Game Night

I did this Monopoly – Game Night Cigar box and Card set for a fundraiser auction for the Humane Society for Hamilton County, Wine Wags & Whiskers.

It was a fun project to work on.

#monopoly #gamenight #hasbro #hshc #handmadecards

Tarot Card

Been wanting to use some stamps I got from Sweet Manhattan Stamps on Etsy. I choose 3 stamps from the set. I lightly distressed and water colored. I found clip art of a vintage card back I distressed those too.

Card is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 made from heavy card stock. Found the Red and Halloween paper in my paper stash.

Here are those rubber stamps by Sweet Manhattan Stamps on Etsy.

#sweetmanhattanstamps #tarotcard #tarotreadings

Twelve Cards of Christmas

Card #1

I’m creating 12 holiday cards for a gift basket that will be auctioned off at this years Tinsel & Tails Holiday Petacular for the Humane Society for Hamilton County located in Fishers In.

Card 1

I started with a heavy weight card base cut to 51/2 by 7. Pulled out my Christmas card stock and one I liked for the background. Love cards with sheet music so I found one about bells since I was planning on using these Bells die by IO stamps. Tied red and white twine at the top of the bells.

Card 1

Used a snow flake stencil by Kindred Stamps and Ranger Distress ink in Blue China. The Wonderland die is from Sizzix

Card 1

And finish the inside of my card with more from the same stencil and a Christmas sentiment. Homemade envelope with more snow flakes and another sentiment.

Stay turned for card #2

#bellsofchristmas #christmascard #kindredstamps #sizzixthinlits #iostamps #impressiononsessionstamps #rangerinks #sizzixholidaywords #hshc #tinselandtail

Calling this card Tree Lot. It reminds me of the Christmas tree lots that we went to when I was a kid. I picked this Spellbinders die cut Bottle Brush Trees from my favorite craft store here in Indianapolis, Paper and Palette.

Card 2

This is a 51/2 by 7 card made with a heavy card base. I really love the background paper that I got last year the rest of the card stock are scraps that I can’t seem to throw away no matter how small. I used one of Tim Holtz ideaology Christmas quote chips.

Card 2

For the inside I inlayed a tree and used a sentiment stamp by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk Stamped with Ranger ink. The homemade envelope has a sentiment stamp by Taylored Expressions Handlettered Holiday 2

#spellbinders #stampersanonymous #ideaology #timholtzquotechips #tayloredexpressions #christmascard #christmastreelot #happyholidays #handmadecard #hshc

I did this card last year and decided to bring it back again. Old Christmas album that I printed on heavy card stock then distressed with Ranger inks.

Woodland Santa. For this card I used 3 Sizzix dies: Woodland Santa, Thin Ice & Country. This card is pretty much all Tim Holtz brands. Sizzix dies, Holiday woodchips & Distress inks.

I hate all the super small pieces but love all the layers. I enjoy choosing all the paper. I’m sure before the holiday season ends Ill turn Santa into a lumberjack.

I’ve been waiting to use the cute Sizzix Tim Holz die ChristmasTime. 5 1/2 by 7″ card on a heavy card base. I bought a pack of really pretty Christmas paper last year just had to use it again the year too.

This Sizzix die set only has 4 dies which makes it a dream to work with.

Bird Silhouette from Sizzix along with Perfect Pine Needles from Poppy Stamps with Ranger Inks

Suzy Snowflake Sizzix Tim Holtz Gertrude die cut along with sheet music.

Carol of the Birds Layer it Cardinal by Taylored Expression with Perfect Pine Needles

Gingerbread Man Retro Oven by Sizzix Tim Holtz

Sizzix dies with sheet music and ranger inks

Dear Santa Sizzix Tim Holtz Retro Typewritter

Finally card Sizzix Tim Holtz Retro TV

Hobgoblin Halloween Card

I’ve not posted much here lately thought I’d get on here tonight and show a card I just finished. Halloween is still over a month away and I’ve many way too many cards for it but one more can’t hurt right? Pulled out some of my Sizzix Tim Holtz dies for this one : Gertrude & Pumpkinhead.

I love digging through my card stock finding pieces that might go together. I have issues with throwing away anything, thinking I might use that small left over piece in some project.

Sizzix dies are fun to use but some of the pieces are so small it can get a little frustrating but in the long run worth it.

I could never forget the inside of the card. I used the negative die cut of the Gertrude to make the images using Ranger inks and inlayed the pumpkins and then added my sentiment.

I finished it off with a homemade envelope in Orange with Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Pumpkins.

#sizzix #sizzixtimholtz #sizzixgertrude #sizzixpumpkinhead #stampersanonymous #timholtzhalloweencharm #halloweencard #trickortreat #rangerinks

Children’s Cookbook Halloween Card

Halloween cards are my favorite ones to make. I don’t think many people send them out. I’m pretty sure I send out more of these than at Christmas time. For this card a mashed up two Sizzix Tim Holtz die sets lots of Ranger Inks and a tons of card stock.

The 2 Sizzix dies were: Witchcraft & Costume Party, the spider and web are from Stampers Anonymous. Pictured are all the Ranger Inks I used along with Nuvo drops and Nuvo glue to hold everything together.

Printed out a cute sentiment and another Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamp.

#timholtz #sizzixcolorize #stampersanonymous #halloweencard #witch #courdron #truckortreat #blackcat #rangerinks

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

I might even like making Halloween Cards more than Christmas ones. For this one I mashed up two of Sizzix Colorize Tim Holtz dies, Winifred the Zebra who I changed into a horse and Pumkinhead. Turning them into The Legend Sleepy Hollow – Headless Horseman

Each of the dies sets have 11 dies with lots of very little pieces but once you get in the grove of it it goes pretty quick. I used a page from Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleep Hollow. I distressed the page with Ranger Inks. The bats are from Sweet Manhattan Stamps. They make awesome cutouts.

For the inside of the card I gave Watch Your Head for the sentiment and inlayed a pumpkin.

For the envelope I stenciled the horse from the negative part of the horse on the front of card and the pumpkin is from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz.

#legendofsleepyhollow #ichabon #daredevil #sizzix #sizzixwinfred #sizzixpumpkinhead #sweetmanhattanstamps #headlesshorseman #halloweencard #timholtzsizzix #rangerinks

3 witches

Its never too early to start Halloween cards, right? I don’t think so. A few weeks back I ordered these 3 witches cut outs from Sweet Manhattan Stamps on Etsy. Finally got to play around in my craftroom today.

My order from Sweet Manhattan Stamps came really quickly and packaged very well as nothing was damaged through the mail. 2 sets of the 3 witches are included. I also ordered a set of bats that I’m sure I’ll use soon.

The cuts outs are nice size so I decided to make a 5 1/2 by 7″ card. I dug through my scrap paper drawer and found 2 pieces for the back ground. Distressed them up a bit with Ranger Inks. Then attached them to a heavey card base.

I used Ranger Inks on the witches and cauldron as well. Over the witches coats I used a stencil from TCW – Minibelievescript. I added the Idea-ology Tim Holtz bone on the witch on the right. She had a perfectly good bone in her hand already but I wanted to give it a little more definition. I also added some cotton ball to the cauldon to give it a smoky effect.

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Cards for a Cause

I love making cards for the Humane Society for Hamilton County. They help raise money for the Survivors Program, which is used for live saving medical care for the animals. HSHC is an open admission no kill shelter. They are considered one of the top animal shelters in the country.

The Dog and Cat are both digi stamps from Mo’s Digital Pencil.

On the Dog card I added a metal bee over the drawn digi bee. I also cut out a bone shape dog tag on my Circut and the tennis ball is from another stamp set. I watercolored the images.

On the Cat card I added a gem to the collar and stamped the mouse. This card is also watercolored.

I welcome everyone to check out the animal shelter I volunteer and make cards for.


#mosdigitalpencil #Dogcard #catcard #hamiltonhumane #watercolorcard #digistamps #rangerinks #puppydogeyes #adoptdontshop #goodthingscometothosewhowait

Sailor Man I am what I am

I remember watching old Popeye cartoons when I was little. This sailor man is a digi stamp by Mo’s Digital Pencil I paired it with a sentement that Popeye used to say.

I used Ranger Distress Inks with a waterbrush to color him in. Used a stencil from Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz for the background. Found a old Popeye cartoon strip for cardbase background.

#mosdigitalpencil #stamperanonymous #timholtzstencil #sailorman #popeyethesailorman #popey #rangerinks #watercolorcard #comicstrip #elziecrislersegar #jackmercer #iamwhatiam

I wuv you

As you might have noticed I’m a sicker for dog stamps. This little guy is a digi stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil . They have some many cute digital stamps. I think I got 4 or 5 and will be back for more.

I pulled out my inks, watercolors and water brush for this card. Then created a small dog tag on my Cricut. I think the tag took almost as long to make as coloring inthe puppy. I couldn’t decide on what color it should be, I went with the silver.

Here is just about everything I needed to make the card. There is Wink of Stella on the eyes but it didnt pick up in the photo but it really made the eyes come to life.

As most of my animal themed cards this will be headed to the Humane Society of Hamilton County to help support this No – Kill shelter that does such wonderful work.

#mosdigitalpencil #digistamps #Iwuvyou #iloveyou #animalcard #hshc #hamiltonhumane #winkofstella #rangerinks #frenchbulldog #watercolorcard #nuvo