Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sketch 71

For sketch 71, I used Authentique DP and what's become my favorite "thank you" stamp from Stampendous. I kept it simple without any extra embellishments.

Enjoy your day!


Monday, July 30, 2012

Sketch 70

I used some of the same Authentique paper pad as I did for my last card to create sketch 70. The sketch is flipped over simply because I thought it looked weird with the circles on the right lol. The circles are made from Nestabilites and the rhinestones are Recollections. The sentiment is Stampendous.

Have a fabulous day!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

So many hearts...

I used some pretty Authentique paper to cut out lots of hearts for this card with my hearts Nestabilities. To keep it simple, I double-scored around all of the edges with my Scor-Buddy instead of adding layers. There is some Pearl Pen, a few rhinestones and some baker's twine to add interest to a few of the hearts. All of the hearts are popped for added dimension.

Thanks for taking a peek.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012


This card is one I sent to a woman's daughter who was at our local military base doing some training. The DP is Basic Grey and the butterflies from a Fiskars punch. The bodies of the butterfly are from a deconstructed Prima swirl thing I found on clearance.

Take the time to share your smile today.


Monday, July 23, 2012


Here's a quick easy card for you. I used Martha Stewart paper tape (Washi tape to some, althought Washi is a brand name) and my Scor-Buddy. The stamp is from Stampendous with a little bling added.

Enjoy your week!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

I {heart} you

I simply adore this card! It's perfect to send to a child or an adult. It took a bit to get the eye/hole steps figured out, but it's easy. And who doesn't love a googlie eye? The heart is embossed with hearts, including the heart inside. This was the first clear stamp I cut apart. It was much easier to do that than do the whole masking thing. Here's the outside of the card:

And here's the inside:

Adorable, huh? I made a few of these and I'll probably make a few more.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happiest Wishes

Here's a cute CASE of something I saw on SCS. I'm not sure where the striped paper is from, but I'm so glad I had some blue Bazzill to match it. Those aren't brads, either, but Pearl Pen. The sentiment is SU and the gold layering paper is DeNami. I put it on a kraft card front to help pull out the browns. For the banner ends I used a square punch.

Do you keep a stash of birthday cards just in case you need one?


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sketch 69

Oh my! This sketch, 69, was fun! As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly which papers and ribbon I wanted to use. I've been keeping these polka dot scraps around for awhile now. I simply love polka dots and just couldn't toss them in the recycle bag. The same thing for the polka dot ribbon. There was just barely enough left to do this card. I mounted it on some white ribbon to make it stand out a bit more. The circles are from Nestabilites and attached to the ribbon with a brad. The center polka dot paper is Memory Box and the other two are who knows lol.

Do you have a particular pattern that you love and simply can't get rid of the scraps?


Monday, July 16, 2012

Sketch 68

For sketch 68, I used an OWH no-no...glitter! Actually, I didn't mean to, but the sticker has rhinestones and glitter on it. I didn't think the glitter would come off when I used it. Thankfully not a lot came off, so I didn't need to do a complete steam cleaning of my craft area! The DP is some American Crafts I got on clearance. The sticker is from Recollections and the sentiment is Endless Creations. This is one of the few cards I've made that I'll be keeping and now I know I'll need to be careful when I use the other sticker in the package.

How far ahead do you work on holiday cards?


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sketch 67

Welcome to sketch 67! This one didn't quite turn out like I planned. I stamped the tag/sentiment (from Stampin' Up) first and was planning to use some pretty tapestry black and white paper for the top of the card to match it. However, I couldn't find the paper I was looking for. I wonder if I've already used it lol. So I used some Basic Grey instead. The EF is Polka Dots and a bit of orange ribbon gives it a little oomph.

Hope you had a great weekend!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sketch 66

Today is the day for sketch 66. This was a lot of fun to do. I love all of the different colors. The balloons are a punched out die that I've had for more years than I can remember. It was nice to finally use it. The top and bottom sentiments are Stampendous and the middle one is Stampin' Up.

I hope you're having a wonderful summer!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Sketch 65

Today I have sketch 65 for you. It uses some of my favorite Basic Grey paper and one of my favorite Inkadinkado sentiments. Since the sketch calls for a bow, I did one that doesn't require any tying. I still need to practice that!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sketch 64

Sketch 64 uses some very old DP I've had for at least 15 years. I really like the watercolor look to the squares. The stamped flowers are SU All You Do and the flower embellishments are Prima. The stems are embossed in black, the two outside flowers with clear and the middle with white. I let some of the white stay attached to the outer flowers to give it a different look.

Enjoy your day!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sketch 63

When I saw sketch 63, I just knew I had to use some Prima flowers. I love how you can layer them for a unique look. I used an eyelet for the center to go with the black ribbon and layers. The DP is Memory Box and the sentiment is Stampendous.

Make sure to share your smile today.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sketch 62

For sketch 62, I used all kinds of fun stuff. The cupcake paper is actually clear plastic with the pink cupcakes printed on it. This is some of the rare "paper" that I hoard. I've only seen it once and it was on clearance at a store that went out of business. It's from Hambly.

For the cupcake itself, the image is from Make An Impression. I then colored the wrapper with Copics and used puffy paint for the frosting. The hardest part was letting it dry before I made it puffy with my heat gun. Then I topped it with some glitter glue for a bit of sparkle.

The happy birthday is Stampendous and the other sentiment is from Make An Impression. I bought the cupcake stamp and sentiment at the same time and this is the first time I've managed to use them together lol.

I hope you have a cupcake kind of day!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Sketch 61

Today I have sketch 61 for you. I used scraps from my small pile and a bit of dark blue ribbon. The embellishment is Making Memories and is really heavy but not at all bulky. There is a bit of Pearl Pen to finish it off.

Have a sunshiney day!


Sunday, July 8, 2012


Here is another CASE from Pinterest. I got the American Crafts DP on clearance from a local craft store that went out of business. Geez, I miss Paper Zone. Anyway, I used a couple of EK Success punches and the background paper is a really pretty gold from DeNami. The sentiment is Hero Arts and I used a white gel pen to make the little dots. I wanted them to be a bit uneven like the dots on the paper.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sketch 60

Oh my! I ended up doing 22 cards for sketch 60. I didn't mean to, but I was watching tv and just kept cutting squares. Next thing I knew, I was out of Memory Box paper! Then I had to put them all together which seemed to take forever. But I think they turned out cute. The sentiment is from Stampendous.

What's the maximum number of cards you've made that are the same?


Friday, July 6, 2012

Sketch 59

I used sketch 59 for a card kit. I had two sheets of the DCWV white and blue paper I wanted to use. It also has a bit of yellow in it, so I used some yellow Bazzill to help pull it out. The button is a Martha Stewart punch and the thread is DMC embroidery floss. For the sentiment I used a Fiskars acrylic stamp.

Have a happy day!


Thursday, July 5, 2012


This is a CASE of a card I saw on Pinterest. I love the rainbow of colors and how it can be used as a masculine or feminine love card. I used a punch for the heart and the squares. The sentiment is from Little Yellow Bicycle and I used a black pen for the stitching look. If I make more of these, I think I'll put the red further down the stripe.

This would also make a great anniversary card which happens to be the OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge this week.

Sunshine days are happy days!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sketch 58

For sketch 58, I used some paper from Hambly Screenprints that I've had quite awhile. I did quite a few of these since I had two 12x12 sheets of it. The sentiment is from Fiskars. I used some hot pink paper to really give the card a pop of color.

Enjoy your day!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Sketch 57

Sketch 57 is another one I did as a kit for a card making party. We ended up making 1348 cards in four hours! It was fun to meet new people, chat with friends and craft the whole time. I went through almost three rolls of ATG tape. Whew!

This uses an EF from The Paper Studio called Geo Flowers and a Hero Arts sentiment. I think the DP is old DCWV. The circles were done with Nesties.

I hope you're enjoying the summer. We're still waiting for it here in Washington.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Here is a card that is completely Stampin' Up! products, except the silver Pearl Pen. The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes and the cupcake is made using the Cupcake punch. I love the bright, cheerful colors.

"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." -Mother Teresa