Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Guest Designer for The Male Room Challenge

I'm so excited to be the guest designer over at The Male Room Challenge where the theme is Feathers.  It's a fun challenge and all you have to do is follow the theme and make it masculine.

There are so many different directions you could go with the word "feathers" but I just went with a single little feather for my masculine card today. I used a very old stamp from Mark's Finest Papers.  This company is no longer in business but you can probably find some of the stamps on Ebay. I stamped the background feather in Hero Arts Shadow ink and then the Indians and sentiment in Obsidian from Altenew.  After that it was a matter of layering the image a couple of times with the black and white.  Some twine from May Arts was added last and then all was mounted on some textured white cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by........and keep smiling!


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Too Many Mice

 There are mice everywhere.  They love it outside, but you do realize that they like to come inside during the cooler weather.....EEP!

This cute set of mice stamps from Sunny Studio was given to me last year and I love using it paired with the wagon, pumpkins, and cheese.  I added a die for the grass, fence, and even some extra clouds over the already distressed background clouds.

We're due up for some cooler weather so I think it's safe to say we won't have any exploding pumpkins from the heat this week.  Gotta love that!  Surely fall actually can't be here now - but we can always hope I guess. 

I realize Thanksgiving is coming up and so is Christmas - and I haven't even started on Christmas cards.... but I'm not sure I'll be sending out too many this year either.  Decisions, decisions.  However, I did make one decision - I've decided to take a short (or long) break from blogging.  I have a few other things I want to do and maybe even try and concentrate enough on finishing a quilt or two.  So, I have one more card coming up on the November 1st next week and then I'll be missing in action for a while.  If I don't get back over here before Christmas, I hope everyone has a nice holiday.

Thanks for stopping by.......and keep smiling - always!

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Hearts and Hedgies

A really quick and simple little card here today with an image from Gerda Steiner Designs.  Cute little hedgie all bundled up for some cooler weather and keeping warm sipping on some coffee - or whatever makes him happy.  He may even have a Tito's and tonic hidden in that cup and is just fooling everyone with the latte sentiment!   He was colored in Copics and a couple of die cut hearts added.  A happy hedgie.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs for October- anything goes with a Gerda image.

Thanks for stopping by.......

Monday, October 16, 2023

Smelly Feet

 Nope, I don't have smelly feet (I don't think) but this little witch must have them!  Quick card for Halloween with some not-so-scary colors.  I used an old image and sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps (no longer in business) and a witches hat from Tim Holtz that was colored, cut out, and then popped up over the legs.  

Thanks for stopping by........and keep smiling!

Monday, October 9, 2023

Sweater Weather Coming Up

 We actually got a little bit of sweater weather for a couple of days.  It didn't hang around for long but was nice while it lasted.  As a celebration of our weather dropping all the way back down to the 80's, I give you this............

The stamp is from Gerda Steiner Designs (Pumpkin Mouse) and is as cute as can be.  I framed it out in a Mama Elephant die - cut out in blue gingham.  The image is colored in Copics and I did a little bit of masking to get the mouse in front of the pumpkins.  I felt like it needed a little something so added a couple of tiny white clouds.

I'll enter this in the October challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs (use a Gerda Steiner stamp)  

And......since I was already on a roll with fall and blue gingham, I colored another one and did it a little different. It was also lacking in something so I die cut a frame and the just used the corners.

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Monday, October 2, 2023

Falling Leaves

It's fall (somewhere) and the leaves are falling (somewhere) ....but not here!  Maybe soon - we're hoping for a little bit of cooler weather anyway.

This is so NOT me at all. Why I picked up black cardstock I have no idea and then to mount it on white.  Not sure where my mind was going at all but it all came out ok in the end I suppose.  I used an older die from (I think) Simon Says Stamp and then an even older sentiment stamp from Stampendous.  The gold cardstock is from My Favorite Things.  The reason I say it's really not me is because it seemed to take forever to make. I used distress inks and then die cut the tree numerous times, cut out all the tiny leaves AND those buds and then glued them back on the tree (and have I ever told you how I totally hate glue!), and then colored the trunk and branches in Copics.  It's mounted on gold and I gold embossed the sentiment.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Allsorts - Autumn Trees, Leaves and Berries

Thanks for stopping by...........and keep smiling!



Thursday, September 28, 2023

New Stuff

 I've been doing so good and not buying a whole bunch of new things since I already have tons of stuff and I won't live long enough to use it all.  However, every so often I just HAVE to make a purchase to give my life a little oomph.'s some oomph!

I follow a blog called My Pinkie is Inkie in Boxertown and have been drooling over the pre-printed paper she was using so what else could I do but go get some.  Check out her blog - beautiful cards!  Anyway, the paper is from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps and is gorgeous!  I already had this stamp from Blue Knight but paired with their paper really gives it that extra something special. 

I assume this is a coyote and if you've ever seen one out in the wild they're just usually pretty straggly looking - but this one is so majestic!  I guess it could be a wolf too.  It really doesn't matter because it's a great stamp!   

I'll enter this in the challenge at Allsorts - Four legged friends or anything goes....and Pammies Inky Pinkies - anything goes......and ..............Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by..........and keep smiling!