Friday, September 12, 2014


I recently needed some sympathy cards. I made two slightly different versions.  The top, white layer is popped up on dimensionals and with the light coming from behind you can see the dimensionals and it looks weird but in real life you can't see them. Very CAS!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Stamps: Handwritten Borders (SSS)
Paper: White, black (SU)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Dimensionals, Clear & White Sequins (Avery Elle)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy 63rd Anniversary

I can't believe that it's been 2 months since my last post. Wow!

My mom & dad celebrated their 63rd anniversary yesterday. This is the card that I made for them. It's not a great pic as I had to take the picture quickly and then we headed out the door to dinner.

I first stamped the word "anniversary" so that I would know where to place the leaves which I did next. I die cut the word "happy" 4 times, glued them together and then glued them down on the card. The last addition was some Perler beads that I had previously melted in my oven.  You can't really tell in the picture but the top layer is on dimensionals on the Chocolate Chip layer.  That's it. Now that I look at the card I wish that I had added some ink speckles. Oh well. Next time.

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll try to get back into the swing of card making a bit more regularly :-)

Stamps: Leaf Prints, Wet Paint (PTI)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (SU), white (PTI)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Other: Wet Paint Cuts Die (PTI), Perler beads

Friday, July 4, 2014

One More 4th of July Card

Here's my last 4th of July card. I couldn't reveal it until today because my girls follow my blog. :-)

This card is basically the same as my previous post except I die cut a large star instead of a tag. 

Hope everyone eats lots of tasty food, enjoys the day and watches fireworks tonight. Safely of course :-)

Stamps: Label Love (Altenew)
Paper: White (PTI), Real Red and Midnight Muse (SU)
Ink: Real Red (SU)
Other: Cover Plate: Stripes (PTI), Falling Stars stencil (SSS), Clear Cut Stackers: Stars (WP9), spackling paste, dimensionals (SU)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Here are a couple cards that I made for the 4th.  Hope everyone enjoys the day!

• I used the PTI Cover Plate: Stripes to die cut the red. You can see the stripes that were die cut out in the top card and the full panel overlaid on white card stock in the bottom card. 

• In the top card card I used SSS Falling Stars stencil and spackling paste from the hardware store to make the stars.  In the bottom card I stamped the stars in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.

• I stamped the sentiment onto the double ended flag and popped it up on dimensionals. The tag is also on dimensionals.

Top card:
Stamps: Label Love (Altenew)
Paper: White (PTI), Real Red and Midnight Muse (SU)
Ink: Real Red (SU)
Other: Cover Plate: Stripes (PTI), Tag Me die (Reverse Confetti), spackling paste, dimensionals (SU), Baker's twine

Bottom card:
Stamps: Label Love (Altenew)
Paper: White (PTI), Real Red and Midnight Muse (SU)
Ink: Real Red (SU), Versamark
Other: Cover Plate: Stripes (PTI), Tag Me die (Reverse Confetti), white embossing powder (Hero Arts), dimensionals (SU), Baker's twine, sequins (Avery Elle)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Grad Card

This card is for the daughter of friends. Happy Graduation Hannah!

This is another case but I can't find the original right now.  The school colors are red and white. 

Stamps: Wet Paint (PTI)
Paper: white
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Real Red (SU)
Other: Sequins (Avery Elle)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hubbies Father's Day Card

Here is the card that I made for my husband. I case'd this card cuz I just really liked the look. I did change the upper right corner. I punch Tag Sale #5 out of white card stock and then stamped the sentiment near the bottom. I did some paper piercing and tied on Baker's twine. Then I cut off the top of the tag and attached it with dimensionals to the card. The stamped panel was run through my Big Shot with the Linen & Canvas impression plate after stamping of course :-)

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!!

Stamps: Handy Hardware
Paper: Kraft, White (SU)
Ink: Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue (SU), Pure Poppy, Kraft (PTI)
Other: Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Tag Sale #5 (PTI), Baker's twine, dimensionals, paper piercing tools

Friday, June 13, 2014

Stuck on Circle Scribbles

I admit it. I love Circle Scribbles. Now it's even more fun with the die cuts. I made these cards last week but I didn't get the pictures taken until today.

On the first card I used Maile Belles' technique of cutting the card and inserting a panel underneath in Bermuda Bay. I cut the scribbles from Pool Party, Smokey Shadow and white card stock. The sentiment is also in Bermuda Bay and is from a set by Altenew called Label Love.  I adde sequins (Avery Elle) and enamel dots (MME) to finish the card.

The second card started out as a case of this card.  I move the sentiment down and again used Label Love but this time I cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals. Hmm, for this card I used a different color for the largest circle but it escapes me at this moment :-)

Thanks for stopping by on this rainy NW day!

p.s. I should also have mentioned that I ran the white card stock through my Big Shot with the Linen & Canvas impression plate by PTI.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Challenge #7

I got my new PTI order yesterday and had to start playing.  I found this sketch challenge and thought it would be a good one to use.

As I looked at the sketch again this morning I realized that I left off the left side strip. Oops!  I'm still going to upload this but I'll have to try again later :-)

I can't seem to get away from the Circle Scribbles and I thought they would go well with the new Splat set.  After all the stamping I used my spritzer to add a bit of color to the background.  Then a few sequins and an enamel dot and I'm done.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Circle Scribbles, Splat, Keep It Simple: Birthday (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black, Bermuda Bay & Pear Pizzazz markers (SU)
Other: Sequins (Avery Elle), Enamel dot (MME), dimensionals (SU), color spritzer (SU-retired)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

PTI May Blog Hop

Today is Papertrey's monthly blog hop.

I usually don't make it in time but today I got up in my craft room and made 2 cards.  My Melon Berry pad is going dry so I subbed Berry Sorbet for some of the images. On the Hello card I used the back and front side of the Circle Scribble stamps.

Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend!!

Happy Birthday card
Stamps: Circle Scribbles, Side by Side Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Pool Party (SU)
Ink: Aqua Mist, Melon Berry (PTI), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Other: dots (home made using Perler beads), black marker for little dots in flowers (SU), dimensionals (SU)

Hello Friend card
Stamps: Circle Scribbles, Wet Paint (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Pool Party (SU)
Ink: Aqua Mist, Melon Berry (PTI), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Other: Enamel dots (Teresa Collins & MME), sequins (Avery Elle), dimensionals (SU)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Scribbling a Thank You

I went looking for inspiration for a thank you card that I needed to make and found this week's Freshly Made Sketches and ColourQ challenges.

For the flower I inked up the back side of the Circle Scribble stamp in Pool Party and then spritzed it with water before stamping on Neenah Solar White. Then I stamped the scribble in Chocolate Chip and cut it out freehand.  It is popped up on dimensionals. The turquoise plaid is wash tape. I stamped So Stripey in Chocolate Chip and freehand cut the flag.  I originally stamped the sentiment directly on the card in Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder but my powder was old and chunky, glittery and I really didn't like the look. So I restamped the sentiment in gold ink and turned it into a flag.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!!

Stamps: Circle Scribbles, Keep It Simple: Thank You (PTI), So 80's (WP9), So Stripey (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: Pool Party (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Pool Party, Chocolate Chip (SU), Gold
Other: Avery Elle sequins, Baker's twine, button & dimensionals (SU), Glue Dots, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Edited 5/21: Yippee!! My card was chosen as one of the Freshly Made Sketches Princesses!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

More Watts Up

Here are a couple more cards using the Simon Says Stamp set Watts Up.  They will go in my Operation Write Home stash.


I Miss You card:
Stamps: Watts Up (SSS)
Paper: Basic Black, Kaleidoscope DSP (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Daffodil Delight (SU), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Other: Sketched Shapes die, Tipped Tops die (PTI), enamel dots, scissors, dimensionals, paint brush to flick paint on flag strip

Watts Up card:
StampsWatts Up (SSS), Banner Basics (WP9)
Paper: Basic Black, Kaleidoscope DSP (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Daffodil Delight (SU), Onyx Black (Versafine)
OtherBanner Basics die (WP9), Tipped Tops die (PTI), enamel dots, scissors, dimensionals

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day

Here is the card that I gave to my mom for Mother's Day.  Sorry it's kinda dark. Every time I lightened it up in my software the background turned a really bright, yucky color.  Anyway I wanted to try the embossing folder stamping technique for the background. I went to get my watercolor paper and couldn't find it.  I moved a couple months ago and apparently it hasn't shown up. So I used Neena Solar White instead and it just doesn't work as well. It took me 3 or 4 tries to get this background.  It doesn't look too bad IRL but I went out and got some watercolor paper yesterday so will have to try again :-)

I'm adding this card to the Keep It Simple - Watercolor challenge.

I had a great day with my mom yesterday. I hope that you did too! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Short & Sweet (SU)
Paper: Neena Solar White
Ink: Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Ranger), Pear Pizzaz (SU)
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Timeless Tags die (WP9)
Other: American Crafts twine, dimensionals (SU)

Edited 6/15: My card was chosen as one of the stars for this challenge. Yippee!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Birthday Card for SIL

Wow! It's been almost 2 months since my last post.  I'll try to be more consistent and post more frequently from now on. The lightbulb and banner are popped up on dimensionals. The rest of the card is pretty straight forward.

Hopefully there will be a Mother's Day card coming soon :-)   Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Watts Up (Simon Says Stamp), Banner Basics (WP9)
Paper: White (PTI), Kaleidoscope DSP (SU)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate (SU), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Tools: Tipped Tops die (PTI), Banner Basics die (WP9)
Accessories: Enamel dots, dimensionals

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), Background 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)

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