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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Holiday Cheer

This was another set of stamps and dies I recently obtained from MFT. I was really torn between buying this set or not but in the end you can see I succumbed.

I truly think the birch tree die set was made to go with these cute deer. And I couldn't resist making one of the deer Rudolph.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Are you Yeti for Christmas

Well Readers I was a big flake last week and you {sniff..sniff} didn't have anything new to look at, and for that I am sorry but I will let you in on a little secret.

I have decided to open up a second etsy shop, and in addition to preparing for that I decided to join a craft fair which was a big step I wasn't quite ready for. This isn't a big fair just big enough to get my feet wet.

So I have been creating like crazy, had to order business cards since I didn't have any of those. Needed a way to display my clothes and an overall theme of some sort to display my table. I needed a card reader to take credit cards and a few other items.

Before I get onto today's card post (or just skip to the bottom) I will show you a few things for my second shop.

I am just testing the waters and am making a few bath products.

Up first are scrubs, for Christmas I decided to make Peppermint but will also have a Vanilla option

Also making Bath Melts

I also have 4 different molded soaps that are still on my to do list and will be giving away these bags with a purchase of 3

And speaking of bags I am busy sewing a lot of zipper bags for my shop and the fair. This is just the fist half . See that star bag, I love it because those stars glow in the dark. Such a cool fun fabric.

And now the Yeti card. I promised myself to stop sewing so I could work on a few cards and MFT goodies arrived and gave me just the inspiration I needed.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Boo from Me to you

Next on my neglected supply grab was this embossing folder and Kraftin Kimmie stamp. I figured I could pair the two together to make a Halloween card for my grandsons.

I used the sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink and found a few tid bits in my stash to round out the card. I think the boys will enjoy this card. Just spooky enough without being too spooky.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Happy Haunting

It's been very busy around my house, specifically in my front yard. We have been on water rationing for awhile and must noticeably last year was pretty evident. Ever since last year we let our lawn go and this year after staring at some ugly landscaping we decided to plant drought tolerant plants to replace our lawn. That led us to replacing some very outdated rock that was on the exterior of the house, which then led to a new gate, and then after further review we decided to add a new walkway which led us to a new driveway which then led to repainting the house.

Be careful what you start because you just never know where it will take you. I am on the downhill part of the makeover. I just have to plant my 80 some odd plants and then it should be pretty much be completed.

Thus my crafting time has been delayed considerably but I did manage to make a few cards for this week.

I have pulled a bunch of stamps, dies and tools out that I want to give some love to. So first I decided to return to a bit of water coloring. This adorable witch is always inspiring to water color. In fact I don't think I have done anything but watercolor her.

Monday, September 26, 2016


Ever since I used my Impression Obsession Halloween border die I knew I wanted to pair it with my Papertrey Ink Scene It dies for a Halloween card.

This is my result. I did struggle with adding some sort of sentiment and dug through my stash and found these great cardboard type stickers that I accumulated somewhere through my years. I think it worked perfectly.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

No one elf

For my third My Favorite Things stamp contest I decided to go with a Christmas theme and used Birdie Brown's Christmas Elves which I opted to make a bit on the feminine side.

First up I created the background with the mini hexagon and ripe raspberry ink, corner rounded the ends and matted that onto my card base made with the ripe raspberry cardstock which was also corner rounded punched. I then die cut the stitched tag, stamped and colored my images. I did use the kirarina wink white marker to create the snow or furry texture on the hat and mittens and also used copic glitter pens to give a bit of a twinkle to the presents.

Finished the card by stamping my sentiment, popped up my elf, adhered the other diecuts down, then added a few enamel dots and some baker's twine.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Woofing You

Here is my second card entry for the My Favorite Thing Stamps Superstar card contest. Everything except the copics is from My Favorite Things. The gorgeous plaid paper that I am so in love with, the cardstock as well as the Lucky Dog stamp/die set, the stitched circle scallop die, the grass, trees and leaves.

I made my circle background by misting copics over a cloud die cut, then I stamped, colored and cutout the cute bulldog which was popped up with some foam. I also die cut the grass and trees from dies along with the leaves which are from the Autumn Harvest Mouse set and adhered them onto my background circle. The circle frame was added on top and after mounting everything to the base card I finished with a few enamel dots and a sentiment banner.

Best thing is that I now have a cute birthday card for one of my girlfriends.