Tuesday, November 24, 2020



Hello there, crafty friends! I'm super excited to be the Guest Designer for this week's CASology Challenge!!! BIG THANKS to Melissa and the DT for having me join them!!!

The cue word this time around is "wheat":

Here's my card:

Design Defined: Keep it CAS with a simple color scheme and minimal embellishments.

As soon as I saw the cue word I thought of the wheat image in the Give Thanks stamp set from Concord and 9th. I recently purchased the Concord and 9th inks, and I love them!!! Here I've used Buttercup and (of course) Wheat :) After stamping the wheat images, I added the sentiment in black ink and die-cut the panel using Crimped Frames (The Greetery). I punched a couple of tiny holes on either side of the wheat stalks and tied on some thin rustic jute twine. Then I adhered the completed panel to a kraft card front.

I hope you like what I've created and feel inspired to play along this week!

Thanks for visiting!

Have a fabulous day!!!



Stamps: Give Thanks (Concord and 9th), sentiment from Playful Animal Friends 2 (Pink Fresh Studio)

Ink: Buttercup and Wheat (Concord and 9th), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White and Kraft (Ink To Paper)

Dies: Crimped Frames (The Greetery)

Twine: Rustic Jute (Papertrey Ink)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It) 

Season's Greetings

Happy Tuesday! I'm back today with my final post as the CAS Colours and Sketches Guest Designer for November 2020. A HUGE THANK YOU to the DT for having me tag along this month! It's been so much fun!!!

This week's challenge is a sketch, and it's a goodie:

 Here's my take:

I LOVE gnomes and thought this guy was especially cute decked out in buffalo plaid!!!

Thanks for visiting!

I hope you'll play along with us this week!!!

Stay well!



Stamps: Let It Snow (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Cardstock: White, Fine Linen, True Black (Ink To Paper)

Patterned Paper: Small Buffalo Plaid - Red/Black (The Paper Studio)

Dies: Li'l Gnome (Simon Says Stamp), Crimped Frames (The Greetery), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)

Friday, November 20, 2020

25 Days Of Christmas Tags {The Greetery}

Happy Friday! I'm SO EXCITED to be guesting today for the 10th Annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!!! Big THANKS to my sweet friend, Tracey, for inviting me to participate!

Today we're featuring one of my favorite companies, The Greetery!!!

I recently saw some wood slice ornaments at Hobby Lobby that had buffalo plaid centers and woodland critter silhouettes on them. I took that inspiration and put my own spin on it by creating some personalized tags for my parents' Christmas gifts :)

I am so in love with these Wood Slice Dies from The Greetery!!! They're so simple yet so perfect!!! I topped them with the Pine Bough BotaniCuts, some jute rope and a couple of jingle bells. I cut the pine boughs from green cardstock and then used an ink dauber to add some Distress Oxide Ink to the edges---this was a great tip that I learned in one of Betsy's videos, and I absolutely love the effect!

I hope you like my creations and feel inspired to join us! You can find all of the details on Tracey's blog HERE.

And remember...if you play along, there are LOTS of fabulous prizes up for grabs!!! Check out all of these amazing sponsors!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!



Dies: Wood Slices (The Greetery), BotaniCuts Pine Bough (The Greetery), Tall Type Alphabet (Concord and 9th)

Distress Oxide Ink: Mowed Lawn (Ranger)

Cardstock: Kraft, True Black, Green Parakeet (Ink To Paper)

Patterned Paper: Small Buffalo Plaid-White/Black (The Paper Studio)

Specialty Cardstock: Silver Glitter (Concord and 9th)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Connect Glue (Gina K)

Jute Rope: (Canvas Corp)

Jingle Bells: (purchased at Michaels)


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge 397

Hey there, crafty friends! I'm back again today to share my third post as the November 2020 Guest Designer for CAS Colours and Sketches :)

This time around we have a gorgeous colour combo for you:


I'm in full-on holiday mode here at the Petrella homestead which means...bring on the snowflakes!!!

I absolutely love snowflakes in all shapes, sizes and colours (And I actually love them in real life too...ha! Snowshoeing and skiing are two of my favorite activities!) 

I die-cut the sentiment from silver glitter cardstock and it sparkles like crazy in person :)

I hope you like my card for today and feel inspired to give this colour challenge a try :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!



Stamps: Bring On The Snowflakes (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps), Celebrate (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)

Ink: Eggplant (Concord and 9th), Sweet Sixteen (Catherine Pooler), Twilight (Catherine Pooler)

Cardstock: White (Neenah)

Specialty Cardstock: Silver Glitter (Concord and 9th)

Dies: Christmas Cheer (Ink To Paper)

Adhesive: Connect Glue (Gina K), Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn) 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Pumpkin Kisses and Harvest Wishes

Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing a project I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "Thanks/Thanksgiving" :)

Because of the pandemic situation we won't be able to gather with our mountain neighbor friends for the annual Friendsgiving celebration this year. So, I thought I'd make some little gifts to leave in their parcel boxes instead.

I made 6 of these boxes with the help of a video tutorial by Sam over at www.pootles.co.uk. She's always sharing fun gift packaging ideas, and her YouTube videos are fabulous! This box is her "Yankee Candle Small Jar Box" which measures 2.5" x 2.5" x 3.5". I didn't put Yankee Candles in mine...but rather these Harvest Spice candles that I found at Hobby Lobby:

I decorated the boxes with patterned paper and some tags I made using the Top Down Autumn Day Stamp and Cut Combo (The Greetery). I was pretty excited about how they turned out!!! I hope our friends love them!

Thanks for visiting!

Have a wonderful day!!!



Stamps: Top Down Autumn Day Stamp and Cut Combo (The Greetery)

Ink: Orange Twist and Tutti Frutti (Catherine Pooler), Hazelnut and Milk Chocolate (Altenew)

Cardstock: White and Kraft (Ink To Paper)

Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Top Down Autumn Day Stamp and Cut Combo (The Greetery), Tag Stacklets 2 (Taylored Expressions)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Connect Glue (Gina K), Foam Tape (3M)

Twine: Rustic Jute (May Arts), Orange Jute String (purchased at Hobby Lobby)


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge 396

Good morning! Popping in today with my second card as the November 2020 Guest Designer at CAS Colours and Sketches. This time around it's a sketch challenge :)

This sketch was just what I needed to get my mojo going for holiday cards :)

Here's what I created:

I absolutely love incorporating plaids and woodland critters/elements into my holiday designs! And I die-cut the Deer Head (Savvy Stamps) from gold glitter cardstock to add a touch of pizzazz!

What do you think? I hope you like my card for today and are inspired to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great week!!!



Stamps: sentiment from Beautiful Bow (Avery Elle)

Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Kraft and Dark Chocolate (Ink To Paper)

Specialty Cardstock: Gold Glitter (Concord and 9th)

Patterned Paper: The Holiday Collection 6x6 Inch Paper Pack (Avery Elle)

Dies: Wood Slices (The Greetery), Deer Head (Savvy Stamps)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Connect Glue (Gina K) 


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Peek-A-Boo Sheep

Today I'm sharing a card I made using the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

My neighbor friend requested a custom card for her mum's 70th birthday :) She said her mum loves sheep, flowers, and color. I thought this little peek-a-boo sheep was perfect for the occasion! I hope it brings lots of smiles :)

Thanks for visiting!!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!



Stamps: Peek-A-Boo Pets (Avery Elle), Happy Happy Happy (Lawn Fawn)

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

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Copic Sketch Markers: E00, N4, R20, Y32, RV13, V12

Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)

Cardstock: White, Kraft, Hawaiian Shores (Ink To Paper)

Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Peek-A-Boo Pets (Avery Elle), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn), Happy Happy Happy (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Connect Glue (Gina K)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge 395

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! I'm so super excited to be the Guest Designer over at CAS Colours and Sketches for November 2020!!! The first challenge for this month is a colour challenge:

I couldn't help but think of Autumn leaves when I saw this gorgeous trio!

Here's my card:

I used the beautiful Mosaic Leaves Stencil from Taylored Expressions and Distress Oxide Inks to create my background panel. The sentiment die was a freebie that was included in an order from Taylored Expressions awhile back---I love the font :)

I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge! I'd love to see what you create with this colour combo!

Thanks for visiting!



Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door (Ranger)

Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Smokey Shadow (Ink To Paper)

Stencil: Mosaic Leaves (Taylored Expressions)

Dies: "thanks" (freebie with purchase from Taylored Expressions), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Connect Glue (Gina K)