Wednesday, November 30, 2022
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
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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
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
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
Sunday, November 13, 2022
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
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
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
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.