Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Monday, November 12, 2018

Shabby Chic #21

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. Thanksgiving is coming soon! I want to show you a shabby chic Thanksgiving card I made. I love this image from Inkadinkado. I colored it using alcohol markers, cut it out using the Gina Marie Stitched Oval die and sponged the edges with brown ink. I filled in the "stitching" with a brown marker.

The frame, brown embossed panel and swirl are Spellbinder dies. I added red metallic dots and a bow for embellishment. The card base was also sponged around the edges with brown ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Challenges entered:

Addicted To Stamps:  Anything Goes - Option (Ribbon)
Simon says Monday Challenge:  Thanks/Thanksgiving
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Thanks/Thanksgiving

Friday, November 9, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! I used a brand new turkey stamp from Just For Fun Stamps called Wild Turkey. We have had a flock of turkeys around our neighborhood for the past few months. It has been fun seeing them!

I colored the turkey using colored pencils, fussy cut it and pop dotted it to the background. The background was made by using a weave embossing folder and then swiping the raised areas with brown ink. I cut the leaves using the Memory Box Fresh Foliage die, cut from an inked background. I stamped the saying on the Spellbinders Fancy Tag die and sponged brown ink on the edges. The background was layered on red and brown card stock.

I hope that you will join in this month's challenge -- the theme is to use red, orange and brown on your project. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered: 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Challenge 20, Critter
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Thanks/Thanksgiving

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Just For Fun November Challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog. At Just For Fun Stamps the challenge this month is a color challenge -- use brown, orange and red on your project. Here is the happy birthday card I made.

It seems that I have a lot of Fall birthday cards to send and I love using the Fall colors. On this card I used brown Coordinations cardstock that has the kraft color underneath. I used a leaf embossing folder and sanded the card stock so that the kraft color showed through. I cut the Spellbinders Wreath die from kraft card stock and added the Just For Fun leaves to it. I stamped and embossed them, colored with orange and red Zig markers and then fussy cut them. I also added a bow and rust colored rhinestones for interest. The Happy Birthday cut from orange card stock is an unbranded die.

I hope that you will join in the new challenge this month. We would love to see what you make using these Fall colors. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Hi Everyone! Are you ready for the little ghosts and goblins coming on Halloween? We only have about 4 or 5 to come to our door. I wish we had more! I love seeing the little ones dressed up in their cute costumes.

I have used two brand new Just For Fun stamps that will be up on the web site soon! I colored the image using alcohol markers, fussy cut it and pop dotted it to the card. The background is some fun Halloween paper I had in my stash. I also stamped the bat twig stamp beside the image. I made black goop on the patterned paper by using a Martha Stewart punch!

You still have a few days to join in our Halloween challenge. A random chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Halloween!

Challenges entered:

Crafty gals Corner:  Halloween Colors
Love To Scrap:  Fall back
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Halloween/Spooky
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Halloween/Spooky
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes 02418

Monday, October 22, 2018

Shabby Chic #20

Hi! I am showing another shabby chic card today. I found this leaf in my stash where I had used a die to emboss it on the card stock. I then colored the raised areas with silver paint. Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress inks were smooshed onto the card stock for the background. A light spray of gold Shimmer Mist was sprayed over the piece.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the silver edges on the card. Die cut leaves, Prima flowers, cord, lace and silver ribbon were added for embellishment.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

The Card Concept Challenge: Inspiration - Challenge 100
The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette - 01718

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Hi and welcome to my blog. Each month I have been trying to make several Christmas cards so that I won't be crunched when the Christmas season comes. I want to show you a Christmas card I made using a beautiful Penny Black stamp called Xmas Light. I have had this stamp for many years and I still love using it.

I stamped on kraft paper and colored with colored pencils. Colored pencils work so well on the kraft paper. After I colored I distressed the edges of the paper and crumbled it a bit. I added greenery by using a punch and the "berries" are polymer dots. I found the word, blessed, on a sheet of kraft colored stickers and added it to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

CHNC Christmas Challenge: #407 Anything Goes
Penny Black:  Anything Goes

Friday, October 12, 2018

Fall Hello

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I am showing a Fall card using a pretty brand new leaf stamp from Just For Fun Stamps that will be on the web site soon.

I stamped and embossed the leaf four times on various Color Burst background papers that I made. They were fussy cut and added to the tree embossed background. I flicked some copper metallic paint across the card and stamped hello at the bottom. Sparkle enamel dots and a cord bow were also added.

We would love to have you join in this month's challenge -- Halloween. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a good day.

Challenges entered:

Love to Scrap:  Fall Back
Stamping Sensations:  Shades Of Autumn
Tuesday Throwdown:  #413 Anything Goes

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