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!

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Supplies:
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!!!

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Supplies:

"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:


LOVE IT!!!!

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

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Supplies:
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!

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Supplies:
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!

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Supplies:
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)

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Spooky Selfie

Today I'm sharing a card I created for CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge 239. Here's the sketch:


And here's my take:


This stamp set is from a new to me company called Brutus Monroe. Isn't it super fun?!?! I absolutely love it...and when I first saw it, I immediately knew I had to buy it and use it to make a Halloween card for my brother, SIL and niece who have a family selfie tradition. I hope they get a kick out of it!

Here's a closer look:

  
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you're having a great weekend!!!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Mummy (Brutus Monroe)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Soft Granite (Hero Arts)
Copic Sketch Markers: W0, W2, R30, R32, E31, E33, BG11, V01, V15, V17
Cardstock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Limeade Ice (Papertrey Ink)
Specialty Cardstock: Silver Sparkle (My Favorite Things)
Patterned Paper: All Webbed Up (Bella Blvd)
Dies: Fabulous Frames (Papertrey Ink), Spider Web (There She Goes)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow)
 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Pet Sympathy

Well, hello there!
Today I'm sharing a card I made using the most recent sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 304.
Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:


This "Angel Pets" stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs has the sweetest images and sentiments. And better yet...the wings are separate stamps, so you can use the cute little pet images for everyday occasions as well.

Here's a closer look:

 
The inside sentiment says: "Sometimes our lives are touched by gentle friends who stay only for a while...but remain in our hearts forever."

I hope you like my card for today! Feels so great to be back in the craft studio after a very busy and fun-filled summer!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Angel Pets (Lil' Inker Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: E30, E31, E33, R22, R24, T1
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Cardstock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn), Watercolor Wishes 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Angel Pets (Lil' Inker Designs), Circles (Spellbinders), Stitched Borders 2 Dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Spring Showers Die (Lawn Fawn)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)