October 28, 2013

Doesn't Get Easier Than This!

Hi Everyone!

Today I am back with more inspiration - this time for a quick & easy card.  We are so glad you can join us. Today's card uses the Panda Love digi stamp.  Pretty much two pen colors - and a couple rectangles for matting.  Doesn't get easier than that!

Have a great week! 

October 26, 2013


Hi Everyone,

Greetings to you on this fine Saturday morning. 

Today I am bringing you another digital stamp I won from The Paper Nest during the Craftin Desert Divas Halloween Linky Party.

October 25, 2013

The Paper Nest Winner

Hi Everyone,

Halloween Greetings once again. I had a wonderful time viewing all the Halloween projects at Craftin Desert Divas's Linky Party. And I was the lucky winner of three digital images from The Paper Nest.

So today I am showcasing my first card using these images.

Be sure to visit the Linky Party to see more fun Halloween projects! Have a great weekend.

October 23, 2013

Oh, Sheet! - Blog Hop


Oh, didn't mean to scare you; but just wanted to have some fun - so do these incredible crafters who have made things that involve ghosts. I hope you will join us today and hop along to see what each person made.

Our hostess is Jearise from Lorby's World, and her blog is the place to start at http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com. She will be having a give away; so make sure to start there and see what she has to offer and learn how to get a chance to win.

Our sponsor for this hop is Jessica from SVG Attic; so you have got to stop by her blog to see what she has up her sleeve. I'm sure you will gasp with delight!

Here is my ghostly creation for this hop...

I've been concentrating so much on fast & easy cards, that this one was fun to make - yet fast & easy!  My ghosts look more awesome in person - they are from a shimmery vellum - great effect that didn't photograph well.  But when I finished....I literally did have to say "Oh, Sheet!"  I was so intense on getting the right cuts made for the center step - that I had the paper the wrong way - MY BATS ARE ALL UPSIDE DOWN!!!!!!  Oh, well....crazy days of Halloween!

This card is also being entered in Crafty Desert Diva's Linky Party.

Thanks for floating in today to see what spooktacular creation I did, and now float on to Janet's blog.

Complete line up:

Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com

October 21, 2013

Magical Monday

Hi Everyone!

I have spent the past several weeks focusing on Thanksgiving cards....with those finished and ready to go out, I chose Harry Potter Owl to help someone celebrate a "magical" achievement.

Inside Sentiment 
Have a fantastic week! 

October 20, 2013

My Halloween Collection

Hi Everyone,
We are breezing right through October. Today's post is for Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  Be sure to stop by there and enjoy all this week's projects!

Enjoy today's projects! Have a creative week and we'll see you back here tomorrow with 2 Cute Ink!

October 18, 2013

Scraps to Treasures - Candy Wrappers

Hi Everyone,
We're bringing you another fabulous Scraps to Treasures Blog Hop.  This month the theme is "Candy Bar Wrappers."  Now I don't know if this makes a difference....but I had it in my head it was just "Candy Wrappers."  So I decided to "wrap" my candy in pillow boxes - extra-special treats for neighbor kids on Halloween.  Then when I went to post - I saw that word "bar."  Okay, so I took some creative license - but then I'm generally a rule follower - so I did have to also make a candy BAR wrapper.  LOL!  Enjoy my projects - and the great candy bar wrappers throughout the hop, and we'll see you back here next month when we'll be playing Tic-Tac-Toe.  Won't you join in the fun?

Candy Bar Wrapper

I was inspired for the pillow boxes by Brenda from Pebbles in my Pocket.  Each of these holds a full-sized Hershey's Bar and a couple bite-sized pieces of candy.


Your next stop is Jearise.  Here's the entire line up in case you get lost.

Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com

October 17, 2013

Black Bears

Hi Everyone,

Fall is here and winter just around the corner.  This is such a wonderful time of year in many parts of the country - it is always amazing to see nature burst with vibrant colors that boast such amazing beauty.  But, alas, here in southern Arizona...not so much!

In honor of my friends and family enjoying fall colors, today I am posting Black Bear cards I made to sell in Michigan's Copper Country - Fort Wilkins State Park.  This is the last weekend they are open...so should you want one of these beastly beauties, you'd better hurry on up there!  LOL!

October 16, 2013

I Won This Old Bird!

Hi Everyone,
Today I am featuring a card made with a couple images from a
Inkadinkado bird/owl assortment stamp set I won during OWH's World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop last week. Thanks, Bobbi, from Bobbi's Treasures for the great prize. Featuring lots of owls and birds, the cards I make with these stamps will delight.

Enjoy the card, and we'll see you back here this weekend for a Scraps to Treasures Blog Hop featuring candy bar wrappers.  Okay, I made a candy bar wrapper - but first I misunderstood the guidelines and made seven other fun Halloween candy treats...I can't wait to share!  So come on back this Saturday.

October 14, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you...that's what this Cute Turkey is saying.  This little guy is such a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving with all of our friends and family. 

We are so super excited to be featuring the Cute Turkey all week - and even better, he will be featured on a card in Cardmaker Magazine on sale October 22 (digital issue on sale now).

Enjoy this week's posts, and we'll see you right back here next Monday! 

October 7, 2013

Fall in Love with Easel Cards

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for joining me on this beautiful Monday! Today's projects highlight the recently released Fall in Love digi stamp. I was inspired by Timi's easel card and wondered if I could make a shaped easel card using one of the digital images.

So today's projects are two easel cards using the Fall in Love image.

The second card is a twisted easel card...a refreshing "twist" to the traditional easel card. 

I'll see you right back here next Monday!

October 5, 2013

World Cardmaking Day! Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

It's World Cardmaking Day!
Today Operation Write Home is sponsoring a Thank You Card blog hop to celebrate. The hop features beautiful sketch designs available at Operation Write Home.  

My card is geared towards a Thanksgiving Dinner Thank You with the help of an image from Graphic 45's Place in Time - what better way to thank your host for preparing dinner!  I'm using Sketch #B-27.
Make sure you hit the entire hop - go here if you get lost! The hop is sure to feature a variety of techniques, papers, and so much more.

October 3, 2013

Anything Fall - Miriam's Crafting Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I have something especially fun to share today! For Miriam's Crafting Monthly Challenge, I'm entering my favorite fall project - paper cornucopias filled with fall flowers. The cornucopia was cut using an .svg file from SVGCuts.com.  They are so cute...I couldn't stop making them! (The pictures really don't do them justice.)  I intended to make three....and I believe at one time or another there have been a dozen sitting on my kitchen table.  Quick & easy hostess gift!

We'll see you Saturday with a blog hop sponsored by Operation Write Home....can't wait!