Thursday, October 17, 2019

Inspired By-pumpkins

Plaid and pumpkins. What could be better? I reached for some Lil' Inker Designs products to pull together a quick, fall card. I am still crushing on The Stamp Market inks and look how cool the Melon ink looks on kraft card stock. I inked up the Cozy Plaid stamp from Lil' Inker Designs. I cut the background layer with the Rounded Stitched Rectangles

I LOVE the Harvest Moon die and it was perfect for my pumpkin scene. I used my Life Changing Blender brushes to blend on some Melon, Cherry, and Leafy inks to add some color to the pumpkins. I stamped a sentiment from Cozy Plaid stamp set and then finished the sentiment with the Hugs Word Die

I added a touch of shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen and tied on some hemp twine to finish it off.  Check out the Inspired By challenge for more inspiration. 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Color Throwdown 565- Fall For You

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!!

 Jodi is our hostess this week! She chose a spooky color combo of gray, lavender and black! I sure hope you enjoy working with this color combo as much as I have, and of course, you can add any other neutrals necessary in your design!

If you upload to a public gallery, please use keyword CTD565 so that we can find your creations! If uploading to social media, please use #ctd565 and #colorthrowdown so we don't miss a single card! Lastly, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not just to your blog! As always, all of the rules are in the sidebar!

So, I didn't go spooky at all, and was inspired by the wreath from the photo. I went searching for the perfect fit in my RC stash. I almost forgot how pretty this wreath image is from Reverse Confetti. It's from the Fall For You Stamp set. I stamped it onto a Pierced Round Top Layers Confetti Cuts. I then used some warm grey tone Copics  and colored up a few of the additional bits in purple to accent the wreath. I used the coordinating Fall For You Confetti Cuts to cut them out and pop them up with foam dimensionals. The background stitching detail is from one of my faves, the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel

Here's some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the CTD team to get y'all started!

We can't wait to see what you create!

Rosemary Dennis- October Guest DesignerHey There....rosigirl


Monday, October 14, 2019

Picket Fence Designs October Release

You guys! It's Release Day and it's sooooo amazing! You are going to want to check out the DT blogs to see all the awesome new stamps, dies, and stencils. As always, there is something for everyone. This month's line up will not's goooood. Trust me! You can see all the NEW PRODUCT HERE!

I love all the critters in the selfie line of stamps. This month we get a sloth and it's pretty fabulous. I colored up the Let's Slow Down image with copics and used the matching Let's Slow Down dies to cut him out. I set him aside while I finished the rest of the card. 

I grabbed a Life Changing Blender Brush and the new Ring Of Flowers Stencil to create a soft and pretty background. I Created my sentiment with the Love Ya Word die and then stamped a sentiment from Let's Slow Down along the bottom right. here's a close up of the sentiment detail. 

An amazing coffee set is in the line up this month. It's a giant mug called I Like Big Ones. I did some paper piecing to give it a floral design with the Miniature Dahlia Bouquet in Stone ink. I used the I Like Big Ones die to cut out the mug. 

Can you see the subtle background I created  with some clear embossing of the Dahlia Bouquet stamp  behind the mug? I love how it looks in real life. You can see a bit of the detail in the next photo. 

The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder on Midnight card stock. It's from the It's Peopley Out There stamp set. You are going to want that set. It's a fun one. 

So be sure to hop over and see what the rest of the design team has created with this release. It's soooo good. You can find it all over on the PFS Blog.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Color Throwdown 564-Mocha Latte Love

Hello, Color Throwdown friends!  Amy here is our host for the week's challenge.  She picked a yummy fall inspiration piece featuring red, yellow and brown as this week's color combination and hope you'll find a little time to get crafty with it.

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD564, and use #ctd564 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites.  Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post and not just to your blog.  All of the rules are in the sidebar!
I am guest designing with Paper Smooches this month and this adorable new set was just released. It's called Caffeinated. I colored it up with Copics and then cut it out with the matching Caffeinated Icons Dies. The sentiment was stamped in Dark Roast ink along the bottom. 

I accented the background with the hearts from the Stackers Stencil. I used some RC inks in the background along with some Distress oxide inks. The Life Changing Blender Brushes make for easy ink blending. The challenge colors were perfect for my coffee themed card. 

Here's some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the CTD team to get y'all started!

We can't wait to see what you create!

Rosemary Dennis- October Guest DesignerHey There....rosigirl


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Reverse Confetti October Creative Hop

 Hello Fetti Fans. It's the 8th! and that means great stuff on the web today with the Reverse Confetti Crew. It's our Creative Hop. Grab a cuppa your favorite beverage and join me to see what awesomeness the crew has for you. 

The Reverse Confetti Blog has all the info.

I have two cards today, same card but two different ways. I have been trying to be better about being more efficient when it comes to card making and having cards on hand to send out. So I decided to make a duo of cards, but giving them a twist. I created two cards today and colored one and then did a non-colored version of the same card. 

I started with some Stormy card stock and the leaf images from Peony. I adore that giant flower in the set, BUT I really love all the greenery. They are so fun to work with. I stamped them in Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with White embossing powder. 

I cut a strip of RC Aqua card stock and added a sentiment from Sentimentally Yours in Midnight ink. 

For my second card, I used Cloud White card stock and stamped the Peony Leaf images in  Midnight ink. I was going to keep them black, but then I decided to add some water color with my Zig Clean Color Real Watercolor brush  markers. I did the opposite on this card and white embossed a sentiment from the Sentimentally Yours stamp set on the RC Aqua card stock strip. For both of the cards I accented the sentiment with a strip of Sweet Stripes

I love how the two cards make a great set by coordinating but not being the exactly  same cards. 

Here is the list of those hopping, today. 
Come join me. 


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Paper Smooches October Release/ Guest Designer/ Giveaway!

Hello crafty friends! I am so excited, and a whole lot giddy to be here today sharing my exciting news. I have been a long-time admirer of  Paper Smooches. The style is so fun and unique and Kim creates amazing products. When she asked me to be a Guest Designer in October I wouldn't be surprised if she heard me scream, it was more like a squeal of excitement. I am joining the team for today's Blog Hop and the rest of the month sharing my Paper Smooches creations. 
 Here are the Release Details
THREE new stamp sets, FOUR new dies and TWO new stencils will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on October 7th. 
 Once they go live, you will find the new products here.

To add extra fun to our blog hop...there is a prize!  The prize - a $50. gift code to use at the PS online store.  

There is a GIVEAWAY I think you will be excited about.

- TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
   - Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
   - Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on October 8th to leave a comment. 

   - Please check the Paper Smooches blog on October 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.  

You are going to love the products releasing today. I had so much fun creating with the goodies Kim sent me and I will be sharing more throughout the month. Today I have two cards to share. I had a hard time deciding which ones to start with. 

Yep. this was pretty much me working with these stamps, dies, and stencils. I was bursting with smiles! I used the cool new stencil called Stackers Stencil to create the bold rainbow. I then stamped a trio of the cute chubby critters from the Caffeinated stamp set and colored them up with copic markers and cut them out with the matching Caffeinated Icons Dies. I added the sentiment from Caffeinated Two along the bottom in black ink. Oh, how I love this font! I attached the critters with some foam dots and added in a trio of Stackers Stencil hearts to finish off the card. 

You know I love a good word die. Well, Kim takes word dies to a whole other level. You sure get your bang for your buck with this Joy die. You get a solid word, the outline, AND individual letters. The combos and uses are pretty much endless. I customized my word with three colors of card stock and then added some sparkle with silver glitter paper for the outline. I completed the greeting with a sentiment from Spreading Joy stamp set. 

I decided it needed a little something extra, so I tucked in some of the pretty leaves from the Laurels Die. I love white on white, and a scattering of sequins were the finishing touches. 


Design Team:

Ways to increase your chances of winning:
§  Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don't already like the PS FB page, please do
§  Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter -
§  Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
§  Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us.  


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Inspired By- Truck Load of Fall/ Reverse Confetti

Hey, hey! its fall and I have decorated my house for the season. Now if the weather can get on the same page. It has been in the 90's for weeks. I live in OH, not Texas! I love warm weather, but I do look forward to cooler temps in the fall months. I hate when it goes from Summer to Winter. This inspiration photo gives me all the fall vibes! I was inspired by the truck and all the pumpkins, so I combined a few Reverse Confetti sets and created a fall hello card. 

In place of the truck, I opted for a fall flower filled wheel barrow from the Spring Pals stamp set. I just used some fall colors to color up the florals. I tucked in a mushroom and pumpkin from Nuts About You and then stamped a quick sentiment from the Sentimentally Yours stamp set. 

I added in my favorite pattern from the This & That paper pad and framed it all up with a  Scallop Squares Confetti Cut. check out the Inspired By challenge for more inspiration.