Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Falling leaves

Our Church held it's Bake and Craft sale for our Benevolence fund and so I will be sharing a few cards over the next few posts that I made for it.  I don't know the name of this embossing folder but it is by Sizzix. I inked the flat portion of the embossing folder with green ink. Added the paper to the folder and that gives you the green background.  After taking it out of the embossing folder I rubbed inks over the leaves.

Sizzix -- embossing folder
Fiskars -- Victorian wide paper edge scissors
Spellbinders -- Fall Foliage dies

We have enjoyed some Beautiful weather this weekend, but last night we had a storm come through and it is a bit gloomy this morning.  We took the time out to go to a couple parks each day to enjoy the weather.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Treats

I don't have much in my supplies for Halloween because I only make one card a year for our daughter and that's just because it is an excuse to send them something :)

Marianne was sweet enough to share a cute image she drew for Halloween and I decided to use it on my card for Amanda, you can find it Here on her blog . Now she gave instructions on how to color it too, but I just did my own thing so this in no way reflects on her teaching ability.  I have a combination of copics and spectrum noir that I color with.

Digital image from Marianne -- link above
Spellbinders -- classic sq. lg. and square swatches
Echo park -- the Apothecary emporium paper
Recollections -- lace on a roll
Taylored Expressions -- Gothic window accessories (bats)

I have my husband hooked on dies now too that he uses in his artwork so I am able to use dies that he purchases that I never would have bought for my cardmaking normally or I wouldn't have had the bats to add to this :)

Wishing you a fabulous fall weekend, we are having awesome weather!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for leaving a comment, I so appreciate it!


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,