Monday, March 4, 2019

Rainbows and Springtime

I made this Rainbow card on Saturday, and the Floral Invitation yesterday, and am just getting around to posting them today.

The first card is inspired by the inspiration photo at Fusion. I noticed that the Fusion sketch was so similar to the one over at CAS(E) This Sketch, so I combined them and am entering it into both challenges.

To make the rainbow I die cut a series of dotted ovals with my cuttlebug, cut them in half, and layered them on top of each other. I stamped and colored that cupcake and put a "cherry" sparkle on top, and even though my 4-year old helped me with this card, I'm going to give it to her for her 5th birthday at the end of this month. She loves it so much!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cranberry, Sunset, Canary, Topiary, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim, Gypsy
Stamps: Pun Fun, Balloon Animals
Other: Red Sparkles

For my second card, I used the brand new stamp set available from our hostess collection. The big floral stamp was perfect for the top and bottom of the sketch. I used the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches. The them of springtime was from The Paper Players, so I used flowers and these pretty colors from Sunday Stamps. I interpreted them as: Peacock, Lagoon, Flaxen, Sorbet, and Vineyard Berry.

I used base and shade stamping with the Sorbet, Vineyard Berry, and Lagoon Flowers. I watercolored the leaves with Flaxen ink, and the tiny flowers with Peacock ink. The sentiment was stamped in Peacock and Vineyard Berry. I layered one section of the flowers with a cutout popped with foam tape. It was actually a happy accident, since one section of the stamped image was not complete. Instead of starting over completely, I just stamped that one section onto a scrap and fussy cut it out!
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Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Let's Celebrate
Ink: Peacock, Lagoon, Flaxen, Sorbet, Vineyard Berry, Archival Black

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Got Snow?

Hey there! This is my second post for today. I've been able to spend a lot of time in my craft room, and I'm having a blast. I'm getting over the flu and feeling much better. I might not be able to make it to church tomorrow, and I'm getting a little cabin fever. But crafting is helping.

This card was inspired by these four challenges:

As You See It - All Askew sketch
Color My Heart - St. Paddy's Mood Board
Winter Wonderland - Fuzzy Wuzzy Christmas card
Your Next Stamp - Stars

My photo is a bit fuzzy, but the card base is green, and so is the base of the back panel. I hope I can get my computer fixed soon to be able to upload from my camera, so the pictures can be clearer!

It was quite a challenge to fit all those themes into one card, but I feel like I succeeded. What do you think?

Materials used:
Cardstock: New England Ivy, White Daisy
B&Ts: Lucky
Stamps: Got Snow
Ink: Olive
Other: Chipboard Stars, Gold Glitter paper, Enamel shapes, Black Bitty Sparkles, Black and Gold Ribbon, snowflake embossing folder (not CTMH)

Christmas and a Birthday

Good morning and happy Saturday! I've been sick lately, so I stayed home this morning instead of doing my normal workout/shopping that I usually do. I was thrilled to be able to make a couple of cards for the Saturday challenges. I apologize for the fuzzy photos - I'm having trouble with my camera and had to take them with my iPad.

The first card is a CAS birthday card that I am entering into these challenges:

Just us Girls: Birthday
Less is More: Horoscope
Addicted to CAS: Fluffy

I found a fluffy zodiac symbol in my stamp collection in the form of this cute, cuddly lion. I trust in the Creator God, and not in signs from the stars to guide my life, so I'm not at all into horoscopes. But I do like constellations, and lions that God made! Someone small in my life is going to love this card.

First, I stamped the lion on scrap paper and cut it out, then I stamped it onto my base and masked it with the cutout. I dipped my paintbrush into the sunflower ink and then painted the sunburst around the card. My husband says it looks like the lion is breaking through the card!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Sunflower, White Daisy
Stamps: Life's a Jungle, Just To Say Cricut Collection
Ink: Chocolate, Creme Brulee, Sunflower

My second card is a Christmas card for 52CCT and it includes a coffee theme for Crazy 4 Challenges.

I used the sketch from 52 CCT with Snowhaven paper. I pieced together a saying from the Treats of Friendship and Snowhaven cardmaking workshop stamp sets using the masking technique. The Merry Christmas stamp is from the Christmas Love stamp set.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
B&Ts: Snowhaven
Stamps: Treats of Friendship, Snowhaven Cardmaking WOTG, Christmas Love
Ink: Cranberry, Black
Other: Red Shimmer Trim, Red Enamel Gems
ShinHan Touch Twin markers: Carmine, Clay, Barely Beige

Thursday, February 28, 2019

New Project!

Hey y'all! It's been a while! I have been engrossed with homeschooling, too much to do any paper crafting. But recently I was invited to go to a crop, and so I had to organizing my pictures and scrapbooking supplies. Well, that got me thinking, I really need to save money on all the supplies I need, so I signed up again to be a Close to My Heart consultant! I really loved doing it before and missed it.

So, I am going to start buying some of the new ink pad colors, and I will be able to participate in more of the Color Dare challenges. I'm excited about that! This week's challenge uses a lot of the colors I already own, so I didn't need to have any of the new ones yet.

For my card, I used Thistle, Pixie, Lagoon, Black, Canary, and Sweet Leaf. I'm also entering it into the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge, and the challenge at Heart 2 Heart to CASE a project from the current CTMH idea book. I haven't received my kit yet, so I had to look at the online idea book. The card I chose was on page 119 in the middle.

This is the card I cased. The top portion is embossed with Swiss dots. I used the Blossom Cardmaking Workshop stamp set to stamp the flowers on the bottom of the page using Sweet leaf, Lagoon, Thistle, Pixie, and Canary ink. I used a strip of Lagoon B&T from the Calypso paper pack. I cut the flower and leaves out by hand and used a little flower from Skylark embellishments for the center. The little bow is waxy flax. The sentiment is from Words of Comfort stamp set.

Thanks for reading my blog, and I hope to see you again soon!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pixie, Sweet Leaf
B&Ts: Calypso
Stamps: Words of Comfort, Blossom Cardmaking Workshop
Ink: Pixie, Black, Thistle, Sweet Leaf, Lagoon, Canary
Other: Waxy Flax, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Skylark Assortment

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