Friday, November 17, 2017

Double stamping and covered bridge

A challenge in the stamp group was to use a stamp you haven't used in quite some time or not at all and this one was given to me and I wasn't quite sure how I would use it and while staring at it I thought, how about putting one on top of the other and this is what came of it :)

After stamping and coloring it just was too white so I added a bit of shading around the edges first with a yellow and then with a brown.

Image stamp from friend/ no name
Hampton art -- sentiment stamp
Distress inks -- fossilized Amber and tea dye
Liquid pearls

On our way home from Michigan my hubby found Cataract Falls covered bridge on the map in Indiana that wasn't too far off the highway so we decided to check it out.  It was a bit cloudy when we arrived but still got some pretty pics.

The water falls were down stream from the bridge.

This area was in the same park but quite a ways from the bridge farther down stream.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, we are getting a lot of wind in this area.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, love hearing from you!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Masculine/ Michigan part 2

I am winding down on the Fall masculine birthday cards. This time I used an embossing folder for the tree and colored it with my markers.

Had to add some die cut deer and birds :) a bit of sponging with my distress inks for the sky and grass.

Darcie - Leafy tree trunk embossing folder colored w/ markers
Poppystamps -- Cheery cardinals die
Memory Box -- Valley Deer Trio die
Distress inks, background

The rest of these pictures are from different stops we made going up the eastern side of Michigan along Lake Huron.  Sorry about all the sunset pictures but I must have taken over 50 pictures it was just a beautiful end to the day.

I don't recall the name of this lighthouse, we walked out on this long pier and even with my lens fully zoomed in as much as it could the lighthouse was still a bit too far away to get a good picture.

Not too often do you see a farm right on the edge of the water

Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse

When I turned around the glow on the trees from the sunset was just spectacular, it really doesn't even show up real well in the photo

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by, I know how busy this time of year can be!!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Teen Birthday and Michigan

It is so hard for me to do older teen boy cards, my great nephew turned 17, I was coming up blank so I went for the boy paper pack I have and let that do most of the work for me, just added some stamped leaves and sentiment and it was done.

I love how you can add multiple colors using the Misti stamping tool, and if you don't get it right the first time it will line up perfectly for the next time to try it again!

Recollections -- Awesome Boy paper
Studio G -- It's your day and leaves stamps
Distress Oxide inks -- Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade on leaves

I thought I should probably get to sharing more of the pictures that I took on our little trips we have been taking, I still haven't finished with our trip out west but since it is fall I thought I had better get those shared will it is still fall.

Today's pictures are from Port Huron Michigan.  The land you see on the other side of the port is Canada and the Blue Water bridge is what takes you over to Canada, we don't have passports so we didn't end up going over there.

It really fascinates me how big these ships are, and it was perfect to get the birds in the shots too :)

They really have a pretty walk along the port there, I love walking along the water and they have it all paved so it isn't as hard to walk through as sand :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


Monday, November 13, 2017


I don't really know if this is Autumn themed but it does have fall colors.  The stamp and embossing folder are from another Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, I did get another subscription so you will probably be seeing more, plus I bought more at the yard sale at my stamp store.

I decided to use my sparkle markers on this one, Fairies have to sparkle, right? I also used it on the embossing folder to highlight the centers of the flowers, the tag came from another set but thought it worked well with this.

I took a few side shots to try and show the sparkle and this one seemed to be the best of them, the ink on the dress smeared a little bit.

Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine -- Stamp, tag and embossing folders, colored w/Spectrum sparkle pens
Spellbinders - Classic Oval lg

Have you tried the new sparkle pens, I see Nuvo has their own sparkle pens now too, oh my.

I am linking this card with Sisterhood of Crafters, Let the sparkle fly challenge.

Hope your week is off to a good start.
I appreciate the time you take out to stop by and say Hi :)


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Autumn woods

I think we have been going on so many Autumn trips here lately that it has given me plenty of inspiration for cardmaking :)  I had planned on posting this on Thursday but my hubby had off Thursday and Friday so he said we should run over to Branson Missouri and see how the colors are in that area of the Ozarks, so off we went, even though I always have fun and enjoy looking at the fall colors I can honestly say I am ready to be home for awhile.

Here is another card using the Mega flakes on the frame, I just love the colors in this Autumn Blaze.

I did a little sponging with the tumbled glass distress ink on the back of my cardstock before putting together the scene to give a bit of sky color to the background. Also did some inking on the diecuts and added some white dots to the deer.

Poppystamps -- Thicket frame and stitched landscape dies
Indigoblu - Autumn blaze mega flakes on frame
Taylored Expressions -- Evergreens die
Memory Box - Valley deer trio and birds die

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and letting me know you have!