Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Yeti or Not!

OK, so it may be a little early for this, but I saw this week's sketch by MOJO Monday and had just received this new stamp set in the mail, which I knew would work perfectly with the this is the result:
This is the sketch:
Yea, I changed it up a bit, but that's the fun of sketches...they get your creativity going and you never know what you end up with!

Stamps:  Kelly's Yeti Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts
Card Stock and Ink:  SU
DSP:  Graphic 45
Tab Die:  My Favorite Things

Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hello, Autumn

Happy day to you!  Thought I'd share what I spent my spare time over the weekend working on.  It was inspired by a card from Karen Burniston:

And here is the inside, using Karen's Adirondack Chair pop it up, her bear, tree and leaves:
Other supplies:
Hello Autumn stamps:  Hero Arts
Sending you a hug stamp:  Verses
Ink and Card Stock:  SU
DSP:   Echo Park I Love Sunshine
Pumpkin Dies:  Impression Obsession
Sunshine Die:  Lil Linkers
Copic Marker for the pumpkin tops

The chair was a little tricky, but worth the effort!  I was going to make two of them, but since it took two days, decided to stop at one!

Also linking this to Word Art Wednesday's Challenge 202 - "Anything Goes".

Thanks for clicking by,

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Open if You Dare!


I loved putting together this cute card, as it combines fall and Halloween:
To design the card, I used a My Favorite Things sketch for Blueprints 20.  The DSP is Fall Blessings from Carta Bella, and the stamps and ghost dies are from Lil Inkers.

It's going to be a rainy weekend here -- perfect for crafting!  Hope you find some time this weekend to get your crafting on.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Create with me this Saturday!

Greetings!  This Saturday, I will be teaching another card making class at Angela's Happy Stamper in Herndon, Virginia!  We will focus on using Blueprints 20 from My Favorite things, and all materials except adhesives will be provided.  We will meet at 1:00 for a couple of hours.  If you would like to join me, please call Angela's (703-657-2952) to reserve your spot, so I know to make up materials for you.  Here is one of the cards we will be making:
I know you will love working with Blueprints as much as I do!

Also linking this to Word Art Wednesday, whose challenge this week is Anything Goes!

Hope to see you there,

Saturday, September 19, 2015

May All Your Pumpkins Make Pies

Ok, that saying is just too cute not to use!  Thought it would like nice with MOJO Monday's sketch this week, so here's what I put together:
This is the sketch:
Card Stock, inks, tag punch and Gobble stamp:  SU
Pumpkins saying stamp:  Stamps by Judith
DSP:  The Story of Fall by Lori Whitlock
Leaves die:  Elizabeth Crafts
All other dies: My Favorite Things
Twine:  Target

Hope this helps inspire you to do some creating today!


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Incredible Tokyo

Hi!  Today I'm sharing with you the two page layout I did for the September issue of Create magazine (a free digital magazine published by Scrapbook Generation).   It highlights some of the main activities I did while in Japan earlier this year, visiting my daughter:
Here is the sketch that I was asked to work from:
As is my usual MO, I followed the sketch pretty closely.  I like this sketch a lot because I was able to get so much into it!  Normally for documenting vacations, I would make one or two pages to showcase each day.  But I was able to put most of the things I did during the week into this one layout.  Love that!!

You can check page 52 of the magazine for my supply list.

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Check Out the September Issue of CREATE!

Greetings!  I'm so excited to share with you the newest issue of Create!  Here is the cover:
It's packed with dozens of wonderful ideas.  Definitely check it out and remember, it's free, even for downloading!!


Monday, September 14, 2015

Celebrating with Word Art Wednesday!

This week is Word Art Wednesday's 200th challenge!  There's all kinds of fun going on over there, so check it out!  Here is my submission to help them celebrate:
I used a simple sketch from My Favorite things, and as a result, the card went together really easy!

Supply List:
Card stock, ink, ribbon, tag punch:  SU
Dies, stamp:  My Favorite Things

Thanks for clicking by,

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sending You Warm Thoughts

Hi, long time no see!  I know I've been quiet lately -- went away for the long weekend with my husband.  Told him I was giving up three days of crafting!  He still loves me.  :)  We really had fun!  We sailed to St. Michael's, Maryland, and stayed two nights in a B&B.  Lovely couples escape!  Here's a couple of shots of the harbor.

It's a beautiful little old town, so yea, it was worth giving up three days of crafting!

When I saw MOJO Monday's latest sketch, I instantly fell in love with it.  It's so versatile!!  Easy and perfect for so many card options!!
Here's the sketch:
I changed it up a little bit but not much. 
Plum cardstock:  Bazzill
Green cardstock, ink and embossing folder:  SU
Stamp and all die cuts:  My Favorite Things
Designer Paper:  Graphic 45 Rare Oddities
I would be totally remiss if I didn't honor those who lost their lives on this day 14 years ago.
In remembrance,

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fabulous is a Frame of Mind

Hi!  "Fabulous is a state of mind" -- don't you love that saying?  I thought it would work perfectly on MOJO Monday's latest sketch, so here's how the card came out:

This is the sketch:
Card stock, inks and ribbon:  SU
Dies and stamps:  My Favorite Things

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a creative day!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

An Autumn Birthday

Even if Fall isn't quite yet in the air, I'm feeling it in my craft room!  The glorious colors of Fall are so beautiful, which I tried to capture in this card:
Each season offers its own unique beauty, but I love everything about Fall!  It's the one season I wish lasted longer than all the others!

Linking this to the awesome Word Art Wednesday blog, which is a lovely destination for spiritual and creative inspiration.

DSP, cardstock, gold cording, inks, stamps and leaf dies:  SU
Rectangles, banner and button dies:  My Favorite Things

Have a wonderful day,

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Hi!  Thanks for clicking by today!

In another effort to hurry fall along, I made this Halloween card using this week's MOJO Monday sketch:
Here is the sketch:
This is my supply list:
DSP:  Bo Bunny 
Cardstock:  SU
Ghosts and Stamps:  Lil Inker Designs
Dies:  My Favorite Things

Since the weather is getting cooler, I think my posts are working!! :)

Have a great day,

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Happy Birthday, My Love

Today is my best friend's birthday, who just happens to also be my husband!  All his life he has loved cars, and really appreciates the older, classic models.  So in preparation for his birthday, a few months ago (I've never been a last minute person) I decided to try to find the long retired stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Classic Convertibles, which is a set of three stamps with a T-bird, a Chevy and a Corvette.  During my search I learned this set must be rare and highly coveted because there were very few for sale and I couldn't find it for less than $80.  Sheesh!  I love my husband but that is highway robbery.  Since I had time, I decided to be patient and kept checking for new listings.  Finally one popped up for less than $40, so I grabbed it.  Still too much money, but better than $80.

Then I was faced with making a "masculine" card.  I hate that!  They're just no fun.  I had some really nice vintage-looking masculine designer paper from Fab Scraps, Gentlemen's Club collection, so using dies from My Favorite Things and card stock from SU (including retired Baja Blue -- sniff, miss that color!), I managed to put this together, which I don't think came out half bad:
What do you think?  I made a saying for the inside, which looks like this:
Cute, huh?  It works!  The typeface is Will & Grace, and you can download it for free from Dafont.
Here's a photo of the whole stamp set, apparently worth its weight in gold:

I'm also linking this to Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #197:  Anything Goes

Also thought I'd share some birthday pics with you!  Here he is showing off the masterpiece pizza he made for dinner:

And it's hard to tell, but he just opened the card I made him in this one:

All in all, a success!!

Thanks for visiting -- it was fun sharing this with you!