MIM #185: Faux Stained Glass


Make It Mondays are my favorite time of the week!
Especially when you wake up to find you won
the random pick from the previous week!
Yaaaaay!
This week features a stained glass look with Betsy Veldman and
her super talented fingers. (That's all of her we get to see,
but it's enough cuz all her creative sparks shine through!)


Santa's Sleigh was begging to be inked. Loved the sweet images the moment
I saw them!
The copics really do streak to look like stained glass!
And as Betsy advises, go for the dark shades, so they show.
Snowflake Medley stamps and dies, 1st stamped and then clear embossed.
Pattern paper from Betsy's Make It Market Tinsel & Tags.


Popped up with foam so that the glitter shakes (wish I added more snow!).

I tell ya, Mondays are the best!

Paper Sweeties October Release Rewind!


Welcome back!

We're rewinding the showcased new stamps and dies
at Paper Sweeties! 
And we are combining the new with the previously released sets.

I have a lot of pictures to show you of a card set 
done with Trim the Tree.


I used one of the 4 trees in the set, over a watercolored bg, and washi border.
Sentiment from Seasons of Love.
Who doesn't need thank you cards after Christmas?!
So easy to do these, 6 total, with stamped and decorated matching envelopes.



Also made a band for the 3 1/2 x 5" cards & envelopes


Here's what the set looks like all put together.
Makes a great stocking stuffer!


The envelopes stamped and watercolored.
Super simple, super fast.


Isn't this a great release?
Have you seen all the DT's projects?

Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer


Trim The Tree
Joy

Sweet Cuts - Stand Add-on: Scarecrow
Sweet Cuts - Snow Friends
Sweet Cuts - Trim The Tree
Sweet Cuts - Joy


Paper Sweeties October Release Party!


Hi there, and welcome. Know what day it is?

It's Release Day at Paper Sweeties!
All the great stamps and dies are finally available to purchase!


Snow Friends is stamp set from a previous release.
Now you can buy the dies to match the set.
I die cut the snow people to use as a stencil before applying embossing paste.
Then I added the die cut elements to embellish Mr. and Mrs. Snow.
Joy is a die cut from the new Sweetcuts-Joy. 
All the designers have more inspiration for you.
Here's the list in case you missed anyone.

Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer


Trim The Tree
Joy

Sweet Cuts - Stand Add-on: Scarecrow
Sweet Cuts - Snow Friends
Sweet Cuts - Trim The Tree
Sweet Cuts - Joy

Waltzingmouse October PJ Party: Texturize It!


It's pajama time at Waltzingmouse!
First challenge is to 'Texturize It'.

My card is cut square 5 1/4 x 5 1/4"
Background is embossing paste through a stencil.
Folk Art Snowflake cut twice and glittered with Distress Clear Rock Candy
Snowflakes 1 & 3 popped up over lacey copper 'ribbon'.
(Love those snowflakes!)
Sentiment copper eb from 'Tis the Season'.


Waltzingmouse October PJ Party: Snow Is Falling


Hi again! It's PJ time at Waltzingmouse.

Challenge 2 at WM's PJ Party, make something with recognizable snow!


Snowflakes 1 # 2, glittered & popped up.
Sentiment from: Compliments of the Season,
embossed with white and gold on vellum card stock.
Dotty paper is a wrapping paper, left over from last year.
Just love it's random dots that remind of snow!


Paper Sweeties October Release Countdown!


Welcome back to Paper Sweeties October Countdown!
Tomorrow's the day you can purchase the new stamps and dies
brand new for October!

I have a card for you today, featuring a stylized Christmas tree.


The tree you see is part of a wonderful new set called 
Trim the Tree.
I'm sure many of you already know this,
but you can enlarge or shrink a stamp to fit you mood or style.
I stamped the tree you see, then set my printer to enlarge the image by 175%
  onto white card stock.
 I then copic colored the flourishes in fuchsia and green.
The poinsettia is colored red, then covered with Glossy Accents.
Hard to see, but Glossy Accented the circle ornies too.
I love that you can get more mileage out of your stamps by 
changing their size, or using dies.
By the way, there are dies that go with this stamp set. (Yay!)
The Joy die is die cut twice, and placed on an angle.
(This die, along with some other sentiments will be available tomorrow)
If you don't already know, Paper Sweeties also has a full
colorful line of seam binding, like the bright Raspberry I used here.

Are you getting excited? 
Remember, tomorrow's the day!
Meanwhile be sure to check out the rest of the DT:

Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer


MIM #184: Gold Dipped Die-Cuts & RIC #69


Danielle shows us how beautiful gold dipping can be!
MIM this week has us showing off our die cuts!


I used all PTI  (except the gold string)

Feather Finery, First Fruits & Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving stamp sets
Feather Finery dies
Dark Chocolate, Smokey Shadow, Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, Fine Linen, and 
Dark Chocolate Pattern Pack 

Paper Sweeties October Release Sneak Peek!


Hi, and welcome to October's Sneak Peek with Paper Sweeties!
New Stamps and dies just in time for Christmas!

I've done a card that features dies to coordinate with a previously released
stamp set called Snow Friends.


I just used the dies and together with a new set of 
sentiments, made this Christmas card!
Even the snowflake at the top is included in the Snow Friends set!
This die set and all the new sets will be available for purchase on the 15th.
Plenty of time to entice you with more inspiration for the next few days!

Did you catch all the DT posts?
I'm last on the list, but just in case, here's everyone's linkup:

Larissa Heskett  (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer

See you tomorrow!

The Card Concept #20 - Color Challenge


The Card Concept's challenge is to use orange, black and white
this week.
 Here's their inspiration photo:


It's Halloween time folks, and these colors emphasize  
fall's holiday season.


Waltzingmouse stamp sets: Boo and Friends & Great Big Owl helped
create this chalkboard card.
Little Boo is embossed on vellum (he's a ghost after all!), with
paperpieced lolly and pumpkin
All cardstock PTI

Freestyle Collage 

My husband and I spent the week at the coast, where we enjoyed 
great weather, and an Apple Farm with more pumpkins I've EVER seen in 
one place.
Took these photos with my phone.





The farm was tucked into the hills, and sold every good thing the earth produced.
They even had a petting zoo for children.

One or two last photos to enjoy.




 Do you like stopping at little farms and getting lost in
their bounty? I make my DH pull over at every one we see.

Hope you enjoyed a bit of the beauty of Autumn!


Fusion Challenge Sunflowers & MIM #183 & Virginia's View Challenge


Fusion Challenge has this autumn inspiration:


I combined the two (photo and sketch),
for this card:


I think it was Heather Nichols that used the bleach technique for a
PTI Make It Monday.
I love doing it! Allows for coloring on a dark card stock,
such as the Enchanted Evening I used.
Colored with watercolors.
PTI: Botanical Blocks, Fancy That
Quatrefoil die
Zing EP: Mustard
PTI Cardstocks

Also posting in PTI's MIM this week with Dawn;
Dry Emboss over Heat Emboss

Make It Monday #183: Dry Embossing Over Heat Embossing

edited to add to Virginia's View Challenge #8
I think it's Clean and Simple, so adding to 
Virginia's View Challenge!

MIM #183: Dry Embossing Over Heat Embossing


Happy Monday!
And Happy MIM with Dawn at PapertreyInk!

This technique is really very simple, and packs a wow punch to your cards!


Finishing up the Halloween cards for the grandkids + 
some children of friends.
This was a perfect set of tools for quick cards.

After embossing the ghosts and sentiment,
dry embossed Horizontal Stripes (yes, Horizontal!) to mimic a fence.
Partially cutout the top ghost so the ghost border would fit behind him.
Embossed (with Zing) 2 more borders to look like crime tape.
(Think I watch too many murder mysteries!)
All onto Orange Zest leafy Pattern Paper.
Lots of rainstones sprinkled about.
Thank You Dawn, as always, love every moment watching and learning from you!

Happy Spooky Halloween & Haunted Borders


Merry Monday #128 Polka Dots and/or Stripes


Time is running short for this week's Merry Monday,
and I love playing along!


As soon as I saw their inspiration photo,


I knew what I was going to do, and what dies
I was going to use.
But time was out! Just getting in under the line!

No stamping, (can you believe it?)
All Poppystamps dies!
PapertreyInk cardstocks and paper.
Can you see the glitter on the garland?



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