Sunday, February 28, 2016

Stamp, Ink Paper #36 Again

OK,  so I decided I'd submit another card for the "Anything Goes" challenge this week.

Ever have one of those work days?  I just had to buy that stamp.

CAS(E) #161

Hi Card makers:

This simple card took some thinking.  I wanted to use the happy birthday sentiment I die cut using the Elizabeth Craft Designs die, but it was larger than I expected.  I made it work.  I embossed the black card stock using a Stampin Up embossing folder.  The red glitter balloon was die cut using the My Favorite Things (MFT) Blueprints #26.  I love red balloons.  Doesn't everyone?

The red balloon is cut out of Recollections red glitter card stock.  The sentiment and balloon strip were cut from white card stock and I added clear Wink of Stella for some more shimmer.

Here's sketch #161

That's it for now!

Fusion - Pretty in in Pink

Hi card makers:

I love the Fusion card challenge!  The fun thing about the Fusion card challenges is that one gets to use the sketch or use the photo for or fuse them into one's interpretation.  Love it! Creative options.

I used the Ellen Hutson Scribble Roses (I hope that's what they're named.)  I stamped the rose in My Favorite Things (MFT) Cotton Candy Premium Dye Ink and cut the leaves out of white card stock.  I also used the MFT Mini-Scalloped Squares to stamp my sentiment on and then I used my brayer to ink up my Stampin Up embossing folder in Memento Blue Danube dye ink.  This allowed the blue dye ink to stay in the crevises.  Added a few enamel dots and BAM - done.

Here is the sketch:

Freshly Made Sketches #225

Hi card makers,

I was happy that I had some time to make some cards and join some card challenges this week-end.

I struggled with this card.  I like the sketch but somehow I think my card needs something.  I used Stampin Up Rose Red card stock and some Stampin Up designer series paper.  I love that designer paper and I've been hoarding it.  Do you hoard paper you like?  I'm trying not to do that.  I have to tell you that it hurt cutting into that beautiful paper.  LOL!

Here's my card for Freshly Made Sketches #225

And here's the sketch:
If you have suggestions on how to improve my challenge card, I welcome your comments.

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #36

Hi card challenge players,

The following is my entry into the Stamp, Ink, Paper card challenge #36.  This weeks theme is anything goes.  I love, love these butterflies.  I tend to add butterflies to many of my cards.  These butterflies are from My Favorite Things company.  They are the Lace Butterflies.

Thursday, February 25, 2016


Let's talk about a really quick card.  Do you have a ton of washi tape?  Me too!!!  This week's sketch just screamed washi tape to me.  I used the grid lines on my craft mat to help me line up the washi tape strips.  The only difficult part of making this card was deciding which washi tape to use.  The sentiment is from Calico Studio.

Here's my card for the Cas(e) this Sketch Challenge #160:

And here is the sketch:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Viva la Verve February Sketch 2


I did not have ANY time to create this weekend due to family obligations.  BUT, about 10 of my best card making friends and I went to the Card and Scrapbook Expo on Feb. 20, 2016 at Grapevine, Texas.  We had so much fun shopping for all kinds of card making goodies.  There is nothing like shopping with like-minded friends.

I took a literal interpretation of the Viva La Verve sketch.  I usually go rogue, but not this time.  The sketch is by Maureen Plut.

I used the my new  Sizzix Scalloped Circles dies designed by Stephanie Bernard.  (She was in Grapevine and we took selfies with her!)  The globe die is also by Sizzix.  The sentiment is from Verve and it's called Adjusted Sails Plain Jane and the Star dies are also from Verve.

Don't you love that sentiment?  It speaks volumes.

Here's my card:

Monday, February 15, 2016


Hi Card makers,

It's great to have a 3 day week-end.  I created this card for the CAS(E) This Sketch #159 challenge.  I used a few elements from the My Favorite Things blueprints and that make the card come together pretty quickly.  I needed a masculine birthday card and I tried to do a literally interpretation of the blog designer, Michelle Williams's sketch.  In my head it looked a bit differently and maybe I'll go back and try again.

The words and stars are die cut from a sparkly kraft card stock and the plaid paper has glitter as does the green birthday die.

And here is the sketch design: