did the technique on the tail feathers with acrylic paints. Royal Peacock stamp by Srampin' Up! embossed in gold, side portion is Victorian Lace (retired) embossed in white with a strip of washi tape.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Blue Christmas

It's not too early to start working on our holiday projects! This adorable Merriest Christmas set from The Project Bin makes it super easy to turn out some sweet winter cards, the die cuts really made this a breeze!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Blue Fairy

Stamped the Tres Chic script background in silver (Stampin' Up!). Stamped Lavinia fairy and silhouette flowers in black. Inked edges with Tim Holtz distress inks of Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, and Chipped Sapphire. Added glitter to fairy wings.
For the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge of Midsummer Blues.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Cupcake Inspired Challenge # 476 with stash item of glitter (added glitter to wings and Wink of Stella to dress). Stamp is Secret Garden by Simon Says Stamp, card base is embossed Stampin' Up! (retired). Background is done with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks of Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, and Fossilized Amber.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

You Are Not Alone

Love these little aliens peeping up over the dashboard! The set is called Milky Way from the Project Bin. I used some designer paper from Echo Park and accented the skies with glow in the dark Nuvo enamel drops. This little flying saucer is super easy to cut out with the coordinating die.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dare To Get Dirty

  Lawn Fawn "So Jelly", sunglasses from "On The Beach". Waves embossing folder by Stampin' Up!

Butterfly Collage stamp by Technique Junkies.

"Milky Way" by The Project Bin. Washi tape banners and sequins.

Penny Black angel, Stampin' Up! lace 3d embossing folder.

There are some very fun and creative challenges going on over at Splitcoast Stampers this week with the Dare To Get Dirty 2019. I usually try to do them all but just haven't had as much time this year. Check them out if you have a moment, there are prizes involved for those that complete all of the challenges! 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Turtle Travel and a Snowman

Oh, this image brings such joy, I love the sweet little smile. The set is called Love Your Shellfie and also has matching dies available. Check out The Project Bin's blog for more really cute cards made with this.
This was a fairly simple card that used a combination embossing/die cut folder (Sizzix) on white card stock. I stamped the turtle on the inside of the card and embellished with some pink sequins.

This darling set is called Merriest Christmas and the snowman and sentiments will warm your heart. A little something for everyone here. I used a designer paper for the background sky, some stitched white hill dies (Lawn Fawn), and the star (from Milky Way set) in silver. An easy card to create with the help of the coordinating dies.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Milky Way and Rainbow Birthday

Isn't this little space traveler the cutest? Lots os fun possibilities with this new set called "Milky Way"  by The Project Bin.
I created a galactic background with glossy card stock and black, purple, and ultramarine brushos crystals and water. Stamped stars with silver craft ink. Using the Misti stamp positioner I colored the ufo in various markers, colored in saucer and alien with Copics.

Rainbow are always so cheery, don't you think? I used The Project Bin's adorable sentiment set Birthday Girl  to make this card. Colored sentiment in with various markers to match the little striped paper in the background. Card base is white with Happy Birthday embossing folder. The sentiments here have been my favorite "go to" lately! Click here to see more in the catalog.


For the Jingle Belles challenge of Neutral and Sparkles I went with a VeryVanilla base, white embossed snowflakes on top of card front, vanilla doily and little Sizzix Christmas trees edged with sparkle, and the forest critters (from under the tree) of a deer (Rooftop Reindeer from Hello Bluebird).
I love inspiration challenges!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Animal Prints

Meerkat by Art Impressions for the wild animal prints challenge. Paper by Echo Park.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Winter Skies

Winter Skies or Christmas in July! So hot everywhere today I though I would cool it down some with a Christmas card. Lawn Fawn set for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS today.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tropical Toucan slider

Thank goodness for YouTube or I may have never been able to figure out this slider card.
SU card stocks, Filigree background stamp in Tranquil Tide, pompom ribbon and sequins by SU, everything else is the Tropical slider dies by Sizzix.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Seahorsin' Around

Seahorses are so unique and have always intrigued me so I was so happy to see this adorable stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn. I used a tri-fold frame window card with a distress oxide ink (Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean) background, seahorses colored with Copics and die cut. Outside front panel was swiped with Crumb Cake (kraft color) ink for a wood look.
This is for the "Little Things" Lawn Fawnatics challenge.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Happy Bastille Day!

I have had this stamp set for years and years and never used it. I really don't even remember where it came from. This was a super simple, less than 10 minute card. I just used every stamp in the set on Old Vintage paper that I got on Amazon.

Virtual Stamp Weekend

It has been Virtual Stamp Night (week) at Splitcoast stampers with the theme of Rock Star. I only got up to the letter K (out of O) but had a great time with the challenges. This card above uses Stampin' Up!'s Up, Up, and Away with Tim Holtz sentiment and distress oxide inks.
This is also for The Library Challenge to be inspired by Jules Verne's "Five Weeks In A Balloon".

Thank you card challenge with Mark's Finest Papers stamps, SU stencil and distress oxides.

Color challenge of pink, red, and purple- Penny Black stamp with watercolor crayons and mister, sentiment unknown. 

Simon Says Stamp Gerbera Daisy background stamp colored with the requested colors of tangerine, purple, and moss.

Lawn Fawn "Duh-nuh" set for the rock 'n roll technique (on the bubbles).

Sketch challenge using Lawn Fawn Spring Fling papers and Sugar Pea Designs "Greatest Hits".

To use something "sharp"- House Mouse stamp with Close To My Heart sentiment and stitching, SU retired paper.

Challenge to use a clock- Darice clocks embossing folder, all else Tim Holtz.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Cloisonne Flower

I like to try working with seasonal stamp sets in ways that will extend it's use beyond that holiday. This set is called Spring Zen by The Project Bin and is a Spring/Easter set. I used the egg and embossed it in pewter and colored with Arteza brush markers. It reminded me a lot of cloisonne and the embossing is prettier in real life. Sometimes it is hard to capture the shine and depth in photographs.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jolly St. Nick

Well, putting this Santa die together was like neurosurgery or the tiniest little jigsaw puzzle ever made. Maybe after a few I will get better.
I started with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks of Broken China and Chipped Sapphire and it looked icy so that is why I went with a winter card. Embossed this glossy panel with Sizzix 3D Snowflakes folder. Added a sentiment from Lawn Fawn (Believe in Yourself) and embellished with some Stampin' Up! rhinestone snowflake embellishments.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019


All stamps and dies are Lawn Fawn.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Lawn Fawn Beach scene slider

For the Simon Says Stamp Beach Waves challenge and the Splitcoast slider challenge.  All supplies are Lawn Fawn :)

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Tropical Frame

I have a few relatives that have birthdays during Christmas week, one on the day before and one on the day after. It's nice to make them feel even more special by sending a card in late June to celebrate the half way mark!
The die cuts are Tim Holtz Sizzix Tropical and the sentiment embossed in gold is from Birthday Girl by The Project Bin.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Be Calm

This is a lovely sentiment of support, perfect for a loved one of mine who is grieving.
The set is from Stampin' Up! and is called Lilypad Lake with matching dies. I don't know what took me so long to pick it up and try it, I really love it.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Lilypad Lake

This uses Stampin' Up!'s Lilypad Lake and coordinating dies. Glossy card stock was brayered with three different Tim Holtz distress oxide inks and then lightly spritzed so they ran and mixed. It looked a bit like Monet's pond so I decided it needed some waterlilies. Made it into a picture with the stitched rectangle die and an acetate sheet.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Gerbera Daisy

This pretty Gerbera Daisy stamp is by Simon Says Stamp and creates a lovely background for any card. I embossed it in white and then shaded it with Tim Holtz distress oxide colors of Fossilzed Amber, Tattered Rose, Ripe Persimmon, and Shabby Shutters. The sentiment is Lawn Fawn "Life Is Good" set, Little rhinestone is from the top of a bottle of Nuvo drops :)

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Independence Day, Hip Hip Hooray!

Hip, Hip, Hooray, it's Independence Day! I was born in the historic city of Philadelphia, also the birthplace of our nation's independence. I love going through Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House,  Ben Franklin's museum (not the craft store :) It's a trip worth taking if you ever get the chance. Wishing all of you a beautiful Fourth Of July holiday and many continued blessings for our great country.
The sentiment is from the Birthday Girl set by The Project Bin, I just used the first part of it. The background is a Fireworks stencil by Stampendous with Nuvo glitter paste.