Sunday, August 30, 2015


Hi everyone! I really liked the sketch over at JUGS wild card week and came up with this.

The flower stamp are from Simon Says Stamps set called Thinking of you, which I've linked here. It's a very versatile set and one that I go to time and again.

I made one of the flowers in the set into a Nasturtium using the orange/yellow Ombre ink pad from Hero Arts.

Designer paper is from Fancy Pants. I used the Blue Prints 14 from MFT to cut the main image out and the dots along the tangerine border strip. I don't normally use a lot of DP but decided my stash needs to be dwindled down.

Don't you just love this sketch? Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Hello baby

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch. 

I've had this pink safety pin die cut and sitting in my "to be made into something" pile for a while now. The die is from My Mind's Eye Niche collection. It appears that I cut it out of plain white cardstock and then colored it with a Copic marker. It's been so long that I can't remember.

The pink gingham has been sitting in my paper scraps file for a while too. I think it is also from MME. I cut it out using the rectangle dies from Spellbinders, then layered it in black so that it would stand out a bit.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. The long rectangle stitch die is from My Favorite Things and I used the PTI heart shaker die set to cut out a small heart and glued it in the middle of the die cut heart on the safety pin.

A pink glitter pen was used to color in the "baby" and give it a bit of bling. I really like how clean and simple this one turned out! I think the person who is going to be the recipient of this will really like it! Also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday anything goes challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, August 24, 2015

PP259 - Spiders

Hi everyone! Here is what I did with The Paper Players sketch #259. You can see the sketch below.

While at Michael's the other day, I ran across these cool stickers from Tim Holtz centering around Halloween. I don't usually buy stickers, but picked them up and thought they would be fun to work with. The web and spiders worked really well for this sketch.

The orange designer paper is from DCWV. I cut it out using the fishtail banner from My Favorite Things and then layered it with black cardstock.

The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and worked well with the smallest fishtail die.

Kept this as Clean and Simple as I could and still used some designer paper! I haven't been using a lot of that lately and my stash is over flowing!

Thanks for popping by!

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

to say hello

Hi all! Found this sketch over at Sunday Stamps that worked well with something that I had just been playing around with and had colored up.

I was searching through all my stamps looking for a specific Halloween sentiment when I stumbled upon this leaf stamp. I've had it forever and I believe colorbox put it out years ago.

I stamped it onto rustic cream cardstock using my Misti and versafine ink. I did heat emboss it using clear embossing powder so that I could color it using Copic's.

Sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink. I used this burlap like ribbon that I got from Hobby Lobby across the bottom, the tied a bow using the Bow Easy and adhered it on using glue dots. 

Well, back to my chores. I've got some doggy hairs to hoover up. Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Live life in full bloom

Hi everyone! It's sketch time over at Less is More and here is what I did with it.

I kept this very clean and simple. The flowers and the little dragonfly are from Technique Tuesday. Flowers are colored with Copic's. The little dragonfly is colored using a blue glittered gel pen and the wink of stella clear pen. Thought I'd add a bit of sparkle.

Sentiment is from Savvy Stamps that I recently picked up from my local stamp store.

Yellow gingham bow is tied with the smallest setting on the Bow Easy and stuck on with a glue dot.  The centers of the flowers are tiny self adhesive pearls.

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

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Friday, August 21, 2015

FMS #200

Hi everyone! Here is my take on the 200th sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I used the leaf embossing folder from Sizzix to emboss a piece of white cardstock. Next it is cut it down to fit the dark green cardbase based upon the sketch.

I used the same green cardstock and added some lighter green to cut the leaf/twigs out.  I really like how they match the embossing. Dies are from Memory box and My Favorite Things.

The flower is cut out using the Blueprints #14 set from My Favorite Things. Tied some light green bakers twine into a bow on the button and then decided it needed a bit "more."

Before gluing down the flower, I took a bit of natural bakers twine and made a bigger bow so to speak to go behind the flower. Like how it turned out.

That is it for today. Thanks for popping by!

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Sunday, August 16, 2015


Hi all! Here is my take on the word theme week over at Less is More. It's congratulations and I also took the opportunity to pair this up with the food or drink challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.

I started with the martini die from Taylored Expressions. I cut two of everything out, except for the teeny tiny olives. Glad they stuck to my C plate so I didn't lose them.

I used a C00 marker to add the dirty martini to the glasses, glued in the Olives and pick then covered it in Glossy Accents. Waiting for them to dry was worst of this card making process.

I expirimented with different colors of back ground papers and ended up using black because the glasses stood out better. I layered it with Olive to give it a punch of color.

Congratulations sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

CTS#136 - Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Case This Sketch. I kept things pretty clean and simple.

Border stamps are from Waffle Flower. I used Colorbox inks from My Favorite Things in navy and wild cherry. I also used the R29 Copic marker in the middle to give this a bit more depth.

Sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink as is the white and red cardstock.

Will most likely add this one to my masculine birthday card stash.

Thanks for popping in!
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Friday, August 14, 2015

FMS199 - Giving thanks

Hi all! Here is what I did with this weeks freshly made sketch.

I'm so wishing fall would hurry up and appear. I'm about done with all the heat and humidity we've been having lately. So, I decided to get out my leaf stamps from Technique Tuesday and create something to go with the sketch.

I used a combination of inks on this one. Versamagic, colorbox and hero arts. I decided to be a bit different and fussy cut two of the leaves out and popped them up with foam tape.

Burlap from DCWV used along the bottom.

I used a Copic marker to color the white satin ribbon, let it dry and then ran it through my crimper. I like the bit of texture it adds. Stamped the sentiment using Archival jet black ink so that would stand out.

That's it for today so far. Thanks for stopping by.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Worm birthday wishes

Hey everyone! Finally got some time to create a one layer card for Less is More challenge. The theme this time around is "the eyes have it."

There is a lot of white space on this one!

Stamps are from Paper Smooches and colored with Copic's. Used some glossy accents on the eyes so they would stand out a bit more.

That's it for now - thanks for stopping in!

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