Friday, October 28, 2011



{Edit to note: This card made The Shabby Tea Room's Honorable Mention Cup of Tea! Yay! Thank you so much!}

Back with another Halloween card! I fell short of having time to make enough Halloween cards this year.

Personally, I am not a skull and crossbone kind of girl, but with the glitter goodness I made an exception! I actually really heart these embellishments from Making Memories.  I have enjoyed playing with them this year, and I even picked up some more packs, so don't be surprised if I play around with them next year.
I used inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room which was a Halloween theme using purple, black, orange, neutrals along with twine or raffia. Did you know you don't have to make a shabby card to play along there?  
Inspiration photo by The Shabby Tea Room.
I started with black card stock, adding a cream layer, then adding a mixture of patterned papers followed by punching a scalloped border at the bottom. I used a candy image along the bottom from Crafty Secrets Costume Cuties. 

I wanted to add raffia especially since I just scored a brand new sealed in the package bag from a thrift shop for 50 cents. It is a big bag too! I just couldn't make it work with the focal image cuts I already had, so twine it is! I cut a doily die cute from My Favorite Things and used distress inks to add the purple. I completed the card by adding a diecut circle to the center of my doily and embellishing with those fun Making Memories glittery images.

I am also going to play over at Ribbon Carousel Halloween theme and Really Reasonable Ribbons Fun for Fall!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I wish you a spooky kind of day!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Card - No stamps!

Hello There!

How has your week been going?

The Kraft Journal's current challenge is Anything Goes, so I used this opportunity to create another Halloween card since I got a late start working on my Halloween cards this year. I still have a few people I need to send too, and I wanted a chance to play with more of the Halloween goodies before I have to put them away.  When I finished creating, I noticed that I didn't stamp anywhere on this card! Gasp, but I am still pleased with how it turned out despite that!  What do you think?
I started with a Kraft card base, and layered some Halloween patterned papers from Recollections. I added a die cut doily from My Favorite Things next creating a ribbon banner from paper in my stash then adding my focal point. Last I embellished with some buttons and twine.

I am happy you stopped by today! I appreciate you spending a little part of your day with me.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DeNami Designs Product Spotlight Cornucopia

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Well, this is my last feature as DeNami Guest Designer, (Sniff Sniff) but I have truly enjoyed it so much!

Today DeNami is showcasing the new Cornucopia stamp.

When I think of Thanksgiving, what first comes to mind is what I am thankful for and next on the list goes right to my tummy and that is Thanksgiving Dinner!!!! So, I felt inspired to make place cards for that wonderful yummy Thanksgiving occasion.

I stamped my Cornucopia in my Essential Glue Pad and saturated with some bronze glitter goodness next alternating scalloped and circle die cuts from Spellbinders. If you have several over for dinner it is the perfect project because these are easy to crank out!
The Cornucopia is on sale this week for 10% off at DeNami Designs.  Be sure to stop by the DeNami Designs Blog to check out what the Design Team has in store to inspire you!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Spooky Stuff and Fascinating Fridays

Woo Hoo! This card Made Top Three at The Kraft Journal!!!

Hi Ya!

Today I have another Halloween card to share with you using some fun embellishments and a stamp from DeNami Designs! This week's challenge at The Kraft Journal is Spooky Stuff!

I started with Kraft card stock and adhered some spooky spiderweb patterned paper from Recollections. Next I adhered a Halloween journal die cut adding gingham ribbon, button and tag featuring a sentiment from DeNami Designs.   I added a fun little Halloween candy embellishment by Martha Stewart.  Last but not leaset I added some crochet trim and a prima flower, a DeNami Designs Boutique Button, and orange twine!  What do you think?
I am also playing along with Paper Sundaes - Halloween or Fall

And Now:
I am happy to introduce to you our next Fascinating 
Friday Feature over on the Paperie Designs Blog. 
Please head over and meet someone who has 
super fantastic style : Kasia Curry of The Nature
of Crafty Things.  Please leave her
some love and let her know you stopped by
to read her feature!

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Boo-tiful Color Challenge

Hi there!

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week! I am trying to play catch up and get some Halloween cards created. I made a quick one using the The City Crafter Challenge blog as my inspiration!

The challenge was titled Boo-tiful Color Challenge and to use primarily cream and black on your card.

I used several different goodies on my card basically grabbing what was close on hand and this is how it turned out!  All stamps used on this project are from DeNami Designs!  Love their stamps! :-)  I started off by adhering patterned paper from Michael's to my card base.  I created a repeat background using the spiderweb from DeNami Designs Halloween stamp set on cream card stock that I trimmed and rounded the corners adding black lace.  I punched a tag and adhered  my circular focal image adding a cream flower and button to the top. Next I added my BOO sentiment from glittered sticker embellishments by Making Memories.  For a finishing touch I added some cream crochet trim!
Below is a cool picture from the City Crafter Challenge!~


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DeNami Designs Product Spotlight Wheat Stalks

Today's post is all about the DeNami Designs Wheat Stalks!  
It's on sale this week for 10% off! Yay!
I created a Gable Box and used the
 Wheat Stalks to create a patterned paper 
background for this cute little packaging!
I also used the Small
Scalloped Circle on my focal image which is
stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.  I used
a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for the
Gable Box. :-)

I created a tag which can be personalized
on the back for the recipient.  This makes
the perfect packaging for a hostess
gift or a neighbor! 
 A Sand Boutique Button was added to my Chocolate
Brown Grosgrain ribbon for a finishing touch!
Head on over to the DeNami Design Blog to
Stalk ;) winking more ideas and inspiration from the 
rest of the DeNami Designers!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a 
GREAT day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Best Witches

Hey there!
I have a Halloween card to share with you!
I haven't been able to get much use out
of my Halloween crafting goodies this year. 
Life is just busy busy, but I thought I would share 
a few goodies I put together for this project today!
I used the The Play Date Cafe for my color inspiration.
I used paper from my scrap box to add to my card base. 
I reversed embossed as well as used the letterpress 
technique using my spiderweb embossing folder.
I added some black seam binding from my stash and
tied a fussy bow adding some paper flowers
to the center.
On a Halloween diecut I stamped my
focal image as well as the 
sentiment  from Crafty Secrets
Costume Cuties.
I finished the card off by adding some glittered 
sticker embellishments from Making Memories
as well as some rhinestones and a
Halloween Wooden clothes pin.
I am also playing along with:
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

DeNami Designs Fall Blog Hop Vintage Mimi

Hi there and Welcome to your First stop
on the DeNami Designs Fall Blog Hop!!!!
So happy you have joined along today!
You won't be disappointed in the talented 
inspiration of fall designs that you 
have to look forward to!
You have until October 10, 2011, 11:59 PST
to leave comments on all the blogs to be
eligible for a fabulous DeNami Prize!!!
 DeNami Designs is giving away 
THREE $20 gift certificates 
to their website! 
They'll be giving away one gift certificate 
to a random participant (DT members not eligible) 
and then they'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates 
to TWO people who comment along the hop!

I am really enjoying my first fall in 10 years
and it has made creating fall projects so much 
more enjoyable when it actually feels like 
fall outside! (For those just visiting 
for the first time, I moved from Hawaii)
My card uses Mimi's Pumpkin Patch.   I used a Spellbinders
Label 16 die and I decided
not to color her in except for the pumpkins! 
I used  the pumpkin from the Autumn Stamp Set
to create a border at the base of my card as 
well as a tag for my ribbon embellishment
which was completed with a 
I bet you are excited to see all 
the fabulous fall inspiration, so 
your next stop is:  Britta!
Before you hop on be sure to 
leave a comment so you will increase 
your chances to win one of those
fabulous DeNami Designs Gift Certificates!
Thank you so much for hopping
with us today! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Here Come The Boys - Wheely Nice! And a Fascinating Friday Feature


We interrupt this program of seasonal cards 
to bring you a Birthday Card!
I have had fall on the brain, 
and I am sure I will be back at it as
time permits, but I had to squeeze in
a birthday card for a challenge site
I stumbled upon called 
 My very very
good friend's son is turning 16
soon. She was just a few months
along in her pregnancy when 
my husband and I got married!
Hard to believe he will be turning 16!
The challenge is to create a project with Wheels!
How appropriate for a 16 year old young man!
I had fun with this one as I started and completed the entire thing
from my scrap box! Just mixing and matching layers.
(Since I couldn't add a button or ribbon)
I used the PTI Background Basics: Diamonds background
to create my own patterned paper using Aqua Mist ink
on a Whisper White Card Stock scrap. I wanted a retro feel
so I used my copics to only color in a portion of the car.
I shaded the windshield a very light blue for a
glass like appearance.
I used PTI By The Numbers die to cut out the 16
from some zig zag patterned paper I found in
my stash. I finished the card off with
a Happy Birthday sentiment!
Happy to play along with Jules Snippet Challenge
as everything even the card base was created from 
my scrap box.
I have another wonderful and uber talented designer to share 
with you on this Fantastic Friday over on the Paperie Designs Studio Blog!
It's Dana Seymour of Kismet, Art and Life
Please head over to Paperie Designs Studio to learn 
more about this Fascinating Artist!
Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Shabby Autumn

Hey there!

I have another Autumn inspired card for you today with 
inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room.
(Sorry for the photos, it's not been very good weather lately)
I started with textured close to cocoa card stock I had in my stash.   
I then distressed a doily in several different inks to give it an aged look. 
I created a card panel using the Filigree Center Piece stamped
in Spiced Marmalade. Next a punched border was added to the bottom.
A felt ribbon was  adhered with twine button embellishments.
For my focal image, I stamped DeNami Designs Small Pumpkin
on Kraft card stock and colored with Copics and paper pieced
the leaves adding a glittered frame.  
I used the Small Scallop Circle to dress up my Thinking of you sentiment 
from Thoughtful Greetings Petit Fours set.  To complete the look, 
I added a flower embellishment and twine which has been distressed with inks.

Photo from The Shabby Tea Room
Thank you so much for taking
the time out of your busy
schedule to visit.

Monday, October 3, 2011

DeNami Designs Color Challenge #8

Hey there!!!
I am so happy to be joining you today as DeNami Designs
I have been wanting to spill the beans 
on this news for some time and so happy
to be joining along a fabulous
design team to bring you 
chosen by the very talented Dana Seymour!
Aren't these colors perfect for fall?
I started by creating a card base using DeNami Designs 
I stamped and paper pieced the 
Small Pumpkin on a diecut scalloped
circle which I trimmed with embroidery floss and
The boutique buttons come in so many
fun colors and they make a great addition to 
any creation. 
No card is complete without a sentiment,
and I love the waving message
I hope you will come play with us 
because I can't wait to see your take
on the colors!  
Head over to DeNami Designs
for the challenge details and to be
inspired by the DeNami Design Team!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Boo! Happy World Card Making Day!

**Wahoo! This card was chosen by Hand Stamped Sentiments as an Artist Pick**

Happy World Card Making Day to each of you!

I wish I was able to spend today making cards and getting inky, but it's Saturday and that means more house projects, but I couldn't let the day pass without posting something right?

Yay, for making one more Halloween Card!

I started with a Kraft card base and added patterned papers some old and 
some new distressing the edges! :-) Next I wrapped some seam 
binding and made a fluffy bow adding a Boo sentiment tag created using
 DeNami Designs Halloween Stamp set finishing off with
a black button and black twine.
I die cut a circle from cream card stock and created a background 
using the spiderweb from the DeNami Designs Halloween Stamp set.
My focal image is a glittery embellishment from Making Memories. 
A couple of great challenges to get my Halloween mojo
working: The Kraft Journal: Witches, Ghost or Goblins
and Hand Stamped Sentiments: Halloween project.
Some very happy news....
I am delighted to be DeNami Designs Guest
Designer for the month of October! Yay!
I was so honored to be asked to
 join along this month.
(Insert Happy Dance J)
Well, that's it for me!
Happy World Card Making Day and 
Thanks for your visit!