Thursday, September 7, 2023

Harvest Blessings


Playing along with Kim's super fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches :)

Here's my card:

I've been having lots of fun making autumn-themed cards recently! So excited for the arrival of my favorite season!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!!!



Stamps: Layered Holiday Truck (Avery Elle), sentiment from Fall Foliage (Reverse Confetti)

Ink: Sage, Spruce, Black Jack, Orange Peel, Ginger, Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler); VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Cardstock: Basic White and Early Espresso (Stampin' Up), Kraft (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Welcome Autumn 6x6 (Carta Bella), Harvest Festival 6x6 (Honey Bee Stamps)

Dies: Layered Holiday Truck (Avery Elle), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

Twine: Jute (May Arts)

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


Wednesday, September 6, 2023


Hello there! I'm super excited to be the Guest Designer over at The Male Room Challenge!!! YAY!!! A GIANT thank you to Helen and the team for this wonderful opportunity!!!

This time around the challenge theme is "leaves."

Autumn is my favorite season. It's also my husband's favorite season---primarily because he's a hunter and a football fan---but also because we love autumn hiking adventures here in the mountains---the crisp air and the colorful leaves covering the trees and trails. So that was my inspiration for my card:

I die-cut all of my pieces for the branch, leaves, and acorns from white cardstock. I added ink to each one with blending brushes and a selection of Catherine Pooler inks. I splattered the leaves and acorns with metallic gold watercolor and then assembled the pieces onto my card popping up one of the acorns for a little dimension.

The sentiment was hot foiled with copper foil and then die-cut with the coordinating die. I love the touch of shine it adds :)

Thank you for visiting!!!

I hope you'll join us over at The Male Room Challenge! I look forward to seeing your creations!!!

Have a fantastic week!!!



Ink: Sand Castle, Icing On The Cake, Ginger, Terracotta, Whipped Honey, Sauna (Catherine Pooler)

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Dies: BotaniCuts - Mighty Oak (The Greetery), Deckled Rectangles (Stampin' Up)

Hot Foil Plates & Dies: Joyful Thanks (Catherine Pooler)

Glimmer Foil: Copper (Spellbinders)

Embossing Folder: Timber (Stampin' Up)

Other: Metallic Gold Watercolor (for splatters)

Adhesive: 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (, 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up), Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue