Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Paper Players sketch challenge

 This week Joanne is the hostess at The Paper Players and she has this fun sketch:

I turned it around and created a fall thank you card. 
Pumpkins are on my mind lately I guess...I made some pumpkin cookies and a dessert yesterday too:)

The mug is cut out from Stampin' Up's Cups and Kettle. I added a couple of stitched pumpkins and leaves from Memory Box. The tags are from CAS-ual Friday, and at the top is a linked garland from Reverse Confetti.
 I adhered some shiny sprinkles on the cream.

The Paper Players Design Team

Paper: SU, Lawn Fawn
Ink: SU black
Stamps: CAS-ual Friday Amber waves
Dies: RC linked garland, MB stitched pumpkins and Lorelai leaf, SU cups and kettle, CAS-ual Friday tags

The Christmas Card Challenge

Good Morning!

It's everyone's favorite challenge this week..."anything goes" at the Christmas Card Challenges!

I made a ton of Christmas cards with my Jillian Vance quilt die, this one in black and cream.

In the center I added a snowflake with a black enamel dot. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Cozy Greetings. 

Head on over to the Christmas Card Challenge and play along...we would love to have you join us!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Memory Box citrus fruit

Hi everyone!

The Card Concept has a new challenge starting today:

I used Memory Box small citrus dies and made a stack of colorful fruit slices! Makes me hungry just looking at it....

The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti called" lovely words."

I hope you will join us at The Card Concept!

Paper: SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps: RC Lovely Words
Dies: MFT banners, Blueprints #20, RC lovely words, MB small citrus
Other: enamel dots

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Halloween Tags

Hi everyone!

I made a couple of tags with some stuff leftover from different project laying on my desk. I'm going to attach them to some treat bags for Halloween.

I used quite a few dies, I'll try to mention them all below in my supply list.

Have a great day!

Entering this at:

Stamp Ink Paper (anything but a tag)

Paper: SU
Ink: SU
Stamps: Lizzie Anne Little bits
Dies: Impression Obsession Boo, Reverse Confetti wreath, Martha Stewart bat punch, Casual fridays tags, MBox stitched pumpkins
Other: tiny clothes pin, bakers twine

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Paper Players CAS Taste of Fall challenge

Hi everyone!

This week I'm the hostess at The Paper Players and I chose:

I used Lawn Fawn's Cutie Pie stamps to make a trio of pumpkin pies!

I LOVE fall recipes, especially made with pumpkin.
 Here are a few of my faves from my other blog Cookin' Up North:

I have a few new pumpkin recipes I plan to try this fall too, so be sure to check my blog out the next few months.

Now that I have made you hungry....LOL....head on over to The Paper Players and see what tasty treats the Design Team used to make their cards!

The Paper Players Design Team


Entering this at:

Stampin Royalty

Paper: SU, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid fall
Ink: SU
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Cutie Pie
Dies: Lil Inker tags
Other: enamel dots, twine

Penny Black O Holy Night

Good Morning!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Christmas Card Challenges:

I used some new Penny Black Christmas dies called" O Holy Night" and "Manger."

The little sprigs are from Impression Obsession, and the snowflakes were sent to me from my secret pal last Christmas. 

I used some glitter paper from my stash, which was really difficult to get a decent photo of for some reason.

I hope you will head on over to the Christmas Card Challenge and play along this week!

Have a great day:)

Entering this at:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dies R Us County Fair challenge

Hi everyone!

The new August challenge at Dies R Us is County Fair or carnival. I had lots of ideas for this, but one in particular came to mind right away. 

When I was young the fair had hot air balloon rides one year. I wanted to go on one SO bad! But I never did get a chance. It looked SO fun flying up in the clouds. I should have gone on a ride back then, because now I'm afraid of heights...LOL!

I created a scene with Lawn Fawns Spring Summer Dies and Rolling Clouds. The hot air balloon is from Elizabeth Crafts.

The links below this photo will take you directly to the Dies R Us store.

Lil Inker rounded stitched rectangles

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

Entering this at:
Addicted to stamps anything goes

Paper: all Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin' Up black
Stamps: Elizabeth Crafts What's Up
Lil Inker rounded stitched rectangles
Other:enamel dots

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Impression Obsession Wheat

Hi everyone!

Here's LeAnne's color challenge for The Paper Players this week:

I thought of fall right away and made a Thanksgiving card. I will need several of those pretty soon....I figure I may as well get started!

I used Impression Obsession's wheat die to cut out the challenge colors. The sentiment is from Papertrey. I found some patterned paper in my scrap box with the same colors....yay! What are the chances of that?

Have a great day!

Entering this at:
Mod squad (fall colors)
Double D challenge (down on the farm...wheat crop!)

Paper: SU
Dies: Papertey blessed, Impression Obsession Wheat
Other: enamel dots

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

The Paper Players Design Team

Cheery Lynn Christmas Lights Swag

Let's start the day out with a card for the Christmas Card Challenges!

Christmas lights! 

One of my favorite childhood memories was looking at the lights on the tree with my dad. After we had the tree all decorated, we would stand back arm in arm, squinting our eyes as we gazed at the tree. When we did this, the lights would all blur together. I thought it was beautiful! Even though my dad has been gone for so long, I still do this every year. Makes me feel good inside:)

I decided to put some multi colored lights from Cheery Lynn on Tutti Designs Christmas tree. It looks just like our tree looked when I was growing up. I added a bow at the top, and a sentiment from Taylored Expressions In & Out Christmas.

I think this is such a fun challenge and I just can't wait to see the gallery this week...I hope you can join us

Paper: all SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps: Taylored Expressions In and out Christmas
Dies:Tutti Designs Gifts under the Tree,Cheery lynn Christmas Lights Swag, Lil Inker stitched rounded rectangles

Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Little Stampers September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Hi everyone!

Today Happy Little Stampers has a new September challenge:

My card features Happy Little Stampers Everyday Sentiments.
 I reach for this stamp set all the time. It is SO versatile!

The dies I used for this card are all ones I borrowed from my friends at one time or another. 

We like to get together and cut out card candy. The rounded rectangles are from Lil Inker, the rose from Cottage Cutz and the doily is a Quinn flourish from Memory Box.

I hope you will join us! Dig out your dies and play along!!!

Paper: all SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps: Happy Little Stampers Everyday Sentiments
Dies: Lil Inker rounded stitched rectangles, MB Quinn Flourish, Cottage Cutz rose