Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall Card

It is photo week at Just Us Girls and they have a gorgeous fall photo to use for inspiration.
I love the colors of fall. I had a beautiful piece of paper from JoAnns that has colorful leaves. I used that as a base for my card
The straw and pumpkins are from La-La Land Crafts, all stamped, colored with SU Blender Pens, and fussy cut. The scarecrow is from SU stamped, colored, and punched. The sentiment and label punches are also from SU.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Tropics

Starting out today with this message I found on Pinterest:

It is so my craft room today--LOTS of ideas waiting to be created! LOL!
So it is amazing that I could come up with these cards for Darnell's Twofer challenge using leaves. I am using palm leaves.

The Santa image is a digi I purchased on Etsy here. But there is a similar one in the SU new Holiday Catalog. Santa is colored with SU blender pens. I think he ran off from the North Pole without his sunscreen and is getting a bit pink surfing in Hawaii. The palm trees are from My Favorite Things. I stamped then colored with SU Blender Pens and fussy cut them. I attached the palm trees only by the trunk so the tops are swaying in the wind.  There are 3 punched yellow circles in the upper right to add a little sunshine. You know, how you squint your eyes in the sun and see yellow dots.

The Flamingo is from Stampabilities also colored with SU blenders. The DSP behind the flamingo is SU Tropical Escapes paper pack. I accentedt his one with 3 pearls.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for inspiration.
Now I think I must do a little cleaning, straightening, and organizing.  A messy desk is a sign of a creative mind but too much mess stifles creativity!

Saturday, September 8, 2018


I won a bag of paper flowers. There were a lot of daisies in it. Here is one way I used them.
The polka dot paper is some from a bunch of paper a friend gave me when she cleaned out her closet. The sentiment is a die from SU. I loved this one so much I decided to do another.
This die is from DieVersions.
The sketch if from Freshly Made Sketches

It is a cool rainy day here so I should be able to get a lot of crafting done.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Spectacular Birthday

Now the card for the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches

The fun image is a From The Heart digi colored with Stampin' Blends. The DP is from a 6x6 pad that long ago lost its cover so I don't know who made it. The sentiment is from SU popped up with foam tape. Inside I did a computer sentiment "Have a Spectacular Birthday.

Non Card Project

Looking for a quick easy gift for co-workers, hostess, teacher? I made a few of these to sell at my church's Holiday Bazaar.
Female version:
Male version:
These are 4x6 acrylic picture frames. Picked them up at the Dollar store for $1.00 each. Slip a piece of designer paper in the picture slot. Tie a ribbon around the center. Slip the back of an post it note pad through the ribbon. I secured the back of the pad with a couple of glue dots. I will probably also include a pen--tucked behind the ribbon or clipped to the side.
After I made these, I found this sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and though it looks a lot like my project if you flip the sketch 180.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Witch's Brew

First day of September. Where did the summer go? Halloween will be here before we blink. Send A Smile 4 Kids is having a "Cute Fall or Halloween Cards" challenge the next 2 weeks. I have already made and sent Halloween cards to my contact so this one is for one of my adult children. They like Starbuck's coffees.
I totally CASed this idea from Cheryl at Paper Panacea. She also has a Christmas version you need to check out.
The papers are from the scrap box. The cute witch colored with Stampin" blends is from Stampendous. I think the bat and spider are from 2 different SU sets. Computer generated sentiment.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Pretty Flowers

I am really liking the Garden Impressions double sided DSP from SU. All the designs make such pretty cards.
The stamped flowers in the oval are from SU Painted Petals (retired). I think it matches the DP flowers so well.
The sketch if from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Butterfly Thank You

Tuesday Morning Sketches has a fun sketch challenge for us this week. 
A friend is downsizing her "stuff" with a big yard sale later this month. She let me go through her big stash of papers and let me take a bunch. So now I have an even bigger stash of papers--like I really needed that. But can't pass up free stuff right?
The background paper here is from that stash
The circle print is from SU's new Tranquil Textures. I used an old thank you stamp, masked off the words and made them into separate circles. The purple butterflies are punched from the remnants of the background paper. The polka dot butterfly is from more of the stash--kind of a camouflage butterfly. 


There is a young man in my church who is struggling with some difficult issues. He has had a rough childhood and is now living with his grandmother. I wanted to send him an encouragement card.
While looking for an appropriate stamp, I came across this DeNami hot air balloon stamp. I haven't used it in a long time. I don't know why because it is so darn cute. The letters are die cuts from a Tim Holtz letter set. The strip of DP is from my stash.
I followed the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
Also entering at Tuesday Throwdown where the challenge is "Up in the Air"

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Twofer thank Yous

My entry in Darnell's Twofer challenge this month features die cuts instead of stamps; since the theme is geometric shapes.
I die cut squares. Used the frames on the left card and the negatives on the right card. The papers are from the scrap box. Punched butterfly and flower accent the squares. The sentiments are unlabled.