Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Miss You and sketch 154

I've had this clock paper for awhile and decided it was perfect for some "miss you" cards. It follows OWH sketch 154.

The paper is DCWV; the brown and red are Bazzill. Both the clock stamp and sentiment are Hero Arts. The circles are done with Nesties and the brad is from my stash.

Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Luv U

Here's another card I made using sketch 168. Isn't it cute? I think it makes a great kid card!

The image is Recollections and the sentiment is My Favorite Things. The patterened papers are both from Paper Pizazz. All of the card stock is from my stash. I did add a bit of Pearl Pen after I took the picture.

What kind of cards have you been making?

Friday, April 26, 2013

It's about time!

This week our OWH midweek throw down is to make a card having to do with time. I found the inspiration here for this card and I do believe it's one of the OWH sketches.

This uses a Hero Arts stamp set that raises money for OWH. All of the paper is Bazzill except for the clock background paper. That is DCWV. I used a brad from my stash for the center of the clock.

If you find yourself missing someone lately, why not make a card and send it to them? It will make both of you smile.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Heartfelt Miss You

I have a Pinterest CASE card for you today. I found the inspiration here. Since both OWH shippers need "thank you" and "miss you" cards, that's what I've been working on.

I started with stamping some DeNamin dotted circles onto the card base. I cut some squares out of Darice pearl black paper and ran them through the Cuttlebug. The hearts were cut out of with Nestabilites and popped up on the black. Using a different folder, I emobssed the white and mounted it on some more pearl black. I'm not sure who makes this particular tag punch since it's one I used at my LSS. Using some baker's twine, I attached them to the white. The sentiment is Hot Off the Press.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Heartfelt Thanks

My card today covers two challenges: April's ODBD OWH challenge which is "Things that Fly" and Cards in Envy challenge "Things with Wings."

The clouds were done with two separate Fiskars punches and the circle is a SU punch. The sentiment is Inkadinkado and the image is DeNami. It's colored with watercolor pencils.

First, I punched out the clouds and attached them to the blue. Then I stamped the sentiment and ran the blue through my Cuttlebug. Punching out the circle came next and then I stamped the image directly onto the card base. Coloring it was fun and easy. Using some dimensional adhesive, the blue was then adhered to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Miss You...sketch 168

I really like this week's OWH sketch. It was fun finding papers that went well together and I finally used my new flower stamps from Impression Obsession. The sentiment is Hot Off the Press and the patterned papers are Colorbok and DCWV.
Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Music Music Music

Today it's four cards...basically all the same with a few changes. They all have DCWV music note paper, they all have different colored Bazzill papers, all have a Cricut music note and a different sentiment. Oh...they also have brads/eyelets.

On this one, I used purple Bazzill and a computer generated sentiment.
This one has pink papers and a sentiment is Inkadinkado. 
I believe this sentiment is from Fiskars and the layers are a blue/aqua color.
The last one is done in red with a computer generated sentiment. 
I had fun making most of these, but towards the end I got tired of looking at them! What's your limit on making duplicate cards?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Hello, everyone! Today I have a simple card for you that I CASE'd from here. I like how simple yet elegant it is. I used three punches...Fiskars, Martha Stewart and EK. The circles are done with Nesties. The paper is the front and back of a scrap piece and the kraft is a scrap as well. I used a bit of baker's twine to make the button pop and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I pierced around the edge and used a white gel pen for that faux sewing look.

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hexagons and Happy Birthday

Have you fallen for the hexagon crazy yet? I sure have! I bought a hexagon embossing folder and am saving for a hexagon die and matching stamp set from Papertrey Ink. Of course, the craze may be over by the time I get them!

At least a year ago, I bought a mishmash 6x6 pack of papers from my LSS. It had all kinds of papers in it but when I finally went through all of it, I found this patterned paper. I absolutely had to make a couple of cards with it. The sentiment is Stampin' Up and the brads are from my stash. I got the idea from this post on Splitcoast Stampers.

I usually don't follow the latest "in" thing when it comes to clothes, food, crafting, etc. Do you? What's the latest one you've loved and tried?

Friday, April 12, 2013


I'm trying to do more specific cards for my next Operation Write Home box. I tend to do a lot of general thinking of you cards...hello, friendship, etc. Usually 1/2 of my box is general. We'll see if I can accomplish it!

Here is a bright birthday card. I originally made one for a friend's birthday. Then I made one with these spring type colors for my aunt's birthday. They turned out so cute that I made a few more for OWH. The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and wrapped with some yellow/white twine. The balloon brads (from my stash of many, many brads) move the twine into the position I want. The sentiment, one of my favorite birthday stamps, is by Fiskars. The bottom corners are all rounded with my corner rounder. I got the idea from this post.

I think I might make a few more of these to keep them in my stash of cards...which is currently empty lol. Do you have a stash of cards or do you make them as you need them? Donate them all?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thinking of You

Here's a bright card for you. I rarely use yellows but these were in my scraps and were begging to be used!

I started with the yellow SU papers and found some pretty Teresa Collins dots to go with it. Then I found OWH sketch 11 that would work with the sizes of scraps I had handy. A bit of trimming and layering and I was all set. The sentiment and punches are SU.

Do you have colors you rarely use on your cards?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thank You

Today I have a thank you card to share. This one is simple but uses one of my favorite things...a banner.

The banner uses Bo Bunny paper and is layered on red Bazzill. The grey and blue are also Bazzill. The sentiment is by Fiskars and I used a star brad on the "a" for a bit of interest.
I hope you have a fabulous day.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

I'm no quitter!

I haven't decided if I like this card or not. For me, it's very busy but my hubby assures me it's not. So today, I'm sharing it with you and letting you decide.

The background paper is actually plastic with brown cupcakes on it. The red and brown are Bazzill and cut with Nesties. I used a sentiment/image stamp from SU and a some Pearl Pen to help define it.

What do you think...too busy or okay?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lucky Stars

For this card, I used one of my favorite pieces of Basic Grey and made six cards. I've had this paper for awhile and love it so much. It had been sitting in my paper rack for so long that it was dusty!

The star and its layer were both fussy cut. I stamped a star from a Hero Arts set on the back of the paper and cut it out, then layered it on some orange and cut it out again. The sentiment is also from the same Hero Arts set. I put a white oval behind it to help it pop.

Do you have a favorite paper that you hoard?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

thank you

Today I'm sharing another card that was inspired by Pinterest. The original card can be found here. It makes me happy to be working on some Pinterest ideas finally. Goodness knows I have enough ideas pinned to keep me busy for years lol!

This uses simple layers of cardstock and patterned paper with rounded corners for added interest. With all of those color in the heart paper (which I've had for years and have no idea who makes it), it was easy to find cardstock, button and twine colors to coordinate. The button is done with a Martha Stewart punch. I used a small SU sentiment that I think makes a bold statement even with its size.

Do you have a favorite button punch or die? I'm looking for one that does more than just one size. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

Monday, April 1, 2013


I wanted to share the Easter cards I made for my family. I only made three this year and it was the day before Easter. I completely forgot!

This one uses lots of Nesties and the paper is all from my scraps. The flowers are a Recollections punch with a center of Pearl Pen. The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder and googlie eyes give it a fun touch. The inspiration was found here.

This one is my favorite of the group. The patterned papers are Authentique and the rest is all from my scrap pile. Again, Nesties were used for all of the bunny shapes. The nose is from my bling bag and the tail is part of a cotton ball. The edge was pierced and done with a black Micro pen. I found the idea for this card right here.
For the last one, I used my new Fiskars grass border punch and a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the grass. The bottom two eggs were stamped with Inkadinkado stamps before trimming. The other three were just traced onto paper and cut out. Pearl Pen gives each one a bit more detail. Yet again, the paper is all scraps.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!