Monday, December 15, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Bling it On

I LOVE this holographic embossing powder.  I just wish I could get a decent photo of it!
Snowflake die by Cottage Cutz, Word dies by Simon Says Stamp,
"Stardust" holographic embossing powder by Stamp-n-Stuff

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge

Tags, Tags, Tags, everywhere you look are beautiful tags.  Ellen Hutson is hosting her annual 12 Tags of Christmas and sponsoring an inspiration challenge to go with it. 
Background airbrushed with Copics; dies include Small Deer and Fir Trees both by Impression Obsession, Tall Birch by Memory Box, and Stitched Hillside Borders by Lawn Fawn, sentiment by Stampin' Up.  Accents added with Wink of Stella Clear Brush Tip pen, and Signo Uniball White.    


 My tag was inspired by this beauty by Sandy Allnock.   (To say I love her work would be a slight understatement.)
Sandy Allnock Tag A

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Gold & Platinum

"Festive Sparkle" paper pad by The Paper Studio, sentiment from the "Christmas" set by My Favorite Things

Saturday, December 6, 2014


word dies by Simon Says Stamp, scalloped circle die by Spellbinders, embossing folder by The Paper Studio, and glitter sticker purchased at Hobby Lobby

Just trying to use up some random stickers.  This looks really weird on screen, maybe because of all the reflection coming from the card, but it does look better in real life.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ugly Sweaters

Stamps used: Simon Says Stamps "Ugly Sweater" and a Lawn Fawn set for tiny snowflake
Sentiment printed from computer
I have had a blast with this stamp set by SSS.  My craft desk has about 10 more little ugly sweaters colored, glittered, flocked & just waiting to be put on cards.  (These are pretty tame, but some of the others got really wild.)
I'm entering this in the SSS Wednesday Challenge -Christmas/Holidays
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cocoa & Cookies

Stamps set used: Love You A Latte, Trim the Tree, and Winter Penguin all by Lawn Fawn
Patterned papers: Snow Day by Lawn Fawn

Re-worked version

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Under the MIstletoe

We had 2 trees taken down this past week & some mistletoe fell out of one of them leading me to want to make this simple, but hopefully sweet card.
Lawn Fawn Bows and Holly set, embossing folder by Stampin' Up

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Snowflakes & Sparkle

Oh the just have to trust me on this one.
Crystal Flurry Snowflake die by Cottage Cutz, sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Snow Day stamp set

Monday, December 1, 2014

Snow Day Shaker Card

I am so in love with this paper pad and stamp set.
Shaker card made using Lawn Fawn's Snow Day papers and stamp set

I'm entering this one in the

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Sunday, November 30, 2014

And more you guessed it... Lawn Fawn

Stamps by Lawn Fawn, branch die by Memory Box, paper from Lawn Fawn's Snow Day pad

Friday, November 28, 2014

More Lawn Fawny Christmas

Various stamp sets by Lawn Fawn and Pine Branch die by Inpression Obsession

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Anything Goes Challenge
Spotlight- Lawn Fawn

Nothing makes the mistakes on a card SCREAM like putting them on your blog does.  At least I can sit here and make notes to go back and make the fixes.

I didn't know I'd be posting these when I made them, so I didn't keep up with what stamp sets I used, sorry.
All stamps and die by Lawn Fawn, colored with Copics

Treat bag inspired by Debby H. (LimeDoodle) using Lawn Fawn's Snow Day papers, and Spellbinder die

OWH Red Friday

OWH Red Friday Bloghop

My card -inspired by Dixie C.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Operation Write Home 4th of July Virtual Card Making Party 2014

Welcome to the next challenge in the Operation Write Home 4th of July Virtual Card Making Party 2014.  It's Christmas in July, and our theme for this segment of the party is a Red, White & Blue Christmas.  We are aiming for a little earlier deadline for Christmas cards this year at OWH, so now is a good time to "get going" on them.
I wanted to make a card using the little guy above, but could not get it to print, (he came out looking like my printer is almost out of ink & it isn't) so, if anyone would like to give it a try, and use him in a card, I would love to see it and have included the link where to get him.

Here are a few of the cards I've made

Digi-stamp by Dover Publication colored with Copic Markers
other stamps used (holly & sentiment) are by Lawn Fawn and I used a touch of Glossy Accents 

Paper Piecing using (retired) stamps and dies by Stampin' Up, The branch is an Impression Obsession die & the embossing folder is by The Paper Studio

Simple Stamping with wet, & a small touch of dry embossing

Sizzix embossing folder, various punches and dies used

Using up some scraps

One last thing before you go get to work on this challenge, inquiring minds want to know, so please comment below & tell me....
when you make a card for someone, do you make it to reflect the recipient's personality or your own personality?

I'm looking so forward to seeing what you create for our Red, White & Blue Christmas challenge. 

An InLinkz Link-up

And if you are just joining in the party now, HERE is the link to the master list at Operation Write Home so you can go check out all the other great challenges going on this weekend.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Join in the fun next weekend

Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party beginning Friday, July 4th at 8 A.M. and running thru Sunday, July 6th at 6 P.M.  Challenges will be posted every 2 hours during this fun 3 day event.  Join in as many of the challenges as you can as we make cards for our military heroes.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop

Glad you've made it this far. That Ellen, (aka CardMonkey,) always knocks my socks off with her great projects and is a really tough act to follow.
Here are a few things I'd like to share with you today......  

$4 tumbler that I dressed up with vinyl cut outs from the Cricut "Mickey & Friends" and the "Mickey Font" cartridges
windsock / mobile made from Rowlux Illusion Film (see yesterday's post) Cricut "Mickey Font" cartridge was used with the deep blade housing set at 6, pressure at max. and multi-cut 3 times

Inlaid card made from Rowlux Illusion Film.  Mickey head was cut using my Cricut and the stars were die cut with the Big Shot.
I just had to make something using my old homemade "Mickey Head" embossing folder from this post

I made this for one of the previous Disney hops and it still hangs in my craftroom but.........

Here's an updated version using the Rowlux Illusion Film.  It is so pretty when the light hits it.  There may be several of these on my Christmas tree this year!
And for sticking to the end, here's a little bonus for you fellow Disney lovers- Free Disney font
Well, I hope you've enjoyed today's leg of the month long Disney/Pixar hop.  I"m the last stop this week, but wait till you see what's in store for you next Saturday.
If you're starting the hop by jumping in here, you can go to Shawn's blog so that you see the full hop from the very beginning, but before you go, make sure to sign up to win some AMAZING PRIZES from our sponsors!  Our sponsors for this hop include 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure to mark your calendar for MORE projects next Saturday!  You can join the Facebook Event page by clicking HERE.  

Here is the full line up for today.







Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rainy Day Fun

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to color on rainy days and today was just one of those days.  These will both go in my next box for OWH, but for now I'm entering them in ScrapbookPal's Share Your Project-use Copics contest.
stamps by Lawn Fawn "Wish You Were Here" set,
 various Copics used.

stamps by Docrafts "Country Companions-Sunshine Meadow, Mouse" colored w/ Copics
& sentiment is from Hero Arts OWH fundraiser set
embossing folders both by Darice,
die cut hearts were cut using Lawn Fawn's "Heart Dies" and colored with Copics for a dimensional look (which unfortunately doesn't show up in the pic.)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ScrapbookPal SYP April 2014- Liquid Pearls

Supplies used:  Liquid Pearls: White Opal,
Spellbinders: Borderabilities Bracket Border One, and Shapeabilities Crosses,
Embossing folder by Darice, sentiment stamp unknown, Stampin Up Pewter embossing powder
and gold embellishment- removed from an old wallpaper book

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #78 and a tribute to an old college professor

You can't get much simpler than this

Sets used: So Much to Say, Year Four

 The following Z-fold card is a tribute to Professor Harringon and his stupid, but much beloved coffee mug...where ever they may be now.
Sets used;  Year Four, Critters on the Farm, Sally's & Smitty's ABC's, Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum

Thursday, February 27, 2014 Share Your Project Contest

Spellbinders aren't just for cutting...........
Spellbinder dies used: Classic Rectangles
Stamp set used: "Luv Bunnies" by Stampendous
ScrapbookPal is hosting another contest and this time it's for using Spellbinders.  

My card was very simple, yet fun & pretty quick to make and probably doesn't need explanation, but the contest says give instructions, so here goes......

The card is an A2 size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") so, for the embossed panel I used a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" white cardstock which is just slightly smaller than the card base and I carefully placed the 2 Spellbinders rectangle dies in a "frame" configuration and secured them w/ low tack tape.   Before running it through the Cuttlebug, I used an embossing mat and rather than cut the pieces, I only embossed them leaving a nice frame. The little bunny was stamped on a smaller rectangle which I popped up with dimensional tape.  The small flowers and hearts were fussy cut and glued on the panel using Tombow Multi liquid glue. Copic markers were used for the coloring.  

Smile and the world smiles with you

Sunday, February 9, 2014

I love Crissy Armstrong's images

Crissy Armstrong is one of the artists for Whimsy Stamps and I LOVE her animal images, especially her penguins.  
Digi images by Crissy Armstrong (Whimsy Stamps) I've been collecting

Slowly but surely, they're getting made into cards for OWH