Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CPS #211

This is for sketch challenge. Im trying to make boy cards, but it doesn't come as easily as those beautiful floral cards!
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Versamark
Stamps: Exteme Elements, Extreme Guitar and Birthdays Count
DSP: Newsprint
I embossed the guitar guy with White embossing powder and added a grommet to the sentiment.


This card was next in my alphabetical order of set to stamp. The layout is an old sketch, #163.
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSP: ?
Stamps: Eastern Blooms and Something to Celebrate
Ink: Early Espresso'
Markers: Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive
I used vintage brads, and retired Felt Flowers. (forgot I had those!)


The color challenge was Kraft,Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery,Whisper White, and Early Espresso.
Cardstock: Kraft, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Early Espresso
Stamps: Dreams Du Jour and Bella Toile
Ink: Early Espresso
Markers: Certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette
I used the Scallop Border punch and Certainly Celery ribbon as well

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


This is my take on the  sketch challenge. It is also #12 for my personal challenge .
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Real Red and Whisper White
DSP: ?
Stamps: Jolly Old St Nick
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red and Basic Black
I used the Water Brush to color the Santa, the Paper Piercer to pierce the Soft Suede circle, the Sizzix Scallop Circle #2 for the Red and the Large Scallop for the striped. The ribbon is a retired color.

STAMPIN 411 #153

This is the color challenge at Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink, and Old Olive
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Night of Navy, and Old Olive
Ink: Night of Navy and Pretty in Pink
DSP: Play Date
Stamps: Circle Circus and Something to Celebrate
Ribbon is Pretty in Pink


This was the Make-n-Take at my local scrapbook store (Captured Moments). Fabric Flowers

Monday, March 28, 2011

SCIC#145 AND SSC #196

This was a double challenge. I did the sketch from and the color challenge from
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, and Versamark
Stamp Set: Cheers to You, En Francias, and Teeny Tiny Wishes
I embossed the En Francias with clear embossing powder and used the crochet ribbon.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Whisper White
DSP: Neutrals pack
Stamp sets: Extreme Guitar and Something to Celebrate
Ink: Basic Gray and Versamark
I also used Poppin Pastels and a Vintage brad

CCMC #143

This card was made for  sketch challenge.  The stamp set is the new Strength and Hope set from Stampin Up!  Stampin Up! is donating $2 of every set sold to the BCRF.
Cardstock: Rose Red and Very Vanilla
DSP: Springtime Vintage
Ink: Crumb Cake
Stamps: Strength and Hope
Pretty in Pink ribbon, Satin Flowers, and the Decorative Label Punch were also used.

Friday, March 25, 2011


These are Birthday tags I made based on Kim VanDiepen. She is a total inspiration!

Cardstock: Kraft
Stamps: Medallion, Great Friend, and Teeny Tiny Words
Wheel: Musical Notes
Ink: Regal Rose, Soft Suedem and Tempting Turquoise
Various embelishments sed


These are Christmas tags I made

Cardstock: Kraft and Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Winter Post, Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red, and Crumb Cake
Various embelishments were used.


These are some of the tags I have made with my new die cut from Stampin Up!  LOVE IT!
For the Happy Easter I used
Cardstock: Kraft, Early Espresso, and Old Olive
Stamps: Chocolate Bunny, Teeny Tiny Words
Various embelishments and the Musical Notes wheel

Thursday, March 24, 2011


This card is for challenge. I have to say it was a challenge, I had to actually open my package of Concord Crush just to make it! My poor ink pad didn't even want to open for me! I actually like this color, I will have to use it again.
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Kiwi Kiss,Whisper White, Bashful Blue, and Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Bella Toile and Word Play
Ink: Concord Crush, Kiwi Kiss
Markers: Concord Crush, Bashful Blue, and a Blender Pen ( to color Kiwi Kiss)
Punches: 1 3/4 cirlcle, Decorative Label, and Large Oval
I also used Rhinestones, a retired Kiwi Kiss ribbon and a Water Pen to color the leaves on the background.


I made this Gate Card for my 10th card.
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, and Whisper White
DSP: ?
Stamps: Pattern Pines and Teeny Tiny Words
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake (for rubbing the edges),  and Eary Espresso
Markers: Wild Wasabi and Real Red
Ribbon is a retired Christmas ribbon.
Die Cut: Top Note

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


This is card #10 for my personal Christmas card challenge, and it is my submission atn
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Ridinghood Red, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla
DSP: Deck the Halls
Wheel: Musical Notes
Stamps: Illuminations
Ink: Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke
Marker: Ridinghood Red
Punch: Scallop Border
I also used the Crochet ribbon and a Vintage brad.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CPS #210

This card is for the sketch challenge. It is also #9 on my Christmas card challenge.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Ridinghood Red, and Old Olive
Markers: Ridinghood Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso, and More Mustard
Stamp Set: Glorious Garlands
DSP: Jolly Holiday
I also used a corner rounder and some retired Old Olive ribbon.


This is for niece for her b-day.
Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Whisper White
Stamps: Cheep Talk and Stem Sayings
Punches: Scallop Circle, Designer Label, and Round Tab
Markers: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, and Marina Mist
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Ribbon is a retired Old Olive


I'm so in love with the vitage feel right now.
Cardstock: Kraft, Soft Suede, and Whisper White
Stamps: Charming and Artistic Etchings
Ink: Craft Whisper White and Soft Suede
Punches: 1 3/4 circle and Decorative Label
I used white satin ribbon. I heat set the white.

Monday, March 21, 2011


This challenge was hard for me. The Daffodil felt so bright with the Regal Rose. This was also the next stamp set for my personal challenge. Next is Charming.

Cardstock: Regal Rose, Early Espresso, Whisper White, and Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Barouque Motif, and Teeny Tiny Words
Ink: Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight
Punches: Decorative Label, Word Window Punch, and Eyelet Border
I cut out the flowers and attached them with dimensionals, added the Espresso ribbon, and the top Regal layer is also raised with dimensionals.


Saturday, March 19, 2011


I found the video for this while blog hopping. I think it was STAMPING WITH TAMI. It was actually pretty easy. 
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, and Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Snowfall and Jolly Old St. Nick
I also used the Musical Notes Wheel, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, and a bead. 



This card was made for  , it's the March 2011 challenge.
Cardstock: More Mustard, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla
DSP: Autumn Spice
Stamp Set: Autumn Splendor and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard and Cajun Craze
I inked the leaf stamp with More Mustard and then rolled the Cajun Craze around the outside edges. I also used the Modern Label punch and a vintage brad.

CPS #150

This is Christmas Card #8.
I used an old layout from . I also used the colors from a old challenge but had to swap out Glorious Green for Garden Green.
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White craft
Stamps: Merry
DSP: Candy Cane Christmas
I inked the edges of DSP and White layers with Garden Green, added Rhinestones to the two inside snowflakes, and embossed the snowflakes on the card itself with White embossing powder.


This is card #2 in my quest to go through my stamp sets. It's nice to revist some of the sets I haven't touched in a while.
Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White
DSP: Tall Tales and ?
Stamps: Animal Stories and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punches: 2 3/8 and 1 3/4 cirlces, Modern Label, and Corner Rounder with the guard removed ( to scallop larger circle)
Ink: Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip
I also used a retired Bashful Blue and White striped ribbon, and a mini library clip.

Friday, March 18, 2011


I have decided to issue myself another challenge. In the interest of using the stamps I have, I have decided I will start at the beginning, (I store them in alphabetical order) and use every one. I will start with the wood mounted currents, I have the clear, sentiments, backgrounds and  retired sets separately...also in alpha order.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I saw a card with similar colors and was totally inspired!
Cardstock: Soft Suede and Whisper White
Ink: Cajun Craze and Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Always and En Francais
DSP: Play Date and Cajun Craze from Regals Pack
Punches: Dotted Scallop, Scallop Circle, Boho Blossom, and Sizzix Circle #2
I also used clear embossing powder, the paper piercer, satin ribbon andn a vintage brad.


Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral
I also used a retired Old Olive ribbon and the Round Tab punch

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Cardstock: Real Red, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White
DSP: Play Date
Stamp Sets: Engraved Greetings and Dot, Dot, Dot
Ink: Crumb Cake
I used the Versamarker to trace over the H & B then embossed with clear embossing powder. I also used So Saffron brads.


Cardstock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Purely Pomegranite
DSP: Jolly Holiday
Punches: 3/4", 1' cirlcles, and Decorative Label
Ink: Versamark and Early Espresso
Stamps: Warmest Wished and Holiday Tag Time
I also used White embossing powder


For this card I used
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, and Whisper White
DSP: ?
Stamps: Punch Pals and Gallery
Inks: Stazon Jet Black, Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Versamark
I also used clear embossing powder, the Top Note Die cut and a retired red polka dot ribbon

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Cardstock: Kraft, Real Red Whisper White, and Early Espresso
DSP: Retired Christmas
Ink: Early Espresso ( I love to rub those edges!)
Markers: Early Espresso, Old Olive and Real Red
Punch: Decorative Label and Large Oval
Stamp Set: Christmas Punch
I also used the Paper Piercer for the edges of the Espresso cardstock and around the Oval and Rhinestones.

Monday, March 14, 2011

CPS #207

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White
Stamp Set: With All My Heart
DSP and Ribbon are from SAB
Ink: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, and Marina Mist
I rubbed the edges of the paper with Marina Mist, used the Scallop punch and added Rhinestones to center of the flowers.


I love this card, simple yet beautiful.
Cardstock: Real Red, Soft Suede, and Whisper White
Ink: Real Red and Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Serene Snowflakes and Many Merry Messages
I also used the Scallop Punch and Retired Christmas Ribbon.

CPS #208

I've wanted to try this for a while now, so here it is.
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
DSP: Scraps
Stamp: Simple Birthday Thanks
I also used Pretty in Pink ribbon, Rhinestones, Metal Flower, Brad, Embossing Plate, and Modern Label Punch   

CPS #209

Stamp Set: Welcome Christmas
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso and Versamark
DSP: Holiday Thyme
Top Note Die, Musical Notes Wheel, Small Tag Punch and Crochet Ribbon also used.


For this card I used
Stamp Sets:  Deer Friends and Cute & Curly
Cardstock: Aways Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Ridinghood Red and Naturals Ivory
Markers: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Ridinghood Red, So Saffron, River Rock, and Pumkin Pie
Ink: Early Espresso
Punches: 3/4",  1 1/4", and 1 3/8" circles, Curly Label, and Small Oval
I also used White Gel Pen

Saturday, March 12, 2011



This is a combo. The layout is for and my first Chrismas card for my challenge.
Cardstock: Old Olive, Ridinghood Red, Bashful Blue,and Whisper White
DSP: Holiday Thyme
Ink: Stazon Jet Black and Early Espresso
Markers: Ridinghood Red, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive
Stamps: It's Snow Time
Edges where rubbed with sponge, glue pen and glitter where put on snowball and on snow mound. Modern Label Punch, White ribbon, and Metallics brad


I've decided to issue myself a personal challenge. I must complete 52 (1 per week--I will have to catch up on 9) Christmas cards. They will all have to be from a different Christmas set. (yes I actually have 52 Chrismas sets... yikes!) With that in mind, I will have a very small amount of cards to make during the busy holiday season. I will still have to make my cards for card classes and complete the weekly challenges I started participating in. No problem! I will count them off as they are posted...stay tuned!


This is for SUO Challenge, use your favorite retired stamp set. That was tough, there are so many to choose from! This is Bella Blossoms.
Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White
Stamps: Bella Blossoms and Sanded Background
Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, and Versamark
Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip
Punches: Modern Label and Decorative Label
DSP: Tall Tales 
I also used clear embossing powder and the paper piercer. Distressed the edges with my fingernail and Chocolate Chip ink.


Cardstock: Cajun Craze, So Saffron, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
DSP: Apple Cider
Wheel: Musical Notes
Punches: Modern Label, Itty Bitty Shapes flower, and Decorative Label
Top Note die cut ( idea from ---thanks!)
Paper pierced and birds are embossed with clear embossing powder

Friday, March 11, 2011


I made this card for the challenge.
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Poppy Parade
Stamps: Sew Suite, and Bliss
Ink: Stazon Jet Black and Versamark
Punches: Scallop Edge,

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Color Q Challenge #74
Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Bordering Blue, Early Espresso, and Whisper White
Card Patterns Sketch #105
Stamps: Nature Walk
Wheel: Music Notes
Top Note die cut, paper piercer


This was made for challenge #75.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Cool Carribean
DSP: Greenhouse Gala and Jersey Shore
Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Blender Pen
Inks: Basic Black and Cool Carribean
Stamps: Morning Cup and Hodgepodge Happiness
Retired Pumkin Pie Ribbon
I sponged the edges with Basic Black and used my piercing mat for top.


St. Patty's Day cards
On the first card I used a sketch from
Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP: scraps
Modern Label Punch
Stamps: Every Little Bit, and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Old Olive and Basic Black
The second card I made for my Tues morning card class. I used
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: scrap
Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon
Scallop cirlce and 13/4 circle punches
Stamp: Lucky Shamrock


Trying to use some of my dsp scraps.
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, and Naturals Ivory
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Seam Binding
Stamps: Friends 24-7
Wheel: Music Notes
Ink: Early Espresso (stamped off) and Crumb Cake
Distressed with my fingernail and used an Vintage Brad.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


CPS Layout challenge.
CARDSTOCK: real red, early espresso, pumpkin pie
INK: early espresso
DSP: I used scraps
Scallop punch, and flower brad.


Another layout challenge.

CARDSTOCK: real red, crumb cake, and naturals ivory.
STAMPS: Artistic Etchings
DSP: christmas cocoa
INK: crumb cake, and soft suede
RIBBON: real red
Edges are distressed with my trusty fingernail!