Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Simon Says......Anything Goes
Monday, November 28, 2022
Happy Monday! Hope all of you in the US had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!
I have had this set of little houses on my wishlist since it appeared in 2021, but just never got around to grabbing it. Fast forward to this November, and I finally got around to getting it and playing with it. First I made a set in Cream cardstock with silver glitter roofs, and then, once I was feeling more sure of myself, I made another set using small-scale printed papers. Couldn't wait to share!
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Recently I was looking through my "To Inspire" Pinterest board and found something that I wanted to mimic on a card. I'm always drawn to birch trees, and putting them against a wood plank background really appealed to me! Here's my result.
Friday, November 25, 2022
I wanted to make another card with this sweet sentiment die, and took my inspiration from a couple of cardmakers, Yoonsun and Barbara. Then I remembered this old favorite Hero Arts cling background from 2012, and I was off and running!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Simon Says.......Not a Card
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Let It Snow
I recently brought home a Gina K. Master Layout set of dies, my first, and mixed it with a bunch of retired snow-themed products for my card today.
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Simon's December Card Kit: Joy to You and Yours
This month's kit is a lovely variety - a Santa die, a pretty 3D embossing folder, foiling elements, and some fun papers. Here are 3 cards and a tag that I made with the kit.
First I played with the foiling elements.
Friday, November 18, 2022
Some New Washi Tapes!
I'm a big fan of Pink Fresh Studio's wide washi tapes, and they recently brought out a new group of them. Today's post has cards using 2 of the new designs, Chrysanthemums and Whimsical Blooms. I learned awhile back that I can usually fussy-cut the designs without much trouble, it just takes a bit of patience and good lighting, so I saved myself a bit of money and did just that.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Simon Says........Stencil It!
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Too Early for a Snowman??
Maybe so, but this one is too cute not to share! I've been waiting for ages for him, and was able to snag him last month!
supplies: white, Surf Blue, Audrey Blue, Peacock, Lipstick Red, Green Leaf, Orange Peel, brown, and black cardstock, Lawn Fawn Build a Snowman dies, (retired) Snow Flurries embossing folder, Tim Holtz Tree Line die, (retired) PTI sentiment
There are 2 snowmen in this set - today I used the larger one. My sentiment is from an old Papertrey Ink set - long gone, I'm sure, but isn't it perfect? And that little bird is included in the set, too; one of the many reasons I've been wanting this set.
I always make note of the date of our first snow here every year - when I quickly looked back, Oct 18 of 1992 was the earliest snow I could find. And it snowed here for a few hours yesterday, though nothing stuck, so I guess it's not too early at all to be thinking about snowmen!
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, November 11, 2022
Postage Edge Shapes
Becca Feeken has a new release which launched earlier this week. I have been looking for some postage-edge dies for a long time, so I was thrilled to be able to get these to play with!
The set consists of 4 different sizes of rectangular postage frames, plus 4 more dies with pinpoint details, a total of 8 dies altogether.
For my first card, I paired the rectangles with some fall motifs, also by Becca.
Next, I used the largest rectangle and paired it with the next-to-smallest postage edge die and some supplies from the Santa Lane Christmas kit.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Simon Says.......Thinking of You
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
For a November Birthday
I wanted to use Simon Hurley's Candy Stripe die again and make it into a plaid, so here's what I came up with for my brother-in-law's birthday card this year.