Wednesday, February 24, 2016


A young boy's card... for birthday or any occasion ... once the inside is finished. 
Sometimes the super cute images we love are just "too cute" for a boy! 
So I reverted to stars and baseballs. Can't lose with those! 
Check out the list of supplies under the picture.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ANYTHING GOES

Simon Says Stamp Frames

Memory Box "Parker" die (letters)

Simon Says Stamp Sports Planner (baseball stamp)

Sizzix Star die


A sweet card for a friend who needed a sympathy card. 
The flower, from Clearly Besotted "Fresh Flowers," was colored 
with Inktense Pencils; the sentiment is from Mint Owl Studio; 
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables was used for the 3 panels. 
I am entering this card in the 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes."

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Easy As Pie

Two Challenges to enter!!

Hello blog land! It was rainy all day, but I didn't care. I had an entire day to play in the craft room! One of the cards I finished today is for the Reverse Confetti Sketch Challenge for February. You can see the entries HERE
The sketch looks like this - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - >>>

Thanks Reverse Confetti for the challenge!

Here is my version of the sketch. I used the Easy As Pie 
stamp set and die; plus I added the banner at the top 
from the Gift Card Die set. I used some pattern paper
which I had in my scraps drawer! Great way to
use up leftovers, right! I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Birthday Elephant

I'm entering this card in the 
My Favorite Things 
Card Challenge 268

For this card I stamped images from Adorable Elephants and colored them with Copic Markers.
Using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies from MFT Die-Namics, I cut two pieces, one with the images and one slightly bigger out of purple card stock.
Both were mounted on a piece of the new MFT County Fair Plaid paper
with a piece of ribbon underneath and the Happy Birthday greeting down the left side.


Somebunny Hugs

This cute card was made with an older stamp set from My Favorite Things Somebunny - although it's new to me! I stamped the images and water colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Then I cut out the scene using MFT Die-Namics Stitched Mini Scalloped Square Stax. I love this scalloped die which I just got a few days ago! To finish the card I used a piece of MFT Squeezed Chevon pattern paper, a piece of embossed white card stock and a bit of pink and white twine.

I am entering this card in the My Favorite Things Card Challenge #268


I created this card by stamping many small images on a piece of Neenah 8.5 x 11 white card stock. I used three stamp sets from Hero Arts - Holiday Pine Branches, Happy Day Flowers, and Let Love Grow. I love making my own bouquet of flowers this way. Then I cut the card stock into four pieces with plans to make four cards.

For the first one, I simply added a piece of ribbon across the front of the flowered panel, adhered the panel to a light blue card, and added a few flowers and  leaf stems on top for added dimension.

I am entering this card in the Hero Arts Card Challenge Fabulous Flowers.

Smile Shaker

Here's a shaker card I created for a teen's birthday! 
My Favorite Things "SMILE" die was used in the middle of a panel 
which I stamped with different small stamps from different companies. 
I used Brutus Monroe Chalk Inks in Rouge, Oz, Aubergine, and Suede. 
The butterfly is from Stampin' Up cut out of DCWV Glitzy Glitter Paper!  
Aqua and purple sequins ar shaking around inside!

Entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge SHAKE IT UP

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Day

One quick card to put on the blog before we literally walk out the door for our vacation. I won't have much internet so "unplugged" it is!
I made this card for the current Hero Arts Fabulous Flowers Challenge 
with two stamp sets from Hero Arts, some ink pads and some copic markers.

Hello You

A quick entry because we are getting ready to walk out the door for our vacation! I finished this yesterday - for a friend and wanted to enter it in the Hero Arts Fabulous Flowers Challenge

Check HERE for all the entries and great inspiration from Hero Arts.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Now and Forever

Probably my last Valentine's card since I'm going on vacation in a few days 
and won't be making cards until the last week of February. 
Just trying to decide what coloring medium to take along. 
Can't be 10 days without anything to color!!

This card's background was created after I watched Jennifer McGuire's video using stencils and shimmer spray. I had it in my drawer for a couple of weeks and realized last night that it would look fabulous against black - hence the black card base and die cuts from Simon Says Stamp. I used
a stamp from the Hero Arts Card Kit from January and a few sequins to finish the card.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp
Wednesday Challenge Have A Heart 

Happy Day Hearts

Another quick Valentine's card using a Reverse Confetti Quick Card Panel. 
I really love these when you need a card in a hurry. I used them for Christmas and again for Valentine's day. If you are thinking of trying them, my recommendation is YES, DO IT. 
There are new ones coming out tomorrow!

For this card I also used Simon Says Stamp Heart Die and some colorful paper.
I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Spring Birthday

Happy Birthday - looking ahead to spring! Here's a sunny card with stamped flowers in a wheel barrow card and garden tools nearby. I used so many different products in this card -  Newton's Nook, Poppy Stamp dies, Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things,

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp
Monday Challenge Ray of Sunshine!


A quick post with a card I made for Valentine's Day. This one features Hero Arts "Hello"die and Sunny Studios Sending My Love stamp set. Other products listed below. 

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp

Other products: Embossing folder with hearts, Darice. Copic markers for coloring 
and a big heart cut out of pattern paper with tiny hearts on it!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Glittery Birthday Wishes

Tonight I created a card for Jenn Shurkus's COOLEST CARD SERIES 
with "Sparkle" and Snow as the theme. 
By starting with DCWV Glitter paper,
which I put through a Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder "Swirls,"
I was able to get a sparkly, swirling light aqua back ground. 
Snow at the bottom created with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Border
and some white snow flakes added the snowy details
to surround the MFT Snowman which I colored with copic markers. 
The little landscape in the background is a new die from Sugar Pea Designs. 
The two part sentiment consists of an aqua "BIRTHDAY" die
from Die-Namics Arrow Greetings and "WISHES" from
Stampin' Up Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.
I'm also going to enter this card in the My Favorite Things

I had a lot of fun making this card and combining many products from different companies.
Thanks for reading my blog today. Our snow is almost gone, but I'm sure more is on the way!