Today’s challenge calls for us to think in 3’s. Your project should incorporate 3 panels (as in background panels) OR 3 images (as in the focal point). Things always look pleasing to the eye when grouped in 3’s, so let’s see what kind of eye-pleasing trios we can come up with today!

I used terra cotta tile and black cardstock from PTI... not counting the card base you have one black and two orange which equals 3***

The pumpkin image from Inkadinkado is stamped and masked 3 times,colored with Copics, a little green spica pen and yellow stickles were added.

3 pumpkins, 3 flowers, 3 stems***

The sentiment is from Making Memories...

Check out Sharon's site for all the details HERE !!

Check out the design teams TRIO creations too!!

Deb - DREAM IN COLOR - not playing this week

Deb – PAPER, INK, SCISSORS, STAMPS - not playing this week

We say goodbye to Chrissie Stokes at Simply One of a Kind and hello to Jerri Jimenez of A Touch of Grace. Jerri will be joining us for the month of October..


Elegant Wedding***

Hi there!! I have been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to blog!!

We are getting ready for the second family wedding in two weeks so I did have to get to
my work room and get a card made..

I used some paper I have had in my stash for a long time and some new linen cardstock that has a little bit of a sheen to it.

The card is very simply put together and some gemstone strands added for interest.
The sentiment is a PTI one.

To me wedding cards should be simple and elegant and I hope I have
achieved that here.
Thanks for stopping in today...



This is a bridal sari for an Indian wedding. I absolutely LOVE the colors, the texture, the shimmer of the fabric, the beading, the patterns. Today's challenge is to use this photo for your inspiration and just run with it -- take what speaks to you from this photo and show us all your FAB creations! Can't WAIT to see what you all come up with! And PLEASE, share with us what did speak to you from this gorgeous photo!

My card uses Hawaiian chores card stock as the base and I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the smaller piece. I used a piece of copper mirri card and some copper glitter that I attached with 1/8" double sided tape. Some copper gemstones and the card is complete.
Stamped simply for sure...
What spoke to me first off were the colors. I HAD to find something in my stash of paper that came close...
Check out all the fabulous creations this week and link up to Mr. Link on Sharon's site if you want to play***

Sharon Johnson, No Time to Stamp?
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color
Guest Designer for September,Chrissie Stokes: Simply One of a Kind.


Wedding Weekend***

The beautiful bride and handsome groom ( our nephew)!!

Fighting for the bouquet!!
No-one got hurt!!

My totally handsome sons!!

How lucky can one Mom be!!!?

My husband!
My best friend!!!


I used a new Fiskars stamp set that I have... Love this flower! Colored it with Copics and added a little glitter.

I used some papers from my bit bin... Man that bit bin gets bigger and bigger every day!!!

The scallop die from PTI came in handy for the Kraft cardstock and then I added some gemstones.

A nice generic card but I think it's going to my niece and her husband for their anniversary!!

Thanks for stopping in today!!



Deb Saaranen selected our challenge this week and her selection is the Cracked Glass Technique. It works so well on vintage or wintery creations, but feel free to use it in any way that strikes your fancy. If you've never done Cracked Glass before, you can check out this SCS tutorial.

I chose to use some Christmas Cotton Scraps from Crafty Secrets. I only used one of the images but they would all look fabulous with this technique.

I applied some distress ink to give it more of that vintage feel. I then applied the UTEE and "cracked the glass". More Walnut Stain distress ink was added and then I put the image onto a piece of dark blue cardstock from my bit bin.

I used my Scor-Bug and Scor-Pal to make the design on my kraft cardstock and distressed it also with Walnut Stain Ink.
I added some ribbon and a sentiment from PTI***
Check out the design team's cracked glass and have some fun doing this one. Revisit an old but really fun technique...

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
AJ Otto: The Willow Garden
Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color
Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover - not playing this week
A big welcome to Chrissie Stokes from the United Kingdom who will be our guest designer for the next two weeks!!
Check out her site: Simply One of a Kind


Our New Deck*** Finally***

Just a little plug for our business.... This is what your deck will look like when you use a product that my husband developed. No screws or nails from the top resulting in a longer lasting deck.
Check out our website HERE if you are doing a deck any time soon.



Lets's Hear it for the Guys! - Guy cards just don't seem to come as easy for most of us as pretty, frilly, girlie cards -- agree? This week let's come up with some great ideas for guy cards -- any reason -- birthday, thank you, get well, thinking of you, etc. -- let's just make some cards that are more suited to sending to the guys in our lives.

Only one other stipulation -- NO BOWS!!! You may use ribbon or string, but in a *manly* fashion !!

See Sharon's site HERE for all the details and link up to Mr. Linky there and you could be our guest designer for the last two weeks of September***

I used Tim Holtz distress inks to ink up a tag which I cut the top off of. I used peeled paint, faded jeans and ages mahogany and then used a sentiment in the middle... The paper is all from my bit bin and I added a few dew drops on the sides... No bows for this guy card!!!

Check out the MANLY GUY creations from our talented design team!!

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
AJ Otto: The Willow Garden
Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color
Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover


Thinking of you***

Hi there!! I know I have been absent ALOT lately but this summer has been busy and it isn't showing signs of slowing down any time soon. We have weddings, and buildings being erected, and decks being finished***
But I can't forget about all the birthdays and other special occasions that are on my calendar. So I always steal a few minutes at the end of every day to create a card for someone in my life!!!
I used "Springtime Doodles" from PTI for this card, stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copics.
The sentiment is from the same set and the buttons and the ribbon are also from PTI.
The paper is from the Autumn collection from PTI as well.
Have a fabulous day and thanks SO much for stopping in!!!



Today's challenge is to incorporate leaves into our projects -- any type of leaves, any type of card or project -- let's just see some beautiful Falling Leaves this week as we transition into fall mode!
Check out Sharon's site HERE for all the details and to link to Mr. Linky with you Falling Leaves creations***
I just received my new PTI stamps this past week and just love the new "Leaf Prints" stamps and die cuts. I used Ripe Avocado ink and stamped the leaf images in a random pattern on ivory cardstock. I then used Orange Zest and Pure Poppy ink, all from PTI on a leaf print image and stamped it onto the die cut. I then popped it up with dimensionals.
I used some twine and a sentiment from PTI as well. It's still HOT and HUMID here in Southwestern Ontario. We are still enjoying the pool and the backyard until the snow flies*** LOL!!!
Check out the Design Team's LEAFY creations and have a fabulous weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
AJ Otto: The Willow Garden
Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color
Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover


More Felt Work***

I just finished another felt candle mat for my autumn table... Enjoy***