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November 2015

Retro Rubber Challenge #27 part two...

Today’s card is for the Retro Rubber color challenge. I thought I could put something together that would suit those colors and a sketch challenge if I could find one. And I did – I am entering this card in the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge.


I started off by rubbing blackberry bliss, hello honey and old olive inks on some white cardstock and then die cutting two leaves. I used the corresponding die cut and some gold foil paper to add a bit of shine to the leaves. rrcb 1 (521x640)

The sketch challenge required the use of numbers as the challenge is celebrating 150 challenges. Isn’t that great? I can hardly wait until Retro Rubber hits 150 challenges – actually that is kind of hard to imagine when we are at challenge 27. rrcb 2 (640x488)

To comply with the sketch, I used a stamp from the gorgeous grunge stamp set on the baked brown sugar cardstock to make a “banner” and then added the sentiment and numbers. A few pearls and the card was finished.

It’s not too late to play along with the Retro Rubber color challenge. You can link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: PTI white. SU! baked brown sugar and gold foil. Inks: SU! blackberry bliss, old olive, hello honey, baked brown sugar, and versamark. Stamps: SU! gorgeous grunge and gratitude for days. RC lighthearted letters. Dies: PTI leaf silhouettes. Pearls.


Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? And yet I can’t get into making any more fall cards (well, I have one for tomorrow) so Christmas cards it is! I have so many lovely Christmas stamps that need a work out so I will see what I can get done this year! fms 1 (640x530)

Today’s card is all about snow. I am not quite ready to see a bunch of the white stuff but once Thanksgiving is over I am generally ready to see some snow. fms 2 (640x461)

I am playing along with two challenges – Freshly Made Sketches (sketch) and The Friday Mashup (colors). I stamped some snowflakes in mint macaron, pool party and smokey slate in a large square/small square type of pattern. My card really stretches the FMS sketch but I am going to enter it anyway.  I added the sentiment by white heat embossing it on black and then a bit of bling.

Thanks for stopping by today – be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! smokey slate, basic black. PTI white. Inks: SU! pool party, mint macaron and smokey slate. Stamps: SU! happy scenes. PTI peace be still. Other: White embossing powder. Rhinestones.

Christmas Carols...

It’s time for a new challenge at the As You Can See It challenge! We have a sketch challenge for you today!

#112 Nov 13 15

I opted to use some gorgeous Christmas paper to make my card today. I love how vintage this image looks! I backed it with a bit of cardstock and then added some twine and linen thread. aysi 112 1 (514x640)

A wooden snowflake and button finish off the card! aysi 112 2 (640x467)

Be sure to play along with us! Link up your card HERE!

Thanks for stopping in today! I am off for the weekend but will be back on Monday!

Supplies: CS: PTI rustic cream. SU! always artichoke. Pattern paper. Other: SU! silver bakers twine and linen thread. SU! snowflake element and button.

Burnt Flamingos...

Hello all! Today’s card was made for two challenges – The Card Concept (inspiration) and RetroSketches (sketch).

I adhered some pattern paper at an angle onto the card base and then stamped the flamingo legs directly onto the pattern paper. After which I popped the flamingos up a bit on the pattern paper. I know that flamingos are traditionally pink but I think these may be on the burnt side of pink since I cut them from some cajun craze paper. rs cc 1 (548x640)

A little bling surrounds the flamingos and the sentiment was placed in the corner to help balance the card. rs cc 2 (640x437)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI rustic cream. SU! cajun craze. Pattern paper. Stamps/Dies: Reverse Confetti fabulous flamingos and dies. Reverse Confetti give thanks. Other: Memento black.

November Pals Blog Hop...


Welcome to the Pals November Blog Hop, we’re so thankful you stopped by.  This month we’re showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! Thanksgiving and “Thank You” products.  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or you may have come from the previous blog on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you can enjoy each and every beautiful project.


Welcome! Today I made this fun clean and simple card for you! I started by using one of the Bohemian Borders to create the pattern on the very vanilla cardstock. I opted to use a bit of an ombre effect in my colors by using four dark inks and then four light inks. After stamping, I decided this card could use a bit of texture and instead of using an embossing folder, I pulled out my trusty simply scored scoring board and made a tiny grid pattern. nov blog hop 1 (528x640)

I spotlighted the sentiment made with the washi tape punch by adding a bit of Bermuda bay cardstock on the edges. A bit of silver cording and a mixture of rhinestones, candy dots, and enamel dots add a bit of bling to the card. Although I started off by using traditional Thanksgiving colors, the Bermuda bay brings a bit of an unexpected element to the card and gives it just the zing it needs! nov blog hop 2 (640x440)


Thanks for visiting.  To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!


Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin' Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  5. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  18. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  19. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  24. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs


Supplies: CS: SU! very vanilla, crumbcake, and Bermuda bay. Stamps: SU! Bohemian Borders and Teeny Tiny Wishes. Inks: SU! old olive, tangelo twist, Bermuda bay, delightful Dijon, pear pizzazz, pumpkin pie, pool party, crushed curry. Memento black. Other: SU! washi punch. Scoring tool. Candy dots, rhinestones, and Home for Christmas enamel dots. Silver cording trim.

Retro Rubber Challenge #27...

Welcome to a new challenge at Retro Rubber! This time we have a color challenge for you – colors perfect for the fall season. Just use blackberry bliss, hello honey, old olive, and baked brown sugar or colors similar in your project.


I started off by stamping a distressed tag in old olive on white cardstock. I colored my image with blackberry bliss on the pot, old olive for the grass, and hello honey and more mustard on the sheaths of grain. rrcb 27 1 (533x640)

I added a bit of shading to the right of the tag and added the sentiment. A few bits of twine and a button and I was done! rrcb 27 2 (640x411)

It’s your turn now – have fun using these colors! And be sure to use stamps older than a year. Link up HERE!

My sketch comes from the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  And Thank You to the crew at CAS(E) this Sketch for naming THIS card as a CTS favorite last week!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to swing in tomorrow – it’s time for the November Pals Blog Hop!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! baked brown sugar. Inks: SU! old olive, blackberry bliss, hello honey, more mustard. Memento black. Stamps: Memory box distressed tag stamp and die. SU! always thankful. Other: SU! thick twine – blackberry bliss, hello honey, mossy meadow, baked brown sugar. Linen thread. Button.

Groovy Baby...

Happy Monday! Today I am getting my groove on with a visit to the 60’s! I am playing along with two challenges – Freshly Made Sketches – for the sketch and The Friday Mashup for the theme – decades.

I could not pass up the decades challenge. In fact I was so excited about it that I used my dies and stamps from the 60’s with colors from the 50’s! Which was a bit of a mistake – I thought my stamps and dies were from the 50’s – thus those colors were googled! fms fm 1 (539x640)

I started by doing some color blocking (per the Friday Mashup challenge) of pink, blue, mint and yellow. I glued pieces down on a piece of white and then die cut the shape. fms fm 2 (640x421)

I die cut these cool 60’s shapes from black and pink. Then I layered everything according to the sketch challenge.  I quite liked how my mix of decades turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow – the new Retro Rubber Challenge starts!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! so saffron, soft sky, pink pirouette, mint macaron, and basic black. Stamps/Dies: PTI Stamp-a-faire 1960’s. Other: Rhinestones.

A Simple Life...

Welcome to the new As You See It challenge! This week we have another sketch! Yay! I am always happy to see a sketch!

#111  Nov 6 15

I started off with a base of delightful Dijon. I added some lost lagoon, tip top taupe and pattern paper as per the sketch. aysi 111 1 (568x640)

I decided to use some twine and metallic thread instead of two flags and some pearls for the star. I stamped the sentiment and used a ticket corner punch before popping it up on the base. aysi 111 2 (640x443)

Be sure to play along with us this week! Link up your cards HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off for the weekend but will be back on Monday!


Supplies: CS: SU! delightful Dijon, lost lagoon, tip top taupe. PTI vintage linen cream. Simon Says Stamp October card kit papers. Dies/Stamps: Reverse Confetti wonky scallop. PTI twig wreath. Other: SU! early espresso ink. Twine, gold metallic thread and pearls.

Celebrate Everyday...

Today I am playing along with the Fab Friday sketch challenge and the Sunday Stamps color challenge. I really like this sketch and had several different ideas on how to approach it.

In the end, I opted for clean and simple. I started by embossing this twig wreath in white. I added some silver cording trim over which I added a piece of island indigo chevron ribbon. ff 1 (551x640)

I stamped the sentiment on fresh linen snow cardstock and then die cut this piece and a piece of island indigo with the double stitched circles. These were added to the card per the sketch. ff 2 (640x455)

I added a bit of bling and the card was finished.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! crumbcake, island indigo, early espresso. PTI fresh linen snow. Stamps: PTI twig wreath and pretty petals. Dies: MFT double stitched circles. Other: White embossing powder. SU! early espresso ink. SU! island indigo chevron ribbon. SU! silver cording trim. Rhinestones.

Fall Flowers...

Today I am playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. I love the sketches they come up with and this one is no exception. Before I get to my card, I would like to say thank you to the crew at CAS(E) this Sketch for selecting THIS card as an honorable mention!

I started off by stamping my flowers in daffodil delight and pumpkin pie in the lower left corner. I added the sentiment and a couple of stamped flags in the upper right. I couldn’t resist adding a few pearls. cts 1 (561x640)

I layered the card front on some daffodil delight paper and then on crumbcake. cts 2 (640x457)

That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping in and be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! daffodil delight and crumbcake. PTI white. Inks: SU! daffodil delight and pumpkin pie. Memento black. Stamps: Rubbernecker layered flowers. PTI choose joy. SU! for all things. Other: PTI linen impression plate. Pearls.