Monday, October 5, 2015

Clean and Simple

Here's something you don't often see from me - a CAS card! I used one corner of the card to stamp the MFP owl image with Versafine, then heat-embossed it with clear ep. Next I colored the flower with a red Copic and added a small white mini brad to the center. I used a Cool Caribbean card base, and sponged around the image with matching Cool Caribbean ink. The sentiment is also from MFP and I did some piercing along the stamped corner and added some matching sequins for the final touch.

I'm sharing this over at the Tuesday Throwdown #264 which is "Clean and Simple."

Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you a bright and happy Monday!


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pumpkin Patch

There's an ongoing challenge for October over at Deedee's Digis blog, and I've used an image and sentiment from the featured stamp set this month called "Pumpkin Patch." I used one of the pre-colored images and made a very simple design. I used some Pear Pizzazz green cardstock for the background, adding a piece of black & white polka dot dsp and some orange and white gingham ribbon. The background was embossed with a Darice ef that has beautiful leaves for autumn. If you play along with us, you'll earn a free digi stamp set for November. If you didn't play along last month to receive this fun autumn digital set, you can snag it for a reduced price until this challenge closes. You can find all the details right here.

Yesterday was World Cardmaking Day and Deedee's Digis kicked off the celebration with a 2-week Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge that runs until October 16th. Playing along can net you some brand new Deedee's Digis Pocket Pals digis that are beyond cute! Click HERE for all of the details and Bingo Grid so you can join in on all the fun.

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a great Autumn weekend!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Caring Hearts Card Drive for 2015

Happy World Cardmaking Day everyone! 

Today is also the start of the 2015 Caring Hearts Card Drive. I donate Christmas and Holiday cards every year to this worthy cause, because they distribute them to the elderly in nursing homes. Since it's World Cardmaking day, it's a great reason to start working on some quick and easy Christmas cards to donate. The 2015 Caring Hearts Card Drive runs from October 3 through November 27th - which is the deadline for receiving all cards. You can click the link above, or click the logo on my sidebar for all the details and guidelines.

This card was made with white and metallic red card stocks. The snowflake background was embossed with a Darice ef, and the snowflake was done with a Lawn Fawn stitched snowflake die. I added a matching Crystal metallic sticker to the center. The "Merry Christmas" was done with a Kaisercraft die and that's all there was to it! I liked the way it turned out, so I made another one in blue...

I hope you'll consider sending some Christmas or Holiday cards to the 2015 Caring Hearts Card Drive too! The elderly living in nursing homes are often forgotten during the holidays, and hopefully a hand-made card will brighten their holidays.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Holiday Greetings

The Jingle Belles challenge going on right now is to make a card for someone who doesn't necessarily celebrate Christmas. I went with a turquoise and silver color theme, and used an embossed background with a SU! sentiment. I embossed a snippet of white card stock with silver embossing powder, and used that for the sentiment mat. I added some gemstones from Pizzazz Aplenty and tied some white satin/sheer ribbon into a bow for the finishing touch.

I'm also sharing this over at Pixie's Snippets Playground #196.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is fabulous!


Thursday, October 1, 2015


I won the Words 2 Scrap by challenge in August, so I've been invited to guest design for the W2SB #22 challenge for October. The challenge is "fight like a girl." October is breast cancer awareness month, so I made a card for a survivor using a Unity image, colored with Copics and die cut with a SB Nestabilities labels 18. I used the colors of blushing bride and smoky slate, adding a strip of pink velvet ribbon and 2 color coordinated mini brads. I added some light pink stickles to the pink ribbon and stamped a Verve sentiment and called this one done. Thanks to Bobbi and Sybrina for asking me to guest design this month........I hope you'll play along and make a card for a survivor too.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great first day of October!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Serendipity Mustang

Here's a card I made using a Serendipity Mustang image and some Authentique dsp. I did some piercing around the edges of the image panel and matted it on a matching snippet of cardstock. I colored the image with Copics and added some dark yellow twine to match the dsp. I left the sentiment off because I can make this a birthday card, or use it for other occasions. I'll probably add some tiny tags underneath the knot when I need to use it.

I'm entering this into the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge which is to use something that starts with the letter "M" on our cards, and mine is a "mustang."

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day today!


Monday, September 28, 2015

Trick or Treat

The House Mouse Challenge HMFMC#204 is Fall and/or Halloween, so I went with a Halloween theme. This is one of my favorite House Mouse images called Dino Treats. I stamped it with Memento Black Ink and colored it with Copics and matted it with black. Next I added a punched pumpkin border done with an EK punch and backed it with a piece of black cardstock. The dsp is retired SU! and I added some orange and white twine for the final touch. The sentiment was done with a G studio stamp.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great start to the new week!


Saturday, September 26, 2015

September Rudolph Day

It's time for the September Rudolph Days Challenge where you have until the end of September to make a Christmas card. Today I'm using my Simon Says Stamp Wishing Trees die, along with Lawn Fawn stitched hillside dies, and a SU! sentiment. I cut the tree die with gumball green cardstock, and cut another one in white, then swapped the green negatives with white and added some Geo Sparkler stickers to the largest tree. For the final touch, I added a tiny red heart negative to the sentiment - which was left over from another die cutting project. 

I figured it would make sense to make another card using the left overs from the first cutting, so here's the same basic card with the colors reversed. I added a simple silver star sticker to the top of the tree for this one.

I'm also going to add my cards to the Snippets Playground #196 as soon as the gates open :)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a fabulous day!


Friday, September 25, 2015

Happy Birthday to my Ford Man!

Today is my husband's birthday (and mine lol) and this is his card. He's always owned Ford cars and trucks, and loves those old muscle cars and street rods, so this card has everything but the pickup truck he drives today. I started out with a SB embossed background that has tire tracks on it, and sponged some smoky slate ink on it to add the dirt. The bottom panel is a snippet of PTI dsp that I tore along the edge. The images and sentiments are from Clear Art Stamps, and I added some assorted brads after coloring them with a Tombow marker and matting them with black. The numbers were done with my Quickutz.

Have yourself a fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

You Color My World!

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is to create your own background without using any designer paper. I was inspired by Vicki's great card here, so I gathered my markers and just made one big mess! lol The papers are from the inside cover of a watercoloring paper pad, and I knew one day I'd find a use for that softly textured paper! I colored the papers randomly with markers in many colors and just had fun. I colored the crayons from the Lawn Fawn stamp set, along with the sentiment, adding negative snippet bits from border cuts. I fussy cut the crayons and popped them up on foam tape. Those little Lawn Fawn smiley faces get me every time :)

I had so much fun making the first one that I decided to use all my fluorescent Copics to make another. I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark, and then heat embossed it with white. The white just didn't blend well with the rest of the card, so I colored the letters with Copics and added even more color. All of the mats were done with Lil Inker stitched rectangles.

I'm also entering these cards into the Shopping our Stash #220 challenge which is "show us your smile" - as well as the Snippets Playground #195 which is always to use snippets.

Here's wishing you a colorful day, and thanks for stopping by!