Sunday, October 30, 2016


Shopping Our Stash has a Three Trees challenge this week.
Unity image and sentiment, Intense watercolor pencils. Just a few more days to play along with us at the Words 2 Craft By Happiness is a Warm Puppy challenge!!!

Happiness is a Warm Puppy - Charles Schultz

Did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month?  We are Words 2 Craft By have proud moms of a variety of shelter dogs and cats.  We want to use this month's challenge to encourage the adoption of pets from shelters.

I made this Z fold card using the Paper Cut's Triple Circle die.  Come join us in our challenge - Annie has a great set of the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs up for grabs!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Purple and Green Halloween with Lawn Fawn

I love this Lawn Fawn holiday raccoon!
 In the first version, I thought the sky was a bit too light.  I like the darker one much better.  The background was inked with Distress Inks, then stenciled with the Memory Box Garden Floral Confetti and silver Delicata ink.  I used a regular graphite pencil to color the raccoon, and Derwent watercolor pencils for the pumpkin.  The sentiment was computer generated and printed on vellum.  I' sharing this with the Cards in Envy Purple and Green and the Mod Squad Halloween Fun challenges.   Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By Happiness is a Warm Puppy challenge - Annie has a great set of Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps as the prize this month!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Gatefold Card Redo

While I liked the gate fold card that I made a week or so ago, I thought I could do better.  

Yes!  I like having more layers of the stars, and this sparkly paisley paper works well.  I am going to share this with the House of Cards gate fold challenge also.

Come play along with the Happiness is a Warm Puppy challenge over at Words 2 Craft By!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Gatefold Card

The House of Cards challenge this month is to create a gate fold card.  I haven't made many of these cards, but I really enjoyed making this one.  I used my die cutting machine a LOT, and I have more than one fold so I can enter the Scor-Pal seasonal challenge.  I do love my Scor Buddy!
The patterned paper was embossed using Darice Assorted Stars,  The "latch" was cut with Spellbinder nesting stars.  The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and stamped in Delicata silver. 

Come play along with us at W2CB!  Our October challenge is Happiness is a Warm Puppy!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

ABC, Anything But A Card

The Mod Squad Challenge this week is Anything But a Card.  Some years ago, I made boxes of gift tags for my friends and family members.  Every year since, I fill their boxes with new tags.  This challenge prompted me to get going on this year's batch.  Here are a few:
Come play along with us at W2CB Happiness is a Warm Puppy challenge.  We have a Set of Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs up for grabs!

Friday, October 14, 2016

(gah!) Pink Christmas

The Jingle Belles October challenge is Pink Christmas.  The Belles will donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each card that gets linked up.  Here is mine:

MAMBI papers, Favorite Findings snowflakes colored with a pink sharpie.  In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness, October is also Adopt a Shelter Dog month.  At Words 2 Craft By, our challenge is "Happiness is a Warm Puppy", and Annie has generously provided the Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamp set as our prize!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

W2CB - Happiness is a Warm Puppy

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.  We at W2CB are proud Mamas of a a number of rescue puppies. Here are mine:
Both Labs are from different Ohio rescue organizations.  For me, happiness truly a warm puppy!!  On to crafting fun!!
 CTMH stamps, fussy cut and Bo Bunny paper.  Join us at Words 2 Craft By, and show us your warm puppy!  Please welcome Marty to the I-Team beginning with this challenge.  Her projects are amazing and will make you bark with joy ~ please leave some love on her blog to welcome her to the pack :-)