Friday, October 13, 2017

It's All About the Shoes...

Heads up - picture heavy post!

I love my crafting items.  I enjoy collecting them, organizing them, once in a while I even use them!!!
OWH sketch, Fashion Statements, fun Paper Studio Mint to be Fab papers, stash jewels for knobs and feet. 
Here is the armoire doors open to show the fab shoes colored in silver, black, mint, and pink. 
The inside reflects the front.  Sharing this with the Shopping Our Stash It's All About the Shoes Challenge, Creative with Stamps #19 - Shoes, and Simply Create Too - Favorite Color Combo (black and pink).   Fun card - I may need to make a few of these with different color combos.  I mean, who doesn't love shoes?!?!?  Come join us for the Words 2 Craft By Autumn Flowers challenge!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Words 2 Craft By - A Little late...

Our words for this challenge come to us from Albert Camus.

The flowers were punched from three shade of gold.  I didn't have the right color bras for the centers, so I heat embossed them in bronze powder. 

Sorry this is late posting.  I have had major issues this week.  On Sunday, we had such a heavy downpour that our window wells in our basement filled up with water.  I had to go out and unclog a gutter, no problem, right?  Right!!  Except, my phone was in my back pocket.  Ruined my iPhone.  I was able to back it up to my Surface because my computer wasn't running right.  Transferred some files back and forth and and infected them both.  Got them cleaned up, and things still weren't right.  The router was fried in the storm. Insurance took care of the phone.  Cable company replaced the router.  Computer and Surface are healthy again.  The basement is dry.  The gutters are clear.  All is right with the world!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


I am counting my blessings in a crazy, mixed up, scary world.
I used 4 shades of watercolors to ink up the background, and layered 3 Lawn Fawn die cuts for the sentiment.   Sharing with Shopping Our Stash Give Thanks and CAS Watercolour Challenge (Happy Blogaversary!!)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Colorful CAS Fall Card

I inked up a piece of cream cardstock with various Distress Inks:
I punched out leaves with old Marvy punches, scored veins into them with a dental tool, and lightly mounted them onto kraft and off white card bases:
I'm not much of a Halloween person.  My colors aren't exact, but I believe I addressed some of the colors and the CAS challenge from House of Cards:
Since I have never used the secondhand punches, I think this also qualifies for Darnell's NBUS challenge!!

 The Logic vs Imagination challenge at Words 2 Craft By runs through Wednesday, October 4.  Come join us!!

Make a Wish!

The Fusion challenge looks like this:
I took my inspiration from the horizontal elements and the sun/sky. 
Martha Stewart border punch in 6 shades of blue for the sky, cascaded and mounted on a navy base.  Clearly Defined sentiment, We R Memory Keepers die cut (pretty close to the stars in the border punch, right?), stash ribbon.  The Logic vs. Imagination challenge at Words 2 Craft By runs through Wednesday!

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!