Sunday, November 24, 2013

Groovy Hello

I've been wanting to play along with MFT's sketch challenges for a while now, but always ran out of time. I finally had some time to use the sketch this week and broke out a stamp and die set that I purchased several months ago when it was on sale. Anyone out there that can relate to that? LOL! This card is for MFTWSC151.

I stamped cut the pocket out of dark gray card stock and stamped it with the stitching outline. Then I added some swirls and flowers. In place of the die cut border of the sketch I stamped various flowers and vines on the white panel and then embossed it with a chevron folder. I love this color combo and how the whole thing turned out.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bean Thinking...for a sketch challenge

I wanted to make a card with some digi paper I printed out the other night and went in search of some sketch challenge blogs. I found a great sketch over at Seize the Sketch. And here is my card using that sketch.

I used an older GinaK set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. The digi papers are from Echo Park.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CSS Thankful Hop

Good evening and welcome to another CSS Alumni blog hop. For this hop the theme is "Thankful". You should have just come from Miesje's blog where she shared her beautiful thankful project. If not, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop over at Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, November 26th.

This time of year in the US many people are preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. This brings being thankful to the forefront for many. I for one am thankful every day for the blessings God constantly provides to me. I am especially thankful for my creative gifts and the pleasure I get from being able to stamp, sew, crochet to name a few. If it weren't for my mom taking time to do crafty stuff with me as a kid, I may not be doing all the fun creative things I do today. So my "Thankful" card is meant for my mom to tell her how much appreciate her teaching me to be crafty.

I used a fun set illustrated by Theresa Momber called Up and Away! I love how simple it is to just stamp the balloon images on pattern paper and cut them out for cute hot air balloons. The sentiment is from a set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger called Holiday Basket.

Now head over to Lori's blog to see her thankful project.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Camping and Stamping for Challenges

I made a few cards last weekend while we were camping. They are all for Sweet N Sassy's Release challenges. I had limited supplies with me which made it challenging, but satisfying and fun.

Challenge One - Include Snow or Snowflakes

Challenge Two - Use Kraft with Shades of Blue

Challenge Three - Make it Masculine

It felt good to get some stamping time in and I feel like my mojo is slowly growing. I especially am finding it hard to get into the Christmas card groove. Watching some Christmas movies is helping though. First it was The Grinch (my favorite Christmas movie of all time) and now Polar Express (love the hot chocolate scene).

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Foxy Christmas

I must admit that I very much like the new fox image trend that is emerging. I adore the owls that are out there and now these foxes have captured my heart as well. I found this cute little fox Christmas stamp in the dollar bin at Michael's the other day.

I made two slightly different cards with this cute little fox. I had fun adding all the fun little elements too. Are you getting ready for Christmas? I am trying to get some Christmas cards done now, so I have them  ready.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Getting Ready for Christmas

With the unseasonable warmer weather we've been having here it is hard for me to get into the Christmas card making spirit, but I need to get stamping nonetheless.

I made this first card for the SplitCoastStampers Sketch challenge.

The second card I made for one of the Mini VSN challenges going on right now over at  We were given a yummy picture as inspiration. I always love a chance to make something with an image of a mug on it.