Wednesday, September 28, 2022



 A quick share with a new stamp set from Stampin Up called Heron Habitat.  I thought it would make a good card for hubs' birthday this month.

 We see herons here several times a month, so I thought he'd enjoy the card. Keeping it manly with blue, browns and blacks.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022


 Hey There--

I am on a roll this week.  Been in my craft room 3 days plus.  The colors at Color Hues  are brown and  yellow.  If you know me you know that yellow is my favorite color. So I had to play along.

This MFT bouquet has been sitting in my new stuff bin far to long, I recently got the die on sale. So it was time for it to come out and play.  I had to re-aquaint myself with my Copic markers. It was a bit difficult to get into the grove when one of my darker yellows turned up dry with a loose cap the refill did me no good I have to order another... and then I have somehow mislaid my copic blend swatch cards. I have no idea how, because its a big unwieldy thing. Onward!

The stems, leaves and flower centers are all different brown shades, the flowers of course are yellow shades.  I did some inking on the card base. I wont call it blending as its a bit splotchy which I quite like...kind of a foggy shadow. The sentiment from the flower set is heat embossed on vellum, with a second layer of vellum underneath to make the sentiment show up and still leave the blooms showing through too.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2022



Today I played with new things. 

I splurged on the Distress watercolor crayons, and in a word...LOVE them. Actual watercolor paints and I have a fantasy relationship. I think I can use them to color, but the results always disappoint me. I don't seem to get that translucent feel I'm looking for.  So I am going to stick with moveable ink type colors and these lovely crayons.

I have a card for We Love Stamping- Anything Goes and The Flower Challenge add some sparkle.

My sparkle comes by way of goldenrod colored gems added to the image.  I am pleased with the way I was able to play with the watercolor crayons, it was quite fun and relaxing and I did enjoy every moment.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022



I decided to play with two challenges today.

First up is Less is More - Black and White.  This is truely a CAS card, quick to make. I used some Stampin Up Patterned paper, an MFT Die Cut Leaf branch and an MFT sentiment.


 Next up, another card for the Christmas stash, inspired by Let's Squash it.  2/3'rds of the card should be dry embossed. 

I used a Stampin Up snowflake EF, and some Lawn Fawn snowflake dies cut from platinum mirror card. The sentiment from SSS was heat embossed with platinum ep.


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Sunday, September 18, 2022


 Good Morning!

I've been working on this card for several hours, since I can't seem to sleep.  I saw those luscious pumpkins at Color Throwdown, and I had to play with their colors of blue aqua, kraft and cream.

I started with an MFT vine wreath cut from kraft, and then added loads of Lawn fawn leaves cut in 3 shades of blue aqua and layered them up.  I wasn't satisfied with the wreath only partially covered with leaves; showing the twigs I ended up with the entire wreath covered with leaves.  

I added gems and the sentiment stamped in a kraft colored ink...but it seemed lacking the kraft color.  Three little bows fixed that for me. I think its a sweet card.

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Thursday, September 15, 2022



I was inspired by all the glittery and shiny beauties over at CAS Christmas for this card.



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Saturday, September 3, 2022



Although I thought I had finished my Halloween cards, I got this one in my head after taking a gander at the challenge over at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, and the colors from Four Seasons September anything goes challenge added to the design as well.


I still had Stampin Up's Bewitching stamp set out and I hadn't played with all of the stamps yet. So I grabbed an embossed spider web panel (I had sold the ef, but ran a dozen panels through first to keep) and added the hat and shoes along with a die cut and layered boo sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. All were mounted onto a purple card base along with some black gems.


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