There is a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and it is a fun one. It is X is for Faux. I am thrilled to be guest designing there too! For my card, I did a faux technique called "Faux Embossing." This was my first time to try this technique but it won't be my last! I LOVE it. Here'e how I did it. I took a piece of red cardstock and covered it with clear packing tape. Next go it with an old credit card to make sure the tape is adhered smoothly. Then cut the word die out and adhere to the white shadow part of the die. In person this is so cool because it looks just like it has been heat embossed. Thanks for stopping by and please keep Santa's secret from Mrs. Claus. ;)
Saturday, October 31, 2020
I'm back with my fifth card for the last day of the Cat Lovers Hop. These caroling cats are ready for Christmas for sure! The die cut was done with my Silhouette Cameo 3 (#273711 Musical Notes Circle Frame). The stamp set is by Clearly Besotted (Sing, It's Christmas) and it is fun to color. I have enjoyed seeing all the cat cards during the Cat Lovers Hop. Thanks for stopping by and jingle bells all the way!
Friday, October 30, 2020
I'm back with another fun cat themed card for the Cat Lover's Blog Hop. I also did this card for a brand new challenge called Let's Squash It (an embossing folder challenge). I used stamps by Stampendous, embossing folder by Sizzix, and metallic red cardstock to create the die cut sentiment (done with my Silhouette Cameo). So not only am I having fun making cat cards, I now have one less Christmas card to make. Yay! Thanks for stopping by and remember to have a "Meowy" good day.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Staying at home is fun (and safe) when you are creating cards for Halloween plus the Cat Lovers Hop. I used patterned papers and stickers on this one with one stamped sentiment. It came together quickly and I was happy with the results. Thanks for stopping by and remember to watch out for those pretty but scary black cats (who are little loves at my house). :)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Have you started your Christmas cards? I have joined the annual Two Peas Refugees Christmas Card swap and need lots of cards to mail. I did it a couple of years ago but missed last year. It made going to the mailbox so much FUN and I am looking forward to this year's. With the Cat Lovers Hop going on, it is the perfect time to get started! Because what could be better than Christmas cards with cats on them! :) I cut the fireplace die cut with my Silhouette Cameo and then paper crimped it. I enjoyed coloring all the cat images (reminds me of why I loved coloring as a little girl...wink). Thanks for stopping by and if you haven't checked out the Cat Lovers Hop, you are missing out!
Monday, October 26, 2020
Woo Hoo! Today is the first day of the Cat Lover's Hop! I've been looking forward to it since......well since the last one ended last year! (Wink!) I have to tell you what has happened since the last one at my house. This summer we ended up adding not one BUT FOUR kittens to our "fur family." First, we found a small Siamese kitten in our yard in June. We "think" he fell off of a vehicle. Then two weeks later, a stray mama cat got in our garage and had five kittens. When it came time, we found good indoor homes for two of the kittens. The other three came in our house. If someone had told me years ago I would have this many cats in the house, I would have told them they were bonkers. ;) But sometimes I think things happen for a reason and with this staying at home (because of the covid-19 virus), these kittens came along at the perfect time. They have brought much joy, laughter and fun to the house for all of us. Be sure to join in on all the fun at the Cat Lovers Hop plus check out all the cat themed cards. Thanks for stopping by....and always look behind you! ;)
Saturday, October 17, 2020
I am excited to be guest designing for the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers and their H Is For Pink Halloween Challenge. I had to use my favorite new Halloween stamp by Picket Fence Studios (So Franken Cute). I have a confession to make....I have a "thing" for Frankenstein stamp images and when I saw this one....well, it had to come to my house to live. (Wink.) I used a bat stencil by Echo Park Paper Company to do the background paper.
Go check out the other amazing Pink H is for Halloween cards by the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers design team plus join in and let's see your creations!!!!! Thanks for stopping by and remember you are never really alone.....Frankenstein will be glad to keep you company. (Wink.)
I'm also linking Frankie up at:
Friday, October 16, 2020
There is a Pink Christmas...For The Cure Challenge going on at Jingle Belles. I love using pink on Christmas cards so had to play. :) The cute snowman stamp is by Technique Junkies (Snowman Whimsy can be found here). (If you like this snowman and want to get him at 10% off the regular price, then use the code below. I am guest designing for Technique Junkies in October and November. The code is good on any of the Technique Junkies wonderful stamps. The large sentiment on top of the card is from a paper stack from Michael's. The snowflake embossing folder is by Sizzix. Thanks for stopping.
I'm linking up this cool snowman at:
I have the pleasure of guest designing for Technique Junkies for the months of October and November. What fun as they are one of my favorite stamp companies! Today I'm sharing quick Halloween cards I did with their Best Witches set. I used three different patterned papers to change them up a bit. I send a lot of Halloween cards so sometimes it is nice to be able to do them quickly. If you love this set as much as I do, then go shopping and get 10% off by using the code below. You can use the code on any of the great Technique Junkies stamps. Thanks for stopping by and best witches to you (because I wouldn't send my worst witches to you)! (Wink.)
These witches want to join this fun challenge:
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Have I ever told you my very favorite cards to make? They are Halloween! I have fun playing with my Halloween goodies (stamps, stickers, dies, etc.) to make cards. Of course I enjoy making all kinds of cards but there is something about working with black and orange (or lime green and purple) and ghosts, witches, bats and my favorite Frankenstein images. So when I discovered a brand new challenge blog where you get to make Halloween cards ALL year...well you know I'm IN. It is Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge. They are having a jumpstart challenge to get things going and it is Anything Goes. Go check them out! :)
I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the coffin shaped card. The fun vampire image is by CC Designs (Vampy Wishes). The sentiment was done using the Cricut Air 2 text feature (which I love) and a black felt pen. The sentiment is from the movie "Love At First Bite." Anyone remember that one? :) The black part of the coffin was embossed with a spider web embossing folder by Sizzix (not sure it shows up well in my photo though). The little spider is a sticker by DCWV.
Thanks for stopping by and be safe out there if you out for a bite to drink. :)
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has a "C is for Chalkboard" challenge going on. You know how I love a good challenge plus the opportunity to make a funny card. I took a piece of black cardstock and used a white chalk marker to write the sentiment. I adhered it to a kraft card stock A7 sized base. Then it was only a matter of stamping six tacos, coloring them and fussy cutting. I used the stamped tacos to create a border at the top and the bottom of my chalkboard sentiment. Easy peasy and I know just the person to mail this card to. Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you know where tacos live. (Wink.)
Saturday, October 10, 2020
What is Halloween without at least one card with a "jack 'o lantern" on it? I have been having fun making Halloween cards the last few weeks. Halloween cards are my all time favorite to make. There is something about using bold colors and playing with ghosts, witches and pumpkin images that gets me in my craft room losing track of time. (Which is a good thing these days since "staying at home" is pretty much required if you want to stay safe from covid-19.) ;) I'm linking this grinning pumpkin up at:
Thursday, October 1, 2020
I am super excited to be guest designing for Technique Junkies for the month of October. Since this is the first day of October all of their new October releases are up. I got to design cards with the adorable new Christmas set called Gnome For Christmas. I tell you coloring these fun little fellows is too much fun! Want to to hear something else fun? I have a discount code where you can get 10% off your Technique Junkies order. This plus an extra discount of 15% off the new October release stamps adds up to a big 25% off of the new release (like the Gnome For Christmas set shown on my card). Woo Hoo...you know you want to go shopping. (Wink.) You can see all the new stamps here. Also be sure to check out all the design team's creative works too:
Beverly Sizemore (Guest Designer/You are Here)
On this card I had such a good time coloring the image. I used washi tape for the borders on the card and some simple tree die cuts. Easy peasy (a good thing making a Christmas card at the last minute which I seem to always do).
Don't forget you can get an additional 10% (use the code above) for the new release which is already discounted 15% (until October 8th). This means a 25% total discount on the new release. You can use the above code for any of the stamps at Technique Junkies and they have some wonderful images! So get those shopping pants on and have some fun! Thanks for stopping by to check out my gnome cards!