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October 2016

Happy Halloween!...

Monday again! I opted to use the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started by die cutting a pumpkin and some quasi leaves out of felt. I die cut the card front with a stitched rectangle and added a stitched flag out of some pattern paper. fms 1 (527x640)

I layered the leaves and then added the pumpkin and some bling. The sentiment finished off my Halloween card! fms 2 (640x384)

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

Supplies: CS: SU! crumbcake. LF fall plaid. PTI felt and vintage cream linen. Dies: RC petals n peonies. SU! fun fall dies. MFT stitched fishtail and Blueprints 13. Stamps: CB message me. Other: Enamel dots.


Happy Friday! I am sharing the card I made for my boss for boss’s day. He is an avid golfer so I found this image and did a little paper piecing. 3 (570x640)

I colored the rest of the golfer with my SU! markers and gave him some sunburned arms! His pants were pieced using the same plaid that I used on the side of the card. 4 (640x478)

I added the sentiment and was done. I attached this card to a bit of adult liquid refreshment – just the right amount of buttering up to the boss!

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off for the weekend and will be back on Halloween!

Supplies: CS: PTI white and kraft. Lawn Fawn fall plaid. Stamps: Amuse studio sampler four. PTI year round happiness and keep it simple anniversary. Other: PTI linen impression plate.

Red And White...

So I actually had time to play along with the Paper Players again this week! Yay! It was a fun sketch challenge and when I saw it, I thought stencil!

I dug thru my stencils for a poinsettia stencil and using my embossing paste, created a panel on a piece of cherry cobbler. pp 1 (584x640)

Then I die cut a stitched circle, added a sentiment and a button and some twine. I love the contrast of the paste on the red! pp 2 (640x459)

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

Supplies: CS: SU! cherry cobbler and white. Stamps: PTI walk by faith. Other: Embossing paste. Twine. Button. PTI linen impression plate. MFT stitched circles.

A Fall Rainbow...

It’s Wednesday and time for me to join the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge. I was searching thru my stencils when I happened upon this brand new retro circles stencil from Stamplorations. I had forgotten that I had this so I decided to use it to do a fall rainbow!

Using a cotton ball (someday I will spring for some sponge daubers!) and a variety of inks I got started. I started on the right with cajun craze, added crushed curry, some pumpkin pie and finished up with old olive. cts 1 (515x640)

I added the sentiment and then ran the card thru the linen impression plate. Sorry – I am so hooked on that thing that someone may need to stage an intervention! LOL! cts 2 (640x379)

That’s it for today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Inks: SU! old olive, crushed curry, pumpkin pie, and cajun craze. Memento black. Other: Stamplorations retro circles stencil. PTI mum’s the word. PTI linen impression plate. SU! enamel dots.

Retro Rubber Challenge #50...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge! We have a photo inspiration for you and it’s all about fall colors!


I was inspired by all of the fall colors in the trees so naturally I used my SU! Lovely As A Tree stamp set. I have had this stamp set for four or five years and I am not sure how long it’s been around before that. rrcb 50 1 (640x514)

I used my chalks and colored up the trees, ground and sky. Then I added a piece of fall plaid and a thin piece of copper foil to finish off the card. I couldn’t decide on a sentiment so I didn’t use one! rrcb 50 2 (640x354)

Be sure to play along with us and link up your colorful creations HERE!

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white and kraft. LF fall plaid. SU! copper foil paper. Stamps: SU! lovely as a tree. Inks: SU! early espresso. Chalks. Other: PTI linen impression plate.

Copper Trees...

Happy Monday! I have been in a fall (not foul! LOL!) mood lately. This year, I just can’t get into Halloween at all, just in making fall related cards. Anyway, I am jumping in today with another fallish card using the sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, natch!

I started by using some yummy fall papers that I die cut using stitched rectangles. Then I die cut a stitched circle and layered on my card. fms 1 (522x640)

I added my sentiment and then die cut these luscious copper trees. I popped them up for a bit of dimension. I am loving this copper paper from Stampin’ Up! If you haven’t tried it, go get some! You will thank me for that bit of advice! fms 2 (640x446)

That’s it for me today! Thanks for stopping by today! I will be back tomorrow with a new Retro Rubber Challenge.

Supplies: CS: SU! white, crumbcake, and copper foil paper. Lawn Fawn fall plaid. Dies: Penny Black two trees. MFT horizontal stitched stripes, and double stitched circles. PTI linen impression plate. Stamps: Clearly Besotted message me.

Witches For The Brown Sugar Challenge...

Today we start a new challenge at the Brown Sugar Challenge. Our theme is anything goes with our sponsor of Dr. Digi’s.


I opted to stick with a Halloween theme with this cute witch called Witchy Wilma! I used my ziggy’s and did a little watercoloring of the image. bsc 1 (537x640)

When I downloaded the image, I added this fun sentiment as I knew I didn’t have any sentiments that were worthy of this image! bsc 2 (640x543)

After coloring Wilma, I cut her out, adhered her to the card base and added some twine. Be sure to play along with us this week and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off for the weekend! My posts may be sporadic next week – it just depends on my crafting schedule!

Supplies: CS: SU! white and elegant eggplant. Stamps: Dr. Digi witchy Wilma. Other: MFT zig zag circles. Twine.

CASing Shannon...

I made today’s card to case Shannon Jaramillo’s card shown HERE. And by accident, I can play along with the Paper Player’s CAS challenge of using leaves on a card.

So I inked up the leaves and vines in spring moss and then stamped over the top again with some bright buttercup. pp 1 (571x640)

The pumpkins were added one at a time and then I stamped the sentiment. Using this lovely orange plaid paper, I added it to the sides to follow Shannon’s card. Then I attached to a card base of kraft with some enamel dots to finish it off. pp 2 (640x337)

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white. LF fall plaid. Sentiments: PTI autumn adornments. Inks: PTI spring moss, summer sunrise and bright buttercup. Memento black. Other: Enamel dots.


Today’s CAS card is for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

I started by stamping the sentiment and then adding silver foil tape and some glittery washi tape. cts 1 (570x640)

The enamel dots were a last minute add that puts a little more of the aqua color across the card front. cts 2 (640x361)

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

Supplies: PTI white. Stamps: PTI graceful greetings 2. Other: Washi, enamel dots, and linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge #49 part two...

It’s the second week of the Halloween Retro Rubber Challenge so I am back with another card.


I used my retired SU! Tee Hee Hee stamps again and the color challenge from the Fab Friday Challenge. rrcb 49 3 (550x640)

I stamped a clothesline and stamped the hat three times in old olive, pumpkin pie and perfect plum. I added the clothespins and the sentiment in black. rrcb 49 4 (640x366)

Be sure to play along with us and link up HERE!

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

Supplies: CS: SU! white, old olive, pumpkin pie, and perfect plum. Stamps: LF feathered friends. SU! tee hee hee. Inks: SU! old olive, pumpkin pie, and perfect plum. Memento black.