Wednesday, April 24, 2019

You're Pretty Amazing

Hello there! Playing along with the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: "Anything Goes."

My card features the fabulous blooms and leaves from Peaceful Garden and one of my favorite sentiments from Truth Is (all by CAS-ual Friday Stamps)!

I love Catherine Pooler inks! The coverage is awesome, which makes them perfect for stamping images like the solid parts of these blooms. Here I've used Tiara, Fiesta Blue and Flirty Fuchsia---so gorgeous!!!

I covered the blooms with clear glitter, too, for a special touch of sparkle.

I'll be mailing this card off to my mom for Mother's Day :) Hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Peaceful Garden and Truth Is (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Tiara/Fiesta Blue/Flirty Fuchsia (Catherine Pooler), Amalgam (Gina K)
Cardstock: White and Green Parakeet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Woodgrain (Ms. Sparkle and Co.)
Dies: Peaceful Garden (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), Foam Tape (3M) 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Not All Who Wander...

Today I'm playing along with The Male Room Challenge. I recently discovered this challenge upon visiting some friends' blogs, and I'm absolutely thrilled about it! I often struggle with creating masculine cards, so this challenge site is just what I needed to get the mojo flowing :)

My card features the gorgeous Mountain Scene Stencil and a sentiment from Aztec Antlers (all by the fabulous Erin Lee Creative)!!! You know I'm a mountain girl, and I am completely smitten with this stencil---it's so amazing!!!

This one is going to our neighbor friend for his upcoming birthday. He loves hiking and exploring the mountain trails, so I think it's perfect for him :) Hope he likes it!

Thanks for visiting today!

Happy Easter!

Stamps: sentiment from Aztec Antlers (Erin Lee Creative)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Stencil: Mountain Scene (Erin Lee Creative)
Distress Oxide Inks: Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door, Tumbled Glass (Ranger)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah)
Dies: Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
Other: Life Changing Brushes (Picket Fence), MISTI (My Sweet Petunia) 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Birthday Flamingo

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card featuring the adorable flamingo from the Party Animal Stamp Set by Pinkfresh Studio:

I stamped the sentiment, "Happy Birthday," inside :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Party Animal (Pinkfresh Studio)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: R30, R32, Y15
Cardstock: White and Mint Julep (Papertrey Ink)
Specialty Cardstock: Gold Sparkle (MFT)
Patterned Paper: Black and White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT), On Trend 6x6 Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), Medium Scallop Border (Papertrey Ink)
Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Easter Chickie

Today I'm playing along with The Paper Players Theme Challenge PP436 - Plaid or Checks. I made this Easter card for my six year old niece who loves all things purple and/or sparkly :)

This Favor Bag Chickie from Mama Elephant is sooo stinkin' cute! I love her glasses, which of course I just had to cut from silver sparkle paper!!! I also love how you can use these die-cuts on cards as well as the favor bag and/or tags. Lots of fun options :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the weekend!!!

Stamps: Happy Easter (DeNami Design)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Lilac Grace/Lemon Tart/Bright Buttercup/True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Specialty Cardstock: Silver Sparkle (MFT)
Dies: Favor Bag Chickie (Mama Elephant), Basic Set (Mama Elephant), Hearts (Lawn Fawn)
Adhesive: Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Foam Tape (3M)


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Happy Easter

Popping in really quickly to share a card I made for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Animal Antics.

I've been having lots of fun getting inky with the new stencil collection from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! The background for this card was created using one of the stencils and a rainbow assortment of Distress Oxide Inks :)

That adorable bunny is actually a wood mounted stamp from Endless Creations that I picked up at a stamp show years ago. Still one of my all-time favorite bunnies :) And the sentiment is from DeNami Design---love the whimsical font.

Hope you like my card for today! And hope you're having a wonderful week!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: KB's Spring Bunny (Endless Creations), Happy Easter (DeNami Design)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: W0, W2, R30, 0, Y15, Y11, T1
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Stencil: (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers (Ranger)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), Scallop Circles (Pretty Pink Posh), circle from Burst Dies (Avery Elle), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT)
Pen: White Gelly Roll 08 (Sakura)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
Adhesive: Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow), Foam Tape (3M) 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Hello there! Today I'm playing along with the Seize The Birthday Challenge.

I recently spent a long weekend stamping and crafting away with a bunch of "old" and new girlfriends in Kansas :) It was sooo much fun and so heartwarming and inspiring!!! While I was there I borrowed a bunch of products and stamped/die-cut pieces to bring home with me. Today I spent some time using some of those bits to make a birthday card for our nephew.

I absolutely LOVE this HBD Die from The Stamp Market! I cut it out from a panel of white cardstock and then stamped the Small Splatter (DeNami Design) randomly over top. I layered it over another panel that I had created by blending Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks and then splattered with water. To finish I added a stamped/die-cut sentiment from Hip Hip Hooray (The Stamp Market).

I hope you like my card! I had so much fun making it!!!

Have a wonderful week!

Stamps: J16 Small Splatter (DeNami Design), Hip Hip Hooray (The Stamp Market)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Distress Oxide Ink: Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers (Ranger)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Bristol Smooth (Koh-I-Noor)
Dies: HBD (The Stamp Market), Hip Hip Hooray (The Stamp Market)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow) 

Monday, February 25, 2019

I'll Get To The Point

Playing along with Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes. My brother's birthday is right around the corner. Here's the card I created for him:

I love punny sentiments like this :) The inside says "happy birthday" (of course *wink). The "To The Point" products from Concord and 9th are so much fun, and since my brother lives in a hot, dry climate I thought they were fitting for his card. I hope he likes it!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: To The Point Turnabout Stamp Set (Concord and 9th)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: To The Point (Concord and 9th), Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover Die (MFT)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Xtreme Tape Runner (Tombow), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow)