Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vroom, Zoom, Roar!

     Can you say masculine card with snippets.  I struggle sometimes with making manly cards.  My good stamping friend brought over her vintage car stamps (Crafty Secrets?) and her sprocket dies for me to use.  I cut as many as I could with all the scraps on my desk.  My embossed background is also gears, and is from Darice.  The embossed background is shaped using a template from Hot Off The Press.  I added some amber gems for a bit of sparkle.  The card base is Sweet Corn from Gina K. Designs.  Coloring was done with Copics, and I sponged on some grey ink to bring out the embossing.

     I would like to enter this at Pixie's Snippets Playground #147, where it is all snippets, all the time!  Check out this great challenge, because we all have lots of bits to use up!

     It has been a busy, busy week, so I am glad to get back in the craft room.  A fall chill is in the air, and it sounds like a cold rainy week ahead.  Just glad it is rain and not the white stuff!  Thanks for the visit!

Friday, October 17, 2014

There is a Chill in the Air

     Happy Friday, Flair friends.  Today I would like to share a card that just kind of happened.  I was playing with watercolors and the background was created.  Then I pulled out a very old shadow stamp and brushed it with some paint to get the soft block images.  I still thought the background was lacking, so I did a snowflake stamp with Versamark, to add a faint image.  I stamped a different snowflake in Versafine ink over the boxed, and gave them sparkle with a Stardust pen.  I then free handed the dots and dashes around the boxes.  All I had to do was add my sentiment, and a few lavender pearls.

     I would like to enter this over on the Unity blog for Friends with Flair, this week.  My card uses stamps from the September 2014 Unity KOM. 

     Here is to another fantastic fall weekend.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 10, 2014

My Unity Post

     Well, we made it another Friday.  Boy, am I glad it's here.  This was a week full of all kinds of "stuff".  Some was good, and some not so much.  :(  One thing that always makes me happy is time in my stamp room.  It is extra fun when the new Unity KOM arrives.  October's kit is holiday friendly.

     This week I decided to use this sweet mitten stamp from the kit.  I am actually making four of these since I like it so much. I started by finding this silver and navy piece of designer paper.  It is a 12x12 from my scrapbooking days.  I cut it in quads, as I am doing with all my small print 12x12.  Next I cut bases in Gina K. "In the Navy" card stock.  The silver card is a metallic from The Paper Company.  I punched snowflakes with an MS punch and added shimmer with diamond Stickles.  Coloring is with Copic markers and sponging is SU Smoky Slate.

     This will be entered in the weekly Friends with Flair link ups.  If you have the chance, please visit for inspiration.  Thanks for the visit.  Have a fabby fall weekend.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Die.

     What could be better than the perfect sea gulls to add into a beach scene.  I was playing with some Twinkling H2O's, watercolors, and inks.  The background sort of just happened on this scrap of water color paper.  I also saw this stamp set sitting on my desk, as it had recently been borrowed by a friend.  Add in a few scraps of white card to make the seagulls, Viola!  The new die is from Impression Obsession, and they were fun to watercolor! The stamps are from Flourishes, and the set is called Beach Life.  I did distress my edges, and the card base is from SU!

     I think I will do a second entry over at Scrapy Land, for their Challenge #3 to use dies that they carry.

     I will also enter this over at Pixie's Snippets Playground #145, where it is all snippets, all the time.  Love that challenge!

     I am so lucky to also be able to add this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is to use water colors!

     Unless another challenge pops up today, that is it for me!  Have a wonderful hump day, and thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Friday Flair!

     Today's card is created using the September Unity KOM.  I do believe that this dragonfly stamp is one of my very favorites from the kit.  The only stamp used on here that is not Unity, is the foam sunflower that I used to make this background using Gelatos.  A little sponging, a few Copic markers, and a tiny squirt of Stickles, that's it!  I did distress the edges.  It's very CAS.

     Please be sure to check out all of the fantastic posts that are linked for Friends with Flair.  There is some amazing inspiration to be viewed!  Have a fun fall weekend!

Thursday, October 2, 2014


     Many of our citizens, whether they are senior or otherwise, tend to travel or live in travel trailers.  Ahh, what a life!  I had an aunt and uncle that lived in one shaped like this, and colored pink,  for 6 months out of every year.  At first chill, they made the annual trek to the Florida Keys.

     This is my card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is called "Transport" this week.

     My stamp set used is from Art Impressions, as well as my little grass stamp, which is one of my "go to's".  I used a bright red card base, and designer paper from Crate Paper and their Farmhouse collection.  Coloring was done with Copic markers, and sponging was done with SU! inks.  My little clouds are die cuts from Memory Box.

     I have so many friends that are just about retirement age, and I am sure this card will come in handy for just such an occasion.

     I would also like to link this up over at ScrapyLand for their challenge #3, to use one of the listed die companies.  Thanks, Carol!  Mine is the puffy clouds from MB.

     Thanks for visiting.  The weekend will be here again before you know it.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Using Those Snippets!

     I recently saw a fantastic background created out of scraps, and the word window punch from SU!  It's not hard to do, it just take a little time.  I also used a fairly new stamp set from TPC called Yarn Crafts.  I found this at Big Lots for $2, and I was really excited because it came to live here just in time for my DIL's birthday.  She recently got serious about knitting.

     For my embellishment, I used some American Craft twine, mini pearls, a button, and a punch from another SU! punch called Petite Petals.

     I would like to enter this at Pixie's Snippets Playground, and also over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes, this week.

     It's not quite Hump Day, but make the best of the week ahead!

Monday, September 29, 2014

What a Boy!

     Here is that moment when the tractor decides to come back through the pumpkin patch, pulling the hayride.  Just had to share the large version of this photo.  Brian came to visit us this weekend, but had to leave bright and early Sunday morning to meet his twin cousins, Ella and Grace, for some apple picking, and pumpkin adventures. 

     It looks like a good time was had by all!  Hope you had a fantastic fall weekend.  Thanks for the visit.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Yippie! It's FwF time!

     Hi everyone!  Friends with Flair was loaded a little late today, but us die hard fans will not miss a beat!  Yay, Unity!

     Todays card is a sweet thank you that I sent to a dear friend who sent me one of her Layers of Life sets as a gift.  It is called Becoming Who I am.

     Supplies used are kraft card stock, washsi tape, a burlap tag, buttons, a brad, plus some glossy Accents.  I used assorted inks, including Distress ink.

     That is it for me, as it is getting late in the day.  Have a great start to your weekend, and thanks for the visit!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Celebrating Birthdays.

     Today is the birthday of two of my dear friends.  What are the odds that a husband and wife team share the same day?  Well, such is the story of Carol L., and her hubby Butch!  Carol is not only a IRL friend, but also a stamping buddy and blogging friend.

     Here is the card that I made for Carol, and the funny thing is that she saw it laying on my work space and told me she loved it.  I had cased it from a card I saw on Pinterest.  It uses Unity and SU! stamps, with an assortment of inks and punches.  The ribbon I used is one of my very favorites.  I also used the ever popular Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug folder and an iridescent gem..

     The card for Butch is a sponged scenic background, with a stamped giraffe (unknown).  I framed the giraffe with a tall grass die from Sweet n' Sassy die.  My sentiment is from SU!.  Again it is an assortment of inks.

     I hope they both have a wonderful day!  If you have a sec, please stop over and wish them a happy day!  Thank you for stopping around.

     I would like to enter these over at Pixie's Snippets Playground, where the challenge is always to use up our bits!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


     Today I would like to share a little watercolor that I did for absolutely no reason.  I saw a technique where you stamp your image with light Distress Ink.  I slowly wet and worked the image that was stamped in Antique Linen.  The bird stamp is from Heartfelt Creations, and I have had it for ages.

     I used some scraps of papers from my stash, a couple of brads, and a Xyron/Spellbinders Shapez die to cut out my birds.

     Just a quick post, and I am glad to share!  Thanks for the visit.

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Little Embossing

     This week just zoomed by, and there was not much crafting time to be had.  I was going through my card stock scraps, and these two colors landed next to each other on my desk top..... hmmmm.  That is how my Friends with Flair snippets card was born.

     Cranberry and lime green, who would have thought.  I punched the tiny banners and heart using SU! punches. I also used a SU! scallop punch for my little border.   My sentiment and image are both from the September KOM at Unity, and silver embossed.  What a lovely Jacobean flower!  I added a bit of paper piecing with the same scraps as my punches.  For embellishments, I used silver sequins and pearls, and a couple of silver mini brads.  My little heart is coated in glossy accents (sorry it is not showing up).

     So after all that, I went back and added a bow in lime green.... can't decide, so here are both.

I would like to enter this card at:

Pixie's Snippets Playground #142-  Use up those scraps

Unity Friends with Flair-  weekly link

     Always happy for your visits.  The weather is changing here in PA, and it won't be long before the leaves color
and fall.  My favorite time of year!