Sunday, June 29, 2014

Simple Chickie

Don't you love when an idea turns out easier than you thought it would? When I started this card, I totally planned to color the chickies when I got home (I was at my LSS and my Copics were at home) but both people who were there with me said it looked too cute in black and white. Who am I to argue? LOL! So I left the Paper Smooches chickies the way they were and added the matching sentiment. The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug and the brads are American Crafts.

Friday, June 27, 2014


I wanted to participate in the OWH Sketch 230 challenge and this paper I picked up on sale seemed like the perfect fit. It's a piece of double-sided Glitz Design paper and both sides actually went perfectly together. I used some Spellbinders for the circles as usual. The Hero Arts sentiment is heat embossed with Ranger Gold embossing powder.

Here's a question I was debating with my this a love card or a thank you card?

Disney themed thank you

I really liked the layout of this card, so I wanted to make one of my own. I thought it would be perfect for some of the Creative Imaginations Magic 6x6 pad. Using some shimmery yellow Bazzill as the background and some red and black Bazzill for the solids, it came together pretty quickly. I used some American Crafts brads for the details. The circles were done with Spellbinders and stamped with some Fiskars stamps.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A bootful of thanks

Today I have two versions of the same card I found here. I started by stamping the SU boot in SU Real Red on kraft paper and fussy cutting them out. The brads are from Colorbok and didn't lay very flat so I added a couple of small pieces of dimensional adhesive to make the whole boot pop. The die shape is from Taylored Expressions and the embossing folder is The Paper Studio. Some ribbon from my stash and two stamps from Hero Arts (the flower/star and sentiment) finish the cards off.

I'm partial to the one on the right because of the shimmery Bazzill paper. Which one is your favorite?


Monday, June 23, 2014

Make A Wish

I made this card for my mom's birthday (the idea is here). When my hubby saw it, he said it looked like you could blow on it and make a wish. I realized that's exactly what it looked like, a dandelion ready to be blown for wishes! So, I used the sentiment "wish" on the inside. The flower (weed?) stamp is Hero Arts and is heat embossed with Ranger powder. Those brads are American Crafts and I used my Scor-Buddy for the embossed lines. I used some shimmery Bazzill in one of her favorite colors.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Seize the Birthday!

I love an "anything goes" challenge and Seize the Birthday is having one this week! I started with an EK punch for the edges then used a Spellbinder for the squares. The background paper is from a Creative Imaginations 6x6 Disney-themed pad. I've had the silver JoAnn Craft Essentials metal embellishments for ages and finally decided to use them. I love the extra pop they give this card. The card is finished off with a Hero Arts sentiment.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Double whammy

When I saw this card on Pinterest, I knew I had to make my own version. Then, the new OWH sketch shows up and it's basically the same thing! I love it when things happen like that, don't you? 

The flower is from Impression Obsession and the sentiment circle is DeNami. I colored the flowers and flower brad with Copics. The circles are all done with Spellbinders while the ribbon and brad is from my stash. I used a white Gelly Roll pen for the faux stitching. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

retrosketches #110

For this sketch, I was trying for a masculine card. I think I made it work. The gear paper is Echo Park and the sentiment, stamped in Fresh Ink Chocolate, is Hot Off the Press. I used some Doodlebug twine and a bit of Triveni bling. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Best. Dad. Ever.

I love this sentiment from the Mama Elephant set Papa Love. It's how I think of my own dad. And I was thinking of him while I made this card. I used some SU inks and stamps along with a SU punch. The bottom orange shape was done with a Taylored Expressions die. The button is a Martha Stewart punch and the brads are American Crafts. The string is a weird waxy one that somehow ended up in our house. After making this card, I got rid of it. It doesn't stay where you put it, even with Scor-Tape, and I had to glue the knot to make it stay. I love how this card turned out and you can find my inspiration for it here.

Friday, June 13, 2014

My Dad My Hero

Today I have a simple card for dad to share with you. As Father's Day approaches, it reminds me that our troops also need year round dad cards. So I made a few of these for my Operation Write Home box using a Hampton Art stamp I found in a clearance basket. After using a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and some star brads from my stash, I added the black strips to emphasize the focal point.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Green for Dad

Here's another dad card for you. I started with the card idea you can find here and this is what I ended up with. I stamped a piece of paper with two stamps from SU Circle Circus using Fresh Ink Chocolate and SU Old Olive. Then, using Spellbinders, I cut the ovals out and mounted them on some brown Bazzill. The ribbon from my stash is mounted on a piece of white to make it pop a bit more. I used a Mama Elephant sentiment stamped in Fresh Ink Chocolate and added two American Crafts Chestnut brads for emphasis.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Let's Celebrate!

When I was getting ready to get inky today, I decided it was time to use up some ribbon. I chose this blue ribbon because it went well with the Memento Danube Blue ink I felt like using. I also used Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Brilliance Chocolate and Powder Puff Lemonade. The stamp set is SU Circle Circus. Three cards similar to this and I completed my task of using up a spool of ribbon!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

A simple hello

I thought it was time to drop a feminine card in here with all of the masculine ones I've been posting. The sentiment is from a new Hero Arts set called "You're A Rainbow." I surrounded it with lots of pink Triveni bling. The breast cancer awareness paper is from Me & My Big Ideas.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A good idea

It's more of that Me & My Big Ideas mustache paper and another Momenta embellishment. I'm really happy with these embellishments because the whole thing is sticky on the back and the perfect thickness for Operation Write Home cards. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

#1 Dad

It's always the right time to make a "dad" card for OWH. And I thought the current sketch at Techno Stamper was perfect for this one. The chevron paper is DCWV and the stars are done with Spellbinders. I used a Fiskars sentiment and added some Triveni bling.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mojo Monday 341

How could I not use this sketch when it has three banners on it?! Not to mention I had the perfect Me & My Big Ideas paper and Momenta embellishment! The grey paper is Bazzill while the rest is basic card stock. I used a Fiskars border punch for the scalloped line.