Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fusion shout out!

It's F-F-F-Fusion time!  Who's ready?!?!  I know I am!

Here is this week's inspiration for you:

I focused on the green and the sketch for my creation.  

This card goes with a shout out to some of my lovely crafty friends here in the PNW.  I've met some lovely ladies in the last few years and I am so lucky to know and be able to craft with them.  Two of these ladies are right her on the Fusion team, Ms. Kimberly Wiener and Ms. Amy Tsuruta.  Thanks to you all though, you know who you are.  You make my world better, one craft, one laugh and one cup of coffee at a time! 

Sooooooo, are you going to play with us this week?  I sure hope so!

Head over to the Fusion blog for the rules, more fabulous inspiration and some fun! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tail feathers turned into pretty petals

Hello friends!  I hope you were able to get your cards in to the Jingle Belles challenge where they were raising funds for the Susan G. Komen?  I only got one in myself, but every card counts!  I noticed 100 entries yesterday X $4 per card- easy $400 in funds!

Today I want to share something a little different with you.  This is a Thanksgiving card that is....well a little different.  I was originally going to make a turkey using the new Top Dog Dies Turkey Time Die Set, but as I worked with it, I just kept seeing a sunflower.  So that is what I decided to make, a colorful, non-traditional sunflower.  Two of those tail feathers back to back aren't exactly round, so I did a little fussing to add another row of feathers in the middle.  You can see it if you look closely, but had I not pointed it out, maybe you wouldn't?  The colors just scream fall, I used Wild Wasabi, Blackberry, Razzleberry, Only Orange and Saffron (all SU)!  I used a fun variety of yellow buttons as the seeds for my sunflower and I love that bit.  The sentiment is also from Top Dog Dies, the Top Dog Dies Give Thanks Die.

So what do you think?  A little different I know but eye catching and fun?  I hope so.

Time for you to shake your tail feathers or flower petals or whatever it is you want, just have fun with it! :)

Entering this into:

The Card Concept- Sunflowers- Clean and Layered
Simon Says Stamp- Monday Challenge- Anything Goes

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pink Christmas

Here's the deal....if there is a person alive who doesn't think these Lawn Fawn bunnies are cute they are simply crazy.  PERIOD!  Who would not love those sweet little faces?  I dare you to try and find one person! :)

So... that wasn't weird at all right?!  :D  Time for me to tell you about this card.  Super easy.  The DP did most of the work here.  I used my new Lawn Fawn die for the snow slope and simply cut off the  trees.  I stamped my tree in Wild Wasabi (SU!) and colored in the little dots to match the background.  I placed those cute little bunnies around it and stamped the sentiment.  Finally I mounted it on Pink Pirouette paper (also SU!) for a super sweet card.

The best part about this card is that I am entering it into the Jingle Belles Pink Christmas Challenge.  For every card that is linked up they donate $4 dollars to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  Isn't that awesome!?!  So you have one more day to get creating and link up!

I am also entering this into the Merry Monday challenge for this week since they are also featuring a Pink Christmas.  I am having a ton of fun making non-traditional holiday cards.  I'd love to see your non-traditional holiday cards too!  Put your link in your comment and I'll stop by for a visit. :)

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Happy FRIDAY (er, Thursday night PST)!  My oh my I am so glad this day of the week is here!  

The weather in Seattle has changed towards fall so it's only appropriate that for this Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge we are playing with the theme of Anything Autumn.

My husband is ready to light a fire in the fireplace even thought it is still 65 degrees during the day.  I personally think he is crazy, aka nuts!  But... I know I can be a little nutty too, so we really do make the perfect couple.  For that reason I dedicate this card to him {heart}.

This card is made using the new Fancy Pants True friend collection of papers and journal cards.  I love this color combo, it just makes me happy.  I used my Top Dog Dies Fall Foliage dies to create the lovely colored oak leaves.  I wrapped up some hemp cord for fun and embellished with a cobo of Neat and Tangled and Teresa Collins sequins.  

So, what will you be creating for this SOUS Die Cut Challenge?  If you aren't sure I encourage you to head over to the SOUS blog to see all the lovely creations over there and get some inspiration. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tutorial over on Top Dog Dies today

Hi Friends!  I am posting late in the day but I wanted to let you know that I have a tutorial up over at the Top Dog Dies blog today HERE.

I hope you will come visit!  :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Foliage Die from Top Dog Dies

The other day I pinned a delicious sounding and looking recipe, check it out...

If you aren't drooling, I think you should seek IMMEDIATE medical attention. :)

We often go to a pumpkin patch each year with a group of friends, and sometimes we go back to their house for food and chatter.  If that happens this year, I will definitely be bringing this with me.  And along with this scrumptious treat, I'll be bringing the hostess a thank you card featured below.

This lovely card features Top Dog Dies new Fall Foliage Die Set.  This set is complete with the oak leaf, acorn and a maple leaf.  I used SU! Confetti Celebration as the majority of the DP on this card.  The exception is the yellow which is from Fancy Pants True Friend Collection.  I love the color combo together!  Though they may not be traditional fall colors, I think they look great together.  I also used my Winnie and Walter, The Big, The Bold and the Happy as my sentiment, embossed in black.  To add a little trendy flair, I also used some hemp cord curled around behind the leaves to add texture.  

I can't wait t go the the pumpkin patch for some fun with these friends.  I hope they like the card...and the Salted Caramel Apple Crumble!  :)

Hope you have a wonderful week filled with fun fall activities!

Friday, October 10, 2014


Finally, Friday is here!  I am so ready for a little down time this weekend.  It will include some crafty shopping with my friends Amy Tsuruta, Kimberly Wiener and Tonya Jastad.  Lucky me!!!! :)

I wanted to share one of the cards I was able to make on World Card Making Day this last Saturday.  I was inspired by Winnie and Walter's many WCMD challenges, specifically this one.

Such a fun sketch right?!  I coupled it with this drool-worthy DP from Chickaniddy Crafts.  I love these soft colors.  My fave part of the card is how I curved the sentiment (The Big, the Bold and the Happy) and embossed it in white.  It makes me...well....HAPPY! :)  Other elements on this card are MME enamel dots, SU! Cardstock and more.  I sent this card to my friend June Houck for her birthday the other day and hope it makes her happy too.  

So, with that I bid you ado and happy weekend!