Hello! Can't believe that September is almost over. Fall is definitely in the air here in the Pacific Northwest. The rain is falling, the wind is blowing and that means I had to get out my warm coat when I take our dog for a walk. I don't walk when it raining hard, but I do love getting out once the rain has passed as the air is so fresh, clean and full of the smell of falling leaves! Anyway, on to my card. It is for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches. Will also add it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes. Take a look.
Friday, September 29, 2023
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Hello! September is almost over and today I have a post up on the Birch Press Design blog. Here is a little look at my card:
I hope you will head over to the Birch Press Design blog to see the full project. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Hey! Look at me posting two days in a row, lol! That hasn't happened in a very long time. Today I have two cards to share for two challenges that I normally combine: Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown. First up is the card for FMS.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Hello! Seems like it has been awhile since I lasted posted. Honestly, haven't felt much like making cards. I would rather be stitching, lol! But I did make something to share. This card is for a challenge that I rarely get the opportunity to participate in... JUGs! Loved the inspiration photo so just had to make something. I also going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use a background stamp. The circular image in the back is small, but it is a background stamp. Take a look.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Hello! I'm up on the Birch Press Design blog today. Here is a little look at what I created:
I hope you will head over to the Birch Press Design blog to check out what I made. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day.
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Hello! Popping in with a quick post of a card I made for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches. Still not making any headway on cleaning up my crafty space. Hopefully that will happen soon, lol! Here is what I made.
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Hello! Hope all is well in your world. Popping in to share a card that I created for Color Throwdown. I will also be posting it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes. I have been making a half-hearted attempt to get a handle on things in my crafty space. However, what keeps happening is I'm finding things that I purchased in the past and have never used... Yikes! Today's card features one of those newly found products. Take a look at what I made.
Hi everyone! September has arrived and that means that STAMPTEMBER has arrived, as well. If you haven't heart of Stamptember I will fill you in. Stamptember is Simon Says Stamp's celebration of all things crafting. The month is filled with special collaboration releases from many of your favorite stamp companies, special edition crafty kits and so much more. Today Simon Says Stamp is kicking things off with a blog party (not a blog hop)! You can see the list of all participants on the Simon Says Stamp blog. Each participant has a special code to share. Using my code will allow you to get the Fancy Love die set for free with purchase! See the graphic below for the code:
The code is good until September 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.
Simon was so kind and sent me the super cute Happy Hauntings stamp set to create with. I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, but I now have one great nephew and three great nieces and the cute little dragon images are perfect to use to create Halloween cards for all the littles in your life! Take a look at what I created.
There are four images in the stamp set and lots of fun sentiments. I stamped all the images using VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink on watercolor paper and then watercolored them with my Jane Davenport watercolors. I was going to color two of the dragons purple, but loved the first two so much in the bright green that I did all four that way. How cute are these two little witch dragons? I just love the one with the balloon. I have never seen the Nightmare Before Christmas, but I'm very aware of the main character Jack Skellington and the balloon face reminds me of him!
I love pumpkins so I was happy to see two of the dragons carrying pumpkins. Once all the images were colored and dry I die cut them with a small rectangle die and then moved onto creating the backgrounds. I used the SSS Ticking background stamp from the July release and stamped it using Spiced Marmalade distress oxide ink. I distressed the edges of the rectangle using Peeled Paint distress oxide ink and a very light distressing of Black Soot distress oxide ink. I layered the backgrounds on lime green cardstock. For a little more interest I stamped the spider web in the corner of each piece and then added some silver stickles (which you can't really see in the photos). I love how they turned out!