September 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas September 2020 - Winter Wonderland

Good Morning all and welcome to September's edition of Keeping Christmas Blog Hop.

I found a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas paper pad in my stash the other day, is it new? is it old? I really don't know, a sign perhaps I shop through my crafty stash for a while. Anyhoo, the patterns inspired me.

My design is simple, layers with more layers and again a few more layers. Each panel of patterned paper is backed by some brown cardstock. I added some ribbon to the large flag, I stamped the sentiment and layered it with brown cardstock and foam tape.

Supplies: White and cardstock, Designer Paper - Idea-ology, Penny Black - Christmas Cheer.

There is an abundance of inspiration as you hop along, be sure to stop and visit everyone below for more crafty goodness.

Thank you for visiting,


September 24, 2020

Happy Halloween

I had so much fun creating this card. I started with an embossed black cardstock layer, then cut a piece of patterned paper, I snipped the bottom off and flipped it over for the bottom layer of the panel. For the top panel I used a stitched square to create a small frame, the panel has a layer of foam tape in behind it.

I cut a square from a coordinating piece fo cardstock and stamped the sentiment on it. I die cut the bats and added some gems for there eyes.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Teresa Collins, Technique Tuesday  - Happy Halloween, Memory Box - Bats.

Happy Crafting,


September 23, 2020


I am playing along with this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches. I started with a bottom panel covered in a delightful coffee themed pattern. I used a wacky stitched rectangle to cut a second panel from a coordinating piece of paper and I added in a layer of foam tape in behind.

I stamped and fussy cut some coffee cups from some scraps from the same paper pad and added foam tape behind those as well. I stamped the sentiment and finished with some light brown gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer paper - Bo Bunny, Verve - Better with you and Get together, Cottage Cutz - Nested Wacky stitched rectangle, gems.

Happy Stamping,


September 22, 2020

Don't forget to Fly

I have a simple but elegant card for today's post. I used my Hero Arts Infinity rectangles to cut out two panels from this beautiful Moda Scrap paper. The top panel is layered with foam tape to give it depth.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of scrap from the other panels and popped it up with foam tape as well.

I finished the card with some clear dew drops.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text, gems.

Thanks for visiting,


September 21, 2020

Brr it's cold outside

It is time for a Merry Monday card, I went with a simple layer for my card. I layered three different patterns from a Photoplay set, using varied sizes of panels so that the one below was visible. 

I stamped and die cut a coffee cup but then added a circle and square below it. I heat embossed the sentiment then added some Glossy Accents to the coffee cup.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, Simon Says Stamp - Winter Warmth, Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping by,


September 20, 2020

Hush before Winter

I fell in love with this stamp set, I have an autumn card for this evening's post.

I started with a brown stitched rectangle then added the layer of polka patterned paper. I cut the second panel and die cut it with a stitched edge die cut. I did the same with some gold glitter paper, then popped the left panel up with foam tape.

I die cut some leaves and added some foam tape and some shimmer to the edges, I layered the sentiment with brown and gold cardstock.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, gold glitter paper, Designer Paper - Authentque, QuietFire designer - Autumn Splendor, Sizzix - Funky foliage, MTF - stitched edge die.

Thanks for stopping by,


September 19, 2020

Let's Party

I have a quick and easy birthday card for this morning's post. I love this super cute paper and it was so easy to put this together.

I used simple layers to make a clean and simple card, I stamped the sentiments and popped them up with foam tape and I finished with some gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Patterned paper - Unknown, Verve - Birthday Phrases, gems.

Thanks for visiting,

Trailblaze Challenge Update

I accepted a challenge this summer, in truth, it was a challenge to myself but still.

I signed up for the Trailblaze Challenge for Make a Wish, raising funds for a wonderful cause and getting my step on is a win-win in my eyes.

I logged 200KM for Make a Wish and almost made it to the get Strength Badge for donations so I am pretty pleased with myself. I celebrated with a 10KM walk along the waterfront this morning.

There are still two days left if you would like to help me celebrate with a donation. It really is a good cause, every $ goes towards making someone's wish come true.

Thanks for stopping by,

September 17, 2020

Happy Halloween

I love making Halloween cards but I rarely give them away, I might change that this year.

I used simple layers of patterned paper with some black cardstock in behind. I die cut the happy Halloween three times to give it some heft and finished with some purple gems.

Supplies: White, black and purple cardstock, Designer Paper - Brutus Monroe, happy Halloween die-cut, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,


September 16, 2020

Anything is possible

How about a little pumpkin spice latte for the card tonight, I love these fall patterns and I had a craving for a latte today that was unfulfilled so I made do with a card.

I am playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I used two patterns from a 6x6 paper pad for the base layer adding some brown cardstock, I added another thin piece of a pattern along the middle. I had the coffee die cut in a bowl on my desk that worked perfectly for part of the sentiment.

I stamped the coffee stain then heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. I heat embossed the coffee cup in brown on three different scraps of cardstock and patterned paper then paper pieced to altogether, popping up sections and then the whole cup.

I finished the card with a tiny little heart sticker. A fun fact I used Emerald Creek Just Java Aroma embossing powder that smells like coffee once it is heated.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Pink & Main, Verve - Better with you, My Next Die - Coffee, heart sticker.

Thanks for stopping by,