Friday, October 31, 2014


I am posting the last of my Hope You Can Cling To cards for the cancer drive on Splitcoaststampers. I certainly did not do all the challenges but got twelve made, I believe. I'll just post the names of the stamps.
I thought some of the patients may want to send out Halloween cards so I made one. HYCCT1417-All That Binds Us-Bind the spine of your card/album in honor of the strength such binding gives to breast cancer patients. You may mimic a book spine which I did by using my Sew Easy to represent machine stitching.

Mix90-Use Halloween colors and two types of mediums.

Stamps-High Hopes/Ghost Trio

HYCCT1428-Make a card using pretty pink balloons. I tried to make mine pretty by using Washi tape on two of them and a stamp on the other. 

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Daffodil Greetings (sentiment), unknown flower stamp for one of the balloons

HYCCT1427-Thank x 2-express thanks using a minimum of two mediums. I used acrylic paints and embossing.
CT1014-Hopelessly Devoted-My interpretation was devoted pairs/moon and stars

Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy/Poppies and Greetings (sentiment)

Happy Halloween to all and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To cards

Today, I thought I would post some of the cards I've been making for the Hope You Can Cling To and CAS challenges on Splitcoaststampers. I think I may have already posted a few of them. I'll post a few more on Friday and I think that will be it. 

Holly Berry House/Lg Teddy Bear, Impression Obsession-Alesha Baker Designs/Hugs, Stamps by Judith/heart--------CAS293-A Touch of Pink, HYCCT1406 - Use a teddy bear on your card

 HYCCT1415-Soft and Cozy (may use felt) Stamps: Diffusion Art Stamps/Sratch Pattern, Inspired by Stamping/Big Hope

 CAS295-Use pink and orange, HYCCT1419-Spread it Around - use embossing paste...(my arrow) Stamps: Technique Tuesday/Hopeful Hibiscus

HYCCT1404-Holding it Together-
The only place we could use adhesive was for a full card front..the size of the base card so that we put attach our brads, stitching, staples or whatever we used to hold everything together. I put my card together with a purple brad and two gold brads
Stamps: Memory Box/Winter Collage, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Peaceful Nuthatch set (sentiment)



Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Scene

Good Morning! The weekend was so beautiful here...plenty of sunshine and high 80's. It really put me in a Fall mood. Unfortunately, I have a very scratchy throat and am sneezing a lot. I'm afraid I know what that usual allergy problems starting. Ugh!

I've been wanting to try the Layered Autumn Trees tutorial on Splitcoaststampers all week. It can be found under Tutorials. I finally got to it yesterday afternoon and also entered it into the Featured Stamper challenge, FS403. The featured stamper was Annette Allen aka Clever Creations. This is the card I cased just for the layout which was a base and two layers.

I loved making the tree. After stamping the tree, I sponged with Memento Dandelion and Tangelo. I used my Stamps by Judith dot peg stamp to make the red dots with Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler.  I really wish I had made more dots and will next time. As you can see, I made a pile of leaves on the ground and have some falling and some blowing in the breeze. 

The grass was sponged with Memento Bamboo leaves and I stamped a shadow of the branches. The sky was sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Stormy Sky. I stamped a flock of birds and colored, cut out, and popped up a few pumpkins.

Stamps- All Night Media/Old Tree, Stamps by Judith/dots, Art Impressions/Flying Ducks, Rubber Stampede/Prairie Grass, Stampabilities/Whimsical Pumpkin Border (cut apart)

Copics-YR02, YR14, YR18, YG03, E71

I'm entering the challenge at Stampin' Royalty-#251-Anything Goes

O.K., on to other important business. The winner of my Spellbinders Die D-Lites/Garden Gate giveaway, posted 10/22  is............Maria at Maria's Merry Makings.
Maria, please use my email address under my profile to send me your address and I'll get the die in the mail.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Framed Snowman

You all know by now how much I love a snowman. So, Christmas cards will be so enjoyable for me to make. You'll probably see several here. 

I made my card for the HYCCT1415 challenge on Splitcoaststampers: Soft and Cozy  One of the soft things you could use was felt so I added a glittery piece at the top and stamped it with my sentiment, Peace and Love. 

My snowman today is a digital image from Dearie Dolls called Berry Crown. I colored him with Copics, cut him out, and popped him inside my frame. The sentiment is from Hot off the Press/Christmas Words.

I found this corrugated paper pad either at Jo-Ann Stores or Hobby Lobby. I just love it and had to use it for this card. It is from DCWV/Printed Corrugated Stack. The frame was cut with a Spellbinders die and popped up with dimensionals. I added falling snow with Winsor and Newton water color in Chinese White. It comes in a tube and came from the craft section in Hobby Lobby.

I used a Martha Stewart holly punch and an Impression Obsession pine branch die. The berries are covered with Glossy Accents. The crown of berries is covered with Xmas Red Stickles.

That's it for me today. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. The weather here should be beautiful. We'll probably get in some outside things before the winter weather arrives. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Three Leaves and More

After making snowbanks on my last card, I decided to back up the season a bit from winter to Fall.  I've made another card for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges on Splitcoaststampers-HYCCT1422. The challenge is: SHOW ME THE LOVE--Create a project showing the love without putting the sentiment "I Love You" on the front cover. Most, but not all, crafters showed a cute couple--some people or animals or just whatever, (I probably should have) hearts, etc. on their card but I went with Thanksgiving which is a wonderful time to show that you love someone.  At least, I think of this as a Thanksgiving card and the sentiment does show love and thankfulness for someone.

I made the card 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 because the stamp was rather large.

I will enter this card into the challenge at Party Time Tuesdays challenge PTT #186-Anything Goes.

Also, entering here: Addicted to Stamps and More-Challenge #118/Holiday 

Another wonderful challenge to enter: Stampin' Royalty-Anything Goes-#251

Stamps-Heartfelt Creations/Swirly Autumn Leaves
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Recollection enamel dots, Copics Y17, Y18, Y23-YR14, YR18-R29, R39-B21, B23, B26-YG63

For my faithful readers, would you like to win this die cut from Spellbinders? It is called Garden Gate.  It's one of Spellbinders Die D-Lites. I haven't used one but Hobby Lobby sells them now so I'm sure I will be purchasing them. I'll pick a random winner from the comments on Monday, 10/27/14 and post the winner. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I'm finally returning from my two week absence. I thought I would be away for a week or a bit more. The little grands came and we had a great time. Wow! You really need to eat your Wheaties or Spinach to keep up with them.

When my grandchildren left, I made several cards for the breast cancer drive on Splitcoaststampers.  I'll share one today and some more later. We are to make cards that you can send to the patients or cards for them to use to send out. 

 For a while, I've wanted to try to make snowbanks like the ones in the card above. I finally tried it and guess I was a bit successful. I'll sure try it again. My card is for the HYCCT1401B challenge (Lori aka stamp_momma): Shine On--create a card that uses light to convey courage and hope. My star is the light.

Stamps-All Night Media/Holiday Snowglobe set/snowman, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Ice and Snow (sentiment), Memory Box/Huckleberry Branch
Paper-Stampin'Up! Night of Navy cardstock, PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet
Accessories-Taylored Expressions/Build a Scene Rolling Hills, Winsor & Newton water colour/Chinese White (falling snow), Copics, unknown star sticker


Monday, October 6, 2014

Two by Two, Side by Side

This may be my last card for a week or so. My four and six year old grandchildren will be coming for a visit this week (without parents) so I'll be a busy bee keeping them entertained. Their mom told me they had the best time on their last visit and talked about it from the time they got home until she made them go to sleep that night. I'm so happy to hear that and hope it will be the same this time. She also thanked us for being wonderful grandparents. How super is that!

I've made this card for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges going on this month at Splitcoaststampers.  This challenge, HYCCT1405, is Two by Two, Side by Side. Use some element/s in twos. Mine are the two hydrangea images. They aren't side by side but I think they will be o.k.

The card is supposed to use pink and purple. I did the alcohol marker marbling technique to show inside the window. But, as it turned out, the purple hardly shows. I think you can see just a touch of it. I added some purple gemstones so I could sneak into the challenge. :-)

Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Graceful Hydrangea, Inkadinkado/Calligraphy Expressions
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Accessories-purple gemstones, Copics for marbling-RV14 and V15, Copics for hydrangeas-RV63 and G20, Spellbinders classic circle die

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To-Paper Tole

Over on Splitcoaststampers,  it is the month for the Hope You Can Cling To 2014 drive. Splitcoaststampers partner with UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. It is our time to make cards to benefit those affected with breast cancer. What a great cause and a great reason to make cards. Thousands will be mailed.

This is a card I made for Lydia/UnderstandBlue's challenge:Raise Me Up-the challenge is Paper Tole. I LOVE doing this technique. 
The tutorial can be on Splitcoaststampers. 

This is how I did it for those who haven't tried this technique: I stamped the image twice. On one of the images, you color and  cut out pieces you want to make 3D. I did the star, snowmen, and glove. Next, you will use a stylus on a foam pad and round your pieces. Afterward, you put your Glossy Accents on all the pieces. Let dry and then place the cut out pieces on top of the other image you stamped. It's easy, just a bit time consuming. I would do it again, that's for sure. 

The background sky was made by doing the Alcohol Marker Marbling Technique. It is also found on Splitcoaststampers under Tutorials.  It is really easy and fun. 

Stamps-The Peddler's Pack Stampworks/Fenced in Snowman
Paper-Bazzill cardstock/Icy Mint, Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Stylus, foam pad, Paper Shapers star punch, clear Wink of Stella, plastic bag for marbling, Copics-E55, E59, C1, YR02 and for background, B24 and BV08