Monday, October 24, 2016

Happy Halloween Spider

Good Monday Morning, on the Dies R Us Blog today!
Today I have a Halloween card to share with you!
I used the Large Madison Window die by Poppystamps.  My sentiment was stamped on to the 'window box' in Black Licorice ink.  I used the Birch Trio by Memory Box for my outdoor view, which I cropped to fit in the window. 
The corner spider web is from Cheery Lynn, Lace Corner Deco H, which has 3 different corner dies to choose from, very economical!
The little spider hanging from  the window cross bar is actually part of a pumpkin die.  It's the foliage portion of the Plump Pumpkin by Memory Box.  I had just used it on another card and thought HEY, if I cut that out in black glitter paper I can surely make it look like a spider.  And I think it does.  And the more I look at it the more it looks like I could use it as a bat too!  lol  I guess that is thinking outside the box.....the Memory Box. 
A little Copic Marker colored seam binding ribbon, Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen and Halloween Designer Papers for accents. 

I will be entering this card in the Challenge at Scrapy Land, Halloween.
Here's what I used:
Large Madison Window
Memory Box
Birch Trio
Cheery Lynn
Lace Corner Deco H
Memory Box
Plump Pumpkin
Thanks for popping in!
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello again!

This card will be entered into the Challenge at Papertrey Ink, Die Cut Stencil.

Papertrey Ink products; Hexagon die, Through The Trees stamp set and Flower Favorites, stamp and die sets.  I only used a portion of the Hexagon die and sponged in Frost White ink over my Kraft card stock base.  Then cutting the Hexagon die from more Kraft card stock I trimmed it down to create a full hexagon panel when placed up against the stenciled side.  I really love how that came out.  Topped the 'cut line' with a thin white ribbon and a pretty sparkly white ribbon too.
Cut and stamped the pretty flowers, inks in Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Timber Brown and Wild Wasabi.  Sentiment stamped in Black Licorice.  I added texture to the Kraft focal panel using a Honeycomb Embossing Folder.   Topped with my flowers  and sentiment and more sparkly ribbon.  I also added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the center of the flowers.  That sparkle really ties in well with my wide ribbon.
Thankfully I do not need a sympathy card just yet.  They are the hardest to make but the most important to send.  It's good to have some on hand.
Thanks for coming by!

Halloween Milk Carton

Good Morning!

This project will be entered into the Challenges at Simon Says Monday, Treat Bag/Box, Scrapy Land, Halloween and Scor Pal, Seasonal Delights or Spooky Frights.

I watched this quick little VIDEO on YouTube to create my carton.

Card stock measures 10.5 x 7 inches.
Score at 1/2, 3, 5.5, and 8 inches.
Turn and score at 1/2, 2, and 5 inches.
Fold and tape.  The bottom has a little hatch to let you open and fill with treats.

Spider Web die is by Cheery Lynn, Lace Corner Deco H die set.  Papertrey ink stamps and dies, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers sets.  Assorted Glitter Buttons, pumpkins, bats and trick or treat.  Halloween Designer Papers. 
I hung a ghost on either side.  Images colored with Copic Markers.  Candy Corn Ribbon, Baker's Twine and Black and White Gingham Ribbon.  

Wink Of Stella Clear and White Glitter Pens for shimmer and shine.  This carton will be filled with all things Reese's, my Mother's favorites of course!
Happy Halloween Creating......

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Double D, Fall Plaids

Good Morning! 

A brand new Challenge starts at The Double D Challenge Blog, and here is your Inspirational Tile:


I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets; Basket Blessings, Holiday Basket and Harvest Of Wishes.  Images colored with Copic Markers.

Spellbinders Small and Large Label dies.  Adhesive Rhinestones and Jute Twine for accents.
You have plenty of time to join in on this Challenge.....I hope to see you over there!
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Card Maker Publication

I am so HAPPY and thrilled to let you all know that I have been published in Card Maker Magazine....WHAHOO!!!

Winter 2016
Page 28 & 29
This is the card they published.
This is what I originally submitted.  They had me make a few changes.  I think they like things a little more simpler, so that anyone could try and CASE using the supplies they already own. 
And this was my final submission.
Finally selecting this to print.
I used the Autumn Beauty and Heartfelt stamp sets by Gina K Designs.  Poppy Stamps Verona Flourish die and MFT Stitched Traditional Tags die.
The wine tag is very easy to make.  Cut card stock to 2 3/4 x 7 inches, score at 4 1/2 inches.  Using a Spellbinders Standard Circle die cut opening for wine bottle.  Decorate in any manner.  These make great additions to bottles of Champagne for birthdays and such. 
What a FUN process!  Card Maker is so good to return your projects AND send you a copy of the magazine, which I already subscribe too.....but now I can be 'that dork' and frame it all!  lol  I may have to get a red velvet rope and spotlight. 
Thanks so much for coming by and sharing my news!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Graciellie Design Fall Fest Blog Hop


Welcome to day of our Fall Fest blog hop. This month Graciellie Design is celebrating with lots of giveaways, sales and inspiration! Each day you'll have the chance to win a digital stamp set of your choice from Graciellie Design Digital Shop following our blog hops. We've prepared a bunch of beautiful projects for your crafty inspiration so we invite you to join the fun.

If you haven't joined our blog hop for day 1 or day 2, make sure to visit Graciellie's Blog and start from there.

I chose to play with the beautiful Elegant Greetings Digital Stamp Set.  Isn't it gorgeous?  It's just perfect for all of my Cape Cod friends!

I wanted a Fall look for this card.  I printed my image and sentiment on to water color paper and then began 'painting' uses Distress Inks in; Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemon and Wild Honey.  I also used a bit of Pear Pizzazz ink for the stem.  I really love the Antique Vintage flavor and feel I achieved.  

I added a wee bit of very thin Brown ribbon.  The striped Designer Paper is Black and adds to the vintage vibe.  The focal panel was layered on Brown and Ivory card stock with a card base of Brown as well.  My corner die is by Cheery Lynn, Lace Corner Deco H which I cut from a Bronze Glitter Paper. 
I didn't want to add anymore accents as I really just wanted this beautiful bloom to shine all on it's own!  I hardly ever use digis', I don't know why....they really are amazing and you can resize and manipulate them like crazy making for many options!
In case you have missed any days in this Fabulous Fall Fest Blog Hop here's all the info you'll need!  So grab a beverage of your choice and sit back and enjoy the show! 

October 15th:
Graciellie Design -
Barbara Rankin -
Autumn Clark -
Gloria Stengel -

October 16th:

Graciellie Design -
Helen Holmes -

October 17th:
Graciellie Design -
Samra Leshinski -
Donna Phelan -
Graciellie Design on Instagram** -

* For an extra entry, like/share/comment on today's post at Gracie's official Facebook page.
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Winners will be announced October 29th on Graciellie Design's Facebook page!
Thanks so much for falling in!

Happy Birthday Floral

On the Dies R Us Blog today!
Today I have a Birthday card to share with you!

My card uses a beautiful Happy Birthday die from PTI, but there are a couple in the Dies R Us Store that would work really well with this design. 

I ran my white base card stock through my Big Shot using a Swiss Dots Embossing folder to add texture.  And then I cut out the center with a Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle die. 
Another comparable choice would be the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles

I layered my Happy Birthday die 3 times in black, green and white card stocks.  By adding the black on the base it POPS off of the pretty pink Designer Paper.  Plus it adds a little bit more oomph!

I really have fallen in love with this Dogwood Blossom Corner by Poppystamps.  It's so delicate and beautiful!  I cut it once from green card stock and then again in pink, snipping the blossoms off and  layering them right on to the green.  Again, adding a bit more oomph. 
Thanks for popping in!
And don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
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