Saturday, November 25, 2023

Corny Thanksgiving


This card was made with a very special friend in mind... you know who you are!!!! She can be Kind Of Corny, and this card has her name all over it. She did receive it in the mail -  fashionably late but with most sincere wishes of thanks for our lovely friendship. Tis the season. I have made 2 Christmas cards so far... I am terrible at card sending.

The very funny thing about this card is, that my corny friend sent me a card made with the same stamp set. We have history here as you might guess. What a wonderful surprise it was to open her card just now. Same stamp set. Same oval hemstitch die.  I just love it! I was just waiting for her to receive mine before I posted this one. We both had a good laugh over this.

Project Details
Stamps/DiesPapertrey Ink Kind Of Corny
Spellbinders Hemstitch Ovals
Cardstock    110lb. & 80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
 Ink Various Papertrey Ink inks
Embellishments
Other
Simon Says Stamp Fall Foliage Embossing Folder
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Gratitude
Therm O Web Gina K. Glimmering Gold Foil
Amazon Laminator
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Adhesive Backed Fun Foam


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Autumn - Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Christmas Shaker Card




Time Out Challenge #252 starts today with the Theme of Winter/Holiday. We are sponsored by Birch Press Design. Winner will receive a $20.00 Store Credit to the Birch Press Store, and will get an invitation to be a Guest Designer for a future Challenge at Time Out. 


TIME OUT IS ALSO HAVING A DT CALL! 
Please click HERE for details.

Our Guest Designer is Jen Elliot of Live.Craft.Repeat. Jen is a very talented crafter, and a frequent participant of Time Out. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration!

For my card, I dug very deeply into the depths of my stash and dug out the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2016 Kit. I've seen some snow globes out there lately that really inspired me, so I decided to make one. I always feel like I have to fiddle too much with shakers and all the bits find their way to the desk, floor, my hair... but I was bound and determined to get this one right. Most of what I used was from the kit, except the little bow die cut on the lower right, and the tiny star background which was stamped with VersaMark using a HeroArts Cling background stamp.

Gather your Winter/Holiday supplies and head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog for some awesome inspiration from our Guest Designer Jen and the Design team. Come play with us!!!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesHero Arts MMH October 2016 Kit
Pretty Pink Posh Twine & Bows Dies
Hero Arts Tiny Star Cling Background Stamp
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
SU Soft Sky
Ranger Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
 Ink Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Forest
Moss, Lumberjack Plaid, Brushed Corduroy
Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishments Beads & sequins from card kit
Other CZ Design Sentiment Strips Reverse Christmas
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Waffle Flower 1/16" foam strips

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Thanksgiving Gratitude


A Thanksgiving card for my sister. I'm grateful to have you, LiLi. It's just you and me, Babe...

Project Details
Stamps/DiesPapertrey Ink Counting My Blessings Dies
Cardstock    80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
SU Always Artichoke & Bravo Burgandy
 Ink Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Brushed Corduroy, 
Aged Mahogany & Forest Moss Distress Inks
Embellishments A Colorful Life Designs Flat Sequins
Other Simon Says Stamp Autumn Splendor Stencil
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Scor-Pal Score Tape-1/4"


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Clean & Layered

SSS Autumn Splendor Stencil

A Turkey Should Be Dressed!

 


Thanksgiving is by far, my favorite holiday. This year is a tough one, as it is the first since my sister's passing in December. I wanted to make a card for my nieces that would lift them but nothing goopy. The feast will be at the house they grew up in and I know emotions will run high.  I thought this was perfect. 

Project Details
Stamps/DiesCraft Secrets Clear Art Stamps Thanksgiving
Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Oval Frame
Cardstock    Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury 120# Ivory Card Stock
 Ink Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments
Other Simon Says Stamp Forest Floor Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Scor-Pal Score Tape-1/4"
Waffle Flower Foam Strips 1/16" Thick

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Time Out #251 - Photo Inspiration - Happy Birthday

 




It's time for a new challenge at Time Out. This is such a fun one that we have been doing for a few years now. It is a photo inspiration challenge where the photo is a handmade bag made by Kim Heggins of Running Stitch Design. Kim is a good friend and supporter of Time Out and a former Design Team Member. Winner of this challenge gets the bag as a prize. How cool is that?!


We welcome Ashwini Rao as our Gesst Designer. Ashwini is an very talented paper crafter whose design and coloring skills are remarkable. Be sure to check out her BLOG and leave her some love.


Please head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what Deb and the Design Team have created for our inspiration. Come play with us!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesWinnie & Walter The Party Stamp Set
Cardstock    SU Apricot Appeal, Riding Hood Red
Carta Bella Botanical Garden 6x6 Cardstock
 Ink VersaFine Onyx Black
Embellishments PTI Pinefeather Topnotch Twill 3/8" Tape
Other WOW Clear Embossing Powder
Wow Dual Speed Heat Tool
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Scor-Pal Score Tape-1/8"
3M foam tape

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Gather

 




I am so thrilled to be here today as a new Design Team Member at The Four Seasons Challenge. As always, there is a mood board to get your creative juices flowing. but you can create anything you wish as long as it has a FALL theme. This is the third and last Fall Challenge of the year.

I wanted to use my new Curio Autumn Findings Dies from The Greetery. I decided to make a lovely Autumn wreath. Also the beautiful table setting on the mood board put me in mind of the "gather" hot foil plate & dir from Reverse Confetti, which had also not been used.

Head on over to the Challenge Blog and see the gorgeous inspiration the Design Team has come up with. Then get out your FALL supplies and join us! We can't wait to see what you create! 

Project Details
Stamps/DiesHero Arts Branch Wreath Fancy Die
The Greetery Curio Autumn Findings Dies
Reverse Confetti Gather Hot Foil Combo plate & die
Cardstock    80lb. Neenah Desert Storm
SU Confetti Cream, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede
Snippets from scrap box
 Ink
Embellishments
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
Bearly Art Precision Glue
3M foam tape
Glimmer Hot Foil System

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The Tide Will Turn

 



Time for a new challenge at Time Out. This time around it's an Inspired By Words Challenge where the words are: When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in". ~ Kristin Armstrong. Check out Tie Out Challenge #250  

This card speaks of me and my love for the sea and the calm, peace and companionship it brings. The quote brought to mind some panels I had made with Gina K's Ocean Minded stamp set. The heart is embossed with Hero Arts Sand EP and represents a drawing in the sand. The sentiment is so perfect for support and encouragement for someone who going through a difficult time. The embossed waves in the background added some wonderful texture. I just love it.

We are generously sponsored by Poppystamps.
Winner received a $20.00 gift voucher and an invitation to be Guest Designer for a future challenge.

Our Guest Designer is Deb Horst, frequent participant at Time Out, and very talentedl crafter. Be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see her beautiful card.

Please head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what Deb and the Design Team have created for our inspiration. Come play with us!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesGine K Designs Ocean Minded
Wilson Designs Teeny Bikini
Waffle Flower A2 Layers Dies
My Favorite Things Blueprints 27
Cardstock    110# & 80# Neenah Solar Crest
SU Night of Navy
 Ink Distress Oxide Inks
VersaMark
Embellishments
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Scor-Pal Score Tape 1/8"
Black foam tape
WOW Cotton Candy Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Sand Embossing Powder
Altenew From Land To Sea Embossing Folder
WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool



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My new Altenew From Land To Sea Embossing Folder