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Winnie & Walter Playdate #4…

I just had to make a card for this challenge!  Over on the Winnie & Walter blog there is a chance to design with their January release for one lucky winner!  oh, I love their stamps and dies, so here’s my entry!

I stamped again and only used one die!  I used my scissors and cut the stamped greenery and pinecones!  Happy stamper! lol



I stamped the pine branch from the Winter Wonderland stamp set with Versafine green ink and the pine cones from the same set with Distress Gathered Twigs ink.  I inked the edges of the kraft A2 size card and stamped the berries with Gathered Twigs also.

I stamped the Into the Woods stamp with Distress Chipped Sapphire ink and spritzed with Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Sparkle Spritz spray.

I used the Perfect Layers Rulers to cut the white mat for the tree stamp.




After I mounted the branches on foam squares to the card base, I glued on the die cut word Peace, I die cut it in white and inked it with Distress Gathered Twigs ink, then spritzed everything again with Sparkle and Frost Sprays.

I like it! yay!  Hope you had a fun day today!

Linking to challenges..

Winnie and Walter 

Simon Says Stamps Work it Wednesday

Moxie Fab World – Tree-mendous Tree Challenge 

Simon Says – Anything Goes

Scroll down to see my earlier post…awesome news from Printworks and other great Black Friday deals too! 





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Sales and Cards…



YAY!  So fun to take it easy this a.m., today marks the beginning of the hustle and bustle!  Tim is out checking out the Christmas tree place.  If you don’t get there right when they open, the tall ones are gone!  I’m watching for stamp sales online…I wanted to share this one right away!


and this one for Blick Art Materials… love their Copic prices and great place for watercolor paper, color pencils etc.




Then I wanted to share that Printworks has a Limited Edition Snowman again this year and NEW STAMPS!



Visit our sample gallery for additional samples from this brand new release!



TODAY (11/28/14) ONLY use code BLACKFRIDAY2014


Insert the code BLACKFRIDAY2014 into the coupon code section on our website and receive the following:




  • 10% off your entire order
  • FREE shipping
  • The gift picture above (5 chunky tags, E3123, and A3124)




Nicole says,

“Also, be sure to like us on Facebook. Starting Thanksgiving and running through the weekend we will be offering a special gift exclusively to our Facebook followers. The only way to get the gift is to look for the code on our page!
Everyone here at Printworks is very excited for our biggest specials of the year…we hope you are, too!”


Here’s a few cards using Printworks stamps!




and on the inside…




and some good advice…





For the times you need a birthday card at Christmas…Printworks has awesome images and sentiments just right for the occasion!


and even a California Christmas of sorts!  hehe




Perfect Layers Rulers and Mat to layer the scene to the white card.  Enter code Psparks for 10% off your entire order! You’ll love them!!!  Free cutting mat through the end of November!




Stamps and supplies I used…
washi tape (K & co. smash book)
3mm red glitter domes (Mark Richards)
Linking up the Santa and Beach card to…


Thanks for checking in today!  Happy weekend to you!

Blog Hop · cards · Christmas · PTI · Snowman · Winter

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge…Snow


Snow…sparkly, frosty, glittery snow…that’s what I was going for!  I love this Diamond Dust Vintage Glass Glitter for snowy scenes!

All the stamps and dies I used are from Papertrey Inkhere’s a link to the challenge post and and all the links if you want to hop along.  WOW…tons of inspiration!

I used the Snowglobe die set, Snowglobe sentiments, Tinsel and Tags kit and In the Meadow stamp set.


It’s really hard to get ready for Thanksgiving Dinner when there’s so many fun challenges to play in.  Are you the same way?  I’m looking forward to company and pie but…all the stamps, dies, paper and ink are always callin’ my name! haha

Here’s a close up of the glittery, frosty scene…brrrrr!  I ran it through the xyron so the adhesive would be on the front and then glittered it.





Linking my snowglobe card to the Festive Friday Challenge – inspiration photo.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day and thanks for stopping by to see what I made today! Enjoy the hop!

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Printworks Collection Birthday and Christmas…


HI Everyone!  Three A2 size cards to show you today…I really have six but I’ll hold off on the other three for another post!

Do you have any Christmas birthdays coming up?  I’ve had these santa hat brads and I just had to use one!

I matted the main panel with black card-stock cut with the Perfect Layers Rulers.  Can hardly make a layered card without them!

If you’re shopping, be sure to use my coupon codes over in the sidebar for Printworks and for Perfect Paper Crafting!




and on the inside…



A masculine card with a nature twist…I used a gold Krylon pen for the gold dots… dispensed some out on the craft sheet and dotted the ink onto the card with the end of a paintbrush.  Edged the sentiment with Distress ink and then the Krylon pen.  Stamped with Printworks Ivy and Oak Brown ink pads.  I did shadow the stag with a little copic coloring.



on the inside…Printworks has the best scripture sentiments…stamped with Printworks Ivy Ink pad.



I love this one… the gold embossing and pretty Christmasy colors.  I stamped and embossed several stamps and then colored with watercolor markers – Tombow and Memento.  Tied on some twine.



then on the inside…stamped in black versafine ink.



Entering my Dear Friend card into the following challenges…

Addicted to Stamps – Make your mark

Catered Crop – Anything Goes

Penny Black and More – Anything Goes


Here’s the stamps I used on these cards…available @ Printworks – links to cling stamps but wood available also.  If the stamp isn’t on the website, add it to your order in the comments section.



So glad to have you stop by!  Can you believe this???  I didn’t use any dies!!!  Whoa! haha! Happy stamping weekend to you!

Stamps and supplies I used on these cards…


cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Magnolia · Paper Smooches · PTI · Tags · Tilda's Town · Winter

Tilda’s Town Magnolia card and some tags…

Sweet Christmas childhood memories… I’m sure we all had a rocking horse of some kind or other!   This cutie is one of the dies from the Magnolia DooHickeys Club Kit #2, All I Want For Christmas.   It is chock full of cuteness!  Here’s the tag I made with the Santa and border that are also part of  the kit.  Lots of dies for a great price and a little magazine full of ideas too!  OH, almost forgot!  The little lace piece is another die in the kit… see… tons more too!

I die cut the Rocking Horse die from white card-stock and colored it with Copics. The words happy and christmas are from Paper Smooches.

I made this card for Tilda’s Town Challenges this week.  We’d love to have you link up if you’re a Magnolia fan!

Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s!


Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s and live the magic.

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Last Friday at our area stamp club meeting we swapped Christmas tags.  I made two and let the gal that got my name choose which one she wanted.

I made a bookmark style tag with Paper Smooches dies and the PTI Tinsel and Tags set and then a Snowglobe style tag with PTI Tinsel and Tags set, the Winter die and snowglobe die.







I could make tags all day! lol  So much fun with all the new stamps and dies out there!   Hope you are having a good time using your stash too or shopping to increase your stash … oh my… so much!  I’m addicted!  lol

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies, stamps and dies I used…

cards · Christmas · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Winter

Memory Box for Starlitstudio… Horse Country


Hello and welcome to my blog today! I’m sharing two cards I created with Starlitstudio’s exclusive new die from Memory Box, called Horse Country.

A Fall card…






and a Winter card…





I used the Memory Box Golf Club Landscape border die in the background on both cards. (I cut off the flag)

On the Fall card I added the small leaf from the Memory Box Marvelous Maple die, poppystamps new Fancy hello die, Trotting Pony die and Country Fence die. On the inside I used the Memory Box Give Thanks Combo stamp (leaves and sentiment) and Memory Box A-2 Notecards in Sky and Kraft.

On the Winter card I used Memory Box A-2 Notecards in Sapphire and White, Ho Ho Holly Leaves die and poppystamps new Vintage Seasons die. I just used the Greetings part on the front and on the inside, I cut the ‘s’ from the end of Season’s and stamped the words ‘of the’ from the Memory Box Wonderful Time Combo stamp.

The Christmas, Winter Horse Country scene card is spattered with white spray ink and then sprayed with Imagine Crafts Sparkle Spray.

All of these dies and stamps are available for purchase @

I will be making Horse Country up in Spring and Summer versions too!  Thanks for visiting today and Season’s Greetings to you!  THANK YOU for your encouraging comments too!  I appreciate it so much!


Christmas · copics · Penny Black · Stencils · Tags

Mixed Media Tag…


Festive and lots of techniques!  I just had to play in Loll’s Twelve Tags of Christmas!  I LOVE tags!




Getting a good photo of all these techniques was almost too much for a very amateur photographer like me!  I have a terrible time giving up though! lol  So, the top two close ups are to show the gold embossing powder on the embossing paste.


Here’s what I did…

I cut a tag with the largest MFT pierced tag die in white 110# cover card-stock

I did Loll’s pearl background technique on it next…the only thing I changed from what she does is instead of using plastic wrap, I used a plastic bag and put my hand inside it, scrunched it up a little, picked up the pearl mixative and pounced, keeping my hand clean! haha The right one anyway! lol

Next, using the ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad, I inked the whole tag.

Over the top of that I placed the Tim Holtz stencil and applied white embossing paste. Cleaned it up then…

I dumped Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder over the whole tag, removed the excess and heated it with a heat tool.

I LOVE the look of the powder on the paste!

I die cut the Seasons Greetings Avery Elle die from gold metallic card-stock

I did cut the Penny Black holly die from Copic coloring card-stock.

Color the holly cut with Copic markers

Then with the matching Penny Black holly stamp, I stamped the colored die cut, after stamping off on scrap paper, with Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad.  This stamp is from several years ago and they don’t advertise that it matches but it does and looks so awesome!  Another, exclamation when finished!!!  LOVE it!

I adhered everything to the tag with mounting squares cut to fit.

I think I will hang this on my Christmas tree, that’s how happy I am with it! : )

Linking to some challenges…

Stamping with Loll – 12 tags of Christmas



Virginia’s View Challenge – all things metallic

CASology Challenge – festive

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Christmas Decorations

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Ornaments

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Red and Green

Sweet Stampin Challenge – To Die For

Stamping Sensations – Christmas



Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  I love to share what I’ve been up to with you.  Leave your blog link when you comment so I can come visit you too!

p.s. I still have some card kits for sale too…thank you!

Supplies I used for this tag…

cards · Christmas · Class · Classes · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Limoges Snowflake…



Here’s a frosty, freezin’ season card for you!  This is one of three cards I taught at the Scrapbooking Studio last Saturday morning.  A lot of steps to it but fun results!

I have a video HERE, that shows the embossing technique for how to do the Snowflake center.

I used…

Tiny Snowflakes Stencil

Limoges Snowflake die

Lindeman Snowflake die

Classic Lower Alphabet die set

Memory Box Lagoon and White A2 notecards

Imagine Crafts irResistable Wedding Dress spray

Imagine Crafts Silver Delicata ink pad

Imagine Crafts large dauber

The snowflake pieces are die cut from Coreindations Opulent Glitter card-stock.

Another Limoges Snowflake card HERE.

The snow is blowing here… wow… how can it be 64˚on Monday and in the 20’s a few days later! brrrrr  Makes a gal thankful for heat!

Stay warm and keep creating!

P.S.  I do have some class kits available… if you’re interested, send me an email!  THX!

Links to products I used…

cards · Christmas · Class · Classes · Die Piecing · Memory Box · rubber stamps · Winter

Memory Box Christmas cards…



More Christmas cards… it is the most wonderful time of the year after-all!  The cards in this post were what the gals made in the afternoon class at the Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL.  We had a great time!  (at least I hope they did) lol




Winter is coming… it feels like it today in Iowa anyway… haha.. nothing like stating the obvious!  I love creating scene cards though and Winter is a favorite for sure!



and may your holidays be merry and bright!

* I’m linking the first ‘merry’ card to some challenges…

Festive Friday Challenge – inspiration photo – My ‘merry’ card got a shout out!  Thank you FF ladies!

Shout Out

7Kids Challenge – anything goes

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – anything goes

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – anything goes

Inspiration Emporium – Happy Holidays

* I’m linking the 2nd card to some challenges…

Moxie Fab World – Tree-mendous Tree Challenge

Paper Shelter Challenge – snowflakes

Scrapyland Challenges – anything goes

Creative Card Crew Challenge – Christmas Joy

Jingle Belles Challenge – the Great Outdoors

* I’m linking the ornaments card to some challenges…

Virginia’s View Challenge – metallic

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – ornaments

Completely Christmas Challenge – #37 Anything Christmas Goes with a twist – use blue

Thanks for stopping by today!  All these stamps and dies are available online too, @ Starlitstudio. net!


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Printworks Christmas creating…

I have a bunch of Christmas cards to post with Printworks stamps but I think I will spread them out over a few days.  Here’s some festive stamping for you!


THE cutest elf ever!  and on the inside…



Linking up to some challenges!

Crafty Sentiments Challenges – Anything Goes 

Papertake Weekly Challenge – 2 or 4 legs

Without Words Challenge – Preparing for Christmas

Penny Black and More Challenge – Anything Goes

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew Challenge – Christmas Joy


and I LOVE this gingerbread man!


made you smile didn’t I?!  and on the inside… if the hat fits, eat the cookies!  haha, if only!



Linking to some challenges…

CASology Challenge – Festive

The Pink Elephant Challenge – CAS 

The Crafty Calendar Challenge – It’s All About Christmas

Party Time Tuesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round – No Pattern Paper

CAS on Sunday – Ribbon or Twine

on the elf card I used…

  • 3mm red glitter domes (Mark Richards)

on the gingerbread man card I used…

  • red twine

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy card making!


Supplies I used to make these cards…

10% off your order… Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 2.10.13 PM



CAS · Christmas · copics · Doohickey's Dies · Magnolia · Tags · Tilda's Town · Winter

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town Challenge, Christmas!

Have you seen the adorable Magnolia Doohickey die club kit #2?   So FUN!  Love it!  I will be making some more tags and using them on cards this Christmas!

The challenge at Tilda’s Town Challenges this week is Christmas, optional add a tag… well, I just made tags and they are Christmas… just a little backwards! haha

Maybe you’re like me and it’s time to do a little coloring again…well… I did color Santa’s face with Copics! hoho

We’d love to have you play in the challenges!

Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s!


Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s and live the magic.

I’ll link to the All I want for Christmas die club kit and the products I used below.


Addicted to CAS challenge – Tag

Crazy 4 Challenges – add a mustache

Crafting for all Seasons – tag it

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – anything goes

Live and Love Crafts Challenge – favorite Christmas colors

Die Cut Divas – holiday

Challenge Up Your Life – anything goes

ShowCASe Your Style – tic tac toe

Cute As a Button Challenge – Christmas/Winter


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to scroll down to see the video I posted yesterday with the NEW poppy dies from poppystamps!


Dies and products I used today…