Thursday, April 30, 2015

Last Day to order...

Hi! Today I made a card featuring the April stamp of the month. If you order $50 from my website today, you can get this stamp for only $5! It's also the last day to order the deal of the day. You can get a surprise grab bag worth twice it's price for only $50 when you purchase any current, retail-priced item!

This card is being entered into these challenges:

Freshly Made
Color Throwdown
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday


Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, White Daisy
B&Ts: Blossom
Stamps: Typed Note
Ink: Desert Sand, Pear
Other: Flamingo Dots, Aqua Dots, Marquee Enamel Shapes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kids Love Popsicles!

Yesterday I finished my Blossom Card WOTG. Today I wanted to play in some challenges, and I realized that the popsicle stamp would be perfect for the kids' challenge over at Clear It Out. I used the sketch from Nacho Average Challenge and the colors from Colour Q.

The background was random stamped with the little flower center from the WOTG set. The inside of the card has a great big "FUN."


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Cocoa, Hollyhock
Stamps: Blossom Card WOTG
Ink: Cocoa, Hollyhock, Canary, Sweet Leaf

Monday, April 27, 2015

Christmas in April

I've been trying to make a few Christmas cards every week during the year to add to my stash so I won't be so stressed at the end of the year. Today's card was made for the challenges at

Merry Monday
Atlantic Hearts Sketch
Heart 2 Heart - Anything Goes

The techniques I used today are stitching and paper piecing. 

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Ponderosa Pine
B&Ts: Timberline
Stamps: Christmas Delights, Yuletide Carol WOTG
Ink: Chocolate, Ponderosa Pine
Other: Black Floss, Red Glitz, Bronze Glitz

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Colors of Spring

Yesterday I got to participate in some of my favorite Saturday challenges. I made this card for

Retro Sketches
Less is More -tag
Our Creative Corner -colors of spring
Just Us Girls


Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
B&Ts: Taste of Summer
Stamps: Your Own Kind of Wonderful, Happy Holidays
Ink: Hollyhock, Sunset, Honey
Other: Sunflwer Sassy Strands

Triple Time for Christmas

I made this Christmas card for the Triple Time Stamping challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, New England Ivy
Stamps: Frosted WOTG
Ink: Glacier, Crystal Blue, New England Ivy
Other: Olive Baker's Twine

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Santa & Holly

Here's the card I made last night at my craft night. It is a CASE from CASE-ing Christmas.

I cut out the Holly from the Artbooking cartridge and the frame from the Artiste cartridge. The paper is from our Valentine kit - Heartstrings. The Santa is from Santa Claus.

Here is the card I CASED:

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Topiary
B&Ts: Heartstrings
Stamps: Santa Claus
Ink: Black, Cranberry
Other: Red Glitter Gems, Green & Red Sparkles, Ruby Mini Medleys

Happy Spring

Hi! Yesterday morning I got a chance to make this card for some Friday challenges. I didn't get a chance to post it yesterday because I had to get ready for some friends coming over. They came over to craft with me last night!

First I inked up a portion of my polka dot background stamp with gold pigment ink and stamped it on the Colonial White cardstock, Then I cut the sentiments off of 3 stamps and stamped two of the images and one sentiment. Then I added gold sequins to look like rain. The flowers were colored with Baby Pink and my Blending Pen to match the button that I added with Chocolate striped twine. Then I stuck it on a Kraft card base.

Here are the challenges I'm playing in:

CAS(E) This Sketch
Friday Mashup
CAS-ual Fridays
Frosted Designs
Runway Inspired


Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, Colonial White
Stamps: Diverse Backgrounds, Jubilation, Year Round Cheer
Ink: Black, gold pigment ink (not CTMH), Baby Pink
Other: Gold Sequins, Neutral Baker's Twine, Pink Buttons

Friday, April 24, 2015

Color Dare 139

Hi! This week at Color My Heart we are challenging you to use Sorbet and Champagne with an optional twist of adding pearls! Here is a card that I CASEd off of Pinterest.

Come join us this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Champagne, Sorbet
Stamps: Card Chatter - Birthday
Ink: Black
Other: Damask Embossing Folder, faux pearls (not CTMH)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Enjoy the [balloon] Ride...

I got a chance to sit down and make this card this morning for Colour Q and Pals Paper Arts. Now I just need to remember to photograph my cards while there's still some sunlight!


Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Kraft, Sweet Leaf
B&Ts: Taste of Summer
Stamps: Life is Tweet, My Sunshine
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Black
Other: Sweet Leaf Rhinestones, Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lemonade Card

So, maybe some of you are wondering why I haven't been posting much lately. Well, in addition to taking care of my 4 wonderful children (my daughter had her 6th birthday yesterday), I've been working on this:

This is the first sweater I've ever knitted. It took me a long time of working on it during the day and the evenings along with my regular responsibilities. I'm planning on knitting more too, but hopefully I can make some cards during day times and knit in the evenings.

The card I made today only took a couple minutes to make, so hopefully they'll go like that more often! I was playing with my Taste of Summer Paper pack. Since I don't have the coordinating stamp set yet, I used the fruit slice from the Jubilee WOTG and the sentiment from Paper Doll.

The colors are from Color Throwdown, the sketch is from Freshly Made, and I am participating in the CAS challenge from Simon Says. I also want to submit this to the Word Art Wednesday challenge (I would love to use their Bible verses on my cards, but my printer is out of ink right now).

Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
B&Ts: Taste of Summer
Stamps: Paper Doll, Jubilee WOTG
Ink: Sunny Yellow, Black
Other: Gold Sequins

Friday, April 10, 2015

Color My Heart #137

This week we are using the Brushed paper pack for our inspiration at Color My Heart. The colors are Cranberry, Hollyhock, Pixie, Canary, Pear, Juniper + Black & White. I made this card based on one I found on Google, but I don't know who the original creator was.

Come join us this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock; White Daisy, Black
B&Ts: Brushed
Stamps: Your Own Kind Of Wonderful
Ink: Black, Canary, Pixie
Other: Bitty Sparkles, Hollyhock Zipper Lace

Friday, April 3, 2015

Color Dare 136

This week at Color My Heart we are challenging you to use Pixie, Slate, Colonial White and Silver on your projects. I chose to CASE a card from Brenda Rose, using the Brushed B&Ts instead of Chantilly.

Why don't you come join us this week?

Materials used:
Cardstock: Slate, Colonial White
B&Ts: Brushed, Sparkle & Shine
Stamps: Cross Stitch Wishes
Ink: Slate, Pixie
Other: Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Slate Mini Medleys, Silver Glitter Gems, Silver Glitz Glitter Gel