September 29, 2017

SIP.. Anything But a Card!

Hi everyone,
The challenge this week at SIP is to create anything but a card:
I created 2 wine tags; one for Christmas and one for Thanksgiving.  Since I don't have a wine tag die, I created my own template. I used some old Martha Stewart stickers that I bought at Michael's in clearance several years ago.  The sentiment was computer generated.
For my Thanksgiving tag, I used a retired Stampin Up stamp set for the sentiment (which I can't remember the name of it).  For the Fall leaves, I used Creative Memories leaf cutter paper punch (one of my favorites - I've had it for about 20 years!).
Enjoy your weekend,

September 25, 2017


Hi everyone,
Today's fabulous sketch is compliments of The Paper Players Challenge:

I'm getting ready for a craft show in November, so I'm trying to create all different kinds of cards - even if the special occasion is not until May/June of next year..
Thanks for taking a peek,


Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (SU!), Twinkle Glints (DCWV)
Accessories: Foam Squares, Congrats Die (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Wrap it Up Cartridge (Cricut) - Cap


September 22, 2017

FMS306 ... With Sympathy

Hi everyone,
This week again, I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches:
Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for popping in today,


Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!); Gold Card Stock (Michael's); Swoon (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Jubilee Cartridge (Cricut) - tree

September 18, 2017

Birthday Balloons

Hi everyone,
The card I'm sharing today is for this week's Seize the Birthday challenge: 
                                                          Our "Toppings" option this time is...


Thanks for taking a peek,


Paper:  Whisper White (SU!); Mat Stacks Pastels (DCWV)
Stamps: Circles (Hero Arts) - Sentiment
Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Die-namics Birthday Balloons Die (MFT); Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge (Bow)

September 14, 2017

FMS#305 ... Ho! Ho! Ho!

Happy Thursday everyone!
Today's card sketch is compliments of Freshly Made Sketches Challenge: 
I think this Santa is so darn cute!  He makes me think of the song "Up on the Housetop". 
Thanks for stopping by,


Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (SU); the rest from my stash
Accessories: Simply Charmed Cartridge -Santa Claus, Create a Critter 2 Cartridge -Sentiment (Cricut). Die-namics Scallop Edges (MFT)


September 12, 2017

PP361 ... Happy Birthday

Hi everyone,
Today's card inspiration is courtesy of The Paper Players Challenge:  
For some reason, I had a vision of a cupcake, so I went with that idea..
That's all for me today.. thanks for stopping by,


Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette (SU); Silver Card Stock (Michael's)
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Elegant Edges Cartridge (Scalloped Square), Birthday Bash Cartridge (Cupcake) Cricut;
Die-Namics Fishtail Flags Stax & Layers Stax (MFT)

September 5, 2017

The Paper Players ... Thanks for a Great Year!

Hi everyone,
Popping in with a simple card for the current The Paper Players Challenge: Back to School:
I love getting a jump start on teacher's cards, since I get a lot of requests around May!  
Thanks so much for dropping by,


Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock; Garden Green (SU)
Stamps: Big Top Background (WPlus9); All Apples (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Real Red, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green (SU)
Accessories: Mini Misti


September 1, 2017

A Little Birthday Wish

Happy Friday,
I had some free time last night, so I thought I'd play along over at Seize the Birthday Challenge. 
They have a beautiful ocean color combo that I couldn't resist:
                                                            (Blue, Green and or Aqua)
                                                       Neutrals are always welcome too!
I couldn't resist CASE'ing this gorgeous card from the talented Barbara Anders.  This is my favorite flower stamp (I can see why it's constantly out of stock!).  I'm planning to make a bunch of cards with this stamp set, insert them in clear greeting card boxes and give them out to my friends for Christmas. 
Thanks for popping in today,

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock
Stamps: Bold Blooms (MFT); LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories: Mini Misti