Friday, March 9, 2018

Winnie & Walter Rerun

Happy Friday! Today I'm super excited to be taking part in Winnie and Walter's Rerun - Welcome To The Family With Evelin T Designs (Challenge + Giveaway + Sale!)!!! This is such a fun event! Huge THANKS to Shay for inviting me to participate :) Be sure to head on over to the Winnie and Walter Blog for all of the details.

My card features several images from the Welcome To The Family With Evelin T Designs Stamp Set (including that absolutely ADORABLE elephant), the coordinating Cutaways, and the In A Word: Baby Cutaway.

My cousin is expecting her first baby (a boy) in June, so I had her in mind while I was creating.

The box is paper pieced with green cardstock and patterned paper.
I die-cut the word twice: once from white cardstock and once from black cardstock and adhered the two together just slightly off-set from each other. I thought this tied it in nicely with the black and white hearts.

Here's a closer look:

As a finishing touch, I added a bunch of sparkle to the white die-cut word and the insides of the hearts with a clear Wink Of Stella pen. Sooo shimmery in person!

I hope you'll play along with this Rerun Challenge! Looking forward to seeing all of your fabulous creations!!!

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Welcome To The Family With Evelin T Designs (Winnie and Walter)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Green Parakeet, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn), Watercolor Wishes 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Welcome To The Family With Evelin T Designs Cutaways (Winnie and Walter), In A Word: Baby Cutaway (Winnie and Walter), Basic Set (Mama Elephant)
Copic Sketch Markers: C0, C1, YR00
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Adhesive Foam Tape (3M) 


Monday, January 15, 2018


Playing along with Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 319! (Getting it in just under the deadline, so I have to make this post short.)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

This one is for my nephew who will be graduating from the Naval Academy in May. So proud of him!

Thanks for visiting!

Hope 2018 is off to a fabulous start!!!

Stamps: Stars and Stripes Stamp and Die Combo (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Satin Red and Deep Lagoon Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Kraft, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Specialty Cardstock: Luxe Gold (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Stars and Stripes Stamp and Die Combo (Taylored Expressions), "congrats" from Zipper Panel (Essentials By Ellen), Dots and Dashes (Paper Smooches), stars from Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up (Lawn Fawn)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello there! Playing along with the Just Us Girls Word Week 418 Challenge. This week the word is "thankful."

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, and I've been working on creating a few cards to send to my family to let them know how grateful I am for them.

Today's card features the adorable turkey from Happy Turkey by Pretty Pink Posh! Isn't he super cute?!?! A big THANKS to Amy Kolling for letting me borrow this stamp and die set at our October retreat :)

I had so much fun coloring the turkey in non-traditional colors to coordinate with the plaid patterned paper in the background!

Thanks for visiting!

I hope you're having a great week! We're dog sitting for our neighbor friend, so we have sweet 10-month old Dutch staying with us. Pepper is having a fantastic time running, wrestling, tugging, and playing keep away with her buddy! It's exhausting just watching them! HA!

Stamps: Happy Turkey (Pretty Pink Posh), Happy Thanksgiving (DeNami Design)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: E31, E33, E43, E44, R27, R29, Y38, BG11, BG13, Y11, Y15, YR15, YR16, YR18
Cardstock: White/Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Vellum: White (DeNami Design)
Dies: Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Stitched Borders 2 (Pretty Pink Posh), Happy Turkey (Pretty Pink Posh)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Twine: (May Arts)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Hello there! Just wanted to stop by and share a few more projects I made for Halloween!

First up, I made a bunch of tags to decorate bags of homemade dog treats for Pepper's furry friends. Here's a look at the front of the tags:

...and here's the back:

I made 9 tags and treat bags using a combination of some of my favorite Halloween products from several of my favorite companies. I've included a supply list at the end of this post.

We delivered the treat bags last Friday and they were a big hit! FUN!!!

Next up, a tag I made featuring Lil' Inker Designs products. I used the tag to dress up a Halloween package for my friend's little guy:

Here's a look at the back side of the tag:

And last up, some tags and treat bags I delivered to my neighbor girlfriends today. The tags say, "Trick or Treat Smell My Feet."

Inside each bag I placed a bottle of foot cream (an absolute necessity if you live in Colorado!) and a bottle of nail polish:

Here's how they looked all put together:

Thanks for visiting!!!

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today! I had a TON of fun making them!!!


"Boo Tags"
Stamps: Treat Yo' Self (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fake Tan (Lawn Fawn), Winter Wisteria (Papertrey Ink), White (Papertrey Ink), Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)
Patterned Paper: Halloween Parade - Midnight Magic (Doodlebug Design)
Dies: Tag Stacklets 2 (Taylored Expressions), reinforcement from Tag Me (Reverse Confetti), Halloween Bits (Reverse Confetti), Stitched Speech Bubbles (Pretty Pink Posh), Hearts (Lawn Fawn)
Baker's Twine: Charcoal (The Twinery)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)
Other: Hole Punch (We R Memory Keepers)

"Boos Hisses and Halloween Kisses Tag"
Stamps: FaBooLous Stamps (Lil' Inker)
Dies: Spiderweb Greeting Die Set (Lil' Inker), Stitched Mat Squares (Lil' Inker), Ghost Shaker Dies (Lil' Inker)
Cardstock: Green Parakeet/Orange Zest/True Black/White (Papertrey Ink)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Tape (3M), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow)
Twine: Charcoal (The Twinery)
Hole Punch: (We R Memory Keepers)

"Trick Or Treat Smell My Feet Tags"
Stamps: Big Bold Halloween (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Clear (American Crafts)
Patterned Paper: Halloween Parade - Weird Science (Doodlebug Design)
Vellum: (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink), Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Tag Stacklets 2 (Taylored Expressions), Pinked Dies (Avery Elle), reinforcement from Tag Me (Reverse Confetti)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Vellum Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ghost Shaker Card

Hi there! Popping in today to share a little Halloween shaker card I made for my five year old niece, Mya.

I recently spent an incredible weekend at a retreat with an amazing bunch of crafty friends! We had so much fun stamping our hearts out and laughing until our tummies hurt! These girls are such an inspiration to me!!! So good for the soul!!!

While at the retreat, I was able to borrow some fabulous Lil' Inker Designs products and super fun Queen and Company toppings which I used to create my shaker design! Big THANKS to Jen Carter, Karen Baker, and Laurie Willison for sharing their goodies with me!

I love how the sweet sentiment "Boos Hisses & Halloween Kisses" fits inside the ghost!!! And here's a closer look so you can see some of the toppings that I added to the shaker bits (little spider webs and stars and beads). Cute!

The current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Anything Goes," so I'm going to enter this card into that challenge:

I also wanted to say THANKS A BUNCH to Shay from Winnie and Walter who created personalized stamp sets for us to use on the backs of our creations!!! Shay...You.Are.So.Awesome. Thank you sooo much!!!

Check this out:


Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon to share some additional Halloween projects I've created!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Stamps: FaBooLous Stamps (Lil' Inker Designs)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White and Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: All Webbed Up (Bella Boulevard)
Specialty Paper: Silver Sparkle (My Favorite Things) and Acetate (The Paper Co)
Dies: Ghost Shaker Dies (Lil' Inker Designs)
Sequins: Happy Sequins Mix (Drive By Crafts), Spider Webs/Black Stars/Orange Stars/Orange Seed Bead Mix (Queen & Co), 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesive: Foam Tape (3M), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Recipe For Happiness

Hello there! Today I'm sharing a card I created for MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge 353.

Here's the sketch:
And here's my take:

I absolutely adore the chef images in this set and all of the sweet sentiments! So cute!!!

I hope you're having a wonderful week!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Recipe For Happiness (MFT)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: E00, W2, N1, N3, N4, N6, R24, R27
Cardstock: White/Rustic White/Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (Stampin' Up), Miss Caroline-Dilly Dally 6x6 Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Dies: Recipe For Happiness Die-namics (MFT), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Circle (Spellbinders)
Adhesive: Xtreme Permanent Adhesive (Tombow) 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Autumn Thanks

Hello there! I had a chance to spend some time in my studio today getting inky while my husband and Pepper were out bird hunting. YAY! I decided to play along with the most recent Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge: Ink Only.

Here's my creation:

Autumn is in full swing here in the mountains. It's absolutely beautiful and so inspiring.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Stamps: Give Thanks (Concord & 9th), Tree Ring Background (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Lemon Drop (My Favorite Things), Noir (The Ton), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Clear (American Crafts)
Cardstock: White and Bright Buttercup (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
Other: MISTI (My Sweet Petunia), Heat Tool (Wagner)