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October 10, 2018

Smile smile smile

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card is the one I created for my dear friend, Jim's birthday last month.  He has Cherokee heritage, so the design, created some magazine freebies, is perfect for him.


Card: Unbranded white blank, and SU's Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Ink: SU's Crumb Cake
Stamp sets: Magazine freebie
Tools and embellishments: Freebie embossing folder and dies, and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen

Challenges...
October CARDS challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy
AG at Crafter's Castle
AG at TTCRD

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


October 1, 2018

Autumn Flowers and/ or Colors at House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the 1st of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards.  This month we're asking you to create a project using fall flowers, and or the colors from the inspiration photo...


And here's my cards...


I used both the inspiration photo and colors to create twin backgrounds, inlaying the fall away pieces from one into the other

I changed the popsicle to an ice cream, but kept to the color palette.

Card: SU's whisper white, early espresso, so saffron, peekaboo peach and tiny snippets of mossy meadow for the leaves
Ink: Mowed Lawn and Wild Honey Distress Inks
Tools and embellishments: Birch Press Delfina layer die background die, Sue Wilson's Sweet William (leaves) and Striped Nasturtiums

Challenges...
#336 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (used snippets for flowers and leaves)
#175 Anything Fall Goes at Crafty Gals Corner
AG at TTCRD

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


September 25, 2018

Birthday &/ or Colors with HOC Team 4

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

House of Cards Design Team 4 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's to create a card or project for a birthday, and or use the colors in this inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my cards...



Full details can be found on the original post here.

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.  In the meantime, please take a look here at what my Team 4 teamie Sue has created.



September 24, 2018

Stained Glass Tower Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

You might be happy to hear that today's cards are the last of those I created way back when with Stampin' Up!'s Painted Glass bundle...



I love the label on the last card contrasts but also compliments the other colors.

Card: SU's Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Black and Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Stamp sets: SU's Stained Glass
Tools and embellishments: SU's Stained Glass thinlits, Decorative Label and Petite Petal punches, Stick It adhesive sheets by Ken Oliver, and Black Pearls from Creative Expressions

Challenges...
#9 AG at Crafter's Castle
#174 3+ Layers at Crafty Gals Corner - second card and I'm perhaps cheating by counting the black pearls as a layer
Wk 38 AG at Polkadoodles

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


September 21, 2018

Creative Crew Showcase ~ Janie Rinta

Hi everyone,

This week's Creative Crew Showcases Janie Rinta, the amazingly talented owner of Crafter's Castle.  I met Janie through Mynn, who was showcased a few weeks ago, and as I said last week, I love joining in with the Crafter's Castle challenges, so it's great to be sharing Janie's creations with you today!


And as promised, here's the card I created.  What I didn't say is that it features a Lawn Fawn stamp set I won in a Crafter's Castle challenge earlier this year...



There are matching dies available for the stamps, but because it was a challenge win, I chose only the stamps along with a few other goodies.

Card: SU's Thick Whisper White
Stamp set: Lawn Fawn's Thanks a Bushel
Ink: Memento Jet Back
Markers: Spectrum Noir

Challenges...
Fall at Crafter's Castle
AG at TTCRD
Sweet and Sassy at Incy Wincy Designs - At first glance the apples are sweet, but when the card is opened those little faces are pretty sassy!

Thanks, Em and Janie

September 17, 2018

Stained Glass Tower Trio

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's cards feature the super versatile tall die in Stampin' Up!'s Painted Glass bundle.  They are standard folds, so I'm sorry if the title hinted at more tower fold ones, but tower is the best way I can think of to describe the die.




Do you think the bottom right rose on the last card is a bit of place?  You're right.  It's there to hide a stamping boo boo as the edge caught the card.  Oops!

Card: SU's Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Stamp sets: SU's Stained Glass
Tools and embellishments: SU's Stained Glass thinlits, and Stick It adhesive sheets by Ken Oliver

Challenges...
#24 AG at The Flower Challenge
#335 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at Pause Dream Enjoy

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.



September 14, 2018

Creative Crew Showcase ~ Jeanie Ellis

Hi everyone,

This week's Creative Crew Showcase features Jeanie Ellis, aka Scrapbookingmamaw.  Jeanie is on a number of Design Teams, and it's through one of those, Crafter's Castle, that I met her earlier this year.

So, what better to include in her showcase than her project for the current challenge?  You can see it in the video below, but please click HERE for full details of the challenge.



I love playing in the challenge, and plan to share a card with you for it next week.

Thanks, Em and Jeanie