Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Mojo Monday 440

This wonderful sketch has SPRING written all over it! So here I am with Dogwoods. It's almost time for those beauties to bloom here in New England. (maybe)

I've used the Verve sentiment from the Egg-stra Special set. The stitched circles are Lil' Inker, the flowers are Elizabeth 'bunch of flowers 4' die plate, the branch is Momenta and the background strip is Martha Stewart's lattice border punch and gingham designer paper

Monday, November 9, 2015

Merry Christmas Ornament!

Mojo Monday 423

This is one festive sketch and I wanted to take full advantage to use one of my favorite Verve "Ornament Christmas sets. The designer paper is by Anna Griffin and the embossed background is by lifestyle Crafts  embossing  folder and die cut panel using Spellbinders majestic Marvelous Squares. The Ornament was stamped onto a red holiday gift box and heat embossed with gold powder. Then set onto a vellum square with the decorative swirl stamp from the set w-08-042.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Heartfelt Birthday FMS211

Freshly Made Sketches #211 

What a fresh and pretty sketch by Karren. I've used impression obsession hollyhock dies that are watercolored, Elizabeth 'Bunch of Flowers 4' with tips and centers watercolored with distress inks and Elizabeth 'Happy Birthday' die. SB heart and TCW stencil for burst.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Foxy Fall

It's starting already here... the changing of the leaves! I'm so not ready for winter but who can resist all the wonderful colors of autumn. So I've stamped the WPlus9 leaves in distress inks fired brick, wild honey, vintage photo and crushed olive. The cute little fox and sentiment are by lawn fawn, and where colored with copics in E09 burnt sienna and E33 sand and fussy cut.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dare to Get Dirty 2015

Dare To Get Dirty is a week of fun, challenges, and prizes for our Fan Club members at Splitcoaststampers! So much of our site content is free, but there are some special 'perks' and members-only content for paid members. Dare To Get Dirty is our annual "thank you!" to the members of our Fan Club. This year we have 40 challenges for the week! We're having tons of fun behind the scenes, hosting the challenges and encouraging our member participants to see what it's like to get a little Dirty!

here are a few samples I've made for some of the challenges...

please add any questions in comments.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gratitude: SCS Sketch Challenge #550

Today at Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #550 we were to choose a Sketch from the past and I chose SC539. 
wanted to use some dies that I just purchased from my favorite stamp and scrap store that closed the doors last week. The only upside is that I might be able to save some money.

The bubble circles in the background represent the panel strip from the sketch. Everything else is just thrown in for decoration. I die cut the rose with Tim Holtz tattered pinecone Bigz die and punched the flowers from yellow mulberry paper, stained the edges with distress inks in fired brick and abandoned coral and a spritz of water.

Supplies used: Lil' Inker stitched circle, memory box Pierson Corner and Leaves dies, Elizabeth 1028-Circles die, Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, Magenta stencil and TH textured paste.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Reclaimed Wood Wedding TCC35

 The Yin and Yang of the dark weathered wood and the beautiful delicate flowers and tulle was everything needed to create my Classy and Elegant wedding/anniversary card. (I have not decided yet which it will be). I used Heidi Swapp's Woodgrain Stamp Block to stamp gray card stock in black ink. The panels/boards are 1and 1/4" wide by 5 and 1/8" long. They are mounted and popped up onto a gray panel and then onto a pale gray card base. I tied the tulle around the panel first before mounting onto card base. The roses are die cut with a Sizzix 3-D rose and Tim Holts tattered pine cone dies. The foliage includes; punch bunch fern, impression obsession hollyhock tops and  memory box 'fresh foliage dies. The pearls embellishment is from the wedding section at Michaels Craft Store. 

I look forward to seeing how you are inspired for The Card Concept 35!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mother's Day Bouquet - TCC34

Products Used: Tim Holtz 'Doily' die by Sizzix, Elizabeth 'Curvy' leaves die, ek daisy punch, Sizzlits Flowers die (blue flowers), Marvy and Punch Bunch daisy punches, peacock and buttercup liquid pearls, Verve sentiment, K&Co. designer paper.

What a pretty package all tied up with ribbon and string! The Card Concept has a delightful inspirational photo this week and you must check it out! The combination of colors with some kind of stripe was inspiring for my Classy & Elegant card for Mother's Day.  I hope you will join us and let us see how you are inspired too!