Monday, April 29, 2024

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone.  The Paper Players sketch challenge intrigued me, so decided to play with it today. This also goes well with the feminine challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.

The flower stamp is from Penny Black called blooming. I watercolored them using Mei Liang watercolors, then cut them out using square nesting dies. I did use a marker to darken in the centers. The flower that's in the circle is fussy cut and popped up using foam dimensional tape. The small happy birthday sentiment is from Jaded Blossom. 

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Sunday, April 28, 2024


Hello. Playing in the TGIF challenge of pocket full of posies today. 

The envelope die is from Hero Arts (I believe). All the flower dies are from Concord &  9th. The small hello is from Altenew.  I used an old cuttlebug plaid embossing folder in the background for dimension. 

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Flowery pair - SSC334

Hello and welcome to another challenge over at Sunday Stamps.  Here is what I made using the sketch or inspiration color prompt photo.

The flower stamp is from Unity. I colored it with Copic markers and used a small blending brush and soft yellow ink to create the glow around the flowers. Butterfly die is an old one from Memory Box.


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Sunday, April 21, 2024

So very happy for you

Hello. I'm playing in a few challenges with this clean and simple card today.

The flower dies are from Papertrey, Inc. I cut them out of white cardstock then ink blended over them using SSS pawsitively saturated ink in cheeky and blush.  White buttons are used for the centers of the flowers and I had to tie them with twine to get a cute bow for the centers on each.

The sentiment is from The Ton. The dot outline die is from a blueprints die collection from MFT stamps. Tiny dew drops from Memory Box finish this off.

Adding this to the following challenges.
CAS of Friday - Spring

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Foiled birthday card

Hello - playing around with foiling today and the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches

After I foiled the peonies, I colored them with Copic markers. The Birthday sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and heat embossed in gold. I also turned the sketch on its side for a different look.

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Thanks for everything

Hello. Playing in the Beautiful Blossoms inspiration challenge today.

This daisy stamp is from the former Technique Tuesday stamp company. It's colored with Copic markers.  The designer paper is from Carta Bella and Echo Park.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Get well soon - TSOT645

Hello and welcome to another sketch challenge at Try a Sketch on Tuesdays.  Here is the card I made and the sketch for you to use.


I used a cut file on my Cricut to cut out the Gerbera Daisy.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.  The pink gingham designer paper is from A Muse Studio.




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Monday, April 15, 2024

To my favorite couple

Hello everyone. Here is your mid-month reminder about the current challenge going on over at The FlowerChallenge blog.

Here is another card that I created for the current challenge.

Poppy dies are from My Favorite Things and I used cardstock from Papertrey, Ink to layer the flowers. The dot stitch die is from Jillian Vance Designs. 

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Congrats - SSC333

Hello and welcome to another challenge over at Sunday Stamps.  Here is what I made using the sketch or inspiration color prompt photo.

I used the colors as a jumping-off point on the stencil from My Favorite Things. I masked off the sentiment panel using mint tape so that I could stamp the sentiment from Studio Calico. 

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Happy Birthday

Hello. Playing in the Just Add Ink challenge today. I was inspired by the flowers on top of the cake in the photo below.

The Lilac dies are from The Greetery and the small birthday stamp is from Simon Says Stamp. The shades of purple cardstock are from Papertrey, Ink. 

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Friday, April 5, 2024


Hi everyone. Playing in the Freshly Made Sketch challenge today. There are so many possibilities with this one and I kept it pretty clean and simple.

The branch is an old rubber wood block stamp from Memory Box. I used Tombow markers to color on the stamp and huffed to get a clean stamped image. The sentiment is from Hampton Arts and the dsp is from Craft Consortium.

Ok - the little bee is from Picket Fence and I used shrink plastic and a mini pancake maker to create it.  I've got to tell you that the $10.00 mini pancake maker (Walmart) is the EASIEST WAY EVER to use shrink plastic.  It's also the quickest in my honest opinion.

Examples of the bees are shown above. So many possibilities. There are a few YouTube videos on this using embossing powders (Marion from Wow is one) and you should check them out. 

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

Crocus - congratulations

Hello! Welcome to another challenge over at The Flower Challenge blog. We are looking to add layers this go around.

Here is the card I created.

 The crocus dies are from Birch Press. I cut them from white card stock and then blended Heather and violet pawsitively saturated ink from Simon Says Stamp over them. The sentiment is from crafters companion. 

 Here is the cue card for this month’s challenge.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Happy birthday to you - TSOT644

Hello and welcome to another sketch challenge at Try a Sketch on Tuesdays.  Here is the card I made and the sketch for you to use. 

I used my Canon printer to print the music notes onto a piece of rice paper. Quite frankly, very surprised it worked, and so well. Then I added a bit of distress antique linen ink over it to give it an aged look.  The birthday sentiment is from Poppy stamps and it's stamped in hickory smoke archival ink. I used gray cardstock in two shades to match the music sheet colors on the panel in the sketch.                                                                                   


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