Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Double D - Silhouettes

Hello Dear Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is:


Here's the mood board I've created . . . 

Which image inspired you the most??

I was torn between the kids and Santa but went with the kids today,
since I know I'll be using Santa a lot in the days to come.

While my sister-in-law and niece were visiting for the day last month, 
they were curious about what I do in my 'cave' and I was
showing them how much fun it was to create background panels
using oxide inks and since this panel was laying on the table
just BEGGING to be used, that is where my SILHOUETTE card began.

I just adore this Die Versions 'lovely kids' die so that was my
silhouette of choice for today's creation.  By using a Stampscapes
tree branch stamp, I've created the illusion of these youngins'
swinging on a 'swing built for two', high up on a hill among the trees.

My background hillside was created using one of the Lawn Fawn 

Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders Dies

The ropes for the swing were created by using Bakers Twine.
 REMEMBER:  We have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player,
which will be chosen by
ALL are welcome to enter ... we will ship internationally!

So be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

 Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you at Double D!
As always . . .


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Dies R Us Challenge Time

Hello All...
YEP!  It's the 15th of the month and that means it's time once again for a new challenge
at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

And, the theme is perfect for this time of year . . .
 Image result for Fall Harvest
I just had to join in on the fun this time around.  I love
seeing everyone's porch decorations this time of the year and
stopping by the local apple orchards!  SMELLS SO GOOD!!
Here's what I've created for this fun challenge . . .
I had a small scrap of Paper Pizzazz apples design paper left over in
my stash and thought it would be the perfect backdrop for this fun stamp set.

Coloring was done with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
 The Dies R Us products I've used today are:
 Lawn Fawn - Thanks A Bushel Stamps
 Impression Obsession - Dies - Wheelbarrow
I do hope you'll come join in this fun challenge!   Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...

Monday, October 14, 2019

Tutti Designs - Fall Leaves

Hello Dear Friends!
Today I'm sharing a Clean & Simple Fall card using old AND new dies 
The die I have used for the focus of this card is the new 'Oak Sprig'.

TUTTI-589 Oak Sprig
And, I created a frame to showcase it's beauty using the 
 I've die cut my sprigs from scraps of white card stock then added color using some of my favorite coloring mediums.

THIS was my original design and even though quite nice, as I was taking the photographs it looks like it was missing something.  Hence another sprig in the upper corner.  I felt it need the balance of THREE but didn't feel it needed to be in color like the focus sprigs.  What do you think??

I have used dimensional tape to pop up my sprigs and DOUBLE dimensional tape to pop up the frame.  I'm very happy with the outcome and needless to say, it was very quick & easy!!

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store
and check out all of the fabulous dies available.
Need more inspiration? 
The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog  

Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!
For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

Wishing you all an AMAZING day ahead! 
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Add a Pumpkin

Hello friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog.
Today, Sai is our hostess and the theme she has chosen is:
 Add a Pumpkin

Believe it or not, we are already in pumpkin season (where is the time going???) and almost time for me to start decorating my front porch for those trick-or-treat kiddos.  Speaking of kiddos ... I've used a couple VERY OLD stamp sets from Stampin' Up.

This precious little guy pulling the pumpkin wagon is from a set called Sweet Seasons.  I've used Spectrum Noir markers for my coloring and Tutti Designs Stitched Ovals for my framing.

The pumpkins along the bottom are from a SU set called Autumn Harvest.  After stamping onto orange card stock I did a bit of fussy cutting. These two stamp sets are probably from around 2007 (do you have either of these in your collection??  lol).

My background paper is from JoAnn's and my Hello is by Frantic Stamper.

I hope you'll come join in this FUN challenge
and there are prizes offered too!
Hope to see you there!!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

It's almost SHOW TIME . . .

Happy Weekend my friends!

My November craft shows are right around the corner and
I still have a few categories in my sale boxes that are
kind of 'thin' on card options so I'd better get BUSY!!!  

This morning I noticed the Get Well category only had a couple of cards
so I'm going to try and concentrate on Get Well cards today.  Here
are a few I've made so far this morning ... more needed but it's a start!



(inside for these last 2 cards)


 Products used:
Papers:  Penny Black Painted Blooms dp, Echo Park Dots & Stripes dp
Stamps:  Cornish Heritage Farms, Wordsworth,  Verses Rubber Stamps, Stamps 'N More
Dies:  Tutti Designs Cross Stitched Nesting Rectangles, Memory Box Blushing Bouquet, Sizzix Classic Ovals
Others:  K&Co butterfly, TH distress ink, Prima flowers

It's amazing how quickly the temperatures changed here in Ohio ...
literally overnight!  80s yesterday ... 40s today!
Oh well guess I should expect that this time of the year ... after all,
we are in the middle of October!!  LOL

Back to crafting ... raining outside so it's a good day to hang out in my crafting cave!

Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .

OH and here's a couple photos of Great Grandson Charlie
taken yesterday at Quaker Valley Race Track (yep they are a racing FAMILY)
It's Fall Roundup and Great Pumpkin Race Time.

So glad they brought ear protection for him ... it can get really LOUD there!


Friday, October 11, 2019

Alphabet Challenge - O is for One Word Sentiments

Hello Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Today's letter is "O"
One Word Sentiment

 There are so many wonderful one word Stamps or Dies available today which makes it quick and easy to create a card for a variety of occasions.

Today I've used designer paper from the Mintay collection called 'Dreamer'.
Mintay by Karola - Dreamer Collection - 6
And, the die set I've used is a Sue Wilson Perspectives die called 'Hugs'
Sue Wilson Designs - Perspectives - Hugs

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and 
I look forward to being inspired by your creation!!  See you there!
Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything WOOD Related

Hello dear friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over

 Our hostess today is Katy and the theme she has chosen is:

Anything WOOD Related
(image, texture, paper or embellishment)

Here's what I have to share ...

 This card actually came together rather quickly since I already had my cute owl put together and just waiting to be showcased on a card.   Here are the dies I've used . . .


 Impression Obsession - Dies - Everyday Top Edgers

My background paper is by Mintay and is called 'Wilderness'.  This is 2-sided paper and I have showcased both sides of this sheet.  The plaid is the strip I cut off to make my 'log' panel the right size for an A6 card.

I've used what ink was remaining on the large daubers of two different blue shades of Tim Holtz oxide distress ink to create my sky.  And the little butterfly is of course yet another little dodad that was laying on my work table and was begging to be added!  LOL

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

 See you there!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Having some fun with Pop Ups ...

Hello friends!
Today I have a few cards to share that I created recently for
family birthdays and also for upcoming Fall craft shows.

First for the birthdays!
I've used two of Karen Burniston's dies ...



Karen Burniston - Dies - Explosion Pop-Up

and the second birthday card ...



Karen Burniston - Dies - Palm Tree Pop-Up

I also created a birthday card for the neighbor girl who just turned 17 using yet another Karen Burniston die but totally forgot to snap a photo of it ... so, I decided to make a couple more that are similar (minus the Starbucks Gift Card lol) to share with you today.

Karen Burniston - Dies - Coffee Cup Pop-Up

These were all great fun and I hope to have time to make several more for my upcoming Fall shows.  I think they would be very well received since they are so unique.

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!