Sunday, October 23, 2016

Impression Obsession sailboats

Jaydee has an awesome sketch for us this week at The Paper Players!

I made a little nautical scene and used a tag for my shape.

The wave is actually navy blue, but in the photo's it looks black. Not sure how that happened!

You can check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team

Paper: SU, patterned
Ink: SU black
Stamps:Lawn Fawn Float my Boat
Dies: LIl inker sun, Memory Box Breezy Waves, Lawn fawn Spring Showers,Impression Obsession sailboats
Other:Bakers twine, clothespin and enamel dots

Poppystamps Lux Poinsettia

Today at the Christmas Card Challenges it's anything goes!

I was playing around with some glitter paper and made this Christmas card with my Poppystamps Lux Poinsettia die. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Wondrous Wreath. I added a few score lines for some interest, and also some sequins.

We have several new designers joining the crew at the Christmas Card Challenges, be sure to check them out....and play along!

Paper: glitter, SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps: SU Wondrous wreath
Dies: Lux Poinsettia
Other: sequins

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree

Just stopping in with a quick post to share a Halloween card I made for a few challenges today.

 I used Lawn
 Fawn's Leafy Tree die and add a few bits and pieces I had laying on my desk from some other projects.

I'm entering this at:

Paper: Stampin'Up
Dies: Lawn Fawn Leafy tree, MFT zig zag stitched circles and fence,Impression Obsession ghost
Other: Martha Stewart bat punch

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Card Concept

Hi everyone!

Here's the inspiration photo for The Card Concept:

I used Die-versions Patterned Pumpkin die, and added a sentiment from Poppystamps.

I picked some of the colors from the photo and added a leaf and some wheat.

I'm entering this at:
SIP (tic tac toe...patterned paper, autumn, orange

Double D (plaid background)

Head on over to The Card Concept and play along...we would love to have you join us!

Have a great day!

Paper: SU, patterned
Dies: Impression Obsession wheat, Die-versions patterned pumpkin, Blueprints #20, Poppystamps give thanks

Sunday, October 16, 2016

CAS-UAL Friday's Amber Waves

Nance has a CAS "leaf" challenge at The Paper Players this week:

I used Reverse Confetti's wreath, and added some Impression Obsession stitched leaves.

The sentiment is from CAS-UAL Friday's Amber Waves.

I LOVE fall and all the gorgeous colors. We hit our peak up north a couple of weeks ago. The leaves have been falling like crazy since then. 

You know what that means...time to rake!

You can check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team

Paper: SU
Ink: SU chocolate chip
Stamps: CAS-UAL Friday's Amber Waves
Dies: IO stitched leaves, RC wreath
Other: twine

Penny Black O Holy Night

The Christmas Card Challenge has some pretty colors this week:

I started out by embossing the background with Life Style Crafts Woven folder. Then I added a snowflake border from Poppystamps called Frozen Flakes. The beautiful sentiment is from Penny Black, I adhered it onto a My Favorite Things zig zag stitched circle. A few pearls and  I was done!

I hope you will play along!

Paper: SU
Dies: PB O Holy Night, MFT zig zag stitched circles, PS Frozen Flakes
Other: pink pearls

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dies R Us October Fall Challenge

Hi everyone!

It's mid October already and time for the next Dies R Us challenge. It's anything associated with "fall"...including Halloween.

Our Challenge Blog

I created a little Halloween scene with several dies from Dies R Us. I recently ordered Impression Obsessions BOO die:

Impression Obsession - Dies - Boo

I've had lots of fun making cards with this die! I think the hat, cat and ghost are such a great size, and are SO cute. 

I love the checkered paper background and made a yellow ghost to match. I know...ghosts are supposed to be white....but he's cute in yellow too!

I'm just guessing, but I think there will be a ton of cards in this seems everyone has been making Halloween and Thanksgiving cards lately. I know I have anyway!

I hope you will join us... I can't wait to visit your blogs!

Impression Obsession BOO (cat and ghost)
Lawn Fawn Spring showers (cloud)
Impression Obsession pumpkin patch
Memory Box fence

Paper: SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps: hero arts
Dies:Impression Obsession BOO (cat and ghost)
                                                   Lawn Fawn Spring showers (cloud)
                                                   Impression Obsession pumpkin patch
                                                    Memory Box fence, Lil inker stitched rectangles

Monday, October 10, 2016

Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop

Hi everyone!

Today's card I made with Lawn Fawn's Leafy Tree Backdrop. 
I cut it out in SU's chocolate chip, but it does look kind of black on the photo's. I always have a hard time taking a photo of that color for some reason. 

The sentiment is from Neat & Tangled called," Be Full " and that IS stamped in black...LOL!

Entering this at:

Ink: SU
Stamps: Neat & Tangled Be Full
Dies: Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Little Stampers October Challenge

Hi everyone!

Time for Happy Little Stampers October challenge....anything goes with dies:

I made a fun Halloween scene!
I used several dies, Poppystamps stick trees, Lil inker stitched circles and rectangles, and the house from Yvonne Creations. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers Everyday Sentiments.

I hope you will play along!

Paper: SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps: Happy Little Stampers Everyday Sentiments
Dies: Lil inker stitched rectangles and circles, Martha Stewart bat punch, Yvonne Creations Magnificent Christmas house,Poppystamps stick trees
Other: enamel dots

Poppystamps trick or treat

Hi everyone!

This week Sandy has a color challenge for us at The Paper Players:

Perfect for a Halloween card!

I used some fun dies...Poppystamps trick or treat, Impression Obsession lights and fence, and Martha Stewart bats to create a little Halloween scene.

Every year when my kids were little, I used to hang up a string of pumpkin lights for Halloween. I should dig them out and hang them up this year. I wonder how many trick or treaters we will get this year. 
I always buy too much candy and end up eating it myself!!!

You can check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team

Paper: SU
Poppystamps trick or treat, Impression Obsession lights and fence, and Martha Stewart bats

Impression Obsession Holly Wreath

It's not time to take out Christmas decorations, but it is time to take out some stamps and dies for the challenge this week at Christmas Card Challenges:


One of the first things I get out for Christmas and the last thing I take down.... is a Christmas wreath. So I decided to use my  holly wreath die from Impression Obsession to make my decoration. I added a sentiment from Reverse Confetti.

I hope you will join us!

Paper: SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Winter Words
Dies: Impression Obsession holly wreath, Reverse Confetti Winter Words, MFT blueprints #20
Other: enamel dots