Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Simon Says Diecember Release

I went with a modern touch using the fabulous Simon Says Aidan Snowflake. It looks just amazing with the Simon Says Luxe Glitter Silver and Black Cardstock, doesn't it?

As you can see the glitter used on that cardstock is chunkier than the background fine glitter from Doodlebug Design and is so so blingy fabulous!
  • Simon Says Aidan Snowflake
  • Simon Says Luxe Glitter Silver and Black Cardstock
  • Sizzix Tim holtz Bold Text Christmas
  • Doodlebug Design Pink Sugar Coating
  • Couture Creations double-sided tape

GOAT Birthday

I've been into making birthday cards lately, including this one which says "I hope your day is the GOAT (Greatest of all time) inside.  So cute!

I was able to use up some leftovers too like the tree backdrop, fence, leaves and cloud (actually leaves from the LF Tree House set).

I'm entering this in Seize the Birthday #252 (with optional CASE a DT Member Topping) although I chose the anything goes option.  I'm also entering Sweet Stampin' Happy Birthday to Us.

  • Lawn Fawn You Goat This (SBC | SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Portrait Leafy Tree Backdrop (SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Tree House (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Picket Fence (SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Border (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Rainbow Perfectly Plaid 6x6 Paper
  • Lawn Fawn Glitter Pen (SBP)
  • Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Ground Espresso, and Vintage Photo

Lawn Fawn - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - You Goat This Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Tree House Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Grassy Border Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Leafy Tree Backdrop: Portrait Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Picket Fence Border

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Collecting the Holiday Tree

I was trying out various inks with the Concord & 9th Winter Wonderland Stamps.  These inks included Imagine Brilliance, Distress Oxide, Distress Ink, Catherine Pooler, Versafine Clair, Hero Arts, and Concord & 9th.  The pigment type inks worked the best followed closely by C9 and HA which magically spread out after stamped to fill in blanks.  I used my MISTI in all cases and all inks needed at least one restamping.  Some like the CP and Distress Ink never completely filled in despite stamping 4-5 times.  Just an FYI on my experience and card resulting from the more successful stampings.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Saturday, November 26, 2022

SOSS #223 - Q for Queen

Queen Edna has decreed that you must join us for the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge or off with your head!

I had such fun working this card up.  I used my favorite queen image, one I sometimes use to point to the address on envelopes.

  • VLV Queen of Hearts
  • Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Dark Hearts Stencil (SBC)
  • Visible Image Distorted Chess Stencil (SBC)
  • Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet (SBC | HA)
  • Honey Bee Merry (HB)
  • MFT Essential Speech Bubbles (retired)
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina, Mowed Lawn

Visible Image - Alice in Wonderland Collection - 6 x 6 Stencil - Dark Hearts Visible Image - 6 x 6 Stencil - Distorted Chess Hero Arts - Everyday Collection - Frame Cuts - Dies - Luggage Tag Alphabet Merry | Honey Cuts

Thursday, November 24, 2022


I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a good day, whatever that may mean to you.  Maybe it’s having family over or that moment when family leaves and you can finally relax or just spending the day in your jammies or all of that or none of that.  It’s been a tough year for me but I still have much to be thankful for including being able to craft as a stress reliever and for fun.

Like this card. Do you recognize the stencil I used for the background?  It’s the Simon Says Layering Poinsettia stencil set!  I know, I know.  You never would have guessed.  It’s amazing what a little color change does!

I’m entering this in Freshly Made Sketches #563

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Simon Golden Bone - Holiday Doorbusters

I'm still riding that Simon Says Stamp Golden Bone Winner high, let me tell ya!

For this card, I used the Simon Says Layering Poinsettia Stencils with the Simon Says Holiday Floral stamp set.  Both of these are part of the doorbuster sale going on right now. Talk about MEGA savings!

I'm entering this in Peace on Earth #28.

  • Simon Says Holiday Floral
  • Simon Says Layering Poinsettia Stencil
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Bold Text Christmas
  • Honey Bee Deckle Edge Rectangle
  • Distress Oxide Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs, Rustic Wildnerness, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Candied Apple, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Salvaged Patina
  • Copic Opaque White

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Winter Cheer Mug

I was really struck by a card I saw this morning by Pretty Pink Posh Designer Rachel Arribas.  It is stunning and I had to take a moment to craft this evening to try and capture the mojo.

I put my own spin on it using products I had on hand from the Doodlebugs WA shop (shop local when you can!).  I actually had the PPP mug dies out already as I'd been planning to work on a card for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  AND, I had glass glitter from years ago to mimic whatever Rachel had used.  Kismet! 


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Winter Deer

I'm up on the Doodlebugs WA blog with an experiment in hot foiling. Don't see it?  Let's just say the new Spellbinders Glimmer Opaque White hot foil is da bomb. I love how the Honey Bee Winter Gems Cover Plate turned out with it.  LOVE!

I'm entering this in Peace on Earth Challenge #27 Anything Goes.

Monday, November 14, 2022

DB - Snowman Gift Box

Wouldn't you love to come to the office and find this treat box on your desk?  Read more on the Doodlebugs WA blog.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

SOSS #222 - J for Juvenile

This fortnight’s Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Chalkenge is J for Juvenile so time to get your silly on or maybe it makes you think of kids or whatever.  We’d love to see you play along.

Wait for it. . . .

  • Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti
  • Tim Holtz Stamptember 2020
  • MFT Skinny Strips
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
  • Copics: B00, B91, B93, E49, G24, G28, R20

ATCAS #233 - Present

Are you ready for the last Addicted to CAS Challenge of 2022 #233 Present? Can you believe it's already that time of year?!

BB Christmas sELFies Polaroid Shaker Frame Die-namics

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Simon Golden Bone Package 1: Holiday Sparkle

I was one of the lucky 2022 Simon Says Stamp Golden Bone Winners and will be receiving a small selection of Simon products each month for a year. Woo hoo!

I finally finally finally get to show you what I made with some of what I received for November's Holiday Sparkle release. Just fabulous!

  • Simon Says Fruitful Berries
  • Simon Says Holiday Horizon                            
  • PTI Linen Vellum

I'm entering this one in Less Is More #477 Color Wheel.
  • Simon Says Holiday Horizon
  • Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry & Faded Jeans
  • Copic Opaque White
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne

  • Simon Says Stamp Country Church Embossing Folder and Cutting Die
  • Prisacolor 48 pencils
  • Lawn Fawn Snow Flurries Stecnil
  • Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste
  • Posca White Pigment Pen
  • Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers

DB - Mummy Christmas to One and All

I didn't have time to use the Spellbinders Dancin' Mummy for Halloween so used it for a punny holiday card.  Read more on the Doodlebugs WA blog!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Yeti Another Birthday

This is my second entry for the Lawn Fawnatics #136 Make the Sentiment the Star challenge made largely from leftovers--woo hoo!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Tea-riffic Duo

Today is a big day.  Not only did I make something cute for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #136 Make the Sentiment the Star but more importantly I rocked the vote.  I hope you do too!

  • Lawn Fawn Tea-rrific Day (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Henry's ABCs (ACOTSBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner (SBC | ACOT | SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Into the Woods Remix 6x6 Paper (SBC)
  • Honey Bee Sweet On You 6x6 Paper (HB)
  • Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn
  • Copic E29
  • Lawn Fawn Glitter Pen
  • Memory Box Open Studio Lemon Drop Glitter Glue

Lawn Fawn - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Tea-rrific Day Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Everyday Sentiment Banners Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Henry's ABCs

Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods Remix - 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack Sweet On You Paper Pad 6x6 - 24 Double Sided Sheets - Retiring