Happy Tuesday!  I hope y’all had a good weekend.  I’m actually a little confused on my days and wished one of my friends a happy birthday when her birthday isn’t for a few days.  Oh well, it’s a little early is all!  I’ve also had to pull my capris out of the closet . . . It’s just a tad too chilly for shorts.  I refuse to put jeans on because I know I’ll be back in my shorts next week (it only needs to be about 68° and I’m good).  My phone just said it was 58° here.

I have a couple of projects setting on my desk waiting for me to decide exactly what I’m going to do with them.  One of them is a cigar box that I’ve decided to keep store-bought cards in.  Sometimes when out and I see a card that literally tickles my funny bone, I go ahead and purchase it to have for future reference.  I’m still working on trying to fill in the engraving and I also need to decide on paper.  I’m in trouble because a 12” piece of designer paper is about 2” too small.  I might need to break into the wallpaper books I picked up at that yard sale.

The card that I was working on and couldn’t decide what to do with is my project for today.  There’s a challenge in the Crafty Secrets’ Forum on Splitcoaststampers, to use a handmade embellishment.    This is exactly what this card needed and I just had to finish it and take part in the challenge!


The image was water colored with Tombow Markers and matted on Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circles.  I had already sewn the lace to the card, and decided to use the same lace for my embellishment.  I basted along the length of the lace, pulled the thread tight and then tied it off in a circle.  The button was threaded down through the back of the card and tied tight to keep it down.  All the paper was sponged with Old Paper Distress Ink.

  • Stamps:  Vintage Christmas from Crafty Secrets
  • Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Prism Island Mist Light and Medium; Memory Box Dewfrost
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black and Old Paper Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities – Petite, S4-121 Scalloped Circles – Large, S4-116 Classic Circles – Small, and S4-114 Classic Circles – Large; Papertrey Rustic Cream Button Twine, Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon and Vintage Buttons; Ranger Matte Accents; Foam Tape; Tsukineko Sponge Daubers; Sewing Machine; Lace

I hope y’all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Hey y’all!  How’s your weekend going?  Like I had hoped, I’ve been in the studio all day but I haven’t gotten much done!  I have all these ideas and I’ve basically tried to organize myself to get them done.  You know, finding the right image, papers, etc.  I’m on my way after this morning.  I was looking for a picture of a fairy this morning and I thought I had remembered one in a book that I have.  Well, much to my dismay I didn’t find the fairy in that book, but I did find the image on today’s card.   I’ve always loved this image and since I’m in a Halloween mode, well I just couldn’t help myself.


The background paper is from 7 Gypsies Savannah that was stamped with flourishes.  All the edges of the papers were sponged with Papertrey Vintage Cream.  At first I had stamped a sentiment for the inside, then upon realizing that I misspelled hallows, I computer generated the sentiment, Have a Be-Witching Halloween!

  • Stamps/Images:  The Mountain by Brian Froud from Once Upon a Time – Some Contemporary Illustrators of Fantasy, A Peacock Press/Bantam Book, Edited by David Larkin; Priceless and Best Fiends
  • Paper:  7 Gypsies Savannah and Gypsy Market; Black and Vanilla
  • Ink:  Papertrey Vintage Cream and Ranger Archival Jet Black
  • Accessories:  Scalloped Lace Punch; Ribbon; Vintage Button; Oval Punch; Foam Tape; Computer; Sponge Dauber

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by today!

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