Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Quilt

I love how warm and cozy it feels to 
snuggle up under a handmade quilt come winter time.
This card reflects that feeling with some Christmas JOY thrown in!

Supplies and Tools: Star Template, Paper Crimper (Fiskars), Button, 
Baker's Twine, Sentiment (Martha Stewart), 
Square Punch, Old World Winter (The Paper Studio), Kraft/White/Green Cardstock

This post linked to:
Love and Joy
(A clean and layered card inspired by the 
warm reds and greens in this Christmas photo and the Joy sign on the wall!)

Mod Squad

Anything Goes

Giveaway Winner(s)!

Today is the day to announce the winner of this tag set!
Originally I had planned to give this set away to ONE 
lucky person, but in the spirit of Christmas giving I've decided to give it to 
EVERYONE who commented on the original giveaway post!

So the winners are:

Contact me via email to claim your prize!

Monday, November 28, 2016


The idea for this set of cards came from a 
gratitude note card my sister-in-law sent me for Thanskgiving.
I printed off several birds from this
The background is stamped on a piece of typing paper
with one side folded back to
reveal the embossed cardstock underneath.
 I added a little bit of sparkle with rhinestones
 in the center of the bigger snowflakes.

Supplies and tools: White/Red/Blue Cardstock, Snowflake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug-Provo Craft),  
Bird printables, Snowflake Stamps (Inkadinkado - Martha Stewart), Sharpie Marker, Square Punch

This post linked to:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Here's a CAS winter card I made using the Winter Post
stamp set from Stampin' Up (2008).

I love how the white pigment ink rubbed over the
embossing really makes it "pop!"
Supplies and Tools: Knitted Embossing Folder (Richard Garay), 
White Pigment Ink, Winter Post (Stampin' Up), Stamp Nestabilities (Spellbinders),
 Washi Tape, Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart)

This card fits several challenges:
Shopping Our Stash
(Warm and Fuzzy)

Less Is More
Vintage Theme

The Paper Players
Clean and Simple Christmas

Friday, November 18, 2016

Fall Leaves

I'm posting the last of my fall cards today. 
I'm excited to start posting Christmas - Winter cards next week!

Supplies and Tools: Kraft/Ivory/Green Cardstock, 
Typewriter Embossing Folder (Paper Studio), Fantastic Foliage (Stampin' Up),
Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Stampin' Up Ink

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Die Cut Background

For this fall card I tried something different:
I die cut leaves, inked their edges, and used them to 
make a background on my card front.
Supplies and Tools: Leaf Dies (Provo Craft), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), 
Dictionary page, Washi Tape, Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Alphabet Punches,
Kraft Cardstock, Quilling Tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
This post linked to:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Autumn Leaves Are Falling!

Here's a clean and simple card I made with the 
2009 Stampin' Up Set  - Thoughts and Prayers
I added some fall Flower Soft to the tree and a bit of 
lace across the bottom of the Kraft panel.

This post linked to:
The Card Concept
(CAS Thanksgiving)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Less is More - Books/Literature

This card fits the challenge this week over at 
Less is More.
The challenge is to make a ONE LAYER card
in the theme of books or literature.
I chose to showcase a quote from author Virginia Woolf.

I started by splatting my background with 
brown ink using my homemade rubber band tool
I added a collage of autumn leaves
 (from the Gratitude/Autumn Leaves stamp set) 
and finished with the PSX sentiment.

This post linked to:

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Retro Tag Mini Cards

I'm making up a homemade card gift for an aunt 
that will be visiting over Thanksgiving.
 I decided it would be fun to include some mini cards in the set.
These cards are made from my Retro Tags collection
and measure 4 x 2 inches.
I added different styles of ribbon/twine to the top
To make this set of vintage themed cards more fun, I created some
mini envelope pockets from notebook paper.
I'm including the envelope template I 
drew in case you'd like to make your own.

Supplies and Tools: Retro Tags Digital Download, White Cardstock, 
Baker's Twine, Ribbon, Kraft Twine, Notebook paper

This post linked to
CAS - Pretty In Pink

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nature's Sketchbook

Here's a card I made using the Stampin' Up set
Nature's Sketchbook.
Supplies and Tools: Kraft/Black Cardstock, Washi Tape, Baker's Twine, 
Nature's Sketchbook (Stampin' Up 2003), Scholar Prismacolor Pencils, Paper Clip, Burlap Stencil (Tim Holtz)

This post linked to:
Anything Goes


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Christmas Cards

I added some "Made to order"
Christmas cards to the shop today.
The first set is Mason Jar Wishes with
cute little candy canes hanging from the twine tied around the jar neck. 
The second set is give you a choice between 
two different Christmas Holly Cards.
 The holly is stamped with a script stamp
and lightly brushed with ink to make the edges stand out.

Both are available in my shop today!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Digital Retro Tag Set - Giveaway!

Here are some cards and tags I made
with the new set of Retro Tags I created last week! 
These fun tags are good for several different things:
* Cardmaking
 * Scrapbooking
* Gift Tags
* Bookmarks
Once I got started creating, I just couldn't stop!
You can find this set of 20 tags as a digital download in my Etsy shop.

I  thought it would be fun to
give the set away to one lucky person.
To enter the drawing:
1. Leave a comment telling
me your favorite item in my Etsy shop
 For TWO EXTRA entries:
2. Use one of the (limited time freebie) tags below to create something unique
 and leave another comment with a link to your creation
3. You may also enter the drawing by 
leaving a comment on the giveaway post 
on my facebook page (click here)

(This is a INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD prize so you
must have an email address for me to send them to!)

 I will announce the winner

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tag, You're It

Supplies and Tools: Kraft/White Cardstock, Ribbon, Twine,
 Baker's Twine, Lace, Crochet Heart, Crochet Flower, Doily, Got Flowers, Washi Tape