Saturday, June 29, 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #319


I have been collecting stencils for quite a while now. My first experience with stencils was watching my grandmother do stenciling on fabric, rubbing in some type of fabric paint and layering the colors with the various sections of the stencil. She used them on her quilts, pillowcases, etc. I had fun using two different stencils to make this card. I stamped a sentiment with a stamp from Impression Obsessions. 
This card is for the Inkspirational Challenge that was to use stenciling.

I did not use paste as an option. My favorite ink to use for stenciling is distress oxide inks.  I stamped the sentiment with versafine clair black ink. 

Just add Ink #708

I made this card for the Just Add Ink #708 for their Just choose 2 challenge this week. I chose embossing and blending. I stamped my image and sentiment with versamark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder.The stamps are from Gina K and a Gina K stamp from Unity. I used blending brushes to put the concord grape distressed oxide ink onto the flowers and used green distressed oxide ink for the leaves. I die cut a white doiley for an extra layer for under the flower. 
You can find the details for this challenge and its link here:


Thursday, June 27, 2024

Just Us Girls #733 - stenciling

I used various stencils to make my 3 panels for this card for the Just Us Girls #733 challenge this week to use stenciling. I use distress oxide inks to do my stenciling. I added a layer flag sticker as is the liberty bell a sticker. I added silver puff stickers as an embellishment.  You can find the details for this challenge here:


As You Like It and why

For the As You Like It challenge to pick my 2 favorite color combos, I have to say for summer it is blue and yellow. It is so bright and cheery and reminds me of a wonderful sunny, summer day!! I live in Texas and we get lots of hot, sunny weather. This floral design is from a Power Poppy digital that I colored with colored pencils and alcohol markers. I did a little stenciling for the blue panel. The stencil is from A Colorful Life designs. The sentiment is from a tablet from Tim Holtz.  You can find the details for this challenge here:


AI challenge - Stars and stripes Forever

I made this fun card for the current challenge over at Art Impressions with a stars and stripes theme. I thought this I'd load this little truck from the Interchangeable Car set with some fun things to take to the beach for the 4th of July. 
You can find the details of this challenge here:


Fun backgrounds with scraps

I have been trying really hard to deplete my scrap piles and have been cutting them into  half inch width stripes and then design these pieced backgrounds with them. It has been fun and is something I can take with me when I am away from my stamp room. I keep them in a tub that is easy to tote around with me and all it takes is cut card fronts, glue bottle, and scissors to sit and do these. I have to go out of town quite often to help do caregiving to my 95 year old parents. I can accomplish quite a lot without having to haul so many supplies along to do a little crafting.


Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #583

For the Atlantic Heart Sketch challenge, I made a stenciled background by combining about three stencils together. Two of the stencils are from A Colorful Life and the other one is from my older part of my stencil collection where I was not keeping track of where it came from. I used distress oxide inks  with with pink, blue and green inks. when the pink and blue blended together there was a shade of purple. I used green cardstock to mount the white oval, and I used a lilac cardstock for the card base. The stamp is from Sweet an Sassy and it is stamped with versdafine clair black ink. The dies are from Sizzix.  I used enamel dots for the flower centers.


Retro Rubber #233


Having some fun in my stamp room today, doubling up on stencil to create some new looks with them. I used  2 stencils from A Colorful Life, and a plaid stencil that I am not sure who the maker of it was. I doubled the all over leaf stencil with the plaid stencil. I used green distress oxide ink for blending it. Then with a darker green doxi I stenciled this smaller stencil of leaves,  making three bunches of the. I chose this delightful House Mouse stamp as the image. I stamped it with Versafine Claire black ink and colored it with colored pencils. I used a gray Copic marker to color the mouse's body. The sentiment is done with a Tim Holtz sentiment strip that come in a tablet with adhesive already on it. I love those so much because it is always in doing the sentiment I always mess up. This makes life so much easier and there are such cute sayings to pick from.
You can find the details for the Retro Challenge here:

I used the center vertical line for my elements of my card. My House Mouse stamp has been in my collection of stamps for quite some time. 

Festive Friday challenge 162 - 4th of July

I was playing around making doubled up stenciling making use of red and blue distress oxide inks with blending brushes on the stencils. I found there to be a lot of ink left on the stencil that I did not want to waste, so I spritzed it with water and laid white paper on it to see how that would turn out. This bottom panel shows the results. Then I used the negative piece of a punched flower to stencil the flowers over it to give it a little more color. The top panel was done by doubling up two different stencils and then rubbing the ink over the combined stencils. I had found these great 4th of July layered stickers on sale a few weeks ago so used two of them on this card. I love making slimline cards and need to make them more often than I do. I don't usually make and send 4th of July cards, but I will put this one in the mail so that someone can find a little surprise in their mailbox.

You can find the details of this challenge here


Monday, June 24, 2024

House Mouse #418 make your own background

I had a great time making this background. I used two stencils from A Colorful Life and layered them over each other. I used green distress oxide ink as my blending colors. I stamped the mouse stamp with versafine clair black and colored the image with alcohol makers. I cut the image with a die and mounted it with a larger circle die. I added some punched flowers and die cut leaves. The centers of the flowers are enamel dots.  I mounted this card front to a piece of light green cardstock. 
You can find the details of the challenge here:


Inspired by...suitcases

I am doing some late night stamping to take part in a few challenges for this week. I unfortunately got two of my cards so both of them got loaded to this challenge by accident. Sorry about that but did not know the procedure to delete the other card from the Linky. This card is using a favorite stamp of mine that is from Unity Stamps. I also followed layout for this challenge. The coloring of the image is done with alcohol markers and the image and sentiment was stamped with Versafine clair black ink. I added a few die cut flowers to the background as well. 


Just Us Girls #732

This was such a fun challenge this week over at Just Us Girls. Just the perfect colors for summer. I used a stamp set from Inkadinkado and a sentiment from Stampin' Up. The background was made from scrap strips from my scraps of design papers. My scrappy backgrounds always make me happy because I can use up some pretty scraps that were still worth using. I did the coloring of the images with alcohol markers. All the stamping of images and sentiment were with Versafine Clair Black ink. The link to the Just Girls challenge is linked  below.


Thursday, June 13, 2024

Sisterhood of Crafters challenge

I used this sketch for the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge this week and also for the  Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge this week to make a wedding card. I embossed some white cardstock and mounted it on a white card base. The stamped image is from Unity that is done in black versafine clair ink. I also used some gold chrome cardstock to mat the image and the sentiment. 
You can find the details for the challenge for the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge here:


Double D - Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

I made this card following the criteria of this weeks challenge over on Double D to use old, new, blue. 
You can find the details and link here:

My old things are some of my design paper scraps in my scrap pile. I picked out all the blue ones too make this background design. The new thing is this stamp from Unity.  I am a Texas girl, so  just had to get this stamp to be a part of my collection of stamps. 


Hose Mouse #417 Here comes summer

This card is for this week's challenge for House Mouse - Here comes Summer! You can find the details and link here:

I stamped the image in versafine clair black ink and colored it with alcohol markers. The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz sentiment tablet. It says: It's a beautiful dday to leave me alone.

I found this fun summery design paper in my stash with all those wonderful summery words all over it in bright fabulous summer colors. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Jingle Belle Challenge - We three kings

I made this card for the Jingle Belles Challenge of 3 three kings, using 3 different patterned papers on the card. I love making these pieced cards with narrow stripes of 3 different design papers. The stamp is from a retired stamp from Stampin' up. the sentiment is from impression obsessions. The details of the challenge can be found here:


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Birthdays and stencils

 This card meets the criteria for two challenges: The Inspiration Station challenge #62 for being a birthday card with pink balloons and it also meets the criteria for thee Crazy is our fame, stenciling in our game of using a stencil to make aa birthday card. The stencil is from Gina K designs and the stamps are from Unity. I love using this stamp to do paper piecing. You can find the details o these challenges here: 


Monday, June 10, 2024

AAA card challenge #267 - Masculine CAS

This is a masculine CAS for the AAA #267 Challenge this week. One a white card I used some torn strips of design paper and added this stamped and colored mug that I covered with clear glossy Nuvo. 
It made it look like a thick glassy mug. You can find the challenge details here:

The stamp and sentiment are both from Unity Stamps.

Make my Monday ....B is for beer!

For the Make my Monday card.....B is for beer!! I stenciled the background, added a green piece of design paper to the bottom, then I added this stamped and die cut beer mug from Unity Stamps. I covered it with clear Nuvo to give it that glassy look.  Distress Oxcide inks were used in the stenciling process.  The image and sentiment is stamped with Versafine Clair Black ink. 

 You can find the details for this challeng

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Creative Knockouts #523


For the Creative Knockout Challenge, I used 2 patterned papers for this design and a insect die from Tim Holtz (Sizzix). The leaves are a Sizzix die. The flowers are paper punched with a Stampin' Up punch. I used enamel dots for the centers of my flowers. I stamped the dots on the body layer of the insect. The sentiment is snarky sentiment from a tablet by Tim Holtz. You can find the details for this challenge here:

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #249

I used the bottom horizonal line for my criteria for my card this week. The stamp is from unity stamps, and I used two different design papers for my card. I fussy cut the image and added gem stones as my embellishment. You can find the link to this challenge here:

Inkspiration Challenge #317


I made this card for the Inkspiration challenge #317, the challenge being :

The details for the challenge can be found here:

The stamp is from Stampabilities and stamped in Versafine Clair black ink. I used white, gold chrome cadstock, red, and black an white gingham for my framing layers. I punched out some red flowers that I cut apart to look like little hearts. I added the hearts around the edges just to add a pop of color around the frame. I have been on a mission to make 20 wedding cards by Sunday, because a couple from our church were recently married and we are showering them with cards on Sunday. I made extra cards in case someone forgot to pick one up this week.  

Friday, June 7, 2024

Alphabet Challenge - E is for Embossing


I love all my embossing folders and this one  from SU (Sizzix) folder seemed perfect for this wedding card and a perfect one to share for the challenge going on over on the Alphabet Challenge, which is E is for embossing. I interpreted that to be dry embossing. I die cut the heart shape out of the card front. Then I diecut another piece of white paper with the flower die which is the size of this card front and I glued it behind the white card front with the window. Then I ran it through my Big Shot with the embossing folder. The card base is light lavender as is the diecut "celebrate' die. This is going to be used as a wedding card.  You can find the details for the Alphabet Challenge here:

Crafty Catz Challenge #675

I love using stenciling on a card and when I saw this was the challenge for the Crafty Catz challenge this week, I made this wedding card to add to my stash. The stencil  for the background is from Gina Marie designs.The leaf stencil is from  A Colorful Life designs.  The flower die is from Sizzix and the love die is from Impression Obsession (I think). I used a distressed oxide ink for the stenciling,

You can find thee details for this challenge here:


CAS on Friday #285 embossing

I am busy on a mission to make about 20 wedding cards. I made this one following the theme for the CAS on Friday challenge this week .  I embossed the paper for the heart die cut and then I rubbed a light pink distress oxide ink pad over it. The hexagon is also a die using pale yellow paper. The leaves were stenciled with distress oxide ink and making use of a leaf stencil from A Colorful Life The sentiment is from Rubbernecker that was stamped with versafine clair black ink. 
You can find the details of the challenge here:


Thursday, June 6, 2024

We Love Stamping June challenge - Fabulous Florals

I made this card for the We Love Stamping Challenge for June. I think this is my first time to enter one of their challenges. I love trying new challenges when I have the time. This is a wedding card that I used embossed pieces for the card front, some die cut flowers for my floral arrangement, and a stamp from Rubbernecker to use as my sentiment. 
You can find the details for this challenge here:


Try it on Tuesday - Embossing

I am on a mission to make a pile of wedding cards and thought this was the perfect challenge to use for one of my cards.  So this is for the Try it on Tuesday challenge to use embossing, I used a 3D embossing folder by Sizzix. The stamp I used is from Unity stamps. I mounted the card front to black paper. The paper border is from some scrapbook borders I had in my stash. I added white pearls just to add a little elegance to it all. 
You can find the details of the challenge here:


Tuesday, June 4, 2024

HMFMC416 - fancy fold

I did this card for the fancy fold challenge for HMFMC #426.  I used Bo Bunny design papers, red cardstock, yellow cardstock, and white. The image was stamped in versafine clair black and colored with alchol markers. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz snarky sentiments pad. On the inside Z fold card with a band enclosure, I will include a pocket for a gift card for a bottle of wine for my wine-loving neighbor. 
You can find the details for the challenge here:


Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge 580


Monday, June 3, 2024

Double Dare Challenge 168

This card is for the Double Dare challenge this week. It is a masculine card and the aqua won the flip of the coin. This design paper has seahorse images on it and I stamped the compass, the shells and the palm tree to it and added the sentiment. I used stamps from Bo Bunny, SU, Impression Obsessions and Stampendous. The anchor and rope were stamped on a white piece of paper and fussy cut to add to the front of the card. 

Here are the sites of the challenges :


Sunday, June 2, 2024

Inspire.Create. Challenge #169


I made this card for the Inspire.Create. #169 Challenge with the theme being wedding. This beautiful stamp is from Unity Stamps as is the sentiment. I used design paper scraps for the background strips on the black card base. I used versafine clair black ink for the stamping and Copic markers for coloring the flowers. I added the pearls for a more elegant look. 
You can find the details for this challenge here:

The Paper Players 692

It was fun making this card for the friendship challenge happening over on the Paper Players this week. My card is using an old favorite Stampin' Up  of mine and so perfect for our summer season. It is stamped using versafine clair black ink and colored with Copic Markers. The papers are from Bo Bunny. I used a die cut for my sentiment.  You can find the details for this stamp here: