CCEE2043 - More Than One Fold!


Hi friends!

Once upon a time, there was a story about the turtoise and the hare ..

and in this story, I'm the turtle!

I just haven't had much time to get crafty 

and I blinked and the new CCEE Stampers post went live ...

so  I'm catching up!

The theme this week is:  More than one fold.

I had an idea - and I think I was a bit too ambitious - 

the card took forver to make and line up just right :)

It turned out sweet 

and it's for my granddaughter who is my 'Moon and 'tar!"

I've used an Elzybells stamps

and several die cuts to create a open gate fold design,

but instead of square panels, I made clouds!

Here's a close up view of the image ~

and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

And that's my post!

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Stampers blog

and see all the DT cards as well as link up yours, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs, bigger blessings :)



Guest Designing for the CAS - Fall Scarecrows!


Hi friends!

Happy Monday!

Mondays tend to get a bad wrap, I know, 

but it's also a promise of a blessed new week!

Today's card is one I'm SuPeR excited to share

as I'm the first Guest Designer for the CAS challenge at Splitcoaststampers!


I chose a theme last month of "Fall Scarecrows" as this time of year, 

it seems fun to celebrate the softer side of fall ...nothing scary, 

just the sweetness of autumn :)

My Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest got to come out and play again ~

only this time it's on scaled down version.

I started with a panel of blended distress oxides in 

Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade and

 blended with the Taylored Expressions blending brushes.

I cut out a circle in accent opaque white #120 cardstock using a 

stitched circle from Simon Says Stamp.

Once it was behind the circle cut out, I glued it down and quickly tucked in

the scarecrow and then added the crow/sunflowers.

          I didn't use watercolors on this card (photo above is from this card)

instead, I used the copic markers.

This card is just dreamy and again, I just love it!

This is definitely one of my favorite fall stamp sets.

Here's a final look ... taken at sunset :)

                                         Thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs, bigger blessings :)


I'll enter this to:  Word Art Wednesday


Batty for you!


Hi friends!

Yay it's Friday!

Do you have any fun weekend plans?

My card is one that sat on my desk colored for about a week!

I took advantage of a big sale at Photo Play during the middle of quarantine

and bought 4-5 stamp sets on sale ... including this one!

I wouldn't have normally purchased it because I don't make/send Halloween cards

but it had gnomes!

I waited too long in a very busy day today to get a good photograph

but this card is super cute!

It's bright and cheerful and I added some extra bling of sparkly enamel dots.

I'd like to think this little cute gnomie witch is going to 

do wonderful things with her broom and cast happy spells!

After all, 2020 can't get any crazier at this point!

Thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs, bigger blessings :)


Entered to:  Simply Create Too


CCEE2042: Dictionary Day!


Hi friends!

If you are here for my DDD October post, click here!

It's time for a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers

and Frances continues as our hostess with a theme of: 

Celebrate Dictionary Day.

        For our challenge this week, create a card that includes words on your card.

 Maybe a scripty word background either stamped 

or using patterned papers, large focal sentiment etc.

Love it!

I used to read the dictionary as a child - for fun!  

Yes, I was a wierdo, LOL!

Here's my card which I totally LOVE.

I did a quick watercolor wash panel for the background and

while it was drying, I colored, cut the sweet scarecrow from Happy Harvest

from Lawn Fawn - my FAVORITE fall stamp set!

  The long scripty sentiment is my challenge wording :)

I think this just might be my favorite card I've made all year!

You can play along, too, but heading over to the CCEE Stampers blog

and clicking the bottom of the post "Mr. Linky".

Thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs, bigger blessings :)



DDD October ~ Witching you a Happy Halloween!


Hi friends - I have 2 posts today ...

if you are looking for my CCEE Stampers post, click here!

Today's the newest duel with the Dueling Darlings 

with our hostesses, Laurajean and Terry S.

Their theme:  Halloween!

This year, we won't be having Trick or Treating in our neighborhood 

due to Covid19 but that's okay!

My teen is too old and Alice is just newly 2 years old 

and won't know the difference ;)

But, I have a full day planned with her to wear her costume,

have a scavenger hunt in our yard and do harvest theme celebration

complete with hay from a neighboring farm!

Okay, back to my card! 

 LJ sent us an over-the-moon kit filled with delcious Doodlebug Candy Carnival

which has me like GA GA!

It's sooo cute and colorful!

My card is using the paper and the image from Taylored Expressions 

called Mischief Maker.

I colored her with my copic markers and popped the cute pumpkin behind her.

I've colored her to look a little bit like Alice :)

You might remember that the DDD has recently celebrated 10 years together!

We are going to take a break after next month's duel

and the Divas and Dazzlers will regroup and rething a few things!

Jeanette and I have to put our heads together again,

as we did 10 years ago when I blew up her phone asking "what do you think of 

this idea?" and she said "what time?!"

It's nice to have friends as crazy as yourself, ROFL!

You can see all the Dueling Darling cards at Splitcoaststampers - 

just look for the keyword DDDOCT20 in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs, bigger blessings :)



Hot Mess Success ~ Nuvo Glacier Pup!


Hello friends!

Today's card is one of the 4 new messes I made this weekend :)
As part of the Hot Mess Success card group, 
we make messy cards!

The idea behind the card group is that we make cards with different 
messy backgrounds!
I'm not a messy person by nature but with art ~ I don't mind.
My motto:  The messier, the better!

For me, I'm not a big card CASE-r and I don't watch videos to create ...
 I literally toss things together and see what sticks!
I love the organics of art ~ combining, playing, experimenting 
and just letting it do it's thing naturally and see what happens.
Like this month!

My card started out with a simple watercolor background - easy peasy, right?
And, once it dried, I thought it needed something extra :)
I was never one to leave things alone, LOL!

I had a tub of Nuvo glacier paste and it was calling. my. name!
I bought a couple of stencils from Scrapbook.com, including this Altenew            half-tone stencil, and used it as a base.
The paste is easy to spread with a spatula and gives such great texture!
It did have to dry overnight since it's pretty goopy and this does not set with a heat gun. 

It's so sparkly and pretty!  I love the subtle hint of glitter from the Nuvo paste and could see this on a lot of cards!

Here are the ladies playing along:

Kelly (you're here!)

We'll be posting our Anything Goes cards every 1
2th of the month  which means messy!  Woohoo!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ....
`Kelly Santi 


Stamp What?! - Canine Capers!


Hi friends!

Happy Weekend!

I'm getting a late start to today's blog post ~ Stamp What?! 

This is a fun blog series created by my teenage son

and you can read how it all started here!

Each month, he choses a Stampin' Up! stamp set at random 

and hands it to me and I make the card.

 This month he chose:

Canine Capers!

One of my favorites!

As always, I ask him what made him chose this one off the shelf.

He said "Becuase you love dogs!"

I do, I do!

So here's my simple yet from-the-heart card ........

and the inside:

My friends Barb and Jeanette have card to share as well on their blogs 

as they are joining me in this Stamp What?! challenge.

We post today but their cards will be up later ...

One last look at Canine Capers :)

I know most of the world has gone to unmounting 

and everyone who has UM'ed their wooden stamps

 have told me stories of how freeing it it.

Me, most of all, appreciates SPACE 

since I have a sincere lack of it to craft in!

But I just cannot seem to do it. 

I'm a very tactile person and 

love the feel of the wooden stamp in my hand!

I spend nearly every. single. card using the MISTI

so maybe this is the one last way I have to enjoy the wooden stamps.

And my Snoopy stamps!

Those are wooden, too, and I'm NEVER getting rid of those! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings :)