Thursday, April 7, 2016

SU! Walk in the Wild Thinking of You

I made a thinking of you card using Stampin' Up's Walk in the Wild stamp set.  I colored the pheasant with Copics and used Mojo Monday sketch #68.  The sentiment is mounted on Spellbinders oval dies.  Paper is from my stash.

Hope you are having a great day and thanks for visiting!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Cards in Envy Beautiful Butterflies Challenge


The current challenge at Cards in Envy is Beautiful Butterflies. I've been using My Favorite Things stitched border dies for a lot of cards I've been making recently, and this card is no exception.  I love the way it adds interest to a card, yet keeps it nice and flat.
  • Floral paper from Echo Park Happy Days
  • Sentiment stamp unkown from my stash
  • MFT stitched border die
  • Verve Sprightly Sprigs die accented with Copic marker
  • Butterfly stamp and die from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Butterflies.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Birthday Mouse

Sharing a birthday card I made for Send a Smile 4 Kids using a digi from Bugaboo Stamps colored with Copics.  The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts, star paper from Bazzill (Tuesday Morning find!) and a border die from Verve Stamps.  The card layout is OWH sketch #19.

I used my new Misti to stamp the sentiment, and I have to say, it makes all the difference in the world to be able to stamp something multiple times.  The orange paper (and the stamp itself) didn't really take the Stampin' Up Night of Navy ink very well.  The ink beaded up on the stamp and wasn't showing up very well.  After stamping the sentiment three times, I achieved a nice clear image.  Yay!  I believe the Misti will save me a lot on inks since I use different variations of inks to get an image to stamp clearly/completely.  With the Misti I can simply stamp until the image fills itself in.

I'm entering my card in Cards in Envy's challenge It's a Birthday Party! Birthday Cards.

Thanks for visiting my blog today - hope your day is going great!

Awesomeness from Dustin Pike and Create with TLC

Sharing a card I made for Send a Smile 4 Kids using a digi from Dustin Pike colored with Copics and a fabulous digi sentiment from Create with TLC.  The tree paper is from Echo Park and the background is dry embossed with Cuttlebug's embossing folder Distressed Stripes.  I'm entering my card into The Crater's Cafe challenge #129 The Great Outdoors.

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Happy Holidays

I just got this cute Penguin holiday stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Winter Penguin and decided to make a card for Sweet Stampin' Christmas' challenge Penguins and/or Polar Bears.  I used Copics to color the penguin, the purple strip is dry embossed with Cuttlebug's embossing folder Swiss Dots, and I used  MFT's stitched rectangle die for the image panel.  The snowflake paper is from my stash.

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Christmas in August

A Christmas card I just made using a digi from Bugaboo stamps colored with Copics.  Papers are from a Recollections paper pad from Micheal's.  Since I used polka dots, I'm entering my card into the challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge P is is Polka Dots!

Thank You Card for FMS 199 Challenge

I needed a thank you card, so I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches along with a floral image from Penny Black Stamps' Pretty Petals set colored with Copics.  The sentiment stamp is from MFT's Pretty Poppies on a MFT Fishtail Banners die.  The green stripe paper is from my stash.

Here is this week's sketch 199:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July OWH Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge - Thank You Cards

The July OWH Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge is to make a thank you card.  I used a My Favorite Things sketch, MFTWSC198, along with some stripe paper from my stash.  The circle dies are from Spellbinders, the button and tab dies are from QuiKutz, and the sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkadoo.

This month's challenge is the final one from Our Daily Bread Designs since OWH is finishing its mission August 1st.  I've really enjoyed participating in these monthly challenges and appreciate Our Daily Bread Designs support in providing the shipping costs for up to two large flat rate shipping boxes provided we post 50 cards for the challenge.

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great day!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June Our Daily Bread Designs OWH Challenge - Missing You

The June Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge for OWH is to make missing you cards.  I made this card for the challenge and now that my next to last box is on its way to Sandy, I thought I'd better get my card posted for the challenge!  I used Authentique papers from an 8x8 pad called Strong, a Waltzing Mouse sentiment stamp, a fox stamp from Lawn Fawn' set Into the Woods, and a sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 264.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are enjoying beautiful weather!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Memorial Day Bloghop - Finishing Strong!


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Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year.  All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so we're helping to get the word out!

The theme for this year's hop is red, white, and blue.  I've made two cards using this color scheme.
I made an Any Hero card with OWH sketch 184, papers from Authentique's Strong 8x8 pad, and a cute stamp from Paper Smooches Circle of Honor stamp set.  I added a bit of color to the image with Copics.

My second card is a modified OWH sketch.
This card uses OWH sketch 64, papers from Fancy Pants Down by the Shore, a sentiment stamp from Whimsy Stamps Guiding Light, Spellbinders circle dies, Memory Box Majestic Anchor die, and Stampin Up! Night of Navy ink (which is a lot darker blue than shows in the photo).  

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

OWH May Mid-Month Throwdown - His and Hers


For the OWH May Mid-Month Throwdown - His and Hers, I used the OWH Hero Arts set Baby Animals and Freshly Made Sketches sketch #178.  Background papers are from My Mind's Eye and the double dot for the bunnies is from BoBunny.  The stitched circle die is from My Favorite Things, backed by a Spellbinders circle.  The banner die is also from My Favorite Things.   To make the eye stand out better, I used a white gel pen.

These cards were fun to make and I think some bunnies in green, yellow, and purple BoBunny double dot are in my future!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

OWH Our Daily Bread Designs May Challenge - Embossing

The Our Daily Bread Designs May Challenge is to make a card that features embossing.  I made this card for the challenge a few days ago and am now just posting it.  The sentiment is really appropriate for how I'm feeling right now since OWH is closing down on August 1st of this year.  But for now, our challenges and sketches are continuing on as is the wonderful support from Our Daily Bread Designs who will sponsor the postage of up to two large flat boxes of cards for our Heroes if we post 50 cards for the challenge.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

OWHSketch 252

Love this sketch!  OWH Sketch 252 works great for those bits of leftover paper scraps.  I used some stripe paper from Echo Park and an image stamp from Stamper's Best (now Deep Red Rubber?).  The plain/distressed paper is from Graphic 45 and came 25 sheets for $1.99 at Tuesday Morning.  I was so happy to find this paper because it coordinates really well with a lot of the masculine papers I have.  It also stamps beautifully as well.  I used Memento Luxe ink in Rich Cocoa for the image and sentiment stamps.

I think I'm through with my Dad/Father's Day cards and now I just need to fill up my OWH box with other themes and get it mailed off to Sandy!  Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April ODBD Challenge - Masculine Cards

The Our Daily Bread Designs April Challenge for Operation Write Home is to make masculine cards.
I chose the quail and sentiment from the Stampin' Up! set Walk in the Wild.  I colored the quail with Copics and used Freshly Made Sketches #103 for the layout.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pads, but I don't have the names anymore.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Our Daily Bread Designs March Challenge

The Our Daily Bread Designs March Challenge is to make a sentiment the focal point of our card.  I used Mojo Monday Sketch 361 for my layout and patterned papers from October Afternoon's Sasparilla 8x8 paper pad.  The stitched circle die is from My Favorite Things, backed by a Spellbinders circle die.  The cowboy hat die is also from My Favorite Things, and the sentiment stamp is from Paper Smooches.

Thanks to Our Daily Bread Design's generosity in donating the shipping costs for up to two large flat boxes if we post 50 cards for the monthly challenge.  I'm off to post my card - thanks for visiting!