Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hello Fall

Today's card uses a retired stamp from SCACD called Autumn. I just love this stamp! It makes me happy!

I always think it's fun to see the progress I've made in my coloring and crafting skills so I took a stroll down memory lane and found some cards I've made using this same stamp. You can see them HERE, HERE and HERE.

This is also one of those cards that stumped me. I got the image colored, the basic card layout done and then I sat and stared. I knew it needed something but couldn't decide what. After many attempts that just didn't feel "quite right", I finally followed my own advice and added butterflies, and I felt it worked.

I also tried my hand at heat embossing the sentiment again and I think I'm improving. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Have a super day and thanks for stopping by!! 

Stamps~ Victoria Case for SCACD-Autumn,
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black,
Cardstock~ misc white,
Designer Paper~ Bo Bunny-Autumn Song
Other Goodies~ copics, SU Crumb Cake marker, super fine detail black embossing powder, Martha Stewart butterfly punch,

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sweet Hello

One of my favorite things about autumn is Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Salted Caramel Mocha Lattes from Starbucks. Yummy!! So I thought this stamp, Ellie Loves Lattes, from Your Next Stamp would be a fun one to ink up and color more "autumnish". 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Have a happy World Cardmaking Day!! I'm just getting started crafting for the day but I'm hopeful to get lots done!!

Stamps~ Your Next Stamp-Ellie Loves Lattes,
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Pumpkin Pie,
Cardstock~ misc white, SU Crumb Cake
Designer Paper~ Authentique-Gathering
Other Goodies~ copics, SU Little Leaves die, SU Beautiful Wings embosslits, ribbon, pearls, flowers,

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello Hello!

It's my favorite time of year!!! Autumn!! Oh how I love thee! Cooler days, falling leaves, gorgeous colors, pumpkin everything...LOL!! Yup, it's my favorite!!

I'm going to attempt to have a month long theme of Autumn/Halloween cards. Even if it's just autumn colors. We'll see how I do. I tend to get bored easily and not stick to my ideas but maybe since this is my favorite time of year I can follow through! 

I'm also going to attempt to get back into the routine of actually mailing out the cards I make! Crazy, I know! I challenge you to do the same!!

For my card today I used a digi that I've had printed out forever, Fairy Autumn by The Greeting Farm. She was fun to color in nice warm oranges and yellows!

I got a new heat gun from Stampin' Up so I was itchin' to do some heat embossing. It's been so long since I've attempted it and I do believe I need some practice but it turned out decent. I need to get better at getting all the little bits off before I heat it.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Thanks for stopping by and have a simply fabulous autumn day!

Stamps~ The Greeting Farm-Fairy Autumn, TAC-Feel better

Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Embossing ink
Cardstock~ SU Chocolate Chip,
Designer Paper~ Basic Grey-Ambrosia
Other Goodies~ copics, fine detail black embossing powder, La La Land Tabs Border die from September Kit, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Wink of Stella pen, stickles

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wonder and Joy

Sometimes it's just so fun to go back and rediscover older stamps! I need to do it more often! 

Today I am using a TAC set, Wonder and Joy. Such a cutie!!

For my layout I used an older Sweet Sunday Sketch~ Sketch 281.

Have a happy day!!

Stamps~ TAC-Wonder and Joy,
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black,
Cardstock~ misc white,
Designer Paper~ Jillibean Soup- Apple Cheddar Soup
Other Goodies~ copics, La La Land Stitched Nested Circles, white pen, SU Banner Triple punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thinking of you today

Today's card uses one of my most favorite stamps, Gerbera Daisy, originally from The Angel Company that went out of business. Red Rubber Designs has many of the TAC stamps though and I believe this is one of them.

I have seen the technique of embossing the image in white and then watercoloring it all over blogland so I gave it a go. I think it's just so pretty! What wasn't pretty is my heat gun smoking--eek! I discovered it was cracked and broken so now I'm the owner of a new one, hehe!

Have a wonderful day!! I have a sick boy at home so while he's resting I'm hoping to be crafting!

Stamps~ TAC-Gerbera Daisy, TAC Joyful Notes,
Ink~ Embossing Ink, SU Pretty In Pink,
Cardstock~ SU Pretty In Pink,
Designer Paper~ 
Other Goodies~ Zig Clean Color Markers, nestabilities, SU pearls

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Enjoy the little moments

Still working on using up my Basic Grey-Sweet Threads 6x6 paper pad. Getting closer but yet so far away..LOL!

This time I used a stamp from La La Land Crafts-Mod Marci. She's retiring so if you want her, you'd better get her ordered! I really enjoyed coloring her up and her hat is paper pieced. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
For my layout I used an older Sweet Sunday Sketch, #258. I was tired when I was putting it all together so mine has a slight variation..hehe!

Have a wonderful day! I didn't get as many cards done this week on my days off as I had hoped due to a nasty headache. Luckily it's almost gone so I shouldn't have to deal with it at work. Hope all is fabulous in your corner of the world!

Stamps~ La La Land-Mod Marci, Paper Makeup Stamps- Little Moments
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Chocolate Chip
Cardstock~ SU Chocolate Chip, misc white
Designer Paper~ Basic Grey-Sweet Threads
Other Goodies~ copics, La La Land Stitched Nested Circles, star wood veneers,

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Another card using Basic Grey-Sweet Threads. It really is so fun to find ways to use up the little scraps and strips from paper pads! I found a digi, Sweet Pea Stamps-Elaine Cox-Katie, already printed out that seemed like it would be a good match.

This image is just so beautiful! I loved coloring her and bringing her to life!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Thanks for stopping by--I really appreciate it!

Stamps~ Sweet Pea Stamps-Elaine Cox-digi-Katie,
Cardstock~ SU Perfect Plum, Cryogen Iridescent,
Designer Paper~ Basic Grey-Sweet Threads,
Other Goodies~ copics, SU pearls


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