Friday, January 31, 2014

Stencil texture

Hi everyone! I've been out of town in business meeting the last three days and didn't have time to schedule any posts for when I was gone! Now that I'm home, I wanted to post a card that I created using a stencil from Crafter's Workshop.

The stencil is barbed wire and I used a light molding paste made by Golden to add texture. I picked this up at a local art store but I think you can get it at M's, J's or even Hobby Lobby. I love this brand because it's like using a very light frosting - very fluffy and easy to work with.

I let it dry for about 15 minutes and then dusted it with Perfect Pearls. I've also used other mediums to color the white molding paste with wonderful results. Once I go the color where I wanted it I fussy cut around the edges and then attached it to a card base.

Flowers are from Oriental Trading Co. and I die cut the leaves out using dies from Memory Box. Brads are white but colored with a Copic marker to make them a light yellow. Sentiment is from Purple Onion Designs.

Well, it's Superbowl weekend and us Washingtonians are getting jazzed up to root on the Seahawks! Wish us luck! Go Hawks!

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Monday, January 27, 2014

LIM Sketch Challenge #156

Hi everyone! I had time to put together a card based on this weeks sketch challenge over at Less Is More. 

Here is the sketch.

I kept mine pretty clean and simple and made the flower panel the main focus of the card.

Stamp is sweet pea's from the now closed There She Goes. I also have this in digi format - love it. It's colored with Copic's and cut out using one of the newer spellbinders dies.

Summer sky Memento ink is used to sponge around the outside while the piece was still in the die.

The blue cardstock is from Hot Off The Press. Tiny pearls were added under the sentiment to add some interest and finish off the card.

That's it - nothing fancy. Just a quick clean and simple birthday card!

Thanks for dropping in!

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Sunday, January 26, 2014


Hi everyone! Here's my take on this clean and simple stamping sketch seen here.

I just got the newest Polka Dot Parade #12 from Papertrey, Ink and put it to use on this card.

The candles are stamped in cherry red ink from MFT. Flames are stamped in versafine ink and then heat embossed so that I could color them with yellow Copic markers.

The word celebrate is from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby). I used a piece of designer paper from scrap basket so I have no idea where it came from. 

Added black grosgrain ribbon and decided to leave off the middle piece as the size of my ribbon wasn't wide enough to accommodate it.

Red button is from American Crafts and added a bit of red baker twine. The flag is cut from the pennant border from Verve.

I did use some foam tape to pop the panel up on my card base for this one. I like the dimension that it gives.

Well, that's it for today. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Pretty in pink birthday

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made sketch and for the pretty in pink blog hop for PTI.

Designer paper is from Memory Box. I used the largest fishtail banner to cut it out and then layered it in vintage cream cardstock.

I cut out the doily using the detail die from PTI. Sentiment is from PTI's Butterfly Dreams set.

The top border is cut out using the dainty lace border die from My Favorite Things.

Pink cardstock is from Hot Off The Press and the vintage cream cs is from PTI.

Lastly, I used my R81 Copic marker and colored some white pearls to add some bling to the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Hello! Here's a quick card that I put together for a friends birthday that I inadvertently missed.

Stamps are from There She Goes, which is now closed. The frog is colored using Copic markers.

I really like the half rounded banner dies from My Favorite Things but don't use them a lot for some reason. I was bound and determined to use it on this card.

The lime green polka dot designer paper is from Lasting Impressions. I colored the white satin ribbon yellow with a Copic marker to match the scalloped yellow cardstock in the back and to hide the seam.

Instead of adding a sentiment panel, I decided to stamp right on the designer paper. This kept it cleaner and you really notice the polka dots now.

ETA: Added this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Let's have a laugh

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

It's a boy

Hi everyone! It's a lazy Saturday and decided to see if I could come up with something to go with the challenge over at Simply less is more. Week 155 theme is "new baby" - Oh My Gosh - It took me at least an hour to figure out that I'm severely lacking in anything to do with baby stamps! What's a girl to do? Get creative!

Sail boat is from Verve and colored with Copic's. I ended up do a bit of fussy cutting to get it to fit among the waves!

Waves are created using the cloud border die from Paper Smooches. I created the white caps using white craft ink and a sponge dauber.

The flag is cut from a Sizzix die and then layered in red. The sentiment is from PTI. To make the flag pole, I used a wooden coffee stir stix and got out the metallic rub-ons and used the gunmetal color to make it look sorta silver. Lastly, added some bakers twine for the rope!

I tired to keep this CAS and not clutter it up. Which could have been done easily with adding stuff for the sky. I think I like it as is - what do you think?

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Red tulips

Hi everyone! I played around with this weeks sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch #60 and came up with this.

Stamp is from Stamps by Judith and I colored on the stamp with markers and then refreshed the ink by huffing on it. Markers used were Marvy LePlume persimmon and Memento bamboo leaves.

The tomato colored paper in the back is from Lasting Impressions and is embossed with the 5x7 dot embossing folder from Provo Craft.

Ribbon is recycled from a gift package. I had to iron out the wrinkles before using but the color is perfect match!

This is also made for the following challenges this week.
Simon Says Stamp - emboss
CAS-ology - dot

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Go Seahawks!!!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monochromatic fern

Hi everyone! Here's my monochromatic fern for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch.

Stamps are Verve.

Designer paper is from Hot Off the Press - more ephemera background papers. Green cardstock is from Bazzill.

Added a bit of bling in the form of light green rhinestones that look pretty good and help to highlight the designer paper.

See ya soon!

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Spring flowers

Happy Tuesday to you all! Here's a quick card I threw together for a friend who's having a birthday this week.

Stamp is from Gina K's Hello Sunshine stamp TV stamp kit. I used Memento markers to color the stamp and then refreshed the ink by huffing on it.

Designer paper is from Hot Off The Press - the pink paper came out of a card makers citrus paper pack. Pink gingham ribbon is off of one of those end caps that you see at M's or J's that has all that $1 ribbon spools on it. Used the bow easy to tie the bow.

Lastly, to add some interested I did a bit of paper piercing in the adjacent corners. 

What do you think? Will she like it?
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Saturday, January 11, 2014

LIM #154 OLC Hearts - just for you

Hi everyone! I'm in my craft room today because it is nasty outside and decided to see if I could come up with something for the one layer card challenge over at Less is more. It also has to have hearts on it. Here's what I came up with.

There's a lot of white space on this one! Stamps are from Papertrey, Ink called Around & About sentiments.

I used wild cherry colorbox ink from MFT and versafine black ink. I added the dots in between the hearts using a .3 multi-liner pen.

That's it - very clean and simple! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Yellow daisies

Hello all! Here's my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch!

I kept this very clean and simple with a lot of white space on the card.

The daisies are cut several times from the fresh daisy die from Simon Says Stamp. I layered two sets of the yellow part of the daisy to get some dimension. To get them to stick, I used Frances Meyer dry bond which is no longer available. Big bummer, since it works like a charm.

Sentiment is from the fillable frame #4 stamp set from PTI. Yellow gingham designer paper is from A*Muse.

I'm also adding this into the Friday Mash up Challenge where the challenge is to create a Birthday themed project and Mash it up with some Twine.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend! Go Seahawks!

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Mojo #327 - Happy Thoughts

Hi everyone! I saw this week's Mojo Monday sketch and I sat around all day thinking about what I could do with it. I've already done hearts (twice) and even thought about butterflies but ended up going with flowers, which are on the bright side again.

I also decided to turn it on it's side and make a landscape card for a change. The sentiment is from Verve.

Designer paper is from the former TAC company and layered in black. I found some light pink in my stash of papers and did a double mat on the main panel.

The right side panel is stamped in pink polka dots to go with the flower and I ended up sponging some around the die cut so that it would stand out better. All the flowers are from Oriental Trading Co. that I've had in my cupboard for eons. Queen&Co pearls used for the centers of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

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