Friday, September 21, 2018

My Favorite Things | May the Forest


There has been quite a bit of sad news in the crafty community lately.  Honestly, this year in general has been rough in that category, a friend of mine passed away in June, another person in my 'extended family' passed away earlier this month.  

A crafty friend of mine lost her brother -in-law.  This card is one I designed for her husband.



Masculine and Sympathy is a tough duo.  I don't have much in 'masculine' stamp sets.  This MFT (retired) set, Forest Friends tends to be my go-to masculine set.  The Fun & Frolic 6x6 is filled with fun designs but I went more graphic patterns.


I did some free form copic coloring, similar to what people do with watercoloring...no exact coloring.  I was inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge:


I've never been one to design many traditional  sympathy cards.  

In case you're interested, MFT is having a SALE that ends today:


Hope you're having a great week!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Reverse Confetti : all treats




Hey, happy Wednesday!  I'm popping in here with a card that I whipped up*  this morning:


Today's card features the New Reverse Confetti Frightening Friends and Abundant Autumn paper pad teamed up with the previously released Best Witches and  Fright Night paper pad.

Do you see the Bag & Tags Creator layer in green?  Love the stitched window accessory and the zig zag bottom compliments the frankenstein and witch hemlines.


Do you notice the zombie look?  HAHA...I'm so NOT a zombie TV/Movie fan...but I do love the color green 💚

Do you spy that green button?  My friend Jane of Jane's Doodles use to make them and I've squirreled mine away for the perfect projects :)



I was also inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:


*Funny, I had this discussion at my garage sale last weekend.  I use to literally whip up 8 cards in a crafty session.  For me, that means designing, photog'ing and blogging.  These days I've gotten so much slower but I feel like I'm enjoying the whole process more now.  We have a new camera, a fresh new background always makes me a happy crafter.

Before you go, I did want to share some pics that I took on  Sunday when two friends and I ventured into Georgetown which is a neighborhood south of Downtown Seattle.

Our destination was Deep Sugar & Salt:

London Fog Cupcake


I picked up two slices of this gorgeous Strawberry Shortcake for my girl and ex-mil and they loved it:



We ended our outing with a trip to the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall:





I highly recommend visiting both spots!


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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Lawn Fawn | Happy Fall


Hello and Happy Saturday.  I'm on Day two of a multi-crafter garage sale and hoping that today cleans us out!  

I worked on this card the other day and between multitasking and looking for ideas at different sites, it took me a good couple of hours to complete this:


So I'm pretty proud of using a bunch of new and not new but not used sets on this.  Let's start with the base and work up.  I decided to use a sheet of 12x12 double sided Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid - Fall paper for this.  You'll see why in a smidge.  The front uses the following stamp sets:

Thanks a Latte
Pumpkin Spice
Gleeful Gardens
Jump for Joy

It also combines the following dies:

Gift Card Pop-Up
Happy Fall Line Border

I used the Gift Card Pop-Up flat.  I adore the scallops and detail work, why not use it as another layer on my card design?

The snail and the owl are on foam dimensionals, as is the plaid panel.

Do you spy the glittery Snail Trail?

Check out the interior:


The interior is why I decided to use a double sided panel.  I used the same plaid paper on the Gift Card Pop-Up, used for its original purpose.  

The sentiment and snail are from the Gleeful Gardens set.

I'm linking up to the following challenges:




Pop It Up with Lawn Fawn








Make sure you check out Ellen Hutson's SALE!  Use code welovestamps18 at checkout and save 20% off items in the Stamps Category!


I also wanted to share a pic from yesterday, Day One of our Crafty Garage Sale.  Things have gotten serious, I have a coin changer now.


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Friday, September 14, 2018

Spellbinders | Coffee Trio




I'm back again with a card trio featuring the the Shapeabilities Coffee Brewing Etched Dies Cuppa Coffee Collection by Sharyn Sowell. 


I decided to focus on the coffee pot in the upper left. 


My first one features the Coffee Pot in lime green.  I finished it off with the  The Stamp Market sentiment set, Mini Messages.


To make things easier for this mini mass production, I die cut the coffee pot in three different colors of cardstock so that I could easily put together three complete sets.


I had made a different trio earlier with these but felt they looked too dark and heavy so I switched things up.  I think by having the white panel, the designs are much lighter.


Using one sentiment sets makes the decision process much easier. 

A big thank you to my friends at Spellbinders.  

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers | Because adulting is hard

I'm happily up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog today sharing a card that uses goodies from Super Sponsor CAS-ual Fridays Stamps:


Make sure you pop over to the blog for all the details and to see how I was inspired!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fancy Pants September On Our Way




I'm up on the Fancy Pants Designs blog with a card trio!  Here's a sneak peek of one of my projects:


Pop over to the blog for all the details and full reveals!





Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Reverse Confetti | September Stock Your Stash | Halloween Hello!




Have you seen the new monthly Reverse Confetti  challenge, Stock Your Stash?!

The new challenge is the STOCK YOUR STASH Challenge!  This is a chance to create a card to keep in your stash.  (Of course, you could send it off right away!).  Each month will bring a new theme.  

There will be a new Stock Your Stash challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.

The link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th of the month. 

Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!

You may enter as many times as you wish.

Use #SYSChallenge when playing along with this challenge.
There will be a random winner selected each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store. The winner of challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog at the end of the month.


Here's how I was inspired:


I had so much fun designing this Halloween Themed card!  The pattern paper is all from the new Abundant Autumn 6x6  paper pad.  I cut the Web Tag Layer confetti cuts in RC Aqua.  It has been backed with Reverse Confetti packaging paper.  


The images are all from the new Frightening Friends stamp set.  Aren't they fun?!  I colored most of the images with pale greys except for the moon.  The sentiment has been heat embossed in white on a strip of Midnight cardstock.  

To add a bit of interest, I topped the tag with a bit of washi and finished it off with a coordinating enamel dot.  There's a ton of foam adhesive...I wish I could keep my cards flat for mailing purposes but sigh, I can't seem to.

Looking forward to how my teamies were inspired HERE.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti September New Release Creative Blog Hop!




Today is the day!  The Reverse Confetti September Release is now available for purchase!  We're celebrating with a hop!  You should have arrived from Heather Hoffman's blog, if not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Reverse Confetti blog!


Included in this release:

7 New Stamp Sets

9 New Confetti Cuts Die Sets

1 new 6x6 Paper Pad

Here's a quick peek at the entire release which is available HERE.


I decided to combine elements from the Christmas Candles set with the previously released Caffeinated Cups stamp set + the (retired) Very Merry 6x6 Paper Pad:


My kraft panel?  It's upcycled Reverse Confetti packaging material.  I also used a bit of it as the Coffee Cup Sleeve.  The square stitched element is from the Bags & Tags Creator set.  


I added the Double Edge Scallop Border for another pop of color.  The coffee cup has been colored to resemble the classic Starbucks Red Cup.  The foliage from the Christmas Candles set was a perfect way to embellish my cup.  The sentiment from the same set it what made me think of the Caffeinated Cups set.

My second project features the new Bag & Tags Creator confetti cuts.  I made it into a gift card holder!  

No gnomes were harmed in the making of this card!


You could easily tuck it into a package, a backpack...you name it.  I masked off the jar from the Cotton & Thistles stamp set and popped the guy from the Holiday Gnomes set inside it!

Yes, I do save all my Reverse Confetti packaging paper.  Doesn't it look cute as the bag?



I can't wait to hop around to see how my teamie and friends were inspired!


Reverse Confetti Blog
Amy Kolling
Laurie Willison
Crystal Thompson
Melissa Phillips
Amy Sheffer
Lydia Fiedler
Tricia Barber
Kelly Lunceford
Lisa Henke
Yana Smakula
Amy Rohl
Lea Lawson
Laurie Schmidlin
Wanda Guess
Heather Hoffman
Amy Tsuruta
Kathy Schweinfurth
Michelle Short
Audrey Tokach
Jeanne Jachna
Therese Calvird
Olga Moss
Maria Sabina

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