Wednesday, September 30, 2015


I made a wall hanging for my boyfriend's daughter who has a birthday coming up.  She has a husky puppy who I took some pictures of recently.  For this project, I was out of my comfort zone since I usually make cards.  I matted the picture like I usually do with cardstock.  I found a Plaid sticker stencil to put "ECHO" (the pup's name) in the corner and then sprayed the canvas with Ranger Meadow spray and peeled off the stencil.  I bought a dog collar and put a charm on it and put it on with glue dots. The charm has a rhinestone which makes it sparkle.  Then attached a Offray ribbon on the top.  I don't think I would pass as being a Tim Holtz, but I had fun.  I did show her a picture, and she said she has a perfect place to hang it.

Decorate to Celebrate - Ch. 110 Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Ch. 105 Pets
QKR - Ch. 158 Dogs or cats
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 90 Something starting with "M" (Man's best friend)
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 156 Sparkly Charm

Whooo is ready for Autumn?

Saturday is World Cardmaking Day and Paulette at TLC is planning for some fun on her site.  She has this image as a freebie and then if you make a card she will give another freebie as a prize as well as a drawing for a $10 store gift certificate.  What a deal!  Two freebies and a chance for $10 towards her store.
For my card I used a fall sentiment and paper that was in this months club.  A new club will start October 1st.

Patterned Paper: TLC, Create - Festive Fall Papers 4A
Cardstock:  Bazil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Freebie
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Punch:  McGill
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinder
Flowers:  Paper Studio
Chalk:  Unknown

Papertake - Take your Pick (Sketch & emboss)
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 25 What a hoot!
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 392 Things with wings
Dream Valley - Ch. 116 Recipe (flowers, embossing, blue)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Autumn the season of color

The reason that I find Autumn to be my favorite season is that it is about color.  For my card, I used a freebie image from Miss Rach and a sentiment from TLC.  There are a few more days to get a card in for Miss Rach's challenge for Autumn Leaves.  She has freebies on her site that you can use since you must use one of her images to qualify for a prize.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Falling Autumn Colors Paper 5
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Miss Rach - Big leaf puppy
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinders:  Decorative Curved Square
Pearls:  Michael's
Flowers & leaves:  Recollections

A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 145 Autumn
Fan-tastic tuesday - Ch. 105 Pets
QKR - Ch. 158 Dogs or cats
Melonheadz - Fall is in the air

Monday, September 28, 2015

You sweep me off my feet

At Imagine That a great new set came out last week called Leesa's cleaning day and it has several smaller sets.  My card today is from the set Sweep This.  I also used some paper from the set Sending You Love.  Now, I am in the middle of cleaning my house and it is a BIG undertaking.  The other thing is that the man I am dating is a custodian.  He feels he can't help me because the cleaning would have to be done HIS way and I am the type of person if it's my house then do it MY way.  So....I'm on my own.  However, there is Sweetest Day coming up on October 17th, and it does get him all happy that I am cleaning (he is weird).  He will get the humor of this card and I thought it would be perfect for that occasion.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Die Cut:  Die-Namic
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Divine Twine
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Heart:  Jolie
Flowers:  Recollection

Crazy for Challenges - C4C305 Show me the Blue!
613 Ave Create - Ch. 143 Anything Goes optional Sapphire
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 202 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 116 - Recipe (flowers, embossing, blue)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Snowflake Merry Christmas

If you are looking for my Miss Rach Challenge cards look at the next three cards down.....thanks.

This card I made for the Verve week 4 Sketch Challenge.  I am trying to clean my house and especially my craft area.  My family is telling me that I should just "throw away my stuff because I have too much."  They don't understand all the dies and supplies we NEED, and then yes there is the cute and want.  I try to part with it, but then I find a place or container to squeeze it into.  The worst part.....I stopped at Michaels and bought this snowflake clip which I thought was so cute so I had to use it immediately so I wouldn't feel so guilty.  For this card, I used Tim Holtz snowflake embossing powder which has some glitter in it.  I stitched the sides so it made a pocket so I can put a gift card in it.  I added some pastels to look like gummy worms for my color choice.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Eskimo Kisses
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp: Verve -  Bright Spirits
Ink:  Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Tim Holtz - Snowflake
Bling:  Darice
Snowflake:  Michael's
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
White thread:  stash
Spellbinders:  Small and large petite ovals

Viva la Verve - Sketch Wk 4
CHNC - Ch. 248 Stick it Down (stitching to put it down)
CHNC Extra - September
CHNC Patterned - September
CSAYL - Ch. 56 Lots of layers or texture
4 Crafty Chicks - Ch. 265 Sparkle & Shine
Papertake - It will be here soon - Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 38 Sparkle & Glitter
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 141 Let's Get Started on Christmas
A Snowflake Promise - Ch. 6 Anything Goes

Autumn goat with leaf

Here is one last card that I made for the Miss Rach Autumn Leaf Challenge that begins today.  I used an image that was a past freebie.  Look for the new freebie that will be available today.  For my card the sentiment is from TLC.  I found the punch that I got last year, but have been waiting all year to use with the fall leaf border.  These leaves are like the crunchy ones that landed on my car while I parked outside today.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Fragrance of Fall
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Miss Rach - Autumn Goat Friend
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Autumn a distinct smell
Spellbinder:  Decorative Curved Square
Ink:  Distress
Border Punch:  EK Success
Leaves:  Recollection

OSAAT - Ch. 246 Anything goes with leaves
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 155 Use a punch or die cut
Southern Girls - Whimsical, Cute and/or fun
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 274 Cute critters
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Ch. 104 Color me Autumn
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch.263 Color Challenge

Autumn when the leaves frolic

This is another card that I made for Miss Rach's Challenge - Autumn Leaves using a freebie image from the past.  The sentiment is from TLC.  My step-son has a German Shephard so I will be sending him this card.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Miss Rach (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Autumn when the leaves frolic
Brad:  Queen and Co.
Jute:  May Arts
Spellbinder:  Label Twenty One

QKR - Ch. 158 Dogs or cats
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Ch. 104 Color me Autumn
OSAAT - Ch. 246 Anything Goes with Leaves
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 274 Cute Critters

I admire the way you juggle

Well, it's time for another challenge at Miss Rach's and the theme for this week is Autumn Leaves.  We are starting to have some fall, but haven't had a drastic change in color yet.  This wonderful image of Autumn Sheep is available on ETSY for $1.  The sentiment is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Miss Rach (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Admire your juggling
Spellbinders:  Small Circle;  Picot circle
Leaves:  Recollection
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
Ribbon:  Offray
Bling:  Paper Studio

Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 274 Cute Critters
If you give a crafter a cookie - Ch. 28 Happy Fall Y'all
RRR - Ch. 126 Orange you glad it's Autumn
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Ch. 104 Color me Autumn

Housework gives me arachnophobia!

As I said in my previous post about cleaning, I live in a wooded lot so.....I have a few spiders and bugs.  My Dad is complaining that is why I have so many woodpecker holes in my cedar siding is because there are so many bugs and little critters such as moths, caterpillars and the like outside that the birds want to munch on.  So with that being said, I have to take care of those critters on the inside too.  It's always fun when we get a bug or moth inside since with three cats they love to chase it.
For my card, I used a can of spray Krylon webbing that I had from years ago to create the background.  I put a piece of webbing ribbon around the middle.  Those gorgeous spiders I've had for years, but I don't know who the manufacturer is since I didn't save the label of the stickers. The image is from a wonderful new set at Imagine That called Dust if you Must.  It's a fun, 3D card!

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That - (see above for direct link)
Krylon webbing spray
Ribbon:  May Arts
Spiders:  Stash 

JUGS - Ch. 312 Photo Inspiration 
613 Avenue Create - Ch.142 Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Friday, September 25, 2015 really mopped up!

Imagine That! came out with a new set Leesa's Cleaning Day and this is a sub-set Mopped Up.  Personally I have been doing a lot of cleaning and house projects lately.  So I feel this set is perfect for my life right now.  My husband was sick with his cancer for several years so our home was ignored, and he has since passed away so I have his belongings to clean out.  My family, especially my Dad and Uncle have been a BIG help.  They are converting my screen porch into a 3-season porch, staining my cedar siding which was full of wood-pecker holes since I live in a wooded lot, and then they found my roof needed repair in two different areas and my rain gutters needed to be re-routed.  I don't know if we will get to the landscaping that we had originally planned to do or if that will wait for spring.  They also replaced a door in my garage.  Luckily, I sold my husband's van so I have some money to pay for this work since it is ending up to be more than expected.

Patterned Paper:  EK Success; Recollection
Caardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp& Sentiment: Imagine That - (see above for direct link)
Jute: May Arts
Brad: Making Memories
Die Cut:  Die-Namics
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Flower:  Prima

Card Mania - Ch. 72 Pastel Colors
Catch the bug - September BINGO (Paper Piercing, Pearl, Sentiment)
pearl paper from Core-dination
Inky Impressions - Ch. 274 Dots or Stripes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 202 Anything Goes

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

I can't believe it's already fall.  I had my image colored and finally got it put together.  I noticed today when I was running an errand that pumpkins are out and I almost bought one, but I just thought I had to wait a few more days.  For my card, I used the stamp of the month From the Heart called Pumpkin Patch Girl.  The sentiment is from TLC.  

Patterned Paper: Crate
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp: From the Heart (see above for direct link)
Sentiment;  TLC, Create - Pumpkin Spice
Buttons:  Dress it Up
Flowers:  Recollection & Wild Orchid Crafts
Twine:  Hemptique

From the Heart - September Stamp of the Month
From the Heart - Sketch 119
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's go to the Pumpkin Patch
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 203 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Ch 274 Dots or stripes

They're creepy and kooky

Paulette at TLC for her September club offered to personalize this for each member.  She is now offering to customize it for anyone for $1.25.  I did this for my kids; however, I think some of the wording is for my -ex, hehe.  For my card, I inked the outside with Memento ink and framed it in Cardstock.  I put a die cut on the side along with some flowers and a glittery spider.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo black
Die cut:  QuicKutz
Flowers:  Recollections
Spider:  Recollections

Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 155 use a punch or a die cut
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 78 Anything Goes
QKR - Ch. 157 Threes a crowd (flowers)
Craft your Passion - Ch. 280 Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Raven Lunatic

Here are two more creations from Paulette's club at TLC.  First she has this crow dictionary page which makes a great image for a Halloween card and then the sentiment.  I distressed the papers with Memento ink.  It made a simple vintage looking Halloween card.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - C for Crow Dictionary page
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Raven Lunatic
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Flowers:  Recollection

Viva la Verve - September wk 3
Alphabet Challenge - P for pelican, peacock or other birds
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 78 Anything goes

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Party Animal

Miss Rach has a challenge going with Fall on the Farm as the theme.  This duck is one of the critters that is available on her ETSY shop, each for $1.  She also has some FREEBIES on her site and ones that would qualify for this challenge.  The sentiment is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Miss Rach (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle

SSSC - Sketch 287
Sweet Stampin' - Emboss It
Alphabet Challenge - P for Pelican, penguin or other birds
Craft your Passion - Ch. 280 Anything goes

Awww nuts

Today I was lucky enough to win some images from Eureka Stamps and this is one of them.  For my sentiment is a one from TLC.  I was happy that I had a chance to play with this image right away since it is perfect for fall.

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Eureka - 16301 Nutty Squirrel
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Awww Nuts
Spellbinder:  Small and large circles
Acorns: Recollection
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 379
Eureka - Ch. 159 Monochromatic
QKR - Ch. 157 Threes a crowd (Acorns, Circles)
Crafty Boots - Monochrome
4 Crafty Chicks - Ch.264 Circles, circles, circles

Death by chocolate

Paulette at TLC has monthly clubs in which you get emails with sentiments, images and papers.  This is one of the images that I received and then I colored it with my Copics.  I embellished it with a chipboard heart and added a flower and twine.  After next month....I think we all feel that way if we have any snack size candy bars in the house.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Death by Chocolate
Chipboard:  Pebbles
Flower:  Recollections
Divine Twine

Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 391 Chocolate
Eureka - Ch. 159 Monochromatic
SLS - Ch. 13 Monochromatic
Crafty Boots - Monochrome

Have a witchingly wonderful Halloween

I  made a background of a night sky for my mouse witch.  This image is the Gerda Steiner stamp of the month.  The sentiment is from a great Halloween set at TLC.  I first embossed the paper and then sprayed it with three different colors of Glimmer Mist to get the background.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Mouse on a broom
Sentiment: TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Stars:  Quic Kutz
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix & Lifestyle Crafts
Glimmer Mists

Gerda Steiner - September Challenge
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 133 Create a Sky Scene
Crafty Gals - Ch. 37 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Emboss It

Monday, September 21, 2015

Scarecrow with a harvest of memories

Here is a wonderful pre-colored image from Imagine That.  I have another corn stalk on top to give it some dimension.  The sentiment is from TLC and I put it inside a Spellbinder that would look like a corn maze.  I put a ribbon and button on the side to look like a corn husk.  I just love this brightly colored image.

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That - Scarecrow (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Small petite oval; Tile Works
Ribbon:  Really Reasonalbe Ribbon
Button:  My Favorite Things
Jute:  Hemptique
Pop Dots

Friday Sketch - Ch. 100
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 155 Use a punch or a die cut
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 201 Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 24 Color

Creative Knockouts - Ch. 107 Happy Fall Y'all
Dream Valley - Ch. 115 Autumn color
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Ch. 103 Make it bright and colorful

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Yee Haw!

This adorable guy is going to available on Miss Rach's blog as a FREEBIE.  Today will also start a new Challenge - Fall on the Farm.  For this card I used a sentiment from a great cowboy set at TLC.  This is the time of year to go to the farm for apple picking, corn mazes and the pumpkin patch!

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Miss Rach
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Small circle, Star Circle
Circle Punches:  EK success
Divine Twine
Natural Fibers
Star:  Dress it Up

Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 313
Papertake - Animal Magic
Quirky - Ch. 19 Animal Magic
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 140 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - No rubber stamps

Straight from the horses mouth

Here is my second card that I made for the Miss Rach Challenge #2 using the pinto pony.  There will be a FREEBIE available later today.  There are previous freebies that would qualify to be used for this challenge also.  For this card I made a scene.  I used a sentiment from TLC.  This was just too much fun.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Miss Rach (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Embossing Folder:  Stampin' Up
Die Ups:  Die-Namics
Jute:  May Arts & Hobby Lobby
Ink:  Versa Magic - Sea Breeze
Buttons:  My Favorite Things

Sparkles - Ch. 72 Sketch
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 88 Embossing
4 Crafty Chicks - Ch. 264 Circles, Circles, Circles
QKR - Ch. 157 Threes a crowd
Papertake - Animal Magic
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Keep calm and gobble on

Today will be the start of Miss Rach's Challenge #2 Fall on the Farm.  She will have a FREEBIE available later today.  She has a great selection of animals (12 of them) available on ETSY all for $1 each.  I have paid $3-4 each for images so that would only give me 3-4 images for $12 whereas you could get the whole collection for $12.  Today I will be sharing two from the collection, and previously I have posted 5 of the collection.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Miss Rach - Turkey Friend
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Spellbinder:  Small and large Circle; Grand Circle
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

SSSC - Sketch 286
Creative Knockout - Ch. 107 Happy Fall Y'All
Papertake - Animal Magic
Incy Wincy - No rubber stamps
As You Like It - Favorite die & why
For this card I used my circle dies which are my favorite since I can use them to put my images in as well as for my sentiments.  I like my Spellbinders the best!