Saturday, October 5, 2013

Simon Wednesday Challenge

This week theWednesday challenge was to use dots.  I opted to use a new embossing folder, charles by cuttlebug. It is a dotted chevron that I think works perfect with fall colors.


cuttlebug folder charles
ranger distress inks in vintage photo and fired brick
water brush
Hero arts shadow ink orange soda
lawn fawn into the woods patterened paper and stamps

freshly made sketches challenge 106

At Freshly Made Sketches  they give you a sketch to follow.

This weeks is:

My Take is:

I just love this little fox!

products used:
neenah desert storm card stock
patterned paper from lawn fawn into the woods
stamps from lawn fawn into the woods
hero arts shadow ink in cup  o' joe, orange soda
memento tuxedo black ink
colored pencils from EK in deep orange and orange and from sargent art in white and rose

Friday, October 4, 2013


I have been having a lot of fun creating today!

A few more challenges to keep the creative juices flowing.
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My card fits all of these challenges and I got to play with some new products I've picked up recently

I used stamps from SimonSaysStamp  Giving Thanks
Inkadinkadoo fall stamps
Versamark Ink 
Perfect Pearls in Perfect Gold, Perfect Bronze, and Perfect Copper
Brown grossgrain ribbon
and HeroArts shadow ink in Cup o' Joe

CAS(E) this Sketch!

I'm going to be playing along this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!  I've been wanting to do this for awhile, and I am finally going to.
They give you a sketch, and you create a card based on that sketch, then link it up and share it.

Check them out at

This week is CTS# 48 and the sketch is

I love it!

Here is my take or my takes as it may be:

stamps: Stampabilities Winter Snowmen, Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Soft Pool & Tide Pool, Ranger Distress ink in Broken China

Stamps: Stamps of Life Spooky2Scare, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Glossy Accents, Googly eyes

Stamps: Stamps of Life Thanks2Fall, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Art Shadow inks in Orange Soda, and  Cup 'o Joe, Ranger distress ink in Vintage Photo

Stamps: Stampabilities Winter Snowmen,  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress ink in Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Pumice Stone, and Fired Brick, Stickles: Turquoise, cinnamon, black diamond, orange, lime green, and burgundy. Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen.

Stamps: Stamps of Life Holly4Christmas, Ink: Memento tuxedo Black, Distress ink in Fried Brick, Stickles: Diamond and burgundy

Stamps of Life Christmas2Build, Ink: Memento lady bug, bamboo leaves, tuxedo black, ranger distress ink in fired brick. I used the back of the stamp to ink the inside of the images.

Stamps of Life Christmas2build, Ink: Ranger distress ink in Fired Brick, memento tuxedo black, Sakura clear glitter gelly roll pen, WR Memory keepers corner chomper, American Crafts bakers twine. Water pen.

Birthday Cards, One Design, Many Cards

I decided to use one basic idea and produce as many cards as I could. The basis of my idea started with my border punches. I made one card for each border punch.  The design was simple, but fun to reproduce. I got 6 cards total.

I dug deep into some old supplies, and just had fun. I heat embossed the Happy Birthday on each of the cards. I got that sentiment set recently at Hobby Lobby. It is the Stampabilities Card Phrases .

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Christmas Tags

It is coming into the season for me to spend more time in my craft room. Recently I made some tags for Christmas gifts and thought I would share!

I'm still working on getting an appropriate supply list to display, but for now these were the supplies used.

Stamps of Life stamps in Christmas2Build, Holly4Christmas, Joy2Christmas, and Lights4Christmas

Paper Trey Ink stamps in Snowflake Serenade

Ranger Distress Ink pads in Broken China, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters, and Scattered Straw

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Tide Pool, Soft Pool, Soft Granite, Field Greens, and Green Hills

Fiskars Compact Stamp press

Ranger Ink blending tool.