Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! with Dearie Dolls Scarecrow's Turkey free digital stamp

Pro Vegetarian Thanksgiving card featuring pre-colored Scarecrow's Turkey free digital stamp from Dearie Dolls, by Paperesse.
Happy Thanksgiving to Americans celebrating in the USA and abroad! This card was sent to my cousin in Seattle. Like me, he's not a big meat eater so I thought he'd get a kick out of this one.

The main scarecrow and turkey image is a free pre-colored digital stamp from Dearie Dolls. I added the Pro Vegetarian sign to the fence using a digital label and Candy Buzz BTN font. The card base was cut with Crafts-too Presscut step card die. This is one of my favorite dies; it makes any card a literal stand out (like this Christmas angel card from last year).

Paper is long retired My Little Shoebox Woodgrain Love. Sizzix Christmas Trims #3 swirly die and buttons are the just-right simple embellishments it needs.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, My Little Shoebox Woodgrain Love
Digital stamps – Dearie Dolls Scarecrow's Turkey
Dies – Crafts-too Presscut step card die,  Sizzix Christmas Trims #3 die
Embellishments – buttons

I'm linking up with: Deep Ocean Challenge #168 – Things with Wings, Scrapy Land Challenge #78 – ATG with die brand Scrapy Land sells, Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #200 – ATG, Crafty Gals Corner #150 – To "Die" For, and Crafty Creations #355 – ATG.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Pumpkin Kitties Thanksgiving card

Pumpkin Kitties Thanksgiving card featuring pre-colored image and sentiment from Imagine That Digistamp, by Paperesse.

Need a quick card with no time to color? Coloring just not your cup of tea? Never fear, for card makers who don't want to color there are lots of crafting options available, like this pre-colored Pumpkin Kitties Thanksgiving image from Imagine That Digistamp. What I like about these Imagine That stamps is that they are actually a set of stamps. Rather than just one b&w image you get two – the b&w plus a pre-colored stamp. Sentiments are also part of the set, including this cutie I used inside the card:

I enjoy coloring, but I'm not a fast colorer, so when I need to get a card or project made quick these type of print and go images are super handy (like the one I used on this wine bag).

This Pumpkin Kitties image was perfect for my cat loving niece. Paper is a mix from my scraps file. Ribbon and buttons make simple embellishments.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamps – Imagine That Digistamp Pumpkin Kitties Thanksgiving image and sentiment
Dies – Die-namic circle stax
Embellishments – ribbon, buttons

I'm linking up: Always Fun Challenges #33 – Thanksgiving, Use Your Stuff #289 – Thankful, Crafting from the Heart #184 – ATG, Glitter 'N' Sparkle #266 – Thanks/Thanksgiving, and International Art & Soul #21 – Autumn Colors.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Birthday/Thanksgiving combo card featuring Marshmallow & Honey Love Fall digital stamp

Birthday & Thanksgiving combo card featuring Marshmallow & Honey Love Fall Digi Web Studio stamp, by Paperesse.

This is a combo Birthday/Thanksgiving card headed States side to my cousin. As with this card for my grandmother, her birthday is just a few days before Thanksgiving, so I decided to conserve a bit of paper (and postage!) and combine the two. The Thanksgiving sentiment is written inside with my personal message.

By the way, are those of you living in the States having problems with your mail lately? For a while there, my cards and letters were arriving to the States in a week to ten days, now it's almost a month. And it's not just my cards going States side, but those coming from the States to me. My niece mailed off a Halloween card and a Birthday card to me a month ago and I still haven't received them. It's only mail involving the States that's problematic, so I tend to think the problem is there.

This card uses a digital stamp from the Digi Web Studio Marshmallow & Honey Love Fall stamp set. This set is on sale for only $1.00; a pretty good buy for six stamps in the set! The paper is scrap leftovers. I recognize the principal background as one from Echo Park's hybrid Story of Fall paper pack, but I'm not sure about the others. Embellishments are simple rusty look pearls. The sentiment was created with Dancing Script OT font.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock,  Echo Park hybrid Story of Fall and other scrap papers
Digital stamp – Digi Web Studio Marshmallow & Honey Love Fall stamp set
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Embellishments – rusty look pearls
Font – Dancing Script OT

I'm linking up with: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #8 – ATG critter, A Bit More Time to Craft #56 – ATG, A Perfect Time to Craft #11 – ATG, Card Mania #98 – ATG, and Crafty Animals #8 – ATG animal.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How to remove Pinterest results from your Google searches

I like Pinterest, don't get me wrong, but I am SICK of having to scroll through pages and pages of Pinterest results from my Google searches to reach an actual site that interests me. This is especially problematic if I'm searching for images. I did a bit of surfing around and found a simple solution that seems to work. It's not 100% perfect, but it does screen out quite a lot of them (and when they do show up they're farther down).

When you type in whatever it is you're googling add this extension just after -inurl:pinimg and there you go – way less Pinterest hits. Oh happy day!

Now – go forth and google something!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hugs – Happy Birthday – Happy Thanksgiving card featuring Dearie Dolls free Happy Scarecrow digital stamp

Big Hugs Happy Birthday/Happy Thanksgiving card featuring free digital stamp from Dearie Dolls, by Paperesse.

My grandmother's birthday is coming up shortly and as the date is close to Thanksgiving, I've made her this card to wish her both a Happy Birthday and a Happy Thanksgiving. This super cute Happy Scarecrow digital stamp is a freebie from Dearie Dolls.

I thought it was the perfect match for the Big Hugs circular sentiment from Kim's Digital Stamps Twelve Round Greetings printable sentiment sheet. My paper is a mix of retired oldies, but goodies. The predominant paper is long retired Night Fall Harvest from American Crafts. I've had this paper for such a long time. It's perfect for Autumn and Thanksgiving projects (you can see where I've used it on another Thanksgiving card HERE). I think I had two large 30 x 30 cm sheets (that's 12 inches in American, ya'll) originally and now I'm down to the scraps. Honestly, I thought I was done with it until I was digging around in my paper file and found some bits of it. I was so pleased – 'Ah, treasure!'.

I've used a little washi tape in lieu of ribbon and like the look. Mental note – do this more often. Goodness knows I have a drawer full of languishing tapes ready to be used. Enamel dots give a bit of textured bling, but keep the look simple.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, retired patterned papers
Digital stamps – Dearie Dolls Happy Scarecrow, Kim's Twelve Round Greetings
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle and oval stax
Embellishments – washi tape, enamel dots

I'm linking up with: Glitter 'n' Sparkle #264 – Fall Colours, Colour Crazy Challenge #45 – ATG, Jo's Scrap Shack #214 – ATG, Creative Fingers #140 – ATG, and Simply Papercraft #52 – ATG.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Congrats on Your New Place card, featuring Tiddly Inks Thankful Heart freebie

New Home card featuring Tiddly Inks Thankful Heart freebie, by Paperesse.

My niece moved into her first all-to-herself apartment recently. She's shared with roommates in college, but this is the first all her own. This is definitely a card worthy event in Auntie's book.

This super cute Thankful Heart digital image is a free coloring page/stamp from Tiddly Inks. I had every intention of coloring it, but the more I looked at it I thought it was just so pretty on its own it didn't really need coloring. I decided to just highlight the yellow flower centers.

The retired paper is from Authentique. The yellow and black papers from this pack really are stunning (you can see more of the same on this Happy Bird-Day vintage theme card). Embellishments are pom-pom ribbon and a little bee. I used Dancing Script font for the sentiment.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Authentique paper pack
Digital stamp – Tiddly Inks Thankful Heart digital image freebie
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Embellishments – pom-pom ribbon, bee
Font – Dancing Script

I'm linking up with: Scraper's Delights #72 – ATG, Imagine That Nov. Link Up – ATG, Di's Digi Challenge 03/11/18 – Monochromatic, Crazy 4 Challenges C4C410 – Layer it up, and That's Crafty 27/10/17 – Forever Floral.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hedgehog and Pumpkin Halloween card

Hedgehog and pumpkin Halloween card featuring free digital stamp from Sliekje Stamps, by Paperesse.

Happy Halloween! My card celebrating today's fete features a free hedgehog and pumpkin digital stamp from Sliekje Stamps.

The sentiment was created with Arizona Script font. The digital Acorn and Tranquility papers are from Tactile Studio. The metal charms – that look like buttons – are from Joycraft.

Halloween isn't a holiday traditionally observed in France, but the last few years you see more and more items in the stores to promote it. My American side doesn't mind it and I like sending cards to family back in the States, but my French side has a problem with it. It isn't a holiday for us here and I feel like it's a marketing ploy just to get people to spend money. If you're interested how this time of year is traditionally observed in France check out this post HERE.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock,  Tactile Design Acorn and Tranquility digital paper
Digital stamp – Sliekje Stamps digital freebie
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies and punch – La Cabina stitched square die
Embellishments – metal charms
Font – Arizona Script

I'm linking up with: Always Fun Challenges #30 – Halloween, Artistic Inspirations #189 – ATG/opt. Sppoik it Up, Crafting from the Heart #181– ATG, The Paper Girls #183 – Pumpkin Spice, and Use Your Stuff #286 – Halloween.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

2 Cute Ink Sleepy Cat Halloween card

Halloween card featuring 2 Cute Ink Sleepy Kitty digital stamp, by Paperesse.

I've used 2 Cute Ink's Sleepy Cat digital stamp on this Halloween card going to my niece. She loves cats so I'm always on the lookout for cute cat images for her (like this Hello Kitty-ish card I gave her for her college graduation).

Digital paper is from Tactile Studio – Potion and Tricks digital paper packs (both on sale for $0.99 right now if you're interested). The sentiment was created with Calibri Light font.

Embellishments are ric-rac ribbon (which for some reason doesn't hardly show up in this photo) and enamel dots.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock,  Tactile Design Potion and Tricks digital paper
Digital stamp – 2 Cute Ink Sleepy Cat
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies and punch – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – ric-rac, enamel dots
Font – Calibri Light

I'm linking up with: Addicted to Stamps #156 – Autumn, Come and Get It 29/10/17 – Halloween, Glitter 'N' Sparkle #263 – Halloween, My Time to Craft #257 – Halloween or Cats, and Stamping Sensations October – Autumn Glory.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

2 Cute Ink Nerdy Ghost Halloween card

2 Cute Ink Nerdy Ghost digital stamp Halloween card, by Paperesse.

When did I start liking purple for Halloween? I was at one time a firmly convinced orange and black kind of gal, but purple has now begun to appear in my Halloween repertoire.

Today's purple number uses the 2 Cute Ink Nerdy Ghost digital stamp and is paired with Tactile Studio Spooked digital paper (you can see where I used the same paper on this black cat Halloween card from last year). I noticed when looking up the link for Tactile Studio she's having a sale. These type of fall themed digital paper packs are on sale for only $0.99!!! They're normally $3.99 so that's a excellent buy (search the site by 'Fall' to find the sale items). I think I may have to pick up a few more myself. I didn't see any indication of how long the sale will last, so if you're interested, best move quick.

I used Birch STD font to create my Boo! sentiment and kept embellishments simple with this inexpensive spider web die-cut (found under various names on Amazon and eBay) and a purple bead. The die-cut Polaroid style frame is from Toga.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock,  Tactile Design Spooked digital paper
Digital stamp – 2 Cute Ink Nerdy Ghost
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies and punch – Toga polaroid die, La Cabina web die
Embellishments – bead
Font – Birch STD

I'm linking up with: Cards und More #196 – Halloween, Deep ocean #166 – Halloween, Die Cuttin' Divas #340 – Halloween, Tuesday Throwdown #366 – Spooktacular, and Stinkin' Inders 03/10/17 – Monster Mash.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bat Halloween card with Useless Trinkets digital freebie

Bat Wishes for a Happy Halloween card featuring Useless Trinkets free digital stamp and sentiment, by Paperesse.

This batty Halloween card features a free digital stamp and sentiment from Useless Trinkets. I debated a bit about who should receive it. I didn't think my 97 year old grandmother would get the humor and I didn't want to send it to my niece who has a bird phobia. I ended up sending it to my brother (not saying that he's a bit batty or anything) and his wife; I thought they'd appreciate it.

Paper is a mix from Blair, Treats and Spooky Tactile Studio digital paper packs (the bat background is from the Spooky pack).

Embellishments are my now-normal-keep-it-flat enamel dots and a little ribbon. These particular dots have a mat finish, which I find I rather like.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Blair, Treats, and Spooky digital paper packs
Digital stamp – Useless Trinkets freebie
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Stitched circle die, Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishment – enamel dots, ribbon

I'm linking up with: Color Crazy Challenge #42 – ATG, Crafting with Friends #53 – ATG, Jo's Scrap Shack #211 – ATG, QKR Stampede #266 – ATG and That's Crafty 13/10/17 – Get Your Spook On!.
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