Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Good morning! I'm here to share my last card before Thanksgiving. This one was done with the Stamp of the Month for September from Close to My Heart. I used my water color pencils to color him in then fussy cut him out. I think he is so cute! I popped him up and added some raffia behind him and as a bow to give him the feel of being in the "leftover garden" after Harvest. I hope you like him, and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I am so very Thankful for all of you! Happy Thanksgiving!
Supplies- Close To My Heart: SOTM "Fall Favorites", Label: Stampin' Up "Day of Gratitude" stamp, Inside sentiment: Inkadinkadoo "Harvest Expressions"

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Raking the Leaves?!

Hello everyone! I'm back with another Fall card for you. No pumpkins this time! Remember when you were young and Mom or Dad sent you outside to rake leaves? I know I always did alot less raking and alot more playing,hiding, jumping into the leaves than was probably allowed! That is what inspired this card. That and something I saw on Pinterest. Here in Alabama we are still in the Fall season. The leaves are just starting to turn color and fall. Some are still green and growing! I know some of you have already had your first snowfall, and if you know me than you know how I miss the snow. That's another season that I really love. I guess because I grew up in it for part of my childhood and have many fond memories of sleding, ice skating, snowman making, etc. I would most likly dread it now that I am an adult and would have to deal with the other aspects of winter in the North! Anyhoo, I hope you are not too busy getting ready for Thankgiving to enjoy the Fall while it lasts! I'll be back tomorrow to share one last Autunm/Fall/Thanksgiving card with you. Thanks for looking!
Supplies- Maple leaves: Give a Hoot, Oak and small leaves: Straight from the Nest,Stamping on leaves: Stampin' Up "Gently Falling" set, Face: Studio 112 "Expressions", Inside leaf: Tim Holtz Sizzix "Tattered Leaves" die, Sentiments: Rub-ons from my stash.

Monday, November 19, 2012

One last Pumpkin!

Hey Ya'll! This is the very last pumpkin card in the series, I promise! This is another new stamp that I had never used. I did some masking and made the small pumpkin on the tag a different color than the background then cut it out. I wanted just a little more dimension so I cut another pumpkin for the large one and glued it on top. I added some burlap for the rustic feel then decided it needed a bit of bling, so I added the tulle bow and topped it with the circle sentiment from my stash. I think it turned out pretty good considering that I really didn't have any idea what I was going to do with it when I started! Thanks for taking a peek!
Supplies- Tag stamp: Close To My Heart "Backdrop-Charmed", Large pumpkin: Sizzix "Pumpkin Spice" die, Burlap: Canvas Corp, Circle sentiment: Recollections, Inside sentiment: Inkadinkadoo "Harvest Expressions"

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Hello! Back with two more cards, and this one has pumpkins too! Can you tell I like pumpkins? This is a stamp that I bought last year and forgot that I had. I used some watercolor pencils to color it in and made a tiny little pumpkin with a button and some memory thread I left the inside blank( I'm sure I was already thinking about the next one). I had fun playing with my "colors" on this one, and I hope you enjoy it.
This one was done in a flash! The embossed image was given to me by a friend last year and was in my stash. I made a quick card to match the pumpkins, tied on a bow, stamped the sentiment and glued it all down. Simple Simon! I'm working on Christmas cards now, so you should see some of those after Thanksgiving. Thanks for looking!
Supplies- Top card: Stampin' Up "Loads of Love" and "Loads of Love Accessories" sets, Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Hey Sugar" line. Bottom card: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Close to My Heart: Sentiment Backdrop-Charmed Stamp.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Hello everyone! I thought I would share this quick card with you today. It seems that I went so long without creating that once the plug was pulled I haven't been able to stop,LOL! I have so many new stamps that I haven't used, I'm trying to play "catch up". This is one of those stamps. The label was cut with a die I purchased from S.U. awhile back and is the same color as the mat on the inside.I don't know what went wrong with the camera there! Probably the "operator"! The bow is some vintage seam binding , and the stickpin I made myself with a cute little button I had in my stash. Easy-peasy, once I flipped the label and re-stamped the pumpkin in the background since I smeared it the first go-round. Then I had to cut another card because I layed the first one in my ink! I'm tellin' you, It just doesn't do for me to have to many items laying on my table at the same time! I try to clean up as I go, but on this day I had 3 or 4 cards layed out with everything I needed to make each one come together! Ideas in the making! Are you a cluttered crafter or a "put it away as you go" crafter like me? I'll be back in a couple of days with another card for you. Thanks for looking and listening to me ramble!
Supplies- Pumpkins: Close to My Heart stamp "So Grateful", Label: Stampin' Up Framelit "Labels", Inside border stamp: Recollections, Inside sentiment: CTMH rub-on "Mischeif"

Monday, November 12, 2012

Get Well

Hey Ya'll! Quick post as I am off to see my Dad who has come home from the hospital. I decided to make him a get well card to lift his spirits a bit. I've always wanted to do one like this, but just never had the opprotunity. It's smaller than I wanted (2 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded), but I didn't want it to look too fat or too long. I also had to make a special envelope for it. Oh, I also padded the middle just a little bit! The whole thing from start to finish took about an hour. Now that he is home, I should have time to get crafty soon with some Harvest/Thankgiving cards and then start on some Christmas. Thanks for peeking!
Supplies- Bandaid Card, RX, and Envelope: Wild Card, Owie: B is For Boy, Needle and Stethescope: Everyday Paper Dolls, Small bandaid: Hand drawn, Sentiment: Design Runner

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dog Bisquits

Hello everyone! It is such a beautiful day today, and cooler too! I love it! My Dad has been in the hospital for a couple of weeks now, so I really haven't had time to create. I did want to show you this dog bisquit can that I made before Halloween. We have three dogs and my Mother and sister-in-law are always giving us the leftover bisquits and treats that their small (spoiled) dogs won't eat. My dogs will eat just about anything you give them, so they are always happy when we get a "care package". Any hoo, I needed some thing to keep them in and just happened to have an empty coffee can to work with, so I did a little re-cycling! It took less than an hour to create, and works perfectly for all those small treats that were taking up real estate in my washroom. Hope you enjoy looking, and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies- Lettering on first panel: Don Juan, Second panel: Paper Pups, Third panel: Block Party, Lid: Stickers by Jolee

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Birthday

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a haunted Halloween!! My Hubby is a "Boo Baby" so we celebrated with a party. Cake and ice cream, Trick or Treating, the hole nine yards! I just wanted to show you his card that I made for him. He is real big into Harley Davidson and motorcycles in general, so when this stamp set became available I just had to get it! I stamped and fussy cut all the images on the front. The silver mat was done with a texture plate, and I used some black detail embossing powder for the bike. Thanks for looking!
Supplies- Stamped images: Close To My Heart "Born To Ride", Texture Plate: Sizzix "Diamonds".