Fabulous Fall Leaves!

After finishing my back to school cards, it was time to begin planning for my welcome Autumn cards.  I was inspired by a pin from Pintrest. I bought this die cut set last year and only played around with it but did not create anything. This year I watercolored paper and die cut the leaves.  I stamped the background with a large background stamp from My Favorite Things using gray ink on gray paper.  I die cut that as well.  I printed the word banner on my computer and then assembled all of the pieces together.  I folded the leaves in the middle to create some dimension and glued them to the card front. I like the simple layout and coordinating colors.

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Pen a letter notecards!

It was time to create some welcome back to school cards for some special teacher friends who are beginning a new school year.  After searching through my school related stamps I decided to create a new version of the one I used last year.  I bought some printed Stampin’Up paper  that was in a markdown box and it was just right for the background I needed.  This stamp is an old favorite, or vintage if you prefer.  I like the way it came out.  Hope my friends do, too!

Happy Life Shadow Box!

Here is my first shadow box project.  I took a great class with Wendy Vecchi at Scrapbook Clubhouse using so many new techniques to learn new ideas for stamping and paper crafting.  It was overwhelming but so much fun!  Painting on canvas, mini-frames.  Of course, I finished my project at home. I added some embossing paste, stenciling and printed tissue paper.  Putting it all together in the frame finished the project.  I think it looks pretty good for a first time shadow box!  Time to hang it up.#sssmchallenge #timholtz #stampendous



Painted Squiggle Flowers!

I decided to research a card challenge as I had not submitted an entry in awhile.  I created a card for a color challenge from #Vervestamps.  The colors were pink, tangerine and a turquoise shade of blue. I stamped, painted and die cut the squiggle flowers and leaves.  The stamp set is from #simonsaysstamp.  I die cut a window and painted the inside with Twinkling H2Os.  I added a gold thread nest behind the large  flower and a  stamped sentiment finished the layout.   This layout was a little different for me and was inspired  by a post from #rightathomestamps.