Tuesday, October 21, 2014

IO - Shades of Fall challenge

Impression Obsession has a challenge to use their dies and stamps for a fall themed card.  Well since I just recently purchased a bunch of their dies I had enough to make a fall scene.  You can check out all the information Here on their blog .

I used distress inks for the background and did a little sponging on the pumpkins, leaves, squirrel and also used markers for the stems. I didn't have a Birthday stamp of theirs so I left it with no sentiment.  Also it may look like the tree is on fire but really that is suppose to be a sunset behind it. :)

Impression Obsession -- Bare tree, Oak leaves & rake, pumpkin patch and squirrel set dies
Gold pen around the edges of the card to frame it
Distress inks -- tumbled glass and mowed lawn
Orange ink

Hope the start of your week is well and you are enjoying good Autumn weather, it was just beautiful today and since I am giving my foot a break, hoping that it can heal we took Peanut to the dog park so she could do a little running around, she really enjoyed getting out, even though she is 14 and doesn't have quite the same energy as she use to we could tell she really enjoyed herself :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and let me know what you think,


Saturday, October 18, 2014


My Girlfriend that I grew up with, who lived next door to me all my growing up, lost her Dad a couple days ago, now all our parents are gone, the neighborhood just won't be the same anymore.

Our Daily Bread's challenge is to use anything, as long as it is their stamps. You can find out about the challenge HERE on their blog .I couldn't find a sentiment that I wanted to fit correctly in the space so I masked this one a couple different times to make it fit, and used my stamp positioner, I still am not sure I got it quite straight, but I really wanted to get this out in the mail today, so I stuck with it. I also added some light blue ink to the flowers before rolling them.

Our Daily Bread designs -- Bird & Butterfly Labels and All Occassions sentiments stamp sets
My Minds Eye -- Indie Chic paper
K&Co. -- Designer cards base
Spellbinders -- Labels 18 die
Poppy Stamps -- Leafy sprigs die
Impression Obsession -- spiral flowers dies
Martha Stewart -- Butterfly punch
Enamel Accents -- white (on butterfly)
Forever in time -- Pearls on sentiment

Still trying to catch up from the trip, it doesn't help I ran to my Local Stamp store this morning, they were having a yard sale and I found a couple more stamps to pick up.

Hope you are enjoying a great start to your weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall Birthday

Hello, I am back!!

We just got back yesterday from a trip out to North Carolina to visit our daughter and son in law that are going to Duke Divinity School.  Finally was able to see where they are attending the University, their apartment and work places. We managed to get out to the coast too, so that was nice.  We also made a stop at a store in Lewisville, North Carolina, the stamp store was in an old mill, very cool, and boy did they have some dies there, so yes you will be seeing a few new dies in the future, that is where most of my vacation spend money went.

On to the card, I had this one made before leaving so I would have something to post when I got back, it is already gone out to my brother in law but if I still had it I would have added some trees to the base of the tree.

Memory Box-- Bare Sapling, Flying birds and Grove leaves dies
DCWV -- Crafty stack and burlap paper
Inkadinkado -- Greetings/Salutations
Spellbinders -- Labels trio die

I did a little sponge inking on the sentiment tag. The tree trunk has a little bit of foam adhesive on it.

Well I haven't downloaded any of my pictures from the trip but if there is anything good to share I will post them next time.  I have a lot of catching up to do on all your blogs so I had better get started with that and my laundry .... our furbabies want a lot of attention too :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Leaf Cluster

Back to masculine card again.  I inked the stamp with two different ink colors to give it a little more interest.  Tied some raffia around the image panel and tied the button and tag on with same piece.

Hero Arts -- Leaf cluster stamp
Spellbinders -- Labels 22, A2 Distressed Edges dies
DCWV -- Rustic Stack paper
Distress ink -- Pealed paint (for card base)
Memento -- Dessert sand (around image panel)
Taylored Expression -- Designer mini tag dies and Many mini occasions stamp

Well our router is acting up, so I am having to type this all up on my hubby's computer and I am totally not use to it, so I will end now.

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Friday, October 3, 2014

Frame Border punch

Every now and then Home Shopping Network will have a craft day and not to long ago I saw that Martha Stewart had a new frame punch and it looked quite interesting to me.  I saw them the other day while at Michaels and they were on sale and then I had an extra coupon on top of that so I decided to give them a try, and this card is showing just punching out the center portion, I will have to do another card showing how it looks with the center and the outer parts punched another time.

I have used foam adhesives on the back so that the frame is the same depth as the dimensional flower stickers.

Martha Stewart -- Eyelet flowers frame border punch
Marcella -- Ashley Flowers Dimensional stickers
Distress inks -- Antique Linen and Tea Dye
Recollections -- Bling on a roll (corner pearls)
Taylored Expressions -- Designer mini tags die and Many minis occasions stamp set
Spellbinders -- Lg classic oval die (flowers were mounted to it under the frame punch)

We had alot of rain yesterday and last night, so thankful my hubby was able to go up on the roof and fix our leaks so we made it through all the rain ok.  Our temps are in the 60's today, quite a difference from our mid and high 80's, so nice to have the windows open again, our furbabies enjoy it that way more too!

Thanks so much for taking out the time to stop by, and hope you have a wonderful Fall weekend!