Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Make It Monday #138 ~ Inlaid Die-cuts

Betsy Veldman hosts this week's MIM. You can see her beautiful card created on video HERE.

This technique is great for word dies, but I had it in my head to use Butterflies so, here is the card I made.

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PTI Products used ~
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
Dies:  Beautiful Butterflies

The butterflies are cut out of felt to add texture.  I stamped the Grape Hyacinths on the white panel before placing the dies and cutting them out to give some dimension to them.  The Baker's twine is wrapped around the front panels three times then tied off to the side. I like the way this came out and plan to make a few more with different color combos.

Monday, October 28, 2013

MIM Leaf Wreath ~ MFW TT

I'm entering this card for two challenges:

Make It Monday ~ Dimensional Leaf Wreath Challenge

Moxie Fab World ~ Tuesday Trigger
Enthralled With Fall
I picked up on the leaves in the TT inspiration photo as well as the wood-grain background for my card.
Edited to add photo with sheer ribbon bow, button and  silver twine. It looks like there is pink on the bottom of the card, but it's just a reflection from the pink paper it is sitting on, plus it's an inside photo ~ I'll try to take a better shot outside in the morning

This is the original card, which needed 'something' more.  I'm afraid CAS will never be my style, can't leave well enough alone, ya know!
PTI Products used ~ 
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
Stamps/Dies:  Rosie Posie

Other supplies ~
  •  Wood-grain embossing folder by Paper Studios
  •  Scalloped Punch by Marvy
  •  Inks are by Tsukineko
  •  Glitter by Stickles

I really like these leaves stamped in Fall colors rather than using green all of the time, so you may be seeing more Autumn than Summer leaves around here.   ;-) 

Friday, October 25, 2013

PTI-Blog Hop-October

Papertrey Ink October 2013 Blog Hop

I have one last set of Holiday Tags to post. These are for Thanksgiving Gifts that I make to give out as Hostess/Neighbor/Friends gifts.   I like to make pumpkin flavored Pizzelles (Italian Cookies).  These cannot be made ahead of time because of their delicate texture, so making these tags ahead of time is great and a big accomplishment for me :-p

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PTI Products Used ~
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
Stamps:  Fall Elegance

PTI~Oct Blog Hop

      Papertrey October Blog Hop

I made a few more Christmas Gift Tags for the PTI Blog Hop.  These are smaller than my Food Gift Tags (posted earlier) and will be used on Gift Boxes/Bags. 

I found these little charms in my stash that I bought ~ hmmm, when?... quite a long time ago.  Thought it time to put these to some use :-)

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 PTI products used~ 

Cardstock:  Stampers Select White  was used to for the tags  cut with my Marvey punch

PTI Blog Hop

Papertrey October 2013 Blog Hop - 

Christmas Tags 


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I usually give Homemade Christmas cookie trays to friends and neighbors and always add a tag at the last minute.  

So today, I am joining the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop with handmade tags to go on my gifts :o)   

PTI Products used ~

Stamps:  Fancy Flourishes; Spiral Bouquet

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger

Yep, still enthralled with Fall.  This inspiration photo has my head swirling with ideas for Thanksgiving, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Thank You, Get Well and Thinking of You get the picture ;-)  
Head on over and check out all the pretty cards being posted HERE.  My take on this pic ~ well, I went with the leaves again.

Make It Monday #137~Dimensional Leaf Wreath

This card is also being posted to MIM's Challenge.  You can watch Melissa Phillips create her beautiful card HERE

I am sending this card to one of my cousins who has been in and out of the hospital this last month just to let him know I am thinking of him and sending prayers his way.

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PTI Products used~
Cardstock:   Stamper's Select White
Stamps/Dies:  Rosie Posie

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

MIM #137 + MFW-TT

Make It Monday 
Dimensional Leaf Wreath Challenge
This week, Make It Monday's video is by Melissa Phillips, who makes a pretty Autumn wreath out of die cut and stamped leaves.  
Check it out HERE.

Moxie Fab World ~ Tuesday Trigger
Enthralled with Fall
My card also qualifies for the Leafy beauty in the Tuesday Trigger photo.  You can enter the Challenge this week HERE

Click on the photo for more details on my card

PTI products used ~
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
Stamps/Dies:  Rosie Posie

I made this card for a dear friend in MA who is always a gracious host and offers me a place to stay whenever I travel to New England.  The Fall foliage is still bright and beautiful so I thought this "Wreath of Leaves" would make an appropriate thank you card.

My trip last week was for my Mom's funeral. It was not totally unexpected, but still a difficult part of life.  I was sad about her passing, but happy she is reunited with Our Lord, my Dad, my brother and all of the family and friends who have gone before her once again.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

MIM #136

Make It Monday ~ Textured Stamping

I'm getting in late for Make It Monday's Challenge, but you still have until tomorrow morning to add your card.  Ashley's video shows us a technique of swiping your ink across a solid stamp to create some pattern.

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You can see the 'swiped' ink more on the darker Terra Cotta ink than you can on the Pearlescent Orange, but it's there on all four pumpkins.
I fussy cut the two lighter ones and adhered them to the top of the two that are stamped onto the white panel. All of the stems are stamped onto the white card.  There are two colors of the grass that I thought added some depth and the sequins are just sprinkled for a little bit of shine :)

PTI Products used ~
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
Stamps:  Fall Elegance

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Moxie Fab World ~ Apache Tears in the Key of Autumn 
You can see by the inspiration photo, there are going to be loads of unique interpretations for this challenge HERE 

I tried to mimic the design (and a couple of the colors, like burgundy, lavender, yellow ) on my card.  :)  
Not sure I succeeded?

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My Card ~
I cut strips of a chevron design pp to line them up like the inspiration pic, taped them all together and adhered to card. I stamped on top with "Custom Tags" by Inque (doodle edge circles) stamp in Terra Cotta ink.  The silk flowers have bling in the centers and the maple leaf has a silk twine bow.  All are glued to a  Cuttlebug embossed lavender panel.

Monday, October 14, 2013

MFW - Metal,Wood,Cork

Moxie Fab World ~Handmade Cards Week 

I am entering this card in MFW's   Metal, Wood, Cork Challenge, which you can read about it and still have time to post HERE. 
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The clothes line (Baker's twine) is held on the corners with metal flower brads and the clothes pins attached to the onesies are wood.

My Card ~
The lavender pattern paper from a pack bought at Target,  has glittery polka dots, the "Ornamental" label from Tim Holtz was cut in my Big Kick, then embossed with the "Lattice" folder from Lifestyle Crafts onto Pink Marble cardstock.  The onesies were fussy cut in solid color then again in patterned paper and glued together. The sparkly hearts were punched out of Glitter Paper. The sentiment was typed onto vellum.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

MIM-Emboss Resist

I tried another Emboss Resist technique card for 
 Make It Monday #135  which looks way better in person :-( 
It's hard to see the embossed leaves with a straight on photo, so I tilted it slightly to catch the light...there are three of them over the stamped hexagon background.  The blue bottom layer is embossed with Tim Holtz "Collage" A2 folder, the print type is a page torn from a book I use for my cards and the sentiment was stamped across it. The button and paper flower are tied together with gold twine.

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PTI products used ~
Cardstock:  base card is Rustic Cream
Stamps: Rosie Posie; Fall Elegance

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

MIM #135

This week's challenge on Make It Monday is Emboss Resist.  Check out Heather's video HERE

I love this technique and don't know why I don't think to use it more often

Click on the photo to see more details (inside photo tonight :(

I followed along with Heather by stamping my background on salmon pink cardstock panel with 'Music Score' from Stampendous in Pearlescent Orange Ink. The sentiment was stamped in Terra Cotta ink.
The butterflies were stamped with embossing ink, clear embossing powder was added then heat dried. I used Yellow ink to outline the embossed butterflies.

PTI products used ~
Stamps:  Beautiful Butterflies; Spiral Bouquet 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

MIM #134

Make It Monday ~ Repeat + Lift
Nicole Heady is using the repeat and lift technique for this week's challenge.  I wasn't sure I would to able to join in this week, but here I am  with my last minute entry.  It's really a neat way to 'shadow' word dies...I used my butterfly die because I don't have any PTI word dies (yet).  The butterfly was stamped on the white cardstock in Orange and Raspberry then again onto the die cut out. I attached the die to the card image not quite centered to mimic what Nicole did in the video. I also used the same two colors on the sentiment.  The panel die is "Ornamental"  from Tim Holtz and the blingy flower (on a sheet with 11 other blooms)  is from Michael's $1.00 bin!