Monday, October 31, 2016

Retro Baby Card

Hello! Today I have a retro baby card to share with you! I'm sure they still make this toy in a more modern form but I can remember my brother having one of these when he was little! Along with the phone that had moving eyes when you pulled it across the floor! The original 1st "eye" phone (seen those memes all over Facebook!).  Guess I'm showing my age now! Anyway this was a fun card to make an a good way to use up scraps. I used my SU word window punch to make my "rings". added lots of texture with the 3 different embossing folders. Made a couple extra "toys" to turn into cards later while I was at it. Challenges I'm entering are listed below. Thanks for stopping by an have a great day!

~ Challenges ~
Crafty Friends Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge ~ Embossing Wet or Dry
Paper Play Sketches ~ Sketch #19

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Chickadee Ornament

Hello! What a Gorgeous day we are having here in south central PA! Sunny and 75, hummm isn't that a country song by Joe Nichols??!! LOL Anyway I went out to take a picture of my card an think I will have to go back out again after I finish this blog post. I was planning to make cards today but this is likely to be the last 80 degree day for a long while. Kinda hate to waste it so to speak by being indoors. Maybe I'll go sit an watch all the chickadee's at my feeders an read a book instead?!!

My card uses on of the chickadee's from Impression Obsession. They have several different ones, think I own like 3 of them? Maybe I'll dig out the other two an make it a trio of Christmas Joy! Anyway enough rambling for now, challenges I'm entering are listed below. Thanks for taking the time to visit an come back again soon!

~ Challenges ~
52{Christmas} Card Throwdown ~ Pick a previous sketch I choose April 2013
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas ~ Anything Christmas goes
Crafting by Designs ~ Christmas

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hello Friend

Today's card uses a Penny Black image......can't remember the name of it at the moment though! Made it more of a Fall like card with the colors I used. These little hedgies always make me smile! Challenges I'm entering are listed below. Thanks for stopping by!

 ~ Challenges ~
Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Autumn/Fall colors
Penny Black and More Challenge ~ Autumn (Inspiration Picture)
Animal Friends Challenge ~ Fall/Halloween

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Christmas Peace

Hello! Today I have a pretty clean and simple card to share with you! I left my embossing folder do most of the work. I just added a sentiment from Paper Inspirations called Christmas Peace, some nail heads and some acrylic type snowflakes that I had found on clearance in the Christmas section at Walmart last year. Red, White and Black has always been one of my favorite color combos. It's so classy and elegant looking. Challenges I am entering are listed below. Thanks for stopping by an hope you come back again soon!

~ Challenges ~
SCS Falliday Fest ~ What's Your Texture
52 Christmas Card Throwdown ~ Embossing
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Christmas Joy

Hello! Today's card uses the lovely Cardinal from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Christmas Joy set. I just love how realistic this image is. I added some glitter to my branch to make it look like snow. Nothing like seeing a bright red cardinal on a snowy day! The challenges I am entering are listed below. Thanks for stopping by an come back again soon.

~ Challenges ~
Allsorts Challenge Blog ~ Sparkle and Shine
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge ~ Snow and/or Snowman
SCS Falliday Fest ~ Snowy Leaves

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Hello! It's Tuesday so that means its time for another great sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches! We are sponsored this week by our very own Debbie with a Christmas stamp set from Graphic 45 called Twas the Night Before Christmas. Thanks Debbie!

I have lots of texture going on with my card this week! I added a close up picture to show all the detail. The poinsettia is from Gina K's Year of Flowers. It is embossed in gold on pink card stock an then sponged with some Tim Holtz Spun Sugar ink. I added some gold pearls to the center to finish it off. Layered it on top of some burlap, pink twine and some MS branch punches. The Noel sentiment is a wooden tag that I had found last year at Target in the $1 spot. I Love how this one turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by.

~ Challenges ~
SCS Falliday Fest ~ Pink Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges ~ #46 Anything Goes
In The Pink Challenge ~ #105 Ribbon and/or Bows

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hard Candy Christmas

Hello! Today's card uses a Beccy's Place digital image. It must be a retired one because I couldn't find it in her store or in the freebies link on her blog? This picture doesn't do it justice.... the colors match perfectly in real life. I went with red, white and green for this one but I did color one up in just red and white with a black pot for a future card! Challenges are listed below. Thanks for stopping by an have a great day!

 ~ Challenges ~
Beccy's Place ~ October Challenge
SCS Falliday Fest ~ Hard Candy Christmas

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Apple Time

Hello! Today's card has me hungry for some Apple Crisp! Think I may have to make some this week for sure. I used one of my favorite embossing folders of all time (right after my swiss dots one that is! ) from Stampin Up. It reminds me of a basket so thought it would go perfectly with this image. Challenges I'm entering are listed below. Thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
Sketch Saturday ~ Week #435
SCS Falliday Fest ~ It's Apple Time
Creative Knockouts ~ #164 Embossing

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Give Thanks

Hello!! Today's card uses my favorite tree stamp of all time! It's a Stampin Up classic. I used different colored inks to make it a fall card instead of the more traditional green tree. I love how it turned out. I over layed  it with a Verve scripture stamp, this was a past Mojo sketch also. Challenges I'm entering are listed below. Thanks for stopping by an have a great day!

 ~ Challenges ~
SCS Falliday Fest ~ Colors of Fall
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #175 ~ Shades of Autumn
Paper Craft Crew Challenges ~ Fall into Fall

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Flower Box Kitty

Hello! Today's card uses a free digi from Sliekje Digi Stamps. If you've never checked out her blog you should! She draws the cutest images an they are all free! You just need to look thru her blog posts to find them. Well worth the visit in my opinion! I still had a scrap of this lovely plaid paper on my table so went with that when I colored up this cute image. Challenges are listed below. Thanks for stopping by!

 ~ Challenges ~
Digi Choosday Challenges ~ Anything goes
Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge 22 ~ Anything digital goes
SCS Falliday Fest ~ For the Love of Pets

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Happy Holly Days

Hello! Today I have some exciting news to share with you!! I've been asked to join the Tuesday Morning Sketches Design Team!! I'm so excited! I'd been enjoying playing along with their sketches off an on for the past few months and now I get to do it every week as a team member. I sure hope you will come an play along with us. The stamp I used is unknown? Wood mounted rubber with no name on it?  Challenges I'm entering are listed below. Thanks for stopping by an I hope you come back again soon!

 ~ Challenges ~
Christmas Card Challenge #45 ~ Anything Christmas/Optional color challenge
SCS Falliday Fest ~ Happy Holly Days (use Holly leaves and berries)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown ~ Christmas Critters
Tuesday Morning Sketches #374

Friday, October 14, 2016


Hello! Today I have a monochromatic Thanksgiving card to share with you. I used a Hero Arts wheat stamp and the sentiment is from DRS Designs. I added some twine an a button to finish it off. List of challenges is listed below. Thanks for stopping by an have a great day!

 ~ Challenges ~
{PIN}spirational Challenge #176
SCS Falliday Fest Challenge ~ Thanksgiving card with Wheat
One Stitch at a Time #272 ~ Anything goes Monochromatic

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cart Full of Wishes

Hello!! Today's card uses an Inky Antics image that I colored ages ago with my Prismacolor pencils. I added a heart brad to my wheel center. I'm really LOVING this new 6x6 perfectly plaid paper pad that I got recently. It's from Lawn Fawn. I used my paper crimper on the little strip of card stock and added some twine and buttons on top of it. Added a sentiment and cut it out with my first set of "stitched" dies. Think I might have to add more of these to my wish list! List of challenges I'm entering are listed below. Thanks for stopping by an hope you come back again soon!

 ~ Challenges ~
Tuesday Morning Sketches ~ #373
SCS Falliday Fest Challenges ~ Birthday card with Wrinkles
Craft Rocket Challenge ~ Happy Birthday

Monday, October 10, 2016

Newsprint Thanks

Hello!! Today I have a Fall Thank you card to share with you. I think this is my favorite oak leaf stamp ever? It's from Just for Fun stamps and it's so much fun to color. I Love pairing them with twine bows. My MME newsprint paper did most of the work so I just added a die cut thanks from Hero's Art to finish it off! Love how it turned out. Challenges I am entering it in are listed below. Thanks so much for stopping by!

 ~ Challenges ~
Lawnscaping Challenge ~ Photo Inspiration
Cuttlebug Mania ~ Thanks/Thank You
SCS Falliday Fest Challenge ~ Start Spreadin' the News ( use newsprint and Fall)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Pink Christmas

Hello! Got a chance to play with some challenges this weekend! This card uses the Tuesday Morning Sketches #372. It's was a quick an easy one this week! It's also for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge ~ #227 Branch Out and the Jingle Belles Challenge ~ (gah!) Pink Christmas.  Hope to have a lot more cards to post soon, the Falliday Fest starts today over at Splitcoaststampers an runs till the end of the month! Thanks for stopping by an check back soon!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Sweet Baby Girl

Hello! Today I have a baby card to share with you using the sketch from WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge S2816. It's also for the Sweet Stampin" Challenge ~ Babies. My little giraffe matches much better in person just couldn't get it to show in my picture. Thanks for stopping by an have a great day!

Sunday, October 2, 2016


I'm back again! Just had to get another card in for the Tuesday Morning Sketch #371 before it ended! It's also for the Aloha Friday Challenge #81~ Birthday and the Craftaholics R US Challenge ~ Any type of Birthday card or tag. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hello!! My card is for this past weeks Tuesday Morning Sketch #371. At first I was a little stumped at what I wanted to do but I ended up making 5 cards with it. This seemed to be the most popular of the people I asked to pick. I might post 1 or 2 of the other ones later? It's also for The Ribbon Girl Challenge ~Anything Goes with Ribbon.Thanks so much for stopping by!