I have just discovered two of my favorite things combined into one challenge.. a fun sketch and Inchies!!  Woohoo!  The challenge is over on the Inchie INKlings blog and I had to play along as soon as I saw it.  Here is my card for Inchie Card Sketch #7.



And for even more fun, I made another card to make a set.  It’s a different sketch and uses a Twinchie.



I’ve wondered lately what it is about these little Inchies that have so captured me, and I have decided it is my mom’s fault.  My mom was a very talented interior decorator.  Not only did she have a beautiful home, but she also had a beautiful miniature home.  She LOVED miniatures.  When she passed away there were plenty of miniature rooms for my sisters and I to inherit…  I chose the parlor.


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You can see the scale here with the little Bible and glasses from the red velvet footstool now laying on the Inchie card.


So you see, this love for the tiny world is not my fault!  I simply have no control over it!  lol

Hope everyone has a wonderful creative weekend.

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: SU! Good Neighbors and All Holidays

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip; Cosmo Cricket “Boyfriend” Designer Paper

Inks: SU! Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive and Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Inchies and Twinchie; Hero Arts Red Button and Clear Button; SU! Flower Fusion, Linen Thread and Border Punch

30 Responses to “A Few of My Favorite Things”

  1. Oh wow! These cards are amazing Susan!! I love your fabulous design (I always do!) Everything goes so well together. You must have inherited more than the gorgeous miniature home from your mother – you must have inherited her sense of style:)
    I bet you would make a wonderful interior decorator also!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Absolutely adorable cards, Susan! Love both of them. I’ve always been fascinated by miniatures and dollhouses, too, so maybe that explains why I love the inchies so much, too! Thanks for the insight! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Oh now you’ve done it! You really inspired me to explore the inchies,…. NOW,….. and I have so much I have to get done that isn’t playing. These cards are awesome, and I love that you included those pics of the miniature rooms. I did my share of collected them, too, and I was really fascinated with the whole “real-life” scenes in miniature. Thanks for sharing such great cards and pics. You know I’ll give in to the temptation to play first, then work. It always happens. LOL

  4. Fabulous! What a superb use of inches and twinches! Love the out of the box inches!

  5. These are gorgeous creations! I’ve just discovered your blog and will be back for more inspiration in the future. TFS

  6. Susan, your cards are gorgeous, simply gorgeous girl! Oh my gosh, those pictures of your Mom’s miniature’s are amazing! I’m so thrilled that you’ve shared them, oh my gosh, I could just look and look for hours at all the incredible detail! You must be so proud of your parlor Susan and treasure it immensely! Would love to see pictures of the rest if you have any. What a treasure!! They do say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!!

  7. Susan, your cards are the sweetest…I am so casing these! What a precious gift your mom left you and your sister and how wonderful that you share her love for all things tiny. Love the detail.

  8. Wow, I think these are my fav takes with those stamps, Susan! Wonderful colours!

  9. I’ve always loved what you do with inchies, adding such incredible detail in such a tiny space! Now I completely understand your fascination after seeing one of your mother’s fabulous miniature parlor! It’s truly amazing!. I just can’t take my eyes off that player piano! You’ve not only inherited one of your mother’s precious collections, you’ve inherited her love for all things tiny! TFS!

  10. Oops! I was so taken with those miniatures, I forgot to mention your cards! LOL Those are both wonderful and I love how you added the roof to each one. The felt flower really adds the perfect touch!! Beautifully done as always 🙂

  11. Oh my goodness, I need to CASE these!….they’re ADORABLE!

  12. Beautiful inchie card!

  13. very cute, love the dimension with the roof and like your felt tree with button!

  14. Simply wonderful!! Love the texture and dimension of your inchies!

  15. Both cards look wonderful. I haven’t touched inchies yet and you make me want to try.
    Hugs and smiles

  16. Susan, I love your inchie cards! They are so cute…also, I love your parlor that you inherited from your mom…such detail and a wonderful treasure for you.

  17. Love your cards..clean cut and simply perfect. Pat

  18. Oh wow!!! Susan, you’ll get me trying those inchies yet. Love that mini parlor you inherited, especially the bible & glasses.

  19. wow! Loving these cards, they are simply gorgeous!!! 🙂 I’ll definitely be hanging around here more often – glad that you found me! 🙂

  20. You do an amazing job with inchies, Susan! I really like the cute little houses!
    Thank you so much for sharing miniatures pictures with us, it looks so precious! No wonder why you are so talented and create such amazing projects! 🙂

  21. OMG! I LOVE this!!! Those tiny houses are too cute! This would make a great just moved card! I am looking for ideas…my little sis just bought her fist house! 🙂

  22. Oh my word! You truly have the “inner” inspiration of tiny items! I was taken with your inchie creations indeed! But your Mom’s miniature rooms are oh-so-marvelous … packed with inspiration! You’ve definitely inherited her talents!


  23. WOW, Susan…your cards are fabulous and I just love all the little inchies!!!! Your Mother’s doll house room is sooo gorgeous…what a lucky girl you are to have such a wonderful memory from her!!!! I am in awe of all the work that went into creating something like this…WOW!!!!

  24. Susan, this is so supercute – love how you put the roof on the houses in 3D and your nice, warm colour combo!

  25. These are adorable. I like the houses popped up. I see that you do get it from your mom. hee hee The little mini rooms are darling.

  26. Adorable houses on your card. They go wonderfully with the striped DSP.

  27. Love your inchie houses!!!

  28. This is such a lovely card. Both of them. I already saw the cards on SCS and posted a comment there too. I love this stampset and love what you did with it.

  29. Words fail me dear! This card is beyond wonderful!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.

    Hugs, Lisa @ Inchie INKlings

  30. *gasp!* LOVE!!!!
    And I love how adorably you used this stamp set!

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