Monday, September 29, 2014


Today I am sharing a card I made just because. I'm practicing my wow factor and the placement of lots of embellishments. I believe that to be successful I will have to switch to larger, square cards. The cards I see and love are packed with beautiful flowers and lots of tidbits. What to do with these cards? Well, they're for sale if anyone happens to like one of mine enough to want it. Just let me know.

I'm entering this card in The Pink Elephant: TPE270 anything goes challenge.

Here is my card:

Supplies used: 
stamp: Wild Rose Studio-in the meadow
paper: Papertrey Ink-spring rain; Fancy Pants Design-hopscotch; neenah solar white card stock
embellishments: everything except the paper rose is by Prima; the paper rose is by Spare Parts
Copics used: RV0000, V09, E43, E44, G05, G07, Y08, Y11, R81, R83 R85
ink: Memento-tuxedo black

Thursday, September 25, 2014

1 out of who knows how many :)

Today I'm sharing a last-minute card made for a baby shower. So happy I got to use papers that are years and years old!

supplies used:
papers: Brown card stock is by Papertrey Ink, and I used unknown scraps of kraft and green card stock for the die cuts. The patterned paper is Fancy Pants Design Baby Mine collection.
embellishments: Prima wood embellishment; flowers are by Spare Parts (hobby lobby house brand)
ink: Prima in Branch Bark
stamp is by Fiskars
dies: birds by Impression Obsession; small garden sprig by Poppy Stamps; embossing folder is by Darice

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

masculine birthday

I think I'm going to start numbering my posts again so I don't have to come up with post titles!

Today I'm sharing an easel masculine birthday card.
I'm entering my card in:
Papertake Weekly: Oh How Cute :) challenge-share a cute project
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #78-birthday project
Sentimental Sundays #225-easel cards

Here's my card:

Pardon the funky coloring; I'm so out of practice with my Copics! And I'm also using some cheap scraps of white card stock until I get some Neenah solar white in the mail. Can't wait! The ink bleeds like crazy if you just use any old card stock. 

Supplies used:
stamps: Wild Rose Studio-Fergus
paper: Papertrey Ink-Spring Rain(?) card stock; Kaisercraft PP843 patterned paper
embellishments: My Mind's Eye green rhinestones
Copics: G21, G24, G28, C0, C3, C5, C7

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

masculine card

I hope this card helps the recipient smile. It's for someone special to me, and he's been preoccupied lately. That's what card making is all about, isn't it? Bringing smiles to others?

I'm entering my card on Crafts 4 Eternity R#194: my style. I'm back with this other entry of my cutesy style. I wish I could outgrow the style, so I'll be practicing with a vintage look for other cards in the future.

Here's my card:

Supplies used:
stamps: Pink Paislee's Spring Jubilee sentiment, Wild Rose Studio's Fergus with Poppy
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: for the card stock base (not visible) I used Papertrey Ink in Spring Rain, and the patterned papers are from Kaisercraft's PP843. I love when I get to use patterned paper!
Copics used: G00, G20, G21, G24, G28, BG70, BG72
embellishments: My Mind's Eye green adhesive rhinestones

Hope you liked it!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A cutie of a card!

So I am in love with The Greeting Farm stamps. It's impossible to get a card wrong when their stamps are involved. This was my first time coloring the hair of one of the beans in such an outlandish manner, and I LOVED it. I am saving this pic and the colors used in my creative journal/idea book.
I'd created the background three days ago and I was just waiting for inspiration to strike and help me decide which image to use. I figured the Twinkle Bean image just suited the funky, fun background I'd created with all the layering and the use of the 5th & Frolic collection by American Crafts. Seriously, I strike gold like 9/10 times I create a card with those papers. Something about the collection just inspires me to no end.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity R#194: My Style -- I believe my style is for the most part cutesy. I've done a bit of vintage but I struggle with it. Mixed media is sometimes fun but I hate the mess! So I go with cute and layered. This card has 7 layers on top of the base card!

Crafty Catz #247: Pretty Women -- Well, my image speaks for itself. Isn't the Twinkle bean the prettiest ever? I don't have grown-up women stamps, so I hope this is allowed!

Shopping our Stash Weekly SOS #169: Who's Who -- We were to use a photograph or person image. I don't believe I have realistic photograph stamps, so I went with the person image interpretation.

Now for the card:

Supplies used:
stamp: Twinkle Bean by The Greeting Farm
papers: card stock is Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up and Hawaiian Shores by Papertrey Ink; patterned paper is Dear Lizzy by American Crafts, the 5th & Frolic collection.
embellishments: cartwright's sequins in lt. ocean blue green, a scrap of lace, Studio Calico wood veneer shapes
Copics used: Y0000, Y13, YG23, YG25, G00, R83. I only used the R83 and the Y13 on the hair, and through some early-morning magic it came out ridiculously awesome. 
Ink- Prima in Branch Bark, which is what I had handy on my desk. I stamped a bit messily so had to fill in with E57 Copic.

I'll note I'd have used stickles if I had any :( Miss those things, man!  So, I hope you liked the card. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

double 12x12 layout

OK, so today I will share a double 12x12 layout. I bought the kit from The Scrapbook Diaries . If I had the money for it, I'd so buy many more of their kits, because the pages are just absolutely amazingly beautiful. I chose this particular kit because of the beach theme and because of the colors in it. I'll be stapling these to cardboard, really thick cardboard, and framing them and then hanging them on my room. I chose pictures of my two girls, a Golden Retriever and a Pembroke Corgi, as they were playing at the beach. I'd actually printed out a collage photo with lots of different-sized pics, but it got partly damaged, so I cut out the pics I could save and incorporated them to my layouts.

I am entering my layouts into The Pink Elephant's TPE268 (use any sort of embossing--I used embossing paste with the polka dot stencil) and Charisma Cardz lace and pearls challenge.

Here are several shots of the two pages:

Supplies used: 
Well, I can't be too specific because I grabbed lots of things from my stash. Apart from the materials from the kit, I used this washi tape with shells, and I also used several other products from the Prima Seashore collection which I purchased to go with the kit, some Dreamweaver glossy embossing paste, a polka dot plastic stencil, white gesso, and a scissor to distress the edges of the pages. 

Thanks for looking!

I'm back!

Oh my, I sure took a long hiatus from crafting! Things went pretty crazy. First I fell out of love with everything I was doing and packed away my things, then I moved out of the blue, leaving my things behind, and had to wait for them to be mailed bit by bit, and then I took even longer to set up everything back to how I like it. Now I'm finally crafting little by little. I seem to be in a super funk, so if anyone wants to share images with me, I'd so appreciate them! I seem to be completely uninspired by the stamps I have.
Since I was so out of practice with coloring, I decided to use a sentiment and a bracket stamp with colored inks. I tried coloring in a stamped image I had in my stash, and it did NOT come out pretty! I have to practice practice practice with my Copics.
Here is the card I made:

Since I was feeling so down, I went for a rainbow of colors on it. As you can see, there is no focal image. That's too much for me to handle, being so out of practice. But I hope it's cute anyway!
Supplies used:
ink- Versamagic in Aquatic Splash and Pixie Dust
stamps- Verve VS-09-PJ013 (the sentiment); Fiskars "accents"
paper- card stock is Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up!; Hawaiian Shores and Spring Moss by Papertrey Ink; patterned paper is by American Crafts Dear Lizzy: 5th & Frolic. That is a favorite collection of mine, and so are several others by the Dear Lizzy line. 
embellishments- Cartwright's lt. ocean blue green sequins; maya road wooden embellishment; random white roses from my stash (they're whiter in person!)
others- dies: the leaf is by Prima Marketing and the sentiment is on a Nestabilities Labels 1 cutout 
the butterfly in the picture is also by Prima for Sizzix

Thanks for dropping by! Next, I'll be posting some a double 12x12 layout made by a kit I purchased online, so be on the lookout!