Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween for Cuttlebug Mania

Eek! Icky, sticky spiders.

If you have arachnophobia, don't look any further!

is Itsy Bitsy Spider

The stamped image was in my UFO (UnFinished Objects) box 
and I have a box of these die cut spiders
(cut with my Big Shot)
stashed away for quick use.

The background is embossed with the retired Stampin' Up! 
Spider Web embossing folder.
(That was in my UFO box too)

As I was drinking my coffee this morning, I looked across the room 
and saw a huge spider, just like this one.  
It was crawling up the side of the crock, slowly, slowly.
I started to grab something to smack him with
when I realized it had fallen off the Halloween tree.
Whew!  So glad it was paper!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Scaredy Cat, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Other:  Spider Web EF (retired), Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Hanging Spider Die (Memory Box)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Newborn King for Rudolph Days

I haven't been to play at Rudolph Days for several months.

Sometimes life gets in the way of the fun stuff!

Sarn wants to see at least 2 Christmas cards.

Here goes.....

Both are stamped and embossed in gold.  
The first is mounted on Baked Brown Sugar, 
the second on Early Espresso.

Sorry this is short.  Gotta run.  Life is calling.

Thanks for stopping by.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Newborn King
Ink:  Encore Gold
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer, Baked Brown Sugar (card 1), Early Espresso (card 2)
Other:  Elegant Lines EF, Star of Wonder Die (Memory Box), Paper Piercing Template (retired), Paper Piercing tool and mat

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Snowflake for Merry Monday

Good Merry Monday Morning.

Our very talented Lesley is our hostess this week.

Aren't those cookies gorgeous?

They inspired this card.

There's a Crumb Cake snowflake behind the pearl encrusted white one.
It's a little hard to see in this photo.

Crumb Cake is SU version of kraft.
There's some amazing designs over there

Sadly, this is LeAnne's last week on our Merry Monday Design Team.
We are really going to miss her.
Not only is she a wonderful inspiration, but she's a good friend too.
Don't be a stranger, LeAnne!

Hope you'll grab an embossing folder, snowflake and some neutrals
and join us at Merry Monday this week.

So glad you stopped by.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other:  Snowflake EF (Darice), Simply Scored, Snowflake Die (Impression Obsession), Basic Pearls

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bright and Beautiful Gold Star

I've been busy designing cards for classes 
and trying not to distract myself by looking at the challenges.

But I did take a peek at the Paper Players on Sunday
and was delighted that I had a card done that fit their challenge.

I had used this layout for a class last month
but this one had some extra gold on it.

I stamped and heat embossed the medium star
with gold. 

I even used some snippets of gold foil and embossed them for trim.

I love the texture on the gold!

Edited to add:
Addicted to Stamps
is having a HOLIDAY challenge.
(How could I forget them?)
Addicted to Stamps and More!

I'll take my snippets and say hello to the gals at 

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

I'm so glad you could stop by.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bright and Beautiful
Ink:  Encore Gold
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Other:  Gold EP, Stars Framelit Dies, Elegant Lines EF, Square Lattice EF (retired), Punch Pack (retired)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Monday, October 20, 2014

Seasons Greetings for Merry Monday

It's Merry Monday time again.

The funlovin', talented Lori is our hostess this week.

Usually I go pretty traditional, but it was a lot of fun to think outside the box.

I had stamped this image from There She Goes Clear Stamps some time ago.

I chose a couple of my favorite non-Christmas colors
and went to work with my Blendabilities.

I used a little Flower Soft and Dazzling Details to dress up this cool couple.

Since I used some snippets for the snowflake border and actual design piece,
I'm off to visit Pixies Snippet Playground.

The Design Team has created some awesome inspiration for you.
Hope you'll join the fun, create a Christmas card
with non-traditional colors, and join us at 

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Seasons Greetings (There She Goes Clear Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Other:  Blendabilities (Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry), Snowflake Border (Memory Box), Kars Snowflake EF (Cuttlebug-retired), Polar White Flower Soft, Dazzling Details

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Friday, October 17, 2014

Falling Leaves

After last week's class, I put together a few more cards with the leftover sets.

The little leaves were cut with the Small Leaf Die (Impression Obsession),
with my Big Shot, from some glossy cardstock colored with alcohol inks.

Only when you leaf....

Autumn is really here and we don't want you to "leaf" us but join us in this week's challenge!!
"Make a project that has a leaf in or on it"

Simon Monday Challenge Blog
O is for......

Orange leaves.

This is my 2nd entry in this challenge.

is CASEing this gorgeous card by Heather Telford

Light through leaves Heather Telford

I can't begin to CASE Heather really.
But I have some Autumn colored leaves.

I'm glad you could stop by.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Wetlands
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Alcohol Inks
Paper:  Glossy, Naturals White, Cajun Craze
Other: Small Leaf Die (Impression Obsession), Anytime Tags Dies (Lil' Inkers), Basket EF (Sizzix), Hemp Twine (retired)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Forever Florals for Fall

I have a lot of October birthdays on my calendar.

Orange flowers seem perfect for this time of year.

I did a little bit of stenciling with a stencil 
my good friend Loll had sent me.

I stamped the flower 2 times with Tangerine Tango ink
then colored with the Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities.
I cut one flower apart and added to the whole flower with a dimensional.

The flower center was colored with the Daffodil Delight Blendies.

To get a more Fallish look, I used a So Saffron card base.

Addicted to Stamps

Make Your Mark
(I used my Blendabilities Alcohol Markers to color the flower.)

CAS on Sunday

CAS on Sunday
Emboss it
(The Stitched Mats are embossed.)

Simon Says Monday Challenge

Simon Monday Challenge Blog
"O" is for....
(Orange and October birthdays.)

Virginia's View Challenge
October's Theme: Clean and Simple
(I haven't played here in a while so I'm excited to be able to join in.)

We've had quite a rainy week, but no strong storms like some have had.
We're thankful for that and that we won't have to water the yard for a while.

Thanks so much for  your visit and your encouraging comments.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Forever Florals, Bloom with Hope
Ink: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze
Paper:  So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Old Olive
Other:  Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Stencil, Leaf Punch (EK) 

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Monday, October 13, 2014

Silent Night

Come see what we're doing at Merry Monday this week.

My good friend LeAnne is our hostess this week
and she chose

Silent Night is one of my favorite Christmas carols
and the photo inspiration is so beautiful.

It was the perfect opportunity to ink up 2 NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) stamps.

The words to Silent Night were in a set of beautifully scripted Christmas sentiments.
The Nativity Ornament was in the sale bin at Michaels.  Lucky find!

I embossed the words with white embossing powder and did some
of my splotchy sponging.
(I'm really trying to get a smoother look.)
We'll just pretend it's a cloudy sky, OK?

I stamped the ornament on some Lost Lagoon cardstock
 and embossed it in white.

One of the ornaments from the retired Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies 
fit very well to cut it out with just a bit of trimming.

Since I used some snippets from my blue bag, I'm off to
where the playmates will no doubt be standing in line for the
fabulous prize snowflake!
No pushing and shoving girls!

The Merry Makers have some awesome cards over at
to inspire and amaze you.

I hope you'll join us this week.
Only 6 more weeks until December 1st!

So glad you came to visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Fanciful Christmas & Scripted Greetings (Amy R), Nativity Ornament (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Paper:  Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Other: White EP, Kars Snowflake Spots EF (Cuttlebug retired), Holiday Ornaments Framelit Die, Stitched Mat Square Die (Lil' Inkers), Silver DMC thread, Basic Pearls

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Friday, October 10, 2014

Papercrafting Projects

I've been busy, busy, busy 
and not having much time for blogging.

I thought I'd share a little of what we've been up to around here.

The Papercrafting ladies have been here.

This is what we did.

Wish you could have joined us.

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipes

Card 1
Stamps:  A Wreath for All Seasons (PTI), Happy Fall Sentiment (Verve)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Paper:  Naturals White, Cajun Craze
Other: Plaid EF (Sizzix), Stitched Mats Tag (Lil' Inkers), Hemp (retired)

Card 2
Stamps: Sanded Background (retired), Jack of All Trades (retired), Sentiment (Michael's $ bin)
Ink: VersaMark, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss (retired)
Other:  Madeira Corner Die (Memory Box)

Card 3
Stamps:  Pursuit of Happiness (retired)
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, More Mustard (retired), Glossy
Other: Square Lattice EF (retired), Stitched Mat Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Leaf Dies (Lawn Fawn), More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Monday, October 6, 2014

Merry Monday Neon Ornaments

Good morning.
It's Merry Monday time.

Fun loving Kristie chose our challenge this week.

I'm not going to lie to you. This challenge scared me.

I thought and thought and couldn't think of anything neon that I could put my hands on.

Then I remembered the Japanese papers that a friend had given me.

But I should have found a neon green for the pine boughs.

I'm sure you'll do better and just wait to see what the other Merry Makers have done.
They'll blow your socks off!

Since my non-neon greenery was a snippet and the ornaments came out of the 
tiniest snippets imaginable (I had to tuck and turn to get them to fit), 
I'm going to skip on over to
Pixie's Snippet Playground.
Do go take a peek. 
There are the most amazing cards over there and everyone plays so nicely.
Well, most of the time!  Di and the gals are great fun!

Now, I hope you'll get your NEON out and join us at
Merry Monday.

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  More Merry Messages (retired)
Ink:  Gumball Green
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Whisper White, Foil (Japan)
Other:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits (retired), Kars Snowflake EF (Cuttlebug-Retired), Stitched Circle Die (Lil' Inkers), Sequins (JoAnn), Gold Thread (?)
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted