Happy World Card Making Day!

Hello there, I don't know how we ended up in October already but it surely begins to look like fall. It's rainy and dull... the perfect day to snuggle up with a blanket and a cup of tea. But first, let's make some cards: Today is World Card Making Day and lots of blogs and forums around the world will help you to celebrate with challenges and inspiration! I hope you too find the time to create and enjoy this Crafturday ;)



Please note: I received some of the following products for free or discounted as a guest designer for Dani Peuss and as a former member of the Studio Calico design team. These items are marked with a "*". 

*Studio Calico Birthday Stamp (from Lollipop Guild Kits), Versamark watermark ink, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, *Studio Calico Craft Die: Leaves, *American Crafts Gold Zing embossing powder, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Happy Scrappy Friends: Neglected Tools

Hello hello! :) Are you guys visiting from Cathleen? If not, you might want to jump right back to the Happy Scrappy Friends blog to start from the beginning. Our blog hop topic - you've guessed it from my blog title - is tools you haven't used in a long while. Now, we all have a few of those, amirite? In my case, it's worse... I have that fabulous set of nesting triangle dies. Completely unused for no particular reason. That is until this past weekend.

Since fall is slowly making it's way, I got out an older paper pad (Crate Paper Wonder collection) with lovely warm hues and gorgeous patterns that I thought fit the season quite good.

I originally meant to use lots more of the triangles or different sizes but you see, I'm back on the clean and simple train. I had three of the shapes overlap a bit and sewed down the center so I could bend the sides and get more dimension. 

The sentiment is from a stamp set (Everyday Circles) I received from Neat & Tangled for my Guest Designer spotlight in January. Also, don't the cork letters add to the fall feeling? I die cut those with a Studio Calico die set and it did cut perfectly.

What's your most neglected tools right now? Border punches? Silhouette Cameo? I'm glad I've found that little die set above. Next up on my list would have been that Sew Easy hand-stitching tool from a few years back 😉

Now, let's find out what Elly has to report on the topic!


Blog Hop Participants: Alexandra - Cathleen - Dana (me) - Elly - Jana - Marjan - Sandra

Studio Calico Creative Team: Lost River Kit Sneaks

Hey, you guys! In a few days the new Studio Calico Lost River kit will be revealed and I had the pleasure to play with some of the stamp sets and paper. It was really fun to play and try different styles and techniques like vintage, digital/hybrid and watercoloring.

How adorable is that bicycle stamp? Love Jasmine Jones's designs! Happy Sunday :)