Saturday, January 21, 2017

Have a Cool Day

Hey everyone, it’s time for another Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  Our inspiration this time around is this photo of these really “cool” icicles…


For lack of any icicle stamps or dies, I went with something else that’s “cool”…

Curtain Call - Icicle

I did a watercolor wash background with some Salty Ocean Distress Ink, and splattered it with some water, Tinsel and Perfect Pearl sprays.  After the background dried, I die-cut the panel with Blueprints 13.  I stamped the sentiment from the Birdie Brown Cool Day stamp set, and embossed wtih clear embossing powder.  Then I die-cut a (retired) Pierced Snowflake from vellum, adhered it to the card front and embellished with some sequins.

Be sure to stop over at the Curtain Call blog for all the challenge details, and join us!  You could be chosen as the “Lead” for our next challenge and join us as Guest Designer!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, January 13, 2017

CrAzY for Home - C4C368

Hello friends!  Wow, I haven’t stamped since way before Christmas… almost thought I might have forgotten how!  But I didn’t, and I have a card to share with you today for the Crazy 4 Challenges team.  Today, January 14, 2017 is Organize Your Home Day, so in recognition we’re creating cards with a homey theme.  And here is mine…


I wanted to send a Christmas card to my Aunt, and never got around to it so I think this will be a good card to send to her!  In addition to the C4C challenge today, I also created my card using the current Sketch #315 at My Favorite Things, and the current Color Challenge #61



I used the darling LJD Make Yourself at Home stamp set and matching Die-Namics, and colored each image with Copic markers.  Using Coral Crush card stock, I die-cut the banner behind the images with the Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics.  Using Versamark ink, I stamped the white background card stock with the Modern Mosaic background stamp and embossed with white embossing powder.  And finally, I added a Berrylicious striped strip of paper on the left side from the Fun & Frolic Paper Pack.

Be sure to stop by the C4C blog for all the challenge details today, and be inspired by the rest of the CrAzY girls…

Anja de Regt
Barbara Anders
Caz Counsell
Frances Byrne
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Maryann Einem
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Ednie

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Crafty Destash Update

Just a quick update... the list of stamps and dies I am currently selling has been updated!  Please, if you see something you'd like to have but don't want to pay what I've listed, make me an offer!  I always say "it can't hurt to ask!"  Also, if you're just wanting a few things, I will work with you on First Class shipping instead of Priority.  But please be sure to send me your complete mailing address with your shopping list because I have to have your zip code to estimate the First Class prices.  So be sure to stop by my Sale Page!

Many thanks to everyone who has purchased so far!  I'm grateful to have some breathing room in my craft room by getting rid of things I'm not using!

Crafty Destash Continues!

Hello friends!  My crafty destash of stamps and dies continues, so please be sure to visit my sale page!  If you see a name in capital letters with red print under a photo, that means someone has already snagged that item.  I keep them there for just a little while, for my own reference.  But there's still a lot up for grabs, so check out the sale page!  And thank you!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Crafty Destash Sale!

The sale has begun!  Please visit my SALE PAGE!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Crafty De-stash

I'm in the process of gathering everything up, and editing photos, and by later today I'll be ready to once again de-clutter, de-stash and sell some of my used stamps and dies!  A LOT from My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, Lil' Inker and more!  Please stay tuned!

**EDITED**  My daughter, who thank God is unharmed, was unfortunately in a car accident on Thursday that totaled her car.  We've had to do some creative car buying this weekend, and now have to make a 5 hour round trip drive on Sunday.  Since I'll be out of town for most of the day, I'm postponing this until after I'm home from work on Monday, so be ready around 6:00 p.m. Eastern time!  Thanks for understanding!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Curtain Call–Fa La La

Hey there!  It’s December 15th, which means two things, actually!  One… I’m crazy busy with it being only 10 days until Christmas!  Can I get an amen?  And two… it’s time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  So, if you find yourself with some spare time in the coming days, please join us!

Here’s my project…

Curtain Call - Fa La La

And our inspiriation photo for this challenge…


And I’m running SO short on time right now, that I’ll have to come back later and post details about my project, that was made with awesomely fun products from Reverse Confetti!

Until later… thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 4, 2016


I got a big package of goodies from My Favorite Things on Friday… lots of fun new things I was able to pick up from their great Black Friday sale!  So I got to work using several of those new items and created this card using the current Color Throwdown #421 colors, and the current Sketch #309 on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog…


This Grateful for You stamp set and dies has been on my wish list for awhile, so I picked it up during the sale.  I think I’m going to add one of the sentiments to the inside of the card, since I didn’t have room on the front.  I die-cut “grateful” twice from Lavender Fields card stock, and mounted it to a Sour Apple card stock piece that was die-cut from Blueprints 24.  The plaid paper behind the sentiment is from the Plaid Patterns Paper Pack (another new item!) and was die-cut with the Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-Namics.  The circle frame was cut from Blu Raspberry card stock using the Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics, and I used the Traditional Tags STAX Die-Namics to cut the tag in the background using paper from the Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack.  Finally, I layered everything on a background that was stamped with the BG Modern Mosaic background (another new purchase!) in Versamark ink, embossed with white detail embossing powder, and die-cut with Blueprints 13.  A few enamel dots completed my design.

I hope you’re having a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!