Saturday, October 31, 2020

Pine Throwdown

This week at the Color Throwdown are colors by Lori that are Trending in a Christmas, green, kraft, and chartreuse!

I chose a flurry of products from The Greetery for my card...

I used the “Snowflake Soirée” stencils for the background, sponged in Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and dotted with colorful Nuvo Drops.

Added an amazing “Wood Slice” die cut to the center, decorated with a sentiment, florals, and greenery from “Pine Blossom.”  So festive!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, October 26, 2020

S’mores Sketch

When I saw Kim’s sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches I knew exactly what I could do with those little rectangles....!

My “S’mores Holiday” set from The Greetery arrived just in time!

I  made the background with The Greetery’s “Square Dance” stencils using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in “Aged Mahogany” and “Spun Sugar.” This may be my favorite combination yet!

Betsy Veldman thinks of everything when creating her products at The Greetery! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Playing along with the Inspired By Challenge this week....

I made a little scene with lots of different companies’ products!

The Greetery’s “Pinwheel Party, the “B” from The Stamp Market’s “HBD” die, a vellum ghost made with assorted A Muse Studio “vintage” dies, and miscellaneous star die cuts!

I impressed the background with Papertrey Ink’s “Spider Web Trio” dies, then glittered them with Wink of Stella pen. Also cut a few small vellum webs. Impressed the “eek” die from A Muse Studio. Inked each impression with Hero Arts white ink. 

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Inspired by...Fall Colors

I made it to the Inspired By Challenge this week! This week’s photo is about “fall colors.”

I used Papertrey Ink’s “ Enclosed: Apple“ dies and “Kindness Counts” sentiment set, with Ink to Paper’s “Brushed Plaid” background, and Hero Arts “Chalkboard” background...

I heat embossed the plaid with fine detail white powder, then sponged or brushed Distress Oxide Inks in Fine Linen, Tea Dye, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, and Pine Needles. I cut the back piece with the big solid apple die in the set and cut the frame in white (and cut off the “thanks” sentiment). So fun for fall!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Falling Leaves Sketch

This week at Freshly Made Sketches is a lovely clean and simple design by Jacquie!

I used The Greetery’s “BotaniCuts Mighty Oak” dies and a sentiment from “Written in Ribbons” for my card...

I originally started this card for the “Inspired By” Challenge when I saw this picture for “Playful Patterns,” but didn’t get finished in time!

I used all of the leaves that I had shaded with Distress Oxide Inks for the sketch instead!

It’s so relaxing, and so much fun, to take out inks and just sponge and shade these leaves to your heart’s content! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

So Mush

This week, I’m playing along with two of my favorite challenges...Freshly Made Sketches

And the Color Throwdown...

I used The Greetery’s “BotaniCuts Toadstool Garden” and “Pathway” Stencils to make a fall, “misty morning walk” kind of card...

The punny sentiment is a combination of The Greetery’s “Slimline Alphabet” dies and the tiny “Simple Alphabet” from Papertrey Ink. 

The background was made with an impression plate and white ink. So “mush” fun 😀!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Tweet Tea

Some tweet tea is being served at the
“Inspired By Challenge” this week! 

I used The Greetery’s “Cozy Cup,” “Cozy Cup Coaster” die, and “Robin and Wren.”

The background was made with The Greetery’s “Square Dance” stencils! They are SO much fun to use!

The inspiration photo was perfect for this week as there is a fall chill in the air here! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! ❤️