Thursday, November 29, 2012

Merry Christmas

Here is a Christmas card for these challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches
Color Throwdown

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Lagoon, Avonlea Green, Ruby
Stamps: Snowflakes, Christmas Love
Ink: Ruby, Lagoon
Other: Gem from P&P WOTG

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Wishes

This card has unusual colors, but I think I managed to tie them together. This is for 2 challenges:
ColourQ and FreshlyMadeSketches.


Materials used:
B&Ts: Hooligans
Cardstock: white (not CTMH)
Stamps: Holiday Wishes
Ink: Cranberry, Gypsy, Lagoon
Other: Cranberry grosgrain Ribbon, Honey Mini Medley Accents


Here's an interesting card I made. It's a little different style for me, but I love the outcome. I didn't have any angel stamps, so I found one on vintage printables dot com. The challenge at Our Creative Corner is ABC: Angels, Buttons, and Chipboard. I used a chipboard frame decorated with buttons. I used the sketch at the Sweet Stop. The colors are from the Color Throwdown. I'm also entering this into the challenge at Crazy4Challenges - put a bow on it.

Materials used:
B&Ts: Hooligans, Wonderland, Lucy
Cardstock: White Daisy, Avonlea Green
Image: from (not CTMH)
Other: Chipboard Frame, Green Button Assortment, Colonial White Waxy Flax, White Daisy grosgrain Ribbon

I love shimmer too

Here is a card for 3 challenges:
Dynamic Duos
Retro Sketches
Less is More - add glitz/glitter

I really like how this one turned out!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Outdoor Denim
Stamps: Universal Backgrounds, A Very Merry Christmas
Ink: Outdoor Denim
Other: Blue Ribbon Collection, Silver Shimmer Trim, Bliss level 2 Assortment, Designer shimmer brads, silver Glitz Glitter Gel

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Manger card for RIC

I was inspired by the Runway Inspired Challenge to make this card. I know you're probably thinking "how can this card be inspired by those dresses?" Well, let me tell you. At first, I was drawn to the cross on the back of the second dress, and I was thinking I'd just make a black sillhouette of a cross. But I really wanted it to be a Christmas card and I wanted Jesus to be prominent, so I made a black sillhouette of a manger scene - still Jesus. I really liked the splotches of red, yellow and blue on the dresses too, so I decided to tie those in with the yellow star and the blue and red words. So there you have it.

Here is the inspiration photo:

Materials used:
White Card
Stamps: Glory to God
Ink: Black, Holiday Red, Sunny Yellow, Moonstruck

Place Cards

I haven't posted in a few days. My Thanksgiving was so exhausting that I've been vegging for 3 days straight! I made some cards yesterday, but didn't feel blogging them. But I made these place cards on Thanksgiving day. Even though it made me run a little late, I'm so glad I made them. They added just the right touch, and it was less awkward than telling our guests where they needed to sit!

These are for the CASE study challenge:

Here is the CASE study card by Angeline Yong:

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamps: Roxie WOTG, Classmate Alphabet
Inks: Chocolate, Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta

Monday, November 19, 2012

I love glitter

Here is another Christmas card. I've been making a lot lately. This one is for Merry Monday, Heart2Heart, and the Shabby Tea Room.

This card is so sparkly with glitter, but you can't tell in the photo. :( I wish I knew how to photograph so the glitter would show up more! The challenge at the Shabby Tea Room was a tic-tac-toe.

I did stitching, embossing and glitter and ribbon. Hmm... I think I didn't look closely enough before, because that does not make a row! I guess I could add some buttons or gems and it would work. I wonder if I'll be penalized if I don't. I guess I'll find out. Anyway, I thought the row was glitter, ribbon, and embossing. I wanted to do stitching, but I took my stitch stamp and embossed it around the edges with my Cranberry embossing powder. That way it would count as embossing, but still look like stitching. :) Here is the inspiration photo:

I saw that ice skate, and remembered a sticker I had from a couple years ago. I think it works perfectly.

Here is the Merry Monday sketch:

Heart2Heart has a Christmas theme this week.

Materials used:
B&Ts: Mistletoe
Cardstock: Cocoa
Stamps: You and Me
Ink: VersaMark
Stickease: Mistletoe
Other: Red Ribbon Collection, Cranberry Embossing Powder, Prisma Glitter

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Just Because

Here is a card for 3 challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch
Cr84Fn Color Challenge
Sentimental Sundays - Get Well Wishes


Materials used:
B&Ts: La Belle Vie
Cardstock: Champagne
Stamps: Avonlea Card WOTG, You and Me
Ink: Smokey Plum VersaMark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Shimmer Brads

Black Tie

I made a Christmas card for some challenges, one new one called Black Tie Fridays. I think the gist of it is that you have to use black in your project. Their challenge this week is to make something black and white and use a cut-out. I also took inspiration from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - to use a Scripture verse on your card, and Order of the Opus Gluei - to make something 3-D. I finally had a reason to break out my pop up cards and cut-out words on my new Cricut Artiste cartridge! I gotta tell you, you can make some fabulous things with that cartridge!

Here is the inside:
Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
Stamps: Glory to God!, Chocolate Alphabet - Small
Ink: Cranberry, White Daisy
Other: Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Red Glitz Glitter Gel, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Saturday, November 17, 2012


It took me a while to figure out what to do for these 3 challenges. I wanted to combine them, but just kept coming up blank. But I looked at Less is More, and took my inspiration from the name of the challenge. So I didn't put much on my tag.

Crazy 4 Challenges - make a tag
Our Creative Corner - use the alcohol ink on foil technique
Less is More - use hardware

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Annotations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (not CTMH)
Alcohol Markers: Ponderosa Pine (light)
Other: Red Glitz Glitter Gel, Cranberry ribbon, Photo Hangar, Aluminum Foil (not CTMH)

Retro Duos

I made a card for RetroSketches and DynamicDuos. I really loved the inspiration this week! Here is my card:
I had fun with this one. I mixed some of my white glitter with my clear embossing powder, not sure what it would do. Then I embossed some snowflakes, each one unique, with the sparkly embossing powder. I didn't think it showed up at first, but it really sparkles in the sunlight. I took this picture in direct sunlight so you could see the snowflakes when you click on the picture. I used my new embossing pen for the first time on the snowman's hat, thinking that it would set clear. But it stayed blue. Luckily it matched, so I didn't make a do-over, but it's not what I intended. Bob Ross would call it a happy accident. I also embossed the sentiment with the sparkly powder.

Materials used:
B&Ts: Wonderland
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Twilight
Stamps: Very Merry Christmas, Pair-a-Phrase
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (not CTMH), Twilight, White Daisy
Other: Blending Pen, Embossing Pen, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, White Glitter (not CTMH)

Sweet Stop Christmas Card

Here's a fun card I made for Sweet Stop Sketches:

Materials used:
B&Ts: Roxie, Mistletoe
Cardstock: Tulip, Colonial White
Stamps: A Sip
Ink: Cocoa (appropriate)
Other: Red Glitz Glitter Gel, Mistletoe level 2 assortment

Sweet Treats Birthday Card

Hello. I'd like to share a birthday card I made last night. I hosted a crop, but no one came (my fault - poor planning on my part!). So I made a card and spent the rest of the evening watching Psych with my hubby. ;)

I took inspiration from 3 challenges:
Inspired By
Pals Paper Arts
CAS-ual Fridays

PPA147 Nov 15 2012Materials used:
Cardstock: White, Heavenly Blue, Tulip
Stamps: Piece of Cake
Inks: Cocoa
Markers: Desert Sand (retired), Cranberry Set, Sky set
Other: White Bigger Brad, Red Ribbon collection, Spring Blossom Just Blooms

Day for Daisies Fall Card

I made this card for the color challenges at A Day for Daisies and Frosted Designs. The sketch is from I Spy Sketches.

The color challenges reminded me of Olivia. So I added a bit of Cocoa to mat the elements, and it worked perfectly! Here is the inside:

Here are the challenges:

Frosted Designs

A Day for Daisies

I Spy

Materials used:
B&Ts: Olivia
Cardstock: White, Cocoa
Stamps: Fall Harvest, ADFD digital bird image
Inks: Cocoa, Pear, Sky
Retired Markers: Desert Sand & Cranberry
Current Markers: Honey set, Autumn Terracotta set
Other: Hemp

Deconstructing Play Dates

Here is my card for this week's Deconstructed Sketch and Play Date Cafe challenge:

This is a little card, so I didn't have room for extra frills. Here are the challenges:
Deconstructed Sketch No. 78
Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Blush
Stamps: Snowflakes, Holiday Wishes
Ink: Grey Wool
Other: Juniper ribbons

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving card

I'm going to make a card inspired by these challenges:
Simon Says - Thanksgiving/Thank You
Word Art Wednsday - Ps. 30:11-12
Sweet Sketch Wednesday -

Dynamic Duos -

I was in a big hurry to make this card, so it literally took me all of 10 minutes to make. I LOVE how it turned out AND that it glorifies the Lord!
Materials used:
B&Ts: Elemental, Flirty
Cardstock: White, Cranberry, Bamboo
Stamps: Say it In Style, Word art Wednesday digital stamp (not CTMH)
Ink: Black
Other: Red ribbon collection

Freshly Made and Color Throwdown

Here is a card I made using Wonderland and the Icing Overlays. I thought the colors were close enough to the Color Throwdown Challenge. I used the sketch from Freshly Made.

Here's the inside:

I interpreted the SU colors to be these CTMH colors: Cocoa, Twilight, Desert Sand, and Heavenly Blue. I would have used Lagoon instead of Twilight, but it's a little too bright, I think.

Materials used:
B&T: Wonderland
Cardstock: Cocoa, Desert Sand, White Daisy
Stamp: Everlasting Life
Ink: Cocoa
Other: Silver Shimmer Trim, Clear Sparkles, Glitter Brads, Icing Overlays, Art Philosophy cricut cartridge