Sunday, September 24, 2017

Yay, fall is here!

So happy fall has finally arrived.... and our weather has cooled off.  It got me in the mood to play with some of my fall stamps and paper to create a couple of cards.

I used the Warm and Cozy collection by Pebbles and paired it up with Happy Harvest by Reverse Confetti.

Both cards were inspired by this week's inspiration photo:
 Both cards are also for the Simon Says challenge - Pop it Up

First up I created this card.  I used the Happy Harvest stamp by Reverse Confetti and paired it with some of the die cuts from the Warm and Cozy collection to create a little cluster in the corner.  The frame die is from Simon Says

Adding some texture and interest with some stitching and of course staples ;)  The acorn is mounted on foam squares.

Next up, I just had to use the fox... so once again using the Rectangle Dies from Simon Says, I created a frame and then just mounted the fox on foam squares.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Making spirits bright...

I created another Christmas card.... while waiting (im)patiently ;)  for my new fall goodies from Simon Says to arrive.... which should be soon!

I used some Stampin' UP! papers from the summer along with some green from the new catalogue.
I then paired it up with this fun ornament stamp from Reverse Confetti.

There is something about a vellum snowflake.... The ornament is mounted on foam squares for dimension.

Such a fun stamp set:

Playing along with the Simon Says challenge - Pop it Up.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Time to start on Christmas cards....

So... from fall to winter ;)

I need to start on my Christmas cards so I played along with a couple of challenges.

I used some My Mind's Eye papers from last year :) I combined a few dies.  The frame is from Simon Says.  The Mitten die is from Reverse Confetti and the holiday is a PTI one.

I stitched some felt cuffs to the mittens.  I love the divine twine icicle mix, such a nice touch with a bit of sparkle.

Playing along with:

Simon Says challenge - Pop it UP.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Witches Brew

I have a fun Halloween themed coffee project for you today.  All supplies are from SU! - can you believe that is supposed to be Christmas paper?!  Works well for Halloween don't you think?

I know a few coffee drinkers that would get a kick out of a little gift like this. 

I created the spider and web with my Silhouette but the stamp and dies are from SU!  I mounted the spider and cup on foam squares.

I am playing along with the Simon Says challenge.... Pop It Up.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


I am playing along with a couple of challenges today using some Reverse Confetti goodies to create a fall themed card.

I used the Happy Harvest stamp and die along with the Tall Stripe Die... for a CAS card.  Once again... I'm a sucker for anything acorny.... ;)

I based the sketch... loosely... on this one from the Fall to Layout for this week:

The theme is from:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Instant Pumpkin Spice mix...

Hi guys... I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog with a fun little project. 

I made some Instant Pumpkin Spice Mix (recipe at end) and of course had to package it up.  I used a Burlap sack (a plastic bag inside) from SRM Stickers

The paper is once again the Woodland Forest collection by Pebbles and the stamp set is from Right at Home.  A little fussy cutting, a little coloring and done!

Don't forget to participate in the hop - lots of great prizes are up for grabs!
Now here is the mix recipe: 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hello Fall....

Once again.... I have a card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop...

I used the Squared Off Panel from Reverse Confetti.  I like the texture it adds when tone on tone. 

I then stitched around the edges without thread.  The acorn dies are from Cas-ual Fridays... now I think I need the coordinating stamp ;)  The Hello Fall sentiment is from Studio L2E.  I then had to stick in the pumpkin spice because, that is definitely part of fall ;)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Purrfect Scrappy Sunday with My Mind's Eye

When I saw this picture that my daughter took of my grand daughter and her cat... I knew which collection I was going to use ;)

I used bits of pieces from the kit, as well as the chipboard elements and I even trimmed parts from the journaling cards. The journaling block is just made from some of the pattern paper.

And yes... the title... don't you think it is purrfect?   Oh and did you notice my grand daughter's pjs?

Playing along with: