Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Out of Order

 So, this happened to me about 2 weeks ago. I tripped and fell in my garage and broke (should say shattered) my arm. It is my dominant hand too. I am currently waiting to see if I will need surgery to fix it.



So I haven't been able to stamp! At least not much. I did manage to put together a couple of cards from the October Paper Pumpkin.


Sorry for the poor picture quality. I am not very mobile or flexible right now! It took me a long time to do these but it was fun. The hardest part was getting circles for the shaker part off the paper with one hand. Those things really stick together!

I am excited for this months red box! It is going to be 10 of something that can be hung by a chimney, or on a package, or on a neighbors door. I'm guessing it is going to have a stocking theme! What do you think? And it will coordinate with last months so it will probably have that wonderful green and black plaid.

If you haven't signed up for the Paper Pumpkin yet there is still time. Go to Paper Pumpkin and you can select 1, 3, 6, or 12 months or sign up for a continuous subscription. I don't think you will regret it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ornaments

There are a couple challenges that I saw that used ornaments. I immediately thought of an old Stampin Up set that I love so I decided to use it to enter.

The first one is Christmas Card Challenges. They had an optional challenge with a picture of purple and silver ornaments that was beautiful! The other was over at Merry Monday where the challenge was also ornaments.


I also used an old embossing folder that I think is subtle enough to not distract from the intricacies of the ornaments. I struggled with a background color and ended up with Sahara Sand, which is a nice neutral for this card. 

Thanks for stopping by to look! I hope you enjoyed the card.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Confessions of a Paper Hoarder

I admit it. I am a paper hoarder. I have stacks and stacks of beautiful paper that I don't want to use because, well, then it will be gone! It won't be around for me to admire and look at. To touch and think about what I will do with it.

So what does a paper hoarder do when there is a but 3 get one free deal? I'm sure you guessed! We buy more paper!

But this time I decided to use it!

I used the Oh So Eclectic bundle and paper. I needed to make a sympathy card and I thought this would be a pretty pattern and set for what I wanted. You can't tell from the picture but the flowers are popped up and that really makes the card.


I really like this set and the way the flowers look. The picture really doesn't do the it justice! And I'm going to use all the paper in the pack! I am not going to hoard it. Because it is on sale and I can get more!

I haven't entered a challenge lately so I though I would enter this in My Time to Craft. Thanks for stopping by to look.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Detailed Gate


When I first saw this die cut in the catalog I was so impressed with the detail in it. Maybe that's why they call it detailed! Lol. I knew I wanted to get it because there would be so many things you could do with it. Here are a few I did.

The first is a Halloween card because that's what the stamps that come with it are for. I used black glimmer paper over black cardstock and just a little square from the Spooky Night DSP.


Then I had to make a Christmas card.


And then the fun began! I started cutting it up into smaller pieces and here are some of the designs I came up with.

I used a piece of it to put behind the sentiment just to add some interest.


Then I saw a plant hanger and had to make that!



And then I made shutters for the windows!



I know there is a lot more that will be able to be done with this set and I look forward to playing with it some more. And seeing what you all come up with to. Share some of your creations with me!

Thanks for stopping by!


Product List
Detailed Gate Thinlits Dies
$30.00
Graveyard Gate Clear-Mount Stamp
$22.00
Graveyard Gate Clear-Mount Bundle
$46.75
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
$11.00
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Daisy Delight Photopolymer Bundle
$31.50
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
$11.00
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Sitting Here Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
$10.00
Linen Thread
$4.50
Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies
$30.00
Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies
$20.00
Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies
$26.00

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Quilters Beware!

If you are a quilter, you are going to love one of the new sets in the Holiday Catalog! I'm not a quilter, but when I saw it I knew it was on my list of have to haves. I have been playing with it and wanted to share some of the cards I made.

The first one I made using the Painted Autumn DSP. I wasn't quite ready for Christmas so I went with a fall theme. I love the paper and it made such a nice quilt.


The next two I decided to go with Christmas although the first one doesn't have to be. It is just a nice monochromatic look.


In this one I just love the little tree wrapped in gold thread. I'm not sure if you can see it in the picture. I quilted this one with the new embossing folder then popped up the decorated tree.


The last one is a 6 x 6 card because I really wanted to make a quilt with the stamps. I used the Quilted Christmas DSP  and the embossing folder on this one too. Notice the little spool and needle at the bottom. You can actually thread the needle!


I am so excited about this set that if you order the bundle and the embossing folder from me by September 12th using the host code RP9FYDV6 I will give you 12 sheets of the new Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 paper. That is one of each design in the pack.

This is a really fun set to play with. Who knows, maybe it will make a quilter out of me!



Product List
Christmas Quilt Photopolymer Bundle
$45.75
Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$8.50
Quilted Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$9.00
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Peekaboo Peach 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
$8.00
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
$11.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Gold Metallic Thread
$3.00
Gold Glimmer Paper
$5.00