Thursday, October 30, 2014

Midnight Hour on Halloween

It is 12:00 am (EDT) on Halloween have you seen any ghosts or goblins yet?  I haven't, but I did see a mermaid earlier.  True story!  That was my daughter dressed up, making sure her costume fit for tomorrow.  She was super cute!

Meanwhile, time to start your trick or treating early with a fun new Stuck on U Sketches Die Cutting Challenge. The theme...guess?  Easy...

Here is my take on this week's challenge:

This features a couple of different dies, the circle from Lawn Fawn and the tree from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn.  I love the background paper from Graphic 45 from 2013!  The little orange star gems from Doodlebug Design add just a touch of glimmer and the black lace ribbon from SU! is a nice accent. I want to howl at that moon!  Maybe I should be a werewolf for Halloween!?

The DT has a ton of AMAZING creations over on the SOUS blog.  WOW!

Entering this into:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Thank You!

Hello Top Dog Dies friends!  So glad you can join me today for a quick and fun Halloween Thank You!

You might be thinking, have I ever sent a Halloween Thank you?  Maybe, maybe not.  But maybe you SHOULD.  I know there are times when I was a kid that we went to specific neighborhoods that gave out real sized candy bars or even dollar bills, it seemed soooo cool!  Or if you go to an amazing Halloween party, or even if your parents still send you treats at Halloween (even though you are an adult!)  All good reasons to send that Halloween thanks!

So here is my halloween Thank you.  I used the negative image from the Top Dog Dies Halloween Trio Die Set.  Isn't it great as a negative?  it is so fun how it shows the Authentique Spirited DP through.  I shadow stamped my Impress sentiment in Momento Black and then used Color Box Silver.  Finished off with a touch of SU! ribbon and some MME silver enamel dots.

Soooooooo..... who are you going to send a Halloween Thank You too and why?  Please do tell.

Thank you for stopping today!

Entering this into:
Catch the Bug Challenges
CAS Halloween over at AAA Cards

Monday, October 27, 2014

mouth watering goodness....

Just a quick post today... but filled with mouth watering goodness!

Am I right?  Doesn't this look tasty!?!

Maybe a little off season, but this was a quick and easy card so why not.  I used mostly pre-made elements from American Crafts Summer Time collection.  I included AC paper, journal card and this ice cream element  The ribbon was the perfect accent and the enamel dots look like extra cherries!  Yum!  The fabulous sentiment is from Winnie and Walter.

So, I need to know what is your favorite treat?  If it where your birthday or a special day what treat would you want?  Me, I grew up loving strawberry rhubarb pie.  My hubby, he likes Tiramisu (which I don't like at all).  Anything chocolate, I'll eat that too.  I do in fact have a sweet tooth.

Entering this into:

Wanna Sketch #21
The Pink Elephant- 274
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Treats!

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.