Monday, June 30, 2014

White and Kraft thanks

Hi everyone! Real quick post today. I made this a couple of days ago using a scrap piece of white cardstock that I had used to cut out another die with. It really like the edge it left and I thought it was pretty cool. So I added it to this card.

I popped it up using some foam tape sot that it stood out a bit. That white polka dot on kraft is actually washi tape. Gasp! I actually used some on a card. I have quite a few rolls that I have never used on a card, thought it was about time.

Daisies are from Simon Says stamp and they are heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Kraft cardstock is also used on the Thanks die cut.

That's it for today - thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Life is better

Hi everyone. Had a chance to make up a card that goes with two challenges today.

Stamps and the dies for the flip flops are from Papertrey, Ink. It only took me two times to get the flip flop stamped on the die cut right. That's a record for me! You have to cut the die first and then stamp on it for this set and I never have any luck getting it close to center.

I used wild cherry ink from MFT to stamp the flip flops. Red hearts were cut from a piece of scrap cardstock from my stash. It's most likely Pure Poppy from PTI. I used kraft cardstock on this thinking it would remind us of sand.

Entering this into CAS-ual Friday's challenge and CAS(e) this sketch. 

It's a rainy day here in Washington, perfect weather for staying in and getting inky. Thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Who rescued whom?

Hi everyone. Here is my take on the sketch challenge over at Paper Smooches.

Stamps and dies are all from Paper Smooches.

I stamped the dog in Versafine and then heat embossed him using clear embossing powder. The paw prints are three different sizes in the background panel.

I cut the dog house out of kraft and dark brown cardstock. Stamped the dog bone onto the house and then added the heart.

My fur babies don't use the dog house that we have in our backyard. They are used to their crates and prefer that for some reason.

This card ended up being very CAS and quick to make. Here's the sketch and as you can see I left off the strip on the right side. Ran out of room. Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Polka dot daisy

Hi everyone! It's been a pretty busy week so far and I haven't had a lot of time to stamp, but thought I'd share a card I made last weekend.

Sentiment stamps are from Papertrey, Ink and stamped in Versafine ink. The die is from Spellbinders and I added a bit of yellow ink around the edges to match the daisy and help it stand out a bit from the white card base.

The flower is a die from MFT and I used the polka dot basic's 2 stamps from PTI to stamp the yellow dots over it. Add a black button from American Crafts and then popped it up over leaf cut outs (die from Memory Box) and added a bit of scrappers floss tied in a double bow.

The bottom of the card is also stamped using a smaller polka dot in a lighter shade of yellow. A length of black satin ribbon divides to two spaces up.

I like the way this turned out because its a fresh fun take on a thank you card. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by!

Adding this into SSS Wednesday challenge of Anything goes and showcasing American Crafts.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Take care of yourself

Hi everyone! I just got some new stamps from MFT and was inking them up when I saw the Sweet Sunday Sketch and just had to play along!

The poppy is from the pretty poppies set from My Favorite Things. I used their colorbox wild cherry ink to stamp it and limeade fresh ink for the stem. I did use a Multiliner Copic small brush marker in black to color in the center. 

Sentiment is from Kaisercraft and stamped onto a scrap piece of green cardstock that matched the ink. It's rather bright and stands out a bit, huh? However, I kind of like the pop of color.  Red button is from American Crafts and the bow is made from black scrappers floss.

Red gingham designer paper is from A*Muse and the dies used to cut out the scalloped border and the fishtail banners are all from MFT.

Pure Poppy, white and black cardstock is from Papertrey, Ink.

Here is the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Watercolor flowers

Hi everyone! The theme this week over at Less is More is watercolor. Here is what I made for it.

Flower stamp is from Gina K Designs stamp TV kit called Hello Sunshine. I used Memento markers to color directly on the stamp and then misted it with water to get the watercolor effect. 

The "thanks" is a die cut from the new to me Savvy stamps die that I picked up at Impress. I cut it out of white cardstock then colored it pink using the same Memento marker as the flower. It's a little darker than I like, but it is what it is.

I used the diamond background die from Memory Box to cut out a piece of white cardstock and stuck it behind the main panel. I used a zig glue pen to glue it down with.

That's it for today - back to cleaning and laundry. Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Birthday to a wonderful friend

Hey everyone! Here's my take on the latest Fusion card challenge which is teaming up with CAS(e) this sketch this week.

Butterfly die is from Memory Box and I cut it out using a piece of mirror like gold cardstock. It is also popped up on the card using foam tape.

The designer paper is from Hot Off The Press and is the color me 12 x 12 paper in gold. I used a Prima chalk ink pad in pastel blue to color the paper. I layered it using dark blue cardstock from Bazzill.

Sentiment is from My Favorite Things and is stamped in versamark then heat embossed using gold embossing powder. It's kind of hard to tell in the picture though.

I'm also entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of "you gotta have friends."

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hi everyone! Real quick post today to show you a card I did using a Memory Box stencil.

This stencil is called delphiniums and comes in two parts. The flower heads and the stems.

The used colorbox inks in lavender and thistle to create the flowers using daubers. The stems are done in Fresh ink Limeade. Thanks sentiment is from Verve.

I did take a Copic Multi-liner black pen and very carefully outlined the flowers to give them a bit more depth. I just thought they needed to stand out a bit more.

Spellbinders label die used to cut out the flower panel. The purple layer in back was done using a white piece of designer paper from DCWV woven paper pack. The thistle ink was just sponged on and then layered in black using my mini perfect layers tool. MFT fishtail banner die used on the purple cardstock in back.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

CAS One layer thanks

Hi everyone! The challenge over at Less is More is to make a one layer card that goes off the edge. Well, here is what I did with it!

I just got the new Power Poppy set called Play Ball and just had to play with the baseball stitches. They are stamped in wild cherry pigment ink. I used the thanks sentiment that is included in the set and stamped it in blue from Colorbox.

I also had to dirty up the ball with a little bit of distressing in the right hand corner. I don't know about you, but our softballs and baseballs had dirt and marks all over them growing up. Nothing like the sound of a wooden bat as it cracked the ball.

I'm also entering this into the Paper Players 200 celebration challenge and chose to do a one layer card, which was challenge #142.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Have a super day

Hello everyone! I got a chance to play around a bit yesterday and used the current My Favorite Things sketch.

I created the blue back ground using distress inks. Using faded jeans and weathered wood I tapped them onto an acrylic block and then spritzed with water. Dropped my cardstock into it and then heat set.

Flower stamp is from SA Tim Holtz and is stamped in Versafine. Sentiment is from MFT and cut out with their fish tail banners.

I have no idea where the designer paper came from. It's in my paper pile attached with a binder clip to keep it all together. Clearly I lost the cover. Enchanted Evening blue cardstock is from PTI. White sprinkles are from Doodlebug Designs.

Here is a picture of the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 13, 2014


Hello peeps! Here is a clean and simple card to express some thanks!

Stamps are from Papertrey, Ink. The stripes are sponged on using a dauber and the line up stencil from Memory Box. Fresh ink in limeade and cornflower blue from Ranger archival inks used.

The candy dots are from American Crafts and the blue cardstock that I used for the base of the card is from Paper Pizazz.

This weeks Freshly Made Sketch was the inspiration for the layout.  The colors were inspired by Colour me striking. Even tho I don't have specific colors mentioned in the challenge, I used what I had on hand that was close. And finally, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge is to use a stencil.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Father's day!

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