Sunday, October 2, 2022

Truly Grateful...

Today I'm playing along with The Four Seasons Challenge. Just look at this gorgeous inspiration board!!!

Since the aspen trees are exploding with color here in the mountains I couldn't resist creating another autumn leaves card :)

I love the Welcoming Woods stamp set from Stampin' Up! Those aspen tree trunks are so realistic looking and I love how the set includes leaves and snowflakes so it works for anytime of year :) 

Many people think that aspen leaves only turn yellow in autumn, but we actually see quite a bit of orange and even some red. Here are a couple of photos from yesterday's walk around the mountainhood.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Welcoming Woods (Stampin' Up), sentiment from Fall Foliage (Reverse Confetti)

Ink: Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up), Tiara/Ginger/Terracotta (Catherine Pooler), Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up), Canyon Clay (Papertrey Ink)

Specialty Cardstock: Autumn Sparkle Cardstock (Lawn Fawn)

Jute Twine: (May Arts)

Dies: Tasteful Labels (Stampin' Up)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), 3D Foam Squares ( 

Friday, September 30, 2022


Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I created using the awesome Circle Mountain River Die and the Go.See.Do stamp set from Erin Lee Creative. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE anything and everything about the mountains, so of course when I saw Erin's Land and Sea release I had to place an order :)

I'm also linking these up at the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Here are my cards:

I had fun experimenting with this muted, earthy color palette (although I had a really tough time photographing it...a photographer I am not...ha!) They look so much better in person. Oh well.

On a personal note...and to further prove my adoration of the are some photos from yesterday's hike. We summited Woods Mountain. It was breathtakingly beautiful!

Thanks for visiting!

Have a lovely weekend!!!



Stamps: Go See Do (Erin Lee Creative)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral (Stampin' Up); Vintage Cream and Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)

Dies: Circle Mountain River Die (Erin Lee Creative), 1/4" Quick Strips (The Stamp Market), Circle Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Connect Glue (Gina K), Double-Sided Foam Adhesive Shapes ( 


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Every Leaf...

First time playing along with Double D Challenges. Just look at that gorgeous inspiration! The theme is "Things that FALL." 

(THANKS to Michele for posting a card to this challenge and thereby "introducing" me to it.)

Here's my card:

I used the Autumn Bliss Stamp and Cut Combo from the Greetery to create my falling leaves panel. I'm pretty much smitten with all autumn leaf images but I especially LOVE how these leaves were illustrated to look like they're fluttering. So beautiful! I inked them up in one color and then tapped the edges with a second color (using a mini blending brush) and stamped them again.

Thanks to Laurie for letting me borrow this set at a recent crafty get-together! I had so much fun creating these colorful leaves and making this card :)

Have a wonderful evening!



Stamps: Autumn Bliss Stamp and Cut Combo (The Greetery)

Ink: Crimson, Maple Yellow, Midnight Violet (Altenew), Marmalade (Concord and 9th), Cinnamon Cider and Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)

Cardstock: White (Neenah), Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Autumn Bliss Stamp and Cut Combo (The Greetery), Crimped Frames (The Greetery)

Adhesive: 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)


Autumn Happy Birthday

Hello there! Today I'm playing along with the sketch over at Global Design Project :)

My card features a new-to-me stamp set from Stampin' Up called Welcoming Woods. I absolutely LOVE those aspen trees!!! This time around I added yellow leaves (inspired by our beautiful aspen leaves here in CO which are turning now), but the set also includes snowflakes for creating a winter scene :)


I'll be snail mailing this to a very special friend in October. I know she adores autumn leaves, and I hope she loves this card!

...and here's a quick photo I snapped on a walk around the mountainhood yesterday...

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a fabulous day!!!



Stamps: Welcoming Woods (Stampin' Up), sentiment from Art Gallery (Stampin' Up)

Ink: Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up), Tiara (Catherine Pooler), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Cardstock: White, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up); True Black (Papertrey Ink); Black (Recollections)

Embossing Folder: Timber (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Leaves (Lawn Fawn)

Other: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (Stampin' Up) - for creating splatters

Adhesive: 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Wishing You A Spooktacular Halloween

Quick post to share the final card I made using the 4th panel of the Create-In-Quads-Halloween stencil set from Taylored Expressions :) This panel was my favorite of the bunch! Isn't it so super duper cute?!?!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!!!

I heat embossed the sentiment onto vellum with Halo embossing powder (didn't want to cover up too much of the background panel) and the frame is die-cut from black glitter cardstock. Sooooo super sparkly in person!!!

Thanks for visiting and for all of your sweet comments! Each and every one makes my heart so happy :)



Stamps: Big Bold Halloween (Taylored Expressions), Ghost Gang Die and Clear Combo (Taylored Expressions)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Midnight Violet/Maple Yellow/Almond Butter (Altenew), Marmalade (Concord and 9th), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: Halo (WOW! inspired by Catherine Pooler)

Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Kraft (Papertrey Ink)

Specialty Cardstock: Black Glitter (Recollections)

Vellum: White (Papertrey Ink)

Dies: Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions), Ghost Gang Die and Clear Combo (Taylored Expressions)

Embellishments: Enamel Stars (Jillibean Soup)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Black Foam Tape (Gina K) 

Monday, September 26, 2022


As promised, I'm back to share another card I made from two more of the panels I created with the totally fabulous Create-In-Quads-Halloween goodies I talked about it my previous post. I also used this lovely sketch from the As You See It Challenge:

Here's my card:


The Create-In-Quads series by Taylored Expressions is a set of layering stencils that creates 4 card panels in one go. Such a brilliant concept! The black cat on the card in my previous post was panel 1, and here on today's card I've used panel 2 (the background) and panel 3 (the cauldron with witch's feet---which I die-cut with the coordinating die).


I had so much fun putting this together!!! I'll be back later today with the card I made using the 4th and final panel from the Create-In-Quads-Halloween stencil set :)

Thanks for visiting!

Hope your week is off to a great start!!!



Stamps: sentiment from The Last Bite by Julie (Essentials By Ellen)

Ink: Midnight Violet and Firefly (Altenew), Marmalade (Concord and 9th), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: Holographic (Ranger)

Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Orange Zest and True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Vellum: White (DeNami Design)

Stencils: Create-In-Quads-Halloween (Taylored Expressions)

Dies: Create-In-Quads-Halloween Cauldron (Taylored Expressions), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

Pens: 08 White Gelly Roll (Sakura), Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)

Embellishments: Sprinkles - Christmas Assortment and Silver Assortment (Doodlebug Design)

Adhesive: Black Foam Tape (Gina K), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Halloween Cat

Hello there! Today I'm sharing a card I created using this sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:

I recently attended a crafty retreat with 13 super fun, sweet and talented friends! We had such a great time!!! While I was there I borrowed the Taylored Expressions Create-In-Quads-Halloween stencils from Lori (THANKS SO MUCH, Lori!!!) and all I can say is OH MY GOODNESS!!! This was my first time trying out any of the Create-In-Quads and let me tell you...they are absolutely AMAZING!!! So easy to line up and they make such awesome card panels!!! I will definitely be adding some of these to my shopping cart very soon!

Here's the card I made using the above sketch and one of the panels (the black cat) I created with the Create-In-Quads-Halloween stencil set:

I die-cut the cat from the stenciled panel using the coordinating die. I added some sparkle to her eyes, the moon/stars, and the green part of her hat. I love how it shimmers in person!

Tomorrow I'll share the other cards I made from the remaining 3 panels :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Stamps: The Last Bite by Julie (Essentials By Ellen), Playful Patterns (Concord and 9th)

Ink: Midnight Violet and Firefly (Altenew), Marmalade (Concord and 9th), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Orange Zest/True Black/Green Parakeet (Papertrey Ink)

Specialty Cardstock: Gold Glitter  (Concord and 9th)

Stencils: Create-In-Quads-Halloween (Taylored Expressions)

Embossing Folder: D'vine Swirls (Provo Craft)

Dies: Create-In-Quads-Halloween Cat (Taylored Expressions), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Baker's Twine: Lilac (The Twinery)

Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up)