"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Spellbinders September Release - Part 3

 Hello!  I popping back in with two cards that I made using another new product from the Spellbinders September release.  This cute set of dies is called Special Delivery Pet and is part of the Holiday Cheer Enclosed collection.   I just love the cute little cat and dog!  (Affiliate linked list of supplies are at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)


As you can see the cards are exactly the same except one has the little puppy on it and the other has the little kitty.  The plaid background paper is from the Simply Stories Simple Vintage Rustic Christmas 6x8 pad.   This cards will be going to my mom so she can give them to her great-grandchildren (she has four so I have two more to make!) so I made them mini slimline so she can slip a check inside easily.  I used green pop up glitter foam to die cut the oval scallop and the inner oval from red.  The puppy and kitty were die cut from white and light gray cardstock and then just alternated the pieces.  Each one was adhered to the oval.  The die that cuts the body is designed to fit perfectly into the bottom of the inner oval.  Love that little detail.  I added the little santa hat to the puppy and antlers to the kitty.  I die cut the banner from more green glitter foam and then the sentiment from red.  I finished off each card by adding the Merry Christmas sentiment that I foiled in red.  I have a solid foil plate so after I initally foiled the sentiments I used the remaining negative foil to create the sentiments that I used.  I like how they pop on the plaid background.   I'm going to add these cards to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

Here are photos of each card by itself.   First the kitty.


And the puppy.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Spellbinders September Release - Part 2

Hello!  It has been awhile, I think, since I last posted.  But here I am with two more cards I made using new products from the Spellbinders September release.  These cards were created using new products from Becca Feeken's collection called Christmas Flourish.  You can find the entire collection here.   First up is a card I made using the new Merry Flourish die set.  (An affiliate linked list of products will be at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)


This card uses the Merry Flourish die set from the Christmas Flourish collection along with a foiled panel that I made using the Plaid Tidings Glimmer hot foil plate from a previous release.   The large flourish die has inserts that allow you to cut out the word merry as well as a piece to provide an additional opening.  I used both those dies to cut the top flourish from gold metallic cardstock.  I removed those inserts to die cut dark green cardstock to layer behind the gold flourish.    I also die cut the word Christmas from the gold and dark green cardstocks.  I then adhered each die cut together slightly offsetting so you can just see a peek of the green on the word and parts of the flourish.  This was then adhered to the foiled cardstock panel.  The die set also includes dies to cut two types of ornaments.   Each ornament has three different inserts, as well.  I used one insert to die cut each ornament from red cardstock that was back with gold.  I finished off the card by adding the ornaments topped with a little red twine bow. 


My second card uses the Sugarplum Tweets die set from the collection along with the Holly Flourish embossing folder.   As I was playing around with the dies and figuring out how the birds went together I decided to go with a red and white color scheme.    I'm going to be honest and tell you that I struggled with creating this card.  I'm still not really satisfied with how it turned out.   I started by embossing the white cardstock with the Holly Flourish embossing folder.  Then I die cut the sentiments from the set from white cardstock and then backed with red.  The same was done with the bodies of the birds and then I just alternated how I would use the red and white cardstock on the birds.  I think the thing that I don't like about the card is my decision to add the little red holly leaves on the background.  But it is what it is.  Let me know what you think.  

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

hello...

 Hope everyone is having a good week.  I'm popping in with a clean and simple card for a few challenges:  Paper Players (leaves or scarecrow); Just Us Girls (colors of orange, brown and green) and PoppyStamps (anything goes).


I started off by adding orange, green and brown watercolor to a piece of Memory Box watercolor cardstock.  Once dry I die cut the piece several times with the PoppyStamps Fanciful Fall Leaves die set.  I cut a circle from kraft cardstock and embossed it with an embossing folder.  The leaves and acorns were adhered together and I added the bow behind the piece.   The sentiment is from Memory Box and is the Posh Hello hot foil and die set.  I foiled the hello using orange foil on off white cardstock.  The same off white cardstock was die cut with a rectangle die, adhered to a kraft card base and then I added all my elements.   





Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


Friday, September 16, 2022

Spellbinder Release - Part 1

 Hello!  Hope your September is going well.  It has finally cooled down a bit here in my corner of the Pacific Northwest and I am thankful for that.  I'm even hoping for a little bit of rain, but that isn't in the forecast.   As my blog post title indicates I'm sharing some projects created with products from the September Spellbinders release.   These cards were made with products from a new Spellbinders designer, Zsoka Marko.  Zsoka is a whiz with Spellbinders dies and creates the most amazing projects with them.  So I was surprise excited to see that she had a line coming out with Spellbinders.  The collection is called Winter Tales and you can find the complete collection here.  (A list of affiliate linked products will be at the end of this blog post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)


I used the beautiful Nordic Ornaments for the first card.  The set comes with two different dies, as well as lots of little dies to add fun details.  I used the larger ornament die for my card.   The color palette is from Color Throwdown.   After cutting all the pieces from the various colors of cardstock I put my ornament together.  I finished off the flowers with come Nuvo drops in Morning Dew.  The sentiment is from a previously release Spellbinders stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped in watermark ink and heat embossed with cream embossing powder.   The background was embossed with a new embossing folder called Holly Flourish from a collection by Becca Feeken.  You will be seeing more of this gem of an embossing folder!  I adhered the ornament and sentiment to the background.  Attached that to a kraft cardstock basee and then finished the card with the baker's twine bow.





For my second card I went for a more fall themed design.  This card was created with the Enchanted Garden die set.  This set is packed full of sweet flower images that you can layer to your hearts content, along with several different stems and leafy branches.  All the cardstock I used is from Spellbinders and will be listed below.  I die cut all the pieces from each color and then layered them.  The sentiment is from the Spellbinders September clear stamp and die club.  That was stamped on Alabaster cardstock in VersaFine CLAIR Acorn ink and then the flowers adhered as you see.  

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Guest Blog Post on Spellbinders Blog

 Hi everyone!  I just wanted to pop in to let you know that I have a guest post up on the Spellbinders blog today.  I'm sharing a little peek of what I made for this blog post.  Please make sure you head over to the Spellbinders blog to see all of the projects that I made with the new Christmas Flea Market Finds collection from Cathe Holden.  You can find the collection here.  It is absolutely amazing!


Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

love you...

 Hello!  Popping in with a quick share for Color Throwdown, Freshly Made Sketches and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


This is another super simple card.  I did jazz it up a bit with the some embossing on the front panel.  I used a Simon Says Stamp 3D embossing folder.  I have to be honest and say that while I do like embossing folders I'm not a huge fan of the 3D embossing folders.  I find that I'm spending too much time trying to figure out the right "sandwich" to put together to get a nice embossed image.  I actually had two 3D embossing folders and I broke one trying to figure out how to get a nice embossed image with it!  Anywhoo... like I said this is a simple card.  I stamped the flower and stem image from the Simon Says Stamp Brushed Flowers stamp set using Pinkfresh Studio inks.  I die cut with the matching dies.  The white panel was embossed and then to break up all the white I die cut the seecond panel from light gray.  I stamped the sentiment in dark red ink and die cut it with the matching die.  I assembled the card and then finished with some yellow Nuvo drops in the center of the flower and the red, green and white Pretty Pink Posh gems. 



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Monday, September 5, 2022

autumn wishes

 Hello!  Hope all is well with you.  Popping in with my first autumn themed card.  I will be posting this one to the Paper Players, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.   I haven't played along with Paper Players in ages.  Their current challenge was just the one to get me back.  


I recently purchased the beautiful Fond of Autumn bundle from Stampin Up!  There is a main image that can be cut as one piece or you can use a second die to cut it out in pieces.  I used the second die.  There is a image with flowers on it that I was going to use for another challenge, but didn't get the card done in time.   I used the three other pieces for this card.  I did simple watercoloring with Jane Davenport watercolors.  The backdrop for my cluster of images is also from Stampin Up!  In August they were having their Sale-A-Bration promotion so I was able to get a pack of papers that have gold and silver foiled on them.  I used a piece with gold foil.  I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine CLAIR Acorn ink, trimmed it out and popped it up on the piece.  I finished with the twine bow.


Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Friday, September 2, 2022

STAMPtember Blog Party!

 Hello everyone!  Stamptember is here.  Have you seen all the fabulous new products?!  Simon was so kind and sent me the super adorable Holiday Ornaments stamp set.  I have created two cards using this sweet stamp set.  To celebrate Stamptember Simon Says Stamp is having a blog party.  There is a full list of participants on the Simon Says Stamp blog.  Each stop on the hop will have a code that you can use at Simon Says Stamp for something fun.  Please see the banner below for the special code I have to get a free stamp set with a $30 purchase!  (A list of affiliate linked products is at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)


For my first card I pulled out some very old patterned paper call Santa's List by Teresa Collins.  I now only have two sheets of this sweet paper left.  I stamped the ornament on one piece and trimmed it out in full.  I then stamped just the bow portion of the stamp twice on a different patterned paper.  I trimmed out the full bow from one and then just part of the bow on the second.  There were then layered on the main image.  There are cute little candy stamps in the set and I stamped those on the patterned paper and then colored them with Polychromos pencils in red and white.  I added the strings and then the sentiment.  The main ornament was popped up with thin foam squares.  I finished off the card with the little red twine bows.




For this card I used the snowman ornament.  I stamped him on watercolor cardstock with VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink and then colored him very simply with a light gray and light blue watercolor.  The nose was colored in orange, the cheeks pink and then I added some black to the eyes.   I also used the gray for the ornament topper and then added white shimmer watercolor over the top.  After everything was dry I trimmed it out.  The background was created by using the SSS Delicate Snowflake stencil and Tumbled Glass distress oxide on white cardstock.   I then added Ranger clear embossing paste over the top for a shiny finish.  Once the embossing paste was dry I added a little bit of the Tumbled Glass around the edges of my die cut rectangle.  I die cut a medium blue cardstock for a mat and added the snowflake panel to that.  I popped up the ornament with thin foam squares.  The sentiment was heat embossed in silver on vellum and then added to the panel using Bearly Art glue.   I finished with a little bow that I created using the little bow from the Flower Bundle die set.  

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Spellbinders September Clubs

 Happy first day of September everyone!  I can't believe it is already September.   Where does the time go?   Being that it is the first that means all the new Spellbinders clubs are available.  I must say that this month's Glimmer, embossing folder and stamp/die clubs are some of my favorites.  (A list of affiliate linked products is at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)  Let have a look at what I made. 


The stamp and die club for this month is so cute!  Appropriately the set is called Fall Gnomes.  Just look at that gnome... and the pumpkins!  There is even a little gnome in the set.  So cute!  I used patterned paper from P13 The Four Seasons Autumn for the small rectangular background.  I pulled colors from that paper to color my pumpkins, gourd, sunflower and the gnome.  The larger rectangle is from the same paper pad and was embossed with the September embossing folder Scattered Fall.  I just love this new folder!   I Copic colored all the images, die cut and then added them to the background.  Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


This card uses the embossing folder Scattered Fall, again, as well as the sentiment and smaller foiled images and die cuts from the Glimmer kit.  The foil you receive with your kit this month is copper and it is so pretty in real life.  I embossed Spellbinders Terra Cotta cardstock with the embossing folder and die cut it with the largest rectangle die from the Fluted Rectangles set.  The sentiment was foiled on Spellbinders Barely Peach cardstock with the copper foil and die cut with a smaller rectangle die.   I foiled the flowers and leaves then added a bit of color with some distress oxide inks in Crackling Campfire, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.  The little berry sprig was die cut from the Barely Peach and the berries from Terra Cotta.  I popped up the sentiment panel and then added the little floral clusters. 



My final card focuses on the large leaf image from the Glimmer kit called Thankful for You.  I foiled the image twice to create the diamond shape.  The leaves were inked with the Crackling Campfire, Fossilized Amber and Spice Marmalade distress oxide inks.  I foiled the sentiment on Barely Peach cardstock with the copper foil.  I included a strip of the Terra Cotta cardstock that I embossed with the embossing folder, but this time I flipped it over to the debossed side.  I also added a strip of copper colored glitter cardstock for some sparkle.   I did a little reverse foiling with the small flower and leaf to finish off the card.  In the photo below I tried to capture what the copper foil looks like in real life.   


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Monday, August 22, 2022

give thanks this season...

 Hello!  Fall is on the way and I can wait for pumpkin season!  Well... if I'm honest it is pumpkin season all year round for me.  I love pumpkins!  With that in mind I have created a little pumpkin mixed media piece using a new die set from Becca Feeken's Seasonal Label Motif's collection at Spellbinders.   Today's project uses the Fall Labels Motif die set. (A list of affiliate linked supplies is at the end of this blog post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)  Let's take a look:


Did I go a little overboard with this project?  Maybe, but I love how it turned out!  I'm sorry that I don't have lots of photos sharing how I created the everything, but I'm still figuring out this whole mixed media thing and so don't really think to stop and take photos.  I started by adding distress oxide inks in lots of fall colors like Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Crackling Campfire, Carved Pumpkin and Rustic Wilderness to pieces of watercolor paper.  I applied the colors to my Waffle Flower media mat, added water and then smooshed the paper into the colors.  I dried the paper between each smooshing to get a variation in the colors.  Once I had each piece to my liking (I did one in oranges, yellows and the third one in greens, reds, oranges and yellows.) I let them dry fully.  I then die cut out all the little pumpkins, stems, leaves, etc.  

The ornamental piece was die cut from several layers of cardstock finishing with a silver metallic cardstock using two of the dies from the Fall Labels Motif set to create the look I was going for.  I tried to tarnish up the silver to give it a more muted look.  I used Vintage Photo distress ink som and som Gilded Foundry wax.  With all my pieces cut I added some Vintage Photo to the leaves, stems, pumpkins and wheat before applying glue and adding Rock Candy Glitter.  


I used two Ideaology vignette boxes to place my little autumn scene on.  The larger box was covered with distress collage medium and then I applied some fall patterned paper (from Echo Park) to the front, sides and top.  The smaller box was painted with brown, red and orange acrylic paint wiping off some of the paint as I went.  I also applied the same paints to the larger box after I added Ranger crackle texture paste.  Once that was all dry I adhered the boxes together using hot glue and got to work creating my little scene.   While I do love how things turned out I think I would have arranged the leaves a little differently.  I finished with the sentiment that I had hot foiled last year.  I distressed it with Vintage Photo ink and then glued it to the front.  

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Spellbinders Platinum 6
Spellbinder Glimmer hot foil system
Bearly Arts Glue

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Friday, August 19, 2022

Spellbinders August Release... Part 2

 Hello!  I hope everyone had a great week.  I'm back to share more cards made with products from Spellbinders' August release.    (Affiliate linked products are listed at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)   All three cards are Christmas/holiday cards.  Lets take a look:


For this card and my second card I used the new Dazzling Diamond hot foil plate.  I foiled the image using red foil and then die cut it with a rectangle die.  The little Christmas wreaths were cut using a die from the new Gnome Tree die set from dark green cardstock and then I added red sequins.  The sentiment is from the new Christmas Memories Enclosed stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment in dark green ink and then die cut it with a label die.   I covered the front of my card base with a dark green patterned paper and then added my panel.   Will add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of Christmas


For this card I used dark green cardstock and matte gold foil.  I just love the matte gold foil on the dark green cardstock.  I used some die cuts from the Santa Lane Floral die cuts pack and another sentiment from Christmas Memories Enclosed.  I finished off this card with a little red twine bow. 


My final card uses the full Gnome Tree die along with the new Argyle Socks embossing folder.  Both are from the new Gnome for Christmas collection.  I used some pastel patterned paper from LaLaLand Crafts to die cut the hats, shoes. mittens and cloths of the gnomes.  The beards were cut from white cardstock and the noses from a pale peach cardstock.   I did die cut the entire piece from thin scrap cardstock that I applied washi tape to the back to keep all the pieces together and then layered all of the top pieces on top.   I will tell you that my first attempt at creating a gnome tree was a huge fail.   I learned from that fail and a video that I watched in order to achieve a better result the second time.  After I had all the pieces in place I die cut the solid tree die that comes in the set from white cardstock and added my gnome tree.  The tree was added to Glacier cardstock that I die cut with a rectangle die and embossed with the Argyle Socks embossing folder.  I finished off the card with the star at the top and the little garlands.  I added silver fashion pearls to the star and garlands.  The sentiment is from Christmas Memories Enclosed and was embossed in silver.   

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

guesting at color throwdown...

 Hey friends!  Happy Wednesday.  I'm so excited because today I am guesting with my most favorite challenge... ever... Color Throwdown!   The combo for this week is aqua, green and white.  I just love aqua, green and white together... don't you?  Take a look at my card:



I used the super pretty Simon Says Stamp Brush Flowers stamp and die set along with yummy inks from Pinkfresh Studio.  Since CTD allows neutrals I threw in a little soft gray, as well.  I created a wreath which is technically a circle (I did use a circle die cut for the wreath) so I'm going to add this to the current Flower Challenge to use a circle or circles.   I finished off the flowers with a drop of Nuvo Morning Dew.   Clean and simple... just how I like it!




Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will play along with this week's Color Throwdown challenge!

Monday, August 15, 2022

Spellbinders August Release... Part 1

 Hello!  Spellbinders August release is now available and I'm popping in to share three cards that I made with lots of different products from this release.  All three cards are Christmas or holiday themed cards.  Some of the products are from the new Santa Lane collection that includes an all inclusive card kit.  Other items are from the new Tinsel Time line.  You can see how all the items can be mixed and matched with ease.  (A list of affiliate linked products is at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  I realize that you have lots of options, but please know that I really appreciate it when my affiliate links are used.  Thank you.)  Let's take a look at my cards.


One of the new items from the release is the Peppermint Sprinkles embellishment mix.  When I saw this new mix I just had to make an edge to edge shaker with it.  The card is pretty simple.  I die cut patterned paper from a older pad of papers from Spellbinders with an essentials rectangle die.  I used stickers from the Santa Lane sticker pack to create my little villiage.  The houses were first adhered to thin cardstock, trimmed out and then adhered to the patterned paper background.  The sentiment is also a sticker from the pack and was simply adhered to the background.  I cut down some clear packing and created the edge to edge shaker.  I added the Peppermint Sprinkles mix and then sealed up the open side.  How cute is that mix?  I just love it and can't wait to use it again.


This card uses lots of die cut pieces from the Santa Lane Floral die cuts pack, as well as some pieces from the Celebrate the Season Glitter Foliage pack.  The sentiment is a sticker from the Santa Lane sticker pack.  The little puffy stars came from the Tinsel Time Puffy Sentiments stickers pack.  I used the embossing folder from the August club for to emboss the dark green cardstock.  


My final card uses stickers from the Santa Lane sticker pack, as well as more puffy stickers from the Tinsel Time Puffy Sentiments sticker pack.  I adhered all the stickers to thin cardstock and then trimmed them out.  I did this to make them a bit more substantial.  I finished off the card with the sentiment that I thought would look so fun with the Santa. 

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

a quick post...

 Hello!  Popping in with a quick post of a card that I made for several challenges:  Poppystamps, Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.    Check out what I made:


The theme for the Poppystamps challenge is word art.  I have this very large Poppystamps Thanks die that was perfect for the challenge.  It is large enough that it was also perfect for the element in the FMS layout.  Pretty simple design and not much to explain.  The shadow was cut from white cardstock and the letters from green.  I used distress oxide ink in Candied Apple and Wilted Violet for my little flowers.  The flower die is from Memory Box the parent company of Poppystamps.  I adhered them to the thanks and then added a little drop of Nuvo Morning Dew to the center of each flower.   Super simple, but sweet.  





Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Monday, August 8, 2022

Letters to Santa

 Hello!  Spellbinder's August release is just around the corner, but I have one more project to share using products from the July release.   This project features the new Parcel & Post collection.    The main Parcel & Post die set includes all the dies to create a mailbox along with dies to create floral elements.  I did not use the floral element dies for today's project.  Instead I used the Parcel & Post Christmas Decorations along with a sentiment from the Christmas Mailbox Greetings Glimmer hot foil plates set to create a wintry Christmas scene.  (A list of affiliate linked products is at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.   Thank you for your support should you decide to use my links.)  Let's take a look at my project.


Just like with the little decor piece I made using the Winter Welcome Sled die set I had an idea to create a wintry Christmas scene with the Parcel & Post die collection.  Once I had assembled all the materials needed I got to work.   The frame was painted with dark green craft paint.  Once dry I added a some brown paint using a dry brush.  Some of the paint was also wiped off with a cloth.  I then added Gilded Foundry wax to parts of the frame and heat set it.  The back panel was covered with papers from the same collection I used to create my small decor piece.  Once the papers were secured and dry I added some Icicle crackle paste to the panel and let it dry.   I also added little dashes of the Gilded Foundry was to the panel and heat set them.  The mailbox was die cut from red cardstock as well as a thin chipboard.  I die cut three or four (I can't remember) mailboxes from the thin chipboard and then glued them together.   The side panel on the mailbox was die cut and adhered, along with door (I guess that is what you call it) that opens to put the mail inside the box.  Everything was then inked with Walnut Stain distress ink.  


The trees are from a Glimmer hot foil plate and die set that was released in July of 2021.   The dies allow you to cut out the top layer with all the openings and a solid bottom layer.  I applied Multi Medium Matte to the bottom layers and added Rock Candy glitter.  Once dry the top layer was adhered.  I die cut the candy canes and peppermint candies from red and white cardstock the glittered them up with more Rock Candy glitter.   Once dry everything was adhered together and the candy canes were attached to the mailbox along with the bow.  I also created five "letters to Santa".  Two of the trees were trimmed on one side so they would be flush with the frame that I glued in place.  Once the frame was secure I began adding all my elements.  I placed the "letters to Santa" at the top of the mailbox opening to make it look like the mailbox was stuffed and those were coming out.  I finished up with the sentiment that I hot foiled in matte gold and the little holly cluster in the one corner.  Then came the fun part... adding all the "snow" using Snowfall grit paste.  I love the Snowfall grit paste and I'm almost out.  I really hope Tim Holtz decides to bring it back this year so I can get some more!

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Spellbinders Platinum 6

Spellbinders Glimmer hot foil system

Parcel & Post bundle

Parcel & Post Mailbox dies

Parcel & Post Christmas Decor dies

Parcel & Post Christmas Mailbox Greetings hot foil plates

Matte Gold foil

Shining Christmas Tree Glimmer/Die set

Ideaology Framed Panel

Bearly Art Glue

Distress Collage Medium

Multi Medium Matte

Rock Candy Glitter

Gilded Foundry Wax

Walnut Stain distress ink

I hope you enjoyed my little wintry scene.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Monday, August 1, 2022

Spellbinders August Club Release

 Happy August everyone!  Can't believe it is already August.  Where did July go?   It is the first of August and that means that all the new Spellbinders clubs have been revealed.  This month is another good one!  As is always the case I have several cards to share.  You can see all the clubs here.   Joining is easy and a really good value.  Please check it out.  (A list of affiliate linked supplies is at the bottom of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)


This card features the Glimmer kit called Illustrated Floral and Solid and as you can see the floral element is beautiful!  You also get a roll of matte gold foil.  I had never used the matte gold foil before so was eager to try it out.  I absolutely love it!  I also used the July embossing folder called Intertwined Lattice.  I just love this new embossing folder!   After foiling the floral image I colored it very simply with Copic markers and die cut it with the matching die. I embossed Spellbinders Raindrop cardstock with the July embossing folder after die cutting the panel with an Essentials Rectangle die.  I adhered the panel to a cardstock base and then popped up floral image, as well as the foiled sentiment.  I finished off the card gold fashion embellishments.  Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


This card features the July stamp and die club called Perfect Floral Bloom.   This set is full of so many pretty floral images and there are dies to match all the florals and leaf stems. The stamp set also includes several sentimets.  For my card I used a sentiment that was foiled when I was creating the first card.    And again, I used the July embossing folder.  This time I flipped the embossed panel over and used the debossed side.  I created the little envelope using a die from a Spellbinders card kit from last year and Simple Stories Vintage Indigo Garden patterned papers. I kept the envelope neutral so that the bright flowers would shine. I then filled my little envelope with all the different blooms and leaves from the stamp set.  I also used the sentiment because I thought it was very appropriate with my little envelope.  I finished off the card with tiny crystal gems from the Spellbinders crystal mix essential gems.


My final card is a bit of a bonus card.  As indicated by the name of the Glimmer kit there is a solid plate that comes in the kit.  I used it to do the reverse foiling for the sentiment.  I used my square solid plate to reverse foil the large floral image.  I then die cut them with the matching die.  I had the dark green cardstock on my desk from another project so I embossed it with the folder.  I thought it looked nice with the solid matte gold foiling.  I decided to keep things simple and not add any additional embellishments to the card. 

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

a quick share...

 Hello!  Hope everyone is well.  Popping in with a quick share of a card that I made for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.  I will be adding it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes, too.


Several months ago I was finally able to get the Reverse Confetti Poppies stamp and die set.  I was very popular and sold out for months.  Once I finally got it I still didn't have the time to create with it.  When I saw the Color Throwdown combo and the Freshly Made Sketches layout I thought the main image would work for both.  Super simple and I got to do a lot of stamping!  Something I have been able to do much lately.  The inks are from Pinkfresh Studio.  I finished off the card with tiny blue pearls from Trinity Stamps.



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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

belive in the magic...

 Hello!  I'm back with another project using new items from the Spellbinders July release.  This one is my favorite so far!  I used the new Winter Welcome Sled die and some fun products from Tim Holtz to create my little scene.  (A list of affiliate linked supplies is listed at the end of this blog post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)  


I had the idea of this rolling around in my head for the last several weeks.  I finally put down another thing I was doing and got my little wintry scene completed.  I started by covering two Tim Holtz vignette boxes that I had with paper from the Tim Holtz Christmas Worn Wallpaper scraps.  I used Distress Collage medium to adhere the papers.  I did use some Christmas washi tape on the corners of the large box, but you can't see it in the photos.  Once the boxes were dry I adhered the large box on top of the small one using hot glue.   Then I got to work creating the sled, skates and my floral pieces.  Once everything was die cut I used Vintage Photo distress ink to give them an aged look.  Then I adhered all those little pieces together.  I added some Tim Holtz Snowfall grit paste to the top right corner and then pressed my sled into the paste.  I added a bit of hot glue to the sled runner on the bottom right to hold it in place.  Once the hot glue was dry I added more grit paste around the sled and to the left bottom corner.   I then added the skates to the top left corner along with the poinsettia and pine branches.  The poinsettia, pine branches and bow were all covered with Multi Matte Medium and dunked in Rock Candy glitter.    I then added more grit paste to the bottom left corner and then pressed in some glass pearls (also from Tim Holtz).  A bit more grit paste was added to the top of the sled and since the paste up in that corner was still wet I pressed two more pearls into that although you can't really see them.   Here is a close up of my little scene:


I finished things off by adding a bit of twine tied in a bow to the skates, as well as adding the twine to the sled to look like the rope to pull the sled behind you.  The sentiment is one that I hot foiled in July of last year using the Mini Christmas Sentiments set and green foil.  I added some Vintage Photo to the sentiment, adhered it to the base and then added a little grit paste around it.   I just love how my little scene turned out!  I'm going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes. 

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