Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Here is a pocket card I made for these challenges:

Mojo Monday
Heart 2 Heart (ombre)
Pink Elephant (masculine)
Pile It On (anything goes)

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Crystal Blue, Slate
Stamps: Card Chatter - Birthday, Rugged Dude
Ink: Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue, Crystal Blue, Cocoa
Other: jute twine (not CTMH), Burlap Ribbon, Durables Artisan Studs

Fairy babies

I worked on this card for half the day! It really turned out GORGEOUS! I've tried editing it in PicMonkey and Picasa. But I really can't get the photo to look as good as it does in person. I'll show you:

This is how it looks when I edit it in Pic Monkey.

And this is how it looks when I edit it in Picasa. What do you think?

I'm entering this into the challenges at Shabby Tea Room, A Day for Daisies, Sentimental Sundays, and Atlantic Hearts. I hope I win, because this card took lots of money and lots of time! LOL!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Champagne, Garden Green
B&Ts: Frosted
Stamps: ADFD digital image (not CTMH), The Happy Couple
Ink: Cashmere
Other: Spring Blossom Just Blooms, Seam Binding Ribbon, Wooden Mini Medleys, Neutrals Baker's Twine, Mocha Opaques, crochet ribbon from my stash (not CTMH), handmade doily by me (not CTMH)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Using up Scraps for ABC Challenge!

Hi! I'm so honored that I was asked to join the design team for ABC Challenges! This is my first time participating as a Design Team member! The challenge this week is to use up some scraps. I had some little pieces of Footloose leftover, so I took a scrap of Bamboo for my card base, and I just arranged the scraps in a fun geometric pattern. I like this kind of look! I also used one of the extra Dimensional Elements complements - the starfish.

Please come play along with us this week at ABC Challenges. We'd love to see what kind of "scrappy" card you can come up with!

I'm also entering this into the "beach" theme challenge at Order of the Opus Gluei.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Bamboo
B&Ts: Footloose
Complements: Footloose

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hot Air Balloons

I've been wanting to use this April SOTM for a while, and the sketch at Retro Sketches gave me the perfect opportunity. I really love the hot air balloon.

I used the color scheme from Dynamic Duos:

Materials used:
Cardstock: Topiary, Garden Green, White Daisy
Stamps: My Sunshine, Say It In Style!
Ink: Topiary
Other: Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder (not CTMH), Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Gotta love picnics!

Here is a card I made for Sweet Stop Sketches and Crazy4Challenges:

I loved the Crazy4Challenges picnic challenge so much that I decided to go on a real picnic!
 This is my hubby cooking the burgers.

 Two of my young'uns swinging together!

Burgers all ready to eat. I tried to take a picture of everyone eating, but the camera died. Oh well. We had lots of fun!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Goldrush, White Daisy
B&Ts: Splendor (retired)
Stamps: Summer Picnic (retired)
Ink: Black, Goldrush
Markers: Black, Topiary

Less is More

I strive to sometimes make a CAS card, and I always have trouble pleasing the owners over at Less is More. I really liked their high heels in the inspiration photo, so I brought out this high-heeled diva stamp. I got the card layout from the SU catalog. I hope this is CAS enough for them, because I'm not entering it into any other challenges.

What do you think?

Materials used:
Cardstock: Whisper, White Daisy
Stamps: Fashionista
Ink: Black, Slate
Other: Black Baker's Twine

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Flickering Candles

It took me a while to get this card how I wanted it. I finally decided just to draw on the flames. I like it and I'm glad I did. I am entering this into 2 challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch
CAS-ual Fridays


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Laughing Lola
Stamps: Classmate Alphabet, Capture the Date
Ink: Gypsy
Markers: Honey, Sunset

Friday, July 26, 2013

52CCT July Embellishment Challenge - Stitching

Hi! This week for 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have an embellishment challenge for you. You must use stitching on your card, whether real or faux. Also, it must be plainly visible. I used real and faux stitching on my card. I used white embroidery floss around the outside, and a Grey Flannel marker around the little circles.

The spin on the sketch at the Sweet Stop was to use doilies.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Wonderland (retired)
Stamps: Snowflakes
Ink: Heavenly Blue (retired), Twilight
Other: ribbon, lace, and doilies from my stash (not CTMH), Blue buttons, White Baker's Twine, White Embroidery Floss

Crazy 4 Challenges

I made this card with the fun sketch at Crazy4Challenges.

I really like this card, and it looks great in person with the dimension of the foam tape on the banner sentiment. I'm not sure why, but the picture didn't turn out very good.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Champagne, Sorbet
B&Ts: Clementine
Stamps: Artiste Celebration
Ink: Saddle
Other: Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Any Hero Card

I made this Any Hero card for 3 OWH challenges and for the double embossing challenge at ABC Challenges. Here are the 3 challenges:

1. Make an Any Hero card. Midweek Throwdown
2. Make a pop-up card. tutorial
3. Use this sketch:
owh sketch canvas copy

I used dry embossing on the white panel. The inside pop-up is made with heat embossing:

I might decorate the inside a little when I go to write my message to the hero.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: Tommy
Stamps: Courage
Ink: Outdoor Denim, VersaMark
Other: Black Embossing Powder, woodgrain embossing folder (not CTMH)

Shabby Summer

Here's a card I made for the Shabby Tea Room and Sweet Sunday Sketch.

We were to use aqua, light pink, white/cream, lace, and flowers.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Heavenly Blue, Baby Pink (both retired)
Pattern paper: Rosewood from Colorbok (not CTMH)
Stamps: With Love (retired)
Ink: Heavenly Blue, Baby Pink (both retired), Lagoon
Other: doily and lace from my stash (not CTMH), Pink Buttons, Colonial White Rosette Ribbon

Inspired By Deconstructing Jen

I made this card with the sketch from Deconstructing Jen. The colors are from Inspired By - I really liked the orange and blue of the inspiration photo.


Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
B&Ts: Florentine (retired)
Stamps: He is Risen (retired)
Ink: Twilight
Other: Wooden Buttons (retired), Colonial White Waxy Flax (out of stock)

Color My Heart #53 with Mojo Monday

The colors I chose for the Color Dare this week are Gypsy, Blush, and Sorbet. I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this one and the word art is from Word Art Wednesday.

Click on the picture to make it bigger. We'd love to see what you do with these colors, so come join us at Color My Heart this week!
Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Gypsy, Blush, Sorbet
B&Ts: Hooligans, Perfect Day, Cherry-O (all retired)
Digis: Verse from Word Art Wednesday (not CTMH)
Other: Claire Assortment, Grey Baker's Twine

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Yuletide Greetings (in July!)

Merry Christmas! Not really. I made a Christmas card. I will save it for later. I am participating in these challenges:

Sentimental Sundays - Christmas in July
Atlantic Hearts - Sketch
ColourQ - Dusty Durango, Groovy Guava, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft

Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, Champagne
B&Ts: Pear & Partridge
Stamps: Yuletide Greetings
Ink: Olive
Other: Twill Ribbon, Holiday Button Assortment

For Always

I made this card using the colors from Play Date Café and the sketch from Pals Paper Arts. CTMH doesn't really have a neon yellow, so I used Honey, the closest we have.

I think it turned out really nice. I used the My Stickease for the sentiment circle.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
B&Ts: For Always
My Stickease: For Always
Embellishments: For Always Assortment
Other: pattern scissors

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Whaley Good

The second card I made today (before watching 3 episodes of Downton Abbey), is a water-themed card for these challenges:

Heart 2 Heart - water, water everywhere
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Monochromatic Colors

My monochromatic colors on this card are Lilac Mist, Heavenly Blue (both retired), and Outdoor Denim. The sentiment says "Have a Whaley good time." I used my "tiny bubbles" embossing folder, stamped the sand dollar on the canvas button, and trimmed my milepost star to look like a starfish to add to the oceany feel of the card. I had so much fun with that!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Lilac Mist, Heavenly Blue, White Daisy, Outdoor Denim
Stamps: Under the Sea, Footloose WOTG
Ink: Lilac Mist
Other: Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon, Canvas Badge Buttons, Milepost Shapes, Prisma Glitter

Apple of my Eye

I wanted to make several cards this morning, but I only got around to making two. I just had to watch some episodes of Downton Abbey. This was the first one. I am participating in these challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches
Color Throwdown
Simon Says Stamps - Summer Food/Drink
Pile It On - Just because/thinking of you

I thought the colors in the Color Throwdown inspiration picture looked an awful lot like our Viva exclusive paper pack that we got at convention. I just had to throw some pink in there, and it was perfect. So I used Hollyhock as my card base. The apple was stamped in second generation Juniper. So the colors I chose (Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, and Rich Razzleberry) are Juniper, Sunset, Hollyhock, and Smokey Plum.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Hollyhock
B&Ts: Viva (convention exclusive)
Stamps: Mayberry WOTG
Ink: Smokey Plum, Juniper
Other: Sunset Baker's Twine

Friday, July 19, 2013

52CCT Recipe

Hi everybody! Today at 52CCT we have a recipe challenge for you. Use 1 ribbon, 2 pattern papers, and 3 gems. I made a card using my new Frosted paper pack (available August 1st)!

We hope you'll join us this week for our recipe challenge!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
B&Ts: Frosted
Stamps: Christmas Love, Snowflakes
Ink: Cashmere
Other: Cranberry grosgrain ribbon, Red Glitter Gems