September 18, 2016

just a little note… literally

On the first day of Papertrey’s countdown, Heather shared a card that nestled its way into my heart and has remained there ever since. I knew that sweet little card would be my inspiration for Create Along With Us.

In my August Create Along With Us post, I shared that I was not ready for autumn, so you can imagine what I think about winter cards in September. It is why I created a card that is just right for this time of year – apple season.

Wouldn’t you rather have a glass of apple cider than a pumpkin spice latte in September?


stamps:  Monthly Moments: September, Stitched Sentiments, Birthday Classics: September and tag-its #2 (PTI)
ink:  pure poppy, simply chartreuse and ripe avocado (PTI); tuxedo black (Memento); fresh snow (Palette)
paper:  ripe avocado, pure poppy and classic kraft card stock (PTI)
dies:  Party Pops (PTI); Banner Trio (wPlus9); Inside/Out Stitched Square STAX (MFT Stamps)
extras:  jute twine (Westrim); enamel dots (MME)

September 5, 2016

mim#259: ombré triangles

Just a quick post to share the card that I made for Papertrey’s Make It Monday Challenge #259, ombré cluster stamping, shared by Dawn McVey. I worked with shades of olive green to make a guy’s birthday card. Some Classic Kraft – second generation stamping – was added to the mix because it needed a little something extra.

And because I’m planning ahead, an October birthday sentiment was chosen for the inside. The sentiment was stamped in Ripe Avocado rather than the Rich Cocoa used on the front because I really was planning ahead and will be writing birthday wishes with a brown pen.

Hope you don’t have to be hard at work this Labor Day.


stamps:  Tiny Triangles; Botanical Silhouettes; and Birthday Classics: October (PTI)
ink:  classic kraft (second generation), spring moss, simply chartreuse and ripe avocado (PTI); rich cocoa (Memento)
paper:  classic kraft and rustic cream card stock (PTI)
extras:  Boho stickers (Recollections)