Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Fall feelings

 Fall in the deep south is not like fall in the rest of the country. Our temperatures are a bit cooler, more like summers in the midwest. We are just glad to be out of the scorching summer temps! lol All our summer flowers are still blooming, but no leaf changes yet. With all that in mind these cards reflect fall in my mind. Everything from summer feeling, to fall, to Christmas!

Images from Earthen Textures stamp set and the retired set On The Horizons. Sun colored with Stampin' Blends and torn paper using Old Olive, Copper Clay, Wild Wheat and Pumpkin Pie.


Gorgeously Made bundle, Fresh Freshia and Highland Heather Masterfully Made DSP.
Stamp set from the Online Exclusives, "So Very Merry." Colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol ink markers. Cardstock colors: Sweet Sorbet, Crum Cake, Pecan Pie, Basic White, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green. Timeworn Type embossing folder and Basic Borders Dies.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Earthen Textures

 This bundle is so much fun to play with, and so versatile too. The first one is called a Triple Tier card. 

I ran out of metallic enamel effects. So I tried some Krylon Gold Leafing Pen on a small sea sponge. It worked! It gave me that little splash of gold that I wanted on the pot.

Countryside Inn Designer Paper, Night of Navy, Boho Blue and gold

Copper Foil, Coastal Cabana, Copper Clay ink, Timeworn Type Emb. Folder

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Circle Fold Card

This fold is so fun and it really is quite simple! I used the So Very Merry stamp set on both cards. 

The Santa Card has Real Red and Basic White Cardstock and the image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Ink Markers. I used Stylish Shapes and Tailor Made Tags Die sets. The snowflakes are from a retired set called Swirling Snowflakes and the red layer is embossed with a retired embossing folder called Wintry. Embellished with Rhinestones Basic Jewels.

The Angel Card has Basic White, Silver Foil and Winter Meadow Designer Paper, and the image was stamped with Memento Tuexdo Black ink, colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Ink Markers. I used Stylish Shapes Dies and Blue Adhesive Backed Gems.

Simple Directions

For the card base you need one sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock. The diagram below shows that piece cut in half. One half is scored as usual at 4-1/4. The other half is scored twice. Place the circle die as shown on the diagram. For this card I used the second to the largest circle for the Stylish Shapes Dies.

Monday, September 11, 2023

September Stamping Class

 Here are three cards we made in class today.

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas is the stamp set today. The first card was made with a Thick Basic White card base and a Garden Green panel embossed with snowflakes. Saint Nick was colored with Stampin' Blends makers then cut out with Stylish Shapes dies, mounted on a Real Red Circle and tied up with a bow.

This card has the same design, I just switched the embossed panel for some Joy of Christmas DSP

Monday, September 4, 2023

September Card Ministry

 Wow! fall is sneaking up on us, can you believe it's September already? Here are the cards we're making for Card Ministry at church this month.


Gorgeously Made , Go To Greetings


Pretty Peacock, Basic White, Masterfully Made Designer Paper


Pretty Peacock, Berry Burst


Linen Thread, Enamel Dots


Gorgeously Made Dies, Timeworn Type Embossing folder


Countryside Corners, Circle Sayings, Charming Sentiments


Night of Navy, Basic White, Countryside Inn Designer Paper


Balmy Blue, Night of Navy


Iridescent Pastel Gems, Linen Thread


2-3/8" Circle Punch, Countryside Corners Dies


Grassy Grove


Evening Evergreen, Basic White, Pear Pizzazz


Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Evening Evergreen, Early Espresso



Grove Dies, Blending Brushes,