Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sending Love

 As most of you know I have been gone most of the summer
and other then my DT work didn't get to work on my card making much.

I did however take some things to mess around with
as I couldn't  stand total paper crafting withdrawal! 

Some of what I took was to make backgrounds,
stencils~powders~inks and such.

So this card is one of those using a new stencil I purchased
and absolutely love for it's tropical look
(another thing while gone...lots of internet shopping for new 'things')

The stencil is from Pretty Pink Posh
and it is Jungle Background.

I used various inks to stencil it and then the sentiment and die
are both one of my new purchases.

The die is from Pretty Pink Posh and the sentiment is
Pink Fresh Studio 'Simply Sentiment Hello'.

I'll be back with more of my handmade backgrounds
at some point!

It is also my 'loves' birthday today, he is three.

Happy Birthday Mack!

Entering the following challenges:

As You Like It .... Favorite Stencil & why (I love the tropical design of this stencil)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Don't Fence Me In Challenge

Today at Double D Challenges our theme is
Don't Fence Me In,
meaning we want to see a fence on your project!

Just for your fun inspiration we have the mood board below
you give you a few ideas!!

Back when SU released their Jan-June 2020 mini catalog
I saw the cutest card made with a fence that opened
and thought it  represented the upper left corner well.
I had planned on buying the stamp set and so on but of course

as usual, time got away from me.
I decided I would see what I had in my stash to 'case' their card.

My card is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, it had to be to fit everything on!
I will list all supplies below.

I started with a brick embossing folder and lucky for me it ran
width wise instead of lengthwise.
I had to emboss it in two parts
then when done I rubbed white ink here and there on it.
I die cut a circle from the center then inked behind it on the card base.
then stamped my sentiment, cut a second circle (one inside the other)
for the ring around the outer side.

Then I just gathered up various stamps and a few already die cuts from my stash.
(cats~grasses~butterfly~and the inner 'trims')

When the gate opens, inside are a few more flowers and a little kitty hiding.

Plenty of fabulous inspiration from the Design Team...
pop on over to Double D and take a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  SU Silhouette Sentiments
Power Poppy Lavender
JustRite Seeds of Summer
Embossing Folder:  the paper Studio Bricks

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tutti Designs Pagoda

This is my post today on the Tutti Designs Blog

Hello Tutti Fans!

Today I have three cards featuring the elegant

Each card was simply but uniquely created. 

For all three cards I dug in stash of papers to find some that had
an Asian 'feel' to it.

For the first card I added a layered panel down the center
then die cut a circle representing the moon.

The second card I added a 'sentiment' that was computer created.

For the last card, I simply layered card stock, designer papers
then added my butterflies and of course the pagoda!

TUTTI-276 Pagoda

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:
Did you know that Tutti Designs is now
available in both the UK and Canada?
Check it out Here:
Tutti Designs Canada
Tutti Designs UK

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Howdy Partner

Design Team Member At

It's that time again for a new challenge at
Dies R Us and the theme is 'One For The Boys'.

For my card I used the cutest little Stick Pony die cut from
Cheapo Dies and also the Howdy die from Cheapo,
I thought they 'partnered' well together.
I also used Tutti Designs Nesting Rectangles.

I dug in my many papers until I found just what I thought
would be the perfect ones!
They kind of reminded me of a bandanna.

If you are interested in these dies, I would suggest
getting them right away as once they are gone they are gone forever!

Here are the links:
Make sure to check out the Dies R Us challenge blog to
see all the inspiration from my fellow 'teamies'
Join in with us for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store!!

Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts 

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Monday, September 14, 2020


 Today I decided to make a quick card to hopefully
to get the old mojo going!

We have been most if not all gone all summer and I have not been
in my craft room at all and much as I
want to be in here I am having trouble creating anything!

So today I made this quick Halloween card
to send to my great niece.

This card was created for the Joy Of Sets challenge

I went with Star~Black~Stencil.

I die cut my star and inked it with oxide inks then used a small
star stencil over that...pretty simple.

Products Used:
Dies:  Spellbinders Halloween Fence Scene and Shapes
Poppystamps Jumbled BOO, Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Stars
Memory Box Stardust Stencil
Oxide Inks wilted violet,spiced marmalade,carved pumpkin

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Autumn Inspiration

The Sisterhood of Crafters has a new challenge starting today
and the theme is Autumn Inspiration.

So hard to believe that it is even time for autumn already!

Once again I dug into my NBUS and pulled out this
old stamp set from SU called Gifts of The Earth.
I think it is somewhere between 2008-2009 and has never seen ink before!

I had a lot of fun coloring this in with a few Copics
on a Sue Wilson die cut Heraldic Square.

I also had fun picking out AND using some of my
designer papers, I really like the hounds tooth print with it.
I am not sure of the sentiment company
but I stamped it with Dew Drop Cottage Ivy ink.

Take a peek over at The Sisterhood and see all the pretty
autumn 'scenery' from my 'sistahs'!!

Entering the following challenges:
Die Cut Diva's .... All Kinds of Holidays
NBUS .... Never Before Used Schtuff
Sweet Stampin .... Anything But a Birthday
Shopping Our Stash .... Color Challenge

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Flower Family

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today:

Hello Tutti friends!
Today I am featuring the Flower Family die.
This die is perfect for a family members birthday or
just because you want to let them know you are thinking of them!

The flower was die cut from a white card stock
then colored in with markers.
A cross stitch rectangle and oval were cut from the nesting dies
(links given below)
with the flower being centered.

The second card was done pretty much the same
with the difference being scalloped nesting ovals were used
and a glitter butterfly was added.

The third card I added designer paper and two scalloped rectangles
layered.  I turned the flower on it's side for a totally different look.  
To finish a few metallic gems were added.

TUTTI-436 Flower Family

TUTTI-410 Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles

TUTTI-409 Cross Stitch Nesting Ovals

TUTTI-417 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals

TUTTI-418 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:
Did you know that Tutti Designs is now
available in both the UK and Canada?
Check it out Here:
Tutti Designs Canada
Tutti Designs UK