Monday, January 16, 2017


It's been a long time since I participated in a Make it Monday at PTI!  This week, Melissa made a sweet wreath by stamping over a masked off heart.  I thought of Polka Dot Basics and sentiments from the Shakers and Sprinkles Kit!

I stacked two Sprinkles sentiments together then added Stickles.  The little heart has Glossy Accents.  Thought this would be perfect for my great niece Reegan who will turn seven in February :)!

Pear Wreath

The Color Throwdown colors this week are black, a mustard yellow, and a pretty blue!

As soon as I saw the yellow, it made me think of a I chose the Woodland Wreaths set from Wplus9...

I also used a text background from Penny Black and a sentiment from PTI's  O' Tannenbaum set.  Such a fun color scheme to try with my Christmas stamps!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Bouquet Throw...down!

The colors at the Color Throwdown Challenge this week were so pretty, just had to play....olive green, hot pink, and black!

I got a new stamp set, my first from Concord & 9th, and it's so much fun!  It's called Sophisticated Script.  I got the bundle with both the upper and lowercase sets because I love the look of hand-lettering on tags, and my handwriting is not pretty like that!  I thought it would be perfect to try out with Freehand Florals from WPlus9 ...

I added a background using an old 6x6 backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms called "Perfect Plaid."  Unfortunately, I made some smudges on my floral piece because of all of the black, so my bouquet got bigger, and bigger, and wider to cover them up!

 Inspiring colors to warm our chilly hearts this's seems to be cold everywhere, although not as snowy here in Rochester as it is for about everyone else around us (and in the nation)! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fusion Card Challenge's 3rd Anniversary!

I was delighted to be asked by my talented stamping friend Michelle Leone to join in Fusion Card Challenge's 3rd Anniversary celebration!  Just look at this inspiration photo and sketch, so gorgeous!

I chose this sweet Stampin' Up mug from "Cup of Cheer" for my card...

I was inspired by the gorgeous photo and some elements of the sketch.  I included a Nordic print stripe from Claire Brennan's Nordic Winter set (that I believe is now for sale at GinaK Designs), a circle stencil from Heidi Swapp with texture paste for the snow, and little leaves and berries from WPlus9's "Be Merry" set.  I cut a tree branch from grey woodgrain paper using a Memory Box die, and added some pine branch die cuts colored with Copics and glittered up with Crystal Snow.

I can't wait to see what the DT members came up with, and to watch the gallery fill up with gorgeous winter creations!  Thanks again to sweet Michelle, and a big congratulations to the Fusion team for creating a challenge blog that ALWAYS inspires!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Bottle Brush Sketch

Yay, finally time to stamp!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, we sure did!  I can never put my Christmas stamps away right after the holidays.  So here is a card for this week's sketch by Jen Mitchell at Freshly Made Sketches!

Here is my card using images from Hero Arts "Family and Friends" Christmas stamp set...

I embossed the tree in white over some snowflake patterned paper.  Added some red Liquid Pearls and Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter.  Used Cornish Heritage Farms "Gingham Backgrounder" stamped with black ink onto red paper for the "flannel" background :).  

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bella's Balloons

A little time to make a birthday card for the girls' friend Bella!  I thought a pastel, un-Christmas look would be good for another December birthday girl (I know the feeling!).

I used balloons from PTI's Birthday Style set and a sentiment from one of the Think Big Favorites mini sets.  Embossed the sentiment and then made the card a chalkboard theme (good for hiding any white or sequin glue smudges, too)!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Icebreaker Pig

Secret Santa-ing continues at work, and my giftee loves pigs...and Icebreaker candies.  So I combined the two...

The face was made with stitched circle dies from Simon Says stamp, black twine, and some gems/acrylic dots.  The feet are pink ribbon with bits of black ribbon glued on top.

I red line taped 3 Icebreaker containers together for the body!

The tag is made with some oldie but goodie stamps from A Muse (pig), Saltbox Studio (fence), tree (Stampin' Up), and Mixed Messges (PTI).

 That's all folks, ;) (rolled rose Die-Namic, hee)!