Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thank you

I love the look of this CAS (clean and simple) card. I just punched out a couple of cirles and used some ColorBox ink and some cotton balls to color in the circles. The faces are a set of four stamps from DeNami and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I think I'll call a friend today that I've been missing. Why don't you do the same? It's good for a smile and that warm fuzzy feeling.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Miss you...sketch 103

Here is sketch 103 for you. I thought it was a little busy, but my craft group assured me it wasn't. I used the Hero Arts All the Time stamp set. I love how this set has the hands of the clock as separate stamps so you can choose the time you want. Since I wanted the stamps to shine, I only used a little piece of Pebbles Lil' Bubbles paper as a layer for the sentiment. The rest of the papers are Bazzill except for the basic black cardstock. The circles are done with Nesties and there is a black dot of Pearl Pen in the middle of the clocks.

Have a fantabulous day!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fuzzy Ball...sketch 102

Look! It's more Pebbles Lil' Bubbles paper lol. This sketch is pretty basic and I've been anxious to use my new DeNami Fuzzy Ball stamp. Isn't it just the cutest thing? I colored it with a Copic marker and used some Nesties to cut out the circles. Those strips are Bazzill papers. I added the orange brads because my friend Kelli suggested I use some orange paper to bring out the orange bubbles, but I didn't have any of the right color orange.

I think one more card will finish off this Pebbles paper, but it's so bright and fun to use that I might miss it.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Missing you...sketch 101

This was a fun sketch to do. I love making banners. I used some Pebbles Lil' Bubbles paper for the banner flags and layering. The blue and green papers are Bazzill. Some baker's twine attaches all the flags together. Thank goodness for my friend Sheila, who let me borrow some of her glue to make it stick. The sentiment is Stampendous and those little black dots are Pearl Pen.

Enjoy your week and take some time to get inky!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thinking of you...sketch 100!

Woohoo! I made it to sketch 100! I feel like I'll be able to complete all of the sketches now by the end of the year. I'm so excited!

The DP is Pebbles Lil' Buddy Bubbles and the blue and green are Bazzill. I used a plain old hole punch for the blue and green dots. The line of black dots is Pearl Pen.  For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Stampendous Happy Messages set.

Be on the lookout for more of that Pebbles paper. It is...or was...a 12x12 sheet.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thinking of you...sketch 99

Look! It's finally a fall looking card for sketch 99. Thank goodness it doesn't have a fall sentiment, though, because it's way past time for fall cards to be in to OWH.

The DP are from Stampin' Up! in Pumpkin Pie. I used Ranger White Enamel Accents to make some of the dots pop. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.

Maybe I'll sent this as a nice fall/Halloweenish card to a friend I've been thinking of a lot lately.

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Miss you all the time...sketch 98

I did a CASE of the sample card for sketch 98. I couldn't help it. I just loved the look of the card.

The squares at the bottom are Basic Grey scraps from a 6x6 pad. The clock and sentiment are Hero Arts All the Time set. There's a brad in the middle of the clock from Recollections. The red and black papers are from the pearl line by Darice. For the ribbon, I used some leftover sheer black that's been on my table for months and wrapped it around three times.

Hope you're enjoying the week.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Clean Up Your Act!

Over on A Blog Named Hero, they're having a clean and simple challenge. Compared to some people, most of my cards are pretty simple, but they're rarely CAS (clean and simple). These types of cards take some thinking and planning!

Here's what I came up with for mine:

I masked off the middle and used Stampin' Up! Old Olive and Pacific Point inks along with some cotton balls for the background. Leaving the bottom mask on, I inked up Hero Arts Earth Flowers and stamped, making sure to have a few outside the background inks. Using the same ink, I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings.

Do you enjoy making CAS cards?


Hello handsome...sketch 97

I was a little worried about sketch 97. It has so many different pieces. But I fixed that problem by pulling out one of my 6x6 Basic Grey pads.

This card uses some of the scraps I keep in the front of the pad. It's great when a sketch lets you do that. The brads are Recollections and all of the sentiments are Hero Arts. The only thing I would change on this is to do the sentiments on the left panel all straight instead of crooked.

Here's hoping you've had some crafting time this week.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, again...and sketch 96

Do you ever start out with a certain sentiment in mind and end up using a completely different one? That's what happened when I did sketch 96. But I still like how it turned out.

This uses my newest DeNami stamp...Fuzzy Ball. Isn't it cute? I just love it. I used matching inks and colored papers from Stampin' Up! They are Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point and Old Olive. I used a cotton ball to ink the faces. The sentiment is Hero Arts and the EF is Polka Dots by Cuttlebug.

Hope you're having a good week.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy birthday...sketch 95

Today I have more pink papers and sketch 95 for you. I'm almost done with the pink, so bear with me.

I changed the sketch a bit to make the rectangle look like a present and wrapped it with twine and added the bow. The black paper is pearlized to give the whole thing a softer look. I believe the sentiment is Fiskars and I had the bling on hand.

Do you ever use all of one piece of 12x12 before you move on to another piece? I'm finding it useful.
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Smitten...sketch 94

Here's another Valentine-ish card for you and my take on sketch 94. I love the Little Yellow Bicycle sentiment. Heck, I love the whole's called "Love." How could you not love a set with that name?

I used Nestabilites to cut out the white hearts and the Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder to emboss them. The other two layers are cut freehand. The polka dot paper is from Recollections and I had the brads on hand.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

You're the sweetest...sketch 93

I've never been good at the whole crooked paper thing. I like my elements straight and even lol. So sketch 93 was a bit of a challenge for me.

On this card I decided to echo the swirls in the paper by embossing the white with my Divine Swirl folder. The DP are Paper Pizzazz and the sentiment is from Fiskars "The Sweet Life." Since there is so much pattern, I decided on just one little rhinestone for shine.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day...sketch 92

I know, I know...I'm a few months early, but sketch 92 seemed to need this stamp. I can't help it when a card chooses its own stamp.

The DP is more Paper Pizzazz and the sentiment is unknown. I have a few of those, but now I'm doing a better job of keeping track. I added a bit of bling down the strip to make it pop a little. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the sentiment. I'm finding myself using it a lot more now that I've watched a few youtube videos on it.

Do you ever have a card that chooses its own stamp?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Hello...sketch 91

Here is sketch 91. I used the same papers as the last card...Paper Pizzazz and Darice Pearlized White. You'll see a few cards with these over the next few days. I cut into those 12x12 pinks and wanted to use them up. I've had them for quite awhile.

I used Nesties to cut out the small shape then hand cut the black one. The sentiment is DeNami. The little bling is from my stash.

Enjoy your Friday!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Birthday...sketch 90

Have you recovered from World Card Making Day? There were so many great blogs and so much inspiration. I had to take a couple of days off after last weekend lol, my brain was on overload.
Today I have sketch 90 for you. The DP is from Paper Pizzazz and the sentiment is Hero Arts. The white paper is actually an ivory color. It's pearlized white from Darice. Those little metallic pink things...I've had them forever. I got a whole bunch on clearance and couldn't resist all that shine!
Today I'm off to take my dad and stepmom to the movies. It's nice to be able to do those little things with the ones you love.
Happy Thursday!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Missing U and sketch 88

This card is so unlike me, but I kept looking at and now I like it. I never use so many patterned papers together but when I looked at sketch 88, it seemed like a good place to give it a try. All of the patterned paper is from the same 6x6 Basic Grey pad. I used basic black cardstock to help separate the layers. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

Time to get inky!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Miss you all the time...sketch 89

Here's my version of sketch 89. I used a couple of pieces of patterned paper from a Basic Grey 6x6 pad. I'm slowly working my way through's about half way gone. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts set All the Time.

Have a good one!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day with Paper Smooches

If you're looking for the OWH Blog Hop post, click here.

There are three challenges over on the Paper Smooches blog. Here's a card for two of them: use pink and a one layer card. I hope to get the third challenge posted later today or tomorrow.

I cut three squares in a piece of copy paper and used VersaMark ink to stamp the heart. (I have no idea where that heart stamp is from.) I used Stampendous clear embossing powder then a cotton ball with some Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo for the pink. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

I hope you'll pardon the shadows but the sun was shining through the window behind me. I won't complain about it, though, because we've been so lucky to still have it around here!

Happy card making!


Happy World Card Making Day!

(click here or the picture above to take you to the blog hop page)
I'm so excited to be able to participate today! I'll keep this short since I'm sure you have many more blogs to see. I used Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for the tree and embossed it with Rubber Marbles' Dusk. I like this embossing powder because it's a mix of blues and a bit of purples. I took a close up shot, too, so you could see the colors better.
I cut a rectangle out of a piece of copy paper and taped it down over the front; then used Night of Navy and Pacific Point inks from Stampin' Up! with a cotton ball to make the window of color. The sentiment is from Fiskars Season's Greetings set. The paper is a pearlized ivory and it's all mounted on purple Bazzill.
Here's the close up:

I also embossed one in black:

Thanks for taking a look. Both of these cards will be going to Operation Write Home and are based on Sketch 16 on the Stars & Stripes blog. I hope you have a chance to make some cards today!


Friday, October 5, 2012

I love you...and sketch 87

Happy Friday! I'm so ready for the weekend and World Card Making Day tomorrow. But for now, here's my card for today:

I used Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Sketch 87 because it seemed so perfect to showcase these bright and colorful papers. Unfortunately, when I cut the glitter paper and rubbed the edges, the glitter came off on my fingers. So...I cut up the rest of it for my mom so she could make Valentine cards using this same sketch. We all know that glitter is a no-no for OWH. I did keep some of the heart paper to use later, though.

The heart paper is Paper Pizzazz and I fell in love with it because it's so garishly bright. I'm not sure who makes the glitter paper, but my mom got the pink, purple and blue shown here as well as some green and black. The sentiment is Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments. This is one of my favorite sets. Not only does it help support OWH, it has so many great sentiments.
I hope you get a chance to get inky today.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wish...sketch 86

This card was so easy and fun to make and also follows sketch 86. I used some Bella Press polka dot paper I bought at the DeNami warehouse sale a couple of years ago. The sentiment is one of those $1 Recollections you find in the bins at Michaels. Those cupcakes are EK Success and are dimensional stickers. I Cuttlebugged to turquoise to reflect the dots on the paper.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bundle UP! sketch 85

I recently bought this cute Fiskars set and found the perfect place to use it, sketch 85. I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug folder then dragged a silver ink pad over it to give it some extra texture. I really wanted to put my penguins on here but they didn't pop enough. So I colored them with some Zig markers and put them on some matching turquoise  paper. The ovals are done with Nesties.

Have you started your holiday cards yet?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Holiday Greetings...sketch 84

My first holiday card of the season! This is sketch 84 and seemed perfect for a holiday card. All of the cardstock I had on hand, and that black is pearlized even though you can't really tell. I wanted it to shine a little. The snowflakes were stamped in silver to match the ribbon. It still needed a bit more so I added the gems.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Birthday Wishes and sketch 83

I enjoyed doing sketch 83. I like the different sized squares with the circle as a focal point. The patterned papers are Recollections and the solids are all Bazzill. The circle stamp is DeNami and the star is Hero Arts. I used Nesties to cut out the circles.

Happy first day of October!