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

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Black and White

 Just a couple of black and white cards I did the other day.  I recently bought a black and white paper pack from My Favorite Things and felt like I had to use it.  Of course!

This first one is using my favorite Memory Box die.  Very simple and I used a small strip of some of the black and white patterned paper down the side.  I added some Nuvo drops and keep thinking I need more.

Second card -  the bird image is from Unity Stamps.  The background is a black plaid but you can barely see it in the photo as it looks more like a solid black.  Anyway.....It is what it is.  I was tempted to at least color the berries on that branch but at the last minute decided to leave it just like it was.  The white framing was a piece in my scrap box and it fit pretty good so figured I'd better use it.  

So, there you go.........nothing special but a couple of black and white cards

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023


 I'm dreaming of cooler weather around here.  All the Halloween decorations are out in the stores (as well as Christmas) and pumpkins are everywhere. If we put a pumpkin out on the front porch right now, it'd probably explode from the heat.  Ah....good old hot Texas weather.........but autumn will be here soon (or we may just go straight into winter).  But here you go with a card for autumn.....

The image is from Art Impressions and I've used watercolors on it.....along with some orange paper, twine, and a tiny "autumn" stamp. Super simple. 

I'll enter this in the challenge at Colorful Options - Outrageous Orange and the challenge at Art Impressions - Falling into Fall.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023


 The challenge over at The Male Room is asking for leaves.  I thought long and hard trying to come up with a masculine card with leaves on it.  I've got all sorts of leaf dies but all were just too small for what I was thinking - so finally came up with this pretty embossing folder......not one of the new 3D ones, but a very old one from Provo Craft.  I used some Kraft card stock and some green patterned paper along with a bit of twine and a Simon Says Stamp "thanks" die.  A very simple card but that's ok because I think guys like it like that.

I'll enter this in The Male Room Challenge - Leaves.

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Friday, September 8, 2023

Sunflower Season

 I had to look up when sunflower season was in Texas because we seem to have them in the spring, summer,  and also in the fall.  It appears the season is in September and October (learn something new every day) so I'm still safe posting a sunflower card I suppose.

I used a sunflower die from Simon Says Stamp - and also a sentiment from there too.  The background for the sunflower is a piece of paper done with alcohol inks from last year that I never knew what to do with after I got it done.  The sunflower was colored with distress inks. 

I'll enter this in the challenge at FarmQuest General Store Challenge - anything goes (sunflowers remind me of country living) 

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