Color Blog Hop Oct. 26, 2016

47330044bHello Hoppers – this is our last Halloween entry for the year.  I’m pleased with mine.  You should have arrived from Joni’s blog and Sandy (who let me borrow the bundle to make this) is next.  I’ve had a busy day crafting with Sandy and then a demo meeting Japanese style.  We were saying a fond farewell to one of our favorite team members who is moving to Japan for 4 years.  I hope you enjoyed our October themes.  Thanks for visiting.img_0791

Color Blog Hop Oct. 19, 2016


Hello and welcome to our hop – we are enjoying an Indian Summer this week – 85 degrees – yikes!  You should have arrived via Joni’s blog and Sandy is next in line.  I shamelessly CASEd this card from Nancy Novak here.  I used Baby Bear with Tangelo Twist, Pumpkin Pie & Peakaboo Peach.  You should recognize several items from the holiday catalog (Halloween Night Specialty DSP, Halloween Night Baker’s Twine & Cable Knit EF) that I have fun using.  Then I used Wink of Stella and it really shimmers nicely.  Thanks for stopping in.


Color Blog Hop Oct. 12, 2016

84030149bFirst let me say I hope any friends south of me are safe and recovering from Matthew.  I am still recovering from my cold – now my hearing is diminished, but my energy is at least back and I have truly enjoyed finishing my first project [the pumpkin] and making this card.  I have a close friend at work who is going through a lot and I hope this will cheer her up.  You should have arrived via Joni’s blog and yippee . . . Sandy is back, so pop over to her blog and check out what she has posted.

On my pumpkin I used a few retired products (su really should bring back the black glimmer paper and the black doilies).  I used the bow builder punch with some Halloween Night Specialty dsp and Gorgeous Grunge to give the pumpkin some textures/lines/speckles.  I whipped out the very old Autumn Harvest stamp set for the face.  For my card I got to try out my new set Labeler Alphabet (which as I expected is a little tricky to line up), and the owl and bird builder punches as well as the oval framelets [for the wings] and some more of the Halloween dsp.  Thanks for stopping by.img_0786img_0787


Color Blog Hop Oct. 5, 2016

41039950bI’m going to have to beg forgiveness – I am down with a wretched cold and just can’t get my pumpkin finished in time to post.  I’ll try to post 2 creations next week.  You should have come via Joni’s blog and I am last . . . Sandy should be back next week.  If you missed anybody start back with Robbie.

Color Blog Hop September 28, 2016

31725757bHello hoppers – isn’t this a beautiful inspiration piece?  Robbie really picked a great one for us.  You should have just left Joni’s blog – and I’m last this week, so if you missed anyone, head on over to Robbie’s blog and start from the beginning.  I’m excited to see how we all tried to infuse the sun rays in our pieces this week.  I did a good deal of research and decided to go with a watercolor technique using Work of Art.  I used some shimmery white card stock because I wanted the surface smooth for the rest of the stamping, but it needed to be able to take the water.  It really shimmers in person.  Sprinkles of Life and Thoughtful Branches are the other sets I used.



Color Blog Hop September 21, 2016

6514664b-1 Thanks for taking a spin around our blog hop.  You should have just seen what Joni posted and next is Sandy.  I can’t wait to see her post – we’ve been chatting and I think we have some thoughts in common on this one, but maybe not!  My card was inspired by this card:

I tried a new faux technique where you stamp directly onto the embossing folder.  I think I’ll try it again because I’d like to see a bit more of the stamp.  For a first try this one is a good start.img_0784

Color Blog Hop September 14, 2016

Howdy folks – I’m keeping it short today – my arm doesn’t like a lot of things these days, and typing is unfortunately one of the many actions it revolts against!  You should have come via Joni’s and Sandy is up next.  I used Thoughtful branches on this with copper foil, copper embossing powder and copper thread. Click on picture and you will see the detail.   There is candy inside the box🙂.    I stamped Peakaboo Peach on like cardstock.  I’m looking forward to fall temperatures!  I have faith it will cool off   soon!img_0783