Thursday, September 30, 2021

Inspired By...All the Peels and many friends!

 Hello crafty friends, it's a special day! It's Thursday and we have a new challenge at Inspired By! And don't you love surprises? Each member of the Design Team has invited a friend to be a guest designer and share their cards along with ours this week. 

I am thrilled to have Nancy Leppek joining me today, she is a dear friend who always inspires me with her fun and beautiful cards! Welcome, Nancy!

Nancy's card is a gorgeous take from our Christmas prompt this week. I love the pops of those white berries and bow on this country style wreath.  You can find all the details on Nancy's card at her blog HERE.  

For my card I went with the All the Peels theme and brought my apple stamps and dies to the game! I made a shorter version of the basket and used large white brads to add detail and dimension to the basket rim. 

 I will list my supplies below and keep this short. Be sure to head to the site to see all the samples and guest designers this week. 

I hope you will join us and enter your own projects to the gallery.

 Thanks so much for your visit today, hope you have been inspired to create!

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Supplies used: 

Stamps: Honey Bee stamps - Bushel and a Peck, Bitty Buzzwords***

Accessories - Paper from MFT, large brads, MFT - Stitched scallop rectangle frames

** this set has a permanent spot on my table. I grab it often!

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Inspired By... Colorful Fall

 Welcome back, it's time for a new challenge at Inspired By! Our weekly challenges are filled with inspiration and multiple options for your participation. I hope you will check them out and join us by adding your creation to the gallery this week! 

I love our theme of Colorful Fall.  Traditional fall colors are so beautiful, but I've been noticing a trend towards purple or pinkish leaves in the paper-crafting world lately. Here's my take on that combination. 

For the leaves, I used a sponge dauber to add layers of color until I was satisfied with the blend. I created a frame with kraft card stock, inking a leaf pattern with a stencil to add interest, adding all to a square card base. Here's the photo prompt for fall.

Here's another should you prefer to make a Holiday card. 

I will also be joining the CAS challenge at The Paper Players
I appreciate your visit today, thanks for spending a bit of time with me.

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Card supplies: 
Stamps: WPlus9 Autumn Leaves and dies; Gina K Stamps Autumn Wreath Builder
Inks:  WPlus9 - Hayride, Sweet Nectar, Cockleshell
Stencil: Gina K - Leafy Stencil

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Garden Party

 Hi, glad you could come by! I made a card today for a challenge but didn't realize the linky had ended. It doesn't matter because I spent a fun hour coloring and playing just for fun. 

And I came up with a cutie that I quite like! 

Hope you do too. 

I have quite a few cute critter stamps now, and when I saw the Hello Bluebird Pathway background I could imagine some delightful possibilities. Doing simple coloring with Copics for a fall scene, I added the die cut mouse from the Garden Party set. Incorporating plaid DSP for the layout and his little bow tie gave him a jaunty look, don't you think?  I added a few drops with Nuvo green also.

I don't know where Mr Mouse is off to, but I have a few small greetings that could be added later depending on the occasion. 

And that's all for me for now! Make it a great day. I will be back tomorrow!

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Monday, September 20, 2021

Peach Hello

 Hi, I'm here to welcome you on a Monday afternoon to a new week! How was your weekend? I am sure ready for some good days. I love fall! I've had some very good days except for one thing. Car trouble! We have had issues with both of our cars that have been going on since April! I am all ready to be getting out and about a bit more but it seems we have had days when BOTH cars are in the shop! Due to mistakes, no fault of our own. Thank goodness we have a golf cart! I am glad that I have an indoor hobby too. 

Which is why I'm here today, to share a card made with the Fresh Air stamps from The Greetery

The Fusion Challenge inspiration photo sparked my idea to use this set, since the arched window and shutters remind me of some of the photo elements. I am happy that this is a new set seeing inks (from Altenew). I combined the Brick Die and Fresh Air Window dies with some fussy cutting of the images. 

This will also be entered at NBUS - you know how this makes me happy! And one more - Happy Little Stampers

I can't thank you enough for stopping by to visit today! Hugs~

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Friday, September 17, 2021

All the Little Things

 Good afternoon, it's Friday and I am here to share a quick post and a clean and simple card made for The Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches challenges. 

Card making is my therapy and I've needed a bit more of that than usual lately. I'm trying to remind myself that I don't have to pull out ALL the stops for every card that I make, so jumping into challenges really helps me. Plus I get to use my stuff, old and new, and that is always a good thing! 

I combined the color and sketch challenges using a new set to me, The Little Things from WPlus9.  Now there's one more thank you card ready for me to mail. Also entering this at NBUS

Have a great weekend, and thank you for coming by today! 

Be yourself
          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Card details:
Rich Razzleberry card stock, Dsp - Waffle Flower 
Dies - Hexagons - WPlus9
Inks: Altenew - Green Fields, Shades of Purple

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Color Hues #26 Purple and Pink

 Here is my second post today, welcome! I love pink, but purple? Not a fan. Putting these two together was a tough one for me, but I know there will be amazing samples in the galleries at Color Hues

I went with patterned paper for a background, and some glitzy snowflakes. In my stash I found some purple mirror paper.

The height of my creative ideas came with coloring pearls with my Copic markers for embellishments. 

I like how the card turned out, but getting a good photo was tough. What do I love? The sentiment! Inside it says, "Just like the snowflake, you are one of a kind."

Sending you warm wishes today! Thanks for visiting. Hope you will play along with our challenge. 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Snowflake trio die - WPlus9
Sentiment stamps - joy & happiness Penny Black Inc
DSP - Half Lines Unicorn from Waffle Flower.

Inspired By Hello Fall

 Good morning to you! There will be two posts from me today, so let's get started! First up, at Inspired By we're back with two photo options or a sketch for you to try. My project is inspired by the Hello Fall prompt, and I decided to step it up and make a shaker card. 

I was thrilled to see my friend Nancy's link to a whole sheet shaker card, including a link to a great video tutorial. What fun this was to create and I'm excited that it is fairly flat to mail. I LOVE shaker cards but don't love making them with foam tape.

Nothing says fall like bright sunflowers and a wreath, don't you think? I've had this autumn sequin mix forever, and I am glad to use some of it up. The images and die cuts are from WPlus9  Autumn Blessings set. I colored with watercolors. The wreath is adhered to the card base, and the banner is placed over the acetate layer.

I hope you will join the fun at Inspired By this week. Can't wait to see your creations!

I am joining Just Us Girls challenge to make a shaker card.  Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for visiting!


Saturday, September 11, 2021

Thank You Friend

Hello! I love ending out the week with just a bit of stamping time and a card to share. 

I love flowers, and you can never have too many flower stamps, right?  The whimsical large images in the Simple Blossoms Stamp set  from Pinkfresh Studio were on sale for Labor Day and came to my house to play!

I inked them up using the layout provided at Freshly Made for a quick Thank You card. 

I added a large sentiment and black nuvo drops for the flower centers. 

Here's the sketch and I will enter this at NBUS too. 

We have plans this Saturday night! Will be joining friends who live lakeside and roasting hot dogs around their fire pit. That kind of fun really gets me in the mood for fall! Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for visiting.

Be yourself.

     Find delight in your craft.

             Make something beautiful! 

Supplies used: 

Stamps: Sentiment is The Greetery - Written In Ribbons plus dies
DSP is SU retired.

Accessories - The Greetery - Crimped Edges Die


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Inspired By: Back to School

 I wasn't sure I could manage to get a card made for today's challenge at Inspired By but I am squeaking by with a CAS thank you card. I will be needing many of those in the days to come. 

I always love this time of year when the school year begins. The weather has cooled some, so we hear kids playing outside in the afternoons. We are still grieving but beginning to look forward now that a month has passed. I am so thankful for the wonderful support we have had from the crafting community! 

I was inspired by the pretty rainbows in the photo of the classroom. What a happy and inviting place it seems to be! 

Here is my card. 

God created rainbows and they bring a promise of HOPE. 

There's hardly any stamping on my card - just the sentiment and the tiny black hearts. I used WPlus9 Postal dies and the 6x6 Rainbow papers are from Waffleflower. 

Thanks so much for your visit today. See you soon! 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Inspired By....Scrappy September

 Hello again, happy scrappy September! Our challenge at Inspired By  this week is to use scraps of stuff from your stash. Your project doesn't need to be made of only scraps, we'd just like you to tell us what scraps you incorporated into your card.

That was easy for me!

I found some already stamped images in the envelope with the Happy Pandas set, which I think is retired from MFT, and added paper from one of their packs as well. I loved the buttons idea and I barely made a dent in the button box but the buttons do look cute, don't they? 

Can't wait to see how your bits and bobs of scraps will inspire you! Thanks so much for your encouragement and inspiration!
I am also joining the challenge at 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Color Hues #26 Our Year Anniversary!

 Hi crafting friends! I am so happy to welcome you to our latest challenge at Color Hues! It's a very very special one as we are celebrating our year anniversary. We are so excited to announce a new member to the team - welcome Tracey! We are so glad to have you. There will be prizes as well as wonderful samples, so please join us! 

Karen has chosen yellow and orange for us to use. I discovered that the hues were so important with this combo. I experimented with card stock colors and patterned papers, but decided inks were the key for me. 

Here's my card! 

I heat embossed in white on Bristol Smooth card stock using the SSS stamps Beautiful Flowers. Blending inks in yellow and orange, I achieved an ombre look. The flower was sponged in orange ink, stamped in black and fussy cut.  I was delighted to find these gems in my stash from Pretty Pink Posh - Buttercream. 

I can't wait to see how you will use these hues!

I am so glad you could spend a few minutes of your day with me, thanks so much for your visit. 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

INKS used: WPlus9 - Hayride, Queen Bee, Wild Mango. Distress Oxide - Abandoned Coral. Accents - Colored pencils, white gel pen.