Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oh Silent Night


It is that time again, I can't believe the holidays are coming up, where does the time go.  I used my cloud mask and sponged the background design then die cut the trees and used Glossy Effects to outline the edges and then sprinkled Recollections Snow glitter to give them a little dimension.  I added some Viva Decor glass effect gel to the windows of the house and also used different colors to add the decorations.  I used Glossy Effects to the truck even through you can't really tell.  I used my Fiskars Deckle scissors for the snow bank and added the carolers and a little Viva Decor for there hats and books.

Materials:
Memory Box - Village House
Impression Obesssion - Fir Trees,  Carolers & Classic Truck
Taylored Expressions - Cloud Border Die
Spellbinders Matting Basics B 5 X 7
Fiskars Deckle scissors
Viva Decor Glass Effect Gel, various colored pens

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Winters Delight



Greetings to everyone stopping by for a visit.  It is so hard to take a good picture of an all white design.   I just purchased the fun Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die what a delightful concept.  I think they add a lovely effect to the rolling hills which I die cut using glitter card stock.  I used Glossy Accents on the trees and then added a sprinkling of Michael's brand Recollections Extra Fine Snow Glitter.   For the rain drops I used Glass Effects and it really makes fun dots.

Materials:
Memory Box Woodland Deer & Grand Oak Tree
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees
Viva Decor Glass Effects
Glossy Accents
Recollections Extra Fin Snow Glitter
Spellbinders Matting Basics B 5 X 7

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gathering Nuts


Here in the Northwest the weather has been windy with lots of rain.  There are so many leaves on the ground now I have given up raking them.  My hope is that we will have a huge wind storm and they will blow in someone else's yard.

Today's card is a fun Autumn design, I inked the clouds, really I am not very good.  I added some leaves and apples to the tree then tucked some pumpkins into the grass and attached the fence and squirrels.

Materials:
Memory Box - Grand Alder Tree, Perfect Pumpkins & Puffy Clouds
Poppy Stamps - Picket Fence
Impression Obsession - Oak Leaves & Rake, Bushel of Apples & Squirrel Set
Spellbinders Matting Basics B 5 x 7

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Autumn Greetings


Hello everyone, today's design was quick and easy to create.  I die cut the Grand Madison Door using a cream colored card stock and then created a wreath using the Spellbinders circles ( 1⅞″ & 1⅜″) together.  I then attached punched oak leaves and a few pumpkins.  The door knob is Viva Decor orange pen. The corners were Impression Obsession Brick House roof eves. The sentiment was printed off my computer.

It is that time of the year when taking a picture of my cards never turns out well.

Spellbinders Standard Circles Larges ( 1⅞″ & 1⅜″)
Impression Obsession Brick House
Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Door
Memory Box Perfect Pumpkins
Punch Bunch Oak Leaf

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn Harvest

For better details click on picture.

Greetings everyone, today's design was made using leftover die cuts.  I tucked some pumpkins into the cornucopia, apples in the basket, a fence, rake and tree branch behind the gourds and added some fun leaves and flowers.

Materials:
Punch Bunch Oak leaf punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals
Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder (pumpkin)
Impression Obsession Oak Leaves and Rake, Wide Tree, Tiny Flowers, Bushel Of Apples, Cornucopia & Fence Trio Die Set
Martha Stewart Pumpkin punch
Memory Box Perfect Pumpkins

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Midnight Ride


Greetings Everyone,  Hello to my newest followers and those that stop by for a visit.  Today's design started with making a mask using the Cloud Border and several shades of blue ink.  After stamping I added the Icicle Edge under the top of frame and attached the Santa.  Then I used the Viva glitter pen and edged the trees and after they dried I attached them with the truck as shown  I finally purchased some deckle scissors and they really make a fun snowbank.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Classic Truck, Icicle Edger, Fir Trees, & Santa
Poppy Stamps Delicate Cloud Border
Fiskars Deckle scissors (snow bank)
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics B (red frame)
Viva Glitter Pen (edges of trees)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Christmas Carolers


I really like the new Impression Obsession Carolers and they are just the perfect size for my type of cards.  The Papertrey Ink In The meadow die set is my go to to create curved hills.  I gave it a crimped design to look like snow.  I glued some left over leaves around a circle to create the wreath for the lamp post.  I used Sakara 3D Crystal Lacquer on the lamp post lights for a little shine. I dabbed some Viva Decor dots in red and gold on the tree.  I then attached the Carolers and framed the design using the Spellbinders Matting Basics which are my go to for framing because I can not cut a straight line.

Update on the glasses, got my exam at the Optometrist and of course they want to sell you on their frames, lens etc.  After I received a quote somewhere between $400 - $700 for a new pair I drove over to Costco.  The vision center their quoted me $249.00 for the exact same items.  Of course I opted for Costco. It really does pay to shop around.  PS I did get a price from Walmart it was about $350.00.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps Village Lamp Post, Small Madison Arched Window & Snow Flocked Tree
Impression Obsession Carolers
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics B ( 4⅝ x 6⅝” & 4⅛ x 6⅛”)
Papertrey Ink In the Meadow die set 
Fiskars Paper Crimper
Viva Decor Red & Gold Paper Pens
Sakara 3d Crystal Lacquer  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stirring Up Treats


Hi there, I hope you’re well and having a productive week.  While cleaning my glasses the other day the end piece that connects to the temple snapped off.  Well of course they can’t be repaired so off to the Ophthalmologists for an exam and then some place to make a new pair. 

Today's card is using the new Impression Obsession Witch which I just find so cute.  I tucked in the Memory Box Graveyard and Alder Tree, punched a bat and added the cat. Then framed the design using the Spellbinders matting Basics.  Since I can't cut a straight edge these matting dies are great.


On another note the deer in my yard are busy, I was standing on a ladder picking apples and tossing them onto the grass below, when a doe and her fawn come right over and start eating the apples right under the ladder.   They would not go away so I had to get the Mister to stand guard until I was done. Below is a picture of several deer just laying in my flower beds without a care in the world.
Black Tailed Deer

Materials:
Poppy Stamps Curious Cat
Memory Box Grand Alder Tree, Graveyard Landscape
Impression Obsession Witch Brewing
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Martha Stewart Bat Punch

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Squirrel Gathering


Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well.  The squirrels in my yard have been busy ever since the weather got cooler.  They spend a lot of time up in the oak tree gathering acorns and occasionally stealing my tomatoes.  So I thought I would create a design around how busy these squirrels have become.

Materials:
Martha Stewart grass punch
Impression Obsession Pumpkin Patch, Squirrel Set, Bushel of Apples, Oak Leaves and Rake
Memory Box Small Alder & Gold Finch
Poppy Stamps Leafy Sprig & Picket Fence
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics Basics B (4⅝ x 6⅝”) (Orange frame)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Trick Or Treat


Greetings Everyone and a big hello to my newest followers.

Honestly I think the new Impression Obsession dies are just darling,  I paired the Halloween Trick or Treaters with the Poppy Stamps Cute Cottage and then added the  Impression Obsession Icicle on the roof .  I tucked some small pumpkins, leaves and ghosts around the house.  I die cut a circle and added the fun Witch Flying to complete the design.

Impression Obsession  - Trick or Treaters, Witch Flying, Snowy Roof, Oak Leaves & Rake, Brick House (die cut piece under icicles)  & Pumpkin Patch
Poppy Stamps - Cute Cottage
Memory Box - Ghastly Ghost
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (2⅜″) (Moon)
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X 7 Matting Basics Basics B (4⅝ x 6⅝”) (Black frame)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pumpkin Gathering


Greetings Everyone,

A big hello to my new followers, I am always so excited when I see someone has joined my blog.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you are enjoying the final days of summer.  Our weather certainly has changed, this morning it was 49 degrees with fog.  I really am not good using inks but I brushed the truck a little with brown ink to give it an aged appearance.  I created a mask using the Delicate Cloud Border for the background.

Materials:
Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations Classic Editions
Papertrey Ink - In The Meadow Die Collection (set of 2)
Memory Box Grand Alder Tree, Small Alder Tree & Perfect Pumpkins
Poppy Stamps Delicate Cloud Border
Punch Bunch Oak leaf punch

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Season's Greetings



Hello and welcome to my blog, a big thanks to my two new followers, gosh I can't believe I now have over 200 followers,  thank you for joining me.

Today's design is on the early side for the holidays but it has been raining here and I am trapped indoors.  To create the Santa you will need to cut the arms and legs off and re-glue them as shown.  I used the coat from the Santa's Laundry which works great, and the sack is actually one of the beards.  I stuffed the sack with candy canes, gum drops and tiny stocking.  Under the tree I added two mice and the tiny train set. I borrowed the witch's shoes because I could not find a good masculine shoe die. You know trying to glue tiny die cut pieces is really hard, miniatures are fun but also a pain.

Materials:
Martha Stewart Ribbon Bow punch
Elizabeth Craft Designs Season's Greetings
Memory Box - Train Set, Tiny Stockings, Tiny Candy Canes, Goodie Gum Drops,Gingerbread Precious Men, Little Mice, Frosted Christmas Tree, Holiday Hats, Beard Set & Gentleman Dancing
Cheery Lynn Designs - Witch's Laundry (shoes) Santa's Laundry (coat)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle  3⅛″ (tree skirt)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fall Has Arrived

Greetings Everyone, a big hello to my latest follower, thank you for joining.  Today's card has a nice Fall theme.  I just die cut two houses and added some left over trim for one of the roofs.  I added a fun bare branched tree behind one house, used the porch from the Poppy Stamps Halloween Roof & Porch die and then tucked some leaves and pumpkins in front.

Materials:
Memory Box Village House & Perfect Pumpkins
Poppy Stamps Viva Tree & Halloween Roof & Porch
Impression Obsession Small Leaves
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Ribbon Banners
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Ovals

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brewing Up Some Candy Treats


Oh you know how I love the Lady Dancing die so I thought it would be fun to have her dressed in a pumpkin outfit concocting a delicious brew of Halloween goodies.   The table is created using the Taylored Expressions The Witch Is In legs and a Martha Stewart Dripping Goo for the table skirt and a few bats. Then I added the Grim Cauldron, Tiny Bubbles & Swirled Lollipops.

Materials:
Memory Box Lady Dancing, Grim Cauldron, Swirled Lollipops & Tiny Bubbles
Taylored Expression - The Witch Is In
Impression Obsession Pumpkin die
Martha Stewart Dripping Goo & Bat punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 X & Matting Basics B (Black & Yellow Frame)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Have a Frightening Good Halloween & Halloween Surprise

Have a Frightening Good Halloween

Greetings everyone, thanks for taking the time to stop by for a visit.  This design is really easy to create I just die cut the Happy Halloween from the border die with orange hologram paper. The wheels are from the Brand New Bicycle I attached them to the pumpkin then added the cupid in black.  I thought it really worked well for the card.  To finish I added a silver Border No. 3 Dee's Distinctively piece to create movement.

Materials:
Memory Box Happy Halloween Border die
Impression Obsession Pumpkin & Cupids
Dee's Distinctively Border No 3.

Halloween Surprise

Just a fun window scene using the Gothic Window.  I added the Dianna Border vine with a small Blooming Poinsettia and the Curious Cat. Inside the window is the Ghastly Ghost and Perfect Pumpkin a few Martha Stewart bats and spider web.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps- Small Blooming Poinsettia, Small Gothic Window, Dianna Border & Curious Cat
Memory Box-  Ghastly Ghosts & Perfect Pumpkins
Darice-  Stripe embossing folder
Martha Stewart - Bats & spider web punch

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Flying Witch & Midnight Ride

Flying Witch

Midnight Ride

Oh you know I really like the Memory Box Dancing Lady die (retired) there are just so many fun ways to create cards using her.  I used a Spellbinders Large Classic Circle for the moons and I found I had an old Martha Stewart bat wings, Jack O Lantern and bat punch.

We recently discovered some rodent had taken up resident in our attic, after putting rat/mouse traps and getting nothing I asked my better half to get up in the attic and take a look.  Well, over in the corner where the house eves are located was a nest with five baby Douglas Squirrels (picture below).  Now they are actually a native squirrel in Washington so I had him place the babies in a box and took them outside and placed them under a tree.  Sure enough almost immediately here comes the mom and she moved them all to a better location.  We found where the squirrel had gotten up on the roof and into the attic so now that is all sealed off.

Materials:
Memory Box Dancing Lady (retired) but you can still find them at on-line stores
Martha Stewart Jack O Lantern, Large Bat Wings and small bat punches (no longer make these punches)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Grim


Greetings everyone,

Today's card was very easy to create I was looking through some of my old forgotten Martha Stewart punches and found I had a vampire.  I die cut three Memory Box Birch trees and punched out the vampire, then added some bats and the words and I was done.

You  know Michael's Craft store every year used to carry a nice line of the new Martha Stewart punches for every season but either she does not produce them anymore or something.

Materials:
Memory Box Tall Birch Trees
Poppy Stamps Scary background
Martha Stewart Vampire punch  (looks like it is discontinued)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Dangling Spider

Greetings everyone, today's card is a whimsical design, I don't know why but I just thought the eyes were too funny on the spider.

A big hello to my newest follower and thanks to everyone that stops by for a visit.

Super easy to make just die cut the Memory Box Creepy Spider in the center of your white card stock and use the negative part.  Then attach a piece of black card stock behind the spider and add two googly eyes, the Poppy Stamps Web Border and the words.

Materials:
Memory Box Creepy Spider
Poppy Stamps Web Border & Scary Background
Google Eyes (Michael's Craft Store)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Halloween Wreath


Greetings Fellow Crafters

A big Hello to my newest follower.  Thanks to everyone that stopped by for the recent blog hop and left comments.  I hope you are all well and having a wonderful summer.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps Spider Web Border,  Small Blooming Poinsettias, Curious Cats, Halloween Roof & Porch
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles LG 2¾″ & 2⅜″
Stickles Orange Glitter Glue (flower centers)

My design today started with die cutting the Spider Web Border die with black card stock.  I then attached it to the top of the card.

To create the wreath I took a 2¾″ & 2⅜″ circle die and  I just placed the smaller one inside the larger and die cut them together using white card stock.  Now you have a nice ring to create the wreath.  Die cut 5 Small Blooming Poinsettias with orange card stock and 7 Curious Cats with black card stock.  I just glued the two larger flower pieces together and the two smaller pieces together.  Save two of the larger flowers to attach to the roof piece.   

Now start attaching them around the ring starting with a cat then a flower until you have the ring covered.  I also tucked a few leaves behind the smaller flowers. 

I am using the Roof die as a hanger for the completed wreath.  Die cut the Halloween Roof & Porch with black card stock and attach the two orange poinsettias at the bottom end of the eves.   Die cut the orange letters (SCARY) from the Scary Background die and glue as shown.  Now attach the wreath to the roof piece I just glued it where two cats sort of lined up with the orange flowers and then attach to your card.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Twinery/Poppy Stamps Blog Hop - Catching Sequins (closed )




Today's card is a simple shaker design, I stamped several clouds and dotted then with glitter, then added the cats, butterfly and vine.  For the flowers I rolled some striped Mandarin twine (The Twinery) to the centers and dotted them with glitter.  There are just so many ways you can use this fun twine.

Please hop along us! You have a chance to win a Poppy Stamps Frozen Flakes and Elsa Butterfly Branch die. The Twinery also has some goodies to win, Metallic Sampler Pack retail value $32.00.

Hoppers can visit the Twinery blog and the Poppystamps blog for more information.   Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for a chance to win.  (You do NOT have to comment on all blogs each day) The names are drawn randomly!! You have until 12 am US EST on July 30 to leave a comment on the posts.  The winner will be announced on July 31.  

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Dianna Border, Sitting Cat, Curious Cat, Delaney Butterfly, Cheviot Butterfly, Blooming Posie & Small Snow Cloud Cling stamp
The Twinery Striped Mandarin
Mounting Tape
Small Acetate box cut to desired size for window.
Colored sequins

You should of arrived here from Suzanna Lee - http://www.lifestrivialities. typepad.com/ blog
the next place you will visit will be Jennifer Cuthbertson - http://www.jencuthbertson. blogspot.com/.

Below is the list of people participating in the Blog Hop for July 24.  Please stop by their blogs and see what fun creations everyone has been up to.

July 24:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Halloween BOO


Wow it has been warm here, finally we are having a cool down.  Really I should not complain since most of the time it is cloudy and raining.

A big hello to my latest follower and of course everyone who stops by for a visit.

I am not sure but I am guessing this design would fall under the clean and simple area.  Very quick to produce just die cut everything and glue letters to each ghost, add the hat and pumpkin and layer the card with the orange, black and white framing.

Materials:
Memory Box Ghost Trio
Cheery Lynn Witch's Laundry (hat)
Impression Obsession Pumpkin
Poppy Stamps Scary Background (BOO letters)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Halloween Witches To You


Greetings everyone, hope you are all fine and in good health.  I know what is it with the Halloween cards.  I just keep finding fun things to design.  I die cut twice the skirt and then attached them together and added so stars.  I thought it would be fun to have a dangling spider and of course a witches means of transportation. Very easy and quick to design.

Thank you for all the comments and taking the time to stop for a visit,  hope I have gotten to all your blogs.

Materials:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large (for skirt)
Taylored Expressions The Witch Is In
Memory Box Dangling Spider
Poppy Stamps Sitting Cat
Cottage Cutz Broom Mini
Martha Stewart Dripping Goo Punch
Red Rhinestones

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Get Well Soon

Greetings Everyone:

I designed this card today for a lady who is having some health issues, even though I don't know her I hope receiving this card will brighten her day.  I am sure Edith will enjoy receiving cards of encouragement and support.

Materials:
Cuttlebug Tiffany Embossing folder
Poppy Stamps - Samirah , Murana , Delaney & Cheviot Butterfly
Memory Box - Petal Party & Adorable Posies
Pink Rhinestones & Half Pearls

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Haunted Fireplace


Greetings Everyone,

I am totally blaming the new dies from Poppy Stamps for my obsession with the Halloween theme.

To create this design I die cut the fireplace and then stamped a bronze ink color directly over the metal die which really raised the brick pattern.  I then added the rest of my Halloween characters to create the scene. On the yellow fire pieces I edged them with a red ink.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps Classic Brick Fireplace, Warm & Cozy Fire, Spider Web Border
Memory Box Ghastly Ghost, Dangling Spider
Impression Obsession Pumpkin
Cheery Lynn Witches Laundry & Scare Me Cat
Spellbinder brick embossing folder for bottom of card.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Spider Web Delight


Greetings fellow crafter's, a big thanks to my new followers.  Also, hello to everyone who stops by for a visit and those that have time to leave comments.

Today's card would of been a lot easier if I would have had a web die but I don't so I used the Memory Box Creepy Web ( which is a corner die) and die cut it 4 times then glued the pieces together.  The Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles was used for the center circle and I just trimmed the web once I attached it behind the circle.  I then added the Dangling Spider and the Happy Halloween words to complete the design.

Memory Box Creepy Web, Happy Halloween & Dangling Spider
Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles (I used the largest one)
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