Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Birthday Sketch

Supplies: Stamps: Summer Soltice, Sentiment from Gina K  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Paper: Gina K black and white cardstock  Accessories: swiss dots embossing folder, piercing guide, paper piercer, dimensionals

This card's layout is from the sketch challenge on SCS.  I decided to pierce the card base for one of the layers of the sketch.  I also wanted to keep the card black and white so I decided to go with embossing for the side panel.  I went back and forth about coloring in the butterfly or stamping it in a color, but when all was said and done I went with no color to maintain the black and white look of the card.  Thanks for stopping by!  

I had to make another card with the butterfly colored in.  Which do you like better??  Now I am leaning toward the colored in butterfly.

Monday, March 27, 2017


Supplies: Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams  Ink: Versamark  Paper: White cardstock and copper foil sheets  Accessories: copper embossing powder, detailed dragonfly, linen thread

I made this card for two challenges: CAS and Featured Stamper on SCS.  The featured stamper this week is PapercraftBoutique, and I chose this card of her's to CASE.  The CAS challenge was to use "winged things."  I used the inlaid die cut technique on this card using the copper foil paper, and then a white dragonfly on top.  This is inspiration I received from the featured stamper.  Then I added some linen thread and embossed my sentiment with copper embossing powder.  

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Watercolor Thank You

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows  Ink: Archival jet black  Paper: grey cardstock and white watercolor paper  Accessories: watercolor, Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die cut

I saw the Freshly Made Sketch and found inspiration in the layout.  I still had my sunflower stamp set out from my last card, and thought it would be great for the focal image of this sketch.  I stepped out of my comfort zone using watercolors instead of copic markers.  I started with a watercolor background, and then watercolored the sunflowers and cut them out.  I then die cut the panel with the stitched rectangle die cut, and adhered it to a grey cardstock base.  Thanks for stopping by!!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sunflower Sketch

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn  Paper: patterned paper, black cardstock, white cardstock  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: copic markers, ribbon, Lawn Fawn stitched die cuts, black embellishments

I made this using the SCS sketch challenge this week.  I recently picked up the plaid paper at Joann fabrics and thought it would coordinate well with the sunflower.  I chose the cross stitch to go with criss cross pattern of the plaid paper.  Lastly,  I used my trusty copic markers to color in the sunflower.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Bunny Hop

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Paper: Gina K white, Lawn Fawn polka dot  Accessories: Darice embossing folder  copic markers, ribbon, Impression Obsession egg die cut, dimensionals.

This week the CAS challenge on SCS is Bunny Hop.  I was able to use this cute little Lawn Fawn bunny again.  This time I have him holding a carrot to coordinate with the ribbon.  I added some texture using the floral embossing folder.  And I had to add some grass, because just like I tell my kindergarteners bunnies don't float!  :)  Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

For You

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Paper: Gina K white, Melon Mambo, Lawn Fawn plaid  Accessories:  Offray ribbon, Lawn Fawn twine, Lawn Fawn tag die cut, 1 1/18 inch circle punch

My Mom recently sent me a very cute card, and that is where I got the inspiration for this card.  I chose to make a card using her card because it had some string on it, and the CAS challenge this week on SCS is to use string.  I used the string to attach the tag to this card.

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Spring Tulips

Supplies: Stamp:  Endless Creations  Paper: Gina K white  Ink: Gina K black  Accessories: Offray ribbon, Timeless Tags die cuts, Darice tulip embossing folder

It is Sunday again, and time for the featured stamper challenge on SCS.  This week's featured stamper is Linda aka bubblestx4.  I found inspiration to make my card from this card in Linda's gallery.  I used embossing and butterflies on my card just like Linda, and added a stamped sentiment and ribbon on mine.  I had a slight heart attack when I went to make this card.  I wanted to use the butterflies from the Timeless Tags die cuts and.......they......were.....missing.  Ahhh!  I had to take everything off of a shelf next to my desk to try to find them.  Then when I was just about done putting everything back onto the shelf I had a paper sleeve from one of the die cut sets.  When I picked it up out slid the butterflies.  Whew!  Sigh of relief!  I will definitely be keeping a closer eye on that little die cut.  

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