Thankful for Fall

Saturday, September 22, 2018

 Today it actually felt like fall!  Although overcast, the temps dropped to 60s with no humidity -- it actually felt great!  I do enjoy autumn and I LOVE the colors of the season...and the stamps I get to use :)

For my card, I used several products from Reverse Confetti.  I started by layering Tangerine cardstock to the card base.  Using the new Criss Cross Cover Panel, I cut Dark Roast cardstock and layered it on top.  The tag was made with the Topped Off Tag Confetti Cuts that I cut Sand cardstock and a pattern from the Autumn Abundance paper pad; placing a strip at the top and bottom.  One of my favorite wreath dies is the Wreath Confetti Cuts which was cut from shiny gold cardstock and attached to the tag with natural twine.

  For the pumpkin, I used the Pumpkin Patch Confetti Cuts and cut Stone cardstock.  I ran the die cut piece through my Big Shot with the Woodgrain Panel to give it texture and then smudged some white paint into the 'grain'.  The 'thanks' word cut die is from the Fancy Words Confetti Cuts set.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration!


(diagonal:  Yellow/Orange, Pattern Papers, Twine)



Pink & Main September Release: Sweet Christmas Treats

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Yippee -- it's Pink & Main Release Day!!  There are SO many adorable goodies this month to create a variety of Christmas, Holiday and Winter projects!!

 My card today features the new Sweet Christmas stamp set combined with the Sweet word die.

 For my card, I sponged Antique Linen distress oxide ink on the mid to top of the card, then Gathered Twigs on the bottom.  Using a red gingham design from the Joy Pattern Paper Pad, I cut the edge using one of the Scallop Waves Dies. The super sweet images and sentiment are from the new Sweet Christmas stamp set and those tiny little gingerbread were made with the Winter Wreath Decor dies.  To finish, I cut red cardstock using the Sweet word die.

In case you missed my Sneak Peeks, here they are...


Pink & Main September Release: Deck The Palms

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

I've always lived in cold weather climates, but it would be fun to celebrate the holidays in tropical weather!   Well, with today's sneak peek I got a little taste of what that would be like playing with the new Pink & Main Deck The Palms stamp set and coordinating dies!

For my first card, I used pattern paper from the Jolly 6x6 paper pad that I layered onto a piece of white cardstock.  Using one of the Stitched Top Note Dies, I cut an opening in the top/center of the layered piece.  On the card base, I sponged yellow ink at the top of the opening; blue in the center then cut cork for the bottom to look like sand. The Deck The Palms images were copic colored, die cut with the coordinating dies and adhered with pop up dots.  The sentiment was stamped on the smallest Stitched Top Note Die.

For my next card, I again used pattern paper from the Jolly 6x6 paper pad.  Remember the center piece I cut in the last card?  I used it here as the backdrop for this flamingo cutie from the Deck The Palms set! 

I added the holly/berries and sentiment to complete the design.  I must admit, I was a bit 'tickled pink' with how this one turned out!

Peace on Earth

Monday, September 17, 2018

Christmas cards are among my favorite cards to make!  It's never too early to get started on them either :)

My card features one of the new Reverse Confetti sets - Christmas Candles. I first sponged a little bit of  Baby Blue ink on the base then stamped the sprigs in Avocodo and Lime Green ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Then I layered the sprigs into the shape of a wreath and used red liquid dots for the berries.  The candle was watercolored and then glazed.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:

Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Tic Tac Toe
(diagonal: Green, Die Cut, Dimension)


Pink & Main September Release: Eskimo Kisses

Winter may seem like a long time away, but it's coming very soon...just like Pink & Main's new release!  In the meantime, I've got a 'cool' sneak peek featuring the new Eskimo Kisses stamp set and coordinating dies!

These adorable images were so much fun to color and create a chilly winter scene with!  Using distress oxide inks, I created a blue/purple sky at the top of the card and crystal clear water at the bottom.  For the center, I cut glitter cardstock using one of the Scallop Waves Dies. I put some glitter snow glue on top of the igloo and white embossed the sentiment on the blue tag which was cut using one of the Arch Tag Dies.

Just a few more days before the release goes sure to stop by again tomorrow for even more sneak peeks!

Pink & Main September Release: Snow Sweet

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Pink & Main September Release is filled with super cute winter and holiday goodies!  Hopefully, you've been enjoying the sneak peeks so far and are excited for Release Day on September 20th!

My card today features the new Snow Sweet set with coordinating dies (and it IS so sweet!)  To start, I cut kraft cardstock using the Basket Cover Die and adhered to the card base.  Cutting teal and white glitter cardstock with one of the Stitched Circle Dies, I created a backdrop for these darling snow people from the Snow Sweet set with coordinating dies.  The snowflakes in the set were silver embossed and I placed Silver Glossy Dots in the centers. The sentiment was white embossed on black cardstock.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for more peeks from the upcoming release!


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