Friday, September 15, 2017

october 31.

Hello and welcome! For today's card I used a new die from Tim Holtz called Scarecrow. There are 3 dies in the set, one is the profile of the scarecrow and the other two are crows. I wanted to bring the scarecrow to life so I did a little bit of layering.

First I created a spooky background using Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, Distress Spray Stain and Inks. Next I die-cut the scarecrow from a piece of Substrate Sheet, burlap from the Textured Surfaces collection and a variety of Kraft-Core Cardstock. To create the layers I hand cut the pieces and attached them to the substrate sheet. I used the Mini Halloween 5 Stamp Set and some Craft Thread to make the sign. To add a little sparkle I die-cut the crows from some black Deco Sheet. To finish I added the jack-o-lantern. I made this little guy by cutting one of the Idea-ology Pumpkin Pieces in half, stamped the pumpkin from the Crazy Things Stamp Set on Plain Tissue Wrap, cut out the parts of the face and adhered them to the pumpkin piece.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. I'll be back soon with some more Halloween projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

I'm back with another creation using new stuff from Tim Holtz for Halloween 2017. For this 4x4 card I used the cauldron from the new Mini Halloween Dies. It's the perfect size for my favorite bird from the Mini Bird Crazy & Things Stamp Set. I also used the new Haunted House Dies and Halloween Remnant Rubs.

Stay tuned, there's more to come. Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

spells & fortunes

Hello and welcome! Yes, I know it's only August but new stuff from Tim Holtz is in the house so I had to play. For this card I used the new Haunted House Dies, Skulls & Cobwebs Stamp Set, Ancestors Papers Dolls, Halloween Word Bands and Halloween Remnant Rubs.

I've got more goodies to play with so I'll see you soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th of July

Hello friends! This weeks challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is to create something using one or all of the red, white and blue colors. Since it's the 4th of July I used all the colors on the card below.

I started by creating a flag to cover the front of my card using Tim Holtz patterned paper, kraft-core cardstock and remnant rubs. Next I stamped the dachshund from the Mini Cats & Dogs set on distress watercolor paper and cut out using the corresponding framelits dies. I colored the images with distress ink and pieced together. My patriotic pup needed a balloon so I cut out a piece of antique silver deco sheet using the Mini Bird Crazy & Things framelits dies and attached a piece of heavy blue craft thread. To finish I added the celebrate remnant rub.

So there you have it. Thanks for stopping by and to my friends in the United States, Happy 4th of July!

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Hello friends and Happy Easter! Quick post today. I created this tag for the Hip Hop Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

Before I go I wanted to give a shout-out to the talented Richele Christensen for her Easter egg idea on this Instagram post. Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner

Hello friends! As you can see I've been playing with my crazy stamp sets by Tim Holtz. To create today's card I began by stamping the mini bird, cat and dog several times onto distress watercolor cardstock. Next I used the matching dies to cut out the images and their coordinating parts before coloring with distress ink. The witches hat was cut from a piece of black deco sheet that I attached to kraft cardstock topped off with some black paper string. For the spooky background I used paper from the materialize paper stash, the webs & damask stamp set and gothic remnant rubs.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Hello and welcome! I know it's only October but I just couldn't resist using some of my new Tim Holtz goodies. For those of you that don't know me, I've lived in Minnesota all my life. I'm a city girl but have spent many a days in the northern part of this gorgeous state. Today's card is a reflection of the times I've spent up north for this weeks challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

Using stamps from the holiday drawings set I created the first layer of the globe from vellum. For the second layer I colored some manila cardstock with spray stain and then stamped the snowflakes from the christmas nostalgia set. The thin strip at the bottom of the globe was cut from silver deco sheets. For the base I used woodgrain cardstock that was colored with spray stain and ink. Next I added some foliage that I cut from kraft-core cardstock using the mini holiday greens die and topped it off with a number brad. To finish I cut a piece of patterned paper from the tidings paper stash and attached everything to a A2 card.  

As always, Thanks for stopping by!