Friday, May 26, 2017

Furry Friends Challenge

Thought I'd share some cards I'm making for this month's Splitcoast Stamper's Cards for a Cause.  We are making cards for Cards for Hospitalized Kids.  Of course I pulled out my Paper Smooches stamps to make some fun cards for kids. When I read this week's e-mail from Simon Said Stamps challenge blog, I noticed their Wednesday Challenge was Furry Friends featuring Paper Smooches Stamps so I decided I would enter the challenge.

My card uses the cat and sentiment from Paper Smooches Chubby Chums stamp set, papers from Simple Stories SN@P! paper pad, and the notebook die from My Favorite Things.  I colored the image with Copics.

I also made two other cards shown below which I'm also sharing because I think they are just so dang cute.  The gator is from Paper Smooches Zoo Crew stamp set and the bear is from Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals stamp set. The sentiment stamp for both of these cards is from Technique Tuesday's set Awesome.  Papers and the die are the same as my featured card.

Hope you're enjoying your day - thanks for visiting my blog!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sending Paw Prints Challenge #4

Sending Paw Prints Challenge #4 is to use print on a card.  I went to JoAnn's last week and saw this cute dog themed paper and knew right away what card I wanted to make!  I used Mojo Monday sketch #478 for the layout and the doggie stamp and die is from My Favorite Things Lucky Dog set, paired with a thank you sentiment from Avery Elle's Simply Said You.  Circle dies are Spellbinders.

Thanks for looking and I hope you are enjoying your day!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sending Paw Prints Challenge #2 - Use Blue

Sending Paw Prints Challenge #2 is to use blue on a pet-themed blank thank you card.  I used this weeks's sketch from My Favorite Things - MFTWSC# 316 - for my layout and patterned paper from My Mind's Eye.  I didn't like the shade of blue of the patterned paper from the pad, so I sponged on some My Favorite Things ink in Blue Raspberry.  The cute pup is colored with Copics and is from My Favorite Things You Make My Tail Wag stamp set which I stamped after cutting it out with the die. The stitched circle and banner are also from My Favorite Things.  The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink.

Since I have a rather persistent helper, I'm going to share another card I made for Sending Paw Prints Challenge #2 using some My Favorite Things dies and stamps.  The kitty comes from MFT's stamp set I Knead You.  The cat on my card is actually a yellow orange and not the solid looking orange my photo editing program made it out to be.  I'm sharing this card because my cat, Gizmo, is the inspiration for the color choice for my card and she is on my lap as I type this trying to tap me on the face to get my attention.  She was one of four rescued kittens my daughter found by a dumpster.  She found homes for all of the kittens except for two, so she has one and I have the other.  This cat is definitely fitting of the stamp set I Knead You because she is always pestering me to sit on my lap and then tapping my face with her paw when I stop petting her.  Otherwise she is always trying to steal whatever she can get her hot little paws on when I'm not looking.  I've found my Copics markers all over the place, some hidden in some pretty odd places.  I love her to pieces and she does quite well with our three dogs.  Anyway, here is my card in honor of Miss Gizmo.
My card uses MFT's Blueprint 15 and Stitched Circle dies.  I love Blueprint 15 and I use it all of the time.  This die really lets some beautiful papers shine while allowing an image to take center stage.  The floral paper is from My Mind's Eye and the sentiment stamp is from Verve.

Well, Gizmo has settled onto her cat tree, so I'm going to sign off.  Thank you for visiting my blog today, and appreciate your comments.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Challenge #1 at Sending Paw Prints

I made a card for challenge #1 at Sending Paw Prints.  The challenge is to use paw prints on a blank thank you card which can be sent on to two rescue organizations that Sending Paw Prints supports.  I chose this cute Scottie dog from My Favorite Things set Lucky Dog along with some paw print paper I found at Micheals.  The white paper is textured with a tree bark pattern, though it may be hard to see it in the photo.  The sentiment is from Your Next Stamps set Happy Dance.  I used my Copics to color that handsome little Scottie.

If you're stopping by and haven't had a chance to visit Sending Paw Prints, hop on over and check out the blog.  It's a worthy cause and making some thank you cards for our furry friends is a lot of fun.  Guidelines are provided too!

Thanks for visiting!

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.

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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!
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!