Sunday, October 13, 2019

Autumn Flower

I broke out my coloring calendar for this card, I love how the flowers in this set can be anything you want them to be. I colored this one with markers.  The background piece is one full piece of paper, love how they look so layered.

Coloring for calm 2017 calendar - colored w/markers
Sassafras - Mix and Mend paper
Spellbinder - Special Birthday sentiment stamp and Lg. Deckled rectangle die
Silhouette cameo - ivy diecut
Wink of stella sparkle pen

You can see the sparkle on the flower in the close up

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


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Painted Harvest

I broke out the stamp set I shared a few posts ago and tried using them again, this time for a Thanksgiving card on the first one. This time I fussy cut them out after stamping and I actually lined up the leaves this time :)

You can see the different colors and shading in the stamps in the closeup photo

Stampin up - Painted Harvest stamp, fussy cut
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A &B and Labels trio die
Liquid Pearls - Chestnut

The next time I tried a wreath like I saw on line when I googled the stamp set.

I really loved how this one turned out, very simple but pretty.

Stampin up - Painted Harvest stamp
My Favorite things - Cross stitch Rectangle die
Mark Richards - Red Glitter Dome gems
Our daily Bread design - Poinsettia wreath stamp for the sentiment

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


Tuesday, October 8, 2019


The other day I was going through all my goodies to see what I should play with next and I came across the package of goodies that Esther had sent to me awhile back and I decided not to hoard them anymore and pass on to someone else in a card.  She sent along these cute Library cards, with the different seasons on them, This one already had Autumn and the pumpkin on it, I just stamped the sentiment and added the flowers.  See the cute die cut border?  yep she sent that along too but it was all white card stock that I am thankful for because I was able to color it to match my card :)  All of this was put on some patterned paper.

Sassafras - Mix and Mend paper
Library card and die cut from blogging friend, colored w/markers
Hero arts - It's your day sentiment
Stickles - Diamond - flower centers

Thanks Again Esther for the fun items to create with.

And thanks to all of you for answering my question about the blog posts and emails, sounds like it isn't only me, thankful that it doesn't mean there is something wrong with my computer or email system but hopefully it will be fixed in the future, and thanks for taking the time to stop by,


Monday, October 7, 2019

Falling Leaves

I keep forgetting to ask by the time I am done with a posting so I am starting off by asking those that get updates of who has posted to your blog are you getting your emails of those comments?  Mine has not been working for some time now, I have gone in twice to my profile and asked that I receive them and have even signed up to get them in another way and it works for a couple days and then I don't get them anymore. I am once again not getting them and I am getting frustrated, just curious if anyone else has had this problem.

Now onto my card, I love fall and I hope all my family members born this time of year are not getting sick of getting fall themed birthday cards :)  When Memory Box had a falling leaves challenge I knew exactly what dies I wanted to use on my next birthday card.  Instead of using it as a side border I used a section of the die and put it on the angle so my leaves would be falling from the top of the card.  My inspiration for this card came from an unusual place, at church our hymns or put on a screen and they have backgrounds to them and this one had leaves falling and rays coming out, so when I saw this challenge it reminded me of that background scene and I went with it.

I first used my Colorbursts for the background, I took a big watercolor sheet that I had bought at Michaels, trying out there Artist Loft Level 2 watercolor 140 lb./300g/m2. For this technique I loved how it worked out but having tried it for actual water coloring yet.  I let that dry and then cut out my top border and the two leaves, I still have a big sheet to use.  While that was all drying I took a scrap piece of cardstock and used those makeup brushes to lightly add ink to the sides of the paper to get the rays.  Added my sentiment and some raindrops and I was done.

Memory Box - Autumn Border and Marvelous Maple Leaves dies
Ken Oliver Colorbursts - Sap Green, Naples Yellow, Marigold and Wisteria
Watercolor paper
Distress Oxide - Scattered straw (rays)
Hot off the press - Life happens greetings stamp
Cloud 9 designs - Rain dots

I hope your week is off to a great start, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Hand in Hand

I went to a wedding shower last weekend and this is the card that I made for them. I added a bit more dimension since it was going to be hand delivered so I broke out my tiny tattered florals die.

This is my favorite type of card to make, all frilly and pretty, so I went all out even adding some lace :)

Fiskars - Just Married Quotes stamp
BasicGrey - Porcelain papers
Spellbinders - Lace Hearts die
Lawn Fawn - Fancy Scalloped Rectangle die
Sizzix - Tiny Tattered Florals die
Recollections - Lace on a roll 

We went off to a park yesterday, had a picnic and long walk, finished by enjoying a lovely sunset. Today is attending a fall festival, Oh how I love Fall time, wish it lasted longer than it does :)  but I will enjoy today!!

Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend,
Thanks so much for stopping by today and saying Hi,