Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wish Big

A friend's birthday was last Sunday. I don't have much time for card making these days so I CASE'd this card using some of my new stuff from PTI.  Here is my version. It was a quick photo because I needed to head out the door.

I added a bit of sparkle to the candles and the cake with the Stardust Gelly Roll pen and then added few sequins to finish off the card.

Stamps: Invitation Basics (pti)
Paper: White (pti), Basic Black, Melon Mambo (SU)
Ink: New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Lovely Lady, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist (pti)
Other: Big Basics: Wish Big die (pti), Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape yellow (SU), sequins, Stardust Gelly Roll pen on candles & cake

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Happy Retirement

I made this card back in June but never got around to posting it on my blog. A man from our church retired and was moving to Arizona so the church had a party for him. This is the card I made for him. I don't know if there are mountains where he is going in Arizona but he will be leaving behind lots of mountains here in Washington state.

I didn't have the dies to cut out the car or camper so I fussy cut around them.

Stamps: Petite Places: Happy Camper (PTI)
Paper: White, Soft Stone (PTI), Old Olive, Bliss Blue (SU)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Classic Kraft (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Scene It: Mountain View die (PTI), Nestability circle die, dimensionals

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Get Well Flowers in a Jar

Today I have a get well card.

I've seen others stamp the pint jar on acetate and I really wanted to do that but no matter what I tried it did not stamp crisp and it never really dried.  So I die cut the jar from white cardstock and stamped it in black. I then stamped the flower stems and amazingly they lined up pretty well with the stamping on the card.  Next I watercolored a little Aqua Mist to look like water but the SU Whisper White paper did not take the water well and swelled up immediately.  So then I thought I would die cut the jar once again from acetate and just place that over the top of the white cardstock jar. I'm pretty happy with that solution. You can see how it reflects in the pic below.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment and added some Rainstones.  

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Stamps: Larger Than Life, Just the Jar: Pint, Graceful Greetings II (PTI)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (SU)
Ink: New Leaf, Limeade Ice or Simply Chartreuse (can't remember which), Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay (PTI)
Other: Pint Jar die, Rainstones (PTI), dimensional foam tape under jar, acetate (from small PTI stamp set), Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL (to attach acetate)

Monday, July 18, 2016


My niece's grandfather passed away and so I made this card for her using Papertrey's new Stamp-a-Faire set.

It's been a while since I've posted. I will try to do more but they will probably be short & sweet. Have a great day!!

Stamps: Art with Heart, Keep it Simple: Praying for You (PTI)
Paper: White
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Stitched Rectangles die (SSS), fun foam for dimension

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Masculine Birthday

My son-in-law's birthday is today and I made him a King of the Grill card.

Hope he likes his burger :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: King of the Grill (PTI)
Paper: White, Ombre Stripes pattern paper (PTI)
Ink: Fine Linen, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate
Other: Twine, dimensionals, scissors

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mother's Day for DD

Here is the card that I made for my daughter for Mother's Day. I used Solid Stitches and Swirls by PTI.  So easy to make a pretty card.

It's difficult to see in the picture but I added Perfect Pearls to the centers of the flowers. They are pretty and shiny IRL.

Stamps: Solid Stitches and Swirls, Keep it Simple: Just for You (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse (PTI); Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Perfect Pearls, scissors, staples

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mother's Day

I made this card for my mom. The Mother's Day sentiment is inside.

I think that this set is going to be fun to play with. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Friendship Jar Flowers, Super Succulents (pti)
Paper: White (pti)
Ink: Black, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, Mint Julep, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup (pti)
Other: Foam dimensionals (Ranger)

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Today is Papertrey's monthly blog hop.  Below is the inspiration photo.

For my card I decided to go with an ombre affect rather than circles.

I used Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry and Sweet Blush with one of the Modern Background Stencils. I layered Splits: Celebrate over the top of this. That's it. CAS!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps: Splits: Celebrate (PTI)
Paper: White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Other: Splits: Celebrate die (PTI), Foam Adhesive (Ranger

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Card Concept Challenge #52

It's The Card Concept's 2nd Anniversary and look at this beautiful inspiration photo! 

I used Embroidered Blooms on another card recently and really wanted to use it again. I thought it would be very elegant in the black/gray/vanilla color scheme.  My style is Clean & Simple so I tried to keep doo dads to a minimum :-)

The leaves are slightly popped up on clear, foam dimensionals. The sequins give it some extra pizzaz. 

Check out the rest of the design team and join in the 2nd anniversary fun!

Stamps: Embroidered Blooms (PTI), Off the Grid (SU)
Paper: Very Vanilla (SU)
Ink: Soft Granite (Hero Arts Shadow Ink), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Other: Turning a New Leaf die (PTI), Kool Tak clear foam, sequins (Avery Elle)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Birthday DD!

My birthday and my daughter's are 3 days apart. We usually get to celebrate together but last fall she went back to grad school to get her doctorate. Since she is now several thousand miles away I won't be there but she is able to visit with my younger daughter who is also several thousand miles away. What's with that?!!  Anyway, her first celebration was Saturday and her real birthday is today so she gets two cards :-)

I'm using some of the new stuff that I just received from Papertrey.

It took some trial and error with this card but the black strip is cut 9/16". That works pretty well. This card is a case of the one by Lizzie Jones which is quite appropriate since my daughter's name is also Liz.

Happy Birthday Liz!!!


Card #1: (inspiration)
Stamps: A Slice of Life (SU), Ombre Sentiments: Birthday (PTI)
Paper: White Fine Linen (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft, Fine Linen (candles)- (PTI)
Markers: Creamy Caramel, Coastal Cabana, Barely Banana, Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun (SU)

Card #2:
Stamps: Splits: Celebrate (PTI)
Paper: White, Bitty Star Basics in Sweet Blush (PTI), Basic Black (SU)
Ink: Blush Blossom marker (SU), Versamark
Other: Gold embossing powder,  dimensionals

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter After the Fact

I can't post Easter cards beforehand because my daughters look at my blog so here are the cards that I sent out this year.

The first card is for my 3 year old grandson and is a case of this card.  I think that he turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself.

Next we have a card using Hippy Happily by PTI.

My last card uses Polka Dot Parade, also by PTI. His little cotton tail is cut from shimmery white paper which is hard to see in the picture.

Hope you all are having a wonderfully blessed Easter. 


Bunny card #1:
Stamps: Scribbled Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: White, Bitty Dots Basics pattern paper (PTI), Pool Party (SU)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Lovely Lady for cheeks (PTI)
Other: Nestabilities oval and petite oval dies, black Pigma pen, sponge, dimensionals for nose

Bunny card #2:
Stamps: Hippity Hoppity, Confetti Toss (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Melon Mambo (SU)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight (SU),  Lovely Lady (pti), Versamark
Other: Hippity Hoppity die, white embossing powder, dimensionals, sequins

Bunny Card #3:
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #1
Paper: White, Shimmery white
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
Other: Dimensionals

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hubbie's Easter Card

My husband mentioned a couple days ago that he really likes chocolate bunnies at Easter. Well I already got him a chocolate goodie so I put a chocolate bunny on his card instead.

Inside the card it says " . . . Easter" but since I already wrote mushy stuff in there I'm not going to show it :-)

Hope he likes his chocolate bunny!

Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #1 (PTI)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Early Espresso (SU); White (PTI)
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: One Liners: Happy die (PTI), Scalloped circle punch (SU), Die-namics Peek-a-Boo Trio die (MFT)

Friday, March 25, 2016

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I'm excited to have time today to make a card for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop. This is my second card today. Amazing!

I've been wanting to use those coffee splatters and you can never have enough Get Well cards.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Breakfast Club (TAWS), Java Spills (Stamping Bella), Keep It Simple: Get Well (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Fresh Linen, Dark Chocolate, Soft Stone, Scarlet Jewel (PTI)

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Today is Papertrey's monthly blog hop. It's also my birthday and I wanted to have some fun in my craft room.  So I made a birthday card for this month's Papertrey Blog Hop :-)  Here are some of the inspiration photos.


Embroidered Blooms seemed like an obvious choice of sets to use - I suppose everyone else thinks so too :-)

There is Glossy Accents on the flower centers. I never seem to learn my lesson about being patient and waiting for it to dry. I always manage to put my hand in it so there is a smudge spot but I'm not going to tell you where. 

Have a great day. I plan on eating lots of Costco chocolate cake later today and playing Dominion with family and friends!  

Stamps: Embroidered Blooms (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Linen/Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), dimensionals, sequins (Avery Elle)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Card Concept Challenge #51

Hi everyone! Our new challenge at The Card Concept is an inspiration photo for spring.

I don't usually have time to do challenges but I do enjoy them and this week's CAS on Sunday sketch was perfect.  I watercolored some pink onto watercolor paper. Then I stamped the nest over this and die cut the circle.  I found some old Pretty in Pink DSP to layer underneath and then stamped the sentiment above. Pretty CAS!

I hope that you will check out the rest of the Design Team and then get busy on the challenge. I'm looking forward to all your pretty cards!

Stamps: Birds & Nests (Cavallini), Delightful Dozen (SU)
Paper: Naturals White, Pretty in Pink DSP (SU), watercolor paper (Canson)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Lovely Lady (PTI)
Other: Aquapainter, Circle die (Nestabilites), dimensionals (SU)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

90th Birthday

My husband's uncle is turning 90 today.  We went to a family birthday party on Saturday and this is the card that I made for him.

I stamped the cable car in Ripe Avocado and the accent color is Hawaiian Shores. The birthday sentiments are Dark Chocolate.

The cable car number is 90 for his age. There is also acetate in the windows but you can't see that in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Ides of March!!

Stamps: Cable Gram (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Smokey Shadow
Other: Cable Gram die, dimensionals, acetate

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Card Concept Challenge #50

It's March and time for a new Card Concept Challenge.  This one is fun!  St. Patrick's Day, green, plaid, dots and shamrocks.  Let your creativity go wild!

I happen to love plaid and I have green eyes so guess what my favorite color is :-)  Also March is my birthday month so I love March!!  For my card I grabbed an old SU set called Got Treats? I really need to use those old sets and this one seemed perfect for the challenge. This card is really simple to make and that's my style - Clean & Simple.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team and join in the challenge!!  Don't forget your green on March 17th!!

Stamps: Got Treats (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Garden Green DSP (SU)
Ink: Garden Green (SU)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy 3rd Birthday!

My grandson just celebrated his 3rd birthday. He loves construction so that was the theme of his party and I went with that on his card as well.

First, I stamped the road using two different stamps from Super Stripes.  The truck was all one stamp so I masked off the top part and stamped the wheels in black on the road. I stamped the orange truck on a separate piece of paper and fussy cut just the top portion. It's popped up on dimensionals. There are silver brads in the wheels.

I die cut the number 3 and slipped it under the truck.  I stamped the alphabet in yellow on adhesive backed paper and cut out the letters that I needed for the name Titus. I didn't want them in a straight line so they are just slightly off kilter and the sentiment is underneath.

And lastly a pic of the cake my daughter made for him. It was adorable with cone candles, real toy diggers and Oreo crumb "dirt".

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Stamps: I Dig You (SU), Phrase Play #11, Type Strips, Super Stripes (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Only Orange (SU), yellow
Other: By the Numbers die, white adhesive backed paper (PTI), silver brads, scissors

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Card Concept Challenge #49

Time has sped by and it's time for another Card Concept Challenge. We have some beautiful colors for you this time.

 I'm traveling to visit my grandson for his 3rd birthday (Happy Birthday Titus!) and I brought along very minimal supplies with me but that's ok for my Clean & Simple style card. I thought some birthday streamers would be appropriate.  I don't have exact matches on the colors but tried to get close.

I received some Perfect Pearls for Christmas and wanted to try them out. They do add pretty shine but I think a solid image would have worked better.  I stamped the streamer in color, overstepped with Versamark and then added the Perfect Pearls. Because the Versamark did not stamp exactly on top of the image and because the streamer is not a solid image, it muddied the image.  The color is not as bright as I would like but the shine is pretty. It will take me some time to figure out the best way to use the pearls.

I hope that you will check out the rest of the Design Team's cards and make a beautiful creation for this challenge.


Stamps: Hooray (PTI); Handwritten Notes (Avery Elle)
Paper: White (PTI), Basic Black (SU)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Perfect Pearls, Versamark, dimensionals

Tools: Paintbrush

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Card Concept Challenge #48

Once again it's time for a new Card Concept Challenge.  It's amazing how quickly time flies by.  Valentine's Day is almost here.

I knew that I wanted hearts on my card and when I looked at my pink paper I found a piece that I had previously embossed and not used so I cut my heart from that.  Then I cut another heart from white using one of the shaker die from Papertrey's Shakers and Sprinkles set. 

 I used PTI's Brushed Off in several different pinks as the background. Then I embossed the sentiment in white and popped it up on dimensionals. I left the hearts flat on the paper to try to keep my card in the Clean and Simple category.

Check out the rest of the Design Team's cards and be inspired to make your own card!

Stamps: Brushed Off, Keep It Simple: Valentine (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Melon Mambo, Black (SU)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink (SU)
Other: Versamark, White embossing powder (Hero Arts), Heart die from Make It Market: Shakers & Sprinkles (PTI), Kool Tak Clear Foam Tape, Multi Medium Matte glue, unknown embossing folder

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Card Concept Challenge #47

Hi everyone! How are you doing?  We had so many wonderful cards entered in the last challenge and today we have another fantastic challenge for you at The Card Concept.  The inspiration photo has some lovely neutral colors and a lovely cake to inspire you. So let's get to my card which is in the Clean & Simple style.

I pulled out a really old SU set called Event Full because I thought this stamp was kinda fun. I've been playing with foil lately and wanted to try adding some to this card. I thought the bronze and silver foil would work well for the colors in the challenge. I used Score Tape to apply the foil. The bronze worked well but the silver just did not want to come off. I rubbed and rubbed and pretty much had to pull the stuff off with my fingers. Anyway, that's why the silver may look at bit roughed up.

Finally I spritzed on some bronze with a metallic Sharpie, added a few sequins and popped the top layer up on dimensionals. I also used the bronze Sharpie to fill in the wheels.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Have fun and check out the rest of the Design Team!!

Stamps: Event Full (SU)
Paper: Very Vanilla (SU)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (SU)
Other: Spritzer (SU), Bronze Sharpie, Transfer foil by Ranger (Basics & Vintage), sequins (Avery Elle), dimensionals, Score Tape 1/8"

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


I needed a quick sympathy card for a friend at church. I've had Papertrey's Garden Grace for a long time and had not used it. This seemed like the perfect time.

I grabbed my Misti and it was so easy to line up the leaves and flowers. I also thought that I would try Jennifer McGuire's trick of using craft foam between layers and it worked quite nicely. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps: Garden Grace, Think Big Favorites #3 (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Melon Mambo (SU), Hibiscus Burst, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Other: Misti stamp tool, white craft foam, Score Tape

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