Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

These cute ghost and Jack 'o' Lantern stamps from Hero Arts have been in my stash for a long time and they are extremely happy that I finally used them. Just look at their grins if you don't believe me!

Stamps: Hero Arts (ghost and Jack 'o' Lantern), Martha Stewart (sentiment banner), Inkadinkao (spider, flourish), unknown (spider web)

Challenges (please click on the links to see what the fabulous DTs made, look at the galleries, and find out about rules):

Inkspirational #94 "Cute Halloween"

Shopping Our Stash #225 "Go Paperless"
I had fun stamping, sponging, and splattering the background myself!

Grab Our Badge!

Simon Says Monday Challenge "Throwback" 
I picked "Spooky" from October 2013

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Btw, the friend who received my unsigned card (see my last post) was very gracious about it! Phew!

If you celebrate Halloween or not I wish you a fabulous day and thank you for stopping by!


Monday, October 26, 2015

Cute Halloween Kitty

It was sweet Carol's turn over at Inkspirational to pick a theme and her choice was "Cute Halloween or pumpkin/owl". And thanks to generous Dora B. I have a very cute card for you today because she brought this adorable little cat from Purple Onions for us to play with. We also got this cool SU spiderweb doily from her! Thank you, Dora!
Just look at that sweet face of the kitty and the pumpkin!

Stamps: Purple Onion (cat)
Die: spider (belongs to our friend Melba and I am not sure which company it was)
Other: spiderweb doily (Stampin' Up), patterned paper (from my stash)

Jules gave us the tip that when you use Stickles to attach a (transluscent) dewdrop it will sparkle beautifully. I tried it out here (see center of the spiderweb) and love the sparkle!

Funny story (or maybe not so funny...): Because of the fat dewdrop I brought this card to the post office today to mail it since it's not machinable. Only now looking at it on the screen I realized that I mailed it without writing or stamping ANYTHING in it!!!! NOTHING!!!! I was so intent on finishing it, taking a picture, and then putting it carefully in an envelope that I totally forgot that I hadn't written anything on the inside! Arghhhh! Will have to call the friend and apologize...

Challenge (please click on the link to see what the fabulous DT made, look at the gallery, and find out about rules) :

Inkspirational #94 "Cute Halloween or pumpkin/owl"

Take care and always make sure to write something in and sign your cards before mailing them!


Friday, October 16, 2015

I think you are amazing...

Last month I was the lucky winner of a blog appreciation giveaway over at the sweet, creative, generous, and famous Virginia of "Yes, Virginia..." !  (I had a lucky streak there, I know!)

Look what I found in my mailbox! So many fun goodies!

This is the card I made with some of the gifts to thank her for her generosity (Virginia, I hope you have received it. I mailed it almost 2 weeks ago and couldn't wait any longer to post it because I wanted to enter it in your challenge!)
Isn't that hedgehog bringing mail full of love the cutest? That's how I felt when I got my mail from Virginia - that it was full of love!

Stamps: Penny Black (hedgehog), CAS-ual Friday (sentiment), Hero Arts (friends background)
Dies: Nestabilities (circle), Die-namics (scallops)
Other: Faber Castell Polychromos

Challenges (click on the links to find out about rules, prizes, etc. and to find inspiration in the awesome galleries)

Virginia's View #19 "All Things Colored"

Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 198
Every paper of the border was a snippet!

Pixies Crafty Workshop

Btw, I think you are all amazing for stopping by and leaving me comments!

Wishing you a great weekend,

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Autumn Hello

On a recent Thursday night Dora brought her new stamp from Purple Onion to the 7Cardologists get-together. We all stamped the cute raccoon with the pumpkin designed by Stacy Yacula on watercolor paper but then went off in different directions. I watercolored mine, fussy cut it, and made this card.

Stamp: Purple Onion Design (raccoon)
Die: Top Dog Dies (hello)

Our cards all ended up looking very different, so for more ideas on how to use this adorable stamp please click over to Dora's blog (here and here) where she has posted what the other girls made!


Virginia's View #19 "All Things Colored"

Simon Says Monday Challenge "Wonderful Watercolor"

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Mood Board"


Simon Says Work It Wednesday "Stamp"


Time Out #42 
(Pumpkin and striped scarf)

Spray paint dollar store glass candle sticks black and add pumpkins for Halloween decoration

Hope you are all well!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Purple card for Domestic Violence Awareness

Hi there,

Maybe you have noticed lots of cards featuring purple in the blogosphere lately. I know that some of you have even made purple cards for the blog hop to raise awareness for domestic violence organized by the fabulous Becca Cruger aka "Damsel of Distressed"! Please click on the link to read her very moving post! Did you know that 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime? That is a lot! And it's not only women. Nobody deserves this!

If you are experiencing domestic violence, reach out for help! 

Call the 24/7 confidential National Domestic Violence Helpline at 

(Sorry, I only have the number for the States)

Please help raise awareness, post a purple card, and link it to Becca's blog, where you will find the rules and more info. And look at all the sponsors that she has lined up! You have until 10/14.

I recently placed an order at Winnie & Walter and used one of the sets to make a card for this hop.

Stamps: Winnie & Walter (circles), Altenew ("rock")
Die: SSS ("you")

Challenges (please click on links to find out about rules and to admire the galleries):

Check it out!




I have to say that you all ROCK for stopping by here and leaving me sweet comments! Thank you!

Wishing you all a fun filled weekend,

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Thanks a ton

Every month my friend Gundi from papierelle gives out a prize to one of the commenters of her most visited post of the previous month. Isn't that a great idea? I was the lucky winner of the prize for the month of August. So, a few weeks ago I got this in the mail:

Two cute Christmas stamps and a Christmas embossing folder! Just the right thing to put me in a Christmas mood! The dragonflies on the card are really sparkly. It was all packaged with love in that sweet little bag she made.

This deserved a "ton" of thanks so I got out a NBUS set from Clearly Besotted and made her this card:

Stamps: Clearly Besotted (whale, sentiment)
Dies: Memory Box (waves), Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps (clouds), SSS (frame)

The waves are cut out from a photocopied picture of lake water, a leftover from one of the calendars I always make for my family (told you I keep every snippet)! The whale is stamped on glossy paper and fussy cut.


Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 197
The waves and the clouds are snippets

Pixies Crafty Workshop

Time Out Challenges #41 'Autumn... the year's last, loveliest smile'
Since the whale wears a big smile I thought I would enter here too, focusing on the word "smile" and bring a touch of blue into the see of autumn colored entries... ;)

Grab Our Badge!

Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes"

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday "Stamp"


Simon Says "World Cardmaking Day"

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Happy Little Stampers "October sketch"

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