Thursday, October 23, 2014

Show me the LOVE

one of the recent "Hope you can Cling to" challenges
 over at Splitcoast Stampers
I hope you've been able to play along,
so many gorgeous cards have been
made by stampers all over the world
this month.
and all for a good cause!
Stampers, and crafters in general
are just good people!

I've been on a copic coloring kick
so for this challenge I 
thought that this cute image from 
My Favorite Things would be perfect.

Colored her up in a pink coat and scarf,
 for the card base I added one of my 
favorite Freckled Fawn square doilies,
a vellum snowflake and sequins that look like snow.

And to finish it off I added a 
big matching bow!
I'm so excited!
 I used to use bows all the time
but had gotten away from them as styles change...
but dang, I forgot how much I love them!!
Here's look at the whole card

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Getting Crafty with Kraft!

Kraft Cardstock has always been one of my favorites
I love the color and the way it looks with other colors,
I just really love Kraft cardstock :)

Wed. Challenge that is all about the Kraft.

I used a little bit of everything on this card 
and had a lot of fun in the process

I used a Unity text stamp for the background. 
Cover cardstock with Freckled Fawn Washi tape, and die cut a tag out of it
a flower and bird, a few sequins...
added everything on top of a silver Doily 
and finished it off with a sentiment from Winnie and Walter
wow, that's quite the list when I type it up like that :)
here's a closer look at  the layers of goodies
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a great day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

a CAS color challenge!

Today's CAS (clean and simple) challenge 
is to use the colors orange and pink.
I know I know, at first you might thing can't put orange and pink together!
maybe YOU didn't think that 
...but I just might have ;)

I found these beautiful Webster's Pages in my stash
and they made the card come together quick and easily.
add some copic coloring and a few 
beautiful sequins and tada...

 Stamp and sentiment are from a retired stamp
set from a company called 
There She Goes.

thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

a quick 'NO STAMPS' card

I made this card for today's Splitcoast Stampers
 to use 

At first it sounded too hard, 
I mean I use stamps on everything.
but I'm up for a challenge!
so I pulled out some of my
 Freckled Fawn embellishments,
 that cute little bag and tag
and went to work.
I didn't even use ink! 
 I think it turned out kinda fun.
Don't you?!
 Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Copic Coloring!

I recently got some new snowman stamps from a company called 
they are so cute and oh so fun to color :)
I also used my white pen to add some highlights and texture to the scarf.
So fun!!
The sketch for the card is loosely based on one from Splitcoast Stampers

paper is October afternoon and that cute little doily edge is from Freckled Fawn

Also, I am hosting a challenge today for 
Hope you can Cling to

I made this quilt card for one of my samples

The stamps are from Unity...I also used my Copics to color it in.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

So thankful for a friend....

Like you!
Today's card was made for one of the 
Hope you can Cling To Challenges
on Splitcoast Stampers called

I did a little Copic coloring on my chicks, I had forgotten how
much fun my Copics are to me, they were still packed after our move
Last winter!  9 months they were in a box....Its was like Christmas :)

If you have time, I'd love it if you would play along with 
the splitcoast challenges this month, it's a lot of fun and 
for a great cause!

Friday, October 10, 2014

I love fall!

Don't you?!!
Fall is in full swing here in Northern Minnesota, there are so
many beautiful colors around my neck of the woods.
I can't decide if I like the red of the maple, or the yellow of the birch the best.
but together they make for a beautiful scene!

I made today's card for 
which is very appropriately called
Falling in Love...
I was inspired by the beautiful colors that
the Dt used on their samples
and it was the perfect time to break out my
a new to me company,
 and I am in LOVE with their designs!
 I loved the touch of aqua in the projects on the blog, and added
just a touch to my card with these beautiful sequins
Paper is Authentique and ink in Adirondack.  

thanks so much for stopping by!
hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thanks! You are awesome!

There's and inspiration challenge up on the 
One that really caught my eye!
I had the perfect stamps to make it happen..
Love it when that happens!

Here's a look at the inspiration photo

I think we all need one of these super cool clocks! 
I absolutely love it!
I decided to break out my
Winnie and Walter
It's a wonderful Pennant
set and went pretty darn literal on my card

Here's a look
The "Thanks" is a wooden chip thing from Studio Calico that I colored black
and then embossed with clear Embossing Powder.
"you are awesome" came from 

I used Distress inks for the colors, words are black CTMH.

Don't forget the fun over at 
Splitcoast stampers
lasts all month long!
thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hope Floats..

Hope is something we all need to cling on to...hope can really lift us when times get tough.

For my card I wanted something fun to help lighten someones mood.

I wanted the image to be the focal point of my card so I went a little clean and simple,
 still can't stay away from my beloved patterned paper :)

Oh, and in case you didn't know is World Card Making Day!
I hope you are celebrating! 
My 10 year old daughter Lauren, and I are busy making cards and having lots of fun!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hope you can cling 3

Today's "Hope you can cling" challenge
 is called "Stripping Down"
I thing it's a great idea for a challenge!
Hope you check it out and play along!

Here's my card for today.

Paper is more from Authentique (one of my favorite collections!)
stamps are Unity Stamp Company
Thanks for stopping by!!