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>> Monday, October 25, 2021


I love looking for ways to stretch my stamps. This New Home Greeting - 967G - DRS Designs is a great sentiment but if you look at it different you can use it for a baby card.

I die cut this baby outfit and added some fun colors using dome distress oxides giving it a groovy vibe. I then added a hand drawn smile. The card was finished with the New Home Greeting - 967G - DRS Designs.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card this week.



>> Thursday, October 21, 2021


Good morning!
I've used a fun die to show off the Season Of Thanks Oval
this time.
I used some already made backgrounds that I had, actually 3 different ones.
I stamped the sentiment using a purple VersaFine Claire onto a smooth
background that I made with Spray Oxides.
The orange background was done on watercolor paper with spray dye inks and kosher salt.
The multi-colored die cut background was also done with spray inks.
The frame is popped up and the sentiment is double popped.
The die I used is from Poppystamps.
The oval die is a nesting die from Spellbinders.

Thanks so much for visiting today!


Patriotic Sympathy

>> Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Hello crafty friends.

Taking a little break from Fall and Halloween to make two sympathy cards for the recent loss of a soldier.  He was assigned to the US/Mexico border and contracted Covid.  Young, healthy, and with many dreams of a fabulous future.  So sad.

I wanted to do a patrotic card as he died while on assignment and the family is so proud of his miltary service.  

I started with tea bags that had been brewed, dried, emptied, and placed on paper with gesso.  Then I used water color paint to paint loose stripes.  After the paint dried, I stamped on the Silhouette Soldiers and Brush In Deepest Sympathy

The first one was only lightly distressed and had Stickles added in the blue for the feeling of stars. 

The next one was more deeply distressed and had more wrinkles from the tea bags. 
This idea would work well for Veteran's Day which is just around the corner (November 11th) and celebrated by many countries to honor their Veterans. 

Hope you are having a wonderful and crafty week!




Thanksgiving Blessings

>> Tuesday, October 19, 2021

 Hi Everyone,

I have a fall themed card, that was made into a Thanksgiving card by using a holiday greeting. Sometimes I just make the card, and wait until I need it for a specific occasion and then add a greeting.  

I began by stamping the Simply Pumpkin, masking it and then stamping the Wagon Wheel.  This made it look like the pumpkin was in front.  I colored it up and attached a punched border, along with a bit of ric rac.  I stamped the top portion of the base using the Open Leaf stamp and then attached the image on top.

The Blessings for You Thanksgiving Greeting was die cut and matted, and I stamped another leaf on top, just to be festive.

Thanks for stopping by!



Happy Halloween

>> Monday, October 18, 2021


I just had to use this Silhouette Witch Cauldron - 716K again. She is so perfect for a fun midnight scene.

For the card I masked the moon with a circle stencil then sponged 3 different blue oxide inks starting with the lightest around the moon and added a hint of black at the bottom.

Once the scene was colored I stamped Silhouette Witch Cauldron - 716K and the Batty Happy Halloween - 548G in black.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card this week.



>> Thursday, October 14, 2021

Good morning friends!
Today I have a pretty Thanksgiving card to share!
I used one of my favorite new stamps, Wagon Wheel, I can't help but love it.  I live in Gold Country and because of the 
gold rush in the 1800's we have lots of things like this all
over the place.
If you ever want a fun road trip try driving highway 49 in 
central California.  It is called the Golden Chain Hwy
for a reason.  It is dotted all along the way with small towns
created during the gold rush days.

and 2 other stamps, Long Tall Wheat  and Long Tall Cattails.
I first stamped the wheel then masked it using a cut out post-it.
I then stamped the Cattails followed by the Wheat, the wheat is so thin that I did not
really need to mask the Cattails.
I embossed a double sided 2 tone piece of cardstock which makes the lighter colored back show through a little bit.
I attached some fall multi-colored ribbon and a knot then glued the card front to a rust folded card.
Hope this give you some inspirations, now go get crafty!




Basting and Brewing!

>> Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Hello crafty friends.

I am still on an ATC kick so I made two with two of the newest DRS Designs Greetings:  Get Basted Greeting and 'Brew'tiful Day Greeting.  I also added in the new Tipsy Turkey and the Large Beer Mug

Then, I added them to a card.  For the base layer, I sponged around a torn net stencil  (the same one I used on the ATC - you can see the stencil under the card). 
Here is the inside (same stencil used). 

Hope  these ATCs inspire you to make some too.  Hope your week is going well!




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