Saturday, August 31, 2013


It's nice to have a long, relaxing weekend. I think I'll get to make a few cards. We're not going anywhere for the Labor Day holiday and no visitors. Housework and yard work done and that leaves time for my craft.

My card is a case of LuvLee  on Splitcoaststampers. She is the featured stamper this week. This is her very pretty CAS card.

I'm also entering my card into the challenge at CAS-ology #59. I'm thinking outside the box with this one.

As you see, the cue card is Book. I hope I didn't go too far out on a limb with this card for it to fit their challenge. They did say maybe your thoughts for this card will take you completely away from the literal meaning. My idea is books are made with paper and trees are used to make the paper. Therefore, my tree card.....hmmm

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week is Anything Goes

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Stamps-A Muse Artstamps/Birch Forest with Leaves (I left off the leaves), Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Peaceful Nuthatch...A Muse may now be A Muse Studio
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Black pearls

Thursday, August 29, 2013


I haven't made a card in several days because I've been organizing my embossing folders and just lazing around. I was in the mood to get a card made today so I got out my new scarecrow die.

The challenge at Joan's Gardens this week is:
Use ginghams, checks, or plaids
Something Fallish..pumpkins, scarecrows, leaves, etc.
Use a product from Joan's Gardens-Mine is the sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs/Happy Birthday #717
I used a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Walnut Stain on my raffia.

The Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes

Another fun challenge I'm joining in with my card is Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground #87 Of course, I have snippets. See that butterfly....a snippet...also the sentiment.

I'm joining the Seize the Birthday challenge with this card. My first time there but sure it won't be my last for this fun challenge.

Hope I get back to the craft table in a day or two...we'll see.

Stamps-Stampabilities Big Plaid Background
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke, unknown dark brown, ColorMates medium creamy cocoa
Ink-Stamping'Up! Always Artichoke, Tim Holtz Distress Inks/Walnut Stain
Accessories-QuicKutz scarecrow die, Elizabeth Craft Designs die/Happy Birthday #717, raffia, Cheery Lynn Designs exotic butterflies die, twine

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Winter Trees

I've returned from visiting my son to celebrate his birthday. Instead of buying a birthday cake this year, my daughter-in-law made a Butterfinger cake and it was so yummy. That was my first time to try one of those. Plenty fattening!!!

This week Joan's Gardens challenge is:

Something from Nature (bird)
Colors-red and green (hope I didn't use too much white)
Cut out center and stamp a design
Create a Christmas card
You must use a product as Joan's Gardens (Mine is Opulent Opals S5-160 and is what I used to cut out my center)

Joan told a way she learned to make a pretty sky. I will have to try it. This time, I used my Glimmer Mist and have learned to spray above my cardstock and not directly onto it. That way I get a mist without the splotches. I have a board that I put my card in to spray and I just spray toward the back and onto the board and let the mist fall. Hope that makes sense.

Also,  Christmas Cards All Year 'Round-Christmas Extravaganza- Make it Fancy and Fussy

I also want to enter my card into the challenge at Stamping for Pleasure-Rudolph Day.

Weekly Christmas Card Challenges wants us to Break Out Your Punches- Mine is a Martha Stewart bird punch

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/New Pines and Seasonal Poinsettia (sentiment)
Paper-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke cardstock, PTI white cardstock
Ink-Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke
Accessories-Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Inspired by Stamping Vintage Banners, Martha Stewart bird punch, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Holly Motifs, Sizzix Bigz Die/Flowers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist/Dragonfly