Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Swish Swish

That's what this SU Work of Art stamp set reminds me of...swishes of a paintbrush. I used SU Night of Navy, Memento Cottage Ivy and London Fog, as well as Fresh Ink Chocolate. The embellishments are years old from Recollections. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Missing U

This was a fun card to make! It's so hard to find stamps that have a missing you sentiment on it and this is a fun alternative. It took a little longer than I planned. The Studio 112 alphabet I chose to use just didn't look right with the letters next to each other on the block, so I had to stamp each letter individually. When I was done stamping, it looked too plain and boring and begged for some texture. I used a Darice folder for that. The three missing "u" are stamped on the front corner of the envelope. Here is the card I CASE'd.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Leafy Love

I've used these SU and Memento colors together before and really like how well they go together, so I used them again on this card. The SU Work of Art set works well for this layout and covered just enough for those Spellbinders circles. I added a Hero Arts leaf and words from SU and Paper Smooches. The Triveni bling give just the right amount of extra detail.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sweet and simple

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest and loved the simplicity. I stamped the Hero Arts grid stamp in Hampton Art Aqua then added the sentiment from a different Hero Arts set. I wanted a bit of bling so I added three rhinestones.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Petite Petals Miss You

This card is a pretty close CASE of this card. It features the Stampin' Up Petite Petals stamp set and matching punch. The embossing was done with a Sizzix folder and a Cuttlebug. I used some SU, Distress Ink and ColorBox inks. The sentiment is from Hero Arets and the bling is Triveni.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Love you

I've had this metallic accented paper for years and finally pulled some of it out to make a few cards using Mojo Monday 366. I believe the paper is DCWV but couldn't swear it. The sentiment is Impression Obsession stamped in Fresh Ink Chocolate.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy Monsters

I love this stamp set from Recollections. For this card, I did some masking so they're standing on each other's heads. They're colored with Copics and accented with some googlie eyes. I used several layers to help draw out the colors and mounted it on some Bella Blvd star paper. There's a Stampendous happy birthday stamped on the inside.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Flowery Thanks!

Here's a simple, fun card. I ran part of it through the Cuttlebug and punched out some white flowers with a SU punch. The brads are from a Recollections set. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado stamped in SU Pacific Point.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

God Bless

I really wanted to use this Gina K label stamp and thought it went well with this Me & My Big Ideas flower paper. The sentiment is Paper Smooches and has a couple of American Crafts brads to help accent it. The sheer black ribbon is from my stash.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Festive Thank You

These colors totally remind me of Christmas, but there's nothing Christmas-y about a thank you card. I started with Freshly Made Sketch 142 and found the papers in my stash. I think the stripes is DCWV and the sparkly swirls is Paper Studio. The Stampendous sentiment is done in VersaFine Onyx Black. It looked a bit plain, so I added some bright green bling.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Missing you flowers

I found a pad of adhesive paper in my stash the other day and was excited to use it. It has some fun bright colors in it like this pink, blue and yellow. It was a little tricky taking off the backing, but totally worth not having to glue those flowers. The large flower was done with a SU Petite Petals punch and the small white center is a Recollections punch. The brad is American Crafts. I used a Darice folder for the embossing and a Stampendous sentiment stamped in Memento London Fog.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Some embossed love

Don't you love watching embossing powder melt? It never fails to make me smile. This time I used JoAnn Craft Essentials Red powder and matched it with a pretty heart brad I picked up at a craft show. The embossed paper is actually a light gray and the SU love sentiment is on white. I like how simple yet detailed this card looks. I got the basic idea for it here

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Flowerful Fancy

I used a lot of different inks for this card: Stampin' Up, Memento, ColorBox, Powderpuff. This fun set is from Close to My Heart and I did some masking to get the vases placed close together. A few pieces of Triveni bling give it just enough sparkle.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ladybug Birthday Wishes

I'm not a big fan of paper (Washi) tape, but when I went to a scrapbook expo and there was some for $1.00 a roll, I couldn't pass it up. They, Queen & Co., also had lots of rhinestone decorations for $1.00. This lady bug is one of those. I used a Spellbinders die for the white then fussy cut the black layer. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations, also picked up at the same expo.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Heartfelt Thanks

Here's a simple and pretty card. The GCD Studios papers are from the same 6x6 pad that I got on clearance. With an Inkadkinado sentiment and some Triveni bling, the papers really shine.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Pac-Man and his ghosts

When I saw this card, I knew I had to make my own version and it fits perfectly with the CASology challenge this week. I used the SU owl punch for the ghosts and dots. Pac-Man is done with a circle Spellbinders and a pair of scissors. The papers have some texture which don't show up in the photo, so it's not as flat looking as it seems. Some googlie eyes give it a fun feel. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Winter Birthday Card

I made this card yesterday and am squeezing it in right at the deadline! The October ODBD challenge is to make a non-Christmas card with snowflakes. It also fits the Mid-Month Throwdown of making a winter birthday card.

I started with a cool Embossalicious folder that has all of that pretty embossing in one folder. How cool is that?! I gently rubbed a Powder Puff Lemonade ink pad over the snowflakes and punched out a snowflake to let the blue shine through. The sentiment is Gina K with some Triveni bling added. 

Happy Halloween!

I'm not big on Halloween cards, but I did make a card with some orange. I liked the layout of this card, and decided to make my own version. It uses a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the stamp set/punch Petite Petals from Stampin' Up. I used SU Pumpkin Pie ink for the flowers and Memento Cottage Ivy for the Inkadinkado sentiment.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Razzleberry Easter

It's a bit out of season, but today I have an Easter card to share with you. I chose some Paper Studio paper for the background and accented it with SU Rich Razzleberry. The colors look great together. I even stamped the Hero Arts sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink. This sketch is from OWH, bonus sketch 12.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ball of thanks

I've been doing different versions of the same layouts lately. Here's one of them. The first one uses a Queen & Co. rhinestone baseball and the other uses a bunch of Inkadinkado sentiments. The stripes are Queen & Co. washi tape and the circles are done with Spellbinders.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spin for your birthday

Don't you love spinner cards? This set from Stamps of Life is perfect to make one. I used ColorBox Violet, Memento Lilac Posies and SU Tempting Turquoise for the sentiments. The arrow was cut with a Cricut and colored yellow with Powder Puff Lemonade. For the background, I used a piece of Lily Bee and some brads from American Crafts.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Make a Wish

Today I have a card for you using OWH sketch 57. The small squares are Bella Blvd. paper and the large square is American Crafts. I used Spellbinders for the circles and a Paper Smooches sentiment offset with some Triveni bling. The butterfly is from Queen & Co. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blue Miss You

I like how striking this turquoise is against the black and white. I took the idea from Pinterest and used Stampin' Up Petite Petals punch. The brads are American Crafts and the sentiment is Daisy Bucket stamped with Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise. The black square was done with Spellbinders.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

LOVE is all you need

I used OWH sketch B-18 for this card. The polka dot paper is by Dena Designs and the sentiment is by Rubbernecker. I originally used the paper for a few Easter cards. The ovals were done with Spellbinders and the bling is Triveni.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Work of Art Thank You

This card uses my current favorite Stampin' Up set, Work of Art. The honeycomb embossing folder is Darice and the inks are ColorBox. For the color around the edges, I used a Copic marker. The layout for this is right here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hello Friend

How's this for a bright card? I originally bought this piece of Doodlebug paper for the other side, but was really drawn to using this brighter side. With a piece of basic card stock to offset the pattern, I think it's nicely balanced. I used Tuesday Morning sketch 256 for the layout. The sentiment is Paper Smooches and the bling is Triveni.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Blooming Thank U

This card features the Stampin' Up Petite Petals stamp set and punch, along with SU inks Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie. I used an Inkadinkado sentiment and found the layout idea here. The orange ribbon is from my stash.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

love you forever

I used OWH sketch 240 for this card. The patterned paper is from a crafty yard sale and didn't have a name on it. The sentiment is from the Impression Obsession set Truly Madly Deeply. I wanted to make it a bit more masculine so I used a Darice embossing folder to add some chevron texture to the mix.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thanks so much

What a perfect way to say thank you during football season! I used an OWH bonus sketch with this cool brad from Karen Foster. It's got a nice heavy feel to it. The sentiment is actually from two different Paper Smooches sets. That plaid paper is from GCD Studios.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Out of This World Thank You

I've seen this layout/sketch several times and thought it would be a good one to show off this Creative Imaginations paper. The circles are done with Spellbinders and the Inkadinkado sentiment is stamped in SU Real Red. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Beacon of Thanks

I love lighthouses and this card made me get out my Rubbernecker lighthouse stamp and ink it up. The striped layer is a piece of Basic Grey that I actually purchased for the other side. I used some scraps for the banners and the ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is Inkadinkado.

Friday, October 3, 2014

This star misses you

This was fun to make and took a lot of concentration for that square. Thank goodness I have a clear ruler to make it a bit easier. The card here struck me as a perfect card for this Hero Arts sentiment. I used some Fawn Bazzill for the base and Dena Designs paper for the bottom and star. The lines were done with my Copic Multi Liner. To accent the sentiment, I used some Triveni bling.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

You Are My Anchor

I made a simple card today using my new Lawn Fawn stamp set and matching die set. For the anchor, I used my Memento London Fog because it stamps with an odd pattern and works perfectly to make the anchor look aged. Mounting it on a piece of black and adding a pop of red with Triveni bling finished off this easy card.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Red, white and blue love

Here's a patriotic card for today...well, kind of. I started out using a Paper Studio heart punch on some Echo Park papers and moved on to cutting them out with a Spellbinders circle. Those circles are popped on tiny little pieces of dimensional adhesive. The Hero Arts sentiment is perfect for the circles, don't you think? If you're interested, the card idea can be found here.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Scraps with gratitude

I was ready to get rid of some of my scraps, so I looked through my Pinterest boards and found this card to help me out. I used a Darice folder for the background and added a Paper Smooches sentiment.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bright and cheerful blessings

Today I have a simple card for you. The bright striped paper is Echo Park and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I used a circle Spellbinder for the black circle, and the yellow is a Bazzill embellishment.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

God Bless

This card is much brighter in person with its Memento Lilac Posies ink popping against the white and black. The circles are from SU "Circle Circus" and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. After placing the baker's twine and sentiment square, it still needed something else. I chose to place a black Triveni rhinestone on each circle and it looked much better. The idea for this particular layout can be found here.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Circles to Celebrate

Here's another CASE from Pinterest. I did a masculine and feminine version. My Stamp-a-ma-jig was essential in placing all of these SU circles close together. After coloring a few details with Copics, I added a couple of black Triveni rhinestones along with a Paper Smooches sentiment.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sparkly Christmas

I was in a mojo slump, but needed to make something. This bright, fun Best Creation paper with it's build in glitter was a perfect place to start. Since SU Rich Razzleberry is one of my favorite colors, I used it for all of my layers. The ivory is some Core'dinations. With my Rich Razzleberry ink, I stamped a Lawn Fawn snowflake and a Mama Elephant sentiment. The circles are done with SU punches, not Spellbinders!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Birthday Monsters

Here's another card using the EK Success border punch and square Spellbinders. I'm really enjoying the variety of cards I can make with this basic window idea. For this one, I used Recollections "My Little Monsters" set and colored them with Copics. They were practically begging for some googlie eyes and I simply couldn't say no. With a Paper Smooches sentiment, they're ready to make someone smile.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Make a Wish

I truly love Paper Smooches...their images and their sentiments. So when I saw this card, I just knew I had to CASE it. I did some masking to stack the images then used Copics to color them. That's some scrap DCWV paper they're standing on. Since I didn't have the cupcake stamp, I used my SU cupcake punch and some SU papers. The sentiment is stamped in SU Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive with matching background layers. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A shiny birthday

I like how this shiny Reminisce paper helps show off those shiny JoAnn Craft Essentials embellishments, don't you? I did the borders with an EK Success punch and the sentiment is Hero Arts.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Geometric Mom

I found this card and wanted to try it with some different colors. I layered the pretty Stampin' Up papers that I cut with Spellbinders onto a piece of DeNami grey. It was then run through my Cuttlebug with a Darice folder. I added some matching pretty pink ribbon and popped up the Fiskars sentiment.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thank you banners

I wasn't sure all of these patterns worked together, but the hubby said they did. I used a Darice folder on some Core'dinations paper then sanded it to bring out the red from the black. The banners are made with DeNami silver paper and a scrap piece of Basic Grey. The Inkadinkado sentiment is layered on a piece of DCWV chevron paper. All of the sentiment layers were cut with Taylored Expressions. The black ribbon is from my stash. Oh, I CASE'd this card here.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Golfing without you

I thought this was a cute card to make into a Miss You card since most of the people that I know who play golf, always golf with someone else. It has a lot of pieces but is pretty easy to put together. I even made it into a kit for a card making party.

I started by choosing the Best Creation plaid paper and worked from there. The Hero Arts sentiment is on a piece of ivory paper instead of a harsher white. The brown pole is scraps and the Bazzill flag was cut with a Spellbinder. You can't tell from this picture but the background behind the embossed golf ball has a very small square pattern on it to add more texture. I cut the grass with some Martha Stewart fringe scissors.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Birthday Butterflies

At first glance, this looks like a pretty boring card, no sentiments or embellishments. However, this card is made from a napkin. That's right, a napkin! 

I recently went to a three day crop at an LSS and they had this cool free demo. It involves napkins and beeswax and an iron. You divide the napkin up until it's only one layer and then iron it onto paper using wax as your adhesive. Then you add more beeswax on the top to give it a great texture and you can trim it to whatever size you want. 

This card was a birthday card for my brother's girlfriend. Not only is it the wrong size for Operation Write Home, but it also uses wax which would melt too easily in some locations that cards are sent to.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Keeping it simple

I wanted a simple card for any occasion and this is what I came up with today. The brown is Bo Bunny and the red is Bazzill. I used some ivory paper and a Martha Stewart punch for the loopy border. The Stampin' Up circle was stamped with Stampin' Up Real Red on more ivory paper. I used Spellbinders for the circle and scalloped circle. The ivory ribbon is from my stash.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Nature for Dad

This card has so much detail, but I simply love how it turned out. It really looks like a fall card, but it can be sent any time. I started out using a Darice honeycomb embossing folder. Next was all of the stamping with the SU Lovely As a Tree set. I used several colors in a ColorBox Cat's Eye ink stack. Then it was time to choose all of the other colors. The red is Darice red pearl, the orange is basic card stock and the green is Bazzill. For the circles, I used two different Spellbinders circles and mounted two of them on dimensional adhesive. I needed a small sentiment for that little circle and chose one from Paper Smooches. The American Crafts chestnut brad seemed like the perfect color to finish everything off.

The original card can be found here.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thanks for always being there

It was fun picking out paper to make my version of this card. I used papers from a DCWV 6x6 pad that I bought on Black Friday last year. The Inkadinkado sentiment and its layer were cut with Spellbinders. This is just so dang spring-y looking that it makes me smile.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sucker for you

This Endless Creations sentiment cracks me up! So when I saw it at a recent craft show, I had to have it. I used some paper from a GCD Studios 6x6 pad that I got on clearance for $2. The heart was done with a Spellbinder. That piece of bling is from Triveni. I really like how this turned out, even though the color is a little off in this picture.