Friday, October 21, 2016


Hello there! Here's another set that will be going to the auction block for OCC. I used the stamp set Sprinkles of Life and coordinating Tree Builder Punch. I found this card in our demonstrator magazine Stampin' Success and CASED it. I started with a Crumb Cake base and ran it through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

I added a layer of Soft Sky Cardstock on top and stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso ink. I stamped the tree trunk with Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake Cardstock, and the leaves with Old Olive ink onto Old Olive Cardstock. I cut a sliver of Old Olive Cardstock and stamped the background with Old Olive ink as well. I stamped the apples with Cherry Cobbler ink onto the same cardstock, and stamped the bird with Delightful Dijon ink onto the same cardstock as well. It was a snap to punch everything out with the Tree Builder Punch:) I added highlights to the apples with the retired white gel pen.

I finished it off with a piece of retired washi tape that I folded over at the top. I added a bow to a retired metal button using Early Espresso Baker's Twine and attached with a Glue Dot.

I paired it with an Apple Jack candle, which would make an awesome gift this time of year:) Check back tomorrow for one more auction item. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Hello there! Been working on a few more cards for the OCC silent auction and wanted to share this one made with the Foxy Friends/Fox Builder Punch Bundle. I started with a Cajun Craze base and cut the circle out using the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits. I stamped the border in Cajun Craze ink as well. I used a piece of  Petals & Paisleys DSP for the background by attaching Dimensionals to the 4 corners and attaching it to the back side of the card front.

 I stamped the trees using Mint Macaron ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock and used the Perfect Pines Framelits to cut them out. I stamped the stump with Early Espresso ink onto Soft Suede Cardstock, cut it out with my Paper Snips, and adhered with Dimensionals.

For the squirrel I used the Fox Builder Punch with Crumb Cake Cardstock, and stamped his face with Early Espresso. I trimmed the ears down and some of the whiskers as well. I stamped the image with the paws in Crumb Cake ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut out the belly. I then glued that onto the body using Liquid Tombow. For his tail I used one of the dies from the Flower Fair Framelits using Crumb Cake Cardstock as well. I attached his head to the body with Dimensionals and then attached the squirrel to the stump with Dimensionals as well. For the acorn, I used the Tree Builder Punch. I punched the leaf image from Early Espresso Cardstock and the apple from Soft Suede Cardstock. I trimmed the top down a bit and drew the hashmarks with an Early Espresso Marker. I attached it with a rolled up Glue Dot.

For the sentiment I used the Acorny Thank You set and Soft Suede ink. I used the Acorn Builder Punch to pop it out and tied a Mini Pinecone onto a piece of Early Espresso Baker's Twine. I paired this fun Fall card with an Oatmeal Raisin Candle. I have a couple more cards to share so make sure to stop back again tomorrow. Thanks so much for coming by:)

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Hello there! I have been having so much fun with these tiny treat houses and couldn't wait to share them with you:) I used the Sweet Home/Home Sweet Home Bundle for these and saved 10% by purchasing them together.

I made this sweet little house for Elise. I used retired Regals DSP for the house and Tear & Tape for the adhesive. I used Pumpkin Pie Cardstock for the roof. I simply traced around the roof part of the die and made a template. I attached it with Liquid Tombow. I made the shingles with Whisper White Cardstock and attached them with Liquid Tombow as well.

I stamped the candy and gumdrops with Pumpkin Pie and the black licorice stripes with Basic Black Archival ink. The sentiment is the same colors and attached with Glue Dots. I added a bow made with the Halloween Night Baker's Twine. I added a Halloween Night Enamel Dot for the door knob.

A couple'll use the smaller die to cut out the windows, and the larger window die is for the trim. I cut off one of the tabs for the roof to make it a little easier to assemble.

This is the perfect addition to the ensemble I made earlier:)

This is the house I made for Quinten. I used the Halloween Nights DSP, and Perfect Plum trim. I used Basic Black Cardstock for the roof and started adding rows from the bottom with Liquid Tombow. You'll want to stagger the shingles so they don't line up. Once the roof was covered, I trimmed the overhanging shingles, overlapping the house about a 1/4 of an inch.

For the banner I used Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie & Basic Grey Markers. I added a piece of Halloween Night Baker's Twine on top with Liquid Tombow.

For the ghost, I stamped him in Basic Black Archival ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and cut out with one of the dies. I folded the end, added a rolled up Glue Dot and stuck him through the window, by wedging him in and securing the end to the inside of the house. I finished it off with a Halloween Night Enamel Dot door knob.

Quinten has gone back and forth between the Joker, Spiderman and has finally landed on a vampire for Halloween, which works out perfectly...until he changes his mind again:)

And here's the house I made for Gabe. Again I used the Halloween Night DSP and added a Basic Grey roof. The trim, bats and sentiment are made with Basic Black Cardstock and Whisper White Craft ink.

I stamped the spider web with Basic Black Archival ink onto Whisper White Cardstock,cut it out with my Paper Snips and adhered with Liquid Tombow. I added a piece of Basic Grey Cardstock to the inside of the window with rolled Glue Dots.

I finished it off with a Halloween Night Enamel Dot for the door knob.

These houses really are tiny, probably about 3 inches tall. They hold about 11 individual pieces of Starbust-sized candy. Now I'm off to make more of everything for the OCC auction. I'm so glad I have pictures of everything, as what took me hours to create will be ripped open in a matter of seconds-at least you appreciate them I'm sure:)

I wanted to give you an update about the Card Buffet I mentioned earlier. There was a conflict with church, so the first one will be held on Thursday, December 1st from 4-8pm. You can come for the whole time or just pop in to make a few cards. I will have 8-12 different card designs and you can pick which ones you want to make, and how many you make. I will have a mixture of Christmas and all-occasion designs, and several quick & easy options.

I'll have each card and all the components to make that card in a tote on the Buffet Table. You pick the first card you want to make and take that tote to the table to make your card(s). When you're finished, put everything back in the tote and return it to the Buffet Table. Pick the next card you want to make and repeat the process.

The cost is $3 per card, which includes SU! envelopes. Keep track of how many you make and pay me before you leave. You'll need to supply your own adhesive, but I'll also have SNAIL & Liquid Tombow to purchase if needed. I'll provide, grid sheets, Stampin' Mist & Scrubbers, scissors and any additional adhesives needed.

If you want to place an order that night, you'll get to make 1 card  for free for every $25 increment:
   *Place a $25 order and get 1 free card
   *Place a $50 order and get 2 free cards
   *Place a $75 order and get 3 free cards, etc.
*If you're a member of my downline, you can make 1 card for free.

I'll probably have coffee, but feel free to bring whatever you want to drink & snack on...well we can't bring WHATEVER we want to drink unfortunately:(

If you're interested in attending or have any questions, please email me. I hope to see you at this fun event! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Friday, October 14, 2016


Hello there! I have another fall card to share with you today using the set Basket of Wishes. I started with a Crumb Cake base and added a piece of the lovely Petals & Paisleys DSP on top. I layered a piece of Burlap Ribbon with a piece of Rich Razzleberry ribbon from the Ribbon Trio Pack, and adhered with SNAIL.

Next, I cut a pair of ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits and ran the top one through the Big Shot a second time using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I attached them over the ribbon using Dimensionals. I stamped the basket with Soft Suede ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock. I colored the image with Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron & Whisper White Stamp Pads and Blender Pens. I cut the basket out with my Paper Snips and adhered to the oval with Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment with Rich Razzleberry ink, wiped the ink off of the dots, and colored them with a Soft Suede Marker onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I thread a retired button with Linen Thread, tied a bow and tucked it underneath the sentiment using a Glue Dot.

I put a Creamy Vanilla candle with this card and hopefully the pair will bring in some money from the silent auction to help with our Operation Christmas Child mission. I hope to see you back here tomorrow! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Hello there! Today I have a lovely fall card to share with you using the set Vintage Leaves. I started with an Always Artichoke base and used the Hardwood background stamp in the same color. I stamped the leaves with Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler & Delightful Dijon ink onto the same cardstock colors, and used the coordinating Leaflets Framelits to cut them out.

The sentiment is from One Big Meaning and I stamped it on Watercolor Paper. I used Delightful Dijon, Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler Markers to color it.

I added a swirl of Gold Metallic Thread to the back of the sentiment with Liquid Tombow and attached with Dimensionals. I finished it off with a few sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment using the Fine-Tip Glue pen.

I got the idea for this card from our demonstator Stampin' Success magazine, which is a big help when I need some quick & easy designs, and this card was definitely that! I paired it with one of my hubby's yummy candles-Gingersnap, and will go on the auction block to raise some money for Operation Christmas Child. Stay tuned, I've got more projects to come. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Hello there! Back as promised with this cute little scarecrow:) I used the set Cookie Cutter Halloween and the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. I'm having so much fun with this set! I started with a Crumb cake base and added a layer of Petals & Paisleys DSP. I added another design onto a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I used the set Sprinkles of Life to add the tiny leaves in the background by stamping off with Mint Macaron ink.

I stamped the scarecrow in Early Espresso ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and used the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to pop him out. I cut the fence out of Soft Suede ink using the Halloween Scenes Edgelits. I colored the scarecrow using Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze & Soft Suede Markers. I added a little color to his cheeks with a Blushing Bride pad and Q-tip.

I added a Linen Thread bow and propped him on the fence using Dimensionals. I stamped the crow with Early Espresso ink, cut him out with my Paper Snips and attached with a Dimensional piece. The sentiment is from Here For You and I thought it was a perfect fit:) I stamped it in Early Espresso ink onto Delightful Dijon Cardstock.

Aside from the coloring, this card came together really quickly. I paired it with a Cappuccino Brulee candle, as I figured he needed a cup to keep warm:)

For those of you who are local, I wanted to let you know about an event I'm planning on Thursday, November 17. If I get enough interest I'm going to hold a Card Buffet from 4-8pm at First Christian Church in Burlington, Iowa. You can come anytime during that time period-for an hour or 4 hours. I'll have 8-12 cards designed and you can pick which you want to make and how many. The cost will be $3 per card, which includes envelopes. Please email me if you're interested or if you have any questions. I'll post more about this a little later if I get a good response. Make sure to stop back tomorrow for another fun Fall card. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Hello there! Fall is in the air and I love it! Another thing I love about this time of year is it's OCC season (Operation Christmas Child). We're getting ready for several packing parties and we'll be letting thousands of kids around the world know that they are loved:) I'm working on some projects for an online silent auction and wanted to share the projects as I get them done. This card is pretty much a CASE from the catalog, but I changed a few things up.

I used the Spooky Fun/Halloween Scenes Bundle to make this fun card. And saved 10% by buying them together:) I started with a Pumpkin Pie base and added a layer of Halloween Night DSP on top. I added another design from the same pack on top and flagged the bottom. I cut a circle out with the largest die from the Layering Circles Framelits. I used Perfect Plum Cardstock and added the detail by coloring the dots only with a Basic Black Marker. I cut the fence out of Basic Grey Cardstock and tree from Basic Black. I adhered them to the circle using Liquid Tombow and trimmed off the excess with my Paper Snips. I stamped the sentiment with Basic Black Archival ink onto Old Olive Cardstock and attached with Glue Dots.

I stamped the pumpkin trio with Basic Black Archival ink onto Pumpkin Pie and adhered them with Dimensionals. I added the bat using Basic Black as well and decided to add a few of the fun Halloween Night Enamel Dots...that I forgot I had.

I also love the smell of my hubby's yummy candles burning in the colder months. This card is paired with Pumpkin Spice and will be going to a happy home soon:) I've got a fun little scarecrow to share with you tomorrow, so stop back. Thanks so much for coming by!