Sunday, March 27, 2016

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #40 Card

Happy Easter Peeps!  (Pun intended.)

The Stamp, Ink, Paper Card Challenge was a tic-tac-toe challenge.   I like that type of challenge because you have lots of options to create a card.

The toughest part of making the card was finding my button shank remover tool.  Love my craft tools.  Alas, I found it and removed the shank from this beautiful rose button.  It's been in my ephemera staff for years just waiting to be used.

Here's my card for the Stamp, Ink, Paper #40 Card Challenge.  I played with the top row: Embossing, Anniversary and Buttons.

I used an embossing folder to emboss the fishtail piece but it's cloudy today and you can't really see the dry embossing.

Here's the sketch:
SIP 40 Tic-Tac-Toe Lisa 800

Saturday, March 26, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch #165

Hello card makers,

I'm trying to get ahead of my card giving events and so I know someone graduating from college and their school colors are red, black and silver.

My circle element is the graduation cap or rather it's official name, a mortar board.  I hope you can see the silver strip of glitter card stock across the card.

That's it for today - 4 posts in one day!

My challenge card:

The sketch:

Freshly Made Sketches #229

Hi card makers,

Can you believe it - 3 posts in one day!  This was a challenge for me because I kept thinking about what to stamp within 3 squares in the Freshly Made Sketches #229.  

BUT, I thought out of the box (or square) and decided to use 3 squarish (made up that word!)  The typewriters remind me of high school typing class.  Yep, I learned to touch type on a manual typewriter much like these stamped images. (Ouch, that let's you know hold old I am.)  

It would have been really nice to type on a bright fuchsia typewriter.

Here's the card:
Here's the FMS#229 Sketch:
I don't know the name of the company who made the photopolymer stamp and die set.  I know my friend Rubina  purchased it at Tuesday Morning.  


Yay! My first challenge pick

Hi Card makers,

It was a nice surprise to have my card selected as a Can You Case It Design team pick!  I heard the great news from my friend and fellow artist friend Rubina.  I was out doing the usual Saturday morning errands when she texted me.  What a nice surprise.  If you haven't jumped into the card challenge arena I encourage you to do so.  It is so much fun and you get lots of great card design layouts.

Here's my card & the CYCI #112 Design Team pick:

Stampin Up Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge 03/25/2016

Hi Card Makers,

I used Connie Stewart's "Flash Card V.2" system to create this card for the weekend challenge.  If you want to know more on how to create a quick card go to YouTube and search for Connie Stewart Flash Card V.2 and you will find the directions on how to pre-cut your card stock to have available when you need to create a card.

Here's my card:

I love the Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri butterfly set.  The cardstocks I used are from the SU 2015-2017 In Color Set.  I used the Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon and Whisper White.  The embossing folder is the SU Elegant Dots.

Friday, March 25, 2016


Hi Card makers,

Yay!  I have Good Friday off today.  I've had this card on my brain for a few days but haven't had time to get into my craft room.  This was a quick card because I had many of the elements already die cut and screaming to be used.  (Yes, my art supplies talk to me.);-)

I made this card for my parents because after we outgrew the Easter basket phase they would give us a big chocolate bunny after on Easter Sunday.  This Tim Holtz rabbit die looks so much like a chocolate bunny with a pretty pink bow tied around its neck.  The scalloped oval is from My Favorite Things, its a stack of several different sized scalloped ovals.

Have a blessed Easter!

And here's the sketch that inspired this card:


Sunday, March 20, 2016

03.18.2016 Challenge Card for Stampin Gals Gone Wild

Hi card makers,

I belong to a Facebook group called Stampin Gals Gone Wild and every week Connie Stewart challenges the members of the group to design and post a card following her card sketch.

I have to admit that this week was a challenge for me.  This was my interpretation of her sketch.  All products used in this project are Stampin Up products.

Jeanette's Birthday Card

Hi Card makers,

Today we celebrated my sister-in-laws birthday.  We celebrated early because her birthday is next Sunday and it's Easter Sunday.  Jeanette loves Mexican folk art, Catrina's, and sugar skulls.  So when my friend showed me her new Simon Says Stamps Sugar Skull stamps I knew my sister in law would appreciate a card featuring sugar skulls.

I added color with my Chameleon Markers and then used different colors of Stickles.  Stickles are a glitter glue so the card is sparkly and festive.  

This card came together quickly because I had stamped a bunch of images and die cut them out some time ago.  (Thank you Rubina!)  I also colored them in so all I had to do was layer some cardstock onto a card base.  The card was one of 60 A2 cards packaged together for less than $5 dollars at Michael's craft store.  I gravitate to those when I have to make a card quickly.  All I had to do was stamp the greeting from Papertrey Ink and bam!  A birthday card ready to go to the birthday luncheon.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mojo Monday #439

HI card makers,

Since I'm on Spring Break and we decided to do a Stay-cation, I've been crafting!  I wish I could make cards everyday and all day long.  (Insert a big sigh here.)

I've made several cards so today I thought I'd make time to take photos and update my blog.

The following card is for the Mojo Monday #439 Sketch challenge.  Can you see the little Verve leaves on this card?  I love those little leaves and I like that I can cut 2 out at the same time.

Here's the Mojo Monday Sketch #439:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Retro Sketch #206 Sending You Smiles

Hi card makers,

I loved Retro Sketch #206 I created 2 cards and then could not decide which to post, so I'm posting both cards.  I used a butterfly die cut from  My Favorite Things dies called, Flutter of Butterflies - Lace and the word, "Sending" is a Simon Says Stamp die.  I also used the Simon Says Stamp coordinating stamp set called, "Sending and Wishing."

I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch out 2 tiny turquoise butterflies.  Don't you wish you could see butterflies in these colors.  Well, actually - real butterflies are prettier and they've started coming around here.  Spring is in the air!

I also used sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Here's the sketch:

Retro Sketch #206 Birthday Card

Hi fellow card makers,

I'm on Spring Break this week and I hope I can jump in an make lots of cards to enter into different challenges.  I loved Retro Sketch #206!   I liked it so much that I created 2 cards for this sketch.

I used an Hero Arts DC125 Happy Birthday Stamp & Cut stamp set to stamp the birthday cake and cake stamp and then used the dies to cut the two elements out.  I colored in the cake with Prisma Color Pencils and used Gamsol to blend the colors.

The word "Wishing" is a die from Simon Says Stamp and I used the coordination photopolymer stamp set called "Sending and Wishing."

I also added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins in turquoise, clear and pink.

Here's the sketch:

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Can You Case It Challenge # 110

Hi card makers!

Today, I created a card to enter the Can You Case It card challenge.  I've had these adorable owls in my stamp studio and they were calling me to use them.  I just love those owl eyes.  He's like "cool" and he knows it.  Owl attitude!

Here's my card:

I stamped the images in Memento, but I used a brown ink this time and colored in the images with Prisma Colored Pencils.  After I colored the images I used Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) to blend the colors.  The cloud designer paper is from a Sizzix 6 X 6 paper stack.  It's designed by Stephanie Bernard.  I believe that clouds add a nice touch to the background.  I die cut white card stock circle using a My Favorite Things circle stack.  The owl stamp set is by Paper Smooches and it's called Hooties.

Here's  the CYCI #110 sketch!