Saturday, November 21, 2020

Week of 11/21/20 Cards


DEC20VSNMINI4 - Create your own mask

This was so fast and is the perfect gift card holder for this year. I might need to make more with Christmas paper.


DEC20VSNMINI3 - Deli & Lines

This image was already colored on my table and I know I have seen applies in my local deli so I thought it would be perfect for a quick VSN card.

I die cut the layers and found this plaid that has lines in 2 directions. Popped the image on dimensionals and added the sentiment and sequins.

Sweet Friend

DEC20VSNMINI2 - Puzzle

I die cut this puzzle and layered. Next I stamped and colored this image and fussy cut her and stamped the sentiment for her balloon.

Be Mine

DEC20VSNMINI1 - Toilet Paper Technique

IC781 - Hello Lucky - this is my Inspiration

USEIT2020 - Bag

I did the Toilet Paper BG technique and layered this red frame over it. Then I used some die cut pieces to create the Santa and finished off with this bag and the sticker.


WT819 - Dots

USEIT2020 - Patch

I used some DP and some different colored CS and layered the papers. Then I used this cute patch from my tote and added some punched snowflakes and stickles to the snowflakes.


CAS612 - Leaves

I did emboss resist using a leaf from DRS Designs for the background and sponged green over it.

Stamped this great sentiment that is perfect for this year and popped it on dimensionals and finished with sequins.


FS719 - This weeks amazing Featured Stamper! Dacia is better known around here as Creative Daze. I found this stunning Card

I have owned this flower pot die for many years and have never used it. When I saw Dacia's card I just had to pull this out and use it. I cut it out of rust and layered it on dimensionals on DP.

Next I grabbed a pile of flowers that I had already stamped and added some yellows and orange to them and shaped and layered them.

I colored some leaves with greens and shaped them and layered them under the flowers.

I added an already cut lace paper layer and tied a ribbon on.

Finished with the sentiment, prills and stickles.


2020BLITZ6 - Nugget Snowman

This is super cute! I can see making a few of these and putting them in the Diamond Ornaments and to gift to nursing homes. I am going to see if a local scout troop wants to make these for a donation.

I used paper and wrapped it around the candy and glued it. Then I hand drew in the face and used an old glove that had a hole in it for the hat. I tucked a piece of punched branch in the hat.

Nugget Snowman

MMTPT643 - Books

While trying to figure out what book would inspire me I was sitting in my craft room looking at my new stamps and saw this jeans BG stamp and just had to see what books are about Jeans. I came across one called Jesus in Jeans. Now I need to go get this book. What a great title.

I heat embossed the jeans in white on blue to get a stone washed effect. Then I stamped the sentiment and added to the card.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Week of 11/14/20 Cards


FS718 - This weeks incredibly talented Featured Stamper is Jane (janemom) She has an incredible gallery full of inspiration. I found this Gorgeous Card

Recently I have been going through my stack of stamped images trying to get them colored and on cards. I pulled out all the Christmas images and started with those first so I can use them for my cards this year. My goal for 2021 will be to get those images colored and work toward getting them used up.

I grabbed this image out of the pile of colored images when I saw Jane's Card. I changed the layout and did not add the additional framing. I popped my image up on dimensionals and added gold sequins like she had on her card.

Christmas Baubles

2020BLITZ3 - 4-in-1 Collage Background

USEIT2020 - Paperclip

I created this 4 in 1 collage background using a few different images from different companies and some fun bright colors. I needed to make some welcome cards for my friend's little pet shop and thought some fun pet stamps would be great for the technique.

I also used a paw print stencil for some added happy yellow and matted the fun background on yellow.

I finished with this dog paper clip that is in my tote of items to use up.

Doggone Sweet
2020BLITZ4 - Gingerbread Garland

I printed out the template and used a white gel pen to draw in my gingerbread houses. So much fun to just sit and draw.

Gingerbread Garland
CAS611 - Road Trip

USEIT2020 - Patch

I am still working my way through a tote full of items I am trying to use up and when I saw this cat I thought it would be perfect paired with a piece of map paper.

I cut some map paper and added a blue strip to match the blue stripe in the cat's shirt. I stamped the sentiment and used hot glue to add the cat.

MMTPT642 - open your door or windows and look outside, what do you see

Here it is fall, leaves are changing colors and falling off trees.

I cut the craft layer and embossed then added some browns to add dimension.

Next I used some scrap papers and punched some leaves. I found the acorn in my tote of items and thought it was perfect for this card.

I finished with the sentiment under the embossed panel.

Falling Leaves
FF20annsforte3 - Ink blending on black cardstock with metallic heat embossing for Christmas

This was super fun to create doing ink blending on black cardstock.

I heat embossed the tree in silver then added some distress oxides for my ink blending.

I finished with the stamped sentiment and layered.

Oh Christmas Tree
FF20luvtostampstampstamp - Fairytale Winter Wonderland Inspiration

USEIT2020 - Candle

I masked the panel and added several shades of blue. I had these already die cut candles in my tote to use up and I layered them to add dimension.

I finished with the sentiment and gems.


2020BLITZ5 - Diamond Shaped Ornament

I started off by sponging white ink on blue card stock using a TH poinsettia.

Then I created the Diamond Ornament and used a plastic Holly Leaf in my tote to decorate the top.

Diamond Ornament
FF20hbrown - Let it Snow! show me your colorful snowy creations -BUT snow/snowflakes can NOT be white

I created a mask for my card base and sponged blue in the center.

Next I heat embossed silver snowflakes and finished with the sentiment and sequins.

Holiday Snow

FF20Luvlee - Holiday Candles - candle(s) + a holiday

I stamped the red BG with the BG snowflake from DRS Designs then heat embossed in white.

Next I stamped this cute candle image and colored with copics and layered on dimensionals. I finished with the ribbon and a punched gold snowflake under the popped up sentiment.

Merry Christmas
WT818 - How Tweet it is (Use a bird)

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up my old Heartfelt Creations card kits and this one was perfect for the Ways to Use It challenge. They came stamped and cut I just needed to add color, shape and layer.

I colored the images with copics. Then I layered the images and added stickles to add some fun interest to the scene.

Thinking of You
FF20miamikel4 - Twine Inlay

I die cut this pup and used double sided tape for the bakers twine. Mounted on pink and heat embossed the sentiment.

Congrats Pup
FF20smadson - Inlaid die cut: ex: multi color/ two tone, etc.

Early in Fallidays I had die cut this same deer from this DP and from the plaid and thought perfect reverse the card for this challenge. 

Heat embossed the sentiment and done.

Merry Christmas
IC780 - Cute Tape where I found this Great Washi Tape

Believe it or not I don't own a ton of washi tape. I do have tons of paper scraps and I am happy to use them where I might need a bit of washi tape. That being said I did find some on the site today that I might just need to get. LOL!

I needed to get a few welcome cards made for the little pet shop that I donate my cards. I used all of the dog images from the stampendous set and colored them all with copics. I then cut the panels down on an angle with the die cut and added to the card bases.

I pulled out a stack of paper strips from my collection and added them to the top corner.

I finished with the heat embossed sentiment and some candy dots.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Week of 11/7/20 cards


FS717 - This weeks incredibly talented featured stamper is rdm aka Mary. I found this great CARD.

I loved the colors she used. I always love blue and white cards and her card was perfect to inspire this card.

I used my gel plate to put distress oxide inks on it then I stenciled a snowflake stencil over it with my brayer. I removed the stencil and laid a piece of cardstock on it to pick up the left over ink.

Once dry I added more blue and white stamped snowflakes and then die cut the white snowflakes.

I heat embossed the sentiment and finished with the sequins.

Season's Greetings

2020BLITZ1 - Triple Fold Card

This is for the 2020 Holiday Blitz challenge. This is a great way to use up a piece of 6 x 6 paper. I used nearly the entire sheet of the sentiment 6 x 6 and then just added scraps for the other pieces. It is a fantastic fold and really quick to make too. I might need to make a few more of this one.

Seasons Greetings

CAS610 - Shadows - use some sort of shadowing technique

FF20dini - Making Spirits Bright - depict some light source on a holiday card - sun, star, Christmas light, menorah, lantern, candle

This card was super quick as this image was on my table in a stack that needed used up sent to me in a teapot Tuesday exchange. It came from Jan (Precious Kitty) - Thank you Jan!

I added a stencil for the setting sun and sponged brown on the bottom for the ground and then yellow and oranges for the sky.

Happy Birthday

FF20dini - Making Spirits Bright - depict some light source on a holiday card - sun, star, Christmas light, menorah, lantern, candle

USEIT2020 - Many die cuts

When I saw Dina's challenge I knew I had these nativity die cuts in my tote of items I want to use up. I am also way behind in my Christmas cards and thought I would make these and clear them out of the tote.

I added several DPs to the BGs and colored the images with copics.

I stamped the sentiments and left them in the die cuts to sponge some color.

I finished the layers with some already die cut stars for my light source.



I die cut the shapes then water colored them. I sponged distress oxides for the sky and added the shapes and finished with some white gel pen for additional stars.


FF20UnderstandBlue - Mixed Media Die Cut Collage

This technique was so much fun. I hope you come join the Fallidays Fun

Holiday Wishes

MMTPT641 - Tent card or tent topper

This image was sent to me from Jan (Precious Kitty) and I thought it was perfect for the teapot Tuesday recipient. It was already colored I just cut and layered.

Little Boys

2020BLITZ2 - Die Cut Relief

I die cut the snowy background and die cut the house and ice. Used gel medium and glued down. Used black paint then gold paint and finished off with white paint.

Winter Wonderland

FF20CAKath - Thanksgiving theme

I stamped the leaves and fussy cut them. Punched the squares out of the white layer and popped the leaves and white layer on dimensionals. Finished with the sentiment and the punched bow.


FF20scraperwannabe - Buffalo plaid

I stamped the plaid BG on red CS and die cut the deer. I then die cut the deer out of the gold DP and inlaid it.

I finished with the sentiment.

Merry Christmas

WT817 - Silhouette

I just love this cowboy image. I stamped the cowboys in black and then stamped the fence and heat embossed with clear over the black ink.

I then sponged the sky with browns and grey to get the fun color. I also stamped the wood BG.


FF20JRHolbrook - Sparkly Winter Scene using dryer sheet and glitter

I used 3 different inks to color the 3 wisemen and stamped the image. Next I used a dryer sheet and glitter to add the sparkle.

I finished with the sentiment.

3 Wisemen

FF20Shoegirl - Gift Card Holder

USEIT2020 - Die cut trees

I need a bunch of gift card holders this year since we will not be seeing people for the holidays.

I used several different DPs and colored CS to create these gift card holders and while digging in my stash of items to use up I came across these already die cut trees. So I added those to the front of one of the belly bands.

Christmas Card Gift Holders

FF20Shoegirl - Gift card holder

I need several gift card holders this year and I got this super cute die cut from Impression Obession and thought it was perfect for cutting some out of red and adding a belt to make them look line Santa's.

I die cut the belt loops, added embossing and sponged some white on the belts and added white dots.


IC779 - Plaid Crafts

I am still trying to get caught up on my pet sympathy cards for my donation and came across this cute Tissue Box. What a fun craft for kids.

This image and sentiment were sent to me from Jan (Precious Kitty - Thank you Jan!) and I used this paw print DP as the BG and just came up with a quick layout. It is nice when I can just grab stuff already in my craft stash to help me quickly make cards for my donations.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Week of 10/31/20 Cards


MMTPT640 - represents how you've felt this past year (alone)

I used the scenery images from DRS Designs to create this scene and stamped the hiker and popped him up on dimensionals. I colored the scene with copics and sponged the clouds.


CAS609 - Orange

USEIT2020 - Button

I can't help but use this scarecrow again. It is the third time in a month I have used him. I just love his smile.

I stamped the 3 images and colored with copics. Embossed the orange layer and layered. I also used a button from my tote of items I am trying to get used up.


FS716 - This weeks incredibly gifted Featured Stamper is Tanya Atkisson aka orangegymnut. I found this wonderful Card

My DH thought it would be fun to give me a challenge to use this stamp set and paper collection to make a card. I had it on my desk to make a card and when I saw Tanya's card I was ready to go for meeting his challenge to me.

I stamped the lilies twice and colored one in blue and purple and one in white.

I moved the ribbon placement down to under the image and popped the image up on dimensionals and added the bows.

I added the sentiment on a strip and layered the papers.

F4A558 - It Is Coming Soon

MIX405 - Thanks for the Compliment

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations Card kit

I thought this card kit that I am trying to use up from Heartfelt Creations was perfect for today's challenge and one more done.

I colored the birds, branches and holly with copics. Shaped the items and layered using dimensionals.

I finished off with some stickles.

Christmas Blessings
WT816 - Spooked. Ghosting technique using white ink/black/colour and/or also alcohol inks/stamps. Also link to SCS Versamark ghosting technique. Will suggest cobwebs, brooms, witches, fairies but anything goes.

I used the ghosting technique on both of these pet sympathy cards. On the first card I used paw prints over the rainbow colors and the second card I used a tree.

I die cut a couple of dogs and added the sentiments.

Pet Sympathy
IC778 - Beijos where I found this gorgeous Peony

USEIT2020 - Heartfelt Creations card kit

I am trying to use up my remaining Heartfelt Creations card kits and when I saw those flowers I just knew I needed to grab this kit.

I colored the flowers and leaves and shaped them. Added sponging to the layers and layered the die cuts and finished with the flower on the top.

Birthday Flower