Saturday, December 3, 2016

Paper Pumpkin October 2016

Fall is totally full blown over here with all the rain. So it has been so hard to get some good pictures of my creations!

I had a lot of fun with Paper Pumpkin for October 2016 and this is what I came up with:

This card is actually a shaker card, but its hard to see the sequins when the card stands up!

Hope you liked them!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Hello Fall

I was having fun with watercolors, (why not!) and brainstorming for thanksgiving cards, and this is what I came up with.

I love the contrast where the wet color touched the dry color; really neat. Plus being messy is fun!

Then I added a little gold thread for some bling and called it done! Hope you like it and have a great day!

Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Watercolor paper
Ink: Old Olive, Hello Honey, Real Red, Cajun Craze, Staz On Jet Black
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, For All Things
Washi Label Punch
Gold Thread

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Last Minute Halloween

I have a couple more last minute Halloween cards to share with you before I begrudgingly admit that October is over.

This one is really simple, but it highlights the candy corn very well from the Jar of Haunts stamp set. it took me a while to stamp them and then color them in, but it was worth it! SO cute!

This one looks a lot like my post from a couple days ago, but a little more typical Halloween colors. 

I really like how this one turned out! I wanted to make a card that showed off more of the Wisteria Wonder color, and I think it looks good. Simple, but good.

Alright, I guess Halloween is over. Fine.

Now onto Thanksgiving and Fall cards! Woohoo!

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Orange Glitter Paper, Basic Black, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder
Stamps: Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun, Gorgeous Grunge
Oval Framelits
Banner Triple Punch
Hello You Thinlets

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pumpkin Fun

I really got into the Jar of Haunts pumpkin and I made two cute cards:

I used the blender pens to shade in the pumpkin. I think it adds dimension and interest. I added the little spider for a bit of spook! I think, depending on the sentiment, either one could be Halloween, Thanksgiving, or a Fall card. Hope you like them. Enjoy your last couple days of October!

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Jar of Haunts, Spooky Fun
Layering Ovals Framelits
Brick Wall Embossing Folder

Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Washi

I really like the Halloween Themed washi tape that Stampin' Up came out with this year! Especially the shiny bats! This is a really simple card and I used the stamps from the September Paper Pumpkin kit too!

Hope you like it!

Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Paper Pumpkin Sept 2016
Halloween Night Designer Washi Tape

Saturday, October 15, 2016


The countdown to Halloween continues! Here is another card I made using the Spooky Fun set. I really wanted to come up with something that used the ghosts and gravestones. I think it turned out pretty cute.

I used the embossing folder just on the top to make it a night sky. Hope you like it!

Paper: Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Smokey Slate
Stamps: Spooky Fun
Halloween Scenes Edgelits
Layering Ovals Framelits
Lucky Stars Embossing Folder
Black Pen

Monday, October 10, 2016

WWYS #85 Challenge Spooky Fun

I love the Spooky Fun stamp set by Stampin' Up and I have made a bunch of cards with it. So of course I had to enter this week's What Would You Stamp Challenge #85.

This is actually one of my favorites! Simple and cute.

Cross your fingers for me and have a great day!

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Jet Black Staz On
Stamps: Spooky Fun
Halloween Scenes Edgelits
Layering Oval Thinlets
Black Bakers Twine

Friday, October 7, 2016

Paper Pumpkin September 2016

The Paper Pumpkin journey continues!

This kit was getting you ready for fall and halloween so of course I was super excited to open it! The original plan is to make little candy tube with tags. Cute idea, but I was not thrilled with the tags as most of it was already printed. There was very little stamping options.

Now let me tell you what I love ... the pumpkin stamp! It is so cute!! It is a layering stamp so it takes a couple stamps to make one pumpkin, but I'm in love. I think the the whole box is worth it just for the little pumpkin!

Anyway, this is what I came up with:

Apparently I had a theme going! I hope you like the cards and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WWYS #84 Ghoulish Grunge

I really, really love the new stamp set Ghoulish Grunge and it is the basis for the What Would You Stamp Challenge #84.

It is very versatile and can be used as a really good background stamp. Here is what I came up with (Halloween themed, of course).

Hubby said this was his favorite :) Hope they do too at the challenge!

Paper: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey
Ink: Staz On Jet Black, Smokey Slate
Stamps: Ghoulish Grunge, Gorgeous Grunge, Recollections Haunted

Monday, October 3, 2016

Trick or Treat - PP #315 Challenge

The challenge today is from The Paper Players #315. Here is the sketch:

This is a theme challenge. Since Halloween is the best theme, I had to submit! So, I came up with this fun card. The washi tape from Stampin' Up is so cute this year so I made it stand out in this card.

The bats are not upside down, they are just flying that direction :P

Hope you enjoy and are getting in the spooky spirit like me!

Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive
Stamps: Spooky Fun, Craftsmart Stamp
Halloween Night Designer Washi Tape

Saturday, October 1, 2016

PCC Challenge #213

Happy October 1st! We are getting so close to my favorite holiday of the year, Halloween! The colors, smells and the feel of fall are getting stronger. So exciting!

Here is the sketch for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #213. Cute idea! I love these challenges. They really help you get creative.

Here is my card:

I really like the Spooky Fun bundle from Stampin Up. I made several cards, you will see soon!

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Jet Black Staz On
Stamps: Spooky Fun
Halloween Scenes Edgelits
Layering Oval Framelits
Halloween Night Designer Washi Tape

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Olive Oak Celebrate

Watercolor is so fun! It's not just for kids anymore. I made a couple cards when I got on this watercolor kick, but I am just going to show you one for now (this one is my favorite).

I love this card so much and I had a great time making it! I hope you like it too!

Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Staz On Black, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Good Greetings
Silver Thread
Washi Label Punch
Circle Punch

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Sunshine

I've used this set a couple times because I just can't get enough of the Sunshine Sayings bundle! I also really like how this color combination turned out. Not too bright. I used the Versamark ink for the background design. Enjoy!

Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: So Saffron, Real Red, Versamark
Stamps: Sunshine Sayings, Balloon Celebration
Sunshine Wishes Dies
Washi Label Punch

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Paper Pumpkin June 2016

Whew! I'm finally getting this post out! I actually had a lot of fun doing this project (while re-watching all the Star Wars movies!).

Here is the original project plan:

But, I wanted to make it my own ... so here's what I came up with:

Cute, right? I had a lot of fun with this months Project Pumpkin. I love the stripes especially. Plus anything with sparkly sequins is always fun in my book!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

TGIF Challenge #73

This challenge is really cool! I love using negative space to enhance a card. Here is the challenge graphic for TGIF this week:

You can check out the challenge at TGIF. The cards their team came up with are super cute!!

Here is my submission. I thought it turned out pretty cute even though it is really simple.

I really love how the gold washi tape looks like behind the "happy". I think I got a pretty good picture of it too! Hope you like it and have a great day!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

CYCI Challenge #138

My first challenge! I came across this challenge from Can You Case It?

They do a challenge every Sunday.

This came at a perfect time since I finally started catching up on some projects including my Paper Pumpkin subscription boxes (I still have a few to do!) So, this post is also a sneak peek of the June 2016 Paper Pumkin post!

Here it is!

As usual I did not follow the original design that came with the Paper Pumpkin subscription. I made it my own, a la me!

I hope you like it!

Saturday, September 17, 2016


I love the Sunshine Sayings Bundle from Stampin' Up and I couldn't wait to try it out!

I absolutely adore it when they come out with die cuts that are whole words. It really makes the card pop when you can add 3D elements, especially when they are the words.

I wanted to keep it simple so I just used a couple colors. Then I cut my dimensionals down really small to fit behind the words.

Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky
Ink: Staz On Black, Soft Sky, Versamark
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Sunshine Sayings
Sunshine Wishes Thinlets

Just for You

I made this card for a competition at the Stampin' Up Extravaganza. I did not win, but I had fun with it anyway. Plus all the cards were donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charity at the end.

I really had fun with the watercolor paper. Makes me feel like a kid again! I hope you like it!

Paper: Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Mint Macaron, So Saffron, White Pigment Ink
Stamps: Botanical, Gorgeous Grunge
Smokey Slate Embossing Powder
Mini Staples

Saturday, July 2, 2016

For Being You

I am rediscovering my love for Versamark Ink. It really adds a lot to a card without overwhelming it. So simple and classy!

This card I made for a co-worker and she really liked it! Sometimes you make the best cards by sticking to basic colors. 

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Staz On Jet Black, Versamark,
Stamps: Remarkable You,
Hello You Thinlets Dies
Washi Tape Punch
Black Dots
Mini Staples