Monday, October 29, 2018

Oh, Happy Day | Reverse Confetti



How can it be Monday already?!  The weekend goes by so quickly and hard to believe that Halloween is this Wednesday.

I have a fun card to share with you today:


Love the Hey, Sugar set, it's filled with delish images.  That's where the donut and the sentiment are from.  


The coffee cup is from Caffeinated Cups.


One of my favorite Reverse Confetti products is the Hello & Thanks Label confetti cuts.  The stitched window is from that set.

Super clean + crisp design that I will squirrel away for my girl.  

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:




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Sunday, October 28, 2018

hello friend | Graciellie Design




The weather has been pure northwest fall.  A bit dark, cold and drizzly.  It makes me want to stay indoors, have hot drinks and craft all day!  Today's project features Graciellie Design's Stay Cozy digital stamp set:


I'm loving the rich color palette, perfect to warm up to on a chilly fall day!  The papers are from Pebbles  |  Jen Hadfield - Warm & Cozy.  


I topped off my card with a twine bow.


I was inspired by Fab Friday:


Don't forget to check out the Graciellie Design Shop!


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Pumpkin Spice | Polka Dot Orchard



Fall is my favorite season.  My Momma and I were just chatting about how much more vivid the colors are this year.  Fall themed projects are also one of my favorites.  I was super excited for Jessica Burnham and her Grand Opening of her new Etsy shop: Polka Dot Orchard!

Here's a project that combines images from her Sketchy Pumpkin Spice set:


I printed the images on Canson 90 lb watercolor paper.  The background is a combo of Distress Oxides - Spiced Marmalade + Carved Pumpkin.  Here's the thing, I love bold lines!  This set is fabulous.  I decided to watercolor the images with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set.

Can you tell that the sentiment bar is sitting on a green glittery strip?


Love Polka Dot Orchards new sets:





Guess what?  There's a SALE this weekend!


Before you go, I did want to share some photos I've taken over the last couple of weeks:


Friday, October 26, 2018

October Flavor of the Month Card Kit Blog Hop Reveal | Scrapping for Less








Joy to the World! That song so reminds me of Christmas because as a little girl I was full of joy and glee waiting for Christmas to arrive. Of course though, what child isn’t? Right? Well, I feel the same way every single month when it comes time to reveal the card kit. This month is no exception because Christmas cards are my most absolute favorite cards to make! So let’s get cracking on those Christmas cards! Have you started yours yet? Well, if not here are some fantastic little collections to get you going. So run don’t walk to make sure you get your Flavor of the Month kit this month, it is packed full of JOY! Also, you could win a past kit if you head back to the SFL blog and join in by participating in our rafflecopter!

I'm super thrilled to be a Guest Designer for Scrapping For Less!  You are going to love the October Flavor of the Month Card Kit!  You should have arrived here from Jenn's.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Scrapping For Less blog.



I have five projects to share with you so let's get started!  First up is the Double Dip Sundae which features a super fun image:



I had so much fun coloring it!  I had to have a VW Beetle when the kids were younger and actually was able to shove our Christmas Trees in it...This is a super clean + crisp card design and wonderfully postal friendly.  I wanted the image to be the star of the show.

Collection Two Ingredients, for this card I used Sketch #1 as my inspiration:


Don't you love those ornaments?  The Rose Gold embossing from my stash give it great shimmer and texture.  The button is from my stash, otherwise all the papers are from the kit!  I love the mix + match colors and patterns and I'm super happy how this one turned out.

Collection Three Ingredients + Sketch #2:


Yes, this is my favorite out the the bunch.  Such a fun stamp set and paper!  Can't go wrong with green + plaid.  I rotated the sketch to be able to accommodate as many of the images as possible.  I layered that wood veneer (holly) right on top of the twine from my stash.

Collection Four Ingredients + Sketch #4:



A traditional looking card with a fun peek-a-boo Santa.  Love the boldness of the strip pattern teamed up with the pale aqua tag.

Banana Split and Sketch #4:


The stamp set in this kit is super fun, love it layered with the pretty paper and ephemera.

That's it for me!  Next up is Christine!  I can't wait to hop around and see all the wonderful projects!


You are Cherished | Picket Fence Studios



Thanks to my friends at Picket Fence Studios...I'm loving the You Are My Sunshine set!  Here's how I was inspired:


I stamped out and cut two sets of the images but knew I needed to start of with this sweet one!  The sentiment is from the Forever & Ever set.

Can you spot the lavender dots on her dress?  Hard to capture it in the photography.  


Picket Fence Studios offers free shipping to all US Orders!  I've linked the sets I used in today's project along with some of my other favorites.

LOVE this week's CAS(E) this sketch!


Just wanted to also let you know that I've added more items on my For Sale page!


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Seize the Day | STAMPlorations



Back in the day, I use to make one layer cards all the time.  Today is the first time in a very long time.  With a bit of masking you can really make things pop.


I managed to ink up the new STAMPlorations - Happy Zen Coffee Cups.  It's part of their newest release and it's a beauty.  The sentiment is from the Coffeeology set.  I finished it off with the Droplets stencil.

Make sure you check out the STAMPlorations shop, it's filled with so much goodness!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

hello crafty friend | Paper Smooches



I'm in full Fall theme mode this week and paired up Echo Park Paper's - Celebrate Autumn with Paper Smooches:


I happily inked up Paper Smooches' Courteous Cuties.  Aren't they, well, cute?!  The sentiment is from I Heart Art.  Everything is nestled on a Scallop Frame.




In case you didn't see it, Paper Smooches is having a SALE this week:

WEEK FOUR - Oct 22 - 30
Sale starts at 12:01am Eastern time on October 22nd
Sale ends at midnight Eastern time on October 30th

Use this code TREAT30 to receive 30% off your entire purchase.

Valid on PS stamps and dies that are in stock (no rain checks)
If your subtotal is over $60, you qualify for a free stamp set of your choice.  Use the comment box to let Paper Smooches know which stamp set you'd like.  If you don't make a choice, they will choose one for you. 


Monday, October 22, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Duo | Kindness of Others



Keeping things real here.  I'm still a die hard blogger at heart.  It's an easier social media for me to view and comment on.  Next month I celebrate 11 years...what? How could that happen?  Although these days I'm always on catch up mode for blogs, please know that I'm trying!!!

I was an IG late bloomer (April 2015).  That being typed, I've made so many IG friends and continue to be in awe of designers that I stumble upon.  So in walks Kelly (thesunshinecrafter1).  We share a mutual love of coffee.   Although based on consumption I think she has more caffeine than I do!  She totally cracked me up with a comment she left regarding her coffee order at Starbucks.  I sent her some happy mail and she sent me back some happy mail which included a beautiful card and a Sizzix Pumpkin Spice stamp + die set.  Score!  I didn't own that set so yesterday I worked on whipping out a couple projects featuring my new goodies:



 Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

So I had that Color Burst background already completed but it didn't work with my original project so I used it with my new goodies!


The Sepia color burst is gorgeous, isn't it?  It is filled with so many different colors.  The mug has been cut from Stampin' Up Baja Breeze (blast from the past, eh?).  The sentiment has been heat embossed with Zing - Apricot.

Happy Fall, Pumpkin


My next card combines Lawn Fawn Chill 6x6 paper + Happy Fall Line Border lawn cut.  I heat embossed the sentiment in black to coordinate with the Happy Fall.

This card was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch:


Big thank you Kelly!  Such a fun set!



Sunday, October 21, 2018

Trick or Treat | Treats, of course!



Another Halloween card, trying to sneak in as many as possible.  I should have used one of my other Halloween sets that I haven't inked up but that dragon dude was already colored up so I added the others. Lawn Fawn's Costume Party is so cute!


I had to add a Zombie Mummy...just to add more green 💚


I used more copics than you see, they just couldn't all fit in the photo.  Took me a bit longer than I thought to color up those images but I really the process. 


My card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:


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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Happy Fall Birthday | My Favorite Things





Hello!  I'm trying to do a catch up on supplies that haven't received any crafty love yet.  Today's card  uses the MFT Happy Birthday Circle Frame + BB Fall Friends.  



Loving the MFT Subtle Plaids paper combined with green + yellow palette.  I've had the images from the BB Fall Friends waiting for me, inked and die cut.  Made this card a snap to whip up.


I love their facial expressions, don't you?!


My card was inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge:


In case you missed it, I still have a couple things left from my online crafty sale:


I hope to add more items as soon as Sunday morning!

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