Sunday, September 25, 2011


The challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ is to create a card with the word Blessings, or with an encouraging verse.  As the devotional was all about learning to see things that seem hard and realize the blessings they contain, I thought this verse would be appropriate.  This image is from Whimsy and Stars, and the verse was computer generated.  I love this paper, but it was from my stash and I honestly am not sure which company it is from.  October Afternoon maybe???

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sweet Squirrel!

This sweet digi by Whimsy and Stars reminds me of all the little squirrels digging through the acorns in our back yard.  Ours don't seem to be dressed quite as spectacularly, though!  I used an older SU background stamp on this card, some SU gold cord that I've had forever and some eyelets, as well as a new Whimsy and Stars digi, Verve sentiment and Verve Oval Labels dies.  Don't be afraid to pull out some of your older supplies!  They might be old enough to look new again! : )



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Happy Tuesday!

My card today uses a new digi from the KnK Designs Digi Shop - Pumpkin Patch.  I mentioned on SplitCoast that the sentiment reminds me of Linus sitting in the Pumpkin Patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin.  It makes me want Caramel Apples, and the smell of burning leaves and all those other Fall-ish things!! : )

Be sure to drop into the KnK store if you haven't recently.  There are more new digis that are equally adorable!



Monday, September 19, 2011

Case - A - Diva

Good Morning!

The Verve Diva Dare for this month is to CASE - a - Diva.  I chose to CASE this card from Dawn Easton's Gallery...

I love Dawn's style.  She uses a lot of clean lines and isn't really "vintage-y", which is a look that I *love* but I can't do very well!!  After studying Dawn's card I pulled out the double mat of the background dp, the stamped words behind the main image, the decorative edge at the bottom, and the bow with tag to CASE.

I used the Verve sets Better with You, Small Sentiments, and the little heart from Sip and Savor.  I also used the small oval die from the Charming Oval Die set.  The dp is SU and MME.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Black and White

The Get Your Diva On challenge is up for September in the Verve forum on SCS.  We were challenged to make a monochromatic card, so I decided to make a card for my dd who is feeling a bit homesick at college.  The stamps are all from different Verve sets...  Galatians 6:9 Plain Jane, Because of You, Small Phrases.  The sketch is this week's Viva La Verve sketch - also from the SCS Verve forum.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Juniper's Acorn

Hello friends!  I have a treat to share with you!  It's release day at KnK Designs and you can get this sweet little Juniper's Acorn set FREE with your purchase this month!  I'm still using up some of the MME Stella Rose and Gertie paper that I got a couple of months ago.  I'm on my last few scraps now which means I can buy another pack or two of paper soon!  How fun for me!!  I colored Juniper with copics and added a verse that was one of the very first rubber stamps that I ever purchased.  It was fun to pull it out again!

Be sure to head over to the KnK store and blog to see all the new goodies.  I know you'll love them!!!!



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Little Pumpkin

Have you written someone a note lately?  I know that they would appreciate it!  Here's a note card made with one of the fall digis from the Whimsy and Stars shop and, yes, you guessed it!  Some more of the My Mind's Eye paper! : )  Be sure to drop by the Whimsy and Stars shop to pick out a few digis today!!


Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Fall Digis are Here!!!

YAY!!  The new Fall digi collection is available over at the Whimsy and Stars Etsy shop!!  I just had to celebrate by making a card with this precious little candy corn critter.  Isn't he the cutest thing ever??  I colored him with copics and then pieced together lots of scraps I found on my desk to finish up the card.  The sweet little heart is a die from Verve and the sentiment is from PTI.  Be sure to stop by the shop and see all of the digis Mabelle has for you.  You'll be glad you did!!!

Thanks for stopping!


Thursday, September 01, 2011

Digi Sneak Peek!!

Hello friends!  It's just a few more days until the digi release at Whimsy and Stars and there are lots of new fall digis that you'll just l-o-v-e!  Here's a sneak peek!  I colored the little kitty with copics and used my Marvy punches to frame my image.  The papers are still more MME Stella Rose and Gertie and the sentiment is from the last set I got from The Angel Company.  I'm glad I chose it, but sad that I'm not able to get some of the other sets I had on my wish list. :(  Aren't you glad that Mabelle is doing digis, though?  Her images are so easy to color and use and they always make adorable cards.  Thank you, Mabelle!!

Blessings to you today!