Wednesday, October 20, 2021


I was really intrigued by the Taylored Expressions Create in Quads Mistletoe Layering Stencils which are about 8.5x11 with the 4 quadrants serving as a layering stencil.  What a clever idea!  And they worked a treat.  I did need to mask a bit on one edge but no big. 

Card 3: Distress Oxide Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Versafine Vintage Sepia (sentiment)

Card 2: Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac, Prize Ribbon, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments Holiday Hot Foil Plate, Spellbinders Teal Glimmer Hot Foil

I'm entering the pink mistletoe card on the left in Jingle Belles Think Pink.


Pinkfresh Studio - Christmas - Hot Foil Plate - Perfect Sentiments Holiday Pinkfresh Studio - Christmas - Dies - Perfect Sentiments Holiday Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Teal
Honey Bee Stamps - Honey Cuts - Steel Craft Dies - Sweet Stacks - Circles Honey Bee Stamps - Honey Cuts - Steel Craft Dies - Sweet Stacks - Rectangles Nuvo - Glimmer Paste - Moonstone

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Infinite Potential

I have been working on this card for a few weeks.  Seriously.  It was because I was waiting for the Pinkfresh Studio Daisy Wreath die to come in. And so glad I did!

While waiting for the wreath die I got the Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Hot Foil Plate and used it here--Spellbinders Glimmer Opal Hot Foil on pink.  So pretty!  I love how it changes color in the light.

I colored up the image with Zigs, as always amazed by how a few colors turns into a million colors.

I used Ranger Watering Can embossing powder with the PinkFresh Studio Infinite Blooms sentiment on vellum.

I added vellum leaves around the edges too.  Like a lot. The contrast between the vellum and the opal hot foil shine is amazing! Love, love, love!


  • Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Hot Foil Plate
  • Pinkfresh Studio Daisy Wreath Hot Foil Plate
  • Pinkfresh Studio Daisy Wreath Die
  • Pinkfresh Studio Infinite Blooms
  • Memory Box Fresh Foliage die
  • Spellbinders Gold and Opal Glimmer Hot Foil
  • Zig 027, 033, 044, 052
  • Pretty Pink Posh and Doodlebug Design sequins
  • Gina K Connect Glue
  • PTI Vellum
  • Ranger Watering Can Embossing Powder
  • Versamark

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Waffle Flower Shaped Shaker Guest Designer

I'm so excited to be guest designing for the Shaped Shaker challenge over at Waffle Flower Crafts!  I find shaped cards to be quite the challenge but I'm all about flat shakers so was happy to jump into the creative fray. There are so many fun possibilities.  I hope you'll join us!

I used the largest of the Nesting Tags Dies, cutting it in both a heavy white cardstock as well as Christmas Half Half Lines Paper for each tag. The built-in lines are perfect for writing a little note for the recipient. The reverse of the paper also works well with sponging Distress Oxides.

To create the aperture for the shaker element of the first tag, I used a Nesting Circles Die. I then stamped the tag with Galina's Snowflakes in Distress Oxide Twisted Citron. I spattered a bit of DO Vintage Photo and Black for more interest.

I used the Wonderful Christmas & Dies, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, for the sentiment. Hint: I've hidden a tiny foam dot behind the sentiment to give a slight dome effect and allow the shaker bits to merrily shake away.

I colored up the Poinsettia Blooms and Hamster Family images as well as the Holiday Lights diecut with Copics.

For the second tag, I used an A2 Layers Die to create a rectangular aperture. I sponged the tag base with Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina and spattered it with water. I stamped some of the smaller Galina's Snowflakes with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink onto the background and used Salvaged Patina to stamp some on the white portion of the tag.

Btw, the hidden piece of foam is behind the Christmas tree on this one. I'm so sneaky!

I hope to see you playing along with the challenge.  Have a great rest of your day!


Monday, October 11, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

ATCAS #208 - Spooky

Boo!  I hope you're not too scared to join us for the latest Addicted to CAS challenge!

I'm using the Mama Elephant Happy Haunting set along with a sentiment from MFT Itty Bitty Boos on a backdrop of Echo Park Cobwebs in Distress Oxide Wilted Violet.  Way too cute to spook!


  • Mama Elephant Happy Haunting
  • MFT Itty Bitty Boos
  • Echo Park Cobweb Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Wilted Violet
  • Versafine Onyx Black

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Whimsy 31 Nights of Halloween Guest Designer

Hello, friends! I'm guesting over at Whimsy Stamps for their fangtastic 31 Nights of Halloween Event, one of my favorite events of the year!

You can read more about my card there but, for your convenience, I've listed the products I used at the bottom of this post as well.

Do check out the other 31 Nights of Halloween posts this month.  They are sure to be full of eye candy!


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

BPD - Grandma's Ornaments

I'm up on the Birch Press Design blog with these cards inspired by ornaments found on my grandma's tree. Really brings back good memories!

Monday, October 4, 2021

HLS Christmas - Joy

I had a great time working up these cards for the latest Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge with optional theme of Joy.

A friend of mine had sent me the Spellbinders Joy diecuts which I colored up and combined with a Stampin' Up linen embossing folder or woodgrain paper. Just that simple texture was all that was needed to really make the sentiment pop.  Plus glitter, of course.

I hope to see you playing along with us this month!

DB - Fall Foxes

We're celebrating fall over on the Doodlebugs WA blog. Come on over and check it out!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

SOSS #195 - B for Birthday

Time for the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper Challenge:  #195 B for Birthday. Come join in the fun!

I used the MFT Festive Old Friends set, coloring the images up with Copics.  I sponged just a touch of Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin along the bottom of the panel as a subtle floor.

I mounted the panel on Honey Bee Stamps Team Tie Die 6x6 Paper and used a Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner for the upper greeting. Super cute!

I'm entering this in Seize the Birthday #224 Cakes and Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes.


  • MFT Festive Old Friends (MFT | Cherry)
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners (SBC
  • Honey Bee Stamps Team Tie Die 6x6 Paper (HBSBC)
  • Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin (SBC | Cherry)

BB Festive Old Friends Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Everyday Sentiment Banners Honey Bee Stamps - Let's Celebrate Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Team Tie-Dye Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Carved Pumpkin

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Whimsy Guest Designing: Halloween Caveman

Hello, friends!  Today I'm guesting over on the Whimsy Stamps blog with a unique and fun Halloween card. Caveman Zog cracks me up. I hope you take a moment to check it out.

For your convenience, I've listed the products used at the bottom of this post.

And, don't forget that the Whimsy Stamps Annual 31 Nights of Halloween blog celebration starts on Friday. You'll see me there for sure!

Have a great rest of your week.  I hope you get some crafty time in!


Dual Foil Poinsettias

My goodness, these cards were hard to photograph.  I used a combination of silver and opal foils (background poinsettias).  I couldn't capture the opal shine but at least you can see where it is.  It's a beautiful combination. Can't have enough shine, right?

I'm entering ABC Christmas Challenge S for Stencil or T for Two (in my case, dual poinsettias in the foreground and background).

  • Spellbinders Holiday Florals Hot Foil Plate & Dies
  • Spellbinders Holiday Florals Background Hot Foil Plate
  • Spellbinders Elegant Holiday Sentiments Hot Foil Plate
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Opal & Silver
  • Distress Ink Worn Lipstick & Salty Ocean
  • Silver Stickles