Friday, October 20, 2017

FabFri123 Lighthouse Birthday

I needed a birthday card for friend of mine this week
 and I knew the lighthouse would be awesome.  So glad it 
fit into my FabFri sketch challenge this week!
I went with a Tranquil Tide, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake
color combo (with a small So Saffron sun).
The Birthday sentiment is from Guy Greetings and I cut it to be a banner then 
added some Tranquil Tide card stock behind and some linen thread
for texture!
Hope you can play along this week too over at

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Stamp sets: Guy Greetings, High Tide
Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide and So Saffron
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
linen thread

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Celebrate the Season Bags for Class

I bought the red bags at the dollar store.
I knew this sentiment and DSP would go so well together.
I really wanted to fit the foil snowflakes in but was not sure if they 
would show up well.
I decided to add a red circle behind, stamp the sentiment from
Tags & Trimmings stamp set and cut it out with 
the Stitched Shapes framelits dies and then add a banner of Garden Garden
to make it pop.
These will be happy bags for my guest to carry their October
Christmas cards. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TTTC019 Autumn Greetings

Was not sure I was going to fit this challenge in this week
before the deadline but I am glad I did!
I decided to go Green, Gold, Autumn with the diagonal row.
This card has a few greens with Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist.
I started with the Painted Autumn DSP because it has those
 few shades of green in it. I then cut the lantern with gold foil.
I filled it with gourds and pine cones. I stamped the leaves in Old Olive
and filled them in LLT.  I stamped the gourds in Tangerine Tango and
filled them in with Pumpkin Pie. I stamped the pine comes in Chocolate Chip
as well as the bow which was filled in with Tangerine.
All were cut with the matching Lantern Builder framelits dies.
I stamped the Autumn sentiment in Chocolate on Very Vanilla
and added some Tangerine card stock behind.
I decided for a different look I would run the Vanilla piece down the center
in hopes the lantern would look like it was hanging!

A few gold metallic shapes finished it off!
Play along today at

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Stamp set: Seasonal Lantern
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie,
Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Paper: gold foil, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango,
Painted Autumn DSP
gold metallic shapes, Lantern Builder framelits dies

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Merry Monday 261 Ready For Sharing Christmas

Cute card for my last Christmas card for October class!
I decided it had to have the dog, the table with cookies and the tree.
I got it all in plus lot of ornaments!
I stamped the tree in Emerald Envy and added a Daffodil Delight star punched out
with a retired mini star punch.
I stamped the ornaments, dog, and cookies in Memento Tuxedo Black
and colored them with markers-Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake,
Emerald Envy.
I stamped the table on Chocolate Chip with the black ink.
I used a sentiment from the set in Real Red but a sweet Merry Christmas 
or Season's Greetings would be nice, too!
What a cute scene with the Ready For Christmas bundle!

Go play along at

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Stamps set: Ready For Christmas
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy,
Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Christmas Staircase thinlits dies, mini star punch-vintage

Monday, October 16, 2017

Red, White and Black Musical Season

I love this 4th card for card class this month!
Black, White, Red...really pops!
I started with the background paper from Merry Music 
Specialty DSP.
I layered that on white piece and a Real Red base. 
I then stamped the two instruments in Memento Tuxedo Black
 and cut them with the matching dies.  I layered them on the 
stitched circle and then stamped the drummer in Real Red and die cut him.
I love that he is the focus and then he need a little bling
with black rhinestones.

I hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Musical Season
Ink: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Merry Music Specialty DSP
Stitched Shapes framelits dies, Musical Instruments framelits dies,
black rhinestones

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sugarplum Dreams

I love nutcrackers!  My son has a very large nutcracker 
collection that takes up a large buffet top during the holiday season.
So I was excited to get this set and water color the nutcracker!
I stamped him on water color paper in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I used Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Garden Green and Crushed Curry.
I layered on Basic black then added the wonderful plaid from
Around The World DSP also layered on black.
I used a piece of Crumb Cake ran through my new emboss folder called 
Quilt Top textured emboss folder.
I really like the texture and the pop on a Basic Black base.
Love the sentiment an the font which ran all the way across the card 
on Very Vanilla with some Real Red card stock.
I hope the class loves this card, too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sugarplum Dreams
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, 
Garden Green, Real Red
Paper: Basic Black, Water color paper, 
Real Red, Crumb Cake, Christmas Around the World
Quite top textured emboss folder, aqua painter

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Copper Star Light

Second card for my Christmas card class.
There are so many awesome designs for this set and matching dies.
I started with the beautiful card I saw on Pinterest from 
Stephanie Pike in Australia. I did a lot of casing of her card. 
I especially love the Bermuda Bay with the copper foil!
I used a copper foil banner behind the square
which gives lots of room for stamping!
I cut a white star and then a copper detailed star. More stamping 
in the Bermuda Bay on the back ground piece which is layered
on a Bermuda Bay base.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Star of Light
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Paper: Copper foil, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Starlight thinlits dies, Layering Squares framelits dies,
Triple Banner punch