Thursday, August 9, 2018

Carve it into the tree

This is not my original idea though I cannot remember where I saw the original.  I believe the original used a wood embossing folder as opposed to a wood background stamp.  Today is my parents; 49th wedding anniversary so I sent this card to them.  I just cut a heart out of plain craft cardstock and wrote their initials inside the cutout.  Super simple but I really liked it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Pumpkin Spice it Up!

OMG I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!!  This is the Pumpkin Spice it up set from a collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and the Greeting Farm.  The card is just some plain craft cardstock and 3 different patterns I printed and cut from my Silhouette.  I distressed all the edges.  I also printed and cut a couple of leaves from a file. I colored the stamp in with my Spectrum Noir, but I don't have a large selection of flesh tones (of any hue) so her skin is colored in, but it is WAY too light.  I used glossy accents on her glasses and I am still in the novice stage of hair coloring.  Even with all my mistakes, I just love this card.

Hey Pumpkin 2

I don't know about you, but I am SICK of summer.  In Florida, it is the same everyday: Hot, humid and afternoon thunderstorms. We don't get Autumn here, but I am going to take a 2 week trip up into the mountains this October and I am really looking forward to it!  I absolutely LOVE everything about Fall.  Anyway, this in the Hey Pumpkin stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I used a printable paper and accents from my Silhouette for the card itself and colored in the stamp using Spectum Noir.

Birthday Balloons

This is a simple birthday card.  I used the Stampin' Up - Hand delivered set and colored it in with Spectrum noir markers and topped the balloons off with Glossy Accents.  In person, they look shiny, but in photos, they look wet.  I also added some star accents to one of the balloons.  I wanted to keep adding, but I stopped myself and tried to just keep it simple.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Christmas Truck

I have been in love with the rustic, vintage Christmas theme for years.  I decorate with buffalo plaid, vintage signs, pine garland, and any red vehicle with a tree sticking out as if it was just picked out with care and loaded up for decorating back home.  I can practically smell it! Anyway, I am pre-planning my annual Pinterest party in December and deciding what card to do.  It can't be too complicated, but it needs to be something I can have a group of a dozen duplicate so I need to be able to do all the prep work before they arrive.  I chose this card.  The is a cut file from Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette Studio.  I did add the side, wooden features. Normally, I don't purchase cut files, but this one was exactly what I am looking for.  Rather than purchase another one, I think I can play with the file and alter it to haul pumpkins, boxes, turkeys, etc. for other themes.  The papers are from a value pack I picked up last year at Michael's.  I distressed the edges to make it a wee bit more vintage as well as too make the doors more visible.  I also used dimensional stickers to pop the fenders out.  This is a prototype I did last night just to see how difficult it will be to show others how to make it and also check for how time consuming it will be.  It's moderate for both, but I think doable. Next time, I may try to get a double sided paper, or duplicate the sides to eliminate the white.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Wish upon a star

I just love this card.  I have no idea who I will send it to, lol.  I have the Lawn Fawn, Upon a Star clear stamp set that I got after watching a K Werner video.  What I don't have is any masking material or dies for the stamps.  I absolutely HATE to fussy cut and I don't have a pixscan mat for my Silhouette, yet so this is what I came up with for the night sky without have to stamp the critters separately..  I used a blending tool and Stampin' Up pad in Island Indigo followed by Memento stamp pads in Nautical Blue and Elderberry and blended out the night sky.  I stamped some stars and the hooting star and heat embossed them in white.  I had some gems from Dollar Tree and used one for the shooting star.  For the fox and bunny: The fox was colored with Spectrum Noir GB5, GB6, and GB7 and the bunny in EB1 and EB2.  I then used Stampendous Fun Flock on the bunny tail and the white parts on the fox's fur.  Overall, happy with the result.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Hooray: Broadway Star

These cards are from this month's Paper Pumpkin subscription. The aren't specific, but I figure they can be used for graduation and a birthday card.  I don't intend on making all 8 of them, but I will keep the card stock to use for other projects.

Thursday, June 14, 2018


I wanted to toy with the idea of an offset, corner circle for the image.  I wasn't in the mood to make a Christmas card tonight (or any themed holiday for that matter) but I love this stamp set from Inkadinkado, "All Hallows Eve" and in particular, the pumpkins.  I stamped the image with a Colorbox ink pad called "Dune" and colored it in with my Spectrum Noirs.  The cover paper was a sheet I purchased (I am not kidding here) 20 years ago at, I think, Michaels.  I used a sentiment from a generic stamp set I got from Aliexpress. Finally, I used some ribbon I got from Tuesday morning and some orange butcher's twine to finish it off

Happy Birthday

This card was formed from the idea to repeatedly stamp a single sentiment and highlight it in one place.  I don't have a lot of sentiment stamps, so I had to use what I have.  The Happy Birthday sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up.  I only know the bird stamp was a free digital stamp, but not where I got it (It's been sitting on my computer forever).  I colored it in with some Spectrum Noir and gave the top birdie a lollipop with a small enamel dot.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Happy Bride

This is a quick card for my high school friend who recently got engaged.  I decided to use a ScrapBerry stamp that's really supposed to be a little girl dressing as a princess, but I figured it would work as a bride.  I used Color Box dune ink for the main image then embossed with clear glitter and colored in with a few Spectrum Noir markers.


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