Sunday, December 3, 2023

Backyard Wren

 I know I have told myself many times I do NOT need anymore bird dies, but here I go again. He is a little bigger than my other birds.  I love them in wreaths so I had to add that but this time I cut some thing strips of paper and crinkled them up a bit to make a little nest for him to sit in.  I colored him by inking with my blender brushes.

  • Memory Box - Backyard Wren die, colored with inks and blending brush
  • Spellbinders - Wreath die
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Floral #3
  • Martha Stewart - tag punch
  • ODBD - Mini tag sentiment stamp
  • Queen & co. - sunflower yellow gems

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Friday, December 1, 2023


 I was asked by Splitcoast Stampers if I would be a guest designer for December's Christmas challenge in their Fan club, you have to join and be a member in order to see the challenge and all the other creations that were made and join along.  I went with cross-stitching this cute little snowman.

  • My Favorite things - Tag die and pattern
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Festive dies
  • 49 and Market - Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy 12x12 paper
  • Impression Obsession - Sentiments II stamp
  • Making Memories - Brad
  • Simple Memories - Ribbon

Once I had this done I thought I should make up a couple more :)  They are fairly quick to stitch up, I think I did one each evening.

  • My Favorite things - Tag die and Pattern
  • Queen & co. - Cinnamon jellies (nose)
  • Ki - Black gems (eyes)
  • My mind's eye - O Christmas tree paper
  • Martha Stewart - ribbon
  • Making memories - brad

  • My Favorite things - tag die and pattern
  • Basic Grey - Blitzen collection for snow letters
  • Graphic 45 - Christmas past paper
  • Stampendous - Star Chain Brite stickers
  • Offray ribbon
  • DMC - floss
  • snowflake button (cut off the shank)
Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know you have :)


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Vellum Poinsettia's

 In my stamp group our challenge was to use vellum on our Christmas cards and my first thought was to use it with my poinsettia dies, when looking for my vellum I found some gold vellum too, so I made two cards with both kinds of vellum, not sure which I like most.

  • Poppystamps - Blooming Poinsettia  Winsome die, Cut from Vellum
  • Memory Box - Winsome Snowflake die, cut from Vellum
  • PPD - Scalloped Snowflake Frames dies
  • BoBunny - Father Christmas paper (Green)
  • Anna Griffin - Christmas paper (gold)
  • Taylored Expressions - Wreath of Joy stamps (sentiment)

  • Paper Studio - Gold Vellum
  • Poppystamps - Blooming Poinsettia die, cut from Vellum
  • Crafters Companion - Holly & Ivy die 
  • Spellbinders - Holiday sentiment die
  • Graphic 45 - Christmas past paper
I would like to share my card today with Peace on Earth Challenge

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Saturday, November 25, 2023

Enjoy your day

 I bought some Lunar Paste a few months ago and had yet to try them out, I thought I would give it a go on one of these 3 D folders I have, I applied it with my fingers rubbing over the embossing, I bought two colors that look like shades of gold but as you can see in the close up the one has a green tint to it.

  • Tim Holtz - Botanical 3D embossing folder w/textured cardstock
  • Lunar Paste - Gold Rush and Sike on leaves
  • Jillibean Soup - JBI 287 sentiment stamp, embossed w/gold embossing powder

This side view is more true to the colors in the cardstock and pastes.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving

 I almost forgot to post the rest of the cards I made for Thanksgiving this year, it was just the hubby and I today but it was a nice day and we had a good meal and the hubs helped me so that is always nice too!

  • Marjolein Bastin - Nature's inspiration 2023 calendar
  • Spellbinders - Labels 18 die
  • PhotoPlay  - Meadows glow paper
  • Ms. Sparkle & co. - give thanks stamps

  • Impression Obsession - Wood Heart die
  • Spellbinders - Labels 23 die
  • Carta Bella - Fall Market paper
  • Tim Holtz - Funky Foliage dies

Photo Play - Meadows Glow paper
Paper Studio - Pressed Floral stickers
Martha Stewart - Border punch

Papers and pumpkin stamp from Brigit :)
Carta Bella - Farm Market papers
Gemini - Little stitched banner die
Spellbinders - Baby Bunting die

Thanks so much for all of you my on-line friends who stop by and give me encouragement and great inspiration.  So thankful for you all!