Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Medallion and Butterflies

This card uses the sketch from Stamping 411, SSC #243. I stamped the Medallion in versamark on the vanilla cardstock and then clear embossed it. A 1 3/4" circle was punched on the right-hand side to make a "window." I die cut butterflies out of black with the Butterfly Embossilit. Pearls were added to the middle of the butterflies. Black Taffeta ribbon was tied on the left-hand side. I used the scallop border punch to make the scallops along the bottom edge and added a strip of First Edition designer paper. I thought this card would work for a sympathy card. 

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Monday, February 20, 2012


This sentiment from the stamp set Word Play is great for Graduation cards. I colored the words in using the Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip markers. I stamped the arrow again on a piece of white cardstock, cut it out and raised it with a Stampin' Dimensional. I stamped Happy Graduation from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in Melon Mambo on White cardstock and punched it out using the Decorative Label punch. The banners behind the sentiment were stamped using the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp inked in Versamark. This card uses the sketch from Stampin' Queens, SQSC 26 and the colors are from the challenge at Create with Connie & Mary, CCMC189.

Remember, if you want to get a closer look at the card, just click on it for a bigger image!

Masculine B-day Card

Taxes are done!!!:)  I'm slowly getting back to making cards. This one is simple, but I hope to get more "creative" as I get back into it!  I find that masculine cards are not as fun to make, because I can't add all the fun extras! I stamped the ship from The Open Sea in Not Quite Navy and Happy Birthday from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped in Early Espresso ink. The compass and log were stamped in crumb cake and the white panel was sponged using crumb cake. I tied Early Espresso Baker's Twine around the white panel and added a large Chocolate Chip brad (I had to get at least one accessory on it!). The base of the card is Early Espresso. The designer paper is from the Nautical Expedition pack which is retired. The sketch for this card is from Freshly Made Sketches, FMS22.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to be back soon with more! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Inspired by Others

I wanted to get this card posted yesterday, but it didn't happen! There has just been too much going on. I CASED this card from Heather Summers. You can see her card here. My heart was made from inking the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp in Craft White and then embossing it using White Embossing Powder. The clouds were punched using the Cup Cake punch out of white cardstock that I dry embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder. The heart is hung on the Baker's Twine with a small clothespin. I stamped the sentiment and thought this card could be used for an anniversary card instead of a Valentine's Day card. I liked this card so much that I also made it using Pool Party.
If you are thinking that I have been busy doing taxes, well, that has NOT been the case! I haven't even started, and my husband gave me Saturday as my deadline! I'm itching to make a few cards, but since I will be subbing the next two days and be gone the next two nights, stamping time will probably not happen. I briefly mentioned an upcoming class in a previous post, and that class is on hold for now. My next class will be coming in the beginning of March.  

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pink Pennants

Yes, this is my second post today! So, make sure you scroll down to see the other card I uploaded. The picture below from Stampin' Royalty, SR#110 is the inspiration for my card. I inked up the pennant stamp from the Pennant Parade stamp set using Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Rose Red Markers. After punching them out with the Pennant Punch, I adhered the pennants using Stampin' Dimensionals to the white polka-dot embossed cardstock. The sentiment was colored with the markers and stamped before embossing. Rose Red Grosgrain bows were added to the end of the pennants. 

Navy Sympathy

The challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSSCC104) was to make a monochromatic card using blues. My card base is Night of Navy with Vanilla cardstock embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Navy striped grosgrain ribbon was tied around the vanilla embossed panel. I stamped the image from Thoughts and Prayers in Night of Navy ink and then die cut it using the Label Framelits. The outside edge was sponged with Baja Breeze ink. I punched Baja Breeze and Marina Mist flowers using the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Pearls were added to the middle of the flowers. The sketch was from Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge, SQSC25.

Thanks for looking!  I will be back later today with another card:)  It needs to be posted tonight for the challenge. The rest of the week may be sporadic with my posts as I need to work on taxes:( But, knowing me, I will put off the taxes and stamp instead!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some old, some new...

My second post for the day! I'm making up for not being able to stamp or post at the end of last week! The sketch for the card can be found here at Mojo Monday, MOJO227. The card base is bashful blue with whisper white cardstock that is embossed using the Stripes embossing folder which is a SAB item. I used retired designer paper with cherries on it since it goes so well with the cherry stamp from Button Buddies. I inked up the stems of the cherries in Lucky Limeade and adhered the buttons. The stamp "just a little note" is from a retired hostess set from last year. Ruffled Limeade Ribbon is tied around the card. 


Quick post as I am off to a basketball game soon. This card is another clean and simple card. The colors used were from the color challenge #123 found at colorQ challenge. I cut strips of designer paper in 1/2" strips and die cut the h-a-p-p-y in basic gray cardstock. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Baroque Motifs

This card uses a stamp from the stamp set Baroque Motifs. I stamped it in Craft Vanilla on Eggplant Envy cardstock. Pearls were added to the middle. Scallops were made on the Sahara Sand cardstock using the Scallop Border Punch. I tied Vanilla Seam Binding around the panel and adhered it to Pool Party cardstock with dimensionals. The card size is 3x6. It is simple, but elegant. 

The sketch is FTL 176 found on Clean & Simple and the colors used were from Create with Connie and Mary CCMC187. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

3x3 Card

Yes, it's the kites again!  This card is similar to one that I have done in the past; however, this one is 3x3. I needed a quick card and this fit the bill!  It's hard to tell from the picture, but the clouds are embossed with the Lattice die. 

Thanks for checking out my blog!  I hope to have news of a class soon. I have an idea....

Monday, February 6, 2012

Turquoise & Red

This card uses the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. The size of the card is 3x6. Once again, this was not the card I had in mind when I started, but it works!  This card uses paper from Big Top Birthday Designer Paper and the owl punch. The owl has googly eyes adhered to it. This card would work well for a kid's birthday. 

Yes, this is my second post for the day as this the challenge is ending in a couple of hours, so I needed to get this posted:)

Glimmer Valentine's Day Card

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? The kids have been working on their school Valentine's and decorating their boxes. This Valentine's Day card is clean and simple. The base is Red cardstock. I used by Big Shot to cut the "i" and "u" from the Silver Glimmer paper and the heart was punched out of Red Glimmer paper. The banner was made using the Petal Cone Die and I stamped on the black with Craft White ink. The brad is a retired, but I thought I needed something more:)

The sketch for this card can be found at Clean & Simple, FTL 175, and I'm also linking up to the challenge at Stampin' Royalty, SR#109.

Thanks for stopping!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Card Swap

The beautiful cards below I received in a swap.

Created by Brenda Hukriede

Created by Brenda Hukriede

Created by Terri Gaines
A glance at my weekend: Lily had a b-ball game last night and then her team came over for a few hours after (8, 10 year-old girls!); today is a big grocery shopping trip and then church this evening; tomorrow morning starting at 8:00 another b-ball game with a second one at 11:15; Gopher b-ball game at noon which we will watch on TV; Noah soccer at 4:00; and then maybe we'll watch a little of the Super Bowl. So, I hope to get some stamping in between everything, but don't be surprised if you don't see anything new from me tomorrow!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!

I can just imagine my friend, Brenda, smiling when she looks at this card as she always says that I love buttons:)  This card is a fun one!  I used the sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday, but turned it on its side. I embossed the Crumb Cake cardstock with the Stripes Embossing Folder (Free during SAB). I stamped the flourish from the Baroque Motifs stamp set in Crumb Cake. Linen Thread was tied around the card. The Bright Designer Buttons (Free during SAB) were added and the sentiment (retired) was stamped in Basic Gray. 

Happy Friday to all of you!  

SFF012712 from Sketch Frenzy Friday

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fifth Avenue Floral

I love the colors in this card which were inspired by the designer paper used from the Pocket Full of Posies pack. The base is Early Espresso cardstock and a panel of Eggplant Envy was dry embossed using the Flower Garden Embossing Folder. I stamped the flowers from Fifth Avenue Floral on Vanilla cardstock in Eggplant and Baja Breeze ink and layered onto a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock. Happy Birthday was stamped in Early Espresso and flowers were stamped off once and then stamped on the Vanilla cardstock to make them faint. I added pearls to the side of the sentiment piece. The sketch challenge called for ribbon, but when I added that, it looked like a present!  And, that was not the look I wanted on this card:)  The pieces of Vanilla cardstock were sponged with Crumb Cake ink. The sketch can be found at Stamping 411, SSC#240.


This card has a "vintage feel" to it. The music notes background was made by inking up the SU Music Notes wheel in Baja Breeze. The designer paper is from the Pocket Full of Posies designer series pack. Vanilla cardstock was punched with the large oval punch and then layered onto a Baja Breeze oval which was made using the Designer Frames (you can get these free during SAB). I die cut a label from the Label Famelits out of Baja Breeze and adhered the ovals it. The flower is from the Boho Blossoms punch. After punching them out from Baja Breeze, I separated the layers of cardstock. Crumb Cake was sponged around everything:). The sketch challenge can be found here at Create with Connie and Mary.

Thanks for looking!