Inspired By #187 ~ Hello Fall



Hello friends! The lovely season of autumn is just around the corner. We invite you join us at Inspired By as we give it a warm hello. 

Don't you just love those fuzzy felt buds! I've been looking for something like that locally with no luck. Etsy maybe? I thought I had the perfect stamp for them only to discover that I don't! I must have given it away or perhaps it's just hiding from me. So, I changed gears and remembered the pretty eucalyptus stamps and dies Michele shared with me on her last visit. My frame was made using a MFT skinny tag die to cut the openings. I dry brushed some white paint on it as well as on my sentiment sign. 

How will you be inpsired? Maybe you'll choose our Christmas photo or sketch? We don't mind which direction you go, we just love it when you play along!


Waffle Flower Weekly Challenge ~ Theme: Fall Critters!


What a treat and an honor it is to be designing along with Jeanne and Kelly for Waffle Flower's September weekly challenge! This week we're playing with fall critters.

When Sweet P (my granddaughter Penelope, for any newcomers to my blog!) and I take walks together she's always on the lookout for acorns, pretty leaves and little critters scampering about. She calls them treasures! Since she's in school this year, we'll have to settle for paper versions of those things. I've made some treasures just for her that will find their way to the mailbox this fall!

I've used the adorable Home Sweet Home Combo on my first card. I stamped, Copic colored and die cut almost every element from the set! The Knitted Background Stencil provided the perfect cozy spot for their autumn/winter home. The sentiment is from the Rejoice Rabbit set. Wouldn't Sweet P be tickled pink if she found an acorn big enough for a family of squirrels! Now THAT would be a real treasure!

Card number two features the Stamp-n-Stencil: Fall for You set. I used the set a bit differently composing my own arrangement of leaves for the wee mouse to nap in. We haven't found a mouse on any of our walks, not sure if I want to! But I think she'll enjoy this sweet sleepy fella.



Thank you so much, Jeanne for inviting me to join your challenge team this week!  I do hope some of you will play along. After all, there are $25 gift certificates to be won! You can find all of the details on the WF challenge blog. Now lets go see what Jeanne and Kelly have to share!




Hello lovelies! I'm popping in for a quick minute this afternoon with a card for the Just Us Girls challenge. They're looking for shakers. Count me in!

This one went together quickly with leftovers from my 12 Kits of Occasions goodies. I've used my well loved ME mat set to cut the kraft polka dotty snowflake paper. I wish I had oodles more of that stuff! One of my leftover tags was the perfect fit with the pretty 'joy' die cut. I filled it with the shaker bits, added some twine and called it a day!

Thanks for stopping by. 

I'll be back tomorrow with... 

Well, you'll just have to stop by to see!


Inspired By #186 ~ Back to School



Hey there! We're celebrating {Back to School} at Inspired By this week. You also have the option of {Cool Holiday: IB186C} and our sketch. So many fun options! I went with back to school. You see, I just HAD to have the Concord & 9th crayon dies months ago. This is their first outing (hangs head in shame!).

Another card for my Sweet P stash! She likes to do what she calls the three crayon challenge. Close your eyes, pick three crayons and then color the coloring book page she picked for us. It gets interesting! I did teach her that she can stretch those three colors by coloring lighter or darker. Now she's even experimenting with mixing the colors ~ that's my girl! 

This card was super simple. An ABC dry embossed background, my three crayons and a PTI tiny tag holding a DeNami Design sentiment. I think I'll package this one up with a new coloring book for the wee one. She loves to get mail from gramma and papa!

Okay, your turn! Thanks for visiting


Happy Birthday


I'm back with another card today for Freshly Made Sketches and The Paper Players. You can find my post for the today's Inspired By challenge here!

Following Kim's lovely sketch, I layered the elements of my card together. I adore this SSS cover plate and thought it made a wonderful background for my PTI sunflowers. Jaydee's Tic-Tac-Toe challenge has a flowers box that let me use up those left over die cut blooms. I also used the feminine and birthday boxes completing the vertical row on the left of the graphic. 


That's it from me, enjoy your day!