Saturday, February 28, 2015

Happy everything

Hello! Here is my take on this weeks theme challenge over at Less is more. We were to make something that makes us happy. For me it's that spring is starting to show up. We've had some very unusually warm weather here in the Pacific Northwest and there are flowers and trees blooming everywhere. It brings such a promise of hope. This makes me happy!

Tulip stamp is from My Favorite Things and colored with Copic's.

Tag die and the sentiment are from Papertrey, Ink.  I layered it with my mini perfect layers using the 1/16 ruled edge so that the dots that were embossed while cutting out the tag stood out.

Dug out some red gingham ribbon to tie at the top and then used foam tape to pop it up off of the card base. Pretty clean and simple.

Off to enjoy the sunny day! Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thinking of you

Hi everyone! I had some time last night to make this quick clean and simple card for the challenge over at CAS.ology. Cue card is mini.

I have to apologize for the darkness of the photo. It's a bit gray and drab this morning and I couldn't get my light source to cooperate.

I have so many dragonfly stamps that I've lost track of who makes this one. I stamped it twice using Versafine ink. Thinking of you sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps.  ETA: dragonfly stamp is from Impression Obsession that I surgically cut apart from its other mates. There is three of them grouped together. 

I cut this out using a die from my stash and then layered it with black using the 1/16 mark on my perfect layers ruler. If you don't have these, get them! They make layering so much easier and quicker!

Lastly, to add a bit of interest I took my stylus and scored around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Floral birthday

Hi everyone! Had some time in between chores and the Oscars yesterday to make this card based on the sketch from The Paper Players.

Flower die is from Simon Says Stamp. I cut it out of white cardstock about four times and layer one on top of another. Then got out the Copic's to color it.

Stitched dies are from Lil' Inkers, Designs. The burlap embossing folder is used on the circle cut out and it's from Taylored Espressions.

Stitched banner is from My Favorite Things as is the sentiment.

I used the Bow easy to tie that tiny bow that I attached onto the stem of the flower. 

That's it for today! Thanks for popping in.
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

We are like butterflies

Hello! Here is my take on Less is More theme challenge this week and that is Wings. It's rather clean and simple and took no time to make.

Actually, it took more time to peal off the Stick it! adhesive on the back of the black outline than anything else.

Butterfly die is from Memory Box and is cut out using basic black cardstock and yellow/orange marble cardstock.  I used one of kool tack's clear square foam pieces to raise the butterfly up so that it appears to by flying.

The dot outline die is from My Favorite Things. I popped it up onto a white card base using some foam tape for dimension.

Sentiment is from the former Angel Company.

OK, back to stamping and cleaning. Thanks for popping by!
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Laughs in flowers

Hi everyone! I saw the sketch over at CAS(e) this sketch and thought it would work great with a piece that I had sitting in my "to make a card" pile. I decided to leave it as a rectangle though.

The stamp is from Impress Rubber Stamps. I used Fresh ink (also from Impress) to create the flowers.

I used tiny pearls for the centers of the flowers. The sentiment is from the Papertrey, Ink set called Green Thumb.

I know some of you out there are still fighting the snow and cold and thought this would help cheer you up! Spring really is right around the corner! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

CAS sympathy card

Hi all! It's been a week from hell at the day job, so I was way over due some creative down time. Here is what I came up for this weeks Freshly Made Sketch and I also paired it with Simon's Wednesday challenge for adding a little texture.

Well, I added a lot of texture using this embossing folder from Spellbinders Celebra'tions. I also used the stamp and die from the SSS set called Greetings and Succulents. I popped it up with some foam tape to give it a bit of dimension.

Sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink. 

Ended up getting a pretty good match on the pink cardstock to go with the ink I used on the flower. It's called Sugar from Fresh Ink. Reminds me of cotton candy.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015


Here is a clean and simple thanks that could be used for a guy. I followed two challenges to make this card. CASe this sketch and the Just Us Girls trend challenge to use burlap.

Card base is rustic white cardstock. Tag die is from Simon Says Stamps and cut out with black cardstock. I added a length of burlap across the middle and then stacked three "thanks" dies on top.

The punched dot border on the right is a die from My Favorite Things blueprint #21. I taped on a piece of black cardstock to the back so that it would stand out a bit more.

Seam binding is colored with the putty Copic marker. I tried several colors until I finally settled on the putty color as a close match to the burlap. Black scrappers floss used to tie it on.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Love you mixed media canvas

Hi everyone! Playing around with a 8.5 x 11 canvas and ended up with this mixed media tribute to love.

I started with some newsprint designer paper and a bit of mod podge. After it dried, I added a layer of molding paste. To get the texture, I used the Ranger texture tool. I really like that there are several to choose from on the ring and had fun playing around with them.

Once the molding paste dried I added some color using Faded Jeans and Pickled Raspberry spray stain. I blotted it off here and there to dilute the colors a bit.

The heart cut outs are done using the shakers die from PTI. I cut them out of thin chipboard and painted them. Once dry I stamped the word Love from Winnie and Walter and then heat embossed it.

Roses are from Kaisercraft that I glued on. Leaf dies are from Memory Box and Elizabeth craft designs.

Lastly, I tucked a swirl behind the solid heart and added the silver dragonfly.

I think this is my favorite piece of mixed media so far! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentines Day!

ETA: linking this up to the Great Impressions love, love, love challenge.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hello daffodils

Hello! Showing off a new stamp I just bought from Technique Tuesday using this weeks Freshly Made Sketch. I did alter the sketch just a bit to work with the stamp.

The daffodil is Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society stamp for January. I really like it because it's just the right size to work with. I stamped it in MFT hybrid black ink and then used Copic's to color.

The leaf back ground is done using peeled paint distress ink and gesso. You basically cover the stamp with distress ink then add a light layer of gesso and stamp. Love the effect.

Hello stamp is from Winnie and Walter and is stamped on some pastel green vellum. I did heat emboss it using clear embossing powder. Cut it out using the stitched fishtail banners from MFT. The Daffodil's are cut out using the rectangle stitched die from Lil' Inkers.  Green cardstock is embossed using the lattice folder.

I know some of you are still under heavy snow, but here we are seeing signs of spring and my daffodils and tulips are starting to peak through the ground. Spring is right around the corner! Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, February 7, 2015


Hi everyone! Less is More is celebrating their 4th year and the challenge happens to be a color one this time around. At that is to use pink and grey. Pink, I have. Grey, not so much.

I know there isn't a lot of white space of this card, it's because I really had to search and destroy to find the lightest grey cardstock I had in my stash to use as the base for this card.  I see some shopping in my future!

Tulip stamp is from Stamps by Judith. I colored directly on the stamp using Memento markers then spritzed with a mini mister. Congratulations sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.

Steel grey cardstock used to layer around the tulips and then I found a Copic marker that was pretty good match to color the white satin ribbon.

So, Congratulations to all the lovely ladies over at Less is More for another year of fun challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, February 6, 2015


Hi everyone! I think spring is here as we have gotten nothing but rain this past week. You know it's been a mild winter when you see the daffodils sprouting up and rhodies blooming. So that brought to mind that we will soon be seeing butterflies!

This weeks Freshly Made Sketch was used to make this card and one of the tag dies from Papertrey, Ink was the center point instead of a heart.

The small butterfly stamp is an old one from rubber stampede. I stamped it in MFT Hybrid black ink then colored it with Copics.

Used a dot border die to create the dots on top and bottom of the blue cardstock. I cannot remember who makes this die. But I liked that it went with the dots around the scalloped outline of the center of the tag.

White scrappers floss used behind the tag and to tie the bow to hold together the grosgrain ribbon.  Butterfly charm has been in my stash for a while now and decided to use it on the card to continue with the theme!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is all things bright and beautiful and I think the butterfly fits the bill!  Also adding this into the Tag You're It Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!
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