Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

Hello there!

Tony and I recently celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary! Here's the card I made for him:

 I think this stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs is so stinkin' cute! The inside says, "I'm so glad you asked for my number"---so perfect since that's how it all began 17 years ago *wink*.

We had a fantastic time celebrating---including a getaway weekend at Devil's Thumb Ranch! Life.Is.Good.

I'm linking this up to the most recent Crazy For CAS Challenge 55, which is to create a one layer stamped card. There's still plenty of time to play along. You should definitely give it a go!

Stamps: It's Today, Right? (Lil' Inker Designs)
Ink: Onyx Black and Smoky Gray Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers
Cardstock: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Booknote (Basic Grey), Sweater Weather 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Wish You Were Here Dies and Hearts Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Punch: Round Binding Edge Punch (EK Success)
Tool: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Adhesive: Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cheers To The Happy Couple

Today I'm sharing a fun shaker card that I made using the most recent Sweet Sunday Sketch. Here's the sketch:

...and here's my take:

I used a combination of gold heart confetti and 4mm sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I bought those items specifically with this card design in mind, and I love how it turned out! Here's a closer look:

This card is for my amazing little cousin who is getting married this weekend! Can't wait to celebrate her big day with her!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Propose A Toast (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Wheat (Amuse Studio)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Clear Window Plastic (Gary M Burlin & Co)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Sequins: 4mm Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)
Confetti: Gold Hearts (Pretty Pink Posh) 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Baby Elephant

Hello there!

I just recently purchased the Stitched Duo 1 Dies from Pretty Pink Posh and was super excited to put them to use! Here's a card I made using the stitched tag from the set.

Our friends who live in Denmark just had their first baby. I'll be mailing this card and a sweet little gift to them in honor of this very special occasion.

My creation was inspired by this layout from Wanna Sketch 19:

...and the ever fabulous Virginia's View Challenge 7:

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

I hope you're having a fantastic week!

Stamps: G152 Elephant, E68 Small Baby Script (DeNami Design)
Ink: Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Bundle of Joy Girl 6x6 Paper Pad (Echo Park), Bundle of Joy Girl Dots And Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad (Echo Park)
Vellum: White (DeNami Design)
Embossing Powder: Clear (American Crafts)
Dies: Stitched Duo 1 (Pretty Pink Posh), Medium Scalloped Border (Papertrey Ink), hearts from Wish You Were Here Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)
Ribbon: recycled from packaging 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

40th Birthday

On a recent visit to Paper Source in Denver I was drawn to one of their samples where they heat embossed an arrow image and then colored in the non-embossed parts of the image with Sakura Souffle Pens. Naturally I went home with a pack of these pens and couldn't wait to try them out. I thought this technique would be a fun one to incorporate on an extra special birthday card for my super sweet friend, Tricia, who turns 40 in a few days.

The inside says: Who's turning forty?

"WTF" is one of my all-time favorite sets from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! So perfect for 40th birthday cards as well as 50th birthdays and belated birthdays too.

I started by stamping the dotted border image in VersaMark ink five times onto my focal panel. I heat embossed the dots with Queen's Gold embossing powder (Ranger), colored in the open dots with Souffle pens and allowed them time to dry. The ink from the Souffle pens puffs up a bit, which looks awesome with the embossing. Here's a closer look:

I'm so happy with the results! Looking forward to using this same technique with other images in my stash!

My layout is based on Kim's fabulous sketch for the most recent Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:

...and I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes:

 Thanks for stopping by today! I know it's been a bit quiet on my blog for the past couple of months. We've been having LOTS of FUN traveling and hiking...and I made 165 invitations for my cousin's wedding, which is coming up in late September. I'll share a bunch of photos soon!

Stamps: WTF (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), Tide Pool (Hero Arts)---for inside greeting
Cardstock: White and Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Opaque Souffle Pens: (Sakura)
Embroidery Floss: White (Janlynn)


Monday, July 28, 2014


Hey there! One of my good friends from my hometown is turning 40 in early August, so I wanted to send her an extra special card in honor of this extra special occasion.

I used two challenges to get the creative mojo flowing. CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 134: Tic Tac Toe (dots, gray, twine) and Seize the Birthday: Stringing Along More Birthday Wishes!

Here's what I came up with:

I hope she likes it!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Truth Is (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White and Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Hello Sunshine 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: By The Numbers (Papertrey Ink), centers of reinforcements from Tag Me (Reverse Confetti)
Twine: Gray (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesive: Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Foam Dots (American Crafts)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thank You Notes

Popping in today to share my creations for the most recent Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It.

I used the emboss-resist technique and some new (to me) stamps to create a couple of thank you notes. I LOVE the results!!! I've included a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

Here's a look at each one individually:

My husband and I recently spent two weeks in Denmark! It was FABULOUS! These notes will be mailed off to our Danish friends for their incredible hospitality!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're having a fun weekend!

Stamps: Thank You Handwritten (Paper Source), DC-Abstract Art (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko); Pale Tomato/Bubble Gum/Orange Soda/Butter Bar (Hero Arts); Mint Julep/Tide Pool/Soft Pool (Hero Arts); Grout Gray (My Favorite Things)
Embossing Powder: Clear Zing! (American Crafts)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Peace Joy Love 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn) 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Poppy Sketch #9

Hey there! It's time for a brand new Poppy Sketch Challenge! I think this sketch is one of my all-time favorites! Check it out:

This time around our challenge is being sponsored by Jane's Doodles. Talk about SUPER DUPER CUTE stamps!!! Wowzers! For my creation, I got to ink up "Jungle Baby"---and let me tell you---I am in LOVE with these ADORABLE images! (Thanks, Jane's Doodles!)

Isn't that elephant sweet?!?! And so perfect for paper piecing! The dotty border and hearts are also from the same stamp set. You will definitely be seeing more creations using these images (and the other images and sentiments from this set) in the very near future!

So...are you ready to play along??? Be sure to check out the Poppy Sketches Blog for all of the challenge details and to see my fellow DT gals' awesome takes on Poppy Sketch 9!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Stamps: Jungle Baby (Jane's Doodles)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Grape (Amuse Studio), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White and Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink), Bundle of Joy Girl - Dots and Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad (Echo Park)
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Dies: Tag Me (Reverse Confetti), Hearts (Lawn Fawn)
Embroidery Floss: White (Janlynn)
Ribbon: Gold (recycled from a package I received)
Tool: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Adhesive: Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Dots (American Crafts)