Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CTS67 and DD93

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday everyone!  Here is a card for my Operation Write Home stash.

The sketch is this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #67 challenge.  


The colors are from this week's Dynamic Duos #93 challenge

I used my Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pen on the Sahara dots to give a bit of sparkle. It's hard to see in  the picture.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Sentiment Signs, Over Under Easy (PTI), Spell Check (TAWS)
Paper: Blushing Bride. Whisper White, Blushing Bride Pattern Pack DSP (SU), Chevron Paper Pad (MME)
Ink: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand markers (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Peach twine (American Crafts), Gray hemp cord (Bead Landing-Michaels), Gelly Roll "Stardust" glitter pen, Tag Sale #5 die (PTI), dimensionals (SU)

Edited 3/14:   YIPPEE!! I'm a Dynamic Duos Runner Up this week with this card!

Monday, March 3, 2014

More Scribbles

These scribbles just make me happy.  I also got to use some yarn that my daughter gave me for Valentine's Day. It comes in these cute, little skeins.

The colors for this card came from this week's colourQ challenge #230.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Stamps: Circle Scribbles, Side by Side Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Enamel dots (Teresa Collins), sequins (Avery Elle), dimensionals (SU), yarn (Lion Brand)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hello Scribbles

I finally got my Papertrey order. It was delayed along the way (late train was the explanation) but now it's here and I'll be making cards using my new stuff this week.  When I saw Circle Scribbles by Papertrey I knew it was a set that I had to have.  For this card I turned the circles into flowers. First I stamped the back of the stamp to create a background and then I stamped the scribbles. So much fun and so simple to create.

You can't see it well but I ran the base layer of the card through my Big Shot with the Rustic Burlap impression plate. It is pretty subtle.

This card is for 2 challenges this week.  First is The Card Concept to use a floral theme. I'll call this the Clean & Simple style.


The second challenge is Color Throwdown 281.

I'll have another scribbly card tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Circle Scribbles, Mini Blooms (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Enamel dots (Teresa Collins), dimensionals (SU), Rustic Burlap impression plate (PTI)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Last Valentine

This is my last Valentine this year.  I had to wait until after Valentine's Day to post this so my daughter wouldn't see it too soon.  I really like these colors and am pretty happy how this turned out.

After punching out the large red heart I coated it with Versamark and then clear embossing powder to give it some shine. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

Stamps: Fancy Flexible Phrases, All Year Cheer III (Stampin'Up)
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope DSP (SU)
Ink: Strawberry Slush (SU), Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Tools: Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches die, Grand Ampersand flag die (PTI), Framelits: Hearts die (SU)
Accessories: Sequins (Avery Elle), dimensionals (SU), Mister Huey's spray mist, Clear embossing powder (SU), Glossy Accents (to glue down sequins)

Friday, January 31, 2014


Well it was unintentional but my subconscious must have been thinking Seahawks when I made this card. I am from the greater Seattle area and we are so excited that they are in the Super Bowl!! Well on to the card.

I watched a video this week by Jennifer McGuire and she used verdigris embossing powder on embossing paste. It reminded me that I bought some verdigris from Stampin'Up years ago.  There is another video by Shari Carroll which I've been itching to try where she used acetate to raise words up off the card. So I thought I could combine several techniques and this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge for my card.  Since I just took the Stenciled Online Card Class this fits right in with that too.

I tried to get a picture of the acetate so that you could see the layers but it was hard to get it to show up. I used the 2 way glue pen to adhere the sentiment to the acetate.

Here you can see the colors of the verdigris embossing powder. I sprinkled the powder on the spackling paste while it was still wet but waited for it to dry before heating it up with my heat tool.

Thanks for stopping by today! GO SEAHAWKS!!!

p.s.  I just saw that OWH is doing a 3-day Card Bowl Challenge and today's challenge is to make a masculine card that reflects your choice of team to win. Well I think my card fits this so I'm entering it in the challenge.

Stamps: none
Paper: White (PTI), Night of Navy (SU), DSP by SU
Ink: none
Other: Thanks On a Line die (SSS), Tim Holtz layering stencil "Bubble", light weight spackling paste (Ace Hardware), Verdigris embossing powder (SU), acetate, foam tape, Zig 2 way glue pen

Monday, January 27, 2014

Online Stenciled Class Day #3 and 2 Challenges

One of the challenges on day 3 of the Stenciled Online Card Class was to add color to embossing paste.  I'm using light weight spackling paste and I added 1 drop of Regal Rose (SU) reinker to a blob of paste. It gave me a nice pale pink color. I spread that over the SSS Peppermint Stripes stencil.  I cut my tag from some vellum that I had and ran it through my Big Shot using the Dots Cuttlebug folder.  For my main image I stamped it once in Smokey Shadow ink and cut it out with a circle Nestability. I stamped it a second time in Regal Rose ink and cut out the heart by hand. I die cut a double ended flag in Regal Rose and embossed the sentiment in white. I put it all together with dimensionals between each layer. 

This card is also for challenge #25 at CAS on Sunday to make a Valentine/Love card and the new Card Concept Challenge #2 to add texture on your card. I've used embossing paste in my Clean & Layered style card.


I'm having fun using my stencils in new ways. Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Tag-its #11 (PTI)
Paper: Stampers Select White (PTI), Regal Rose (SU)
Ink: Smokey Shadow (PTI), Regal Rose (SU)
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Grand Ampersand flag die and Tag Sale #5 die (PTI), Peppermint Stripes Stencil (SSS)
Other: Bakers twine, dimensionals, Versamark ink, white embossing powder (SU), sequins (Avery Elle), light weight spackling paste (Ace Hardware), Glue Dots, dimensionals (SU)

Edited 2/5:  My card was chosen by Deanna as one of the winners in the Card Concept Challenge #2. Yippee!!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Online Stenciled Class Day #1 and Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink is having their January Blog Hop today. The challenge is to use pink on your project and since I haven't made my Valentines yet today is the day.

I'm also taking the Online Card Class "Stenciled" and this is my card for day 1 of the class. I die cut the heart from the top white panel so that I would know where to sponge underneath. I used a blending tool to sponge Rose Red & Regal Rose inks on the SSS Peppermint Stripes stencil. I cut one heart from Rose Red & popped it up on dimensionals. The die cut ampersand is also on dimensionals. Lastly I embossed the sentiments to the side hearts using white embossing powder.

Well I'm off to do another project.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Grand Ampersand (PTI)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Basic Black (SU)
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose (SU)
Tools: Peppermint Stripes stencil (SSS), Grand Ampersand die (PTI), Heart Framelits (SU), blending tool
Other: Dimensionals, Versamark ink, White embossing powder & Embossing Buddy (SU)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What's Perking?: Card Concept Challenge #2 and BIC #46

Challenge #2 at The Card Concept is to use texture.  I'm a CAS kinda girl and I guess this card falls into the Clean & Layered category.  I also got to use my new Breakfast Club set for the Be Inspired Challenge.

Here you can see some of the detail. I die cut one of the speech bubbles and layered some DSP behind it. I embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder.  The coffee cup was stamped on the card, stamped again on another piece of white card stock and then cut out & popped up on dimensionals. A few sequins finished it off. I hope that's enough texture. I think that I need to go do a card with embossing paste. I haven't used it in a while and it sounds like fun on a gray Pacific NW day :-)

The Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!

Stamps: Breakfast Club (TAWS)
Paper: White (PTI & Neenah Solar White), Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Summer Smooches DSP (SU)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Daffodil Delight & Tangerine Tango markers (SU)
Other: Versamark pad, white embossing powder (SU), Say What dies (MFT), sequins (Avery Elle), dimensionals (Recollections)

Edited: 1/31

Wahoo!  My card was chosen as one of the Be Inspired Challenge Favorites!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Titus is 11 Months

This card was for my cutie pie grandson Titus who is now 11 months old. ,

I tried to copy what I've seen others do by adding Glossy Accents over the number 11 to give it shine and dimension. Mostly it just looks blobby or maybe it's gloopy. Whatever it didn't turn out like I'd hoped.  I guess I need more practice on this technique :-)  After attaching everything I thought it didn't seem festive enough so I squeezed my ink pads together to get ink in the lids, I took a paint brush full of water and swished it around in the lid and then tapped the brush over my card to spritz on some color.  The little puffs of smoke behind the truck are really clouds and the dirt was made using the Itty Bitty Backgrounds set.

Happy 11 month birthday Titus!

Stamps: I Dig You, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU),  Little Hot Rod, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, Birthday Style (PTI)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Basic Black marker (SU), Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Silver brads, White Baker's twine (SU), dimensionals, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday die (PTI), 1/8" circle punch, scotch tape

Friday, January 17, 2014

CTD275 and More Dots

I hope your weather is better than here in the Pacific NW. It's been pea soup fog for the last 2 days. I'm pretty tired of the gray!!  So when it's yucky outside it's a good time to hit the craft room.  Here's a simple one layer card made for the Color Throwdown Challenge which also has dots for the CAS-ology Challenge.  Since I have a cold one layer was about all I could handle :-)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Many Dots (Hero Arts), Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Garden Green, Almost Amethyst (SU), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories: Enamel dots (MME and Teresa Collins)

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