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I Brake For…..Acorn Wreath!

Hello stampers and Happy Fall!  I hope you are all welcoming this beautiful season with an abundance of color!  I have a very nice fall card to show you today – using a lovely stamp from I Brake For Stamps.

The image is called Acorn Wreath and can be found here.  I just love wreath stamps and this one can be used in a variety of ways – fall birthday, welcome, thank you or even fall weddings.

I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored it with copics.  I kept it a bit clean and simple, letting a strip of patterned paper and a leaf embossing folder do the work.  And the colors really pop against the crisp white cardstock.

Take a look over at the IBFS store  – they have a wonderful selection of wreath stamps  (I think I counted about 15!), along with some great fall and winter holiday images.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Christmas by the beach

Hello again crafty friends!  Today I have another tropical type Christmas card to show you.


The wreath can be used for any occasion and since I live in Florida it is perfect for me to use for Christmas.  I made two versions of the same card.  The one above used tradition blues, pale pinks and neutral browns along with some pops of red to bring a little Christmas color into it.  You can’t tell from the photo, but some of the shells have little pops of glitter on them.  The image was colored with copics.

The second version has more red to tie into the holiday season and uses kraft cardstock to add a balance against the red.  The image is from Flourishes.


Thanks for stopping by – there are more holiday cards to show – hopefully I can get them posted before the Thanksgiving  activities take hold!


clean and simple wreath

Sometimes you just have to let the stamped image speak for itself.  While working on putting together this card I tried several ribbons, bling treatments, etc and nothing looked right. 

So I just mounted the main panel on red and blue cardstock and placed it on a base white card that had been scored on the diagonal.

The image was colored with copics:  R46, R59, B24, B21, G24, G21, E27, E21.  I used a stardust gel pen to add a little sparkle on several places.  The pen is my favorite tool to use for holiday cards.

I chose the colors based on this fabric found on the Liberty site.  My blue is a little off, but I think it looks better with the greens and reds used on the wreath.


Thanks for stopping by today.

clean and simple Monday

Hello friends!

How is your December going?  The holidays are in full swing here!   My shopping is done (yay!!!), the packages are wrapped and ready to be mailed.  The lights are up outside and our tree is up, but not yet decorated.  Today I’ll be baking Christmas cookies for a party we are going to tomorrow night, so I’ll be in the kitchen all day but wanted to share two cards I made for today’s Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoast Stampers which is ways to use bows.

In this first card I used sheer chocolate ribbon to make a 3 loop bow and used the ends to act as a “picture hanger”.  The wreath and sentiment are from Flourishes and were stamped with Memento Cocoa and Rhubarb ink.  An SU cherry cobbler marker was used to color the berries on the wreath.

The paper is also from SU – the fabulous cherry cobbler red and rich espresso – love these two new colors!

The second card started out as an accident!  I was cutting a scallop circle using nestabilities and it was not the right size, so I overlayed another scallop circle over it to gauge the size.  As soon as I saw the two scallop circles together I saw by combining them it would create a scalloped wreath!    Then, laying on my desk was this last bit of red/green edge ribbon.  I made a bow and placed it at the top of the wreath, then just stated wrapping the long end around the wreath.  I had just enough ribbon to go around it – really, how often does that happen!   To keep the design clean and simple I just placed it on a white card that was embossed with the swiss dot embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will check out the clean and simple challenge this week! 

Boxwood Wreath

This clean and simple card was created for today’s inspiration challenge at SCS and the Moxie Fab Holiday Cards challenge.  The  boxwood wreath is both simple and elegant and you really don’t need to do much more to it.

I started with a top fold card of shimmery white cardstock – its from CutCardstock and they call it Cryogen White.  It has the most subtle shimmer to it.  The paper is not a pure white, but more of a off white, but not quite cream.  The shimmer makes it perfect for holiday cards.

I cut and embossed a square using nestabilities dies, stamped the wreath using Palette Landscape ink and added a simple gold cord bow.  I mounted it onto green (I think the green is from SU – it was a scrap in my “green” pile  and was the best match for the ink.  Both the wreath and sentiment are from Flourishes.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!