Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I'm here for a quick post - yep, it's club week again and I thought I'd share one of the projects I've come up with so far. I wanted to use the Tweet Leaves stamp and saw a card on the Stampin' Connection board for demonstrators that used this emboss resist stencil technique. It worked well with the sketch challenge on Splitcoast today so I went with that.

I stamped the Tweet Leaves onto vanilla card stock and clear embossed, then used the Autumn Accents leaf die cut as a stencil and sponged on Pool Party and Crumb Cake ink. I used one of the mini punches for an accent with vanilla brads, then used a punched border and strip of DP for the background. The sentiment from Lacey & Lovely finishes off this clean and simple design.

OK, I gotta run! Thanks for visiting today and happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Hey, it's me again! I know I said I wasn't going to be posting much, but I just really wanted to share this Halloween card I came up with for my club. I promised them we'd make a Halloween card this weekend, and then I realized... I didn't buy any of the new Halloween stuff! Trying to be frugal, and all that... Anyway, I did have Spooky Bingo Bits so I was trying to figure out what to do with it. Then I saw another card (non-SU) that had a canning jar full of spiders, and I wondered - what could I put in the jar from Perfectly Preserved? I guess a jar of jack-o-lanterns wouldn't really happen, but artistic license means it's OK, right?

I'm submitting this for three challenges: colourQ, SCS sketch (wow, it's been ages since I posted a card there!) and Hand Stamped Sentiments (use pumpkins).


I flipped the sketch, fudged the circle placement somewhat, and tilted the #2 panel a little - it just seemed to need a little extra something! I also subbed Wisteria Wonder for the orchid in the color challenge to keep it current. The Halloween sentiment comes from Delightful Dozen and the tangerine DP from International Bazaar.

What do you think? Even though Todd loves Halloween I think this card might be one that makes him scratch his head - he doesn't get the creatively cute ones. I kind of think it's adorable and hope my club members do as well! ETA: I showed it to Todd - and I was right. He said, "Brains go in jars, not baby pumpkins!" LOL! Please tell me it's more cute than crazy!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Popping in for a quick post

Hi everyone! I needed to make this card a couple weeks ago, and since I really liked how it turned out I snapped a pic in hopes of getting it posted at some point. Today I finally had a minute to spare!

This is a small card - 3 1/2" x 4 7/8", otherwise known as 4-bar size. The label and medallion stamps both come from Everything Eleanor - such a pretty set. The sentiment is from P.S. I Love You - is that retired? I have no idea, LOL! The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I accented the Little Leaves die cut with some berries made from the cupcake punch. The background uses a couple of the DP patterns from the color families plus a vanilla scalloped border. It came together pretty easily, and I like it so much I think I will remake it as a thank-you note for my Etsy shop in some other color scheme(s). It could even work as a holiday design for Christmas cards or notes!

I want to say thank you to everyone who posted such lovely and encouraging comments to me after my last post. I really appreciate everyone's kind thoughts and prayers. I wish I had an update but nothing has really happened - we seem to be in a holding pattern waiting to hear on our latest appeal. I have been keeping very busy in the meantime, and I'm hoping we get news sometime soon. Thanks again to all my loyal readers/followers/subscribers - I will see you again soon, I hope!