Thursday, September 29, 2016

Falling Leaves

Fall is my favorite season of the year.
Here's a card I created with an autumn theme.
I hand-cut the leaf  and inked the edges before layering it on a 
pretty white doily and adding a raffia bow and "blessings" sentiment.

Supplies and Tools: Kraft, White, Black Cardstock, White paper doily, leaf template, raffia, wood grain embossing folder (Darcie) , blessings sentiment (Welcome Baby die - Provo Craft)

This post linked to:
(Anything Goes)

Mod Squad Challenge
(Use Leaves)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cardboard Texture

I recently needed some masculine birthday cards so 
I created the above design and made extra for using in the
I love the texture the scrap of
cardboard adds and baker's twine adds.

Supplies and Tools: White Cardstock, Green Stripe DP, Scrap of Cardboard, Green and Brown Baker's Twine, Book Plate Die (Sizzix), Brads, Blending Tool (Tim Holtz),  Tree Stamp (Hampton Art - Studio G), Verse Stamp (Biblical Impressions)

This post linked to: 
(Anything Goes)

(Use Leaves on your project )

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rusty Muffin Tin Decor

Here's a rusty muffin tin turned primitive decor
After cleaning it up a bit, I added a 
twine hanger, red ticking bow, and primitive heart.
The heart reads:
"Blessed are the Piecemakers" 
This piece is now available in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Prim Sheep

Sharing another set of 
Primitive Yarn Sheep I made for the Etsy shop.
These are made with a variegated yarn
 and have coffee stained tags and baker's twine bows.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Encouragement Cards

Shelter: Postmark is still doing the 
drive to encourage Pastor's Wives.
Here's the card(s) I made to 
send out to the seven on the list this week. 
I also made some Teddy Verse Cards 
to slip inside along with a few little gifts.

Supplies and Tools: Favorite Teddy Bear (Stampin' Up),  Happy Fall Ya'll (Stampin' Up), Sentiment (PSX), White, Kraft Cardstock, Sharpie Marker, Prismacolor Scholar Pencils, Oak and Maple leaf punches, Distress Ink (Tim Holtz),  Blending Tool (Tim Holtz)

I'm giving the verse printable away as a freebie below.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

"Blessed" Fall Banner

I made this banner to hang on my piano this autumn, and decided to offer it in the shop as a fall banner kit.
The banner is made of kraft cardstock (inked in brown ink) and features black letters spelling out your choice of
1. Blessed
2. Grateful
3. Thankful
The cards have dictionary leaves (layered on white cardstock for stability) also inked in brown ink.
Each end has a larger maple leaf with raffia bow, and the set comes with twine and mini clothespins for hanging.
If you'd like to make your own here's the supplies and tools I used:
 Kraft Cardstock, Dictionary Page, Nouveau Letter Dies (Provo Craft), Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), 
Leaf Dies (Provo Craft), Raffia, Twine

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall Blessings

Autumn is just around the corner so I decided to 
break out the oranges and browns and make a few fall cards.
To make these fun leaves I smeared stripes of 
orange and brown ink on a washable surface 
and spritzed with water.
I then laid a piece of white cardstock 
in the ink and soaked up the ink.
After the paper was dry, I dabbed my brown ink pad over it
 for a little more texture and then die cut my oak leaf. 
Supplies and Tools: Guidelines stamp set (Papertrey Ink), White - Brown Cardstock, Sentiment (Word Borders - Hero Arts), Oak Leaf Die (Provo Craft), Green, Brown, Orange Ink

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


I love how this simple set of cards turned out.
I made them to use for the
Shelter: Postmarked Ministry
I decided to also list them in my Etsy shop as a
"Made To Order" item.

Supplies and Tools: Dictionary Page, Twine, Gratitude Stamp (Hampton Art), Leaf Stamps (Leaves Galore - Inkadinkado), Brown Ink (Tim Holtz distress inks)

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Farmhouse - Primitive Candle Holders

Here are two different sets of candle holders 
I listed in the shop last week.
The first brass set is painted white 
and distressed for a farmhouse look.
The second brass set is painted black 
and distressed for a Primitive look.
Both come with the candles 
you see pictured -- handmade grubby candles.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Beach Wedding

Here's a card I made for a beach wedding last week.
I stamped the background with clear versamark watermark ink and lightly chalked over the seashells in brown.
The shells on the wreath were embossed with white embossing powder and colored with watercolor markers. 

Supplies and Tools: Tan-White cardstock, Sm. Sea Shell stamps, Lg. Shell Stamp (RSP), Twine, Versamark Watermark Ink Pad, Watercolor Markers, White embossing powder, Sentiment Stamp (All Year Cheer - Stampin' Up), Cheesecloth, Twine, pearls, brown chalk

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Friday, September 9, 2016

Pastor's Wives Encouragment

The card ministry group I belong to
is collecting names/addresses of Pastor's wives
to send cards of encouragement.

Supplies and Tools: Doily Stamp Set (Little Yellow Bicycle), Sentiment (PSX), Tiny Pearls, Pink/Green/Blue Ink

Here's my stash of things ready to send out to
the eight ladies on my list this week.
I created a Scripture card insert that
I'm posting here as a freebie
Feel free to download and resize to meet your needs.

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Crochet Fall Garland #2

Since the first crocheted leaf garland in my Etsy shop already sold, I decided to make another one -- this time with oak leaves!
I added little leaves in between adorned with raffia and a button.
 Perfect for:
~ hanging  over an old window
~ draping across the fireplace mantle
~ stringing up under a shelf
~ displaying across a doorway
-- the possibilities are as endless as your imagination --

You can find both leaf patterns for free at:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fall Garland Kit

Yesterday my niece and I were working on some handmade fall decor and I decided to make extra for the shop.
I added this Autumn Garland Kit to the shop today.
Perfect for adding to Fall Mantles, Stringing across a window, Pinning up under a shelf -- the possibilities are as endless as your imagination!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Scripture Word Art

I created these two school themed Scripture printables to slip into cards this fall as I participate in the
You can print and re-size these FREEBIES to use as card fronts, post cards, or even journal card sized bookmarks.