Monday, September 28, 2015

Autumn Projects

Hello! Today I'm sharing two projects - one for Make My Monday and one for Ooh La La Creations. First up is a collage I made for MMM, with the theme (picked by me!) of Autumn Colors.

I stenciled the background, using Tim Holtz distress inks. Then I added stamps, ephemera & a vintage image. The pink leaves are also vintage and are stapled with the tiny attacher. The words are cut from Tim Holtz tickets.

Next is a card for Ooh La La, where the theme is Let's Get Krafty. I used a kraft card base, layered with paper and image from the "Say it with Words" CD. The paper was corner punched with a Martha Stewart punch. A flower was punched from kraft cardstock and the background paper.

Please join the challenges at both Make My Monday and Ooh La La. Also check out the work of both design teams - it's fabulous!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Gecko Galz feature

Hi, today my projects are featured on the Gecko Galz blog. I am also sharing them here, so let's get started! (Be sure to get your free Gecko Galz Halloween digi image below this post).

First up is a card, using paper from the Freak Show paper pack for the background. Next, I cut a scalloped circle from black cardstock and also added a gold doily. The image was sized in Photoshop and is from the Halloween Kids ephemera sheet #2. Final touches were three black enamel dots and letter stickers to spell "BOO".

My second project is a journal page. Here is the supply list and directions:

Gecko Galz - Arsenic and Lace paper #7, Icons #9, #15 and #22, Freak Show paper #2, Hocus Pocus paper pack (Harvest Moon)

My stash - large Dylusions journal, Dylusions ink sprays, bow, black & purple patterned papers, cage skirt die by Character Constructions

Directions: I began by spraying the journal page with orange and black inks. I let the page dry overnight, then applied the large piece of patterned paper for a background and cut strips from the Arsenic & Lace paper #7. The strips were tucked along the sides of the background paper. The lady (Icon #9) was sized in Photoshop, fussy cut and added to the page, along with a cage skirt die cut in the Harvest Moon paper. I added purple patterned paper under the skirt for a pop of color. The orange flower (Icon #15) was sized, fussy cut and pop dotted to the skirt. I didn't use the witch's hat included with the lady; instead I cut the orange feathers from the hat and added them to her hair. Finally, I sized the moon (Icon #22) and printed it on the Freak Show Harlequin paper. I cut the moon out and added a black bow.

My last project is a "BOO" wall hanging. Here is the supply list and directions:

Gecko Galz - Arsenic & Lace Icon #23, Background paper (Arsenic & Lace #3), Arsenic & Lace #7

My stash - ribbon, orange brads, flower die (Tim Holtz) & punch, Thickers (BOO), October 31st flair, orange papers, black cardstock

Directions: I cut black cardstock to 8" x 8" and adhered the background paper to it. The image was sized to 4.25" x 5.25" and layered to a black panel, orange panel and the Arsenic & Lace paper #7. Black netting from my stash was folded into a bow and the flair added to it. The flowers were cut and layered with an orange brad in the center. These were adhered to the plaque, along with the word "BOO". Finally, black ribbon was added to the back.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, September 21, 2015


I love this time of year - the end of summer and the beginning of fall. I'm ready for less heat and less bugs! The bees have been especially numerous this year. When the theme of Nature for Make My Monday was announced, I decided to make a bee card.

This bee stamp has been in my stamp cabinet for a long time and I'd never used it before. (One of my goals - use my stamps!!!). The stamp is from Stampers Anonymous. I colored the bee, foliage and ribbon with Stampin' Up markers: Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Bliss Blue, Green Galore & Tangelo Twist. Then I die cut the stamped piece with a scallop die by Lifestyle Crafts.

I used black cardstock to make the card base, which was layered with a yellow paper from Authentique. The blue doily was cut using a Sizzix die.

Please join us at Make My Monday this week by linking up a nature themed project that you've made. Also, check out the rest of the design team's awesome nature cards! Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Two to share...

Hello! Today I'm sharing cards I've made for two design teams I'm on: Make My Monday and Ooh La La Creations. First up is this week's card for MMM - the theme is "Black & White with another color".

I used a black card base and added an embossed white cardstock piece. Then I cut flowers from pink patterned paper, using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and layered them to the front of the card. I added a SU button to the flower center and finished the card with two stickers from Kaisercraft.

Next up - my card for Ooh La La - where the theme is "Ribbons and Bows".

I used a dark blue card base, adding papers and the image from the Yesterday's Memories CD. I also added doilies and a sticker from my stash. Finally, I added the black bow in her hair. This image is so sweet - wouldn't it be great for cookie party invitations or Christmas cards?

I hope you will check out the rest of the design teams' work and post a project of your own.

Monday, September 7, 2015

New challenge!

Hi, after taking the month of August off, Make My Monday is back with a new challenge. It's called "F is for..." and was picked by team member Marina. Speaking of team members, we have 4 new dt ladies. Check out the Make My Monday blog to see the gorgeous works by my fellow designers.

For my card, I used Moxxie's "Grid Iron" collection to make an "F is for Football" card. I die cut the players using the Sizzix tickets die set. The banner flags are from the sticker sheet, as is the word football.

Thanks for stopping by today and please join us in this week's challenge.