Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sunshiny Days

I pulled a Penny Black stamp out to make this card, cutting the image panel with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle, and colored it with Copics. I found the sentiment in my doo-dad box, and I'm not sure who made it, but it fits perfectly with this image. The papers were snippets from my stash, and I matted everything with black, adding a diagonal strip to define the panels. The final touch was to add a little sunshine with a Lil Inker stitched sunshine die. The center was done with a snippet of orange cut with a MFT stitched circle die. Now go forth in the sunshine and enjoy your day!

I'm entering this into the Little Red Wagon challenge #339 which is "Sunshiny Days."


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Purple Hydrangea

I need to add to my thank-you card stash, so I made this card with a MFP hydrangea image and sentiment. I colored the flower with Copics, adding some speckles and splatters with lavender ink, some stickles to the flower centers, and a piece of purple twine. The edges were sponged and distressed, then I placed this on a smoky purple cardstock base.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

MFP Stamp Challenge #17 - use the color purple as your main color.

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Folded Ornament Christmas Card

The April Rudolph Days Challenge is in full swing again until the end of the month, and I'm entering my Christmas card that uses all retired SU! products. I hadn't used my ornament punch for quite some time, so I punched several of them, scored them in half, and glued the halved sides together to make this pop-up ornament. It folds flat for mailing, so I'll probably be making more of them. The ornaments were suspended with gold stickers that were wider, and cut into thin strips. A touch of gold cord was made into a bow and adhered to the top with Glossy Accents.

Have yourself a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016


I made this card using a pretty piece of script text dsp from Recollections for the background. I cut the Simon Says Stamp Bella Bloom in white, cutting the smallest flower from the script dsp and attaching it with a small white mini brad. I popped each layer up with foam tape and added a sentiment panel done with Midnight Muse ink and a SU! fancy scalloped punch. 

I'm sharing this over at the Little Red Wagon challenge #338 which is to add text to your card.

That's it for me today, but thanks for stopping by, and make it a great day!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Say Cheese

Here's a card I made for my next Cards for Hospitalized Kids box. I printed a SNSS digital image of Cocoa Mouse, and colored him with Copics, adding Glossy Accents to the big orange bow on his block of swiss cheese. The tiny mice were done with die cuts from Gina Marie Designs with white cardstock and colored with Copics too. The background was embossed with a swiss dots embossing folder and the ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is from CTMH.

Wishing you a great week ahead, and as always; thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Full Pleated Cards

I saw this card on Pinterest that included a tutorial, so I decided to make one of my own. Last year I scored a big pack of this pretty double sided dsp (Soho Garden by American Crafts) at Tuesday Morning for a great price, so I paired it with some Midnight Muse and white cardstock. The layered flower was done with 3 different SU! punches, and the centers were done with a little circle die from the Poppystamps holly & berry leaves set. I popped up the flowers with foam dimensionals after curling them a bit with a bone folder. The sentiment is (r) from SU! I decided to make a 2nd one.........

 I reversed the dsp sides and paired it with some SU! Coastal Cabana cardstock; otherwise it was done exactly like the first one. I think this design would make a very pretty Mother's Day card too, because it's so feminine and frilly.

These will be heading to the Snippets Playground #226 where you need to use your snippets.

I'm also sharing them over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to "make it girlie."

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Quilt Card for a Sister

I decided to make use of a pretty paper pad from DCWV called Linen Closet and made a quilt card. I believe this is the churn dash quilt pattern. Using a 1" punch, I cut 2 blue squares, and 3 floral squares, and cut one of each color in half on the diagonal, and one of each color in half lengthwise. I left one floral square uncut for the center. I punched flowers and added mini brads, along with a SB Shapeabilities Fancy Tag which was stamped with "Sister" - a stamp by Verve.

I'm sharing this over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to "make it girlie."

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day filled with warm sunshine.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I made the background for this card by sponging on Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar, then stamped the CTMH image and sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I added some doodling with a white Sharpie and called this one done.

I'm sharing this over at the Tuesday Throwdown TT#290 which is "Monochromatic."

Have a happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Distress Ink Butterfly

Here's my card for the Butterfly Challenge #52 - F is for fancy folds and/or the color of Fuchsia. The base butterfly was done with a SU! Bigz die, and it was sponged with several different colors of distress inks. It began with Wilted Violet, but I wanted to add some highlights, so I sponged on some Picked Raspberry which pretty much turned it darker purple, so I left it alone and decided to layer it with some Memory Box Darla and Vivienne butterfly dies. The card base, Elizabeth Crafts Designs die-cut sentiment, and top layered butterfly all began with white cardstock sponged with Picked Raspberry ink before cutting. The white card base was done with a CB embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Pleated Birthday Card

Today I'm sharing a "pleated" card, where the lower panel of dsp is folded to resemble a little pleat. The cardstock colors used are Razzleberry, Island Indigo, and Pool Party. The dsp and matching ef are from SU!, as well as the stamped floral images in the layered circles. I added a drop of glossy accents to the flower center instead of using a brad or gemstone. The layered circles are were done with MFT stitched circle dies along with a SU! bow punch builder for the tabs. The sentiment is from SNSS and the ribbon is Island Indigo from SU!

The Cards in Envy challenge this week is "Another Year Older" or in other words, make a birthday card. Their challenges are always to make a card that fits into an envelope without extra postage. This flat little pleat adds no bulk so I may make a few more of these.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!