Friday, September 29, 2017

Life is Short...

This week's Shopping Our Stash challenge is Not Your Momma's Card! 
Repeat Impressions bottle and glasses, Rubbernecker sentiment.  There are a few more days to play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Logic vs Imagination challenge!

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Tuesday Morning Sketches had a fun challenge this week:
Here is my take:
I added layers to the elements to make them pop a bit.  The chevron paper is from a DCWV fall paper pad, the stamps are unknown - maybe really old SU!?  I love my MISTI, I had to stamp the images a few times to fill in the solid areas, and the images are still crisp.  I am also sharing this with Darnell's NMBUS (Never Before Used Schutff) challenge because these secondhand stamps have never been used by me!  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Logic vs. imagination challenge!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Never Before Used Schtuff Challenge!!

I don't know about you, but collecting craft supplies is as much fun for me as making things with those supplies!!  Thankfully Darnell has her NBUS challenges to prompt me to use some new things. 
Julie Nutting Holiday Bliss doll fussy cut, I heat embossed the shoes, and trimmed the dress in fuzzy trim.  The striped paper, stamps, embossing powder, and trim are all NBUS.  Still plenty of time to play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Logic vs. Imagination challenge!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fall Harvest

I LOVE fall - even if it doesn't feel much like it in Ohio.  There is a field of sunflowers near my house.  Chocolate covered sunflower seeds are one of my favorite treats!
Close to My Heart Simply Splendid sunflower stamped in light and dark ink, then water colored in light yellow and medium brown and fussy cut.  Love the rustic look of the wide twill tape and grosgrain ribbon.  Sharing with The Paper Girls Harvest challenge. 

Come join us at Words 2 Craft By for our Logic or Imagination challenge!!

Pastel Hugs

I love this layout for patterned paper. 
Old DCWV paper, Lawn Fawn hugs die cut, silk seam binding for the ribbon.  Sharing this with The Card Concept Pastel Party challenge.   I took my inspiration from the pretty shades of blue and green. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fall Apples

The Shopping Our Stash challenge is "The Apple of My Eye".  
I used the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles dies for the layers.  The apple button was a bright red that I darkened with sharpies.  Sweet!

Plenty of time to play along with us at the Words 2 Craft By "Logic or Imagination" challenge!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Fall!

I love Fall!  The colors, cooler temperatures (ha - it was 90 here today!), the start of the holiday season, what's not to love?

Playing along with a new-to-me sketch challenge from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

My version:
Love the Echo Park paper.  The pumpkin is a button with the shank cut off.  Still time to play along with the Words 2 Craft By Logic vs. Imagination challenge!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Funky Quilted Cards

I love the square quilt dies from Gina Marie!
I cut the "quilts" out of lime green, navy, and white card stock, embossed with Divine Swirls embossing folder, heat embossed the SU! sentiment in lime green, and mounted the squares on a navy card base.  I am playing along with the Shopping Our Stash Emboss Like a Boss and the Color Throwdown navy, green, and white challenges. 

Come play along with us at the Words 2 Craft By Imagination challenge!!

Emboss Like a Boss

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to Emboss Like a Boss - include both heat and dry embossing. 
 After I took the pictures, I realized that the silver strip includes the work "Joy".  Oops, I don't think I will be sending this one out....

Come join us at Words 2 Craft By for our Imagination challenge!!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Comfort & Healing

I just love fall - my favorite colors are seen everywhere!!
Distressed Inks in the masked, gradient area, SU! image and sentiments in Chocolate Chip, sequins from an old SU! Paper Pumpkin. Sharing this with The Male Room Technique (Masking) and Creative with Stamps Leaves challenges.  We have a new challenge going over at Words 2 Craft By - Imagination & Learning!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

W2CB #46 - A to B

Our new challenge at Words 2 Craft By is based upon a quote often attributed to Albert Einstein: