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

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

Monday, October 8, 2018

Shabby Chic #19

Welcome back to shabby chic day! I have made a shabby chic Fall card using one of Dina Wakely's birds. I colored the bird using alcohol markers, fussy cut it and pop dotted it to the card.

I used two of the Spellbinders small circle dies for the frame. Behind the frame I stamped the Hero Arts Italian Poetry background. The Memeory Box Fresh Foliage die was used for the leaves over the circle frame. I cut apart the Flowers Frame from Precious Marieke to add to the right corner. The edges of the patterned paper were distressed and brown ink was sponged on the edges. I am entring this card into the CropStop challenge with the theme "Anything Goes." They carry a lot of great crafting products!

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

Challenges entered:

CropStop Challenge:  Anything Goes
Love To Scrap:  Fall Back
The House That Stamps Built:  DCC103 It's Up In The Air

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