Friday, November 29, 2013

Thinking of You for Friends with Flair

Hey everyone!  Hope that you are all recovering from over eating yesterday!

We had a very nice, quiet Thanksgiving here at home.  Today we'll be starting to pull out the Christmas stuff, bagging leaves, and doing a whole lot of stuff that has just got to get done, but I thought I would pop in and play along with Friends with Flair this week.

A very CAS card today.  I used what I refer to as reverse watercolor.  If there's a real name for this, feel free to enlighten me. 

I took a piece of water color paper and applied two complementary shades of distress ink - one at the top and one at the bottom, blending in the middle, and stamped the image with Versafine.  Then I used a water brush to remove color from the flowers so that they are lighter than the background.  I went back a few times, until I was happy with the amount of ink that I had removed.  This can tend to dull the color of the stamped lines, so I touched some of those up with a fine journaling pen.  Also, watercolor paper is highly recommended for this.  You can use regular cardstock, but depending on how much color you take off/how many times you go over the image, the paper will start to pill and degrade.

Once the panel was dry, I adhered it to a black mat and stamped the sentiment.

This is a fun technique and really doesn't require a whole lot of skill, but I think the results are quite striking.

Have a wonderful day, and if you're shopping, good luck!

Supplied Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy and Black Cardstock; Watercolor paper from Kids paper pad purchased at Target
Stamps:  Unity - Wishing You Joy Itty Bitty; Avery Elle - Modern Leaves
Ink:  Versafine; Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Pickled Raspberry
Other:  Ranger - Water Brush; American Crafts - Black 01 Journaling Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Monday, November 25, 2013


Hey everyone!  Just popping in quickly to name a winner for my new On the Corner stamp set. picked lucky number 22 which is.......

Loly Borda-Towery!!!

Congrats Loly!  Shoot me an email with your address, and I'll get that out to you!

If you didn't win, don't worry, there will be some other giveaway opportunities coming, but if you just HAVE to have it now (and I wouldn't blame you if you did), you can get your own in the Neat & Tangled store here.  

Happy Monday all!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hello for Monday Mood Board

It's been a little bit crazy around here with last week's big happenings, so I wanted to just make a card for fun tonight.  I love the current Mood Board at WPlus9, so I thought I would break out some of my newest goodies and play along.

I've been wanting to get Fresh Cut Florals for a while now, and I am seriously in love with this set!  I die cut a bunch of pieces and played around with some different colors/combinations.  It takes a little practice and experimentation, this is my first multi-step floral stamp, so I'm learning along the way.

I loved the water color pieces in the mood board and used some gelatos to achieve a similar effect on that panel smoothing the colors out with a damp baby wipe.  Once it was dry I stamped the sentiment and then placed the flowers.  It looks like two pinks, but it's really my Sorbet ink in first and second generation.  I also used Honey and Creme Brulee for the flowers.  For the branches I used Sweet Leaf ink rocked and rolled in Topiary.

The Pink Lemonade Lawn Trimmings was the perfect way to finish it off!

So in love with this set, can't wait to play some more!

Hope you are having a wonderful evening!  Remember you have until midnight to comment here to win my new stamp set!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - Kraft and Colonial White Cardstock
Stamps:  WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals
Ink:  CTMH - Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Honey, Sweet Leaf, Topiary
Other:  WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals Dies; Lawn Fawn - Pink Lemonade Lawn Trimmings; Faber Castell - Gelatos; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop


Hey everyone! We've got such a treat in store for you this weekend! To celebrate all of those beautiful Ribbon Carousels being used around the world (yes, we've shipped Carousels to 27 countries now!) to keep ribbon, twine, washi tapes and spooled items tidy, we'll be hopping around our amazing Crewmates blogs this weekend showing you all of the beautiful and creative ways that our designers use THEIR Ribbon Carousels!

Would you like to win your very own Ribbon Carousel? Here is what you need to do: Visit the Designer’s blogs that are participating in each day of the blog hop and comment on their posts as you go. One of the Crewmate’s Holiday blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Crewmate’s Holiday Blog Hop post.

And here is my Carousel.....I thought long and hard about if I should clean up my area, or 'stage' the Carousel somewhere else, but I decided that you should see it in it's native VERY messy craft area.  I hope that this makes some of you feel better about your crafty environs.  ;)

I have to say that what I love most about it is that I put my favorite items on there, and then when I craft around the house (nd I tend to do a fair amount of crafting downstairs while the hubby and I catch up on our DVR shows, I can just pick it up and bring it down with me and I have all my favorites on hand).  Saves me extra running up and down stairs.  

OK, since I've blinded you with my gory craft space, I figured I would leave you with a little eye candy.  A Christmas card I made a while ago that I just realized I hadn't posted yet.  Stamps are Hero Arts, and that twine is Teresa Collins that I colored red with a Spectrum Noir marker. 

OK, time to be on your merry way.  You will not know which blog has been chosen, so the more Crewmate Blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning your very own Ribbon Carousel! The Blog Hop will be open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time Monday, November 25th with the winners being announced Tuesday morning on the Ribbon Carousel Blog.

Already have a Ribbon Carousel?  Share a photo of YOUR Ribbon Carousel on our FaceBook page OR email it to, and we'll share it for you!  You'll be in special drawing  for your 
choice of a Ribbon Carousel or 4 packages of spools!


For those that want a Ribbon Carousel NOW! Mark your calendar! We'll be having our LOWEST SALE PRICE of the YEAR sale on the Ribbon Carousels and Spools beginning Wednesday, November 27 - Cyber-Monday, December 2!  No coupon code needed!  Just go to our store and enjoy some happy shopping!

Here are the participants for Day 2 of the Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop. Enjoy!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na BATMAN!

Today is the day!  On the Corner is officially available in the Neat & Tangled store

I have one more release week card to share with you.  This one was so much fun to put together!  I used two Silhouette cuts, for the skyline and bat symbol. With a little masking and a sponge dauber I created the Bat signal.

You'll notice the sign post is longer than in the stamp.  Easy to do, I didn't ink up the whole stamp/bottom of the pole when I stamped it.  Then I used a pencil to extend the lines, colored it and then used a journaling pen to trace around the extended portion.  A little fussy cutting, a little foam tape, and that's all she wrote.

I thought about adding some color, but I like the black and white more comic book style feel to it.

Having a blast sharing this set with you guys!  Thanks so much for all the kind words!  And don't forget that you still have a chance to win a set on this post.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Crafter's Companion - White Cardstock; Recollections - Black cardstock
Stamps:  Neat & Tangled - On the Corner
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Silhouette Studio - #29830 and #31727; Spectrum Noir - Cool Gray markers; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape, Sponge Dauber

Thursday, November 21, 2013

On the Corner for Project Life/Scrapbooking

I wanted to show you guys how versatile On the Corner is.

I created a set of journaling cards today.  I don't do Project Life myself (yet), but I do scrapbook, and I've been known to utilize journaling cards on greeting cards as well as for lunchbox notes.

I created 3x4 as well as 4x6 cards in both landscape and portrait to give you a sense of how easy it is to incorporate this set.  I love that you can stamp it so just one of the street signs shows, like in the 'You Are Fantastic' card.

All the coloring on these was done with distress inks and a water brush.  Quick and easy!

Come back tomorrow for another On the Corner project!

And don't forget Danielle is giving away a set at Neat & Tangled, and I'm giving a set away here

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy cardstock; American Crafts - Green cardstock; Scrap paper
Stamps:  Neat & Tangled - On the Corner
Ink:  Versafine; Distress Ink - Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn
Other:  Ranger - Water Brush; CM - Corner Rounder

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I am officially a stamp illustrator today.  Crazy AND insane, right?

You can't see me, but I am grinning from ear to ear.  :)

Today Danielle at Neat & Tangled is revealing my stamp set:  On the Corner.

I've had this concept kicking around in my head for just about a year now, and after some fits and starts, and points where I thought it would never happen, it has.

It is such a thrill to see my design finally come to life!  I have to thank Danielle for believing in me and in this set.  She has been wonderful to work with, and I couldn't be happier that my stamps are now part of the Neat & Tangled family.

Be sure to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to check out what the Design Team has created.  You can enter to win a set there, and I'm also giving one away here.  All you have to do is  leave a comment.  If you're a follower, leave an extra comment for an extra chance.  The giveaway here will remain open through Sunday evening and I'll announce the winner on Monday (to win over at Neat & Tangled, you need to leave a comment there by Thursday night).

I'll have more On the Corner of projects to share with you the rest of this week leading up to the official release on Friday.

Off to pinch myself again....

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: CTMH - Black, White Daisy and Holiday Red cardstock; Basic Grey - Clippings 6x6 pad
Stamps:  Neat & Tangled - On the Corner
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Spectrum Noir Markers (Cool Grays); CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Silent Night

Can you believe that it's just over a month to Christmas?

I have SO MUCH to do!

Just wanted to pop in and share a Christmas card with you today.

This one was fun because it is kind of unexpected, at least I think.  When I looked at this background it reminded me of rays of light, kind of like Van Gogh's Starry Starry Night painting.  I used a sponge dauber and sponge tool to add Sunkiss Yellow and Outdoor Denim ink to my which Cardstock panel.  Then I stamped the background stamp in Outdoor Denim. 

The sentiment was embossed with in white and I carefully added a very pale yellow to it with a Spectrum Noir marker.

The entire panel is then popped out with foam tape. 

I really love this one, and was thinking about using it for our Christmas cards this year, but with all the sponging it is a rather labor intensive card, so I decided against it. 

Hope that you are having a wonderful week.  Be sure and come back tomorrow.  There is BIG news coming.....I can hardly stand it! 

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps:  A Muse - Redwood Background; Verve - Peace on Earth
Ink:  CTMH - Sunkiss Yellow, Outdoor Denim; Versamark
Other:  Stampendous - White Embossing Powder; Spectrum Noir Marker; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hello From Stamp It! Card Challenges

Hey everyone, popping in to share one of my cards that appears in the Stamp It!  Card Challenges special issue.

The challenge was to stamp one sentiment over another.

I immediately thought of the hello strip from Neat & Tangled's On the Strip set.  I used that as well as the skinny strip from On the Strip 2 to stamp those light gray lines.

The big Hello is from Uniko Studio's All Occasion Sentiments #1, I just love that font.

I added a little stitching and some Neat & Tangled sequins for interest.  I like mixing and overlapping the flat matte and cupped shiny ones.

That's all for today.  Have a great one!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Birthday cards with Elle-ment Dies

I was able to whip up another batch of birthday cards for Andrew's students the other night.

This time I pulled out my new Avery Elle Fill in the Blanks Dies/stamps, designed by my friend JJ.

These dies are perfect for knocking out a bunch of cards at one time since you can use the positive/negative cuts to create different cards.  Bonus:  all cardstock came from the scrap pile.

Super easy and super fun.  I enlisted the help of my Xyron for adhering the die cuts.  And in case you're wondering, I have both sets of fill in the blanks, so the T's came from the THANKS die in the Holiday set.

Short and sweet today.  Hope that you are having a great week! 

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Crafter's Companion - White Cardstock; Colored cardstock scraps, various manufacturers
Stamps:  Avery Elle - Fill in the Blank
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; CTMH - Pacifica
Other:  Avery Elle - Fill in the Blank and Holiday Fill in the Blank Dies; Xyron - 1 1/2" Sticker Maker; Kuretake Glue Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

RCC87 Holidays and Celebrations

Hey everyone!  Here to share my card for this month's Holidays and Celebrations challenge.

This is one of the cards I made last week at my buddy JJ's house.  It is just too much fun hanging out with crafty friends, not to mention using their stuff! 

I used the JJ's Studio Calico Cuppa Card kit as well as the Mama Elephant stamps that came in the Cinnamon Spice Add on.

I layered two of the papers to create the background/setting, and then stamped the sentiment and houses with Versamark on vellum embossing in gold.  The vellum piece is cut just slightly smaller than the patterned papers.

Some red satin ribbon was the perfect finish.  It's Christmasy, but not CHRISTMASY, which is abnormal for me, because I'm a pretty traditional red/green girl.

Make sure to link up a card over on the Ribbon Carousel blog.  I know you are all working on your holiday cards, and you just might win your very own Carousel!

Have a great day!

Supplies Used:  Studio Calico Cuppa Card Kit and Cinnamon Spice Add on; Versamark; Judikins - Gold Embossing Powder; Celebrate - Red Sating Ribbon; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Warm Wishes - WPlus9 Mood Board and SSS CAS challenges

I'm playing along with the WPlus9 Mood Board again today.

I loved the kraft, white ink, and the soft blue colors from the mood board and this is what I came up with.

I used one of my first WPlus9 sets:  Hope Seed Co.  The frame was stamped on cardstock and then fussy cut.  I used a pencil to mark the inside of the frame on my base and then stamped the flower image inside.  The flower was colored using a water brush and Twilight and Olive inks.  I love this technique.  It's so forgiving.  You really don't have to be an artist, and it still looks great.

I stamped the sentiment just above the flower image and the banner on a separate piece of cardstock and fussy cut it.

The frame was mounted with one layer of foam tape and the banner with two layers.

I tried some different trims on the bottom.  I wanted white, but they all looked too  bright, so I ended up coloring some kraft cardstock with my white inkpad and then cutting off a thin strip.  The cord is Lawn Fawn.

Pretty CAS, so I'm linking this up with this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp also.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  PTI - Kraft
Stamps:  WPlus9:  Hope Seed Co.
Ink:  CTMH - White Daisy, Twilight and Olive
Other:  Ranger - Water brush; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Lawn Fawn - Vivid Triple Pack Cord

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop

Like many of you, I was so sad to hear that Cath was stepping down from Moxie Fab World.  When I started card making, MFW was one of the first sites I found.  There was always so much inspiration, and I was able to cut my teeth on the Tuesday Triggers and challenges Cath hosted.

I'm so happy to be able to participate in this ginormous blog hop for someone's whose heart for this industry and the individuals in it is just as ginormous.  (You should have arrived here from Lindsay Amrhein's blog, and the full hop list is up at Moxie Fab World.) 

So Cath, can't wait to see what's next.  You are made of awesome!

Now head over to Irit Shalom's blog to continue on the hop.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock - Bazzill Card Shoppe - Banana Split Cardstock
Other:  Freckled Fawn - Doily; BossyJoscie - Flair; Hydrangea Hippo - Seam binding; Studio Calico - Wood Veneer Feathers; Punky Sprouts - Buttons; May Arts - Burlap String; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape, Liquid Glass; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Friday, November 8, 2013

Cocoa Daisy Crop Layouts

I love it when Cocoa Daisy hosts crops.  They have great challenges and it's a good way to work on my backlog.  Unfortunately, this past weekend/week have been pretty busy with all sorts of personal and work things, all good, but that means I didn't get as much done as I had hoped.

Still, I was able to finish two layouts for the crop.  Sorry about the photos, the big shots look a little fuzzy, which is annoying the heck out of me....

First, a Project Life inspired layout that also drew on vintage farm signs for inspiration.  I immediately thought of some of my old October Afternoon papers (Farm Girl and Sasparilla), and this is what I cam up with:

It's a vintage photo of my sisters and I by our swing set in one of the homes we lived in growing up.  There was a farmer who lived behind us.  He must have had a farm somewhere else, or was retired and just cultivated the large plot for fun, but it was really only about 3/4 of an acre.  He grew corn among other things, and in the summer, we could walk over and buy fresh corn.  So yummy!

This second layout was for a cornucopia challenge.  You had to use at least three photos, three patterned papers, three different embellishments, include journaling, and some trim.  That's a lot to pack into one layout, but I love how this turned out.  I cheated a little on the patterned papers as I did a bunch of fussy cutting on one to get all those flowers.

So glad I got this one done though, this was from this last February, and I LOVE these photos.  I love how happy and really glowing Ellie is in them.  They had a great time, and stayed for the WHOLE dance which is saying something since Andrew hates to dance, and it was a couple hours after Ellie's normal bedtime, but what a special night for them.

I'm pretty pleased that all the papers for these layouts came from my 'old' pile, and many of the embellishments too.  It's nice to be using that stuff!  I'm going to flake out on the supply list today (it's been a long week and I have to get ready for movie night), but if you have a specific question, please ask!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

More Birthday Cards

Still at it with the birthday cards.  I've actually made a bunch more since my last post, but Andrew took a couple batches in before I could photograph them.  Oops!

Anyway, for this set, I enlisted the help of some die cuts.  The one above is a PTI die cut, and the three below all used Silhouette cut files.  For papers, I used only scraps that were left out on my table after I cleaned up (the clean part only lasted about four hours).

Super simple and easy.  I will definitely be using these cut files again.  No supplies list today since it's all scraps, but I believe the papers are mostly AC My Girl 6x6 Pad, LYB Poppy 6x6 papers, and GCD Studios Sweet Tooth.

Have a great day! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rock Chalk Baby Blog Hop!

Happy Baby to Be to Erin Schreiner!

The GI12 girls are hosting a baby blog hop for the soon to be mama of two, and WCMD winner!  If you're wondering about the name of the hop it's because she is a big Kansas fan.

I wanted to do something not too too traditional for this one.

I CASED an idea from Elena, and embossed a gorgeous, and big, doily die from CSS in the corner of the card.  Then I used some distress inks to color/distress the card (it's actually a white base).  The shelf (stamped in second generation) and the giraffe (stamped and colored on cardstock then cut out and adhered) are from Mama Elephant, and the sentiment is Avery Elle.  A little burlap string finished it off.  This was also my first brush with Copic markers and I really liked them!

I had a GREAT time creating this card for Erin because I own absolutely nothing used in the making of this card, and I was in the presence of general awesomeness.  I was so excited to be able to have a 'sleepover' (which Ellie says is wrong because grown-ups are too old for them), and crafty party with a few of my GI buddies Monday-Tuesday.  How fun to meet JJ, Jocelyn, and Tessa in person!  We had a great time, and stayed up way too late, but I was able to get a few things made including this little number.  Oh, and if you were hoping for pictures....sorry!  We were having so much fun we pretty much forgot about that.  I blame the Sparkletinis! 

Your next stop is Nina, or head to Aga's to start at the beginning.  Here's the full list in case you get turned around:

Aga Malyszek 
Amy Kolling: 
Anita Recksiedler 
Cheiron Brandon 
Dana Warren: 
Debbie Marcinkiewicz: 
Elena Roussakis 
Heather Campbell 
Jennifer Rzasa 
Jennifer Ingle: 
JJ Bolton: 
Jocelyn Olson 
Joscelyne Cutchens 
Laurie Willison 
Miriam Prantner: 
Nina Yang: 
Taheerah Atchia: 
Tessa Wise: 
Wida Yusufi-Miller:

Happy Baby and Rock Chalk to Erin!  Make sure you swing by her place and leave her some love! 

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - White cardstock
Stamps:  Mama Elephant - Nursery Deco; Avery Elle - Oh Baby!
Ink:  Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Antique Linen; Mama Elephant - Hazel
Other:  CSS - Doily Die; Copic Markers (sorry, forgot to write down the specific ones - blaming the Sparkletinis again!); May Arts - Red Burlap String; Tombow- Mono Adhesive

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I've been smiling non-stop since last Friday afternoon when I got the email from Holly at Paper Crafts letting me know that one of my cards had been selected as a winner in the World Card Making Day contest. 

I won in the 'Love' category, and while it is a card that is really me and that I do love, I thought it was kind of a stretch for the category because the sentiment doesn't actually have the word love in it.

Anyway, I just want to say thank you to PC for picking my card - it will be published in the upcoming March issue, so you'll see it then. 

This card is also an encouragement for those whose beautiful cards weren't selected this year to smile and keep trying!  In fact, this card is a reject for the sketch from the latest call.  Not picked up, but I love it just the same.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Recollections - Black and Yellow Cardstock
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn - Milo's Alphas
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Epiphany - Oval Tool; Lawn Fawn - A Birdie Told Me Dies; American Crafts - Black 05 Journaling Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape

Monday, November 4, 2013


Just popping in to share a quick card with you guys.  I used one of my all time favorite technique on this one - generational stamping.  This card used one stamp set and one inkpad.  Love that!

For this technique, the darker the ink, the better.  I used CTMH's Smokey Plum, and stamped the background in three generations (although the last one is really hard to see) on a diagonal.

Once this was done, I stamped the sentiment.  It seemed a little light to me, so I over-stamped it (stamped directly over it again) to get a really dark color.

I debated adding some dots or bling, or something, but decided I liked the simpler look, plus it'll be easier to mail.

Hope your week is off to a great start!  I am so excited today as I'll be hanging out with some of my Gallery Idol Girls tonight and tomorrow!  SO.MUCH.FUN!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: CTMH - White Daisy and Smokey Plum Cardstock
Stamps:  Avery Elle - Modern Leaves
Ink:  CTMH - Smokey Plum
Other:  Tombow - Mono Adhesive.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thank You - with Punky Sprouts

Hey everyone, sharing a card today using some of my favorite Punky Sprouts products - the Lil' Lacy Blossoms (doily) and Lil' Blossoms.

Lil' Blossoms are a little bit thicker than tissue paper and come in three sizes.  For this card I used the smallest size to create the flower which I layered over the doily.  I used some Trendy Twine and a MME button to accent the center of the flower.

Here's a little visual of how I created the pieces for the flower:

1) Fold Lil' Blossom in half and then in quarters.  Open the quarter fold and then fold one side back into the center.
2) Fold quartered piece back from center.
3) Repeat on other size.
4) Pinch in between the two sides, on the quarter fold to create a 'hill'.

I made a bunch of these pieces and then adhered them to a small punched circle.

The sentiment is embossed.  It's a little difficult to emboss on this woodgrain cardstock.  After the initial embossing, I went back with a Tsukineko Versamark pen to get the parts that weren't covered well, and embossed again.

I'll be linking this one up with the Simon Says Stamp challenge also since it's Anything Goes.

Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

Supplies Used:
Punky Sprouts:  Lil' Blossoms and Lil' Lacy Blossoms - Available here:
Other:  LCI - Woodgrain Cardstock; Avery Elle - Modern Leaves Stamp Set; Versamark and Versamark Pen; Stampendous - White Embossing Powder; MME - Merry and Bright Buttoms; Trendy Twine - Peppermint Stick Twine; Thermoweb - Zots Dimensional Adhesive; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Friday, November 1, 2013

That's how we roll - Friends with Flair and SSS

It's my first Friday without a DT post in a while, so I thought I would play along with Unity's Friends with Flair challenge.

I pulled out a couple of my favorite itty bitties:  Crappy Day (my all time favorite) and Happy to be Me.

The main image was stamped with Tsukineko Brilliance ink in Cosmic Copper and the clear embossed.  I used my CM custom cutting system templates for the ovals, Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go papers, and some Twinery Peapod twine.

Lots of layers, but pretty easy to pull together.

Since it's Anything Goes week at Simon Says Stamp, I'm linking up over there too.

Hope you are fully recovered from your Halloween sugar binge.  We had a great time.  The rain held off, just a few little drops when we were wrapping up.  We went further than I thought we would, as we ran into one of Ellie's classmates and trick or treated together for a while.  Carina didn't ask to be picked up at all, and the girls were able to hand out candy to a few trick or treaters at our house too.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy all that candy!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  AC - Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go 6x6 Pad; CTMH - Colonial White and Autumn Terracotta cardstoack
Stamps:  Unity - Crappy Day and Happy to be Me Itty Bitties
Ink:  Tsukineko - Cosmic Copper Brilliance; CTMH - Topiary
Other:  The Twinery - Peapod Twine; CM - Custom Cutting System (ovals); CTMH - Clear Embossing Powder; Tombow - Mono Adhesive