Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ballet Birthday

I had a lot of fun making this card. My colors came from Dynamic Duos. The sketch came from Retro Sketches. The image was inspired by CASE Study. The birthday theme came from Sentimental Sundays. I piled on the embellishments for Pile It On. And I used my favorite stamp set (Childhood Portrait) for Crazy 4 Challenges. I love it when I can combine so many challenges and still come up with a good looking card!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Smokey Plum
Stamps: Childhood Portrait, Card Chatter- Birthday
Ink: Petal, Smokey Plum
Other: twine (not CTMH), Purple Gems

Monday, October 28, 2013

Dear Santa...

Here's another Christmas card for:

Atlantic Hearts
Merry Monday
Heart 2 Heart - lots of layers
Pink Elephant - distressing

Here's the inside:

Materials used:
Cardstock: Ruby, Colonial White
B&Ts: Pear & Partridge
Stamps: Believe WOTG
Ink: Ruby, Chocolate distressing ink
Other: Ruby Mini Medleys, Red Glitter Gems

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Cross

I was inspired by this week's art from Word Art Wednesday. The verse really hits home with me right now, to be more of Christ and less of the world. I was also inspired by the colors in the photo at Inspired By. The sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Click on the  photo if you can't read the verse. I used Florentine paper, and a faux stitching technique around the edge of the Twilight layer.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Chocolate, Colonial White, Twilight
B&Ts: Florentine
Stamps: He is Risen, word art from WAW (not CTMH)
Ink: Chocolate
Other: Basic Brads Assortment, Spring Blossom Just Blooms

Friday, October 25, 2013

52CCT October Technique - Fancy Folds!

This week's challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is to make a fancy-fold card. Now I don't know if I've ever even attempted one before, so I had to do some googling! I found this website and CASED her tri-fold card because I loved it so much. She also has a great tutorial about how to make these, so go check it out!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Cranberry, Colonial White
B&Ts: Pear & Partridge
Stamps: Glory to God
Ink: Chocolate
Other: Silver Glitz Glitter Gel

Gift Bag & Tag

Our colors for color dare #66 at Color My Heart are Gypsy and Buttercup. I made a gift bag for a new baby, and I'm also entering it into these challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays
Retro Sketches
Frosted Designs
Heart 2 Heart

This bag is 5 inches tall and is cut from the Artiste cartridge.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, Colonial White
Stamps: New Arrival
Ink: Chocolate, Gypsy, Buttercup
Other: Paradise Baker's Twine, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Clear Buttons

Two Hearts...

Crazy4Challenges had a crazy challenge this week: a sketch, color, AND theme! Here is the challenge photo:

Here is my card:
I altered the sketch just a little, but you can still tell. I made the background panel above and below the circle instead of right behind it. I really like how this turned out. CTMH doesn't have colors like this, even though they're kind of trendy. I used some old cardstock that I had from my days before CTMH. I like this combo.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, scraps from my stash (not CTMH)
Stamps: Precious Love
Ink: Black, VersaMark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder


Here is some artwork from the Word. I used the sketch from CASE This Sketch from last week, and the word art from Word Art Wednesday from last week. I made this card last week, but I didn't get a chance to upload it. I've ben busy because we had our anniversary on Wed, plus Dr.'s apts, grocery shopping, and all kinds of stuff. So here it is, a little late.

Materials used:
 Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
Stamps: Classy Doily, WAW word art (not CTMH)
Ink: Sweet Leaf
Other: Silver Bitty Brads, vellum (not CTMH)

OWH Penguins

I made this penguin card for two Operation Write Home Challenges.

Sketch Challenge #195
Midweek Throwdown Snow Much Fun


Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
B&Ts: Frosted
Stamps: Wintry Wishes
Ink: Black
Other: Blue Button Assortment, Colonial White Waxy Flax

Late again!

I started making this card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday, but my vellum got caught in the printer. It took me 4 days to figure out how to get it out! That's why this card is so late! I'm using the colors from ColourQ and the image from A Day for Daisies.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Black
B&Ts: Hooligans
Stamps: ADFD digi image
Other: Purple gems, vellum (not CTMH)

Fall birthdays

This easel card is for my friend whose birthday is actually on Halloween. She doesn't celebrate Halloween, but I think she'll love this fall themed card! The sketch is from Sweet Stop. The challenge at the Shabby Tea Room is to use fall florals, and the challenge at Sentimental Sundays is to make a birthday shaped or easel card.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, Honey, Sunset, Autumn Terracotta, Colonial White, New England Ivy
B&Ts: Huntington
Stamps: Card Chatter-Birthday
Ink: Autumn Terracotta
Other: Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Trick or Treat

I made this cute card and I love how it came together. I am entering it into these challenges:

Mojo Monday
Dynamic Duos
Pile it On - Halloween
Opus Gluei - masculine
Pink Elephant - Trick or Treat
Rose Blossom Garden - Halloween
By Lori Designs - Trick or Treat
Simon Says - Halloween

Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
B&Ts: Hooligans
Stamps: Year Round Cheer
Ink: Black
Other: Sunset Mini Medleys

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I'm not too thrilled with how this card came out, but here it is. I'm entering this into:

Atlantic Hearts
Merry Monday - carols
Heart 2 Heart - lace
Less is More - trees

The carol that this is inspired by is The First Noel. It is a Colonial White Die-Cut card with the flap enclosed with a Velcro dot.


Materials used:
Card: Colonial White Die Cut
Stamps: Christmas Love, Love Life
Ink: Cashmere, Desert Sand
Other: Red Glitter Gel, crochet lace (not CTMH)

Trick or Treat

Here is a layout that will be good for the pictures of my kids passing out candy this year. I am entering it into these challenges:

The Pink Elephant - Trick or Treat theme
Rose Blossom Garden - Halloween theme/ Artbooking c-key
Runway Inspired

Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Sunset
Other: Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Bronze Shimmer Paper

Friday, October 18, 2013

Camera Card

Here is a card inspired by:

Pals Paper Arts
Inspired By

Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
B&Ts: For Always
Stamps: Sightseer
Ink: Black
Other: Paradise Flower, Black Button, Black Shimmer Trim

52 CCT & Color My Heart

This week at Color My Heart, we challenge you to use Twilight and Crystal Blue. The theme that Danielle has selected for 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is "bling it up." I used the sketch from Mojo Monday for my card. I am also entering this into the Simon Says Christmas card challenge.


Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Kraft, Twilight, Crystal Blue
Stamps: Snowflakes, Bright All Night
Ink: Chocolate, Twilight
Other: Twilight Ribbon, Blue Buttons, Bitty Sparkles - clear, Blue/Green Epoxy Bubbles, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Silver Shimmer Trim, Color-Ready Kraft Borders


My son is turning two on Sunday. I let him invite two friends. They are both girls. So I made these sort-of gender neutral invitations for the girls! I loved the challenge at CASE Study, and used that as my main inspiration. I used the cute little sketch from Retro Sketches. I also used Kraft, Flair, and Chipboard for the challenge at Frosted Designs.

These cards are 4x4. They are really cute!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Kraft
Stamps: Little Reminder, Summer Fun, Bingo Alphabet, Outta This World
Ink: Cranberry, Black
Other: Eclectic Alphabet chipboard, Chocolate Ribbon Rounds, woodgrain embossing folder (not CTMH)

A little late

Here are some cards I made on Monday, but never got the chance to upload them. The first one is for

Atlantic Hearts
Merry Monday

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Moonstruck
Stamps: Snowflakes
Ink: Moonstruck
Other: Silver Shimmer Trim, Artbooking & Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridges

The second card is for

Dynamic Duos
Sweet Sunday Sketch
Pile it On - humor
Order of the Opus Gluei - Halloween apple
Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Sorbet
B&Ts: Clementine
Stamps: Mayberry WOTG
Ink: Crème Brulee, Sorbet
Other: Red Brad Assortment, Spring Blossom Just Blooms Assortment
The third card is for
Crazy 4 Challenges - chevrons, pink, yellow, green, grey
Sentimental Sundays - birthday sentiments only

Materials used:
Cardstock: Slate, White Daisy, Blush, Buttercup
B&Ts: For Always
Stamps: Chocolate Alpha Small
Ink: Blush, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup