Saturday, January 31, 2015

Valentine School

Today I have a simple Valentine made with Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies, and an image from SU! called "Hey Valentine!" I colored the fish with Copic markers and glitter pens, and added a shiny red heart brad along with 2 smaller heart brads. The cardstock is Blue Raspberry and Bubblegum pink - both from GinaK designs.

I'm sharing this over at the SSS Wednesday challenge which is anything goes. This week they're featuring Lil Inker Designs and Clearly Besotted. I cannot stop making cards with these Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies - I absolutely love them!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a warm weekend!


Friday, January 30, 2015

Go Away Rain (or snow)

This week the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is "anything goes" and they're featuring Clearly Besotted and Lil Inker designs, so I pulled out my Lil Inker stitched rectangles and diagonal die and put this card together. I found this unknown image in my box of stamped images and colored it with Copics. I layered it with some blue, green, and red cardstock, added a SSS sentiment, and called this one done! 

Thanks for stopping by today and my wish is for you to have a fabulous day with brilliant sunshine!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Touch of Early Spring

The challenge at the Mod Squad challenge this week is "all about the animals." I decided to use this cute PB hedgie in a watering can, and colored the image with Copics. The sentiment is from GinaK stately flowers 6, along with some dsp from LYB. I used a MS border punch, swapping the heart inserts from the coordinating papers.

Here's wishing you a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Red, White & Blue "HI!"

I'm using the OWH sketch challenge #247 to put my card together today. I used a lot of red, white, and blue snippets for this one. The image had been stamped and sitting in a box for years, so I'm sorry I have no clue who makes it, but that piggy with those heart balloons really made me smile :) The background was done with a PTI center stage die, and I colored the image with Copics to coordinate. The horizontal heart border was done with a Cuttlebug ef strip that came with a larger 5x7 ef and the sentiment is from MFP, layered with a SU! 7/8" scalloped punch.

I'm also entering this into the Snippets Playground #161 (must use snippets)
as well as the Shopping our Stash #186 - (make a love card)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

White on White Love Card

I have a white on white card to share with you today that can be used for Valentine's day, an anniversary, or just to tell someone you love them. I was playing around with some heart dies and discovered that the MB serafina heart die perfectly fits the SSS thank-you heart die, so I layered them together, and then placed them on a SB larger heart die, embossed with tiny hearts. I added a SU! tulip border embossed panel for the base, and die cut the small "love you" from SSS dies. I added 2 strips of satin/sheer ribbon and for the final touch added small pearls and gemstones to the heart.

I'm entering this card into the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends #246 challenge which is "only white."

I'm also entering it into the SSS Wednesday challenge which is "have a heart."

I'll enter this too at the Tuesday Throwdown #229 - use facets or gems

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great day!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Cow Are You?

Deedee's digis is sponsoring the always anything goes Craft Your Passions Challenge #246, so I've made a card with her "Cow are you" digital stamp set which you can find here. I used the pre-colored version, adding some glitter pen highlights to the bow on the cow's tail. The stitched rectangles, diagonal strips, and bows were done with Lil Inker stitched dies and I added some Geo sparkler stickers to the bows for a little glitz. The sentiment is included in this fun set which you can find here in Deedee's store.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can find time to join the Craft Your Passion Challenge too! You could win a generous gift to Deedee's store if you do!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

January Rudolph Day

It's time for the first Rudolph Day Christmas challenge this year, which runs the 25th to the end of each month. ScrappyMo has taken the challenge over this year and she requires just one Christmas card or project to play along.
My card is all SU!, including the embossed ornaments, sentiment, top note die and retired dsp cut into word window snippets to create the background. The ornaments were popped up on dimensionals and suspended with bits of twine.

I'm also entering this into the Snippets playground #161.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day! 


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Have a Heart - 3 Ways

The Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week is "Have a heart" - create something for someone you love. I'm using a SSS large heart doily in black, woven with some narrow white ribbon and tied into a little bow. I added a Valentine sentiment, and that's all this card needed

Here's the red version....

And here's another version without the ribbon. I seldom do CAS cards because I find them more difficult to do than lots of layers, but these were quick and easy and that pretty heart die makes a beautiful statement!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful weekend!


Friday, January 23, 2015

#Stuck on You

Today I have a fun card with 2 punched owls making eyes at each other. I used snippets of dsp and cardstock to put this together, and added a Unity sentiment with a die-cut hashtag my friend Mary Anne shared with me.

I'm entering this into the Unity Friday FWF challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, and make it a great Friday!


Thursday, January 22, 2015


I found myself in need of making some thank-you cards, so I pulled out my SU! scalloped top punch, along with a Lil Inker diagonal stitched die and made several designs. I used some GinaK Orchid cardstock ( I LOVE this color), and added a Hero Arts sentiment along with some mini brads, rounding the bottom corners for a softer look. The dsp is from the Violet Crush paper pad by KaiserCraft.

Here's a 2nd card using dsp from the same Violet Crush paper pad, but this time I used a retired SU! sentiment, along with some butterflies done in 2 sizes with punch-a-bunch punches.

I made 6 more of this design and will send them off to OWH as they're asking for thank-you cards for their January mid-month throwdown.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!