Thursday, November 20, 2014

More Thanksgiving Pretties

Another set of place cards I whipped up for the craft fair last weekend.  They didn't find a home yet, but there is always next year right. :)
I haven't used the scalloped die from PTI in a while.  Gosh, I don't know why!  I love the look of the lacy loops.
The bows are a little wonky in this photo, I think I got them straightened out a little more after looking at this! :)
Three Cheers for it being Thursday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Memory Jar 2015

I posted a tutorial of how I made this Memory Jar in the Snowed In magazine over at Ashley Paul's blog She Makes a Home.  Hop over and check it out!  The ezine is free and full of 100 pages of tips, tricks, and gifts for this winter!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Pretties

A few place cards that I made for a craft fair.  Didn't really sell much at the fair, but I did get to meet someone from Etsy! He was super cool and we chatted for quite a while about crafty stuff and Etsy. :)

The Thanksgiving stuff that didn't sell I brought into work.  Maybe someone there will be smitten and "need" these for their table?

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Thursday, November 6, 2014


I've been busy crafting creations for a couple fairs I have coming up. This is a simple picnic basket quad I played around with and thought I'd share. :) I'm trying to be very good and use as much of my stash as possible rather than buy lots of new stuff. We'll see how long I last!

All the stamps are PTI and are colored with various copic markers.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Donut Days!

Okay so as addicted as I am to making the sugar skull stamps, I'm equally addicted to making these donut cards!  That's probably a good thing.  They are all birthday cards and I have a TON of guy birthdays in the next few weeks.

These cards are another creation using Amuse stamps and inspiration from an Amuse class.  The card from the class was a really pretty CAS card.  I had these wicked old Amuse card bases that made the look a teensy bit more masculine, well as masculine as polka dots and sprinkles can get.  LOL!

The donuts were all colored with Copics and the sprinkles were colored with Tombows (so they wouldn't bleed through the cardfront).  When I colored the yellow frosting version, I realized I could make the image it look like a fried egg too!  Now I've just got to find 5 minutes to step away from the sugar skulls and donuts to play with fried eggs. :-P

Hope your Wednesday finds you some time to play!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sugar Skulls

So yesterday got away from me!  I was going to share these, but DH and I were relaxing with some leaf-peeping and a last beach walk for the season.  Hope you had a relaxing Sunday too!

These skulls are from Amuse, stamped with Memento Tuxedo, and colored with Copics.  The base is a PTI die that I thought was just perfect as background accent (and to hide the marker that bleeds through the back!).  My next batch will have some sparkle though.  These went out to an Etsy customer as a little "thank you for your order" gift. :)

I stamped out a bunch more of these to play around with and can't wait to use them on more projects!  I can't get over how popular these have gotten this year.  When I taught ELL in South Carolina, my students would use these to decorate alters for Dia de Los Muertos on November 1st and 2nd.  It is a beautiful celebration of ancestors who have passed on and have been blessed to take part in this celebration in years past.  If you don't already know about this celebration, I encourage you to learn about it.

Have a beautiful Monday!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Some Halloween Fun

I got the chance to take an Amuse Stamps Halloween card class last week and thought I'd share them with y'all!  I made a little oops with my "spooky" (it is a little wonky), but I love the little skeleton dudes.  They remind me of Karate Kid, the original one with Ralph Macchio.  Dating myself a bit huh.

Not much going on here.  I wanted to take a nap today, so what happened?  Everyone else is asleep and I am wide awake typing this post.  Oh well, at least it is quiet. :)

Gonna play with some sugar skull stamps I got from the class.  They are pretty addictive!  It's fun to go wild with bright colors!  If I get anything finished I'll share with you tomorrow...