Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Twelve Kits of Occasions - November

Is it really the last day of November?  Why yes, it is!  That means it's time for another installment of the Twelve Kits of Occasions and our hostess this month is Lindsey Larsen!  She packed a mighty merry kit full of Christmas cheer:

 A little masking and ink blending, and this little scene fell together nicely.

 This little fox is so sweet clustered with all his Christmas goodies.

 Lindsey's papers and images made it so easy and fun to create these botanical cards.

 Silver, gold, and a layer of soft printed vellum completed this nativity scene.

 I loved Lindsey's vellum, so I continued with a little printed vellum of my own.  
I love the copper, cream, and green colors together.  I added some white Nuvo drops.
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Thank you, Lindsey, for this fantastic kit!  I enjoyed every bit of it!  A list of all the supplies included in the kit can be found at the Twelve Kits of Occasions blog.  Please head on over there to see what the team created with Lindsey's kit!

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Purple Onion Designs Sale!

These three got up early to enjoy the sunrise on this snowy day off of school.  Looks like their mommas all got the same red and white yarn on sale for their scarves and mittens.
The background was stamped second generation so it's lighter than the animals.  Everything was colored with Copic Markers, and the sentiment was stamped in CP Eucalyptus.

Purple Onion Designs Stamps:
Ember (bunny), Jasper (fox), Blaze (skunk), Winter Trail Background, Warming Winter Thoughts

There's a sale going on now over at Purple Onion Designs.  All rubber stamps are 25% off!

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

So Much for Which to be Thankful!

During Brenda's retreat in October, many of my friends shared fun inking techniques and I'm just now starting to make them into cards.  Here are just a couple of them: 
Thanks to Darnell, I created this background using Lindy's Magicals on yupo paper.  No alcohol required (we saved that for happy hour). Darnell also gifted us this adorable stamp set by Whimsy Stamps:  Addicted to Rubber Stamps.  This lady sort of reminds me of the ending credits of the Carol Burnett show, although she wasn't so pleasantly plump.

Brenda taught us a technique using embossing powder to create a patina effect.  She also gifted us this wonderful stamp set from Penny Black: Strength.  This sentiment in particular makes me think of all my crafting friends scattered all over the world!

I sure am thankful to all of you for your support, encouragement, and inspiration.  I know I wouldn't have a fraction of the fun with this hobby without all of you!

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Mix It Up Challenge #61

Have you seen the beautiful SugarPea Designs inspiration for the November challenge?  There's still time to join in the fun, and a $50 prize to be won!  You can use inspiration photo, or the sketch, or both.

The colors and swirls on the ornaments inspired me most:

I hope you will join us for this fun challenge over at SugarPea Designs!

SugarPea Designs Supplies:
Stamps:  Oh So Jolly Sentiments
Dies:  Floral Pocket Tag (sprigs), Pocket Tag Christmas Characters (holly), Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles

Other Supplies:  Gansi Tambi Silver watercolor, Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss, Prisma Color 05 black pen, VersaMark ink, SSS fine detail white embossing powder

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags: Lawn Fawn Spinner Tag

Lawn Fawn is participating in Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, and I am so thrilled to join in the fun!  I created a spinner tag by mirror stamping the little skating mouse that looks like he's twirling around.  One side says Merry Christmas and the other says Happy New Year.  The to/from flag is the banner from the Center Picture Window Card die set with the center score line already embossed!

It may just be possible to see the shimmer from the glitter pen on the snow globe:
I hope you've been enjoying Tracey's event and playing along!
Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Mice on Ice, Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments, Tiny Tag Sayings
Dies:  Snow Globe Gift Tag, Mice on Ice Coordinating dies, Center Picture Window Card
Paper:  Snow Day Remix, Chili Pepper Cardstock
Ink: Jet Black, Clear
Other: White embossing powder, Glitter Pen
Copics: BG0000,10,70, C00,0,1, W00,0, R20, 21,22,24,29,39, Multi-liner .1

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Baking Christmas Cookies with Lawn Fawn's Mice on Ice

The Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice crew have taken off their skates and are busy in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies:
 Just look at all those cookies they made:
I have a video demonstrating how I stamped and colored this card, and added the Pivot Pop-Up.  You can watch it here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube channel or on my YouTube channel:
Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps: How You Bean: Christmas Cookie Add-on, Mice on Ice, Baked with Love, Sprinkled with Joy
Dies:  Foursquare Backdrop: Portrait, Pivot Pop-up
Ink: Jet Black, Clear, Minty Fresh
Paper: Chili Pepper cardstock
Tools: Glue Tube, 1/4" Double Sided tape, 12" ruler, Bone Folder, White Embossing Powder, Stamp Shammy, full stick Post-it notes, MISTI, Cutter Bee Scissors, Signo White gel pen, Tombow Mono dot adhesive tape runner

Copics:  Multi-liner .1, W0, C0,1,2,3,4, E30,31,33, R2-,22,24,29, Y00,21,23, YG21,23

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

SCUBA Diving Santa Video at!

I'm excited to announce that I am now on the video team over at!  If you head on over to their blog, or YouTube channel, you can see my latest video featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies including their interactive pull tab.

Here's a couple of photos of my video project:

All of the details and supplies are listed over at the ScrapbookPal blog.

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Santa Claws Slider Video for Fawny Holiday Week!

Happy Fawny Holiday Week to you!  This underwater party is just waiting for Santa Claws to arrive.  In true crab form he is scurrying side to side:

I have a video showing Mr. Claws in action, and the steps used to make this card.  You can watch it here, on my YouTube channel, or on the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel:

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Christmas Fishes
Dies:  Slide on Over Waves, Bayou Backdrop, Shadow Box Card Mountain Add-on, Fancy Wavy Banners, Christmas Fishes Coordinating Dies
Ink:  Jet Black, Clear, Distress Oxides:  Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint
Paper: White, Cilantro
Tools:  Liquid Stardust, Glue Tube, Bone Folder, Double Sided Tape 1/4" and 1/8", White embossing powder, powder tool, Life Changing Blending Brushes, Acrylic Block, MISTI, craft foam
Copics:  RV02,66, V04, YR02, R05,22,24,27,29,59, C0,1, G02,05,19, W2,4,7, BG000,01

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #22: Holiday Greenery

Grab your holiday greenery stamps, stencils, or dies, and join us for this month's Twofer Card Challenge!  This month, since it's Christmas card making crunch time, Twofer is allowing the two cards to be for the SAME occasion!  My stamp of choice (actually 2) are from PTI's Spruce and Sprigs.  I still decided to use two different occasions, because I use thank you cards at Christmas for people that are so helpful all year long, such as the piano teacher and our hair stylist.
On my Christmas card, I stamped the holly, fussy cut them, and silver heat embossed the edges.  The berries were die cut from red cs with a dot of silver embossing.  The panel was dry embossed with the addition of a circle diffuser so that I could stamp and heat emboss the sentiment on a flat surface.
On the thank you card, the holly, berries, and sprigs of pine were stamped using the MISTI so they could be re-stamped to shade with darker ink.  The card base was flipped so the cluster is the same on the bottom left as it is on the upper right.  The panel was ink blended with PTI Ocean Tides and then speckled with the same ink, watered down and flicked on with a stiff paint brush.  The panel was then die cut with a stitched rectangle.

I hope you will join us for this festive Twofer this month!  Please stop by the Twofer Card Challenge blog and take a look at the wonderful inspiration from our guest designers and design team.   

Stamps:  PTI Spruce and Sprigs, O Holy Night
Dies:  PTI Big Basics: Thanks, SSS Stitched Rectangles, LF Center Picture Window (sun for berries)
Ink:  PTI Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Prairie Glass, Ripe Avocado, Cocoa Bean, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, VersaMark Marker
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow
Other:  SSS Ultra Fine Silver EP, Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser, WeRMemory Keepers Next Level EF - Geometric, Copic R59

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Tag, You're It! is Celebrating it's 100th Challenge!

Today we are celebrating Tag, You're It's 100th challenge by collaborating with Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags!  Here's my Christmas tag for the occasion:
Here's the back of the tag, ready for writing out the gift recipient and sender's names.
The little fox was colored with Copic markers and colored pencils, fussy cut, and set on a Copic and white gel pen background.  The tag is really two white tags together with a pink scalloped circle between them, and the top of the tag was cut in the same pink color for both sides of the tag.  I added a silver frame cut with two circle dies together.

Stop by the Tag, You're It! blog for much more inspiration and join us in making a Christmas tag for the occasion.  You can link your tag to both events!  Thank you, Tracey, for this fun event and for all you do for Tag, You're It! 

Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs Grace (skating fox)
Dies:  LF Diagonal Gift Card Pocket, PTI Circle Tag, MFT Stitched Mini Scalloped Circle STAX, Sizzix Circle Nesting Dies
Copics:  BG000,01, W0,1,2,3, C0,1,2,3,4, B21 R05, E11,13,15, RV11,63,66,69
Prisma Color Pencils: 1032,944

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Pie Place Cards with SugarPea Designs - Video!

Mmm, I'm making some yummy pies today over at the SugarPea Designs blog!  Well, paper pie place cards, anyway:
I used the new SugarPea Designs SugarCut Cutie Pie die set to create these place cards to coincide with the pies we'll be serving at our house on Thanksgiving.
Some scraps of paper, Copics, and a little glue were all the ingredients I needed to make these pies.

You can watch the video here, at the SugarPea Designs YouTube channel, or at my YouTube channel, to see the little details come together to create these pies:

SugarPea Designs Supplies:
SugarCut Dies:  Cutie Pie, Postage Stamp

Copics: YR13,18,24,27, E07,34,37, R24,29, C0,1, G07,24, YG21,23
Other tools:  MS Scoreboard, Jewel Picker, LF bone folder, Tombow Mono multi-glue

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fluttering About

Whoo wants to play in the leaves?   This sweet owl, Nutmeg, illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs!  The new holiday release is out now, but I couldn't resist this previously released sweet owl!

Stamps: Purple Onion Designs Nutmeg the Owl
Dies: Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables, MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX,
Copics:  W0,2.4. C00,1,3,4,5, E13,15,30,31,34,42,44,47, R00,02,20, YG61,63, Y21, YR21,27,65, G17, 
Paper:  PTI Terracotta Tile
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa, DI Gathered Twigs
Other: Darice Fall Leaf Background Embossing Folder

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Crafty Friends are the Best!

Earlier in October, I was invited by Brenda of Inkspired to Stamp, to come to Indiana for a crafting retreat.  Of course I jumped at the chance to meet this amazing lady in person, plus some other crafting friends I knew from blogging, and catch up with those I had already met.  Brenda's SIL (and partner in crime) came too, so I got to meet another one of those amazing people that becomes a fast friend.

Here's a few photos from the trip:

L-R Back Row: Linda, Greta, Me, Maria, Colleen, Front Row: Brenda, Darnell, Sharon

I'm so late in posting this because as soon as I got home, we started the process of moving my mom to live with us.  We've been moving and cleaning out her apartment ever since.  Meanwhile, homecoming, fall yard cleanup, and general day to day "have tos" have rounded out the time.  I am so thankful to Brenda for inviting me, for camaraderie among friends, and for the beautiful weather and setting.  It was truly a retreat from normal daily life, and one I will cherish always!

 I leave you now with this wonderful photo of Colleen as the Headless Horseman!

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Rosemary the Turkey

Say hello to Rosemary the turkey.  She's very sweet and a little naive to show up here this time of year.  How much do you think she weighs? Twelve? Fifteen pounds?

Rosemary was stamped in Memento Desert Sand ink and colored with Copic markers.  The background was created by ink blending through a stencil and then speckling with a paintbrush.  

Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs Rosemary, Essential Happy Sentiment Set
Dies:  MFT Double Stitched Square Frames
Stencils:  Heidi Swapp Stencil Minis
Ink:  Memento Desert Sand, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso
Copic Markers: 100, C3,4,6,8, E07,30,31,33,3540,41,42,43,44,47,49, R20,21,22,24,27,29, Y15,19,21,28, YR04,07, YG63, BG70,72

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

To A Special Friend

That friend would have to be pretty special to sit out in the snow on a log instead of in that warm house over there!  Anyway, these two have their mugs of warmth with them and are ready to join in the fun with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers 2019 Fall/Winter Hop!
The scene was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black second generation to give it a softer look.  The Purple Onion Designs Pine Cone Trail collection is still on sale. 

Purple Onion Designs Stamps:
Rory and Noelle (friends on the log), Snow Day! Hill, Birch House, Stone Path, Lamp Post

Copic Markers:  C00,0,1,2,3,4, W0,1,2, E21,23,25,27,41,42,43,44,47,49,50, BG70,72, R00,30,32,35, G20,21,24,28, Y000,11,21

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Ice Time!

Purple Onion Designs has a wonderful new holiday release illustrated by Stacey Yacula! 
The background and hockey players are part of the new release.  The figure skaters are from a previous release, but they wanted to try out the new skating pond too.
I stamped the sentiment on the inside to give the skaters more room to skate.
I love the new sentiments and images from Purple Onion Designs!  As the sentiment says, they are snow much fun for the holiday season!

The complete Pine Cone Trail set is still on sale until November 8th.  Check out the details over at Purple Onion Designs.

Purple Onion Designs Stamps:
Frozen Pond, Iclyn, Storm, Warming Winter Sentiment Set, Cora and Thomas
Copic Markers
MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, CP Stone Blue Ink

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May the Lord bless you today!