Thursday, October 22, 2015


Dear Ones~

Today we are picking up our 2 grandsons so they can be here through the weekend, so I thought I had better get this done now before they arrive. I certainly won't have time after they get

My offering was made for the Stamp TV Monday Challenge, hosted this week by my dear friend and the very talented Joyce Erb. She has challenged us to use red and gold on our card.

Here's what I came up with:

For the background I took some watercolor paper and used the paper smooshing technique with Distress Inks. Then I did a cool thing with watered-down glue and gold glitter. You use liquid glue, thin it down a little with water so you can splatter it, do the splatter and then sprinkle on the glitter. Dawn Griffin has done a couple of videos recently with this technique and I think it's just so pretty.

You may notice the texture on the apple. I just found this medium called Crackle Accents. It's like Glossy Accents, only when it dries it cracks. I LOVE the effect. Here's a closer look:

Isn't it cool?? I colored the apples with Distress Markers, and the Crackle Accents brings out the shades so they are even brighter and deeper.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
Strathmore 140# Watercolor Paper
GKD Harvest of Wishes Stamp Set
GKD Dark Chocolate Ink
Dried Marigold and Barn Door Distress Ink
Distress Markers
Crackle Acents by Ranger
Stash Gem

So thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. I'm anxious to see my boys. Today is the youngest's birthday, so now they are 8 and 10 - really fun ages. Course I think they are fun at any age!  Anyway, have a great weekend, and I'll catch ya later.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Ornament and Snowflakes

Dear Ones~

What glorious sunny day it is. A welcome site after the 3" of snow we woke up to last weekend. Wish it would stay this way.

I am entering today's offering in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog. This challenge requires that you make a winter card using at least one die. The blog is being hosted this week by two of my favorite people, Donna Phelan and Joyce Erb. Both these ladies are over-the-top talented. Click on their names to visit their blog.

Here's my card:
I used several dies on this card. The blue ornament was done with Brushos on watercolor paper. After I painted the paper I added some gold splatters and die cut a circle that perfectly matched the ornament die. LOVE that die, I won it some time ago, and can't remember when or where. ~scratches head~  For the panel I embossed some white card with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dot folder, cut an oval out of the middle, and then attached that beautiful, delicate oval snowflake die cut on top. That panel was attached with foam tape so the ornament is seen through the oval.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Poppy Stamps Winter Frame Die
Marianne Designs Christmas Bauble Die
Impression Obsession Snowflake Die
Greeting is a Stamp from my Stash
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Stash Ribbon

So that's it for me. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall color. And if you live down under, hope you are enjoying your spring!!! XOXO

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall Spendor

Dear Ones~

Here's another card I made for the Mod Squad Challenge "Get Your Fall On":

I had a little left over from the Yupo and alcohol inks piece, so thought I better use it up. I used 2 embossing folders and a leaf punch for this one, along with the Martha Stewart Branch punch and some gold thread.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Honey Mustard and Red Hot Card Stock
Yupo Synthetic Card Stock
Alcohol Inks
GKD Beyond Baskets Stamp Set for Greeting
Darice Fall Leaf and Basket Weave Embossing Folders
Maple Leaf Punch
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Judy Dots and Gold Thread

Thanks for taking a look, your comments are always appreciated. Have a lovely week and enjoy these beautiful fall days!

Golden Fall

Dear Ones~
Kind of a dreary day here.....a good day to go shopping at Hobby Lobby. Course that means spending money - and I'm good at that...haha.

Today's offering is for the Mod Squad Challenge, hosted this week by one of my BFFs, Barb Campbell. Check out her BLOG, you won't be disappointed. Her challenge is to "Get Your Fall On".

Here's my card:

I thought I would try some alcohol inks on Yupo paper to see how they would behave. I love how it turned out. Did a little gold heat embossing with a leaf stamp from Gina K Designs and added some ribbon and bling.  This card will be sent to my BIL for his birthday.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Fresh Asparagus Card Stock
Gold Foil Card Stock
Yupo Synthetic Card Stock
Alcohol Inks
GKD Fall Foliage Stamp Set
GKD The Wetlands Stamp Set for Greeting
Stash Ribbon
GKD Gold Embossing Powder.

Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always so sweet. I have one more post to do, so I'll see ya on the flip side!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Dear Ones~
It's been so long since I have posted anything here on my blog I'm not sure if I can remember how to do it. We had an awesome time out West - my head is STILL spinning.

Today's offering was made for:
Make It Monday Challenge over at Papertrey Ink, to create stripes
Just Us Girls Challenge,  hosted by my dear friend Nancy Leppek this week, to use a stencil.

Here's my card:

I used a die by Spellbinders called Diagonal Chevron, die cut it with light blue card stock, and then layered it over the white card which had been stenciled with translucent paste and spinkled with clear glitter. The glitter looks pink in the photo, but it's really just sparkly clear. Then I put some die cuts from Ellen Hudson on top, and silver heat embossed the sentiment. I have to say I'm not really happy with this photo - I think I need a new

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Stash Blue Card Stock
Spellbinder's Diagonal Chevron Die
Ellen Hudson Wild Garden Die Set
Sparkle and Sprinkle Graduation Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Bubbles Stencil
Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste
Recollections Ultra Fine Glitz Glitter

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. It's been far too long since I have been here - I promise not to stay away for so long next time!!!