Holiday Hugs

When I saw this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge, it reminded me of a Christmas card I had made several years ago. I've tweaked it a bit by simplifying the design and adding an embossed card base.

The snowflake (Inkadinkado) is a favorite of mine. A small woodblock stamp that always stamps beautifully! The stars, sentiment and hearts are from the PTI Love Lives Here:Holiday set, also a favorite. One more favorite, this snowflake embossing folder!

One more for my pathetically low Christmas card stash!


Inspired By #146 ~ Be My Boo

Time to get a little spooooky! 

 Nah, not really, our Inspired By photo is too cute to spook! 

My vellum ghost  is one I traced and hand cut from a pattern I've had for eons. I like the spooky look of the items showing through his body! This started out as a black and white card. It just wasn't doing it for me, so I threw in a little color.

What will inspire you this week? The stripes, the ghost or maybe just a Halloween theme. Whatever it is, have fun!


Inspired By #145 ~ Pumpkin Spice


Hi there friends! It's Thursday and that means a new challenge for you at Inspired By!

I was inspired by the garland at the top of the photo and the mustard-y/gold colored pillow. The pumpkins on the garland were replaced with some tiny acorns (DeNami Design). I'm in love with my new Purple Onion Designs wood grain background stamp!

I guess you could say I have a thing for acorns lately. Sweet P usually picks up several little ones on our walks. We have a cup filled with them. I plan to pick her up a cute jar to keep them in.

This photo is filled with oodles of inspiration. 

I can't wait to see your take on it!



Happy Fall!

What a beautiful fall day we're having here in Ohio!  I ran a few errands then made a big pot of pepper steak for dinner.... the house smells so good! While it simmered away, I put together a card for The Paper Players challenge. Claire has asked us to use fall critters this week.

This sweet little squirrel (POD) fits the bill. He's scampering about among the leaves building up his acorn stash! The photo frame, tag, sentiment and leaves are all by PPP. 

Thanks so much for spending a little of your day with me. I'll be back tomorrow with a new Inspired By post!


FMS #455 & JUGS #556

Hello and happy Sunday! I have a cute little card I put together using this week's Freshly Made Sketches. Just us Girls is looking for plaid, so I'll add it to their gallery too!

I followed Jen's lead and made a square card. I added a strip of patterned paper along with an embossed panel. Those sweet little girls are by Stampendous. I think I picked this one up at Archiver's a few years ago. 

That's it, sweet and simple. 

Hope you're enjoying your day!