Monday, October 16, 2017

Red Truck Sketch

A fun "photo" sketch from Rita at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

I used the pick up truck from PTI's new Make It Market Holiday kit "Wonderland" and a polaroid die from Mama Elephant for my card...

The background is made with a backgrounder image from Cornish Heritage Farms, a snowy embossing folder from Sizzix, and the Scene It mountain and tree dies from PTI.

A little sentiment from Verve Stamps and some wooden stars and Crystal Snow glitter.  The "road" is made with an old Close to My Heart stitched set.  Snow much fun :)!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Krafty Scarecrow

Ooo I love these Color Throwdown colors for fall!  Soft, sweet, and oh so fun!  

I have not used my adorable Autumn Scarecrow from PTI enough, and thought she would be perfect with this week's challenge colors...

I used the brand new Wonderland Scenes Stencil Collection from PTI for the background, blended with Memento's Toffee Crunch ink.

I glittered up the trees with my glue pen and more Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter.  The pumpkins are stamped onto the background, then paper-pieced with patterns stamped with Stampin' Up, Cornish Heritage Farms, and Impression Obsession backgrounds.

I say that my scarecrow is a girl because who else would wear a white barn coat on the job? :)  I stamped an old Stampin' Up plaid background with Versamark onto white paper, then heat embossed with detail white powder.  That coat makes me happy :)!   

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Thinking of You

A card for a friend that I am thinking of...soft blues and violets on this beautiful wreath by Reverse Confetti.  This set if called "Falling for You" but it can be used for any occasion!

Cut more flowers with the coordinating dies, and used PTI's Woodgrain Impression Plate for the background.  I die cut the wreath into the background piece that "fit" it back in, so I could pop it up over the sentiment.

Can't get enough of my Stampendous "Crystal Snow" glitter lately!  A peek of gingham stamped with a background stamp on linen paper, more Copic coloring and a sentiment from PTI's Vintage Picnic. This wreath set is so versatile!

Owen's 11

My great-nephew Owen turned 11 on Tuesday and we celebrated his birthday yesterday.  I've always made cards for him, and this sweet sensitive guy may be my biggest fan!  

He always brings the card over to his mom (my niece) and says "Mom, will you save this for me?" in a quiet voice.  He says he wants to have a bulletin board when he's "older" and put all of my cards on it :).  It's so funny because his uncle (my nephew) who is 3 months younger than me has bulletin boards in his garage, saving treasures such as all of his ski badges, pictures of every car he's ever owned, etc.

Owen is a fan of paint ball, nerf I used every ink splat set I had to create this card...

Ink splat sets include PTI's "Watercolor Wonder," WPlus9 Studio's "Ink Splats," and Concord & 9th's "Oh Hello" set for Simon Says Stamps Stamp-tember celebration.  The numbers down the side are cut with PTI's "Headline Numbers" die set.

Used Impress Fresh Inks and A Muse Studio inks for my colors.  Added some glossy accents to the "11."  Love how it looks next to the double L's in "hello" :). So much fun to get inky this Columbus Day weekend!

Sunday, September 24, 2017


School has been ridiculously busy, but I finally got a chance to create with my new Reverse Confetti stamps and die set...Falling for You!  I am a sucker for any wreath, and loved that I could take out my Copic markers with this one...

I colored the leaves with 3 shades of green, then using a glue pen, added some Stampendous Crystal Snow to parts of each leaf.  I used red Liquid Pearls for the berries.  Also used Reverse Confetti's "Bitty Banners" set for the sentiment.  PTI's Woodgrain Impression plate and some gingham paper as finishing touches.  I am SO excited for all of the holiday stamp sets coming out!  The best time of year to create!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hello Fall Sketch

I flipped, twisted, and went full of patterns for this week's Freshly Made Sketches sketch by Karren!

I used the adorable new Autumn Scarecrow to welcome fall...

I turned the sketch 180 degrees then flipped it, so my elements would be on the right side. I paper-pieced with denim paper and various other patterns! If you look closely, you can see that I used the old Stampin' Up Linen Background, and some stitched stamps from Close to My Heart behind the scarecrow, instead of using a paper panel.

School starts on Tuesday for us, un-yippee!  So sad to see summer come to an end, but looking forward to fall events like football games, changing leaves, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks :)!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Stamp-A-Faire: Felt Cookies

Project #3 is for Debbie Olson's "Stitched Felt Cookies" for Anniversary Year #7 Traditional Gift of "Wool."

I "may" have skipped the stitched part, due to my poor sewing skills, and went straight for the glue!

I used circles and scalloped circles to make a chocolate chip, Oreo, and sugar cookie.  I used dies from the "Shakers and Sprinkles" Make it Market kit to make my sprinkles!  The cookies are layered and adhered with felt glue.  These cookies will be perfect for my great niece Reegan to have a tea party with her American Girl doll!

I enclosed them in a glassine bag, and made a shaker tag with images, sprinkles, and other dies from the "Shakers and Sprinkles" kit!  I thought Debbie's sweet cookies were perfection!