Saturday, September 17, 2016

Leah's birthday invitations (with Color My Heart #211)

Well, hello there! It's been a long time since I've done any blogging. I have been so busy homeschooling, knitting, and trying to get into shape, that I haven't had much time for my card-making. But I needed invitations for my daughter's birthday, and I have so many great stamps, I can't justify buying invitations (even though I'm super busy!). So I made these cards using the colors from Color My Heart - Poppy, Saffron, Fern, and Colonial White. My daughter wanted a strawberry theme for her birthday, so I made these with the Taste of Summer stamp set.

I would have loved to embellish these a little, but I wanted to keep them mailable, and I was in a hurry. Leah really liked them, so that's what counts!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Saffron, Fern, Colonial White
Stamps: Taste of Summer, Tea Time, Art Philosophy, You are My Happy Alphabet, Curlicue Alphabet
Ink; Poppy, Saffron, Fern

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Banner bunches

I may have found my mojo! I have not been creating lately, but now I'm back at it. I made this card with the challenges at Color Throwdown and Pals Paper Arts.

I used Fern for the green, Goldrush for the orange, Gypsy for the purple and Glacier for the aqua. I used some of the Paper Fundamentals for patterned paper. The stamp set was from the current Seasonal Expressions - A Bunch of Love. To color the flowers, I took a paintbrush and collected some of the ink from the lid of the stamp pad and painted with water.

PPA310 A sketch Challenge

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Glacier
Paper Fundamentals: Goldrush, Gypsy, Fern
Stamps: A Bunch of Love
Ink: Archival Black, Gypsy, Glacier, Fern, Goldrush
Other: Chevron Embossing Folder

Friday, July 22, 2016

Color Dare # 203

Since the last time I blogged here, I have moved from Wisconsin to Alabama. It took me a while to settle in and get all unpacked, but I finally forced myself to clear off my craft table and get busy creating. Here was my table before:

And here's my table after I shoved all the junk off:

Granted, this isn't my best work, but it'll do for a start. The colors for Color My Heart this week are Sorbet, Canary, and Crystal Blue with White Daisy as the neutral. I used this week's sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.

Here is the birthday card. Maybe I'll send it to my sister. August 6th is her birthday. She's getting old! LOL:


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Sorbet
Stamps: Just a Number, Swirls Around
Ink: Sorbet, Canary, Crystal Blue

Friday, June 17, 2016

Color Dare #198

I'm participating in the Less is More one-layer card challenge this week along with the color dare from Color My Heart - Sweet Leaf and Cotton Candy with White Daisy.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cotton Candy
Stamps: Avonlea Cardmaking WOTG, Picture Perfect
Inks: Sweet Leaf, Cotton Candy
Other: Prisma Glitter

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bushel of Apples

Here's a card I made for my dad for Father's day. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning and the colors from Colour Q. I'm also entering this into the "Ties that Bind" challenge from Heart 2 Heart and the "Father's Day" challenge at Simon Says.


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Crystal Blue, Slate
Stamps: Country Born
Ink: Slate
Other: Paper Fundamentals - Enchantment, Olive Mini Medleys, Slate Alcohol Marker Set, ShinHan Touch Twin Markers, wood grain embossing folder (not CTMH)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Lots and lots of Thank-you notes

I took the day yesterday to create some cards with some of the previous color dares that I missed due to homeschooling. Sorry there are so many on one post, but I don't have time to create so many posts!!!

This first card is for Merry Monday - cute kids card! I used the colors from Color Dare #184.

Materials used: Cardstock: White Daisy
Ink: Black, Canary, Flaxen, Sweet Leaf
Stamps: Snowhaven Cardmaking WOTG, Believe WOTG
Other: ShinHan Touch Twin Markers

The second one is for Color Dare #186.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Gypsy, White Daisy
Stamps: Brushstrokes, Springtime Wishes
Ink: Lagoon, Gypsy, Archival Black

The third card is for Color Dare #187 using greens. I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps.
Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Happy Times, Fundamentals Adventure
Stamps: Remarkable Wreath
Ink: New England Ivy, Topiary, Sweet Leaf

My next card uses the sketch from Retro Sketches and the colors from Color Dare #190.
Materials used:
Cardstock: Ruby, Gypsy, Colonial White
B&Ts: Penelope
Stamps: Framed
Ink: Honey, Gypsy
Other: Red Hearts, Honey Mini Medleys, Color Ready Seam Binding

The next card uses the sketch from Pals Paper Arts (rotated), and the Happy Times colors - Color Dare #192.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Happy Times
Stamps: A Flowering Bunch
Ink: Fern
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Gold Puffies

This card uses the Georgie paper pack for Color Dare #193 and the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch.

Materials used: 
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Georgie
Stamps: Honeycomb, W2022 petite perks
Ink: Slate, Canary
Other: ShinHan Twin Touch Markers

This blue card uses the Freshly Made Sketch and the colors from Color Dare #194.
Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
B&Ts: Paper Fundamentals - Adventure & Enchantment, Penelope
Stamps: Cuddly Salutations
Ink: Sapphire

Penultimately, this card uses the sketch from Tuesday Morning and the colors from Color Dare #195.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Penelope
Stamps: Candlelight Garden
Ink: Lagoon
Other: Penelope Compliments, ShinHan Touch Twin Markers

And finally, here is my Calypso card using the Mojo Monday Sketch and the colors from Color Dare #196.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Calypso
Stamps: Taste of Summer
Ink: Black, Honey
Other: Sparkles (Blue/ Green, Red/Pink/Purple, Black/Grey assortments)

If you've read to the end, thank you! As you can see, I've made these all thank-you cards, because my stash was being depleted. I got so many gifts and notes of encouragement after my mom died, that I used up all my thank-you notes. And I am ever so grateful for all the support. Thanks for checking out my cards! Which one was your favorite?

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Color Dare #197

Hi! I know it's been a while, but man, I've got a lot going on. I needed some creativity in my life, so I took the day to just create some cards.

I've been preparing for a cross-country move which will happen within the month. We finished homeschooling on May 28, and then my mom died unexpectedly which has set me back a little. After a long trip to the funeral, we are back and I'm stressing out, but making cards has helped calm me down a little.

This one is for the current color dare over at Color My Heart. The sketch is from Atlantic Hearts. I used Confetti Wishes which had both colors - Pacifica and Canary.


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pacifica
B&Ts: Confetti Wishes
Stamps: Artiste
Other: Paradise Paper Shapes Flowers, White Daisy Brads

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Celebrate with Cake

Hi! Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. Today we are showing you how to use this stamp set - Celebrate with Cake! You can get this stamp set for only $5 when you spend $50 in May. Here is the link to my website:

I hope you can make it all the way around the blog hop - it's one big circle! If you came here from Krista Hershberger's blog, you're on the right track. If you get lost along the way, go here to start over.

Today I made a card using the Orange and Colonial white color combination from Color My Heart. The sketch is from Retro Sketches:

This picture was my inspiration:

Here are the materials used:
Cardstock; Colonial White, Sunset
Stamps: Celebrate with Cake
Ink: Sunset
Other: Sunset Mini Medleys, Coral Reef Sequins

Now hop on over to Nancy Womersly's blog to see what beautiful creation she came up with!