Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Hi, There!

I think you can never have enough Thank You cards and Birthday cards.  

I used a Penny Black stamp set called Flower Medley and stamped the image onto watercolor paper and used watercolor pencils to color the image.  Added some Wink of Stella and Stardust.  

Tore the side of the watercolor paper for texture and added some watercolor paints and glitter to the side for interest.   The image was popped up with foam tape over the lace and pearls to add dimension to the card.  The base card is Japanese linen cardstock from my stash that I bought years ago and it is an A2 size card.  This cardstock is so beautiful I always have trouble putting anything on top of it - it has such a beautiful texture to it - which I think is lost in this photo for you. 

Thanks for stopping by, big hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017


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Got this card done in speed lightning time!  I did not have much coloring to do - that and trying to figure out a design for the image to incorporate into a card takes me the longest!!!  What about you?  I could color all day but my arthritis would have something to say about that!!!  lol

This is an image from Stampendous - Toil and Trouble and after I colored the fire and the moon, I then added the Nuovo Crystal Drops - onto the design of the card and then I used rub-ons for the sentiments!!!  Quick and easy and I like the outcome too!!  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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I love when I find something I didn't even know I had - like a stamp set!!!  Thinks I have too much!!!  I really have to downsize my products but need to find out where I can donate some of my stamps etc. - any ideas let me know.

On these three cards, I used a ribbon that was tied around a gift for me as it was a perfect match for these cards!!!  So I am sending these cards back to the person that gave me the gift so they can see what I did with the ribbon for an "up-cycle" project I had to complete.

All backgrounds were created with Brushos.  All images from Hampton Arts (old set) colored with Copic markers and added lots of Wink of Stella and glitter and of course, the ribbon is there on all three cards!

Sentiments of "Hello, pumpkin" from Verve Stamps/Autumn Leaves
"Current Mood" and "Boo" from PowerPoppy stamps/Feeling Fall

Thanks for stopping by, hope you get a chance to "up-cycle" something that made you smile!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Monday, October 23, 2017


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I love this stamp set from Whimsy Stamps called Sleepy Hollow!  I had fun attempting to make my own background scene and a few miss haps but not bad for my first attempt!!!

I was watching some creepy Halloween show and spooked myself so I stopped watching!!!  Have no idea why I do that - to begin with, I watch the show between my fingers!!!!  lol  So I was ready to make a spooky scene!!!

Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Card Recipe:
The background is all done with distress inks by masking for a moon and masking for the grassy hills.  Stamped the tree and the signposts.  Scarecrow is colored with Copic markers and cut out with coordinating die cut set.  "Spooky" is also from the set and die cut.  Stamped some cornstalks behind the scarecrow.  This took a long time to make but it sure was fun!!!! I made my own envelope too!!!

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Hi, There!

Hope you are well.  I have been working on more fall-type cards and here are two that I enjoyed making and will be sending to some friends.

 I love pumpkin spice latte so I had to do another coffee cup card for my favorite beverage!   Do you have one for the change of season?  This is a Stampin Up stamp and die cut - Coffee Cafe - I love this set!!

And the second card, I have used a stamp set from Power Poppy - Feeling Fall - and I love this set too.  Okay, I love all my stamps and digitals.  Never can make up my mind which should I do first!!! lol

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all Happy Fall Greetings - hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Background done with Distress Oxide Inks and embossed Tim Holtz leaves.  The die cut leaves are done from some paint chips I picked up at Home Depot;)  (I was bored while hubby was walking around and spied these chips!)  Coffe cup and sentiment from Stampin Up and pearls from my stash.

Card Recipe:
Background papers from stash and the image is from Power Poppy/Feeling Fall set.  Glossy accent on the boot and mounted onto scrap blue paper that has been distressed.  Fussy cut some of the leaf stamped images out and mounted with 3D foam.  Used Nuvo orange liquid drops.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017


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I have to get a few Halloween cards done and then onto Christmas.  But, sometimes I just can't pull myself away from the Fall cards - I still have so many started and not completed!  Oh, well, all the dilemmas in life should be so simple;)

Here is one Halloween card that I made with a new stamp set I received from Stampin Up - Coffee Cafe!!!  I love this stamp set and the Merry Cafe set that I also received along with the dies.  So many possibilities with the set, I haven't even begone to tap into it all!

I love coffee even witches brew would be okay with me - more likely I am the witch before I have my morning coffee!!!  lol  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Background papers from stash.  Bat sticker also from stash.  I drew the spiders free hand.  The coffee cup was stamped onto scrap paper and the sentiment is from the Merry Cafe addition and then I used the coordinating die cuts from the Stampin Up Coffee Cafe.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017


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Back again - can't believe I managed to get two cards loaded on a Sunday morning before church!! This is another old wood mounted stamp that I used and he is one of my favorites.  This is Daniel Little Pumpkin from Stampendous.  I think he is very proud of his pumpkin and happy to be giving his little teddy a ride!

The image was mounted on fun foam onto blue scrap paper.  The background papers are all from Maja Design/Walking In the Forest.  Ribbons are from my stash and the metal leaf is from my stash of brads.  Sentiment from stash and the vellum stickers all from my Fall/Halloween stash box.  Love rummaging thru that box - never know what I will find;)  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:

Copics:  Bear E30 E31 E35 E13 E37   
Wagon E50 E51 E55   
Shirt/Hat/Pumpkin YR01 YR02 YR07 YR15 G21 G25  Wink of Stella on pumpkin
Jeans B41 B91 B95 B45


Hi, There!!

First I need to say how my heart aches for Puerto Rico and all our fellow Americans that have suffered due to these past hurricanes - Harvey, Irma, and Maria!  Not a day goes by where I am not praying for all of you for the much-needed help to reach all of you.  

Our church has teamed up with our local community college to help get supplies where they are needed in Puerto Rico.  And I am sure there are scenes like this across America for those in need. May God keep you all safe and bless those volunteers and responders.

I have a card here with a cute critter - although I will say I am not totally fond of squirrels since we have a constant battle going on with them and our bird feeders;)

This little guy found himself a yummy looking acorn - hope he remembers where he will bury it!!  That always fascinates me with them!!!  I can't remember where I left my reading glasses!!!!  lol

Thanks for visiting and till next time, Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Copics:  E51 E53 E33 E23 E27 E25   E74 E57 E47   Y02 Y19 YR68 YR15 YR27 Y32 G24
Wink of Stella
Background papers from Maja Design/Walking In the Forest
Stickers from stash.

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