Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Grateful For You

I was super excited to have some time in my craft studio today, so I could play along with Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 511!

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

I'll be sending this one off to my parents for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday :) I hope they love it!

Thanks for visiting!

Have a lovely day!!!



Stamp: Grateful For You (Concord and 9th)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)

Markers: Copic Sketch

Glitter Pen: Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer Pen (Nuvo)

Cardstock: White and Kraft (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Halloween Harvest (Honey Bee Stamps)

Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Twine: Rustic Jute (Papertrey Ink)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (, Mini Glue Dot

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Sending S'more Holiday Cheer


I've been having lots of fun in my craft studio recently :) Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made using the S'more Holiday stamps and coordinating dies as well as the Graham Cracker Cuts (all from The Greetery). So cute!!!


I purchased these goodies last year and unfortunately never got around to using them. Ugh. Does that happen to anyone else? I get way too excited and wrapped up in ALL of the fabulous holiday releases, and I end up buying WAY MORE than I ever have time to use before the holidays are here and gone. This year I've tried really hard to resist buying new holiday-themed products so I could make use of all the awesome, neglected, NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) in my stash. I confess...I have ordered a few things...but not much...hahaha!

I took this same design and made another in green:

I had a blast making these cards! Linking this up at NBUS Challenge 31. Big thanks to Darnell for hosting this challenge and encouraging us creatives to use our "schtuff" ;)

Thanks for visiting! Have a fantastic day!!!



Stamps: S'more Holiday (The Greetery)

Ink: Vanilla Cream, Hazelnut, Almond Butter, Milk Chocolate (Altenew); Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler); Cranberry, Evergreen, Mushroom (Concord and 9th); VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Cardstock: Thick Basic White (Stampin' Up); Kraft (Recollections); True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: (The Paper Studio - purchased at Hobby Lobby)

Dies: S'more Holiday (The Greetery); Graham Cracker Cuts (The Greetery); Stitched Rectangle Word Windows (MFT); Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn); 1/4" Double-Sided Tape ( 


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Heartwarming Memories

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Today I'm sharing a card I made using this fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:

I just recently purchased the Snowman Season stamp set from Stampin' Up :) It's sooooo incredibly cute!!! I absolutely ADORE every image in this set, and the sentiment I've used on my card below totally melts my heart.

I hope you have a chance to get crafty and have some fun today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Snowman Season (Stampin' Up)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Copic Sketch Markers: BG10, C0, R22, YR15, YG13

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up), Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Random Dot - Mint (The Paper Studio)

Dies: Large Cross-Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

Embossing Folder: Snowflakes (Sizzix)

Enamel Dots: Farmhouse Christmas (Carta Bella)

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

Friday, October 1, 2021

Pumpkin Gift Card Holders

 Happy Friday! Today I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "Anything Goes" and sharing some festive little pumpkin gift card holders I made. These were inspired by the new Patchwork Pumpkin products over at Honey Bee Stamps AND also inspired by a super fun video by MayMay Made It Crafts (you can watch her YouTube video HERE.)

I had to tweak MayMay's instructions a bit as I don't have very many oval or circle dies (GASP!!!). I know!!! Better remedy that situation ASAP ;) Since the ovals I DO have weren't tall enough...and I didn't have a circle that was large enough...I just used what I had, built my pumpkins and then adhered them onto a 4" x 2 3/4" blank notecard. Not as neat and tidy as MayMay's...but still cute, right?!?!

I left the inside of the notecards blank, so they can be used for Halloween, Thanksgiving or just general Autumn-themed gifties. But I did use the Gift Card Grooves Dies from MFT to die-cut some little slots for holding the gift cards in place:

And of course once I got rolling on this I just kept right on going. Ha!

 I made six. Two of each color scheme. Here's a look at the whole pumpkin patch:


What do you think??? Do you have a favorite???

Thanks for visiting!!!

Have a fantastic weekend!



* = same for all designs

"Orange Pumpkin Gift Card Holder" :

Patterned Paper: Halloween Harvest (Honey Bee Stamps), Gingham Galore - Fall (Honey Bee Stamps)

Cardstock: Smokey Shadow and Kraft (Papertrey Ink)

* Dies: Petite Ovals Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stitched Leaves (Lawn Fawn), Gift Card Grooves (MFT), bow from Mini Treat Bag (Stampin' Up)

Specialty Cardstock: Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack (Concord and 9th)

* Tool: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

* Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (, Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), Mini Glue Dots

"Aqua Pumpkin Gift Card Holder":

Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Harvest Festival (Honey Bee Stamps), Let's Polka 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Knock On Wood 6x6 (Lawn Fawn)

Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Kraft, Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)

"Black and White Pumpkin Gift Card Holder":

Patterned Paper: Harvest Festival (Honey Bee Stamps), Halloween Harvest (Honey Bee Stamps)

Cardstock: Smokey Shadow and Kraft (Papertrey Ink), Solar White (Neenah)

Specialty Cardstock: Neutrals Glitter Paper Pack (Concord and 9th)


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Thankful For You

I love everything Fall including this "Colorful Fall" inspiration photo over at Inspired By Challenge:

Gorgeous!!! Right?!?

Here's my take:

I'm really digging this color combo: Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry from Stampin' Up with Canyon Clay from Papertrey Ink. So rich and striking in real life.

The die is an oldie but goodie from Papertrey Ink called Mighty Oak. I die-cut the entire panel from each of the three leaf colors, so then I was able to mix and match the leaves to create three cards :) YAY! I get so excited when things work out like that! Ha!

Thanks for stopping by today! I truly appreciate it!



Stamps: Thankful For You (DeNami Design)

Ink: Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler)

Cardstock: Rustic White, Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Mighty Oak Die Collection (Papertrey Ink)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Double-Sided Tape ( 


Monday, September 27, 2021


Two of our dear mountainhood friends recently sprung some exciting news on us---they hiked up to Arapaho Lake and got married!!! Just the two of them, their dog, a marriage certificate and a couple of rings :) We're super happy for them! So of course I wanted to make them a card for this incredibly special occasion.

Since all of this transpired on the second day of Autumn (my favorite season btw) I went for an Autumn theme. The Cozy Cup Coaster (The Greetery) was die-cut from Blackberry Bliss cardstock (Stampin' Up) which is a gorgeous, rich purple. (The background on the patterned paper is also a deep purple but it looks brown in the photo. Beautiful colors in person, I promise you! Ha!)

I was also inspired by this fantastic sketch over at Just Add Ink:

...and linking this up at the current Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge too:

Thank you so much for visiting!

Have a great day!


Stamps: Sentimental - Gift (Winnie and Walter)

Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Vintage Cream and Canyon Clay (Papertrey Ink); Blackberry Bliss (Stampin' Up)

Specialty Cardstock: Gold Sparkle (MFT), 12x12 Canvas Sheet (Canvas Corp)

Patterned Paper: Halloween Harvest (Honey Bee Stamps)

Dies: Stitched Leaves (Lawn Fawn), Cozy Cup Coaster (The Greetery)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (, Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Season's Greetings

Today I'm sharing a card I made for two super fun challenges: Global Design Project Challenge 310 and Make the Cards Challenge 34!

 Such a brilliant sketch and gorgeous color combo!!! Here's what I created:


I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

Thanks for visiting!



Stamps: Let It Snow (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Light Peach/Dark Peach (purchased at Hobby Lobby), White and Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Swirls (Concord and 9th), Let It Snowflake (MFT), Let It Snowflake Too (MFT), Layered Snowflakes (MFT)

Embellishments: Beetle Black Sprinkles (Doodlebug Design)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (, Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)