Friday, December 6, 2019

Merry Christmas Cars


Hi there ! My turn over t the Poppystamps blog today, if you would like to see how I did this background and card please go to the Poppystamps Blog 


I also wanted to share my new favorite and best ever craft glue! I love the fine tip and Stainless steel pin ( no dark changing colors) I have been using this for a bit and it has not plugged up even once! I also bought a big jar to refill and an extra tip . I have absolutely no connection to this company but wanted to share .  

God bless and take care! 

Saturday, November 30, 2019

All is Calm All is Bright


Hello friends!
 Lindsey from Occasional Crafting is our host for the month of November , as you can see in the photo above it was a beautiful kit! I loved the colors of nature in this kit, I added bits of red to quite a few of my projects.
 Lindsey creates beautiful, well thought out cards and puts lots of love into each one.  


I love having " Merry Christmas" on almost all my Christmas cards, so nice to have so many to use from the kit. Peace on Earth is  another favorite of mine.



inspired by Tracey's tree tag.




I added my own berries to a few of the cards.


I had so much fun creating with this kit , just what I needed fast and easy, as we all got ready for Thanksgiving.

Ink to Paper Challenge 


All the supplies are listed in the monthly supply tab above over at the The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog Please stop by to see a peek from each of the talented designers .

I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving (US) We had a wonderful one ! Blessed with many family members and a house full spent the night. Two years ago it was 90 degrees out this year we enjoyed very cold weather ( for us) it even snowed for a bit and our mountains were covered in white!

I am so grateful for this group of friends in the 12 Kits of Occasions and all of you who come to visit my blog and Instagram.
God bless you.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Christmas Lights


The 25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 19

Hello, I am so happy to be joining Tracey McNeely again on the 19th day of 25 days of Christmas Tags.
My tag is made with Paper Smooches Dies and Stamps.


This was fun and simple to create using Paper Smooches Merry Motifs and Bookmark die. I used seam binding for my bow.

Hope you have a peaceful day!




Monday, November 18, 2019

Christmas Packaging and Cards







Hi there! I am so excited that I am playing along with the Twofer Challenge, something I have wanted to play in for a long time.( I might have played once before )  You must stop by and see some of the design teams beautiful inspiration cards. 
All you have to do is use the same die, stamp , etc in two different ways. I hope I got it covered, just to be safe I have 3 different ways :)


 I used my new Natures Gift Die  from The Stamp Market and my sentiment from Papertrey Ink:

 I made many of these greenery branches, some for packages and many for cards. 
I used my shimmer pens to change up the colors of the cardstock.
I changed the berries from white to shades of red and green to craft cardstock.


I love adding watercolor cardstock for the front panel, just adds a bit more texture. I get mine from Hobby Lobby.
Thank you for the visit today and my you find peace in your day.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Merry Christmas Poppystamps Tag




 Hi there! I hope your  November is going well, I can't believe we are halfway through, the month already.

I have a tag up over on the Poppystamps blog: HERE for all the details and links.
Day 4 I loved Carol's tag!

 Thanks for the visit, don't forgot all the details about this Poppystamps tag are up over at the blog: HERE


Friday, November 8, 2019

#100 with 25 Days of Christmas Tags




Hello! We are excited to be a part of Tracey's:  25 days of Christmas Tags. This will also be our last challenge.

  I used a tag that is a favorite of mine but it was lost for awhile.  I said a little prayer for help in finding it and here it is.


   I had a hard time getting a good picture so I went outside.  

The inside of this die is filled with chunky glitter. I used Papertrey Ink Papertrey Ink - Tag Sale: Quilted Die andPapertrey Ink - Quilted: Winter Die
The simple Holly is from Poppystamps 2234 Mistletoe Side Strips and Stencil craft die

Thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Day 1 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags






 The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2019 - Day 1 



I was inspired by Tracey' tag!  


Hi there! My goal is to play as often as I can with Tracey's : 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I have to admit I'm never quite sure where to link up properly ..... I am reading the direction this time, lol!
I love this set from Altenew but never bought the dies so I fussy cut and watercolored with Zig pens and shimmer pens. I also love this oldie but goodie tag die from Papertrey Ink. All linked below.
Take Care



Christmas Eve Stamp Set From The Greetery ( sentiment)

Simon Says: Anything Goes


Monday, November 4, 2019

Chance to Win this Snowglobe Kit Die


Hello! Its Blog Blitz Time where you have a chance to win a prize. If you would like a chance to win this beautiful Poppystamps new Snowglobe die, All you have to do is leave a comment over at the Poppystamps blog HERE . You can also find out all the other ways for a chance to win this brand new die.

 For now the winds have stoped and we were safe from the fires, 9 years ago we had to evacuate because we were pretty much surrounded by fire. 
My son in law fought the fires for over two weeks and couldn't come home. He is now home and my daughter said he slept the whole day, he was exhausted!  So sad to learn that one of the fireman fighting fires up north lost his home here.  I am so proud of our Captain Tom! God bless all the fireman and first responders.
Take care you sweet friends.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Autumn Days 12 Kits


 Hello and Happy Halloween! 

Well, it's that time of month when we share what each team member has made with the card kit that was sent out to us. Our host for the month is the sweet and talented  Sharron : On Papillon Wings. Oh, what a pretty kit!


For the card above, I die cut a few of the patterned papers with Poppystamps die .


I colored the leaf with zig pens and shimmer over that. I used the 
Crimped Frame Die  from The Greetery for the frame. The envelope liner was cut using an envelope liner then :2236 Maple Leaf Side Strips and Stencil craft die from Poppystamps 


 I used lots of scraps for this one all cut the same width then taped together. I used some foam to raise the upper panel .


I went ahead and colored in the cute pie image , always afraid with only one  chance to get it right.


Thanks so much for stopping by! As you can see Sharron sent out a beautiful fall kit with many images I didn't have . Thank you Sharron.
 Please stop by The 12 Kits of Occasions  Blog to see what the other designers (friends) have made. The complete list will be in the upper tab on the blog .HERE

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Red and Whited Christmas


Hello friends! I have a card up on the Poppystamps blog today, if you would like to see all the details please stop by the Poppystamps 
Blog. HERE

God bless.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Autumn Feast Challenge #99



Tag You're It #99

Hello ! I have a fun fall tag to help inspire you to play along.
I loved the pretty picture and wanted to use this pretty new set from The Greetery: Harvest Home Stamp Set.
I didn't add any pumpkins but I added the bails of hay and one large fall leaf. 


I framed my fall tag using  Poppystamp Double Stitched Craft die and Frames.
For the sky I used Taylor Expressions blending brushes.
Thanks for the visit .

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Christmas Barn



Hi there, just popping in with a quick card. I'm trying to get a few cards done ahead for Christmas.
 I bought these stamps sets from the Greetery after seeing Betsy's gorgeous snowy farm scene.(Below)

Betsy's card is stunning!

 I used Taylored Expressions blender brush and oxide ink for the background  sky and bit of pathway.
I had a hard time not adding foam to the back panel of this card , I am trying to keep my cards flatter for mailing this year ( if I mail)




Looks like tomorrow is going to be another big wind and high fire day. Very warm and dry out about 93 degrees today. Hopefully not much damage other than messy pool and yard.
I pray no fires for anyone.
Take care.



The Greetery:
Fir & Foliage No. 2 Stamp Set
Harvest Home Stamp Set
Christmas Eve Stamp Set ( for the sentiment)

The frame is from Memory box: Pinpoint Circle Frame

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Birthday Card for Mom




CAS(E) this Sketch #344
Hello, kind crafty friends.  I wanted to play with one of my new stamp sets from Concord and 9th, 
so I made this card for my mom.



 I used my Crimped Frame Die from The Greetery, ( I use this a lot now) I heat embossed the frame and greenery, then fussy cut it out and raised it with foam tape. I watercolored using my Zig Brush Pens. I splattered the sides to go with the sketch .

The guest designer this time is Darnell, Darnell has a beautiful card on the Cas(E) this Sketch blog.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


 Concord and 9th: Annuals 
The Greetery: Crimped Frame Die


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Simple Things Sunflowers


Hello! Hope you are all enjoying the fall, if not the weather, then maybe the football and back to school activities.

Trying to get this done before the electric company shuts down the power. We're in high wind area and expected to get very high winds, maybe up to 70 mph. This is new preventative measure, to help prevent fires in this big wind event. Not sure I am going to like this very much. I know fires much worse!


I created this anniversary card for a family member, it will say happy anniversary on the inside but love this quote for a marriage.
I used The Greetery , Sunflower die linked below and the Crimped Frame dies, ( I did frame in a frame )
For the background  I used Distressed Oxide Ink and Taylored Expression Blending Brushes. I love those brushes so much!


I cant tell you how happy I am that I bought the sunflower dies , I think they can be all season depending on the color you choose. 

Take Care!
Thanks for the visit!

The Greetery:
BotaniCuts Sunflower Die
Crimped Frame Die
Simple Things Stamp Set


PRE-ORDER TE Blender Brushes