Thursday, September 30, 2021

Fall Wreath

Hey there!
I am over on the CutCardStock Creative Blog sharing a fall wreath project. 
I used a variety of fall colored card stocks from CutCardStock
They worked beautifully and are included in September's Monthly Specials.

Have you have ever made a paper cone or dahlia wreath?
 This one is put together in much the same way.
 I just used leaf or petal shaped pieces of card stock instead of rolling squares into cones.

The card stocks used are: 

A circle cut from a cardboard box is used as the wreath base.
 Mine measures approximately 9 3/4 inches across. 
You can adapt to any size desired.
I sectioned the cardboard into 8 with pencil lines. 
Two circles are drawn to help  positioning the first 2 rows of leaves. 
The first circle is about 2 inches in from the edge, with the 2nd in another 1/2 inch.

Next I cut the leaves free handed. 
Pieces of card stock approximately 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches were folded and 
cut across the fold in a curved shape.
 I cut 16 leaves for rows 1 - 3 and 4 for each of the 4th and 5th rows.

Start by adhering 8 leaf pieces along the outer circle centered on the lines. Then add a leaf between each of the 8 pieces. I adhered the leaves of the 2nd row in between those of the 1st row along the inner drawn circle in the same way as the 1st row. See the photo below for reference.

4 leaves are alternated for each of the 4th and 5th rows.

Being that the center is not very pretty I decided to add a rosette. You can use anything you like such as a bow, pumpkins, a flower or flowers, etc to complete. 

My rosette was made by cutting 3 pieces of card stock 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches.
 Score every 1/2 inch along the long side and accordion fold. 
The 3 pieces are glued together to form a circle. 
Bring the inner edges together and glue to a 1 inch circle on both sides.
 I die cut a decorative circle for the rosette base and glued together. 

Adhere the rosette piece or whatever you decide to use to the wreath center. 
A ribbon can be attached to the backside of the wreath for hanging.

The finished wreath measures a little more than 13 inches across. 
This size is easily adaptable by increasing the size of the base and adding more rows.

As always, I hope I've provided some crafty inspiration for you!
 Maybe you will create your own fall wreath! 

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Designer Inspiration CAAB

Hello there!
I'm sharing inspiration over on the

I have created a card using

I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut the digi.
The flowers were punched and layered.
I die cut the sentiment and oval layered frame.

A pretty simple design, but I didn't feel it needed a lot
and hope you feel the same way!

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Saturday, September 25, 2021


Hey there!
I wanted to pop in tonight to share
a card I made using some of the new
stamps, dies and papers from the 

Unfortunately, the papers I used are no longer available.

If you haven't checked these out you should!
They are so cute and fun!
You can get 15% off for a limited time.
Just use code BATTY15.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

I'm linking up to:

Gem of a Challenge #20

Happy Saturday!
It's time for a new

This challenge blog is sponsored by Polkadoodles.

My DT project is a folder to hold notes and receipts for Holiday prepusing

I used a 12 x 12 inch piece of card stock, scored at 6 inches
on one side, turned and scored across at 4 inches to
create pockets to hold notes and receipts.

The digi was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
I used a patterned paper from
Happy Christmas 6 x6 Paper Pack
The snowflakes were die cut using
Gnome-amazing Snow Globe Die Set.
I die cut the circle framing the digi.

I hope you'll join us this time around!
Thanks for stopping by!

I'm linking up to:
Jingle Belles - Dashing Through the Snow
Krafty Chicks Challenge - All Occasions

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Hocus Pocus

Hey there!
We have a New Release today at

There are 10 adorable digis, 20 digital papers and
36 sentiments in this collection. 
You will love them! So fun to create with!

My card here uses 

I hope you'll check this collection out!

I'm linking up to:

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Jorie from Digi Doodle Studios

Hello there! 
Today I'm sharing a card created with one of this month's new release digis from

I colored this sweet digi with pencils and fussy cut.
 2 frames were die cut. 
I applied gilding wax to the brown frame and
 brown ink to the orange frame.
The frames are layered onto the background which was inked.
The digi was then popped with foam tape on to the card.
I stamped and die cut the sentiment.
I added a few mini die cut leaves.

Check out this new digi and the other new products at

We also invite you to join us for our monthly challenges at

And, of course, we would love to see you over in the

I also want to mention, in case you didn't know, that
Digi Doodle has a new product line
Clear stamps, dies, paper packs and stencils are available!
Check it out!

I'm linking up to:
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 36 - ATG colored

Saturday, September 18, 2021

CutCardStock Fall-oween Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!
I'm particiapting in a Blog Hop with other DT memebers of

The Hop runs from September 18th - September 19th.
The ere is a $40 Gift Card up for grabs.

To be eligible for the $40 gift card, 
readers must comment at each stop along the hop or 
upload a project that includes product from CutCardStock.

The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and 
announced on Monday, February 8th on the CutCardstock Blog and Facebook page.

If you'd like to join in for a chance to win you can get started on the

If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from

My project is a Halloween themed Home Decor Sampler.

I used several card stocks from CutCardStock.

I gathered some die cuts cut with Circuit and printed some
 precolored digital stamps from Beccy's Place and 
found some free printable clipart from Clipart Panda.
The die cuts were cut from the Black and Orange and Gold card stocks.
I used the Classic Crest to print the digital stamps and clip art.

I backed the die cuts with the Gold card stock

The base of my sampler was created by layering the Basis White
onto a piece of Basis Balck. 
Cut these to fit your frame.
My frame measures approximately 11 1/2 inches square.

Arrange your pieces in what is a pleasing pattern to you and adhere.
Insert into frame and you have a piece of home decor to display for Halloween.

I hope I've given you some inspiration to try creating your own Sampler.

Your new stop is

Don't forget to comment on each blog along the way!

Here's the Hop order, just in case you get lost along the way.

Judy VanZandt (You are Here) - We'd love it if you return here and upload a project of your own!

Have fun!

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Hello Fall

Happy Friday!
It's time for this week's

The DT was asked to create projects with the theme

I chose to go with the Fall theme using Ruby Dog Days
The digi is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
I used a patterned paper from Work & Play 1.
The sentiment and leaves were die cut.

I hope you'll join in this week!

I'm linking up to:

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thrifty Thursday September

It's Time for this month's

 Thrifty Thursday is great as you can pick up
many favorite digis on sale!
Be sure and check out this month's featured products HERE!

My DT project is an easel card using

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
The layered circle frame was die cut.
I stamped and embossed the sentiment using 
a Halloween Stamp Set from Recollections.
The border was hand punched with an EK Success Border punch and glitter card stock.
The cauldron is a Dazzles sticker from Paper Wishes.
I added the bat gems from Recollections.

Be sure and visit the

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Fall Colors Layout

Hey there! 
I'm over on the CutCardStock Creative Blog today with 
a scrapbook layout project using beautiful fall colors. 
Fall has to be my favorite season of the year, so 
golds, oranges and browns are some of my favorite colors. 
Those are the colors I mainly focused on for my layout.

 CutCardStock has great products in a wide variety of these colors that
 are perfect for your fall projects or any other projects for that matter!
They are September's Monthly Specials.

The Gingersnap 12 x 12 card stock is used as the layout base. A 1/2 x 11 inch piece of Vanilla Bean Brown card stock is cut in half and adhered to the top and bottom of the base.

Next I cut a 4 1/4 x 5 inch piece of the patterned paper. A 7 1/2 inch circle was cut from the Flame Tree Orange card stock. I cut a piece of Gold cardstock approximately 2 x 8 1/2 inches and a 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inch piece of white. Not pictured is an 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch piece of the Flame Tree Orange. This was a last minute add.

The pieces above were added to the base as seen in the photo below.

Die cutting, punching and stamping was done for the embellishing.

It's time to add the large circle, photos, die cut title and a stamped and die cut sentiment. 
I also added a small piece of gold card stock under the sentiment.

The punched flowers and die cut foliage are the last elements to add.

I really enjoyed putting this layout project together and hope I've inspired you!

I'm linking up to:
Challenge Yourself - A Friends Challenge (my husband and me)
The Four Seasons Challenge - Anything Fall Goes              

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Tinsel in a Tangle

Hey there!
Just had to pop in with another post today and
share a slimline card using one of the new 
Gnome-azing Christmas stamp and die sets from

I love making slimline cards and thought this little snowman from
Tinsel in a Tangle 4 x 6" Stamp Set would be perfect for one.
You can also get the matching Gnome Tinsel in a Tangle Die Set.

I colored with Copic markers.
The patterned paper are from 
I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set.
The snowflakes are part of

You have to check out all the new
They are just too fun!

I'm linking up to:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - ATG/option patterned paper

Gem of a Challenge

Happy Saturday!
It’s time for a new 

This challenge blog is sponsored by Polkadoodles.

I took this Christmas digi and turned into a Halloween themed image.


I colored the digi with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
The white background was embossed.
I addded a paper doily behind the image and 
fussy cut a pumpkin from the patterned paper which I added to the bag.

We hope to see your creations for this challenge!

I'm linking up to:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - ATG w/critters