Thursday, April 27, 2017

Season's Greetings

I finally cut into a piece of 12" designer paper I've had since my scrapbooking days and made a card with it. The front has white snowflakes, while the reverse side is a dark teal color. I found it hard to use on cards because of the big patterns, but cutting just a strip works for this card. I flipped a piece over and cut it to give the horizontal panel a little contrasting mat, and then decided to cut the square elements with it as well. The bottom 2 squares were done with a GMD stitched square die, while the scalloped panel was done with a SU! punch. The snowflake was done with a Lawn Fawn stitched snowflake die and a snippet of pool party cardstock, and I added several clear gemstones along with a Northwoods sentiment.

I'll enter this into the following challenges :

April Rudolph Days Challenge - anything goes as long as it's Christmas

CHNC 330 - anything goes as long as it's Christmas - optional/for a child

CHNC challenge extra for April 2017 - anything goes as long as it's Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and do have yourself a great day!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Sorry for the dull colors today - it's another gloomy day in PA with no sunshine, so I can only work with what we have. (I don't have a lightbox) I made this card using MFT dsp's and a borrowed floral die (sorry, don't know the mfr) cut in white. After adhering the floral die-cut on the pink striped dsp, I added some Nuvo glitter drops into the petals for a little sparkle. The sentiment is from SNSS and the tiny sapphire gemstones are from my stash.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Thanks for the visit! Have a great day and I'll be back again soon!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A True Classic

I have a masculine birthday card to share today where I stamped a SU! Country Livin image of a truck, and colored it with Copics; then added a few birds done with a SNSS stamp set. The sentiment is from Clear Art Stamps. The image panel, dual background panel of hunter green and rust, and kraft card base were all die-cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangles, making for a very mailable card.

I'll enter this into the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #167 - the great outdoors

Wishing you a great Tuesday, and as always, thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Not Your Typical Mother's Day Card

This may be the mother of all snippet cards I've ever made. The background was made with squares of Lawn Fawn plaid papers and strips of assorted cardstock to make a colorful statement!  After it was finished it reminded me of an old quilt which is how it came to be a mother's day card. After adhering the snippets onto a piece of black cardstock, I embossed the whole thing with a Sizzix plaid embossing folder. I added a SSS "Happy" die cut, along with an Anna Griffin Mother's Day die cut, and placed it all on a black card base. I added a few random tiny colored gemstones to add some feminine touches since there are no flowers on this one. Click the photo to enlarge and you'll be able to see the gems better.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges :

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #3 - Outstanding Occasions (Mother's Day)

Thanks for checking in and I hope your weekend is a total blast!


Friday, April 21, 2017

Sail Away to Retirement

I borrowed this beautiful sailboat die from my stamping buddy, but didn't get the name of it, but as soon as I saw it I thought of a retirement card, so that's what I made. I began with a piece of watercolor paper and sponged it with lots of colors to create the background, then glued the die-cut right on top. All it needed was a simple sentiment but of course that smeared while stamping it, so I had to use plan B and make a sentiment panel to glue over the smudge. The sentiment is by SU! I'm real happy with the way this turned out and hopefully the recipient will be as well.

I'm sharing this with the Double D "silhouettes" Challenge which is to create a silhouette image.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Birthday Pooches

I have a birthday card today done in shades of blue, black and white. I used 2 I.O. die-cut dogs along with a Poppystamps dachshund dog, adding a MFT tiny tag and a hand-cut mat beneath it. The white embossing was done with a decorative dots EF, while the blue horizontal panel was done with a square lattice ef - both from SU! The sentiment was done with a TE stamp and I added some aqua droplets of Nuvo glitter for the dog's eyes. as well as randomly on the card. The final touch was some aqua and blue twine from the twinery tied onto the mini tag. The card base is turquoise.

 I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

Dies R Us #71 - "tags"

Tuesday Throwdown #339 - photo inspiration

Thanks for the visit, now go and have yourself a fabulous day!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Birthday Rose

Today I have a birthday card with a Penny Black rose image that I stamped with Melon Mambo, then colored over it with Copic markers. After coloring, I covered the entire panel with Versamark ink, then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder to make the colors pop. It was die cut with a GinaMarieDesigns stitched oval, then matted with a black SB scalloped oval. The background was done with a WeRMemoryKeepers 3D Gemstone next level embossing folder with some pastel pink cardstock. The sentiment panel was done with a TE stamp - heat-embossed with white and hand-cut into a tag, then attached with a small white mini brad. The butterflies were done with a retired SU! butterfly sizzlet and 3 tiny pink gemstones were added for the final touch.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

The Use Your Stuff challenge #260 - use eyelets or brads

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have yourself a wonderful Wednesday!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sympathy Card

When a long-time friend's mother passed away recently, I realized I had no sympathy cards in my stash, so I quickly made this one. I stamped the background with a little wooden leaf stamp (gifted to me by Mary Anne) with Versamark and embossed it with white ep. I also used a stick stamp by Judith for the little speckles, done just like the leaves. I sponged Spun Sugar distressed ink all over the panel, and then used a SB labels 25 for the silver-embossed SU! sentiment, adding some satin ribbon and a few tiny pink gemstones.

I'm sharing this with the Cards in Envy challenge this week which is "Pretty Pastels."

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is just perfect!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Lambs

I have a couple quick and easy Easter cards I've made this year with the SU! retired Easter Lamb stamp. I colored the lamb with Copics and matted with some medium blue cardstock. The card base is hello honey and I added a strip of diagonal dsp taken from a very old book of baby scrapbook paper I've had for eons. The border panel was punched with a MS doily punch, and I add a tiny bow done with SU! daffodil delight ribbon.

Here's one done with pink colors and half a paper doily hidden behind a MS doily punched border. The image panel was rounded on the corners and matted with sage cardstock. I added a tiny white bow that nicely covered up the Easter sentiment (duh) LOL

That's going to do it for me today but thanks for stopping by and I wish everyone a wonderful Easter weekend!


Friday, April 14, 2017


I frequently borrow this adorable Inky Antics stamp set from my friend Mary Anne to make cards for hospitalized kids. I stamped the image and colored it with Copics, adding some "hugs" sentiments done with a TE stamp set, then used lots of pink cardstock and some MFT Sweet Celebration dsp to make horizontal strips. It's just a bright and cheery card that will hopefully bring smiles to the recipient.

I'm sharing this with Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper challenge for April 2017 - which is always to use patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by and may your Friday be a special one!