Friday, October 23, 2020

Black Cats

This is another from the Happy Haunting card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I had to do just one more and next will get busy on Thanksgiving cards. Don't know where the days are rushing off to...

This is from the Simon Says Stamp Happy Fall Y'All kit. Made the big autumn bear into a trick or treater and did the coffee cup like a candy corn and added the Starboos. I thought it was funny :)


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Spider web snowflake

Another Halloween card! Simon Says Stamp designer paper, pumpkin sequin, and sentiment and I made a spider web snowflake with two of the stamps from the kit. Orange metallic paper by Tim Holtz, spider web doily by Stampin' Up!


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Treat Bags

Will be making my own treat bags since I could not find any at all locally. I think that I purchased the original bags at Tuesday Morning way back. Various stamps and washi tapes used.


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Haunted Bus Ride

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend! It is turning chilly here and getting dark SO early. Not ready yet.
This cutie of a stamp set (Happy Haunting kit) is from Simon Says Stamp, colored in Copic markers. Gold Jewel embossing of stars. Colored and cut out bats and popped them up on dimensionals. 


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Poppies so Pretty

 My favorite stamp of the past year is Poppies Background by Simon Says Stamp, a large 6x6" stamp that is so versatile. I have more color combinations in mind for this and it is really quite relaxing and easy to color. This set was done with various Copic markers on thick white cardstock.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Spooky Salutations

 More Halloween cardmaking fun with the Happy Haunting kit from Simon Says Stamp. I love this for kid's cards since it is cute and not scary. I created the background with distress oxide inks of Wilted Violet, Spun Sugar, and Stormy Sky inks, the stencil in craft white ink and a light spritzing of water. I colored and cut out the images and added them on top, except for the tree and bats which were stamped and colored on top of the background panel.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Boo Crew

 More Halloween fun for kids with this sweet kit from Simon Says Stamp! Great designer card stock made this fairly easy. Stamped, colored, and cut out bus image and added a small strip of black suede paper to serve as the road.

Halloween for Kids

 The first card uses the new Simon Says Stamp Halloween kit. Super cute papers, sequins, die cut, stencil, treat bags, stamp set, and more. Love all of it!

The second card uses Pinkfresh slimline frame die and the Avery Elle Peek-a-boo Pals Spooktacular.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Happy Fall Y'all

This was made using the Simon Says Stamp October kit of the month except for the Darice tree embossing folder.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Week of Cards

I have been working on a new batch of cards for donation but got distracted by some new Halloween and Fall stamps and supplies :) I will be sending out cards and treat bags to my family and friend's kids since I am thinking that trick or treating may not be happening this year for them.
The first card features Peek-a-boo Pals Spooktacular by Avery Elle with Stampin' Up! Halloween Night Magic paper and mesh ribbon with Poppies sequins and Spellbinders pumpkin die.

The second uses the October monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp with some (not included) ribbon and sequins.

The third card uses Yvonne Albritton Designs flower stamp with a golden yellow inked Sizzix 3D embossing folder and a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp.

Next up is Mimi The Mermaid from Penny Black.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Feel Better


An easy card using Lawn Fawn stamps.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Mimi The Mermaid

 I have been working on my next batch of cards for donation off and on recently. This one will go to Send A Smile To Kids. Mimi The Mermaid is by Penny Black and the sentiment is from Be A Mermaid by Simon  Says Stamp.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Movable Pumpkin Ladies

These 5 1/2" square cards were easy to do with the Simon Says Stamp leaves stencil and distress oxide inks of Scattered Straw, Ripe Persimmon, and Fired Brick. The rest is done with Jolee's Halloween stickers. The pumpkin ladies are articulated which makes it a fun card to give to kids.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Throwback Thursday

An oldie but goodie, Inspired By Nature by Stampin' Up! on a brushos color crystals background.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Hallows Night Magic

It's time to start making Halloween cards and decorations. I doubt we will be having trick or treaters this year but I will most likely adorn the yard to make them smile.

The card uses all Stampin' Up!, the new mini Hallows Night Magic bundle. I made a rolled flower out of Cajun Craze card stock to pick up the one in the patterned paper.

The wood coffin box and paper is by Tim Holtz and I embellished it with items that I had in my Halloween box.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Missing You TBT#4

For Throwback Thursday I used this Weathered background stamp from Stampin' Up! 2005. I used Soft Seafoam with Simon Says Stamp "Just Miss You" sentiments done in Versamark and clear powder. The sequins in real life match the card stock much more closely.

Poppy Hugs

Just one more with this awesome Poppies Background background stamp by Simon Says Stamp, A2 card size for this one. Colored in Copic markers and dotted with white gel pen. Hugs die cut is from Lawn Fawn.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Back To School

First day of school today here in King County, Washington.Wishing you all a wonderful year, learn a lot!! This is a thank you to a kind neighbor who brought me a bag of apples yesterday.
For the "basket" background I used Cinnamon Cider card stock with a Tim Holtz woodgrain 3D embossing folder that was inked with Baked Brown Sugar. Cut it into strips and then wove together.
Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel stamp set, so perfect for fall, teachers, and thanksgiving greetings. The set comes with a bunch of different faces if you would like to give your apples a little personality.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Poppies Background

I really like these colors with a black markered background. This beautiful stamp is from Simon Says Stamp

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Gnome School

A shout out to all of the parents and caregivers that are now teachers and the teachers and support staff that help them along the way. You are all amazing.
This new set from Simon Says Stamp celebrates your efforts, so cute with some really fun sentiments!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Gang's All Meer

The Gang's All Meer and they are truly adorable! Masked off the image for repeated stamping to create this group. Colored in Copic markers. Used the Stitched So Sweetly dies for the sentiment from The Stamping Village.

Another with the leftover designer paper from the previous card. Love the city map.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Sending Smiles

More fun with the SSS September card kit. Added some Wink of Stella glitter to the balloons.

Just Miss You

Since my family lives thousands of miles away, I thought this set would be a perfect way to keep in touch. The Simon Says Stamp September card kit is called Just Miss You and has the best sentiments, images, papers, die cuts, and sequins (plus a jewel picker to get a hold of them). I love it all!

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Gnome Friends

A clean and simple holiday card using Stampin' Up!'s new Gnome For The Holidays, colored in Copic markers. I used the new "banner pick a punch" from the holiday mini for the sentiment. This is one of the best things SU has come out with in years, I love it. I never seem to have the right size punch for sentiments and this is the perfect solution! The zigzag frame die is by Avery Elle and I use it for this since it happened to be on my desk.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Gnome Alone

These little gnomes from the holiday mini are just the cutest! Card stock colors are Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, and Real Red. SU sequins from last season, retired felt snowflake and rhinestone embellishment. I used a stencil and some Nuvo expanding mousse for the textured background.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

More Dare cards

Lots of cards for the annual Dare To Get Dirty Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I am not allowed to divulge the details of each, the challenges are a thank you to Fan Club members. 
This has been a great way to build up my cards for donation to various causes that I have been working on throughout the stay at home days.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Dare To Get Dirty Challenges

It's on! Join us at for the annual Dare To Get Dirty challenges, exclusively for Fan Club Members. It's easy and inexpensive enough to join and is a great bargain for all that you get in return. Check out the site for more information!

My first card is a slimline featuring Lawn Fawn holiday bunnies. I had so much fun creating this scene.

The second and third card feature "Flight of Fantasy" which is a fabulous stamp created by Pink Ink Designs (I found this at Simon Says Stamp).

Friday, August 21, 2020

Summer Hybrid

Combined Stampin' Up!'s Sending Sunshine with Sailing Home. Used the cloud die as waves and some in white on the sky. Distress oxides of Wilted Violet, Tattered Rose, and Seedless Preserves for evening sky, spritzed with water. Black Soot for water.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Sending Sunshine

Enjoying working with Stampin' Up!'s Sending Sunshine set. Stamped a bunch of these on white and will change up the details a little on each one. Hope you are enjoying the days of summer and making the most of it however you can!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Throwback Thursday #3

Mixing the old with the new for this card with Timeless Tropical and the retired 2007 Sanded background stamp. I was inspired by a dress that I bought in Maui. Not Quite Navy card base with white craft ink and the coordinating SU tropical dies.