Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Flower Jar

Here's a card I made last week for Fusion using the sketch and the inspiration photo. I was hesitating posting it because I still wanted to add something like a grey wood flourish over the wood panel, but I couldn't find the right embellishment. I still like it, it's just not exactly how I wanted it. But here it is, and I hope you enjoy!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Taffy, White Daisy
B&Ts: Dakota
Stamps: Candlelight Garden
Ink: Black, Sorbet, Olive, Blush
Other: Black Fine Tip Pen

Thursday, August 2, 2018


Today I made a card I was planning to make yesterday. I had to buy some printer ink and I didn't get it until last night. I like to print out the Bible verses from Word Art Wednesday. The colors at Color Throwdown were black and white plus copper. The challenge at Simon Says was to create your own background. So I took my rose gold tape (the closest thing I have to copper), and created a diagonally striped background with it on white cardstock. I used the sketch from Freshly Made.

I stamped the images in Archival Black and layered them on Black cardstock. Then I added some rose gold sequins for a final touch.

I hope you can come play along with me this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
Stamps: Holidays, verse from WAW (not CTMH)
Ink: Archival Black
Other: Rose Gold Tape, Florence Sequins

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Pistachio Christmas Trees

Hi! Welcome to my second post for today. Here is a card I made for the color and sketch at CAS Colors and Sketches, and the One-Layer Christmas cards at City Crafter.

I used CTMH colors Key Lime, Hollyhock, and Desert Sand.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Frosted Cardmaking WOTG, Christmas Love, Cheers! 2016
Ink: Key Lime, Hollyhock, Desert Sand

Sunbeams at Sea

Today I made a Clean and Simple card for these challenges:

Tuesday Morning Sketches
Tuesday Throwdown - Stenciling
CASology - Sunbeam
Paperminutes - Scenes at Sea

I decided to go for a one-layer card (except for the base), and some simple stenciling. I cut a circle out of scrap paper and stamped some scenes from the sea using the negative space of the circle. Then I sponged some yellow ink to really outline the circles. I used two straight edges to sponge a yellow line across the top and stamped the sentiment inside. I decided to just stick with two colors to keep it clean and simple.

I hope you can come play along with me at these challenges!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Bamboo, White Daisy
Stamps: Perfect Day, Hello Summer
Ink: Desert Sand, Canary

Monday, July 30, 2018

Notes and Fresh Air

Hey guys! I have been MIA for about a week. Last week was so busy for me because my kids had a summer music and arts camp that I volunteered at, and they had their championship city swim meet over the weekend. It was great, but I got almost zero time for me and about as much sleep! I was running on coffee! In other news, I have been participating in the unofficial July Disneybound challenge, which is almost over, (if you don't know what disneybounding is, look it up!), and I've almost finished my 4th round of Whole30 (look that up too!)! This has been a challenging month, but you know me, I love challenges. So it's been great and I feel great.

I got tons of sleep last night, and I didn't have to get up early, so I took some time this morning and made this card. It is for Atlantic Hearts, Heart 2 Heart, and Color My Heart.

For the Duly Noted theme at Heart 2 Heart, I cut the notebook paper sheet out with the Artbooking cartridge, and I stamped it with the stamp from Take Note. The arrow and the note circle were also cut out with Artbooking and stamped with the Take Note stamp set. The flourish is from Wonderland WOTG stamp set, and the sentiment is from Card Chatter -Love. The colors I used are Whisper, Baby Pink, and Glacier.

Materials used:
Cardstock:Whisper, Baby Pink, White Daisy
Stamps: Take Note, Wonderland WOTG, Card Chatter - Love
Ink: Baby Pink, Glacier
Other: Artbooking Cricut cartridge

I made this card last week with the sketch at Atlantic Hearts and for the Fresh Air challenge at Heart 2 Heart, but I never found the time to photograph it until today. I used some old stuff from the Twitterpated paperpack, and the felt shapes that went along with it.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Chocolate, Crystal Blue
B&Ts: Twitterpated
Stamps: Catch You Later
Ink: Chocolate
Other: Color Ready Kraft Borders, felt shapes

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pink Pineapples

I had 5 challenges I wanted to participate in for this card. The sketch is from Tuesday Morning. The colors are from CAS Colors and Sketches. CASology had a cue card, "Cloud." City Crafter wants us to use pineapples. And the technique of Faux or Real Stitching is from Tuesday Throwdown. I ended up using the Calypso paper pack for the pineapple theme and adding some faux stitching made with an embossing tool and a paper piercer.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pear
B&Ts: Calypso
Complements: Calypso
Stamps: Chantilly Cardmaking WOTG
Ink: Lagoon
Other: Calypso Sequins, Florence Sequins, Lagoon ribbon

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Retro Berry Birthday

Hey all! I really loved the retro-themed sketch at As You See It this week. And when I saw the colors at Color My Heart, I knew they would fit perfectly. It's like I'm being transported to a bright sunny kitchen in the 1970's! I made this birthday card and I'll enter it into the birthday challenge at Use Your Stuff.

I cut my shapes from the Cricut. The colors I used were Sunny Yellow, which I feel is a good match to Lemon, Pear, which is not quite as bright as Willow, but I don't have anything more similar, and Poppy. The Taste of Summer paper pack had a nice bright yellow like Lemon, I thought it was perfect. I stamped the strawberries in Poppy and Pear and finished off the card with a thin yellow ribbon. I stamped a simple "Happy Birthday" on the inside. I love the way it turned out, and I hope you love it too!

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Materials used:
Cardstock: Sunny Yellow, Pear, White Daisy, Poppy
B&Ts: Taste of Summer
Stamps: Taste of Summer
Ink: Poppy, Pear
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, yellow ribbon (not CTMH)