Hi!

As you may know, I am committed to creating Fall cards from things I already own. I am embarressed to admit this, but I have had this gorgeous embossing folder in my stash for a few years and have not ever used it — until now! I knew it would be lovely with Rinea Foiled Paper .

 It embossed perfectly! I love how crisp and shiny the leaves embossed.

 I die cut this sweet little owl and ran a permanent ink pad over him and backed him to a green piece of pattern paper.

I really enjoy using Rinea because it is sturdy, lightweight and adds something unique to cards. 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

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Happy Owloween!

We all know somebody who does not like spooky Halloween. They prefer to keep it on the cute side. I made a card with just that person in mind. Close to my Heart released an adorable stamp set a few years back in which the crafter could create an owl by using the pieces wanted. I used that stamp set to create this pretty simple card.

To shade in the owl I used copic markers. I distressed the tag with Distress Ink and added a gem to finish it off. It looks more complicated than what it really is because of the pattern paper I selected as the back drop.
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

October TN Planner Set Up!

Can you believe it is almost October? I’m still trying to figure out what happened to September. I love The Planner Society monthly kits and could not wait to get the September kit set up for October. I was able to pull in some odds and ends from my stash too! 

 One thing I have been hoarding is a cute little shaker card I made at the Summer Creativation show in July using the new Tim Holtz die! I had the perfect spot in my planner for it. After all, October is Halloween! Super excited I get to enjoy this little shaker all month!

 I really have to think about how I want to set my planner up every month because my needs change depending on the time of year. I actually struggled setting up this month. I don’t know why. Once I got it done I was pretty pleased with it.

I uploaded the complete unboxing of the Planner Society Kit and a better walk thru of my planner here:
I hope you enjoy!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Mixed Media Mini Canavas

Instead of giving a card, why not give a small canvas? I created two canvases using Dina Wakely paint, plastic mesh, and Brutus Monroe stamps.
For the Birthday Canvas I first painted the canvas with white gesso and topped it off with Dina Wakely paint and stencils. I added plastic mesh with Sparkle Mod Podge and heat set it so it melted right into the canvas. I layered three strips of washi tape on the bottom, punched four stars out of Rinea Foiled Paper and placed them in the corners. I stamped an image from the Birthday Badges stamp set on a scalloped circle and inked the edges. I placed that in the corner and topped it off with a fun clay candle by Lisa Kettell Design.
I had so much fun creating the Birthday canvas that I decided to create an “Owl Always Love You” with the Owl Love You stamp set and coordinating die.
You can find the stamps and coordinating dies at Brutus Monroe . 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!