Tuesday, October 19, 2021


 Hi There-

Another surprise in the mail from my friend Peggy - the Nutcrackers from Avery Elle.  My Mom loved nutcrackers at Christmas time and this stamp set definitely brings back memories.

The colors at Color Hues challenge are Red and Kraft, I thought the nutcracker and some pine boughs from Stampin Up would work together nicely.


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Monday, October 18, 2021

10-18-21 part 2


I decided I needed to play at CAS Christmas my friend Marcia is hosting and has chosen the color combination of Gray and Red.

 Stamps and edge die from Stampin Up's Festive and Bright adorn the edge, I added the fun Merry from MFT for the panel's left.  I stacked it on top of a second cut out of gray cardstock. The gray panel was mounted onto a white cardbase.

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As soon as I saw the graphic at Cupcake Inspirations I knew I had to play along.  I recently was gifted Pretty Pink Posh's Monster Hugs stamp set and it is perfect for this challenge.  And, CI is partnering along with Double Trouble Paper Crafting for a second challenge opportunity -- I opted for thing1 and thing 3 as I am hopeless with washi tape.

I stamped and colored a whole bunch of the cuties, then die cut them.  I made 3 cards, all have a "Happy Halloween" sentiment either on the front or inside. I did love playing with these cute monsters.


Below are the challenge graphics.


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Saturday, October 16, 2021


 Hi there -

I still had stamps and dies and a total mess all over my desk including the ink cubes in blues and browns. I so loved the color combo over at Color Throwdown, that I had to make another card.

I'm also still playing with the Greetery stamps and dies Floral Delicacy and Deco Dies and Everyday Lables. I used Altenew's inks in Espresso, Rocky Shore, Iceberg and Eastern Sky.


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Friday, October 15, 2021

10-15-21 part 2

 Hello -

A card for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.

Stamps-Floral Delicacy by The Greetery, Deco Frames Die by The Greetery.  I stamped using Altenew Inks in Iceberg, Eastern Sky, Espresso and Hazelnut.


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I have a few cards for a few challenges and I'm putting them all together as opposed to separate posts.

For Watercooler Wednesday an anniversary card for my bestie and her hubby. 

Next is a card for CAS on Friday. Their theme is Autumn or Halloween.



The next card is visiting the Festive Friday Challenge,  I've used cat, orange and texture.


And lastly a card for Seize the Birthday, no toppings.


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Monday, October 11, 2021


 Hello -

Today I tired something new.  Jennifer McGuire recently showed using heat embossing and dry embossing together.  You can find her video here.

I actually used some older non deep 3d type folders, and silver pearl embossing powder for the panels. It worked out nicely.  I mounted the panels with their added stamped image to a card base of the same color as the embossed panel. 

This card is visiting  Four Seasons.

This card is visiting The Card Concept, I was inspired by the 
pumpkins and created this card in a clean and layered style.  

This card is visiting Let's Squash It.

This card is my favorite...that penguin is so cute and its going to 

This  technique takes some time, at least for me probably because I made 4 at the same time...now I am off to clean the folders and the brayer.  

Thanks very much for visiting...have you tried this yet?

Edited to add the challenge icons:



Sunday, October 10, 2021


 Hello   -

I am playing along at Addicted to CAS today, with the theme of Spooky. 

A recent Stampin Up stamp and die set provided the cute ghosts and perfect sentiment (Festive & Bright).


I added HA Navy ink to the upper portion of the card, added 3 die cut ghosts and the white embossed sentiment.  A quick, clean and simple card.

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Saturday, October 9, 2021



Its so hard coming up with a blog post title. So often I used the sentiment.  I've decided to just use the publishing date.  Easy -- less to think about.


I've missed playing along at Freshly Made Sketches; it seems as if the week just flies by and I miss it. The sketch this week is below.  I am using a new stamp set from Close to My Heart called Ooh la la Macarons. While I have never tasted a macaron they look so delicious.  As a child I loved meringue candies so I'd probably like a macaron.   Looking out in the web land, it seems macarons are often monochromatic, with the filling and the cookie the same color...though I found a few with white centers.  I loved the look of the white centers and went with that but left my card in a monochromatic theme.

I clear heat embossed the image using versamark and clear powder.  After adding some more color to the colored cardstock with pencils, I fussy cut the image and used the die to cut a shadow layer. I added white lace stickles over the white penciled centers for texture and just a bit of glitz. They really look yummy!

Are you itching for a sweet bite?


Another challenge that seem to fly by for me is Color Throwdown.  I love this week's colors of Orange, Brown and Gray.  Those are fab colors for a fall card - for sure. 

I actually forgot how much I love this Stampin Up set called Forever Fern. I love the etched looking leaves that are on rubber and stamp beautifully every time. There is a stamp of random dots included in the set that I love.  I thought it added a nice edge to the leaves. Ink colors were Burnt Orange (SSS), Dark Chocolate (SSS) and Charcoal (HA).


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Friday, October 8, 2021


Hey there -

With the new mail times, it seems Halloween cards should be going in the mail soon. Who knows how long delivery will take.  I've seen some crazy routing with packages from the USPS lately so who knows what is happening with first class mail.

I have a card for several challenges.  

I've used DSP from Stampin UP and a new stamp from Pretty Pink Posh for the main image. The sentiment comes from Close to my Heart and a crimped circle die from The Greetery.  The images were colored with copics.

The challenges I am entering:

Inspired By Challenge, Double D Challenges, Watercooler Wednesday, and Challenge Up Your Life.




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