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!