Monday, October 15, 2018

Monochromatic Plaid

This week's "October Plaid" card features a monochromatic look! Using a purple maker on purple card stock,  I colored a thick line, thin line alteration both vertically and horizontally.

Supplies used on this card:
  • Markers
  • Radiant Rectangles Dies (Spellbinders)
  • Vellum
  • Fall Foliage Thinlits (Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations)
  • Sunflower Stamps (Heartfelt Creations)
  • Burlap String
  • Gratitude Stamp (Autumn Leaves)
  • Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
  • Large Pearl 
  • Button
  • These colors of Distress Ink
    • Spiced Marmalade 
    • Fossilized Amber

This post linked to:
Shopping our Stash - Giving Thanks
Little Red Wagon - Thankful for You
As You Like - Fussy/Fancy or CAS (usually Fussy because I'm not very good at CAS)
Time Out - Colorful
Dies R Us - Anything Fall (Sizzix, Spellbinders)
Stamplorations Theme & Sketch - Autumn + Stamps
Dare 2B Artzy - Fall

Friday, October 12, 2018

It's Raining Leaves....

Today I have a fun little card I created using my new favorite dies (birch trees) and a super fun stamp set from Stamplorations! I suppose you usually think of using umbrellas for spring or summer, but I wanted to do something autumn with this cute little girl!

Supplies and Tools:
Dies/Punches: Birch Trees (Impression Obsession), Phrases I (Spellbinders), Small Leaf Punch
Ink - Brown Embossing Powder (Wow), Touch Five Markers, Distress Oxides in these colors:
Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Fired Brick
Stamps: Kathryn's Rainbow (Stamplorations)

This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - Autumn/Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
City Crafter - Into the Woods 
PINspirational - Inspiration Photo (below)
Time Out - Colorful
Cookie Challenge -  Autumn Photo below
Dies R Us - Anything goes (Impression Obsession/ Spellbinders)
Allsorts - Trees and/or Leaves
Stamplorations - Theme and Sketch (Autumn + Stamps)
Stamplorations - Never Ending Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How Are You?

It's time for a Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built.  You know the drill...Choose three items (across, down, or diagonally) to include on your creation, then come by the blog and link it up! I chose the top row - Black & One Color (brown), Silhouettes, Brads.

Here's how I created this card:
  • Stamped 5016-N, Genealogy (Repeat Impressions) in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) on cream paper and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • Embossed a piece of dark brown card stock with the Lumber 3D embossing folder (Sizzix/Tim Hotlz) and inked over it with Ground Espresso Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Cut a circle with a stitched circle die and inked the center with Gathered Twigs Ink
    • spritzed with water and heat set
  • Stamped 5127-K, Maple Leaf Sil. (Repeat Impression) in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento)
  • Stamped the sentiment from Plate 9900 (Repeat Impressions) in black ink
  • Cut the end with a small square punch to form a banner and matted it on black card stock
  • Added a leaf brad and two black brads to my panels
  • Layered my pieces on black grid design paper and then on a white card front

  •  For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month

Check out what the other design team members created: 
Cheri  ~ Shirley ~ Heather ~ Laurie ~ Donna ~ Joy

This post linked to:
City Crafter - Into the Wood
The Paper Players - Trees and Leaves

Monday, October 8, 2018

Stay Cozy WINNER!

I'd like to say a big "THANK YOU" to everyone who left such sweet comments on my National Coffee Day Blog Post.  Now it's time to announce the winner of my favorite Graciellie coffee/tea themed digital set -- Stay Cozy. And the winner is.....Mimi of She's Crafty!!!

Mimi said...
Your leafy card has me swooning so hard! Absolutely love the colors!!! And you've got the perfect level of distressing happening... YUM! Your matchbox project is ultra-cute, too... but I am pretty swept by the card! Thank you for sharing at SOS. We love our little Shoregirl :)

Thank you for your sweet comment Mimi and Congratulations!  
Please email me at to claim your prize!