Sunday, October 4, 2015


I had a little time to stamp last night and was in the mood for flowers!!

I stamped several of Altenew's Painted flowers leaving the outline black. Stamped the halftone Happy and fussy cut. 

The layout is this week's CAS(e) this sketch.

And I'm entering this in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge- Anything Goes!!

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Serendipity Stamps October Blog Hop!!

Good Morning and welcome to this month's blog hop and new release at Serendipity Stamps!! Serendipity released three new sentiment dies, several single sentiments to go with the Blessing die, a creepy wreath die and Halloween Pops stamp set this month!!
What a great day for a visit! 

You should have arrived here from Miriam's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. I have a couple cards to show you today. 

Settle in, I'll do this as quick as I can.... had a little Halloween fun!!

This card uses two images from the Halloween Pops sent. Did a little masking and copic coloring. The sentiment is from Halloween Pops, too!

This card uses the Spooky Tree die cut from Cherry Lynn (Mary carries Cherry Lynn and Pretty Pink Posh dies in her store!!) The owl is from the Halloween Pops and was colored with copics and fussy cut. I added the sentiment on the inside.

The inside....

My next card uses the Creepy Wreath die... 

For this card I color washed the background and heat embossed another image from Halloween Pops. Then I die cut the middle with the Creepy Wreath and added some acetate to the back. Next, I die cut the wreath again in black and inlaid it to the base card. Added some sequins and die cuts- the Creepy Wreath die has ghosts- bats- skulls-cats- and spiders. They're all in there, just hard to see.

Last one... while I was playing with the moon-swirl-star image from Halloween Pops it came to me that this could be used for a baby card....

Fun, huh!! Another idea to get more use out of your stamps!!

Before I send you along to my sweet friend Jeanne... Of course there is a little blog candy too! One random commenter selected from the comments on all the blogs will be selected to win a $20 Gift Certificate for Serendipity Stamps. But you have to leave a comment to enter. You have until Sunday, October 4 to leave a comment. The winner will be posted on Mary's blog on Monday, October 5.

Want to go shopping?

Everyone is a winner though because we have a special for you!! 40% off the highest priced item in your cart when you use Code “40fromhigh1015”. Offer good Friday Oct 2 – Sunday Oct 4th.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month for October is Wheel In Show

AND.. Mary has added a new feature to the store.. you can now start a wish list!

Here's the list of designers with projects today!

Mary's Blog (Start here!)
Jeanne Jachna- go here next!!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Color Throwdown #362- Blessed!!

Good Wednesday Morning and welcome to this week's colors at The Color Throwdown. I am the host this week and I picked some wonderful fall colors. Well, at least I thought I did, anyway :)

Isn't that cake scrumptious!! 

Here's my card...

WPlus9's Doodle Buds arrived on my doorstep this week and I couldn't wait to ink them up. The background panel was created with the smooshing technique on watercolor paper. Each image was stamped on a watercolor square using Cherry Lynn dies. Colored with SU and Zig Clean Color Brush markers. Added some Heidi Swapp gold spray- it got away from me a little bit :)

Visit the rest of the DT and our special guests this week for more inspiration...

Karola, Guest Star Stamper - Invisible Pink Cards


Kelly Latevola, September Guest Designer - You and Your Big Dreams

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD362 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd362 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

a whole latte love!!

Verve Stamps, one of the sponsors for the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop has a free digi... so of course, I had to play!!

The sentiment and those sweet coffee mugs are part of the download. You can get yours here

Another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop...

I'm trying to get around to as many blogs as I can... there are so many entries and so many fabulous cards!!

Used this week's Viva la Verve sketch for the layout.... switched the oval vertical instead of horizontal to fit the sentiment.

I made another card using the digi...

And used Verve's week 1 sketch... which I love, I just didn't love this card. It's just not balanced- but, those sweet mugs are part of the free digi-- don't you love those leaves!!

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Coffee and doughnuts!!

Happy Friday evening!! I'm so happy it's Friday... it's been a rough week... well, actually we are now into Saturday morning... i told ya' it's been a rough week :)

Last night I had a chance to play a little... good therapy...

Here's my card...

The layout is this week's CAS(e) this sketch. I stamped the coffee cups and doughnuts from Walzingmouse Stamps- We Go Together and colored with copics. Added crystal effects to the doughnut icing (maple iced- Dunkin donuts)!! The sentiment is from the same WMS set. I added a little trim piece on the left using Waltzingmouse stamps Reverse Crackle background.

Here's a little close-up of that "glaze" on my doughnuts!!

I made this card for the following challenges...

Couldn't miss out on the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop...

Here's the sketch...

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