Friday, December 18, 2020

December 26


Santa, all done with the delivery. Hawaii, maybe?

Surfing Santa is by Sunny Studio Stamps, stamp set and coordinating dies. Also used the Tropical Scene set also for palm tree and island. Background is on Yupo paper with Tim Holtz alcohol inks in Pool Party, Stream, and Sailboat.

Missing You

 This beautiful stamp set is from the December 2020 card kit from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiments are so perfect for this unusual holiday season. Simple stamping of the greenery and coloring with Copics on Whisper White card stock and gold embossed the sentiment in the center.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Card Kit

I spent most of Sunday making Christmas cards, fun!
These are from The Simon Says Stamp December card kit that just arrived. The gnome like Santa is from Christmas Gnomes.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Inlaid Twine

 This was a fun, new technique for me called inlaid twine. Simply cut out any die cut shape and lay your twine down atop a sticky panel, I just used closely taped strips. Popped up top panel on dimensional strips and used the Stampin' Up! snowflake embellishment and sentiment die cut. Added sequins.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Falliday Fest

 There are lots of fun Falliday Fest challenges going on over at Splitcoast Stampers if you have some crafting time. A great way to get ahead on some holiday card making! 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Ho Ho Gnome

 Fun card using last December's Simon Says Stamp card kit and the new HO die in glitter, red, and black. Added a pompom to the cap.

Wood Ornament

The Christmas season will be here before we know it so let the crafting begin! The wood slice ornaments are from Arteza, the deer is a Spellbinders die set called Season's Greetings, Deer.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

House Mouse Poinsettia

                                 House Mouse cuteness! These characters always make me smile.

Monday, November 2, 2020


Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween! We did the traditional John Carpenter Halloween movie pumpkin. Only had four trick or treaters so I am glad we bought candy that we love!

For Dia de los Muertos, November 1, I didn't have any sugar skulls or other images like that so I went with this one of Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo. Stamp is by Indigo Blu (England), colored in Copics. 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Autumn Leaves

This beautiful background stamp from Simon Says Stamp is so nice to color. Stamped in craft white on a dark brown card stock and the colored in with Prismacolor pencils. Gold glitter letters for sentiment.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Rainbow Blessings

Various stamps, die cut, and distress oxide inks were used to create this non-traditional Thanksgiving card.

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