Monday, December 30, 2013

Vintage Happy Birthday Car

This was a fun set of cards to make. I found the inspiration here. The car is a new Hero Arts stamp I received for Christmas and the sentiment is also Hero Arts; both are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. The design papers are all scraps and combined with miscellaneous card stock and Bazzill. The die is from Taylored Expressions. 

Friday, December 27, 2013


Here's another girl card, but not as girly as the last one. These papers are DCWV and some basic card stock scraps. The sentiment is Impression Obsession stamped in Memento Tuxedo black. The circles are done with Nesties and I used my piercer to give it more detail. I like how it doesn't scream girly girl.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Penguin Thanks

Isn't this Memory Box penguin cute? He'd make a great thank you card for children to send as a thanks for a holiday gift. Remember when we had to write them? I had to do it the day after Christmas before I could do anything else! I hated it back then, but I can see now what an important lesson I was learning.

The image and Inkadinkado sentiment are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black on white card stock then layered with black. The red and blue are Bazzill and the patterned paper is Teresa Collins. The circles are done with Nestabilities. I did the blue first, thinking it would reflect water, but I ended up liking the red one better.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Girly Miss You

Today I have a girly card for you. I rarely make straight out girly cards, but I bought a DCWV 6x6 paper pad on Black Friday that's filled with papers that scream GIRL! It was fun working on something so feminine. The pink base is Bazzill and the green/white are basic card stock. For the Paper Smooches sentiment, I used a SU ink. The dies are Nestabilities. I added the twine for a bit for detail.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gift tags

Here are some more tags for you. I love using the SU owl punch and a snowflake punch to make reindeer. Lots of products used here. Some bling. Some cut up stamps. Some ribbon. These were so much fun to make. I hope you had time to make some Christmas crafts.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Gifts

Goodness! The holidays have sure thrown me off my blogging schedule. This year I've been making some Christmas gift tags to give as presents. It's been so much fun using different dies and so many embellishments. I started with a pack of Christmas paper and went on from there. If the "TO, FROM" isn't on the front, it's on the back. I used up a few spools of ribbon which was nice since I rarely remember to use ribbon lol.

I usually list the items I use but there are so many and I didn't write any of them down because I was having so much fun. I'd go find them, but they all got packed away so we could put up our tree. I'll have more for you in my next post. Today I'm off to my LSS to craft for the day!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Those holidays!

I'm out of my blogging groove with the holidays coming and going and coming again. I'll be back soon with some Christmas posts!

Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Perfect Pear

I am truly loving my new My Silly Valentine stamp set by Lawn Fawn. It's so cute and easy to use for love cards. For this card, I used OWH sketch 197. The image is stamped in SU Old Olive and the sentiment is done with Memento Tuxedo Black. I used three different colors of card stock: white, black and dark green. The green stripes are Colorbok Sage Stripe. I used a new Darice embossing folder for the next layer and stamped my own paper for the bottom layer. The Triveni Craft bling gives the card a bit of pop.

Make some time today to tell someone "I love you."

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Snowmen Miss You

Aren't these snowmen cute? It's a piece of Best Creation Winter Wonderful paper. I love how it's wintery, not Christmasy, and that the glitter hats are all sealed up so the glitter won't flake off. The circles are done with My Favorite Things Trio die and the Hot Off the Press sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The black base is card stock and the circles are white card stock. The black bling is from Triveni Craft.

I hope you have an amazing day!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

I love finding new uses for punches and dies. This is my SU owl punch with the little feet chopped off to make a reindeer head. The antlers are parts of snowflakes I chopped up. There was a lot of chopping going on with these cards since I made 31...six for me and the rest for Operation Write Home.

The brown paper is Recollections and has a linen texture. The red and green papers are Bazzill as are all of the patterned papers. The gold scalloped circle is DeNami paper and the white circle/sentiment is SU Whisper White. I also used a SU punch and sentiment stamp while the ink is VersaFine Onyx Black. The eyes have a very thin dot of Pearl Pen and I used my Copic Multi liner to draw his smile. Isn't he just so cute?

Have you started your holiday cards yet? Thankfully, I'm done with mine and can focus on making cards for gifts.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Missing You

These cute caterpillars are from Doodle Pantry as is the sentiment. They come in black/white as well as pre-colored. I matched some Bazzill with the image colors and added some silver stickers from my stash for a bit of shine.

I hope you have some time to get crafty today.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Masculine Thanks

This is the last piece of Fancy Pants The Good Life paper I have and that makes me sad. I love the red with grey cracks for masculine cards. This card starts with grey DeNami card stock and uses MFT Trio die for the circles. The Hot Off the Press sentiment is stamped in SU Basic Grey on white card stock. I used white American Crafts brads for the finishing touch.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Miss you

Here are a couple of cards for Day 321 over at 365 Cards. I like how this sketch works so well with the Hero Arts set. The first card uses Graphic 45 Joyous paper while the second one uses Karen Foster Design Beige Shimmer. All of the colored papers are Bazzill except for the ivory card stock. Everything is stamped in Fresh Ink Chocolate and the brads are American Crafts. The circles were done with Nestabilities. I made several of these cards using Bazzill scraps.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

So Loved

This was an easy sketch (OWH sketch 199) to turn into a masculine card and a feminine card. I used StazOn Azure and SU Melon Mambo as well as VersaFine Onyx Black for the DeNami images and Paper Smooches sentiments. The blue and pink papers are card stock. The score lines were done on my Scor-Buddy and the squares are popped up.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Masculine Birthday

I had fun making this masculine card using some patriotic scraps. I believe both patterned papers are DCWV. The red is Bazzill and the white is Darice pearl. I used an old star punch for the stars which are popped. The sentiment is Hot Off the Press stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. This card sketch is Mojo Monday 320 and fits with OWH MWT of a masculine birthday card.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


It's time for OWH sketch 196. This card is mostly Doodle Pantry...the image, sentiment and patterned digital papers. The black paper and white paper is card stock and the yellow is Bazzill. I used Nestabilities for the image shapes. This card fits into the current Cards in Envy challenge to use punches or dies.

I wish you a marvelous day filled with laughter.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sporty Missing You

Operation Write Home is always in need of more boy/man cards, so while I was out of town this last weekend, I made sure to visit the LSS there and pick up some non-girly paper. This piece is from K & Company and I paired it with some Bazzill scraps while using Freshly Made Sketch 103. The background is dry embossed and I made sure to stamp the Hero Arts sentiment before running it through my Cuttlebug. The brads are American Crafts. This card fits the current OWH MWT to use dry embossing perfectly.

Don't forget to take the time to get inky this week.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Now and Forever plus OWH sketch 193

I'm slowly using up my favorite winter paper and I sure wish I knew who makes it. This time I used it on OWH sketch 193. I layered it on black card stock then some pretty purple Bazzill. The Paper Smooches sentiment is stamped in Staz On Royal Purple. The twine is by Divine Twine. And those snowflake brads are from The Paper Studio.

Make someone's day and share a smile!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happy Birthday!

This card was inspired by one I pinned over on Pinterest. The sentiments all come from a Paper Smooches set and are stamped on scraps of card stock and Bazzill with Memento Tuxedo Black. I used some basic black card stock for the strips and the grey is DeNami. The bling is all from my stash.

Here's hoping you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

My socks love you!

I used Clean & Simple 266 for this cute card. I found the Graphic 45 Joyous Noel patterned paper on clearance at an LSS and paired it with brown, red and white card stock. The Lawn Fawn main image and hearts embracing the sentiment are stamped with Memento Lady Bug and those little hearts on the socks are colored with a Copic. The sentiment is also Lawn Fawn and stamped with Fresh Ink Chocolate. I also used Chocolate around the image circle to soften it a bit. The image shapes were done with Nestabilities.

Please pardon the blurry just didn't want to focus.

Enjoy yourself today!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I miss you

Today is have a card for you based on CAS(E) this Sketch #53. I had a heck of time cutting out the chevron paper to make this work, but I love how it ended up. The patterned papers are Simple Stories Snap! Color Vibe, the brown is Bazzill and the white is basic card stock. I used a Hero Arts sentiment, stamping it in SU Old Olive.

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

You're an apple!

My card for you today is based on Freshly Made Sketches 111. The image and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn's My Silly Valentine and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored them with Copics then used Nestabilities Labels 9 to cut them out. The white and black papers are card stock and the polka dots are Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe. The bling is Triveni Craft. This card also fits the OBDB challenge of love cards.

Take some time to smile today.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Happy Anniversary

My hubby and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary and this is the card I made for him. If you know your football, you'll notice it's done in Pittsburgh Steelers colors. Only for him would I make a card based on a sports team! 

The blue is embossed with the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder and the hearts are cut out with Spellbinders Media Mixage. The red and yellow are Bazzill and the rest is card stock. For the sentiment, I chose one from Hero Arts and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Birthday Stars

I went looking for something on my craft table the other day and was shocked at how many bits and pieces I had laying around...stamped sentiments, squares to make pinwheel cards, a baggie of pastel paper pieces that I'm sure I cut for a reason but can't remember why. The sentiment on this card is one of those. It's been stamped and layered for quite awhile now. So...I finally decided it was time to use it on a card!

The SU sentiment is stamped in SU Real Red. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and Nesties to cut out the stars. The papers are Bazzill except for the blue and white card stock.

Do you have bits and pieces like I do? I hope I can keep my plan on using them up before the end of the year.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Deconstructed Sketch 123

I love how this Deconstructed Sketch 123 leaves the option for so much white space.The star paper is DCWV and the striped paper is Paper Pizazz; the red is Bazzill, the grey is DeNami and the white is card stock. I used Nestabilities for the circles. The birthday sentiment is Stampendous stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black while the Noel is CTMH stamped in SU Night of Navy. The red bling is from my stash. 

I actually used the birthday card for my stepfather's birthday and I added five of the Christmas cards to my stash.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lucky Stars

The Midweek Throwdown at OWH this week is Seeing Stars. It's quite simple...make a card using stars. I ended up making a few different cards using stars and will be sharing them in my next few posts. This card uses SU Tempting Turquoise ink and a stamp from SU Sprinkled Expressions stamped on SU Whisper White. The sentiment is from Hero Arts stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The black and silver papers, as well as the bling, are from my stash. 

Do you ever see a challenge that fires up your mojo and find yourself making several cards to fit it? It rarely happens to me, but I love when it does!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I've always loved Halloween, whether I'm dressing up or handing out candy to the neighborhood kids. Unfortunately, we don't get trick-or-treaters here. So today I'll be making cards, except they'll probably be Valentine cards for OWH lol.

The papers are DCWV and basic card stock. I got all three stamps this year and they're all by Northwoods Rubber Stamps inked in Memento Tuxedo Black. The brads are by American Crafts and the circles were done with Nestabilities.

What's your favorite part of Halloween?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Happiness

I have a couple more Halloween cards for you today. Both of them use DCWV papers and some basic card stock. The first one uses one of those dollar stamps for the pumpkins and a sentiment from Endless Creations stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black. The white dashes are done with a Gelly Roll pen and the bling is Pearl Pen. The second one uses a cool witch's hat brad from Eyelet Factory and an OWH sketch. 

I hope you're having a wonderful week.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Some winter love...OWH sketch 191

I used OWH sketch 191 for a winter love card. I like how the red card stock pops against the brown design paper and the black card stock gives everything a bit more definition. I stamped the Paper Smooches sentiment in Memento Lady Bug on white card stock and used Scotch pop up adhesive for the sentiment element. The bling is from my stash.

I love the fonts used for Paper Smooches sentiments. Do you have a favorite stamp company for sentiments?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Freshly Made 103

I really enjoy the sketches from Freshly Made Sketches. They're the type of cards I enjoy making the most. This one is sketch 103. I used both sides of my favorite winter paper and some SU Rich Razzleberry. The brads are American Crafts and the Hero Arts sentiment is stamped in SU Rich Razzleberry.

I hope you manage to squeeze in some crafty time today!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OWH sketch 194

This OWH sketch is loaded with layers which I love. The patterned paper is DCWV. I used brown, red and tan Bazzill for my layers and some white card stock for the sentiment piece. The Stampendous sentiment is stamped in Fresh Ink Chocolate and the whole thing is finished off with an American Crafts brown brad. The layered center square is popped up with Scotch adhesive.  

Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Freshly Made 108

Today I have a card for you that uses Freshly Made Sketches #108. I'm calling this a "love" card because of that little heart inside the paisley rub on. The patterned paper and rub on are from Clever Handmade, also known as Heidi Grace. The mauve and yellow are Bazzill while the white and black are card stock. Don't you love those little banners on the bottom?

I can't believe this card doesn't have any stamping on it! Do you ever manage to make cards like that?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Seize the Sketch #6

I love this Seize the Sketch #6. It's clean and simple and gives me a great way to feature some of my gazillion patterned papers. I did two cards for this one with some scraps of paper I just couldn't throw away.

The first card uses a piece of DCWV and the second one is, I believe, from Pebbles. They both use lots of Bazzill and some basic card stock. Both have a rub on sentiment from Pebbles.


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mojo Monday 315

I took up the Mojo Monday 315 challenge this week and here's what I ended up with. I started with some Pink Paislee paper and added some pink and purple Bazzill. The CTMH image and sentiments are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on ivory card stock. The ribbon is from my stash.

Have an amazing weekend!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fun with SEI

I have this 6x6 pad of SEI papers that kinda match, but not really match...know what I mean? So I decided to use this card from Pinterest as my inspiration since it only uses small strips of different papers. I used Fresh Ink Chocolate for the Hero Arts image and Hot Off the Press sentiment. It goes so well with the dark brown Bazzill circle layer and bottom strip. I wanted to use a dark color at the bottom to help anchor the card. I added a black brad by American Crafts to give the whole thing some extra dimension. The circle sentiment is done with Nesties and popped up.

These will likely go into my "gift" drawer and be part of a Christmas present.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Many Authentique Thanks

Today I chose OWH sketch 151 and some 6x6 Authentique Loyal papers. I love how these two pieces seem to flow together and look like one piece. The blue and green circles are Bazzill and cut with Nestabilities. The DeNami sentiment is stamped in SU Old Olive and SU Night of Navy onto some ivory card stock. The circles are all popped up with some Scotch adhesive.


Are you ready for Halloween? Have you mailed your spooky cards yet?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Witches and Pumpkins and Copics...oh my!

I hauled out my Copics for these two cards. I simply adore the first image from Endless Creations. It makes me smile every time I see it. The papers are DCWV and card stock. The sentiment and punches are SU. The second card has all of the same papers, but the image is from The Angel Company. It also uses an OWH sketch.

Have a spooktacular day!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A CASE from Pinterest

Here's another card I found on Pinterest that I had to CASE. I used part of my 6x6 Authentique Loyal pad, some pretty green and blue Bazzill and ivory/black card stock. The sentiment is Stampendous inked in Memento Tuxedo Black. The circles were done with Nesties and the buttons are from my stash. I used my Copic Multi-Liner for the black dashes.

What's your favorite place to find inspiration?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October fun

Here are a couple of Halloween cards for you. The first one uses some DCWV papers, a pumpkin from Stampendous and a sentiment from Stampers Anonymous. The inks are SU Pumpkin Pie and Memento Tuxedo Black. And the bling is from my stash. These cards fit perfectly into the current Cards in Envy challenge.

The second card uses some Heidi Grace stripes and orange, yellow, black and ivory card stock. I'm not sure where the stamp is from, but it's stamped in SU Old Olive. This time the bling is Pearl Pen.

Are you enjoying the cooler fall weather? Or are you ready for summer already?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mojo Monday Multiples

Today I have two challenges to share. The first one is this great Mojo Monday 312 sketch and the second follows the OWH MWT Multiply the fun...I made six of these cards. The purple and yellow are Bazzill. I'm really loving the dark purple with this pretty snowflake paper. The circles were done with Nestabilities and the sentiment is Savvy stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black. That pretty white brad is The Paper Studio.

Do you tend to use the same items until they're gone like I usually do? Like all of one 12x12? Or an entire pack of brads?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day!


Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home blog hop for World Card Making Day! Our goal for this hop is to make a thank you card using one of the OWH sketches. To get back to the main page, all you need to do is click on the picture above.

For my card, I chose OWH sketch 122. The white/brown paper didn't have a company name on it, but I do know I got it last year on sale to use this year for winter/holiday cards. The dark purple is Bazzill and the white is SU Whisper White. I embossed the two thin stripes with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder. The brads are from The Paper Studio. The Inkadinkado sentiment is stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black.

I hope you're finding lots of inspiration along the hop!