Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Try it on Tuesday Challenge - summer blooms

I designed this slimline card for the Try it on Tuesday challenge to use a summer bloom on my card. I used design papers for the background and burgundy cardstock as my cardbase. This beautiful stamp set is from Pinkfresh. I colored it with copic markers.  You can find the details for this challenge here:


Monday, June 26, 2023

HMFMC393 celebrate it


Using up  some scraps for my layout, I used this cute little mouse on my card of celebration. 
You can find the details of the challenge here:

Friday, June 23, 2023

Come join the fun


If you haven't yet joined the fan club over at Splitcoaststampers, now is the time. The Dare to get Dirty challenges are getting ready to start and you won't want to miss the fun.  I love having a gallery over on Splitcoaststampers and I love all the stamping friends I have made ever since I joined way back in 2004. It is about the same price as a magazine subscription and you get so much more for your money and you even have a place you can save your favorites. All of this on your computer and not creating piles of magazines that take forever to find again once the months pass and the magazines start to pile up. I love all of the challenges, all the tutorials, and the thousands of galleries from stampers from all over the world. It is fun to see the number of people who love your cards you share, and its fun to leave encouraging words for fellow stampers. I can't go a day without checking out what is going on every day over on Splitcoaststampers.  We would love for you to join in.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Crazy is my fame and stenciling is my game - layered stenciling

I layered and re-layered my Colorful life leaf stencil and used various greens. I also used my Colorful Life dragonfly stencil  and the sun from another Colorful Life stencil. I used distress oxide inks for my stenciling and the verse is from Impression Obsessions and is stamped in versafine clair black ink. I love that this is a single layer of paper. 

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Monday, June 12, 2023

Sweet Stampin' Challenge- Pretty in pink

The other night I made about 10 layouts for card fronts with left over scraps. They are fun to coordinate and then I just leave them available for an image to use to finish it off. I used this one today to do this pretty in pink challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week. You can find the details of the challenge here:

I used stamps from Unity for this card and colored it with copic markers. 


Allsorts Challenge #732 birthdays


I love making layouts from my leftover scraps, and then make use of them as needed to complete a specific card or theme. So when I saw aa birthday theme for the Allsorts Challenge this week, I decided to complete this one as a birthday card.  The cake is from Unity stamps. I added a few punched flowers and leaves and added gemstones for the flower center and for the flower centers on the cake as well.  
Check out the details for this week's challenge oover at Allsorts here:

Little Red Wagon #708 Things that fly

       I made this card for the Little Red Wagon challenge this week #708 to use things that fly. I love making layouts from my scrap piles, and that is what I did for this card. Then I stamped my butterflies and made use of the colors I found in these design papers. I can always use another birthday card in my stash. You can find the details for this challenge here: 


Thursday, June 8, 2023

Just us Girls #682

Doing this quickly for the Just Us Girls Challenge. A little stenciling, a few butterflies and a quick sentiment for this 10 minute card. You can find the details for the challenge here:

Tic Tac Toe challenge #211


Trying to beat the timeline on this challenge. This is for the Tic Tac Toe #211 challengee. I used travel, pink, and embossing for my card. The background was debossed with a 3_D embossing folder, nd the darker pink panel was embossed using a different 3_D folder. The image is from Unity as is the sentiment, It was colored with Copic markers.  You can find the details for this challenge here:

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Double D challenge

Tying out Stampin' Up's new Lemon Lolly ink on this challenge card for Double D. I stamped directly from a little ink pad on to my paper to form this checkerboard pattern. Then I stamped this lemon from a retired set from Stampin' Up over it. I colored it with copic markers and went over the white flowers with a white pencil. The sentiment is from a Spellbinder set. This was an easy one layer card that I did in less than 10 minutes. Easy to make and easy to mail.  You can check out this challenge here:


Colorful Options June 2023 - peach

Peach is one of my favorite colors and how fun to see it is the color for the challenge this month for Colorful Options. I pulled out this oldie but goodie from Flourishes that is another favorite of mine. I used some wonderful Graphics 45 design paper for the background and another piece of design paper for the corner. I colored this image with colored pencils and copic markers. The image and sentiment were stamped with Versafine Clair black ink.  You can find the details for this challenge here:


House Mouse challenge #391

Making use of a plaid paper for my option for the House Mouse challenge this week, I chose this cute little mouse in a pot plant to feature on my card. The sentiment is from Pinkfresh and of course the mouse is from Stampablities.  I colored it with Copic markers. I added some flowers and leaves to give the card some extra color. I loved that this plaid ran on the diagonal line. You can check out all the fun for this challenge here:


Thursday, June 1, 2023

Cardz for Galz #200 Slimline birthday cards

I have been designing slim line cards making use of recycled calendar pages. This was one that I used most of the calendar page for the envelope and some of the scrap leftovers as part of the card. I stamped seashells (Stampin' Up)  onto the card base and the sentiment. I colored the shells with colored pencils. 
I designed this one for the Cardz for Galz #200 challenge. Thought it would make a great summery birthday wish for someone on your summer birthday list. 
You can check out the details for the challenge here: