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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly

 Hello to all,

I had some creative fun last night after dinner just playing with one of my new C&9th stamp sets. I had an idea and I wanted to see if it looked as good on paper as it did in my mind's eye, LOL.

Using a few challenges, the Just Add Ink color challenge, the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge, and the Clean and Simple theme from this week's Paper Players Challenge, I made this card.

The triangle stamp is from the C&9th Painted Shapes stamp set. I pulled five colors represented in the inspiration photo from Just Add Ink and stamped it to make a large triangle (tree). The large sentiment and star tree topper are from an older C&9th set called Trim the Tree. 

Keeping with the PP Clean & Simple theme, this is a one layer card with only the stamped images and a small yellow gem in the center of the star.

I've used a holiday sentiment and images from the C&9th Hollyberry Turnabout set on the inside.

I had fun making this card. The triangles were stamped using an acrylic block, and I used the Misti to line up and stamp the sentiment. Love that it turned out as I imagined it. 

Thanks and have a great Tuesday afternoon and evening,

Stamps: Painted Shapes set, Hollyberry Turnabout set, Trim the Tree set, all from Concord & 9th  
Paper: Gina K Designs heavy weight white card stock
Ink: Concord & 9th ink cubes in Ballet Slipper, Honeysuckle, Sorbet, Oceanside, Buttercup, Parsley, Wheat, Mushroom
Other: Misti, Pretty Pink Posh yellow gem, Connect liquid glue

Friday, November 13, 2020

I Just Wanted To Say. . .

 Happy TGIF to all,

We've made through another week. It's getting pretty scary to be out and about again and luckily, I only had to be in two labs this week. Hospitals are probably one of the safest places as no one is ever without a mask.

A good friend of ours has a birthday next week so I wanted to get a card made and in the mail for her. I'm using this week's Freshly Made Sketches sketch along with stamps, dies, inks and card stock from Concord & 9th. I rotated Karren's sketch for my card.

The top part of the card is made with a C&9th Turnabout stamp and the bottom with a C&9th die. For the center focal element, I used five of the same color card stocks as inks used to stamp the flowers and leaves to back the cut out words. For embellishments, I added some Baker's twine looped behind the center square and some gems in the same shades as the inks.

On the inside of the card, I used a C&9th Birthday set to stamp a bold Happy Birthday sentiment.

Have a happy Friday afternoon and evening. Thanks for dropping by,



Stamps: All the Birthday's set, Blooms Turnabout set, Stitched Blooms set, All the Letters set all by Concord and 9th

Paper: Concord and 9th white, Poppy, Sorbet, Buttercup, Aqua Sky, Sprout card stock

Ink: Concord and 9th Poppy, Sorbet, Buttercup, Aqua Sky, Sprout, Mushroom, Parsley, Clover, Evergreen

Other: Concord and 9th corresponding set dies, Baker's Twine, Pretty Pink Posh gems, Gina K Master Layouts 1 dies, Misti, Gemini Jr, foam tape, Connect glue

Thursday, November 12, 2020

More Holiday Cards

 Hi and happy Thursday,

Hope your week has been going well. I've been somewhat busy with work, but today it's pretty slow and I'm taking advantage of that to work on some birthday projects later this afternoon. 

Joanne is the hostess for this week's Paper Players Challenge with a great color theme for holiday cards. Green, Red, White with either Gold or Silver to accent. I used it to make three cards, all with Gold as my accent color.

Here's a picture of the three together.

The stamped images on all are from different Concord & 9th Holiday stamp sets. 

On card 1, the background is from the Buds and Blossoms set. The open flower is stamped with Real Red ink randomly around the white panel. The corresponding stamp is stamped randomly with VersaMark and heat embossed with gold EP. The mistletoe die is also C&9th from the Mistletoe Messages set and it is cut twice from Shaded Spruce card stock, glued together, then glued on the front. The large bow is from a Winter Dies set by Honey Bee. The sentiment is from the same Mistletoe Messages set.

For card 2, I used the C&9th Candy Cane background stamp. I placed the white panel on the C&9th Turnabout jig and stamped it with Real Red ink then rotated the jig once and stamped again with Shaded Spruce ink. This background is used for more dies from the Winter Honey Bee die set. The pillar candles are cut from gold metallic paper and red and white glossy paper. For the poinsettias, I used a blending brush and blended Real Red ink on white card stock the cut out the dies. Using the same blending brush I darkened the edges of the petals before making the flowers. 

For card 3, I used the C&9th Iconic Christmas Turnabout set for the background stamping 1 turn with Real Red, 2 turns with Shaded Spruce and 1 turn with VersaMark ink and heat embossing with gold EP. The large tree die is from the C&9th All the Merrys set. It's stamped with several layers of Shaded Spruce ink and cutout with the corresponding die. I used some red and clear rhinestones around it for embellishments. The background is layered onto SU gold glimmer paper.

The insides of the 3 cards are pretty much the same. I used a Gina K set called Winter Hugs.

Thanks, and happy crafting!



Stamps sets: Buds and Blossoms, All the Merrys, Iconic Christmas Turnabout, Mistletoe Messages all from Concord & 9th, Winter Hugs from Gina K Designs

Paper: SU Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce card stocks, misc gold, red and white glossy card stock, SU gold Glimmer card stock

Ink: SU Real Red, Shaded Spruce, VersaMark

Other: C&9th corresponding set dies, Honey Bee Winter die set, Gina K Master Layouts 1 & 2 dies,  Misti, Gemini Jr, gold embossing powder, heat tool, blending brushes, red and clear rhinestones, connect liquid glue, Dimensionals

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Warm Wishes Happy Holidays

Happy Saturday,

My first card for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I've used the retro sketch from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! in landscape layout instead of portrait.

It's a Slimline card and I've made another small dent in my patterned paper stash. I think theses are some papers that I got as part of an old Taylored Expressions kit. I love how bright and fun they are. The stamp set is Lawn Fawn, and I've used it many times lately. 

The inside of my card uses some images from a new Gina K Designs Sparkle and Shine set.

My plans for the rest of the day include one fun thing and one not so fun. This morning I'm going fabric shopping. This afternoon I have my annual mammogram. I hope you all have at least one fun thing on your to do list today.




Stamps: Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte set and Gina K Designs Sparkle & Shine set

Paper: Gina K Layering Weight white card stock, Real Red card stock and Taylored Expressions patterned paper

Ink: Gina K Black Onyx, Cherry Red, Grass Green, Jelly Bean Green, Warm Cocoa, Charcoal Brown, Copics

Other: Lawn Fawn dies, Paper Source snowflake stickers, Gemini Jr, Dimensionals

Thursday, November 5, 2020

A Paper Hug Inside

 Hi peeps,

I have another Holiday card that fits two challenges today. The sketch is from this week's Freshly Made Sketches and the Gina K November Challenge is a Red and White color theme with an additional tag element.

I've used Gina K stamps, card stock and a large snowflake stencil to make my card.

The images are stamped with Black Onyx ink and colored with Copics in R shades and cut out using their corresponding dies. The sentiment is heat embossed with white EP on a black card stock strip. For embellishment, I added a red enamel heart on the envelope and used a Nuvo clear glitter pen over the hats' bands and balls.

Here is the inside. The stamps are all from the same Winter Hugs stamp set.

One more day until the weekend. That's always a good thing. I hope everyone is staying safe. 
Thanks for stopping in,


Stamps: Gina K Designs Winter Hugs set
Paper: Gina K White and Red Velvet card stocks
Ink: Gina K Black Onyx, Red Velvet, VersaMark, Copics
Other: Gina K Winter Hugs dies, Die-namics large stitched flag die, Gina K stencil, blending brush, Misti, Gemini Jr, SSS white embossing powder, Nuvo clear glitter pen, red enamel heart, Gina K foam dots and connect glue

Monday, November 2, 2020

Eat, Drink and Be Thankful


Happy Monday evening to all. I hope the beginning of the week was good for you.

I have a card to share that I made yesterday evening. It fits for two challenges that started yesterday. For the Paper Players Challenge, Laurie has a Thanksgiving theme this week and the Sunday Stamps Challenge is a color challenge with the perfect fit fall colors.

My card is a carousel of Thanksgiving pies. I don't know why this popped into my mind, but I thought of it and it worked pretty well. Using two Lawn Fawn sets and the Gina K Wreath Builder system, including the corresponding Fall/Autumn Gina K stamp set, here is my wreath of pies.

The plaid in the background I made with the C&9th Holiday Plaid stamp set by just randomly stamping images on the diagonal. Not a bad outcome.

Since the sentiment is about eating and DRINKING, I added the drinking image on the inside using the Lawn Fawn Thanks a Latte set tea cup. The sentiment is from the Gina K Autumn Wreath Builder stamp set.

So, what do you think of my "Pie Carousel?" Too much fun!

Thanks for stopping by,



Stamps: Lawn Fawn sets, Forrest Feast, Cutie Pie and Thanks A Latte, Concord & 9th set Holiday Plaids

Paper: Gina K Designs Faded Brick and Black card stock, SU Whisper White card stock

Ink: Gina K Designs Black Onyx, Faded Brick, Honey Mustard, Sweet Mango, Jelly Bean Green, Sweet Tomato, Peach Bellini, Dark Chocolate

Other: Gina K Wreath Builder system, Misti, Michaels Burlap ribbon, foam tape, enamel dots

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Happy Holidays and JOY

 Happy Sunday peeps,

I've been spending some quality time in my Craft Room making Holiday cards. I have a long way to go still, but I'm making progress. I have two to share today. One uses the current Freshly Made Sketch, and the second uses the current CAS(E) this Sketch! 

On the first card, I used some retired SU DSP and a SU embossing folder. The images are from a Lawn Fawn winter drink holiday set. I think my favorite part is the heart shaped "marshmallows." I followed Jen's sketch pretty closely, as I like this sketch and I'm planning on using it a few more times to get more Holiday cards made. It's also a great way to use up patterned paper, which I certainly need to do.

The inside of this one is super simple with just a greeting from the same Lawn Fawn set.

This second card is made following another one of Jennifer McGuire's techniques. This is super fun to do and I made several "letter press" images using the die cut. You can see Jennifer's video in this blog post.

The tree die is from a C&9th 2020 Holiday set. I used Distress Oxide ink to sponge over the vellum top layer of the die cuts. My photo doesn't show the dimension that I got using this technique, but IRL it's really pretty cool. The Peace, Love, Joy stamps are from Paper Smooches as is the JOY die cuts. I cut the large JOY dies in Real Red card stock and again using SU gold glimmer paper. The gold gems are from Pretty Pink Posh, and the snow falling background is done with a MFT stencil and a blending brush.

Here is the inside of this card using sentiments from another Paper Smooches Holiday stamp set.

Today's stamping will be all about birthday cards. Beginning in November and going through December, I have many family and friends with birthdays. 

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping in,


Supplies Card 1:

Stamps: Thanks A Latte set - Lawn Fawn

Paper: SU Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock, SU Quilted Christmas DSP

Ink: Gina K Black Onyx, Copics, SU Real Red, Blushing Bride

Other: Lawn Fawn dies, SU Quilted Embossing Folder, Misti, Gemini Jr, SSS heart embellishments, Dimensionals

Supplies Card 2:

Stamps: Christmas Sampler and Spreding Joy sets - Paper Smooches

Paper: Tim Holtz water color, SSS thick white, SU Jade, Real Red, gold glimmer card stocks

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide, Gina K Black Onyx and Sea Glass, SU Real Red, Copics

Other: Concord & 9th All The Merrys dies, Paper Smooches Joy die, Gina K Master Layout 1 die set, Gemini Jr, Misti, Pretty Pink Posh gold gems, MFT Snow Falling stencil, blending brushes, Connect glue